Gosheni Safaris Africa
- Located In:
- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2009)
- Member Of:
- Tanzania Association of Tour Operators
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $175 to $500 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Trip of a lifetime in very good and capable hands
Me and my wife booked our Safari in Tanzania for two weeks planning to see as much wildlife as possible.
We looked at over 15 different operators but chose Gosheni for the following reasons:
1. Responsiveness: Peter was very quick to respond to our question
2. Flexibility: Peter tailored the tour to our wishes which is not trivial as some companies do not
3. Price: Gosheni was very affordable compared to other companies
4. Amenities: Unlimited drinks (including sodas), No mileage limit for game drives, Experienced drivers, and New vehicles
Peter picked us up from the airport and took us to our first lodge. He sat with us after and informed us that this year the migration is not happening due to excessive rain and suggested we change the Serengeti plan to stay only in the central region. Once we agreed he changed that with no price difference and it was seamless for us. This enabled us to see many more animals as the western corridor was empty at this time.
Thanks to our driver Zadock we were able to see all big 5 and much more, We saw Cheetahs hunt, lion pride hunting, leopards, Rhinos and many more animals. If you do not have an experienced driver that knows the park and the other drivers that may not be possible so we are very thankful for those qualities. Zadock also knows the bird species around for the bird lovers among us.
Last very nice surprise was on the last day , we were scheduled to leave in the evening and had a lunch box from the hotel. Peter arranged a hot lunch in a restaurant for us...This was a very nice surprise.
Overall I would highly recommend Gosheni for your tour , We have met plenty of other groups that missed the rhinos since their driver was not as experienced or did not see Cheetahs at all when we saw cheetahs at multiple occasions.
Outstanding Safari Experience!!! Highly Recommended!
We went on a 6-day safari with Gosheni adventures. Peter Robert, the managing tour operator, was incredibly responsive to our inquiries and always responded in a very timely manner. The company's prices were also extremely reasonable when compared to other safari companies, and they offered incredibly flexibility in terms of itinerary in order to create a safari experience that matched our interests.
In terms of our actual safari experience, we travelled to Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater. We also got to see the Maasai tribe along the way and our tour guide also took us to Mto wa Mbu. Our experience was absolutely phenomenal, and the service was professional and well exceeded expectations. We opted for the budget camping option, but our tent was fully equipped with beds, a desk, and a lamp, truly a luxury camping experience to the point where I hardly even felt I was camping. The company also always had cold mineral water available, and the food was outstanding both in terms of quality and quantity.
We got to see all of the big 5 during our time, and saw plenty of animals and got lots of memorable pictures. Our tour guide, Zadock, was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. We would highly recommend booking with Gosheni safaris if you are looking for a memorable experience.
We did a 5 day family trip during X-mas. Gosheni Adventures over-delivered! Peter was the most responsive tour operator I've ever worked with, answering my calls and emails consistently within minutes, and extremely flexible and accommodating.
Despite us giving Peter very little time to work with, Gosheni managed to fit everything we wanted in, give us a great deal of exposure to animals, culture and even fantastic lodging. Great value for money and time.
I would certainly use Gosheni again!
20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
An amazing safari experiece!!
Our group of four adults had a wonderful 9-day, 8-night safari with Gosheni in January 2015. Before arriving in Africa, we contacted nearly 80 safari companies to let them customize the safari of our dreams at an affordable rate. Peter at Gosheni was able to provide the best deal of all of the companies, while still adhering to our request for a private safari for the four of us in a new Toyota Land Cruiser that would cover Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and Masai Mara National Parks (we needed to end up in Nairobi so we included Masai Mara at the tail end of our trip). And Peter ensured that we would stay at superb lodgings at either very nice lodges (e.g., Ngorongoro Farm House) or luxury tented camps (e.g., Maramboi Tented Camp) with amazing food and service staff.
As for the safari itself, it was unparalleled. Our driver/guide was Jonas, who we can't say enough great things about. He is an extremely knowledgeable veteran of the safari industry who has a very keen eye for spotting wildlife; it was clear that all of the other safari guides out there look up to him since he is a superstar wildlife spotter. Jonas was also very gracious to give us nightly lessons on wildlife ecology, anti-poaching efforts, and other important conservation issues in East Africa. He was an excellent host for a week, and with him we saw more animals (including very rare ones that are highly endangered) than we could have ever expected to see. For example, we saw nearly a thousand elephants, nearly a hundred lions (including a dozen grown males with manes), 12 cheetahs (including four babies), 3 leopards, 1 black rhino, and a serval cat (which is very rarely seen in the wild). In addition, we saw tens of thousands of wildebeests (including babies born the same day) and zebras (also including many babies), and lots of Cape buffalo, hyenas, and other animals, not to mention 90 species of birds. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Our experience in our 1.5 days in Masai Mara (on the Kenyan side of the border) was a bit less spectacular, which is not surprising given that the wildebeest population was concentrated in the Ndutu area of Seregeti National Park at this time of the year so many of the predators were there too. But the Tanzanian adventure outlived any expectations that we had and we couldn't give a higher recommendation. If you choose to go with any company other than Gosheni (especially if you can book Jonas as your driver/guide), you're making a big mistake!! Happy safaris!
50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
A Gosheni adventure for life!!
My family of six from Norway spent a five day "Christmas holiday" safari with Gosheni Adventures and visited Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. We had an adventure of a lifetime ! The guides were very reliable and conscientious, the administration impeccable and the experience outlived our expectations by large.
I will recomend Gosheni adventures to the rest of my family and all of my friends.
35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Christmas in Africa
Peter was very forthcoming with details and professional when handling problems that arose during our time in Africa. I couldn't have asked for better driver in Mariki and most of the places we lodged were what we expected and one even better than we thought it would be. We saw everything our hearts desired and participated in all we wished. You couldn't ask for more from a company.
50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Once in a lifetime trip
Thanks to Gosheni Adventures my three weeks vacations in Tanzania with friends was excellent! Peter from Gosheni planned a nice schedule that included climbing Mount Meru, Mount Kilimanjaro and go to Safaris in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Very intense three weeks with lots of fun and activities and Gosheni provided excellent guides, drivers and cooks. And, I need to thank Richard, our guide in Mount Meru, super at taking care of his clients. The food was great and that really helps make the trip much more enjoyable.
Great safari tour company !
I must say the efficiency, enthusiasm and willingness of this tour operator is highly commendable. I just sent an enquiry to them (and i sent it on a weekend as well) enquiring about a 5 day safari to Tanzania (Nothern curcuit) not expecting to hear from them for days, but voila !!! not only did I get a response within hours, I also got a complete itinery as well. They also responded very promptly to my queries and alterations of the itinery and were eager to willing to tailor make it to our choosing. They are extremely polite in their correspondence and their prices are also competitive. Unfortunately due to unavoidable circumstances we werent able to go on the said safari with this company but I really cant recommend them enough for their promptness, efficiency in dealing with our tour proposal. I wish them the best of luck and hope to hire them for my next safari to Africa !! :))
35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Thanks to Gosheni Adventures my three weeks vacations in Tanzania with my husband and friends were just AMAZING! Peter from Gosheni and my husband planned a nice schedule that included climbing Mount Meru, Mount Kilimanjaro and go to Safaris in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Very intense three weeks with lots of fun and activities and Gosheni provided excellent guides, drivers and cooks. For various reasons, including boots that did not fit correctly, I decided that I should not go to Mt. Kili after my husband and friends finished Mt. Meru. And, I need to thank Richard, our guide in Mount Meru for his patient and knowledge dealing with my issues climbing the mountain. Even though it was an unexpected change in our schedule, Peter was able to put together a trip to Zanzibar for me and my husband while our other friends went to Kilimanjaro. We had a great time in Zanzibar, the beaches were great, transparent water, pure white sand and amazingly clean. Food, people and the hotel were more than we expected. Peter did a wonderful job! Samir was our driver for the Safaris he was tireless driving us around the parks to show us the most beautiful scenes in the wild. As our friend Jane said it was an experience of a lifetime. In addition, our cook Anton always provided us with delicious meals. Under my request, he also cooked local food like Ugali, yummy! So, if you are planning to explore Tanzania with all its beauty and wildlife Gosheni Adventures is the way to go!
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