Gosheni Safaris Africa
- Offices 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)
for a custom tour
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Email Alexandru Cristian | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Everything was perfect i m very happy i choice the goshenisafaris and i recommand to everybody
I think it was the best trip ever in my life , it was a adventure . Communications was good the driver , it was nice with us and i don t have nothing to complain. The GosheniSafaris is was awsome.
Email ANA | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
From the first to the last moment Gosheni company was completely profesional.
I highly would recommend then everybody. They are a local company and I just can say good things about then. They take care of you all the time .So trust them one of your most important trips. Our guide was Erasto, he speaks English, French and Spanish, he has been a great guide and he made everything easier. Thanks Gosheny for an memorable days¡¡¡
Email Arin | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Best Safari at best price
We are a group of friends. We have talked with many of the Safari Tours from Arusha. We chose Gosheni Adventures since they understand our needs and offered the best possible price. We did 5 days safari 1 night in Tarangire 2 nights in Serengeti and 1 night in Ngorongoro. Our choice was to stay in Luxury lodges and tented camps. And Gosheni Adventures provided us best value for money. They were very helpful during the organization process and also during the safari.
On the other side, our guide Samir was a perfect guide. He was very professional, knowledgeable, warm, and friendly. He made our trip much better! We have completed big five and had a very good time. We felt like he was a part of our group! Thank you Samir!
What can you expect more from a safari?
- Best price
- Professional Guide
- Helpful management team
- Good hotels
- Comfortable Car
We found all at Gosheni Adventures.
Thanks a lot again! We will see each other again!
Email Suzie & Youssef | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Unforgettable Safari experience!
We returned from a fantastic safari with Gosheni, just a couple of weeks ago. We decide on the 5 day (4 nights) trip to the Northern parks, as were extremely keen to see the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. I had emailed a few safari companies recommended on Tripadvisor, however, a lot of them did not respond (which apparently is quite common!) but decided to go with Gosheni as Peter was so helpful and extremely efficient with getting back to me and answering my hundreds of questions!
Before we started our safari, we spent 3 days in Zanzibar, Peter organized return flights for us from Zanzibar to Arusha as part of our trip. Upon arrival at Arusha airport, we were met by the lovely Eddy, our driver and guide for our trip. We then made our way to the Arusha Coffee Lodge, where we were met by Peter to go through our itinerary and answer any further questions, we had. The Coffee shop is beautiful and is part of a very nice but expensive Elewana Collection. We ended up having the buffet lunch in the hotel garden, which is priced at $25 pp but totally worth it.
After lunch, we headed onto the road for our first stop; Tarangire National Park. I had read reviews on Tarangire and had heard that is it a bit of a hidden gem, which a lot of tourists miss out! Within a couple of miles of entering the park, we were greeted by Zebras, later on we even discovered a pack of lions, a heard of elephants and giraffes. Tarangire National Park, actually turned out to be one of our favourite National Parks, maybe because it was the first park but I also because there are much less tourists there. That evening we stayed at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge, which was nice although I think was fully occupied so extremely busy. The food was also quite basic, but sufficient after an exciting day in Tarangire.
The next day we headed off early to the Serengeti National Park. The drive to the Serengeti from Tarangire is long and extremely bumpy, we even managed to get a flat tire on the way! but is totally worth it! The Serengeti is the most beautiful place I have ever had the pleasure of visiting and we were lucky enough to again see a lot of the big 5, in fact, I think the only animal we didn't see on the whole trip was a Cheetah! That evening we stayed at the Serengeti Serena Lodge, which is beautiful and our favourite hotel of the trip. The sunsets from the hotel bar/lounge are out of this world!
At 4am the next morning, we were up and on our way for our hot air balloon experience. This is an expensive extra ($500 pp) but I would highly recommend this. The views from the balloon are obviously outstanding, and the fact that you get to see the sunrise across the Serenegeti plains is just beautiful. Again, we were lucky enough to see a lot of animals - Hippos, lions, Gazelle, Zebras, Eagles, Elephants...the list goes on. The balloon ride is approximately an hour (wind dependent) and we were in a basket with 14 other people. There was 2 balloons in the sky at the same time. Once the balloon lands, you then have a champagne toast and head off for a champagne, English breakfast. The breakfast is simple but adequate.
After breakfast, you are dropped by the balloon trip organisers, to the visitors centre, where you are greeted by your guide and continue with your days game drive..
After our final day in the Serengeti, we headed to Ngorongoro Crater, which is home to two beautiful lakes, one salt water and the other fresh water. It is also home to Flamingos! There is a beautiful picnic spot, that Gosheni take you to, which is right next to the fresh water lake, where you can see Hippos. That evening we stayed at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, which was again beautiful, which breath-taking views of the crater, from your room.
For the final day of our safari, we headed to Lake Manyar National Park, small but nonetheless stunning. Unfortunately, our flight back to Zanzibar was at 3pm that afternoon, so we only had a couple of hours in the park, which was a shame and I would definitely recommend spending more time here, if you can, as again there are fewer tourists and Jeeps.
Overall, we had an incredible time with Gosheni. Peter is extremely helpful and accommodating and really does go out of his way to make your trip fantastic. Our guide and driver Eddy was a lovely, with fantastic knowledge of the animals and birds! I think what makes Gosheni different to the rest of the safari operators, is they are a smaller company (in comparison to like likes of Leopard Tours), which provides you with a more personable service.
We definitely have the safari bug and will hopefully undertake another trip with Peter and Gosheni in the not to near future.
Keep up the good work Peter and the team!
Email John Reavy | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Excellent Operator, Fantastic Holiday
My family and I recently had the joy of doing a safari with Gosheni. Expectations were exceeded throughout; from creating the itinerary with Peter to each day on safari with Moses. The team, led by Peter, take a lot of pride in personalising the service and experience.
Peter was very helpful when we were planning the itinerary. We wanted a private safari and we had 2 children (aged 9 and 7) who were experiencing Africa for the first time. Peter made suggestions taking into account our budget, but nothing was forced upon us. The decisions were ours and together we created a nine-day safari that was to be absolutely magical.
The service started on arrival at Arusha Airport where our guide Moses met us. Peter also met with us at the hotel later to go over the itinerary and answer any questions.
Attention to detail is evident with Gosheni. They are different to the multitude of other tour operators because they care for the fine details. We had a brand new land cruiser with less than 200km on the clock that was equipped with cushions and kikoys (masai blankets/wraps), wifi and electric plugs allowing you to charge cameras and phones. However, it is out of their control that the Serengeti does not have total phone coverage! We had a table, with table cloth, and chairs for our various picnics compared to other operators who used a blanket on the ground or bonnet of the car. There was an ample supply of water and soft drinks, plus we had wine with our lunches.
Moses was not just a driver, he was an excellent guide who shared a wealth of knowledge about the animals and birds, and Tanzania. He really cared about us and our holiday and was keen to treat us to amazing sightings, even though he had seen it all before. He was amazing at predicting what the animals would do and was always able to position the vehicle so that we missed nothing. Moses became a member of our family for 9 fantastic days.
Our departure from the Serengeti was a flight back to Arusha, where we had 4 hours to kill before our next flight to Dar Es Salaam. Peter met us again, and we were able to have lunch in town rather than wait out the time at the small airport.
In summary, I would highly recommend building your African safari holiday with Gosheni.
Email Matt, Anne & Family | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Wonderful Safari in Tanzania
We had a fantastic time on safari in Tanzania with Gosheni. Peter booked our trip on short notice and provided great recommendations on an itinerary that was tailored to what we wanted to do and see. The vehicle was in excellent condition and accommodation and level of service exceeded our expectations.
Make sure to ask for William as your driver, he is very experienced and knowledgeable and is a safe driver. He made sure we saw lots of wildlife and that all our needs were looked after.
Went on a Ngorongoro/Serengeti safari with Gosheni. Reasonable price and excellent experience
Email Kevin Liao | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Superb Kenya & Tanzania safari with Gosheni
From Aug.03 – Aug.19, 2016 my wife and me were traveling in Kenya and Tanzania for wildlife safari arranged by Gosheni. We enjoyed the service and they exceeded our expectation which lives up to their slogan "Discover the unexpected"
Pendo was very responsive for all of the email correspondences. The quotes coming from different safari operators were similar and we had a better deal with Gosheni based on our plan (private guide / designated hotels / our own agenda). And she’s been flexible in adjusting our agenda and giving proper advice in time. All the hotels were confirmed booking with written statement, before we wired the deposit.
Gosheni did all they could to fit our convenience, for instance our balance payment was made by cash and since we started from Kenya instead of Tanzania, Peter (director) drove personally to Nairobi from Arusha to settle the payment with us. We also needed other services of local transportation including bus from Arusha to Dar Es Salaam, ferry to Zanzibar, airport pick-up/drop-off, Gosheni was able to arrange them seamlessly. We got all the drivers’ phone numbers from Gosheni and the drivers also helped us on buying and setting up Kenya and Tanzania SIM cards.
Vehicle conditions are crucial for safari. The Safari vehicle in Tanzania is Toyota Landcruiser and it is new and reliable. While in Kenya their sister company used mini vans but they were capable of dealing with the bumpy roads without issues.
Fuah was our guide in Tanzania and he made sure our agenda in Tanzania was what we expected and he was able to talk to Arusha office to make adjustments to maximize what we wanted to see. He was very careful in making sure the safety during safari was in place and was aware of our focus on the carnivores ( 5 leopards, lots of lions including lion cubs and cheetahs)
Kenya safari was arranged by Gosheni’s sister company and Antony was our guide who was very informative in Masai Mara. A spin doctor who went extra miles to the carnivores we wanted to see.
Upon our next trip to Africa, we will still choose Gosheni to be our safari partner.
Email Marco | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
We are a couple from Italy and we did a 5d/4n safari with Gosheni in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro in August and everything was great. Our communication with the sales manager Pendo was very clear from the beginning, she made us an offer but was open to our suggestions and answered to all our doubts. The payment has been very smooth: a safe bank transfer deposit before leaving and the final payment with the credit card.
Once in Arusha we met the owner Peter who answered to our final doubts. Also at the very last moment we found 3 people joining us in order to have more fun and save some money. As promised Peter gave us back the difference for a 5 people Safari.
Erasto, our guide, was very friendly and informative. We had a lot of fun with him and we also learnt a lot about the animals, the parks and about Tanzania. I can say we found a true friend!
We saw tons of wildlife: lions (hunting!!), elephants, giraffs, leopards (9!!!!), cheetas, hyenas, hyppos, zebras, gazelles... and many more.
The car is very good: spaceful with a full openable roof, new tires, camera/phone charger, fridge full of water. Food is good and the tends for the public campings are confortable enough.
We also stayed 2 nights in Serengeti Acacia Camp. The rooms are big tends with a luxury bed and bathroom. The atmosphere ot the tentet camp is gorgeous and the restaurant excellent.
Email uri ozery | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
wiliam the best tour guide
We booked a trip through Leo Leon Safaris Israel. I traveled a lot around the world and I love to acquire extensive knowledge before special excursions including local tour guides, I learned on safari in Tanzania, and had only one condition, first class tour guide.
In Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport we met William Agostino our guide, and it turned out to be the best thing that happened to us on a trip. We had join to one of the best guides in Tanzania, charming and pleasant person, with a lot of knowledge and professional and interesting. William was able to connect us to the place of his birth, to the country he loves in which he is proud, as a Masai , his senses and instincts with a lot of experience and knowledge, enabling us to be a part of an experiential journey above and beyond, as hunters in the wild and only with a camera. from the first moment he understood Who we are and according to that worked and went, we had with him once in a lifetime experiences and sure we'll go back only with William.
My Dear Friend William
Thank you for fascinating and amazing journey we've been through, I wish every traveler interested in Africa reach you. And waiting to host you in Israel
Yosi and Uri ( Brothers)
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