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David C.   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Aug 15, 2018

Email David C.  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

African Safari excellence

I wanted a two-week, non-group safari, doing and seeing things typical tourists don't experience and got much more than expected for an unbelievably reasonable price. The details and our concerns were handled expertly and hassle-free (because the owner has lived there and knows the right places and hotel/camp owners, etc., making him an invaluable resource). He made special arrangements to accommodate our schedule and desires. From being picked up at the airport to being delivered to our final destination, our driver made the entire Safari worth every penny. He made us feel safe and secure at all times. He knew the animals and their habits, the plants, tribal culture, politics, economics, roads and geography, and became our friend. We would absolutely use East Africa Wild Adventures again and highly recommend them to you.

Kingsley from Colorado   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2018 Reviewed: Aug 15, 2018

Email Kingsley from Colorado  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Going on safari in Africa was a childhood dream and and it was everything I dreamed of and more.

At the age of 67, I finally realized my childhood dream of going on safari in Africa. For 4 months, Aleem of East Africa Wild and I had an ongoing email relationship exploring different options for a trip to Tanzania with my 27 year old daughter. He was always responsive, patient and knowledgeable while we finalized a 6 day private tour to Tarangire, Olduvai, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It was everything I dreamed of, and more, as we saw all the animals I wanted to see and witnessed a spectacular Grumeti River crossing of the migrating wildebeest. Our driver was amazing at finding animals, very informative and accommodated all of our requests. Although I have traveled extensively this was truly an experience of a lifetime. We loved Tanzania and the Tanzanian people and would encourage anyone to explore this part of the world and we thank East Africa Wild Adventures for making it happen.

Tyler Becks   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Jul 31, 2018

Email Tyler Becks  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Some of the best service I've ever experienced

The safari with East Africa Wild blew my expectations out of the water. I chose them because Paul was so communicative, helpful, and friendly over the phone. In person was even better. Paul helped me with the entire itinerary, picked me up from the airport, and joked with me like a friend. The stay in Masai Mara was beautiful, the tent was great with mosquito nets, the Masai staff were friendly, and the 3-course meals were delicious. And that's not to mention all the crazy animals I saw! I can't recommend this company enough.

Zoya Afridi   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Jul 6, 2018

Email Zoya Afridi  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

We had the most amazing time - they did a great job organizing and making sure we had a good time.

This was an incredibly excellent trip. Everyone we dealt with was incredibly professional and friendly and everything exceeded our expectations. Our guide, John, made sure that the trip was memorable and was incredibly knowledgeable about everything. Cannot recommend him, or this company, highly enough.

Kathy   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2018 Reviewed: Jun 14, 2018

Email Kathy  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Best trip imaginable!

Alym at East Africa Wild arranged a wonderful, custom Africa adventure for our group of 4. He was very patient and conscientious in the planning and booking process. He listened to our needs and desires and we ended up with the trip of a lifetime. No detail was overlooked and he anticipated our every need. He was in contact with all of our guides and services on the ground and a very complicated itinerary came off without a hitch. The accommodations, food and most of all the staff and guides were fantastic.

Debra   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Jun 1, 2018

Email Debra  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

East Africa Wild made our Tanzania safari dreams come true!

East Africa Wild provided us with an experience turning what we thought would be once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list trip to an unforgettable trip that we hope to re-experience soon - only with more days and more stops next time!

Initially skeptical of the many companies offering similar services, Alym put us in touch with another couple in New York who answered my questions and provided reassurance - and they had even visited the same places we wanted to go. Alym was responsive, informative, patient, and ultimately able to accommodate our needs and itinerary within our narrow and specific time frame. We had specific demands regarding the locations that we wanted to see and the accommodations I chose where we insisted on staying, and we were able to do it all, thanks to Alym. Our trip went just as planned, which is to say, much better than we could have expected.

Our guide and driver, Mr. Letawo, was amazing. He has been a guide for years (decades?) and knew where to go, what to see, and answers to a million questions every step of the way. He made sure we saw what most never get to see - zebra trying to cross the Mara, a "cat" fight, the "big 5," and wildebeest crossing the Seronera River. He was easy to get along, accommodating with all of my picture-taking and finding the best possible sites and photo shots, and was very knowledgable.

I highly recommend East Africa Wild - and Alym - to anyone who is trying to plan a trip to Tanzania (and already have) and Mr. Letawo to everyone who wants to go with a private guide.

Michael Reger   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2018 Reviewed: May 25, 2018

Email Michael Reger  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Fantastic, very personalized service, that blew our expectations out of the water

Alym was a blessing to find! We looked into 3 other tour providers, and when we first talked with Alym, there was no other choice. We told him our wish list was to go to Victoria Falls, Chobe and the Okavango Delta, then Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and a drive to Nairobi. He asked questions, and learned about the 4 in our group, then set our trip up to fit us. Then we decided we wanted a couple of changes... No problem! He modified our 17 days to exactly to our needs. He and his team nailed it! Our Accommodations were perfect for our budget, and the drivers we had were extremely courteous. Osea had so much information to share in Tanzania. He spotted every kind of animal like magic. In spending 7 days with him, we made a life long friend. In Kenya our driver Steven was so much fun, and worked so hard to make sure out trip ended an a high note. He too had the knowledge of the animals, and so much more. From the moment we walked into the customs at Victoria Falls, to the goodbye at Nairobi airport, there was never a moments concern of safety, direction, or plan. We had a day to ourselves in Arusha, and all other days with our guides were fun filled and comfortable. The vehicles were nice to travel in, and we were confident in our drivers to get to our destinations safely. We believed our trip would be memorable, but we had no idea of the high level of service and personal attention we would receive. I look forward to the chance to return to Africa, and see so much more.

Gary   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2018 Reviewed: Feb 26, 2018

Email Gary  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Perfectly Planned and Executed

USE THIS OUTFITTER if you are planning to visit East Africa - Everything we planned went perfect and Alym Bhanji (native of Kenya, owner, and trip coordinator for East Africa Wild) did an incredible job of talking to and learning about my wife and I and then putting together an itinerary that fit us perfectly and then took care of every detail so that it was truly the trip of a lifetime.
Three and a half weeks, four countries (Tanzania - Rwanda - Kenya - Seychelles) , twelve flights, six airport pickups, ten lodges, six parks with permits, and thousands of animals - all without a single glitch.
Alym is headquartered in Vancouver BC so it was very easy to coordinate all the planning without worrying about time changes. He has staff in East Africa that catered to our unique trip and were very accommodating to any and all requests. We took over 9,000 photographs and never felt rushed. Every lodge was incredible (Nature One was a life changing experience), the vehicles were in great shape and every driver was safe, considerate, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun (at one of the camps we stayed in, the camp coordinator went out of his way to tell us our driver/guide Selemani was the best he had seen based on reports from his staff). With no one to compare Selemani with, I can only say that we saw every animal (except an Aardvark which became a running joke) and most birds in the Guide Book including over 70 Lions, 9 Cheetah, 8 Leopards, 3 Rhino, 19 Gorilla, 100s of Hippos - Warthogs - Giraffe - Monkeys - Baboon - ++++, and 1000s of Elephants, -Antelope - Zebra - Wildebeest - Gazelle - and Impala. Selemani was able to spot a Rhino from the top of the Ngorongoro crater over a mile a way without binoculars (we could barely confirm using binoculars). He knew every dirt road in all the parks we visited - it actually seemed like he had made appointments with the animals so they were nearly always where he thought they would be. I guess that comes from doing your job for over twenty years and still loving it. They also arranged six dives and a snorkel trip to see Whale Sharks.
Karim was our guide in Rwanda and was the perfect host setting us up with the best guides for the Gorilla trek. John was our guide in Kenya and was masterful at shuttling us to the different sites - the best being Sheldricks elephant orphanage where Alym had arranged for my wife to adopt a baby elephant so that we were able to get a private tour and spend time with the orphaned baby elephants. I can't say enough about how well the trip was executed, we are veteran travelers and there are always a few things that go sideways but not this time. The biggest hiccup was the room we reserved in the Seychelles was supposed to be ocean view and they showed us a garden view - a quick call to Alym and we given a ocean view room, a bottle of champagne, an apology from the management, and a free dinner. Alym had immediately called the hotel (5:30am his time) and straightened everything out in less than 30 minutes from my call.
The trip came with a cellphone app that detailed out every day and activity of our trip that made the trip easy to track and was great to show friends. We spent about a month soliciting and reviewing bids from twelve different tour companies prior to picking East Africa Wild. Alym submitted a letter of interest within 24 hours and gave us an initial bid within 3days and then spent about three weeks putting the trip together, adjusting the itinerary and confirming all the details. During this time the bid didn't change. From the time we requested a bid until we returned home, Alym would return calls, texts, and emails within a couple of hours.
I can't imagine how our trip could have been any better and it was all due to East Africa Wild.

Jamie and Marisa   –  
Canada CA
Visited: January 2018 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2018

Email Jamie and Marisa  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A wonderful adventure for our family!

Our family recently returned from our East Africa Wild 15-day adventure to Kenya and Tanzania. Although we had been to Kenya over 30 years ago, we had always wanted to return with our children to have them experience the beauty of East Africa. Our friends recommended East Africa Wild and we are happy they did so. After several conversations with Alym (owner) over FaceTime, he was able to plan the perfect trip/Itinerary for us based on our interests, comfort/activity levels and need for adventure! (Not an easy task given we were 5 adults!) But he did it! The accommodations were fantastic! We mostly stayed at the wonderful Serena Lodges and they were our favourite. The rooms were perfect and the hotel staff were very attentive. Our guides (Newton in Kenya and Saif in Tanzania) were great and worked hard to make sure we saw as much wildlife as possible and answered all our questions, whether they were related to wildlife or local culture. Newton & Saif were always on time and did their best to accommodate any and all requests that were made (we made lots!). We were also very well taken care of by the staff 'on the ground'. En route to Africa, two pieces of luggage were left behind during one of our connecting flights. The tour company staff in Nairobi quickly took care of the problem by tracking our bags, picking them up from the airport and delivering them to our lodge.

There were too many highlights on our trip to list them all but they included a bush breakfast along the Mara River, a private bush dinner accompanied by Masai tribesmen, and of course the many game drives where we saw the 'big five' and so much more! We totally and with confidence recommend East Africa Wild!

Tayler & Seth L.   –  
Canada CA
Visited: January 2018 Reviewed: Feb 5, 2018

Email Tayler & Seth L.  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing Honeymoon Adventure - Can't wait to go back!

Alym was amazing to work with from the very start. He took everything we wanted to see & do into consideration, while also staying within our budget. On our way to Tanzania, we missed our connection flying through Amsterdam. Alym was able to push back every part of our itinerary within a 12 hour time period so that we wouldn't miss out on a single aspect of our trip - It was amazing! After landing in Kilimanjaro, every aspect of our trip was seamless. Our guide, Selemani, was wonderful! He was very easy going, easy to get along with, and incredible at spotting different animals. We saw more than we could've ever imagined thanks to Selemani. All of the lodges and tented camps we stayed at were amazing. Great food, friendly staff, amazing locations. After our safari, we flew to Zanzibar for some rest and relaxation. We decided we wanted to go into Stonetown for a day and Alym helped us arrange this as well. Every aspect of the trip exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend East Africa Wild Aventures and we will definitely be booking with them again!

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