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Diana   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 15, 2024

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

Kakasii is knowledgeable, fun, and an excellent guide overall!

We had a fantastic family (2 adults, 4 kids ages 5-15) safari! Our guide made it fun and informative. Brenda booked us an amazing lodge that we thoroughly enjoyed staying at. My only regret is that we couldn't stay one day longer to see another park.

Carolyn Hickey   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 21, 2024

Email Carolyn Hickey  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Nolle was dedicated, knowledgeable, and fun

Every part of the trip was well planned and executed smoothly! Our guide was dedicated to ensuring that the game drives were filled with a wonderful variety of wild life. Nolle was interested in and responsive to our interests and goals. He also included supplies so we had a private breakfast picnic one morning. We had an amazing adventure during our time in our guide’s care!

Rod   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 23, 2024

Email Rod  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

They go above and beyond to make sure you have the best time ever

Brenda of Tanzania Choice, Safari’s put together the best family vacation ever. She was quick to reply to questions and went out of her way to accommodate flight cancellations and a Covid scare. We were met at Kilimanjaro airport by our guide Leslie who must be the best guide in the world, we spent two days in three parks, and saw everything that we hoped to see. The 3 different lodges
chosen for us were first class and the staff welcoming. We are ready to go again. I will recommend Tanzania choice Safari to all my colleagues.

Andrew   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 2, 2024

Email Andrew  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Absolutely perfect from planning stage to safari

I am SO glad I chose Tanzania Choice Safaris for our trip. After initially trying to plan a trip independently, I gave up when I realized you really need expert advice for this. Brenda spent a lot of time with me choosing the perfect locations, properties, and timing, customized to our preferences. We wanted a mix of lodges and traditional tent camps with varying levels of luxury/budget throughout the trip and it all worked out perfectly. I am also very happy that we used a private guide/driver instead of joining random groups on shared game drives throughout the trip at various properties.

Our guide/driver Leslie was flawless and I would request him specifically if I return. He is a genuinely caring and great human being who loves to help, is fun to spend a week or more with, and is super knowledgeable about all animals. I was especially impressed with his knowledge about birds, which not every guide understands with such familiarity. He was also an excellent professional and technical driver, clearly more skilled than many of the others on the road. He had a map of every location in his head, always knowing where best to go. We saw everything we wanted to see and more.

Tanzania Choice Safaris is located in Tanzania and is a locally-owned company with all local employees. It was nice to support a small, family-operated business that really cares for you personally and understands the ever-changing local conditions. Brenda even checked up on us after we finished the safari and went to the islands independently for a diving portion of the trip.

I HIGHLY recommend this company and experience.

John Darby   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 23, 2024

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

Very attentive

Joseph was filled with knowledge about every animal we came across, he was very patient and fantastic at informative small talk, he understands that you are there to explore and enjoy and he would be more than happy to sit and look at a parrot for hours with you.

Jan C   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 24, 2024

Email Jan C  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

100% wonderful from the first contact with Brenda thru Leslie dropping us off at the airport.

Brenda was very good at listening to us. We wanted to travel during our winter and wanted rustic but not too primitive to fairly nice accomodations without paying 5 star resort prices. She was good about explaining the pros (birthing season and green grass) vs the cons (hot and sometimes green tall grass makes it harder to see smaller animals) of going on safari in February. The lodges we stayed in were nicer than we expected and included pools. We also spent some nights in bush camps, which I describe as glamping. They were also nicer than I expected. Big beds (no army cots) and private bathrooms with showers.
Leslie was our driver. He was perfect. Funny, personable, knowledgeable, excellent at spotting animals, and an all-around nice guy. Anytime we saw another driver stuck in the mud, he was the first to stop to help. One of our group members is an avid bird watcher. Leslie is also interested in birds, so was the perfect fit for us.
Tanzania Choice Safaris does not combine groups. You only travel with whomever you sign up with. We reduced our per person cost by going with a group of 6 and were still comfortable in the Land Cruiser.
We stayed at the Pazuri Inn near Arusha for our recuperating day upon arrival. Noel (another driver and Leslie's brother) took us around Arusha the first day and he was also great.
On the safari, we visited Tarangire National Park, staying at Tarangire Simba Lodge. It was beautiful and elephants and other animals visited us at the watering hole during happy hour. We did a 2 hour walking safari with a park ranger. Very interesting and several elephants followed us to the parking spot.
We did a half day cultural tour of Mto wa Mbu. Worthwhile and informative. Stayed at Eileen's Trees Inn. Nice with a pool. It poured that evening so we stayed under cover.
Next was Ngorongo Crater, which was amazing. Stayed at Ndutu Bush camp. Large tents, the aforementioned glamping. Heard hyenas and lions in the night. We opted for the early morning hot air balloon ride over Nduto. I highly recommend it.
From there we went to the Ngorongo Conservation area and then on to Serengeti National park, staying at Central Serengeti Bush camp.
I mentioned that it was birthing season. For me, that was the highlight of the trip. We saw baby elephants, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, gazelles, warthogs, lions, monkeys, baboons, and more.
I can't say enough about the great service throughout the entire planning process and the whole adventure. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Andrew   –  
Australia AU
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2024

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

Excellent. Great people. Well supported.

TCS prepared us well for the Kilimanjaro climb - there were no surprises. Everything was well organized.
The post Kili safari was a great time to relax and enjoy Tanzania. Our guide was informative.

Ann and Lee Swanson   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2024

Email Ann and Lee Swanson  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari


We are in our late 60s and had always dreamt of seeing the African landscape and wildlife. The trip of a lifetime for us. Tanzania Choice Safaris organized that dream beyond our expectations. We got tears in our eyes many times especially when we had to leave our guide. We always felt special and taken care of. You can’t put a price on a trip like that. Thank you all for making the dream come true!

Ron Slosson   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2024

Email Ron Slosson  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

From transportation to accomadations to our safari guide, the trip was flawless!

Tanzania Choice Safaris put together an unbelievable trip for six of us. Communications with Brenda, from Choice Safaris, began nine months in advance of our trip and with her guidance we chose an itenerary that began with two days in Arusha, an eight-dy safari that included Tangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Serengeti National Park, then ended with four days in Zanzibar. We booked our own flights from Denver to Arusha and Zanzibar back to Denver. Other than these flights, Brenda made arrangement for all of our transportation, in-country flights, accomodations, cultural tours, and of course the safari itself. Leslie, our safari guide for eight days, was incredible. Every day on safari was incredible. I'm not sure how he did, it but everyday Leslie would find some new wildlife, often in remote locations. It seems like we saw everything in the East Africa wildlife guide (except an aardvark)! And birds! With Leslie's help, I added over 100 new bird species to my lifetime list, often to the annoyance of my five traveling companions. You have to take this trip to believe it! The accomodations were more than comfortable. Even the bush camp tents had double beds, hot showers and flush toilets! We ended the trip in Zanzibar with snorkeling tours, a spice tour, and cultural tour of Stone Town. Brenda booked our tours and accomodations in Zanzibar and everything went smoothly including transportation to the airport. With a trip of this magnitude and six people, glitches are to be expected, but there were none. I can't say enough about Tanzania Choice Safaris. If you're booking a safari, this is the company to use. And as a bonus, their prices are very competitive!

Ann   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2024

Email Ann  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent organization, communication and planning.

We had a most amazing experience, I never thought we would be able to afford a safari but we had a sixteen day adventure at a very reasonable cost. The lodging was all fun, well run and beautiful. Love the bush camps. We had the best guide ever. Leslie took great care of us and found every animal and bird you could want to see. So many birds! It was a dream to be riding through the grand landscape searching for the next surprise.
We added on a balloon ride over Ndutu that I would highly recommend, worth every penny. Also the cultural tour in Mto wa Mbu was so good.
All the details came together without a hitch. Terrific and highly recommend. Thank you Brenda, Leslie and Noel(sp?) truly a trip of a lifetime, but I want to come back!

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