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Andrew   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Oct 23, 2017

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

Amazing, friendly, reasonably priced and could not recommend highly enough

Just finished my 5 day safari with Mama Savana in the Sarengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Started in Arusha after travelling after a few weeks in Kenya. Mama Savana is a local company with competitive prices.

Was concerned about arranging the Safari after hearing so many disappointing reviews of tour operators and decided to use Mama Savana because of the excellent communication given by Alex who runs the company in Tanzania and is based in Arusha. In 4 days he came up with a fantastic intinary with excellent accommodation and a stay in the Serengeti for 2 nights.

Alex went above and beyond my expectations and the service was excellent. Our driver Emanuel was outstanding, friendly, knowledgeable and would ask for our input to shape our Safari experience. He made sure that we left early every morning to experience the Safari when other tour operators hadn't even picked up their clients - with some not leaving until gone 10am and returning for lunch - we were out all day and stopping at some great places to have lunch whilst looking at great views, this meant that we saw more animals than we had even hoped for.

To top it off - I told Alex we were going to Zanzibar afterwards and he even arranged flights and accommodation there with some brilliant local recommendations. All in all genuinely a fantastic experience and again cannot recommend this company highly enough.

Kyoko   –  
Japan JP
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 23, 2017

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

Great Experience!

We had a great experience. The Guide Allen was great, we were able to see many cats including the Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Serval Cats.

Toni & Ursula Ramos   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Oct 1, 2017

Email Toni & Ursula Ramos  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Fantastic. Once Mama Savana, Always Mama Savana!!!!

We get all the information we need . Nice people with much experience. Our guide spoke good English. He was a very kind person, always well disposed and punctual like a Swiss watch. All expectations were exceeded. The hotels were good but fastastic were all the camps and all their staff. We will Never forget this Safari . Thank You very much to all of you.
Jambo...Jambo Bwana
Habari Gani...Mzuri Sana
Wageni, mwakaribishwa
Tansania Yeto...Hakuna Matata!!!!

Joyce Martinhão   –  
Brazil BR
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2017

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

Excellent company, professional service and very friendly staff.

Everything excellent and flexible to my needs, during a 5 days Safari at Lake Manyara, Nrongorongo and Serengeti.
All previus contact was with Alex, who had iniciative to talk to me by wap and answer all my doubts.
The Safari Guide was Allen, who is the best one!
He knows a lot about savana and the animals, very professional and friendly with me and my boyfriend.
The hotel suggestion was very nice and the balloon safari magic!

Nico F.   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 16, 2017

Email Nico F.  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Tanzania successfully experienced

The safari was all in all a great success. With Mama Savana there were no complications and everything ran perfectly. Thanks also from our side to the great trip.

Dale Kochevar   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 16, 2017

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

Could t have asked for more!

We had an incredible honeymoon safari with mama savana. Alex picked us up from the airport, and Mac gave us in unforgettable and incredible 5 day safari experience in ngorongoro, tarangire, and Serengeti. Amazing and highly recommended!

Monika and Aleisha   –  
Canada CA
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 15, 2017

Email Monika and Aleisha  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Unforgettable Safari / Zanzibar

Our experience with Mamasavana was impeccable. From the initial planning stages to the end, Alex was very prompt in answering questions and emails were answered swiftly. We decided to do the 7 day safari and 7 day beach. The price he quoted for the package was much more reasonable than the other quotes I got. We went to Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park - the northern and central parts and then to Karatu. In Zanzibar we had 2 nights in Stone Town , then 5 nights on the east cost in a beach hotel in Jambiani. I went with my 19 yr. old daughter and was concerned about the meals as she is vegetarian and also does not eat fish. Well no worries; the food was plentiful and tasty and her new food is pumpkin soup! All the lodges and tented camps were excellent and very spacious. The bucket showers were great. My favourite lodge was Sangaiwe Tented Lodge. It had a rustic feel with a beautiful view and a pool. The dining experience was great with candlelights. Our safari driver/guide was Allen and he had good driving skills. The roads were only suitable for land cruisers as the terrain was very bumpy, dusty but he got thru. He had great knowledge about the animals and the terrain. He could spot an animal at a distance whereas I could not see any. He was great company and courteous. We saw plenty of animals and including the big 5 (the rhino was too far for me to see). Saw cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and of course wildebeast migrating over the Mara river and hippos. Tanzania is a beautiful country with wonderful people. I highly recommend Mamasavana as your safari provider as they can customize your safari. We had a great time and will always remember our first safari and hopefully not our last.

Bernd   –  
Austria AT
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Aug 22, 2017

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

Perfect holiday

It was a perfect safari in Tansania with Mama Savana. Our guide Aman was great. we saw all the animals we was looking for. it was a big experience in the tarangire and the serengeti. if you want to do a safari - do it with mama savanna.
thank you alex for our wonderful holiday

Sabrina Kerschbaumer   –  
Austria AT
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Aug 11, 2017

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

Absolutely great

The service was very good. The safari experience was very great, also the meals and cars and so on.

Al & Azzy   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2017 Reviewed: Jun 30, 2017

Email Al & Azzy  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A great experience!

Our safari experience was absolutely great! The email communication with Alex was very professional (both through email & whatsapp). He was very flexible and picked us up from the Airport at 3am! He also got us a honeymoon dinner on our last night in Arusha. Overall, he made us feel the experience was definitely worthy!

Allen, our driver and guide was very nice to us (and he even spoke a little bit of Spanish, which was definitely unusual to see!). He is a very experienced driver and guide, has a lot of knowledge about the animals and the parks. And, he definitely has the best eyes to spot animals (no matter how far they are). We managed to see the big 5 and had some amazing experiences (close to elephants, a cheetah, lions, etc). Absolutely magical!

Overall, everything was absolutely great and the only tiny downside is that we hardly felt we were in our honeymoon. The places where we stayed overnight were all great (Alex made magnificent choices for us!), but almost none of them treated us in a special way. We just felt we were doing a great trip, but not a honeymoon trip (except on a couple occasions, including the last night in Arusha that Alex took great care of).

P.S.: If you are planning to go to Tanzania in June, beware of the weather! It is colder than you might expect, make sure you bring warm clothes with you!

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