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Appie   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: May 2017 Reviewed: Jun 13, 2017

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

An unforgettable experience!

We decided to book the "7-Day Tanzania Lodge and Tented Safari" for our honeymoon based on the good reviews and the very competitive price. The tour includes starting in Arusha, Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro. We noticed that in case you want to customise your Safari or have special wishes, they are very flexible.
The first pleasant surprise was that mamasavana offered us a free upgrade to luxury lodges with most spectacular views! The second surprise was that we were the only ones at that moment to join the Safari tour, so we basically had a private tour.
The email communication with Alex ( the manager) was very professional and clear and he met us personally for a nice chat in Arusha before we took off for the Safari in the next morning.

Allen, our driver and guide was another pleasant surprise, I strongly recommend to have Allen as a designated guide. He is a very experienced driver and guide, has a lot of knowledge about the animals and the parks, is funny and has the eyes of an eagle!

We were able to see the big 5 and many more animals, and most spectacular of all: we witnessed the kill of a wildebeast by a group of lions, from strategic planning all the way to the finish. We also saw a group of cheetahs feasting on a freshly killed gazelle.

We will definitely recommend Mamasavana safaris to anyone who wants to visit Tanzania and hopefully we will be back soon!

To Allen and Alex: You have given us an unforgettable experience!

Asante sana!

Clement B aka "The White African"   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Apr 22, 2017

Email Clement B aka "The White African"  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Very professional, courteous and knowledgeable! Would highly recommend! Merci

Allen our driver was on top of everything! We've seen it all: The big 5 and much more! He knows all the National parks very well. Everything went well, and I would higly recommand this company for a Safari in Tanzania. This smaller size company will be able to personallise your experience! Merci pour tout!

Maria Isabel Jimenez   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Apr 21, 2017

Email Maria Isabel Jimenez  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The most wonderful experience I ever had!

Allen was the guide and driver of Mama Savana Safari I booked from Miami USA. If you book a tour I strongly recommend to ask the company to have Allen as a designated guide. He is very professional, has a lot of knowledge but most importantly, knows a lot about animals and their life cycles. He speaks very good english, and is fun, patient and agreeable person. Most importantly, he was able to find in Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti all the animals I wanted to see. There are many safari companies but I recomend Mama Savana Safari! Thanks for your service!

John   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Apr 21, 2017

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Allen was a truly outstanding guide!

Very good experience. Would definitely repeat. Allen was knowledable, pleasant and personable.

Vlad Popescu   –  
Romania RO
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Mar 15, 2017

Email Vlad Popescu  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Great Safari in Tanzania

We had a 7 day safari covering most of the national parks in Tanzania and it was wonderful ! First of all we were lucky to see all the animals we wanted, including the big five, but the service was excellent. We loved every accommodation weather it was in a tented camp or in a resort like hotel.
The staff at all the camps was fantastic, and our driver & guide Amani was lovely, very good at communicating with the guests but also making you feel safe at all times.
So we would definitely recommend anyone to book a safari with Mama Savana !

Anna Oñate   –  
Mexico MX
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Mar 11, 2017

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

An amazing Safari experience - they go the extra mile!

Our experience with Mama Savana was excellent! Alex was very responsive and paid so much attention to all our requests (he was very patient :) and offered us exactly what we needed. He even managed to get us on short-notice a camera lens for rent since I forgot my tele objective at home - which was a tragedy for a photographer doing a Safari! He organised us a last minute transfer as well between Moshi and Arusha. Very well organised, punctual and reliable.

Our guide Godson is outstanding - objectively comparing him with other guides we saw and after talking to other travellers. He was really friendly and built a great connection with us - it was a great intercultural exchange - we had very good talks with him! (He was our patient Swahili & Maasai language teacher). He managed to get us to see the Big 5 (which I understood is not a walk in the park) and witness an impressive hunt of a wildebeest from a lion just in front of our car. He was extremely flexible, caring and accommodating to our requests. He is very knowledgeable in wild-life and spoke besides Swahili, Maasai & English very good Spanish (and French!).

We would definitely recommend Mama Savana - if you want something reliable, profesional & personal at the same time.

Good luck! AMO

J. Pham   –  
France FR
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2017

Email J. Pham  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

amazing experience with a great service

It was a pleasure to do this tour with Mama savana.
they organized the trip perfectly and paid a lot of attention to details.
I was able to do my proposal there in the bush and it was done perfectly.
Thanks again for this great moment!
we would strongly recommend their service to anyone!.

thank you again!


Birgit   –  
Germany DE
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Mar 1, 2017

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

An eventful Safari

We enjoyed a wonderful Safari. The extraordinary service started with a small welcome-present at the airport. The service included many on time transports, everything was clearly arranged. If we had a problem, our coordinator helped us to clear and solve it.
We also had a lot of fun with our Safari driver. This guy had bride spread knowledge of wildlife in the natural parks and he told us a lot in well understanding English. It was amazing when he spotted animals when we even didn´t expect, that there could be anything. He really cared that we enjoyed the trip without worrying about any problems and that for he showed a remarkable ability of dealing with unwelcome problems.
Ever of this few unwelcome problems were caused of the safari-car. This was neither the fault of our guide nor of somebody else, but everything could be fixed usually quickly and creatively.
Except of the car everything was satisfactorily and we could enjoy a great time in the natural parks. The company convinced especially with unique care and service. We really can recommend them.

Hussein   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2017 Reviewed: Feb 17, 2017

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

Great safari experience - highly recommended

Overall a 5 star experience from the moment we contacted them initially through arrival and until we departed Tanzania. Everything was planned in detail, and the hotel accommodations were excellent. Alex and Maturaf were both easy to work with and flexible when needed. Our driver, Amani, was an amazing guide! He shared his extensive knowledge of the park and animals with us, was able to spot animals easily and point them out to us, and was open about sharing information more broadly about life in Tanzania and his family. Would highly recommend Amani and Mama Savana for the tour. We did the 5-day tour that goes through Ngorongoro, Serengeti, and Lake Manyara.

Yang Zhao   –  
China CN
Visited: January 2017 Reviewed: Feb 15, 2017

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

Professional team and wonderful experience

It is an extremely awesome experience for six of us from China.

Alex is a genius, who helped us design the trip and took care of many details. He is a knowledgeable guy who is so professional and considerate. He ensured our transfer from Nairobi to Arusha to be such unexpectedly smooth.

Allen is quite a nice guy, who is not only a great driver, but also an expert in the field. He knew where to find the big cats and many other terrific animals. He led us to many rare scenes. His patience and earnesty maximized our pleasure throughout the trip.

We felt just like a family. I miss them and miss Serengeti. I am sure I will be back before long.

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