Email Gina | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Trip of a LIFETIME
My daughter and I have been doing Mother/Daughter vacation get-aways for years now but something that had been on my bucket-list since I was a child was an African Safari! I finally made that dream come true for my 50th birthday and thanks to Earthlife; it was INCREDIBLE! From the early planning stages Angel was there every step of the way from answering questions, to making suggestions and fulfilling our every need to make our get-away one for the books! Our guide Moison, had super-human eyesight and was able to spot ALL of the Big 5 for us and the cherry on top was witnessing the Great Migration of the Wilder Beast after waiting only 5 MINUTES (we had a front row seat for that event)! People had been waiting 3-days to see them cross but we were lucky enough to see them within 5 minutes of waiting (just lucky I guess!) . Just to show you how incredible their customer service is, our luggage was lost in Israel (connecting flight - long story) but the bottom line is we did not have ANYTHING upon arriving in Africa. Angel and the crew at Earthlife spent the next 2-days working with the airlines to FIND our luggage and had it flown directly into the Northern Serengeti where we were finally reunited with our bags! They also went out of their way to have the owner of The House of West Kili to take us shopping upon our arrival so that we could get the basics (toothbrush, clean underwear, etc) since we had nothing to our name when we arrived.
If you want top customer service, an amazing experience and the BEST guides to help you see the Big 5, then make your planning easy and just select Earthlife Expeditions and leave the rest to them!
Email Peter Kieliszewski | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Trip of a lifetime
Our family safari with Earthlife Expeditions was a trip of a lifetime. The animals we saw and the varied landscapes we adventured through were amazing. Our guide Joseph was fantastic! He speaks 5 languages. His knowledge of the animals, their habitats and the Tanzanian culture was extensive. His enthusiasm and passion for what he does made Joseph an exceptional guide. We saw the Big Five and so much more. You'll return home enriched after spending time on the trail with Joseph. The whole group at Earthlife Expeditions organized an outstanding experience. The accommodations were perfect. The staff were warm and inviting. A trip we will never forget.
Email Patti | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Memorable Multi-generational Safari
We were delighted to find Earthlife Expeditions, a small locally-operated safari company with efficient, informative staff and reasonable costs. Our online contact, Caudence, capably planned our itinerary, made changes and answered our many questions quickly and without complaint. Our excellent driver guides, Joseph and Mark, made a great team, complementing each other in personality and style. Both were amazingly knowledgeable about African flora and fauna and extremely able drivers, despite the dusty, rutted terrain. With their eagle eyes and passion for their work, we couldn't have asked for better guides!
All of the native-run lodges and tented camps were clean and comfortable, with lots of good, simple food served either buffet or family-style. Staff were always pleasant and helpful. A "family room" large enough for 4 was especially appreciated by our daughter and her children. Much to our surprise, wi-fi was available at the camps, but thankfully no TV. Although some camps had swimming pools, by the time we returned from our game drives, the evening air was too cool for a dip.
We were looking for a comfortable, laid-back wildlife experience to celebrate our 50th anniversary with our children and grandchildren. Earthlife Expeditions far exceeded our expectations, with a wonderful adventure we will all remember and cherish.
Email Marshallgang | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
What an incredible experience!
I am so pleased with every detail of this trip. The company listened to our expectations and wishes and worked to provide what we wanted. Our guide, Abu, was very skilled in finding the big 5 and more animals. The accommodations were perfect. This was an amazing trip!!!
Email Sue | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
I was part of the group of 16 as reviewed by “Lin” and concur with her comments re itinerary, accommodation etc.
As we changed vehicles on a daily basis we enjoyed the company of Junior, Jeff, Kelvin and Daniel. All our guides were outstanding. They were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and ensured we were always in a great position to view and photograph the animals. Was constantly amazed how they managed to spot some of the animals whilst answering all of our wide range of questions.
Thank you for taking such care of us. Your driving was amazing and your vehicles presented beautifully groomed each day. Thank you Earthlife for such a great experience and providing guides that are a credit to you and your country.
Email Tim | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Truly Amazing Experience, amazingly professional operator
We booked a 5 night tour with Earthlife Expeditions in August 2018.
We chose to use them based on the exceptional responses that we received from Angel, right from the outset. She was patient with our questions, understanding of our concerns, flexible, responsive, kind and we felt that she really understood why we wanted to come to Tanzania.
Once we arrived, we were in the care of Mr Moison, who was our guide, driver and friend for the duration of the trip. I cannot recommend him highly enough as a guide; his knowledge and passion for all animal life was extremely evident from the outset.
If you are thinking about doing any tours or Safaris in Tanzania, and you want a good value, reliable, local company that is going to make it a trip of a lifetime, I would strongly recommend you to give Earthlife a call!
Thanks to all of the team for making our trip to your amazing country so incredible.
Email Lin | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Fantastic Safari with Earthlife
I have just returned from Tanzania after an amazing safari. I travelled in a group of 16 with 4 jeeps. The itinerary, accomodation and all organisation had been done on behalf of us by our leader in conjunction with Earthlife and couldn't be faulted.
I would like to comment on our 4 drivers, Junior, Jeff, Kelvin & Daniel. They were all excellent drivers, the jeeps were always clean, they had an amazing knowledge of animals and culture, an incredible ability to spot animals hiding and always had us in the perfect spot for photos. We were lucky enough to see 2 crossings of wildebeest - what an experience - and the positioning of the jeeps was incredible. They were warm, friendly, kind, never tired of answering our questions, and with a great sense of humour. Thank you for generously sharing your amazing country with us. The four of you are a credit to Tanzania and to Earthlife.
Email Jason | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing Safari adventure!
My wife and I traveled with Earthlife this past month (Sept 2018) on a private safari and we couldn't recommended them more highly. From the first email to the last dropoff at the airport they lived up to all of our hopes and expectations. They are a smaller company than others in Tanzania and are owned by a Tanzanian who was previously a guide for another company. That fact results in great, personalized customer service because they don't have swarms of clients and the owner knows what clients want and how to make them happy.
Caudence, their senior sales consultant, is the person who helped us schedule our itinerary. She was patient, helpful and willing to work with us as we swapped and changed our plans around. She would always respond within 24 hours and always had helpful suggestions for us. In the end we booked a customized 18 day safari with stops along the way that weren't typical tourist stops (like the Kondoa rock paintings).
Our guide for the trip was Moison and he was superb. He was kind, enthusiastic and he used his knowledge to see things that other guides missed (like the migration across the river. When the herd of wildebeest turned and started walking in another direction many jeeps left their viewpoint to follow them, Moison did not. He studied them, stayed patient and understood what was happening. When the herd turned back 15 minutes later we ended up in prime position to watch them cross while many other jeeps were stuck on the wrong side of the river having followed them).
Amazing trip and a fantastic company!
Email Jeff | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Outstanding trip and guide
We traveled to Tanzania in June, and used Earthlife Expeditions for Safari in Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro.
Our guide was Joseph, who was outstanding. He was enthusiastic, knowledgable, friendly, courteous ... everything you could want in a guide. We have traveled a lot, and could not imagine a better guide.
Communication prior to the trip was prompt and professional, no issues at all. As some have mentioned, our safari vehicle showed signs of heavy use, but within the range of what we were expecting. Accommodations were simple but reasonable, and meals were good.
Our experience overall was a solid 5, largely due to Joseph. We had 3 kids (age 18-20) with us, and were extremely happy that their first experience in Africa was so interesting and positive.
As a side note ... Joseph didn't say this or pressure us in any way, but it is clear that tipping is a big part of your guide's income. Make sure you look into the tipping guidelines and bring enough cash.
Email Andrea | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing safari experience professionally organized
We have been in a 8 days safari in North Tanzania Parks in the first half of August.
We are a family with 1 child (9), 2 daughters and 1 nephew all adolescent.
The organization of the trip set up by Deo and his team was almost perfect, tailored on our family requirements and needs.
The guide selected has been Joseph, also known as "Balo": he is very fluent in Italian, very friendly and brilliant he succeeded in creating a very nice and authentic atmosphere with both my kid and the rest of the adolescent group. Moreover he is very passionate on his job and very competent on naturalistic and cultural topics helping us to appreciate this beautiful country along with the cultural, social and tribal characteristics.
His attitude has always been focused on our needs and preferences showing a true professional approach never improvised. Even during a small accident with the jeep tires we always had the impression Balo had the situation under control and that it was part of the safari adventure!
Finally we found the lodges and tented camps very nice and comfortable as per our expectations.
I strongly advice Earthlife Expeditions if you want to live a memorable safari, well organized and customized on your needs.
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