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Jonas   –  
Germany DE
Visited: February 2021 Reviewed: Feb 3, 2021

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

Great Safari - Experience and Organization could not have been better

***German Version below***

At first we would like to say thank you to Douglas (our great driver guide) and God Bless (our great cook) it was unbelievable what they managed to pull off. It was I bet a lot of stress for them however they were always super nice, thoughtful and so forth.

The Safari could not have been better organized it was very easy via WhatsApp and email and just took a view text and we exchanged all information needed with Goffery (Company head).

Drop offs, pick ups, campgrounds, game drives, free time, meals, tours etc. we’re all perfectly timed. At one campground we even got an upgrade to a room.

Our Camping Safari included Serengeti (two nights), Ngorongoro crater and conservation area, Lake Manyara and Tarangire.

All National Parks and tours were amazing, with different focus (more elephants or predators) and landscapes. We saw everything we wanted (yes big 5) and revived so much interesting information. Our picnic lunch spots always hit great views. And btw picnic doesn’t mean what we understood as picnic it was always a full meal with salat, main course, fruit and coffee&tea!

Thanks again to the whole team and we would definitely urge everyone to do your safari or other adventure (E.g. Kilimanjaro - our next plan) with Meru Slopes!

***Deutsche/German Version***

Zuallererst möchten wir uns bei Douglas (unserem großartigen Fahrer-Guide) und God Bless (unserem großartigen Koch) bedanken. Es war unglaublich, was sie geleistet haben. Trotz des ganzen Stress waren sie immer super nett und bedacht.

Die Safari hätte nicht besser organisiert sein können. Die Kommunikation zur Buchung war sehr einfach per WhatsApp und E-Mail und nahm nur wenig Zeit in Anspruch, in welcher wir alle erforderlichen Informationen mit Goffery (Firmenchef) austauschte.

Abholung, Wegbringen, Campingplätze, Pirschfahrten, Freizeit, Mahlzeiten, Touren usw. waren alle perfekt aufeinander abgestimmt. Auf einem Campingplatz haben wir sogar ein Upgrade auf ein Zimmer bekommen.

Unsere Camping Safari umfasste Serengeti (zwei Nächte), Ngorongoro Krater und Naturschutzgebiet, Lake Manyara und Tarangire.

Alle Nationalparks und Touren waren unglaublich, mit unterschiedlichen Schwerpunkten (immer viele Tiere mal mehr Elefanten oder Raubkatzen etc.) und Landschaften. Wir haben alles gesehen, was wir wollten (ja, die Big 5) und so viele interessante Informationen bekommen.

Unsere Picknick-Plätze zum Mittagessen hatten immer eine tolle Aussicht. Übrigens bedeutet Picknick nicht Picknick, es war immer eine vollständige Mahlzeit mit Salat, Hauptgericht, Obst und Kaffee und Tee!

Nochmals vielen Dank an das gesamte Team und wir möchten auf jeden Fall alle Anhalte, Ihre Safari oder ein anderes Abenteuer (z. B. Kilimanjaro - unser nächster Plan) mit Meru Slopes zubuchen!

Valentin Beaucourt   –  
France FR
Visited: January 2021 Reviewed: Feb 3, 2021

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

Amazing Experience

Go for a Safari is very cool, do it with Meru Slopes is more than amazing !

Everything was well organized, as soon as we landed at Arusha until we left, everything was managed. Even our last minute request :)

If you want to get the best guide in town and get your big five as we had
==> Go with Meru Slopes

If you want to get the best cooks from breakfast to dinner during your Safari
==> Go with Meru Slopes

If you want to relax and have your best trip ever
==> Go with Meru Slopes

Hanna & Henrik   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: December 2020 Reviewed: Dec 20, 2020

Email Hanna & Henrik  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

"The big five" in six days

We had a great safari experience with Meru Slopes Tours & Safaris. Before our journey we had excellent help from Geoffrey with fast response to all our questions, usually within minutes.

We had great service through the whole trip, starting and ending at the airport. Our driver/guide Jacob took as around four parks and gave us a unforgettable experience with his great knowledge and good spirit. He went over and above to let us experience "the big five". Apart from the animals the safari also was a great food journey thanks to chef Matthew, who served tasty local food.

We highly recommend Meru Slopes Tours & Safaris to anyone going on safari!

Hanna and Henrik   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: November 2020 Reviewed: Dec 19, 2020

Email Hanna and Henrik  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

"The Big Five" in six days!

Excellent and fast communication through WhatsApp. Very good service with pick-up and drop-off at the airport. The safari and service exceeded our expectations. Our guide Jacob went over and above to give us a great safari experience. Most likely he was the happiest when we caught the last one of the "the big five". During the week we had a great local food experience thanks to chef Matthew.

Thanks for a great week

Martin   –  
Czech Republic CZ
Visited: October 2020 Reviewed: Oct 25, 2020

Email Martin  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Lifetime experience with Meru Slopes

We booked 7 days budget safari. Everything runs smoothly from the start to the end.
Food prepared by our cook Godbless was excellent. Our guide and driver Sawamo did his best to satisfy our needs.
We saw a whole big 5 and made many excellent pictures thanks to him and his driving skills.
You get free one night before and after safari in price. What you get in the overall price is really bargain.
Highly recommended company.

Clement   –  
Tanzania TZ
Visited: October 2020 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2020

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

i booked tour safari,from Arusha city to ngorongoro and Serengeti national parks and it was amazing,

communication is very great,they are calm and listen to what you say,their service also is great i met to guys Action the cooker who cooked for us on entire tour and his food is delicious,also i met Douglas our tour guide he explained everything in details and i enjoyed alot,and also i loved the experience of sleeping in the tent its very nice,all in all meru slopes is the best for me

Peter   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2020 Reviewed: Oct 16, 2020

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

3 Day Safari

I can thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone that is looking to do a Safari. This was my first Safari and the 3 day trip to the Serengeti Np and the Ngorongoro crater was unforgettable. Our guide Douglas was very accommodating and his knowledge of the parks and the animals was incredible. He always made sure we were comfortable and I felt really lucky to have him on the trip. The campsites we stayed at were well equipped and had all the amenities we needed at a reasonable price. Overall, the experience was outstanding and I can’t thank everyone who made it so special enough.

Cosmas Jose   –  
Chile CL
Visited: September 2020 Reviewed: Sep 14, 2020

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

Superior Safari Experience

One year ago I decided to fulfill a lifelong dream with my sister of going on safari. I embarked on researching the options of which countries, Tour Company and activities. After a few months of exploring many possibilities and prices, I selected Meru slope tours. Their name says it all. I worked with Luis for the last year. He provided excellent timely customer service. I am not exaggerating when I say that we exchanged 50+ emails as I was crafting the perfect 8 day safari adventure. Once the destinations were identified, I really appreciated that he offered Standard, Comfort, Exclusive and Premium accommodation options per location. He went above and beyond by providing me with extensive information. I was pleased with all my lodges on safari. For your first safari, I highly recommend using a safari expert to guide and protect you. I would strongly suggest to only use a Land Cruiser vehicle due to the weather conditions and terrain. We had 2 different safari guides. I completely trusted them. They delivered excellent knowledge of the animals, environment and culture. The simplest things like adapters and chargers can sometimes become a challenge, as well as bathrooms and logistics, but rest assure the guides know what to do. Something I admired with all 2 guides was how connected and resourceful they were with the other guides in the parks. There is definitely a brotherhood that is based on comradery. Even when we encountered some challenges, Luis responded immediately to resolve the situation. One great example was upgrading our vehicle and we were very satisfied with the outcome. I would also like to state that the majority of people we encountered were kind, thoughtful and accommodating. My experience in Africa was very positive and safe. Meru slope tours did everything to make our adventures memorable that will last for a lifetime. I can’t wait to go back!

Daniela   –  
Slovakia SK
Visited: February 2020 Reviewed: Apr 4, 2020

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

Wonderful experience

We ordered the “Private tour only two persons in the car and accommodation in lodges” - which wasn’t cheap, but absolutely worth it.
From the start the communication was swift, all my questions were answered fast.
I ordered the trip several months in advance and the whole trip unveiled as outlined in the itinerary.

This is what was included in the price:
- Accommodation for 2 nights before and after your tour are included in the price in Venice hotel
- We will pick you for free from airport and also drive you back to airport on departure
- All meals while on tour, accommodations, park fees, transport, drinking water and taxes are included

Right after landing in Kilimanjaro airport we saw our guide waiting for us with a sign with my name and he drove us to the Venice hotel in Arusha town where we spent our first (and last) night of the trip.
Since we did not buy a low budget trip, I would really recommend the company to change this hotel for something better. The Venice hotel is very simple, it has quite bad reviews, bathroom stunk, windows could not be closed fully so there was noise form the street, breakfast was terrible and room was claustrophobic.

The second day our guide Benson (hope I’m remembering the name correctly) was waiting for us.
He was our guide for the whole trip. He was very nice, kind, in a word Gentleman. He was very knowledgeable about history, parks, the animals and so we learned a lot of interesting information.
Thanks to him we saw a huge number of animals,he always knew how to park right so that we had the best possible view. The whole system of communication between all the guides in the park is very good and thanks to that tourists can see a lot of animals…
Therefore, I wholeheartedly recommend going through a guide/company rather than stumbling through a park aimlessly on your own.

We spent 6 days on safari and thanks to that we had a lot of time to enjoy each park to the fullest.
Our itinerary looked as follows:

Day 1:
After breakfast from Arusha, proceed to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive with picnic lunches, later proceed to Endoro lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
- The Hotel was beautiful, Tarangire park was full of animals we saw there everything that could be seen, leopard, pack of lions -luckily, they were just crossing the road, bunch of elephants, giraffes...

Day 2 :
After breakfast, proceed to Serengeti National Park for a game drive with picnic lunches,
-during the drive we were enjoying the views - Ngorongoro, we visited the Masai village.
As we were approaching the borders of Serengeti the true safari begun, huge herds of wildebeest, zebra -it was an unbelievable experience passing through this and witnessing it so up close. We managed to see hyenas, vultures, another pack of lions just chilling and a leopard lying on a tree very up close. Towards the night we arrived to Kati kati Tented lodge, where we were accommodated for two days - I was looking forward to this accommodation very much and it was absolutely amazing.
Huge tents, fully equipped, bed, toilet, shower and situated in wilderness.

Day 3 :
Game driving in Serengeti, searching for my favourite cheetahs and we were incredibly lucky, not even 100 meters from our accommodation we witnessed a pack of three cheetahs just about to go hunting, excellent experience.
And from there it was only better and better….
During the day we saw a big family mother with 4 cubs, male feeding on a kill, another mother and her cub with a kill, all that very up close, within a meter from the car.
And of course, when we were coming back, we saw our neighbours - the 3 cheetahs from the morning chilling out in the shadow.

Day 4 :
Early morning game drive in Serengeti National Park and enjoying the sunrise, back for breakfast and then proceed to Ngorongoro Crater (Ngorongoro wildlife lodge).
During the drive we again saw a lot of beasts of prey, this time it was lions and a lot of cubs lying in the treetop, just awesome.

Day 5 :
After early breakfast, proceed for a Full Day Crater tour with picnic lunches at Ngorongoro Crater, Only caveat, it would be better to arrive later to Ngorongoro, we arrived early and had to leave the park at 14:00 already.
But the experience was great again, the park is beautiful, and we saw everything from up close again, even spotted a rhino and herby completing our BIG FIVE.

Day 6 :
After early breakfast, proceed for a full day game drive at Tarangire National Park with picnic lunches, later proceed back to Arusha in the evening.
This park is very small compared to the other parks and I’d recommend joining the tour with some other Park tour since we managed to finish the tour in a few hours. But at least we could enjoy the pool at the hotel and make ourselves comfortable.

The whole trip just flew by and then it was all over,
But I and my mom we’ll have a lot of beautiful memories.
I wholeheartedly recommend witnessing it all on your own.

Andrea Perino   –  
Italy IT
Visited: February 2020 Reviewed: Apr 2, 2020

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

Spirit of Africa

If you want to experience the african spirit and you do not have lot of time, this tour is simply perfect. I took part in a shared tour and, even if it was not possible to follow the scheduled plan, the staff was able to manage the inconvience and fins a solution: to be honest spending two nights in Serengeti instead of only one was worth it!!
For my part everything (communication, service, food, etc) was really good and I will strongly recommend.
Special mention to the driver/guide mr Salehe, who was really nice and helpful not only with our group. He managed to let us see all animals, specially the big Five including Rhinos...
If you are travelling with mr Alid Tashidi, ask him to prepare his famous soups, very tasty!!!
After this tour I really felt in love with Africa more than before!

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