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Jurre L   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 31, 2023

Email Jurre L  |  under20 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing safari august 2023
5/5

We had an amazing trip thanks to Benson and our personal guide Amini. We enjoyed the Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater, Tarangire and had a fun day exploring the Marangu waterfalls and coffee processing at the foot of the Kilimanjaro. We slept in really nice accommodations for the whole week and even saw a hippo outside of our tent. Benson and his crew have always been really nice to us and were always ready to help arrange our perfect holiday. It was a trip to never forget. Thanks again to Benson and Amini.

Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Posted on Sep 8, 2023

Dear Jurre,

Thank you so much for sharing your incredible safari experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing trip in August 2023, and we greatly appreciate your kind words.

It brings us immense joy to know that you enjoyed exploring the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, and the Marangu waterfalls while also experiencing the fascinating coffee processing at the foot of Kilimanjaro. Tanzania offers a wealth of natural beauty and cultural richness, and it sounds like you had a well-rounded and memorable adventure.

We at Benson Safaris Tanzania are delighted that you had the opportunity to stay in excellent accommodations throughout your journey and even had a close encounter with a hippo outside your tent. It's these unique moments that make a safari truly special.

At Benson Safaris Tanzania, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional service, and we're thrilled to hear that you found our team, including Amini, to be accommodating and helpful in arranging your perfect holiday. Amini is a valuable member of our team, and we will be sure to pass on your appreciation to him.

Your kind words and appreciation mean the world to us, and we hope that the memories of this unforgettable trip will stay with you for a lifetime. If you ever decide to embark on another adventure, please don't hesitate to reach out. We would be honored to be a part of your future travel experiences.

Once again, thank you for choosing Benson Safaris Tanzania, and we wish you many more incredible journeys in the years to come.

Warm regards, Benson
Managing Director

Miranda   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 26, 2023

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

It was very well orginized.
5/5

I did not want to book through a Europian touroperator. I wanted to keep my money in Africa for our safari. It worked out very well trough booking Benson safaris. We made agreements about paying this trip and everything worked out fine. Our driver Amini was at the airport and he was our guide all week. He was always smiling and he learned us a lot about wildlife. We were extremly satisfied about our safari and about the other things we did during our stay in Tanzania. Do not hesitate to book Benson safaris.

Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Posted on Sep 8, 2023

Dear Miranda,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with Benson Safaris Tanzania! We are thrilled to hear that your safari in Tanzania exceeded your expectations and that you had such a positive experience with us.

It's fantastic to hear that you appreciated our commitment to supporting the local economy in Africa and that the booking process went smoothly. Amini, your driver and guide, is indeed one of our greatest assets, and we're glad to hear that he made your safari enjoyable and educational.

Your kind words and recommendation mean a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on another memorable safari adventure in the future. If you have any friends or family considering a safari in Tanzania, please don't hesitate to recommend Benson Safaris Tanzania to them as well. We wish you many more incredible adventures in the future!

Please stay safe.

Kind regards, Benson
Managing Director

Cato   –  
Norway NO
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Aug 14, 2023

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

Highly professional operator really caring about it’s customers
5/5

We were a party of 14 (age between 1- and 61 years) and although our expectations were high, the experience exceeded it all by far. We went to Ngorongoro and Serengeti for 5 days. The scenary was increadible and getting so close to the wildlife is something we will never forget. We saw all the animals we wanted at close range - including the big5, and unexpectedly came across the start of the big migration.
From the first day we contacted Benson we felt in good hands. Very helpful and supportive front desk, a personal involvement from the owner, and friendly and extremely knowledgable guides in Yonas and Zablon, resulted in 6 days without any problems where all went according to plan. Accomodations picked by Benson was lovely and the food at the lodges superb. The only regret is that we should have had more days in order to better enjoy the great facilities at the lodges.

Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Posted on Sep 8, 2023

Dear Cato,

Thank you very much for your heartfelt review and for choosing us for your safari adventure! We are absolutely delighted to hear that your experience with Benson Safaris Tanzania not only met but exceeded your expectations.

It's wonderful to know that you and your group, spanning different age groups, had such an incredible time in Ngorongoro and Serengeti. Witnessing the wildlife up close and even witnessing the beginning of the big migration must have been truly remarkable.

We take great pride in providing a seamless and enjoyable experience from the very beginning, and we're thrilled that you felt in good hands right from your initial contact with us. Your kind words about our front desk, owner's personal involvement, and our guides Yonas and Zablon mean a lot to us. We'll make sure to pass on your appreciation to them.

We understand your regret about not having more time to fully enjoy the lodge facilities, and we hope that it means you'll consider returning for another safari adventure in the future. We would be honored to have you and your group back with us for more unforgettable moments. Thank you once again for your trust and for sharing your fantastic experience with us!

Kind regards, Benson
Managing Director

Katherine   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 14, 2023

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

Organized, knowledgeable, thoughtful and fun.
5/5

We visited Tanzania with the family (13 people in our group) and had an unbelievable trip with Benson. The guides were extremely professional, always willing to go above and beyond to ensure we were having the best time possible. The accommodations that were selected for us were very nice. Each hotel/tented camp offered a different experience; beautiful views and animals wondering around. The animal viewing was incredible we saw the Big 5 and many babies of different species. Could not have asked for a better time!

Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Posted on Sep 8, 2023

Dear Katherine,

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're absolutely thrilled to hear that you and your family had such an amazing time on your trip with Benson Safaris Tanzania.

It's wonderful to know that our guides went the extra mile to ensure you all had the best experience possible. Their professionalism and dedication are truly commendable. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the variety of accommodations we selected for you. It's important to us that each place offers a unique and memorable experience.

Seeing the Big 5 and witnessing baby animals of different species must have been truly special. We're overjoyed that we could provide you with such incredible wildlife viewing opportunities.

Thank you once again for choosing Benson Safaris Tanzania for your once in a lifetime adventure. We would be honored to welcome you and your family back for more unforgettable experiences in the future. Safe travels, and we hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards, Benson
Managing Director

Renee   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 13, 2023

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

Absolutely amazing experience! Well organized, patient, fun, and knowledgable guide!
5/5

This safari was the most amazing experience of my life! We were scheduled to go on this trip in 2020 but due to the pandemic it was delayed to 2021, then 2022, and finally 2023. Benson and team were extremely understanding and helpful allowing us to push our trip out by 3 years. without issue. The trip plan they set up for us was wonderful and our guide Elly was absolutely fantastic. He was very knowledgable , courteous, and adjusted to our requests (of which we had a lot) with the utmost professionalism. Our itinerary included: Arusha, Tarangire park, central and northern serengeti, ngorogoro crater, and lake Eyasi. The lodges Benson arranged couldn't have been more spot on and perfect for what we were looking for with this experience. My favorites were Kubu Kubu tented camp (amazing view of the serengenti) and Ang'ata tented camps. I liked the latter as they afforded the opportunity for the guides to join you for dinner which both my friend and I really liked. Even though you spend an entire day with the guide, being able to sit down and chill and talk with them about their lives was truly memorable. Elly was great at spotting animals and we managed to see most of the big 5 except for the ever so elusive rhino and although we did not see a leopard we did see a cheetah and her cubs which made up for it! We also spent some time with the Hadzame hunter gather tribe and Datoga people at Lake Eyasi which was truly an enlightening experience. We also visited a Maasai village but I felt that was a bit too staged for my liking and was put off by the $20 pp fee to enter the village. Visiting the Hadzame and Datoga people seemed a bit less 'touristy' to me which i liked much better.

My friend and I are already talking about coming back to Tanzania to do another safari. Maybe spend a bit more time in the Northern and Central Serengeti which were our favorites. When we plan our next trip, we will definately be using Benson Safari's again and ask for Elly as our guide!

Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Posted on Sep 8, 2023

Dear Renee,

Wow! Thank you for sharing such an incredible review of your safari experience with us! We are absolutely thrilled to hear that your trip was worth the wait, and that Benson Safaris Tanzania could accommodate the date changes so seamlessly.

It's fantastic to know that Elly, your guide, made such a positive impression. His knowledge, adaptability, and professionalism are truly valued by us. It's also heartwarming to hear that you enjoyed spending time with him beyond the safari outings.

We're delighted that you appreciated the carefully chosen lodges, and it's especially gratifying to hear that Kubu Kubu and Ang'ata tented camps left such a positive impression. Connecting with the local Hadzame and Datoga communities is a unique and enriching experience, and we're glad it resonated with you.

We're already looking forward to welcoming you and your friend back for another unforgettable adventure in Tanzania! When you're ready to plan your next safari, just let us know, and we'll make sure Elly is there to guide you through another amazing journey. Safe travels until then!

Kind regards, Benson
Managing Director

Naushaba   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 30, 2023

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

Wonderful
5/5

Benson adjusts to your needs . Upgrade or downgrade as u like . Excellent drivers .

Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Posted on Sep 8, 2023

Dear Naushaba,

Thank you very much for your brief but positive review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with Benson Safaris Tanzania.

Our commitment to flexibility and accommodating your needs is at the core of what we do. We're delighted that you found our ability to upgrade or downgrade your experience to your liking a valuable aspect of your journey.

Our drivers take pride in providing excellent service, and your acknowledgment of their professionalism is greatly appreciated.

If you ever decide to embark on another adventure, please don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to welcome you back for another fantastic experience. Safe travels!

Kind regards, Benson
Managing Director

Zoltán   –  
Hungary HU
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 24, 2023

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

A well-organized team with heart and soul
5/5

Professional tour guide, our unique needs were taken into account, with knowledge of English and German.

Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Posted on Sep 8, 2023

Dear Zoltan,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you found Benson Safaris Tanzania to be a well-organized team that caters to its customers with heart and soul.

It's wonderful to know that our professional tour guide was able to accommodate your unique needs and provide guidance in both English and German. We take pride in ensuring that our guests have a personalized and enjoyable experience.

If you ever plan another adventure or safari, please feel free to reach out. We'd be thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another memorable journey. Safe travels!

Kind regards, Benson
Managing Director

Edward   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 22, 2023

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

Experienced, organized, knowledgeable, fun, patient and safe.
5/5

We had a phenomenal trip with Benson. We had 13 in our group including 7 kids aged 13-19. They met us at the airport and drove us to the hotel. We then left for 8 days of safari the next morning. Our guides Libertus, Zablon and Ellie were fun, knowledgeable, patient and safe. We saw all Big 5 and had incredible animal experiences including lots of young. Our guides were enthusiastic about sharing their beautiful country. We visited Tanrangire, Lake Eyasi, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. We also visited the Hatabi and Togo tribes, which were wonderful experiences. The hotel accommodations were very nice. You spend a lot of time in the safari trucks, which were comfortable and well maintained. Great family time and the kids were engaged. Importantly, we felt very safe the entire time in Tanzania. We only safaried in the north circle, but if you have time, I'd recommend finishing your trip in Zanzibar.

Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Posted on Sep 8, 2023

Dear Edward,

Thank you so much for sharing your outstanding experience with Benson Safaris! We're thrilled to hear that your 8-day safari with us was such a phenomenal journey.

It's wonderful to know that our guides Libertus, Zablon, and Ellie made your trip memorable with their fun, knowledge, patience, and commitment to safety. Seeing the Big 5 and experiencing the incredible wildlife, especially the young animals, must have been truly special.

Exploring diverse regions like Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater, as well as connecting with the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes, sounds like a well-rounded and enriching adventure.

We're glad to hear that the hotel accommodations met your expectations, and that the safari trucks provided a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Family time in the wild can be truly bonding, and it's fantastic that the kids were engaged and had a memorable experience.

Your recommendation to finish the trip in Zanzibar is great advice for those with extra time, as it offers a different and equally wonderful experience.

Thank you once again for choosing Benson Safaris Tanzania and for your kind words. We'd be honored to welcome you and your group back for more incredible adventures in the future. Safe travels until then!

Kind regards, Benson
Managing Director

Olga   –  
Germany DE
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 11, 2023

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

Unforgettable experience - highly reccomend Benson Safari
5/5

We booked 5 days Safari tour with Benson for our family of 2 in Tarangire, Serengeti and NgoroNgoro. The tour was outatanding and our guide Zablon did his very best to exceed our expectations. We were able to spot all BIG5! Benson tailored our tour as requested and booked our flight from and to Zanzibar with Precision Air.
The car was comfortable and Zablon cleaned it every morning. Lodges were super nice and prepared good lunch boxes for us. In the car we had WiFi, fridge with drinks and binoculars. We also enjoyed open roof very much!
I highly reccomend Benson Safari Team and guide Zablon for unforgettable experience in Tanzania!
Olga

Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Posted on Sep 8, 2023

Dear Olga,

Thank you so much for sharing your unforgettable safari experience with us! We're absolutely delighted to hear that you had a fantastic 5-day safari adventure with Benson Safaris.

Zablon is indeed a valuable member of our team, and it's wonderful to know that he went above and beyond to exceed your expectations. Seeing the Big 5 is always a remarkable accomplishment, and we're thrilled that you had the opportunity to do so.

Tailoring the tour to your preferences and handling your flight arrangements with Precision Air were all part of our commitment to providing a seamless and enjoyable experience.

We're pleased to hear that you found our safari vehicle comfortable and equipped with amenities like Wi-Fi, a fridge with drinks, and binoculars. The open roof experience certainly adds to the excitement of wildlife viewing.

Thank you for recommending Benson Safaris and specifically Zablon. We would be honored to welcome you back in the future for more unforgettable moments in Tanzania. Until then, safe travels and best wishes!

Kind regards, Benson
Managing Director

Jorgen   –  
Norway NO
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: Apr 28, 2023

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

Reliable, gentle and skilled!
5/5

He was on time for pick up. Took us to the safari we had ordered. It was a very good guide, and we had a fantastic time.
A bonus was the refreshments in the car cooler. Reliable all the way through.
I highly recomend Benson for Safari. Another bonus is that Benson Safaris is Tanzania based. All the revenue from this operator stays in the country! #suportthelocals

Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Reply from Benson Safaris Tanzania
Posted on Sep 8, 2023

Dear Jorgen,

Thank you for your kind words and for choosing Benson Safaris for your safari adventure! We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us and that our guide met your expectations.

Punctuality, reliability, and skill are all qualities we take great pride in, and we're thrilled that you experienced them firsthand during your safari.

We appreciate your support for a Tanzania-based operator like Benson Safaris, as it helps keep revenue within the country and supports the local economy. It's wonderful to know that you recognize the importance of supporting the locals.

Should you decide to embark on another safari in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. We'd be honored to welcome you back for another memorable journey. Safe travels, and best wishes!

Kind regards, Benson
Managing Director

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