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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

Natalie aka Daniella   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: Apr 15, 2023

Email Natalie aka Daniella  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Fantastic Tour with a Fantastic Guide! Ask for Zoblan!
5/5

We had a fantastic time with Benson's Safari; I can't say enough good things about our guide Zoblan. He cared for us and ensured that people weren't ripping us off or overcharging us. Zoblan was always on time when picking us up, which was nice as some people can be on African Time and run late. Zoblan provided tons of information about the animals, how they live, and their migration. We drove up close to them and could see them in great detail. We stayed at the Four Seasons Serengeti, and the hotel was stunning. On our first night, right after checking in, a herd of elephants walked by our room at the hotel; it was one of the most amazing experiences. Again, if you want to have a great time, ask for Zoblan. He comes from a family of safari drivers and has so much knowledge to share. We hope to book another safari with Benson's and will definitely be asking for Zoblan again. -- Alfredo, Natalie, and "Daniella" :)

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

Dear Natalie,

Thank you so much for your glowing review and for choosing Benson's Safaris Tanzania for your adventure! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time, and we're especially delighted to know that Zoblan made such a positive impression.

Zoblan's dedication to your well-being and ensuring a fair experience is truly commendable. Punctuality and attention to detail are qualities we take pride in, and we're glad Zoblan lived up to those standards.

It sounds like your interactions with wildlife were truly special, and the experience of having a herd of elephants walk by your room at the Four Seasons Serengeti must have been awe-inspiring.

We're honored by your recommendation to ask for Zoblan. He is indeed a valuable member of our team, and we'll make sure to pass on your kind words to him.

When you're ready for your next safari adventure, we'll be here, and Zoblan will be ready to guide you through more incredible experiences. Until then, please accept our warmest wishes and safe travels!

Kind regards, Benson
Managing Director

Shirley Danser   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Mar 14, 2023

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

Exceptional
5/5

Our 5 day Safari in Tanzania began 2nd March 2023 where we were collected at Kilimanjaro airport by Jonas, our guide for the week.
Jonas was an exceptional guide with so much knowledge to share, including amazing photography of our trip! We saw the big 5 animals on our very first day.
The arrangements, including surprise birthday cakes and hotels were wonderful, Patricia and all hotel staff were truly fantastic.
Thank you Benson Safaris Tanzania for the experience of a life time

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

Dear Shirley,

Thank you so much for your exceptional review and for choosing Benson Safaris Tanzania for your 5-day safari adventure! We're thrilled to hear that your experience was nothing short of exceptional.

Jonas sounds like an incredible guide, and we're delighted that his knowledge and photography skills added to your safari experience. Seeing the Big 5 on your very first day must have been truly remarkable!

We're glad to hear that the arrangements, including the surprise birthday cakes, met your expectations. Patricia and our hotel staff are indeed wonderful, and we'll make sure to convey your appreciation to them.

It was our pleasure to provide you with the experience of a lifetime, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for more memorable adventures in the future. Until then, please accept our warmest wishes and safe travels!

Best Regards, Benson
Managing Director

Jaemie   –  
Spain ES
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 20, 2023

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

An Amazing Week in Tanzania.
5/5

We just returned from our incredible trip with Benson Safaris. Our guide greeted us at the airport with a huge smile to begin our adventure. A 5 day trip is jam packed and a lot of driving, but the experience is once in a lifetime. Our guide made sure we saw everything we wanted (the Big 5 plus cheetahs, lots of hippos, hyenas...), as he was well connected with other guides and knew were all the best sightings were. After talking with other travelers we quickly realized that we were seeing more and WAY closer than most...we could have easily reached out and touched everything. Having everything pre-arranged made the trip seamless and our hotels were fabulous. Our teen sons both raved about the trip and said they would go again (which is high praise).

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

Dear Jaemie,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with Benson Safaris Tanzania. We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing week in Tanzania and that your first safari was such a memorable adventure.

It's fantastic to know that your guide's warm welcome set the tone for your trip, and their expertise in navigating the safari landscape ensured that you had a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Seeing the Big 5 and other incredible wildlife up close must have been awe-inspiring, and it's great to hear that your guide's connections with other guides enhanced your sightings.

We're especially pleased to hear that your trip was seamless, with pre-arranged arrangements and fabulous accommodations. Your sons' enthusiasm and willingness to go on the safari again speak volumes about the quality of the experience.

Once again, thank you for choosing Benson Safaris Tanzania for your Tanzanian adventure. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back for another incredible journey in the future.

Warm regards, Benson
Managing Director

Martin Affolter   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 31, 2023

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

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater - Great experience with Benson Safari and our Guide Zablon
5/5

The overall experience with Benson Safari was perfect. Starting with sending offers in a very short time, consulting and finally the whole trip from A to Z. Special thanks to our guide Zablon who did a great job, was very kind, share a lot of insights/knowledge about the wildlife. We can highly recommand Benson Safari and will book definitely again if we travel again to Tanzania.

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

Dear Martin,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with Benson Safaris Tanzania and our exceptional guide, Zablon. We're thrilled to hear that your safari to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater was such a success, from the moment you contacted us until the completion of your journey.

We're especially grateful for your kind words about Zablon. He is indeed an invaluable member of our team who goes above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable and educational experience. Your praise for his knowledge and kindness is greatly appreciated, and we will make sure to pass along your compliments to him.

It was a pleasure having you on board, and we would be absolutely delighted to welcome you back to Tanzania for another safari adventure whenever you decide to return. Your trust in us means the world, and we can't wait to create more incredible memories with you in the future.

Safe travels, and once again, thank you for choosing Benson Safaris Tanzania!

Warm regards, Benson
Managing Director

Justin   –  
Canada CA
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 31, 2023

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

Goodwin: A good honest man who is very well rounded with the national park
5/5

Benson safari team was great. From organizing, friendliness, coordinating and meeting my budget, It was all well worth it. I would be more than happy to recommend their team to others. They are very experienced and have SUV’s you can trust out there.

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

Dear Justin,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience with the Benson safaris Tanzania team during your national park adventure.

It's great to know that Goodwin and the team went above and beyond to ensure your trip was well-organized, friendly, and within your budget. We take pride in our team's dedication and experience in creating memorable safari experiences.

Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we truly appreciate your trust in our SUVs for your journey. If you have any friends or family looking for a similar adventure, please don't hesitate to send them our way.

We hope to welcome you back for another incredible safari in the future. Until then, happy travels and enjoy your memories from the national park!

Kid regards, Benson
Managing Director

Nannie-Ana Kuntx   –  
Germany DE
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 31, 2023

Email Nannie-Ana Kuntx  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent and very quick service!
5/5

From booking the tour to it's end, I only have praise. Our fluent in German and English tour Driver/ Guide Michael, arrived punctually with a 100% well equipped A/C Jeep. Cold drinks, binoculars, Information guide about wild life and plants we would see, were all part of the amenities. Michael the guide, was "simpatico" and really knowledgeable about wild life and culture in general. He made the experience richer by providing us with very Professional Information. Michael took care of "everything" like the check in at lodges, entries to the national Parks and was a very good driver on some very precarious roads. We booked a 7 day Safari beginning with Manyara Nalt. Park, Norongoro Crater, Serengeti and finishing in Tarengira Nalt. Park. The coronucopia of experiences of seeing all the big 5 animals and a mirade of birds ( Michael was an expert in Bird life) made this tour a "life time memorable experience".
We would highly recommend booking with Benson Safari!

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

Dear Nannie,

Wow, thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're delighted to hear about your outstanding experience with Benson Safaris Tanzania especially with our guide, Michael.

It's wonderful to know that from the moment you booked the tour until its conclusion, you had nothing but praise for our services. Michael truly sounds like a gem, being fluent in German and English and providing such a well-equipped Jeep with all the necessary amenities, including cold drinks, binoculars, and informative guides.

We're thrilled that Michael's knowledge and professionalism enriched your safari experience, making it a "lifetime memorable experience" with sightings of the big 5 animals and a wide variety of birds. His care and attention to detail, from check-ins at lodges to navigating challenging roads, are truly commendable.

Your recommendation means the world to us, and we couldn't be happier to have been part of your 7-day safari adventure covering Manyara Nalt. Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and Tarangire Nalt. Park. Thank you for choosing Benson Safaris Tanzania and we hope to welcome you back for more incredible experiences in the future. Safe travels, and cherish those wonderful memories!

Kind regards, Benson
Managing Director

Sarah   –  
Germany DE
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 30, 2023

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

Reliable, good information and great tour.
5/5

We booked a private 4 day safari tour with benson. The driver was nice and was super experienced with safari tours and the parks. We always had great food and great accommodations.

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

Dear Sarah,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience on your first safari with us.

Our team takes great pride in providing reliable information and ensuring that our guests have a memorable and enjoyable safari. It's wonderful to know that Benson, your driver, made your journey so enjoyable with his expertise and friendly demeanor.

We believe that great food and comfortable accommodations are essential to enhance the overall safari experience, and we're delighted to hear that you were satisfied with both.

We appreciate your trust in us and hope that you have created unforgettable memories during your 4-day safari tour. If you ever decide to embark on another adventure, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We'd be more than happy to assist you in planning another incredible safari.

Once again, thank you for choosing Benson Safaris Tanzania, and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Best regards, Benson
Managing Director

Daniel Robles   –  
Brazil BR
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 24, 2023

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

Unforgetable and Amazing Experience
5/5

We had booked a safari with Benson Safaris. What a wonderful safari we had. Thanks to Benson and our guide Peter. Peter knows a lot of all the plants and animals in de national parks we visited: Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorogoro crater. Peter is a safe driver and is very focused on the wishes of the costumer. The arrangements and hotels were wonderful, Patricia did a great job too. Our trips during the day well organized and a day after the last trip we already missed Peter. Even when we decided to changed an hotel during the trip, they helped us to have it done.
We had wine provided by peter because he heard my wife doesn't drink beer and he always had a surprise (an animal to be photographed) during the safari. We were really surprised with the safari, one of the best experiences in our life.

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

Dear Daniel,

Thank you so much for sharing your incredible experience with us! We're overjoyed to hear that your safari with Benson Safaris Tanzania, guided by Peter, left such a lasting impression on you.

It's wonderful to know that Peter's extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna enriched your safari experience across Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater. Safety and customer satisfaction are paramount to us, and we're glad to hear that Peter's attentiveness aligned perfectly with your wishes.

We're also thrilled that you appreciated Patricia's efforts in making sure all arrangements and accommodations met your expectations. Flexibility is crucial, and we're glad we could assist in rearranging your hotel to better suit your needs.

It's those thoughtful touches, like providing wine for your wife and surprising you with photo-worthy animal encounters, that make a safari with us truly special.

We're honored to have been a part of one of the best experiences of your life. Should you ever decide to embark on another adventure, please know that we'd be absolutely thrilled to welcome you back.

Thank you once again for choosing Benson Safaris and for your kind words.

Warm regards, Benson
Managing Director

Richard Plumeit   –  
France FR
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Jan 17, 2023

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

Fantastic
5/5

I have unforgettable memories of the safari organized by Benson. From the friendly welcome from the airport, then a big thank you to Frank, our pleasant and careful driver. As for the lodges and our safaris in the parks, it was great. I recommend Benson for his patience during our exchanges to organize the safari and then his professionalism throughout the circuit.

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