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Arne   –  
Germany DE
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Aug 11, 2018

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

WONDERFUL Experience with Tanzania Roadsite
5/5

We first got in contact via mail and later I was in contact with Paul directly via Whatsapp, which is a very convenient way of clarifying all issues.

It was our first safari so we did not have any experience. Many suggestions and possibilities (e.g. when it comes to the different national parks and accomodations) were explained before by Paul.
From the beginning everything felt very professional and friendly.

After all we decided to book a private safari.
Paul picked us up at Kilimanjaro airport and brought us to the first hotel in Arusha.
Conversation was very kind, friendly and interesting from the beginning.

Next morning we met our guide Idrisa and took off to the Tarangire national park, which was about a three our drive from Arusha.
Some words about the car: It was a Toyota Land Cruiser in very good condition. We had sockets to charge phones, cameras etc. and a fridge in the back for storage of water / drinks.

Idrisa was a very good guide and explained everything about the unique features of each national park before entering.
In the park he explained further details about the different animals and was always able to answer questions - plus he had a very good eye when it comes to spotting animals.

Some information about the route summed up:
First day Tarangire - after that crossing Ngorongoro conservation area going to Serengeti - two days in Serengeti - after that one day Ngorongoro Crater. In total 5 nights and a mix of lodges and tented camps.

In conclusion we were really happy with how everything went and can highly recommend Tanzania Roadsite and also our guide Idrisa in particular!

Nick   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Aug 1, 2018

Email Nick

really great and good service. Other people had much worse experiences with other operators
5/5

All the experience was very good. We had a great guide, and our own vehicle while others were jammed into shared cars etc.

Gabriele   –  
Germany DE
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Jul 28, 2018

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

Time ran too fast during this perfect organized safari. Highly recommended!
5/5

We (my friend and me) booked our one day Ngorongoro tour in Pauls office. He welcomed us and immediately we felt comfortable. Paul offered us different possibilities of safaris, but because of our lack of time we decided to have that one day safari to the Ngorongoro crater. During our communication there were no false promises of being sure to see the "big five" but the promise, that we will get a well educated and professonal guide. The next day our guide and driver Hezekiel picked us up from our hotel in Arusha and we went to Ngorongoro by our 4w rover. - A great car! I love it!!! On the way there we got many information and Hezekiel tried to answer all our quwstions patiently - and we had a lot of questions! Then we entered the National park, where we were already expected by 2 buffalos! A great starter! After a few 100 meters a huge giraffe stood on our way. Hezekiel said, that we had been really lucky and it would definitely be our day. :-) Going down into the crater and in the crater itself Hezekiel drove our car safely and professional! No rock, no stone, no pond or small river caused a problem for him. Hezekiel always asked us, what we would like to prefer, if we would like to have a break, or continue, stop here and there, if we finished taking pictures etc. He was very kind, friendly and always polite. Our car had a roof, that could be lifted, so that you can stand in the car all the time an look around all the plain in the crater. Amazing!! We saw huge herds of gnus, zebras, different gazells, buffalos, from time to time schakals and hyanes, a group of lions, crown cranes, ibises, flamingos, many hippopotamuses and when we left the park some elephants in the bushes and a group of baboons. As I wrote above, the time ran much too fast. We even didn't recognize, that we were a bit hungry. We had our picnic at a pond with hippos and cheeky birds. We were asked to stay in our car, because the birds are really bad here. They aren't afraid of men and would try to steal our meal right out of our hands. All in all a great safari, with a nice guide and breathtaking landscape. - On our way out of the National park and to Arusha we stopped at Grzimek's memorial, at a visitors' view point into the crater (there was a cute dikdik just 2m in front of us down in the bushes!) and at a view point into the Rift Valley. Phantastic!

Flo   –  
Germany DE
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Jul 21, 2018

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

Excellent organised trip to Ngorongoro crater
5/5

I can highly recommend the tour operator. Everything was well organised and we had an amazing safari day at Ngorongoro crater. Would do the same tour again. It is really worth the money.

Italo   –  
Italy IT
Visited: June 2018 Reviewed: Jul 16, 2018

Email Italo  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Northern Circuit (short)
5/5

Tanzania Roadside did an excellent job, tailoring the safari to our specific needs. The service was faultless and met our expectations to the highest degree. The tour was very satisfying, although we could not see all the big five (but one cannot book a meeting with lions on demand). The driver/guide was very capable and informative. Also appreciated was the possibility to define timing and itinerary within the parks according to some requests.

Bernhard   –  
Germany DE
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Jul 14, 2018

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

The manager as well as the guide have been very very friendly, professional, all was excellent.
5/5

From first contact to the company "Tanzania Roadside Expeditions" their answers to our questions came fast and accurate.
At arrival at the Lodge they gave us a good welcome and explained quickly how we´´´ will proceed. More details followed in the evening.
The manager as well as the guide made an excellent job, all arrangements have been followed, and even more then that. They always have been very friendly, answered all of the many questions of our sons about the wildlife in Tanzania (believe us, it has been many questions).
We spend a good time together with the guide, who joined us for 4 days. It was a great time.

Joe   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2017 Reviewed: Jun 7, 2018

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

First class service with an incredible experience!
5/5

They took care of us the whole way and helped create a great trip. We had a couple changes that they were helpful with and the rest of the trip with RoadSide went off without a hitch. Would use them again if (or maybe when) I go back.

Pia   –  
Norway NO
Visited: March 2018 Reviewed: Apr 30, 2018

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

Excellent service
5/5

Paul from Tanzania Roadside Expeditions was helpful and serviceminded, he fixed transport and safari for a big group of guests. Everyone loved the safari, the drivers and guides did an excellent job.

Fazal   –  
Canada CA
Visited: March 2018 Reviewed: Apr 15, 2018

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

Trip of a lifetime, the best experience in Ngorongoro crater
5/5

Tanzania Roadside Expeditions was a fantastic choice. After contacting them with our very specific request (a single day+night to Ngorongoro crater), we were given a full itinerary for the day, options for what we wanted to see and where we wanted to stay and more.

Upon arrival, we were picked up from the airport, driven to our hotel in Arusha and told the schedule for the next day. Boxed meals were arranged for, and we set off early the next morning to the crater. Our guide, James, was incredibly experienced, well spoken and we could not have asked for a better guide. We spent the day in the crater and James explained to us stories and the backgrounds of each animal. With his perseverance, we were able to see lions within a couple of meters of the vehicle, elephants literal steps away and new animals around every corner. In the evening, we were taken to the Serena Hotel Lodge which overlooks the crater to unwind for the day.

Throughout the journey, James was very considerate and knowledgeable making stops at the best places for souvenirs, currency exchange and even to take pictures by Lake Manyara.

Our experience was fantastic and we can't recommend it enough.

The Fazals

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Igor Rachkov   –  
Russia RU
Visited: February 2018 Reviewed: Mar 17, 2018

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

Professional, highly commited, friendly oriented
5/5

Fully met my expectations. Flexible during planning visit. And James (our guide) was excellent - told us a lot about Africa, Tazania, animals life and habits. Protected us during visit. Amazing impressions. Thank you!

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