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Osman   –  
Turkey TR
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Jul 18, 2017

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

better than our expectation

I always was wondering about Safari. I found an opportunity to meet Paul who is owner of safari tour. He suggested me to see ngorongoro and trangeri national parks. He did not recommend me to see serengeti since I had limited time. I was lucky because I saw hunting between lion and gnu in trangeri. That's way I do not regret to go to Serengeti. As I know, a person sees hunting during his life just one time. It was life time experience. Paul met me with his driver whose name is Alfa Mniko. He is great man. In safari, if you want to enjoy, it depends on driver because you are always with driver. His ability is so important to tell you about safari and animals. I spend three nights with Alfa by staying in lodges. I enjoyed too much. I suggest everyone to meet with Paul and Alfa.

Matias   –  
Argentina AR
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Sep 1, 2018

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

Roadside expeditions showned us Tanzanian parks in the best expression , exceeding our expectations

Awesome experience, Everything went well ,better as expected , both tour guides (James and Mari) were always available and with the best predisposition to attend our doubts. The passion showed in their jobs make as have a better knowledge of Tanzanian animals , culture and civilization.

Jerry Dawson   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Aug 30, 2018

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

A very special holiday, made to feel even more special by Roadside's care and consideration

Booking a safari for the whole family is a considerable investment and you want to be sure that it will all be worth it. Initially we looked for an agency based at home (Holland), but after continual issues, we were lucky enough to come across Tanzania Roadside Expeditions. Paul's knowledge and attention to detail meant that any hiccups that cropped up were smoothed away with barely any impact on us. He organised the perfect itinerary, readily tweaking it if we had any special wishes or requirements.
Once on safari, we were lucky enough to have James as our guide/driver. When you're thrown together with a stranger for over a week, it could be a difficult situation, but James readily made us feel very welcome. As a guide, he had an exceptional breadth of knowledge and was readily able to answer all our questions (and with 3 kids with us, there were lots of questions!). As a driver, he was also fantastic; we felt very safe with him, despite driving conditions that were often "challenging", to say the least. And as a person, James is a truly nice guy to spend time with, and we hope to meet him again on our next visit.
All in all, we were truly fortunate to find Tanzania Roadside to organise our holiday. I would heartily recommend them to anyone and everyone!

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

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!

Eve   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Dec 15, 2017

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

Great Experience! Definitely will recommend

We had lovely time. I had emails on many questions and Paul is patient and replies timely. On the safari days, our guide is really knowledgeableand we were able to see all we wanted. Lucky for us!

Juana   –  
El Salvador SV
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 22, 2017

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

Fantastic experience in Tanzania!

This company came to my rescue when another one cancelled my safari last minute. Paul Justine was very accommodating, and resourceful in organizing the safari tour in a couple of days! Communication was very clear and timely. Before and after, we were able to ask and get recommendations for other places to visit in Arusha. During the tour, our guide Julius was great! He knew the best spots to find all the animals we wanted to see. He was very respectful and friendly. We really loved our tour. We would recommend this company to anyone looking for a very professional company that gives a personalized service.

Christoph   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Aug 31, 2017

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

3-days-Safari in Tansania

We went to Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Crater / Tarangine NPs and we were really overpowered of the nature and the animals. The tour was well organised of Tanzania Roadside Expeditions and also the Lodge (Olea Africana Lodge), food and transport was very good. We felt comfortable and welcome at every time. Our guide Jackson was a very good guide and always tried to give us the best spot and location to let us have a wonderful safari. We would definitly book it again :)

One note: Maybe we would not go to Lake Manyara because the other two NP were defnitly more exciting due to the amount of animals and the nature.

Judee & Art Wickersham   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2015 Reviewed: Jun 15, 2016

Email Judee & Art Wickersham  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Young company that truly cares about providing a good experience

The young men that own this company work hard to treat clients to the very best experience available in Tanzania! Personal care, gracious accomodations, at the best price they can offer. We felt special and glad we were able to book with them.

Juan Jose Bonello   –  
Malta MT
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Aug 26, 2017

Email Juan Jose Bonello  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Beyond our expectations!

As my wife and I were planning the Safari we got in touch with Paul and he basically took care of every little detail - from the hotel transfer to the accommodation, from the meals to the guided tours - everything was covered and very well organised.

Before we came to Tanzania we had a number of clarifications and Paul answered everything in an exceptionally friendly manner and in a timely fashion. Paul was able to come up with an itinerary that suited us perfectly and was custom made around our schedule. Paul stayed in touch with us until the minute he greeted us at the airport, together with our guide, James.

On our way to the accommodation, Paul explained everything - from the logistics to the actual safari. He also informed us that James, our guide, will be with us during the whole day and during our meals, starting with the breakfast all the way to dinner. At first we were very skeptical, but after the first dinner, James was exceptionally nice. During our meals he would explain what we were going to do the following days, but we also discussed other things because as both James and Paul highlighted that this not just a simple holiday, but one in which everyone involved can get to learn about the different cultures and countries. In fact, with James we discussed a number of aspects, from the ecological side to the economical aspect of the Safaris as well as the socio-political facets of Africa. These discussions gave our Safari a different twist as we were able to understand a number of things that perhaps go unnoticed from pictures and videos that we were accustomed to see.

During the actual Safari, it was evident that our guide was an expert in his field. He was able to identify and answer most of our questions (given that both my wife and I have an ecological and biological background, most of the questions were challenging). James was humble enough to admit that he does not know everything, but it was obvious that he would look up what we would have asked him and discuss it the next time we met.

After the Safari and on our way back to the airport, we were greeted by Paul once again who drove us to the airport. During the drive he asked us for feedback and to see what we liked and perhaps what can be improved, not just during the Safari, but even in relation to our itinerary and our day to day interactions with the locals.

To summarise: Tanzania Roadside Expeditions took care of everything even contacting the different accommodations to ensure that we do not waste a lot of time travelling from one park to another so as to make sure that we do not waste a single minute and make the most of our time. The communication was excellent, as was the services of Paul, and of our extremely knowledgeable guide, James. I would sincerely recommend Tanzania Roadside Expeditions to anyone, especially to those who are visiting Tanzania for the first time, since they made our stay simply delightful. Keep up the excellent work!!!

Eirik   –  
Norway NO
Visited: January 2015 Reviewed: Jun 24, 2016

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

Exclusive safari in Lake Manjara National park

I was lucky to have an exclusive safari arranged for me in Lake Manjara National Park in january 2015. The safari met all my expectations and the event organisor was extremely service minded and friendly. I have no hesitations recommending them as safari operators.

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