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Ksenija   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Sep 29, 2023

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

Excellent and highly organised - recommend
5/5

Everything was perfect! The trip was very well organised, including the accommodation that exceeded our expectations. The agency was very responsive throughout the booking process, the trip and after. Our driver Gadi was amazing throughout the trip - he was friendly, listened to what we wanted and made a lot of effort to ensure we maximised the time in the park / Ngorongoro. Highly recommend!

Alice   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Sep 26, 2023

Email Alice  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Our trip was very well arranged and everything went smoothly
5/5

Fantastic safari tour in Kenya and Tanzania. Our guide Walter was very knowledgeable and excellent at getting us to the right places to see everything. The lodges and hotels were beautiful and the food was wonderful. I now have lots of photos that show why Africa is a great place to visit.

Kiren   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2023

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

Excellent from start to finish. Memorable once in a lifetime holiday
5/5

This entire tour with Tanzania Roadside Expedition was excellent. My partner and I did Taragine National Park, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, staying at the serena lodges. From start to finish, Paul the CEO of the company, was exceptional. His communication was very professional and he was always very quick to reply (email or whatsapp). He answered all of our questions, made any of our changes as we requested and created a trip for us that was very tailored. Paul also contacted the lodges in advance to make sure our dietary requirements (vegetarian and allergies) were catered for. He was also very accommodating to how we wanted to pay as it was initially slightly daunting to be transferring money internationally to Tanzania from the Uk ( we did half bank transfer, half in cash on arrival). Our guide, Ezekiel Massai was brilliant! He was very friendly, laid-back and we had a wonderful time with him. Ezekiel was also very knowledgeable with all the animals, allowed us to capture amazing photography. We feel like we have gained a friend after this trip! We were lucky to see the big 5 animals however also appreciated that this is down to chance as ultimately we are in natures environment! If we could do this trip again, we would do it in a heartbeat. We recommend this company fully, Paul and Ezekiel Masai were fantastic and the overall standard and ethos of this company is exceptional. Book!!

Amanda   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2023

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

A truly experienced, professional safari + company - a pleasure to travel with/highly recommend
5/5


Friends had recommended Roadside Tanzania as one of the best locally based Tanzania safari operators, but they are not just that- the standard of service, the standard of the accomodation booked, the transfers, the flights and all the 'little things' way exceeded our expectations.

After personally meeting Paul in Arusha who outlined our trip schedule, we spent 4 days on safari in Tarangire, Manyara and the Ngorongoro crater with our excellent and very knowledgeable guide, Justin. The wildlife was in full flow and every day was different and truly magical in its own way.

With all transfer and internal flight arrangements booked via and handled by, Roadside Tanzania we then had a few days at the Z hotel on Zanzibar Island- great food / great room.

This trip combo is not unusual, but Paul, Kasim, Justin and the transfer drivers certainly made our experience feel totally unique- no question or request was too much trouble. Such dedication to good organization and service is often hard to come by these days, but Roadside Tanzania are on-point - we wholeheartedly recommend choosing them if you are looking to travel to Tanzania for an safari + experience that you will treasure forever

Belinda   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Sep 13, 2023

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

100% recommend! Professional, informative and flexible.
5/5

We booked the 4 days memorable Safari to Northern Tanzania and it was wonderful.
Everything was well prepared and the accomodations exceeded our expectations. The communication with Paul was quick and he answered all questions to our satisfaction. The food was excellent and our guide Ezekiel did a fantastic job.
We saw everything we hoped to see and more.
It was an unforgettable experiece, thank you :)

Jeff   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Sep 8, 2023

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

Provided the most sensational adventure and experience of a lifetime!
5/5

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to ROADSIDE TANZANIA EXPEDITIONS. They helped make the Tanzania Safari/Zanzibar life-long dream into the perfect reality. Everything was exceptional and very well planned - from the time we arrived until the time we flew home. Nothing to think or worry about. Paul, the Managing Director was extremely responsive and professional despite the lengthy time change prior to our arrival. The accommodations, food and everything was exceptional on our tour. Special thanks to Ezekiel our Safari Tour Guide and new found friend who was magnificent. He worked diligently to ensure we saw as much wildlife as possible and learn about what truly makes Tanzania and its amazingly friendly people so special. I normally don’t write reviews but this one is beyond well deserved. I cannot recommend ROADSIDE TANZANIA EXPEDITIONS enough. Hakuna Matata!

My   –  
Luxembourg LU
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 6, 2023

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

Top notch organisation
5/5

I contacted Zephania in April and got a quick reply the next day. The itinerary was very detailed, we loved the choice of accommodation so we decided to travel with Tanzania Roadside expeditions.

In the next few months before our actual travel, Zephania got in touch regularly to give me some much needed nudges to get things going on my side.

Three weeks before our actual travel date, we were sent some much needed guidance on what to pack and a do/don’t list.

Communication was smooth, responsive which was big plus for us as first time travellers to Africa.

Regarding the trip itself, the experience was breathtaking. One of the reasons why we travelled with an agency was to have some sort of chaperone during our trip and the guides who accompanied us during our stay in Kenya (Peter) and Tanzania (Ezekiel Masai) were great. They were both very kind, patient, gave us plenty of explanations on various topics. They were also great with our young children. They went great lengths to allow us to see as many animals as possible and make our stay in the parks memorable. We had a wonderful time with them. The hotels chosen were perfect in terms of localisation and comfort.

Thanks to the team at Tanzania Roadside we had a great time in Africa. It was worth every penny for the amazing service we received from the first contact to the airport drop off (and even after!).

I would 100% recommend to travel with them and hope that we’ll have the opportunity to work with them again in the future.

Dan   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2023

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

Excellent communications, expert guide, always gave full confidence and delivered.
5/5

We selected Roadside based on its reviews and the flexibility of it's itineraries. We did our searching and booking from the UK, as we wanted to engage with a local business directly rather tan through an international hotel or tour operator. Everything went very smoothly.

In the end we did a four day / three night trip taking in Tarangire National Park, Serengeti and NgoroNgoro crater. Really pleased we did as each offer something very different in terms of landscape and animal life. Roadside organised all of our transfers and flights (we started and ended at two different places on Zanzibar), and also stored luggage for us that we didn't need for the safari.

Our guide was excellent (Ibrahim) an expert not just on the wildlife and landscapes, but the country, traditions, politics and other areas too. We learned loads about Tanzania. He was always upbeat and lively and became part of our family group for the duration of the tour.

Overnight stays were authentic and the staff in each place very welcoming and friendly. Food plentiful and decent and comfortable accommodations.

Our safaris didn't disappoint, we clocked up well over 50 distinct different animals and birds as we toured around, including all the main ones you'd expect.

All in all we give Roadside 10/10 from booking enquiries to dropping off for our flight to leave.

The Wrights and Betsy   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 27, 2023

Email The Wrights and Betsy  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Experience because of experience
5/5

Fantastic pre safari communication from Paul the CEO. He also came to meet us in Arusha at the end and it was great to hear and see how a local entrepreneur is challenging the more capitalised big operators.

The safari was brilliant - we have been to SA Malawi Bots Zim Zak Moz on safari and Walter our guide was as knowledgeable and experienced as anyone we’d met before. He was ex A&K and been guiding for over 20 years. Walter took us on the less chaotic paths away from the big crowds in both the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. This meant we had better sightings with fewer vehicles and once watched a cheetah mother with her five cubs on our own. He also managed to get us a sighting of the illusive Black Rhino!!! I would heartily recommend using this firm as they know the local ground and will show you a more authentic Tanzania. Some of the other firms like Tanzania Specialist and Savannah Explorers don’t try to find any sightings themselves rather they drive as fast as they can to find the next group of jeeps to find out what they are looking at resulting in overcrowding and noisy and busy sightings and their guides are clearly less experienced and understanding of being part of nature as opposed to interfering with it. If you want to see Tanzania I’d always use Tanzania Roadside Expeditions.

Pranav   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Aug 25, 2023

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

Awesome
5/5

We were assisted by Paul to plan and help make all the arrangements including hotels. Our safari guide Idris was very professional and amazing as well. We saw the big five and a lot more. My kids really enjoyed the holiday.

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