Tanzania Roadside Expeditions
- Office In:
- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2013)
- Member Of:
- ATTA, ASTA, TATO, TTB & TANAPA
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $220 to $2,000 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email theron | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A friendly and knowledgeable safari company!
We had an awesome 6-day "Great Migration" tour in Tanzania and Kenya in September. Sele and Fred were amazing tour guides and extremely knowledgeable. We had a lot of fun together and really enjoyed how they would get us the best spots for animal viewing. We saw everything (big 5) we wanted to, and so much more. I highly recommend this company. Everything went very smoothly and it was truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Email Tony Mc | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Friendly and professional
I can't praise them enough this trip is etched in my memory for ever. We had very close encounters with lions and a cheetah which I put down to our guides excellent knowledge. Saw two Wildebeest Mara river crossings in one day, each with 20000 plus animals. It looked like the highs of one day were eclipsed by the high of the next day. When asked about the safari this is what I tell them.
The travel time was horrendous I live in the USA 19hrs going 22hrs on the return.
Jet lag was horrendous 7hrs time difference.
Extremely rough rough roads, makes our rough washboard roads seem like the interstate.
Yes it was worth it was
Email Nico | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
5-day Safari with Tanzania Roadside Expeditions
After visiting Namibia a few years ago (self-drive), we wanted to return to Africa and realized we would need an organized tour with a guide/driver.
After research and reading reviews we choose Tanzania as destination as Parks are relatively close and did not want to spend too many days on the road.
Read good reviews and comments on TripAdvisor and other sites regarding Tanzania Roadside Expeditions.
From the initial contact they were very helpful and quick to respond, flexible to accommodate our wishes., with excellent pricing and conditions!
We did a private 5-day safari to Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara.
Our driver and guide, Eli, was phenomenal!! He is an excellent wild life spotter and
knew exactly where to take us for better views and photos, always in good spirit and very pleasant and easygoing guy!
We had good accommodations that varied from a real (temporary) Kati-kati tented camp in Serengeti ((fantastic experience / should have stayed for 2 nights instead of 1!) and very luxurious hotel as the Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge (Wellworth Collection).
Food was very good and we had great dinners, breakfasts and quite diverse lunchboxes for underway.
The driving from Lake Burunge-Tarangire to Serengeti was extremely long and took us 10 hours on rough, dusty and sometimes scary roads. We would have appreciated a bit more information regarding this.
Fortunately, Eli is an extremely experienced driver, always with a lovely smile on his face and he tried to accommodate all our wishes regarding travel times, stops for coffee (wonderful coffee in Tanzania!), photos, etc…
The only 3 details that could be improved would be:
1) better/newer seats in the 4x4 vehicle (at least ours)
2) information about distances and expected driving times to get to each destination.
3) better information regarding Lake Manyara, famous for its thousands of pink flamingos. However, since some time there are no flamingos anymore.
We would have preferred to stay an extra night in Serengeti (considering the long drive to get there, one night is too short) and would have skipped Lake Manyara.
We highly recommend Tanzania Roadside Expeditions (Paul Justine, General Manager) for their prompt responses, experience and professionalism, help with Covid testing, etc.
We highly recommend visiting Tanzania! Beautiful places and thousands of animals! We did see the Big 5 and much more!
Email Jackie | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Flawless! The experience was absolutely flawless!
It's difficult when you're from another country to book a safari with a local company. You just never know what you're going to get. That said, Tanzania Roadside Expeditions gave us everything they said they would and more! Everything, everything was perfectly timed. Guides, drivers, everyone involved were where they said they were going to be when they said they were going to be there. The accommodations were perfect...comfortable, and luxurious! The food was excellent!
More importantly the guides were knowledgeable and friendly. They found all of the animals we wanted to see. They educated us on them and the ecosystem. The 'safari car was comfortable. All of the bad parts of a safari we had read about...bugs...sun...weather never affected us because of the vehicle.
There is nothing they could have done better! I have already recommended Roadside Tanzania to friends. If you're thinking about a safari; if you're wondering who can trust...trust Roadside Tanzania Expeditions. They are the best!
Email Carlos | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Walter , The Wild Animal Whisperer Was Wonderful ! 5 “W’s” For A 5 “Stars” Experience
We did a quick 9 Day Safari experience which included 4 days in 3 Parks , 1 day touring in Stone Town (Zanzibar) & 3 days relaxing at a beach resort in Zanzibar. Our Safari guide , Walter, made this such a memorable trip. Living In Arusha, he knew and shared everything about the history, topography, food , local customs, Masai Warriors and of course animals and their behavior. Our accommodations were very comfortable at each place we stayed.
Tanzania Roadside Expeditions was dependable, honest & accessible throughout the entire planning of the trip as well as during and after the trip. We would highly recommend them.
One note: Next time we would try to stay 2 or 3 nights at Serengeti Park, it really was the highlight of the Safari. Trying to do 3 parks in 4 days ( our request) was overly ambitious and made for a lot of driving time and limited our enjoyment of accommodation amenities.
Email Kevin B | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We did a private safari with Tanzania Roadside Expeditions. Overall our safari was excellent !
Our guide made sure that we had the best stay possible!
Thanks to him we saw the Big 5 !!
Great selection of hotels/camps.
I strongly recommend them.
Email Jessica | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Best private safari for best value
Highly recommend picking your safari with Tanzania Roadside Expeditions. We did an 11 day tour, starting in Kenya before heading to Tanzania and ending with two days in Zanzibar. From all my research, Roadside was by far the cheapest for what we were looking for, but that didn't detract at all from the luxury private safari experience. Bonus!
From the first communication, Paul and team were always helpful and quick to respond to any questions - and we had a lot. They were also supportive of the numerous changes we made to the tour as we decided what to add/drop multiple times over.
During the tour, both guides were very professional and knowledgeable (as well as the city guide in Stone Town). We got to see the Big 5, not an aspiration we had before going, but Idris really pulled through our last day on safari and got us to the rhino a minute before it disappeared back into the forest.
All the hotels we stayed at were great. We were uncertain about the Rhino Lodge when we first showed up as it didn't look to be the same level as the other hotels, but the Cape Buffalo, Elephants and other animals that wandered right through the property as you sit out on your porch are worth the rustic vibe. As a vegetarian, I also had plenty of food options at all the hotels and the brown box lunches we had on safari days were also full, so I never felt hungry.
If I'm ever fortunate enough to do another safari in the area, I wouldn't hesitate to book with Roadside again.
Email Linda | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Paul promptly answered our numerous questions and clearly laid out what was covered in the tour.
It was quite intimidating to wire our safari payment directly to Tanzania, but Paul Justine, the tour operator, gave clear directions and also confirmed when he received the payment. There were 4 of us traveling on this particular two-week safari to Kenya and Tanzania and when the one couple had to back out within 3 weeks of our trip due to an unexpected and severe illness, Paul graciously returned their money in full! Each guide (one for each country) displayed great knowledge of the animals, where to find them within the park, and each one was friendly and accommodating. We had given the tour operator a monetary range and from there he chose a variety of fun accommodations from a hotel to a canvas tent (complete with shower and toilet!)
Email Kamil | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Tanzania Roadside helped us to organize our 5 days safari. Idriss was our guide and he was perfect, always ready to answer all questions we had and also with spotting animals. What is also really important we felt really safe for whole time with him!
I can totally recommend organizing a safari with them and for sure if I will go to safari again I will organize it with them! Thank you for amazing time!
Email Asia | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great experience, big adventure!
We organised a safari with the help of Tanzania Roadside and it was a great adventure. Our guide Idriss was very nice and always ready to answer all our questions. We had such a great time with him on our trip. He was also very good with spotting animals and finding good spots for taking photos.
We spent together almost 5 days, visiting Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Arusha and Lake Manyara.
We can totally recommend organizing a safari with them. It's a local company with good approach to the customers.
All the communication with the company run very professionaly and smoothly.
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