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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

Joanne & Calvin   –  
Hong Kong HK
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Aug 13, 2018

Email Joanne & Calvin  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great trip with Tanzania Roadside Expeditions!
5/5

We have no reservations in recommending Tanzania Roadside Expeditions (TRE). Paul put together a safari itinerary based on our schedules and flight times, and the mix of national parks (Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Arusha) reflected the wide range of ecosystems that Tanzania has. The actual itinerary matched what was customised/described to us over email communications.

Our guide, Ole, is very knowledgeable about wildlife, and is passionate about conservation. He was responsible in the way he conducted the safari (e.g. not feeding wild animals, or going off-road from designated driveways in the national parks – which we saw some other groups do), and we were taken good care of over the six days that we were with him. We got to see fascinating wildlife at a close distance (including lions, elephants, hippos etc.) and also learnt a lot about Tanzanian history and culture from Ole.

The choice of lodges / tented camps was excellent, and we enjoyed our stays in locations with very friendly and professional staff. This was a memorable trip for us and as first-time safari travelers, we are glad that we went with TRE.

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
5/5

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!

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
5/5

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.

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