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 Haleh | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Wealth of knowledge, accommodating and incredibly kind.
I booked this 6 days safari trip based on my brother’s recommendation, with his fiancé. My brother recommended Paul to me and so we exchanged Wats app and email contacts, and it was smooth sailing from then on. He tailored everything to our needs and lodges based on our preferences. My partner was so scared of lions and not into safari what’s so ever, but Paul put him at ease with Wats app calls before we even embarked on this trip.
Our guide was Walter who was ever so knowledgeable; felt like he had a PhD in animal psychology. He further put my partner at ease, and his wealth of knowledge about the animal kingdom made the trip even more fascinating.
Walter also catered to our every need and tailored things to our timing and we managed to see absolutely everything with no stone left unturned.
The luxury lodges were simply breathtaking. The staff so polite and welcoming. We were assigned a host at every lodge. They were clean and the cuisines were exquisite in the most amazing settings.
One of the lodges provided BBQ in luxury tent.
The views to the wild from our balconies were just spectacular. I enjoyed a cup of tea or a bath in tranquility just gazing at the view and being in the moment.
My partner and I would like to spend more time at each lodge next time and enjoy the retreat. I was so in tuned with nature and where we humans all come from.
The Maasai tribe were there patrolling and looking after us, since they are so skilled in fending off the party crashers, ie. leopards who waltz in at happy hour! Lol.
We felt incredibly safe at all times and even my initially super nervous partner was put at ease and in total comfort.
Visit the Maasai village and learn about the skills of fire making and dancing traditions of this incredibly kind tribe.
Do purchase some handicraft from them to support them as it would be sad to see these tribes disappear in the modern world.
Don’t forget to visit the coffee plantations and be given a tour and sip a cuppa too. Being a coffee lover myself, it gave me a greater appreciation of my cup of coffee every morning.
In a nutshell, I was in tears when I saw the wildebeest and zebra migration. Just seeing how the animals interact and their behaviour takes you to the core of human existence.
I cried at the breakfast table upon our last day at the lodge because I was touched by the generosity, warmth and genuine acts of kindness of the people I met.
I also had a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes and we gave our guide a big hug goodbye. I simply couldn’t find enough words of gratitude.
Thank you Paul, Walter and team at Tanzania roadside expeditions for making this an unforgettable and educational trip for us.
We will return.
Email Dora | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Best tour operator in Tanzania
I received an offer from a few companies regarding to my planned safari. But the best offer came from Tanzania Roadside Expeditions (TRE). From the first contact they were very professional, answered every questions that I had and made sure that all my requests are included in their offer. They bought my flights from and to Zanzibar (where I was based) and even organised a taxi for me in Zanzibar. The communication was very smooth and very fast.
The guide/driver’s name was Sele who was fantastic during the whole safari. He was very professional, organised, always on time, very knowledgable about the animals and the national parks. We felt very safe with him during the whole time. We have seen the Big five plus a lot more animals! Absolutely wonderful experience and can’t recall one issue with them. The managing director greeted us in person in the beginning of our trip which is a nice touch. If you want your safari to be perfect, go for Tanzania Roadside Expeditions, you will not regret it! Thank you for everything TRE!
Email Kiana & Judy | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Trip of a lifetime - 10 Day Safari to Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater
Absolutely incredible, unforgettable experience. We knew we wanted to go on a safari somewhere in Africa, and I spent weeks researching which country and which company to go with before deciding on Tanzania Roadside Expeditions. No other company came close to the communication, flexibility, accommodations, and professionalism of Tanzania Roadside Expeditions. We had a private tour of Tarangire, central Serengeti, northern Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater, and stayed at some unique, beautiful, luxury lodges.
Our process began by talking with Paul, the managing director. He was prompt in responding to my many questions and offering recommendations for our trip, from the overall safari route to what we should bring with us. He even communicated my dietary restrictions to all of the lodges prior to our arrival. We were pleasantly surprised that Paul even met us at our first hotel (Melia Arusha) to talk about the safari and introduce us to our guide, James.
James was the reason that our trip was so extraordinary. With 15 years of experience, he's incredibly well-connected with the other rangers in the park and has an amazing understanding of animal behavior. This meant that he was always able to anticipate where the animals would be going so we'd get the best view, even when there were other vehicle groups around. We got to see not only one lion hunt, but THREE. We had front row seats to see the wildebeest cross the Mara River (twice!) in their Great Migration, we could have reached out the window to pet lions and cheetahs we were so close, we saw dozens of giraffes, elephants, zebra, hippos, gazelles, crocodiles, so many amazing birds, mother lions with their cubs, cheetahs with their cubs, baby jackals, baby gazelles, and so many more. James was also very respectful to the animals, not getting too close to them with the vehicle, but instead letting them come closer to us, which we really appreciated.
James truly cared about what we enjoyed, and was not only patient but also excited to answer our many, many questions. By anticipating where the animals would be, he positioned us so I could get the best photographs (something he knew I was excited about). James also had a lot of flexibility with each day's itinerary. Most days we wound up wanting to explore more and more but some days we wanted to rest a little early and he would always respond with "hakuna matata- no worries." He kept us comfortable and anticipated our needs, whether that be with plenty of cold water, bathroom breaks, and lunches. Not only did we have the adventure of a lifetime, but we also had plenty of time to relax and truly enjoy the experience.
Thank you, Paul, James, and Tanzania Roadside Expeditions, for making this the most incredible trip we've ever gone on. We can't wait to come back!
Email Janet Y. | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Safari beyond expectations
We had an amazing experience.
We had to reschedule 3 times due to Covid and other travel restrictions. Paul was very patient with me with all our changes. In the end we went with a private 8 days safari
Day 1 Arusha
Day 2 tarangire
Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater
Day 4-5 central Serengeti
Day 6-7 north Serengeti
Day 8 fly to Zanzibar
The jeep was clean and reliable.
Our guide was James, he was flexible to our schedule and always made sure we had the best time seeing all the animals. We saw all the big fives and the great migration river crossing
Email Siba | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Simply very professional and flexible.
The coordination with Paul by emails before arriving to Tanzania was very easy and efficient.
A trip very well spent by time and money.
I highly recommend Tanzania roadside expedition.
Email Irena | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great experience! Very well organised
Very good communication prior the trip started.
Helpful advices and organisation.
In my itinerary there was Tarangire Park, Serengeti Park, Ngorongoro Crater. Each park was unique and watching the wildlife was an incredible experience. We have visited also Maasai Village and took a flight in a hot air Balloon above Serengeti park. Later we flu to Zanzibar to discover Stone Town and Prison Island, spending last days relaxing by the beach.
All was very well organised, the guides, food, transportation and hotels.
I’m very happy I choose this company. They made my trip an unforgettable experience!
Thank you :))
Email Michal L | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Perfectly organized family safari!! Couldn't be better!!
We went for 4 days safari with my 8 years old son, 3 years old daughter and my wife. All was fantastic. Ayub our driver was great and keeping everything on the schedule!!
Email Richard | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Sonda, Narissa, Teagan, Brook, Tisha & Leif from Tennessee | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Organized and professional
If it wasn't exciting enough to be going on a Safari in the Serengeti, we had an incredible tour operator to make it more special. Paul in the office was very organized and perfect guiding us step by step through the reservation process. Albert was an exceptional guide that traveled with us from resort to camp to lodge to tent and everywhere in between. We could NOT have had a more knowledgeable guide! Albert has a degree in animal behavior and was a wealth of information on the oddities and peculiarity of each habitat, herd, pride and species interaction behaviors. We learned many interesting facts about each species along with mating rituals and predatory protocols. This adventure was a bucket list fulfilled with the BIG 5 (Lion, Black Rhino, Leopard, Lion, Elephant, Water Buffalo) and Super 7 (Big 5 plus Cheetah and Jackal) all in one trip. We were close enough to giraffe, elephant, zebra and wildebeest to look right in their eyes as they walked within inches of our Jeep. We saw the mating ritual literally in front of our eyes of a male and female lion. We were very near 3 cheetahs resting under a tree, giraffe were fighting from dominance, warthogs are hilarious, hyena are demonic looking, hippos smell awful and crocodiles were typically nearby. Water buffalo, jackal, leopard in treetops, baboon blocking the pathway, black rhino under the trees and many incredible birds. The greatest part of it all, these gorgeous, majestic animals were in their natural habitat, running free and living a protected life!!! HIGHLY recommend this exceptional trip!! Roadside Expeditions will take care of your details with fabulous accommodations, food and staff. Request Albert as your guide!!
Email Skyler | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Responsive and Accommodating Operator and an Unforgettable Experience!
Working with Tanzania Roadside Expeditions and Paul to set up the safari was a great experience. Paul was very responsive and always patient with the questions I had. This trip was organized as part of my honeymoon and Paul must've put in a good word at the lodges we stayed at because there was always a little something for us to make the trip extra special. What a nice touch!
Our safari guide, Sele, was amazing! Sele is one of the kindest, most knowledgeable, and hard working people we had the privilege of spending 3 days with. He was always excited to go for our game drives and able to see animals from a distance. He put us in some pretty incredible positions to experience the wildlife and make memories that will last my wife and I's lifetime.
Overall, booking with Tanzania Roadside Expeditions was a great experience and I would highly recommend them to anyone else considering this operator!
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