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Markocu   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jun 18, 2019

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

Great experience

I spent a lot of time learning about the parks and reading reviews. What I liked about Tanzania Roadside was Paul's flexibility when planning my trip. 7/6 nights. I switched on of the accommodations and added a 3rd night to Sarrenngeti at the upscale kuba kuba.
First off all accommodations were nice, with great service and generally felt the staff was amazing. Are guide had 5 years working with same company and shared knowledge some and looked up answers to our questions if required from his reference books. He was easy with a smile and never rattled even when he had to change the tire for 2nd time. He also stopped so we could gift kids soccer balls we brought and a unscheduled stop at local school to gift supplies.
We found are own way to Arusha and stayed at a simple hotel for night. Paul and Ezekiel arrived as scheduled for pick up. We went over trip and were on our way. 1st stop Tarangire.
Next day lake Manyara by back way. Then 2 nights at Kati kati Sarrenngeti and a 3rd in Kuba Kuba last night at Rhino camp that was cozy in its own way. Last day we did Ngorongoro crater before heading back to Arush last day.
I think we got good bang for our bucks and were able to see every thing including big five. Money transfer was easy. This company is all local people, not a international business. I gave it 4.5 stars

Hi   –  
Austria AT
Visited: December 2018 Reviewed: Feb 8, 2019

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

Small company with a very dedicated owner

Paul, the owner of the company, really puts a LOT of effort into planning your safari and make the best out of your stay. The safari itself was amazing and the accommodations fully met/exceeded our expectations. Our driver was very knowledgable, however, he made it very clear that he would rather be with his family (it was around Christmas time). We of course understand this but this put us in a very uncomfortable situation. He only answered our questions but did not tell us a lot by himself. We also booked a beach vacation on Zanzibar with Tanzania Roadside Expedition after our safari. This part we wouldn't book again with them as we had a very unpleasant experience in the hotel booked for us (but Paul was again VERY helpful).

All in all we absolutely loved our experience and think it is very rare that someone puts as much effort into client servicing as Paul does. It was not "perfect" due to some things as listed below but your value for money is great and you sure will have a great vacation if you book with Tanzania Roadside Expeditions.

Robert   –  
Qatar QA
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Aug 23, 2018

Email Robert  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

The trip was awesome and my kids were so happy to have such an excellent guide and driver

There was no any problems with communication at all, all the plan went as planned and the trip met all our expectations.

The Olivier Family   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Jul 17, 2018

Email The Olivier Family  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Huge Deliviery from a Small Operator

The communication regarding arrangements was very good. Everything that we asked was adequately answered and more. All questions were promptly answered and always with a kind gesture. Paul, the tour operator, 'tailor-made' our tour to fit our bucket list.

Although we never got to see the river crossing due to the late rain, our guide, James, made sure that we saw the migration. We appreciate his trouble for doing this! James was very knowledgeable and keenly answered all our questions. He adhered to our requests and ensured that we saw a lot of game. From start to finish, James went out of his way to help us and make sure that our Tanzanian experience was up to expectations, this included taking us to 'shop' before and after the safari.

Our chef, Osmani, is fit to cook for a king. His food and hospitality is hard to match. We are still wondering how he managed to make so many delicious dishes, including the packed lunches, with such limited resources.

Compared to other operators that we saw at campsites, our camping equipment was much better and more spacious.

The overall service and experience was fantastic. All three gentlemen that we dealt with: Paul, James and Osmani treated us like royalty. We appreciate their hospitality and strong recommend Tanzania Roadside Expeditions.

Achraf   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 26, 2017

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

Very helpful but could have been perfect

The organizers were very flexible with us although we sent our request very late. They could organize us a last minute trip which went well.
On the way to different parks, we saw other guides explaining a lot of things to the groups and showing them a lot of things on the maps. Ours was kind of silent and not very proactive, we had always to ask about things to get answers and information.

Marco and Lena   –  
Germany DE
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Nov 18, 2023

Email Marco and Lena  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A safari beyond dreams! Perfectly organized, best safari guides you can imagine, very fair price

Our safari experience with Tanzania Roadside Expedition was an absolute dream come true. From the very start, their meticulous organization of transport and hotels ensured a hassle-free adventure. The pricing was incredibly reasonable, offering exceptional value for such a comprehensive experience.

The brilliance of the tour guides was a highlight of our journey. Their extensive knowledge and passion for the wildlife and the regions we explored were evident. They didn't just guide us; they educated us about the countries, the people, and their cultures, adding depth to our adventure. Their instinct for spotting wildlife was uncanny, leading us to breathtaking encounters with the 'Big Five' and much more.

The range of accommodations was another aspect that made our safari unique. Each lodge and camp had its distinct charm, ensuring that every stay was a memorable part of our journey. From the luxurious comforts to the rustic elegance, each place added a special flavor to our experience.

The wildlife encounters throughout our safari were nothing short of spectacular. The balloon safari over the Serengeti was a standout experience, offering us a bird's-eye view of the vast, sprawling savanna. It was a moment of pure magic that we'll never forget.

We were also impressed with the level of service provided by the tour operator. Even before booking, they were incredibly supportive, accommodating our wishes and needs with kindness and professionalism. This level of attention continued throughout our safari.

The itinerary was perfectly tailored to our interests. Starting in Nairobi and the Masai Mara, we were thrilled by the great wildebeest migration. Moving to the northern Serengeti, we witnessed the dramatic river crossings. In the central Serengeti, the abundance of wildlife, especially the big cats, was a sight to behold. Our journey through the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, before concluding in Arusha, was filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and wildlife encounters.

In summary, this safari with Tanzania Roadside Expedition was more than just a trip; it was the best experience of our lifetime. The combination of exceptional guides, diverse accommodations, spectacular wildlife, and outstanding service made this a journey we will always cherish. We wholeheartedly recommend Tanzania Roadside Expedition to anyone seeking an unforgettable African adventure.

Prema   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Nov 8, 2023

Email Prema  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Prompt in responding to our concerns.

Ezekiel was an excellent driver guide. Felt extremely safe with his driving skills and his knowledge of the animals and terrain. He made an effort to make our tour extremely enjoyable. Would recommend him as a guide . Had a wonderful safari in Tanzania.

Silke   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 20, 2023

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

Dream-Trip with Tanzania Roadside Expeditions

We had a wonderful trip to Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Paul is a very competent organizer and always responded promptly during the planning phase and when we had questions. The joy of meeting each other was great when we were picked up at the airport. Justine, our safari guide, my husband, and I got along very well. Justine was very attentive and enthusiastic, ensuring that we had a great time and could see the Big Five. The mid-range lodges chosen by Paul were perfect for us. We thank you very much and can wholeheartedly recommend Tanzania Roadside Expedition.

Meilin   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Oct 16, 2023

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

The Best trip in my life ever!

This trip will be a forever treasure in our memory! We've seen so many amazing moments... big fives even the black rhino! leopard hunting, lion feeding, river cross, ostrich running in front of our car... the food are great, accommodations are tailored to our tastes and budget and our guide Walter is the best! He is very knowledgable about this land, very professional and experienced and most importantly, he loves there and what he's doing. It's kind of like an adventure with a friend. Also the whole team operates in good shape, from landing to taking off, everything went smoothly. Paul is very responsible and always replies quickly. We rarely leave comments, but highly recommend this team!

Jenny   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2023

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


We had a great experience on safari in Tanzania. Our tour guide James was kind, reliable, and knowledgeable. We got to see so many beautiful landscapes and animals! Amazing experience! We especially loved our stay in the Serengeti at one of the mobile camps. My regret was that we should have stayed for at least 1 or 2 more night since the treck out there is quite bumpy and dusty.

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