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Katherine   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Nov 1, 2023

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

Great trip!

I had a great time as a solo traveller; my driver, James was brilliant and so helpful.
The safari itself was amazing. They were able to secure fuel during a shortage which was really tricky.

Susana   –  
Portugal PT
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Oct 27, 2023

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

Flexibility of service, great safari, value for money

We received a quote for the safari we selected and for the days we needed. The value us similar to the one we found online. The info provided is accurate, most of the information needed is in the document of the quote. Payment can be done by revolut or bank transfer. Sometimes the exchange of information is slow, either by email or whatsapp, but it arrives. There was a small issue when we paid by bank transfer. The company said it was missing 10 dollars, even tough it was transferred. This was the negative point we found, because I never saw a proof of the amount they received from my bank transfer. Swahili Paradise offered us to stay in their hostel in Arusha by 15 dollars a night with breakfast. It is an ok place, but in a slum, which means to arrive and leave from there only by car. No chance to buy anything around to eat and we hardly had electricity while we were there. Despite we booked the night before and after the safari, we decided to stay in the city center when we returned from the safari, as it is too much remote and we needed dinner. In that case we did not ask for the 15 dollars back. Still, in the day the safari started, we had transport arranged by Swahili Paradise to take us to the meeting point. The safari was amazing. As far as I understand they booked it to another company - Arunga. Our guide was spectacular - Ali or the Serengeti master as he says. He knew everything about Serengeti and Ngorongo. This is the experience I will take with me. But when we book the safari we don't know these details regarding who takes us.

Aline Demeulenaere   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Oct 27, 2023

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

The review below is the personal opinion of Aline Demeulenaere and not that of SafariBookings.
Bad organisation

Sorry but I wasn’t that happy with how the safari went .. Everyday another jeep with another driver and other peoples, the planning changed totally from day 1 without any communication or plan. I slept on other campsites then my planning said, every morning I had to search by myself to my driver and nobody knew anything. Everyday we left very late (also not on the planning). And my driver forgot to pick me up at lake manyara to Serengeti so I’m not that happy

Irving Vives   –  
Germany DE
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Oct 5, 2023

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

They did a good follow up.

I did not do the safari directly with them. I was redirected to Suricatas. So I cannot say much about Swahili Paradise.

Erica   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 9, 2023

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

A Brilliant Start to the New Year!

I had an absolute blast on the safari. It was truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life!

Steve and Mary picked me up from the airport and it was perfectly organized and smooth sailing. Any hiccups were easily dealt with.

I'm a solo traveler and thought there would be a group on these dates, but the group changed their plans. I paid extra for the private tour and it was worth it!! I had the van to myself and Steve was a lot of fun and added so much to the trip with his good sense of humor and professionalism. It was like going with a good friend who knows where the animals are and a lot about their nature.

I like camping and stayed in the budget camp. I enjoyed it and spent New Year's Eve around the camp fire with other local and international travelers.

Luck was on our side and we saw so many amazing animals. I'm filled with gratitude. It was the perfect way to start the year!

Reka   –  
Luxembourg LU
Visited: July 2021 Reviewed: Dec 30, 2022

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

Amazing and well organized

The safari was amazing, well organised and completely worth the money we paid. The crew was super nice and attentive!

Arman   –  
Romania RO
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Dec 29, 2022

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


Reliable, punctual...
Transfer vehicle is comfortable, tour guides are competent. Everything was all right. Accommodation lodge was so comfortable..
Thanks for jimy and friendly driver iusuf..
I had amazing tour.

Nathalie   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2022 Reviewed: May 1, 2022

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

The review below is the personal opinion of Nathalie and not that of SafariBookings.

I booked this 3 day tour, clearly stating that because I was alone I wanted to join a group. I received my itinerary in advance, 1 day: drive to the National park followed by a driving safari from afternoon to the evening. Day 2 driving all day, day 3 return.
2 days before the start of the safari, I got a message saying that the plan had changed, the people I was supposed to be with had changed their mind, and therefore I would go on a walking safari on the first day as "it would be great and I would be closer to the animals".
On arrival, the ranger laughed at me as I was in trainers. What I did not know was that due to the rain season the terrain was muddy and I would need boots, which I did not have. I managed to borrow a pair that were 2 sizes too small and we went off anyway. Again due to the rain season the grass was very high and almost impossible to walk, suffice to say I saw absolutely nothing.
Jimmy the organiser knew this and when I told him this was not ok, the reaction was that as I was alone I was costing him too much and what I had paid for did not cover his expenses. This should not have been my concern. Thankfully day 2 was very good but only due to a great guide Amir. Also any local will tell you that safari is either early morning or evening, not all day. Jimmy is not honest and you should chose another tour.

Lina. B   –  
France FR
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Oct 2, 2021

Email Lina. B  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Very professional and correct. Jimmy the manager is always available and attentive.

Concerning myself, I had a wonderful experience with this agency.
The driver Clémence, always very punctual, warm, careful driving, attentive and smiling, I was alone in the taxi from Dar el Salam to Mikumi.
On the spot my guide was Jacob, perfect English and very professional, I learned a lot of things about the animals of the park, the birds, he is passionate about his job. I was alone in the jeep, great private safari!
I was staying at Camp Bastian, very clean, very helpful staff and all-you-can-eat buffet meals.
Visit of the very authentic Masai village, I expected a tourist trap but not at all. I was alone with a whole family to discuss their culture and way of life, fascinating.
I spent 3 unforgettable days, I thank Jimmy and his team for their professionalism and availability.
I highly recommend them, I saw lots of animals very closely, I was well accommodated, unbeatable value for money!

(automatic translation from French)

Cornel   –  
Romania RO
Visited: June 2021 Reviewed: Jun 25, 2021

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

Ok operator

Our experience with Swahili Paradise Tour was next - transfer to the mainland and Zanzibar were ok
- Safarii 2 days share with other people : good experience , the driver was awesome , the food from ngorongoro under any criticism (boxed ), to the tarangirwas ok
- accommodation taken at the grandra view lodge through them the price and very good conditions
- Kilimanjaro tour came with a car robbery of not fit 4 people in it. After I contacted Jimmy, they came in a car. The two waterfalls that had to be seen was just one, the table arranged at a restaurant was good
- Stone town tour was ok but one we discussed initially and we had to pay extra.
-Generally an ok experience

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