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Evelyn   –  
Austria AT
Visited: February 2022 Reviewed: Feb 16, 2022

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

Unforgettable experience with a perfect safari company
5/5

Our safari experience was amazing and we had a very good time with Paradise & Wilderness. We decided to do the 9-Day-Fly-in & Drive Safari in Northern Tanzania and we are very happy that we finally made this decision and spent the money for this unique vacation.
Everything was well organized, perfect communications from the beginning, very nice accommodations and very friendly, helpful and attentive staff. Our driver Adson did a very good job and spottet all the animals we were looking for. So we were lucky and got to see all the Big Five and of course a lot more.
We absolutely recommend this fantastic experience!

Peggy and Jean-Pierre   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: January 2022 Reviewed: Jan 26, 2022

Email Peggy and Jean-Pierre

Just enjoy a top holiday, absolutely recommended!
5/5

It Starts before departure, good information and a safari proposal to everyone's liking. Everything so well arranged. From the pick-up at the airport to the guidance throughout the safari. The accommodations, the good, the friendliness of the staff, we can't really say anything bad. The driver/guide ensured that we could enjoy all the beauty carefree! We had a great holiday and we we're lucky to have been the big 5.
Paradise & Wilderness is an absolute must! Thank you for this beautiful experience.

Jomarga   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Oct 30, 2021

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

It is a fantastic and reliable organization!
5/5

If you want to go to Tanzania for a beach or a safari or a combination of what we have done, book with this fantastic company, reliable and if something is not right it is arranged in no time. What a top service and what a top holiday we have had. I will definitely go back and will definitely book through this company again. This trip has exceeded all our expectations and that is certainly thanks to this fantastic club of people. We were there 17 days first Zanzibar, then 6 days safari through northern Tanzania, and then relax again on the beautiful island of Zanzibar, Fantastic tents during the safari, good beds, private shower and toilet, great food, and we did not feel unsafe for a moment . The whole trip was arranged through Paradise and Wilderness, everything was possible with many thanks to Melanie what a winner that is. And service is certainly a top priority at this club. Even with a delay during the return journey, a taxi was also on standby and a room was available if we were not flying that day. The trip to Zanzibar and back was booked by ourselves at KLM so even then the service was still top notch, Bert what a top company you have and what top staff!!! A sante sana!!!!

Franka   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Oct 30, 2021

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

Thinking in possibility's not in problems. High standart
5/5

We where for the first time on safari, seen wunderfull things. We planned it all before we went toZanzibar. It was een experience i will never forget. Nice people, beautiful vieuws, clean, everything was clean. The food was good, we had a buffet. Very creatief.
Thank you for giving us more than we aspected. Because of COVID we had t wait another year. It was wearth it.

Christian   –  
Germany DE
Visited: July 2021 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2021

Email Christian  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

This is a most helpful, supportive, knowledgeable and professional tour operator you can imagine.
5/5

We have booked an individually planned safari trip through northern Tanzania with a beach add-on on Zanzibar. This has been a lifetime experience and we cannot stop thinking of our wonderful experiences during this privately guided tour. A major advantage is that Paradise and Wilderness (P&W) owns the hotels, lodges and camps it offers, a modern fleet of specialized safari cars, and employs their own selected guides, which all allows for the highest standards during the whole trip. Wildlife observation and game drives were the major components of the vacation in our case. We started in Arusha from a conveniently located cosy place in a quiet part of central Arusha (hotel Africa Safari Arusha). Africa Safari Lake Manyara is a lovely tented camp at the shores of the lake and allows easy exploration of the National Parks in the surroundings (Tarangire, Manyara). Continuing via Ngorongoro crater, we crossed the Serengeti and found another nice camp on its western central edge just outside the parks gate (but in the ecosystem) called Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma. Here, we experienced sleeping in the bush but in very nice high quality tents. The camp had so nice staff and very delicious food and full day service, we just loved it. This is also true for the brand-new Africa Safari Massai Boma, the newest addition to P&Ws portfolio of accommodations. Here, you sleep in a traditional round hut with all the amenities you can imagine, you also get pampered and served unbelievably good food. It also offers very authentic guided trips by the local Massai people who are really keen on teaching you what nature has to offer. The Massai tribe is also prominent in another stunning place, Lake Natron. This is such a fascinating place, a magic landscape and scenery, nice options of hiking trips, bird watching etc. – all of this very easy to do from another perfect accommodation – Africa Safari Lake Natron. This is a perfectly run new glamping camp with the most beautiful view of the lake and the mountains and the holy volcano of the Massai people. It cannot be recommended highly enough. Back in Arusha, we did game drives in the Arusha Park and walked around Lake Duluti. Another highlight was a tour to an authentic village where we were offered a very nice insights into daily subsistence life. We learned how to grow and produce coffee, sugar and all sorts of other agricultural products. If you want something real and not the usual tourist stuff, book a tour with Moivaro Cultural Tourism through P&W.
The whole safari trip was so enjoyable because of the guidance and company of the knowledgeable and most motivated guide David. He made sure we could do the maximum of wildlife observations but also helped us diving deeper into the countries rhythm and realities. We learned so much in the 2 weeks.
P&W has several hotels on Zanzibar, we stayed in a recommendable mid-range option Reef & Beach resort in Jambiani in a relaxed corner on the SE of the island.

All in all we can sum up and confidently say, if you do a safari in Tanzania, do it with P&W!

Peter   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: August 2021 Reviewed: Aug 16, 2021

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

It was really awesome !
5/5

Spending 2 weeks on Zanzibar first half of August, we eventually decided to book a 2 day/1 night safari game drive and we did not regret it at all !

* Organisation
The whole organisation was perfect :
- collected on time from our Nungwi hotel
- flight departed on time from ZNZ to Selous
- you start the safari directly upon arrival
- you end the safari on day 2 at the airstrip
- return flight again departed on time
- transfer from ZNZ back to Nungi

* Driver/guide
We met our driver/guide JOSEPH upon arrival at the Selous airstrip.
It was his childhood dreamjob and he’s got it
He was really great : as a driver, as a guide (think encyclopedia Brittanica about animals & plants) and finally also as a person.
If we would have had a son (we have 2 lovely daughters( he would of been great

* Vehicle
We had an open 4x4 Suzuki/Maruti SJ413 with 5 individual comfortable passenger seats, staged on 3 different levels for optimal viewing.
Although it did look a little worn & torn, it did the job perfectly. Btw, after finishing, we better understood the first look of the vehicle as one does quite some 4x4 off road.

* Game drive / safari
One should know that of the so called big 5, there are only 4 possible at Selous as there are no more rhino still alive. Joseph als told us that seeing a leopard would be very fortunate.
Out of the 4, we saw 3 : lions, buffalos and Elephants Furthermore we also saw : impalas, zebras, girafes, swine (pumbas), wildebeests, hippos, crocodiles, vultures, birds of prey, various colourful birds, squirrels, baboons, other smaller monkeys.
We also saw a 1.500+ year old baobab tree, even more impressive than the Sequoia we saw in the USA.

* Accomodation
Welcomed by 3 real Maasai who actually guard the place
We only stayed 1 night :
- room : glamping tent with ac : was just ok
- food : was ok, but choice rather limited
- drinks : not very very cold and no ice…
- power shut off : from 22h00 to 05h00
Some a.m. are 1st world issues but now you know..

* Tips
- travel light (small planes…)
- bring a torch
- the roads can get dusty sometimes
- better to wear long trousers/pants/jogging
- better to wear closed shoes not sandals
- am : right side of car exposed to sun
- pm : left side of car exposed to sun

^ Bottom line
Can we recommend this company ? Absolutely !
Make sure to ask them to set you up with JOSEPH as driver/guide and a very good person

Enjoy true nature as long it is still there…

Annelies, Louis and Tom   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: March 2019 Reviewed: May 17, 2020

Email Annelies, Louis and Tom  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Discover wild and friendly Africa in an unforgetable way
5/5

The whole trip was discussed in personal contact with Lucian and arranged taylor made. Starting at the beautiful Mayara Lake camp where you can taste the Tanzanian friendlyness in the middle of the African nature. From there we had a long tour including NGoro-NGoro, 2 days Serengeti, and Lake Natrong, which gave us an impresive good view on, one of the still unspoiled less cultivated Natural Environments in Africa. In the middle of the Serengeti we stayed overnight in a in a tent where you could hear the Rhino's and Lions walking around, eatin and 'socialising' in the dark. Because Tanzania is a friendly, safe and peacefull country, and the service is optimal too, the only thing we could do was enjoy our stay in real Nature :).

Michela   –  
Italy IT
Visited: October 2019 Reviewed: Nov 27, 2019

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

Perfect package to the raw Africa
5/5

We've booked with Paradise and Wilderness and don't regret a single penny!
The organization is beyond perfect, they provide a detailled programm with no secret extra, planning your trip day by day.
Communication is perfect with e-mail, price more the good, locations were good in african style
We made Safari in Selous 3 days and then Zanzibar.
Do not worry about anything, if you book with them! You're in good hands!
Great work guys!!
Asante sana

Nicolas   –  
France FR
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 11, 2019

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

It was a wonderfull experience
5/5

Nothing. Everything was perfect, our guide and cooker were very kind. We have been lucky. Fantastic mémoires. I would like to do it again one day.

Jaanika   –  
Estonia EE
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 8, 2019

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

After payment you will feel poor but after safari you feel that you are the richest person alive.
4/5

Here are the reasons why I have chosen Shemeji Safari:
(1) quick replies
(2) a proper PDF offer with descriptions, pictures and prices
(3) payment can be made to an European bank

We ordered 4-days lodge safari for 2pax.
The tour took us through Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro National Park, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater. If you choose the same trip, you better take your warm clothes with you (I mean winter jacket, seriously)!

Our guide Patrick was very skillful driver. You will experience some African massage. There are a lot of driving on different roads.
Accommodations were incredible. Dinners and breakfasts were delicious. I didn't like our lunch boxes as I saw what others ate for lunch (pasta, huge sandwiches, fresh fruits). I am very picky when it comes to food, so maybe you will not have the same issue during your safari. I still suggest you to buy some snacks for backup.

It is hard to describe all the emotions when you see wild animals in their natural environment. You cannot leave Africa without going to a safari. I recommend to do the safari with a local guide because they will take you to the best locations. They communicate with each other by radio to find most rare animals.

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