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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 !

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

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

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

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.

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.

Cindy   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2019

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


Lucian is great,she arranged everything, exactly the way we wanted it to be. Paradise Wilderness is a very price/quality agency.
Our driver Magoma is very talented and knows a lot about Safaris, animals and is very kind.
All Tanzanian people are very nice to each other. We slept in the lake Manyara Tent, it is very clean and relaxing. We also stayed in the Serengeti Park and this is a MUST to do, there is a very special atmosphere and the landscape is just speechless!
This is for sure one of the best family holidays ever!

Michiel   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 28, 2019

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

Great welcome with very kind and help-full people at the Camp close to the Selous game-reserve.

We had a warm welcome from de people of the camp (Selous Game Reserve). I felt directly save and at home. Our room was very well furnished, clean and in African style. A nice, big bed, ceiling fans, mosquito net atmospheric lighting. Comfortable bathroom with warm and cold water.
A round pool to cool down.
The restaurant is well equipped and we enjoyed the breakfast, lunches and dinners. Also good possibilities for my vegetarian wife. I enjoyed the bar.
The parc-visit was exciting: in an open car we saw many animals and the driver know how to take care. Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs, crocodiles, hippo's, lions, vultures and a lot of other different birds, waterbucks, and zebra's. The driver had a lot of knowledge of the nature and the animals.
I really felt in contact with the African nature also because it was pure not too touristy.

Maria Louise   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 28, 2019

Email Maria Louise  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Beautiful encounter in and with the heart of Africa

All arranged smoothly by Paradise and Wilderness we arrived at the beautiful Africa Safari Camp. We really liked the natural appearance of the accomodation, the friendly people at the camp attending our every needs, and the way the camp is situated in the middel of nature.
Besides the Game Drive with experienced driver/guides, you can join a riversafari, a bush walk and a visit at a local village. The bush walk was informative, and entertaining, ending with making a fire the Masaai-way. It was great fun. The bootsafari in the early morning was enchanting, the broad Rufuji river with the high banks. And off course we spotted a few hippo-families, resting in the water to hide from the sun. In the middle of the Camp is a nice pool, particulary suitable for a refreshing bath. I really appreciate the way they find a balance between nature and comfort. I will not easy forget the beautiful starry nights at the bonfire with the sounds of the little animals like the bushbaby and the crickets. Everything was very clean and everyday clean towels waited for us folded in a beautiful way with some flowers from the garden.

Davide   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 23, 2019

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

Amazing Safari

This company is serious and well organised , good value for money that you spend. Compared with other experience we collect during the Safari from other people , we were very lucky to choose this company. The places where we slept It was very nice , the driver Ellemas was wonderful and we watched a lot of animals. Thank you guys for this awesome experience

Juuso and Sara   –  
Finland FI
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jun 30, 2019

Email Juuso and Sara  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Our perfect honeymoon safari!

We had the honeymoon safari of our dreams with this company! We spent 7 nights in Northern Tanzania, starting from Kilimanjaro and going from there to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeri and Ngorongoro. Our driver and guide, Beni, was a great guy! If you want to get an answer to your questions about the animals or other questions about Africa or Tanzania, just ask Beni and he knows the answers. He has almost 20 years of experience about being a safari guide and you can sure see that in everything he does! So everything works with him! During the safari we had just amazing, unforgettable , safe and clean accommodations with delicious food! We stayed some nights in the tented lodges in the middle of nature and some in really good hotels. The one and only thing that bothered us a little was that when planning the itinerary, we agreed the hotels and prices but after agreeing and paying everything, we found out that one of the lodges was fully booked and then we had to pay 250$ more if we wanted the same good location (though the hotel was luxury). With the agreed price we were offered a similar lodge but very far away from the Ngorongoro crater. So book your safari as early as possible to avoid this kind of problems! Emma also worked really well answering our questions with e-mails and letting us know everything we needed. In addition to the game drives with a good and reliable car, we really enjoyed the three differend 2-3 hours walking safaris we had. First in the slopes of Kilimanjaro including a coffee tour! Second was with an armed ranger in lake Manyara and that was also so cool and amazing! The last one was at the Ngorongoro crater with spectacular views! So absolutely recommend also these walking safaris! All together this was the best of our travels even though we have been in 20 differend countries together! So choose Paradise & Wilderness if you want to have the best adventure of your life! Thank you so much for everything we will remember this the rest of our lives!

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