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Sue   –  
Australia AU
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 23, 2023

Email Sue  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent safari

We were a group of 6 friends that had never been to Africa before.
When designing our safari we had very little idea of where to go. Sandy was extremely patient and very helpful when we were working out our trip. She always answered my many questions very quickly, no pressure just helpful advice.
Our driver/guide -James was brilliant- he really knew his stuff and was very accommodating of our needs. Thanks to James we saw all the animals and lots of animal behavior. We especially enjoyed watching the “kills” and the great migration of the wildebeest.
I have no hesitation in recommending Soul of Tanzania.

Narcisa   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 20, 2023

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

Excellent service!

Our 30th wedding anniversary in Tanzania was an incredible experience. From the moment we contacted Soul of Tanzania, we got a quick and informative response. Marta was patient thru the whole process. Being in Tanzania for the first time we relied on her guidance. Thank you kindly to Marta for your recommendations and for your assistance with customizing our itinerary!
Special thanks to the Gosheni Dream team. Our guide Omari was simply amazing, his support thru out our 6 day in the mountains, was everything we needed to help us achieve our goal of successfully making it to the top of Kilimanjaro! Omari is very knowledgeable and supportive. Very impressed with his whole team, Thomas, Kasim and Omari the chef , all are very special, hard working people that left a long lasting impression on us. Omari is also so kind hearted and caring, he gave me his jacket and gloves, while I was struggling with the cold. From the bottom of our hearts thank you dream team for helping us achieve our dream and making our 30th anniversary so unforgettable. We are forever grateful to all of you, thank you for taking us safely to the roof of Africa!

Enrique Vallina Garcia   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 17, 2023

Email Enrique Vallina Garcia  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Fantastic experience – greatly exceeded expectations

The trip was absolutely amazing. Everything was well organised (including the hot lunches, rather than the packed box lunches) and Johnson, the driver and tour guide, was absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend!

Kathryn   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2023

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

Exceeded our once in a lifetime expectations

From the moment we connected with Soul of Tanzania we knew we were in good hands. Our journey designer Sandy was patient and helpful in creating our trip and finding the right accommodation. We were so spoilt by our accommodations throughout the trip, the hospitality was unforgettable.
Our safari guide, Salum, was phenomenal. Quiet and kind at first, but he proved to be knowledgeable and in the end “Mr Right Place, Right Time” who spoiled us with animal sightings.
We chose the Living with Lions safari, and it was perfect for our first time safari experience.

Christine   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2023

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

Unforgettable first safari with the best tour operator

We embarked on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Tanzania and Kenya, all expertly orchestrated by the exceptional team at Soul of Tanzania. From the moment we connected with Jose, our tour organizer, we knew we were in capable hands. Amidst a sea of quotes from various tour operators in the region, Jose's unparalleled dedication and attention to detail stood out effortlessly. Any question was answered promptly and professionally.

Our adventure commenced in the vibrant city of Arusha, where we were seamlessly transported from the airport to our first destination. Over the following days, we were treated to a mesmerizing exploration of the region's natural wonders. Our itinerary took us through the breathtaking landscapes of Tarangire, the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater, and the boundless beauty of both Central and Northern Serengeti. The game drives were really awesome. We saw the big five and more. At the Mara River we experienced the wilderbeest crossing twice.

A pivotal highlight of our expedition was the enchanting balloon ride along the Mara River, an experience that transported us beyond the realms of ordinary reality. The seamless transition from Kogatende Airstrip to the Kenyan border was a testament to the meticulous planning and coordination by the Soul of Tanzania team. Effortlessly crossing the border with the guidance of a seasoned driver, we seamlessly ventured into the depths of the Maasai Mara for three remarkable days.

Each accommodation was handpicked with precision, offering not just comfort but a glimpse into the warm hospitality of the region. Our driver, Simon, not only expertly navigated the terrain but also became our knowledgeable guide, regaling us with captivating tales about the diverse wildlife and the surrounding landscapes. His thoughtful gesture of preparing delectable lunches, accompanied by a glass of fine wine, added an extra touch of luxury to our already extraordinary journey.

Our first safari adventure was a revelation, and the expertise of a specialist like Jose and the unwavering support of Simon in Tanzania and Nick in Kenya, ensured that it won't be our last. Soul of Tanzania not only curated an experience but crafted a lasting memory that will remain etched in our hearts. Thank you, Jose, Simon, Nick and everyone else involved in the team for the impeccable execution and for granting us an experience that transcended the boundaries of the ordinary.

Isabel Mas   –  
Spain ES
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2023

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

Excellent combination of safari and local exposure

We specially enjoyed our tour at Materuni Waterfall on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. The coffee tour experience with Michael and his friends is totally recommendable, and ask for Michael’s wife food and delicious wishes.

Renee, Jim & Kyle   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 13, 2023

Email Renee, Jim & Kyle  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Easy to work with and experts at safari planning!

East Africa Overland - 2 week Safari
September 2023

Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Amboseli

Choosing a safari tour company can be daunting. However, choosing the right safari company can insure the best, once in a lifetime adventure! We chose Soul of Tanzania and they delivered exactly what we wanted! Jose, our Journey Designer was very professional and highly experienced! Jose listened to what we wanted, patiently answered our many questions then confidently guided us through the trip planning process.

One reason we chose Soul of Tanzania is because we wanted a local company who had “on the ground” expertise with the East Africa parks and camps. We also wanted the flexibility to build our own itinerary, choose our accommodations, and travel privately with a Safari driver/guide rather than in a group which Soul of Tanzania allowed us to do. All of our accommodations exceeded our expectations - the food, the comfortable beds, the service, and the ambiance of the camps.

One of the highlights of our trip was spending 8 days with Enock John, our expert driver/guide in Tanzania! Enock took such good care of us and seemed more like a longtime friend. After 15 years in the business, Enock is still so passionate about his love of animals and his job! He had an innate, sixth sense for finding animals and he knew every detail about every animal too. We would love to return someday and have Enock as our guide again!

Thank you Soul of Tanzania for delivering the trip of a lifetime which will live in our hearts and memory forever!

Kim   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2023

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

An Unforgettable Honeymoon!

My husband and I did an 8 day safari with Soul of Tanzania for our honeymoon. It was incredible and everything we could have hoped for and more!

From the beginning, Marta was responsive to all of our emails and requests and put together a great itinerary for us. We arrived at each of our hotels on schedule with no issues and thoroughly enjoyed the stay at each. We also had a beach extension at Zanzibar following our safari, which Soul of Tanzania planned for us. The beach and resort at the Melia were beautiful!

Our safari guide, Omari, was awesome! He was clearly dedicated to giving us a fantastic experience. He would routinely stop along the safari routes and point out unique or interesting wildlife. Some days, we would get up before sunrise and Omari would drive us for 12+ hours. He always made sure we were comfortable and put our safety as a top priority throughout the trip. We had a couple of issues with our vehicle along the way (e.g., flat tire, which could be expected) and Omari problem-solved without any impact to us or the trip. He was also dedicated to finding us the Big 5 which we did by the end! He was friendly, fun, knowledgeable, and made our safari honeymoon an unforgettable experience!

Overall we had a fantastic trip with Soul of Tanzania in general and Omari specifically. We felt safe and cared for and truly had a once in a lifetime experience. We would definitely recommend!

Petra   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 7, 2023

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


Can’t speak highly enough , the overall experience was out of this world, Jose from Soul of Tansania/ Spirit of Kenya organized everything down to the last detail.

The private tour began in Arusha and ended in Nairobi. Wonderful tours of wildlife included Tarangiri, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti Park and Masai Mara.
Beautiful accommodations, and great guides. Trip to the giraffe sanctuary and the Karen Blitzens house in Nairobi were bonuses.
Asante Sana!

Kim H   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Oct 7, 2023

Email Kim H

The best, very knowledgeable ❤️

For those of you in doubt, please consider Soul of a Tanzania as your tour company. We were linked with Jose (our journeyman) who put together a tour that not only met, but exceeded our expectations. Initially I was concerned because I was working with someone from another country and corresponding through email only. (We corresponded over fifty times) . Jose answered all of my questions and concerns, making me feel at ease. He was very patient and informative. Our trip was tailored to our specific wants and went as smoothly as one could imagine. From start to finish we had amazing accommodations, delicious food and a guide, Hassan, who made sure each day we were on Safari was a memorable one, he flooded us with information and educated us on the history of his country. We truly enjoyed his stories. Seeing all of the animals in their natural habitat was an amazing experience. We did a seven day Safari with a Zanzibar extension. Thank you Soul of Tanzania, Jose and Hassan for your expertise. By far this was the most memorable experience we have ever had.

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