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Diana   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 29, 2024

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

Great tour for low budget travelers

We were picked up at our hotel (Protea Marriott Courtyard - highly recommended!) early in the morning by our guide, William, and made our way to Mikumi in time for a good lunch and a great afternoon tour of the park. William was very accommodating and answered our endless questions without hesitation and with great knowledge. He knew the animals and their habits well, including the ages of baby hippos and elephants, one of which he watched being birthed. He is a capable and careful driver on the busy paved roads leading to the park, as well as the dirt tracks in the park.

We were offered the opportunity to change our accommodations and opted to stay in the park to allow for late sunset and early sunrise drives. This allowed us to see the last of a group of lions finishing the remains of a night-time zebra kill before joining her group under a tree, satiated and exhausted. We were all amazed that these powerful beasts were unfazed by our vehicles as we watched. The park rangers carefully managed the observation. The only down side was the hoped-for air conditioned rooms were already filled by the time we arrived at the park, so we stayed in a lodge with fans and screens instead. But the staff were very attentive, and the breakfast was great, catering to the tastes of international visitors.

Daniel   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 22, 2024

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

Amazing experience

The 3-Day 2-Night Mikumi and Udzungwa trekking was a great experience I would recommend to anyone to book.

We were picked up in the morning of the first day by our excellent driver/guide William, and drove to Mikumi national park. We had time to go on a short game drive in the evening. We opted to sleep inside the park on the first night so we could get extra time in on the second day for the game drive. No complaints on the rooms in the park, they were more than adequate for what we needed and the food was great.

On the second day we went on the second game drive, where William worked hard to ensure we saw all the animals we wanted to see. In the afternoon, we went to Camp Bastian to rest before the trek the next day. The camping option was ok, but at the time of year we went it was particularly hot at night which can make sleeping difficult. The food here was also excellent and there's a pool.

On the final day, we set off early for the trek in Udzungwa to the Sanje Waterfall. It's not too strenuous, and a beautiful sight. Be sure to pack a swimming costume and towel so you can swim here! There are changing rooms available at the waterfall.

The only thing I think could be improved is the communication with pick up time, as we had been given a different time to the driver which caused some confusion.

I'd like to thank William again for making the trip extra special, he really does go above and beyond to make it one to remember!

Giorgina   –  
Italy IT
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 13, 2024

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

An emotional experience!

Me and my daughter had an amazing experience. The driver, William, is not a huge talker however when questions were asked and when it was necessary he talked and explained in details.
He is a really good driver since in the park is not so easy to drive after some rainy days. He spoiled us by buying several fruits from the way to the camp to let us try them.
Apart from William, the accommodation is surrounded by wild nature — like monkeys — and there is also a nice pool.
In our room there was air conditioner which was fundamental to sleep well.
Unfortunately, it happened more times that the electricity shutdown for some hours.
None of the staff ever entered in our room to clean it.
The food was a lot and really good!
In conclusion it was a really nice experience and a very interesting one also by concluding the journey visiting the Maasai village.
Thank you so much to all of you!

Kelli   –  
Estonia EE
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 29, 2024

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

Everyone is friendly and helpful.

I had an amazing experience. First of all i want to make special wishes to our driver William, who helped us in so many different ways. He helped us to get fresh and EXTRA CHEAP fruits. He took us water and passion fruit just to try while we drove and make sure we feel comfortable. Such a lovely guy!
He was friendly and answered all the questions we had. And he spoke English very well. Honestly - if you can promote him somehow, do so please!
In accomodation place, people were also very friendly and helpful. I am gluten and dairy free and they didn’t mind it all. They did the food differently with no problem - so thankful for that.
The place is in the wild nature which was very different and satisfying. We even saw Elephants in there.
Really reccomend, totally worth it it’s money.

Rait Tallinnast   –  
Estonia EE
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 29, 2024

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

William was the best tour guide. Quiet but talked when asked something. Helped us with fruit buying.

I loved that people always were happy and wanted to help us. Always made sure we got everything.

Rebekka   –  
Estonia EE
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 29, 2024

Email Rebekka

Very warm and friendly

Very kind and welcoming people. We enjoyed the safari and got the best experience! Loved visiting the Masai village and cool walking safari in the morning as well.

Josip   –  
Serbia RS
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 10, 2024

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


I will never forget the safari in Tanzania. Guide William was friendly, polite and the best of all.
Mikumi National Park is one of the most beautiful and has one of the most beautiful scenes of nature and many animals in it. With a guide you will visit the national park and see animals that look beautiful. I can't say anything bad about the safari, all praises.

(automatic translation from Bosnian)

David   –  
Tanzania TZ
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 5, 2024

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

Amazing experience!

I went with my friend and it was a great experience. We got picked up in Dar Es Salaam and drove to the camp. When we arrived it was time for lunch and immediatly after that our adventure began with a boat safari. The next day we went on a game drive which was the best thing on our stay there. We saw lots of animals in the stunning enviornment with a great tour guide named William. When we had a question about the nature or animals he always had answers and explanations for everything and also told us some very interesting and fascinating facts. The last day we went on a walking safari which was very interesting. We walked of into the Nyerere jungle with a guide who told us about the nature and animals living there. Overall a great experience and a big thank you to our amazing guide William!

Karin   –  
Estonia EE
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 31, 2023

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

Surprisingly amazing experience

Our tour guide was Rajabu. :) All good words toward him!
He is brilliant guide, smart and his knowlegde about nature and animals was super! He let us feel comfortable and we felt free to ask questions.
We didn't know much about Tanzanian life and he talked and introduced much about traffic, Tanzanian nation etc.
He was really calm in this super suicidal fraffic, never got nervous about other terrible drivers (bus drives).
He also cared about our food and was very polite in every communication - also with local people.
Food was good and accomondation was modest, but better than in tent :)

We saw a mamy different animals, more than we ever expected. Rajabu told us lot of storys about every animal.

Communication with tour operator (Donatus) was fast and fluent.
It was worth that money!

Totally recommended!

Sushil   –  
Tanzania TZ
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 27, 2023

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


It was an excellent trip and our tour guide William surpass all our expectation.. William knows every corner of the National Park as well as well aware of the spotted areas for Animals.. He is very well experience driver too.. Kudos to Selous Team and William.. We really had a life time memory with this trip..

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