Wild Hello Tanzania Tours & Safaris
- Offices In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2007)
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $108 to $455 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Dan | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Thrilling safari with friendly and knowledgeable guides!
We had a really great one day Selous safari experience with Hello Tanzania. Although the initial payment takes time to process - all was fine. Good communication throughout, a comfortable flight across from Zanzibar, lovely bush lunch, and all-in-all a thrilling day spent with some genuinely friendly and knowledgeable guides. It was everything we hoped for - thank you!
Email Lujza | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Ngorongoro and Tarangire were good, Lake Manyara canoeing was a scam
We went on a 3 day safari trip to Tarangire, Ngorongoro and canoeing on Lake Manyara.
The first two days were really great - Mollel was a really good guide, answered all my questions and his driving skills are great. We saw a lot of animals in Tarangire and Ngorongoro.
The third day was supposed to be canoeing on Lake Manyara which I was very excited about. We paid extra to arrange this experience. However, I thought it was a joke at first: For one, we were brought to a spot that wasn't even inside the national park (and I have checked online before booking the safari - Lake Manyara National Park does canoe tours and since we're talking about safaris and national parks, we naturally thought we would be canoeing inside the park with professional guides). The starting place was a muddy, dark spot where local men were chopping down trees. Our guides, local fishermen, brought canoes that honestly look like life hazards - rusty, old, full of water. But since we were already there, we got in, hoping we would sail a bit further from the shore and see some wildlife. My guide didn't say a single word to me the entire time - I am unsure he even spoke English.
It was also very windy and we couldn't really go out very far and had to stay very close to the shore where the locals were cutting down trees so expecting much of wildlife in that location is a strange idea (we did see some hippos which we appreciate).
All these things aside - lack of proper equipment, disappointing location, unprofessional guides - I would have assumed that if the weather didn't permit canoeing, we would be warned and offered an alternative, such as a drive through the Lake Manyara National Park. I would have no issues paying the entrance fees - rather than having a questionable canoeing experience.
We turned back after around 45 minutes (instead of 2 hours) for the above mentioned reasons.
Like I said the first two days were nice. Mollel was a great driver and guide, the accommodation was awesome (the service and staff were great) and the pick up and drop off were smooth. However, I do consider the third day a scam to be honest - it's not really about the fee (although 60 dollars extra per person for that experience is strange), as it was about having ruined expectations.
I do not recommend booking canoeing trips with this operator.
Reply from Wild Hello Tanzania Tours & SafarisPosted on Oct 24, 2022
Dear Lujza. Thank you for going on a safari with us and I'm sorry that we didn't quite meet your expectations. As we already chatted on WhatsApp, thank you for sharing your impressions about the canoe with us. Our staff there are safari specialists and as you said, everything was of a high standard. This canoe service was performed for us by a small local company; we had 3 complaints (including your last one) and we resigned from cooperation with them.
Email Mehdi | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Jasmine | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Went on the safari yesterday. It was even better than I'd hoped. Sylwia made booking easy even from the U.S. The day of I was picked up on time and all of the staff were so helpful and clear on instructions for the day. Our tour operator and photographer were also amazing and we saw so much wildlife up close. I can't wait to come back with my kids!
Email Michal | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
It was my first safari ever. Since I was a Child it was my dream and now it came True. I would like to reccomend all of the People who create this company. In each step of organisation:asking some questions, booking, airport transfers, Tours inside of parks, every step on highest level. Guide was always looking for some Animals and always willing to say some interesting facts about them. If you are looking for GOOD but also CHEAP safari defitintly you should aks them.
Email Ingrid | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
The perfect one day safari
Went for a 1 day Safari from Zanzibar to Selous NP in Tanzania. The four of us had a great time and we wish to thank Sylwia and her team for the excellent service starting from early morning at the hotel and ending at the end of the afternoon in the hotel. Price was very fair comparing other touroperators. You can email or what’s app with Sylwia all the time and she takes care of you with all the questions. Again thanks a lot.
Fam Seegers from the Netherlands
Email Iwona | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The best safari
The best safari we have ever had was with Hello Tanzania. Tarangire and Ngorongoro safaris are very professionally organized. We would like to thank Sylwia and her team for great experiences and their work. We highly recommend their services. Thank you very much
Email Yunus | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Kamil | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Email Nadia | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We did the 5 day safari with Hello Tanzania - 2 nights next to Nyerere and 2 nights at the beach. We booked last minute so we were expecting to have a bumpy trip but it was actually the best thing we did in Tanzania. Sylvia is an incredible professional. She organized everything in less than a day with great communication, and even managed to arrange some extra asks from our side. The guide - Iddi - was extremely nice and professional as well. All the places where we stayed and the activities planned were great. We’ve never felt more safe and well looked after that when we were on this trip. Strongly recommend.
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