African Big Cats Safaris
- Offices In:
- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2013)
- Member Of:
- Tanzania Tourist Board
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $180 to $380 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
for a custom tour
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Email Miranda Belart | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great experience! Highly recommended!
Our experience in Tanzania during January 2023 with African Big Cats was really amazing. The guide (Endeni) that travelled with us during the trip made our experience even better. He spoke perfect Spanish which for was very important for us in order to understand everything. We were able to see all types of animals (including the Big Five). We really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommended.
Thank you African Big Cats. We look forward to coming back to visit you guys very soon.
Email Flavio | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Lifetime Experience with a Top Team
Since the first message the African Big Cats Safaris standed from the crowd of many safari tours companies, on replying my e-mails with special attention to my questions and needs. In the end, our choice for African Big Cats Safaris proved to be the right one. They were very helpful in making suggestions regarding safari location, itinerary and duration. The office team, (Justice and Naomi), were always easy to reach and make the changes we requested. The housing, food, transportation and logistics during the entire safari were great. At last, but not at least, we must to highlight our safari guide, Mr. Endeni Mndeme, for his kindness, knowledge and expertise on finding wild animals. Definitely he was the key for our safari experience. I truly recommend African Biga Cats Safaris!
Email Gabriela | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing lifetime experience with the best tour operator
My husband and I chose to do a private Safari in Africa for our honeymoon. The first question was "where in Africa?" We wanted to combine an adventurous experience with some relaxing days at the beach. Tanzania had it all! The country is not only known for having one of the best places to experience safari but also beautiful beaches on its island, Zanzibar.
Ok, we have the country, and now, which company? Truth to be told, we didn’t know anyone who could recommend a safari company so we had to search on the internet. We found African Big Cats (ABC), read some reviews, and took the risk.
From the very beginning, the people working at ABC were very open to all of our questions and eager to make us feel in good hands. We trusted our trip completely on them and, my friend, they know what they are doing. Everything was very well organized and if there was ever an issue, ABC resolved it immediately. Thank you so much btw!! We had a huge inconvenient at the beginning of the trip and they worked hardly to help us even though it wasn’t their responsibility.
The lodges were AMAZING, luxurious indeed, and, believe it or not, in the middle of the savannah - you could hear the lions walking around during the night. The people SO friendly, polite, and hardworking. We were amazed about the dedication for everyone but specially our guide, Obed. Obed was patient, kind, and knowledgeable as he guided us through the national parks. The tour was in English but later we found out that Obed speaks Spanish, French and Swahili. We spent 6 days with him and at the end be unavoidable became friends.
I can't recommend this company - and specially Obed - enough! Once in a life experience. There are no invented words yet to describe it.
Email Robert A. | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great company! Every communcation was timely and clear, while being flexible and accountable.
We had a fantastic experience with African Big Cats Safaris. They were very accommodating and thorough with all requests and helped customize a 5 day, 4 night safari that included Tarangire, Southern Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. I would highly recommend this company. Every communication was timely and clear. Like anyone trying to book a trip like this, you just want to trust you're in good and accountable hands. We definitely were. Thank you to the whole team there that assisted us throughout the process!
The best part of the tour was our guide, Lovoi. He was a joy to have along on this amazing trip. Tons of knowledge, always up for any questions and flexible to whatever my friend and I needed or requested. He seemed to have a knack for finding unique animal interactions that we continually benefited from. We covered all of the big 5 and many, many more. There was nothing we feel we missed out on, other than booking a longer trip! Lovoi had a great attitude and an excitement as well for the sights we all shared. I learned a ton about the parks and animals, along with the Maasai culture. It was an added bonus that made the trip even better. Book with African Big Cats and ask for Lovoi!
For specific tour reference, the safari was a COMFORT NDUTU MIGRATION SAFARI. We booked a personal stay at the Four Points in Arusha the night before the tour. Great hotel. Then moved on to Eileen's in Karatu, which was very enjoyable and highly recommend. In the Serengeti we stayed at Heritage Ndutu Camp. Awesome spot. Finally we stayed at the Tanzanice Farm Lodge in Karatu. It's a lovely place, with a great purpose and well worth checking out.
Value and service for the money was excellent. It met or exceeded any expectation I had. I would not hesitate to book through them in the future.
Email Fernanda Cinelli | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A serious and responsible company complies with the agreement and much more, professional guide!!!!!
We hired this company and we got it right, the Safari was wonderful, we were able to see many animals and get to know their behavior very well thanks to our guide Endeni, an expert in wild animals, the cars are comfortable and equipped with fresh drinks, good quality hotels, we recommend this company for seriousness and organization.
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Email Alex | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
The service literally exceeded our expectations, from organizing the trip in every little detail to the actual communication with the guide. We were not only treated with great professionalism but also managed to feel a flexible, personalized approach. Every question was answered and any request was taken care of. A special thanks to Lodi, our guide for his great service and patience.
Email Monika | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Big Five Outstanding professional Company
Very professional Company, everything was perfect, outstanding knowledge about the animals and birds, best lodges, great picknick places for lunch.
Email Soumya | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We were picked up from our resort by our guide- Khalid in a timely manner. He has a lot of knowledge about national parks, conservation areas, animal and bird species- which he willingly shared with us. Our first day included drop off to the forest hill resort. The resort was great and we had a good time there. Next day we started on our safari from Lake Manyara national Park. Here we saw many animals very close to our jeep- lions, elephants, zebra, impalas, giraffes, agama lizard, water buck, antelopes, wild buffalo, baboons, blue monkeys etc. Khalid was great and knew the spots where wildlife park would be most likely found. We stayed in the twiga campsite on this first day. The campsite was very safe and had access to shared toilets with hot water facility for a shower. The tents themselves were very spacious and comfortable. We also had a chef- vittoris who prepared tasty vegetarian/ vegan food for us! On the second day we went to the Ngorongoro crater. This is an amazing place with a diversity of animals and birds to be found- many many zebra, elephants, wildebeest, lions, vultures, ostrich, flamingos, etc. We also spotted the rare black rhino. We wished we could’ve spent some more time here. After lunch by the hippo pool, we left to go to Serengeti National park. There on the game drive, we saw a leopard at very close quarters. We saw it eat it’s prey, climb up and down the tree. We spent around 30-45 minutes close to the leopard. We also saw some more wildlife, and migration of wildebeest, and an amazing sunset before heading home for the day. We camped at a public campsite on this second day, glad to have seen the big 5 with only 2 days into the safari. The public campsite was a little scary compared to the one we had been at the previous day- because it was right inside the national park. It also attracted a lot of insects near light sources which was scary to me, though my friends were unfazed. The toilet facilities were also very very basic with no hot water and limited lighting. Though this is understandable because of it being inside the national park. Next day, we went for a game drive in the Serengeti. The highlight of the day was to see cheetahs- one of them right in front of our car. And we also saw a leopard with 2 cubs- though we weren’t able to capture their photos/ videos because they were very quick. We also saw a lot of other wildlife really close. We returned to the same campsite after the sunset. Next day we packed our tents for our last day at Serengeti. We saw leopards, prides of lions, lion cubs, and other wildlife. We then headed back to the twiga campsite which is a long drive from Serengeti. Throughout the whole trip, Khalid coordinated with other guides through his radio to find out where wildlife was spotted and drove us quickly to that location- which was why we were able to spot everything that we wanted to look at and more. On the last day, we went to Tarangire national park- which is known as elephant and bird paradise. We saw many many groups of elephants of all ages doing various activities. We also saw more than 25-30 varieties of birds and Khalid was very knowledgeable about all these birds as well. He also spotted birds before we could and showed it to us and stopped so we could picture it. Overall, this trip exceeded all expectations and I would really recommend this to anyone. I would specifically recommend asking for Khalid to be the guide as well because he has a lot of experience and is very accommodating. We also enjoyed listening to and discussing Bollywood songs/ movies with Khalid who is a Shah Rukh Khan fan!
Email Ana Beatriz | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
When we decided to make a safari, I explore the different possibilities we have and request several budgets, indicating clearly what we wanted to the 4 companies selected. African Big Cats was between them and the chosen as they offer good accomodations at a correct price.
From the beginning the communications with them, in my case Justice Justine, was easy and I found answers to my questions in a very short time, even I could send my doubts through Whatsapp.
Everything flows properly, we made the payment in the way requested and they confirmed the reception of the money as soon as they receive it.
The safari ran as it was programmed and it exceeded our expectations
Email Adam | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Fantastic safari experience!
We had an excellent experience with African Big Cats Safaris. My partner and I did a 5 day safari for our honeymoon and African Big Cats organized everything so we had an amazing time. Our guide, Obedi, was a joy to be with. He was incredibly knowledgable about all the animals and worked with other guides to make sure we saw as much as possible. The accommodation was great and every meal was taken care of--we ate very well throughout the trip. Our entire itinerary was meticulously planned and we were able to see so much--we went to Lake Manyara for the first day, the Ngorogoro crater the second day, two days in the Serengeti (including a magical evening at a glamping lodge), and a final day at Tarangire. If you are looking for a once in a lifetime trip, I couldn't recommend African Big Cats more. Safaris are expensive, so it's wise to pick an excellent company like this one.
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