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)
Email Keely | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Loads of similar operators offering the same tour, for similar price. V happy with the outcome.
Communication all the way through was good. Despite being expensive, ABC were comparable to loads of other operators. Lovoi our guide really made the experience - excellent English, loads of knowledge, knew exactly what we wanted to see and got us some amazing sights - at times in the Serengeti we were the only trick, which made us feel really special. Kids were amazed with what they saw and he was able to answer all their questions.
He made the tour such a great adventure, can't rate him highly enough.
Email Daniel | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Very professional and flexible with attention to details.
We recently embarked on a journey with African Big Cats, and it was truly a memorable experience! As a family of four (myself, my wife, and our two boys), we were keen to experience the diverse adventures Tanzania has to offer. We were thoroughly impressed with the variety of activities available through the tour operator, not just the conventional Jeep safari.
Communications: From the start, the team was responsive and accommodating, ensuring all our queries were promptly addressed.
Service: One of the highlights was the flexibility they offered. We loved that they catered to our desire for more than just a Jeep safari, incorporating hiking, cycling, and canoeing into our itinerary.
Value for Money: Given the diverse activities we engaged in and the overall quality of service, we found the package to be of excellent value.
Reliability: Throughout our safari, the itinerary was followed meticulously. There were no unexpected hitches, which made the experience smooth and enjoyable.
The Tour Itself: The Jeep safari was beyond words. Tanzania’s landscapes and wildlife are mesmerizing, and experiencing them up close was a dream come true. The canoeing segment was also a highlight for us. It was serene and allowed us to connect with nature in a different, intimate way.
A quick note for those passionate about hiking: while we had a pleasant stroll during our tour, if you're looking for a more extended hike, it might be worth discussing the duration with the operator in advance. Similarly, for our French-speaking friends, just double-check on the fluency of the guide if that's essential for your experience.
In conclusion, our safari with African Big Cats was an adventure we’ll cherish for years to come. The sheer beauty of Tanzania coupled with the operator’s excellent service made this trip unforgettable. We wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking a unique and comprehensive safari experience.
Email Anni | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Email Roland | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Fantastic Experience from start to end; great guide and great accomodations
We've booked with African Big Cats Safaris (directly through Internet) for a 5 days safari. Everything from start to end went perfectly well: during the booking we've had the opportunity to change some of the proposed lodges. We've been met at the airport with our driver, we got to see and talk to the Manager of the company before starting the Safari: everything was perfectly well organized from day 1 to day 6. Our guide (Gerhard) was great, very kind and extremely professional. Thank you again Gerhard.
And the Safari itself was an amazing experience, from the quality of the lodges booked, to the variety of wildlife and nature that we've managed to see with our guide. The car is well maintained and offers all possible comfort for this kind of trip.
I can only fully recommend this company!
Email Thomas & Family | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
super professional operator with excellent guides
Fantastic experience! Emanuel and his staff did a great job. We had a mindblowing 6 days / 5 nights private safari in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Super safe and absolutely professional. Thanks to Obed & Moses (our Guides) - you are wonderful!
Email Nina | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Amazing safari with super experienced guide
We had an amazing time on our safari with African Big Cat Safari. We booked a 5 night/6 day tour that included Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Our guide Kareem was great. Very experienced with extremely good knowledge on all animals ok safari. From birds and reptiles to mammals, he knew them all and had great facts and stories about them. He was also super fun and we very much enjoyed our time! Would definitely book again.
Email Pamela | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Fantastic safari experience with African Big Cat Safaris!
What an incredible week! From collection in Arusha to drop off at the end of an amazing trip, our guide Lordlugard could not have done any more to ensure we had a great trip. His knowledge of the parks and ability to find even the most elusive animals was everything we could have wanted. Nice personal touch on the night of our arrival to be visited by the owner Emanuel. He also came to the airport for our departure to check we had enjoyed our week. Very organised and diligent.
We stayed at 3 different lodges. All were lovely - friendly staff, gorgeous accommodation and great food. Website photos do not do them justice. Loved listening to lions in the distance as we slept. Touring around meant we were in the safari vehicle most of the day which maximised opportunities to see animals. Our guide did not rest until we had found the elusive leopard on our last day.
I did not know of this company before we booked but would not hesitate to use them again.
Email Kimberly | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
African Big Cats made our Safari Experience Exceed our Expectations!
From the very first enquiry with African Big Cats, we knew we had chosen the best! Throughout the planning, they responded promptly and efficiently to our enquires and requests for information. We booked the 5 day/4 night luxury private safari (Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Manyara) and it was perfect. We started our Tanzanian adventure in Moshi. Emmanuel met us there the day before to give us our briefing and our guide Kanti picked us up to begin our adventure the next morning. Our vehicle was a comfy and well equipped Land Cruiser.
Huge kudos to our guide Kanti, he was so incredibly knowledgeable about all the wildlife, the birds, the landscape…we learned so much from him. I don’t know how he was able to spot things of interest so quickly and often from a distance! He made sure we had an opportunity to stop whenever we wanted to for photos etc. It was clear that Kanti’s goal was to make our safari experience the best and he most certainly achieved that. He was funny and kind and it was a joy to travel with him.
All of the accommodations arranged by Emmanuel and staff were first rate! The staff at all the lodges were kind and helpful, the accommodations exceeded our expectations, the meals were five star + (out of five!)
We began our safari with Tarangire National Park and it was our favourite. We saw soooo many animals. Zebra, elephant, lions, hippos, giraffe, wildebeest and close up! The landscape of the park is varied and beautiful. Our first night was at the Escarpment Luxury Lodge, wow. Gorgeous huge bungalow with our own little patio from which we watched a family of baboons stroll by. The best dinner ever sitting outside overlooking the landscape as the sun set. Next day we were off to the Serengeti…a long drive but so much to see as the view changed. We spent two nights at the Serengeti Mbalimbali Soroi which was magnificent (sorry, loads of superlatives but they are well deserved). After a long day in the land cruiser it was lovely to return to our rooms and have an outdoor shower (so cool!) and then sit out either on our own balcony or on the lodges’ huge patio and watch the amazing sunset. Many thanks to Emmanuel at African Big Cats and the Soroi for arranging for/accommodating a last minute request regarding our booking there. Our days in the Serengeti were all that we had hoped for with so many animals in their natural environment. Then we were off to the Ngorongoro crater which is such an amazing site…a very different landscape from the Serengeti, lush and lots of animals in large groups by the water. It’s where we saw our first rhino (at a distance). Kanti made sure to get us in the best spot to watch the rhino through our binoculars. Our last night was at the Ngorongoro Retreat Lodge…I think our favourite lodge because we were able to walk around their beautiful grounds, something you can’t safely do elsewhere due to the other lodges’ more remote locations. Again, the staff and food were fabulous. Last day was Lake Manyara which was unique but there were fewer animals out and about and we had been so spoiled with the sights on the first four days. Then to Arusha to end our safari at the Cultural Heritage Centre. This place is a shopping experience and museum…our recommendation for the best opportunity to buy your gifts/memories. Beautiful craftsmanship and very good prices. We met with Emmanuel as he wanted to get feedback about our experiences (all 100% plus) and then Kanti took us to the airport for our flight to Zanzibar.
In summary, the safari exceeded our expectations. It was well worth the cost. It was apparent from the very beginning that African Big Cats is dedicated to ensuring we had the best experience, and they did.
Tips for travellers. Bring comfy clothing for hot weather and remember it’s quite cool overnight and in the morning. African big cats provides a list of items to bring with you…they have covered it all. There was a pair of binoculars provided but I was happy that I had brought along my own small ones so we could both watch the goings on. The people of Tanzania are some of the most kind and helpful people we have met in our travels. They made us feel so welcome.
Please don’t hesitate to contact African Big Cats to help you achieve the experience of a lifetime. Thanks to Kanti, Emmanuel and Naomi!
Kim and Peter
Email Eduardo Sousa | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
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