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Laura   –  
Slovenia SI
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 26, 2024

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

The best possible safari - hightlight of our honeymoon!

Whole experience was amazing! Professional team from the start - they prepare you well for everything to go smooth on the spot. We had the best guide/driver Venance! His expertise resulted in seing all Big five (more than once!) and few other rare-to-see animals + we cought the hunt of a three gepard brothers! And so many babys - elephant, gepard, zebra. At the end of 5 days safari Venance called us the lucky couple :) Some luck probably played its part but it would be nothing without his experience and knowing where to go and what to do. It was thrilling, exciting experience, so much more as we expected and definately the best part of our honeymoon! Let me just add that we felt safe all along even with me being 3 months pregnant at the time. Following safty precautions from Venance on the spot and the team in advance. Accommodations selected for us were great. I don't know how it's possible they make food so tasteful in the middle of nothing :) And the best music of all time - sounds of nature and waking up to hear lions roar.
To conclude we absolutly recommend choosing African Big Cats Safaris. It was our by far best choise!

Kylie B   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 25, 2024

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

Incredible from start to finish!

My friend and I just went on a 5 day, 4 night safari with African Big Cats and it was 10/10 experience from start to finish. We did a lot of research when deciding on a safari company and ABC gave us the most comprehensive itinerary at the best price - all lodging and meals included. Justice & Naomi made the first steps easy while quickly and clearly communicating with us (we had a lot of questions).
We were greeted at the airport by Lovoi who was also our guide for the safari. He was so happy and welcoming after an extremely long travel day. I cannot say enough good things about Lovoi - his positive attitude, his knowledge about everything from the animals, the land, the truck. He can spot animals from what seems like miles away. The roads were muddy, bumpy and wet due to a lot of rain and he navigated them like a true professional. When other guides were hesitant to drive through a section of road, Lovoi stepped up and got us (and everyone else) through. You can tell he takes pride in what he does and he does it so well. We feel so lucky to have been paired with him and that we chose African Big Cats as our safari company. We will definitely be back (and requesting Lovoi!!!)
Also worth mentioning, ABC coordinated our ride to and from the airport after we went to Zanzibar (we could have booked our whole stay in Zanzibar directly through them which, in hindsight, would have been a good idea). Emanuel met with us in Arusha to go over our safari itinerary the day before it started and answered all of our questions. Everyone at the company wants to make sure you have a great experience!
10/10 would recommended to anyone looking into this experience!

Prem   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 22, 2024

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

Fantastic experience.

We chose 5 day private Comfort safari with African Big cat Safari. Guide was awesome. They are very helpful in planning even before we confirmed our trip, very patient and made our trip incredible and memorable!!

I would highly recommend this company..

Zayan   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 22, 2024

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

Can't go wrong with ABC Safaris

I chose African Big Cat Safaris based on prior word of mouth and do not have any regrets. Can not speak highly enough of the service.

Was able to get itinerary and payment sorted online prior to leaving. And you feel taken care of the whole trip from arrival to departure. I went with a group of three for Kilimanjaro and safari afterwards. The guides (Stephen, Nelson, Peter, Mohammed) were instrumental in getting our whole team to the summit. The lead guide Stephen was extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He was clearly invested in our success because there were times where he could have turned us back but knew how far he could safely push us. He was also very easy to talk and get along with, despite how much work we could see he constantly had to juggle. The service is amazing from the whole team (chef, porters, toilet) and there were things I did not expect but they somehow delivered (hot meals in middle of the trek, dried clothes, the list goes on).

They proved why they can be trusted from the guidance they gave us down to the attention they paid to all the little details.

On it's own, the safari is worth it. But after the hike, the safari portion was such a nice change of pace as well. The accommodations were excellent (spanning from tents in the Serengeti to nice lodges).

I could continue listing different highlights of individuals from ABC safari but suffice to say, 5/5 stars.

Steve   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 18, 2024

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

These are detailed, caring people.

What an incredible adventure! I think every trip starts out inspired by finding animals, history, buildings and special places to visit, but then almost always turns out to be special because of the people. Lordlugard “Lori” Mwacha turned out to be just that person. Lordi was incredibly detailed, respectful, caring, knowledgeable and fun. He made our African Big Cats safari better than my wife and I could have ever expected! The Toyota Land Cruiser was spotless and reliable; perfect for us as a coupe to get great 360 degree views of the landscape and animals. We visited Tarangiere, Serengeti, Ngorogoro (Park and caldera), Lake Manyara and the Maasai tribe. All were beautiful and adventurous. We were part of the great migration in Ngorogoro watching the silly Wildebeasts run in circles, with antelope sometimes leading the way. Lordi made sure we saw many Lions, Cheetahs, a leopard, tons of Wildebeest, Zebras and Giraffes, Baboons and monkeys, jackals, hyenas, dick dicks, and many varieties of antelopes. Our accommodations were clean, safe and well-chosen with great people and great food. Our favorite was Embelakai camp where we had lions and hyenas behind us at night (a Maasai warrior has to escort you at night because of the dangerous animals). The people there will be in our hearts forever. The runner-up was Marera Valley lodge which was beautiful. Emmanuel watched over us to make cure our trip was perfect and treated us to t-shirts when we were done. Highly recommend!

Ellie   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Jan 17, 2024

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

experienced company with excellent planning skills that was worth every penny

We did a 4 night 5 day safari in December 2022. Our guide was Ernest and our cook was Dixon, and we visited Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti NP, and Taragire National Park. From start to finish I was very impressed with the entire experience. Our tour was private since we were on our honeymoon, but we chose the tent camping option since that is what we could afford. Ernest was waiting for us at the airport and drove us back to our first night's accommodation which was absolutely perfect after a long travel day! I requested that the company arrange for an extra day in Arusha to allow us to rest before starting our safari, and they easily adjusted our trip schedule/prices. We met with who I believe was the company rep, and he went thorugh our entire schedule to make sure we were happy with the plan for the days ahead. Once we actually departed on safari, I loved every minute of it. Ernest was absolutely AMAZING- he was so knowledgeable and was an expert at spotting and getting close to the various animals. I felt like we had exactly the right amount of time in each location. Dixon kept us well fed every day with hot and delicious meals! Every night when we arrived at camp, the team set out tent up for us with our sleeping pads and blankets. The gear was a bit out of date but it did the trick. I would recommend bringing your own pillows if you decide to tent camp but that's really my only regret. Seriously if you are thinking about this safari, do it!! When will you ever get to wake up to the sunrise over the Serengeti and then have a wild elephant wander by your tent as your sip your hot coffee in camp?? Thanks again to African Big Cat Safaris for an amazing trip

Luiza   –  
Brazil BR
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 17, 2024

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

Dream Honeymoon

I've always imagined that traveling to Tanzania would be special, but this trip exceeded all expectations.
My husband and I choose Tanzania for our honeymoon and the trip was much more like a dream.
We choose African Big Cats on the recommendation of a friend from Brazil.
From the first email sent, I felt very welcomed with all the attention and dedication from the team.
The company has many hotel options and was very flexible, always helping us with great honesty to make the best choices aiming for the best cost benefit.
When we arrived in the country we were welcomed by our wonderful guide Obed, who made our trip even more special and unforgettable. Obed is an extremely dedicated, attentive guide and an excellent driver. We learned a lot from him. He was very careful the whole time and became a friend.
Furthermore, before our itinerary began, we had the opportunity to speak with the company's menager, Emanuel, who gave us a lot of credibility and trust, he gave us tips that were very useful during our itinerary.
We are so grateful to African big Cats for executing our dream honeymoon. Definitely the best Safari company in Tanzania if you are looking for quality, commitment and above all, an unforgettable trip.
We will keep all these memories in our hearts and we will definitely come back.
Asante Sana, Tanzania!

Jose Luis Salinas   –  
Costa Rica CR
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 17, 2024

Email Jose Luis Salinas  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing company. We did the Kilimanjaro and then Safaris is 4 National Parks and all were impressi

II is a fantastic firm

I strongly recommend Africa Big Cats Safaris

All the personal are super professional with an outstanding attitude

Frank and Katharina   –  
Germany DE
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 16, 2024

Email Frank and Katharina  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris


We had wonderful five days in serengeti, ngorongoro, lake manyara, tarangire, saw big five and more, juma knows all the good locations, we loved embalakai-lodge, sleeping in endless serengeti!

Paula   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 15, 2024

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

Venance was super knowledgeable and became a member of our family!

African Big Cats was awesome! We had a wonderful guide, Venance, who knew everything about all the animals and was a cautious driver to not invade or disrupt the animals. He also adjusted the drinks in the vehicle to meet our specific diet requirements and tastes. The overnight locations were LOVELY and all so different. From the start, we were able to adjust our itinerary to meet both our interests and our budget. Emmanual in the office, also SAVED us when we needed assistance with where to stay after the safari ended. He handled everything without blinking an eye when our previous plans fell apart DURING the Safari. I was able to relax and enjoy everything knowing he was handling other arrangements for us. He went over and above for sure! We HIGHLY recommend African Big Cats!!

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