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Laura   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2022 Reviewed: Oct 24, 2022

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

Amazing Experience!

I highly recommend Big Cat Safaris! I had a wonderful experience. Our driver Venance was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable about all of the parks and the animals there. We were very lucky and were able to see pretty much all of the animals. The accommodations were lovely and all of the travel between parks was well organized. The tour is definitely worth the price and I would absolutely book with Big Cat Safaris again.

Marlotte   –  
Tanzania TZ
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 23, 2022

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

Very professional company, amazing guide Valence

Would highly recommend this company! Very clear communication (in advance before the booking and during the tour) and very professional (e.g. our driver from Kilimanjaro airport let us call with the manager which gives a feeling of trust) We did the 3 day tour to Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara. Great combination of different vegetations and we really enjoyed the rides in the jeep. Our guide Valence gave us a once in a lifetime trip. If you have the opportunity to choose Valence, please do! The company should definitely hire him!!! He told us a lot about not only wildlife but also about the Tanzanian culture. When we had a question he could’t answer (like a random question “how old can voltures become?) he figured it out during the evening and told us the answer the next day. We’ve seen the big five already after two days thanks to Valence. He was a great wildlife spotter and was really willing to go the extra mile (e.g. day one at Tarangire national park we already entered the exit but he heard about a leopard). We drove towards the leopard and we were very lucky to see one hanging in the trees. He made us feel really safe and it was a great experience with him. Every morning felt like we started with a college about the Tanzanian culture in the jeep (we asked him a lot). So for us the experience was not only about seeing the big five, but also about the added value on learning about the country. Accomodations were great (especially Kitela lodge), also the lunch boxes were really good! Amount of animals was impressive, especially in the crater and Tarangire. Great value for money and really good service. Strong knowledge on how to make you feel comfortable. 5 star plus!

Andreas   –  
Tanzania TZ
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 23, 2022

Email Andreas  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

This was a perfect Safari with outstanding organsiation and an extremly friendly, knowlegeable guide

We have discovered African Big Cats Safaris in the internet and were immediately impressed by their quick response behavior. The tour was organized to our schedule, but mainly we relied to the expertise of the tour operator - which was a good decision.

A last-minute change - our 18-years-old son arrived one day after us - was managed professionally against a moderated extra-fee. The managing director Immanuel personally picked up our son at Kilimanjaro airport and drove him to the lodge where we spent the 2nd night. This made us feel very good.

The tour itself was impressive and we would always recommend the same itinerary (Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara) with Serengeti/Ngorongoro being the highlight. Our experienced driver Vanance was extremely friendly, customer-oriented (drinks had always the perfect temperature!) and answered really every question we asked – he has such a great knowledge about Tanzanian wildlife and culture. Vanance made us feel very comfortable from the first minute and it was a big pleasure to spend the 5 days with him.

Accommodation was exactly how you expect this from a safari – charming, rustic, clean, very good food, very friendly people around. The car (Landcruiser) was in very good shape and cleaned every evening.

Wildlife is amazing and we even saw the big five – here the professionality of our driver Vanance paid off combined with a little luck!

Managing director Immanuel showed up at the airport before departure to get direct feedback – another good and professional move.

A safari isn’t a cheap event, but we have the impression that we received good value for the money we paid.

We definitely recommend a safari with African Big Cats!

Jay   –  
Thailand TH
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 22, 2022

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

A+ Experience from Start to Finish

We travelled from Thailand to Tanzania for a 3-day safari with African Big Cats. From start to finish the team (Justice, Emmanuel and our amazing guide Valence) were attentive, professional, informative and made us feel very taken care of.
We visited Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara national parks and saw unbelieveable sights we'll never forget (including the "African Big 5"!).

The team even assisted in booking our flights to Zanzibar. They stuck with us right up to the departure gate (where our guide negotiated with the local baggage handlers for a cheaper overweight charge =)

Highly recommended!
We'll do 5 days, next time...

Christian, Evi & Elias   –  
Germany DE
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 21, 2022

Email Christian, Evi & Elias  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Adventure of a Lifetime

Our Safari with African Big Cats Safaris was a unique experience. Tanzania with its national parks is a dream come true for us. Our safari guide Lodi had an incredible knowledge of the fauna and flora and amazed us again and again with fascinating stories about the animals. The safari vehicle was in very good condition and the selected accommodations exceeded our expectations. We would book African Big Cats Safaris again anytime and highly recommend this tour operator to everyone! Asante Sana ABCS!

Rebecca   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 21, 2022

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

A breathtaking experience made possible by our guide

We originally looked at reviews on Safari Bookings to decide which companies to contact about our upcoming safari. African Big Cats had so many positive reviews. After our experience, we can see why. From start to finish, African Big Cats were fantastic. The communication before the safari was fantastic and when we got to Tanzania it only got better. Our guide, Khaled, was fantastic from start to finish. He had so much knowledge on not just the animals but the surrounding landscapes. He was engaging and we left our tour feeling like we gained a new friend. The hotels we stayed at were 10/10 with the service their being top level and the food provided not only on a night time but for our lunches whilst out on the game drive was next level. We really enjoyed the little extra touches African Big Cats added to (eg. Soda and alcohol selections with lunch as well as water). Also, the manager meeting us on the first night to run through our itinerary and check we were happy then again meeting us at the end to make sure everything was perfect was a nice touch to ensure we had the experience we wanted. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend African Big cats to anyone going and it was definitely good value for money.

Natalia   –  
Russia RU
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 17, 2022

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

I would be glad to recommend African Big Cats Safaris!

We started planning our trip just two weeks before the vacation.
Manager Justice quickly provided all necessary information and gave recommendations. Unfortunately, some of the accommodation was overbooked but we were offered a nice alternative variant.
We had a full 5-days safaris to Tarangire, Northern Serengeti and Ngorongoro with a great guide William. He was very friendly, perfectly knew everything about animals, told us about local life and answered all our questions. Thanks to him we saw all big 5 and watched Great Migration.
It was a wonderful trip and we would be glad to come again!

Omer   –  
Israel IL
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2022

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

Highly recommended, no regrets!

So we were about to give up on our safari tour because it was to expansive to book a tour via the tour companies in our homeland. Finally got to know about African Big Cats Safaris company through thorough research on the internet and applied online to get an offer. Justice from the office reached us out very quickly with a detailed offer and made adjustments to our satisfaction right away, no need to.mention the price was very fair. Moreover, justice was very listening and answered to any question we had between our booking to our actual tour date. On arrival, Arira the driver were waiting for us and took us to any arrangement we needed before arriving to the lodge and was very nice to us. At the lodge Emmanuel the boss met us and explained detailed information about the practice of our tour and answered any questions we had. The next morning we met our guide Ernest which deserves every flatter you can think about. He was very experienced with around 20 years of guiding and also teaching students for guiding safaris for long time. He was the nicest and very kind, very listening and determined to answer our needs. Couldn't ask for a better guide. Finally, we met Emmanuel again at the arusha airport before leaving to zanzibar for a very nice departure chat.
To sum it all, we highly recommend African Big Cats Safaris , you won't regret it!

P H   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 14, 2022

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

We had a wonderful tour experience and saw all Big 5 animals on our 14 day safari!

I searched the internet for a tour that would give the best chance of seeing all African Big 5 animals. After contacting several tour groups in Tanzania, African Big Cats Safaris responded promptly with a private, 14-day tour plan, modified to fit our specific needs, that would visit 5 National Parks, including multiple days on the Serengeti. We were amazed at the abundance of animals, including all Big 5: lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and black rhinos. We saw countless zebras and wildebeests in migration, plus baboons, impalas, gazelles, even cheetahs pursuing zebras, and a host of birds. It was a wonderful sight to behold. Our accommodations were very good, including several days in a tent sided lodge allowing us to hear sounds of the animals at night. African food was good with abundant fresh fruit and vegetables. Our tour guide was the best. He was able to spot the more elusive animals that we would have missed by ourselves, and he answered all our questions. We were always allowed ample time to take pictures and enjoy observing the animals in their native setting. We also visited several native tribes to get a feel of their culture and how they had survived from ancient times. We participated in nature walks and hunting expeditions with native guides who displayed remarkable skill with spears and bow and arrows. Overall, it was a wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone who loves adventure and would like to see exotic animals in their native habitat. African Big Cats safari did a great job in providing our trip.

Ya chao   –  
China CN
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 14, 2022

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

I have to say it was an amazing trip.

Although it was a very difficult and challenging trip. I couldn't catch my breath. But Imran and the others always stay with me, and encouraged me, finally I managed it. I am very excited so far. I must say. Every single person with strong heart one can do it, when you just trust your team.

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