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bruce arroll   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Feb 23, 2019

Email bruce arroll  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

our tour leader john was fantastic. great knowledge of the animals and very flexible

The tour of the major game parks was fabulous. We got to see every thing even though this is not guarantee. Some of the big surprises were the elephants- a herd of 100 crossed the road in front of us - eating as they walked. We saw the great migrations of wildebeest and zebras where they slowly follow the good food. We saw a lioness in a tree in a park where that is not common so very lucky there. Also saw leopards and cheetahs. The hippos were hilarious with about 40 of them in a pool that could only just hold them.

Lyn   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Feb 21, 2019

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

A stunning experience

This was an awesome experience at every level. We loved the safari which was so stimulating. We had a thoughtful, intelligent and accommodating guide and driver. The organisational details were handled competently in Arusha and their were no hitches. We were constantly delighted with the accommodation. Honestly is was so beyond our expectations it was a joy. Thanks to John for the day to day care and Elias for the slick organisation of the tour.

Christine   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Feb 19, 2019

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

Exceeded all Expectations - Fantastic

Communication was prompt and extremely useful during the planning of our trip.
A personal trip to visit people prior to our safari was no problem for them to accommodate. Very flexible.
The Safari itself was just brilliant. John, our guide, driver and information expert was amazing. He accommodated all our extra requests with grace. e.g. can we visit Olduvia gorge, one more photo please, what information can you tell about??? No problem.
We saw animals so close up and in such numbers. He could spot animals we were not even aware of. Would recommend these people without hesitation if you want a memorable trip. Loved every minute.

Cristina   –  
Australia AU
Visited: December 2018 Reviewed: Jan 7, 2019

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

Priceless, once in a lifetime experience

We had an itinerary tailored to our needs and to the time of year we were travelling (9-21 December 2018). Leadwood Expeditions did an absolutely INCREDIBLE job in ensuring our experience was full of awesome memories and exciting wildlife sightings. We travelled through Tanzania and Kenya over 10 nights and honestly, could not recommend this company highly enough. Our first driver and guide, Robby, was the most enthusiastic, genuine and dedicated person - better than anything we could have ever imagined. Robby worked incredibly hard to ensure we got the most out of Tanzania and really gave us star treatment the whole way. Highlights include a very up close experience with almost all of the big five! Plus a very special night in the Serengeti, with staff from ThornTree Camp singing to us to send us off on our last night. It was truly something special and something I will never forget, well worth the cost! THANK YOU LEADWOOD EXPEDITIONS FOR ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCES OF OUR LIVES!

Eloddieb   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2018 Reviewed: Dec 8, 2018

Email Eloddieb  |  20-35 years of age

Amazing Tanzania Safari

This was our first Safari in Africa,so we had to check with a variety of travel Agents.The quick response and knowledge of Elias made us decide to go with Leadwood Expeditions.Upon arrival at the airport we were picked by John our driver guide.He was knowledgeable and took good care of us explaining characters of every animal we encountered.The landcruiser was very comfortable and of good condition to beat terrains while in game drives.Good choice we made because Leadwood Expeditions met our expectations.We are definitely booking with you in future for Kenya maasai mara migration.

Melvin   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2018 Reviewed: Nov 28, 2018

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

Best Safari

After getting in contact with several agencies, we chose Leadwood expeditions due to the great reactivity and kindness of Elias, who really helped us to choose the best destinations and accomodations within our budget and wishes.

Everything was perfect and went far beyond our greatest expectations : during our 5 days safari, we could see all the animals that we wanted in Tarangire, Seregenti, Ngorongoro, Manyara Lake.

Our English speaker guide John contributed significantly in the perfection of our experience : he is such a nice person and told us a lot of stories about the animals. He is also a great driver. Thanks to his professionalism, we managed to get very close from amazing animals that we dreamt to see.

Kudos also to the great food that was provided to us for or meals and pic-nics among the monkeys and giraffes.

All the great work performed by Leadwood expeditions for us to have great times and a trip that we will never forget.

Kiki   –  
Afghanistan AF
Visited: April 2018 Reviewed: Nov 1, 2018

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

Awesome, reliable and affordable

The company is extremely professional. The trip was everything I expected it to be

Jude   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2018 Reviewed: Sep 6, 2018

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

Magical maasai maara

Thank you, Leadwood Expeditions (very gentle, attentive, efficient and keen-eyed guide and driver)!!! You gave us an amazing experience during our 3-day safari to Masai Mara. Everything was right and worked fine. Since the initial information, payments, pick-up, accommodation (I was impressed how equipped can a tent be!!! private hot shower, sink and WC), to the wonderful game drives. Stephen is the man!!! We saw so many lions, elephants, giraffes and even cheetahs. My friends thought the pictures were from a National Geographic article, it was hard to make them believe how close we were to the wild animals. Unbelievable. thank you again, guys. We do recommend Leadwood Expeditions. If you can, take the private safaris, we were 3 and we had a very good time.

Vicky Respice   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Aug 13, 2018

Email Vicky Respice  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Most amazing 7 Days safari.

We just finished a 7 days safari having visited the Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. The Serengeti migration will always be in our memories although we missed the river crossing.
It was amazing to see the wildlife in close range in their natural habitat. Our guide Robinson was very good at spotting them. He was careful to give the animals enough space so they were comfortable to carry on naturally. Very professional and responsible.

The accommodations were a mix of tented camps and lodges and very comfortable and tasty food throughout.

I would recommend them to anyone looking for safari.
Thank you Leadwood and Robinson.

Kelly   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: June 2018 Reviewed: Jul 1, 2018

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

Above our expectations

We just came back from a 10 days Tanzania safari with Leadwood expeditions and it could not have been handled any better. Boniface, manager at Leadwood, was totally responsive from day 1 and his customer service is beyond any I have experienced in my traveling.

Our guide John, recommended to us by other travelers was outstanding - experienced, aware and a pleasure to spend time with. We talked with him about everything culture, history and more he is a very good spotter. I still do not understand how he could spot what we could not find even when using our binoculars. He left no wish unfulfilled and was a funny and reliable guide as well as a very good and safe driver.

All the accommodations suggested by Boniface were beyond our expectations, more luxury than we hoped. All the meals were tasty and our best was at the Ngorongoro Farm House, the best vegetable soup I have ever tasted.

We have already recommended Leadwood to our friends coming for their honeymoon in December.

If I’m fortunate enough to ever go back to the area, I will of course use them again and can recommend to anyone looking for a great safari and fantastic service.

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