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John   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2024

Email John  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent!! Highly recommend
5/5

Our recent experience with Safari Soles on a combined 3-day safari and 8-day trek on Mt Kilimanjaro exceeded all expectations. The journey began with a delightful stay at the Arusha Farm House, where the hospitality was unmatched. Geoffrey Samwel, the receptionist, went above and beyond to ensure our comfort, while Happy and Witness in the dining services accommodated my nut allergy, providing delicious and safe meal options throughout our stay.

Our transfer drivers, including Baltaza, Rafael, and William, were great. They provided an stress-free transition between the airport, hotel, and various adventure points. The safari, led by our knowledgeable driver Izak, was a highlight. His expertise in navigating the best spots for wildlife viewing and his insightful answers to our questions enriched our experience. The lodge accommodation, integrated with the local Masai tribe, offered a unique cultural immersion, highlighting the authenticity of our safari adventure. We saw thousands of animals in migration and the big five, up close with lions walking up to our jeep.

Undoubtedly, the best part of our trip was the trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro. Our chief guide (Antipas) and assistant guide (Emanuel) were seasoned mountaineers, who provided a top notch experience. Their professionalism, combined with a strong understanding of the mountain and its cultural significance, provided a safe and enriching experience. The porter team, led by a skilled chef who catered to my dietary restrictions with exceptional care, contributed significantly to our ability to summit. They ensured our food and utilities were hygienic and our belongings were safe and undamaged. Their professionalism, friendliness, and attention to detail were commendable.

The sense of community fostered by the guides and porters with fellow climbers created a vibrant, social atmosphere at the camps, making our experience even more enjoyable.

As experienced climbers, my father and I appreciated the team's ability to tailor the pace to our skill level, allowing for an optimal climbing experience. For safety precautions, Antipas and Emanuel would temper our pace when needed but also push us when facing challenging aspects of the trek. It is no wonder they have such a high success rate in summiting! The views on the summit were breathtaking and our team took every opportunity to take pictures of us and explain the ecosystems and nuances of the mountain.

In conclusion, Safari Soles delivered an exceptional adventure, with professional service, cultural immersion, and attention to health and safety. I would highly recommend their services to anyone seeking an unforgettable African safari and climbing experience regardless of experience level.

Alissa Brewer   –  
Germany DE
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 4, 2024

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

Safari Soles organizes a perfect tour with Innocent as a TOP guide!
5/5

Innocent was the best driver and guide!!!! We were so sad to leave him at the end of our excursion; he was so friendly and helpful and made us feel like he truly cared about our experience. With Innocent, he ensured we would see the big Five (which was an amazing feat in only 2 1/2 days!), he taught us about his customs and culture, safely and expertly drove during the wet season, and ensured that we were fed ample meals and were taken care of during our overnight stays. By the end of our trip we can honestly say that we made a new friend; he is so fun and easy to get along with! Also he’s a great communicator. I highly recommend Safari Soles to organize your domestic flights and transportation and to find you a guide who loves their job!!!! Happiness was our travel organizer and she helped us choose our stays in Zanzibar and the Mainland and was always available for questions. We loved being able to arrive in Zanzibar for sun and relaxation, and then flying straight into the Serengeti to begin our Safari. Although the Safari ended up being a favorite, we loved being able to relax again on the beach before heading home. This 3-day luxury safari experience was just perfect. We were taken care of every step of the way! (We especially loved our stay at Karibu, Lions Paw!) Be sure to ask for Happiness and Innocent and your travels will be absolutely memorable. The 3-day luxury tour included the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. It’s a lot of driving but so worth it. You won’t regret booking!

Anna   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 1, 2024

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

Excellent
5/5

Highly recommend choosing Safari Soles and specifically requesting Simon (Safari Monster) as your tour guide! The trip was organized very well! Plenty of food at all 3 meals (breakfast/dinner was better for vegetarians), the mid tier lodging felt like luxury in most places, we covered 5 parks in 7 days. Our guide was knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, and fearless. We saw the big 5 and so much more - it was an unforgettable time.

Sílvia Henriques   –  
Portugal PT
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 30, 2024

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

Wonderful 2 days safari!
5/5

Our guide was Ernest and he was excellent company. Ernest looked for the animals as much as possible and in 2 days we saw almost all the animals between Tarangire and Ngorongoro crater. We missed seeing the leopard and cheetah, but that didn't depend on the guide, they simply didn't want to show up. the stay and food were great. We always eat hot home-cooked food and that makes a big difference. We will be back, now to go to Serengeti.

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

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

Unforgettable experience
5/5

We had an amazing trip with Safari Soles! They took care of every detail. We flew in from Zanzibar, did a game drive in Tarangire, night game drive in Lake Manyara, stayed at Suricata Boma Lodge, game drive in Ngorongoro Crater, then back to Zanzibar. We had heard that January was the low season and not the best for safari, but we found it to be an excellent time for wildlife viewing. The parks were not crowded, the landscapes inside and outside the parks were beautiful and green, and we saw a ton of wildlife including elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, rhinos… and on and on. We experienced sunny skies and no rain. I had gotten quotes for a private safari from a few operators, but Regina at Safari Soles was the only one who suggested an alternative itinerary including Tarangire and let us know about possible add-ons like kayaking or a night game drive. She was very professional and her local knowledge created the perfect trip for us. Our safari guide Innocent was fantastic! He had a lot of knowledge about the animals and was able to navigate around the parks really well to get us into the best positions to see the wildlife. I had selected an itinerary that was very full and did not include much time for sleep for any of us. Innocent was a total champion throughout. He knew how to get us the most out of our short time and we were able to see so much thanks to him. We were very lucky to have him! My only regret is not booking more days! Next time! Asante sana!

Melanie   –  
Canada CA
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 23, 2024

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

Truly amazing
5/5

This was amazing. We went on a 10-day safari with Safari Soles Tours through different parks and it was fantastic. We saw so many animals, from tiny to huge and learned so much about them. Our guide Godlisten was wonderful, extremely knowledgeable, patient, funny, and polite. He was great with our 2 kids (11 and 12) as well and always took the time to answer our questions, and stopped whenever we wanted to see something. The lodges were very nice and comfortable and the food was always delicious. This trip was a trip of a lifetime and we are so happy we chose Safari Soles Tours! Thank you!

Nives   –  
Slovenia SI
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 22, 2024

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

Simply wanderfull
5/5

We took the New Year family holidays with them. We are a family of five. And this was our first safari ever. And we all enjoyed the trip like crazy. Our experience with Safari Sole was wonderful. From the moment of our first contact till the end. We took a 5-day safari (luxury) with them (Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire) and it was simply unforgettable. Our guide Jonathan was amazing. He knows the animals that live in the park very well. From the moment we left the airport in the North Serengeti to the end we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We enjoyed seeing the animals roaming freely in their natural environment without restrictions. Lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, various birds, impalas...they were just a few meters away from us...crazy beautiful.

If and when we go back on safari to Tanzania again we will choose them again.... definitely

Lena   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 19, 2024

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

Simon The Safari Monster
5/5

Simon “The Safari Monster” went above and beyond to make our week in Tanzania an invaluable and unforgettable experience. We were able to see all of the big five (and more)! He is not only knowledgeable and a skilled driver, but also kind (both to animals and people), hard working, humble, flexible, entertaining, patient and charming. Our group of 7 absolutely adored him! I highly recommend you book your tour with Safari Soles and request Simon The Safari Monster! He will exceed your expectations!

Grandma Eve and Grandson Daniel   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 18, 2024

Email Grandma Eve and Grandson Daniel  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Cheddy's knowledge, spotting skills, and sense of humor were outstanding
5/5

SafariSoles coordinated a 12 day safari experience of a lifetime for my grandson and I included Tangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mt. Kilamanjaro, and Gombe National Parks -Tanzania, and was an excellent value. There were activities for an octogenarian and for a young adult. We recommend them without any reservations whatsoever! The driver/guides were fantastic, especially Cheddy whose knowledge, spotting skills, and sense of humor were outstanding, including his command of the English language (he also speaks Russian and French). Our itinerary was superbly laid out to build to a climax with something special every day. The accommodations varied appropriately from superb tent to beautiful 4-star settings. We especially appreciated Cheddy including not only animals, but birds, trees, and plants in his discourse because of our particular interests. We saw thousands of wildebeasts and zebras migrating, more than 45 lions, hundreds of water buffalo, hippos, gazelles and all of their similar appearing "cousins", elephants, hyenas, warthogs, tik tiks, a mother leopard and her two cubs, cheetahs, and literally hundreds of different species of other wildlife and birds, geckos, and beetles, all "up close and personal". We visited Tanzania during the "wet off-season period" in January that few tourists choose and never regretted it. Safaris lasted from morning til evening every day except our air travel days. All of our meals and in country travel were included as well as a balloon and a night safari and visit to a Masai village. Every day contained a surprise discovery even more fantastic than the previous day, including watching the birth of a baby impala and all manner of animals breastfeeding their young (yes, even elephants!). To top it all, all meals were included and the food was never less than average and mostly excellent. Thankyou SafariSoles and all of the staff and guides for an amazing lifetime experience that we will never forget! We offer the following suggestion for future safari travelers: bring toilet paper, wipes, water shoes and flipflops, travel towel, and swimsuit.

Sam H.   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 16, 2024

Email Sam H.  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Safari Soles Everytime!
5/5

Ask for Simon, the Safari Monster via Safari Soles! He took great care of seven women with so much luggage and wild requests. He went above and beyond to not only clean our truck every night, set up lunch every afternoon, and expertly driving through wet and rough terrain without getting us stuck a single time! Very knowledgeable and answered all of our sometimes exhausting questions. We found Al of the animals we wanted to and he was very patient and kind to all of us. We even left something valuable at one of the hotels, and him and his team were able to get it to us before we left. An amazing experience!!

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