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Chen   –  
Germany DE
Visited: June 2024 Reviewed: Jun 17, 2024

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

Fantastic African Safari Experience
5/5

Safari Soles tours has kept their promise and left us an unforgettable safari experience! Our sales Sukujua has made all of the pre-trip communications fast and smooth, always tried the best to accommodate our requirements. The trip guide Issac, who is a funny guy, always makes jokes and fills the jeep with laughs. More importantly, he showed his experience and professionalism by proactively taking us to what we want to see. He was several times the first-spotter of the Rhinos, massive eating scenes, and lions, which made us quite proud. He also drives safely during all of the exhausting long-range transfers. We will surely come back to this lovely Serengeti again for even more days next time!

Ronja   –  
Germany DE
Visited: June 2024 Reviewed: Jun 16, 2024

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Every day a Highlight
5/5

We were with Safari Soles for 11 days on a private safari with our guide Estomih and it couldn't have been better. We are very happy that we did our safari with Safari Soles Tours.

We felt we were in good hands right from the start - the planning of our tour with Innocent was also very friendly and all our wishes were made possible. For example, the organization of an airport transfer on Zanzibar was no problem at all. Innocent always responded very quickly, which was brilliant for our somewhat last-minute planning.

I can only recommend everyone to take a little more time for this wonderful country. We loved each of the national parks on our safari and also the cultural activities. It was very exciting to see how different the landscape and the people are.

Our highlights:
- In Arusha NP we went on a walking safari and walked very close to buffaloes, warthogs and even a giraffe. In the evening we visited a coffee farm and were able to roast our own coffee.
- In Lake Manyara, we also went on a bike tour through the town of Mto wa bu and learned a lot about rice and banana cultivation and visited three families. I can only recommend it!
- Lake Natron was also very eventful - here we went to a waterfall with our Maasai guide Tobias and watched the sunrise at the lake in the morning.
- At lake Eyasi we visited two tribes - both visits were super interesting and well organized. We never felt uncomfortable and were able to learn a lot from the inhabitants. A highlight of our tour!
- The classics such as Tarangire NP, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater were of course also on our itinerary. We were able to spend four days in the Serengeti and, thanks to our guide Estomih, we saw incredible things (lions, hyenas and cheetahs eating, a leopard, a herd of elephants with lots of little babies and a pride of lions with 7! cubs from very close up and many more).

Estomih was always able to tell us a lot about each animal and answer all our questions. Thanks to him, this trip will remain unforgettable.

Our booked lodges were also a highlight for us every evening and amazed us. The food was delicious and the hot lunch that Estomih always brought and served for us was also very tasty!

It was a lot of fun traveling with Safri Soles and Estomih and we would do our tour again anytime. Thank you very much!

S&A   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: Jun 14, 2024

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Top-Notch Company
5/5

There are many safari companies and it can be quite overwhelming trying to decide which company to go with. Safari Soles Tours stood out for several reasons. Besides already having high ratings, they offered more activities and services resulting in a better value. Our first encounter with Safari Soles was with Happiness George, our travel expert, and concluded with the two most amazing guides, Baltazary and Isaac. First of all, how can anyone not be in a positive mood interacting with someone named Happiness! 😊 She did not bombard us with follow-up emails or make us feel pressured to respond to inquiries. This was important as deciding to go on a safari trip is a big deal with all the planning that’s involved, and it takes a while to make a decision that will have a high impact on our budget. Yet, when we had questions she was highly responsive. We received responses throughout the day regardless of the time difference. She attended to our needs, listened exactly to what our preferences were and promptly made modifications to meet our expectations. She worked on ways to help us maximize our budget and also accommodated a change after our safari trip had started. She really sold the trip for us with her friendly and helpful attitude. In addition to having a comprehensive package that included more locations than we had anticipated, Happiness provided a detailed itinerary that didn’t just tell you the activities of each day but also the drive time from one destination to the next. This was important as we noticed one of the days the drive time would have been too long. While it would have essentially been a game drive since you’re traveling inside the national park, we expressed concern with the excess time and Happiness quickly modified the itinerary without compromising our goals for the trip. The package also included activities on the 1st day before hotel drop off, which for other companies tended to include a pickup from the airport to the hotel, and also activities on the last day before dropping off at the airport. The other offering that we did not see with other companies we contacted was the inclusion of air ambulance medical insurance. A few other items that were a plus included the company providing bug spray and use of binoculars.

In terms of our guides, Baltazary picked us up from the airport and took us on a hike to a waterfall at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, along with a coffee tour and a dip in a hot springs before dropping us off at the hotel, and picked us up at the hotel for some activities in the city before dropping us off at the airport on our last day. Baltazary was a delight. He was welcoming upon arrival and helped us with whatever we needed to do before our activities began. Our flight was delayed but Baltazary ensured we got to our destinations and was able to enjoy all the activities previously scheduled. He also provided us with rain boots and hiking sticks during our waterfall hike as it rained a bit. A very thoughtful gesture was on our first day, Baltazary stopped to get us fresh sugar cane as we had expressed our love for it. Throughout both days, he taught us about Tanzania, the local city, and local traditions which we enjoyed.

Now onto Isaac who was our safari guide. We love love love Isaac! He is such a sweet person, mild-mannered and pleasant, and so knowledgeable. The safari trip was absolutely unforgettable. We saw so much and at such close ranges. While there’s no control over where animals are going to be seen, we were highly impressed with Isaac’s ability to find and hone in on an animal in the grass. He didn’t just point out the animals but provided us information about them. He allowed us as much time as we wanted for viewings and changed course or went backwards when needed. His ability to navigate through the park was even more impressive. We seriously don’t know how we circled from one area to the next with no visible signs and still made it to our lodge at the end of the day. He was also accommodating with our schedule, letting us rest in a little bit longer in the morning, but not shortening our game drives in any way. There was an itinerary change initiated by us midway through our trip which Isaac responded to easily and without disruption. He really valued what we wanted. Isaac emanated the true meaning of Hakuna Matata! Similar to his counterpart at Safari Soles, he stopped to get us red bananas after our safari trip after we expressed amusement since we never tried them before. The fact you’re with an individual you met for the first time on multiple long days, having someone who is friendly, caring about your safety, and funny is crucial. Isaac is exactly that and an incredible safari guide! We are so appreciative for having him and for him giving us a memorable experience!

As for the accommodations, we selected a mid-range package but some of them felt like luxury accommodations. We had a mix of lodges with solid walls as well as tented lodges and each were equally wonderful with unparalleled service. The meals were also incredible at every location. We were pleasantly surprised with the lunch offered. The food was abundant and delicious and we couldn’t believe how many hot food options were available for us eating out in the wild. Safari Soles provided an endless amount of fluids (water, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages) during the long game drives. Honestly, the package that was put together for us turned out to be more than we expected.

On a side note, we were touched by the hospitality provided by the people of Tanzania. All of them worked together at the accommodations and during the game drives to ensure you get the best customer experience (e.g., guides communicated with one another to alert of hotspots). Safari Soles delivered in a way that reflected their name, as they really have their foot in the door with customer service. Jambo to Happiness, Isaac, and Baltazary and thank you for making our trip even better than we imagined! 😊

MJoesph   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: May 13, 2024

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

The GREATEST TO EVER DO IT! Innocent
5/5

Just finished the three day safari adventure. From start to finish had an amazing time. Our coordinator Happiness was communicative and responsive. Our transporter, Chief was funny, energetic, and informative. Our driver, Innocent provided history, excitement and enthusiasm throughout our entire journey. Even after long days, he had a smile on his face and brought a lot of enthusiasm throughout the entire drive. Cannot wait to show all my family friends, the amazing animals and other species we saw along our adventure.
10 out of 10; will come back!
Thank you again, Innocent!!! ❤️

Sarah V.   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2024 Reviewed: May 12, 2024

Email Sarah V.  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Absolutely LEGENDARY!!!!!
5/5

Our 3 day fly in-drive out tour with Innocent through the Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater was absolutely epic! The organization was seamless- from the airport pickup/drop off (Chief, our driver was so personable & super informative! Taught us all the basic Swahili phrases & nearby attractions). While on the tour, Innocent, our guide - was truly one of a kind. He was knowledgeable of the roads, animals, weather, culture and beyond! We saw countless animals (lions, giraffes, elephants, rhino, zebra, gazelle, cheetahs, wildebeest and many many MANY more!). Innocent made a remarkable effort all throughout the trip to ensure we had the best views of every animal & left feeling fulfilled! Outside of the tour, the administrative office (Happiness, our tour agent) was so kind, punctual and communicated effectively & thoroughly. Lodging (luxury) and food exceeded our expectations - we are sure to recommend this tour to all of our friends & family!!!

Valeria Funes   –  
Mexico MX
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 14, 2024

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

Epic!!!!!!
5/5

the best experience I could have had. It's not just about going on a Safari, it's about having a guide who knows the behavior of the animals so that one can see what we did: lions reproducing, attempted lion hunts.
Simon is without a doubt the best guide we could have ever had, he has a unique energy and always made us feel safe. Tanzania marked my heart.

tracey   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2024 Reviewed: Apr 8, 2024

Email tracey  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Absolutely Amazing, five star all the way and so welcoming.
5/5

We really have had the best week of our lives thanks to Safari Soles! To start Boniface was just such a pleasure to deal with, I knew the moment we spoke that it was Safari Soles I would book with. I could feel his warmth all the way in London! He has been just fantastic- from the time of booking to us arriving he really did take great care of us and made changes to suite our family without it ever seeming an imposition. He booked us in breathtaking lodges, truly amazing. We also made a change whilst on Safari and Boniface arranged everything so quickly,

This lead us on to Alias who in our house now will be known as the Safari King 👑 We have been on Safari before and it wasn’t just that we saw the big 5 which we have previously it was the way in which Alias took such good care of us all. He was so happy, calm and informative thought the five days. We really feel so lucky that we got to spend time in the company of such a lovely person. The safari itself could not be topped- cheeta, so many lions, so many elephants, giraffes, hyenas, a python, baboons, buffalo’s, flamingo, leopards and that illusion rhino. He made sure we were all well fed and it really was the adventure of a lifetime.

Lastly Andrew has been epic, what an experience to spend time making coffee and enjoying the company of the wonderful villagers. Andrew again made the whole day magic from start to finish.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the best time, we will forever be in love with Tanzania ❤️

Benedikte   –  
Norway NO
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Mar 27, 2024

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Incredible service and knowledge!
5/5

Thank you for a trip of a lifetime! The trip was so fun, we got to see all the animals that we wanted and learned a lot for our guide. Our guide Isac had so much knowledge, was punctual, polite and gave us the best tour we could have asked for.
The accommodations were very nice, interesting and comfortable. The best service I’ve ever experienced and everyone speaks very good English. The whole trip was well planned out very professionally and relaxing! We would definitely recommend using Safari soles (have already recommended to friends that are also very happy!)

Jun   –  
China CN
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 27, 2024

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

Highly efficient, welcoming, problem solving
5/5

The view was amazing; the animals were abundant; the hotels were fantastic; the food was delicious, the people were welcoming, all in all, the experience was worth every penny I spent, I can not find one tiny thing to complain. Special thanks to beautiful and highy efficient Rachel helping me make and amend safari plans, to my experienced safari guide Innocent guiding me through a wonderful Safari journey, to my welcoming town tour guide Frank showing me the authentic Arusha culture.

Aldina and Roman   –  
Austria AT
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 4, 2024

Email Aldina and Roman  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Amazing experience with best driver and guide Innocent!
5/5

We booked a seven days safari and a total of 9 days with Safari Soles.
The contact with Happiness, who put our trip together, was very professional. When we arrived in Arusha, we were picked up and taken to our first accommodation, where we had time to relax before the safari started. The next morning our guide and driver Innocent came to pick us up. We had seven wonderful days where we saw all the animals we wanted to see, thanks to the experience and motivation that Innocent had. All in all, we can recommend everyone to book Safari Soles. They did a very good job from start to finish. Thank you Happiness and Innocent.

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