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Marie   –  
France FR
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: May 28, 2023

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

Amazing experience!

We had an amazing safari experience during 3 days with Safari Soles. From the preparation of our trip to the realization, the team listened to us and did everything to meet our requests while staying within our budget.
Our guide Elias was perfect, both in his explanations and in his search for the best spots to find and observe the animals! You can count on him to help you discover some incredible animals and live some very moving encounters! What a good surprise to discover that Elias has a very good knowledge of French in addition to English.
The Chef delighted us during the safari with quality and quantity of food!
Thanks again to Elias and Safari Soles for this timeless experience!

Errico   –  
Canada CA
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: May 21, 2023

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

Great trip from start to finish

We were taking care of from start to finish. Our Guide, Simon, was the best. Made sure we saw everything we could, big 5 and all. He was very attentive to our needs and made sure to answer all our questions. Ate well everywhere we went, hotels, lunch boxes, etc. Be ready to spend a lot of time in the truck if you want to see everything and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Safari Soles was very helpful to help us choose the right program and hotels considering our budget and needs. Would recommend this tour operator without hesitation.

Jill   –  
Canada CA
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Mar 30, 2023

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

Safari Soles exceeded expectations and offered peace of mind

If you are reading this, you have likely read an endless number of reviews to try to figure out which safari tour company to book with. I found it totally overwhelming.
In the end, we booked with Safari Soles and it was the best decision. Know if you book with them you can have peace of mind that you are going with a good company and good people.
From the moment Bryson responded to me, I knew his company was the right one. He was kind, and patient and always responded quickly.
Our Safari was lead by Izack who was incredible. He is kind, gentle and highly skilled. Our Safari was in the wet season, with lots of mud and Izack took his time to make sure we didn’t get stuck (we saw other groups stuck and being pulled out with chains). Once you go on a safari, you understand how important it is to have someone who is skilled and confident driving the truck that is used and Izack was both, and more. We saw the “big five” and much more. Izack missed nothing - he saw every hiding leopard, black rhino and crocodile!! It was impressive. He was in touch with others in the area (by radio) so we missed nothing.
Izack was lovely to our boys, ages 10 and 14. They thought he was fantastic and even said they missed him in the days following our Safari.
The accommodations Bryson set up were incredible, each with a unique vibe and always a spectacular view. I was pleasantly surprised by all of them (and I can be a stitch picky in this area!).
Our meals were delicious. We saw many groups with boxed lunches but we had a delicious hot meal each day, with beer, wine and soda always on hand.
To anyone trying to figure out which safari company to book with, I highly recommend Safari Soles. You will not be disappointed.

Nicky   –  
Isle of Man IM
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Mar 30, 2023

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

Amazing safari tour operator in Arusha - 100% recommend

Bryson at Safari Soles is excellent at putting together tailor made safaris. He is patient and responds quickly on WhatsApp. I had 8 quotes before settling on final tour! It surpassed expectations for the whole group (family of 5, 3 adult kids 24-29). Our guide Isaac was outstanding with excellent English & knowledge of the Serengeti. His driving was incredible on the challenging tracks and he got us as close to everything. He was in constant radio contact with other guides which meant we didn’t miss a thing when there was animal action nearby & it was lovely that everyone knew him & greeted him warmly. We were well looked after, our recommended lodges & camps were perfect.
I was worried about using a local company with no affiliation to ABTA or similar but was assured by Safari Bookings that all their listed companies are vetted/trustworthy. I would book again with Safari Soles without reservation. They are a first class tour company & it was invaluable having direct contact with the organizer with local knowledge. Thank you Bryson & Isaac for giving us the trip of a lifetime…

Jen M.   –  
Canada CA
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Mar 28, 2023

Email Jen M.  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Fantastic experience from start to finish

I HIGHLY recommend working with Bryson and Safari Soles for your safari. Bryson was extremely helpful working with me to develop a custom safari for our family of four. I had some specific ideas and lots of questions, and he not only listened carefully to my requests and ideas, but would answer every question, and come up with his own suggestions based on my requests. As a result, our safari (with some extra days of hiking and biking) was better than we could have imagined. I have no doubt that Bryson can help you design the perfect safari for your needs, budget and preferences. Bryson and all his staff are local to the Tanzania/Arusha region, which was important to me when choosing a safari company.

On safari, we feel like we won the jackpot with our guide , Simon (aka "Safari Monster"). He was extremely knowledgable about the animals and history, and genuinely seemed to love being out in nature looking for animals. His experience and intuition helped us to find more animals than I have ever seen on safari before (including 5 leopards, 4 cheetahs and 4 rhinos!). Our cook, Action, was also fantastic both in terms of the quality and quantity of food that he prepared for us each day.

If you are considering going with Safari Soles, send Bryson a message with your questions, and I am sure you'll find him as helpful as we did. Asante sana Bryson, Simon and Action!

Rania   –  
Greece GR
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2023

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

Value for money and experienced guide

Safari is an unique experience!
Our guide Action knows so many things to about animals and general info for Tanzania! He is a safari monster!!
We had the chef Action, he is so kind and cooks very nice!!
We had the best offer from Bryson the owner so we choose this company and finally we did right.

Qiang   –  
Canada CA
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 26, 2023

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

Perfect and wonderful trip

Our group of four had an unforgettable experience with Safari Soles Tours for a 9-day safari trip exploring the northern circuit, including a day hike to Mount Kilimanjaro as well. We visited Tarangire National Park, Ndutu Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park. We watched all big five and plenty of other animals and birds. Before the trip, I had very effective and smooth communication with the owner Bryson when planning our trip. He always answered my questions very quickly and patiently. Safari Soles is a local travel agency and their pricing is very reasonable compared to other travel agencies, especially international travel agencies. Our safari guide and driver Benjamin is simply gorgeous and amazing! He worked very hard everyday and made our trip such a wonderful experience! The guide William for our one-day Kilimanjaro hike is amazing too! Thank you guys and you are the best!

Howard   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 17, 2023

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

Excellent organisation and brilliant experience

This trip was as good as it gets. From start to finish the organisation and information were first class. We contacted several companies and kept coming back to Bryson's proposal which he tailored to what we wanted. Chedi, our guide for the five days, was very informative and fun to be with. He wanted to make our experience as good as it could be and succeeded. The accommodation fully met our expectations and the whole trip went beyond what we expected. The evening meals were plentiful and the picnics a real feast. The choice of juice, water, wine and beer was much appreciated.
What can we say about the locations? We are lost for words. Stunning, fantastic..........Over the five days we saw so many animals, birds, plants and insects. Chedi knew something about them all. Yes, the big 5 including 4 separate sightings of leopards within 2 hours on one day!
We would recommend the private tour for 2 - really worth it - and we visited a Masai Village which was so interesting.
On the day after the safari Bryson arranged for us to visit a waterfall and a coffee plantation in the Kilimanjaro foothills on route to the airport. This was such a great end to our trip (it would have been so easy and a waste to sit around at the hotel for hours). Our guide Baltazar was so knowledgeable, interesting and fun to be with.
We recommend Bryson's organisation and Chedi's guiding 100%.

Curtis   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 4, 2023

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

A Perfect Safari Experience- 3 day Fly in Fly Out safari - Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

3 day Fly in Fly Out safari - Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

Safari Soles - Bryson
Firstly i would like to thank the owner of Safari Soles - Bryson.
The booking/Trip was seamless from start to finish. We gave him the budget that we had in mind and he prepared various options for us. He advised us on the best way to exchange our currency to get the most of our money on our trip. The accommodation that we stayed in was breathtaking, we didn’t expect it to be that luxurious in the middle of the Serengeti, the pictures do not do it justice. I’m not sure how he managed it but, It seemed as if Bryson had specifically selected our tour guide Simon for us!

Safari Soles - Simon Aka Safari Monster
We were greeted by Simon as we landed, he welcomed us with a large selection drinks as he gave us a run through of the equipment in the Jeep. His energy from the get go was amazing! He was funny, professional, knowledgeable and proactive. It was absolutely seamless! We talked through our favourite animals, what was top on our list to see during the safari and he arranged the the next three days accordingly.
Day 1 - The Big Cats
Day 2 - The Vegetarians
Day 3 - Completion of the Big Five (The Search of the Black Rhino)
On our first sighting of a pride of lions Simon knew exactly what to do when the males lion headed off from the pack. Thus we were the first ones on site when the lion arrived under the tree for shade. We got our first up close look and could not have asked for a better view. He also knew exactly where to go for sightings of the animals on our agenda for the day and thus we maximised our days without driving around aimlessly. Simon’s knowledge is extensive and this enabled us to see all the big cats on the very first day which was absolutely fantastic!! I cannot begin to describe how amazing it is to see a leopard up close where you don’t even need to zoom your camera! Simon was so patient with us and allowed us to ooh and ahh at the animals to our hearts content.

His understanding of the animals, their behaviour and even their evolution kept us learning something new everyday. Even his knowledge of the vegetation and how it affects the wildlife is amazing. His passion is something see and made all the difference in our trip.

Arranging a safari half way across the world can be a daunting task.
I can assure you booking with Safari Soles you will be in great hands.
If you make a request you may be lucky enough to get Simon the Safari Monster as your guide !

A Perfect rating for a perfect trip !

Asante Sana

Martijn van welie   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 23, 2023

Email Martijn van welie  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Highly recommended local company

Unforgettable experience with our guide Simon! Saw 7 cheetahs, 2 leopards, 2 rhinos , and countless lions. The accomodations were very luxurious for a good price. Itinerary was tailored to our wishes, communication with the company was swift and good.
As it is a local company, money spend with them will help the local economy.

Highly recommended!

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