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Evan C   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2023

Email Evan C  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Iddy was professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

Where do we even begin?! It is difficult to put such an amazing experience into a simple review. After researching many different Safari Guide options for our Honeymoon in Tanzania, we decided to book with Iddy at Samora Explorers, and we are so, so happy that we did. From the start, Iddy was easy to work with, responsive and made us feel very confident that we knew what we were getting and made the right choice. Right away, he sent us a professional, detailed daily itinerary with lodging and all additional details, which we found very helpful. After getting married, we jumped on an airplane, very tired, in the US and made the journey to Kilimanjaro airport where Iddy picked us up right away and brought us to our first hotel in Arusha. From the start, he was extremely friendly, professional and knowledgeable, which was a huge relief after our wedding followed by a 24 hour trip from Boston. We knew we made the right choice. From then on, Iddy was amazing. This would be my 4th Safari and I can say it was definitely the best, which could not be possible without Iddy and Samora Explorers. He took care of everything. The vehicle was cleaned everyday and in great shape. He always had food, drinks and everything else we may have needed. Meals were fresh and served daily. When others had premade boxed meals, Iddy always provided fresh "home cooked" meals, with plenty of water, sodas, wine and beers. We didn't have to think about anything. Each day, he picked us up on time from our lodging, which Samora Explorers sets up for you, and we went on amazing Game Drives. Samora Explorers knows the Serengeti and all other National Parks like the back of their hand! They are true experts! We saw tons of game, and the Big 5 in one day. We also recommend doing the HOT AIR BALLOON and BUSH DINNER, which Samora Explorers will set up for you and include in your itinerary. The Hot Air Balloon was the highlight of our trip! We can't say enough about Iddy and his crew at Samora Explorers. You will NOT be disappointed! We left our Safari with an amazing experience, a ton of pictures and memories, and an amazing friend in Iddy. Book this Safari now!

Gordon   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jun 25, 2023

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

Excellent Kilimanjaro Company

Samora is a up-and-coming trek company that's looking to make a name for itself with the quality it provides. As a traveler from the USA, the owner and guide were easy to communicate with and made preparation simple. My guide was extremely knowledgeable on the flora and fauna of the national park, and was effective in helping me get to the top! The porters all know each other and the company takes pride in treating all of their employees ethically.

Prof. Dr. Holger Dathe   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Apr 27, 2023

Email Prof. Dr. Holger Dathe  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Our guide Iddy Kimaro enriched our tour with his zoological knowled and wise, adapted organization.

We did one of the Samora safaris a few years ago, and since then I have been thinking about how to repeat such a wonderful trip. Samora Explorers offers a diverse program of tours, between which it is not so easy to choose - after the first experience you actually want to make them all! The offer ranges from the tourist reception of the natural beauties of the country and insights into the life and culture of the indigenous people, to animal observation for the zoologist (I am one), to the mountain tour to the highest mountain in Africa. All the stops are unique highlights that will not be forgotten. You can experience the Serengeti, where the first modern wildlife film was made that won an Oscar, the Ngorongoro Crater (which for once is not a volcanic crater), the monument at Olduvai Gorge where the oldest human was found, Manyara National Park where the pelicans sit on top of the trees, lakes full of hippos, wild big cats on the hunt and boulders on which they rest ... Sometimes you even still see a black rhino, which has become very rare, and you feel happy about it.
But it is not only what you get to see, you also experience the wonderful way of presentation and personal attention from the staff of Samora Explorers. In our case, it was our guide Iddy Kimaro who enriched our tour with his profound zoological knowledge, as well as with wise, adapted, prudent organization.

Klaus   –  
Germany DE
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 13, 2023

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

Exzellent team that provided an unforgettable experience

Beginning with Gadieh, our guide, Juma Pili our cook, the whole team were lovely, caring and supportive at any time. The organization was professional and flawless. We were extremely lucky with the weather conditions that day. Ascend at night lit by the full moon, no wind and no clouds on top of Mount Meru and an amazing sunrise with perfect views to Kilimandscharo. Perfect and unforgettable.

Tobias   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 16, 2022

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

Charismatic, knowledgable, trustworthy. A highly recommended guide for an amazing experience.

Following a recommendation, me and my friends went on our first week-long safari with Iddy. From the first pick-up, I felt incredibly welcomed and in good hands. We took tents for bush camping on a private five-night trip from Arusha through Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara and back. We were having a blast on our day tours watching the plethora of species, spotting a single leopard or patiently observing a lone lioness feed in the only car around. A cook on our side, which we took from camp to camp, provided us with lunch packages for the day and made sure nothing was missing in the early mornings and and late evenings. Iddy proved great endurance, navigational excellence and high driving skill on the rough and narrow bits. Above all, he entertained and educated us in fluent German. He anwsered our questions without talking through the day, he went in on our wishes but always masterminded the whole tour. His well-maintained equipment and charging in the jeep made the trip a very pleasant experience. I had an amazing time throughout and will definetely return for another adventure with Iddy.

Sayun   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Oct 3, 2022

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

The best Experience ever

I was traveling to Tanzania with Samora Explorer’s Ltd on August 2022,Safari was fantastic and the food was excellent
Thanks to Samora Explorers Ltd team for the best experience

Martins   –  
Latvia LV
Visited: June 2024 Reviewed: Jun 13, 2024

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

Keep loving what You do.!

What an amazing time in Tanzania.
Big thanks to Samora Explorers for wonderful safari experience and a little insight in country's culture.
We took 3 day safari tour to Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP and went for hike in 3rd day to Materuni village to see waterfall and had opportunity to watch coffee making process.

And from these days we took everything. We saw a lot of animals in parks. Samora team was Sooo passionate to make us feel happiest people in the world. ThQ!!!

Inara Lisecka   –  
Latvia LV
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Feb 25, 2024

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

Very personal and caring approach

We experienced very personal approach. The owner Iddy was very nice and welcoming. Since we are more regular tourists than experience climbers, a day before the tour, our guide Gadiel evaluated our clothing and equipment and suggested what we have to rent additionally for better experience. Gadiel and his team (in total 4 persons just for two of us!) was very helpful. One of us is vegetarian and on a gluten free diet, so the the food was prepared in a way that both of us had nice things to eat and the food very tasty as well! They even baked special gluten free bread for us on the camp kitchen! It was wonderful!
The also took care for us, so that we were well guided till the peak of Meru and back. I think that the experience of our guide Gadiel helped us to reach the peak. The approach to do in a poko poko (slowly or little by little) way was the key for the success. And we were very happy about that. This is definitely value for money tour operator.
We were also very lucky - the weather conditions were perfect for climbing, so we got a wonderful views and memories.
Thank you - Samora Explorers. Have a great adventures and happy customers!

KH   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 14, 2024

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

Focus on making it the best experience possible!

All of our guides went out of their way to make sure we had the best possible experience. They were extremely knowledgeable about the area and culture…and always did whatever they could to make sure we had front row seats for the animals. Wished we would have stayed longer!!

Dr Alexandra   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 14, 2024

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

G was the best guide!

Godlisten Jr was my guide. He has a lot of experience and it shows! He answered all my in-depth and silly questions. He taught us and sang a traditional song. He taught us a Tanzanian game! He would ask what we wanted to see that day and he would find it for us! He would navigate the truck to get the best angles for pictures. He kept us laughing the whole ride and accommodated any request we had. I cant imagine going back and not requesting him!

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