Average User Rating
Email Niccolò | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Competence and hospitality!
Truly spectacular experience. Sleeping inside the park and hearing the animals moving near the accommodations at night is something indescribable. Definitely an expert and competent guide, as well as always friendly and kind. Super recommended!
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Email Paula | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Kitonga Tours is a reliable company that makes your trip in Tanzania and safari unforgettable
Paul organised our trip from our departure in Dar Es Salaam, over Iringa Town through Ruaha National Park, Udzungwa Mountains, and back to Dar Es Salaam. The communication was clear and he listened carefully to our wishes and needs. Driver Godfrey drove us in a comfortable bus safe all the way. In the National parks, we did lovely safaris in comfortable 4x4 vehicles. The guides (Paul and Alex) showed us the most beautifull corners of the park, and the animals living in the park. There was more than enough drinks and food was delicious. We expierienced very good service, value for money! I can really recommend this company over all.
Email Jean | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Email Mimi | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
breathtaking is the word that sums up the experience that I lived! gerald and the guid were always kind, helpful, friendly and taught us many curiosities, without ever making us miss anything just like the cook. I highly recommend their agency because we have shown all the animals that the paroc hosts. if you come here rely on them.
Email Ania | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
3 Days in Ruaha National Park and two days in Iringa – with teenager girls
We (mother with twin-daughters at 16 years), had a wonderful Safari-tour with Kitonga Tours. I started the preparations 4 months before the trip, and had close mail-correspondence with Paul from the Kitonga-office for several months. It was very important for me that we got the “perfect” tour, and I had many questions regarding the tour-plan, timing, transportation, pricing etc, which Paul always answered fast and patiently. So, I felt very confident and safe to use Kitonga as our tour-agency.
Before going to Iringa/Ruaha we spend some days in the North of Tanzania, so we had arranged with Kitonga to pick us up in Kondoa. We were picked up here in a very nice and comfortable transfer car, so the 9 hour drive to Iringa was just nice and relaxing, with wonderful view of local life and nature along the road. We were served cold drinks along the whole way, could charge our phones in the car, wi-fi was available most of the time, and the driver was driving safely. We slept at “Iringa Sunset Hotel”, a very nice place with great view from the terrasse-restaurant, very nice rooms, and extremely friendly staff. The only thing to comment on was the weather: In the end of June it was quite cold here.
Early next morning we started the beautiful drive (3 hours) to Ruaha National Park, and by noon we started the game-drive in the park. The wildlife in Ruaha is fascinating. In three days we saw a LOT of animals. The park is famous for the large number of elephants, and there are also very many giraffes, impalas, water bucks, baboons, etc. We also saw several lions, jackals, buffalo’s, and even wild dogs, and some animals we never had heard about before. Paul and the driver were good at spotting the animals, and explaining about them.
The Park is very big, and therefore we were sometimes driving for a while without spotting any animals, but the landscape in the park is really amazing – not at least all the huge and old Baobab trees. There are also many beautiful palm trees, funny sausage trees, and a lot more. But the main reason to visit Ruaha is the quite atmosphere, and the less amount of other tourists. Here you do not drive in a long row of cars, there will often pass hours without seeing another Safari-car, and you therefor get a feeling of an authentic safari-experience. The bandas where we were sleeping inside the park were simple but charming, with animals grassing outside during the night.
Kitonga Tours did a great job in arranging and realizing our Safari-tour – making our dream come true.
Email Stefania | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
FANTASTIC 3 day Ruaha Safari
We had an amazing experience and saw so many animals. Gerald was great at communicating with us and was willing to help problem solve when we had issues with payment. Please be aware the expectation is a downpayment that is done online but when you arrive in person the remaining is paid in cash unless you pay all online in advance.
The team on the safari was very relaxed and made us feel comfortable in every way. The driver shared so much interesting information with us and was so patient letting us sit and enjoy a view for as long as we wanted. The chef did a great job of cooking delicious meals. Of course I recommend bringing some snacks as well because if you are only traveling in Tanzania for a few days, your stomach will not be used to all of the new ingredients. We didn't have any issues but we also have been living in Tanzania for some time now.
The 3-day and two night tour felt like the perfect amount of time. We went in August (winter for Tanzania) and I was a bit surprised at how cool it can be during the sunrise game drives especially when the car windows are down. I recommend bringing layers, or a small coat.
Again, a lovely experience. Would use the same company again in a heartbeat. And from what we experienced and what the driver told us, Ruaha is a great park because it's not as touristy as others. Very true, we sometimes went 3-4 hours without seeing any other vehicle so it makes the experience so special and private.
Email Haobing | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
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Email Inessa | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
I can’t describe because our son was in touch with the tour operator
I can only write about our two amazing guides- Paul and Issa. All the communication was done by our son. But the tour itself was very well planned. Paul and Issa became our dear friends who succeeded to make our trip - the best experience ever ! We really hope we’ll come back one day and will FOR SURE choose only Paul an Issa again. We highly appreciate their wonderful job! Thank you!
Email Per Ola Fenre | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Meet dik-dik, playing lions, hippo and grieving mother elephant - meet Ruaha
Many companies offer safari tours, companies with skills and
lots of experience.
Kitonga Tours & Safaris in Ruaha National Park offers both, but first of all a warm and friendly attitude, and deep respect and love for all animals and the nature around them.
Ruaha is a lovely place, a huge, beautiful, wildlife-rich national park.
We drove in on Christmas Eve, met immediately four playing and proud lions, a grieving mother elephant - just lost her baby - and the tallest and sweetest giraffe
Our guides Given and Alex were outstanding. Steady, calm, informing and dedicated, with lots of humor.
Our four days and three nights in wild Ruaha will remain a solid milestone in our lives. The tripping hippos. Sleeping crocodile. And hungry leopard. And the sweet ranger following us to the bandas at night with a kalashnikov in her fist. We could meet an eating hippo around, dining after dark. Or just a lion.
Warm and kind regards to Given, Alex, Paul and Salom at Kitongas.
Katinka, Truls, Jeanette and Per Ola
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