Shadows of Africa
- Offices In:
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 2010)
- Member Of:
- ATTA, TATO & TTB
- Tour Types:
- Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $175 to $800 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email RAH | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Great trip to Tanzania
Was a pleasure to deal with Shadows of Africa, in particular Inge who was sensitive to all our extra dietary needs and special requests we had on the way. She went out of her way to find solutions and really thought out of the box for us. We had a wonderful trek on Mt Meru with a great guide; Amir, and ranger; Ali. Both were super professional and also a lot of fun to be with.
The safari was great. Our guide Dullah was amazing, he taught us how to observe the animals and gave is intense background for each creature.
Shadows delivered on all it's promises.
Email Pawel | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Safe, interesting and very well prepared safari
We as a family are very satisfied with Shadows of Africa prepared safari. Everything was perfect, well organized, we had influence on what we do, our driver Dickson was great :) and we saw a Big 5... And we was quite ecological and not produced unnecessary trash... not like the many others we saw
Email Hans & Naman from Paris | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Perfectly organised climbs of Mt Kilimandjaro and Mt Meru - great food, great care
Two friends, we booked simultaneous climbs of Mt Kilimandjaro and Mt Meru. Our guides were Augustin on Kili and Amiri on Meru. Both were professional and pleasant company and made sure all the details were taken care of so we both made it to the top. Food was FANTASTIC. After the climb we stayed at just opened Olerai Lodge where Kash and her team members provided great hospitality. Thanks also to the drivers Youssouf and Augustin taking us from one place to another. Hopefully we will see you again one day.
Email Ricardo | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing life experience
I will be always grateful to Inge and Shadows of Africa for what I can describe as the best experience of my life.
We did a 6-day safari including Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater.
Everything was perfect. Our guide Alex was very good. He always had an answer to my (many many) questions (related to animals or general life in Tanzania) and he always suggested that we would do things in our (we traveled as a couple) best interest.
The accommodations were great, the lunch scheme was very good (while everybody else was eating sandwiches every day for lunch we had always a complete meal) the vehicle was reliable and most importantly, we could see a lot of animals.
I would without a single doubt in my mind hire the services of Shadows of Africa again in the future
Email Marko | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Great family Safari
We did an 8-day Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari with Shadows of Africa. Everything went completely as planned and we saw so many animals... Great guide, we always felt safe and well taken care of.
We are a family of 2 adults and 4 kids.
Email Mary | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Indescribably life altering experience
Lessia, the organizer, was researched, efficient, thorough and thoughtful and very in tune with our expectations and needs for the nine day safari. Communication was immediate, service was exemplary, the safari exceeded our expectations and the tour was AMAAAAAAZING!!!! Our guide Dickson is a rock star! He was so knowledgeable about the animals and their behaviours, the insects, the birds, the plants/trees. He combined facts with anecdotes and real stories which we found entertaining and interesting. Dickson is so passionate about his work and his job; he takes his role of guide and driver very seriously and professionally! He was respectful, engaged, prompt, protective of us all and super friendly. He made the safari even more memorable!!!!!
Email Adriano | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
I just want to thank Shadows of Africa in special Jake, Fredy and the whole crew for helping me so much to travel to Tanzania to experienced the animals in their natural habitat (The Greater, Serengeti National Park).
See you soon guys,
Email Gary & Lesley | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
7 day life changing journey with Paul in Rwanda
We searched carefully to find a reputable company, that understood our requests of what we would like to achieve for our 7 day safari into Rwanda. We were very impressed with Shadows and their very high quality informative well priced quote and in particular Paul’s recommendation to flip around the direction we explored so that we could capture exactly what we wanted.
We had been in Tanzania for 8 weeks, and so the 1st surprise was how different, modern, clean, green and 1st world Rwanda is by comparison. From all the reading we had done about the country before arriving it didn’t prepare us for what we saw.
Our main aim was to trek with the Gorilla’s in Volcanoes National Park – this experience WOW, was so awesome that there aren’t any words that can get close to how describing the feeling when you are first see them and sit amongst the family as they just hang out!!.
Our other surprise was the journey we encountered with Paul. As we visited different areas of the country, driving through villages, tea and coffee plantations, seeing Chimpanzees, Colobus monkeys etc, Paul shared more and more of his Rwanda, its history, the changes over the last 25 years since the Genocide of 1994 (a visit to the Genocide Museums in Kigali are musts), the justifiable pride Rwandan’s now have in their country – and some of Pauls own experiences. Our lives are changed immeasurably from our time with Paul.
He’s also the consummate fixer – after we started we wanted to add in cycling a section of the ‘Congo-Nile trail’ – Paul found us someone excellent and adapted our journey to fit this in.
In short, we highly recommend Paul personally, and we know he has a great team working with him in Rwanda, and he is supported by the wider team of Shadows in Africa. You can’t go wrong by joining up with him.
Email Aharon | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
i traveled in north Tanzania , arriving in Kilimanjaro and visiting Arusha national park, Tarangire park, Manyara park, lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro crater , and Serengeti Park for a period of 9 nights and 10 days. i arranged my tour online with Inge who was very helpful and prompt in her replies. i was met at the airport by Ukardi, my Tanzanian guide and driver for the next 10 days.
My stay in Tanzania was like a dream, i lost count of the days and didnt care what day it was.
At one stage i decided to change my itinerary and this was done with efficiency and ease via the office.
i saw leopards, cheetahs, several types of monkeys, turtles, crocodiles, many species of birds, and of course the lions, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, buffaloes, zebras, gnus, mere cats, several types of deer,a variety of insects and reptiles, the abundance of wildlife left me in awe.
And it was the people of Tanzania that made my stay memorable with their ready smiles and curiostity and their world of contrasts, where the Masai tribes people walk 8 miles to the supermarket with their cellphone tucked into a beaded bag and the bush people with their amazing archery skills and gentle laughter at my attempts .
But it was Ukardi that brought it all together with his knowledge of the terrain and his wealth of information on all aspects of Tanzanian life, its people , birds and animals, big and small. i felt safe at all times and was touched by his caring both of me and his fellow Tanzanians, was a pleasure to have known Ukardi and his "eagle eyes" that saw animals in places that only an eagle could see. And last but not least a big thank you to our cook, Roman, who kept me well fed.
I would highly and warmly recommend Shadows of Africa.
Email Pauline | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing 4 day safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater with driver/guide Ukadi.
Ukadi spoke excellent English and told me all about the areas we were passing through and identified animals even when they were hidden from my view by leaves and undergrowth. He would stop for a clear view and patiently explained where to look for a good sighting. His driving was safe and confident and he obviously knew all the routes as he managed to get close to lions and elephants and cheetahs after seeing them in the distance. We had tasty lunches which he picked up en route and served at the well maintained rest areas. Standing in the land cruiser gave a wonderful view of the surroundings and I saw thousands of zebra and wildebeest and gazelles as we drove through Serengeti. Giraffes were grazing on the thorn trees and lions dozed by the roadside as we traversed the park. On the way to Serengeti we stopped at a Masai village and had a very friendly and informative tour by the Chief's son as well as demonstration of Masai skills, all helping to explain the red clad figures we had seen herding cows and goats by the roadside. On our final drive to Ngorongoro at dawn, a leopard slunk across the road and then as we entered the crater we saw a black rhino sauntering across the grass. An incredible end to an amazing experience made possible by Ukadi's wealth of experience and professionalism.
Shadows of Africa put together a superb itinerary and accommodation at Eileen's Tree Inn at Karatu was a highlight of my visit with excellent food and spacious, comfortable surroundings.
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