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Antonio   –  
Italy IT
Visited: February 2018 Reviewed: Mar 18, 2018

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

I had the best of experiences. A safe and pleasant expedition.
5/5

We have spent seven wonderful days. All the operators were extremely kind and qualified. The high-quality food made our expedition even more enjoyable.

Paolo   –  
Italy IT
Visited: March 2018 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2018

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

Very good experience; we were very well followed from the gaide with kindness and experience.
5/5

We have bene fully satisfaied from safary and accomodations.

Valerio Taccardo   –  
Italy IT
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Nov 6, 2017

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

Experience at least once in life. Making it with Savannah Explorer is the right way to do it
5/5

It was great to communicate with them to organize the safari at our leisure. Savannah explorer has arranged us all as planned and I must say that the lodges they selected were beyond our expectations. If I had to choose, I would choose them 100 more times.
Thanks for making our unique and unforgettable safari!

Isabelle, Yvan, Jasmine and Samuel   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 4, 2017

Email Isabelle, Yvan, Jasmine and Samuel  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

An amazing trip
5/5

We are back in Belgium after 18 fabulous days in Tanzania. We enjoyed every minute of our trip: the Safari, the long scenic and colorful roads, the Udzungwa forest and of course Zanzibar. We were touched by the kindness and cheerfulness of the people.
Thanks again for organizing everything and picking up these great accommodations that also made this trip so special. A special thanks to our guide, Mickael, who has been so knowledgeable and caring during the 8 days of the Safari. He is a lovely person.
With our best wishes,

Daniele   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Aug 28, 2017

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

Great organization and perfect guide who speak Italian!
5/5

The organization was great, fast email responses and punctuality and accuracy during the safari. Thomas, the guide, was great. In addition to speaking Italian it was very interesting to talk with him about animals and Tanzania life. He was always timely, reliable and helpful. The quality/price ratio is good with this company.

Barbara   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Aug 22, 2017

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

Above all expectations
5/5

Perfect organisation. Qualified and reliable staff (thank you Safari for your availability and kindness!). Wanderful visit at the natural parks (lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro). Excellent choice of tge lodges and the tended camp. Clear and precise information about the journey (booking, advices..). Good also the hotel in Zanzibar, My Blue. Amazing holiday.

Marco   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Aug 6, 2017

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

Great experience, very well organized tour
5/5

They promptly provided all the information and the support before the trip. The communication was excellent both by phone and by email (we always got answers after few hours).
Safari: the driver was expert and he gave us a lot of information about animals, the vehicle for the safari was OK with new tires, lodges were very comfortable and always nice.
Overall a great experience!

Lara G.   –  
Italy IT
Visited: September 2013 Reviewed: Nov 25, 2013

Email Lara G.  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Friendly trip and good organization
5/5

We found out Savannah Explorers on internet and we immediatly contacted Roberto for planning our safari in Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Manyara Lake. We bought an individual trip (we were 2 of us) and we spent 1 week around with our italian speaking guide Rama. We had a lot of fun, and we met many animals. The trip wasn't expensive and well organised. We chose some medium level accomodations and we spent 2 nights in a tented camp (kati kati) and it was an amazing experience:the dark of the night, the silence and the shining stars. All lodges and the tented camp were nice and clean. Food was good and diversified, we could choose among a lot of things. I think that to plan a safari booking directly through Savannah is a bargain and you will be sure to have a lot of fun and serious organization at the same time. I hope to be back to Tanzania soon!

Carmen & Beat with Anna, Marco and Pascal   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 22, 2023

Email Carmen & Beat with Anna, Marco and Pascal  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Wonderfull family safari with Savannah Explores & Gerry
5/5

We, a Swiss family (2 adults / 3 kids), spent a wonderfull week with Savannah Explorers.
The organization of the tour with Micky was perfect.
At the airport, our guide Gerry waited for us and welcomed us heartly.
We loved the almost new safari car (Toyota Land cruiser) with the good seats and that we could go private as family.
We did the northern safari circuit. It was so beautifull (see pictures). The lodges are so nice and clean - all in excellent places!!!
At the tented lodges we loved the combination of nature and luxury.
Gerry, our guide was the best driver and a perfect guide for us and the kids. He always listend to our wishes and could fullfill all of them. He always was able to find the wild animals and was in contact with all the other cars to find the predators (lions, lepard, etc.). We enjoyed every minute of this week!!

Rachel   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2021 Reviewed: Dec 15, 2021

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

Trip of a lifetime!
5/5

My partner and I, along with a friend did a 5-day private mid-range safari with Savannah Explorers this past November. We visited the following parks: Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater. We stayed at Marera View Lodge (2 nights) and a bush camp in the Serengeti (2 nights). I've broken down my review into sections.

Accommodations & Food:
I cannot begin to express how blown away we were with the entire experience. The service, food and accommodations were exceptional...especially considering we paid for a mid-range package. The Marera View Lodge was stunning and felt brand new. It was sparkling clean, well appointed, had comfy beds, spacious rooms and great showers. The staff were so friendly and helpful. And the food was absolutely delicious!

I'm pleased to say I can say all the same about the bush camp. I didn't really know what to expect in that regard, but upon arrival we were shocked (in the best way possible). While the tents do have canvas sides, they are much more like cabins than tents. They have wrap around decks, wood floors, hot showers, and amazingly comfortable beds. It felt more like staying at an eco-hotel than staying in a tent and we were not mad about it. On top of that, the staff was outstanding and served some of the best meals of our entire trip.

Our boxed lunches everyday were basic but we never went hungry. They usually consisted of some fruit, chicken and/or pasta, a juice box, some savory baked goods and then some sweet baked goods. If you're watching your carbs, you may want to let them know before hand. We were in full blown vacation mode, so were happy with all the different types of baked goods we got to try.

Guide & Game Drive:
Our guide Isaack was the best! He was prompt, friendly, a deft driver and was always doing his best to find animals for us. He happily answered all our questions and helped educate on us on the animals and ecosystem. With his knowledge and keen eye, we were lucky enough to see all of the Big 5 during our trip. Considering how much time you spend with your guide, we were grateful to have such a professional. The vehicle itself was spacious, clean and well maintained. It was always stocked with cold waters and had outlets in case devises needed to charged throughout the day. Our vehicle had 6 seats and there were only 3 of us plus Isaack, so we were happy to not be packed in like sardines like other tours.

Communication & Value:
We had reached out to several other tour companies for quotes before deciding to go with Savannah Explorers. They were always so prompt with their responses and patient while waiting for us to make our decision. When it came to pricing, they were not the cheapest but were nowhere near the most expensive either. They had great reviews and were so on top of their communications, that we felt confident going with them. We paid roughly $1400 USD each for a 3 person 5-day private mid-range safari. Now having completed our safari, I can say that this was without a doubt an incredible value and we couldn't be happier we went them.

The only issue we had during our entire experience was with our final payment. We paid the 30% deposit via bank transfer when we booked the trip and thought we could pay the remaining balance with credit card or via bank transfer upon arrival. Unfortunately, there must have been a miscommunication because they expected it to be paid in cash. This caused us some stress because it's quite difficult to pull out that much cash (~$3k USD) in Tanzania. Ultimately we were able to get it sorted by paying a certain amount in cash and then scheduling another bank transfer for the remaining balance. My advice would be to double check with them on how the final payment will be made, so you don't run into the same problem we did.

Overall:
This was a trip of a lifetime! As three mid-30's adventurers who have done a fair share of globe trotting, we all concluded that this was the best trip we've ever had yet. Safari was a bucket list item for us, so we had high expectations and Savannah Explorers over delivered. I would recommend them to anyone looking to do safari in Tanzania and would happily book with them again if given the chance.

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