- Office In:
- 1-5 employees (Founded in 2021)
- Member Of:
- Tanzania Tourist Board
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $250 to $1,000 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email David | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Jonathan | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Meijo will ensure you have the best possible Safari experience whilst also embracing local culture
My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon by booking a private 7-day ‘the Best of Serengeti Mid-Range Safari’ tour with Meijo Safaris from 2 to 8 October, this included Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park (N.P), Materuni Waterfalls and Kikuletwa Hot Springs (including some great views of Mount Kilimanjaro). Overall, my wife and I had an absolutely incredible experience in Tanzania and are very grateful to Daudi and our tour guides Jordan (Days 2-5) and Godfrey (Day 6) for making this once in a lifetime experience as memorable as it was. The people we met on our journey, including Jordan and Godfrey, were a real highlight of our trip, not only for what we saw (and we saw the Big 5 - Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo), but how they made each day special. We felt completely safe and comfortable during our whole experience, both drivers were professional and knew the roads well. We had our own private 4x4 for the Safari experience which was very comfortable and safe and Meijo organised a “Just Married” wheel cover for the back of the vehicle which was a real special touch for us. Our meals and drinks throughout the day were all included (and we drank quite a few beers each day!). There were literally dozens of bottles of water in the car which were replenished each day, so there was no risk of dehydration! The meals were not packed sandwich boxes but were warm lunches which varied from roast chicken, pasta bolognese, stir fried chicken or beef, which were to the envy of our tour groups.
We would recommend Meijo Tours to anyone contemplating a visit to Tanzania, it was truly a memorable experience.
I started doing some research a few months ago to locate a reputable tour company and initially used Safaribookings.com and then TripAdvisor to help with our decision. I was initially apprehensive about finding the right company for our Safari as this was the first time either of us had been on a Safari and our first time in Tanzania. Daudi from Meijo was very responsive to all of my email queries (at least 10 emails!) and WhatsApp messages. We arranged a call with Daudi via WhatsApp to talk through the planned itinerary and ensure we were able to have any final questions answered and this was all a very smooth process. We paid a 12.5% deposit via electronic funds transfer and paid the balance upon Arrival in Arusha.
Our accommodation for our trip was all organised by Meijo as follows:
Day 1 - Karibu Heritage House, Arusha,
Day 2 - Farm of Dreams Lodge - Karatu,
Day 3 - Serengeti Safari Lodge, Serengeti N.P
Day 4 - Serengeti Safari Lodge, Serengeti N.P
Day 5 - Tulia Boutique Hotel, Arusha
Day 6 - Panone Hotel King’Ori Kilimanjaro Airport
Meijo upgraded us to the Farm of Dreams for Day 2 given this was our honeymoon, as this is usually a Luxury accommodation. This was by far the best accommodation we stayed in. The others were mid-range, clean and the food was good so we had no complaints. The Serengeti Safari Lodge rooms were surprisingly well constructed and comfortable despite their location in the middle of a National Park; better than expected. Despite being in the middle of the Serengeti, we felt safe with the 24 hour Masai security who patrolled the lodges and escorted all guests to and from their lodges to the main reception/dinner hall.
I’ve included some more details regarding our trip below to help those who are planning their Safari adventure. Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park are all very different. Lake Manyara provides more of a Jungle experience, whereas the crater is a small version of Serengeti. Serengeti was clearly the highlight and so I would prioritise this if you are short on time, but whilst you are in the areas, doing both the crater and Lake Manyara is the wise choice, particularly given they are both on the way to Serengeti, so you could do one on the way there and one on the way back to break up the journey.
Our tour started with a day trip to Lake Manyara National, Park, where we spent around 6 hours exploring. We saw countless birds, baboons, various monkeys, warthogs, wandering elephants on the road (which were the highlight!), Antelopes and it was a great way to start of tour.
Our second day in Ngorongoro Crater started early where we arrived at around 10am. This was was a real highlight as we saw a male and female lion on their ‘honeymoon’, a number of Lionesses, Zebras, Wildebeests, Osterich, Jackals, Warthogs, pink Flamingoes, Hippopotamuses, Elephants, a Rhino (albeit from quite some distance) and Buffalo. We left the crater at around 2pm for the long and bumpy journey to Serengeti N.P. We had our late afternoon/early evening game drinks through Serengeti N.P and saw countless Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Wilderbeests, Eagles and Buffalo.
During our remaining time in Serengeti N.P on Day 3 and 4 we saw countless Lions (at least 50 in different areas), hundreds of Hippopotamuses, crocodiles, Elephants, Cheetahs. Our tour guide Jordan just knew where to take us and at the right times to ensure we had the best experience and we are extremely grateful! The drive back to Arusha from Serengeti was long however Jordan helped to make this as smooth as possible with a regular stops and photo opportunities, including at the Ngorongoro crater viewpoint.
We also made a last minute booking for the hot air balloon experience which was good, but given the cost and the limited time in the air (about 45mins), it’s not something we would highly recommend. We didn’t see many animals from the balloon (some Giraffes, Zebras and Elephants) so it was really more from the landscape, which personally, is better seen from ground level.
The final day of our tour we visited Materuni Waterfalls and Kikuletwa Hot Springs, where we also took some great photos of Mount Kilimanjaro. This part of the tour really exceeded our expectations and we would encourage anyone who is thinking about doing a Safari, to also add this onto your ‘must do’ list as it was a real cultural experience for us, meeting the locals of the Materuni village, particularly the Materuni Waterfalls and Coffee Tour.
Thank you again to Meijo Tours for helping make our Honeymoon an experience we will never forget and one that we will be encouraging all of our friends to book!
Email Finn | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Incredible week, excellently organised by Meijo Safaris. Highly recommend the camping safari tour.
We did the 7 day budget safari with relaxation activity. What an incredible week. The tour was very well organised with excellent communication from the company, who visited us to give a brief the night before the safari started. Camping in the wild of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Parks was amazing, with animals all around us. The food was delicious all week, with local and international delicacies being hand cooked by a private chef for us at every meal. The guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable and fun, and knew all the best places to see all the animals we had hoped to see and to get the best photos. The relaxation activity included a trip to a stunning waterfall at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, a traditional coffee making experience and a visit to beautiful natural hot springs. Highly recommend booking with this company and doing the budget safari, if you want to see real Africa and get the full cultural experience.
Email Alex | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing 4 day safari tour in Tanzania
Communication was great, there was some confusion about our dates but Daudi sorted it out and he was there with our driver Juma when we landed in Arusha. The safari was great, we saw every animal we wanted to see and more, and the different parks we visited were all unique and interesting. Uncle J was always surprising us with his knowledge of the animals, in particular the birds! Some bad weather didn't spoil any of it and the places we stayed were incredible, especially Matawi Serengeti Camp - that place will be in our memories forever. The food was great, it was nice to have cooked food and beer/wine each day at lunch and we never went hungry.
Big thanks to Daudi and Juma for an awesome safari tour!
Email Matteo | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing experience with Meijo Safaris
A great thank you to Meijo for making our safari dream come true
It was 4 amazing days in Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro CA and Serengeti NP
We saw a lot of animals, big five and many more,
the lunch meals were very good and accomodations were lovely and well done, people are welcoming
I wich you all the best guys
Email Caitlin | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Thank you for the adventure of a lifetime!
What an awesome and unique experience this was; the nature was stunning and very diverse, the wildlife was awe inspiring and the service before and throughout our trip was excellent!
We did a basic 5 day Safari - starting from Arusha on to Tarangire, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and lake Manyara. We had three excellent guides/drivers: Jefdan, Frederick and Macha all made our trip exciting, interesting and lots of fun!
Daudi was our contact person and he arranged everything for us, which made the trip very relaxing and stress-free. He was very helpful and proactive and made sure every wish we had was taken care of.
Thanks Daudi for your incredible service, and thank you Meijo Safari for this amazing holiday!
Great experience and superb host
The whole experience, from start to finish, was amazing.
The pick up went smoothly from the airport to our first lodge. The lodge itself was basic but all you need for a short with very hospitable hosts. Daudi welcomed us and gave us a short briefing.
The next day our amazing experience started. The drivers were very kind, funny and had lots of knowledge. 5-days of unique safari experience!
We forgot one of our binoculars in a jeep while switching jeeps and this was easily fixed the next day.
Would highly recommend Meijo Safaris.
Email Carly & Paul | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Safari Trip 5* One word….WOW!
From start to finish the trip was amazing! Great communication from Daudi & price so much cheaper than we expected for a private tour with amazing accommodation. We had a big Safari truck for us 2 & it was so worth the extra, do every thing as you like & the space was well needed for our luggage due to going Zanzibar after for some R&R.
We stayed 1 night at Eileen’s trees & 2 nights Matawi Luxury Lodge inside the Serengeti. Managed to see 4 of the big 5 so very lucky. We also had greatest pleasure of seeing the very shy leopard which was out of this world! Excellent personal service at both locations & amazing fresh & tasty food. Our rooms were top notch, very clean & nice linens. Lunch was amazing each day on our game drives as well, tasty & great portions. Beer, wine & fresh water on board in the fridge, what more could you ask & lovely hot coffee/tea, they had really thought of everything!
Final biggest shout out is to our guide Joshua (Rally driver Josh as we nicknamed him
Email Lea | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Marija Andonova | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Once in a lifetime experience
Its taken me a while to write this review as I have been living in a dream since one of the most amazing holidays I have ever/ will ever go on. Its hard to put it into words but i'll try.
We had the fortune of booking a 5 day safari with Meijo Safaris and they transformed our safari in once in a life time experience.
They were great to deal with, Daudi responded to all my emails and messages quickly and the experience lived up to the description and our expectations.
Our guide was “The Safari Monster” with his knowledge about the land, animals behavior and driving and planning skills . Also, his spotting skills were unbelievable and he got us to see everything we had wanted to. Thanks to him we were able to see all the Big 5 !!
The Accommodation was excellent, great lunches, always plenty of cold water and drinks.
The Safari exceeded our expectations!
We will keep this experience in our hearts and memories forever.If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again with them!
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