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Artemis   –  
Greece GR
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 25, 2024

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

Well organised, professionals, amazing safari experience
5/5

Great trip! We booked everything with Serengeti Smile, flights, accomodation, transfers from/to airport and everything was above our expectations. Many thanks to Albert for organising our trip up to the last detail and answering all our questions. The proposed lodges were amazing. Our safari guide, Fadhil David, was the best! We saw the big 5 and many more animals thanks to him. Professional, with passion for his job and a very cool guy to be with!

Fotis   –  
Greece GR
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 25, 2024

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

Best price, professionalism and support
5/5

We had a great experience in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Everything was as promised by the Serengeti Smile, the Safari tour was amazing and the best price among others.
Our guide (Fadhil David) was a great guy, pleasant and very experienced, and could spot all possible animals in Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
Many many thanks from your Greek friends!

JC   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 25, 2024

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Amazing
5/5

Had a lovely time on our tour with our guide champion. Visited Tarangire, southern Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and lake mayenara. Manger to see a great range of wild life across the 5 parks worth every penny.

Chi Anunkor   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 25, 2024

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

5 Star Experience & Great Guides
5/5

We went on the 5 day safari with Serengeti Smile and it exceeded all of our expectations.

We visited 4 national parks: Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Our guide Champion was very knowledgeable about all of the different animals and knew how/where to find all of the animals we wanted to see. Saw countless elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalo, rhinos, cheetahs, gazelle, wilder beasts, all types of birds, etc. Champion was also very hospitable he was very respectful to our wishes to stop, stay longer, or any other requests we made.

The lodges we stayed at were all 5 stars with excellent food and hospitable staff.
Everything was on schedule and we didn’t have any issues.

Overall amazing experience everything was 10/10.

Mont   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 25, 2024

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The tour was well organised and Champion was and excel·lent guide and driver.
5/5

It was a 5 day great safari with a great variety of animals Champion our driver took us to see all sort of wild life we saw most of the great five and a brunch of other animals and flora from africa.
The accommodation at the life he was amazing with lovely rooms, swimming pool and great food.
The camp in the serengeti a great experience the team there were great.
Although there was not much understanding on anaphylaxis the cook did a great job to make sure there was no cross contamination and it all worked fine.

We saw lots of lion’s even baby cubs. We witnessed cheeta’s hunt.
Lots of elefants and girafes.
the numbers of herbívors was amazing.
The driver was great at finding animals we even saw a cocodrile in the serengeti as well as hipopotamus. The variety of landscape give us the opportunity to see hienas eating.

if you are looking for a great safari will definetely recomend safari smiles and Champion as a driver and guide.

Karla   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 25, 2024

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

Amazing safari with our guide Champion
5/5

Champion (our guide) came to pick us up at our hotel in Arusha and drove us all the way to our first safari stop. The drive was quite long but the car was equipped with charging ports and drinks! Champion answered all the questions we had and made sure we were good. He even dropped us to the airport after our safari which is a service we greatly appreciated. Each day champion took us out on the game drive and pointed out the different animals and he was also able to answer many questions about them so we learned a lot. He even asked us what animals we were hoping to see each day and made a visible effort to find each animal so we were able to see all the animals we had hoped to see. The accommodation they put us in was also really nice 10/10. The lodge was incredible with good food, WiFi, swimming pool and large rooms. The tents were well set up, clean, comfortable and have WiFi. Overall I’d recommend Serengeti smile to my friends and family who are hoping to go on a safari!

Jean claude sr   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 25, 2024

Email Jean claude sr  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing and fantastic.
5/5

This was my first safari and let me tell you it won't be the last. The driver was so accommodating reliable and friendly. On time to pick us up and guiding us through our day event. Wonderful. The driver if I remember the name we called him champion. he was excellent. I hope every driver will play the same fairness with their safarian. My conclusion is if you do have a good driver like the one we have had then for sure your safari tour will be a délice.

Júlia   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 25, 2024

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

Seasoned guide
5/5

Before the tour even began Eric made sure we were sent a detailed itinerary including accommodation and day to day activities. The 2 accommodations we stayed at were AMAZING, I was worried about the camp but honestly it’s more like Glamping than your regular foot on dirt type of tenting.
Champion our guide knows the various parks so well. He also knows a lot about the different animals and can identify them at a glance. It’s pretty impressive. With Champions keen eye we saw most of the big animals on the first few days even the ones hidden in the trees.

Helen   –  
Greece GR
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 22, 2024

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

Good organisation of the whole trip, quick problem solving, great value for money, always reachable
5/5

We found the whole trip good organized. One small problem that occured was solved immediately. The lodges were great (clean, with amazing view, tasty food and very friendly staff). Especially perfect was our safari guide Fadhil David. I was amazed by how great he was at spotting animals hiding, that we would never have noticed alone. He gave us many informations during the safari about the different animals that we met. He was funny, concerned, he gave us the time we needed to take our photos and did not rush us at all, his driving was careful and in total he made our safari an amazing experience!! Many thanks!! Serengeti-smile and Fadhil will definitely be my choice for my next safari!!!

Lars Rugholm   –  
Denmark DK
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 17, 2024

Email Lars Rugholm  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Amazing guides and fair prices
5/5

We went on a 5 day safari with Serengeti Smile and we loved every moment of it.

We visited Tarangire, South and Central Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. Our guide Champion and his intern/lookout Dominic kept telling us that safari is all about luck, but the two of them seemed to have an awful lot of luck. With them we managed to see 2 leopards, 3 black rhinos, 7 cheetahs, 20+ lions including 4 cubs, 150+ elephants and giraffe as well as 1000s of wilderbest, zebra and gazelle.

The car was a Toyota Landcrusier with a removable roof for better watching and sockets for recharging phones etc. as well as a small fridge in the back stocked with water and coke.

We stayed in tented lodges in Serengeti and at a lodge outside Tarangire and Ngorongoro. Everywhere we got great service and great food. On the safari we got served lunch boxes with fruit, local food and a small desert. Always plenty and always tasty.

Champion and Dominic made sure that our wishes were heard but was also not afraid to tell us "let's move on now, something interesting has been spotted up ahead". They took responsibility for our experience and was very attentive to our preferences and made sure to look out for animals we were especially interested in. Moreover they knew a lot of interesting facts about birds, animals and flora.

Overall an A+ experience that can't be recommended highly enough.

For the 5 days (4 nights) we paid 3620 USD excluding tip for 2 people. We transferred the money via bank transfer before arriving and we had no issues. Our contact person was Erick, who answered all our questions in an expedient manner.

Ps. If you fly out on a domestic flight, consider leaving from Arusha Airport instead of Kilimanjaro since it is much closer to the national parks.

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