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Andrew   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 31, 2023

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

An amazing journey with wonderful guides and excellent food
5/5

I read some reviews about Mafie adventures when I was researching budget safaris. They were the first to get back to me with details of the several tour operators I contacted. I chose a two day safari to Tarangire and Ngorongoro. For those two days, everything was included. I expected a boxed lunch that we would eat in the Safari jeep. But instead, we had a beautiful meal of rice, grilled chicken, and sautéed vegetables in a delicious sauce. All laid out on a table cloth under the shade of trees at a picnic site in Tarangire, and then the following day by a small lake inside the Ngorongoro Crater. There was plenty of cold bottled water, Coca Cola, and even Kilimanjaro beer and a bottle of Tanzanian Dodoma red wine. But maybe you’d also like to know about the game drives and the guides. Simion was our guide in Tarangire. He was fun, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and professional. He scanned the radio for word of animal sightings. Though luck played a part in seeing all of the animals we did(leopards, cheetahs, secretary bird, ostrich, and more), Simion worked hard to get us to the right place at the right time. Then there was our guide Matcha for Ngorongoro. He was friendly and very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. He made our day in the crater a wonderful and relaxing experience, somehow exhilarating when in pursuit of seeing yet another of the big five, all while creating a warm and familial feel among our random group in the jeep that day. The lodging in Mto Wa Mbu (the point between the two parks I visited) was clean and comfortable, and again, the food was delicious and served in very generous portions! And I love to eat. So I was pleased.

I was a total newbie to African travel, and the communication and organization put me at ease and allowed me to just relax and effortlessly enjoy the adventure.

I had such a good experience on Safari, that I booked another short tour with Mafie Adventures for after my Kilimanjaro climb. And again my guide and chef were amazing, generous people. Everyone embodied the Karibu(Welcoming) spirit that I’ve come to love about Tanzania.

Go have an adventure.

Oliver   –  
Denmark DK
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 30, 2023

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

Very flexible, friendly and good service
5/5

We booked the tour to Ngorongoro crater the day before. Erastus was super helpful and quick to arrange the tour. The staff was great and the tour was amazing!

Fanny   –  
Canada CA
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2023

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

The trip of a lifetime
5/5

This summer, we did an amazing trip with 30 of our friends. It was incredible! Mafie Adventure made sure that we traveled safely all the time. The knowledge of the guides was spot on. The guides were kind and joyful.
Thanks to Mafie Adventure for this unforgettable experience!

Elodie   –  
France FR
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Sep 19, 2023

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

Excellent ✨
5/5

Kilimandjaro + 10 days of safari ! A magic and amazing trip with Erastus and his team. The whole organization team did everything possible to be sure we went up to the top of Kili & that we could enjoy seeing the maximum of animals, always having also a great time around, eating super well and having fun !
They are all very nice, attentive, professional and also very qualified about animals and Tanzania.
i strongly recommend Mafie Adventure, they are great and local!
Hakuna matata - Asante sana

Benoit Villien   –  
Canada CA
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Sep 19, 2023

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

One of the best out there !!
5/5

Not sure where to start to be honest as everything was just perfect !!
We started our trip with the climb of Kilimanjaro with Erastus and his team. Everything went above expectations with the guides and the cooks going the extra mile to ensure we had everything we needed during the ascent.
We then transitioned to a 10 days Safari including visits of local villages. Once again, Erastus and his team were just perfect in making every moment a great memory! They were extremely knowledgeable about both the Tanzanian culture and the wildlife. We had a blast every day in our la driver !!!

I think Erastus liked us a lot (

Alice   –  
France FR
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2023

Email Alice  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Great guides that will take you too some mindblowing sightings!
5/5

We spent two weeks with Mafie Adventures' team, exploring the northen part of Tanzania and had a wonderful time. We saw some beautiful national parks, countless species of animals and unique landscapes. It was truly the safari experience we all dreamed about. The team that came with us (guides and cooks) was lovely and made sure we had everything we needed. I would absolutly recommand Mafie Adventures for your next trip in Tanzania!

Arthur Goudard   –  
France FR
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2023

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

These caring, professional, entertaining and kind people gave us the most amazing travel experience
5/5

Always there to help and make you smile, these guides are incredible and love their country. They made us discover Tanzania's culture, animals, people, food in the happiest and safest way. The experience was core memory. I will never forget these golden moments with everyone. Kilimanjaro, Safari, long rides, long hikes, amazing food, dances, discoveries, everything was perfect ! Thank you MAFIE ADVENTURES !

Stephane   –  
France FR
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2023

Email Stephane  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Always ready to satisfy its customers
5/5

A trek in Kili and a safari in the different national parks organised by Mafie. A great team always attentive to its customers. What great memories for everyone !

Chloé   –  
France FR
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2023

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

Amazing experience and staff
5/5

Mafie adventure organized an amazing adventure for us (group of 30 people). First for the ascent of Kilimanjaro. Thanks to the staff, we went to the top. And after they organized a safari like in our dreams, really dynamic to find every animals. We saw the big 5 and many others animals that was incredible. Thank you Mafie Adventure!!!

Francesco   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 21, 2023

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

Professional and passionate
5/5

We climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Mafie Adventures in August 2023. We chose 6-day Machame route. This route is characterised by wonderful and diverse environments and landscapes and permits decent acclimatisation. Mafie Adventures and Erastus welcomed us at the bus station and picked us up from the hotel the day after. The hiking was definetely worthwile, aslo thanks to the professional and very experienced guides, Wilfred and Oliver, who really helped us throurghout the climb.
Furthermore, equipment was good and the food was plenty and delicious. Everyone in our group (8 porters+2 guides+1 cook) was welcoming and caring. I highly recommend Mafie Adventures for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro also considering the competitive price compared to other companies that provide the same service. Also, it is a local company based in Arusha and we believe it's a good way to support local business instead of foreign companies working in Tanzania.
Some few general suggestions for future travellers:
- Tipping is important and considered almost mandatory (for all companies not just Mafie). Make sure you understand how tipping works before arriving
- Best choice is to fly to Kilimanjaro airport
- Ask for what equipment is included or not in order to avoid carrying unnecessary staff that will overload the porters
Good Luck!

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