SafariBookings has received complaints from clients about Honcho DMC.


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EmiA   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 22, 2023

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

Trusted and experienced!

We had a wonderful experience of 2 nights fly-in from Zanzibar to Serengeti National Park! Honcho DMC made all the arrangements seamlessly, customized the tour and we had peace of mind throughout the travel. Particularly, they were very responsive (we communicated through WhatsApp) and considering this was our first Safari, I feel we made the right choice.

By the way, we made mind to do Safari about two weeks ahead of the travel date, kind of last minutes, but all the flight booking, local arrangements were completed by Honcho DMC, and hassle free on our end.

One note I would add, not necessarily to Honcho DMC, but Maasai cultural visit that we did was a bit disappointing… I think we should have been more cautious and be prepared but this one hour visit felt like pretty much to sell artifacts to us.. To be fair the chief of Masaai who can speak English explained many things, but I felt pressured to make purchase at the site and then end up paying A LOT MORE than it should be… Lesson learned on my end.

Blandin claire   –  
France FR
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 26, 2023

Email Blandin claire

Everything was perfect

The service was very luxury i really appreciated the disponibility and the serious of this compagny.
Thank you so much for this expérience

Nadia Kassou   –  
France FR
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2023

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

Very good assistance

I did a Serengeti park safari for 2 days. I was very well assisted.
I highly recommend dmc honcho

Marion Schleifer   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 28, 2023

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

Professional, fast answers and friendly communication

We had the most amazing time on our safari that was organized by Honcho DMC. Everything was very well organized and there was always someone there to help us. Everyone was very friendly too. We also saw the most amazing animals in Serengeti and the guide took a lot of time to show us everything and was very knowledgable in his field. When we go back next year, we will definitely book with them again, I can only recommend Honcho DMC for any safari!

Jason Homa   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Mar 28, 2023

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

Excellent service and communication

My family of four, 2 boys 12 and 14, recently booked a 2 day Tanzania Safari with Honcho DMC from the USA.
From the first contact the company was very responsive and professional. I even had a problem with my email settings and the company reached out to me on WhatsApp directly to make sure I was getting all the information I was supposed to. My main contact was Naheed and he usually responded within an hour of a question.
We booked a Tanzania Safari to Selous National Park. The trip was fly into Dar Es Salaam, drive to the park spend two days and fly out to Zanzibar. Honcho DMC handled all airport transfers, setting up lodging, Safari guides and the flight to Zanzibar from the park.
Honcho DMC did not have that many reviews so I felt like I may have been taking a little risk, using the company but I was wrong.
Every driver, guide and activity was excellent.
Naheed even sent some extra treats for my family along the way that were really a nice touch. I felt well cared for at all points. All of our drivers were very friendly and were in the expected places at the right time. Even at our 3 am arrival at Dar Es Salaam!
I would recommend Naheed at Honcho DMC for anyone looking to make the trip. I feel like Naheed is now a friend even though we never met face to face.
I would also say the whole trip was very fairly priced. Our accommodations were the Kinga Lodge, the staff there was great.
Oh and we saw all the animals you could ever want to see, great location!

Elle   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: May 26, 2023

Email Elle  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Hands on. Detailed. Customer service oriented!!

Absolutely will use them again! Could not recommend them enough.

Tak   –  
Japan JP
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: May 28, 2023

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

Precise and Prompt

While planning, Honcho gave proposal and several modification as per my request. He made plans flexibly. I believe you can ask anything.
During the tour, an honest and knowledgeable local expert guided us very well. He adjusted tour in consideration of our needs and problems such as flight delay and emergent sickness.
Because we requested Luxury Tour, hotels were so nice in location, service and facilities.

Päivi   –  
Finland FI
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jun 27, 2023

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

Serengeti 2-day epitome private safari

The safari was a fantastic experience and our driver/guide, Petrus, a very experienced and skilled person with a wonderful sense of humor.
We saw an amazing number of animals and also 4 out of the big five :)
Our stay at the Serengeti Serena Lodge was also perfect; the food was good and the surroundings beautiful.

Lucie   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 31, 2023

Email Lucie

Very well organised and professional

We loved our safari in the Nyerere National Park! We are a family of mum, dad and 3 teens. We were very impressed with the whole experience. Our jeep (which we had to ourselves) was very comfortable and the guide Ahmed was very knowledgeable. We saw so many animals including a pride of 15 lions lying in the shade. We have been to the Ngorogoro Crater before for a safari but liked the Nyerere National Park as it felt less crowded. The staff at the Kinga Safari Lodge were lovely and made us feel very welcome. Their food was delicious.

Everything ran smoothly and all the tours were very memorable - esp. the boat safari at dusk with the hippos, and the walking safari with the bushman who drank elephant dung!

Naheed from the tour company was very responsive, polite and professional. He sent WhatsApps to keep in touch. He arranged for 2 bottles of wine on our arrival and a box of chocolates for our onward journey further south in Tanzania which were most welcome!

We would have no hesitation in recommending him

Gabriella Falu   –  
Hungary HU
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 8, 2023

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

Amazing experiences

We embarked on a private 2-day fly-in, fly-out safari from Zanzibar. Initially, I was somewhat skeptical due to the limited number of reviews I found on the site. However, from the very first moment of communication, I had positive experiences. Our agent, Mohammed, facilitated the entire process—quote requests, payments, and sharing of details—with smoothness and promptness. The entire experience was well-organized; we didn't experience any delays over the course of these two days.

The taxi arrived punctually, and we were transported to the airport, where we were received and guided until departure. Upon landing, our driver awaited us, commencing our game drive. We also enjoyed a delightful breakfast with coffee and tea by the lakeside. Our driver was not only experienced but also amiable, affording us the opportunity to witness an array of animals—lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, impalas, elephants, and buffalos, among others. The experience was nothing short of astonishing. It's worth noting that our vehicle was not only substantial and reliable but our guide's driving skills were also commendable.

At the close of the first day, we stayed at the Kinga Lodge. The accommodations boasted captivating views and cozy guesthouses. The staff members were exceptionally kind and helpful. Our room was spacious and immaculate, and the food was unequivocally delectable. As an additional treat, we were gifted a bottle of wine.

On the second day, we embarked on a morning boat safari, which proved to be yet another unforgettable experience. We were accompanied by a new guide who was both friendly and well-trained. We thoroughly enjoyed his storytelling and the interesting facts he shared about the animals. The boat safari offered sightings of numerous birds, hippos, and crocodiles. He also guided us through a cultural village tour. Given that he was born and raised there, his insights into the everyday life of the people were profound and captivating. We were deeply moved by the culture and the warmth he extended to us.

Upon our return to Zanzibar, our taxi driver was already waiting, and we were pleasantly surprised with a small gesture.

In summary, these two days undoubtedly stand out as among the most remarkable experiences of my life. Honcho DMC, the accommodation, the park, and our guides were truly exceptional. I wholeheartedly recommend their services for organizing travels. Once again, thank you for everything!


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