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Nancy   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 16, 2024

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Cheapest best Safari going
5/5

This is a great company to work with. At the last minute my step daughter and I decided to go on a safari. Steven at Kima got back to me immediately and efficiently and we got the trip booked. No matter the time Steven replied. The driver Nazareth got back to us and helped get rid of any fears that he would be at the hotel at 3:00am. He was professional made sure we saw everything we could and even repaired the small problem with the car. We enjoyed every minute of it and grateful it was a cost within our tight budget.

Ngasori   –  
Tanzania TZ
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 11, 2023

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

The commitment, kindness, patience and Safari knowledge of the tour Operator seconds to none.
5/5

My Safari experience with Kima Safaris was Simply the best. The driver was Incredible and always had time for all his guests. He was very knowledgeable and willing to do everything to make me and my group see all the animals we wanted. Provided us with all the services necessary and listened and prioritized our requests with no second thoughts (within reason). I highly recommend.

Lucy   –  
Australia AU
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 10, 2023

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

Steven was knowledgeable and extremely accomodating to our individual goals for safari!
5/5

I highly recommend the Safari experience with Steven at Kim’s Safaris. We did a 2 day Mikumi National Park tour. We saw giraffes, zebras, elephants and lions up close! He was very patient while we took photos, and was happy to follow our wishes for the Game Drive. I felt very safe with Steven as our driver. The accomodation was also fantastic. I was very impressed with the value for money. I was extremely happy with my safari experience and would urge everyone to consider booking with Steven!

Adam   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 22, 2023

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

Excellent
5/5

1st Safari and 1 I will treasure forever, I had the most amazing experience and will definately return to do another. We had a boat Safari on the 1st day, drive Safari on 2nd day and me and my girlfriend did a walk Safari on our last morning, our journey to Kinga Lodge was long but fun as there had been lots of rain so it was like a wild drive experience, our driver Steve had it all down to a fine art. A very experienced driver with an absolute perfect manner. Good job Steve. Next time can I try the wild roads lol.

Stephanie   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 22, 2023

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

Excellent
5/5

I appreciate what Steve did for my children which are aged 15,13,4 and 2. He made the whole 3 day experience a wonderful one, on the drive safari my 2 Yr old was restless so he had him on his lap for 5 mins in the reserve to calm him, when we pulled over by a giraffe family, My 13 Yr old who has adhd was in front with Steve and he called him his co-pilot. He pulled over several times for us to stretch our legs provided biscuits and sweets for the kids and even bought bananas on return journey for us all. This was my 3rd Safari and the best yet. Thank you Steve for the wonderful experience. Ps big kisses from all my kids.x

Sarah John   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 22, 2023

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

Absolutely Fabulous. Steven was totally tremendous throughout our Safari experience.
5/5

Kima Safari’s was excellent. Steven was a great guide, he did everything possible to make our Safari a fantastic experience. He was so attentative with the 2 youngest passengers ages 4 and 2. He called my 13 yr old grandson his Co-pilot, I would highly recommend Kima Safari’s. Thankyou so so much Steve for a most memorable time. You’re the best!!!xx

Nigel   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 22, 2023

Email Nigel  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The review below is the personal opinion of Nigel and not that of SafariBookings.
Irresponsible; callous; unapologetic; indifferent to fact we paid for a service he could not deliver
1/5

Sold safari itinerary that proved to be undeliverable.
Driven in land cruiser with several major defects, many of which were significant safety risks.
The most harrowing part of the journey was during 14-hour drive from Makumi to Selous (which should have taken no more than 7 hours).
Just after 7pm on this drive, the headlights on the vehicle failed. It was dark and very remote where it happened.
The road was potholed and riven (a truck had been stuck in the mud earlier and we had waited an hour while villagers dug it out before we could pass).
The driver resorted to holding his mobile phone out of the window in his right hand,to shine the light from his screen on to road. His left hand held the wheel and he drove one-handed, with very little light from his phone, with hazard lights on.
The journey was completed agonisingly slowly in this dangerous one-handed fashion.
Because of the rain, it was also hard to distinguish the road from water on both sides.
We both thought we would die.

The following day we saw Steven, the company owner, at the river safari where he was with a group (from the hotel where we had been staying). He was in a more superior vehicle.

We were rightly angry. We tried to tell him about some of our experience of the tour, but he offered not one word of sympathy, still less any apology or acceptance of responsibility.

When we said our lives had been endangered, he said we should take it as an adventure! I am in my 70s and my wife is nearly 70. We do not need this kind of adventure at this stage in our lives. We are well-travelled and had ‘slummed it’ in our twenties.

When my wife mentioned that the hand rail came off when she held on to it as the vehicle tipped at 45degrees going through a rut, Steven said that it was probably because of her weight!!!

We pointed out to him that it was his responsibility to provide us with a vehicle that was fit-for-purpose. He responded that it was the rain that posed a problem to our journey having taken so long.

This is just an account of the worst part of the tour.

We bought a 4-day safari (84 hours) but spent spent a total of 31.5 hours travelling in the vehicle, with a mere 8 hours on actual safari in the two parks, Makumi and Selous.

We paid USD1800 and were provided with an unroadworthy, not fit-for-purpose vehicle.

The accommodation was changed at the last minute on the first day and we were put up in a place with no fan, air-conditioning or hot water.

The accommodation at Selous did have a fan, but no hot water for a shower after our gruelling journey or for an early morning shower. (They did provide hot water later in the day but no hot shower before our walking Safari before breakfast.)

It was a terrifying experience.

Clearly not value for money.

Brice Florent   –  
France FR
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Nov 5, 2023

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

Wonderful experience that exceeded expectations.
5/5

We had the most wonderful experience on our trip. We booked the safari at the eve for the next day, and Steven worked his magic to make it all come together at affordable prices.

From the moment that our guide picked us from our hotel and briefed us about the journey, it was clear that everything was well-organized and would be executed to perfection.

Our guide Emmanuel was not only knowledgeable but also incredibly kind, friendly, and patient. He went above and beyond, considering we had just one day in the Selous Park. He made sure we witnessed as much wildlife as possible, creating unforgettable memories.

Our accommodations for the night were exceptional, providing a comfortable and charming retreat after an exhilarating day of exploring. What made this trip even more special were the additional activities, like the boat safari and forest walk, which added diversity to our adventure.

Thank’s to Kima for this safari experience that exceeded our expectations !

Sherry and Linda   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Nov 2, 2023

Email Sherry and Linda  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

An experience for lifetime
5/5

Our safari experience in Tanzania was simply breathtaking! The stunning wildlife we were able to witness left us speechless. From majestic lions to playful elephants, we were fortunate to witness an impressive range of wildlife in their natural habitat.

The organization of this safari deserves the highest praise. Everything was perfectly planned and executed. Our guide Emmanuel was very knowledgeable and passionate about Tanzania's wildlife. He shared his expertise with us and ensured we had the best wildlife sightings.

We are grateful for the opportunity to experience the beauty of Tanzanian wildlife and would like to thank the entire team of Kima Safaris for their work and dedication. We would recommend Kima Safaris to anyone who wants to witness the wonders of Tanzanian wildlife.

Bruno Koch   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Aug 7, 2023

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

A unique Safari perfectly executed
5/5

Our Safari led us to the great places in the north of Tanzania like Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti Nationalparks, but also to the very hot but impressive Lake Eyasi and Lake Natron. We have seen the big five, the impressive Great Migration around Lake-Ndutu and many cats like Lions, Cheetahs and Leopards. We also visited the Hadzabe tribe (the last of the first people) and the Datoga blacksmiths which was well managed.

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