Friends of Africa Family Safaris
- Located In:
- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2009)
- Member Of:
- Tanzania Association of Tour Operators
- Tour Types:
- Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $195 to $1,000 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Average User Rating
Email Melina | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great Safari company
We just did 7nights safari with Friends of Africa family Safari. It was exceptional. From the planning stage with Brian in the main office to our 8 days spent with our guide and driver Henry, our experience with Friends of Africa family Safari could not have been better. From the moment we exited the Arusha airport where our driver to Arusha coffee Lodge for Lunch, every detail of our trip was attended too. The hotels and tented camps where we stayed were amazing, the food at all the accommodations was good and all transportation connections were flawless. Henry, our safari vehicle driver and guide, was outstanding. He is a great driver and very knowledgeable about Tanzania and all the wildlife that we saw on our safari. I highly recommend this company for your Tanzanian safari!
Email Christian Bøgh | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Good 5-days safari from Mwanza to Arusha for a young couple
My Girlfriend and me had a very good safari trip, we had 5 days of safari we started in near Mwanza at Bujora Cultural Centre (a good place to lean about the Sukuma tribe and it is necessary to see they dance show). The reason we chose this company is that they were very profesional in the conversations we had
We drove directly to the Serengeti, or we stopped briefly on the road when we wanted to buy something, which was not a problem.
We went to the Grumeti River and Retima hippo pool where we saw hippos and giant Nile crocodile’s unforgettable sight. We stayed overnight at Seronera Camp Site where the hyenas comes very close during the evening / night, which is quite an experience. Our chef Emmanuel made the best food I had during my 3 month in Tanzania, it must be said that we have eaten at some of the most expensive hotels in Mwanza
We had a sunrise game drive in the park at 06 am where we came very close to a cheetah. We spent the night at a camp located just on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, which was freezing cold.
Third day we spent in the crater, which is a very great experience (It should be said that I would not tell too much about the experience as I do not think it could be explained properly in words)
4rd day we was out to see to small tribes Hadzabe and Datoga if I were you I would not miss the chance to see these tribes
Manyara National Park was actually probably my favorite, but it is very different from the others we have been in, but do not expect to see tree-climbing lions.
We saw many different animals and our guide was good at explaining them in good English
Email Chris | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Great safari experience between Mwanza and Arusha
I did a 5 days / 4 nights safari from Mwanza to Arusha which was organized by Brian of Friends of Africa Family Safaris. Before the safari I spent two days in Mwanza at Lake Victoria where I met with Brian and Sule (driver and guide) to discuss and prepare the trip.
On our safari, we first went to Serengeti which is not too far from Mwanza. Sule, the driver has an expert eye for animals so that we could see many animals that Serengeti is famous for, including lions, wildebeest, zebras etc. Our accomodation was Kati Kati Tented Camp, a convenient location amidst the wilderness.
We then went to Ngorongoro which can be considered a safari highlight, since it is possible to watch wildlife within a relatively small area. Sule was again very skilled in spotting wild animals. After spending one night at the Rhino Lodge and an exciting Ngorongoro tour we went to Lake Manyara National Park. This park offers a nice scenery and again a lot of wildlife to spot (elephants, hippos, monkeys etc.).
On the whole, the trip was very well organized and can be recommended if you want to see Tanzania's varied safari highlights. It is also a practical itinerary for moving from Mwanza to Arusha, two of Tanzania's major cities and tourist hubs.
50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We enjoyed a 7 days safari in Rubondo Island , Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
All of the lodges and camps were special and amazing.
The knowledge of our guide Sule was excellent, therefore we learned
a lot about animals, culture and history from him. Although he had the
eyes of an eagle, so we saw many animals, which we did not
Thank you Sule and thank you Brian for the outstanding organisation
of the excellent safari!
I will highly recommend Friends of Africa Family Safaris to our friends and to everybody else.
Thank you Brian Matechi for organizing our trip !
35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great Safari !
We did a 4 day tour of Mwanza to Serengeti and Ngoronogoro with Friends of Africa Family Safaris and all their suggestions were tops. They were great to deal with and there was nothing to complain about on the planning side, but most of all it was our guide, who made the trip amazing. Jeremiah knows everything about the animals and I got the sense that he truly cares about them. We saw every animal I've ever heard of, and ones I haven't. We had seen "the big 5" by the end of the first full day, thanks to his knowledge and networking abilities. Thanks, Friends of Africa Family Safaris. It's true, you pay a little more, but the trucks are brand new and the service is top-notch. Highly recommend.
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