Planet Africa Safaris
- Located In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2009)
- Member Of:
- African Travel & Tourism Association
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $538 to $1,615 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Average User Rating
Email Happy Traveller | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Planet Africa Safaris created the best trip to Tanzania anyone could want - excellent service!
We returned from Tanzania last week and have to give Planet Africa Safaris credit for delivering a fantastic vacation for us. From the beginning, their communication was excellent. I had a million questions and each one was answered quickly and professionally. I was apprehensive about wiring money in advance but Planet Africa Safaris delivered everything they promised. Someone greeted us at each stop and each tented camp and lodge was just as described.
Our guide was knowledgable and friendly and in the first day, we saw more animals than we ever expected including two leopard sightings. We stayed at Oliver's Camp and Rhotia Valley Camp in the Tarangire / Lake Ngorongoro Crater area - both great spots. Be prepared for an interesting (and bumpy) ride to Rhotia Valley. We flew to Olakira Camp in the northern Serengeti and enjoyed the luxurious life in the bush. Imagine jumping up from the lunch table to watch a river crossing in your front yard! Again, we had an expert guide and saw many more animals, spending as much time as we wanted taking pictures and simply watching.
We wrapped up our trip at Baraza Resort in Zanzibar. Total luxury - nothing more to say. The food, accommodations, staff, beach and water activities were unbelievable.
I am very happy we chose Planet Africa Safaris for this unforgettable trip.
Email Lori Plain | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Outstanding from planning and including the safari
Can't say enough about Planet Africa. From the initial contact with the company to the actual safari, nearly every detail was perfect. The representative listened and worked with me and the itinerary was edited a lot of times, even worked around the time zones and called me so we could chat and I could ask more questions. Her recommendations of the camps were right on. The logistics of booking everything including flights and beach time in Zanzibar went according to plan, with someone always waiting for us with a warm, welcoming smile. At first I was hesitant of wiring money abroad, but the company lived up to my expectations and all wiring of money was quickly communicated with me so I knew quite soon after the transfer was sent that they had received the money. Would I change anything? No, it was a perfect holiday! Thank you Planet Safari for making our once in a lifetime trip an awesome experience.
Email Wai POON | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Safari Planning Made Easy
My planning started a good eleven months before the trip. While I had the basic structure of the trip in mind, Willow from Planet Africa Safaris had many helpful recommendations and my dream trip was set to reality quickly. I was impressed on how fast she always responded to my every inquiry, as if my trip was the only one she was working on. The airline changed the international flight twice and each time Willow juggled many bookings to accommodate the new schedule. I was lucky that the airline did not change the schedule too wildly and, more importantly, I was lucky that Willow was the one orchestrating all the planning, bookings, flight schedule, and all the details I didn’t think of. On the trip, the logistics flowed smoothly as the Mara River flows and each stop offered new and different experiences: From bush experience at Rekero to solitude at Naboisho Conservancy, from equatorial forest canopy at Rubondo Island to the open plains at Namiri Plains. By the way, this was the second trip Planet Africa Safaris organised for me. And for my next Kenya and Tanzania trip, I will call Planet Africa Safaris, first and only.
35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A wonderful and unforgettable honeymoon with Planet Africa Safaris
My wife and I used Planet Africa Safaris to book our honeymoon. From our initial inquiry with Planet Africa, the communication with Sophie and Leah was great. When we first contacted Planet Africa Safaris, we only had a basic idea of what we wanted to do & see on our safari in Tanzania. Planet Africa came up with some itineraries (at different pricing levels) for us to review and worked with us to make sure we were able to experience the safari we wanted. We felt that Planet Africa was upfront and honest with us (e.g. a certain place we wanted to stay was very nice, but in Planet Africa's opinion, not the best value), and this was very refreshing.
This was our first safari, so while we didn't know what to expect, but our expectations were quite high given the amount of money we were paying. We are happy to say that our expectations were exceeded! Our guide, Sadiq, was very professional, knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, and an overall good guy. Sadiq was a key reason why we had such an amazing experience.
The itinerary Planet Africa Safaris designed for us was excellent. The different types of accommodation we stayed in (B&Bs, luxury camps) were all nice experiences, each in their own way. The food we had at every place was nothing short of spectacular, and we received very personal attention & service everywhere we stayed.
We would not hesitate to book again with Planet Africa Safaris. They truly provided an unforgettable honeymoon experience for us.
50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
I had dreamt of a safari like this since I was 10 and Planet Safari delivered! Everything was perfect - from planning discussions a year before which were personalized and attentive, through last minute hiccups from my end being sensitively and wisely handled, to a warm greeting at every place we stayed! The hotels and tented lodges were ideally located in beautiful natural settings. The interiors were tasteful and elegant while retaining the 'bush camp' feel. The food and service were great throughout. Our guide made the whole excursion an exciting adventure and gave us in depth insights into what we were seeing. He was attentive, knowledgeable, charming and efficient. Tanzania is a spectacular country and Planet Safari's team of professionals are dedicated to ensuring you have an outstanding vacation.
Email Gavin Crescenzo | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Travel is my and my wife's life, and this was the best trip we have ever taken..
Let me start by saying everything was blew away our expectations.. The communication, the fortitude, knowledge and care with Planet Africa Safari's was unbelievable.. I spoke to so many companies and they truely stood out from the first skype call I had. After speaking with Willow, she truly understood what my wife and I wanted our trip to be like, and it was not very generic. Every suggestion she made was spot on, she really got our vibe and simply nailed it. They even were able to make a camp (Manyara Ranch) stay open a few extra days so we could do horse back safari, talk about above and beyond. I would recommend everyone work with Planet Africa Safaris, it is a super enjoyable, informative, intimate, friendly and most importantly, not "touristy" experience, in a very pre fab / cookie cutter itinerary, touristy world of safari booking.
35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Best holiday we've ever had
We booked with Planet Africa on the recommendation of friends who travelled with them the previous year and had raved about their wonderful holiday. We sent an email request to get a better idea of the options and cost, and a representative arranged a call that same day to talk through our preferences. She and her team organized a trip that combined gorilla tracking in Rwanda (our primary focus of the trip) with safari at two different sites in Tanzania based on a few telephone conversations and email exchanges. The entire trip was extremely professional, from beginning to end, with excellent communication, personalized service and great attention to detail. The accommodation was perfect at each location. Our local guides were absolutely fantastic - knowledgeable and engaging, particularly at Sayari Camp in the Northern Serengeti. Logistics were worked out brilliantly. We can't remember a trip that was so flawless in its execution, whether with the timing of flights, being met by our local guides, or any other aspect of the trip. The Planet Africa team was also on hand while we were in Rwanda and Tanzania to help as needed; towards the end of our stay in Tanzania, we made a last minute request to change the itinerary and they were very quick to get back with us about options and to help make the adjustments. We were absolutely thrilled with the service we received and the holiday we had, which definitely goes down as the best in more than 30 years of travel to more than 50 countries. We will undoubtedly book a future trip with Planet Africa.
65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Our trip was one of the best in our lives-fabulous guide, beautiful animals, lovely accommodations.
The safari MORE than met our expectations. The service was impeccable. It was delightful to feel so cared for by so many lovely people. Candlelight meals under the stars were above and beyond the "camping" experience we had expected. Our guide, Stanford took care of us in every situation including a bit of a confrontation with locals, and another situation in which we were stuck in the mud, quite near a female lion, also when others were hopelessly bogged down in the mud at nightfall, he pulled them out too. He was equipped for every situation and more than competent. Our lives were in his hands and I felt he was cautious and aware of our surroundings at all times, while at the same time bringing us close to the animals. He was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the animals, the land and the people. If by communication, you mean Willow, who handled our travel arrangements, she was endlessly patient in explaining and helping us decide where we wanted to go. Willow was away on maternity leave while we were on the safari itself, but Polly was incredibly helpful in rearranging our travel arrangements, when I had to leave and return to the US before our trip ended.
Email BL | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
I had a flawless trip from start to finish, and feel I got a very personalized approach from Planet Africa. I wanted to see lions, and Leah was super throughout the planning. The two camps were a dream come true.
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