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Natasha   –  
Canada CA
Visited: December 2016 Reviewed: Apr 1, 2017

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

Had a great time and great experience!

I my first time to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and I was provided with a perfect team and guide ( Bariiki), by Jackson. Everything was very organized - we did the Marangu route for 5 days. It wasn't the first mountain I've climbed, but it was the first mountain I've climbed with a guide, and it was a great experience - I enjoyed it very much. It was such a good experience that half a year later I came back with my family and we hired Jackson again to climb mt. Meru. Luckily we got Bariki as our guide again and it was an amazing trip. I am very satisfied with this agency and highly recommend it to others.

Marcia K   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Mar 24, 2017

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

100% recommended!!!

I had an awesome experience in Tanzania thanks to Jackson and Trekking Hero/MJ Safaris. I was so happy since the first day I contacted Jackson by email until the last day they dropped us off in the airport in Moshi. Jackson and his team took care of us everyday. I hired his services for a 7 day-climb of Kilimanjaro via Machame route and a 4 day-budget safari (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire parks). We were a group of 8 people and once in Moshi we joined 5 more people so we were a big group to take care of. All of us reached Uhuru peak, the food was delicious during the climb and they were so attentive and helpful. We decided to climb Kili in 6 days instead of 7 days after the group, guides and porters agreed we were ready to do in 6 days. There was a lot communication and friendship between everybody. That gave us an extra free day in Moshi, to do some shopping, relax with a massage, sightseeing the town and checking a marathon. During the safari, we saw so many animals and I took so many pictures. The drivers had so much knowledge about the animals and their habitats. This was a budget safari that overpassed my expectations about food, customer service and lodging. They really took care of us specially the first night when it started raining before setting up the tents. The guides were so diligent and patient with all information and logistics of the safari trip. I am glad that I chose Jackson and his company to experience Tanzania and I would totally recommended to my friends and strangers.

Ali Asgar Hanif   –  
India IN
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Mar 24, 2017

Email Ali Asgar Hanif  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing trip and a wonderful experience

We 2 couple had visited Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara and our our was operated by Mr Jackson Of MJ Safaris & Adventure.
We had a very satisfying tour , though our tour was short we had a very wonderful experience. We had a very fair dealing with Mr Jackson as he was quite cooperative and a very reasonable man.
If ever I or my friends have to visit this place , I will do it through Mr Jackson. My trip was tailor made according to my budget and likening , as such I found him very flexible.

Whatever place he had selected for our stay was quite comfortable and service oriented. There was no extra demand from his side I only paid him the amount that was quoted by him.

Sandra   –  
Canada CA
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Mar 23, 2017

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

Amazing adventure 5 star from top to bottom

Before we went, my husband and I contacted many budget safari tours, and Jackson from MJ safaris was always proactive in answering all our questions and provide valid answers. We felt very reliable and we booked with MJ. The trip was so amazing and it was a once-in-a-life time experience. Both our tour guide/driver and chef are so professional. Our tour guide is majored in zoology in university and he knew the animals, we ended up seeing a leopard very close by, just crossing in front of our jeep, because our tour guide knew that it was going to rain and the leopard would go down the tree from far away, so we listened and he was right.( It is rare to see a leopard closely. ) we also saw a cheetah hunting for an impala, elephant herds crossing in front of our jeep. Female ,male and baby lions close by and a male lion laying right behind our jeep... There are so many breathtaking moments, you name it...The accommodations were very well organised as well, the guide and chef set up our tent every time, so it is worry free. All you need to do is enjoy the scenery. it was a private tour for me and my husband, the jeep is a nearly new land cruiser. (Never had any problems during the tour), driver had very good driving skills and drivels super safe. The chef cooks delicious meals, and my husband and I heard that Masai lamb is much more delicious than regular lamb ,we bought a live one on the way, and the chef BBQ , stewed and stir fired and made curry rice for the us under very limited cooking conditions. Very delicious. The staff tried very hard to make your trip a perfect one and it was a perfect trip for us for sure. Also I need to mention, they were very very punctual, never late for our tours.. I highly recommend MJ safaris and adventure to our friends and family.Lastly, we met a group of people from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand who did mount Kilimanjaro climbing with Mj safari, they had very positive experience as well. So go ahead and book with confident !

Philip   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Mar 22, 2017

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

Great tours with a wonderfull staff!

MJ Safaris organised for us (2 people) our Kilimanjaro-climb (Machame route) and 6 days safari (Arusha NP, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Natron with the climb of Ol Doinio Lengai) for a good price. Both trips were excellent, thanks to a very skilled, motivated and friendly staff. We enjoyed it fully and had no
complaints at all. I can certainly recommend MJ Safaris!

Glenda   –  
Italy IT
Visited: December 2016 Reviewed: Mar 22, 2017

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

Indimenticabile! Amazing!

Un grande grazie per questa esperienza davvero indimenticabile!
Thanks for this amazing experience!The trip was well planned and the food was so good!We were in 8 and the jeep was big enought! What an I say? just thanks!

Damian   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2017 Reviewed: Feb 16, 2017

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

Avoid these guys!

I have never written an online review but feel I should.

As soon as I paid my deposit communication suddenly went very quiet and I had to send several chaser emails to find out what was going on.

Finally a day before we were due to start I received an email 'Pick-up at 6.30am'. 6.30am came and went and at 7.30am I finally received an email response saying 'Call driver 07xxxxxxx'. Not even an apology. You can imagine how stressful this was morning was! When I spoke to the driver on the phone he explained that one of the guests on our safari had a delayed flight and was waiting at the airport. When I met the others they said they all arrived the previous day! Other than that, they hadn't prepared the vegetarian option for lunch which I had requested.

The second day brought more dramas. After being told to wake up at 7am for an 8am start we were all extremely frustrated to find the driver had disappeared. He eventually came back at 10am and explained that his boss hadn't put the funds on his company card. We missed out on 2 hours in the Ngorongoro crater because of this.

We were promised extra time in Serengeti to compensate for this but on the 3rd day exactly the same thing happened! The driver even asked if anyone could pay the balance on their card and that his boss would refund through the web!

I know they offer extremely cheap packages but no saving is worth the stress of waiting around to get into a park on a once in a life time trip. Pay a little bit more and avoid MJ Safaris."

Girish   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Oct 14, 2016

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

MJSafari went above and beyond to bring my dream in reality

Hiking to top of Kilimanjaro is life time dream of any hiker. I did solo EBC in 2014 and definitely wanted to successfully do Kilimanjaro. Through internet research I came across MJ Safari and got connected to Mr. Jackson in Jan-2016. I was the only hiker without any group. So had concern how I would be treated due to commercial reason. Besides I didn't know anyone in Moshi-Tanzania-whole Africa. But Mr. Jackson assured me that he will be Ambassador and will be with me through out his journey from planning all the way till I accomplish. And he lived upto his words. He and his team went above and beyond. I took Whiskey (Machame) route for 5 nights 6 days. I was solo hiker but there was no compromise in treatment. Guide Imi (Imanuel), assistant guide Joseph, cook, porter did tremendous job. We were like family for 6 days. Imi is amazing guide. All this time I not only enjoyed hike but had great fun. Truly amazing lifetime journey. Food, tent quality, route knowledge, over all experience was truly professional and amazing. I also did Safari (4 days 3 nights). Mr. Jackson and his team supported me throughout my stay in Tanzania. He literally lived upto his words as personal Ambassador. I would highly recommend MJSafari.

Ronnette   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Aug 20, 2016

Email Ronnette

5 Day Marangu Route to Mount Kilimanjaro

I am very excited to say that I reached the summit on Mount Kilimanjaro with MJ Safari! From the very beginning, Jackson was quick to answer all of my questions and had very awesome communication! I am in Tanzania volunteering at an orphanage and staying at a home stay in Arusha, and the very friendly Mr. Ali came and picked me up to take me to my hotel in Moshi. Jackson met me there and made sure I had all of the equipment and gear I needed to get me through the trek. The guide and porters were amazing! They made delicious meals and accommodated my vegetarian diet perfectly! They made sure everyone in my group was doing well and kept us happy with their kindness and great attitudes! Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, but thanks to MJ Safaris, I had an incredible and memorable experience!!!

Char   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2016 Reviewed: Jul 15, 2016

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

Cheap Safari but rubbish organisation

The safari may be cheap but we lost a lot of time because of lack of organisation between the office and the guides on site. Our itinerary changed every few hours and th guides were pretty confused about who was going where and which day. Everything was planned last minute, basically an hour before we were due to depart somewhere. Leaving in the mornings to go to the parks was always an hour later as the guides needed to get money or pack things or prepare our lunch despite assuring us we would leave at the time we asked and hence waking up extra early so we could be in the park as soon as possible. It was budget but we actually wanted to et to the parks. Our car broke down on the first day so we only got an afternoon game drive. The many guides we had were mainly drivers. At least they had good mechanical skills to fix the car. Th food was really nice though and the tents not to bad with a semi mattress which was quite comfortable. The campsites were good as well. The organisation of our hotel after the safari was also good and we stayed in really nice places. Overall, go for budget joining safari if you don't mind wasting a lot of energy trying to get to the parks and yelling everyday with the driver to leave at the right time and get things moving! We are told all budget joining safaris are like this.
Once in the park everything is amazing, you just need to get there!

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