AAA Express Adventure
- Office In:
- 250+ employees (Founded in 2000)
- Member Of:
- TATO & ATTO
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $170 to $450 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Average User Rating
Email Ahmed Nassrat | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great and professional experience
I had a great camping safari with AAA Express Adventure last fall. This was my first time in Tanzania and I was exploring the options for our customers. AAA Express Adventure was very professional and well organized. Always on time, they did not miss a beat. The guide and the cook were incredible and really made the trip worthwhile. I would highly recommend this organization for any of your tours.
20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great time & Great Tour
This is my first time visiting Tanzania. AAA Express Adventure was really responsive with our initial questions and customized our tour. My friends and I did a 6 days lodge tour at North Tanzania. The lodges we were staying at were all very nice. The driver was really knowledgeable with wild life and really good at looking for animals. We had lions walking right beside our car, we watched leopard catch an antelope, thanks to the driver. AAA also arranged a sun rise at Serengeti, which was an amazing and unforgettable part of the tour. The price is reasonable too. All in all, I highly recommended it.
Email Are Bjørklund | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Compact safari with excellent service
We had a 4-day safari til Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. We have had an superb experience with this company, all the way from our first inquiry, the booking, payment, how we were recieved, and the safari itself. The accommodation had a good standard, and the meals that were served was of a good standard and tastefull. Regarding the safari, the three areas mentioned above was all amazing in different ways. I have to mention our driver and guide, Gabriel, that have lots of knowledge about both animals and the nature. He made our trip unforgettable.The manager Jalala Ndossa has my contact information, if anyone needs further details. My best recommendation to AAA.
Email Lizzie | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
I found AAA on Safari Bookings and emailed them along with numerous other companies for a quotation on a 5 day safari. Jalala was the first to reply to my enquiry and his response to all my many emails with lots of questions was always extremely fast. I felt nervous booking a company through a website I was unfamiliar with so also telephoned Jalala to get more information, admittedly the line was not great but I felt confident enough to book. My Mother and I wanted to do a 5 day safari taking in Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and Ngorangora Crater, we specified that we were keen to see the wildebeest migration. Our driver/guide was Godson, he was a really kind, considerate and lovely guide with exceptional time keeping.
Lake Manyara was beautiful, we did not see the tree climbing lions but we did see a whole host of other wonderful animals. Angani Tented Lodge was lovely. We stayed at Angani Tented Camp for the next two nights in central Serengeti. AAA picked this camp as it was where the wildebeest migration was supposed to be. Due to an unusual season the migration was further North than expected but Godson spoke with other guides to find out their whereabouts and was able to take us to see the migration, this meant we had to leave an hour earlier than planned and we felt grateful for him to forgoes his rest for us. We are lucky enough that this was not our first safari, we are seasoned safari goers but Godson was able to consistently position his vehicle the right way round so that we could follow the action and also in places that at first seemed a bit odd but then turned out to be central to what was about to unravel. In the end we decided that the animals could smell him and were drawn to his vehicle! At one point we were watching leopard cubs in a tree and we could hear the grass rustling then a leopard cub popped out right nest to our car! We always seemed to arrive at just the right time, having never seen any kills before we saw 3 in two days. Godson wasn’t great at his birds but he was able to find them in his book and tell us which ones they were in a matter of seconds.
Rhino Lodge was really lovely and the Crater was spectacular, we saw the black rhinos!
Godson’s vehicle was extremely comfortable and was equipped with multi region plug sockets (very useful for charging cameras on the go) and a fridge. It had a strong pop up roof (some vehicles had no protection from the sun!). Godson kept it clean and tidy throughout and kindly cleaned his fridge for us (we did offer!) after one of our sundowner beers exploded in it! The roads are really rough on the vehicles and we noticed that Godson carried a toolkit and seemed to know how to fix most problems as he offered advice to other broken down vehicles and repaired two minor faults which happened to his vehicle. Having travelled on these roads for 5 days and seen the amount of stopped vehicles I think you should count yourself lucky if you do not need to stop for repairs!
Guides are given loaded cash cards to pay for the entry into the parks. There was a problem with our dollar cash card (it had expired) which meant we had to pay for the park fees at 2 places. We were really worried that it was some sort of scam but we needn’t have worried, Jalala refunded us the cash as soon as we got back to the office along with an extra $10 to cover card transaction fees.
The picnic lunches were large, tasty but could have been better, they were mostly wheat based products.
Overall our experience was excellent, the itinerary was exactly what we wanted and it was altered along the way to suit our needs and give us the best opportunity to see everything that we wanted to see. I would recommend this company.
Email Lisa | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Old, smelly, robust and friendly
The company is a small company of about 10 people. The way to communicate and to pay for the safari was made with a start-up company feeling.
The car was extremely smelly and over 15 years old, but robust. Some other safari companies we saw had very clean and fresh cars with snacks etc but we also saw many of them on the side of the street as the cars did not resist the very very bumpy roads. Our car got a flat tire only once.
Our guide knew a lot about animals and was friendly and nice.
Some of the accommodations were really nice and some of them were really horrible.
Email Nick Gallé | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Outstanding service in planning and delivering a once-in-a-lifetime trip, far exceeding expectations
From the very earliest planning of our trip to Tanzania the team at AAA were there to help and guide us in planning our first safari to guarantee we got the most from the experience. The trip to Lake Manyara, The Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater was truly amazing enhanced by our excellent guide 'Karachi', who's passion for the wildlife and terrain further enhanced our experience (we caught him with his camera out on a few occasions) a softly spoken and thoroughly professional companion, ask for 'Karachi' he's a legend. I cannot thank AAA and Jalala's team enough. Tanzanian is amazing, seeing the big 5 and the sleeping on the Serengeti are experiences that will live me forever. The whole trip was magical, comfortable and well planned (don't miss sun downers at the Rhino lodge- Perfect) Thank you AAA.
Email Tim | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Great Africa experience
The safaritrip with AAA express was well organized. The tour operator was friendly and counicated fast. The safari itself was great. We saw the big five because of the knowlegde of the guide. When we arrived at the campsite, our cook had made a nice breakfast/lunch or dinner. Thank you AAA Epxress!
Email Monika | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
I recommend the AAA Express Adventure
Everything was good about the company, but I don't understand why safari in Tanzania is much more expensive. We prefered much safari in Kenya (Tsavo, Amboseli, Masai Mara) or at least in Namibia (Etosha). There was much more animals there than in Ngoro Ngoro or Serengeti this time. We prefered the landscape (green) in Kenya and Namibia as well and camps were beter there.
However the company is reliable.
Email Uwe | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
A very interesting trip with nice and competent guide and cook. In total very good value for money.
We were several month before the planned trip in contact with the owner Jalala Ndosse. He served us with all necessary information and answered very fast to all our questions.
The tour itself was a good mixture of watching animals in the National Parks (Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Tarangire) and visiting original tribes at Lake Eyasi including sunraise safari and bushman hunting. Gabriel was a very good guide to us so that we could watch many animals and were very close to them. And Mike not just cooked good tasting meals but was always spending good spirit to the team.
All together it was very good value for money
Email Anouk | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great budget safari
The safari was substantially less expensive than other companies we contacted. Even so, it certainly met our expectations.
- We saw lots of animals, even relatively rare ones. Completed the Big Five in one trip!
- A very friendly guide/driver that adapted the planning to the group's wishes.
- The soups were excellent.
- The guide's English was passable but not good, which made conversations difficult
- The equipment (car, tents...) was relatively old and worn. This is to be expected for one of the cheaper safaris.
- There was not a lot of variation in the food.
Overall a very recommendable experience. If your budget is tight, this is the company for you.
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