User Reviews – Tanzania
Lake Tanganyika trip to Gombe Stream National Park to see chimps
This was a unique and fun trip. All supplies are brought with you by boat, along with a chef, with comfortable tents (with beds) at the site. Sighting of chimps is not guaranteed, but trackers go out early in the morning to find their locations on the mountains and report back to your required - and valuable - guide. We were very lucky and saw over 13 chimps on 2 (out of 3) days. There is significant hiking and climbing involved over fairly rugged terrain. Some was bush-whacking. A hiking pole helped a lot. We also saw baboons, colobus monkeys and dung beetles. For people who love the out-of-doors, hiking and the chance of seeing chimps in the wild, this is an amazing experience. I am a Canadian, living in Tanzania for 9 months.
Email Ciril | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
a great trip in a beautiful country
We had a great trip with Grassroots Safari to Mikumi,Sanje Falls and down to Selous Game Reserve. Everything was well organized and gave us a good impression about this beautiful country, its people and the great wildlife.
Thanks to Fikiri for joining us on this great experience and sharing his knowledge with us.
Email Lauren Steele | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Exceeded my expectations !
I was worried because March is the beginning of rainy season, but it was amazing we saw the migration literally 1000s of wildebeest and zebras. Our guide China was amazing, he was a very good driver and very professional and informative. We did 4days 3 nights and saw at least 3 of the big 5 each day. We got much closer to the animals than I was expecting. We camped and it nicer than some of the KOAs I’ve stayed at, the bathrooms were a pleasant surprise(clean and surprisingly all handicap assessable). The food was very good and plentiful. We had an amazing time.
Email Ya-Chiao Chang | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Tanzanian in February is worth visiting. The scenery and wild animals are so amazing!
Tanzanian in February is worth visiting. There are not so many tourists, but you could still meet a lot of animals and enjoy the land in green. The must see will be Ngorongoro crater area and Ndutu. Highly recommended to everyone!
Email Felipe Araujo | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The Big 5. Mission accomplished!!!
Unforgettable experience through Serengeti and ngonorolo wild life.
Email Robert | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
It was an amazing experience we saw all the wild life we wanted to see and the parks were beautiful
The wild life was abundant and our guide was brilliant at finding the quieter spots to show us the animals. It was an amazing time of year to go as all the animals had babies which really added to the excitement and experience of seeing the wild animals. We had our own driver and cook with Shemeji which was no more expensive than other companies but we were then able to watch the animals for as long as we wanted with no competition for viewing spots in the jeep. The food was excellent I don't know how the chef managed to keep producing such good food with no shops around. Weather was great only 1 downpour during the 7 day safari. Campsites were fine although our tent was small, worth checking on the size of the tent.
Travelled on to Zanzibar for second half of trip, staying at Matemwe for diving and then Jambiani which was beautiful, look up the Rock Restaurant !
Email Daniel | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Kwesa Tours - Successful Kilimanjaro Climb - fantastic from base camp to summit!
Words can't begin to convey the fabulous experience we had climbing Kilimanjaro recently on an 11 day, Kili 360, trek with Kwesa tours. From first contact with Kwesa they were incredibly professional, friendly, and supportive. They were our first and only choice to climb with....safety, quality, and experience being our priorities. Guides were exceptional, equipment was excellent, food was fabulous and the entire crew of 103 supporting the 33 of us were friendly, professional and joyful from first step to last. The 11 day trip gave us an excellent opportunity to acclimatize and we did not have a single issue with altitude the entire trip. Another advantage of the longer trip is that we summited during daylight and had amazing views all the way up and had lunch at Stella Point before continuing to the summit. Throughout the entire trip our health was closely monitored, and we felt extremely safe and well cared for. So two sixty year olds, in good health but not great hikers, with the best trekking company on the mountain can summit Kilimanjaro and have a wonderful adventure. Yes, there was torrential rain, and mud and boulders to climb over, and fire ants to dart past. Yes, there was non-stop peeing all night long because of the Diamox we took. Yes, there was ice on the tent, and snow and blowing snow at the top. Yes, it was a really difficult and challenging 120 km hike all around the mountain but with a positive attitude and just enjoying it moment by moment it can be a fabulous, joyful trip. We can now positively say that what you read on the Kwesa Tours website is true...its not an exaggeration...they really are what they say they are...simply the best, and most ethical, at what they do.
Email Michal Ruzicka | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Trip with excelent service!!!
Wild life - Perfect
Weather - Too hot :-)
Scenery - Beautiful
Accommodations - Funny!!!
Food - Absolutely TOP - Our Mr. cook - Mr. Pishy was amazing
Driver - José - a huge professional person with great smile and really very pleasant personality - as a gentleman from Africa
Guys we will not forget you!!!!
Email Cloe | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Just did the Lemosha Route with a successful summit climb.Innocent and his crew were great, they were very knowledgeable and provided whatever assistance anyone needed. Chef Shabani kept us so well fed that the threatened loss of appetite at altitude never happened. Our porters amazed us daily with their strength and agility hauling their loads up and down the mountain. The Lemosha Route is gorgeous with beautiful and changing views of Kilimanjaro as you make your way up to Barafu Camp. After the long march down we did a 6 day Safari and again had a wonderful experience. Jonson our guide was very knowledgeable about the birds, animals and plants, we saw the "Big Five" and more! I highly recommend Kwesa Tours
Email Catherine | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Brilliant time in Tanzania
We went for the budget tented option and were very pleasantly surprised! The tents had beds in them and were very comfortable, and the campsite was situated very close to everywhere we were supposed to go. We saw Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater and all were absolutely brilliant!
We weren't sure at first what we would get with the option we selected but Amos and the team were amazing. Amos came and spoke to us the night before we left on safari and really set our minds at ease, and we met Anderson the driver who was so knowledgeable and who could spot animals from miles away! He even found us a rhino, even though it was so far away that the binoculars could barely pick it up. Mark the cook was lovely and fed us so well.
Absolutely recommend this group - I would go with them again in a heartbeat!