User Reviews – Tanzania
Email Antonio Esteves | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
A must do experience to feel connected to Nature.
We made a 6 day safari (Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro) followed by some time in Zanzibar.
Would we repeat it, we would´nt skip any of these places. Amazing wildlife. We could even catch a leopard with a prey, which is rare in daytime. Impressive the wildbeasts migrating along Serengeti savana. Ngorongoro is astonishing, a true sanctuary. We were fortunate to have Andrew as a guide, no efforts spared to fullfill our aims. Andrew was very resourceful when we had problems with the car.
We must emphasize the good quality of the lodges (Nsya Lodge, Eileens Trees and Ngoromgoro Rhino Lodge) and the unforgetful tented lodges (Osupuko and Tortilis). In everyone of them sympathy and quality and the food above our expectations.
In Zanzibar, wandering Stone Town, the harbour, the market, a trip to Prisoner´s Island, was a perfect end to our journey.
Email Simon Betterton | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Email Chiwang | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Email Soman Chan | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Good arrangement of Shemeji Safaribookings and good driver guide Andrew.
Email AyBee | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Exceptionnaly beautiful, exceptionnaly expensive
We spent 8D/7N across 4 parks (Taranguire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara), it's really worth spending as much time as you can in parks, the raw nature is absolutely amazing.
I was really surprized about the costs, it's true the places in the world where you can see the same things are limited but still, $6000 for two, for a lower-scale luxury safari.
Our car had some problems in the frist days, apparently, that happens regardless of the provider: the difference between the low cost and high standards companies is the time you will spend fixing that. For us it just took few minutes. but the price, I was expecting a spotless car, well no, it doesn't work like that :-/.
Our guide was fluent in english, absolutely crazy spotting abilities - while driving -, extensive knowledge of fauna and flora, add to that a really nice, friendly and fun person. Ask for Abraham, he is working for Uhuru Travel & Tours. Remember you will spend 90% of the time in the car, with your guide, if his english is bad or something else is wrong, this might ruin your trip.
Email Tien | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Overall, it was a very good trip planned in a very short time.
For a weekend trip, planned in 2 days, this was a good trip. Beautiful scenery, perfect weather, managed to see 4 of the big five. Transport and accommodation as expected.
Email Leandro Rosa Novo Vita | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Plentiful wildlife, stunning scenery but expensive destination.
I was surprised with the abundance of wildlife in Tanzania. I’ve been to Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti NP. The scenery is amazing. The endless plains of Serengeti are nothing but unforgettable. I went in december and it was really hot, but since I’m used to hot weather It was totally bearable for me. The drawback in my opinion is that you pay a lot of money for simple and sometimes really bad accommodation and the lunch my tour operator gave me every day was really terrible. In the last day I couldn’t eat anymore. My guide was knowledgeable but was rather shy and didn’t speak much unless provoked. Also he never sat to eat with the group what seemed to me as an antisocial behavior. So for the price paid I think The service could’ve been far much better.
Email Nickie Whitaker | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing viewing of iconic wildlife up close; arranged one day tour on short notice
I was in Dar Es Saalam on business, and had one day for a safari. Gecko Adventures was able to accommodate me on short notice with a private one day tour at a reasonable price. I was able to see a large amount of wildlife at Mikumi National Park. My guide was familiar with the park, animal behaviors, and provided many entertaining and educational anecdotes. The ability to get close look at so many large iconic animals was amazing.
Email Ivan VanDon | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We were a group of 8 people who study in Canada. We did five days camping safari. We did tarangire, Manyara, and Ngorongoro National Park. We did it with Rondo Dwarf Safari. The planning was well arranged. We had our chef called John who cooked for us a wonderful food with traditional varieties foods. Also our guide Dominic much respect to him because we disturb him allot but he was passion enough, he knows allot of things concerning wildlife and vegetation's, every vegetation which we asked him he tell us in detail. We expect to come back next year December 2018 and we will book with Rondo Dwarf you real know the value of customer satisfactions.
Email Walter Sorto | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Everything in Tanzania was great, down from the people to the wildlife.
The wife and I went on our honeymoon and it was a wonderful experience. Everything was great. We had so much fun and got lots of crazy stories and experiences from it. The safari is a must for any nature lover or photographer. The country is very beautiful. The people were my favorite part however as they were really friendly and treated us like royalty. We went with Shadows of Africa and they delivered on everything they said they would. Only complaint was guide could have told us more stories and the company didn't inform us it was the dry season. There's so much to see in Tanzania.