User Reviews – Tanzania
Email David Troxell | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Even better than we imagined.
Saw the big five! Great fun basic camping. Decent food. Friendly group.
Email Per Ake Toyra | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Booked and was on 4-day Safari through AFROZONE KINGDOM SAFARIS, to the 3 parks. Everything was well organized with a good and knowledgeable chauffeur / guide and good cook, good and well prepared food. Got to see the Big Five! Thanks so much!
Email Ashok Vatrapu | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Serengeti Shall Never Die - Completely Justified
Tanzania name itself has some vibes. Its worth to visit as it gave me a life time experience. I have been to Serengeti national park along with my wife in the month of December, 2019. I stayed over night in Arusha before we head to Serengeti which is 5 to 6 hours travel by road.
Serengeti national park is worth visiting place to experience wild life. Staying in bushes will be life time experience. I got chance to see big 5 five and other animals too. Serengeti has many picnic spots along with hot water facilities and washrooms.
I used Afrozone Kingdom Safaris for my safari trip. Manager Mr. Adam, a polite man who picked me up from Airport and had been in touch with me through out my safari trip. He has got helpful staff to make trip hassle free. I strongly encourage Afrozone Kingdom Safaris to plan your Tanzania trip.
Email Fanny Sarabia | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
6 days safari
We did a 6 days custom camping safari (first timers) with Shemeji and it was as good as expected. All parks are amazing (landscapes and animals including birds) but 6 days was a bit too long.
All the safari companies seem to follow the same book for the food, tents and sometimes game circuits. So your guide/driver and car will be the main difference. Our driver/guide was very experienced, knowledgeable, nice and profesional. The car was in good condition. The food was delicious and they accommodated vegetarian meals. Our tent/bed was probably one of the best around. Campsites were ok considering the amount of people.
We chose to spend more time en the Serengeti (4d) and 2 in Tarangire and Ngrongoro as we needed the time to reach northern Serengeti (which ended up being my favorite) . In retrospective just pick one of the itineraries from their website.
Ngorongoro is a great day safari if you want too see almost al animals including lions. In mid October was raining and the visibility was so so.
Tarangire is gorgeous I loved the trees. If you don’t care too much about cats go there ( we saw a cheetah though)
Serengeti is worth all the dust you will get to reach to it...but if I you can afford it... Just fly to central and go from there. We did see the migration but no river crossing. The Mara section is gorgeous.
Email Brenda | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The wildlife was beautiful, de accommodations were very good, the guide was faboulous!! we liked it all very much.
Email Birte | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
An unforgetable trip
The accomodations were too budget, with a rat running between our legs while we were eating dinner.
Also too late dinner.
The scenery was perfect.
Transportation fine. The guide new a lot about the animals and places. He was kind and funny. A good guy!
Breakfast should have been served every day, and not at 1.30 in the afternoon. We needed more clearly what time to eat lunch and dinner. Lunch could have been served in bags on our trip.
Email Alisan Barca | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We booked on safaribooking .com to Swahili Paradise budget tour for 3 friends December 2019 from Turkey . Before tour we were not sure what is waiting to us in Tanzania but we are very very lucky for book Swahili Paradise tour . Everything went similar what we talked and planned before . They took us from Kilimanjaro airport to our hotel and we stayed 1 night in Arusha next day safari begin and our guide was Steward . He is one of the best , not less but more . He is really excellent with his job . He knows every corner every side of Tarangeri Ngorongoro and especially in Serengeti . He was finding animals maybe with smelling :) but he is very talented to find animals really we couldnt understand how can he both drive and finding animals together . He is really the best if had this much fun its thanks to Steward and Swahili Paradise tour . Also our chef Mohammad wad really best . He dis the best with hard conditions. He alwyas asked us what we want and he did the best for us . Special thanks to Steward and Mohammed , they did our tour best .
Email Arthur Miller | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
My whole safari experience was as hoped: planning and execution, excellent. Soul of Tanzania, also!
Email Melissa Merheb | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Amazing sights and views, exceeded all our expectations, couldn't get enough!!
There's not enough words to describe how incredible our trip was, and Soul of Tanzania played a major part in this. Everything was organized perfectly and there was not even 1 minute of delay or a shadow of problem.
Although our international flights issues (due to SAA strike), Soul of Tanzania staff was always available and kind to reacommodate our pick up and hotel reservation in Arusha.
Since the pick up at Kilimanjaro airport, when Hassan (super nice boy!!) took us to Arusha, to the meeting with Beatus giving us a very detailed itinerary explanation, everything was great!
Ally is the most incredible person we met in Tanzania, the best guide we could ask for to share this experience, such a nice and intelligent guy, always with a smile on his face. We loved everything! The game drives were all amazing, the hotels were superb, kuddos to &Beyond Manyara Lake staff, the best we have ever met! Serengeti and Manyara were the best for the animal sights, but Ngorongoro is just the most beatiful and incredible place!
At one point, during the game drives, my friend looked at me and said she was with her jaw hurting from smiling so much LOL. We did have an one of a kind experience with some many aninal sights (all the big five and more!). The food was always on point and I am a vegetarian, so they had to go an extra mile here, but everything was always delicious.
Then we had the Zanzibar extension, what a place! We were received by Sully and he was our driver to the last day, always letting us know interesting facts and making us feel so confortable. Rashid, another amazing guy! He came to the hotel to meet us, helped us choose the best tours and booked everything from the pick up to taking us back to the hotel. In all the tours we made, Rashid was always calling the driver/guide to make sure everything was well and to talk to me to ask how it was, it really made us feel cared and safe all the time. He is so professional, polite and kind!
We were all really impressed with the organization, the kindness and attention, there was literally nothing for us to worry about, besides wake up in time... It did exceed our expectations. I am an Africa lover, I have been in SA, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, but this was the best trip, no doubt!
And it all started with Luis, from Soul of Tanzani giving us all the attention, help and support, as you did. When we were looking for an agency, we chose 2 to get in touch with, and at that point we deciced to go with Soul of Tanzania solely because of how Luis attended us.
I really hope to come back and will for sure book Soul of Tanzania again as well as be the strongest advocate here in Brazil, to get my friends and family to do so as well.
Email Sissel Nielsen | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A proper adventure you will never forget
We had an amazing 4 days safari trip to Tarengire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro national parks. We saw the big 5 and so many animals. The trip we did was the budget one so the accomodation was not so good. Expect lots of insects and I mean Lots of insects of all kinds. The camp in Serengeti was the worst as the place we had to eat was dirty and dark with rats running around. There were hyenas running around the tents at night and no fence around the camp site to keep animals away, so that was very scary to experience. The sleeping bags that were given were smelly and one of the girls tents didnt hold the rain out so all her stuff got wet. I would recommend bringing your own sleeping bag. The camp in Ngorongoro (Simba camp) was much better. The place we had to eat was clean and indoor, plus there was hot shower and wifi. Again we saw hyenas right next to us and a big buffalo right outside our tent. So if you like sleeping a bit rough and like to take risks by being around predators at night like lions and hyenas without any protection then go for it. Else i would recommend going for staying in lodges with a fence and security around at night. Lets just say Im happy i didnt read about some of the attacts thats happened on tourists before i went on the trip. In any case its definitely an adventure worth experiencing and I will never forget the sight of 1 million wildebeasts and all of the beautiful animals and scenary. Our guide was really nice and he did so well driving so many hours, however if he could improve on something it would be to tell a bit more to everyone in the car about the animals and what we were seeing, I had to ask many questions to get the info instead of him telling himself. So only if you sat in the front you could hear. Maybe a microphone or speaking up could help.