User Reviews – Tanzania

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Beautiful, but overpriced.
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I am of two minds regarding our safari trip. Beautiful nature, animals, but people’s attitude to tourists is awful. There wasn’t a day native people didn’t try to cheat on us and try to extort money. Even our tour guide. We bought the tour with Travel partner, can’t recommend it. The accommodation was perfect, but our tour guide was only driver, I don’t remember anything interesting he told us about wild life. Only obvious things like: look, it’s a giraffe, it’s very tall.

Awesome scenery in lovely country.
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We were lucky to see the Big 5 over our short safari. Our guide was excellent in identifying the best routes around the Serengeti.
Thank you for a once in a lifetime experience for my family.

Tanzania in the Rain
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Make sure about the weather when you book a trip to Tanzania

We were wet every day on Kilimanjaro!
We were wet camping in Serengeti and Ngorongoro!
The wet roads really spoiled some of the game viewing and some roads were to wet to drive on

Amazing when you don't get ripped off!
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We booked a Safari tour with Crater Explorer on Safari Booking.
Exchanges where nice but only by WhatsApp, we didn't receive any receipt, anything confirming us the booking, but anyway, we thought it was quite normal in Tanzania.
Arrived in Arusha, the guy from Crater Explorer (Emanuel), ask us to pay the globally by cash a day before the safari without giving us any receipt (what is suspect).
Hopefully we were with a local Tanzanian at this time, who thought it was a scam.
And actually he was right! During the day the safari was very nice, we saw many animals, parks are extremely beautiful BUT for the accommodation it was the opposite of what we paid for. We were supposed to sleep in tents IN the park and actually we slept in a dirty lodge outside of the park, in a city center very noisy! We were very very disappointed, and we didn't get any refund, anything.
Just as advise, please verify safari agencies that you promote on your website, and make sure they do what they sell!

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The scenery is unbeatable and the experience is something I would recommend to everyone in a heartbeat. The company was good considering it was a budget travel company. The quality of some of the meals could have been a little better. But overall, the company's hospitality was great - they gave us a bottle of red wine to welcome us which was a nice touch! I would recommend these guys for all budget travelers. We actually ended up going to all the places and lodging exactly where all the more expensive groups were. Richard and his team are professionals and will take care of you to the best of their ability.

A real adventure!
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It was a good adventure! The wildlife, the parks were amazing! The only thing we did not enjoy was our guide. Not very nice, not available to show us around the park, we were always the last to leave the the camp and the first to return. The last day we waited 2hours for him to get inside the park, he was sitting aroud and talking to some other drivers. Our cook was great, and al the meals were perfect!

Over all amazing experience
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We went on a 4D/3N safari trip to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Both Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro were great experiences with lots of animals and beautiful nature! Serengeti on the other hand was a bit disappointing in our opinion. Not many animals and the roads were not good. Beautiful nature though.
We chose tented camps which was a different but great experience as well. Close to animals.

Good sightseeing, bad food
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The safari itself was pretty good. We got to see almost all the animals, and camping was very nice. We were given all necessary equipment.

The food on the other hand, was not what we expected. People in our group had various diets/allergies, and these needs were not met. The chef had heard nothing about our requirements although all of us had informed staff about this when we booked the safari. Since he didn't know about allergies and diets, he had not bought the groceries suitable for our diets. It was also difficult to communicate properly with the chef because of the language barrier. He did find a way to cook food that everyone could eat, but it wasn't optimal.

Magic scenery, amazing wildlife, unique experience, but the car broke 3 times...
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The scenery and the experience was one in a lifetime.
The guide (driver) was very nice, took us to the good spots and we managed to see amazing wildlife.
The cook we had with us was also great and ate some delicious food.
Unfortunately the car was very old and let us down multiple times.
Overall the experience is something I strongly recommend but I counln'd leave out that the car gave us troubles.

An amazing experience. Mountaineering, Safari and Beach in a single trip.
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Wildlife in Tanzania is overwhelming. Weather was not that good, with floods and long power cuts. Accommodations quite good, not so the lunch boxes during the Safari. Same food for six days. Transportation and guide excellent. It was worth it overall.

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  • 4.8/5
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