​User Reviews – Tanzania

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Shamsuddoha E Kabir   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Apr 7, 2024

Email Shamsuddoha E Kabir  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A very Friendly Nation
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Actually the Tour was superb but it wouldn’t have been possible if not for the Tour Operator “Meru Slopes Tours” so friendly and helping. Whatever we wanted to do they tried to accommodate it’s like if we were happy they were happy too.

Regarding the places we went simply fantastic -Tanzania so green so diverse in Flora & Fauna as well as the populace. Would love to go again.

Group of 4   –  
Canada CA
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 6, 2024

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Tanzania is a special place!
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Overall we had an incredible trip. A dream vacation for wildlife lovers and those seeking a friendly cultural experience. Our safari provider, African Big Cats, was skilled, organized and professional throughout the excursion. We’d return in a heartbeat.

Benny Dijkhuis   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Apr 4, 2024

Email Benny Dijkhuis  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

beautiful and surprisingly varied
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Very beautiful country with very friendly people. In addition, I always felt safe. Wildlife and variety of parks was great. The distances are considerable, but it is something to see. All in all a very nice experience and beautiful destination.

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Richard S   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 4, 2024

Email Richard S  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Great country for a full safari experience
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Highlights were Ngorongoro Crater and Central Serengeti. Scenic beauty and wildlife were stunning. Abundance of animals. Wildebeest migration with their Zebra escorts were a unique moment to capture. Soul of Tanzania were a great operator to use (Jose) and we were able to customise what we wanted.

Chris   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 3, 2024

Email Chris  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Tanzania is great, even in the rainy season
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Tanzania is very friendly, not dangerous, and has amazing wildlife. We spent two nights in a camp in Tarangire, two nights in a camp in the Serengeti, and two nights in a lodge in Ngorongoro. Tarangire has lots of elephant and giraffe, Serengeti has everything, but spread across a vast plain, Ngornogoro has everything concentrated in a 30km diameter. We were there in mid March, just after the main rains. We had just one night of rain, which made for good mud the next day. In March we also had lines of wildebeest stretching beyond the horizon, and we did not have crowds of other trucks and the camps were pleasantly half full. So next time I will certainly go in the "off" season. In planning the trip I did not realize how long it would take to get from Tarangire to the Serengeti. It took ten hours with just a couple of stops. So be cognizant of the distances when you are planning the trip. On the main roads you may do 50mph. On the unpaved trails 30mph is rough. The other thing I would have done differently is that I would have planned one day to just sit in camp, with a book, and enjoy the bush. But it was fantastic.
Afterwards we had three days in Zanzibar. Stone Town is quite small, especially in the rain, but the beach was great, and we just got a half hour of rain. The trip was arrange by Orege, who were very efficient. Our guide was Deo, who was a good careful driver, a great guide, and full of energy. We stayed at Baobab Tented Camp, Mawe Tented Camp, Lion's Paw, Kijani Beach Villas, which were all good.

Ryan   –  
Canada CA
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Apr 3, 2024

Email Ryan  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Bucket List Trip
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Travelling the Serengeti should be on everyone's bucket list. You will not find anything else like it in the world. There are multiple sleeping accommodations depending on how much you want to spend and how close to the animals you want to sleep. In general it is an expensive trip but I promise you it's worth every penny. Do it once in your life.

Mark Bertness   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Apr 3, 2024

Email Mark Bertness  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Fabulous 2 wks in Tanzania
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Our Safari Soles experience in Tanzania and Zanzibar was simply amazing, extraordinarily well organized with superb local guides. We designed a two-week trip combining the great migration with 5 days on Zanzibar. Magreth helped us design our own private tour and was extremely helpful and generous getting our trip organized before arriving and very responsive to our needs and questions once we were on safari. Our trip was a total immersion into Tanzania from seeing all the major birds and mammals you want to see in Tanzania, getting a personal perspective on life in Tanzania in conversations with the super Safari Soles guides, staying at some fabulous hotels and getting to see and interact with traditional tribal people from Masai villagers to hunter gatherer bushmen. Our local guides were truly special. Izaak, who was our main safari guide was just fabulous. Warm, kind, and a skilled and knowledgeable naturalist, he was a highlight of our trip. We also had an outstanding guide, Alex while visiting the tribal villages who was not only extremely well versed in the cultures we visited, but fluent in English, Swahili, and the unique tribal languages of the people we visited. We were generally disappointed with Zanzibar. We stayed two nights at the Cumbie Island Nature Preserve. It was a well-run carbon neutral island retreat, but the coral reefs were in bad shape and on their way out, so I wouldn't recommend it for snorkeling or diving. We had hoped to see a healthy Zanzibar reef, so were very disappointed. If we redesigned our trip, we would have stayed a single night on Cumbie and skipped the depressing reefs. We had a very enjoyable trip to a spice farm on Zanzibar that we would highly recommend. We also found Stonetown rather disappointing. It was rundown and overrun by tourist shops with little history or culture to compensate for the tourist shop exposure.
Overall, I would enthusiastically recommend Safari Soles for a Tanzanian private safari. It is a very well-run small company that emphasizes quality over quantity with attention to detail. The staff and guides are exceptional and will help you design a perfect trip for your needs, rather than just a generic Tanzanian Safari. My wife and I are experienced travelers and potentially hard to please professionals, I am a retired marine ecologist with decades of tropical experience and my wife is a lawyer with a keen eye for organization and detail. So, we are potentially tough customers, but can't say enough about the quality and people running Safari Soles tours. If we return to Tanzania we will rely again on their experience, knowledge, attention to detail and kindness. They are simply a great group.

Kristopher Munn   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 2, 2024

Email Kristopher Munn  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A trip to Tanzania truly is a trip of a lifetime
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Tanzania is a place where you feel most welcome the minute you step onto its African soil. The people are abundant in their warmth and are quick to let small talk turn into real conversations about their lives and families. The guides and the government show great care in how they manage the national parks, and it is evident in the conditions as you travel throughout these vast and diverse regions. I came to see the many animals of this land; but what I really saw was a place that needs to be felt and touched by shaking the dust off of your hat and feeling the winds blow across your neck - the adventure is so much more than what a safari might look like on the internet. From the shores of Zanzibar to the openness of the Serengeti; the land reaches into your heart and makes you realize that wherever you may be now, your true wish was that you were back there again. I truly thank the people of Tanzania, and my tour operator Ozon Light Tours for the memories and stories I'll have for my lifetime.

Barbara Barbosa   –  
Brazil BR
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 2, 2024

Email Barbara Barbosa  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

amazing Wildlife, great people
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Late March 2024 I did a solo Safari with Soul of Tanzania to Serengeti and Ngorogoro. My driver, Losioki was the best I could have asked for. Very respectful and polite, and with an impressive ability to spot animals (because of him I was lucky enough to see a leopard!). Apart from that, People are very welcoming, services providers are well trained, and polite, you can trust them. As a solo woman traveler I felt safe. Right now, I wish a haven't had gone just to have this experience again.

Michal   –  
Poland PL
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Apr 2, 2024

Email Michal  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Well above expectations
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Tanzania with its natural beaty cannot be missed. The views in Ngorongoro and Tarangire were amazing. The island of Zanzibar is also a very beatiful place worth visiting especially for those who enjoy snorkling and scuba diving

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