​User Reviews – Tanzania

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Ryan Phillips   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 1, 2024

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

Tanzania roadside is legit awesome
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My wife and I decided to do a safari in Tanzania for our honeymoon and it was INCREDIBLE. The country was extremely safe, the people were all very warm and kind, and the food was great.

More importantly than all of the basics, our guide James was a tremendous. James should have a PhD in safari. He knew every type of bird, mammal, and reptile - where they lived, if they live in packs, when they mate, roughly how old they are, it was unreal. We’d double check on google and the guy was NEVER wrong. He also always knew where to be for the best view of the animals even when packed in by other cars - time after time, we were somehow always in the right spot. Beyond his safari knowledge he was a true gentlemen - he opened doors, he was polite, he was thoughtful. Twice along the trip we ran into other safari vehicles broken down, and while others drove by, James stopped to help the other drivers get their passengers to safety. If you go to Tanzania, go with Tanzania roadside and request James.

Aside from that, the Serengeti was beautiful but in March the grass was pretty tall so we actually saw more animals in Ngorongoro and Tangerie national parks. Most the hotels were very nice, however the Meliá in the Serengeti stands out above the others as the most beautiful and worth the splurge. Lastly, if you have the budget for it I would tell you to do a private safari - you’re in the car for 6-12 hours a day on bumpy dirt roads, it’s nice to say when you’ve seen enough, and not have to worry about waking up at 6 am if you don’t want to.

Miroslav   –  
Czech Republic CZ
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 30, 2024

Email Miroslav  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Perfect safari
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Everything was perfect, the organization before the trip, the trip itself, the guide, the accommodation during the safari, the safari itself, the return to the airport, the meals. A truly perfect experience, on a safari combining nature with animals, especially Ngrorogoro. Thanks again to the entire Serengeti African Tours team.

Allan Feliciano   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 30, 2024

Email Allan Feliciano  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing, must experience!!!
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Beautiful and amazing place! Great people. A must place to see and experience!!!

Matthias   –  
Austria AT
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 29, 2024

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

Beautiful landscape and plentiful wildlife (if you look at the right places)
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In general we were very happy with our cross-country safari tour. All Africa Safari-locations are fantastic, clean and almost luxurious, even if you have only booked "budget tents". The staff is incredible everywhere and will read every wish of your lips.

Something to watch for Serengeti NP: Always check where the Great Migration approx. is in your visiting month because there is a chance that you won't see a lot of wildlife if you are in the wrong part of the park.

Stacey   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 26, 2024

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

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The safari in Tanzania was, in a word, magical! I am still reminiscing thanks to the best guides ever. I was so lucky with these guys, they made my trip unforgettable. Thank you Fred (Menje) and Leonardo! Regards Stacey

Christopher   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 24, 2024

Email Christopher  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Warm friendly people with diverse and grand landscapes.
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Our travel through Tanzania was a fantastic adventure. We had a 6 night/7 day all inclusive Safari with Airport Transfers from and back to Kilimanjaro Airport. Even before we landed our communications with our tour company (Serengeti Wakanda Tours & Safaris) were detailed, clear, and prompt with responses to any of our questions.
The people everywhere were friendly and welcoming. We always felt safe and enjoyed taking in the local food and culture. The national parks, conservation areas are well looked after and our guide (Benjii) always had our safety and the safety of the wildlife first and foremost at all times.
We were astounded at the amount of wildlife we saw each and every day. Even if we saw similar animals, elephants for example- and we saw them every day, each time we saw them the setting was completely different and changed the experience entirely, in a very good way. This was the case for so much of the wildlife... if our jaws were not dropping from the wildlife itself then they were dropping from the pure natural beauty of the landscape.
We had great weather with only a few intermittent rain storms that for the most part we watched pass far off in the distance with the occasional light rain shower on two of the seven days of our trip. Our safari took us from Arusha to the Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, past the Ngorngoro Crater on our way to the Serengeti National Park, and then ended with a night camping on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater and final game drive throughout the Ngorongoro Caldera and Conservation Area itself.
One bit of advice to consider would be avoiding either the drive from Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park or the return drive from Serengeti National Park back to Ngrongoro Conservation Area. While the scenery is stunning and there is wildlife along the way, the road is brutally bumpy. It is primarily a dirt road and a non-stop teeth chattering onslaught for several hours (around four hours). My strong recommendation would be to undertake the drive one way so as to be able to take in the scenery and wildlife (especially if the Great Migration is moving through that area in late February through March, which it was during our travels), but then book a flight from Serengeti back to Ngrongoro, or Arusha, or wherever the next destination might be.
Having said that, it would be a mistake of epic proportions to pass up a Tanzanian Safari simply because of the bumpy conditions along that stretch of road.
All said, the experience was life changing and we fully intend on returning to Tanzania in the coming years.

Ayesha A   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 23, 2024

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

Trip of a lifetime
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Jambo Bwana!
The opportunity to travel to Tanzania came out of the blue for me, but as I dove into the Lonely Planet Guide, I was captivated and excited for my upcoming trip. I researched a lot about the types of safaris and tried to find one that would fit my itinerary which was already packed with various business meetings. I used this site to narrow down my decision and received a WhatsApp message from each of them. I was able to easily communicate and compare/contrast my proposal and finally chose one that was in the middle of the road for me. Meru Slopes. I got really lucky and had a private tour (myself and my colleague) because others on the group had decided to go to a different park. What an experience!

The people of Tanzania are extremely warm and welcoming. I visited a school, a Maasai village, a medical clinic and a mosque! I was warmly welcomed everywhere I went. I am south Asian, so I felt very similar vibes to visiting my own extended family. My group stayed at a new lodge called The Safari House, which was on the Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate. There were zebras roaming around the property! The food at the hotel/lodge was incredible. Coffee was just addictive! I ran the Kili half marathon which was a really fun experience, to run a challenging race with thousands of locals. It was a party on the pavement! I also stayed a couple nights at the Gran Melia - WOW what a gem. Just gorgeous.

I will definitely be back to Tanzania. Something about this country, be it that it was never colonized, it's President is a Muslim woman, or that it is a true collectivist society is very captivating. Jambo Bwana!

Manfred   –  
Germany DE
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 19, 2024

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

Stunning experience
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We had an amazing time there with Alpine Chat adventure. We saw all the animals we wanted and most of them really close. I can recommend everybody to go to Tanzania at least once in there lif.

Magalie   –  
France FR
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 19, 2024

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

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For us it was only 2 days and 1 night package and this was amazing! Our guide Michael was so passionate about his job and animal… he was so caring! And we got so lucky to meet some Lions, crocodiles and 1 leopard. My 5 years old son could not dream about a better safari. Seing animals in there natural environment and life. Elephants, Girafes, Antelopes, Gnu, Birds, Monkeys… Mikumi is Amazing and worth it to drive 7 hours to get there… Michael again millions thanks to make our dream come true. I will never forget this moment. Magalie

Jocelio Drummond   –  
Brazil BR
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 18, 2024

Email Jocelio Drummond  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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That is an amazing country. Beatifil landscape, lots of animal, nice beach, and the best: friendly and happy people, enjoying the life with the hakuna matata concept.

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