User Reviews – Tanzania
Email Andrew | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The scenery was spectacular. Our driver and cook were both very accommodating on the safari. We felt very comfortable and were impressed by their amazing hospitality.
We saw the big 5 so we were very happy!
Beautiful, but overpriced.
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.
Email Haavard | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
There is a new impression every second
The wildlife was insane. Animals everywhere. The scenery is better than expected. Its taken straight out of David Attenborough documentary of the Serengeti savannah. Amazing. Tenting in Serengeti was a cool experience. We felt more in contact with the nature and wildlife. The food was soo munch better than expected. Freshly coocked breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
Our guide was so good and nice. He sees these animals everyday, all year around but he still stopped everytime we saw something. He told about the animals and waited patiently for us to finish taking pictures or just enjoy the scenery. You could tell that he loved his job, the animals, the savannah and the whole Serengeti experience.
Email Eugene Park | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Tanzania is a hidden gem.
We travelled as a family of 2 adults and 4 children to Arusha. We did a 3 day safari with Bujo tours. The wildlife, scenery and overall experience were wonderful. We have been on safari in South Africa in the past. This was different in terms of scenery and wildlife, especially the birds. Ngorongoro crater is breathtaking.
Email Mark Soler | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Enslin Davel | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Tanzania in the Rain
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
Email Kenneth Fagerman | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Diane | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing when you don't get ripped off!
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!
Email Elena Folk | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
A fantastic experience. We booked 6 full days, but fortunately for us one day was cancelled (we hiked up Kilimandscharo instead), because it's hard to spend more than 5 days in the jeep just sitting all the time. Nice thing is to combine different parks, because the scenery is so different and it brings variety in the experience. Ngorongoro was unbearably our favorite. Don't miss it, especially if you are travelling with children. The concentration of different animal types is really high, so you'd probably see as many on one day as anywhere else on 2 or 3.
Our guide was just great, he spotted with bare eyes the animals we could hardly see through binoculars! A real professional! We were spending nights in the tent camps, and if you choose this option don't expect much hygiene in the washrooms... But the personnel there is friendly and the general atmosphere very amicable. We had one rainy day out of 6, it was tolerable. If it rained all the time, it would have been a really bad experience. I wouldn't recommend a safari during the rain season.
Email Farzin Mou | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
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.