User Reviews – Tanzania
Email L Fitzpatrick | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
It was a once in a life time opportunity for me and I was not disappointed!
The wildlife was great, got the opportunity to see all that I was expecting to see. Our guide was terrific, don't think we could have had anyone better, thanks, Gilli! The weather was wonderful. The accommodations were great, food was very good, although accommodating my daughters food restrictions were not as well attended to as I would have hoped. Overall our safari experience was wonderful.
Email Patrick Eveleens | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The safaris and the landscape are very beautiful but the organisation is most of the time very bad
The safari's in Tanzania are really beautiful. And there is enough wildlife to spot. I had three joined safaris in every safari i met new and interesting people. The gids are well informed. Even through not every gids is a good chauffeur.
My only warning is the organisation. A lot of so told organisations are really just one guy with a computer and a telephone. And the drop you bij friends of them to fill up a car. That's not a big problem but there is no structure and organisation. So you have to ask every day multiple times with car you have to get and where you're going. Sometimes you find yourself getting in three day in three divergent cars and in every car other people.
Email Neraida Botsaris | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Very nice experience! Our salary quide was very nice!
The weather perfect, food not many chooses generaly, but great mangos! Local transport a bit difficult. We enjoyed Safari it was a special expirience and our safari guide was very nice!
Lovely safari in Selous Game Reserve - but too short!
We had ordered a 3 days safari in Selous Game Reserve and the program was great except for the morning flight was leaving at 2.pm and the rivertrip started very late. The lodge was beautiful and the service excellent, but the stay was too short. The safari was top, but we didn’t se more than 2 of the great 5, because of the rain. The third day we had to go to the airport at 9 am because the plane was arriving one hour too early.
Email Charlotte | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
It was exciting
I loved it all. I Can indeed recommend this trip.
Email Nadi Drehsen | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Amazing scenery with more wildlife animals you could wish for
Wildlife: amazing! We saw the big five and many more. Nearly every animal bit crocodiles.
Scenery : Ngorogoro Crater and surrounding area are breathtaking . Something you won’t see anywhere else in the world .
The Serengeti is very beautiful and unique itself . Tarangeri Nationalpark was nice , too.
Lake Manara was not my favourite, as you can’t really drive up to the lake , you only see it from a distance . Further up in “the jungle” we saw plenty of monkeys and elephants, which made up for it.
Weather: a little bit chilly during the night and early morning, afterwards very hot.
Accommodation- the tents were put up for us every night which was great, we just wished they would have told us to bring a pillow, they provide sleeping bags but it might be more comfortable to have your own for cleanliness reasons.
The campsite near lake manara , where we stayed the first and the last night of our 6 day trip was very nice (it’s called “Fanaka”) , the stuff was very friendly , you could even put your own drinks in their fridge, and there was hot water in the showers .
But! The campsite in the serengeti , especially the facilities where just terrible, so we didn’t have a shower for 3 days. I‘d recommend to pay the extra money and get a tented lodge .
Food was ok.
Our guide Moody was a very friendly.
Email Tatiana Rudakova | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We were lucky, for 1 day we saw almost all the animals that live in the park. Excellent guide Bob - the most daring of the guides, drove us to the car to the lioness almost immediately. We arrived at 9 am, at 13.00 we had lunch, and after that we continued the safari until 4pm. Lunch cost $ 5 per person. The road from Dar-es-Salam was very dangerous, a lot of wagons with cargoes, our driver many times went to a meeting and miraculously we managed to avoid a collision. This part of the safari - very spoiled the general impression. On the way back, the gasoline ran out and the driver did not have any money with him, he asked us to throw off him for gasoline $ 5. Nobody returned them, of course.
Email Tien | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Overall, it was a very good trip planned in a very short time.
For a weekend trip, planned in 2 days, this was a good trip. Beautiful scenery, perfect weather, managed to see 4 of the big five. Transport and accommodation as expected.
Email Leandro Rosa Novo Vita | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Plentiful wildlife, stunning scenery but expensive destination.
I was surprised with the abundance of wildlife in Tanzania. I’ve been to Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti NP. The scenery is amazing. The endless plains of Serengeti are nothing but unforgettable. I went in december and it was really hot, but since I’m used to hot weather It was totally bearable for me. The drawback in my opinion is that you pay a lot of money for simple and sometimes really bad accommodation and the lunch my tour operator gave me every day was really terrible. In the last day I couldn’t eat anymore. My guide was knowledgeable but was rather shy and didn’t speak much unless provoked. Also he never sat to eat with the group what seemed to me as an antisocial behavior. So for the price paid I think The service could’ve been far much better.
Superb "à la carte" trip
I went alone to north East Tanzania in November 2017. I met a group of amazing US tourists there, I traveled with them to Tarangire national park, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
Amazing trip, with amazing people in an amazing region. I can only recommend it, just be careful of the tips you need to give on a daily basis to locals (driver, guide, cook... around $10/person/day), which can increase your budget travel quite significantly.
Before traveling, don't hesitate to ask for some pictures to the places where you will sleep, huge differences between public camp, private camp and lodges in terms of comfort.