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Volunteer Project and Safari in Tanzania

Combines a safari visiting the prime 'Big Five' areas of Northern Tanzania and then participate in a rewarding experience by joining the Community Volunteer Project

Operator rating 5/5 from 106 reviews
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Client: Megan Lonsdale - from United Kingdom
Trip: 3 Days budget Tented Camp Safari to Masai Mara Kenya
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: Our driver was fantastic, very safe and extremely knowledgeable. He was eager to please and to ensure we had the best possible time and we enjoyed the trip immensely! There was plenty of food but perhaps the menu could be reviewed.

All in all we had a great time, plenty of animals, would definately use them again.
Client: Fern - from Canada
Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The Safari team were great. The guides worked hard to make sure we seen everything that we could in a short time. The parks that were suggested we see and the accommodations were amazing.

It was a great game to think about what could be better than this and then that night it would be better. We spent a lot of our time saying “wow”.

I would book another vacation through them anytime.
Client: Margaret Mackay - from Canada
Trip: Great Tour - 5 days, 4 nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We were very satisfied with our safari and felt the operator delivered the services we expected.

The two of us felt very relaxed and comfortable with Naiman, our guide and driver. He was very knowledgeable and conversed easily in English. Each of the four parks was unique and during the five days we saw everything but the elusive leopard. The accommodation and food at the safari lodges was very good.

We did quite a bit of research for a safari operator and found them, they offered the best price for quality of product, and they delivered.

I would not hesitate to recommend this operator to others.
Client: Eric Faw - from United States
Trip: 6 day Fun Safari in Tanzania's Northern Parks
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We were very happy with the safari, and especially with Apollo (our guide) and Alex (our cook). Both men are excellent at their jobs, along with being very personable and helpful.

Both went out of their way on numerous occasions to accomodate us, especially my 11 y/o son. They helped us not only see Tanzania, but also to learn about the culture and the language. We had other tourists, with other safari companies, tell us how impressed they were with how much time Apollo spent with us at campsites, compared with their guides.

I would highly recommend not only this tour operator to anyone, but especially those two excellent employees.
Client: Maura Gilmore - from United Kingdom
Trip: 3 Days budget Tented Camp Safari to Masai Mara Kenya
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: Myself and my sister went on a 3 day camping safari to the Masai Mara. It was absolutely wonderful.

Our driver was very knowledgable of the animals and the area, and our cook was great. The camping was good fun and very adequate. We got very close to all animals in the mara, and the views were spectacular. Fantastic.
Client: Paul - from United States
Trip: The Great Serengeti Migration Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The operator did an outstanding job and I would recommend them highly.

Huruma was there to meet our flight and did everything possible to make our safari a success.
Client: Biljana and Johannes Wunderlich - from Austria
Trip: Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We were and still are really enthusiastic about our holiday in Tanzania and Zanzibar and we want to post our good experiences.

First of all, the co-operation with this operator in Arusha and the services offered by them were really very, very good. Everything - and I mean everything - was really perfectly organized and worked out 100% well!

- Reception at Nairobi airport, transfer to hotel and to Arusha on the next day

- 8 days of wonderful safari on our own with Huruma, our perfect driver, tour guide and who became our friend during these days. The national parks we visited (Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire) are really fantastic and Huruma presented to us so many animals and unforgettable impressions of pure Africa!

- the lodges chosen by us and/or recommended are very nice with perfect service, nice rooms/tents and good food.

- the flight to Zanzibar and the hotel in Stowntown were perfect. The local agent - a partner of this operator - perfectly organized all transfers and hotel check-ins in Zanzibar and we had very relaxing days at the Resort.

We would like to express our thanks to the operator and all their partners. Due to their engagement we spent a fantastic 2,5 weeks vacation in a very nice country. The combination of safari in perhaps Africa's most impressive national parks and the impressions of the spice island Zanzibar is a must and can only be recommended.

If you make your arrangements with them you are really well off!
Client: Donald Pearson - from United States
Trip: Great Tour - 5 days, 4 nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The safari operator was competent.

They delivered everything they promised which resulted in a memorable safari.

The key was providing us with a superb driver/guide, Apollo. He had a smile from ear to ear and an attitude to match as well as being well informed and anxious to satisfy. The tent camps and lodges were great.

We'll use this firm again.
Client: Lisa Z - from United States
Trip: Great Tour - 5 days, 4 nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We just enjoyed the most exciting 7-day Tanzanian safari!

My husband and I returned to Africa with our three teenaged children so they could experience first hand Africa and all it has to offer. We booked our safari with this operator and I will admit that I was nervous about wiring that amount of cash to someone I had never met on the internet!

When we arrived, we were greeted by our airport shuttle service and wisked off to our hotel. All of the accommodations were great - Not all were 5-star, but they certainly were clean, well managed and friendly.

I suggest people try a tented camp at least once if they schedule a safari. We stayed at two - Wild Africa Lodge and Tarangire River Camp - during our 7 days and they were wonderful. These are tents with wood floors, decks, furniture and a full bathroom. They are tastefully decorated - and nothing like "camping"!

I would not hesitate to use Africa Guide and this operator again! Thanks for the memories!
Client: Karen Falting - from Australia
Trip: Peak of Africa - Kilimanjaro climb - Machame Route
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: I had a wonderful trip to Africa. Climbing Kilimanjaro was truly amazing.

The operator was very informative and prompt with their e-mails. Always ensuring me that their main priority was me. They satisfactorily answered all my questions and passed on valuable advice re the mountain.

They were there to pick me up when I arrived in Arusha and organized clean comfortable accommodation. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly at the hotel.

Whilst on the mountain my guide was helpful and had had a good knowledge of the route. His team of porters were efficient and friendly. My backpack and tent was always waiting for me when I arrived at camp.

Making it to the very top of Mt Kilimanjaro was fantastic, if anyone is considering doing the climb I would recommend this operator.
Client: Yuriy Kulyev - from Cyprus
Trip: The Great Serengeti Migration Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I am pleased to submit my feedback upon completion of the trip of our children having The Great Serengeti Migration Trail tour.

They enjoy it very much. Hopefully I'll get an essay of my daughter about trip. They are fond of Tanzania, African nature, company's staff and especially meals.

Meanwhile from my part I want to acknowledge:

1. Perfect co-operation with Edgar and in spite of I am usually paranoid I TRUSTED him.

2. I have got very valuable advises about travell arrangement via Nairobi and shuttle bus.

3. Excellent communication discipline. Most of replies I got within a few hours since enquired. Replies were honest and accurate.

4. Very flexible operation with all communicational means: e-mail, fax, telephone, SMS.

I do love such companies like this operator and such a managers as Edgar. Thank God I stuck to them from the beginning :)

Thank you also for kind assistance and care.

Sincerely yours,
Yuriy Kulyev
Client: Rohit Sood - from United States
Trip: Great Tour - 5 days, 4 nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Had a great safari, Naiman, our driver/guide, was very friendly and flexible with our requirements and itinerary.

David, our cook, was also great and cooked some great food throughout the safari.

We saw all of the big 5 and came back absolutely satisfied with the Safari.

I would definitely recommend this operator to anyone planning a safari in Tanzania.

Rohit Sood
New York, NY
Client: Karen Gettens - from Australia
Trip: Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I had a great time with this tour operator. With friendly staff, and were always prompt and reliable. Simon had everything organised when I arrived, and ensured that I was looked after.

I did the 14 day Wildlife Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday - the parks in Tanzania were wonderful, and the accommodation was excellent. My photos of the wildlife turned out great. My tour guide was always happy to go places that we wanted to go to, over and above the set game drive.

Zanzibar was also a highlight. Ali looked after me in Zanzibar, with tours that I wanted to do. I would recommend this operator, as a friendly operator for small groups of people.
Client: Thomas Hsiang - from United States
Trip: Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I am delighted to provide you my evaluation of the recent trip we took in Tanzania and Zanzibar. I am totally satisfied with the tour and I would like to state that this is one of our most memorable trip we have taken.

The Company delivered everything as stated/promised.There was nothing short-changed. The Company was most trustworthy.

The quality of the service was excellent. Thefour-wheel-drive vehicle was reliable. Our driver/guide was a very experienced person who was actually a ranger serving in Serengeti National Park for many years. He spotted animals quickly and explained to us the habits of
various animals, etc. He is a knowledgeable guy. Our driver/guide also kept the vehicle clear. You can imaging everyday after a long-day of safari going through winding dirt roads, the vehicle was always dirty and muddy. Our driver washed the vehicle and presented us a clean car every morning.

The Company!/s arrangement for us our tour in Zanzibar was also superb. They made sure that our accommodations were all arranged properly.

I did some comparison of the expenses incurred for this trip with some possible alternatives, particularly some other tour operators in USA. Actually, there is no comparison. I paid much less and obtain the same or even higher quality service as
advertised in many tour operators in USA.

I would recommend the Africa Guide and the Company without any reservations to all my friends.
Client: Mauricio S. Franco - from Brazil
Trip: The Great Serengeti Migration Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: First day back from a wonderful vacation in Tanzania.

There is no words can describe how satisfied, impressed and overwhelmed we
were with this trip.

This Tour Operator through from Simon our contact point and Huruma our guide
during the trip have been of extreme kindness and professionalism.

Life after this trip will be even more interesting.

All the best
Client: David Parrish - from United States
Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The tour operator was fantastic in every way. I am an attorney in the in the U.S. and have traveled all over the world for both pleasure and business.

The service I received was top notch. I could not have been more pleased. I was in Tanzania on business and decided to add a Safari on to the end of my trip. The tour operator took excellent care of me.

Simon did an excellent job of organizing my trip and Amani was the perfect guide. The accommodations and transportation were much more than I expected based on the money I was spending.

I would recommend this operator for even the most discriminating traveler. The game and the scenery I saw will last a lifetime and fill a thousand stories.

Asanti Sana.
Client: Germaine & Matt - from United Kingdom
Trip: Peak of Africa - Kilimanjaro climb - Machame Route
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: This was our first trip to Tanzania and it certainly won't be our last!

Our 6 day climb of Mount Kilimanjaro was smooth running all the way thanks to the incredible expertise of our guide Alex and 7 porters (whom we are sure could out run a mountain goat.)

We were then collected and transferred to Meru View Lodge where we received fantastic hospitality from Helmut & Josephine.

And thereafter we enjoyed two amazing days on safari seeing an endless stream of animals. Our guide Heruma seemed to know instinctively where to drive and find all the action.

This trip totally exceeded all our expectations and we are still buzzing from what has been an adventure of a lifetime.
Client: Laurel Borisenko - from Burkina Faso
Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I won't quickly forget the amazing 3 days I spent visiting the Tanzanian game parks. Each park was different and special in its own way.

Amani, the guide-driver, had a keen eye for spotting animals and was very knowledgeable
about the animals and flora in the parks. Alex, the cook, prepared delicious meals for lunch and supper.

They were helpful in arranging a simpler camping trip to accommodate a more limited budget, and went out of their way to help me with other travel arrangements.

A wonderful and memorable trip.
Client: Franca Cainelli - from Italy
Trip: Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: It is nice to hear from you again and also a good chance to go back to the fantastic holiday I shared with my friends in Tanzania.

Our itinerary in Africa was Nairobi-Arusha-Lake Manyara-Lake Natron-Serengeti-Ngorongoro-Tarangire-Zanzibar. We loved every aspect of it from the very beginning: the beautiful and breath-taking landscapes, the animals roaming freely in the parks which we could have watched for hours, the magical starry nights spent in the tented camps, the walks along the white-sand beaches and the spice tour in Zanzibar, Stone Town, the sweet and gentle people we met. We found time also for some trekking and swimming in the river under a waterfall.

They provided us with fairly good services: they took us to all the sites we had asked them to and managed to solve some problems on the way (my luggage, which was missing at our arrival at Nairobi airport, had to be transferred and delivered to me some days later at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge!). Due to some damage caused to the Land Cruiser we were driving on by the awful roads' condition, on the third day we had to change car and, much to our disappointment , say good-bye to our appreciated guide Huruma, who was anyway replaced by another driver the morning after.

We wish to thank you once again for your assistance since we first contacted you.
I hope I shall have the chance to organize another journey through your agency.

Best regards.
Franca Cainelli
Client: Paul & Lynne Goodwin - from United Kingdom
Trip: Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We recently have returned from a trip with this company to Kenya & Tanzania.

I wanted to tell you that the organization was spot on the choice of hotels/lodges was excellent as were the guides who look after us.We can't sing the praises high enough of this company.

First class.
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