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Night Game drives, Mountain biking & Hiking

Spend 7 days experience to Africa - enjoy mountain biking in the Great Rift Valley, see nocturnal animals by doing night game drives and walk around the crater at Ngorongoro.

Operator rating 5/5 from 105 reviews
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Client: Rhoda Engstrom - from United States
Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: Overall we had a wonderful safari experience. We were greeted at a designated meeting place by Dyness, with whom we had corresponded, and our driver, Antone. Both of these employees were friendly and gracious. Antone was skilled in finding most of the animals we hoped to see and gave us lots of information about them.

The Tarangire Sopa Lodge was incredible - we had no idea how nice that would be. Each of the parks was unique, and we enjoyed seeing the different landscapes and numerous animals throughout.

All in all, we definitely enjoyed the safari and realize that this was a once in a lifetime experience for us.
42.
Client: Bhupendra Madhiwalla - from India
Trip: Kenya and Tanzania Luxury Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a wonderful Safari holiday. We were fortunate to see unusually twin baby elephants, jackal and hynae mating and wildebeest caught and dragged in water by crocodile besides seeing plenty of elephants, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, hippos, lions, hyaneas, warthog, buffalos, zebras, wildebeest, flamingos and hundreds of birds. Weather was excellent. We were happy even with 100% vegetarian food excepting one couple.
43.
Client: Virginia Corbett - from Canada
Trip: Tanzania Grand Lodge Safari, 11 days
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We are glad we did this trip and are very happy we booked with this operator. We got excellent value for our money.

This tour went out to the Western Serengeti, included a hot air balloon ride and flight back to Arusha, stays at the best lodges (Serena every night but one) and it was private,just the two of us. The Serena lodges have excellent food and service and very nice accommodatons plus, they all have power 24 hrs a day which some other lodges don't have. This tour was only $400 more than other tours we looked at that did not go as far west and did not include any flights, hot air balloon ride (costs $500 when booked seperately), only some nights at Serena lodges, and they put other people with you. Any enquireries we sent were answered prompty and they put in extra effort with special requests.

Our driver/guide was excellent. His english was very good, he was a considerate driver (the roads are rough, as expected) and knowlegable about the areas visited, animals and culture. As hegotto know us and our interests he worked hard at trying to find everything we wanted to see.

The young man that met us on arrival at Zanzibar also took us on some tours. He too did an excellant job. We did not have any organizational problems, everything that was booked for us went smoothly as planned.

We highly recommend the tour operator for any one planning this type of vacation.
44.
Client: Jennifer - from United States
Trip: Great Tour - 5 days, 4 nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I am happy to reply with feedback on the really fantastic trip we took.

The tour operator did a professional job from beginning to end. We were met as planned at every juncture.

Our agent (Neema) was helpful all along the way during the planning. Our guide (Partson) quickly became friends to us. He was knowledgeable and professional. I am recommending them to friends at this time, and strongly suggesting they ask for the same guide.

We toured a different park in Tanzania each day, and slept in a different lodge ech night. The accommodatnios ands the food were excellent. We saw all the big five as well, which is rare for a first trip.

All in all, it was a perfect trip.
45.
Client: Abhay Phansalkar - from Sudan
Trip: Kilimanjaro Climb -Marangu Route “Coca Cola Route"
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: It was indeed a memorable experience.

The tour was well conducted and we were guided through the trek in most professional manner.

The guides,porters and cook were forthcoming with their contributions at all stages of the trek and safari and we were totally relaxed as far as the administrative arrangements were concerned.

It has been an achievement for me made possible with your assistance.

Thanks again for the wonderful experience.
46.
Client: Jeff Ratburn - from Canada
Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: It was a great trip. We were well takin care of, they made sure that we were comfortable in our hotel(The African) and very knowlegable of the local areas.

John(our guide) did an extremely great job. Answering questions about local towns and areas as well as the animals of both Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro. I, personally really enjoyed our stay at the Octagon. And once again John made sure that we were well takin care of. The road going down into the creater was a bit nerve-racking for some of us but they managed to get through it. Its all part of the journey.

I would surely recommend these guys to anyone looking to go on a safari holiday.

All in all it was a great trip.
47.
Client: Anna Luckock - from United Kingdom
Trip: Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a fantastic time on the cycling tour of Dar es Salaam. Our tour guides were very professional and friendly and tought us a great deal about the lives of those who live in Dar es Salaam as well as some of teh history of the area. We had a fabulous lunch, played pool with some locals at a bar hiding from the torrential rain, and met some friendly local kids who were keen to have their photos taken. It was a wonderful opportunity to see areas of Dar es Salaam which as tourists we are unlikely to find.

I would recommend this tour to anyone staying in or passing through Dar.
Thank you!!
48.
Client: Greg Bozek - from Poland
Trip: Great Tour - 5 days, 4 nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: It was fantastic safari!

Our driver/guide Huruma is an experienced guide and we saw at least 10 lions, cheetahs, leopard, 50 or more hippos, hundrets of elephants, zebras lots of giraffes and 5 black rhinos, one leopard eating his prey and later crossing the road just in front of our Toyota 4 Runner. We took over 2000 exeptional pictures!

We had very good cook ( Aboo ). He prepared for us fantastic breakfasts, lunches and suppers. We were camping and it was very rewarding experience. We organized our tour with Mwanaid, 26 years old female tourist consultant from Arusha. She booked our hotel and return bus tickets from Arusha to Mombasa, Kenya.

Great people, highly recommended!!!
49.
Client: Harin Mankad - from India
Trip: Kenya Camel Safari : 7 Days
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: "My trip was nice and a memorable one.

The people i met were very friendly, helpful and co-operative, i was given a very warm welcome right from the airport. Shadrack Masinde was really a big help in a totally new place.

The camel safari was well aranged too and the Samburu guides made it all the more interesting.

I however have one suggestion to make to you. Maralal is a pretty inaccessible place and reaching there in public transport is very difficult. If arrangements could be made by the form in terms of providing their own vehicles to and from Nairobi, it would be more comfortable for tourists.

that is all i'd like to say. once again thank you for a lovely and memorable trip."
 
Trip Operators Response:

Thank you for the client's feedback and we are glad that he enjoyed the trip despite finding the transport difficult from Nairobi to Maralal and we appreciate his constructive comments,

As stated when the client made his booking, the itinerary does NOT include transfer from Nairobi to Maralal. We offer a complimentary public transport.

However, we will improve this part of the itinerary by giving clients two transfer options with private transport and with complimentary public transport.
50.
Client: Hazel C - from United States
Trip: Northern Circuit Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We took the Northern Circuit of Tanzania tour. We had a great two weeks. The accommodations were comfortable and the food was good. Our vehicle, a Toyota Landcruiser, had a roof which lifted up so that we could view the animals easily and safely. Our driver/guide drove carefully and always made sure to ask us if we were ready to move on.

We had requested a guide who knew the birds and we had an excellent one. He also had several reference books on the animals and birds which we were welcome to look at. Besides knowing his birds, he was great at finding animals. We were the first vehicle to arrive at a sighting several times. Often he would have to explain in detail just where the animal was before we were able to see it because it was so well camouflaged. He gave us lots of time to really view the animals.

Besides the Big Five and large herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo. impala, Thompson's and Grant's gazellles we saw many of the other mammals as well, such as water buck, bush buck, reed buck, eland, topi, jackals, serval cat, African wild cat, mongooses, rock and tree hyrax and, of course, baboons, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys and Colobus monkeys. It was an amazing trip and really lived up to our expectations.

We would recommend it to anyone.
51.
Client: Oz and Liz Schalm - from Canada
Trip: Tanzania: Great Tour and Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My wife and I have recently returned from a 17-day photo safari.

We enjoyed our stays at the Rufiji River Camp, Lake Manze Lodge, and the Ruaha River Lodge. We were treated hospitably by our guide, Fikiri. He was very concerned about our welfare and did his best to be sure that we saw as much game as possible and positioned us so that we had the best photo ops.

The many excellent photos we have are proof of the value of this trip. He was also very considerate in making sure that we were doing what we wanted to do,when we wanted to do so.

Anyone planning a similar safari would do well by using this safari company.
52.
Client: Cheryl Wogan-Browne - from Australia
Trip: Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I am pleased to report we were very happy with the tour operator. THEY were very courteous and accommodated our requests throughout the booking process.

Once on the ground, we had a sensational time and were delighted with arrangements. Our safari guide was knowledgeable and terrific at spotting wildlife. Their representative in Zanzibar was very helpful.

I would not hesitate to recommend them. I would, however recommend Tanzania does something about the state of the road to Lake Victoria - its appalling!
53.
Client: Gill Barker - from United Kingdom
Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had an absolutely fantastic trip , it was organised superbly from start to finish.

On safari, our guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic - they also spoke extremely good English which was great for us. The lodges that we stayed in were incredibly luxurious and the food was delicious.

We also stayed in Zanzibar after our safari which was equally well organised. The resort, literally was right on the beach and the atmosphere was really relaxing. We had the option of going snorkelling, diving or simply sunbathing and drinking cocktails in the pool bar! Amazing!

I would truly recommend the operator to anybody.
The planning was really thorough and they were great value for money as well.
54.
Client: Mike Katiku - from United States
Trip: Peak of Africa - Kilimanjaro climb - Machame Route
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I used these company off Africa Guide list to do a 6 day Kilimanjaro Machame route Hike
Booking was very easy, and they made a point to reply all my emails. The rate was within my limits.

For a small Company I give this Guys thumbs up. The Tour agent and My Guide for The Kilimanjaro Hike where good folks. They Got to to my Hotels 2hrs before I checked in .( Took a Bus from Mombasa and got delayed en route.

Again the Guide- Mr Wilson was on time to pick me up on the day of Hike.

I did the Machame route, a party of One, and I should say I got the Best of the Mountain, my schedule was very flexible, thus I summited a day earlier. Monday-Thursday. All the crew were there for me I can say. Food was good and plenty.

I would recommend this Tour company to any one out there. I live in Texas.
55.
Client: Catherine Gaither - from United States
Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a wonderful trip , the tour operator did everything perfectly.

They were very professional and everything went as planned. They coordinated everything exactly as they said they would and their guides were fantastic.

I can highly recommend this company. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
56.
Client: Bill Davis - from Australia
Trip: The Great Serengeti Migration Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our Safari through Tanzania was an enjoyable & memorable experience.

The service provided was very good. Our tour leader, Partson could find a needle in a haystack & found animals for us that we sometimes had to use binoculars to first see & he did this whilst driving the 4 wheel vehicle at the same time.

Our days in the field lasted 8-9 hours a day & we were picked up punctually each day. We were able to photograph animals at very close range.
57.
Client: John Kristian - from Norway
Trip: Peak of Africa - Kilimanjaro climb - Machame Route
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I resently got back from a 6-day hike up the Machame-route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. I travelled during the late rain-season which beforehand was my greatest worry, but fortunately the rain was moderat, and towards the summit the weather was dry and great.

If you look for a hike without the great masses of tourists I would recommend april-may, but the weather can be a bit unpredictable. I booked my travel through a company directed to me by the Africa Guide. Equipment and staff were all great. Experienced guide, decent food and the tent kept me dry during nights.

For my next trip to Africa I will not hesitate to use the services of the Africa Guide.
58.
Client: Norman and Lela Pumphrey - from United States
Trip: 6 day Fun Safari in Tanzania's Northern Parks
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My husband and I enjoyed our trip through the National Parks in northern Tanzania. Each park was unique and provided a wonderful opportunity to view wildlife.

Our guide, Apollo, was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.

The arrangements appeared to have been well planned. Everything was perfect. The abundance of wildlife was spectacular.

Again, thank you for making this trip so enjoyable.
59.
Client: Devin Jones - from United States
Trip: Peak of Africa and Wildlife Safari 11 Days
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The operator arranged a trip of a life time a six day hike to the top of killi and a safari. The accommodations were great especially the trek to the top.
60.
Client: Carlene Ridley - from United States
Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We have just returned home from our African trip, it was wonderful.

Our guide - Potsoon - was so kind and knowledgable. He really helped us enjoy what Africa in the Arusha area was all about. He was willing and able to change the itinerary slightly to accommodate our desires to see and do different things. We appreciated the effort that the operator made to make our visit comfortable and economical.

We look forward to returning to Africa someday, and would considerusing them again.

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