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The Great Serengeti Migration Safari in Tanzania

Come and see the World's Greatest wildlife migration visiting Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire. The best time to visit is December to February and from May to July.

star rating Trip rating 5/5 from 6 reviews
Operator rating 5/5 from 105 reviews
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Client: Paul Arnautoff - from United States
Trip: This Trip: The Great Serengeti Migration Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: Before our trip we have to admit that we were a little nervous since your operation lesser-known that some of the massive tour operators in the area. However, from the moment we met the team in Arusha, it was clear we had made the right decision and were in for the trip of a lifetime.

Our tour guide, Apollo, was a complete joy to spend time with. He was very knowledgable of the local wildlife and customs and was eager to share his knowledge with us. He was extremely accommodating during the trip - allowing us to stop at any time for any reason and enjoy the trip on our own pace. When three different ATMs in Mtu Wambu happened to be broken, he even lent us cash to hold us over for the next couple days before we could return to a working ATM...incredible.

Our Chef ("Stomach Doctor"), Abu, was equally enjoyable to be around and always had a smile on his face. His food was delicious and provided great comfort after long days on Safari. When we specially requested Banana Pancakes for our final breakfast, Abu happily obliged and made the best Banana Pancakes we'd ever had.

If given the chance to return, we would gladly use this tour operator again and would specifically request the services of Apollo and Abu. We will be recommending your tours to all of our friends. Thank you so much for providing an incredible life changing experience.
2.
Client: Bill Davis - from Australia
Trip: This 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.
3.
Client: Harry and Marian Hall - from Canada
Trip: This Trip: The Great Serengeti Migration Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a wonderful trip in Tanzania. Everythig was first class, they were extremely helpful and knowledgable

The game viewing was amazing thanks i'm sure to our guide Huruma, who was amazing and so patient. .We seem to have seen much more than anyone else we have talked to. The lodges we stayed in were great

The arrangements for flights and accomodations were most appreciated and all
were excellent. Special thanks also to Mwadin for her attention to every detail and for meeting us originally and following up after the safari.

We would certainly recommend them very highly
4.
Client: Paul - from United States
Trip: This 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.
5.
Client: Yuriy Kulyev - from Cyprus
Trip: This 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
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Client: Mauricio S. Franco - from Brazil
Trip: This 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
Mauricio

This Operator Reviews

7.
Client: Michael and Maureen Maund - from Canada
Trip: Kenya and Tanzania Combined Migration Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Starting in Kenya at Masai Mara national park in mid September was perfect. Rhino camp was great , food delicious. We saw all the big 5 on our first day.

We moved on to Tanzania on our 3rd day overnighting on Lake Victoria, Serenity on the lake. Wow, beautiful grounds and exceptional lodge and again delicious meals.

Next day relaxing on the lake followed by a safari on the Serengeti. Again an abundance of animals migrating south, more large herds of Zebra and Wildebeest.

We camped over night at Acacia Camp on the Serengeti, magnificent luxury tent, beautiful lounge and dinning room. We remained on the Serengeti, more incredible vistas and wildlife, overnighting at the Lobo Wildlife Lodge A must visit.

Over the next 7 days we visited Lake Natron, the Rift Valley, Manyara Park and Lodge and the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. We just marveled at this place.
We then visited Tarangire National Park staying at the beautiful Rioka Tented Lodge.

We travelled back to Kenya making one last stop at another beautiful Lodge, Amboseli Kibo Safari Lodge.

All of our accommodations were excellent, clean, friendly staff, great hosts for visitors to their country. Delicious meals and not to forget we had a picnic lunch packed for us most days. A safari picnic was unexpected, however one of the highlights of our vacation.

This safari package for my wife and myself was wonderful. Our accommodations, meals, transportation, cultural visits exceeded our expectations. Thanks to you we saw the great vistas and animal life of Kenya and Tanzania in comfort and safety.

I would happily recommend this to anyone planning a visit to Africa.
8.
Client: Ruth Weiss - from United States
Trip: Kenya Safari to Amboseli and Tsavo 5 days
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I had a wonderful time. As a single woman I felt very safe... Which I was concerned about. My driver was fabulous!

I'm raving to my friends about you and the Salt Lick Lodge and the reasonable cost of the trip.

I hope to return on a much better flight schedule. I understand Mombasa is closer.
9.
Client: Brigitte Lazelsberger - from Kuwait
Trip: customised itinerary
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a fantastic time in Tansania during the safari,

it was well organized and our driver/guide did a very professional service.
He had good knowledge and answer all our question perfect.

Thanks to the safari operator for this trip.
10.
Client: Claude Mamet - from Mauritius
Trip: 3 Days safari to Amboseli National Park
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: We did book our 4 days /3 nights safari in Amboseli and the safari operator was very good and very helpful, they really give us some good advise.

They proposed Kibo camp which is a tented lodge. Kibo was a very good camp , the staff was very pleasant and helpful.

The driver /guide provided to us was very, very good, knowledgable and very friendly and made our trip very enjoyable. The 4x4 vehicle was of good standard
11.
Client: Guy Darby - from United Kingdom
Trip: Tanzania 7 days Southern Circuit Safari
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: Our family of five have just been on safari to Ruaha, Mikumi and Selous. We had a great time and saw a leopard, cheetah, over 30 lions and hundreds of elephants.

We were very satisfied with the service. Elifasi in the office was very helpful and patient in organising the itinerary.

The guide/driver Imanuel was excellent in spotting and finding wildlife.

The lodges were all of a good standard for both accommodation and food. We reduced the costs by staying at lodges just outside the park gates.

This was very good value for money and we would have no hesitation recommending or using them again.
12.
Client: KitMan Chui - from Hong Kong
Trip: Big Five Safari in Tanzania - 7 days
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: The trip was very good and our guide was very good as well. The safari operator gave us confidence while we were planning our trip and they responded quickly with our enquiry.

We are so great to see many wild animals especially big five in the national parks. We had the chance to see the lions hunting but they failed. The African Tulip is very good and we can order food from their dinner manual while other hotels were providing dinner buffet with similar dishes.

The trip could score 8. It was really a very remarkable trip for our couple.
13.
Client: Ken Sullivan - from United Kingdom
Trip: Northern Circuit Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: I am very happy to provide feedback on our recently completed trip to Tanzania.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time on all our days in Tanzania and couldn't have asked for a better guide than Apollo.

Despite the odd puncture, which seems to be an occupational hazard for any vehicle which drives on unmade-up roads, the entire trip went off without a hitch.

We were happy with the hotels that we stayed in and all the other parts of the trip that could be controlled by the tour operator, although to the surprise of our guide we preferred the Sopa hotels we stayed in to the Serena hotels.

The only downside was that the animals at times didn't co-operate by coming into close range for taking photos, but that's not something the tour operator can control and we don't consider that we can blame them for that (just our bad luck in some respects)

We would have no hesitation in recommending this safari operator to anyone, especially if they are lucky enough to get Apollo as their guide, and would rate the entire experience as a 9 out of 10 holiday. (we have been to quite a few places in the world including the Galapagos Islands, Borneo, China, India, Hong Kong and Japan and have yet to rate anything a 10. But this last trip has probably come the closest)
14.
Client: Eileen Haggerty - from United States
Trip: East Africa Safari - Tanzania and Kenya
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I just returned from a 13 day safari to Kenya and Tanzani. It a was fantastic trip and the price was great too !! It was my second trip to Africa and my first with this tour operator.

We were 4 women (aged 25-69) and we had our own private safari vehicle in both Kenya and Tanzania. This is very important, especially for first time safari travelers, to have your own window even with the pop-up top. The vehicle we had seated 9, but it was our private vehicle as promised by the safari operator. We saw countless safari vehicles so packed with people that it was obvious that not everyone would have a great view.

We first went to Kenya, then Tanzania, then back to Kenya to spend our final night at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi.The guide for Kenya was Jonathon. He was wonderful, the best! Reliable, knowledgeable about the parks, the animals and so accommodating that when we returned to Nairobi after Tanzania we asked for him again. I just can't say enough good things about Jonathon. He was there upon our arrival in Nairobi and for the next 8 days in Kenya. When I lost my battery charger he found a place for me to replace it and drove me into the town. (warning...the lodges we stayed at did not carry camera equipment). Saw the Big 5, saw the aftermath of a kill, saw lions, giraffe, leopard, cheetah...you name it, we saw it - every day!

Our guide for Tanzania was Apollo and again we had the best guide in Tanzania. Apollo clearly loves his job and is so enthusiastic its infectious. He is very knowledgeable and fun to be with...great sense of humor as he loved to tease us. Apollo also was very accommodating (stopping when we screamed "simama" because we saw a shop we wanted to spend some time in or we wanted to back up for a certain picture. When we were in the Serengeti he pulled over to the side of the road because he spotted a male lion. (both of our guides had vision that's hard to believe) Right after we pulled up the lion came out of the high grass, walked across the road in back of our truck, then came around to the front and sat down in the road in front of us. Amazing! This is how we saw many animals, up close and personal.

We also got to meet Chislon, our agent, in Arusha. I can't tell you how many emails we sent back and forth to get the final itinerary. He worked very hard for us to get exactly what we wanted.

The food and accommodations were great, especially the SOPA Lodges. You will never go hungry. Too much food...we all gained weight! The one place I wasn't comfortable in was the Katikati Tented Camp in Serengenti. I think this would be wonderful for families but it was a little too rough-hewn for us older women. The 25 year old didn't mind it at all...she said that's what camping is about.

Our final night was spent at Giraffe Manor. This is very pricey but well worth it. You get to feed the giraffes up close and they even come to your bedroom window for food. You can also have breakfast with them as they stick their heads in the dining room. The really cater to you at Giraffe Manor and if you can afford to splurge this is the place to do it, even if only for one night.

Our itinerary was Samburu Reserve, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara in Kenya, then Serengeti, Ngorongoro and the Crater, Tarangire National Park, Arusha in Tanzania and then Giraffe Manor in Nairobi.

It was a very busy itinerary and my only regret was not scheduling time in Zanzibar between Kenya and Tanzania.
15.
Client: Pedro Neves - from Portugal
Trip: Mikumi National Park Tanzania – 2 Day Safari
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: it was a wonderful nature experience, very well conducted for our driver/guide - a special thanks to him (that one you must keep!)
16.
Client: Ayelet Yaniv - from Israel
Trip: 6 day Fun Safari in Tanzania's Northern Parks
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our holiday in Tanzania was a perfect 10.... we enjoyed every thing there.

It's been a wonderful and exciting vacation for all of us.

Tanzania is a wonderful place and the people of Tanzania are warm and welcoming.
It has been a pleasure to make business with the operator and Mr. Peniel Vello Laizer.

Our vacation was well organized from the minute we arrived till the minute we depart and it's all thanks to them.

We had a wonderful ranger (Apollo), we enjoy his personality and his wide knowledge of Tanzania.

We had an amazing vacation, we will never forget it.
17.
Client: Chelsey Young - from Tanzania
Trip: Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I really enjoyed this tour. Of all the things I had planned for my dad's visit, he enjoyed this the most, and said it's what he would remember the most.

The tour guides were very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable on what the tour covered. All the people in the duration of the tour knew them and that gave the tour a more authentic and welcoming vibe. Very good tour, very good guides, and a very good experience.

If anyone else comes to town, this is a tour I will always set up for them. To show them the real Tanzania.
18.
Client: Judith Dumont - from Canada
Trip: 6 day Fun Safari in Tanzania's Northern Parks
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Me and my husband recently travelled to Tanzania for a safari.

First we planned our safari with Peniel (our trip coordinator) through internet. He was very pleasant and always responding quickly to my many many questions. He took the time to really understand what we really wanted and made sure we got it. Then he met us at the airport and brought us to our hotel for our first night before our safari. He explained everything to us and was very thorough. We really liked him. He is a very special person to us.

Then we met our first guide for 1 day Winnie. Very nice young fellow. Then came Apollo for the rest of the safari. What can we say about Apollo. Well he is one of a kind. Very nice person and one thing that we noticed is that he is very helpful with everybody. We had so many laughs with him especially him and my husband. Very knowledgeable.We saw lots of animals. We also had the honor of meeting his family. What a nice family and we were so well received.

Then there was our cook Benson(Ben Manase Kingu). Wow what good food we had. And he was always so eager to help. He made sure our flap tent were open during the day while we were gone on a safari drive or if it rained made sure they were closed. Very nice person. He even made us a cake all decorated and Happy New Year written on it since our safari started on jan 1st. We also got to meet his family.

They were so nice. Well all in all we want to say that we had a fantastic time with fantastic people that we now consider our friends. Thank You everybody for making our trip so memorable.
Judy & Germain
19.
Client: Christine - from United States
Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My friend and I had an excellent time on safari!

Our driver was friendly and knowledgeable about the animals, plants, and history of the parks we toured. Our camp cook was amazing! He prepared some of the best dishes that I had in Tanzania. Also, he baked my friend and I a special cake to help celebrate the New Year! Finally, Peniel made us certificates that included our date of travel and the names of
the parks that we visited.

Peniel even arranged for our (cheap) transfer to the airport after our stay in Arusha. Overall, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend them.
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Client: Valerie Denney - from United States
Trip: Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: This is a fantastic tour and a "must do" for any first time visitor to Dar, as I was.

It helps you understand more about the people who live in Dar and makes what can seem like a complex and intimidating place, accessible, friendly and understandable.
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