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Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania

Popular 3 day private camping or lodge safari in Tanzania. Visits Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Perfect for wildlife photographers and families.

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Client: Christine - from United States
Trip: This 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.
Client: Bjørg Aass - from Norway
Trip: This Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our Safari turned out to be an experience above our expectations.

The service of the staff was perfect. The cost of the safari was reasonable. In
fact we had such a nice safari that we already are planing on going with them again!

I also recomend them to any one I know that have interests in going on a safari.

All over the score we will give is a 10!
Client: Jess Mason - from Australia
Trip: This Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: We had a fabulous time. We had John as our driver guide and Benson as our cook... he is an amazing cook!

We saw Tarangire, Manyara and Serengeti national parks and the Ngorongoro conservation area. It was an amazing safari, John was an excellent guide, the car was an older version landcruiser, but very comfortable and suited to the safari as it had a pop up roof for photographing the animals and comfy seats.

The tent was great and the staff almost always managed to pack up and set up everything before we had a chance to help so we felt lazy but was nice to have it all done for us. We saw all the big 5 plus many other amazing animals and would definately recommend the company to others.

They have an office in Arusha and very competent customer service staff that went beyond duty to help us with going around Arusha to sort our money troubles when our bank had issues sending money from Australia.

Only suggested improvement was a bit more confidence from the guide in terms of engaging us, he had a great knowledge base but seemed shy in divulging the info, we had to ask a lot of questions. all in all a solid 8.5 out of 10! We had a great time with them.
Client: Maria Urrutia - from United Arab Emirates
Trip: This Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our safari was wonderful!, The Tangerine and the Ngorongoro parks were beautiful and we saw a lot of animals, although Lake Manyara was not so nice, may be because of the season we went, we couldn't see so many animals there.

John our driver was nice and knowledgeable. We also enjoyed the Octagon Lodge, the service was very good and the installation nice.
Client: Harri Ropponen - from Canada
Trip: This Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I had a memorable safari.

The personnel were wonderful people to deal with, from booking, to the guide. Neema was a delight to work with as I made my reservations. She was patient and prompt with answers to any questions I had.

Huruma, my guide was very knowledgable and pleasant. He took the time to inform me on vegetation, birds, animals and history of the Sengetti and Ngorongoro. The food was good.... Ben (our cook) did a great job.

All went smoothly, from being picked up at the airport to the resrvations at the hotel (which they made for me). Everything was taken care of... Huruma made sure I was settled in at the hotel before he left for the evening.

I would recommend this operator for others to use as a tour operator.
Client: Gajen Sunthar - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: We did the two day safari to Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro crater. I was a bit worried at first that as we were taking the cheaper option we would miss out on seeing some animals or that we would still want more at the end - not true.

The 2 days were fantastic, we saw virtually all the animals we hoped to see (including a male lion pee on our jeep), stayed in the fantastic Lodge Safari in our own log fire cabin and by the end of it were ready to head to the beach.

Our tour guide was friendly and very informed. The only down side was that they messed up part of our itinerary so we had to leave the Ngorongoro crater about 4 hours early to fly back to Dar Es Salaam (relatively to two days this was quite a bit), and the day at the crater was definitely the better of the two.
Client: Rhoda Engstrom - from United States
Trip: This 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.

A couple of negatives concerning our safari: we were disappointed that we did not see the Big Five. We had hoped to see cheetahs, cougars, and black rhinos,but were unsuccessful. Also, after being picked up extra early on our third day to make the most of the day, twenty minutes into our trip, the vehicle broke down and we waited on the side of the road for 2 1/2 hours for a replacement. That may be the reason our visit to Ngorongoro Crater was somewhat disappointing (we didn't see much there). We felt that some sort of compensation should have been offered, as we arrived back in Arusha nearly 3 hours late which was an inconvenience to our son, who was meeting us there.

All in all, we definitely enjoyed the safari and realize that this was a once in a lifetime experience for us.
Trip Operators Response:

We are greatly sorry for what happened during your trip. As for past experiences with safari/tours, one can not predict the situation (seeing the big five or not) or and I may say the break down of a vehicle.

Once we received the news that the vehicle broke down, with effective action and concern we did our level best to get another vehicle in time for you and your fellow mates to continue with the safari.

All in all I would like to apologize for any nuisances caused. If you decide to come back for a tour in any East African country or if you have any friends who would be interested, through you we promise a great discount.
Client: Jeff Ratburn - from Canada
Trip: This 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.
Client: Gill Barker - from United Kingdom
Trip: This 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.
Client: Catherine Gaither - from United States
Trip: This 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.
Client: Carlene Ridley - from United States
Trip: This 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.
Client: Krystyna Kiel - from United States
Trip: This Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: The reason for visiting Tanzania was for business. However, I did not want to travel that distance and not visit a highlight. The Safari company took care of all the details for an extra 2 days for my trip, at the last moment. I had no worries and made last minute changes when my schedule was altered. I was picked up at the airport easily. The hotel in Arusha was fair – the electricity was a problem and switched off and on, making the automatic switch troublesome. No alcohol was served in the hotel.

Once I got beyond that, my guide was terrific. To be burdened with one person for days and answering to my impulses, he was charming. He knew when to stop. He found new things to look at. He stopped graciously for pictures. He could spot animals easily. The company arranged a lot to see in 3 days – a variety of parks and backgrounds. The game lodges, empty due to the season, were wonderful and comfortable despite the lack of guests.

I would easily recommend the company, the parks, the guide, and the lodges to friends.

Low points – the hotel in Arusha
High points – the country, the variety of parks, the guide, and the game lodges.
OK – the food (my expectations were not high), the airline
Client: Michelle Daley - from Cayman Islands
Trip: This Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I was extremely pleased with the service I received from this operator.

Mwanaid (tour company associate assigned to me) was very accommodating, patient and personable. She was very punctual and detailed on our arrival.She ensured that we were comfortable and satisfied at every stage of the trip. She went far beyond the call of duty making every effort to make our time not only on the Safari but in Tanzania enjoyable.

Our guide, Partson was very knowledgeable and patient. Both individuals ensured that this was not just a Safari, but a memorable and inspiring experience. I will definately be keeping them in my address book and they will definately be playing a part in any trip I plan to East Africa in the future.

Thanks again Mwanaid and Partson, May you continue to be blessed. Every success in all your endeavours.
Client: Camilla Hoe - from Norway
Trip: This Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We just returned from our vacation in Tanzania last week. We were a party of 4, including a 9 year old child.

I must say travelling and working around Africa frequently, I was originally a bit sceptic about first to have to deposit half of the safari tour costs in the account of the operator (or any not known safari-tour agency), secondly being used the the highly different standards of accommodation throughout Africa (and the world), where internet descriptions not always correspond to reality, I was also prepared for some surprises regarding the hotels/lodges. But surprises on our trip showed up to be only positive.

First of all - e-mail correspondence with the office when planning the safari was all over pleasant, they were quick to reply and followed up on all questions. On arrival, logistics was all coordinated. We were meet by our driver and safari guide, Apollo, a very pleasant, considerate and friendly man.

The three days safari in the parks was to us a perfect combination, starting out in Tarangire, Manyara and lastly Ngorongoro, we had great game views. Taking into consideration the rainy season, we were prepared for long grass, and fewer animals, but our guide managed to "find" almost "all of them". The lunch was all over a positive experience (especially delicate the first day out of Arusha), the same goes for meals in the lodges. We were also most happy with our choices of lodges, first night we stayed in the Tarangire Sopa Lodge (great location, nice hotel, even though rooms were not fancy, cool pool and good food), and next day the more quiet but very nice Octagon Lodge (wonderful garden, very nice personal cabins and again good food).

We also managed to use this operator and "book" Apollo as driver when returning to Arusha, bringing our guide with us to visit the SOS Save the Children Village. All in all, we were happy with our choice and would recommend them to friends and family! Especially because the great guide we had :)
Client: Bob Willey and friends. - from United States
Trip: This Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: It is my pleasure to recommend this safari operator. We had the trip of a life time.

The people were extremely excellent with communications prior to the trip. They arranged the shuttle service from Nairobi, our hotel stay in Arusha and contacted us the evening we arrived to make us feel comfortable that all was arranged.

The safari was conducted by a very able and amicable guide named Apollo. He manner was exemplary and he behaved in a very business like manner at all the key times. He was always accommodating to our wishes and made the trip a life time memory.

The lodge arrangement at the parks were great except for one mix up at the Sopa lodge which the operator was very upset about.

Also, they were the only safari group we found that was willing to accommodate our plans for number of days and parks visited just as we wanted it. Very much to their advantage that they are not so rigid.

We will never forget the people of East Africa and the great safari. Thanks again for directing us to them.

Unequivocal kudos for a job well done.

Bob Willey and friends.
Client: Marcella Kelly - from Ireland
Trip: This Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Myself and my 2 friends had an absolutely brilliant time.

Our guide was extremely informative and answered any questions that we threw at him, he
was very attentative to our wishes of where we wanted to go and looked after us really well.

The accommodation in Sopa Lodge and Lake Manyara Lodge were superb and all our food was top notch, and all in all it was a treat, a lifelong dream of mine and it lived up to every expectation that I had dreamed of.

Definitely will do it again in a few years.
Client: Fern - from Canada
Trip: This 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: David Parrish - from United States
Trip: This 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: Laurel Borisenko - from Burkina Faso
Trip: This 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: Larry - from United States
Trip: This Trip: Nature Safari 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: They made my dream come true. My guide Apollo and cook Ruben gave me a personal tour of Africa which I will never forget.

The one on one attention gave me an experience I could never have found in a larger company.

I highly recommend the camping Safari, which I had never done in my life!
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