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Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Tanzania Safari and Beach holiday - visiting the best of Tanzania's wildlife parks, ending with beach relaxation in Zanzibar. Private Safari with camping or Lodge option. Perfect for Honeymooners and families.

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Operator rating 5/5 from 104 reviews
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1.
Client: Vera Geyer - from Germany
Trip: This Trip: Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We just arrived home from a amazing 14 day holiday visiting several wildlife parks of Tanzania and in the end spending relaxing days in Zanzibar.

After we made the initial enquiry Peniel got in touch with us and fulfilled all our special wishes. All questions were fully and quickly answered via e-mail, and even when we arrived several hours early in Arusha, he managed to pick us up at the airport together with our driver-guide. We just sent a short message from Daressalam and he organized everything else.

We spent 7 days of wonderful safari on our own with John, our perfect driver and tour guide . The roads are sometimes very rough but with John we felt save all the time. The national parks we visited (Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire) are really fantastic and John presented to us so many more animals than the big five.

All the accomodation at the lodges was wonderful, good food and we particularly enjoyed the Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge.

We have no hesitation in recommending the safari operator to other travellers...
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Client: Pauline & Michael Stanley, Nancy & Michael Gocke - from Australia
Trip: This Trip: Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I cannot praise the tour operator enough. After I made the initial enquiry on your site Peniel got in touch with me on a timely basis. Although I did receive answers to my enquiries from the other tour companies they were by far the most efficient and offered the best value for money.

All my questions were answered and Peniel told me things I never thought to ask. At our request they added on a few days in Zanzibar after the safari and that to was excellent.

Peniel was in Arusha to meet us when we arrived at the hotel and he explained everything we needed to know. He came to see us again when we got back from the safari to make sure everything went well and to explain the Zanzibar portion of the trip.

Our guide was also outstanding. During the entire safari his eyes were constantly on the landscaping looking for game for us to view. We saw all of the big five up close. We even saw 4 black rhinos thanks to Anton, and I understand they are hard to see. The safari that they offer is 30% cheaper than other tour companies. I was a little concerned that we may get a cut rate safari but that was not the case. The customer service, accommodation, food and our guide was first rate. All of us have no hesitation in recommending this tour operator.
3.
Client: Gisele Morin-Labatut - from Canada
Trip: This Trip: Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: The two-week tour was very well conceived in terms of the order in which the different areas were visited, particularly with respect to the different nature reserves, going from the more modest to the most spectacular, in terms of viewing animals.

Accomodation and food were very good to excellent. Our driver/guide, Apollo was first rate – knowledgeable, fun, and endlessly patient, as well as possessed with an excellent sense of humour.
4.
Client: Jan Perkins - from New Zealand
Trip: This Trip: Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We have just completed the most amazing holiday in Tanzania. The tour operator was fantastic and I would highly recommend them to any travellers to this area.

Peniel did an excellent job of booking all we required and spending time greeting us and making sure eveything was OK. Our driver guide for our safari Apollo was exceptional. He knew so much about the area and the animals and we saw everything! They offer you a very individualised trip suited to your needs and without having to join a group of strangers.As a small local company they value their clients and we were made to feel special.All the accomodation at the lodges was wonderful and we particularly enjoyed the small Manyara Octagon Lodge unique and friendly with excellent home cooked food.
5.
Client: Cheryl Wogan-Browne - from Australia
Trip: This Trip: Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 4.5/5
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!
6.
Client: Karl Fix - from Canada
Trip: This Trip: Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Very professionaly handled from start to finish.Accomodations,transport and the tour guide were everything we could expect.
7.
Client: Rob & Bev - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We thought our holiday was unbelievable, awesome, wonderful, fantastic, out of this world!

The tour operator was brilliant, organised, courteous, flexible, they made sure everything passed off without a hitch.

Huruma, our safari guide, was awesome, we loved him, he made sure we had a fantastic safari, and did his best to ensure we saw all the big 5 (and the other 3 to make the big 8) and we did!!! We also saw a Cheetah hunt and kill! WOW.

We have no hesitation in recommending the safari operator to other travellers..."
8.
Client: Ila and Paul Collins - from Singapore
Trip: This Trip: Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Firstly, our emails were answered very promptly and with the relevant info - great to have good communications with the company you are dealing with.

We just loved the accommodation suggestions. Apollo our driver/guide was a mine of information about Tanzania and the animals. He was especially good at presenting us with a dust-free, clean car each morning and a happy smile.

Tanzania has a lot to offer and is a very wild and beautiful country (reminded us very much of Australia) which one day, hopefully we can return to for another safari trip. We would not hesitate to use this operator again.

We truly did have a great time and the experience was just fantastic - would very much love to repeat it.
9.
Client: Lindsay Forbes - from Spain
Trip: This Trip: Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I was delighted with our safari in Tanzania and beach holiday on Zanzibar. I had done a lot of research on the web and Mwanaid sorted out all of our requirements quickly and
efficiently, even booking the hotel and room that I wanted in Stonetown.

The Safari lodges were fabulous and I can recommend the Beach Resort in Zanzibar if you
want a great beach, room and good food. Its quiet, more of a romantic couples place.

Lindsay
10.
Client: Brenda Allen - from United States
Trip: This Trip: Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We enjoyed our safari and found it to be everything we had hoped for. The guide, Fabian, was excellent and was willing to find answers to questions that we asked and he was uncertain.

The lodges we great and I can't think of a thing that I would not do. We found most of the auxiliary staff to be accommodating and friendly.

The animals we saw were amazing as is the country of Tanzania. From the jungle to the plains to the sea there are few words that can describe the adventure, but one word will have to do, marvelous.

The operator lived up to their name.
Thank you.
Brenda Allen
11.
Client: Biljana and Johannes Wunderlich - from Austria
Trip: This 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!
12.
Client: Karen Gettens - from Australia
Trip: This 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.
13.
Client: Thomas Hsiang - from United States
Trip: This 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.
14.
Client: Franca Cainelli - from Italy
Trip: This 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
15.
Client: Paul & Lynne Goodwin - from United Kingdom
Trip: This 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.
16.
Client: David Adamson - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: Tanzania wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our trip with them was a complete success, they were very prompt in replying to my initial inquiry and all follow up requests for clarification, to the point that I made a firm booking at very short notice.

We travelled out 10 days after the initial inquiry and all the arrangements were in place. We really took a bit of a leap into the unknown and were pleasantly surprised at the level of service; our driver Guide & cook were both excellent, in terms of competence and personality, nothing was too much trouble.

The vehicle (Toyota land cruiser) was well maintained and comfortable. The camping equipment was good (tent did not leak). We were well advised to take good sleeping bags; the night temperature on the Ngorgoro crater was about 4 deg C. The game viewing was all that we hoped for, the Leopard memorable.

The Tanzanian are a friendly amiable people, easy to take to & the scenery spectacular I would not hesitate to recommend this company, if they can do it they will.

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17.
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.
18.
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.
19.
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 food need to be improved as it was rather basic

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
20.
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.
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