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Reviews: Mountain Hiking, non-summit - Tanzania

Mountain Hiking, non-summit - Tanzania

Enjoy the unique flora and fauna of the Montane forest and spectacular views of Africa. Mountain hiking Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru with a visit to Arusha National Park.

Operator rating 5/5 from 106 reviews
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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.
Client: Karl Fix - from Canada
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.
Client: Pau Margarit - from Spain
Trip: Peak of Africa - Kilimanjaro climb - Machame Route
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The trip was exellent. Not even a problem. What's more the company reacted very quick and positive to change plans avoiding Kenia demonstrations, without any extra charges for all of us. That's a great detail in long and expensive trips.

Regarding the organization of the treks. Amayzing, both guides, for Mount kenya and Kilimanjaro were excellent, food and timetable. We were always the first, avoiding the crowd, this way we enjoyed the enviroment like being alone!

Hotel stays in Tanzania, excellent Impala hotel. Parkside hotel in Nairobi, not that good but comfortable.

To end with, I will like to encourage you all to visit Tanzania and Kenia with this operator as they will organise you everything and take care of you all time if surrounding problems come by.
Client: Caspar & Charlotte - from Switzerland
Trip: Great Tour - 5 days, 4 nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a fantastic safari in northern Tanzania, thanks to the excellent guide and organizational service provided by the operator.

Our guide, Huruma, was extremely knowledgeable about mammals and especially birds, which was an added (and unexpected) bonus, as I am a bird-lover as well. Huruma was patient, witty and very friendly, and went out of his way to take us to places where he thought we could see special birds. Our cook Abu made highly varied, delicious vegetarian meals, which was also a surprise.

The only thing that was not easy about the experience was paying - we forwarded the deposit via bank transfer and paid the remainder in cash on arrival.

But other than that, we give the experience a 10 out of 10 score
Client: Krystyna Kiel - from United States
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.
Client: Rob & Bev - from United Kingdom
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..."
Client: Ila and Paul Collins - from Singapore
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.
Client: Michelle Daley - from Cayman Islands
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: Kevan Wylie - from United Kingdom
Trip: 6 day Fun Safari in Tanzania's Northern Parks
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We were very impressed by the attention to detail that was offered in both the planning of the itinerary and then the actual delivery of the safari.

Many options were made available to us throughout the consultation and everything that was promised was delivered during the actual holiday.

We would be very happy to recommend the operator to others, and intend to use the company again if we should visit the area again for another safari holiday.
Client: Alika Khosla - from India
Trip: 3 Days budget Tented Camp Safari to Masai Mara Kenya
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: As a first time visitor to Kenya and subsequently Maasai Mara I would like to articulate my absolute amazement at the meticulouos planning and perfect arrangements made for both travel and stay for the duration of my visit. I would like to compliment personally Erik who, with his constant updates and efforts, made it possible for me to carry out this Safari. Levis who is based in Nairobi coordinated my travel with utmost care extending the personal touch which at once made me both comfortable and sure about the choice I had made in selecting this company for my travels.

Tobi our driver made an impossibly hard drive very manageable. With the condition that the road is in, it did require a special skill which he showed while negotiating the uneven surface and mud tracks! His enthusiasm and commitment to show us as much as possible never wained. His levels of knowledge when it came to the types of animals and their behaviour patterns was quite amazing.

The trip was both memorable and exciting and having come back I would confidently recommend a safari even to the less adventerous.
Client: MaryBeth Magee - from United States
Trip: 6 day Fun Safari in Tanzania's Northern Parks
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We were very pleased with our safari experience.

Our guide was prompt, friendly, and knowlegeble and the accomodations were very nice.

We had a great time and would use this operator again
Client: Camilla Hoe - from Norway
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: Heidi Zak - from United States
Trip: 6 day Fun Safari in Tanzania's Northern Parks
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: Our 24 person group spent 6 days on Safari.

Our 5 guides were VERY knowledge, helpful and friendly and were awesome at picking out lions and leopards from miles and miles away. We saw so many animals – more than we imagined we would.

Lake Manyara and the Ngorongnoro Crater were breathtaking. The food was very good and exceeded our expectations given that we were camping. All in all we had a fantastic time and would recommend this service to others.
Client: Lindsay Forbes - from Spain
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.

Client: Harry and Marian Hall - from Canada
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
Client: Bob Willey and friends. - from United States
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: 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: Brenda Allen - from United States
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
Client: Francesco Mochi Sismondi - from United Kingdom
Trip: Selous Reserve Wildlife Walk : 4 days 3 nights
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I am very happy for you to leave such feedback on your website. It is thanks to our trust in your feedback after all that we convinced ourselves to go ahead with this tour and company so hope other tourists can feel the same when they will come to choosing their own Safaris!

The safari arranged was simply great and very well organised from the first email correspondence we had back in November/December.

Mejah and the driver Kenny were first class and very valuable contributors to providing all the guidance and assistance we needed throughout the safari experience and it was only a pity we couldn't make use of the boat Safari since the Rufiji was too flooded. I will definitely recommend to use the same company in future.

Thank you ever so much for your assistance in making this such a great experience for us
Client: Shiraz Juma - from Canada
Trip: Great Tour - 5 days, 4 nights Safari in Tanzania
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: After inquiring about the tour package I asked for a customized tour as I wanted to see and do things in other places than what was offered in the package. Our trip was very professionally organized and in a very timely manner. Everything that was outlined in the itinerary was provided. There were no unpleasant surprises.

We dealt with a Mr. Seif Mohamed who was very professional and organized our trip with no glitch.

Our guide and driver, Huruma, spoke good English, was very knowledgeable, courteous and ever so obliging. Our vehicle was cleaned every day and we were never rushed at any place.

Thank you for making our safari a very memorable one! For integrity, professionalism, organization and a wonderful safari, the safari operator come out in flying colours in my books.

Thank you, Africa Guide for referring us.

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