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Great Tour - 5 days, 4 nights Safari in Tanzania

Tanzania Safari visiting Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro & Serengeti National Park. Private safari starting any day you wish with option of camping or lodge.

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Operator rating 5/5 from 106 reviews
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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!)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Client: Elizabeth Baker - from United States
Trip: customised itinerary
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: We wanted to see more of Tanzania than just flying in and out of the Southern Game Parks.

The operator suggested various options and we were very happy with the one we chose which balanced our time and budget effectively.

We also stayed in some Lodges which we might not otherwise have found which were excellent".
Client: Vera Geyer - from Germany
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...
Client: Bjørg Aass - from Norway
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: Amy Viltrakis - from United States
Trip: Kilimanjaro Climb, Wildlife Safari and Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My daughter and I just returned from our trip to Tanzania. Our trip was excellent.

We had wonderful service before our trip, helping to create our itinerary and making changes as needed.

I appreciate the Africa Guide ability to connect our interests with local operators and I would also rate this site a 10.
Client: Hennie Louw - from South Africa
Trip: 6 day Fun Safari in Tanzania's Northern Parks
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on our Safari. We thoroughly enjoyed the complete excursion. Overall rating 8!

Peniel was the friendly and very helpful coordinator and his enthusiasm and quick response to all our questions was exemplary. Overall rating for his contribution: 9!
He also helped us to adapt our Safari to our own needs. All his bookings and information was of a very high standard throughout.

All the accommodation was of a high standard, except for the Impala Hotel in Arusha.

The driver Apollo was friendly. His rating is 6.

The government can really put in a huge effort to improve the quality of the roads, mainly from the point after passing the Crater into the Serengeti area.

Tanzania is indeed a very beautiful country with friendly people and lots to offer, but exploitation of visitors must be guarded against.
Client: Paul Arnautoff - from United States
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.
Client: Pauline & Michael Stanley, Nancy & Michael Gocke - from Australia
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.
Client: Gisele Morin-Labatut - from Canada
Trip: Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Rating: rating 5/5
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.
Client: Jess Mason - from Australia
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.

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: 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: Akiko Goldberg - from United States
Trip: customised itinerary
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My customized 13-day trip in Tanzania was absolutely amazing!

From breathtaking Ngorongoro hiking to a taste of Kilimanjaro and local village visits, it was truly a life-changing experience.

My driver and tour manager went out of their way to accommodate my whims and made sure that my stay in Tanzania was a pleasant one. Unfortunately I fractured my ankle during one of the hikes I took, but I was taken to the hospital immediately, and taken a great care of.

I would definitely recommend this operator to anyone who's looking for a tour that's much more than just game drives.'
Client: Jill Pawson - from United States
Trip: Walking and canoeing Safari - Arusha National Park
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We went on a two day walking – canoeing trip in Arusha National Park. The tour operator also made hotel arrangements for the first three days we were in Arusha.

They stayed in contact for 11 months via email. The person I was in contact with Elifasi and our guide, Apolo Kihwil, meet us at the airport took us to our hotel. On our rest day we visited a school at our request and not part of the paid itinerary this was on their time.

Our guide Apolo was the best we had on our entire trip. He was informative, friendly and had a great sense of humor, we were rewarded with a dream trip my favorite giraffe and several at a time the last bunch we counted eleven, baboons, wart hogs, black and white monkeys, hundreds of thousand of lesser and greater flamingos on big Momella Lake he provide delicious lunches and was infinitely patient while we took photographs.

I would not hesitate to use them on my next trip to Tanzania and would request Apolo as our guide.
Client: Christine Watkinson - from United Kingdom
Trip: Amboseli and Serengeti National Park BIG 5 Safari
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: We had a most wonderful holiday in Kenya and Tanzania.

They looked after us very well and we were very satisfied with their service. The service provided value for money. The only comment we would make is that the email from them gave us the impression that we would be staying in a lodge but when we arrived we were in a tent. We were satisfied with the tented accomodation, however it could have been made clearer in the original email that it was tented accomodation.

The staff were very kind and helpful.
Trip Operators Response:

Thank you for the client's feedback and contructive comment/suggestion. We are glad that they were very satisfied with the service we provided to them, despite their impression that they would be staying in a lodge instead of a tent.

As per the first enquiry which the clients sent into our company, she stated that she will prefer to stay in Camping Accommodation "Preference: Camping” and the price given to them was based on camping accommodation, and this was stated in the itinerary “Dinner and overnight at the camp”

However, there was a typing error at the end of the itinerary which indicates Lodge accommodation instead of Camping accommodation.

We will try our level best to make sure that this mistake will not happen again.
Client: Jan Perkins - from New Zealand
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.
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