Kimkim Trip Reviews for Tanzania

4.9
Based on 22 ratings
Read 22 verified reviews by travelers who booked their trip to Tanzania on kimkim. You can also read reviews about kimkim on 3rd party sites including Google, TrustPilot and Yelp.

Brilliant trip to Uganda and Tanzania!
Tanzania | Jun 16 - Jun 26, 2024

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Simone B.
Brooklyn, NY | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2024
Brilliant trip to Uganda and Tanzania! Melvin and Irene did a wonderful job organizing everything for us in both countries and personally greeted us which we appreciated. Melvin was our point of contact in the lead up and was always very responsive and helpful. We were very pleased with the final itinerary and how easy it was to get this trip planned. Fantastic guides and drivers in both countries. They were very informative, organized, got us where we needed to be safely, and were a lot of... Read more

Brilliant trip to Uganda and Tanzania! Melvin and Irene did a wonderful job organizing everything for us in both countries and personally greeted us which we appreciated. Melvin was our point of contact in the lead up and was always very responsive and helpful. We were very pleased with the final itinerary and how easy it was to get this trip planned. Fantastic guides and drivers in both countries. They were very informative, organized, got us where we needed to be safely, and were a lot of fun! Beautiful accommodation in every location. Will organize future trips with Truly Swahili and can't recommend them enough. Memories to last a life time!

Local specialist: Melvin Mapetla
Melvin
Melvin Mapetla
Local specialist in East Africa | Replied on Jul 07, 2024

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure planning and hosting your trip to Uganda and Tanzania. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the itinerary, the guides, drivers, and the accommodations. The team will be delighted to hear your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back for another adventure with Truly Swahili. Memories like these are what we strive to create!

Family trip to Tanzania wilderness and city life
Tanzania | Mar 24 - Apr 1, 2024

Jamshid
Jamshid K.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Apr 08, 2024
This was our family's first trip to Africa. Were naturally unfamiliar with the territory and a bit apprehensive about planning a trip. We spent five days wildlife viewing in Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and two days in the city of Arusha. Our local travel organizer Melvin M. and our local safari guide Walter O. were both extremely helpful and kind beyond our expectations. Melvin was professional and very responsive. Walter and assistant guide Kaka M. were very well informed about Tanzania's... Read more

This was our family's first trip to Africa. Were naturally unfamiliar with the territory and a bit apprehensive about planning a trip. We spent five days wildlife viewing in Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and two days in the city of Arusha.

Our local travel organizer Melvin M. and our local safari guide Walter O. were both extremely helpful and kind beyond our expectations. Melvin was professional and very responsive. Walter and assistant guide Kaka M. were very well informed about Tanzania's natural world and helped us get the most of our time, putting in extraordinary effort to help us experience the best of this wonderful part of the world.

As parents were were protective traveling with our teenage kids. The team made us feel safe and welcome both in the city and in the wild. We will remember their kindness and good company for a long time to come.

Hotel Reviews
Gold Crest Hotel - Arusha
Arusha

The hotel is well located and has a nice building. However the rooms are not very well maintained. We found a handful of things broken or not well cleaned.

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Ngorongoro Farm House
Arusha
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Serengeti Serena Lodge
Serengeti
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Local specialist: Melvin Mapetla
Melvin
Melvin Mapetla
Local specialist in East Africa | Replied on Apr 08, 2024

We're truly delighted to hear that your journey with us was a memorable one! As this is always what we aim for. It was our absolute pleasure to meticulously plan and execute every aspect of your trip, ensuring it was as seamless and enjoyable as possible. The anticipation of welcoming you back for another adventure fills us with great excitement. Asante for your trust and Karibu once more into the fold of unforgettable experiences we're eager to offer!

Northern Tanzania Safari--Fred and Doug Feb 2024
Tanzania | Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2024

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Fred P.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024
Hi Joseph,
Doug Fishman and I completed this form in person and gave it to Aggrey, our fantastic guide. I have nothing but praise for his warm personality, animal knowledge, habitat and geographic expertise, and ability to light up a room with his friendly manner. All the camps and lodges were excellent with very kind hosts. Aggrey was adaptable to our needs and showed kindness to the other guides and staff by sharing our uneaten food. We saw all the animals we had hoped to see and...
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Hi Joseph,
Doug Fishman and I completed this form in person and gave it to Aggrey, our fantastic guide. I have nothing but praise for his warm personality, animal knowledge, habitat and geographic expertise, and ability to light up a room with his friendly manner. All the camps and lodges were excellent with very kind hosts. Aggrey was adaptable to our needs and showed kindness to the other guides and staff by sharing our uneaten food. We saw all the animals we had hoped to see and Aggrey was skilled in using the cell phone and binoculars to get great images. Thanks to Kim Kim for arranging this once in a lifetime trip. Fred Pinkney, Takoma Park, MD USA.

Local specialist: Joseph Thuo
Joseph
Joseph Thuo
Local specialist in Nairobi, Kenya | Replied on Mar 02, 2024

Hi Fred,
Thank you so much for the kind feedback! I'm happy to hear you and Doug had such a good experience in Tanzania. We’ll pass along your high praises for Aggrey, a cherished part of our team. It was such a pleasure to work on you trip and appreciate for trusting us with your trip plan. We hope to see you again in the near future with more trips to East Africa (Kenya, Uganda or Rwanda) or any other part of the world.
Best wishes for your future travel journeys.
Many Thanks
Joseph

Tanzania Journey
Tanzania | Feb 1 - Feb 17, 2024

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Jay W.
Madison, CT | Reviewed on Feb 18, 2024

Our trip climbing Kilimanjaro followed by a safari organized by Kimkim was fantastic. Our lead guide on Kili, Abu, was professional and really helpful. Our other guides, Nazoru and Lulu, were equally fantastic. On the safari to Tarangire park, Serengeti and Nagorogorno crater, or guide and driver, John, was so knowledgeable about the environs and animals. He really made the long driving days special. Thank you team!

Local specialist: Joseph Thuo
Joseph
Joseph Thuo
Local specialist in Nairobi, Kenya | Replied on Feb 27, 2024

Hi Jay,
Thank you very much for taking your time to leave a review regarding our services! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the Kili trek and Safari, we will pass along your kind words for our guides and drivers. Many thanks as well for your patience and kindness throughout, you have been so great during the whole planning process, and it was such a pleasure to work with you.
Wishing you all the best and safe future travels!
Kind regards,
Joseph

Trip of a Lifetime!
Tanzania | Feb 1 - Feb 7, 2024

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Cassie C.
Millsboro, DE | Reviewed on Feb 10, 2024
Fantastic trip. Our guide Aggrey was superb. He was so kind, knowledgeable and has 10 years of experience in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Our local contact Ali was attentive and smoothed the way for travel changes. Read more

Fantastic trip. Our guide Aggrey was superb. He was so kind, knowledgeable and has 10 years of experience in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Our local contact Ali was attentive and smoothed the way for travel changes.

Hotel Reviews
Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp
Arusha
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The tent was so comfortable we did not want to get up each morning.
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The surroundings along the crater rim had a magical quality. We enjoyed the cooler evenings.
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Staff were, kind, thorough, accommodating and attentive.
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Beds were so comfortable and warm on cool evenings.
Arumeru Lodge

This lodge was nothing special. It's a dated and worn. The staff weren't nearly as friendly or well trained as other places we stayed. Nothing special about the food it was adequate.

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lodge and rooms were dated and worn.
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The pool area and animals on property were a plus.
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furniture and bedding was dated and worn.
The Escarpment Luxury Lodge Manyara

This lodge had a beautiful view. The lodge was small, the rooms were large with comfortable beds. None of the 3 of us in our party enjoyed the food there. We were glad we only had one night here.

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This lodge was well cared for but older. Rooms were large.
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A good location to start long trip to Serengeti.
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Staff was not well trained in hospitality.
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Clean rooms and comfortable bed.
Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp
Arusha P.O. Box 14529, Arusha. Tanzania.
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The furniture in the lounge was dated and worn and the area was not screened in. After dark you got bit by bugs while using the wifi.
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In the heart of the Serengeti! Fantastic sunsets
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Staff was the best part of this experience. They were friendly, kind and supper helpful.
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Room and beds were comfortable and relaxing.
Local specialist: Joseph Thuo
Joseph
Joseph Thuo
Local specialist in Nairobi, Kenya | Replied on Feb 12, 2024

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your travel experience with us, I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your safari, we will pass along your kind words for our drivers Aggrey and Ali. We have also taken note of your feedback regarding some of the accommodations and assure you that your concerns will be looked at into details.

Best wishes for your future travel journeys, with thanks,
Joseph

Well organized trip with helpful staff
Tanzania | Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2024

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Blaz F.
Austria | Reviewed on Jan 06, 2024
The communication with Agnes was good from the beginning. The trip was organized well. The hotels they've booked for us were on the expected level, the safari was organized professionally, the driver spoke English well and was always trying to find the best compromise between our wishes and what was realistically possible in the given timeframe. All ground transfers were there on time and got us to where we needed to be on time. We felt very safe with all the guides and drivers we've been in... Read more

The communication with Agnes was good from the beginning. The trip was organized well. The hotels they've booked for us were on the expected level, the safari was organized professionally, the driver spoke English well and was always trying to find the best compromise between our wishes and what was realistically possible in the given timeframe. All ground transfers were there on time and got us to where we needed to be on time. We felt very safe with all the guides and drivers we've been in contact with, we never had a feeling that they are doing anything that is not in the guest's best interest. The team was very responsive and eager to help all the time, so they really deserve compliments for this.

There were some minor details regarding the activities in Zanzibar that were not scheduled in a way that we requested when planning the trip. However, this was quickly solved after contacting the team, so we could see and do everything we've planned prior to the trip. And the plane transfer from mainland Tanzania to Zanzibar was organized a bit "the local way", but in the end we got to Zanzibar safely and on time.

Local specialist: Agnes Mirembe

We had an incredible trip to Northern Tanzani...
Tanzania | Dec 13 - Dec 25, 2023

Joseph
Joseph R.
City of Milford (balance), CT | Reviewed on Dec 31, 2023
We had an incredible trip to Northern Tanzania that exceeded all of our expectations - thank you Nadia! Our trip started with a 3-day hike to summit Mount Meru, led by Ungi Tours. The guide and porters were wonderful, offering not only good companionship but also were very knowledgeable about the environment through which we were hiking and instruction on how to successfully summit despite the altitude and other challenges. After Meru, we had 5 days of safari through Tarangire and Serengeti... Read more

We had an incredible trip to Northern Tanzania that exceeded all of our expectations - thank you Nadia! Our trip started with a 3-day hike to summit Mount Meru, led by Ungi Tours. The guide and porters were wonderful, offering not only good companionship but also were very knowledgeable about the environment through which we were hiking and instruction on how to successfully summit despite the altitude and other challenges. After Meru, we had 5 days of safari through Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, led by Classic Journeys Africa safari tours. Our guide was excellent and patient, spending countless hours riding around the parks, watching the wildlife, and answering our questions. And the accommodations for these days were each spectacular in their own way - Maramboi Tented Lodge, Nyikani Migration Camp, and Ngorongoro Farm House - allowing us to sleep right inside of (or very near) the actual parks, with wildlife walking through the camps! Finally, we ended with 3 days in Zanzibar, which included a half-day of snorkeling and a full day of walking the streets of Stone Town and learning the history of the East African slave trade. Again, our driver and the guides were fantastic! And all throughout, whenever we needed assistance (unexpected flight changes, etc.), the local specialist we used through kimkim was incredibly helpful. Thank you!

Hotel Reviews
Gold Crest Hotel

A perfectly reasonable hotel that met our needs to have a home base when in Arusha! All of the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and the morning breakfast was excellent.

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Maramboi Tented Lodge
Minjingu

Amazing experience to be sleeping within Lake Manyara. Food and service were excellent and the location was beautiful. Loved the experience.

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Nyikani Migration Camp

Amazing experience to be sleeping within Ngorongoro Conservation Area, right next to the Serengeti. Food and service were excellent and the location was beautiful. Loved the experience.

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Ngorongoro Farm House

An amazing farm and garden - the entire place was spectacular, although we didn't love the pre-dinner 'music' from members of a local Maasai tribe, which felt forced. That aside, the food and service were excellent and the location was beautiful. Loved the experience.

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Zanzibar Beach Resort

This hotel grew on us as we spent more time there because the staff were so friendly, but the accommodations were in disrepair. You could appreciate the "specatularness" of the resort when it first opened (20-30 years ago), but during our stay, the wifi didn't work for 3 of the 4 days, the food was very average (and sometimes not good), and several of the lights and electrical outlets in our room did not work. And the place had more of a feel of a 'conference center' than a resort. That said, the rooms were spacious and the staff friendly. We were originally torn between staying in the center of Stone Town or at a beach resort on the eastern coast and settled on this place as a compromise, and it worked for those reasons, but at the very least it would have been far more pleasing if the food had been better.

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Miriakamba Hut

A great place to stay on our hike up Mount Meru!

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Saddle Hut

A great place to stay on our hike up Mount Meru!

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Activity Reviews
Mount Meru
Mount Meru
Mount Meru

An amazing experience led by Ungi tours. Incredibly challenging physically, especially the summit on day 3 followed by a full descent in one day. But the experience of reaching the summit and watching the sunrise over Kilimanjaro was spectacular.

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Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park

An amazing experience led by Classic Journeys Africa safari tours.

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Stone Town, Spice Farm and Prison Island
Stone Town, Spice Farm and Prison Island
Zanzibar

Overall, an amazing experience and a full day. The Spice Farm was fascinating - our family loved learning about how so many spices we use day to day are grown. And we had a fantastic tour guide for the walking tour of Stone Town and Prison Island. Obviously, learning about the East African slave trade was quite sobering and we were surprised by the giant tortoise on Prison Island. But all in all, a very important and meaningful part of any trip to Zanzibar.

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Arusha
Arusha
Arusha

We had a few unstructured hours in Arusha on different days at various times during our trip. We enjoyed walking around the market and especially appreciated our visit to the Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre. We had a great dinner at Spices and Herbs Ethiopian Restaurant and a terrific lunch at Chowpatty for Indian food!

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Lake National Manyara
Lake National Manyara
Tarangire National Park

An amazing experience led by Classic Journeys Africa safari tours.

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Snorkeling in Mnemba Atoll
Snorkeling in Mnemba Atoll
Zanzibar

Spectacular! The fish and coral were extraordinary - unlike anything we've ever seen before. And our guides provided an incredible picnic of fruit to keep us refreshed and hydrated as we swam.

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Sunset Dhow Cruise
Sunset Dhow Cruise
Zanzibar

An incredibly beautiful experience. We were surprised to be joined by two musicians who played traditional music while we sailed. Was such a nice respite, with gorgeous views, at the end of a busy day.

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Local specialist: Nadia A Albertus
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Nadia A Albertus
Local specialist in Cape Town | Replied on Jan 08, 2024

Hi Joseph

Thank you so much for your amazing review and feedback. We truly appreciate your feedback, your opinion matters to us, and it will help us make improvements based on your valuable insights. I must say that working with you to plan your vacation has been an absolute pleasure! I hope to welcome you and your family back to Southern Africa in the future

Kind regards
Nadia

Agnes was very responsive & designed a fab trip
Tanzania | Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2023

Heather
Heather V.
Millboro, VA | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023
Agnes was very responsive and great with communication. We had reached out to several Kim Kim specialists in Africa, and Egypt. We went with Agnes, because of her response time and willingness to find the best adventures. She made a mistake, not a big one, but still a mistake, and reimbursed us for the confusion. She owned up and communicated perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. We don't like the traditional tours but crave outdoor adventure. She met every expectation... Read more

Agnes was very responsive and great with communication. We had reached out to several Kim Kim specialists in Africa, and Egypt. We went with Agnes, because of her response time and willingness to find the best adventures. She made a mistake, not a big one, but still a mistake, and reimbursed us for the confusion. She owned up and communicated perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. We don't like the traditional tours but crave outdoor adventure. She met every expectation along with her crew, who we fell in love with! Faith, Hika, and Junior escorted us on our adventures in Tanzania. Kilifaith Adventures and Twiga Adventures were wonderful host. We started with Mt. Kilimanjaro, then did the Tarangire Safari, the Serengeti Safari, Maasai Tribe, and ended with Lake Manayara. We then went to Zanzibar from there. We wanted to make some changes during our trip, and they always went over and beyond to make sure they could accommodate and make us happy. We still talk to them today, as they were amazing people and now good friends. When you spend so much time with a guide, you want to make sure you have fun, and get a long well. They always made us feel comfortable and like we weren't high maintenance, even though I'm sure we were.

Local specialist: Agnes Mirembe
Agnes
Agnes Mirembe
Local specialist in Uganda | Replied on Oct 11, 2023

Thank you so much for this great review Heather 🙏🏿🙏🏿

Hello JosephThank you for all of your work ...
Tanzania | Aug 15 - Aug 29, 2023

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Wilf M.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023
Hello Joseph Thank you for all of your work in planning an amazing trip to Uganda and Tanzania. All of the hotels/bush camps/lodges were excellent. There was never a hold up/question about entrance permits when we arrived at the National Parks. The airport pick ups were very smooth, even after a 2 hour arrival delay. The meals while basic were plentiful, soup, salad, fresh rolls, rice/potatoes, mixed veggies, meat/pork/fish/chicken, dessert, tea/coffee/cold milk. Alcohol/wine/beer was... Read more

Hello Joseph

Thank you for all of your work in planning an amazing trip to Uganda and Tanzania. All of the hotels/bush camps/lodges were excellent. There was never a hold up/question about entrance permits when we arrived at the National Parks. The airport pick ups were very smooth, even after a 2 hour arrival delay.

The meals while basic were plentiful, soup, salad, fresh rolls, rice/potatoes, mixed veggies, meat/pork/fish/chicken, dessert, tea/coffee/cold milk. Alcohol/wine/beer was available for an additional cost. Breakfast of fruit, cereal, eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, toast was pre ordered the night before and was ready upon your arrival. The box lunch was a sandwich, dessert, yogurt, fresh fruit, juice/water. It was interesting to see how the chef would vary the meal each day by using various spices or sauces. At the Rhino Lodge, one of the items offered at supper was roasted potatoes in a peanut butter sauce!! Surprisingly it was OK!! Some of the meals were a buffet style, some were served, while others were a served buffet. There was no issue if you wanted seconds.

After seeing 100’s if not 1,000’s of animals in Tanzania, I was slightly disappointed with the lack of animals in Uganda (15 elephants and a similar number of zebra/impala) trekking to the chimps and gorilla was certainly a highlight. My driver in Uganda, Nassar from Able Tours, said that Uganda is a farming country and if a farmer comes across a fresh livestock kill, they spread poison the kill hoping that it will poison whatever did the kill. He also said that zebra do not have any natural predators, so they usually die from old age. Driving thru Uganda I was very surprised to see the height and steepness of the landscape. We had to take a short 10 KM detour, due to road construction, it took us thru a large tea plantation and it was eye opening to see the people harvesting the tea leaves, with the wicker baskets strapped to their backs on the steep hills. Watching the person, who took the full baskets back to the processing location climbing up and down the hills, made my legs and back ache!! I am a motorcyclist; it was very surprising to see all the motorcycles that are used to transport all of the commerce. I saw motorcycles carrying 5 people, ladies riding side saddle on the motorcycle, lengths of metal pipe, lumber, live animals, many yellow water pails, large branches of bananas, large 50 kilo bags of beans and rolls of metal roofing. Whatever needed to be transported was done with the small 100/125 cc motorcycles. I saw people helping to push these motorcycles up over the hills as the motorcycles did not have the power to get over the top of the hill when they were loaded. The boat ride on Lake Mburo was refreshing after the long and rough roads in Uganda. The night I stayed at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, there was a commotion outside my tent around 11:30 PM. The noise carried on until about 3 AM until it finally subsided. In the morning, when I went down for breakfast, the staff asked how my night was, did I sleep well? I mentioned the noise and the staff just smiled and said, “Yes, the forest was not happy last night.” Apparently something had upset the local monkey group and they wanted everyone to know about it! Nassar told me that we were going to take a ferry across Lake Victoria, to save a 200 km drive I asked Nassar if he could swim, he said “NO, water is meant only for 2 things, cooking or bathing. There are things in the water that will eat you.” The ferry held 8 vehicles, about 300 of my newest non swimming friends and 50 motorcycles. There was no actual landing ramp, you just landed as close to shore as possible. Some of the ladies who had long dresses on would be carried off the ferry by someone so that their dresses did not get wet. I was the only one who was surprised by this, as it apparently is a common procedure. The ferry landed about 1 ½ KM from the Pineapple Guest house. The extra day that I stayed in Entebbe at the Pineapple Guest house was interesting. The guest house has 4 rooms each with private bath/shower and a balcony. There is a out building for families that sleeps 4. The swimming pool was a nice spot to meet other travelers and exchange stories. If you ever visit the guest house, ask for their Pineapple custard dessert. It is actually pineapple upside down cake with a large slice of pineapple on the bottom and a warm sauce that you pour over the dessert. I have never seen a pink pineapple but they are growing right on the property. I walked back down to the landing area (1 ½ KM) the next day and watched the activity at the local market. The Boma Hotel in Kampala/Entebbe was very nice with a swimming pool attached to the dining area. Unfortunately a late evening arrival and an early morning departure did not allow me time to enjoy the pool

The Chanya Hotel in Moshi was my first experience with a tented bed!! There is a swimming pool which was most enjoyable after my Kilimanjaro trek. All of the hotels in the cities are located along a main road, but there was never any noise from the traffic, and each hotel was gated. The Rhino Lodge is located near the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. The balcony faces a mountain range and it was enjoyable to sit and watch the evening sky, while listening to the animals wandering the property. When I went to go bed, I was surprised to find 2 hot water bottles under the covers, warming the bed!! Arriving at the bush camps you are met by the staff who offered hot towels to wash the dust off of your face and also a glass of cool “refreshment.” The rules about the camps were explained and you are given a walkie talkie to contact the main tent. You were told NOT to walk up to the main tent by yourself in the dark. You called the main tent and a guide would arrive to accompany you to the main tent. Hot water was provided for a shower, you told the staff what time you wanted a shower and they would bring you 2 large pails of hot water that was then mixed with the water that was on the roof.

In Tanzania, my driver was Rama from Nariku Travel Experience. He was excellent in spotting the animals that often were hiding in or under a tree. When we first met, before we entered any National Park he said there was 1 rule that I had to follow, that was NEVER get out of the vehicle until he says it’s OK. After seeing a pride of lions lying on their side in the tall light brown grass, I soon realized what he meant. I commented about the lions and he smiled and said that if I was going to go to the bathroom over by the tree that I would probably not get back!! Rama explained about the 2 safaris and asked me what I wanted to do. He said we may be 20 KM away from the camp watching the animals when it is time to return for lunch. If we returned it could take an hour each way plus the time it took for lunch and then we would have to return and find the animals. He said we could take a box lunch with us and stay with the animals. As I came to photograph the animals, that was the option I chose. Rama’s knowledge and experience was tremendous as he was often able to position the vehicle in such away that allowed for some amazing photos. He was more than willing to wait until I was finished taking all of the photos that I wanted and often he would suggest a slightly better location. We witnessed 2 lion kills, one directly in front of the vehicle, about 20 meters away. Rama saw 1 of the lions stalking a gazelle, while the second lion went into the bush to chase the gazelle out. Rama drove right to the edge of a water crossing, where we parked and waited. Shortly after, the lion managed to capture the gazelle. Later that evening back at the camp, some of the other people who had witnessed the kill said, while eating meat with their supper; that was not very nice to witness the lion kill.

The 2 tours were completely different. In Tanzania, Rama stayed with me the entire day in the vehicle, he would stay at the same camps, ate with me or if I was sitting at the common tables with other guest, he would sit with the other drivers. I felt that I had made a friend, we chatted about his family, life in Tanzania/Canada and anything else that came up.

In Uganda, Nassar, was very pleasant, he drove me from point to point, dropped me off with another guide and he would return to take me back to the hotel. He did not seem to stay at the same camp/lodge nor did he ever have a box lunch for himself. The first day I realized that he did not have a lunch, I offered to share mine with him, but he stopped along the road at a vendor selling BBQ meat, cassava, bananas or corn to purchase his lunch. One morning Nassar mentioned that he was slightly sore as he had stayed at a small hotel in town and was able to play football for about 2 hours that evening with some of the local lads. We both laughed and commented about knowing how he felt!! The trip in Uganda was basically a 5 day drive with 2 days trekking to see the chimps and the gorilla. It seemed to be a long uneventful tour, due to the lack of animals.

The overall trip was amazing, I think that had I arrived in Uganda first and saw the few animals before going to Tanzania, there would not have been any slight disappointment. All of the hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly, more than willing to chat about their life and to learn about my life in Canada.

Thank you for arraigning this adventure, perhaps there will be another longer safari soon!!

Wilf McQuinn
Canada

Local specialist: Susan Deslaurier
Susan
Susan Deslaurier
Local specialist in Berkeley CA and Kenya | Replied on Oct 13, 2023
Hello Wilf, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your trip, with such colorful and detailed stories of all you experienced. We will share with the drivers and guides you mentioned about how much you enjoyed their skilled sharing of the people and places in their countries, they are all such amazing members of our team. We appreciate you trusting us with your trip plan, and hope to see you again in the near future with more trips to Africa…there’s always more to explore across the continent... Read more

Hello Wilf,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your trip, with such colorful and detailed stories of all you experienced. We will share with the drivers and guides you mentioned about how much you enjoyed their skilled sharing of the people and places in their countries, they are all such amazing members of our team. We appreciate you trusting us with your trip plan, and hope to see you again in the near future with more trips to Africa…there’s always more to explore across the continent and we can take you there!

Best wishes for your future travel journeys, with thanks,
Joseph and Susan

The guides were fantastic and were very patie...
Tanzania | Jul 14 - Jul 23, 2023

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Venkat S.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2023

The guides were fantastic and were very patient with our every request.

Local specialist: Lucy Berndt
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Lucy Berndt
Local specialist in Cape Town | Replied on Aug 02, 2023

Hi Venkat.
We sincerely appreciate your business and your valuable feedback. Your satisfaction is what drives us, and we can’t wait to welcome you back for another outstanding experience!
Lucy

Wonderful Tanzania Safari and Cultural Experience
Tanzania | Jul 16 - Jul 27, 2023

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talia c.
Brushy Creek, TX | Reviewed on Jul 29, 2023
We had an excellent time. All of the accommodation staff were super friendly. Everything was well organized. Rama was our guide and driver for many places and he was excellent. We were sad to depart his excellent service and care. We are excited to return and make another trip. Read more

We had an excellent time. All of the accommodation staff were super friendly. Everything was well organized. Rama was our guide and driver for many places and he was excellent. We were sad to depart his excellent service and care. We are excited to return and make another trip.

Hotel Review
Ziwani Lodge.

This is a Tanzania gem. This may have been one of our favorite places. The staff make you feel right at home. It was so serene. The food was delicious. We wish we had one more night here.

Authenticity & Character
We loved the terrace, the views, the peaceful surroundings
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms are big and well kept
Local specialist: Joseph Thuo
Joseph
Joseph Thuo
Local specialist in Nairobi, Kenya | Replied on Jul 31, 2023

Hello Talia,

Thanks so much for taking your time to leave a review, I'm really happy that you enjoyed your trip and Rama made your safari more enjoyable. Many thanks as well for your patience and kindness throughout, you have been so great during the whole planning process, and it was such a pleasure to work with you. We really appreciate for trusting us with your trip plan. We hope to see you again in the near future with more trips to East Africa (Tanzania, Uganda or Rwanda) or any other part of the world.

Best wishes for your future travel journeys.

Many thanks & kind regards,
Joseph

Big 5, river crossing and more!
Tanzania | Jul 14 - Jul 23, 2023

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Bala L.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023
We had a wonderful trip to Tanzania and a large part of it is thanks to KimKim. We were matched up with local specialists which changed a couple of times. We ended up with Salty Travel. Nadia and Lucy were great to work with. They answered all of our questions patiently and were prompt in their responses. Also, they communicated our requests clearly and seamlessly to their on-ground team and partners. The trip itself was amazing. We were a group of ten which included kids and we covered... Read more

We had a wonderful trip to Tanzania and a large part of it is thanks to KimKim. We were matched up with local specialists which changed a couple of times. We ended up with Salty Travel. Nadia and Lucy were great to work with. They answered all of our questions patiently and were prompt in their responses. Also, they communicated our requests clearly and seamlessly to their on-ground team and partners.

The trip itself was amazing. We were a group of ten which included kids and we covered Tarangire, Central and North Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater area and a day at Moshi. Magi and Penda are excellent guides who have spent a lot of time doing safaris. They were patient with our questions and responsive to our needs. They were happy to provide suggestions about game drives and willing to work with us to modify plans as needed. Their knowledge of the area and animals were very valuable to us. They were able to get us to the right spots at the right time. We trusted them to take us where the animals were and we got to see the Big 5 and more! Our highlights of the trip included seeing a standoff between a herd of buffaloes and lions, watching a pride of lions eat their kill, seeing a couple of cheetahs eat a gazelle, and being in place to see the first crossing of wildebeests across the Mara river.

One minor area for improvement would be the vehicles. One of our vehicles had the misfortune of getting four flat tires over the course of our safari. Also, having working AC during the long days of travel would have been nice.

Overall, I will highly recommend KimKim, Salty Travel and our guides to anyone who is considering a trip to Tanzania.

Hotel Reviews
Kibo Palace Hotel
Arusha

Kibo Palace is at a great location in Arusha and has all the amenities of a modern hotel. The breakfast spread is very good and the staff are all attentive and helpful. The rooms were modified as per our request for three or two guests. The beds and bathrooms were clean. We will be happy to stay there again if we go back to Arusha.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very close to restaurants, hospitals, etc.
Staff
Bags were moved with a smile, kitchen staff was happy to bring us what we asked for.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Karatu

The lodge is at a great location overlooking the lake. Stepping out of the rooms in the morning is a treat for the eyes. The rooms were maintained very well and the food was good in terms of options and taste.

Authenticity & Character
Location
What a great view of Lake Manyara from the lodge!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Serengeti Tortilis Camp

This was probably the best place we stayed at during our 10 day visit to Tanzania. Every single member of the staff was very kind and went out of their way to help. They had a giant campfire set up and danced and sang with the guests. Every request was met with a smile and positive response. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to go to Central Serengeti.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Lucy Berndt
Lucy
Lucy Berndt
Local specialist in Cape Town | Replied on Aug 02, 2023

Hi Bala

Your 5-star review motivates us to keep pushing forward and sets the tone for excellence in all that we do. We will definitely be looking into the vehicles and what happened to the vehicles AC. We’re humbled by your support and look forward to being your preferred choice for Africa and Indian Ocean Islands in the future.

This was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was...
Tanzania | Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2023

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Marian B.
Lake Forest, IL | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2023
This was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was great —the accommodations, the good, the tours including , of course, safaris but also a coffee plantation, Olduvai Gorge, a walk along Ngorongoro Crater. Best of all was our fantastic guide, Ramadhani Mmasa, who was friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and so pleasant. A real treasure! I would recommend Kimkim and their representatives and will use them again. Read more

This was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was great —the accommodations, the good, the tours including , of course, safaris but also a coffee plantation, Olduvai Gorge, a walk along Ngorongoro Crater. Best of all was our fantastic guide, Ramadhani Mmasa, who was friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and so pleasant. A real treasure! I would recommend Kimkim and their representatives and will use them again.

Hotel Reviews
Kudu Lodge
Karatu - Arusha

Definitely a luxury hotel. Rooms were very spacious, grounds were lovely, staff was very friendly

Location
Staff
Friendly, helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds were very comfortable, bathroom was clean
Angata Serengeti Camp
Arusha

Oh my, this is a new camp right in the middle of the bush. Well-appointed, comfortable, surrounded by animals (zebras and wildebeests, especially, but also a lion late at night. Felt very safe. Food was really good and staff was very attentive and friendly

Authenticity & Character
A camp with screened-in tents
Location
In the middle of the bush
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Joseph Thuo
Joseph
Joseph Thuo
Local specialist in Nairobi, Kenya | Replied on Jul 20, 2023

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your trip, we are very happy to hear that you had such a great experience. We will let Ramadhani know how much you appreciated his wonderful presence as your guide, he truly is a treasure. It was such a pleasure to work with you and appreciate for trusting us with your trip plan. We hope to see you again in the near future with more trips to East Africa (Kenya, Uganda or Rwanda) or any other part of the world.

Best wishes for your future travel journeys.

Asante sana, many thanks.
Joseph

Serengeti & Zanzibar
Tanzania | Jun 17 - Jun 22, 2023

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NgocBich L.
Stillwater, MN | Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023
Agrey, Serengeti Guide was simply the best — knowledgeable, engaging, and patient! Neptune Pwani resort in Zanzibar was fantastic — warm , clear, ocean water with sandbar! Make sure to book the restaurants prior to arrival as limited availability. Read more

Agrey, Serengeti Guide was simply the best — knowledgeable, engaging, and patient! Neptune Pwani resort in Zanzibar was fantastic — warm , clear, ocean water with sandbar! Make sure to book the restaurants prior to arrival as limited availability.

Hotel Reviews
Thorn Tree Camp
Serengeti National Park

Food was good. Tent was spacious. Staff available to walk you from tent to common areas ‘on-demand’. Tent aesthetics were tired.

Authenticity & Character
Tent in heart of Serengeti
Location
Accessible to central Serengeti
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bit dingy — bedding , towels, shower curtains were well worn.
Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa

Great facility — clean, spacious, tropical. Beautiful beach with sandbar. Book your restaurant(s) prior to arrival due to limited seating available. Try the spice tour! Be prepared to be invited to visit shops/restaurants along beach.

Authenticity & Character
Tropical feel
Location
Beach!
Staff
Friendly, accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Replaced beach towels routinely
Activity Reviews
Drive to Serengeti National Park
Drive to Serengeti National Park
Tanzania

Agrey , driver/guide was engaging during entire trip, cared about safety, asked for our priorities— custom service at its best!

Quality of Experience
Food
Thoughtful to provide snacks and lunch . Standard box lunch not so great but pitstop was great.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Serengeti National Park Game Drives..
Serengeti National Park Game Drives..
Tanzania

Highly recommend seeing animals before 7am !

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Serengeti National Park Game Drives & Hot Air Balloon Safari..
Serengeti National Park Game Drives & Hot Air Balloon Safari..
Tanzania
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Zanzibar Beach Excursions
Zanzibar Beach Excursions
Zanzibar Beach
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Joseph Thuo
Joseph
Joseph Thuo
Local specialist in Nairobi, Kenya | Replied on Jul 20, 2023

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your trip, we are very happy to hear that you a great experience. We will let Agrey know how much you appreciated his wonderful presence as your guide, he truly is a treasure. It was such a pleasure to work with you and appreciate for trusting us with your trip plan. We hope to see you again in the near future with more trips to East Africa (Kenya, Uganda or Rwanda) or any other part of the world.

Best wishes for your future travel journeys.

Ashe oleng, Many Thanks
Joseph

We are very grateful for a wonderful experien...
Tanzania | May 30 - Jun 20, 2023

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carol k.
Australia | Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023
We are very grateful for a wonderful experience in Tanzania organised by Joseph and his team. Our driver/guide for the safari part of the trip was Agrey who was tireless in ensuring that we had every opportunity to see the wildlife and looked after everything for us. We also enjoyed his company and willingness to share his expertise, experiences and insights. The cultural aspects of the tour gave us an opportunity to interact with the people of Tanzania as much as could be expected in the ... Read more

We are very grateful for a wonderful experience in Tanzania organised by Joseph and his team. Our driver/guide for the safari part of the trip was Agrey who was tireless in ensuring that we had every opportunity to see the wildlife and looked after everything for us. We also enjoyed his company and willingness to share his expertise, experiences and insights. The cultural aspects of the tour gave us an opportunity to interact with the people of Tanzania as much as could be expected in the time we had. We felt that we had some special experiences and not as if we were on a tired tourist trail. The accommodation arranged and the activities were perfect for us and fitted the type of tour we requested. On the basis of this trip, we would have no hesitation in recommending KimKim to others. Many thanks to Joseph and Agrey for a special time.

Hotel Review
Lake Natron Halisi Camp

Unlike other accommodation on our safari this Camp is less about the wildlife than the experience and the place. It is a unique landscape and we had the opportunity to see something of Maasai life which was special. As a local venture it offers a warmth and sense of place that some other camps do not. The only potential downside is that the showers rely on the heat of the day for warm water, so I recommend an afternoon shower!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Joseph Thuo
Joseph
Joseph Thuo
Local specialist in Nairobi, Kenya | Replied on Jul 20, 2023

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your travel experience with us, we’re happy to hear you enjoyed the blend of activities and locations, and will pass along your high praises for Agrey’s great service and friendship. We appreciate your recommendations for Kimkim and Nariku Travel Experiences, and was such a pleasure to work with you and appreciate for trusting us with your trip plan. We hope to see you again in the near future with more trips to East Africa (Kenya, Uganda or Rwanda) or any other part of the world.

Best wishes for your future travel journeys.

Many Thanks
Joseph

South Africa and Zimbabwe (also known as The Trip to Tanzania)
Tanzania | Jul 16 - Jul 30, 2022

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Iwona P.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022
The hotels that were booked for us, including service, were great. Local guides were very dedicated, knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with. The tour was very well planned and executed.
Interactions with Taf during the trip were very efficient. She was very responsive, flexible and helpful above and beyond. Not once we felt at lost. If we needed an information or her guidance, she was there for us no matter what time of day or night that was. It was very assuring to know...
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The hotels that were booked for us, including service, were great. Local guides were very dedicated, knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with. The tour was very well planned and executed.
Interactions with Taf during the trip were very efficient. She was very responsive, flexible and helpful above and beyond. Not once we felt at lost. If we needed an information or her guidance, she was there for us no matter what time of day or night that was. It was very assuring to know that there was someone working to make our trip not only pleasurable but also very safe. All the bookings and places we went to were well targeted as if she knew us for a long time. We expected a memorable trip but she made this trip a very special one. She has also rememberd my husband birthday and surprised us with a very special b-day cake.
Most memorable places for us were: Cape Town, Franschhoek and wine country (specificaly The Grand Provence and the Franschhoek Country House and Villas. Courtney, the manager spent as much time with us as we needed and also was able to answer the many questions that we had, Safari in Gondwana, and Victoria Falls.
In Gondwana we had multiple interactions with Izanee, Service Manager and Ruan, our safari guide. Both were very dedicated, knowledgeable very pleasant to work with.
The hotels that were booked for us included: Cape Town Table Bay Hotel, Franschhoek Country House & Villas, Gondwana Lodges, and Victoria Falls Safari Club. All of them were excellent choices and we would not have any hesitation to stay at them again. Hotels were clean and very well equipped.We specifically enjoyed the fact that all of them have had a fantastic views!! Well done, Taf.

Hotel Reviews
Table Bay Hotel
Waterfront
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Gondwana Game Reserve
Herbertsdale, Mossel Bay
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Franschhoek Country House & Villas
Franschhoek
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Victoria Falls Safari Club
Victoria Falls
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport
Kempton Park
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Cape Town Guided City Tour
Cape Town Guided City Tour
Tanzania
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Pot & Cruise
Pot & Cruise
Victoria Falls
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Bo-Kaap district Cape Malay cooking Class
Bo-Kaap district Cape Malay cooking Class
Tanzania
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Arts and Culture Peninsula Tour
Arts and Culture Peninsula Tour
Cape Town
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Jaen Marie was great
Activities at Gondwana Game Reserve
Activities at Gondwana Game Reserve
Tanzania

All experiences, including food and services, were above our expectations.

Quality of Experience
We loved the interactions with the staff.Their knowledge and friendliness was fantastic.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
As above and I loved my facial. Very professional. I remember seeing buffalo in the meadow while having facial. An amazing experience.
Transport
Village Art Morning Tour
Village Art Morning Tour
Victoria Falls
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Wine Tram Exclusive Wine & Cuisine Experience
Wine Tram Exclusive Wine & Cuisine Experience
Tanzania

Exquisite experience for all the senses! Spectacular views were only an addition to the fantastic food, presentation, and absolutely amazing service. We loved it all.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour Victoria Falls
Tour Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Boma Dinner and Drum Show
Boma Dinner and Drum Show
Victoria Falls

We have not participate in this activity.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tuk Tuk Tour
Tuk Tuk Tour
Tanzania

WE have not participate in this activity

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Taf Chindove
Taf
Taf Chindove
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Sep 13, 2022

Dear Iwona

Thank you for the kind words. I loved planning your trip and I'm glad you enjoyed every moment of it. You made it easier for me as you were very specific with your requests and expectations and you were so easy to work with. Keep those memories with you as we look forward to welcoming you back again one day :)

Warm Regards
Taf

Cradle of life, Tanzania
Tanzania | Jul 11 - Jul 22, 2022

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Marcello A.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022
My wife and I recently returned from our bucket list trip to Tanzania in East Africa on Saturday July 23rd. What an amazing experience. We want to thank Magic Africa and Vivian Kironde for helping to coordinate, schedule, recommend and provide us with an unforgettable trip to the cradle of life. Vivian was very patient with us and listened to our needs. Our experience from the moment we arrived to all the lodges/accommodations/food/people/places were picture perfect but the most important... Read more

My wife and I recently returned from our bucket list trip to Tanzania in East Africa on Saturday July 23rd. What an amazing experience. We want to thank Magic Africa and Vivian Kironde for helping to coordinate, schedule, recommend and provide us with an unforgettable trip to the cradle of life. Vivian was very patient with us and listened to our needs. Our experience from the moment we arrived to all the lodges/accommodations/food/people/places were picture perfect but the most important and highlight of our trip was our local guide and driver Johnson Mapimma. Johnson was not only personable, friendly, and accommodating but he had a wealth of knowledge and shared that knowledge with us. He taught us about the local wildlife during the safaris; where to find them, why they do certain things, how humans should respect them and more importantly, he taught us about the culture, it’s people and history. Because of Johnsons knowledge, know how and quick thinking he provided us with an opportunity to experience a rare catch of a lioness taking down a zebra along with her pride. Asante Sana Johnson for showing us your beautiful country and for being a friend.

Best,
Marcello &Anita
Kew Gardens, NY
USA

Hotel Review
Suenos De Africa Luxury camp
Serengeti, Arusha

My wife and I want to thank all the staff at Sueños de Africa for hosting us and taking care of us while we stayed there. We stayed 3 nights in mid July 2022. Special thanks to JuJu, Freddie and I believe it was Franklin. Apologies but I don’t recall all of their name but the entire staff was amazing.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Vivian Kironde

Memorable trip to Tanzania
Tanzania | Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2022

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karen s.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022
We had the most amazing time in Tanzania. Taf had planned the most perfect trip for us, it truly felt like a dream. Taf was great to work with, and was so helpful, kind and patient helping us postpone our trip multiple times due to covid. Read more

We had the most amazing time in Tanzania. Taf had planned the most perfect trip for us, it truly felt like a dream. Taf was great to work with, and was so helpful, kind and patient helping us postpone our trip multiple times due to covid.

Hotel Reviews
Mawe Tented Camp
Seronera Serengeti

Amazing hospitality and amazing food. Beautiful tented lodged located in the middle of the Serengeti, you truly get to experience nature.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Karatu Tented Lodge
Karatu

Beautiful resort like tented huts/lodge. Wonderful hospitality, delicious food and beautiful view.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Taf Chindove
Taf
Taf Chindove
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Jul 17, 2022

Hi Karen

Thank you for the feedback on your trip. I am glad you were finally able to make your dream come true after such a long wait. Thank you for your patience during all the planning. I hope that you were both able to create some wonderful memories which will last forever.

All the best and Warm Regards
Taf

Kenya and Tanzania safari
Tanzania | Jan 2 - Jan 21, 2022

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Peter K.
Minneapolis, MN | Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022
We had an incredible trip! Wonderful guides, amazing stays and great food were all set up for us.
Joseph, our local specialist, communicated well with us and was easy to work with, he answered all our questions promptly and made our requests reality. Richard was our driver in Nairobi and he was welcoming and informative. Our guide in Kenya was Andrew and he was knowledgeable and wonderful, going above and beyond in helping our Dad, and find for us some incredible animals, especially the 4...
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We had an incredible trip! Wonderful guides, amazing stays and great food were all set up for us.
Joseph, our local specialist, communicated well with us and was easy to work with, he answered all our questions promptly and made our requests reality. Richard was our driver in Nairobi and he was welcoming and informative. Our guide in Kenya was Andrew and he was knowledgeable and wonderful, going above and beyond in helping our Dad, and find for us some incredible animals, especially the 4 cheetahs hunting in the Maasai Mara. Our guide Mansour in Tanzania was patient and well informed, we had the opportunity to see a bunch of cats in the Serengeti and the surrounding conservation area. We also had the opportunity to meet Susan at the Maji Moto camp, which was a unique experience during which we enjoyed getting to spend time with some of the Maasai, who taught the tween boys to throw spears and shoot atraditional bow and arrows. We had an amazing time and can't wait to go back!

Local specialist: Joseph Thuo

Best last minute trip + Covid issues
Tanzania | May 19 - May 27, 2021

Ivette
Ivette C.
| Reviewed on Jun 02, 2021
I had Joseph as my contact for this amazing trip to Pemba & Zanzibar. I couldn't be any happier with his great customer service. Due to my busy work schedule, I was unable to book in advance and it was last minute. Finally, when I booked the trip I had a nightmare with CoVid19 as I was coming from Uganda. Joseph was very, very helpful and made sure that I initially received helped with the cancelations, but eventually I was still able to make it to my destinations and he helped me again and... Read more

I had Joseph as my contact for this amazing trip to Pemba & Zanzibar. I couldn't be any happier with his great customer service. Due to my busy work schedule, I was unable to book in advance and it was last minute. Finally, when I booked the trip I had a nightmare with CoVid19 as I was coming from Uganda. Joseph was very, very helpful and made sure that I initially received helped with the cancelations, but eventually I was still able to make it to my destinations and he helped me again and made sure the remaining of the days left were booked and ready for me. The hotels utilized were great, the food, the staff and every aspects of my trip were amazing. I am a single female traveler and safety it's always a must. Not once I felt in any danger or uneasy. Thanks to Joseph for putting up with me and arranging the CoVid19 test and everything else. Best luck and hope to work with you again ;)

Local specialist: Joseph Thuo
Joseph
Joseph Thuo
Local specialist in Nairobi, Kenya | Replied on Jun 03, 2021

Hi Ivette

Thank you so much for the kind feedback! I'm more than glad to know you had such a good experience in Pemba & Zanzibar. I'm really happy that you enjoyed your trip and that you are happy with our service, and many thanks for your patience and kindness throughout the process.

With warm and best Regards,
Joseph