African Scenic Safaris

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Whether you are on a budget or volunteering holiday or wanting something with a little more luxury you can be guaranteed that your itinerary will be designed by someone who continues a lifetime love for Africa.

We strongly believe that by specializing in this beautiful area we have a thorough knowledge and experience of the region and can be sure to inject the magic of Africa into your heart.

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    championc555_24169 04/02/2017

    “Amazing Experience with African Scenic Safaris”

    1 month ago

    My son and I had an incredible time over 5 nights/6 days and experienced Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tanganire, and a hunting trip with the Hazdabe Tribe near Lake Eyasi. Each area was unique and we were able to see all the great African...

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    Date of safari: 
    04/01/2017
    Length of safari: 
    6 Days
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    Wildlife parks visited: 
    Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tanganire

    My son and I had an incredible time over 5 nights/6 days and experienced Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tanganire, and a hunting trip with the Hazdabe Tribe near Lake Eyasi. Each area was unique and we were able to see all the great African wildlife up close. The driver/guide as well as the chef were both professional, knowledgable, and very organized which made everything so enjoyable. It was a once in a lifetime trip that exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend booking with African Scenic Safaris.

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    barkevelina_23397 10/28/2016

    “Perfect journey”

    6 months ago

    4 of us, went to safary for 6 days. Everything was great. We really loved our Guide TOM, he was the best. The cook Ayman , made us tasty dinners as well.
    Tom knew so much, he every time knew all the answers to millions of...

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    Date of safari: 
    10/05/2016
    Length of safari: 
    6 Days
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    Tarangeti, Sarangeti, Ngorogo crater

    4 of us, went to safary for 6 days. Everything was great. We really loved our Guide TOM, he was the best. The cook Ayman , made us tasty dinners as well.
    Tom knew so much, he every time knew all the answers to millions of questions we asked!!!
    Everything was organised good, everything went smoothly!
    thank you so much!

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    gemma_cox2000_22864 09/13/2016

    ““Fantastic, Amazing, Brilliant!””

    8 months ago

    Where do I begin to explain just how fantastic African Scenic Safaris are. From start to finish they excelled in making our trip an experience of a lifetime. I am glad I did not use a third party agency, went with my instincts and...

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    Date of safari: 
    07/03/2016
    Length of safari: 
    5 Days
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    Wildlife parks visited: 
    Tarangire NP, Seregeti NP, Ngorongoro C

    Where do I begin to explain just how fantastic African Scenic Safaris are. From start to finish they excelled in making our trip an experience of a lifetime. I am glad I did not use a third party agency, went with my instincts and booked direct.
    Amanda who help create/organise our spectacular trip was faultless. Always quick to reply to my questions and queries. Knowing the right type of places to stay and which parks would best suit our time in Africa. She was kind and so helpful. Amanda helped with our accommodation before the trip began and also helped organise the magical hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. We chose a 4 night, 5 day trip in Tanzania which included Tarangire NP, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, staying in a mix of luxury camping and lodges. Thank you Amanda for all of your help. The safari car which we spent so much time in was comfortable and clean. With plenty of space. Binoculars were also available in the car which was a handy added bonus. Bottled water was also provided. A very special thank you goes to our guide for the duration of our trip. David was by far the most knowledgeable, funny, charismatic guide we have ever met. There wasn't much he didn't know. A font of knowledge on all things flora and fauna. He always wore a wonderful smile even on the very early mornings. We expected a lot on our trip armed with a long list of animals we wanted to see and David always delivered. We got to see the big 5 which we felt may be impossible but not with David on the lookout. He knew where to look and always had interesting insights about what we had found. Forget about the Superb Starling it’s all about the Superb David! If you plan to book your safari through the company I would strongly suggest you ask for David to be your guide. He made our trip unforgettable. I would highly recommend African Scenic Safaris for your trip.

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    hrsingh51285_15355 02/23/2016

    “Bloody Brilliant”

    1 year ago

    Booked a 5 night safari for 3 people including my parents, which spanned Tarangire, Ngorogoro Crater and the Serengeti.
    1. Our guide (Rasheed) was excellent. He was funny, inquisitive and very informative. He spoke very good...

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    Date of safari: 
    02/23/2016
    Length of safari: 
    6 Days
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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorogoro

    Booked a 5 night safari for 3 people including my parents, which spanned Tarangire, Ngorogoro Crater and the Serengeti.
    1. Our guide (Rasheed) was excellent. He was funny, inquisitive and very informative. He spoke very good English and managed our trip well. I found his knowledge and anecdotes very informative and it was a great way to learn about the animals and their importance to the local culture.
    2. The trip was organised from the pick up to the drop to the airport and without missing a beat. The accommodations were great and I found the individuals at each of the lodges very friendly and approachable.
    3. I found the price to be very fair and I found the pricing structure appropriate. It provided a level of certainty.
    4. I would definitely recommend the company and I hope to arrange another trip but during the dry season.

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    Harry

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    c_mccarney_15248 02/22/2016

    “The Perfect Honeymoon ”

    1 year ago

    My husband and I just returned to Canada after booking our honeymoon to Tanzania with African Scenic Safaris. We spent 7 days climbing Kilimanjaro (the Machame Route), 8 days on safari, and 6 days in Zanzibar (Zanzi Resort) all...

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    Date of safari: 
    01/24/2016
    Length of safari: 
    8 Days
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    Tarangire National Park, Lake Ndutu, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Eyasi

    My husband and I just returned to Canada after booking our honeymoon to Tanzania with African Scenic Safaris. We spent 7 days climbing Kilimanjaro (the Machame Route), 8 days on safari, and 6 days in Zanzibar (Zanzi Resort) all booked through African Scenic and as recommended by them. The only aspect of the trip we booked personally was our flights - to and from Canada and to Zanzibar. When looking to book our trip we knew we wanted to deal directly with a company based in Tanzania, instead of spending time and money dealing with a North American middleman. African Scenic was a dream come true. Amanda was incredible every step of the way. First and foremost, her response time is impeccable and she is great at conveying any and all information. We immediately felt at ease in our dealings with her and had no concerns or issues in wire transferring her the funds for our trip. Moreover, Amanda was ready, willing, and able to set us up with a private Kilimanjaro climb booked for the dates that worked for us with only a month and a half notice. Thereafter, from the moment we set foot in Tanzania, the service offered to us by African Scenic and their guides and cooks was fantastic. They were on time for every pickup and meeting and we had zero issues throughout our three week trip. Along the way we met other groups travelling with African Scenic (Kili climbs and safaris) and not one had a complaint about their experience.

    Kilimanjaro - Amanda set us up with a private climb for less than the cost of the group climbs offered by many of the other companies. Our guide Joel, and assistant guide Emmanuel were fantastic. They were both very knowledgeable about the mountain and we felt completely at ease with them as our guides. Throughout the climb we were treated like gold - at no time did we feel as though our experience was lacking as compared to other groups on the mountain. As sea kayakers and campers in Canada, we are used to carrying our own backpacks and operating with minimal gear. On this trip it felt like we were completely taken care of, from start to finish - our tent was great (new and clean) and waiting for us at the end of each day, our mess tent was large and set up with table, chairs, and table cloth, we had hot water brought to us every morning and evening, plus the food was delicious and we never went hungry. On our summit night Joel timed our climb perfectly and we were one of the first groups to arrive just before the sunrise. Joel never ceased to give me a hand up when climbing some of the steeper parts of the trail and regularly offered to take my backpack, carry extra water for us, or help in any other little way just because he could. We took all of our porters and guides out for a drink when we finished our climb and can attest to the fact that they were all paid as per KPAP. In fact, we had none of the trouble other Kili reviews have mentioned like being able to meet and tip each of our porters in person - overall we found the process to be clear, transparent, and above-board.

    Safari - on the nights we camped during our safari the gear provided by African Scenic was great (we had an enormous tent being enough to stand up in) and our cook Omari kept us extremely well fed (in fact our only 'complaint' was too much food). Omari even met us on our return to camp in the evenings with hot face towels and fresh juice. Our guide/driver Grayson made sure we saw everything and anything - even taking the time to drive us to little known and more remote areas in the Serengeti to see cheetahs when other groups were having no success due to it being a longer-grass season. Thanks to him we got to enjoy seeing 5 cheetahs in one day, including two hunts by a mother and her 3 cubs. We were the only car present to enjoy the moment and had lunch parked nearby the animals while they rested. At the Angata Migration Camp near Lake Ndutu (which was beautiful) we had a stampede of Zebra and Wildebeest go past during the night and at the Ngorongoro Crater we had a wild Buffalo grazing up against our tent. Otherwise we ticked off every single animal on our list (in fact we saw every animal on multiple occasions and several other hunts) and the ranger on our walking safari was particularly impressed that Grayson found 6 rhinos in the Ngorongoro Crater to show us. We had no complaints about our car (it had a pop-up roof, the interior was fine, there was a fridge to keep water cold, and there was a universal charger for our devices), and find it extremely absurd that some reviewers complain about their car getting a flat tire or other minor issues - you spend most of your time on four wheel drive tracks, including sometimes traversing river beds and other rough terrain - these things happen. Grayson even took the time to clean off our car at night, after we were back at camp relaxing, so it wouldn't be too muddy for the start of our next adventure.

    Zanzibar - the Zanzi Resort was the perfect pick for the official honeymoon part of our trip. We immensely enjoyed relaxing in our villa with its own private pool after the two weeks of mainly camping and had many a breakfast and dinner down in our little secluded beach area next to the water. The food was incredible, as was the service. Kasia and Serengeti and the team at the Resort made sure every little detail was taken care of - including our private sunset boat cruise, romantic beach dinner, spice farm and Stone Town trip, and bottle of sparkling wine while watching the sunset from the pier. We couldn't be happier that Amanda recommended the Zanzi Resort to us for the end of our trip and will forever have fond memories of the time we spent there.

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    anita.dransfiel... 02/08/2016

    “Better than a trip of a lifetime”

    1 year ago

    In booking our trip with African Scenic Safaris we could not be more thrilled with not only the amazing time we had but also the attention that we received before the trip even began. Amanda was unwavering in the high level of...

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    Date of safari: 
    01/08/2016
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    6 Days
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    Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park

    In booking our trip with African Scenic Safaris we could not be more thrilled with not only the amazing time we had but also the attention that we received before the trip even began. Amanda was unwavering in the high level of service she offered by answering the many questions we had, offering the best suggestion and solutions for what we wanted to do and any changes we wished to make. We were initially a little apprehensive about being in a truck with our driver/guide for six days but this was totally unfounded. Our driver Tom was incredible, he fit in like part of our family from the beginning and made sure that the trip was not only great for us but also for our two girls. It’s understandable that many families he has done safaris with in the past return time and time again to do it all over again. Tom’s knowledge extends to not only animals and the landscape but also to the country's various tribes, the environment, and the many different social and economic aspects of it – this was imperative in answering all of my husbands un-ending list of questions. Overall we were highly impressed with the service we received from African Scenic Safaris, the comfort of our vehicle, the standards of accommodation at all lodges/camp sites/etc and most importantly our driver/guide Tom. We will definitely be back at some time in the future and will look towards this company to help us arrange our itinerary – and of course request Tom!
    Our sincerest thanks Amanda, Tom and the rest of the African Scenic Safari team for making our safari as amazing as it was.

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    magdalenaduda_13612 02/01/2016

    “Wonderful experience!”

    1 year ago

    I checked carefoully several tour operators before booking safari trip for my first ever holidays in Africa! African Scenic Safaris Team was very helpful from the very beginnig by giving us different options and recommendations for...

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    Date of safari: 
    12/24/2015
    Length of safari: 
    8 Days
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    Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Ndutu, Serengeti, Lake Natron

    I checked carefoully several tour operators before booking safari trip for my first ever holidays in Africa! African Scenic Safaris Team was very helpful from the very beginnig by giving us different options and recommendations for our journey! Contact with this tour operator was very easy - we were getting all the information fast and with much more details than from any other company. And then, i can only talk in superlatives about this wonderful experience! We had the best guide we could imagine and ate delicious food every day! The crew was very helpful and also fun to be with! We have seen hundreds of animals and stayed in both: lodge and tents in Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Ndutu, Serengeti and Lake Natron National Parks. If we come back to Tanzania again, we will definitely book our next trip with African Scenic Sarafis!

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    checkmas_13084 01/22/2016

    “Amasing experience”

    1 year ago

    The tour with African Scenic Safaris was well organised. We had enough time in each of the 3 parks : 2 nights in Tarangire, 2 nights in Ndutu, 3 nights in Serengeti and 2 nights in Ngorongoro Crater.
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    Date of safari: 
    01/01/2016
    Length of safari: 
    10 Days
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    Wildlife parks visited: 
    Tarangire, Ndutu, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

    The tour with African Scenic Safaris was well organised. We had enough time in each of the 3 parks : 2 nights in Tarangire, 2 nights in Ndutu, 3 nights in Serengeti and 2 nights in Ngorongoro Crater.
    African Scenic Safaris gave us excellent prompt responses to our early enquiries with useful advise. The replies were clearly personal responses to our querries, and were not just standard text.

    Tom, our driver/guide, was very friendly, personable and knowledgeable. He had a great ability to spot animals hidden in the grass and in trees.
    The drives between parks were sometimes quite long but necessary.

    The Hibiscus B&B in Moshi was very basic and security men talked quite loud all night despite being asked not to. We would not choose that accommodation again.

    Maramboi tented Camp in Tarangire was very nice. The staff were very friendly, the food was great and we highly recommend the early morning walk to the lake.

    Wilderness Camps in Ndutu and Serengeti were amasing experiences. The staff were great, the camp was not crowded and we felt very special there.

    The Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge was in a good location, friendly staff and good food. A bit noisy between rooms and from the kitchen (radio blaring)

    Overall a well organised trip and we highly recommend this Tour operator.

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    metzojo_12075 01/03/2016

    “Kili climb plus safari”

    1 year ago

    In June/July2016 I had the privilege of a Kilimanjaro climb followed by 5-day safari with African Scenic Safaris.
    First Kilimanjaro Rongai route - we did this over 6 days and it was an incredible journey from start to finish....

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    Date of safari: 
    01/03/2016
    Length of safari: 
    5 Days
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    Wildlife parks visited: 
    Serengeti, N Crater, Tangere

    In June/July2016 I had the privilege of a Kilimanjaro climb followed by 5-day safari with African Scenic Safaris.
    First Kilimanjaro Rongai route - we did this over 6 days and it was an incredible journey from start to finish. The support we got from our expert guides Ami and Antipas for the whole climb, the great food and the lovely porters made our trip safe and really a trip of a lifetime. On the night of our climb our small team of 4 had 3 guides between us and enabled all of us to get to the top safely.
    I cannot thank them enough. The porters also are heroes. I would suggest any group consider the merits of getting their own toilet - it is an additional cost but we thought it was worth it.
    Part 2 of our trip 2 of our group went on to a safari. The Crater, Serengeti and Tangere , the tents were bigger which was great, while some of the camping equipment was tired it still fit for purpose . We saw all animals hoped for with exception of the rhino. Grayson is an eagle eyed mild mannered guide and Mr M was an amazing cook and our food was even better than the food on the climb.
    I have no hesitation recommending this company for a value for money and the combined climb and safari was a simply amazing and special trip .

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    iandmknox_7249 08/31/2015

    “Beyond Expectations”

    1 year ago

    We chose African Scenic Safaris on the basis of a recommendation from friends who had previously travelled with them. From the very start, we were most impressed with the efficient and speedy responses from Amanda re our planning...

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    Date of safari: 
    05/31/2015
    Length of safari: 
    7 Days
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    Lake Manyara; Serengeti; Ngorongoro

    We chose African Scenic Safaris on the basis of a recommendation from friends who had previously travelled with them. From the very start, we were most impressed with the efficient and speedy responses from Amanda re our planning and organisation. Grayson was our driver/guide, and he did a fantastic job. The time allocated to each of the national park /conservation areas was fine; we never felt rushed or as if we should have allotted extra time in our itinerary.
    Late May, early June was a great time to travel - weather was warm; safari traffic was not busy; accommodations we stayed at were virtually empty; there were so many animals - all to ourselves! And we saw the migration. What an experience.
    We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending African Scenic Safaris, and guide Grayson. We would use them again on any future travels in Tanzania.

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    jessicahimelfar... 08/18/2015

    “Exceeded our Expectations”

    1 year ago

    African Scenic Safaris exceeded our expectations in every way, starting with the planning of our trip and throughout our Kilimanjaro trek. My friend and I hiked the Machame route in seven days with African Scenic Safaris in July...

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    Date of safari: 
    07/13/2015
    Length of safari: 
    7 Days
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    Kilimanjaro

    African Scenic Safaris exceeded our expectations in every way, starting with the planning of our trip and throughout our Kilimanjaro trek. My friend and I hiked the Machame route in seven days with African Scenic Safaris in July 2015. From our very first inquiry, we had an immediate response and in the months before our trek, the owners continuously sent detailed information about what to expect. They were extremely helpful in helping us prepare and in catering the trip to our needs. We were surprised that upon our arrival in Moshi, the owner and our head guide came to meet us and give us a briefing on the trek. They made everything very simple so we didn’t have to worry about anything. The company works with a very skilled and motivated team. We were very pleased to get to know the head guide and assistant guide very well throughout the trek, as well as the cook, camping master, and porters. Our expectations for food and service throughout the climb were surpassed 110 percent. Every morning we were awoken with tea and were fed delicious hot meals and snacks. The guides were extremely well experienced on the mountain and were happy to chat with us throughout the entire journey. We felt very confident about reaching the summit with their knowledge of altitude and pacing. Not only did we have an incredible experience trekking to the roof of Africa, but we made some really great friends amongst the team as well. We definitely recommend African Scenic Safaris to anyone wanting a personalized, well-organized, enjoyable experience.

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    omega_6938 07/28/2015

    “Memories to last us a lifetime”

    1 year ago

    From the start, our experience with African Scenic Safaris was a good one. They promptly responded to our every question, ranging from "Where should we stay?", via "What should we wear?" to "How can we charge our cameras?".

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    Date of safari: 
    07/04/2015
    Length of safari: 
    5 Days
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    Ngorogoro, Serengeti, Tarangire

    From the start, our experience with African Scenic Safaris was a good one. They promptly responded to our every question, ranging from "Where should we stay?", via "What should we wear?" to "How can we charge our cameras?".

    Greyson, our driver and guide, and Aidano, our chef, gave us an amazing 5 days and 4 nights in 3 different locations. We went to Ngorogoro crater, Serengeti for 2 nights, and finally Tarangire for our last night. All the time they did their utmost to make our trip enjoyable, delightful and exciting. Greyson had wast knowledge and incredible eyesight, spotting game in the most unlikely places. We got to see almost everything we wanted, but never found any rhinos. He would also be a welcome help when dealing with peddlers along the road, giving us sage advise on how to behave, what to expect, and what was fair.

    Aidano, also known as Mr Delicious, or Mr D, truly deserves his nickname! His dishes were a true delight, and coming back to camp in the afternoon to find not only food, but delightful feasts, was always a great end to the day. His culinary skills on modest equipment in the middle of the Serengeti still amazes me to this day. How one cooks a pizza so fluffy and fresh on a gas burner I have no idea. Neither do I know how he managed to make the best french fries I've had out there on the wast savannas. Enjoyed it we did!

    I cannot recommend them enough, and the team at African Scenic Safaris has been nothing but a delight the whole way.

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    sauvage_benoit_6717 07/09/2015

    “Fantastic Safari”

    1 year ago

    We went with Scenic Safaris thanks to a friend recommendation and we can say that we had a fantastic safari. We chose a camping mode and we were alone in the campsite whereas others camps were pretty full.
    The communication...

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    Date of safari: 
    06/20/2015
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    5 Days
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    SERENGETI, NGORONGORO

    We went with Scenic Safaris thanks to a friend recommendation and we can say that we had a fantastic safari. We chose a camping mode and we were alone in the campsite whereas others camps were pretty full.
    The communication with Amanda, drivers and cookers was very good. The driver was very smart in finding right place to see the animals. The cooker cooked very well everything. Everyday food was different except lunch boxes.

    I definitely recommend Scenic Safari.

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    gleeson.geraldi... 07/01/2015

    “Absolutely amazing safari and experience in Tanzania”

    1 year ago

    I’ve just returned with two friends from Tanzania after the most amazing safari experience with African Scenic Safaris. I choose African Scenic Safaris after my sister highly recommended them to me based on a safari she did with...

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    Date of safari: 
    06/07/2015
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    6 Days
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    Lake Manyara/Serengeti/Ngorongoro/Lake Eyasi

    I’ve just returned with two friends from Tanzania after the most amazing safari experience with African Scenic Safaris. I choose African Scenic Safaris after my sister highly recommended them to me based on a safari she did with them a few years ago.

    First and foremost, our guide, John, was absolutely brilliant. He was extremely professional, always informative and accommodating to our needs, friendly and fun, excellent at spotting the animals, and importantly a great and safe driver. He really looked after us from the moment he picked us up.
    Our chef, Charles, was also fabulous, providing us with outstanding delicious food every day in abundance. The quality, quantity and variety of food throughout the trip was exceptional.

    We did a 5 night 6 day trip which felt like the perfect length. We spent 5 days with the animals and the final day with the bushmen up at Lake Eyasi. We got to see the big 5 up close and learnt so much about the animals from our guide John whilst observing them. Amanda was so helpful with organising everything with us, as we were changing dates, deciding itinerary, and changing numbers of those going etc. She helped us with organising accommodation around the safari also.

    I was highly impressed with everything with the trip from start to finish, from ease of organisation, the quality of the jeep and tent, the high standard, volume and tastiness of all the food to the professionalism and craic of our guide.

    It was a truly amazing experience that I will never forget, and hope I will get to experience again in the future.

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    ifisher_5855 05/06/2015

    “A Fantastic Experience off the Beaten track”

    2 years ago

    I have been on a number of trips with African Scenic Safaris (from safaris to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru) all of which have been amazing and this time I decided (with the assistance of Amanda) to do something a little...

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    Ngorogoro Conservation Area

    I have been on a number of trips with African Scenic Safaris (from safaris to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru) all of which have been amazing and this time I decided (with the assistance of Amanda) to do something a little out of the ordinary and so I embarked upon a trek from Nainokanoka in the Ngorogoro Conservation Area to Lake Natron, climbing Ol Doinyo L'Engai along the way. The trip was a once in a lifetime, the scenery was amazing, the guides were great, the tents were comfortable, the food was delicious and I felt at ease during the trip. I would highly recommend this trip for those with a sense of adventure (Ol Doinyo L'Engai is not easy) and African Scenic Safaris for their experience of Tanzania, slick organisation and because once again I had an awesome trip.

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    montse.raurell_5793 04/27/2015

    “Amazing Safari”

    2 years ago

    From the very first moment we contacted them Amanda was so helpful and so responsive to all of our questions and requests. We think that they are a very professional an honest agancy.

    We are very happy for the treatment that...

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    02/16/2015
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    Tarangire, Lake Easy, Ngoro-Ngoro, Serengeti, Lake Natron

    From the very first moment we contacted them Amanda was so helpful and so responsive to all of our questions and requests. We think that they are a very professional an honest agancy.

    We are very happy for the treatment that we got from everyone in African Scenic Safaris. We had the luck to have John as a guide, he is super professional and organised. He is a very good driver and also he is very prudent when he drives and overtakes other cars. John has a deep knowledge of the parks we visited and their wildlife. For my surprise he is a good birdwatcher as well. John is also aware of the wildlife behaviour and he has a great respect for them.

    Also, Charles is an amazing cook, he did amazing dishes with the few resources that you can have when you are going on a safari. We are missing his soups and all the delicious dishes.

    We would not hesitate to recommend African Scenics Safaris to anyone that would like to do a safari.

    Mireia & Montse

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    matthew_puls_5248 04/06/2015

    “"TRIP OF A LIFETIME"”

    2 years ago

    In response to "Africa Scenic - Decent not perfect". I myself did a 7 day camping safari through "African Scenic Safaris" in January and found Amanda to be extremely helpful in everything, from booking the safari to recommending...

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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Eyasi, Maasai Village

    In response to "Africa Scenic - Decent not perfect". I myself did a 7 day camping safari through "African Scenic Safaris" in January and found Amanda to be extremely helpful in everything, from booking the safari to recommending accommodation in Moshi prior and after the safari. The vehicles were fantastic and very comfortable with great viewing out of the pop up roof for photo opportunities, not sure why you are complaining about spending 8 hours a day traveling this isn't a Zoo sweetheart this is Africa! I suggest next time you stay home in your brand-new Land-rover on sealed roads. Our driver and guide was Grayson who was very knowledgeable and very funny and yes they do stop to talk to other drivers to find the location of other animals,did you think the animals had mobile phones?? Amanda was very clear about the itinerary and explained about tipping the guides and nothing came as a surprise to us.

    In conclusion I would highly recommend "AFRICAN SCENIC SAFARIS" to any one looking to book a safari in Tanzania and also special mention goes out to Omari our cook who far exceeded our expectations.

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    sabina_grant_5247 04/01/2015

    “Amazing Experience”

    2 years ago

    Travelling in a group of 4 (2 couples) we decided to do an African Scenic Safari, in Tanzania. We looked at all the various options and decided to do a mix of adventure, local culture and a little luxury.

    With the help of...

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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Eyasi, Maasai Village

    Travelling in a group of 4 (2 couples) we decided to do an African Scenic Safari, in Tanzania. We looked at all the various options and decided to do a mix of adventure, local culture and a little luxury.

    With the help of Amanda we planned our trip, a 6 night, 7 day adventure, beginning with Tarangire (the most amazing game park ever - an animal around every corner!) Then onto the Serengeti to experience a more vast landscape, then onto Ngorongoro - so after visiting the 3 parks, we had covered the big 5, more than one sighting of each animal, Amazing! I believe much of the animal spotting was bought to life by our driver Grayson, who did a great job. That night we had our luxury night at the Sopa Lodge, it was a nice luxury.

    Originally we talked about camping vs lodges, but I believe the camping bought us closer to the wide life, being amongst it - the facilities were great (who would have thought there were flushing toilets and running showers available throughout the National Parks). The cook on our tour (Omari) was amazing, we ate better than at home and all freshly prepared.

    After the parks, we did more of a cultural experience, visiting a local silver smiths home and the local bushmen. To finish our trip we stayed one night with the Massai Village, a chief who was 39, 4 wives and 22 children - an incredible experience to be allowed to stay with such an historical culture, which included a medicine tour of the local forest with the chief - we discovered a local tooth brush and how to do things like the locals.

    The vehicles provided good comfort (including a bar fridge that ran off the engine to keep food & drinks cool), a Power board in the vehicle to keep cameras and phones charged.

    The facilities along the way were great, the food, the guidance from the driver about where we were going, seeing and best position in the vehicle for photos etc.

    Amanda also assisted us with choosing accommodation before the Safari (The Honey Badger in Moshi) and accommodation after the Safari (Zanzibar).

    Honestly, I have no hesitation to recommend this tour to anyone that is interested in Tanzania!

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    geokate_5145 03/16/2015

    “The Best of the Beests”

    2 years ago

    In January 2015 our family of four adults spent two plus weeks traveling with the great folks of African Scenic Safaris. Planning the trip was facilitated by Amanda who is the most responsive person you could hope for. Our first...

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    01/10/2015
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    Tarangire, Ndutu, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

    In January 2015 our family of four adults spent two plus weeks traveling with the great folks of African Scenic Safaris. Planning the trip was facilitated by Amanda who is the most responsive person you could hope for. Our first nine days were spent viewing the spectacular wildlife of northern Tanzania. Our guide, Tom, was funny, articulate and knew his wildlife. He always found game and got us in the best viewing location for an "action shot". He is a skilled driver and very attentive to the needs and comfort of his clients. After safari Joel guided us up Kilimanjaro. Again we were well taken care of. Following Joel's steady paces and advice we all got to the top of Africa's highest peak. I was glorious the whole way. Joel was also well versed in wildlife and helped us with a number of high elevation sightings. I cannot recommend African Scenic Safaris highly enough. Any anxieties you might have about travel will be allayed by their hospitality and professionalism.

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    tanyakirk_5105 03/10/2015

    “Fantastic safari”

    2 years ago

    I returned to Tanzania in January this year with my partner and another couple. I first went to Tanzania and went on safari with African Scenic Safaris 5 years ago, at this time I also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. The service...

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    01/02/2015
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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Eyasi, Maasai village

    I returned to Tanzania in January this year with my partner and another couple. I first went to Tanzania and went on safari with African Scenic Safaris 5 years ago, at this time I also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. The service throughout was 100% and it inspired me to return to see more of Tanzania, again with African Scenic Safaris. We spent 6nights/7days on safari which included 3 game parks, where we saw all of the big five, 1 night at lake Eyasi, where we visited the bushman and finally concluding our trip with a night at a Masai village.

    Amanda was easily contactable via email and nothing was too difficult to organise and would always respond promptly - before, during and after our safari. She also helped us plan other activities in Tanzania, including around Moshi and on Zanzibar. Our safari guide was Grayson, he was extremely knowledgable, while having plenty of humour which made our safari full of experience and a thoroughly enjoyable time. Omari was our cook and the food throughout exceeded everyone's expectations and we were never left needing more. The cleanliness of the food preparations and the quality of the food was exceptional. We were very impressed with the vehicle which was well maintained, clean and better than most others we saw whilst on safari.

    I would highly recommend going on safari or a Kilimanjaro climb with African Scenic Safaris. I have recommended quite a few friends and will continue to do so.

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    vohlidka_5069 03/05/2015

    “Kilimanjaro Climb – highly reccomended ”

    2 years ago

    I chose via the internet and “by case” the African Scenic to organize my Machame 7 days route climb in February 2015. My choice was very lucky, because the African Scenic (Mrs. Amanda) organized everything in a perfect way,...

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    Kilimanjaro Climb

    I chose via the internet and “by case” the African Scenic to organize my Machame 7 days route climb in February 2015. My choice was very lucky, because the African Scenic (Mrs. Amanda) organized everything in a perfect way, from the first e-mail contact until the end of my trip, always sensible to my personal needs. During my preparations I had always all info that I needed . I booked only the flight. All staff (head guide, assistant guide, cook and all porters ) was very friendly and professionally and they all made our “climb life” safe and pleasant. Everything was OK (every day activity organization, food, drinking water, equipments, etc…), according to my personal needs, obviously. I did also appreciate how African Scenic deal with treatment of their porters. Next year, thinking about Safari, I’ll contact also African Scenic, that’s sure.

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    gtcontactlist_5066 03/04/2015

    “Africa Scenic - Decent not perfect”

    2 years ago

    We just finished a 9 day safari in Tanzania with African Scenic. It was a private tour, just myself and my fiancee. First the good: Amanda's pre-booking communications were excellent, we wired the money and it was received without...

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    02/23/2015
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    Serengeti, Ngoro Goro, others

    We just finished a 9 day safari in Tanzania with African Scenic. It was a private tour, just myself and my fiancee. First the good: Amanda's pre-booking communications were excellent, we wired the money and it was received without problems, we saw all the animals we had hoped for. The guide was very knowledgeable about the animals and familiar with all the locations we were to visit. Opportunities for improvement: You will spend 8+ hours in their truck per day, and the truck really needs to have some reinvestment put into it. The seats are beat up and should be reupholstered. Compared to other companies, our interior was not as comfortable. The tires had very little tread on them and we had two flats in the course of our safari. The guide we had was more interested in talking to other drivers than us as some points. While drivers need to talk to exchange new of sightings, this went way beyond that sometimes extending into 5-10 minutes. It at times became frustrating. I think to cut cost we were booked at a number of "out of season" locations in the Serengeti - so make sure you go over the itinerary and ask a lot of questions. Another thing that irked us was that we did not find out until we were on the ride that there were other guides we would use at times, and we were expected to pay them tips as well. I emailed Africa Scenic and they basically just said sorry, they should have mentioned that. Finally everyplace we went in Africa asked about how our experience was, how they could improve, etc. With Africa Scenic, once you pay don't expect further communications. We found that odd.

    Overall we had a good time on the safari, but I probably would not recommend this company to a friend.

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    davidhuebert_4794 01/29/2015

    “Family Safari”

    2 years ago

    Amanda at Africa Scenic Safaris organized a 3 week safari for my family of four (two parents and children aged 6 and 7). The entire experience went perfectly. In the planning stage for the trip we were given gentle nudges toward...

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    Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti

    Amanda at Africa Scenic Safaris organized a 3 week safari for my family of four (two parents and children aged 6 and 7). The entire experience went perfectly. In the planning stage for the trip we were given gentle nudges toward an itinerary that fit our overall trip goals. Her trip planning was impeccable and all of our (fairly complex) arrangements were booked and confirmed quickly. On the trip itself there were absolutely no glitches- transport went as planned and there were exactly no unanticipated costs. Our guide, Tom, was great with the kids (and adults) and we were able to learn a bit of Swahili, get a glimpse of the culture, see the beautiful scenery, learn a lot about the ecology, and see lots of animals. We had almost non-stop fun.
    The ultimate test of the company: When we return to Tanzania, we will certainly use Africa Scenic Safaris

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    joneski_4793 01/29/2015

    “Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari”

    2 years ago

    We spent 7 days climbing the Machame route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The next 5 days were on safari. The first day of safari was a day trip to Arusha National Park where we toured by LandCruiser, walked 2 hours with an armed...

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    12/31/2014
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    Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro National Parks

    We spent 7 days climbing the Machame route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The next 5 days were on safari. The first day of safari was a day trip to Arusha National Park where we toured by LandCruiser, walked 2 hours with an armed ranger, and canoed for two hours on Small Lake Momela. The next four days was a camping safari to Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro National Parks, camping a night in each of them. The three of us (men ages 27, 46, and 59) were very pleased with the whole experience.

    The trek and safari were well planned, outfitted, and supported by owners and staff of African Scenic Safaris. Customizing the trip for the three of us was perfect! The regular correspondence from Amanda helped tremendously with the planning and arrangements and our comfort in doing something novel. None of us had been to Africa or been on a supported trip of this magnitude. The detail in responses and willingness to meet our schedule was very helpful. Also, having the trip costs detailed far in advance, including the recommended range of tips for each staff (guides, cooks, porters, etc) assisted in preparation and in making sure we were able to thank and tip each of the 20 staff personally and appropriately at the end of the trips. I think the pre-trip planning was great. Greeting each of us at the airport and the friendly reception was appreciated (especially when one is carrying thousands of dollars). Meeting Simbo and the lead guide (Dennis) to go through trip logistics and on-site gear check the day before the trek was beneficial. I have spent enough years leading field crews and boy scout trips that I appreciate the need to double-check gear and people, even for those well prepared.

    The climb was great. Spending 7 days on the Machame route was clearly the best option. Walking up the southwest side to the western ridge, trekking across the southern slopes, and climbing the eastern ridge to the summit allowed us to experience not just the vertical change in landscapes and vegetation (tropical rain forest to high alpine tundra and volcanic landscape), but the variety of scenery across the southern half of the mountain. Every morning and evening the clouds cleared off for perfect views. Despite the winter weather on summit day, the clouds lifted enough to see the whole interior of the crater with its icefields, glaciers, and volcanic landscape. I thought the three of us were well prepared (both gear and personal fitness) and as a result, we thoroughly enjoyed every day on the mountain. Why someone would cut the trek to 5 or 6 days is beyond me. The extra day to acclimate and enjoy Karanga Camp, and to shorten the 5th day of hiking to Barafu Camp prior to summit night was a bonus. A 6 day trek on the Machame route requires a long day 4 (7-10 hours climb: 5 miles, 3,500 ft up and 1,200 down) followed by a couple hours sleep at 15,331 ft before climbing 4,000 ft to the summit at 19,341 ft, and a 9,276 foot descent to the day 5 camp. The guides, cook, and porters made it possible to experience the mountain at it fullest, so might as well maximize the time.

    Dennis and Richard were excellent guides. They set a good pace, kept us on schedule (to avoid the afternoon rains), were very informative regarding plants and animals, and a pleasure to talk to. The schedule was, in my mind, beneficial to breaking camp early to give the porters time to clean up, walk to the next camp and set up. David (the camp master) did a great job of setting up camp. We were always comfortable and dry. The crew worked well together. It is a tough job yet they were very efficient and never seemed in a rush or too busy to greet us on arrival in camp. We appreciated their dedicated efforts. Alfred was a great cook, and Dennis John (DJo) a very pleasant meal host. The fresh fruit and veggies (pineapple, papaya, mango, oranges, bananas, etc) were a real treat, even though it represented a lot a weight for the porters. Alfred had lots of variety in the soups and main courses. We enjoyed all of it. The cook staff obviously cleaned the fruits and veggies (and dishes) well because we did not have any issues with intestinal distress - we were able to fully enjoy the trek. Our only suggestion (and only one) is that a chair with a back would be nice if the weight (I am not recommending the 4 kg folding type chairs) did not create an added stress to the porter or require another porter. I will admit, the personal tent and toilet were quite the luxury (thanks to Luigi).

    The safari with David (the Bushmaster) and Aidano (Mr. Delicious) exceeded all our expectations.Turns out January was a great time to come because the migratory birds and animals were in the area. The light and occasional rains kept the temperature nice without making the roads too challenging. The modified Toyota Landcruiser was the perfect rig for negotiating the highways and gravel and mud roads. We had lots of space and the platform worked well to view the animals. I think a max of 4 people in the vehicle allows everyone to stand the whole time. We saw some vehicles with 6 people but it was cramped and camping gear had to be carried on the roof. We enjoyed the camping and the closeness to the animals and land. Elephants, hyenas, and Cape Buffalo are not common sites in camps in the U.S! Good choice of tents for the safari - lots of space to sleep and stand up to change clothes. The day in Arusha National Park was nice. I would do it again. The walk to view Cape Buffalo and giraffes up close and to talk to the ranger and wildlife student was a nice addition, and the canoe trip allowed us to see the hippos up close (safely) and to see the shorebirds (including flamingos and crowned cranes). Plus we saw the Colobus monkey.

    David (the Bushmaster) made it possible to see and appreciate all the mammals, birds, and trees. He is extremely knowledgable and articulate. I am sure most guides know all the big mammals and big birds, but David also knew all the songbirds as well. It was clear that he worked hard to put us in position to see everything possible. I do not believe we missed seeing anything. We saw lions (males, females, and cubs), leopard, cheetah, and serval; elephants, rhinos, hippos (even a baby), hyenas, jackal, bat-eared foxes (cute), thousands of wildebeests and zebra, and gazelles, dik-dik, impala, waterbuck, elands, topi; every manner of eagle, hawk and kite, storks, ibis, flamingos, and songbirds. The list goes on. His knowledge of the animals and plants, as well as the human and geologic history, was quite commendable. In addition, he was a very enjoyable person to spend 5 days with. David was a good driver. It is tough to cover the distance we did in the amount of time allotted but he managed a good balance of covering distance when needed to maximize the time viewing. Under an ideal scenario, we could have spent one more day in the Serengeti and one more in Ngorongoro crater, but then more time is alway better. The distances are greater than we realized. Aidano (Mr. Delicious) whipped up wonderful breakfasts and dinners. We were spoiled! The BBQ’d pizza and quiche were quite the treats. Our hats off to him for raising the bar on car camping cookery.

    The Hibiscus B&B worked well for us. Though pretty basic, the location was good, the staff friendly, the accommodations comfortable and clean, and breakfasts were good. It was very helpful to be able to duck in and out at three separate times and stash our extra gear when not needed for either the trek or safari. It is also an easy walk into town for dinners. It is a far calmer and more pleasant town than the big and busy Arusha. We would stay there again. Please pass our compliments along to Rebecca and her staff.

    Also, we appreciate your support of the KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Project) and Path to Africa Charity. We prefer to see our funds go to a local outfitter and benefit the community.

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    pauline101_4788 01/28/2015

    “Excellent three-day safari”

    2 years ago

    We spent three marvellous days on safari. First and second day were dedicated to Tarangire and we visited Ngorongoro on the last day. We slept first in Tarangire and then on the rim of the crater. Our guide (Rasheed) wasn't very...

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    Tarangire, Ngorongoro

    We spent three marvellous days on safari. First and second day were dedicated to Tarangire and we visited Ngorongoro on the last day. We slept first in Tarangire and then on the rim of the crater. Our guide (Rasheed) wasn't very talkative but very knowledgeable when we asked questions. The cook (Aydano, I'm not sure of the spelling) cooked great, varied and healthy food. Finally, the owner, Amanda, was very helpful and patient in the e-mails we exchanged. I would definitely recommend this company.

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    Liangy712_4603 01/09/2015

    “Recommended”

    2 years ago

    We highly recommend African Scenic Safari on mountain trekking and wildlife safari. We really enjoyed the company of their guides, food and knowledge. We went on a six-day trekking on Machame route and four-day safari to Serengeti,...

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    We highly recommend African Scenic Safari on mountain trekking and wildlife safari. We really enjoyed the company of their guides, food and knowledge. We went on a six-day trekking on Machame route and four-day safari to Serengeti, Nrongrongoro and Tangigere, saw all the animals which we expect. Enjoy yours with them as well!!

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    aadiv_4581 01/06/2015

    “Amazing Tanzania Camping Safari ”

    2 years ago

    African Scenic Safaris provided an outstanding camping safari for out party throughout the northern circuit of Tanzania. Any succesful adventure is dependent on an outstanding leader, and our guide Rasheed provided amazing...

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    tarangire park, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

    African Scenic Safaris provided an outstanding camping safari for out party throughout the northern circuit of Tanzania. Any succesful adventure is dependent on an outstanding leader, and our guide Rasheed provided amazing leadership throughout our journey. We saw every animal imaginable in the parks, and even had the opportunity to witness two lioneses hunt on our final morning in Ngorongoro Crater! I would highly recommend Scenic Safaris to anyone who is looking to travel in Tanzania.

    Avi and Vera

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    olivcary_4556 12/31/2014

    “Our Amazing Safari”

    2 years ago

    African Scenic Safaris was highly recommended to us by our friend who had gone with them the year before. Now we are singing their praises just as she had to us! Our guide was extremely personable, professional, knowledgeable and...

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    12/08/2014
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    Tarangari, Serengheti, Ngorongoro and Lake Eyasi

    African Scenic Safaris was highly recommended to us by our friend who had gone with them the year before. Now we are singing their praises just as she had to us! Our guide was extremely personable, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. We were completely confident of his driving--we can envision him driving a Land Cruiser over Mt. Everest. He enabled us to see all of the animals we had hoped to see. Amanda was very attentive and quick to respond to emails. The food was well prepared and accommodations were consistently clean and tidy.

    It would have been helpful to have had more details of the range of accommodations at each place. The term "tented lodges" was new to us. We understood that tented lodges were a mid range option and not available in some places. Had we had a better picture of tent accommodations, we may have chosen that over the higher end option of the tented lodges. We could have used more information about tent accommodations and the range of options and costs within the tented lodge categories.

    It was especially nice that we were able to meet Amanda briefly in Moshi after our Safari. We were happy to meet the one who had put it all together and to tell her directly how much we valued and appreciated our guide.

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    emmalpburke_4500 12/22/2014

    “Experience of a lifetime”

    2 years ago

    From start to finish African Scenic Safaris will provide fantastic service and a great experience. The organisation and execution of my trip was faultless. Amanda will answer every question you have at whatever point in the process...

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    From start to finish African Scenic Safaris will provide fantastic service and a great experience. The organisation and execution of my trip was faultless. Amanda will answer every question you have at whatever point in the process and is always prompt and friendly.
    Grayson (driver/guide) and Omi (cook) were terrific. Friendly and informative, they made sure my safari experience was unforgettable. Whether it was by feeding me large amounts of delicious food or tracking down elusive wildlife it was all fantastic.
    After having wanted to go on safari for a number of years it certainly lived up to my expectations.

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    emilyalder84_4155 10/20/2014

    “Camping Safari”

    2 years ago

    African Scenic Safaris provided us with an incredible safari experience and we would thoroughly recommend them.

    Amanda helped us organise a budget, camping group safari and was consistently professional and helpful...

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    10/01/2014
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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

    African Scenic Safaris provided us with an incredible safari experience and we would thoroughly recommend them.

    Amanda helped us organise a budget, camping group safari and was consistently professional and helpful throughout the whole process.

    Our actual safari was immense! Jon was the perfect guide - incredibly friendly, relaxed, knowledgable, and most of all he had great ethics. Jon provided us with unlimited information about all different types of wildlife and did not feel the need to 'chase' animals or go 'off road' (unlike many other safari companies that we saw). This was really important to us and clearly to him too and we were so appreciative of this. Due to his knowledge of animals and their behaviour he actually didn't need to do this anyway, and I was blown away by how many different animals we saw in such a short space of time.

    The food was also great and Omni provided us with huge home-cooked meals and breakfasts' - delicious.

    A great safari company

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    johnpaul_oleary_4140 10/19/2014

    “Fantastic Experience on Kilimanjaro”

    2 years ago

    I did the Kili trek with African Scenic and had a great time. The guides are constantly checking everyone's ok, well-fed, drinking water and monitoring for altitude sickness. The food was high quality for a 7 day camping trip, the...

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    09/16/2014
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    Kilimanjaro

    I did the Kili trek with African Scenic and had a great time. The guides are constantly checking everyone's ok, well-fed, drinking water and monitoring for altitude sickness. The food was high quality for a 7 day camping trip, the equipment, tents etc were all in good condition. The guides, cook and porters were friendly and easy to speak to. Was well run from start to finish, and they have a good reputation for treating their porters well.

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    juliebeluga_4126 10/17/2014

    “Trip of a lifetime”

    2 years ago

    I feel so lucky that a friend recommended African Scenic Safaris to me. I was planning my trip with my teenage daughter and had spent hours looking for a trip that would be great for us both. The minute I contacted Amanda I knew I...

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    06/29/2014
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    Taringire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

    I feel so lucky that a friend recommended African Scenic Safaris to me. I was planning my trip with my teenage daughter and had spent hours looking for a trip that would be great for us both. The minute I contacted Amanda I knew I had done the right thing. She responded immediately and communication throughout the whole process was brilliant. Amanda helped me put together the right safari for us and was so helpful in mentioning that if we travelled before my daughter turned 16 I would save a good amount of money on park entrances...nobody else told me that. It was a substantial saving. Amanda also booked all our internal flights, arranged all our transfers and recommended a beautiful hotel in Zanzibar (Tembo House Hotel). Everything ran unbelievably smoothly and she immediately sorted out any problems we ran into.
    Amanda added one wonderful young woman to our safari and it made the trip really special. Kim was great fun and I loved watching her and my daughter, Ella, interact throughout the journey. Our driver was Rashid and our cook was Omi. Both guys were quietly respectful but full of amazing information. They were always on hand to help us with luggage and to help put up (and take down) our tents. Rashid is so knowledgeable...and as the trip went on we had plenty of 'life' debates. He was determined that we would see every animal we wished to see including the wildebeest migration. Omi's food was second to none....we ate like royalty. I was constantly amazed by the meals he produced with limited cooking facilities. We were so lucky to have made 2 such wonderful friends.
    We finished our safari with an overnight stay in a very remote Maasai village. A truly amazing experience. We spent the last day with the villagers, who killed and cooked a goat in our honour, took us walking to find natural medicines and taught us how to make jewelry.
    Truly a trip of a lifetime and I have been and will continue to recommend African Scenic Safaris to everyone i know.
    Thanks guys xx

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    nessiemanley 10/03/2014

    “Kilimanjaro Climb: Ten out of Ten and MORE”

    2 years ago

    Amanda and Simbo could not have been more helpful or informative if they had tried; their business, African Scenic Safaris, is well organised, well run; and the team, right down to the last porter fantastically efficient and...

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    09/21/2014
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    7 Days
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    Mt Kilimanjaro National Park

    Amanda and Simbo could not have been more helpful or informative if they had tried; their business, African Scenic Safaris, is well organised, well run; and the team, right down to the last porter fantastically efficient and helpful.
    We were a team of six doing the Machame Route, and the oldest team by far on that route; our ages ranging from 54 to 61.
    The head guide, Dennis, and his two assistant guides, Richard and Bennie were amazing. Honestly, we would all recommend them again: we only have praise for them. The tents were all good quality and in good condition... and the FOOD! WOW! - we had all been told by many, many other people that the food was awful. But we did not experience that at all. Every meal was absolutely delicious - John, the cook, makes heavenly soups and nutritious mouth watering main meals. We were blown away by the fine dining on the mountain!
    The porters, who have have the utmost admiration for, were great. Actually, they are incredible!
    We hired a toilet and I would suggest to all tour operators that they strongly recommend to their clients that they too, hire a private toilet. The public ones on the mountain are AWFUL -
    We were dismayed at how much litter there is on the mountain - in particular tissue paper discarded after "ladies" have urinated. It is a crime - and again I suggest that tour operators insist that their clients carry a small plastic bag each day in which to carry their personal refuse. This is what I did, and I handed the refuse bags in to the staff each evening. It is not difficult! I would recommend this company to anyone wanting to do the climb. Thanks to all of you, African Scenic Safaris, for making our adventure an incredible one

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    shacharasta 09/03/2014

    “Amazing experience”

    2 years ago

    We went for a 7 day camping safari trip, with Thomas Nina as guide, and Mr. Goodluck as chef.
    It was an amazing experience.

    Thom was very knowledgeable, highly intelligent, funny, and wise.
    Goodluck made...

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    09/03/2014
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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

    We went for a 7 day camping safari trip, with Thomas Nina as guide, and Mr. Goodluck as chef.
    It was an amazing experience.

    Thom was very knowledgeable, highly intelligent, funny, and wise.
    Goodluck made surprisingly good food for the middle of the bush.
    The camping accommodation was great.

    We saw so many animals and went through so many experiences... really incredible.

    I highly recommend African Scenic and especially Thom our guide!!

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    okayama.siva 08/27/2014

    “Animals, animals and more.....”

    2 years ago

    Two friends of mine and I chose this company because it's customer reviews were best and it came on top of all other companies on a Google search. All our email queries were very very promptly answered by the CEO Ms. Amanda Natai....

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    08/13/2014
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    7 Days
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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

    Two friends of mine and I chose this company because it's customer reviews were best and it came on top of all other companies on a Google search. All our email queries were very very promptly answered by the CEO Ms. Amanda Natai. All arrangements were done smoothly. Unlike other companies, Amanda answered each and every query patiently and they were not cut and paste stock answers.
    We were picked up at Kilimanjaro airport by the other CEO, the friendly MR. Simbo Natai, Amanda's husband. This is a family operated company and therefore the service is personalized.
    Overnight at a nice hotel in Moshi, our only disappointment was not being able to get a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro. We were picked up the next morning, punctually, by MR. Rasheed the Driver cum guide and the Chef MR. Charles.
    Rasheed amazed us with his indepth knowledge of animal biology and was a very pleasant and helpful guide. Charlie was always the first to wake up and lay out the breakfast.......punctual, delicious and attended to our special requests.
    Re. Animals.......what can I say........I have been on Safari since I was 6 years old......I am now 52.....never have I seen such abundance of wildlife......we saw over 1000 elephants......20-30 Lions, 10 cheetah, millions of Wildebeest and Zeebra, 5 leopards, many Hyenas, two mating hyenas by the roadside.....two mating lions.........6 lions feeding........a cheetah feeding......tree climbing lions......Migration of wildebeest......a cheetah mom teaching her 4 cubs to hunt.....had to give up on the final part due to time restrictions.......a huge tusker who shared our camp's bath water......I took approximately 3500 pictures......yet to sort out. We were unable to see only Rhino.
    Only negative aspects being the rigours of living in a tent and common toilets which were not vey clean and pitch dark. Next trip I will choose the same company for sure but will opt for the more expensive Lodge safaris. But, I am glad that I can say.......I have camped in the wide open parks of Tanzania at least once in my life!

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    dutoits 08/10/2014

    “Trip of a lifetime!”

    2 years ago

    After spending quite a bit of time on the internet looking at safari companies, we decided on African Scenic Safaris and they turned out to be the perfect choice. Amanda organised a great itinerary for us and always replied to...

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    06/26/2014
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    Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Natron

    After spending quite a bit of time on the internet looking at safari companies, we decided on African Scenic Safaris and they turned out to be the perfect choice. Amanda organised a great itinerary for us and always replied to emails on the day I sent them. Our guide, Tom, and cook, Charles, were fantastic - friendly, full of fun and great company. Tom was extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. I had been meaning to buy a bird book, but didn't need one as Tom knew them all. Charles surprised us every day with delicious meals. We have travelled quite extensively in Southern Africa, but the wildlife here was better than we've ever seen before. We loved the adventure of camping and the nightly visits from various animals to the camp. We can't wait to return to Tanzania and would definitely use African Scenic Safaris again.

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    evanrh 08/04/2014

    “Highly Recommended Safari Operators!”

    2 years ago

    African Scenic Safaris provided a fantastic safari experience for a relatively affordable price. After comparing with several other operators, this seems like one of the best values out there for camping safaris. Everything was...

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    07/15/2014
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    5 Days
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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

    African Scenic Safaris provided a fantastic safari experience for a relatively affordable price. After comparing with several other operators, this seems like one of the best values out there for camping safaris. Everything was easy to arrange via email, the logistics were all taken care of, the tents were surprisingly comfortable, the food was quite good, and most importantly, our guide (David) really knew how to spot wildlife that I never would have seen. He spotted two jaguars in a tree maybe 50 meters from us, three cheetah even further away, and many other animals I never would have spotted on my own. We were in very good hands.

    Unless you're really pressed for time, I wouldn't recommend doing less than a 5 days safari because there is a lot of travel time between parks, and you want enough time to explore once you're there.

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    aovechki 08/01/2014

    “Kilimanjaro and Safari”

    2 years ago

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with African Scenic Safaris!

    They helped us organize an unforgettable honeymoon vacation: 6 day Kilimanjaro climb followed by a 7 day safari covering Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and...

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    07/03/2014
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    Tarangire,Ngorongoro,Serengeti

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with African Scenic Safaris!

    They helped us organize an unforgettable honeymoon vacation: 6 day Kilimanjaro climb followed by a 7 day safari covering Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti (central and north). We selected them after contacting more than 10 other local companies via phone and email. African Scenic Safaris definitely stood out as the best one in terms of communication (prompt, very helpful and informative responses) and willingness to accommodate our specific wishes (as opposed to pushing their own options). Being competitive in terms of the cost was also a big factor.

    Our 6 day Machame route climb was successful thanks to the great team they put together. Everyone was professional and supportive, making the grueling climb as pleasant as it can be. Big thanks to the chief guide Dennis and assistant guide Benedict for their excellent work, help, and encouragement when it was most needed!

    The safari experience exceeded all our expectations! After spending a few days on the mountain we wanted to go with a medium to luxury accommodation options for the safari and Amanda (the owner) helped to choose and book most excellent properties in Tarangire, Karatu, Central, and Northern Serengeti. But most importantly, we were lucky to have Tom Nina as our guide. Tom has a degree in wildlife management and his deep level of knowledge coupled with patience and a great sense of humor made him a fantastic guide.

    From start to finish, we had a great time in Tanzania and would wholeheartedly recommend African Scenic Safaris to anyone considering going there.

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    cazkissane 07/28/2014

    “Sensational!!! ”

    2 years ago

    We had an incredible experience with African Scenic Safari from start to finish!!

    It was hard to decide on which company to go with as there are so many to choose from but African Scenic Safari offered the best price by far...

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    07/18/2014
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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

    We had an incredible experience with African Scenic Safari from start to finish!!

    It was hard to decide on which company to go with as there are so many to choose from but African Scenic Safari offered the best price by far and nothing was compromised on from customer service to equipment to staff!

    Everything was organised through Amanda who responded promptly to all our emails and was great at providing usual tips.

    Our guide, Rasheed, and cook, Omari worked together to provide a truly wonderful experience. We saw all of the big five and more and our guide went out of his way so that we could see the great wildebeast migration in Serengeti National Park which included seeing a wildebeast get caught by 2 crocodiles crossing the Mara River!

    Rasheed had exceptional knowledge of the animals and history of Tanzania. He always displayed the upmost professionalism and was willing to have a laugh too. Omari spoiled us with his delicious cooking - especially his perfectly seasoned soups!!!

    We would definitely recommend African Scenic Safari to all our friends and family!!!

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    lorenzo.iuliano 07/25/2014

    “Unforgettable!”

    2 years ago

    We had an amazing experience in Tarangire and Ngorongoro, one of the best Safari we ever had in Africa. Great equipment, professional staff, experienced guides. We also had an unforgettable experience climbing the mount Kilimanjaro...

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    07/03/2014
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    3 Days
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    Tarangire, Ngorongoro

    We had an amazing experience in Tarangire and Ngorongoro, one of the best Safari we ever had in Africa. Great equipment, professional staff, experienced guides. We also had an unforgettable experience climbing the mount Kilimanjaro to the top!!
    The African Scenic Company reserved us an exemplary treatment, with a perfect travel plan. Everything was arranged to perfection, from the transfers to the accomomdation, and we recieved a very warm hosopitality, without any unexpected problem. We truly felt to be assisted during our staying in Tanzania!
    Contacts with the company were great, we planned everything by mail!
    Absoultely suggested.

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    lauren_a_graybill 07/21/2014

    “Incredible Safari Experience”

    2 years ago

    Finding a safari operator in Tanzania is no hard task. Finding a safari operator who will reply to e-mails within 12 hours, be willing to find you (solo traveler) a spot with a group going on safari, answer all your questions, help...

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    07/15/2014
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    5 Days
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    Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorogoro Crater

    Finding a safari operator in Tanzania is no hard task. Finding a safari operator who will reply to e-mails within 12 hours, be willing to find you (solo traveler) a spot with a group going on safari, answer all your questions, help set up accommodation in Moshi, and organize airport transfers is much harder. African Scenic Safari was one of the few companies that met the above criteria and the only company that met the above criteria and organized a safari at a very, very reasonable price.

    The safari experience offered by African Scenic Safari was absolutely incredible. From the minute I arrived in Kilimanjaro to the day they dropped me off at the airport, it exceeded all my expectations. David is an amazing guide, funny, knowledgeable, and very personable. In addition to being so familiar with the parks and the behaviors of the different animals (he knows where your favorite animal will typically hang out during each part of the year/time of day!), he was able to answer all of our questions about the animals, environment, and local tribes. Our cook, Charles, prepared some of the best food I've had since arriving in Tanzania. Breakfasts were plentiful, lunch boxes were great, and the 3-course meal we ended our day with was perfect (especially the soups!).

    The gear we used and the campsites we stayed at were great, especially for the night we stayed on top of Ngorogoro Crater (many other operators were using tents that looked much more flimsy and less insulated than our own).

    I would recommend this company to all travelers coming to Tanzania for a safari, and hope to use them again!

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    daisyneve 07/18/2014

    “An amazing experience!”

    2 years ago

    This safari was an amazing experience! I loved it so much, that I definitly can do it again. I booked it through Amanda and she was very helpful for me to explain what kind of different options I had to go on a safari. I went with...

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    05/28/2014
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    Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorogoro Crater

    This safari was an amazing experience! I loved it so much, that I definitly can do it again. I booked it through Amanda and she was very helpful for me to explain what kind of different options I had to go on a safari. I went with friends from my hostel and my boyfriend.
    The cook and our guide were very helpful as well and the guide knew everything we asked him. Besides that, we had an incredible cook who served the most delicious meals I had, since I'm in Africa. Together they maked sure that everybody was alright!
    I recommend this organisation. They have amazing guides and cooks and Amanda is really helpfull with sorting out which safari you want to do!

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    timcapper 07/06/2014

    “Very good - Highly Recommended”

    2 years ago

    Really good - highly recommended. Very good service leading upto the safari and the guides were excellent.

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    06/21/2014
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    Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

    Really good - highly recommended. Very good service leading upto the safari and the guides were excellent.

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    laurenlomauro 06/15/2014

    “Absolutely Incredible”

    2 years ago

    African Scenic Safaris is an absolute class act. Amanda was extremely helpful in the lead up to our safari, answering all of our questions with professionalism, patience, and thoroughness.

    The safari was incredible. Our...

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    08/28/2013
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    Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Arusha

    African Scenic Safaris is an absolute class act. Amanda was extremely helpful in the lead up to our safari, answering all of our questions with professionalism, patience, and thoroughness.

    The safari was incredible. Our guide, Graison, was amazing and our cook, Aidano, was also amazing. It was honestly the best food we have ever had - and I'm not just saying that because we were out in the bush and hungry! 3 course meals for every meal, and many options. So fresh. It was great.

    Graison, our guide, was patient and extremely knowledgeable. He didn't mind if we wanted to watch the same lion for 2 hours - it was up to us. It was just my husband and I for the week and we liked it better that way. It is slightly cheaper if you have others to join you, but we liked the independence and having the whole truck to ourselves.

    The supplies (tents, truck, etc) were the best we saw. Even the bigger companies had lesser quality trucks and tents - you could tell just from looking at it. This is a small, family, business and we wouldn't have had it any other way.

    I recommend African Scenic Safaris wholeheartedly. Not only do we recommend this company to family and friends wishing to safari in Tanzani, but when we eventually return, we will never use another company.

    Thank you to Amanda, Graison, and Aidano for the best trip of our lives!!!

    Lauren & Spongy

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    mid818 06/10/2014

    “Disappointing, Would not recommend”

    2 years ago

    We booked a safari that was just over two weeks with this company. We asked them to book a flight for us as well as take care of accommodation and meals. They first said they would book with with one airline and then booked with...

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    04/30/2014
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    Full Northern Circuit

    We booked a safari that was just over two weeks with this company. We asked them to book a flight for us as well as take care of accommodation and meals. They first said they would book with with one airline and then booked with another without consulting us. It wasn't a significant issue but I was concerned because the airline they had booked with us had a horrible reputation and was rumored to be close to bankruptcy.

    A week after arrival we discovered that the return flight they had supposedly booked for us did not exist. It had been cancelled for weeks. The flight company told us that they had notified the purchaser of the tickets.

    When we called African Scenic Safaris Amanda was incredibly rude and unhelpful. She told us it was our own fault we were worried because we checked the flight. We gave her clear instructions to book a different earlier flight but she didn't listen to us and booked something else. We had to get her to fix it again. At that point we discovered that she was booking all of her flights through a travel agency rather than personally.

    If we had trusted Amanda we would have missed two international flights back to Canada. Amanda refused to refund any of our money even though she ruined our vacation. The disruption to our flight meant we had to spend a ridiculous amount of time waiting at the airport for a connecting flight - Amanda said she'd look into getting us lounge passes and meals but that was also untrue.

    It was really too bad because our guide and cook were excellent. The vehicle and tents used were some of the best we saw on our trip and we had an amazing experience up until the flight problem was discovered.

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    ingela.nordahl 03/13/2014

    “Fantastic!”

    3 years ago

    Thank's for all your help during our stay in Moshi, you were so thoughtful, nice and dedicated. We felt so welcome and the safari was just wonderful. Excellent jeeps, sovereign drivers, thrilling accommodations and yummy food. We'll...

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    03/08/2014
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    Manyrara, Ngorongoro

    Thank's for all your help during our stay in Moshi, you were so thoughtful, nice and dedicated. We felt so welcome and the safari was just wonderful. Excellent jeeps, sovereign drivers, thrilling accommodations and yummy food. We'll come back, just be sure about that. Bye from 2 teachers and 19 students from Dragonskolan, Umeå, Sweden / by Ingela Nordahl

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    sabjetravels 03/01/2014

    “Safari with African Scenic Safaris”

    3 years ago

    I found African Scenic Safaris at the Tanzanian tourist board and since the beginning I have only received very swift replies from Amanda - a rarity with trying to arrange anything in Africa :).

    I was picked up right on time...

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    02/10/2014
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    Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

    I found African Scenic Safaris at the Tanzanian tourist board and since the beginning I have only received very swift replies from Amanda - a rarity with trying to arrange anything in Africa :).

    I was picked up right on time by the guide, the cook and the 3 Canadian girls on my trip. The guide was very fun and knowledgeable, plus he could see animals where no one else could - we called him eagle eye :). The food was great, always plenty of it and the campsites were fine. The only minus here was the amount of other people on the campsites, I had rather stayed at campsites that were a bit more deserted, even if that meant having fewer facilities. However, as I booked by myself and joined another group, I cannot complain at all it has been a great trip!

    Safaris don't come cheap and I think this was a very good value for money trip. I've heard and seen other people being picked up 3 hours late, running out of food on the last day, having overcrowded vehicles etc etc.

    Thanks for the great trip, I will be back :)!

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    emma.druckman 02/20/2014

    “Recommended - I've used them twice!”

    3 years ago

    I have been on safari twice with African Scenic Safaris, once in 2011 and again in 2013. Once in 5* lodges (in rainy season, making it affordable) and once camping. Amanda, who runs the company, always replies to emails quickly and...

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    06/02/2013
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    Lake Manyara/Serengeti/Ngorogoro

    I have been on safari twice with African Scenic Safaris, once in 2011 and again in 2013. Once in 5* lodges (in rainy season, making it affordable) and once camping. Amanda, who runs the company, always replies to emails quickly and was patient with my many questions and options. The tents etc are in great condition and pretty roomy, and the sleeping bags were clean. Our guides both times were excellent - even arranged the perfect spot & privacy for my boyfriend's proposal :)

    Also good value - a group of friends who had stayed in Arusha for a month prior to the safari and spoke to the many safari companies who hassle you on the street there, confirmed that Amanda gave us a very competitive price, even though we booked from England beforehand. The only downside is that for the 2013 trip they requested cash payment - carrying enough cash to pay for 6 people's safari on a plane by yourself is not ideal. Having said that, Amanda understood this and someone came to pick up the money (with receipt etc) as soon as I landed so I didn't have to carry it around.

    Definitely recommended.

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    mberghaus 02/05/2014

    “Trip of a Lifetime - Kilimanjaro and Safari”

    3 years ago

    Our group of 8 had a custom itinerary created for us by Amanda, the extremely helpful and responsive co-owner of African Scenic Safaris. A 7-day climb on the Rongai route followed by a quick camping safari before we all had to head...

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    10/18/2013
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    Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park

    Our group of 8 had a custom itinerary created for us by Amanda, the extremely helpful and responsive co-owner of African Scenic Safaris. A 7-day climb on the Rongai route followed by a quick camping safari before we all had to head out. Everything from the planning to the drop off at the airport showed great attention to detail and local knowledge, and all for a very reasonable price. We chose to go a more budget route, but the tents and sleeping pads were quite comfortable, and coming off our our Kili climb, we found the bathrooms at the safari campsites to be quite luxurious (running water!).

    A few things in particular that stood out to me about African Scenic Safaris:
    - the quality of the guides. Both our Kili guide and our safari guides were so professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They made us feel safe, and were also great fun. You could tell that John, my jeep's safari guide, was just absolutely in love with the wildlife and the natural beauty of his country. He'd been doing this for years, but was as excited as we were to spot game, and knew so much about the animals! Because of our short time frame, we only spent about a day and a half on drives, but we saw four of the Big Five (no leopards) in Ngorongoro - along with hippos, zebras, hyena, ostriches, etc - and we got up close and personal with a lot of elephants and giraffes in Tarangire.
    - African Scenic Safaris is part of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project and employs a fully local staff, so you know that people are getting paid a fair wage and that your money is going to support the local economy. It also meant we learned some Swahili along the way!
    - the food was delicious, plentiful, and accommodated a number of different dietary needs/preferences. We always had so much leftover, and I was really impressed by the amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables we got, even high up on the mountain! And the fried chicken lunch on day 4... well, we were all beginning to feel the altitude and it was just what we needed. Most of the food was more typically "western", but we had a delicious lunch of banana stew waiting for us on our descent from Kili (and they made a vegetarian version just for me)!

    I highly recommend African Scenic Safaris to anyone looking for a Kili trip or safari in northern Tanzania. Amanda and Simbo will create an unforgettable experience for you! Asante sana!

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    jlucey 10/29/2013

    “Kilimanjaro and Safari with African Scenic Safaries”

    3 years ago

    Our group of friends chose African Scenic Safaris based on a recommendation and the fact that they are a small, locally owned and operated company. It was an excellent choice. From the beginning Amanda was extremely helpful in...

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    10/10/2013
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    Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park

    Our group of friends chose African Scenic Safaris based on a recommendation and the fact that they are a small, locally owned and operated company. It was an excellent choice. From the beginning Amanda was extremely helpful in recommending an itinerary that worked with our time and budget and was quick to respond to emails and phone calls. Her knowledge and attention to detail made the planning of our visit to Tanzania painless for me as the organizer of our 8 person group.

    When we arrived at our hotel the first evening Amanda met us and introduced us to our Kilimanjaro guide, Dennis. We got a full briefing on everything we would need to know prior to the start of our climb the next morning. Dennis and his team of assistant guides, cooks, and porters were excellent. They were hard working, knowledgable, and a lot of fun. The quality of the tents and equipment was good and provided a great atmosphere for our evenings in the camp relaxing and refueling. The portions and quality of the food were above our expectations, thanks to our cooks. The whole team was very motivational and even sang to us along the trail on summit day. After we reached the summit and made it back down off of the mountain, Amanda and Simbo organized a traditional Tanzanian lunch for the entire team where the group sang several songs to us and everyone danced. It was a perfect closing to our Kilimanjaro experience. Amanda again stopped by the hotel that night to make sure everyone was ready for our safari departure the next day, and it meant a lot to us that we got to see the company owners several times throughout the trip. Their personal attention showed us that we were important and that they really care for the folks they work with.

    The next morning we met John and Eric, our safari drivers/guides. We drove to the Ngorongoro Crater, which was absolutely beautiful. The scenery alone at the crater would have been worth it if we hadn't seen any animals. But we did see animals- lots of them. John and Eric were great about knowing where to look for things and communicating with other drivers about the location of the animals we were hoping to see. Again the camping equipment and food quality was very good. The second day of safari we went to the Tarangire National Park. Again, the scenery was beautiful and we were able to see different varieties of wildlife than we had the day before. We really enjoyed camping in the national park and enjoyed watching the giraffes snacking on nearby trees as we ate our breakfast.

    I highly recommend African Scenic Safaris if you are considering a trip to Tanzania!

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    r.amesz 09/20/2013

    “SAFARI AND KILI CLIMB ”

    3 years ago

    Two years ago I was volunteering at Umbwe, near Moshi and I didn`t see hardly from the country.
    Then I said that when I should return to Tanzania I would see more of the country, do the safari and climb Kili.
    Well, we...

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    07/07/2013
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    4 Days
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    Tarangire-Serengeti-Ngorongoro

    Two years ago I was volunteering at Umbwe, near Moshi and I didn`t see hardly from the country.
    Then I said that when I should return to Tanzania I would see more of the country, do the safari and climb Kili.
    Well, we came back for the same volunteering( building a school for orphans) and after that period we wanted to go for safari with for people.
    Travelling on internet you can find a lot of organizations, we got a lot of info but contacting Africanscenic gave a reliable impression.
    Correct and quick answering for both the safari and the Kili climb afterwards for me made me decise to book with Africanscenic; not the cheapest but reliable.Afterwards I can say: it was worth it.
    For the "white "people from outside Africa it`s important to arrange the trips in advance in a transparant way. With this club it `s OK.
    Collecting us at the hotel was a surprise: they were the first africans I ever met who were in time!
    Safari was good.Good driver/guide John, knowing a lot of the nature accompanied bij cook Mr.Delicious made it a wonderful time.
    They knew the places to be and we were happy to see the "big five " .
    The only point of interest: the sleeping bags were too cold for the time of the year.

    For the second part I also booked the Kili via the Machame trail. Very well info in advance and also good organized. The whole staff of porters, cook and guides Amanyishe en Emmanuel made me( BABU) reach the top and from 10000 km away just again: THANKS .

    Rob

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    jessicasic25 08/21/2013

    “The most amazing trip!”

    3 years ago

    My friend and I traveled to Tanzania because we had always wanted to see Africa. From the recommendation of a mutual friend, we decided to book through African Scenic Safaris. From the moment I emailed Amanda almost a year in...

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    07/12/2013
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    Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    My friend and I traveled to Tanzania because we had always wanted to see Africa. From the recommendation of a mutual friend, we decided to book through African Scenic Safaris. From the moment I emailed Amanda almost a year in advance, to the moment I emailed her to thank her upon returning from our trip, she was professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. Our guide, John, was absolutely incredible, and our cook, Charles, made us one outstanding meal after another. I could not have asked for a better experience.

    My friend's luggage was delayed upon our arrival to Tanzania, and John immediately contacted Amanda so that she could coordinate getting the lost luggage to us upon its arrival. I have no idea how Amanda was able to do it, but two days later as we were leaving the Serengeti, another completely different safari company who was entering the Serengeti handed over her bag to us. Incredible customer service and effort. I was floored that Amanda took such time to even research several options of getting the lost luggage to us.

    As for the safari itself, we saw a ton of animals and our guide made sure to hit all the spots where he knew they'd be located. I was blown away!

    In all of my communications through email with Amanda, she was helpful and accommodating. She even recommended hotels and flights for us in Zanzibar, where we traveled after safari. I know that someday I will be coming back to Tanzania, and when I do, I won't even think twice about booking with African Scenic Safaris again.

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    mamacov 08/05/2013

    “An Amazing Adventure”

    3 years ago

    We had not planned on doing a safari during our 6 weeks in Tanzania, but decided to at the last minute. There are literally hundreds of safari companies, so choosing one can be difficult. A friend recommended African Scenic Safaris...

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    07/26/2013
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    2 Days
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    Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater

    We had not planned on doing a safari during our 6 weeks in Tanzania, but decided to at the last minute. There are literally hundreds of safari companies, so choosing one can be difficult. A friend recommended African Scenic Safaris, so I contacted Amanda. Even though it was last minute, she was able to book the days we needed and give us a reasonable price. We only had two days, so the Serengeti was out. We did a two day excursion to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Even though I'm not a camper, we chose to camp the one night on the rim of the crater, and the experience was incredible. The scenery and the wildlife were amazing, but what really made our experience was our guide, Grayson, and our cook, Goodluck. Goodluck made sure we were pampered, while Grayson took us on an amazing adventure. His knowledge of the flora and fauna, and his uncanny ability to spot well-camouflaged wildlife made our safari. What I really appreciated, though, was his way of letting our safari be ours. He didn't have an agenda other letting us enjoy the experience on our time - he never hurried us or made us feel foolish for standing and staring a lion for a full half-hour. I would highly encourage anyone considering a safari in Tanzania to contact African Scenic Safaris, and ask Amanda for Grayson and Goodluck - I think you'll have the time of your life.

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    ahycenko 07/31/2013

    “Two thumbs up!”

    3 years ago

    We have been on many other tours and Safaris around the world. This was a stand-out favorite.

    From the very beginning, Amanda was very helpful in the planning of our trip that we had been saving up for many years.
    This...

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    06/07/2013
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    11 Days
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    Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Lake Natron

    We have been on many other tours and Safaris around the world. This was a stand-out favorite.

    From the very beginning, Amanda was very helpful in the planning of our trip that we had been saving up for many years.
    This company was recommended to us by close friends who went with African Scenic Safaris on their first Safari. We also researched many other companies and found this one to be one of the best in terms of value, quick email response and guide recommendation. Other companies we found were cheaper however if you read their fine print, they do not include lot of things that African Scenic Safaris did.

    Tom our guide was wonderful who answered all of our questions and took us to some amazing places. With his knowledge of the areas, experience and friendliness, it made our trip extra special as he was an exceptional guide! Omari our chef made sure we were not hungry and he cooked us a variety of food that we loved. On our trip we made comparisons to other companies in terms of what 4x4's they were using, what food they were eating and what tents they were sleeping in. My wife and I felt that we had the best out of all of them. The small things like being able to charge our camera batteries on a power-board in the truck, the patience of Tom who knew where the animals would be moving so we would arrive at great spots before the other trucks, the pillows and mattresses in our tents and the campsite locations that had western toilets (as i hate squatting) polished off the trip that was already incredible.

    We went on an 11 day Safari and felt this was a minimum amount of time to spend on the places we went.
    We cannot recommend them more. Thank you for a trip we will never forget.

    Andre and Mariah

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    mn 07/16/2013

    “Great tour”

    3 years ago

    We are two friends who have planned to climb Kilimanjaro and combine it with a three day safari in Tarangire National Park. We contacted African Scenic Safari and Amanda skillfully planned everything into very small details....

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    06/30/2013
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    10 Days
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    Tarangire

    We are two friends who have planned to climb Kilimanjaro and combine it with a three day safari in Tarangire National Park. We contacted African Scenic Safari and Amanda skillfully planned everything into very small details. Everything worked out perfect. We were picked up in the airport and driven to the hotel. Next morning our equipment was thoroughly reviewed by Simbo and exactly on time next morning we went of to Kilimanjaro. The team was wonderful, helpful and considerately taking care of us. Our two guides Antipas and Dennis took os through the mountains, shared their knowledge about the mountain and the people who spend most of the time there, and they knew when we needed to slow down or to have a short break. Mohammed took care of the camb, Linus prepared the food and Mandela persuaded us to eat, even when we were not that hungry. The life in the mountain is simple but great, and afterwards you need a hot shower.
    After the Kilimanjaro climb, we went to Tarangire National Park together with Sami and Charles (Mr Delicius), who cooked reallly delicius meals. Sami had a great knowledge about the life of the animals. We saw lots of animals and we could hear the lions both nights we slept i tents in Tarangire.
    We can highly recommend African Scenic Safari as a reliable and competent company who host an immense knowledge about safari and mountain climbing

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    cholley1 07/04/2013

    “Great safari”

    3 years ago

    I've just returned from our second safari organised through African Scemic Safaris, a fabulous 7 day camping safari to Tarangire, Manyara, Serengetti and Ngorogoro.

    Amanda's organisation of the safari was excellent from...

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    07/04/2013
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    Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorogoro, Serengetti

    I've just returned from our second safari organised through African Scemic Safaris, a fabulous 7 day camping safari to Tarangire, Manyara, Serengetti and Ngorogoro.

    Amanda's organisation of the safari was excellent from itinerary suggestions to answers to our questions. All of the arrangements went as planned.

    Tom was a fantastic guide for us. He's a safe and skillful driver as well as a highly knowledgeable and engaging guide while Charlie lived up to his nickname of "Mr Delicious" by preparing a variety of nutritious and tasty meals. They were both great company throughout the safari.

    We particularly wanted to acknowledge Tom's effort in taking us on a full day drive over rough terrain to the remote north-west of the Serengetti to find and spend some time amongst the great migration.

    This was an unforgettable experience and would not have been possible without Tom's driving and tracking skills. The Land Cruiser was excellent.

    I can highly recommend this company for safaris in Tanzania.

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    booboonet 05/21/2013

    “Simply the Best”

    4 years ago

    Have nothing but wonderful things to say about African Scenic Safari company!!!!! What a personalized, professional, attentive and well-organized company! From our initial planning and personalizing our safari for our group of 3...

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    01/30/2013
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    8 Days
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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

    Have nothing but wonderful things to say about African Scenic Safari company!!!!! What a personalized, professional, attentive and well-organized company! From our initial planning and personalizing our safari for our group of 3 couples, our questions were answered thoroughly and our specific preferences were all taken into account in the personalized trip by Amanda. We decided to camp for most of the safari (to be under the stars and out with the animals), but had 2 nights in the middle of the trip for luxury tent camp in Serengeti (Asanja Tented Camp, which I would highly recommend as well). We also did things not so touristy, like hunting with bushman in the wee hours of the morning. Everything was organized and planned and communicated in detail, so that we had not one concern, from the moment that Simbo picked us up at Arusha airport until we were taken back to airport at end of our safari. Thomas (Tom) our guide was perfect! His knowledge base of the wildlife, birdlife, plants and animal habits was more than we would have expected. His spotting ability and years of experience in finding the animals was superb. We saw more animals than we ever thought would be possible. (We could never stump him in the questions we asked, he always knew the answer!) Sometimes we felt we were the only ones out in the Serengeti, as Tom would find a pride of lions that we would observe for hours with no one else in sight!! We were never disappointed with him. You could also see that he was proud of his job and of the company he worked for, and although it was "his job", he enjoyed the safari right along with us. We also appreciated how conscious Tom was of keeping the parks and wildlife protected and eco-conscious. We felt by the end of the trip we had a new friend for life with Tom, and wanted to take him on the rest of our travels in South Africa! :) As well, we hired a second vehicle for our chef extraordinaire, Omari and team, who would drive ahead of us and set up camp so it was ready when we arrived. The meals that Omari and team made were amazing for the limited facilities- I don't know where he had room to prepare it all. We have also named Omari the "King of Soups", because he made some of the best soups I've ever had!! The safari vehicles were great, with the pop-up tops for great viewing, but also sun and rain protection at the same time. I could go on and on, but it was an amazing trip, amazing safari company and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone!

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    markusahnert 05/11/2013

    “PERFECT”

    4 years ago

    In february and march 2013 I travelled 5 weeks through Kenya and Tanzania. Main reason where mountains, diving and animals. Among other peaks Kilimanjaro was on the list, of course, and with a friend I decided to go with African...

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    02/22/2013
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    Kili, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Natron

    In february and march 2013 I travelled 5 weeks through Kenya and Tanzania. Main reason where mountains, diving and animals. Among other peaks Kilimanjaro was on the list, of course, and with a friend I decided to go with African Scenic Safaries. I just had a good feeling about them straight from the beginning. Amanda (the boss) and her husband Simbo (also boss) are doing a great job. Amanda answers EVERY mail and EVERY question, and her maximum responding time was about 20hours...GREAT! The crew for the climb was amazing, from the first day on they did a great job, and because we are mountaineers too, we tried to make their work easier...we had a lot of fun! Strong guys! After summiting my friend returned home, while me and my girlfriend went for some dives to Zanzibar. Then we returned for Safari. This adventure was AMAZING. Never saw wild animals so close, so many, so... Our guide was a walking encyclopedia, he knows EVERYTHING, and by the time we were able to tell facts about different animals too. The complete organisation, from the first contact to all answered questions, to the first meeting, to the summit, to the wildlife and back to Moshi was just perfect! We saw a lot of other companies, both on Kili and Safari, and I have to say: GO WITH AFRICAN SCENIC!!! Best value for money and a great family atmosphere! Thanks a lot!!!!

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    fernando.mayorga 04/29/2013

    “Great safari experience”

    4 years ago

    We chose African Safari because of their professionalism, great value for money and the fact that they had a good option for a tent safari. We are a family of four with two 12 year old children and wanted to be as much near the...

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    08/22/2012
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    7 Days
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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara

    We chose African Safari because of their professionalism, great value for money and the fact that they had a good option for a tent safari. We are a family of four with two 12 year old children and wanted to be as much near the animals as possible. Also the company was very attentive and answered all our queries and questions very quickly.

    The whole experience was wonderful, the guide and cook were very professional and knowledgeable and the whole trip full of new experiences. The tent was also very good and the children and adult enjoyed sleeping out very much particularly as we felt more close to nature than in a lodge. We visited Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara safari parks and would recommend them all as they each had something different to offer. We also did a walking safari at the Ngorongoro Crater and the children were thrilled with the experience.

    We were also very lucky to see all the animals at very close distance and had the opportunity of taking hundreds of photos.

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    12paulv 03/22/2013

    “Bucket List trip”

    4 years ago

    Everything about African Scenic Safaris was perfect, starting with the exceptional customer service via email from Amanda. We had our safari trip booked and I was also looking for a Kilimanjaro tour company. I decided to go with...

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    02/02/2013
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    5 Days
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    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Kilimanjaro

    Everything about African Scenic Safaris was perfect, starting with the exceptional customer service via email from Amanda. We had our safari trip booked and I was also looking for a Kilimanjaro tour company. I decided to go with African Scenic Safaris to make planning easier. That was a great decision. The guides and crew of the Kilimanjaro climb were top notch and we made it to the summit in an amazing adventure. The food, route, and prices were better than could be expected.

    The safari followed with another great crew of guides and crew. And there was more great food and sightings of every animal we wanted to see. It was the trip of a lifetime. I recommend African Scenic Safaris 100% for safaris and Kilimanjaro climbs. We miss Tanzania!

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    safari 03/18/2013

    “Great Experience, Great Value”

    4 years ago

    We looked at a lot of Safari companies, and ended up picking African Scenic because their prices were great, and they had great reviews online. We were not disappointed. In both the planning, and the orientation before the hike,...

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    03/18/2013
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    6 Days
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    Kilimanjaro National Park, Serengetti, Ngoro Ngoro

    We looked at a lot of Safari companies, and ended up picking African Scenic because their prices were great, and they had great reviews online. We were not disappointed. In both the planning, and the orientation before the hike, the owners (husband and wife) Simbo and Amanda, were great communicating and answering questions. On the hike itself, our guide Dennis was easy going, fun to be around and very knowledgeable. He had summitted over 200 times! Seeing some of the other groups on the mountain that had clearly paid way more, our experience was just a good and our porters were way better equipped, which is important because there have been sad cases of porters freezing because of bad equipment. The only feedback I would give is that I wished the guides would have explained more about our environment. They actually knew a ton, because every time we would ask, they would know - they just wouldn't always volunteer the info.

    The safari was as similar experience. Our driver and guide were a great pair. Our guide knew a ton and was a funny, chill guy. The food was amazing. No complaints - just as good as an experience as everyone else and way better value.

    Highly recommended overall!

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    robbyn.scott 03/18/2013

    “Highly Recommended”

    4 years ago

    This February, 2013, My husband and I traveled to Uganda and Tanzania on coffee business. At the last minute, we decided to go on a Safari . Looking online, we luckily found African Scenic Safaris. We liked that it was a small...

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    02/24/2013
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    Serengeti Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater

    This February, 2013, My husband and I traveled to Uganda and Tanzania on coffee business. At the last minute, we decided to go on a Safari . Looking online, we luckily found African Scenic Safaris. We liked that it was a small company with loads of safari/touring experience. We emailed them and was immediately contacted by Amanda, one of the co-owners, who customized a tour for our last minute needs.

    We lucked out with a great two-man team:
    -Imo was our safari driver and guide. He spoke and understood English very well, had vast experience as a safari tour guide and was very knowledgeable of the area and animals. (He also helped us with our iPhone connection-challenges!)
    -Charles was our cook. He kept us well fed with delicious meals. He was so attentive to our needs. We felt well-cared for by him. (hint: we always bring our own coffee when we travel....if you want good coffee, we suggest you bring your own as instant coffee was served everywhere, including the safari)

    The safari 4x4 vehicle was of the best quality (with a fridge for our beer!!). The tent and sleeping bags/mattresses were supplied and comfortably sturdy. (The only suggestion is we needed an extra blanket over us the night at the crater as it was very chilly).

    All and all, this was a memorable trip and we highly recommend African Scenic Safari!!!

    Thank you, African Scenic Safari!!!

    Cheers,
    Robbyn and Mickey

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    fels41010 02/21/2013

    “An Amazing Experience!”

    4 years ago

    My husband and I were working in Rwanda for a few weeks and decided to add on a safari in Tanzania to the end of our trip. A friend recommended African Scenic Safari to us, so we looked into this company after searching through...

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    02/21/2013
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    5 Days
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    Wildlife parks visited: 
    Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

    My husband and I were working in Rwanda for a few weeks and decided to add on a safari in Tanzania to the end of our trip. A friend recommended African Scenic Safari to us, so we looked into this company after searching through dozens of others. I loved the flexibility of this company; we chose to camp for a few nights and then be in a lodge the last night, in order to fit our budget. Amanda was our contact and she was so friendly & patient-- believe me, we had TONS of questions!! John, our safari guide, was absolutely wonderful. He knew so many facts about animals and taught us along the way about the idiosyncracies of the safari world. He was patient & very friendly, always offering to do extra to make our trip special. Our chef, Iodano, was an incredible cook. We had lost weight from being in Rwanda for a long time, but quickly gained back our strength & health through his healthy, mindful food. He allowed us to feel energized and content throughout the long safari days, which we are so thankful for!! We will never forget this trip-- and thus never say thank you enough to this company!-- for all of the awesome memories that we created on the safari. I strongly encourage you to camp at least one night and appreciate the wildlife in it's most basic form.. although the lodge was a nice treat after a few days!