Open Africa Safaris

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We are the local professional Tanzania Safari guides who have been working on the field for almost 40 years of combined experience. Since we are very passionate and experienced with Nature all of our Itineraries based on a right time at a right place to insure your African Safari dreams comes true. Don’t worry we know Tanzania we will take you whatever you ask us to go.

As you peruse your resources, looking for somebody who will take you on a trip of a lifetime, a valid question to ask is why should I choose one company over another? At the end of the day, it often boils down to price and quality of service, and commitment to local communities and the environment. But we would like to show you how we fulfill these objectives and more. We want you not only to be satisfied with your safari, but satisfied with yourself for choosing us to have the pleasure of providing you a superb trip!

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sophiecook9381_6233 05/26/2015

“Awesome and Fun Guides!”

2 years ago

I had to come back and write a review for these guys years later. While staying in Tanzania for a month, my friends and I were very lucky to have met these guides! We spent an incredible three days journeying with them to...

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05/25/2015
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Ngorongoro Crater

I had to come back and write a review for these guys years later. While staying in Tanzania for a month, my friends and I were very lucky to have met these guides! We spent an incredible three days journeying with them to beautiful places including the Ngorongoro Crater and a Maasai Village. They are very fun and energetic guys. They were very helpful and genuinely wanted our group to have a great time. They made sure to stop along the way for us to explore food stands, shops, etc. if we wanted, though they provided great food as well. The Maasai Village was incredible. We were greated so warmly by all. It was quite the experience. We carried water on our heads, milked cows, took part in a celebration, and camped out under the most magnificent sky I have seen to date. The Ngorongoro Crater really needs no explanation, it was a wonderful safari experience. We also made a few other short stops along the way at a reptile farm, a maasai museum, and got to take camel rides! I would absolutely recommend Open Safari for your African Safari Experience! You will not regret it!!

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super_trouper_6226 05/26/2015

“Authentic Maasai experience ”

2 years ago

My friends and I went on a tour to an authentic Maasai village and stayed with one of the families living there. Everything about the experience was amazing. We were shown how to carry water on our heads and milk cows. In the...

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02/27/2015
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My friends and I went on a tour to an authentic Maasai village and stayed with one of the families living there. Everything about the experience was amazing. We were shown how to carry water on our heads and milk cows. In the evening they had a bonfire for us and did a bit of a dance. When it got dark we saw the most stars I have ever seen in my life, it was truly beautiful. Everyone went to bed and we heard music so we hiked up the mountain for a few minutes and found a bunch of kids singing and two ladies playing the drums. We sang and danced with them for hours until they invited us into a hut and we had some sort of prayer or welcome ceremony. This was not part of the tour, but our tour guide Gaby accompanied us and explained what was happening. We just happened to find a lovely group in the next village who were happy to see us. It was easily one of the best nights of my life. The tour also included a trip to a reptile zoo where we got to learn about animals and go on a camel ride. There was also a circumcision museum which was strange but informative. Also, the food they provide is delicious and I am not easily impressed. I highly recommend going on any tour with John and Anthony. Asante sana!

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Kachalachichi_6040 05/19/2015

“"unforgettable Safari Experience!"”

2 years ago

My parents booked our tour with Open Africa Safaris at the last moment. The company was not only extremely responsive, but also flexible with us. John was very kind and patient through our communication about our trip. He was so...

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07/08/2014
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6 Days
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Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater

My parents booked our tour with Open Africa Safaris at the last moment. The company was not only extremely responsive, but also flexible with us. John was very kind and patient through our communication about our trip. He was so quicky to answer all our questions we had. He also explained every expectation of our trip, such as the weather in Tanzania, visa application process, flight tickets purchasing options and much much more. His communication with us was absolutely excellent. He made very good suggestions on where to go and what to do in Tanzania. On our arrival at the Kilimanjaro airport, we met our tour guide Anthony, he was a 30+ year very kind and friendly. He is extremely knowledgeable and well known by the locals. During our safari, we ended up seeing way more animal babies and wild life than we ever expected. we also loved our visit to Maasai boma on our way back from safari. The tents, mattresses and sleeping bags were new and clean. I highly recommend Open Africa Safaris to any traveler for unforgettable safari experience.

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kaire.povilaiti... 05/18/2015

“Excellent memories”

2 years ago

We had our safari in February and already miss this country. We had a wonderful vacation thanks to our charming guide Anthony who was excellent driver, we felt really safe with him.
We arrived late night of the 10th of...

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02/12/2015
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4 Days
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Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara

We had our safari in February and already miss this country. We had a wonderful vacation thanks to our charming guide Anthony who was excellent driver, we felt really safe with him.
We arrived late night of the 10th of February to Kilimanjaro Airport and he met us and picked up from airport.
We spent 4-days on safari- Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara. We saw so much animals- cheetahs, lions, wildebeests, sebras, hippos..... etc. We were very lucky to see black rhinos!!!
Before our trip I wasn´t quite sure, will it be safe or will it be interesting for our 10yrs old boy. But Tonny (our driver) became very good friend for us, he gave good advices and we learned so much about animals and birds.
During our safari we had accomodation in lodges and semi-luxury tents. All those places and their meals were excellent.
I really recommend this company if you are planning your vacation in Tanzania! We got excellent memories!

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Beckymchale_6065 05/17/2015

“Awesome experience”

2 years ago

I took a safari with my husband and my 6 year old daughter. John and Anton were extremely helpful and knowledgable. They made us feel as if we were part of the family. The people we met did not treat us as foreigners, they...

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07/13/2013
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5 Days
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Arusha national park, Ngorogoro crater, lake Manyara

I took a safari with my husband and my 6 year old daughter. John and Anton were extremely helpful and knowledgable. They made us feel as if we were part of the family. The people we met did not treat us as foreigners, they treated us like friends visiting. Other travelers I spoke with talked of villagers charging them for a simple photo. We were invited into their homes. I had such a wonderful experience, I cannot wait until we go again and this time volunteer at an orphanage.

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crystalvans_6042 05/16/2015

“Truly an adventure of a lifetime! ”

2 years ago

Best tour guides ever! John and Antony knew so much about the land, the animals, the people, everything. I felt safe, (even when an elephant charged us!) and secure, and it was so wonderful being with two amazing people who took...

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Ngorogoro

Best tour guides ever! John and Antony knew so much about the land, the animals, the people, everything. I felt safe, (even when an elephant charged us!) and secure, and it was so wonderful being with two amazing people who took such great care of us and really went the extra mile to make sure we had the best time. The food was fantastic, too! Don't leave your lunch out anywhere, the monkeys are little thieves. I can't wait to someday take my husband back to Tanzania to take them on one of their safaris, they are just magical!

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Kachalachichi_6040 05/16/2015

“"The best Tour ever!"”

2 years ago

I initially had trouble finding a suitable and trustworthy safari company during my trip to Tanzania. Being a new traveler to Africa, I spoke with a friend who recently went on a few safaris while visiting Tanzania and he referred...

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Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater and climbed Kilimanjaro Mountain

I initially had trouble finding a suitable and trustworthy safari company during my trip to Tanzania. Being a new traveler to Africa, I spoke with a friend who recently went on a few safaris while visiting Tanzania and he referred me to Open Africa Safaris.

What an experience!!!! I toured Arusha, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Open Africa Safaris planned the entire tour, every detail was perfectly executed, and I commend Anthony and Open Africa for a seamless experience.

I would highly recommend this company as they are professional, personable, fun and knowledgeable. Our tour guide Anthony was like the African Steve Irwin or Jack Hanna. He knew everything about the animals we saw and guided our experience with an absurd amount of knowledge.

On Kilimanjaro, Anthony was like Sir Edmund Hillary guiding us into the unknown up to 19,000 feet. Our every need was taken care of to include meals, setting up camp and creating the most amazing experience high above the clouds.

There are not enough stars on this review to rate just how good this company made my experience.

It's truly life altering.