Tanzania from Africa region, is best know for Other Zoos & Aquariums. Discover best things to do in Tanzania with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
5 based on 913 reviews
GET CLOSER! THE ONCE IN A WILD-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE ONLINE PRE BOOKING NECESSARY! Cheetah's Rock is now open on Zanzibar!. Cheetah's Rock is a unique, very special place where people and Animals interact directly - face to face, eye to eye. We are Not a Zoo, We are are Not a Wildlife sanctuary - We are something completely different. Prepare yourself for a magical, memorable and remarkable experience. We believe in introducing wildlife in a really different, much closer, interactive and more personal way. The welfare of our animals on Cheetah's Rock is paramount! Return transport from close by (Stone Town, Nungwi, Kiwengwa, Pwani Mchangani, Kendwa etc) included! NO ENTRY WITHOUT A BOOKING
The information and close encounters with exotic animals was such a treat. The care and respect given to each of the animals was quite refreshing. The owners really love what they do and it shows. They also treated all visitors with respect and were careful of their individuality. Cheetah's Rock is a must see for any visitor to Zanzibar.
5 based on 3 reviews
On the mountain, the first time Kilimanjaro peaks out from the clouds, you're overwhelmed with emotion. The massive beauty of Africa’s tallest mountain surpasses even the loftiest expectations!
Majestic Kilimanjaro & Safari and their dedicated team delivered the trip of a lifetime. In 35 years of travel, my wife and I had the best experience – by far! – that we’ve had with a tour operator.
Pole, pole (slowly, slowly), we summited using the Rongai route on a 8-day/7-night trek.
RESEARCHING & DECIDING on a TREKKING COMPANY
I spent a significant amount of time doing due diligence. I was especially dedicated in researching trekking companies because we had been contemplating this trip for over a dozen years.
With many questions before the trek, Tumaini Sandi and Steve Giles, the owners at Majestic Kilimanjaro, responded carefully and quickly to my many, many emails.
Choosing a climbing company is difficult: most who make it to the summit understandably give their trekking company a 5-star review. Along the way, however, as you chat with clients from other companies and observe their experience, you see that Majestic Kilimanjaro offered the highest quality experience each and every day on the mountain.
Ultimately, we chose Majestic Kilimanjaro not only because they were 5-star, but because previous clients wrote review after review passionately describing unsurpassed expertise, dedication, warmth and attention to detail (great food, excellent equipment, private toilet tents, favorable client:staff ratios, excellent guides, personal service, fine hotels, etc).
PRIVATE or GROUP CLIMB?
My wife and I are life-long independent travelers. However, due to cost, we originally planned on a group climb. After comparing the 5-star operators, we learned that Majestic’s fee for a private climb was comparable to other group climbs. We were thrilled by the Prospect of doing a private climb of Kilimanjaro.
Private climbs with Majestic Kilimanjaro provide flexibility, which is important given the challenge of high altitude climbing. I experienced altitude sickness symptoms at the end of Day 3. To combat the altitude, we were able to descend to a lower camp and recover even when this was not part of the original itinerary. Without this flexibility – which would not be possible on a group climb – we may not have summited.
Private climbs allow you to experience the beautiful solitude of Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro can be a busy place, especially at the camps. Quiet can be difficult to find on a group climb. For instance, one large group, trekking with a 5-star operator, blasted music each day as their group traveled along the trail. I love all types of music, but preferred to experience the peaceful sounds of Kilimanjaro.
Majestic Kilimanjaro offers truly personal service. Tumaini picked us up at the airport, was very responsive to our requests and even returned to the Arusha airport to collect and deliver my climbing gear when it was delayed at our connection in Amsterdam.
Majestic Kilimanjaro’s offers superb value and spares no expense. They are not a low-cost operator, nor do they have the highest fees. When comparing rates, Majestic fees were less than other 5-star companies.
The Majestic Kilimanjaro staff was excellent. Our experienced guides, Kefas (a true leader, and alpine expert who has even speed-climbed Kilimanjaro!) and assistant guide, Frank, (who often is a lead guide on Kilimanjaro … hey Frankie L!!!) were our constant companions. Our group also included a chef and 11 Porters. By the end of the trek, we knew each staff member by name. We felt absolutely supported and a real communion in camp. The commitment to getting us to the top was admirable!
Kefas and Frank knew the mountain intimately. They were lovely to spend time with and offered insight into climate zones, birds and plants. They constantly monitored our physical health to ensure each day went well.
Importantly, we heard raves about how Majestic Kilimanjaro ownership supports its staff. Employees are well paid, well fed and dedicated Porters are sent to school to become guides. Majestic Kilimanjaro gives back by paying for staff advancement and providing charitable funding to schools in need.
Owner Tumaini Sandi’s many years as a Kilimanjaro guide have allowed him to understand the subtlety necessary to support the best climbing experience. There are so many specifics that make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful climb. Three details particularly impressed me about Majestic Kilimanjaro:
(1) Superior Summit Day Staff Ratios
On summit day, we had a 3:2 ratio. That is, 3 staff members (a guide, assistant guide and an apprentice guide) for my wife and me. (Note: the Porters do not summit, but trek to the next site to set up camp.) Having an equal or greater number of guides per climber ensures that each person can get the specific attention they need. Majestic also insisted that they carry our daypacks on the final summit day! By contrast, a 5-star rated group behind us had a 1:4 ratio of 2 guides and 8 climbers, which does not provide the same flexibility given the range of climbing speeds within a group or if there are any individual health/altitude problems.
(2) The Ability to Adjust Itineraries while on the Mountain
Our itinerary was adjusted, mid-route, to give us a greater chance in reaching the summit. When I had altitude sickness at the end of Day 3, our wonderful guide, Kefas, adjusted our itinerary. Instead of staying at high altitude on Day 4, we descended to Third Cave from Mawenzi Tarn Hut. Using a little-used route (we saw no climbers all day!), we were able to descend, better adjust to the altitude and not lose any time! This change in itinerary was only possible because of the experience of our guide (the little-used route is not on the map) and because he was empowered to make the change. Of course, my wife and I were consulted by Kefas before the itinerary change. We knew to trust our guide’s experience.
(3) Truly Personal Service
Hotels vary significantly in Tanzania. We loved Planet Lodge in Arusha, which became our home away from home. We were originally booked in two different hotels during our time in Arusha and Tumaini graciously switched us back to Planet Lodge upon our request. Majestic Kilimanjaro provided the kind of wonderful, personal service that made our trip special.
As another Majestic Kilimanjaro client and Trip Advisor reviewer wrote: “I have never tipped so much in my life.” This was true for us, too. We tipped as generously as we could possibly afford. Simply, every person supporting our climb deserved to be rewarded for their excellence and dedication. Thank you, Steve, Tumaini, Kefas, Frank and all of the Majestic staff, we will never forget the loving care you showed us!
5 based on 3 reviews
The Ngorogoro crater is a volcano that has collapsed inward creating a crater which is the largest intact crater in the world. The floor of the crater is a rich habit with the greatest concentration of mammals on the planet. Fabulous wildlife habitat with the highest concentration of almost extinct Black Rhinos. A Must visit site close to Serengeti national park. Highly recommend. Hope this helps.
5 based on 1 reviews
The Serengeti National Park is divided into three main areas. Seronera is the most central and accessible region.
We are both 70. Had a armed tour guide and an armed member of the national park. We always felt safe. A tremendous experience with extensive educational talks. Hot at times, dusty, no rain. Wear gear to protect you from the sun, heat, rain and bugs. Wish there was a full migration. Many of the wildlife were birthing their young. I would repeat this experience in a second. We had to stay in small well made tents with separate shower, bathroom and dining tents. The only negative for me was sleeping on cots. I could never find a comfortable position for my hips. If I go back, I would have to find a solution for my aging body.
5 based on 796 reviews
Definitely a park to visit if you are wondering which ones to pick. You need two days to do justice and give yourself the chance to see all the big game that can be found in this park.
Tarangire is famous for its large herds of elephants. But there are also many birds if you look hard enough. The landscape varies from dense forest to clear plains along the river. Large herds of zebras, giraffe, wildebeest, antelopes and baboons can be found. You may get lucky and spot lions, cheetahs and leopard.
This was wonderful safari and we saw lots of animals.
5 based on 651 reviews
Organized a boat to nakupenda just outside the Tenno House Hotel on the beach in Stone Town. Two hour trip negotiated for 50,000 tsh
I wasn’t sure what time to visit given low tide was around midday today and high tide around 630am. I got there at 9am and was the first boat to arrive. Had the sandbank to myself for the first 30min which led to some magical shots. From what I’ve seen - it looks far busier around midday when the tours all come in
The sandbank itself is pretty amazing - and suggest for those staying in stone town to go off peak with arrangements with a boat easy to negotiate
5 based on 200 reviews
Booked a three day safari by road from Dar with Bushroutes who i had used in 2013 for the Selous Game Reseve. The trip started at 4 a.m with a pick up by our driver/guide Marcelino. The drive through Morogoro region , past Mikumi and Iringa is on Tarmac road. From Iringa to Ruaha is initially Tarmac and then a bumpy non Tarmac stretch. The journey took 14 hours in total with arrival at the park at 6 p.m. (a couple of stops for refreshment and a traffic police stop also).On our way to our accommodation in the new Bandas we saw Hippos, crocodile and a family of elephants. The new Bandas have 2 single beds with Mosquito nets and an adjoining shower/toilet room. They get very warm and there is no fan to cool down. The game drive the following day was slightly disappointing as we saw one large group of Buffalo and one large family of Elephants. Lots of Impala, baboons, Zebras, Giraffe, an Ostrich family, the odd Kudu and a pair of Hyenas. The following morning on our way out of the park we saw a group of 5 lions. The reputation of this park is on the large groups of lions, Buffalo and Elephants, i guess we were unlucky. The return journey was again 14 hours with a traffic jam in the Mbezi area at 10p.m !! It is no wonder that flying in and out is recommended but the cost then triples to what we paid.
4.5 based on 377 reviews
I can't describe how beautiful the white sand beach is! One has to go and enjoy! It's worth to go there definitely! We visited klingi, nungwi and Dongwe too. But Kendwa's sea and beach was really different and beautiful. We had a great time, altough someone stole my sea shoes:((..
We also joined to a Mnemba Island tour from Kendwa, organized by a beach boy, although we don't like to call him as a beach boy...His name is Captain Omar! As many people commented we were insecure about The Beach Boys. But Omar explained his tours with his good English and in a very kind way. We checked the tours provided by our hotel but you'll notice everybody is taking their commission for the same/similar tour charging you more expensive. We trusted Omar and it was an exactly good choice!!! We had a great time at the mnemba island tour. One can find him in Kendwas beach, he has other tours too like stone town etc. and one can trust him. Also you'll pay less than the tours organized by the hotels. Here's his watsup number: +225773152892
4.5 based on 221 reviews
The Beach is not like what you’d expect .
Yes it has golden sand . Amazing view. Restaurants and everything .
It has no basic services: no umbrellas or sunbeds to rent .
No fresh water shower facilities.
When the tide is low you can only see the ocean half a kilometre away and not enjoy it .
The sandy beach is covered with seaweed and algae.
Every other local wants to sell you something .
All in all you can have a wonderful
Time at the beach . Get a fantastic tan very fast .
I reckon it is a nice place to
Get a tan.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Beautiful beach although many hotels/areas don’t have a sand area. We stayed at Z hotel that have it and it was great.
This part of the island is busier then others and it’s nice. Hotels to accommodate all kind of tourists, nice restaurants, friendly people. Not far from Mnemba atoll by boat (we dove with Spanish dancers and liked it a lot).
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