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The Original Tanzania Experience

One of the most memorable experiences of our lives!

Review by Robyn, Mike, Brian and Chris (USA)
Tailoured tour of Northern Circuit on a tailored tour with longer time spent in Serengeti (June 2014)

Safari means "journey" or "trip" in Swahili. A journey indeed – beyond visiting The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, we were also able to plan day trips and set up pick-up/drop-off at the airport with the same company, Original Tanzania. I'm not sure I could have been any more pleased from the beginning e-mail correspondence with Sarah to our full two weeks with our incredibly knowledgeable tour guide, Sylvester and chef, Mgosi. Considering your guides are with you for a good portion of your trip - from airport pick-up to your safari which can include 10-12 hours a day with them, to day trips in town, e.g. Kilimanjaro day hike, Hot Springs, etc - they can really make or break a trip that most of us save up for quite a long time. We were able to develop a relationship and share an openness with questions. This helps to create a more unique and better learning experience, not only concerning wildlife, but also the culture. One of our guides, Mgosi, even called us one evening that we weren't with them just to ensure we made it home safely. The company also set up every hotel, campsite, etc. Sarah was our contact person with O.T. She was extremely patient with our many questions and took the worry out of the planning of our once in a lifetime African journey.

Prior to travelling to Africa, I was a bit nervous and endlessly searched the internet for information regarding others' experiences. Upon returning I wrote an article/story regarding our vacation for anyone else travelling here and looking for info. Everyone at Original Tanzania definitely helped to make our trip one to remember for the rest of our lives. So much so that I wanted to tell anyone who is contemplating a company - this one will NOT let you down! Have fun wherever your travels take you!

Thank you once again Original Tanzania for helping to give us one of the most memorable experiences of our lives!