I appreciate all the advice that I've recieved from this forum so far! I have been researching safaris for some time now and after much deliberation myself and a friend have decided to go with Basecamp - they fit our budget, reviews seem good and communication is excellent so far. We only have one problem and that is that we would like to lower costs and meet some awesome people while we're doing it. We're looking for a couple or more who are interested in joining us. We haven't book specific dates yet but we'd like to leave from Arusha or Marangu (or Mt Kilimanjaro airport) anywhere between the 13th of June and the 19th for a 5-7 day Safari covering Lake Manyara or Tarangire Park, Ngorogoro crater and the Serengeti. Our only constraints are that we need to be back in Dar for June 23.
Hopefully there are some people out there who are interested!