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“We loved our customised safari trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bright African Safaris - Private Day Tours

Bright African Safaris - Private Day Tours
Arusha, Tanzania
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Owner description: BRIGHT AFRICAN SAFARIS. We are local Tanzanian Tour Operator selling tailor made safaris within east African countries - Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. We offer the following Services:- Budget camping Safaris, Standard lodge/tented camps safaris, Cultural Tours, Canoeing, walking safaris, Beach holiday, Hot air balloon Safaris, Camel Ride, Cycling/Biking safaris and Kilimanjaro Trek. We are well experienced and cooperate to our guests to arrange their holiday. We are patient and attentive to all your requests. We concentrate on every individual requests and work closer with you to finalize your program. Our range of services is wide, from budget to luxury. "Let Bright African Safaris rhythms make your Africa vacation dreams come true"..
Pleasanton, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“We loved our customised safari trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Masengi was very helpful in personalizing our trip to africa from CA.USA. In 8 days we covered a lot. Charles was our driver in kenya, Very knowledgeable about the park and history, hotels were very nice and food was delicious. Always on or before time.
Salim was our driver/guide in Tanzania, young and funny he was entertaining and informative.
He went an extra mile to make sure we saw all the animals, He made it possible for us to see Big 5.
I enjoyed our stay in the tented camp at Serengeti and sopa lodge at the crater was super nice with awesome view of the crater, sunset and sunrise.
we did not care for the Tarengri park, nor the hotel. But our overall trip was excellent, Great tour company with good service from the start to end. They are trustworthy especially with the money transaction you want someone reliable.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We really loved our trip in Tanzania. The company and the guide is amazing and the itinerary was very well thought out. The guide was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and all the history. We stayed at really nice lodges & hotels and everyone was so pleasant. THANK YOU BRIGHT AFRICAN SAFARIS!

Visited June 2013
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“Local, knowledgeable company with passion for wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We researched many tour companies. We decided on bright African Safaris as they are a local company that had great reviews.

We found that our guide Salimu was passionate about Tanzania and its environment. Although he had been a tour operator for 7 years it seemed that it was far more than just a job for him and it was obvious that he loved Tanzania. He was very knowledgeable about all the animals and environment and was able to answer all our questions.

We were impressed to find out that we had our own personal cook, Jamal. Jamal was very friendly and taught us some local swahili slang and songs. He cooked delicious dinners and made great lunch packs. Although we were on a budget safari we had spreads with coffee, hot chocolate and tea at all breakfasts and dinners. Breakfasts were fruit and toast with pancakes, eggs, sausage. Dinners were hot cooked meals with a soup starter, a main and fruit. Salimu ate with us which was a good opportunity to learn about him and his family and the local culture.

Msangi was so helpful when we were organising the trip and responsed to all our many enquiries quickly and patiently.

Overall for the price we paid we couldn't have imagined a better tour. We had all the necessities and much more and everything was excellent. We miss Tanzania and will definitely go back for another tour with bright African safaris.



Visited January 2013
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“We loved Tanzania! Thank you Bright African Safaris!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Bright African Safaris provided our family of five with the best vacation we have ever had. The tour guide, Chandei, was excellent -- intelligent, knowledgable and professsional, and our kids still talk about him constantly. The transportation was comfortable, the scenery and animals were spectacular, the itinerary very interesting, and the hotels ranged from okay to great to amazing. It is a Tanzania-based company, which is important to us in terms of supporting the local economy. Msangi did almost everything he could to tailor the itinerary to our desires and needs.

Some of our highlights: hunting with a local tribe, talking with fisherman on a lake at sunset, a massive wildebeast stampede, a visit to a village where the people grow bananas, carve wood, make coffee, honey and banana beer, seeing lions, elephants and zebra really up close, wading through a rushing stream after a heavy rain, colorful and talented local performers.

The hotels ranged from okay (the Kibo Palace, Arusha Coffee Lodge and Ngorongor Serena) to very good (Lake Masek Tented Camp and Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp). I was enchanted by the Manor Hotel at Ngorongoro, loved the Kisimangeda Tented Camp on Lake Eyasi and very much enjoyed the Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach Resort in Zanzibar.

We highly recommend Bright African Safaris! The only problem -- our children have now found that any other trip, no matter how great, just doesn't measure up to Tanzania!

(Some tips: don't overload on mosquito stuff, medicines, cameras and binoculars as I did -- travel light. Do take a sweater or windbreaker for morning drives, a couple of skirts or dressier pants for the evening, lots of camera memory cards and a small flashlight. The vehicles have charging stations, great for long drives. We changed locations almost every night, which was great for sightseeing, but do organize your trip so that you have a least one point mid-way where you can get your laundry done.)

Thanks Msangi, Chandei and Bright African Safaris!

Visited June 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Ahsante sana Bright African Safaris!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This review comes a little late in the day – since I travelled in early march .. but I had the best vacation ever thanks to the very efficient Msangi and his team at Bright African Safaris. My husband and I chose to do a 7 day safari through Tanzania for our honeymoon and we were not disappointed.
At the research stage, picking a safari company can be a mindboggling job. I went through tripadvisor and was almost suspicious with Bright African’s spotless reviews - how can everyone be happy with them?? But as I started communicating with Msangi I realized why 1. They’re very efficient – I would get a response to my mail within the day itself. All my questions were answered in detail ( and a great amount of patience) I must have reworked my itinerary at least 10 times !! 2. Amongst all the quotations I received I thought that they provided the best value for money. Msangi packed in our itinerary with as much possible – just the way we wanted it 3. Our Guide Raymond was very experienced , warm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He was accommodating of every demand that we made and always with a smile :) In fact he even altered our itinerary when we realized that most of the migration was in the ndutu area as opposed Serengeti as was originally expected.. so we spent an extra half day in ndutu where we actually spotted lots of cheetahs and a pride of lions! We saw all the animals and birds that we had hoped to see and we were very lucky to witness a pack of cheetahs hunt down a wildebeest !!! Thank you so much Ray - we truly had a great time with you !! 4. All the hotel arrangements were done perfectly ( with some ugrades too coz we were on our honeymoon!!) and we even managed to pull off a picture perfect surprise dinner by a private bonfire at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge for my husband’s birthday.. he didnt have a clue!! Thank you Bright African for making it a very memorable honeymoon !! Would love to be back with you the next time!!

Visited March 2013
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