Safari 56
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Safari 56 is the #1 rated tour company in Tanzania. It was founded in June 2016 by Yonafika Akida as a way to share his love of Africa’s natural wonders and beauty. And nowhere does Africa’s splendor shine more than in Tanzania, considered by world travelers as the crown jewel of Africa. Whether you’re looking to embark on a safari, escape to a beach paradise, or take a breathtaking hike through Tanzania’s lush landscapes, Safari 56 is your gateway to it all.
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Semiotico1973
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
I booked Safari 56 after my Tanzanian friend saw the strong endorsement on their Facebook page. I needed to do a 3 day safari in between my stints in Dar and in Zanzibar. I warns;rt disappointed. I had a briefing by Allen and Kenneth the day before and then was picked up by Habib the morning afterwards. We spent a great day driving through Ngorogoro, then to Serengeti and then back through Ngorogoro. Our guide Habib was excellent. He was invariably the most keen sighted and first on the scene for a special moment. I told him I dreamt of seeing a leopard and he duly found two for me that very day. One on a rock and another up a tree with a gazelle as prey. Habib experience numerous difficulties outride his control during the trip (a flat tire, getting stuck in a muddy pothole and finally a broken brake) but was basically unflappable throughout. He combined all the qualities you need in a good teacher or guide, both deep knowledge of his craft (in this case the flora and fauna of Tanzania) - and trust me, we all bombarded him with questions constantly! But also, you need passion, and it was clear how much Habib loves the animals and treasures his ability to show people the pride of Tanzania. It was hiss first safari since lockdown and he told us how much it meant to him to bye out there again. We saw all the Big Five even a rhinoceros albeit at some distance out. But it was the guide and his cook Peter - who cooked gourmet food under the most challenging conditions - who really made the trip great. The whole experience was very positive. And most importantly it is a fraction of the price of some other safaris I was quoted. I would recommend Safari56 unreservedly. Chris
Written January 23, 2022
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Thankx for this great review.We are humbled and grateful you enjoyed every moment with our team out there...
Written January 23, 2022
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Jonathan O
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We booked a day trip to Mikumi National Park with Akida from Safari56. Despite booking on short notice, Akida and the tour guide Michael arrived at the hotel before our scheduled pickup time of 3:30am and we ventured out to Mikumi from Dar Es Salaam, approximately a 5 hour journey.

Once at the park, we spent hours spotting a variety of wildlife while Michael shared his in-depth knowledge of the animals and their behavior. This was by far the best part of the journey as we learned so much.

After a few hours of driving around the park, we took an hour lunch break and ventured back out to see if we could find a lioness and her 3 cubs that were spotted earlier in the day. At the end of the day we didn't end up seeing a lion or cheetah but thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and look forward to the next one.

Overall Safari56 was very professional, well equipped, and above all they are very passionate about what they do and it shows. Would highly recommend booking with Safari56!! Thanks again Michael and Akida!
Written March 30, 2022
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Thanks brother for such a great Review. Knowing you had the best of your short safari despite been booked on a short notice makes us feel proud of the entire team and your trust .Looking forward for future adventures with you again
Written March 31, 2022
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EeroSilver
Turku, Finland1 contribution
Couples
We travelled to Tanzania, especially Zanzibar with my girlfriend for a holiday. We also wanted to do a Safari so asked about it from Safari56, whose manager Yonafika I happened to know in advance. We got a very good offer and booking and other practical stuff went smoothly. The manager was waiting for us at the ferry when we arrived from Zanzibar to Dar, with our guide, Michael, also present. Michael was very pleasant person and professional as a guide and it was a great pleasure to travel with him. The accommodation in Mikumi, Camp Bastian, was positive surprise: food was excellent, rooms were comfortable and the staff were kind.
All in all I would recommend Safari56 to anyone who is interested in any kinds of activities in Tanzania, mostly Safari. The company is reliable and customer's needs are truly taken into account.

Also a little tip for those who are starting their trip from Zanzibar and have to travel to Dar via ferry: buy the ferry tickets in advance if possible. The ferry can be sold out, in our case even week before, so we had to buy VIP tickets that cost nearly double.

BR, Eero and Satu
Written January 7, 2020
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Hello Silver! Thanks for the great review.We are glad we met your expectations as a couple traveller. Tanzania still has a lot to offer,so we welcome you back again for more adventure specially in the Northern Circuit and Kilimanjaro trekking..Asante Sana na Karibu tena
Written January 8, 2020
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RossTrav
Bridport, UK4 contributions
We are a family of 7 from the UK, two adults and our 5 children (18,16,12,11 and 7) who have just been on our first safari with Safari56. We were recommended Safari56 by a couple of friends who had used them. We had a really amazing time in Terengerie, Serengeti and Ngorogoro and would highly recommend them. Akida, Allen and the team were very easy to communicate with both from the UK and whilst in Tanzania. They went the extra mile to make sure that we had everything we needed. Our guide, Dill was very knowledgable, knows all the good spots and is an excellent driver. He made sure that we not only saw all of the big 5 (including Rhino) but also many other animals on our wish list inc python, crocodiles, cobra and many many more. The accommodation and campos were all great and comfortable with really nice food. This was an all round brilliant experience 10/10.
Written July 29, 2022
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Hello Ross.. First ,thanks for trusting us with your family holiday since we know family holiday is a crucial event to anyone. We also glad we met your expectations to have the honor of 10 point rating from you .On behalf of the entire team that went on their way to make sure this comes out successful we say ,Thank you for such a great review on us and looking forward for future adventures for we say ,nowhere does Africa’s splendor shine more than in Tanzania, considered by world travelers as the crown jewel of Africa. Always remember Whether you’re looking to embark on a safari once again, escape to a beach paradise, or take a breathtaking hike through Tanzania’s lush landscapes, Safari 56 is your gateway to it all. cheers to the entire family! Much Love from us
Written July 29, 2022
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Michael Hon
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic2 contributions
Couples
It was just awesome! Unexpectedly it was a private tour for two of us - i guess because of lack of tourists. They picked us up with a proper jeep in Dar es Salaam and took us to Mikumi national park. We spent most of the time in the park driving with open roof, watching the wildlife. The time we spent there was only on out decision and our Guide Joseph was really exited about everything about animals and plants there. So we got good explanation about everything. It was also pretty cool with the distance and respect for wild animals - no hunting for them and driving offroad to see them close for fancy photos - althougt we saw a lot of this behavior done by drunk russian dummies. Yeah and the accomodation, food and service was gorgeos. Strong emotions, still absorbing it.We also visited one Masaji village which good as well. The only thing that sucked was going there and back, it took ages! About 6 hours to get there and almost 9 painfull hours to get back. But sure, it was not a mistake of our guides, it is just the traffic here. Anyway, for the price it was more than worth it!
Written December 20, 2020
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Asante Sana and glad you had the best of experience with us and our guides .Your trust on us means a lot so much...We are great ful and looking forward to hosting you in future adventures ..with love Akida
Written December 21, 2020
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Nicoleta Radu
Bucharest, Romania8 contributions
We had an excellent experience organized by Akida, in the heart of Tanzania, in one of the most beautiful and virgin place on Earth. The trip was managed by Gaston, our guide and driver, who took us on the red road to the National Park. We”ve been accommodated in HippoCamp, the place managed by Benson who did the best to offer good sleeping room and food, by the river, where we had the best sunset ever. The safari was so incredible, lucky enough to meet all animals living in Africa. Birds, small or large, lions resting in the picnic area copying humans, impalas who live separate in female and male herds, zebras, the wonderful giraffes, hippos, lots of them, who have the thinnest skin despite their huge size, crocodiles, warthogs who are as funny as Lion King embellish them. Walking safari was another beautiful experience, worth taking it. We fully recommend working with Akida and his team.
Written March 18, 2020
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Hi there! We are glad you had the best experience with us and our entire team.Looking forward to seeing you again.much love from us
Written March 29, 2020
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Samet Aydin
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We did one-day Mikumi National Park tour. One day tour is a bit tough but if you do not have enough time for safari Mikumu is a good place for a day-trip. The driver was on time for the pickup. It takes 3 hours to get there. We saw a lot of animals; lion, buffalo, impala, elephants, giraffe, baboons and differrent type of birds etc. We saw a lion family with 5-6 members and luckily we saw two lions mating. Our driver was also our tour guide and he gave a lot of information about the animals we saw. It was a great tour and great experince. Thank you guys.

Note: Only warning is about the food. We had lunch in the National Park restaurant but it is not the best restaurant in Tanzania. I mean if you are sensitive about food, try to pack some good snack before the tour just in case if you won't be happy with the options in the restaurants.
Written August 18, 2021
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Thankx for your great review and on the food part we shall hence fourth provide packed Lunch Boxes instead of having to eat at the restaurant. We are appreciative for choosing us and having good time with our Guide ..Karibu Sana
Written August 19, 2021
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Marlou v
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Friends
My friend and I went to Tanzania very last minute. And we were advised to reach out to akida from safari 56 tours, for a safari.
He was very quick in responding and was able to make a great itinerary for us.
He was with us all the way through our travel.
And we slept in an amazing bungalow tent. Meeting the maasai people was a true experience and a day later the safari was unbelievable.
Would highly recommend this tour. The place we slept was good, nice food, a pool and clean tents. Kr marlou (netherlands)
Written January 30, 2020
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Asante Sana! We are glad you had the best of your 3 Days Safari and alll went as planned... Tanzania has still a lot to offer you guyz..So,am looking forward to hosting you again..Karibu Tena!
Written January 30, 2020
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Abdifatah Hassa... A
1 contribution
Friends
Excellent arrangements, perfect tour plan and lots of activities even if the trip is short. Safari56 team is trusted and excellent in communication and has one of the best tour guides in Zanzibar. All of them licensed by the government. I would recommend everyone who’s planning safari adventure or beach vibes (Zanzibar) to get in touch with these guys.

Asante Sana Team safari56 for making our trip to Zanzibar/Daresalam superb. Big ups amazing people 👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾👌🏾👌🏾
Written April 1, 2022
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Asante Sana for trusting us.We are glad you had thr best of time with our team
Written April 3, 2022
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Seher E
4 contributions
Solo
I did the 3 day mikumi safari and it was everything I hoped for. I saw many girafs, zebras, lions... Samuel was an amazing guide. Everything was well organised. I definitely recommend safari 56 to anyone who wants to have a unforgettable experience. You will not be disappointed.
Written February 11, 2022
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Thank you for such a great review and glad we met your expectations. Tanzania has a lot to show off and experience, we welcome you for many more adventures within..
Written February 13, 2022
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