Kanuth Adventure Safaris
Kanuth Adventure Safaris
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A Tanzanian Safari holiday is most likely to be the holiday of your lifetime. Especially if you manage to find a local tour operator who is not only willing but able to take you to some of off beaten tracks where you can experience a true African safari experience that few other tourists do. We, Kanuth Adventure Safari Ltd, is able and very willing to do that. We protect you against COVID-19 by taking all precautions to ensure that you will be safe while traveling with us.
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Flyer15991879749
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Tarimo has been very kind and patient to answer to all our questions and doubts
we recommend this company for everybody. We had two days Safari in Mikumi park. We were very happy with this tour. We saw the big 4 (there are no Rhinos at Mikumi)
They are very professional. Everything was perfect. Our guide, Muddy has served us very professionally. He gave many info to us about wild life, he was very friendly. Also he was a good driver as well.
Our stay in Camp Bastian was also perfect, all hotel staff was very kind to us. It was very clean and the foods are quite ok.
Written January 6, 2020
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Ole Pedersen
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We went with Kanuth Adventure Safaris on a private 3-night, 4-day safari to Mikumi National Park and Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve). We had a fantastic experience with Kanuth himself, who is a certified guide for all parks in Tanzania as well as a great driver. This is important because you do not need to pick up a guide when entering a new park; you just enter and Kanuth will do the spotting on the game drive, and he is GOOD at it.

We did not feel under time pressure at any point in time. Kanuth showed up at our hotel in Morogoro 5 a.m. and 2 h later, we were in Mikumi where the fun began. On the way out, we had to wait for the lions to pass the highway – it really does not get any better than that. The following two days were spent in Nyerere National Park where the wildlife is abundant and with very few visitors. Contact Kanuth and he will design a program for you regardless of if you have only 1 day available or would like to stay overnight in the parks or in nearby hotels. Next time, we are going to test his cooking skills since his CV also include several years of experience as a safari cook!
Written April 20, 2022
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Stanislav Š
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I was looking for someone to organize a safari in Tanzania for me, I wanted to fulfill my childhood dream, by chance I found Kanuth Adventure Safaris. He organized a 28 day safari for me and my son. We visited Nyerere NP, Udzungwa mountains NP, Ruaha NP, Kitulo plain NP, Katavi plain NP and Mahale mountains NP. If I am healthy I will come to Tanzania again and I will not look for any more agency, I have already found one and that is Kanuth Adventures Safaris. Kanuth is sympathetic, dedicated and tries to arrange even the impossible. He is simply a top notch and totally awesome. I can only recommend his services, he has 5 stars with me
Written July 6, 2022
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ICWII
Haymarket, VA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We are truly thankful for the trip of a lifetime that Kanuth Adventure Safaris gave us. My parents have used them for many years, for good reason. So, when it was our turn to travel, there was no hesitation. Our family of 10 got to experience first-hand the beauty of the three parks on our 4-day safari.

We could not have asked for better guides. Tarimo and Micheal gave us an amazing experience. They were extremely knowledgeable and found the animals that we were looking for. The lodges also were exceptional. Our trip was planned to perfection! We will be sending everyone their way. Thank you from all of us for this fabulous trip of a lifetime!
Written December 5, 2023
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Arianne A
London, UK38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Started great with an easy communication with the company. We´ve booked a private 2 day safari to Mikumi National Park. They would pick us up from the airport and go straight from there.
When we got to the airport, I got a text asking for my flight number. I replied saying I was already waiting form them and they said they would be there in 10min (they took 40 minutes!).
Then he said they had ran out of cars and asked if I would mind sharing the safari with another couple. Not what I had planned, but I did not want to spoil the mood...
Our guide took us, on a very uncomfortable jeep, on a 7h silent trip. He never said any words other than lunch, toilet, lion, elephant, giraffe. I realy pissed me off that he could not speak good english as this was something I had largely discussed with the company before booking the safari.
The next morning he took us out on another park trip where we gpt stuck on the mud. Waited for 1h until someone came to rescue us (at least this other guide would talk and explain things about the animals).This was 7am. He took us back to camp for breakfast.
At noon we decided to call the company as our guide still hadn´t come back and we had no news. To our surprise, the guide never contacted the company and they were unware of the problem.
One hour later, another car came to take us on a safari. This time the guide, which lived in the park, talked throughout the trip.
We went back to camp to meet our old guide and drive back to Dar Es Sallam. THE SCARIEST EXPERIENCE EVER! No light on the roads and people drive in the wrong direction. I felt the company was very reckless to put us on that situation!
Do not recommend to anyone. You are going to travel far and the minimum you expect is a safe experience.
Written January 22, 2018
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Lise K
Kongens Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
We made an arrangement with Kanuth Safari at very short notice and they made the trip fit our tight schedule perfectly. Everything about the booking handled by Jesca went so smooth and professional and the arrangement was carried out 100% as agreed to. Good written information was given before departure and after pick up at the ferry in Dar. Price was good compared to other campanies and a full value for money experience.

Mr. Kanuth was our guide himself and was punctual as few in this region. Very pleasant and considerate company, knowledgeable about wildlife, plants and the whole area from Dar to Mikumi and the national park it self. The drive from Dar, with a very kompetent driver as Mr. Kanuth, is 6 hours and an early starts makes an afternoon/sundown game drive possible. We were shown numerous large groups of giraffes, hippos, elefants, impalas, buffaloes, zebras and warthogs. Colorful birds were pointed out for us and thorough information given along the way.

The park was pleasantly not full of other people and only 3-4 other cars circled the area in the 2 days we were there. We stayed 1 night in Tanapas Bandas and enjoyed the priviledge of staying inside the park, ready for a very early sunrise game drive. The bandas are simple and no water in the shower. Never mind. The people are very nice and the meals are tasty. Good atmosphere and great sky at night. However, you're not to wander about after dark or before sunrise.

Our best recommendations to Mr. Kanuth and his company. We will not hesitate to recommend him to friends and to seek his service again on the next trip to Tanzania.
Written June 18, 2016
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Zeevush
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Cars - 1/10 - very bad vehicle
the car is VERY OLD, and seems like it's having VERY BAD MAINTENANCE. The
LandCruiser car of kanuth is screeching during the entire drive, and the whole car (metal skeleton, chairs, etc) is making very loud noises as if its going to break apart at any moment of our drive.
Also, and in appart from that, the gear of the car broke down on the start of our trip in the middle of the safari - our guide stopped our trip and took us to a garage, where we spent almost 3 hours while they were trying to fix it (during all that time, not even once did the kantuh guide approched us to asked how we are doing or gave us an update about what is going on). From that point on the gear continued making troubles (even after the 3 hours "fix" with us at the garage) - for the driver it was very hard to drive, and for us it was a nightmare with constant fear of the car breaking up agien and us tourists getting stuck at the safari or having to spend even more time of our trip at the garage agien.
We have read reviews with warnings about Kanuth cars breaking down and we didn't listen - we advise not to make our mistake. We regret taking the trip with Kanuth and his Land cruiser vehicle.

Guide - 3/10 - very bad guiding driver
Our guide, named Moses pallangyo, almost doesnt offer any informative stories / information by himself. If he does say somthing by his initiative once in an hour / two hours during the safari, it is usually a short sentence or two. We found ourselves feeling the need to keep asking questions by ourselves, because otherwise we would
get no interresting information from the kanuth guide, but even then - the answers were short, one or two sentences. The guide could spot animals where others stopped to watch them (and for that only the 3 points our of 10), but It is very frustrating to go through the safari and to get no interesting information / stories - and it was very unpleasant for us to have to keep ask so many questing in order to get somthing (of poor information none the less).
Of importantce to mention that we also read about the animals online, and found mistakes in the limited information our guide shared with us.
Knowing the animals or how to drive a really bad maintained vehicle is not enough in our feelings. In our feelings, our guide (Moses) was not able or maybe does not know how to convey information to others, how to create a pleasent feeling to tourists, or how to be attentive and care about the needs of his clients (although we felt he did notice our difficulties, he did not much in the matter). The kanuth guide even repremanded us more then a few times, and in a very unpleasent way, when we didn't remember some small thing he said few days back, or when somthing was
not for his satisfaction (for us it felt like being with "anal" personality and the time with the kanuth guide was not pleasent in our feeling).
To mention the kanuth guide was very self marketing of himself and of the company (repeated up to 20 times that his "only goal is to make us happy" - maybe he was taught to say these) - but it seems / felt that he did not implement those "marketing" sentences in reallity, and so him going on saying them over and over added a sad irony to the situation and to our experience.
To mention that we did spent some time in Tanzania with other guides who are not of kanuth, and with them it was a very different and pleasent experience for us, and so we regret choosing Kanuth on this important aspect (driver guide) as well.

Safety - 1/10 - very bad
The vehicle provided by Kanuth had no proper seat belt for one of us, and so the Kanuth guide (Moses) - instead of fixing it, told us it will be just fine for us to drive the safari with no seat belt, because in his opinion he is a very skilled driver (self marketing on that too) and "nothing bad can happen". We asked him for several times to fix the seat belt - one of the times was after witnessing another Toyota
vehicle that got turned over on its back in the safari - but our guide driver (Moses) did not do anything about it.
The Kanuth vehicle felt like it can break down anymoment in the middle of the safari - and it actually did break up, luckily for us it wasnt after the garage got closed or else we might have stayed long time at night in the safari.

*There is also a need to warn people of the TZETZE FLY - that is transmitting RELLY DANGEROUS disease called "Sleeping Sickness" (also known as African Trypanosomiasis) - SYMPTOMS usually appear 1 to 2 weeks after the bite of the fly and the infection include a red sore (chancre), skin rash, severe head ache, insomnia, muscle pain, and after a few more weeks - weight loss and neurological symptoms - untill seizures and complete COMA (central nervous system failure).
Cases of sleeping sickness continue to show up among tourists who ave been near Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara - among which Kanuth take us and other tourists to.
We got bitten - several times - by the TZETZE fly during the safari with Kanuth guide. Kanuth and hes guide Moses did nothing to warn us of the fly and it's spreading disesae (for the very lease they could have advise us to wear long bright clothes of several layers). On the contrary - when we asked about the TZETZE FLY and hes risks, the answer of our guide (Moses) was that there is "absolutley no danger with him or hes bites".
We believe it is needed for others to be warned.

To note that 3 days of safari are really enough, we feel that more than that is not needed (4 days max if you really want to).

Total - 2/10 (very bad) -
I had a very bad experience with Kanuth company (and with the guide Moses).
There are thousands of safari companies to pick yours from.
Written June 29, 2019
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Thank you very much for your review. For us negative and positive reviews are considered. But as we meet difficult customers like you we also want to tell other people what happened and what we have experienced from you as our customer from the beginning of your tour with us. Its true that you booked a tour of 8 days package with 2 days in Zanzibar and 6 days lodge safari. The communication between me and you was very smooth and well handled until you were picked up at Zanzibar airport by our guide Massimo. On the program you were to be picked up and transfer to the hotel for relaxations until evening when the guide was suppose to pick you up and take you to Forodhani Garden. But you request to do Spice tour just after arrival and as we are always flexible the guide inform me of your request and I told him to proceed with what you have requested. Unfortunate when I meet you personally in that evening you started to complain that the spice tour was boring and nothing to see as it was not a very active tour. To me its was a surprise! to receive such negative comment about spice tour. I didn't know what you were expecting as when you do this kind of tour is all about information and testing and learning about different spices of spices. So when you tell me that the tour was boring I was really shocked and start getting worry about you. We had to sit together that evening for dinner at Forothani Garden and start update your program again. You should remember that your package in Zanzibar was just with 2 activities Stone town tour and Spice tour but then I decided to give you an offer of a visit to Prison Island. And also because of my experience of meeting different people just after sitting with you for dinner for short time I learn from you that you are very difficult person. So I told my guide Massimo to really being polite and try his level best to make sure you are not going to complain about any tour that he has to provide. Luckly Massimo manage to do his part, and I can't see any word from you about him or Zanzibar. Then you get in ti the flight to Arusha and meet your guide Mosses on your day 3 for tour of 6 days. String with Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. First you should understand that Mosses has been working with us for more than 5 years as a profession Tour Guide. Before walking with us he was working with Tabia Safari for 3 year. He get studded his tour guide course at Professional Tour guide college in Arusha where he had awarded a advanced diploma certificate in Tour Guide and leadership course. If you don't trust this I can attach a copy of his certificate here as a proof and for all fine year that he has been working with us you are not the first clients to travel with him. He is always traveling and we have many nice reviews about him. If you want I also can send you some of them or contacts of those guest so that you can ask them about their experience with their tour with Mosses. Your first day of Safari which you visited Tarangire was fine. The second day you were traveling from Tarangire to Serengeti.You started to complain to Mosses that the company didn't inform you to carry your camera. Its not usual for us to remind people to carry cameras with them because we don't know if they will be using it or not unless when they ask us about what to pack. Mosses also told me you were very serious in the car and you didn't even want to talk with him. Even when he told you something you were just let your wife to answer. Imagine! how can a guide being interactive with a person that is not even talking to his own wife? How this can happen? His main work on that day was to drive you safe and make sure he shows you what was able to see. The third day of your safari you were to leave from Seronera to North Serengeti in Lobo area. Then is when I received a call from Mosses and you asking and telling me again that the safari is boring,you are seen the same animals all the time, You have seen many lions bla bla bla! and you were asking for something else you mentioned either to visit a lake or visit a local village. Imagine! You were supposed to have an overnight at Lobo and the hotel was already booked and paid and from Lobo to the lake is a very long distance as well as from the lobo area there is no local village near by where we could take you. So it was shocked again to me. I told Mosses to stick on program and not to take you to any village or lake because it was not on plan. You should request this early so we could arrange it accordingly and not changing plans everytime that you want. I also told you on the call that we can't add what you are requesting so you better proceed with your boring tour as you said than taking things which are completely impossible to arrange them in short time for us. On your forth you were to drive to Mara river. Mosses take you very early and start driving to Mara River. You arrived there safe and there was no much to see. But the car got a brake down as you are saying. It was a master cylinder leakage the flued. Mosses notice the problem and find the solution. But the first impression from you was you asking Mosses to inform the office to send another car and not to slave the existing problem. If Mosses decided to listen to what you were telling him it could take us 2 days to send another car to get you from there. But meanwhile the car problem was not that big. Just leakage and Moses manage to slave it in 45 minutes and you are laying that it was 3 hours. You should tell people the truth about it and not being too emotional. From that problem you had there was nothing else about happened about the car. You didn't sleep in the middle of nowhere and he manage to bring you back to the hotel safe. I even get the call from the manage at you were very rude to the hotel staff asking then strange and rhetorical questions. I just told the manage to tell the worker to stay away from you because you are a stranger. About our very old car. Its true that we have very old cars. Thank you for understanding that. But the old car has all necessary safari equipment facilities as a brand new car. You should tell people that while traveling you were able to get cold water from the fridge and to charge your phone and the car also has spare types and other necessary safari equipments. The price given was also for a car like that. You should contact the person with a new car that that you saw during your trip and ask them how much the same safari will cost with their cars. And on top you didn't request for a brand new car as I was able to provide it to you as well.What you should put in your mind is that a new car and old car both they can get brake down due to the rough road that you have seen and drive on. About safety you are complaining that the car had no seat belt for one seat. Actually for what I know this car has all seat belts. This car has 5 seats and you were only 2 people in this car and one seat belt was not working. So why you didn't seat on the seats that has the working seat belts? Does one unworking belt make you unsafe? Are you serious? Your complaints about Tsetse fly as well accepted with us. But we always inform people pack sun cream and repellents. Also in our car we do have repellents that has to be used by our customer. Its true that we have tsetse in our parks but the pack it self try to kill them and also drivers are human being as well, they always avoid to drive in areas where there is tsetse as when they get bitten its itch to them as well. So telling people that they don't have to travel with us because we take them in a country of tsetse I think its wrong and disrespect for our National Parks and county in general. You are also saying that 3 days of safari is enough. This is just your opinion. What can you see in a safari of 3 days? People goes for 10 up to 15 days on safari and they don't feel that is enough. Maybe for people like you who are not interested to see wildlife and lean. Who feel everything is bad and boring, who don't show their love to the local people. Who are difficult throughout and see everything in negative mindset. From such mention behavior of you I will recommend A day trip or 2 days for people with your behavior because they are very difficult to handle. All in all we appreciate and say thank you very much for booking your tour with us. Our intentions is always to provide good service as we trust that safari and holiday can be one in a lifetime and it's not good to give it less than what our clients are expecting. We didn't meet your expectation but we take all this as a challenge and we will make sure we improve from the few points that we have experienced from you. We trust that we are one of the best tour operator based in Tanzania and runned by locals.
Written July 8, 2019
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aylin
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were very happy with this tour. They are very professional. Everything was perfect. Our guide, Dotta has served us very professionally. He gave many info to us about wild life, he was very friendly. Also he was a good driver as well.

Our stay in Camp Bastian was also perfect, all hotel staff was very kind to us. It was very clean and the foods are quite ok.

To sum up, it was a unforgettable experience for us, there was nothing negative in all of our tour. We recommend the company and country to our friends. The only thing we regret; we had time just for 2 days, we hope to stay longer.
Written June 19, 2019
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Rui H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
We had a two-day tour with Kanuth Safaris to Zanzibar and the city of Dar Es Salaam. It was excellent!! I definitely recommend Kanuth travel agent. Tarimo is very responsible from the beginning of the communication and recommendation, he is also very professional and efficient. This is the only agent that I had a second consultation when I secured the dates of traveling. The tour guides during the trip are also fantastic! in Zanzibar, they are wearing a professional uniform and the introduction of the sights is elaborated! We have seen so many beautiful places in a day! In city, the tour guide took us to many local markets and we were able to understand the people and culture better. It was full of fun!! I really enjoyed my two days in Tanzania with Kanuth, and if I have an opportunity to go there again for other safaris, I will be happy to re-book with this agent.
Written September 16, 2018
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michal478
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
Our family with 2 children experienced a wonderful 6days safari experience (including night game and walking safari) with Kanuth Adventures Safaris in Ruaha/Mikumi NP with Kanuth as driver and Hamiz as cook.

Kanuth was very patient during negotiation period, answering the emails immediately and during the trip itself always perfectly prepared, ready to help, having deep knowledge of all fauna and flora around. 

When we had problems with accomodation, he reacted smoothly and let change the room immediately.

If you are travelling to Tanzania for safari, I can only recommend Kanuth and his company!!!

If you have more questions ( also in german, russian), pls write me on

krakrenedo@hotmail.com

Michal, Slovakia
Written November 7, 2017
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