Tazama Africa Holidays
Tazama Africa Holidays
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SafarisEco ToursPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Tazama Africa Holidays was established in Kenya by a tour Kenyan guide with a vast experience in tourism, tours and travels. It is a fast growing destination management company and a travel agent in Kenya and Tanzania . Tazama Africa Holidays offers a wide range of Safaris. Operating under the guidance and supervision of Antony Gitau Gichuhi, a renowned and experienced tour guide with over 16 years experience in tour guiding and administration, Tazama Africa Holidays is a brand name to identify with. We provide warm and personal hospitality to all our guests. We are armed with the local knowledge of Africa and traditional warmth of Africa. Tazama Africa Holidays has made rapid strides in travel and tourism industry in East Africa. Providing quality and a personalized excellent service to all our guests is of primary importance. Tazama Africa Holidays believes in building customer loyalty at all levels so as to realize value for money for the services offered.
Nairobi, Kenya
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2024

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MalekaAli01
Burbank, CA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
My bucket list always included a private African Safari done in the glammed up style from the movies with tents with king size four poster beds with canopies and Tazama Africa Holidays delivered.

I am very detailed oriented and organized when it comes to planning my holidays so I had created a spreadsheet with the pros and cons and options of about 8 different tour companies. I contacted each one and explained where I wanted to go, what I wanted to see and the type of accommodations we desired.

Tazama Africa Holidays worked with me to customize my experience and their name kept coming to the top over the competitors making it a very easy choice. They even allowed us to keep adding on family members to the trip.

Once we arrived in Africa they were there to assist the 6 of us with transfers to our hotel (we arrived late in the evening) and then our guide Stephen Otieno was there bright and early in the morning to load us up in a private beautiful comfortable extended 4x4 land cruiser with a pop-up roof (we all had window seats) and we were off.

We were barely out of Nairobi before we started to see giraffes, zebras and baboons in the wild. Our 7 day safari took us to Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha and Amboseli. It was just amazing and the only big 5 we didn’t see was leopards.

The accommodations were top notch in beautiful glamorous settings. The food was wonderful and best of all was the experience and thoughtfulness of our guide, Stephen. He even arranged boat trips to see hippos, sunrise ballon rides, visits to Masai villages, picnic lunches out in the savanna along with the fabulous game drives. We saw 100s if not thousands of animals and took thousands of photos.

Thank you Stephen and Tazama Africa Holidays for making this a trip of a lifetime.
Written March 1, 2020
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John K
Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My wife and I had decided to visit Africa to go on a safari in Kenya , and although we do a lot of travelling, for this trip, we didn't know where to start to plan!!! There is so much information and decisions to make, and we were about to go travelling is such a foreign country We didn't know what to expect.After a lot of research and contact on the internet we chose Tazama Africa Holidays.Antony the owner, answered our endless email and questions, and, cleared up any and every question we had. He suggested itineraries based on what we wanted to do and see, and how much we wanted to spend, then made all the arrangements after we decided on the options! Antony picked up at the airport on arrival without knowing that he will be our safari driver guide, and dropped off at the end of the trip. In between, all hotels were booked, for us, based on our selections, and all rides before and after the safari as well. He did absolutely with everything he told us,and never seemed to mind our endless questions, or if he did, you would never have known. The safari was perfect and amazing!! Everything exceeded our expectations, the safari jeep was equipped with electrical for charging and mini fridge for water, he was a friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable, and knew where to find the animals, and all the meals were provided and delicious!!! There isn't enough I can say about Tazama Africa Holidays and more so to Antony , but I can assure you, you will be grateful if you use their services. Made for a completely enjoyable stress free holiday knowing you were in such capable and reliable hands!!
Thank you Antony.
Written July 18, 2020
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Daniel W
Stuttgart, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We chose our tour based on price and itinerary, limited to the short window when both of our kids were home from college. From the first moment, Antony G. was patient, flexible, and informative, fielding questions and helping us get ready. He was also ready to go the extra mile, arranging transportation to and from the airport, procuring sim cards upon arrival, and working around hotel availability during the WRC Safari Rally Race. We were slow and deliberate in making up our minds, but Antony never showed any impatience and was genuinely interested in ensuring we would get the trip we hoped for.

From the moment we arrived, Andrew, our guide, was delightful company and exactly the guide we needed! It would be understandable if a 12-year veteran guide occasionally showed a little boredom with visiting places he had been going for years, but Andrew was just as excited as we were to see the sights and the wildlife...his energy, enthusiasm, and expertise made him the perfect guide for us. He threw himself into everything we were doing, was always patient and fun, and from the very first day it was like having an old friend show us around places that he dearly loved and wanted to share. I would not hesitate to tour with Andrew again, and I would recommend him to literally anyone, including my parents in their mid-70s.

Tazama Africa Holidays, led by Antony and Andrew, delivered everything they promised and SO much more. We hoped to have the trip of a lifetime, and we got exactly what we wanted. I've never smiled so much or looked forward to the next bend in the road so much. An absolutely unbeatable experience! Thank you, Antony and Andrew, for giving us an extraordinary memory.
Written July 11, 2022
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Will McG
Japan8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We just got home from our 7-Day Tazama Special Kenya Safari tour. It had always been our dream to go on safari in Africa, and we were not disappointed. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend Tazama Africa Holidays.

We were initially a little skeptical about Tazama because its online reviews seemed almost too good to be legitimate. However, we can say that the multitude of 5-star ratings are well deserved.

All of our questions regarding tour package options, payment, and other details were addressed almost instantly by Antony. No matter the time, day or night, he always responded quickly and professionally. Payment was also relatively simple and safe. We used the PesaPal option. (I had to contact my credit card company to authorize the transaction, but it went smoothly afterwards.)

On the day of our tour departure, we were greeted by Antony in our hotel lobby in Nairobi. He waited with us while our guide, Mark, arrived.

From the beginning, we found Mark to be personable and professional. On our way to our first destination and between parks, he told us interesting facts about Nairobi, the countryside, and Kenyan people. On our daily game drives, Mark shared his rich knowledge about the diverse animals of Kenya. He also worked hard to spot and get as close as possible to the animals we were most interested in viewing. Throughout our game drives, Mark remained in contact with other guides, always hoping to locate the most elusive animals. Thanks to Mark, we were able to see all of the Big 5 animals and many others.

Thank you very much to Antony, Mark, and Tazama Africa Holidays for an amazing experience.
Written March 21, 2020
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Zhang E
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Tazama did not disappoint me at all! In fact, they t made very efforts to provide us with the best experience.

Antony who arranges the itinerary is accommodating all of our requests - adjusting the itinerary, upgrading the lodging and etc. he also suggests using bank wire instead of PayPal to save us the expensive transaction fee. He’s responsive and very patient.

Our guide, Henry, is knowledgeable and experienced. We had an amazing 7 days with him. During the trip, he found us all the “big five” and a number of animals. While we were in Maasai Mara, the wildebeests have migrated to a farther location. He drove a few hours to take us there to see all the wildebeests. He taught us how to distinguish different types of gazelles too!

Needless to say, Tazama has gone way above my expectations and we will recommend it to anyone who would like to do African safaris!
Written September 4, 2022
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Tom60UK
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Just came back from a Safari in Kenya of Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara, a fantastic trip with Tazama Africa Holidays, Kenya. We had a great driver in Antony, whose boundless energy and enthusiasm ensured we saw everything that was on our wanted list and more. We saw the Big5, Big9, countless antelope and birds and the Wildebeest Migration, despite being late in the season for this.
This is our 9th Safari and have to say one of our best, there is no doubt that when dealing with Tazama you are speaking with the people ‘on the ground’ who have an intimate knowledge of the parks and the inevitable daily changes within them. Their etiquette in relation to other park guests, whilst keeping us happy, was highly commendable. The parks are relatively quiet now in respect to tourism and we noted that a significant proportion of clients were media professionals (photographers, film crews), which means it is an excellent time to be in the parks, they should know.
During this unprecedented time, I have to say that health and safety protocols were 100% maintained and at no time did we feel at risk over our entire stay. A big thanks to the people of Kenya for making us so welcome.
We cannot praise Tazama Africa Holidays enough for managing all the arrangements, selecting excellent accommodation, inclusive of our request for a last minute holiday extension. A special thanks to Anthony for consistently going beyond the call of duty and we highly recommend Tazama Africa Holidays, Kenya.
You may think this review is a bit gushing but it was a really, really good holiday!
Written October 23, 2020
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Imraan A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We booked our vacation via email with this company and we did look at different companies but these guys had the best prices and most importantly ANTONY was totally responsive . We were assigned to a tour guide named STEPHEN OTIENO for the entire 7 day tour and this guy was just phenomenal !.Very good communicator ,friendly ,knowledgeable and very skilled at his job . He made the entire trip an "A+" experience. I highly recommend these guys .
Written February 24, 2020
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donatoedoardo
Alba, Italy24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Everything since the beginning was excellent with Antony. Great communication, always open to satisfy all our requests and to organise an unforgettable safari. He was the only one capable of booking all the exact lodges and tented camps that we wanted, customising our trip as we wanted it, but maintaining the lowest prices among all the offers.
We planned together a 5-days safari in Maasai Mara, Nakuru, Naivasha and Amboseli and it has been an amazing experience: Henry, our guide was really good in showing us all the different animals in the best spots, and also an expert in explaining their different behaviours and the reasons behind them. Thanks to his experience and knowledge we managed to see all the big 5 already in the first day!
Not only Henry knew in which area of the parks we could find the animals, he was also very good in suggesting the best spots in order to take amazing pictures.
He was a friend, part of the group, not just a guide.
Special remark to his fairness: on the last day we forgot our take-away lunch in the hotel, because we woke up very early, and in order to compensate, he offered to pay us lunch on a restaurant on the way to the airport.
We definitely recommend Tazama! An amazing experience thanks to Antony and Henry.
Can’t wait to be back again.
Written August 30, 2022
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Maud V
Paris, France2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Incredible trip, would recommend 100%.
The communication was easy ever since the reservation, with Anthony replying quickly and making arrangements for us.
Then the safari itself was awesome, Moses was the best guide ever!
He taught us a little bit of swahili and a lot about Kenya, Kenyan people and culture during the roads between the differents parks. We took the mini van option, very convenient.
During game drive, he taught us a lot about animals and he was the best to spot them (20/20 vision!) and allow us to take the best pictures, with respect for the animal (safe distance, not harassing them). He was also so nice and funny with a communicating good mood!
We saw so many animals during the trip, including one magnificent lion in the sunset under the rain, magical!
The places where we sleep (Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in Nakuru Park and Sarova Mara Camp in Maasai Mara) were incredible as well, rooms were clean, beds confortable, food for all taste and delicious. People working there were all very welcoming and nice to us.
I think the itinerary was very good, beginning with lake Nakuru and ending with the Maasai Mara, it was a crescendo of wonder!
We had enough time to really enjoy the game drive, with also some calm moments when we could enjoy the swimming pool, making this trip not tiring at all.
In conclusion, we would recommend this trip to anyone, and another word for the best of the best guide ever, Moses!
Written October 15, 2022
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Nicole H
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
If I could give Tarzana 10 stars, I would! We had a group of 10 do the 11 day best of Kenya tour and every day kept getting better than the last. Our tour guides were Antony (Gitau) and Andrew (Kiio) both of which are super knowledgeable and treated us like family. It’s not easy to please everyone in a group of 10 but they were able to do it. Every place we stayed was unique from the rest with beautiful views close to the animals. The food was great at every location. In fact, I’m having a hard time picking a favorite lodge because each of them there so awesome in their own right.
Our tour guides were also excellent at finding all the animals we wanted to see, including the big cats which can be hard to find. We got some amazing photos and the 4x4 safari jeeps were very comfortable to travel in all day.
We did pay the complete tour cost in person upon arrival which made me slightly uncomfortable, but everything was totally on the up and up and completely secure. Also, I was worried about bugs but was pleasantly surprised to only get 2 bites in 11 days. Bugs really weren’t any issue for us.
I would and will recommend this tour to anyone I know. We loved our guided so much and now consider them family. They even are getting an invitation to our wedding in the States. :-)
Thank you Gitau and Kiio! Miss you guys already!
Written October 10, 2021
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