Wild Mind Travel Company
Wild Mind Travel Company
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Wild Mind Travel Company provides modern, authentic, and truly epic adventures in the wildest, most beautiful destination on earth – Tanzania! We are a small company with BIG ideas. We expect our customers to be passionate and value-minded while also demanding quality. We want our customers to finish their tour knowing they experienced something special. Our vehicle, equipment, accommodation & amenities are all new & state-of-the-art! We have over 20 years of combined experience. We live for adventure & we’ll always strive to meet your high expectations!
Arusha, Tanzania
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sleclair09
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
This is a bucket list trip you NEED to take. It is hard to explain how memorable and amazing our two week trip to Tanzania was with Wild Mind Travel. Before taking the trip, I had heard how unforgettable African Safari's could be, but this trip surpassed all my expectations. It truly was an adventure of a lifetime.

We began our trip by taking a five day safari through three national parks and ended it splitting time between historical Stone Town and the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar. I highly recommend doing the combo safari/beach package... SO worth every penny.

The five day safari was literally the most unreal experience of my life. I knew we were going to see many animals, but I never could've imagined how many animals we actually saw. Literally at every turn we saw another animal, it was unbelievable. We even saw countless baby animals too... just adorable! Our guide, Amos, was extremely knowledgable and brought so much positivity and energy every day to the safari. You could just tell he loved his job as he was so passionate about the animals, had a wealth of knowledge and he genuinely wanted to make the experience unforgettable for us. He truly made the safari next level, he was amazing. Our stay every night was always taken care of for us ahead of time and was just as unforgettable as our day. We literally slept inside the Serengeti and next to the Ngorongoro Crater with zebras and elephants casually passing by our tents. Waking up to the sunrise in the middle of one of the most beautiful, untouched places in the world was truly magical. Nothing will ever compare to these moments in my life.

Even though I never wanted to leave the National Parks and all the animals, it was the best feeling to know we were going to spend the next week in Stone Town and on the beaches of Zanzibar. I loved spending time in Stone Town. It was an extremely beautiful town, with so much history and the local food was delicious. It was a perfect contrast to our last five days we spent on the gorgeous beach in Zanzibar. Kendra Rocks Beach Resort was the best place to wind down, enjoy the beauty of the beach and eat amazing food (oh & of course, have a few tasty beverages).

This trip was truly an experience of a lifetime and one I will remember forever. Wild Mind Travel was so amazing to deal with, the trip was perfect and Justin made sure we were always taken care of. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Book with Wild Mind Travel, you won't be disappointed.

Steph
Written December 14, 2017
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Thank you so much for the glowing feedback! We had such a blast with this group, and we're thrilled that your experience was just as memorable for you, as it was for us. The entire team appreciates your feedback, and we can't wait to welcome more family and friends (and hopefully, you back) in the future!
Written January 3, 2018
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cf0wler91
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
The best two week trip I've ever taken. Wild Mind Travel exceeded all expectations, went above and beyond. Justin was great to deal with from start to finish. From airport pickup to drop off everything was organized and detailed. It was nice to not have to worry about an itinerary and just enjoy the experiences. Wild Mind had a state of the art Safari Jeep along with high end camping gear. Cant forget to mention our knowledgeable tour guide Amos who made the whole experience that much better.
The unforgettable safari experiences started in the Tarangire National Park then onto the Serengeti and ended in the Ngorongoro Crater. Breath taking sights and views followed one after another. The amount of wild life we saw was almost unimaginable.
Following the Safari it was off to Zanzibar where we spent two amazing nights in Stone Town taking in all of its history and local cuisine.
Following Stone Town it was time to hit the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar where we put our feet in the sand and enjoyed luxury villa resort life for four nights.
It was definitely a trip of a lifetime and a trip that should be on everyone's bucket list.
I cant wait to go back!
Written November 18, 2017
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Thanks so much for the enthusiastic and positive feedback! We understand that an adventure like this has many moving parts, and we're so glad that we could make this experience totally worry-free and enjoyable for you! We can't wait to welcome you back in the future!
Written November 29, 2017
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lfm37
Muskoka District, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
We spent 2 amazing weeks In Tanzania thanks to everyone at Wild Mind Travel. Justin did a great job taking care of all the details of our 2 week trip. He was always quick to respond to our many many questions before the trip! Amos our guide was the best! His enthusiasm and knowledge of the parks and animals was incredible!!! We saw so many many animals and babies! Way more than we ever expected! Elephants, Zebras, pumbas, giraffes, leopards, hippos, lions and so so many more After the safari we spent 7 amazing days in Zanzibar. Justin organized 2 days in Stone Town and then our final days at resort on the beach. All our accommodations were amazing, from camping with the animals in the Serengeti, the edge of the Ngorongiro crater to the deluxe beachfront lodge. The trip was a great combination of adventure and relaxation. Truly a trip we will never forget. Thank you Wild Mind Travel!
Written November 6, 2017
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It's so great to get such enthusiastic and positive feedback! We appreciated having your group out with us, and had a total blast during your 2 week adventure. The wild offers something new and exciting every day, and your group was definitely fortunate to see some incredible sights. We can't wait to have more of your family and friends out to explore with us soon. Thank you again!
Written November 13, 2017
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Sandra S
8 contributions
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Jan 2017 • Family
Absolutely the best experience during our stay in Tanzania/Zanzibar was safari with Wild Mind! I couldn't really imagine safari can be such great organized. During our stay at Wild Mind HQ (very calm, relaxing place - dont forget good book and swimming suit) and time we spent with Innocent and Moris in the wild we felt like we have known each other for ages! They make our trip so much better then any other company would be able to.
Justin and Bertha were really helpful, I couldnt ask for better communication, everything went so easy and I was sure I didnt have to worry about any single detail of the trip - even though we started from Zanzibar and I know they must have put some extra effort to make our trip possible! Thank you so much Justin, Bertha, Moris and special thanks to Innocent - the best quide ever! We can't wait our next meeting with Wild Mind family!
Written March 15, 2017
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Thank you so much! We will always go the extra mile to make sure our customers are getting the very best experience possible. Our staff really appreciate the feedback. It makes us feel so good to know that we've made such a positive impact on your families adventure. The Wild Mind family can't wait to have you back one day. Thanks again!
Written November 14, 2017
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Dankang
Toyako-cho, Japan50 contributions
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Nov 2015 • Friends
In August 2015, my group and I had Innocent as our Safari guide to Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Nature Reserve and Manyara National Park. This review is for the outstanding job he did during our 3 days with him.

I used to think that what you see during safari was all a matter of luck but it takes a great amount of skill as well. In Tarangire National Park, we managed to catch a pair of lionesses feasting on a recently caught prey thanks to his deft handling of the vehicle and thorough knowledge of the routes. After encountering the sight, he tried to take us to close to the action by moving as slowly and as quietly as possible. This was a novel experience for me.

In many ways, what you don't see adds to the experience as well. Innocent has a true passion and knack for explaining about animals and their behaviors. For example, in Ngorongoro, we saw a few older wildebeests in a group and while that was an experience in it's own right, Innocent would expound upon their social structure and what resulted in their solitude. In this case, these older wildebeests were living near the green lunges of the park, making it easier for them to feed. A documentary can get you partway, but looking at the scene live while this was described to you is priceless.

In the end, my group just wanted a guide that was fair and that would treat us not like tourists to be fleeced .My group personally witnessed this on several occasions and we are thankful for him.

It is this sense that you are being treated like a friend along with his expansive knowledge about the wild that made our safari game drive so amazing. If I could do it again, I would not hesitate to do it with Innocent.
Written October 18, 2016
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Julia C
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia201 contributions
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Feb 2016 • Couples
My husband and I had safari in ngoro and arusha this year. And Innocent of this wildmind comp was our guide.
Well, first of all he is a very big and kind person like a granny bear. So I really felt safe with him wherever we went.
Second, he has special bio and zoo education and can virtually tell you about every plant and animal in his country.
Finally he has huge experience and connections with other guides so it helps you find and see animals you desire.
We saw the big five on our first day and a lot of cats we asked to see.
It was a great holiday with a very carying person !
Written September 16, 2016
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Jamie V
Hamilton, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A group of 6 of us booked through Wild Minds Travel to go on a Safarii and Zanibar vacation. We left all the planning up to them and they absolutely did not disappoint and gave us a trip of a lifetime. Every aspect of this vacation was organized to perfection and I could not be happier with the total experience. The transport was always on time and comfortable...the hotels/lodges were safe, clean, beautiful and fun....food was top notch and the guide for the safarii (Cornell) went above and beyond for us throughout. We never had to worry about anything ever! We saw more animals and culture then we could have ever dreamed of seeing and then ended with an unbelievable stay at a Zanzibar beach resort. It would take me years to write out all the amazing aspects of this vacation so instead I will just recommend that everyone see this beautiful part of the world themselves...and if looking for someone to ensure that it is one of the best experiences of your life then contact Wild Minds Travel Company. You wont be disappointed!
Written November 10, 2019
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Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We had so much fun with this group, and we're thrilled that we could exceed your expectations. We realize how monumental of a trip this is, and we're incredibly grateful that you chose to experience this amazing part of the world with us. Until next time!
Written November 28, 2019
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cvandehaar
Binbrook, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This trip has been on my bucket list for many years and it did not disappoint. It's hard to explain the beauty and grandeur of this trip. I thought we would be seeing the animals with binoculars and never once thought we would be pulling up right beside lions and every other type of African animal you can imagine. The proximity to the animals was breathtaking and yet I never once felt uncomfortable or unsafe. Our tour guide Cornell was simply the best! This trip had it all, not only did we do a safari, we also visited historic Stonetown and then had a relaxing beach getaway on the island of Zanzibar. A big thank you to Justin Wollin (Wild Mind Travel) for setting everything up and tailoring this experience to be everything I could have ever asked for.
Written November 4, 2019
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We're so thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded expectations! At the end of the day, we realize how special of a trip this is, and we're so grateful that you chose to put your trust in us. Thank you!
Written November 28, 2019
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EmmaGoertz123
St. Catharines, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
My friend and I booked a 4 day/5 night safari and 7 days/6 nights on Zanzibar with Wild Mind Travel Company and it could not have been a better experience. Our guide Cornell was phenomenal! He knew the parks extremely well and made sure we had the best views and experiences with the animals. Boka, our personal chef, went above and beyond our expectations by cooking fabulous meals and making sure our accommodation was the most comfortable.

The safari portion of the trip was my favourite by far. We were lucky enough to experience The Big 5 (including seeing not one but two leopards, all the lions and elephants and THREE rhinos) as well as being up close and personal with all of the animals (safely).
Zanzibar was a beautiful island and the locals were extremely nice. If you have the opportunity definitely do a city and spice tour to learn about the culture and interact with people! Lazing around on a beach is a great way to end a vacation.

If you’re thinking of booking a safari I would highly recommend Wild Mind Travel Company. Justin did an amazing job staying in touch with us, answering questions and making sure everything went PERFECT. Everyone involved getting you from destination to destination makes you feel like first class priority and you won’t find better service than that! We can't thank everyone enough for making the entire experience just so fun and great!!!

It was definitely an unforgettable trip and I plan on returning soon!
Written October 26, 2018
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Thank you so much for the glowing review! Receiving such positive feedback really makes all of the careful planning that goes into our tours so worth it! We know how special of an experience a trip to Tanzania can be, and we couldn't be happier knowing that we exceeded your expectations. You're welcome back any time (next trip, FOUR rhinos!!).
Written January 17, 2019
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Donna K
Calgary, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
I cannot say enough about my safari week in Tanzania and beach week in Zanzibar. If you are contemplating such a life changing experience, you cannot go wrong with Wild Mind’s value for the money. The accommodations were outstanding, the African people are warm and welcoming, and last but not least, the animals....oh my....breathtaking!!
Written September 25, 2018
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Thank you so much for the kind words and positive feedback! We take the responsibility of providing this once in a lifetime experience very seriously, and we're thrilled that you had such a great time! Until next time!
Written January 17, 2019
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