Proud African Safaris
Proud African Safaris
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Multi-day ToursSafarisNature & Wildlife ToursPhotography Tours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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On your Tanzania safari private means “private” and custom means “custom.” You’ll have exclusive access to the private services of an expert Naturalist guide following a custom itinerary based on your interests and our expertise. Our expert guides will lead you through Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park on your time, avoiding restrictions dictated by scheduled group tours. Our luxury Tanzania tours are organized to the smallest detail while providing exceptional service and attention from start to finish. Our commitment to creating and delivering unsurpassed adventures is the foundation for your seamless Tanzania safari experience.
Arusha, Tanzania
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Tripplanninmama
San Rafael, CA62 contributions
Jun 2021
Great service, amazing venues and guides. Nadi's job was not easy...we changed our safari dates twice in 2020 due to Covid and ended up rescheduling for June of 2021. She did a great job rearranging our trip multiple times and making sure everything ran smoothly for us. Covid provided some challenges but you just have to go with the flow and it all works out. Adam was our contact and guide in Arusha, he took every care to make sure everything went smoothly for us. He got us though all of our flights, drove us on a city tour and was also our guide for the day we spent at Arusha National Park. This park is great if you have an extra day in Arusha. You could ask Adam any question about what you were seeing and he had the answer. Ephraim then met us at the landing strip in the Serengeti and was our guide for the next 6 days. He's the "animal whisperer". He always knew exactly where to park the truck and the animals would walk on by literally feet from us. I don't know he can drive the truck while avoiding ruts and holes and spot animals in the distance while doing it. He went above and beyond for us to make sure we got the best photos. Ephraim is not only fluent in English and Swahili but also in Maasai. One day while have lunch in the bush we encountered about 12 Maasai children with whom we were able to share our lunches with. It was an amazing experience for us. Ephraim is kind and has great respect for the environment, PAS is lucky to have him. The lodging and food was excellent. Talk about being spoiled! All the lodging/camps and their staff were great but I want to give a shout out to Siringit Serengeti Camp. We were serenaded upon arrival and departure and also nightly with our sundowners the Maasai employees treated us to their ritual songs and dance. Amazing! To top it off they put hot water bottles in our beds to ward off the chill. Lastly and gratefully PAS's trucks had windows and not the roll up tarps some other companies used. It was chilly in the mornings, sometimes dusty and we also ran into some tse tse flies. Having actually windows in the truck is the only way to go. I can't say enough good thing about PAS, I'm so happy we chose them for this trip of a lifetime!
Written June 24, 2021
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brett3413
Belmont Shore, CA10 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Our trip was delayed/revised several times due to COVID which was the only challenge/negative about the whole experience. Their US representative Nandi was incredible at working through our logistical issues, getting the itinerary finalized, and ensuring that we were well prepared for our trip. Once we arrived, movement to and from the airport to our first lodging was smooth. Once there, Adam, the owner in Tanzania met with us, went over all the specifics of our trip, and made us feel even more comfortable and confident that everything would go smoothly.

Ephraim was our guide, and he was flawless. Not only did he excel at finding the animals we wished to see, but just as important to us he had a relaxed attitude, was fun to be around, and it felt like we had known him for years. He also worked his tail off throughout our trip and you could tell he truly cared that we had the best possible experience while in his country.

As for the safari itself, while you can never be assured of seeing every animal you desire, we were lucky to see the entire Big 5, including several prides of lions, multiple groups of elephants, and best of all (for me) , a big male leopard up close. This was in addition to thousands of wildebeest, zebras, gazelle, and plenty of giraffe and hippos. We also spent a day interacting with several local tribes, which was a truly unique and rewarding experience and a perfect compliment to our safari.

As for the lodgings, they were five star. Food was superb, service even better, and beautiful grounds that exceeded our expectations.

Above all, every person we dealt with at Proud African Safaris was amazing. Good people who are working hard to make sure you have an unforgettable experience.

I say this with not a shred of doubt: if you want to go on a Serengeti/Ngorongoro safari, you cannot do better than this company.
Written July 25, 2021
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Family of Four
4 contributions
Dec 2019
We just returned from an amazing 10-day family trip to Tanzania. We have traveled quite a bit, but this trip was by far the best. PAS was really key from start to finish. They spent a lot of time with us upfront planning every aspect of our itinerary according to our specific interests and preferences. Once there our guide, Adam really worked hard to make sure our experience was perfect and that we saw as much as possible. His expertise on all aspects of the safari experience was truly impressive and we learned so much about the wildlife, plants, insects and environment. We ask a lot of questions and enjoyed quite a few interesting discussions about Tanzanian history and politics.

I highly recommend PAS to anyone interested in an African safari. The best!
Written January 7, 2020
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brett3413
Belmont Shore, CA10 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately, this review is not about the amazing sites we saw on our safari, or the incredible animals we were lucky enough to see. That will come in due time. We were scheduled to take a 10 day safari in May for our honeymoon. The coronavirus has other plans. As frustrating as having to postpone our trip has been, the whole team at Proud African Safaris, particularly Nandi, have been top notch in handling these uncertain times. They have communicated with us well, given us multiple viable options for re scheduling, and most importantly have honored their commitment to make sure that whenever it is we can take our trip, that everything will be taken care of. My fiancé and I travel frequently and consider ourselves quite independent. However, when we book tours, we try to do so with companies who pride themselves on customer service and attention to detail because if something unforeseen does come up, having support is vitally important. We are VERY fortunate that we decided to book with Proud African Safaris for this very reason. All of this shall pass, and we will no doubt have an amazing safari some day soon. Until then, they deserve kudos for how they have helped us.
Written May 2, 2020
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Augie101898
Dallas, TX109 contributions
Jan 2020
The trip was amazing. Efriam (sp) was amazing. His knowledge of the animals and the area was so enlightening. He made it a point for us to find everything we wanted to see and made it look effortless. For someone like me, who has a hard time sitting still he made sure the safari kept moving at a pace we were comfortable with. We stayed at some great lodges and the food was excellent. For anyone planning a trip of a lifetime we HIGHLY suggest this company
Written February 1, 2020
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Mo H
Los Angeles, CA62 contributions
Mar 2021
Beyond Amazing Experience!! Best service, best venues, and most knowledgeable and attentive staff to ensure safety. Travel during Covid19 was a challenge, but everything worked out. We had to reschedule and half our original party couldn't go, but PAS worked with us to make sure all details were covered. Our guide, Ephraim, gave us so much insight into what we were seeing. He went above and beyond to make sure we had the best photos and videos possible. We talked to other travelers who had guides that seemed in a hurry to get through the parks. We definitely saw more animals than others we talked with. Covid testing in Seronera was efficient for the return flight back to USA. The venues chosen were outstanding. Food was amazing and I never had problems getting vegetarian meals. I can't wait to schedule another adventure with PAS. I guarantee, you will not be disappointed with them. They have the experience, knowledge, and network to be sure all the little details are taken care of. Nandi, Adam, Ephraim, Zubeda, and the entire team working behind the scenes are incredible people working to ensure a great trip.
Written March 25, 2021
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Terri Jill
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Jan 2023 • Friends
Taking a Safari was number 1 on my bucket list. I am so happy I chose this company Proud African Safari’s. They exceeded my dreams and beyond my wildest imagination of what it would be like. These experts take you, seamlessly, through a journey of first class guides, accommodations, exploring wonders of the world, landscapes and seeing every Big Cat multiple times in multiple locations, birds, elephant herds, great Migration of 100,000+++ Wildebeests, Zebras, giraffes, Water buffalo, etc. They take you to Massai villages to see the huts, schools, culture. The educate you, are fun, you feel comfortable, safe and protected at all times. We saw the cats hunt, watched kills (if you chose to), saw a jackal and eagle chase compete to chase a baby Gazelle. The food and accommodations were 5 stars and priced very reasonably! Look no further ~ this is the company you should choose! They make it seem less 🦁♥️
Written January 26, 2023
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pittbrendat
Pittsburgh, PA151 contributions
Dec 2019
I can't begin to explain how wonderful our experience was with Proud African Safari. From the moment we landed in Arusha to the monent we left. So many great memories that we will treasure forever.

These people get service. They didn't miss anything to make our trip extraordinary. They have a US contact person to help with arrangements pre-trip. Then someone who is with you every step of the way once you land in Tanzania. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for the full experience in Tanzania.
Written January 21, 2020
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Robin
Natick, MA2 contributions
Jan 2023
Perfect in every way. Our guides were welcoming, knowledgeable, accommodating and passionate about wildlife and the environment. Their ability to spot even the most elusive animals, such as leopards, cheetahs and rhinos was unmatched by others’. I say this, as we were very often the first to discover and observe the wildlife in the most unobtrusive and respectful manner. While observing and photographing, the guides took our lead, whether wanting quiet or providing information about what we were seeing.

As we traveled through the Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, the Serengeti, we observed the great migration as well as non-migratory animals and birds. We stayed in beautiful lodges and luxurious tents, where nature abounds. Everywhere we stayed, we were welcomed with smiles, warm hand towels and libations. Throughout our stay, all of our needs were met by friendly and gracious staff. The foods was fresh, delicious, and beautifully prepared at every meal.

The experience was life-changing and I wish I was I was still there enjoying the majestic beauty in the hands of the most competent and knowledgeable guides from Proud African Safaris.
Written February 16, 2023
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Julie H
Chesapeake, VA51 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We had the pleasure of working with PAS to plan our safari in Tanzania in August of 2023. We had originally planned to go a few years ago and had to pivot due to covid. They worked with us to ensure our trip was replanned perfectly and didn't miss a beat. The trip was one of a lifetime! My husband and I are well traveled and this was the best vacation we have ever taken. Our guides, Adam and Praise, were exceptional. They were knowledgeable and went the extra mile. The accomodations and seamless planning only added to the already beautiful country on Tanzania. It was a perfect planned and executed trip. We are already planning to go back. Dont pass up this company!
Written September 21, 2023
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