Blue Lotus Travel and Tours Ltd

Blue Lotus Travel and Tours Ltd

Blue Lotus Travel and Tours Ltd
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
About
Blue Lotus Travel and Tours Ltd is a hidden SERVICE gem that strives to be the four words from its stake holders ‘SERENITY AWAY FROM HOME'. One of the four brands of Blue Lotus is LOTUS SAFARIS ~ Unveiling the untapped beauty of Tanzania and extending into Africa! This will ensure that no wild land and culture is missed from the Mighty Serengeti & Kilimanjaro to the Wilderness of Selous ensuring a look at the big five and Mahale Mountains famous for its Chimpanzee population. All kinds of experience can be felt in this wild zone ranging from the modern lodges like Bilila and Crater lodge to the camouflaged luxury tents of Serengeti Tortilis, Asilia camps to the touristic Sopa Lodges spread throughout the wild national parks and game reserves. We also cater the following to make your Safari a memorable one: a) A dedicated Driver Guide serving ‘Family Safaris’ that handles kids activities, fun education and mysteries that will instill growth and awareness in their minds. b) Couples Safari: with handpicked experiences of nature loving couples helping create an aura that spices up serenity within their hearts for each other, not to forget handpicked accommodation that will enhance intimacy. c) Standard Safari with highly informative guides, walking safari and boating safari experiences.
Arusha, Tanzania
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2022

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Rema
4 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Blue Lotus Tours did a fantastic job of arranging our four day trip to Arusha and Ngorongoro. Their package prices were fair and competitive.

Their driver Clarance was professional and informative, the safari car was immaculate and comfortable and their driver has 15+ years experience on the roads. We felt safe and looked after with our young family.

We appreciated their flexibility as we made changes to our itinerary at some stages of our trip.
Written April 14, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. Your thoughtful and descriptive review reaffirms that we are heading in the right direction and it helps other members know what we are all about. We are glad that Blue Lotus was part of your Safari Experience, and we look forward to serving you and your family for many years to come. With Gratitude, Shakeel M. Sheriff
Written April 28, 2021
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Shabnam Mithani
Vancouver, Canada11 contributions
Jul 2022
Our 3 day adventure was more than we ever had dreamed of. Blue Lotus bent over backwards to accommodate our every need and were in constant touch with us throughout our journey to make sure our experience was nothing less than par excellence. Thank you Shakeel and Abbas for an A-1 service.
From being in touch with us in Canada regarding our itinerary, airport pick up and drop offs, to giving us Serengeti's most experienced and brilliant guide driver, CLARANCE MHOTA, Blue lotus left no stone unturned in delivering exceptional customer service.
Thank you Clarance for letting us experience the animals up close, especially the lions and leopards, elephants and Giraffes and for sharing your abundant knowledge of the Serengeti with us. Your passion for the Serengeti is inspiring!
Written July 30, 2022
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Words do not suffice to express how grateful we are for your review Shabnam! Your thoughtful and descriptive review reaffirms that our approach from planning to execution is on the right track. We are Glad that we will be part of your fond memories forever & our Guide being part of a fun, educational and lifetime experience. Thank you for choosing Blue Lotus and placing your trust in us to experience our beautiful Tanzania 😊 We look forward to serving you, your family and friends for many years to come. With Gratitude, Shakeel M. Sheriff
Written October 24, 2022
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FAZEL83
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia51 contributions
May 2022
What a wonderful service by Mr. Shakeel, Mr. Abbas and their team. We had very limited time in Arusha and wanted to do game park and see around. Mr. Shakeel arranged a safari to the National Park and we were delighted. The driver was well versed and very experienced. We had packed lunch which was beautifully laid out on a lovely camping site high on a hill so we could enjoy the view of the beautiful flamingos in the Lake.
Most memorable short trip for us and our God children. We will most certainly go back to Blue Lotus for all the trouble they took for us!
Highly recommend their services and planning to go back end of JULY to see and enjoy the migration of animals with Blue Lotus..
Thank you to all the staff and Mr. Shakeel for his special efforts!!
Written June 6, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. Your thoughtful and descriptive review reaffirms that we are heading in the right direction and it helps others know what we are all about. Reviews highlighting the commitment of our people to serve every customer with passion makes us feel proud. We select, train and coach our team around the idea that customers deserve memorable and positive experiences and it is up to them to deliver. We are so glad to have been part of your memorable experience and look forward to serving you again. With Gratitude, Shakeel M. Sheriff
Written July 4, 2022
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aqueels
Houston, TX1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
I would highly recommend this company for your future tour travel to east Africa!

Due to a family emergency we had to cancel and re book and rebook again. They were so accommodating so last minute.

Well organized tour. Accommodation were great!
They really make it all inclusive. There were no surprise costs.

I really enjoyed that the meals were included and of high quality which is atypical for tours like this. Our tour guide was friendly/ helpful / and easy to communicate with.
We did a safari along with a visit to the base of Kilimanjaro to chaga village/ falls.

The team :
Abbbasi / shaqueel / nuruddin made this experience flawless. All were in communication with each other the entire time. You would tell one all would know what’s going on!

Took us to a good place to exchange money.

The company went above and beyond on rescheduling our flights that were delayed and got us on a flight that was not even booked by them. I would recommend getting the flights with them as they have more control.

The price is beyond fair for the service they provided.

Only feedback I would give is that for the chaga falls is to recommend the proper footwear in the case of rain and also confirming the ability to swim at the falls. Also provide multiple binoculars for guests. Minor nitpicky things.



Suleimanji
Written June 15, 2022
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Thank you Suleimanji for the thoughtful and descriptive review, and for giving us such high marks. We believe the only way for us to deliver first class products and experiences is by knowing what our customers love best and that can only be achieved through feedback like yours. It is good to know that our team exceeded your expectations and made your experience memorable. Your words of appreciation make a world of difference and set the tone for our employee's morale. Your feedback on the multiple binoculars for hire, proper footwear and ability to swim at the falls is noted, and will be worked upon. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Shakeel M. Sheriff
Written July 4, 2022
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Siddika Alidina
9 contributions
Apr 2021
We booked a 4 day animal safari trip to Serengeti and Ngorongoro with Blue Lotus Tours, and it was one of the best experiences we had! They arranged timely pick ups, gave us good services and their drivers were so informative/fun and to be fair, very adventurous. They accomodated us very well and we also had a 4 yr toddler with us who was very well taken care of. The camps and hotel experience and especially the crater view was spectacular at Ngorongoro Serena lodge - & Tanzania wild bush camps in Serengeti was a life time experience to remember being amidst the jungle around the sounds of the animals (they were very hospitable at the camps and provided escort as and when needed) ! Overall, the trip was smooth - from the endless plains of Serengeti to the beautiful scenic crater - we got one of the best animal views and lots of memories to cherish! Thank you Blue Lotus for recommending awesome lodges/camps and making our trip smooth and memorable !
Written May 6, 2021
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Dear Siddika, Getting reviews like yours ranks among our favorite things! We could not ask for a better compliment. Knowing that your selection was exactly what you needed reminds us of the importance of considering our customer's preferences first in everything that we do. Your thoughtful and descriptive review reaffirms that we are heading in the right direction and it helps other community members know what we are all about. Blue Lotus is honored to have been part of your lifetime experience. Karibu Safari tena. Looking forward to serving you, your family and friends in the near future. With Gratitude, Shakeel M. Sheriff
Written June 24, 2021
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Henry
3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Shakeel and Abbas at Blue Lotus were fantastic helping to organise our seven day safari visiting Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Lake Natron. We communicated mostly by WhatsApp and we found them very fast and efficient to respond to any question, or to quickly help us book and organise activities such as a hot air balloon ride in Serengeti. They organised our safari car and guide/driver Clarence, who really made our trip special. Clarence was great with our seven year old son, making the trip fun and always interesting. His knowledge of the animals, commitment to communicating with the other guides to help track what we wanted to see, and experience of where to park the safari car to get the best view etc. He worked tirelessly to make our holiday very special and went the extra mile at every opportunity.
Written August 18, 2022
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We are extremely grateful for your feedback Henri! Reading your review was of great encouragement to me personally reminding me why we do what we do. We are Glad that we will be part of your fond memories and our Guide being part of a fun, educational and special experience for your family, especially your son! Thank you for choosing Blue Lotus and placing your trust in us to experience our beautiful Tanzania 😊 We look forward to serving you, your family and friends for many years to come. With Gratitude, Shakeel M. Sheriff
Written October 24, 2022
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M R
1 contribution
Oct 2022
We had an amazing experience with blue lotus, our two young kids had a lovely time in the extended pop up roof safari car, our guide was excellent with the kids, knowledgeable and very friendly and accommodating.

The arranged accommodation and food was also good.

Overall, we had a great experience and we would surely do it again.
Written October 18, 2022
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We are humbled with your feedback. So delighted to know that your experience was positive in every possible way and that your kids had a great time. Our Guides are experienced and well trained for a family Safari. Karibu Tena Tanzania, and we look forward to serving you again in the future :) With Gratitude, Shakeel M. Sheriff
Written November 2, 2022
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Joe D
Denver, CO5 contributions
Aug 2020
in august 2020 took a tanzanian northern circuit of the main national parks. Worked with Shakeel at Blue Lotus to get things arranged. He was very helpful with suggestions and getting the details addressed for the trip. all accommodations were first rate and everything happened as planned and on time. Hamisi our driver was first class and a great driver dealing with all of the local traffic situations as well as the challenges of the game drives in the parks. On top of that he is a great animal spotter!!!
Would definitely recommend Blue Lotus for trips in this area of Africa, they are friendly and supply the product as presented.
Written August 23, 2020
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Dear Joseph, Many greetings from Tanzania! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and experience with us. It gives immense pleasure and joy for Blue Lotus to have been part of your memorable experience! Thank you for trusting Tanzania as your preferred and safe destination to travel to. We look forward to welcoming you again, your family and friends in the future. With Gratitude, Shakeel M. Sheriff
Written August 27, 2020
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Razia
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Very happy with my experience with Blue Lotus!!! We did Arusha national park and materuni waterfall, for both we were provided with lunch and water all inclusive in the price and a driver and guide. Customer service was incredible and a big shout out to nurdin for being such a great driver/guide. Thank you very much Abbas for a memorable few days in Arusha!
Written June 18, 2022
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We are grateful for your review Razia! Businesses are mainly about people connecting to people and knowing that our team is on the ball makes us proud. We are glad that Blue Lotus was part of your memorable experience and look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best Regards, Shakeel M. Sheriff
Written July 4, 2022
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Pankaj S
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
The safari organized by blue lotus was a once upon a life time experience. The mainstay of safari vehicle and driver cum guides Vincent and clerance were very knowledgeable and courteous and also cooperative.Mr Shakils guidance helped us to make safari more then value for money. The accommodation advised by him gave us experience of living in tents in wilderness.
Written September 17, 2022
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Thank you for the wonderful feedback Pankaj. So delighted for Blue Lotus to have been part of your Lifetime Experience. Your words of encouragement and your assessment of our services and products make us deeply proud of what we are doing. We look forward to serving you again in the future. With Gratitude, Shakeel M. Sheriff
Written November 2, 2022
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