Back To Africa Tours & Safaris

Back To Africa Tours & Safaris

Back To Africa Tours & Safaris
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We offer the most inspiring and affordable Tanzania safari packages for family & friends, with flexible itineraries & best prices we take you to our fabulous Northern Tanzania safari parks & Southern Tanzania safari circuit. We as well arrange best Kilimanjaro climbing tours and Zanzibar beach holidays, all these packages are designed with an average cost to enable you experience the real nature
Arusha, Tanzania
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2024

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Morten R
Oslo, Norway3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We, a family of 3, had a wonderful safari with Back to Africa. Our team was Ibra who was the driver, and a very good one at that, getting us into Serengeti from Lake Natron after heavy rains showed his amazing skills as a driver. Ibra was also very good at spoting animals and knowledgeable. Obedi was our excellent cook. Both were very friendly and accommodating. We were away for 6 days and I would really recommend taking that extra time because it allows you get more deeply into the experience, and don’t need to hurry so much, when you spend the extra day in Serengeti. Our itinerary was
Day 1 Tarangire
Day 2 drive up to desolate Lake Natron through Rift Valley with splendid views of the escarpment and past the active volcano Ol Doinye Lengai, with close encounters with Masai culture.
Day 3 Drive from Natron to Kleins gate (northern gate to Serengeti) and camp at Seronera (the whole drive from the gate is a game drive).
Day 4 whole day in Serengeti
Day 5 game drive morning then via Nabi hill (the migration was mind blowing) and Olduvai to Ngorongoro camp.
Day 6 Ngorongoro crater game drive.
It was an amazing experience that I can not recommend enough. Alex who runs the behind the scene operations at Back to Africa was very quick to answer all queries and flexible. Highly recommend
Written April 16, 2020
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Sarah
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
We have just finished a 4 day 3 night private safari with Back to Africa and it was AMAZING!! Alex was brilliant at giving us information and a custom itinerary when we were organising this back in February and he kept in touch with us all the way until September with quick responses. Prices were very reasonable also. Our guide Ibrahim was outstanding... where do I start?! He was incredibly knowledgable about all of the wildlife including birds, the landscape, the culture and the country. He was the perfect balance of friendly and professional. He speaks perfect English and is a good driver. We did the safari during the covid pandemic and so there were hardly any other tourists/4x4s around which gave us front row seats at kills etc. 100% recommend this company and guide.
Written September 10, 2020
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Sana N
Orleans, France14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We loved our experience with Back to Africa.
We booked a 5days safaris starting in Serengeti, THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!
Our guide was amazing, we asked him full day safaris he was always doing his best to make us happy!
We recommend you Ibra as Guide, he is very professional!
We continued our trip in Ngorogoro, the lodge was in the middle of the forest, very peaceful perfect for relaxing!
We finished by Lac Manyara which was a different experience but very nice as well.
During our trip we discovered a wide diversity of wildlife!
We will never forget this amazing experience!
Thank you very much for organizing this flying Safari from Zanzibar 😉
Written April 16, 2022
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brf621
Saint Louis, MO20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
I had an amazing time on my Back To Africa safari! I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was working with Alex when scheduling our trip. He was extremely flexible and worked hard to accommodate my requests to reschedule. Alex provided a detailed itinerary of our trip at the time of booking so we knew what to expect at each national park and what our accommodations were going to be. The whole trip was perfectly coordinated from the time we were picked up from the airport, to the time we flew out a week later. All accommodations were unique, making our time in Tanzania memorable. I especially loved our stay in a permanent tent on the Serengeti. A small herd of elephants walked right in front of our tent! Our safari guide, Ibra, was the best. He was experienced, patient, and considerate. He was able to answer all of our questions, spot animals from far away (and get us a closer look), and made sure we had a fun time experiencing all that Tanzania has to offer. Ibra made a great effort to ensure we were able to see all the animals I had hoped to see. I have hundreds of pictures to remind me of this once in a lifetime trip. Back to Africa provided us with an affordable, action-packed, exceptional safari.
Written March 21, 2023
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Katie S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I just CANNOT state how amazing Alex and back to Africa Safaris have been. There is no praise high enough. We have been on a 4 day safari and 2 days excursions with Alex and he is a genius at designing a programme that has suited everyone in our large group of three families. We wanted to visit an orphanage and a primary school and Alex went above and beyond connecting us with some wonderful places that we will continue a relationship with. The safari was magical. Our guide Didas was kind, safe and highly knowledgable. The accommodation has far surpassed our expectations as has the food. Personally I wouldn’t look any further than Back to Africa if you are thinking of booking a safari, it would be impossible to beat them in my opinion.
Written August 28, 2023
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Francisca A
Oak Park, IL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We just returned from our incredible family trip to Tanzania. Back to Africa Safaris did a fantastic job of organizing everything, especially considering that COVID caused cancelations and changes. Alex Mulemba, the owner, was really responsive and great to work with. They are a locally owned company, which was important to us.

The first part of our trip was a 6 day private safari to all the major sites (Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengenti). The vehicle was really comfortable and everyone could see easily. Our sons loved the pop up roof. All of these places are incredibly beautiful but what made this extra special was how wonderful our guide was (ours was Gilead). Gilead was so experienced and knowledgeable. It is really important that you have an experienced guide and driver and this company will make sure of that!

In Zanzibar, we were met at the airport by Abraham. He had so many interesting things to tell us on our way to the resort. Highly recommend the Safari Blue excursion. We spent our final days in Stone Town at the Tembo Hotel (probably my favorite hotel of the trip). We did a spice tour and prison island with Abraham (both excellent). Again, I cannot say enough about the quality of the guides. We found out during the trip that we would need a covid test in order to fly home and we could not have handled this without Abraham.

So, if you're planning to go to Tanzania, do not hesitate to use Back to Africa Safaris. You will not be disappointed.
Written January 12, 2021
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Mary M
Arusha, Tanzania2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
It was an amazing trip ever. Moses the driver did a good job, he was kind and very cooperative. kudos Alex, whenever we think of safari we will always choose Back to Aftica Safari and Tours
Written August 17, 2020
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Colm D
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A once in a lifetime experience. Our safari guide Ibra who drove us for the 4 days was extremely knowledgeable on all the animals and made our trip a joy.

The mid range accommodation that we went with was way above our expectations and we couldn’t believe the hospitality we got staying in the heart of the Serengeti.

Thanks to the great itinerary Alex created we got to experience the big 5 which included some breathtaking moments with Lions and brilliant eyes of Ibra to spot Leopards sleeping high up in the trees.

I would definitely recommend this company to anyone who wants to experience the brilliant wildlife of Tanzania.
Written October 20, 2023
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Donnabelle A
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We had an unforgettable safari experience in Tanzania, all thanks to Back to Africa Tours and Safaris. Alex, our main contact during the planning phase, demonstrated exceptional responsiveness, professionalism, and helpfulness with all our queries. On the first day, our group encountered some issues, and Alex efficiently assisted in resolving them without any annoyance or irritation. Despite booking the budget safari, our experience surpassed expectations. The accommodations were extraordinary and did not feel budget at all. We had the opportunity to savor local foods, adding a cultural dimension to our journey. The provided vehicle was clean, comfortable, and well-maintained. We spent the majority of our days inside the jeep, and it was equipped with everything we needed while navigating the wild terrain. A special note of gratitude goes to Ibram, our dedicated driver for the four days. His wildlife spotting skills were remarkable; he could identify a rhino from a distance of 10km! Ibram shared his extensive knowledge with enthusiasm, making our journey even more enriching. His insights extended beyond wildlife, encompassing the diverse tribes and cultures of Tanzania.
For anyone considering a safari in Tanzania, I wholeheartedly recommend Back to Africa Tours and Safaris for an extraordinary experience that will linger in your memories forever.
Written December 12, 2023
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Lach S
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
For the last 12 days we’ve been on Safari with Back to Africa Safaris.
A family business based out of Arusha in Tanzania, Alex and his team run bespoke Safaris to the Serengeti and surrounds, and trips to the top of Kilimanjaro. And what a team they are!
Friendly, good fun, experts, extremely professional and 100% reliable.
To say the whole experience for our family of four (kids aged 10 and 11) was incredible, is an understatement.
Our Guide and Driver Ibrahim, our Dancing Chef Obeidi, and our car Linda the Land Cruiser were outstanding and made the trip so much more memorable and special.
Ibrahim’s animal and bird knowledge, and ability to sight things through the bush was exceptional. Often other tour guides would stop us to ask him what we had seen and where. His expertise enabled us to see 117 different species of animals, including the Big Five and the Ugly Five. His driving, which included more than 60 hours of Game Drives, was safe and skilled, especially on the bumpy, dusty roads of the Serengeti. While his friendly, funny and welcoming nature made for some great conversations, laughs and memories on the road… and plenty of ‘treaties’ too.
Our Chef Obeidi, who was always dancing in the kitchen, was also our friendly, smiley face back at camp, making it feel like home and making sure everything was set up, or packed up, to maximise our time for game drives.
The home cooked and hearty campfire meals were the perfect way to start or end a big day of driving. Soups, freshly baked breads, fresh salads, veggies, beef skewers, chicken curries, fish, and seasonal fruits for dinner, while a cooked breakfast of eggs, sausages, crepes, and more fruit was accompanied by plenty of coffee or tea, and hot chocolate for the kids. A warm picnic lunch on Safari, with the Masaai blanket, wicker basket and (BYO Gin & Tonic), was always a highlight as we sat and watched the Great Migration, or talked about finding the elusive rhino, which we did, five of them in fact.
And none of it would have been possible without Linda, our Toyota Land Cruiser. Spacious, safe, equipped with a pop-up roof for 360-degree viewing, a fridge, and charging station for phones and camera batteries, Linda was comfortable, even when the roads were not, but most importantly she was reliable, which is crucial out in the African bush.
Our 12-day camping safari with Back to Africa was a dream come true for our family. Asante sana, Alex, Ibrahim, Obeidi, and Linda, we hope to travel with you all again one day.
Written August 8, 2023
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