Golden Dream Safaris
Golden Dream Safaris
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Golden Dream Safaris offers a variety of tour packages in Tanzania: from the great Serengeti plains to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Going with a local company ensures you the best price with the greatest knowledge transfer and excellent service. You can book a private tour or join a group to lower the costs. We are flexible and adapt the tour to your needs. Enquire today without strings attached.
Arusha, Tanzania

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2022

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Mahathi M
4 contributions
Sep 2022
We spent almost a full week with Victor & his team starting with a pick up from the airport, a private 6-day Safari to Tarangire/Serengeti/Ngorongoro (lodges), Maasai village tour, a waterfall & coffee tour, Chemka Hot Springs visit. We absolutely loved our time there and would highly recommend doing any of these activities with Golden Dream Safari!

Starting with the planning process, he was incredibly communicative and gave us so many amazing recommendations. He was honest about the things that would be good for us to do vs. what may just be a tourist trap. It made the planning process so much easier.

Our safari tour, our guide, Augustin, was fantastic. He was patient and experienced at doing safaris. He took us to great locations within the park to ensure that we got incredible views of the savannah and wildlife. Augustin was so hospitable and went above and beyond to ensure that we were comfortable and had a great experience throughout. He was very knowledgable and gave us so much information about the animals' habits and general information about the area & was able to answer all of our questions about the wildlife.

Throughout our time in the safari, Victor maintained constant contact with us to ensure that we were happy and things were going according to plan. He was flexible with the arrangements that we made so that we could go back to the lodges that we liked more. The lodges that were booked for us were of great quality and had unique locations - the staff were all very hospitable and kind.

Victor also recommended a few day tours for us that we loved. Of the day trips we did, we LOVED the waterfall/coffee tour and the Chemka Hot Springs. Although it was a small waterfall, we were the only ones there and it felt like it was a private paradise; the coffee tour was also done by a few local ladies where we got to learn/try the local coffee.

Apart form the safari, the other unmissable experience is the Chemka Hot Springs. By far, this was the BEST experience we had. It was very much a hidden gem, not a lot of tourists in an idyllic setting. We spent hours at these hot springs just swimming around. Our guide for the day, Isiah, organized for a professional swimming guide while we were there who took us around, ensured our safety and took great pictures of us. This was definitely one of the coolest experiences I've ever had in my travels.
Written October 26, 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind and detailed review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write all of this down! Thanks again and welcome anytime! Victor
Written December 29, 2022
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Tim T
3 contributions
Jun 2022
Everything about this trip was incredibly well-coordinated and enjoyable. Victor is the main point of contact and gets back to you with detailed responses to your questions which helped figure out which hotels to book, where to fly into etc.

Once the trek started, I was thoroughly impressed with the dedication of the team (1 guide, 1 cook, and 4 porters) in ensuring I was comfortable and prepared for the summit day (which was very challenging). Special thanks to Emmanuel (guide) and Baracki for their tremendous generosity on the trip. It was a great experience and I highly recommend booking with Golden Dream Safaris due to the crew that makes it all possible.
Written June 15, 2022
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Thank you for your review Timothy and congratulations again on making it to the summit. What an achievement! We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us! Welcome back anytime. It was our pleasure having you over. Victor
Written June 17, 2022
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Patrick H
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
We took a 5-day safari to Lake Manyana, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire. The best part of the experience was undoubtedly our guide, Mbwana. I would highly recommend Golden Dreams and Mbwana in particular.

Mbwana was kind, supportive, and knowledgeable. You spend a lot of time with your guide and their personality greatly influences the experience you have. Fortunately, Mbwana made us comfortable throughout the safari. He answered all of our questions about the wildlife and landscape and was a generous guide to Swahili and the local culture. Moreover, he is funny and easy-going.

Again, we cannot recommend Mbwana and Golden Dreams more highly.
Written January 8, 2023
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Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We are pleased that you had a good experience and speak so highly of Mbwana. Thank you again. Victor
Written January 16, 2023
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Fads
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
Hands down, had an unforgettable and amazing time with Golden Dream Safaris.

Wanted to give a special mention to our Safari guides Mbwana and Piter for showing us the beautiful national parks, and our guides Isaya and Peter for taking us on our Maasai day trip. We also wanted to thank Victor for coordinating everything so seamlessly and regularly checking in with us to make sure we were happy, and that there werent any suprises. Everyone was so knowledgable, welcoming and really made our trip special.

Our experience truly surpassed any expectations we might've had. We managed to see the big 5, we had a memorable time with the Maasai community, we visited a local market, and even shared a delicious home cooked meal at our guide's house. We'd highly recommend Golden Dream Safaris to our friends, family or anyone looking to have an authentic Tanzanian experience would happily go with them again.
Written December 7, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We have passed it to our crew and everyone is very grateful. Welcome anytime! Victor
Written December 29, 2022
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Logant453
7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We did the 4night, 5 day safari to Tarangire, Serengetti, Ngorongoro, Manyara. Our driver Ziggy was a solid, experienced and knowledgeable driver who was constantly on the radio with other drivers working as a team to track the animals. We saw pretty much all of the animals when you think of African Safari, and the whole safari experience was amazing and better than expected. The 6 person Landcruiser with pop up roof is the perfect vehicle for safari. Be prepared with lots of snacks as the meals are spread out quite a bit (6am, 12pm, 730pm). The cost is less than that of other safari companies, but you go to the same places and see the same things. The difference is in the gear- tents, tables, chairs, food. It was all acceptable, but some companies just spend more on these things. We were grouped with four others and they had booked with different companies, which seemed to be a normal thing with so many options and timing or groups. Discussing the day plan and timing could have been improved as we were sometimes unsure how long until lunches, suppers, breaks, etc. Victor was very responsive with our emails and plans following up to our trip. He went above and beyond picking us up from the Arusha airport, drove us to the atm, gave us the safari briefing, and drove us out to our accommodations before our trip. Definitely reccomend Golden dreams.
Written January 21, 2020
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Thank you for your kind review Logan. It is truly appreciated. We will take your comments for improvement into account, and try to inform our clients about the timing/schedule as good as we can. Sometimes the timing can fluctuate based on events of the day (which animals are spotted where), but we will try our best & note that snacks are a good thing to bring on safari. Thank you again. Victor
Written January 22, 2020
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Gordon
1 contribution
Oct 2022
We had an incredible trip with Golden Dream Safaris! Everything from communication, to coordination, to execution was simply top notch. Our group debated going with a Western agency, but we opted to go local and Golden Dreams had a really good reputation as the leading local agency ... so it was an easy choice for us.

Trek:
We climbed Kilimanjaro thanks to our lead guides Emmanuel and Daniel along with the rest of the Simba team. Emmanuel and Daniel were great leaders throughout the trip and everyone was super thoughtful, caring, and extremely encouraging. As a vegetarian, the team accommodated me exceptionally well. We had delicious soups and stews that kept us going throughout the trip. The tents and sleeping bags were great and super warm too. Getting to the top as the sun begins to crest over was a magical experience -- a truly golden dream!

Safari:
The Safari was really nice to do after our trek. Super relaxing and spectacular to see all of the wildlife. We saw elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos, flamingos, water Buffalos, and much more.

In summary, I highly recommend Golden Dream Safaris. Great company. Great experience. Great people.
Written February 4, 2023
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Bethany P
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Sep 2022 • Solo
The safari that I did with Golden dream safaris was such an incredible experience. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. I did a 4 day safari and we visited Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro crater. We got to see so many animals and beautiful scenery. Our guide, Abdul, was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable, and able to answer all of our questions about the animals and national parks during our safari. Victor, the owner of the safari company, did an excellent job taking care of all the details of the safari. He’s an excellent communicator, providing me with all the details I needed to know prior to coming on the safari, and even checking in with me every day to make sure I was happy with everything.
I can’t wait to go back!
Written October 15, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write down your experience. It helps us and other travelers. Thank you again! Victor
Written October 17, 2022
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Mathias Z
Paris, France6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Thanks galden dream safaris and Victor for all. You was always present when I was sending mails to get informations about the hike, and answered perfectly.
As soon as I reached Tanzania, you came to pick me up and explained well everything who was about to happend.
The days after I follow my guide Emanuel and Bakiri and all the team.
Everyone was doing everything to allow me to succeed the ascension of the top of Africa.
Big thanks to them.
At the end.. I managed to climb kilimanjaro on 7 days though machame route and I really advise people to join your company for it.
You are a small company but strong and reliable.
BTW I also really appreciate the fact that I had to pay when I was landing and not ahead as a advance...
Thanks.. One dream one team, one team one dream.
Pole pole

See you in few days for a wonderful 4 days safari.
Written July 21, 2022
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Thank you for your review and congratulations on making it to the summit! It was our pleasure having you both! Welcome anytime. Victor
Written August 11, 2022
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Anna N
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
We took a five-day safari to Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The very experienced and friendly guide did his absolute best and succeeded to show us as much animals als possible. Our schedule was very neatly and carefully composed to get the absolute most out of the whole experience. We spent the last three nights in tents in both serengeti and ngorongoro which was at pretty exciting. There we were visited by zebras, hyenas, babboons and other animals which was a great experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was catered by chef Mike who is an amazing chef and is now very dear to all of us. We would definitely recommend booking a safari here!

Best wishes,
Chris & Anna
Written August 4, 2021
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Thank you so much for your review Chris & Anna. We had a great time with you all and are happy that you enjoyed. Stay safe & welcome anytime! Victor
Written August 7, 2021
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LaurenWanders
San Diego, CA35 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
My friends and I did a 3 day/2 night safari to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Victor routinely communicated with me for the weeks before our trip. He picked us up from Arusha airport and went over our itinerary. Unfortunately he was not our guide (which was made clear was a possibility from the start) but he still managed to give us an experience of a lifetime. He also checked in on us each day and encouraged us to reach out if we were unhappy with anything.
We had an extremely knowledgeable guide who spotted many animals for us, including lions who had made a fresh kill. When we had car trouble, our guide and the chef were able to cut down a small tree to make a part to keep the car going! Very impressive. The accommodations that Victor chose for us were out of this world. The Heritage Tented Lodge was unbelievable! Talk about luxury. We also stayed at the Rhino Lodge which served some of the best food we had on our entire trip!
When we returned from our safari, Victor took the time to debrief with us and ask how the experience could have been improved. The 3 of us could not come up with anything. Our experience far exceeded our expectations. Victor even drove us to the Kili airport before dawn so we could catch our flight to Zanzibar. Victor is an absolute professional and I will be recommending him to all of my friends. I’m even planning a return trip… Asante sana, Victor!
Written October 4, 2021
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Thank you so much for this wonderful review Lauren. It is truly appreciated! We enjoyed having you so much and will be very happy to see you return. Wishing you the best of fortune on your future travels. Victor
Written October 6, 2021
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