Access2Tanzania
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No Worries! Planning a safari can be a very daunting experience. We will listen to your particular needs, provide unbiased advice, and help you plan a customized itinerary that is just right for you. We are Tanzania specialists offering virtually every park, every activity, and every accommodation in the country. Our sole focus is to carefully help you select what makes the most sense for you. And when you land, you will realize we quite seriously hire only superior guides. In fact, all our guides are full-time employees and unlike nearly all other companies, we do not hire temporary guides. Check out our website and then give us a call or send an email so we can get started.
Arusha, Tanzania
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annette o
12 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Where to start? From the amount of effort it took to set up this whole trip for six adults in different locations to in the end pulling an itinerary together that was ideal. For all of that we must commend Casey in MN and thank him a million times over.
Next we have to recognize that the person who deserves a GOLD star is Maningo, our trusty safari guide extraordinaire. Maningo was able to navigate 6 strong personalities day in and day out and always with a smile. From the smallest detail to showing us all the splendor and animals of Tanzania. He never skipped a beat. For that we are extremely grateful. It was because of his love for his country and all that makes it special that we had a trip of a lifetime.
The accommodations were all fantastic and we saw more animals that we ever had seen in our previous 8 safaris. A big WOW!
We would recommend Access2Tanzania to all people wanting a trip of a lifetime but doing it without spending a fortune. That means you can go again and again which we plan to do!
Tip- pay attention to the weather and consider that all your game drives are in a van(very comfy) so early morning temps are not as cold as you might expect. Laundry can be done at all the places so pack less. American dollars are king and bring more than necessary.
Written November 14, 2022
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OctoberMorningStar
21 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
It all started with Casey who worked tirelessly to create an itinerary for 6 friends on a 10-day safari to celebrate some milestone birthdays. Casey was patient, listened to our wants/needs, and created a perfect itinerary for us. The accommodations selected were spot on, the food delicious (each place even catered to the lone vegetarian in the group), the wildlife and scenery was spectacular. But best of all was our guide, Alex. Alex was patient, funny, and kind. And could he spot the animals for us! It was an incredible trip, thanks to Alex and Access2Tanzania. I do not hesitate to recommend them.
Written June 27, 2022
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youngwanderersview
Greenville, SC25 contributions
Jun 2022
A2T did it again. Our first safari with A2T was in 2019. However, CoVid intervened and we were forced to postpone our return trip until this year. Whereas we visited several different parks on our exciting earlier trip, we limited this experience to the Serengeti. Again, we trusted A2T to provide a custom adventure for us (2 grandparents and 2 teenagers) designed by Casey, our consultant for A2T, and executed by Noel, our excellent guide. From the initial conference with Casey through the planning stage to framing the final itinerary, he listened to our ideas and was responsive to our requests. He created an itinerary that included a variety of accommodations which provided many different Serengeti experiences. To make the safari perfect, we had our incredible guide Noel again. He is an expert at locating animals doing the most thrilling things. We watched breathlessly as a trio of cheetahs chased a group of Thompson’s Gazelles. He not only identifies the animals, but also provides fascinating details about them. Even animals merely displaying typical behaviors such as white-backed vultures feasting on a wildebeest carcass is compelling with Noel’s description. He is also a superb driver who shows great respect for the animals as well as for his passengers. In spite of 10-hour days, he navigated the teenagers with grace and wisdom. He is a very kind and generous person who sincerely loves his job and adores people.. A2T is very fortunate to have him as a guide. We are already talking about taking our 2 younger granddaughters with us on safari with A2T next year (with Noel!).
Written July 12, 2022
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Owlmaniac
Lincoln, NE36 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Access2Tanzania helped us have a dream vacation. The highlights of our experience (other than the pangolin, baby cheetahs, roaring lion etcetera) were the professional and personable service of our guide Fulgence Kenedy and our planner Casey O'Connell. Casey spent hours with us through emails, research, and a conference call to understand our priorities and educate us about opportunities. He helped us schedule hikes and runs, select perfect cultural opportunities for our teen and preteen kids, and gave great advice about the pros and cons of a Serengeti hot air balloon ride (we opted out and were glad we did). Fulgence met us at the Kilimanjaro airport and made us feel welcome right from the start, stopping to purchase big bottles of water at a roadside store when we did not have shillings to get our own. The next morning, Fulgence accompanied three of us on a 10K run near Usa before he headed west to meet us for our safari. Their colleagues Haji and Alex did a great job guiding us to the foothills of Kilimanjaro for a hike and delicious meal served by a wonderful Chagga family; Alex also drove us to the airport for our flight to Seronera the next morning. For the next eight days, Fulgence was our near-constant companion, teaching us an immense (but not excessive) amount of information about the animals, landscape, and culture we were amazed by. He paid attention to what kind of drinks we each liked to keep the cooler full, and keenly spotted animals including fluffy baby cheetahs, multiple leopards in trees, a leopard family, a mother cheetah teaching her son to successfully hunt a gazelle, several prides of lions, many species of birds, and even a pangolin! Fulgence was especially skilled at positioning us safely but closely to families of elephants as they ate and slowly walked right by our vehicle. He coached us in ways to enjoy our time visiting a Maasai boma, and hiked with us in the Empakaai crater.

When it was time to say goodbye to Fulgence, we flew to Zanzibar and the transportation and COVID-19 testing Casey had arranged to facilitate our reentry to the USA went flawlessly. The lodging choices were well suited to our family and were very comfortable. The advice and videos about tipping, local customs, preparations, and planning were immensely helpful.

On the whole, we felt that everyone at Access2Tanzania treated us like their own family and we highly recommend their agency.
Written August 3, 2021
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AliGrant
Maplewood, NJ6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
It is with great enthusiasm that I highly recommend Access2Tanzania for your African vacation. Our positive experience began with Casey who was knowledgeable, patient and generous with his time as he worked with us to personalize a trip that met our interests, desires and budget. This was complicated by our original plans being canceled by Covid – twice! He never wavered in his commitment to ensuring that we had exactly the right trip for our group.
Upon arriving in Tanzania, we met our guide Ray who later told us that one arrives to Tanzania a guest but leaves as family. Indeed, we felt this after our week with him. He is so good at what he does and makes the experience better for his being a part of it. His knowledge, instincts and warmth made for an incredible safari experience.
We visited Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro crater and spent several days in the Serengeti. Ray made sure we saw the “Big 5” and the Great Migration as well as innumerable other breathtaking animals and sights. Casey also worked to make all necessary arrangements for our time in Zanzibar to be a wonderful follow-up to the safari.
I am so grateful to A2T for making this trip so special
Written July 12, 2022
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Alohagirls4
21 contributions
Aug 2022
My best friend and I decided to celebrate 50 years of friendship with this once in a lifetime trip to Tanzania (safari) and Zanzibar. We were blown away by the service, the friendliness of the people and our amazing guide Wilfred. Wilfred left his family for 8 days to give us an amazing safari experience. He was a patient guide, a steward for the environment, an expert in flora and fauna, and clearly loved his job! He also has amazing eyes for spotting wildlife and was really great at locating hard to spot animals on safari. We were fortunate to experience the Wildebeast migration, saw several lions, leopard baby and mom, giraffes, elephant families, zebra, and hippo experiences in the Serengeti, Ngoragora Crater, and Mynara Lake region. But, Wilfred's kind and generous spirit, really made the trip special. I highly recommend getting him as a guide!! Zanzibar was pretty cool too. Our Gallery Tours driver Sume was friendly and kindly answered all our questions. We loved exploring Stonetown (very cool to get lost in the alleys of old stonetown). The only down side of Zanzibar was our spice tour at Zitos where our tour guide Mohammad (he told us later that he was not really a tour guide there) made us uncomfortable. Every time we came in contact with someone at the spice farm it seemed that we expected to give a tip. We even skipped buying spices and tasting fruits because we were uncomfortable. In our 12 days in Tanzania, this was a small hiccup in the trip. If you are considering travelling to Tanzania, don't think twice about it. It is my favorite vacation ever. This was a trip of a lifetime and my only regret was not making it longer especially on safari. Access2Tanzania made it so easy for us to travel and made our experience incredible!
Written August 20, 2022
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ChuckB
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
People say that Safaris are trips of a lifetime; after our trip through Access2Tanzania I could not agree more. Danny is an amazing guide who’s #1 priority is to make sure you see this beautiful country and it’s people and capture those lifetime memories.. Our trip consisted of three national parks including the Serengeti ( an amazing site to see the great migration) as well as cultural stops like a Maasai village as well as Chaga tribe area . The people were welcoming and shared their homes and local foods.
I can not recommend Access2Tanzania more highly; the tour set up through Casey was informative and he listened to our wants and needs. Because of Covid we set this trip up three times Casey worked with us each time and could not have been better.
If you are looking to go on Safari Tanzania is the place and Access2Tanzania should be the folks you work with to put a trip of a lifetime together.
Thank you Access2Tanzania!
Written June 15, 2022
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Stephanie Z
8 contributions
Sep 2022
Access2Tanzania is the best company to use to visit any part of Tanzania! This is our second trip to Tanzania, first time in the central part and this time in the northern Serengeti. They helped us design a custom trip and the type of lodging that we wanted to stay at within our timeframe and budget. The camps they helped us select were great and the staff were wonderful! Danny our guide was so experienced in helping locate the animals we wanted to see, where to see the migrations across the Mara River (we saw 3) and was very knowledgable about all the animals, their habitats, and the customs of the people and the country. He is so nice that we wished we could have stayed longer! If you ever want to go on a Safari to Tanzania or a combo Rwanda and Tanzania trip, I highly recommend this company, you will not be disappointed!
Written September 13, 2022
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Tracy S
New York City, NY1 contribution
Jun 2021
Access2Tanzania deserves 6 stars! The set up and service on this trip exceeded my high expectations. This is a company with operations in the US and Tanzania. That makes communications and payments easy. The company employs full-time guides and manages a charity. Our guide, Alex, was exceptional, from meeting us at the airport, to driving us around Arusha (even helping me find tanzanite earrings), to his expertise in Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. He listened and delivered! The animal sightings were unbelievable (70 lions, 10 cheetahs, including one with a kill. Even The Great Migration!). Our vehicle was often first on the scene. Alex answered every question about the animals and the country. He was funny, patient and a safe driver. The vehicle was clean and in good shape, with a charger, binoculars, bean bags, seat pads, a pop up roof, and cold drinks.
In the US, Casey managed our schedule in amazing detail. He was on top of all Covid protocols and even arranged for our pre-departure testing. Casey worked with us to create a perfect itinerary and offered suggestions for lodges and a camp that turned out to be incredible. Most importantly, when there was a hiccup in our flight schedule from the Serengeti, not at all the fault of A2T, Casey went above and beyond to make up for our trouble. Casey also seamlessly arranged our trip in Zanzibar, including the most memorable hotel stay of our lives.
Access2Tanzania deserves all the accolades I can provide.
Written July 5, 2021
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tasjjk
27 contributions
Jun 2021
We just returned from our trip with Access2Tanzania and I can't say enough nice things about them. We'd contacted about two dozen companies to get their info and thoughts on our rough itinerary. Access was always at the top of our list and nobody else could match the positive feeling we had about them. They have an awesome website which drew our attention, and the fact they have staff in the US as well as Tanzania was a big plus. We also were impressed by their work with Project Zawadi, that the guides were staff, and they owned the vehicles.
Casey was our consultant and he was so helpful when our international airline changed our flight schedule multiple times, and when our domestic airline cancelled a flight. He gave us great recommendations and plenty of options as we crafted the perfect itinerary. He and Stella did wonders when a situation outside their control threatened to derail our plans mid-way through the trip, including a room upgrade that was out of this world! Thank-you so much for that!
And what can I say about our guide, Alex? He was perfect. Alex was so nice, so flexible, has eyes like a hawk, and always placed us perfectly to get a good camera angle. It still amazes me all of the animals we were able to see, how close we got, and the rare sightings that we had. Alex may have gone a long time without guiding due to Covid, but he brought his A-game for us, for sure! We really enjoyed just spending time with him just talking and doing normal stuff like eating meals in camp or in the bush.
Look nowhere else, seriously, Access2Tanzania is the best!!!
Written July 8, 2021
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