Shadows of Africa
Shadows of Africa
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About
Shadows of Africa specializes in private safaris tailored to your every need. Whether you’re aspiring to get back to nature with a budget-friendly camping and trekking safari or you’re looking to spend your time in Africa in the lap of luxury, we’re with you every step of the way to plan the perfect itinerary. We pride ourselves on providing world class customer service and meeting our customers’ every need. Shadows of Africa is the perfect team to create your dream African safari.
Arusha, Tanzania
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Marie-Joan V
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We are most grateful that we came across Shadows of Africa to book our safari adventure to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti.
Megan helped us to plan from the start. The final itinerary ticked all the boxes which had been on our wish list for a long time even organizing with our driver to take us to Ndutu to see the migration of the wildebeest.
It was a pleasure to work with Megan who stayed in touch with us all the time.
Ester met us at the airport at Kilimanjaro and drove us to Arusha. She shared a lot of interesting information with us.
Joyce Mshana did our briefing the following morning. She also saw to all our special needs for the entire trip.
Then we set off with our guide Loma.
What a wonderful person with so much experience. He is an excellent driver. His knowledge of wild life and especially birds is amazing.
We were sad to say good-bye to him after 8 days in his company.
We can highly recommend Shadows of Africa. Thank you again to the entire team.
Written May 15, 2024
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touristelise
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Highly recommend Shadows of Africa. My partner and I did a 12- day tour in January, 2024, and loved each and every day! Hopefully we get back to Tanzania again.

We communicated with Chris online to organise and plan our itinerary. Chris was super helpful and professional! He was also a great help in directing us to a store in Arusha to replace a broken camera lens before our safari started.

In particular, our guide Gerald was knowledgable, calm, funny, and warm. We are very grateful to have such a great guide and man to show us some of incredible Tanzania. Highly recommend Gerald as a terrific guide - he really made our tour wonderful and complete.

Trip highlights included: Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti, hunting with the Hadzbe tribe, and Tarangire National Park. Also had a lovely local tour with Lucy in Mto wa Mbu Village.

We would book with Shadows of Africa again and recommend them to family and friends without hesitation!
Written April 21, 2024
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Excursion49507817499
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Can't begin to explain how fulfilling this experience was. My wife and I did this trip for our honeymoon and it was worth every penny. The accommodations were first class. The service was first class. We had the best tour guide in the country (Lucas). Everyday we spent on safari was amazing. Lucas made sure we were in the best spots to take pictures and videos that will stay with us forever. We saw the crater in Ngorrogoro which is breathtaking. We slept in the Serengeti where we were serenaded by hyenas and lions at night. The people of Tanzania are incredibly friendly. Shadows of Africa are an incredible company and I will forever be grateful for their hospitality throughout. I will always tell folks to reach out to Shadows of Africa if you want to do a trip like this right.
Written April 20, 2024
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Corry R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Had an amazing time with Shadows of Africa and they planned an awesome honeymoon for my wife and I! The communication was great with Dany from the beginning and she kept us well informed on agenda the whole time. The safari was incredible, they even had "Just Married" on the back of our safari vehicle which we really appreciated. All the places we stayed were awesome and food as well. Definitely can't go wrong with Shadows of Africa and wound use them again without a doubt!
Written April 17, 2024
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Paulina K
London, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We chose shadows for our trip to Kenya and Tanzania.
Karen helped us with all the planning. She was very responsive and offered great advice. She built a brilliant iterinary, gave us tips how to plan, helped selecting beautiful accommodation. I belive she was a huge part of making our trip so memorable!
We started the trip in Kenya, Nairobi. Robert was our local driver. He made us feel welcome and in good hands.
For the trip to Arusha we went with Joji. He has great experience! It was our first safari trip ever. Joji looked after us very well. He told us a lot about culture, customs and nature.
From Arusha we were on route to Tanzania, where Ester was our transfer driver. She had so much passion! I wish it becomes easier for women to become safari guides, so she can fulfil her dreams!
Zamoo was our guide in Tanzania. We went together to Ngorongoro, Ndutu and Serengeti. Zamoo was a great companion, we felt at ease and had a lot of fun.
There were a lot of other people from Shadows we came across and everyone made a very good impression. We would like to congratulate the CEO on building such a great and dedicated team. Everyone who works at Shadows was proud of being part of the team.
We would definitely be happy to travel with them again! Oh, it was our engagement trip and they made sure the camps were aware and treated us extra special. The sundowner at Lion's Paw, was a stunning experience!
Thanks for everything!
Written April 14, 2024
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rach_fbarr
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This was our first safari and we are so glad we decided to go with Shadows of Africa! Starting with the booking process they customized an itinerary based on our suggestions, how much time we had and our budget. They adjusted it as many times as we needed to make sure we were confident it was the perfect itinerary for us!

Once we arrived, we were greeted at the airport and brought to Arusha. The next day we headed on an incredible safari through Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and Ngoronngoro Crater. Our guide Edwin was amazing and helped to make our trip incredible!

I would recommend Shadows of Africa to anybody and are looking forward to our next safari!
Written April 6, 2024
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Emile W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My expectation were high, coming to Serengeti National Park. But due to the experience and skill of Dickson, my expectation were blown out of the water. It didn’t took longer than 5 minutes before we saw half of the big five. Dickson also knows a lot of lesser known paths with less other tourists around. This made the trip feel very private and unique. When you go on a trip with Dickson, your are set to have a wonderful time. With great and pleasant driving, amazing food, a lot of knowledge and experience, and much more! Dickson was always by the first to arrive at wonderful sights. And when you are around animals he takes his time and doesn’t rush anything. He himself still finds it amazing to witness everything. In conclusion, this trip would’t have been so great without Dickson. That’s why I recommend him if you’re looking for an amazing experience and service around this beautiful nature.
Written April 1, 2024
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Lola W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We did the 5 day Serengeti trip and it was an amazing experience! Dickson our tour guide/driver was the best we could ever wish for. He gave us unforgettable moments and got us so close to true nature. It was so beautiful. We saw the BIG 5 and so much more! Dickson was always friendly and he answered any question we have asked with pleasure. He brought us safe to Ngorogoro and the airport. Also the food was very delicious. He loves the animals so much and threat them so good. He was always so friendly to the animals. Also Dicksons was an excellent driver with the safari jeep.
Also thanks to Dany for the organization.
Written April 1, 2024
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Natalia N
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Mar 2024 • Family
Safari in Kenya with Shadows of Africa was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it.

The company was very responsive, easy to deal with and accommodating to our needs - eg pick up and drop off in different places.

Our guide Sammy was fantastic, very friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, easy to be around. He knew where to drive to see animals and he knew how the animals behave - so we could experience the most of it.

The lodges/resorts we stayed at, were great with comfortable rooms and delicious food - def met our expectations.

Overall, we had a fantastic trip and will come back again!
Written March 31, 2024
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Breda S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Greetings Shadows of Africa- We are back from a wonderful trip to Kenya. I have to say that
this was our second trip with Shadows of Africa. We were in Tanzania for the first time in
2020, where we encountered safari for the first time and decided that it would not be the last
time. At that time, our driver was Alex and he was the one who conjured up wonderful
memories and experiences for us. So, after positive experiences, we decided to visit Kenya.
The organization was excellent and all at the last minute (thanks to Mr. Sonja Tekavec for all
the help). in Nairobi we were met by three representatives with our driver Timothy.
The safari was once again a wonderful experience. Our guide Timy was an excellent driver,
he fulfilled our every wish. In five days of safari, we saw all the big 5 and much more. Thank
you Timy you were a wonderful guide and driver. After the safari, we went to Diani beach to
indulge in the sun.
Thanks to Sonja, Charity, Elijah for all the support during the trip and of course to Timy. I hope
there will be another chance for a safari and of course with Shadows of Africa. You are the
best, worry and stress free travel with wonderful experiences.
Breda and Božo
Written March 24, 2024
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