AAA Express Adventure

AAA Express Adventure, Arusha: Hours, Address, AAA Express Adventure Reviews: 5/5

AAA Express Adventure
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
AAA Express Adventure - 'explore East Africa' specialize in safe, quality and the extremely affordable safaris, Mountain trekking, and Cultural experiences. Discover the beauty and diversity of Tanzania-the land of Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Zanzibar including Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara Park, Ngorongoro Crater, World and National heritage sites, amazing wildlife, unspoilt beach
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Sarah M
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Walking and driving safari combo. The way to go
Sep 2021 • Solo
I just finished the 5 day Ngorongoro crater walking safari which included a night drive and walk through the Manyara park. The guides, rangers, and Masai were incredible. It was only me which made me nervous at first but they were so welcoming and attentive, o felt at ease immediately . They answered all my annoying questions with expert knowledge. The food was delicious and plentiful (sometimes too much!).
They set up and took care of all the tents and equipment. I got to enjoy the 20-25 km hikes without any worry. The drive through the crater was Amazing. I was able to see the entire crater and experienced seeing more wildlife than I had hoped for. I swear it was like I asked for an animal and they knew were to go to find it. I realize I got extremely lucky, especially seeing a leopard. But I couldn’t have enjoyed myself as much without their great crew.
There are a ton of companies but I am so happy I found them. They put together a safari that incorporated culture ( I went to a real Masai village- not the touristy one), wildlife, and trekking. They even found a place to let me sample local banana beer!!!
Whether you are a traveler or a tourist, AAA will deliver a memorable trip. I cannot thank them enough
Written September 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

6 contributions
Very good safari experience in camping !
Sep 2020
We did a very good safary with AAA Express Adventure. We came in September 2020 and it was very safe with covid. There is a small number of tourists right now and you feel alone in the parks, it's very nice to see the animals.
We see a lot of animals and the wildebeest migration in north Serengeti, a wonderful expercience.
Our guide knew very well all the animals and the parks, we learnt a lot about wildlife.
The food was very very good at each meal !
The camping allows you to be close to the center of the parks and close to the wildlife. You can hear the cry of the animals during the night.

So I can just advice to you to come in Tanzania right now, it's a very good moment to discover all the parks without too many tourists.
Written October 10, 2020
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59 contributions
Pretty Average experience!!
Sep 2019
We went on a 10 days Safari with AAA in the end on September 2019, Tanzania. We are ardent wildlife lovers and had pretty high expectation from AAA considering the earlier reviews. However, I must admit that the experience was pretty average.
We were not happy with the guide, his interest level, sense of positioning of vehicle for photography, time management (or wasting if I may say so). Vehicle was OK.
Stay at Maniyara was OK, Natron was horroble, North Serengeti, Central Serengeti was great and Ngoronogo was nice.
Over all - I would say the trip could have been much more satisfying & fulfilling. In Serengeti all the vehicles communicate over radio and once something interesting is spotted all vehicle comes to know - so don't worry, you will have a lot of sightings for sure.
Written March 1, 2020
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Per-Erik S
5 contributions
Five days four nights lodged private safari Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
Dec 2019
Based on the great reviews on Tripadvisor and on Safaribooking homepages I contacted AAA Express Adventures 3-4 months before a private Christmas-safari for 4 adults from Arusha, Tanzania and everything was 100% from the first contact with the owner Jalala Ndosa. Quick and correct response to every question on the email. Excellent flexibility according to our requests.

A safari is perhaps one of the most expensive trips you make but considering the standard of everything that was delivered the price was absolutely reasonable when compared to other companies in Arusha and much lower than in you book via a travel agency back home. The initial payment was lower (20% of total) than what I could find at other companies and was made with banktransfer with no problems. Recieved an email after 4 days confirming that initial payment was OK. Did not want to bring a lot of cash (in dollars) on our pre-safari trip to Zanzibar and again a message was recieved just a few days after visiting my own bank that everything was OK.

A special comment on payment: We are used to pay with credit cards but sending substantial sums with banktransfer with virtually "no insurance" is of course a scary business. I contacted the company that runs Safaribookings homepage where AAA Express i registred and they informed me that this is the common practise and in the few cases that there had been any diagreements between a company and a customer they had always solved the problem. They also checked the "record" of AAA Express Adventures and could see that they did not have a single complaint since they were registered on the homepage. That information made me feel very comfortable.

From the moment we landed at Kilimanjaro Airport everything was exactly as promised with prefect timing. Transfer to hotel before safari was on time. Our excellent driver/guide Steven waited outside the hotel lobby next morning as agreed on. The Safari in it self was magic. Steven must be one the best guides in the area and has more than 20 years of experience of everything that has to do with the history of the National Parks (Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and the rest), the animals, the tribes and everything else. He was absolutely outstanding. And a real caracter. He could virtually "smell animals". From one moment to the other he just turned the wheel of the vehicle and up in the tree was a family of the famous tree climbing lions in Lake Manyara. One the sometimes muddy roads of Serengeti when lots of vehicles got stuck Steven took us safely to our lodge. When there was a long line to check in he arranged VIP-treatment and everything was ready in a few minutes. And the best with a safari guide, he just cannot stop looking for animals. On our trip back to Arusha after the safari he stepped on the brakes on main road because he spotted elephants and giraffes in a plantation. With Steven as a guide we saw everything we had expected and more. If I do another safari I will definitely ask for Steven. The bottom line is that from our point of view AAA Express Adventure was very serious, reliable and delivered what they had promised and att a very reasonable cost. I will not hesitate to use them again.
Written January 13, 2020
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Paraty, RJ5 contributions
Awesome Authentic Tanzanian Experience!
Jan 2020 • Friends
We booked a 7-day safari trip with AAA Express adventures. I have been in the Serengeti before but this time I got much more than a just safari experience. We got an amazing safari, geological, and a cultural experience. The driver and cook were very pleasant, professional and knowledgeable. We did lake Manyara, lake Natron, Serengeti and lake Eyasi. We ended off our journey with a rich cultural experience arranged by AAA Express Adventures. We visited the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes, possibly the highlight of our trip.
The food prepared by the cook was delicious and of outstanding quality. I strongly recommend this company.
Written January 5, 2020
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Paolo D
Cape Town Central, South Africa8 contributions
Unforgettable trip, highly recommended!
Jan 2020 • Friends
We went on a budget (camping) 7-day safari tour to Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Lake Eyasi.
It was a really unforgettable trip, with a great mixture of incredible landscapes, awe-inspiring animal sightings, and even a touch of culture shock with the Hadzebe bushmen around Lake Eyasi.
Mr Jalala is a trustworthy and meticulous organiser, he was very responsive and available to help, even to arrange extra transport and logistics that did not bring any money to him personally. He negotiated with us a very reasonable price and assigned us a nice team of driver (Peter) and cook (Mike). Both were fun, knowledgeable, and went out of their way to make our trip really enjoyable.
The accommodation was in basic but clean camps with helpful staff. The highlight was the camp at Lake Natron, I'll never forget the incredible view over the lake and the expanse plain at sunrise.
Highly recommended!
Written January 5, 2020
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Cyrill B
Thun, Switzerland15 contributions
12-Day Maasai Land Trekking - Great budget Safari and trekking
Jul 2019
We did AAA express adventure's "12-Day Maasai Land Trekking Maasai Bushland and game reserved with Maasai Warriors and Game drive in Serengeti –Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara trip" with some extensions. The organisation with Mr Jalala went perfectly well. Payment through international bank transfer went through really smooth too.
Upon arrival we were picked-up at the airport which was quite convenient. The first hotel-night was mediocre with some holes in mosquito nets but was sufficient for sleeping. Especially as once the tour really started things got truly nice.
The first night we slept in the backyard of a village, in the even more remote areas we then simply camped somewhere in the middle of nowhere. We really liked that unique experience. The Maasai walking guide was special, and tried his very best to please us. Sometimes even a bit too much, we had to 'fight' to actually get to sleep in the middle of nowhere as it is less comfortable and he wanted us to be as comfortable as possible but the experience was well worth it.
Thanks to the heat, the walking was relatively tiresome despite the leisurely speed. But the feeling to be walking through the bushes was unique and we really enjoyed capturing the landscapes at walking speed.
The second part of our trip was a classical safari as one would imagine it. Our driver was awesome, we saw a lot of wildlife thanks to him. The cook too did his best to spoil us with both African and western meals. The car we had was definitely in a good shape compared to cars of other companies, even though the DCAC power converter broke at some point. (Bring enough camera batteries to be prepared for something like this!)
The camping material too was in a reasonable shape. We used liners in the supplied sleeping bags on the supplied mattresses and slept quite well. One could always bring their own sleeping bag + mattress to be sure of the material and hygiene when in doubt. The tents were solid, though not really waterproof anymore.
All in all we had a really great trip for a reasonable price (though expected tips are about 2x more than announced) and would definitely recommend. We will re-book through AAA Express Adventure for future trips to Tanzania.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Written October 18, 2019
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Kaunas, Lithuania7 contributions
"5 days safari in serengeti and ngorongoro crater”
Oct 2019
Overall our trip was perfect. Jalala was very helpful to accommodate our schedule and to ensure we have pick-up/drop-off from/airport. The team was very nice and helpful,we feel very comfortable whole the time. The food was delicious and always a lot and fresh. Our cook Mike as well was doing a great job by serving us tasty meals. Our driver and guide Steven is a very good man and he is very experienced.All the accommodations were great. Our tents were the biggest. The Seronera
pimbi campsite was very basic but offered a memorable experience, with the real taste of the Safari.But the best thing about this tour was obviously the wildlife,
we were not expecting to see so many animals, so we really enjoyed ourselves.We warmly recommend his agency.
Written October 14, 2019
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Chipperfield, UK4 contributions
Great safari with AAA Express
Jul 2019 • Family
My family did this safari at the beginning of July. Jamala organised a great all inclusive safari for the 4 of us. Included airport transfers , luxury lodges , 6 person land cruiser, our very reliable and safe driver and 5 game parks.
Everything was as booked and as expected.
book with AAA with confidence you will be well looked after.
Alan (UK)
Written July 27, 2019
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Alexandru R
Bucharest, Romania23 contributions
Great guide with excellent knowledge and very nice accommodations through the tour
Feb 2019 • Friends
I was able to book the trip via email without need for calls or other arrangements . Jalala was very helpful to accommodate our schedule and to ensure we have pick-up/drop-off from/airport. We stayed one night in Arusha and then headed towards Lake Manyara were we had our fist park. The tour accommodations (Octagon Lodge, Serengeti Heritage Camp, Rhino Lodge) were very nice with great breakfast/dinner.

The guide was very experienced (Steve) and with great knowledge of the animals behavior and paths. We were able to encounter the big five and numerous zebras, giraffes, etc.

The density of animals in Serengeti area is breathtaking with large herds of herbivores and a big diversity of predators.

We were a group of 4 (2 couples) and we were the only passengers of the car. Our driver was very politely to accommodate our requests,

I would strongly recommend AAA Express Adventure
Written March 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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