Makasa Tanzania Safaris
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Makasa is a tour operator in Moshi, Tanzania. We organize tailor-made tours for individuals as well as groups. Our clients typically include couples, families, and groups of friends. Tanzania is often readily associated with safaris, and quite justifiably so, as the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater are host to some of the world's most spectacular wildlife. But apart from safaris, we also organize adventure tours to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, as well as holidays of a lifetime to the sun-soaked beaches of Zanzibar. All options are open, in every imaginable combination. The secret of Makasa's success lies in our personal service and approach. We will help you plan and organize the entire tour package of your choice, carefully considering aspects such as group composition, available budget and travelling schedule. Based on the outcome of these considerations, we will work with you to optimize your itinerary and set up the arrangements down to the finest detail.
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Mir17
Dubrovnik, Croatia88 contributions
Jul 2022
Thanks to Makasa, we have just returned from the best trip of our lives. Safari planning is such an overwhelming job but with the help of Selma, we managed to get the adventure of a lifetime for my son, husband and myself. Selma is always there to suggest, help and plan and certainly has the experience to choose just the right option for your group. She handled numerous changes to the itinerary without any problems, and changes were many.
Once in Tanzania, Caleby was our driver/guide and made our trip so much more special. We always felt safe and the natural instinct plus his experience took us to the most amazing sightings in the parks. Caleby anticipated what we needed and gave us space when we needed it. Absolutely the best person to accompany you on such an adventure.
Thank you Makasa, it is our biggest desire to work with you again!
Written July 11, 2022
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John L
Oxford, UK4 contributions
Feb 2020
Makasa were recommended to us by a friend who lives in Tanzania. They did not disappoint! The safari was fabulous from start to finish - we were able to arrange a 6 day safari in a private jeep staying in luxury accommodation for around the same price as a basic package as part of a group was quoted from a major UK high street chain.

Our driver Daniel was lovely, extremely knowledgeable about the local area and the wildlife, and happy to go off the beaten track (especially one day when he recommended we travel to South Serengeti which involved several extra hours driving, but allowed us to see a serval cat, 12 Lions, & 10 cheetah including a mother and cub stalking gazelle and a pack with a freshly caught kill with no crowds and only 1 other vehicle at each), and an expert and positioning the jeep to get the perfect angle for a photograph. His ability to spot an animal was simply unbelievable. The Jeep was clean and comfortable. The accommodation was of an extremely high standard - particularly the Sound of Silence camp which was better than some 5 star hotels we have stayed in!

We would certainly recommend any of of our friends use Makasa, and when we return we wouldn't use anyone else.

Thanks again to Selma and Makasa for a trip we will remember forever!
Written March 26, 2020
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Dear John, Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy to read your Tanzania experience with Makasa. Thank you for booking with us! Many greetings, Selma
Written March 31, 2020
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PJ S
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Makasa organised a trip for our family of 4 (incl 2 teenage boys). Our trip started with 5days on Zanzibar. Excellent hotel (Mahali) on a dream-come-true-location right on the beach with friendly staff. Good start to relax.
We flew to Moshi which saved a lot of time. Very noisy, I advise ear plugs.
The hike into the mountains (Materuni falls) was impressive, very nice atmosphere.
From there our guide took us to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater(tip: take the hike to the elephant caves & falls) and the Serengeti.
Our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable, fun to be with and a save driver (we also saw different). Each camp we stayed in was an experience. Quality differs, but non of them was poor. Our favourite was Rhotia valley. view, food and staff were excellent.
Safari was exhausting, mainly because of all the impressions you get during the day. Therefore, it was good to have some quiet days in between.
Makasa made a very nice combination of this all where they listened very good to our wishes. Before the trip we received very clear information. Also during the trip we had some contact, which was pleasant and to the point.
Written September 25, 2022
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pietervg2018
Dronten, The Netherlands2 contributions
Jul 2022
We did a 20 day trip to Tanzania including a 12-day safari and a stay on Zanzibar. In one word: it was fantastic. Makasa had organized it very well, from the very first engagement in preparing the trip till the very end. If you have plans to go to Tanzania, we would certainly recommend to go with Makasa.

We started in Moshi, did a nice visit to a coffee plantation on the Kilimanjaro slopes, and then moved to Arusha, where our guide from Makasa picked us up and travelled with us through 5 national parks (Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti). As a party of 6, we drove with one car with the same guide all the time, and that worked perfectly fine. Our guide was not only very professional and knowledgeable, he was also nice company to travel with.

We saw abundant wildlife and very beautiful scenery in the Parks. It was really very impressive and breathtaking. Furthermore, the contacts with the local people were very positive and you get a good impression of life in Tanzania.

The last stage of our trip was on Zanzibar. We visited Stonetown, and spent the last 5 days at Mahali, a very beautiful resort in Paje, right at the beach. That place is really a great place to relax, with friendly people, spacious and very clean appartments, and good food.

All in all we would certainly recommend Tanzania for a holiday. And let Makasa be your guide. There make your trip an unforgettable one!
Written August 21, 2022
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Karin R.
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
A friend of ours recommended Makasa for our 8 days safari trip in Tanzania and it was the best recommendation ever. We were extremely satisfied from the first minute until the last day. As this was our first safari trip, we obviously had no idea where we should plan to go and were super happy with Selma’s help and the itinerary she compiled for us. It was the perfect mixture of days in Arusha national park, Lake Manyara, Serengenti and Ngorongoro Crater with exceptional accommodations throughout our entire trip. Our driver Fredy is a real asset of Makasa, he drove us so many hours and there was not one single second where we did not feel 100% safe. In parallel, he also had a great eye to spot animals and plants and we were surprised he did not get tired to answer all of our questions. He explained us so many things about the country, culture, people, religions, etc. which really made this trip a true experience of a lifetime. This was definitely not out last trip to Tanzania and we will for sure again book it with Makasa.
Written January 22, 2020
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Thanks so much for your positive feedback and good vibes! Glad you have enjoyed this safari experience with Makasa!
Written March 31, 2020
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f.storch
2 contributions
Feb 2020
Makasa was recommended by a client of us, and so we booked a ten day Safari and six days for relaxing in Sansibar. Except the flights from Vienna via Zürich to Daressallam ( SWISS - very recommandable) the whole Organisation(safari, lodges, hotel, flights, transfers), was in the Hands of Makasa and they did a great job. Every detail was perfectly planed and realized.
Always remember : The guide makes the Safari, and our guide Kalebie did really a great job. We learned so much about the contry, the people, nature and the animals, we were always on the right time at the right place ( big five!!) and we always felt very safe with him. Besides he is a real nice guy and spending 10 days together was a pleasure.
If you plan a safari we recommend at least 8 days, so that you can enjoy the beauty of the country without stress. You sleep at outstanding places , for instance sound of silence tented camp, and its good to have always 2 nights at each stop.
We will return to Tansania for sure and we will go with Makasa again!
Written March 29, 2020
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We're happy you had a fantastic time with us! Thanks for your trust in Makasa. It would be great if you would be able to come back one day, Karibu!
Written March 31, 2020
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Chantal
7 contributions
Aug 2022
Makasa organised an amazing experience for us with our three kids. Our 20 days in Tanzania included a nine-day safari with a varied programme that had sufficient time to relax, to explore and to go on adventures with the best guide Julius! Our very active boys (age 9, 11 and 12) were totally into the wildlife seeking and handled the long trips very well, thanks to the good care of our Makasa guide and the variety of lodges and experiences. We ended our trip at Zanzibar which is the best way to process all the experiences from the safari. From the moment we set foot at Kili airport until our departure from Zanzibar we were in the capable hands of Makasa. We feel very fortunate and thankful for this experience.
Written September 15, 2022
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Bas L
Sicily, Italy12 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
As part of our honeymoon we did a 5 day safari with Makasa. We started in Tarangire National Park, second day in lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater and ended on the Serengeti. Overall an amazing experience that exceeded our expectations. Robert was a great guide with a huge amount of experience and knowledge. Making sure we saw everything the parks had to offer. We especially loved our stay at Kubu Kubu tented lodge.
Written January 25, 2022
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AwayWeGo!
15 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Had some colleagues go with another company the week before I went with Makasa and our experiences were day and night. Makasa takes care of everything for you, all you have to do is get in the car and have your camera ready! You get to stay inside the parks (which is a must) and they hire professional and well-educated guides who drive clean and safe vehicles. Other companies had guys who were great Kili guides, but didn't know much about nature/wildlife in the parks. I'm pretty sure our guide Freddie could have given David Attenborough a run for history money, plus he was so thoughtful with my mother who joined us on the trip. He was friendly but not intrusive, and he always knew the best way through the tricky park roads as the rain kicked in. The lodges are incredibly luxurious and it was such a gift to have Makasa take care of all of the logistics for us. Selma, who runs the company, tailored our itinerary for us and answered a million questions I sent her before the trip. Just book with Makasa and dad o your safari right, you're probably only going to do it once!
Written March 12, 2020
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I am smiling reading your review! Thank you so much for your kind words. I am happy we have made your safari a 'dream-come-true' experience. Thank you for booking with us.
Written March 31, 2020
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timravi
Warsaw, Poland91 contributions
Jan 2020
Makasa made this trip unforgettable! We had a 9 day safari with the best Guide ever, and amazing lodges. We really enjoyed every minute of it, so wel and good organised. Normally we book everything and so used to think about everything. Witch wasn't the case this time. They really took care of everything. A big thumb for our guide who was so patient with us, the kids asked him so many questions and he always took the time to explain. I can write and write about this experience!!! Thank you so much to the whole team.
Written January 15, 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to share your Tanzania experience with us. We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your safari!
Written March 31, 2020
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