Makasa Tanzanian Safaris

Makasa Tanzanian Safaris, Moshi: Address, Phone Number, Makasa Tanzanian Safaris Reviews: 5/5

Makasa Tanzanian Safaris
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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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Ivan Ivanov
Geneva, Switzerland17 contributions
The best wildlife experience you can get
Feb 2021
We had a great 10-day safari in Northern Tanzania organized by Makasa in February 2021 - Ndutu, Southern Serengeti, and Mkomazi National Park. The accommodation everywhere was perfect and the safari was very well arranged, thanks to Salma. We were particularly happy to have Humphrey as our guide and diver, he knows how to find the most secretive animals and is a great compagnion. We all six african wild cats. It is for the second time taking a safari with Makasa and everything is perfect - they are real experts and flexible to cater to your interests and needs.
Written April 11, 2021
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Marc R
Paris, Ile-de-France, France20 contributions
Unique experience in Tanzania
Aug 2020
In the midst of a health crisis, making this trip was an exploit and a risky undertaking. Largely facilitated by the impeccable quality of the service provided by MAKASA and rewarded by the magnificent safari that we achieved.
Exceptional sites, animals in abundance, admirable lodges, a unique experience (almost no tourists, very good for us, and very sad for Tanzania) and above all a MAKASA team, Selma and our driverguide Fredrick at the top.
More than a guide, Fredrick shared his love of Tanzania and nature, his curiosity to others, his beautiful benevolence. "Cherry on the cake": his eyes are "bionic"!! The king of the spot: he sees invisible animals while driving safely.
And at the end an unforgettable trip, in a beautiful country, with very welcoming and warm people. The beginning of the stay with a night and a day in the Masai village was wonderful. The end in a Tented Camp and the observation of the "crossing river" by the wildebeest at Mara River was magical.
Thanks to Selma, Fredrick, Ngomi (who waited with us for our plane) and the whole MAKASA team. Ahsante sana
Written August 27, 2020
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f.storch
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A dream came true
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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John L
Oxford, UK4 contributions
Holiday of a lifetime
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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AwayWeGo!
15 contributions
Unforgettable adventure
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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vicriches
Bath, England19 contributions
Wonderful, everything I could have asked for and an outstanding guide
Feb 2020
Having dreamt of going on a safari for years this lived up to all of my expectations. We had the most amazing guide, God Love, who always seemed to know where the animals would be and he had high levels of patience (with our questions and waiting for the animals!). We were so lucky and saw so many animals, just brilliant. We stayed in two tented lodges - Simba (OK ish) and Rhotia (excellent). Would highly recommend Makasa, thank you.
Written February 29, 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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GinoGboe
Colombo, Sri Lanka27 contributions
Amazing travel experience
We had an amazing safari experience with Makasa. First of all they referred us to a very skilled organisation to do the Kilimanjaro trek - :Kili Treks', definitely recommend for a kilimay hike. The owner was the first Tanzanian to climb the Mount Everest and they take proper care for the porters.

For the safari Makasa provided us with a great guide 'Ben'. We had a good connection with Ben and he made jokes with us and was perfectly able to feel what we needed during the Safari. F.e. another loop in the park, hot lunch or a cold beer. Also very skilled in spotting animals and shared lots of interesting knowledge about the animals and their behaviour.
Written February 20, 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 and Kilimanjaro climb!
Written March 31, 2020
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Karin R.
1 contribution
Best experience with Makasa
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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timravi
Warsaw, Poland90 contributions
9 day Safari
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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Hans
1 contribution
excellent safari
Dec 2019
This was an excellent 5 day 4 night trip. The guide Godlove was great and the accomodations ( 2 tented camps and a coffee lodge ) were perfect.
We were able to see all of the big five animals as well as numerous others.
Written January 2, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review us here. We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your safari!
Written March 31, 2020
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