Tours and Tickets by Shrike Safaris
Full-Day Serengeti Tour from Mwanza
Explore a savannah landscape of crocodile-filled rivers, grassy plains, and baobab trees on a full-day tour to UNESCO-listed Serengeti National Park from Mwanza. Watch for wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives and have a picnic in the park, on a guided trip that includes hotel transfer, breakfast, lunch, and entrance fees.
Serengeti 2-Day Safari from Mwanza
A 2-day safari trip to Serengeti allows you to enjoy fantastic game viewing that Africa offers. As you drive for 2 hours from Mwanza to Ndabaka gate, the western entrance of the Serengeti, seeing animals, birds, and reptiles along the Grumet River. Spend a night at Mbalageti Lodge which offers a spectacular view of the endless plains of the Serengeti.
3 Days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari from Mwanza to Arusha
See the wildlife of east Africa on a short but incredible three-day safari. The tour begins in Mwanz. Visit Serengeti National Park to search for the Big Five—elephant, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo, and leopard. You will also visit Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest unbroken caldera, and see hundreds of flamingos at Soda Lake. The tour ends in Arusha after a drive through the Great Rift Valley.
4-Day Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge and Ngorongoro Safari from Mwanza to Arusha
Explore the beauty of the Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge and Ngorongoro Crater on a 4-day safari from Mwanza that includes daily game drives. All transportation, meals, and mid-range accommodations at Shuhudia Adventure Tented Camp in the Serengeti and Rhino Lodge are included, so you can just relax and enjoy the sights.
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Karl M wrote a review Mar 2020
Ballarat, Australia8 contributions
My wife Meghan and I chose Shrike Safaris for a 5 day/4 night Safari of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. We are so glad we did! From the start, Mark was extremely helpful in providing us with all details of the trip and tailoring a Safari to suit us, making life easy by arranging flights from Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro Airport, and organizing transfers to Arusha, where we met our brilliant guide Nimrod and started our adventure. Nimrod was an exceptional guide, providing many facts about the animals and also teaching us about Tanzanian culture. We enjoyed his company for the five days and felt lucky to have him as our guide. It was great to see him interact with all guides as we drove. There was a great camaraderie between the drivers and guides and we even helped another group try to get unstuck from the mud! Our accommodations were of a high standard, and we were always well fed throughout the trip. (The coffee at the Hhando Coffee Lodge was delicious) Due to Nimrod's knowledge, expertise and patience, we saw all the animals we wanted and the the spectacular scenery of the of the Plains and The Crater. I highly recommend choosing Shrike as your safari guides when in Tanzania.…
Date of experience: February 2020
Vjay S wrote a review Feb 2020
Providence, Rhode Island996 contributions173 helpful votes
Review of: Highlights of Tanzania Safari
Mark did a very good job arranging everything for our trip. He was able to accommodate everything we wanted to do on our trip within our budget. We were able to go to the Ndutu area, Ngorongoro crater and Manyara in approximately 4 days. Accommodations were all quite good. Our guides, Jephet and Abdullah were both very friendly, nice and knowledgeable and did their best to show us a good time. We saw lots of animals on our safari trip. Mark also helped arrange transportation and Safari blue tour in Zanzibar. Overall very good experience.…
Date of experience: February 2020
Ruairi f wrote a review Jan 2020
Athlone, Ireland6 contributions3 helpful votes
Shrike tailor made our three night/four day safari in the Serengeti and ngorongoro crater. Mark was very accommodating with our requests. We started our trip in arusha, made our way for two nights in a tented camp in the Serengeti. The camp, shuhudia camp, was lovely, very friendly staff, and very comfortable accommodation, with full private flushing toilets and shower. The food was delicious, cooked eggs in the morning, fruit, coffee, etc. Packed lunch provided for each day, lovely food. Dinner was three courses, and very nicely cooked. This is a non fenced camp, so no wandering around alone! Lots of wildlife comes in and around the camp. Our driver, Dixon, worked hard to locate all the animals we wanted to see, with the result that after one day, we had seen almost everything we wanted! Lions, cheetahs, elephants, leopards, buffalo, giraffe, antelope, wildebeest, hyena, zebra.... Dixon was very sensible about the distance he kept from the animals, which couldn't be said about some other drivers! We saw another jeep getting chased by a buffalo, not a good situation. Also, the jeep was in good condition, pop up roof, and very importantly with the four wheel drive working. Saw several jeeps which had broken 4x4, they all get stuck, it's very wet and muddy. Dixon was also well able to drive in the conditions. Radio also working, which is needed to find the animals. Dixon had binoculars, but worth bringing your own.Third day, went to ngorongoro, another day driving in the crater, flamingos, rhino, loads to see. Stayed in rhino lodge. Nice accommodation, good food. Then day four, drive back, dropped to airport. A few things we noted.....ngorongoro was great for spotting animals, it's a much smaller area, with a full spread of animals. However, we liked the Serengeti much more, the crater feels a bit like a wildlife park, where the Serengeti had a feeling like you are definitely in the wild. Recommend you buy a sim card when you land. 10 gig sim cost us 15 euro, very handy in the tent and in the jeep. Be aware, you are away from the camp all day, no toilets. Not a big problem for men, but maybe not as comfortable for women, so might be worth considering as you drink the provided water! If you can, bring lots of single dollar notes. It's a big tipping culture, so a dollar for porters etc. The local currency is a bit cumbersome for tipping. Be aware, the max you can withdraw from the atm is about 200 dollars, so factor this into your plans, if you plan on paying cash for safari. They brought us to the bank before we left, which sorted that problem for us. Credit card not too popular in Africa yet. No atm in the wildlife parks, so bring what you need with you to tip at the camps etc. Overall, no hesitation recommending shrike, they were very fair in their dealings with us. Trip of a lifetime. …
Christine M wrote a review Jan 2020
Arranged a 3 day tour of Serengeti and Ngorongoro with shrike safaris. All messages were answered quickly and the booking process and online payment system were straightforward. They picked us up from hotel to start safari and dropped us at airport after safari without any issue. We had an overall great experience on the safari with Shrike. Emilee was a great guide and had a fantastic knowledge of the animals and the Serengeti. Lodges and food were nice. Saw the Big 5 and more. Ngorongoro crater was absolutely beautiful! Fantastic experience and memories that we'll always cherish.…
Date of experience: December 2019
TheChocolateMonk wrote a review Dec 2019
Leeds55 contributions21 helpful votes
We found Shrike via a blog and we decided to enquire about a safari and a trek - we had never been to Tanzania and they were two things we were keen to do but had very little knowledge of. This is where Shrike initially stood out - their communication was prompt and excellent and they helped us to decide upon an itinerary that suited our needs (not just try to sell us the standard ‘climb Kili, go to Serengeti’ that all the other companies suggested’). After suggesting many options to suit us we ended up booking a camping trip that included a three day hike from Empakai to Lake Natron and then a three day Serengeti/Ngorongoro Safari. When we arrived we were buddied up with William (our guide), Javet (our driver), Bongo (our cook) and a very serious looking Land Cruiser which would be our vehicle and team for the week. The hike was very memorable - we spent three days (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) in the company of our guide William who was knowledgeable, professional and great company - it was hard work but stunning. William left us after the hike was completed and we were left with Javet and Bongo for the Safari. They looked after everything. On day one of the safari we saw 3 of the ‘big 5’, on day two we completed the set - Javet is experienced and knows how and where to go to see the animals - his driving throughout the week was on another level and without his experience and expertise I’m sure a few of the little hiccups we encountered could have been major problems. Finally Bongo, he worked hard to make sure we were given tasty and varied meals - he even dug the truck out of a very awkward situation and hiked over 30k with Maasai and Donkeys to ensure our luggage and kit arrived promptly. We hit quite a few snags over the week - cars getting stuck on bad roads due to bad weather, roads virtually disappearing because of rain/construction work, delays to camping equipment arriving etc, but this is Africa - things work differently here. At no point did it feel like a major problem - the guys had it all under control and we feel that these things actually added to our little adventure. In summary we had the week of a lifetime, it started with clear and prompt communication , was administered well behind the scenes and was delivered by three pro’s - hats off to Shrike.…
Date of experience: December 2019