Shrike Safaris
Shrike Safaris
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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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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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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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If you are looking for a local tour operator who can customize every last detail of your journey, and immerse you in the world of nature, culture, and the true African experience... or if you are seeking the utmost exclusivity and flexibility—and the space to reconnect with your family, or 'loved one' and nature... or perhaps you demand the finest standard of luxury experiences, for example, stay in the most secluded villa or private Island... you’ve come to the right place.
Mwanza, Tanzania
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Karl M
Ballarat, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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.
Written March 28, 2020
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Anna I
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
We had an amazing safari with Shrike. We enjoyed a trip from Arusha, through Ngorogoro, Serengeti to Mwanza, full of lovely lodges, amazing nature from tentcamps, the big five, the big migration and our guide Chacha could tell us a lot about both animals and plants. He was a very good guide, very skilled, and knowing when to tell a story and engage in a conversation. We where very much included in the planning of the trip, which was adjusted to our specific wishes.
Furthermore, the car was well equiped - the good binocular did a big difference.
The only thing that was a bit confusing was the tips. Even though the agreement stated that tips where paid, it seemed like the people at the accomodation still expected tips.
But as was the the only concern, i must give my warm recommendation to use Shrike!
Written December 20, 2022
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Chait
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Our Tanzania trip from airport pick-up to drop-off which included the Serengeti, Ngorongoro safari and Zanzibar beach holiday was organised by Shrike. Our point of contact was Mark and he did an amazing job with attention to the smallest details making it a memorable and stress free vacation!!
Our safari guide was Denis who is friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. He made sure we saw the 'Big 5' , wildbeest/zebra migration and spotted a whole lot of animals and birds. We even caught a rainbow 🌈.
The safari is in itself an unforgettable experience with the endless plains of Serengeti stretching as far as the eyes can see but the warmth and smiles of the local people embraces and cocoons you.
For a customised trip where you are taken care of always and made to feel special Shrike is the way to go!!
Written January 25, 2023
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Becca G
Mwanza, Tanzania13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A word of warning to anyone thinking of booking a safari with Shrike; an untrustworthy and deceitful company.
I lived in Tanzania for many years and booked to go on safari in April 2020, because of the pandemic the safari was postponed. I waited patiently for over two years and trusted their reassurance that my safari would be rearranged.
After reopening in June 2022, I was in contact with Shrike once more, a very slow back and forth which ended up with me running out of time and having to return to the UK. Shrike assured me that I would be able to get my money refunded and that was the start of countless dates being promised and then broken for the money to be returned to my account.
I have been in contact with the Shrike offices and the director Mark himself. I have now been waiting for 2 months for the money to be returned to me and they are now ignoring me.
I am writing this review as a warning for others. This company cannot be trusted.
Written September 5, 2022
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Dear Becca, Thanks so much for bringing this issue to our attention and please let me apologize for the unacceptable way in which you’ve been treated. Keeping our guests happy is always our number one priority... We have your details and our Finance department is currently in touch with you to make things right... and, I do hope that you will give us the opportunity to host you again in the near future. Talk to you soon
Written September 17, 2022
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Haylea N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
My husband and I are incredibly thankful to Shrike for all that they did to make our honeymoon in Tanzania one of the best trips of our lives. Shrike is one of those companies you can trust. During the planning, they were easy to communicate with and Mark and Bob always responded to my countless emails (sorry!). Shrike was very willing to tailor the trip to exactly what we wanted, including hiking Ol Doinyo Lengai, and Empakai Crater. They welcomed us at the Kilimanjaro airport and we immediately knew we were with good people. The guides they select are also the BEST. We were fortunate to have Dixon as our guide during our safari, who ensured that we saw as many animals as we could (got the big 5!). We also appreciated Dixon's careful driving (the streets of Arusha can be crazy!), and willingness to explain the animal's behavior as we observed. We truly learned SO much. Simon was our guide in Zanzibar and he was incredibly hospitable and welcomed us graciously to his island. Our tour of Stone Town was very interesting and we learned lots!
Shrike booked all of our accommodations during our 2 week trip and we were impressed with every single one. The hospitality in Tanzania is top-notch. They even surprised my husband with a bottle of wine and cake on his birthday. My husband and I have never booked a travel company prior to Shrike, as we are typically more of a do-it-yourself couple, but we were SO glad we did for this trip. I will be recommending Shrike Safaris to all of our friends and family. Thank you Mark and team!
Written September 30, 2023
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Angeldjv
Barcelona, Spain16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
We went on a 4 day camping Safari with Shrike from Mwanza to Arusha. We visited Serengeti and Ngorongoro. We had a lot of fun and saw many different animals.

Their attitude was always very good. Our guide Paul tried his best to show us all the animals and Jamal cooked us really good food. Mark also did a great job briefing us before the trip.

Overall, we had a great experience with Shrike and we would definitely recommend them.
Written September 16, 2022
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Dear Angel, Thank you very much for your lovely and detailed review of your experience with us. The Shrike Safaris team as the whole appreciates your positive comments, we just wish we could have done more... Paul, your private safari guide and Jamal, your private chef, and the entire team were happy to look after you. Looking forward to hosting you again...
Written September 17, 2022
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oMagdalenao
Warsaw, Poland120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Amazing experience. Everything was as planned, and on time. Very quick responses to plan the safari. I totally recommend.
1-day safari to Mikumi included driving to so many different spots, I was able to see many animals. There were also meal breaks.
The driver was really attentive and informative.
Written June 29, 2023
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Imani
Chicago, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Shrike safari provided a luxury experience for our group from start to finish. Experiencing a safari is a life altering occurrence, but it is an even better experience with such a great company.

As an initial matter, the scheduling and logistics were seamless. Shrike accommodated our dietary restrictions (vegan) and provided an unforgettable dining experience of eating breakfast and lunch in the midst of the beauty that is the Serengeti. As a bonus, we had an extremely knowledgeable tour guide, Mark, who made it his mission to ensure we saw the “Big 5” and so much more.

Once our private plane landed in the Serengeti, we were immediately greeted by Giraffes.
Next, we were captivated by Lions, Cheetahs, elephants, buffaloes and hippopotamus in addition to antelopes, zebras, baboons, impalas, mongooses, ostriches and too many birds to name!

Shrike Safaris and Mark made this trip one to remember.
Written October 11, 2022
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tracysA729ZY
Perth, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Custom trip starting and ending in Arusha, with Denis as our guide. Denis was fantastic - sharing his knowledge about the animals and the area. Always felt safe with him. Went to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire on 6 day custom tour. Lucky to see the Big 5, plus so many other amazing animals
and sights. Food and accomodation great (mid-range). Loved it, and would do it again!
Mark was great in planning the trip with us.
Very thankful to have had such a great experience.
Written October 3, 2023
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Jella M
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
It was a really really nice trip!! Very well organized and the driver had a lot of knowledge. We also saw so many animals, I would have never thought.
But only 4 out of 5 because they told me other people were coming on the trip as well which was not true.
Written March 7, 2023
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