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Shrike Safaris

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Mwanza, Tanzania
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About Shrike Safaris
Shrike is Tanzania's best—known safari and Kilimanjaro trek operator ...if you are an a-kind-of unique traveler 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... or 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... you’ve come to the right place.
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Jule A wrote a review Mar 2022
Brighton, United Kingdom2 contributions
Me and my friendi went on a 3 day Safari with Paulo, he is a great guide and his driving skills safed us a couple of times when we got stuck in the mud. As you can imagine we have seen lots of nice animals. Unfortunately we missed a couple of hours through some unexpected circumstances. Also we went for the low budget Safari and took care of our own food. It would have been nice to know in advance that there are actually restaurants inside the National park where you can get yourself local food for local prices. In the end we payed a reasonable price for a very nice experience and we would definitely recommend Shrike Safari to anyone!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Corentin P wrote a review Oct 2021
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Amazing experience in Serengeti National Parc. We could see a lot of animals. And sleep in the savannah it was amazing.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Mariam J wrote a review Jun 2021
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Our driver (Herman) was extremely informed. He gave a lot of information about the animals and birds. He was great in spotting animals from a distance and approached them professionally and carefully. Our loges were clean and comfortable. Ngorongoro was very cold and we were not prepared for that kind of a weather. But the hotel/lodge were very attentive and made sure we were comfortable. I loved the fact that I woke up to birds singing outside my window and animals walking around
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Deanna B wrote a review May 2021
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My mother and I were celebrating my 30th and 60th birthdays. We flew from NYC to go in a safari with Shrike. I wrote them many emails stating this is a big trip for us. I asked about decorations, a cake etc. THEY CANCELLED ON US 8 HOURS BEFORE THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO PICK US UP. We flew all the way from NYC to Arusha. Spent 2 days in arusha and then found out our safari for the next 3 days was cancelled. The "owner" mark kept losing signal on his phone when he was explaining this to us (after I very aggressively said I needed to speak with someone) and said its because the other 2 people on the safari cancelled. So he said he can refund me my money or my mom and I pay an extra $1050 each for a private safari. I immediately called my bank and told them about this. Also, please notice the inconsistent reviews for this company. With some research i found out they haven't paid taxes or been a credited tour company since like 2016 or something. THEY WERE REPORTED TO TATO (the tanzania tourism board) ABOUT THE UNPROFESSIONALISM THEY GAVE MY MOTHER AND I. We literally found out through a WhatsApp text our tour was going to be cancelled 8 hours before they were suppose to pick us up. PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT SCHEDULE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE IN AFRICA WITH THIS BULLSH*T COMPANY.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Mark J, Owner at Shrike Safaris
Responded May 10, 2021
Deanna— A 1-star experience is NOT what we expect from our guests; we are extremely apologetic for this very unfavorable situation. You expected to join one of our small group safaris which were scheduled for 4 participants i.e you—Deanna, your mother, Olger and Alex. However, Olger and Alex got a last—minute notification that their International flights were canceled due to Covid 19 related issues and, there was no way for them to travel to Tanzania to catch up with AN UNFORGETTABLE SAFARI EXPERIENCE. At that point our reservation department had only 2 options; First, to ask you for the additional cost to make your safari a private one (you and your mother guided by a private safari guide). Second, if you could not afford it, we're subject to offer you a 100% refund. Unfortunately, you decided to go with a 100% refund option... We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark... this mistake has been hard (and expensive) lessons to learn. We’re using your feedback to GUARANTEE departure to every safari and/ or Kilimanjaro trek we offer and NEVER cancel a departure again even if there is only 1 participant... I do believe that we have the opportunity to deliver a 5—STAR experience next time. And, we are delighted to offer you 10% OFF for your future safari or Kilimanjaro trek with us... you can pass your offer on to your friends or relatives. Just to make it clear, Shrike Safaris is the trade name for Shrike Co. LTD, registered in Tanzania: 107972 and TALA license # 004306 hence all the official documents are valid and recorded as Shrike Co. LTD. We are honest with our country. Furthermore, Walter—one of our founding members is currently in New York and is pleased to meet you for further discussion. Please reach him directly at +1 917 963 8646 (it's also on WhatsApp)
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Urban wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had an excellent experience on our Serengeti Day Tour. Driver picked us up early morning from our hotel in Mwanza to drive us a few hours into the western entrance of Serengeti. We seen wildlife soon after we entered. Driver was great and made sure we saw a little bit of everything (elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, hyenas, leopard and more). They served us breakfast & lunch. Great tour operator. Competitive price. Highly recommended.
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