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One of the best travel companies for Africa!

Blue Lotus is the best travel company we have worked with to date, and that's saying a lot... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2020
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Arusha , Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater Safari

We arranged with Blue Lotus Travel our 3 day Safari to Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater . Shakeel... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

From quotation to returning home it has been a pleasure working with Blue Lotus. We got recommendations about the company from Norwegian friends in Dar es Salaam. Blue Lotus came around as one of the best priced companies, and the had a good follow up untill we decided for them. Additional guestions was answered promptly and to the point. We did a mistake with choosing the wrong lodge (Roika - to much ply wood and glass in the communal area, and in the middle of the bush), but Shakeel made things happen at Corfield camp instead. A very recommended tented camp inside the park. Our guide Vincent is also of course highly recommended. For all companies this is one of the most important positions. If the guide does not do his/hers job, the total rating of the trip will fall dramatically. Vincent is one of the best we have had.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Shakeel S, CEO at Blue Lotus Travel and Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2019

Thank you tore family, for the wonderful review!

Reviews highlighting the commitment of our people to serve every customer with passion reaffirm that we are indeed living up to our mission statement.

We are grateful that we managed to meet your expectations and to have made your trip a memorable one.
Thank you for choosing Blue Lotus and we look forward to serving you again in the future!

With Gratitude,
The Blue Lotus Team.

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Reviewed February 22, 2019

We had a wonderful safari with Blue Lotus. All was very professionally planned and executed and the company was very attentive to our wishes. The combination of Ngorogoro and Tarangire was perfect as we got to see very different landscapes and animals. Our driver was very competent and knowledgeable and his driving was very safe. All in all a great experience and I would definitely use Blue Lotus again.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Shakeel S, CEO at Blue Lotus Travel and Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Thank you Trine for taking the time to review us. We are so delighted to hear that you had a great safari experience, and even more delighted to know that we met your expectations. Our team is working hard to create experiences and deliver products that inspire you to continue visiting us. Thank you once again, and we look forward to serving you for many years to come!

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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

One of the most amazing expiriences the group of 28 we had. It was not easy coordinating a safari of 28 with 4 jeeps flying from the USA and visiting Arusha, Dar us Salaam, Zanzibar and 5 differrent national parks abd everythibg working like a clockwork and on time. The impeccable coordination and arrangements with differrent diet restrictions is second to none of Blue Lotus . From the guides/drivers to the jeeps to the arrangements etc was truly the best. Hats of to you Blue Lotus abd Br Shakeel. Thank you very much. You will be our agency to use for all other trips.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Shakeel S, CEO at Blue Lotus Travel and Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Thank you so much for this great review, Asa0958. We are delighted to hear that you and the group enjoyed the safari. We aim to provide the best services for our customers and feedback like yours indicate that we are heading in the right direction. Thanks again, and we look forward to hosting you soon.

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Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

We showed up at the Blue Lotus office in the Palace Hotel at 9 am and were on a half day excursion to Themi leisure park by noon! Thanks for all the help in organizing the day on such short notice, Lydia!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Shakeel S, CEO at Blue Lotus Travel and Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing blue lotus, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip. We aim at providing a truly unique experience, and we are glad that we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward hosting you again. Best Regards from the Blue Lotus Team.

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Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

We had a large family group of 27 members with a wide age range. Blue Lotus along with its CEO, Shakeel Sheriff and the entire staff made such flawless arrangements right from Arusha airport through Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara, Ngorogoro crater, the Serengeti and finally to Zanzibar. We had the opportunity to ride with excellent guides Hamesi, Vincent, Nooruddin and Godfrey who were knowledgeable, extremely patient and adaptable that they soon became our second family whom we love to visit again. They not only answered our questions about the animals, trees and plants in these 4 parks, but also described their migration patterns and also general questions about Tanzania. They knew the best time to spot an animal and did all they could to keep us happy. All the lodges that we stayed were beautifully decorated, nicely maintained, very clean, served delicious food and had a friendly and helpful staff. With a size so large as us, we each got personalized gifts at the end of trip that we truly appreciate and thank. I highly recommend Blue Lotus to anyone visiting Tanzania. Thank you once again for making our family trip even more memorable and hoping to visit back with more family and friends.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Shakeel S, CEO at Blue Lotus Travel and Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

We Really appreciate your positive feedback Tehseena, and for sharing your experience with us. We could not ask for a better compliment. Knowing that your selection was exactly what you needed reminds us the importance of considering our customer's preferences first in everything that we do. Your thoughtful and descriptive review reaffirms that we are heading in the right direction and it helps other community members know what we are all about. Thank you once again, and am glad that Blue Lotus was part of your even more memorable trip :-)
Looking forward serving you again. Best Wishes from the Blue Lotus Team

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