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Reviewed November 24, 2017

As anyone reading this realizes, finding the right safari company is overwhelming, but for us, Asili Explorer turned out to be perfect. From the initial planning to the final airport drop-off and everything in between, Joe and his team were amazing.
They helped us plan an unforgettable safari that turned out to be the highlight of our honeymoon. They were very quick to respond to any questions that we had during the planning, and were able to customize the trip to our itinerary. It was also nice to travel with a local company that has strong relationships with people and businesses along the journey.
Lodging: Joe from Asili coordinated overnights at 4 places, all of which were outstanding. Clean, friendly, and with tasty food. It was difficult to leave in the morning because they were so nice. But we had animals to see.
Animals: We visited Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti. They were each unique and each unforgettable. We saw the big 5 and MANY more. Our encounters were magical. Often the animals came so close you could almost touch them. We also saw the wildebeest migration which was astounding. Tens of thousands of herds.
Food: As stated above, the food exceeded our expectations. There was lots of really tasty options and the portions were massive. We were also pleasantly surprised at the boxed meals that we had during the drives. Very tasty.
Staff: Joe was our guide and we thought he was great. He's friendly and very knowledgable. He also was committed to making sure you see as many animals as possible.
Extras: We visited a Masai village and would highly recommend it for an hour or so. It's a little extra cost but it's fascinating and the villagers were very friendly.
That's the review. If you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them. Highly recommend Asili: A+++.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Conor H
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asiliexplorersafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Asili Explorer Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Greetings from Tanzania,
Thank you so much for taking your time and share an experience and leave such a beautiful review.

Joe really enjoyed his time with you and he is so happy you shared your story and perhaps one day returning back to our beautiful country and explore more of it.
Karibu sana(Welcome Back)

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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

This is our first Safari, and we booked direct to Asili(Elly). We had only 4 days available and Elly present a tour that we will never forget.
We arrived at Kilimanjaro Airport and was met by Epzata, the driver and guide for 4 days.
First we had a sleep over in Arusha. Next morning Epzata pick us up at the Hotel and we drive to Tarangire National park.
We drive there in some hours and we see a lot of elephants, giraff, anthilopes and even hunting Lions. We slept over at Burundika tented Lodge, which was a lodge with good atmosphere and a very nice waiter/bartender.
Next day we visit a Masai Village, we will reccomend.
We drive further and into Serengeti National park. There we saw «a millions» of gnu. We also saw Lions, Leopard which took a gnu up in a tree, hippo, crocodile, monkey, anthilope, waterbuck, warthog and a lot of other animal, that Epzata find to us.
This night we stay in Tanzania Bush camp, which is the best ever. In the evening some hyena was hanging around the camp. We meet another driver and guide from Asili, Joe. He had a couple from USA on his safari, and we had the evening together.
Next morrning we had a half day in Serengeti before we drive to Ngorongoro and Rhino lodge for sleep.
The day last we had a nice tour down in the crater. We was told about the big five, but we did not find the rhino.
Epzata was really a entusiastic guide and driver, which know where to drive to find the interesting to see.
We can recommend this company direct from our heart. So If someone going with a safari upcoming, contact Asili, and They will do the best for you.
Thanks Asili, we will be back for the rhino. Hilde & Svenn, Norway.

Date of experience: November 2017
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asiliexplorersafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Asili Explorer Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Thank you for your kind words Ronningsi. We are so grateful and happy your visits at Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro went smoothly. Would you mind sharing with your friends who are due for a tourism too. We would love to continue providing great service to awesome people like you. Thanks again.

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Joe and Asili Explorer is a local safari operator with a vast knowledge of all the national parks in Tanzania - particularly the Serengeti.

Asili has one car, which means that you will have a very private, personalized, and customized tour that suits exactly the kind of safari you and your loved ones or friends want. When you book with Asili, you can be assured that you're getting one-on-one attention to detail.

While inside the park, we observed other tours where the cars were full of random samplings of people. Can you imagine having to share such an expensive vacation with strangers who have different priorities for what they want to do/see? It would be very stressful and not as amazing.

What you get with Asili is a local guide and driver who has developed and maintained personal relationships with the various lodges, tented camps, park staff, and restaurateurs all over the country of Tanzania. If you choose Tanzania for your safari, you should choose Asili.

Joe is very friendly, knowledgeable, and prepared for multiple contingencies. He comes prepared with lots of water, medicine, and even provides coffee and wine options for those interested - he brings his own wine glasses and coffee mugs. His business is a family business, and at the end of the tour, my wife and I were invited over to his home to share a meal with his lovely wife and children. That's the kind of experience you'll get with Asili: personal, customized, caring, friendly.

You can't go wrong (unless you choose a different tour company).

Date of experience: July 2017
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asiliexplorersafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Asili Explorer Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Hello Justin,
Wow ...what an incredible feedback, its truly an honor to host you and your wife,Joe really enjoyed his time with you two.We hope you will be able to come back and explore more of this sensational country with us in the south and west. We wish you best and remember you have new friends waiting to welcome you back.

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Asili welcomed us to Tanzania and made our stay memorable. My sister was turning 40 and always dreamed of the Serengeti. We accompanied her and her husband - we had a fabulous driver Ephata who knew so much about the bird life and animals. He was so patient with us and stopped for every sighting we asked him to stop for.

Joe arranged fabulous tented camps and I say fabulous.

Thank you Joe

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Vanessa O
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asiliexplorersafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Asili Explorer Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Memorable, Fabulous, Patient. Those are magical words for us.
Thank you for an amazing review

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

A huge thank you to Joe and Asili Explorer for making our dream holiday truly magical! Going to Tanzania on Safari was something my husband and I have wanted to do for a very long time. When planning for the 6 nights, 7 days holiday we had 2 important considerations - price and finding a reliable tour operator. Well, I can truly say that Asili Explorer (run by Joe) ticked all the boxes. Joe was EXTREMELY patient with my many emails and questions (!), very flexible when it came to planning and on the ground wholeheartedly reliable, making everything super easy and stress-free. We simply turned up and Asili did the rest. The accommodation selected was awesome and our guide, Efatha, was brilliant! His knowledge on animals and in particular birds was excellent. No matter your budget (luxury or budget) I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Asili Explorer...thank you Joe! We will be in touch when we plan our Mount Kilimanjaro trip!

Date of experience: July 2017
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asiliexplorersafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Asili Explorer Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

What an astonishing review....to deliver a dream safari is our main target. And we know that to attain it, We need to direct our thoughts to every single aspect like food, accommodation and our guides definitely. We will always be here waiting for your return back to Tanzania and explore more of this beautiful country with you.

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