We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Arusha
Post
Inbox
Search
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Save
  
Ways to Experience Asili Explorer Safaris
from $2,240.00
More Info
from $1,400.00
More Info
Reviews (30)
Filter reviews
30 results
Traveler rating
29
1
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveler rating
29
1
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews masai guard wild animals say goodbye once in a lifetime serengeti national park hot water tented lodge next morning great trip lake manyara our honeymoon an amazing experience day safari tailor interests hunting luxury
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
7 - 12 of 30 reviews
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

I went on a short safari with Joe as my guide. The whole process was excellent, from planning the itinerary to accommodation to flights. Joe catered it exactly to what I wanted.
During the trip itself the accommodation was excellent, the jeep was comfortable, and Joe was very good at spotting the animals and informing us about them including communicating with other guides by radio to get good views.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Firalphio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Asili Explorer T, Guest Relations Manager at Asili Explorer Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Dear Firalphio
We feel really happy that you had an exceptional time in Tanzania and we will make sure Joe reads this . We think some small details take the whole experience into another level and that is why we are on great services ie. safari jeep,accommodation plan and all equipment are a must for us.Thank you so much for believing in us.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We just returned from a 5 day safari tour with Asili Explorer this July 2018. Joe was our guide and we had such a fantastic time with him! We settled on a fully packed 4 night/5 day itinerary which included Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Central and Northern Serengeti national park. We wanted to include Northern Serengeti in order to witness the great migration of the Wildebeest and how they cross the Mara River. We contacted a few safari operators, but Asili Explorer was able to give us the best value and quality for our money. We had high expectations and they were all exceeded! We stayed in wonderful luxury tented lodges, had excellent food throughout and many memorable moments. Joe was an excellent guide: very patient, personal and always fun to interact with. He is very knowledgable about the park and the animals. Upon our return back to Arusha, Joe invited us to a local dinner near our hotel. We were able to try some local food such as bbq fish, nyama choma and ugali. That was such a nice and unique experience to end our safari. Asili Explorer is a smaller safari company, but I highly recommend choosing them over the big ones. You get a custom tailored safari based on your interests and an excellent guide that really cares about your experience. Thank you Asili Explorer!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 424elvinw
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
asiliexplorersafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Asili Explorer Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you and your family loved our service, care , commitment our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise.They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing. Next time you and your friends want to visit us, please give us a call in advance and we will provide you with the best possible deals and options that you will not find online. Thank you once again for your kind words.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Asili Explorer offered us a 9-days budget safari trip in July 2018 which i had confirmed the booking in Jan 2018 (half year in advance). During my communication with the expert guide from Asili Explorer via email, their responses are very fast and the feedback are always better than our expectation. They are the sole company providing an quotation attached an tailor and amazing itinerary with the detailed description of the national parks and the camp sites. We had visited 5 parks for safari - Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Arusha, Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Park. We had an incredible safari seeing a tons of wild animals in their natural habitat, rather than in zoos. The expert guide was very patient and told us many information of the wild animals. It is highly recommend Asili Explorer to everyone.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank HkT39
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
asiliexplorersafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Asili Explorer Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Thank you for leaving such a nice and beautiful review.You are our real stars. The review about the positive experience that is what makes you our stars.Its only when we receive such positive feedback,do we rest knowing that we have done our jobs well. Thank you for giving us this beautiful memory. We will strive to deliver great experience consistency.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Our tour: Asili organized our package from Arusha airport to Arusha airport. We stayed at Karatu and went to Ngorongoro, Manyara and Tarangire. There were 5 of us, including a Sr lady.

Planning: Joe (who runs Asili) was very prompt in providing all information we needed as we planned our tour.

Guide: Joachim was a very knowledgeable guide and a safe driver. Very patient: he stopped every time we wanted to take photos :) He showed us many birds too, and gave us info about birds and animals.

Lodges: The lodges arranged by Asili were very comfortable, mid-luxury lodges.

Food: Some of us were vegetarians, and Asili arranged veggie food for us. Delicious preparations! We didn't expect such good veggie food, esp in Karatu :)

Overall: I will highly recommend Asili Explorer. Great value for money. A very smooth and memorable experience :)

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Harshad_Abhyankar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
asiliexplorersafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Asili Explorer Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

We are really happy that you had an exceptional time in Tanzania and we will make sure Joachim reads this, We think small details take the whole experience to another level good accommodation, good food and customer care. We feel lucky to be part of your wonderful Tanzania memories.
We love it when you post your favorite photos and memories.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 18, 2018

When booking our honeymoon safari, we were keen to book a company that could tailor an itinerary to meet our needs. We wanted a mix of luxury (doing one night at the Four Seasons) and comfort plus (staying in tents that are still luxurious - hot water, super comfy beds etc.)
Joe could not have been more accommodating. From his first email, he went off and designed an itinerary that was exactly what we were looking for.
We chose Asili based on his quick responses, reliability and flexibility.
Our tour was completely private to just us two and personalised to us - Joe was very flexible to how much time we wanted to spend in each place and made great recommendations - such as early morning safaris being best to see more animal activity.
He was our driver and guide for the duration of our 6 nights, and we felt safe, satisfied and extremely grateful to him during the whole experience.
We saw all of the Big 5 and lots lots more! He was knowledgeable and willing to answer any and all of our questions. We were able to get extremely close to both elephants and lions without disturbing them, which was wonderful - it felt like we were invisible, the animals just went about their business. He was very patient, always stopping for photo opportunities. You need lots of patience too when waiting or hoping to see hunting activity!
We had an incredible trip, and were sad to say goodbye to Joe at the end - he really made our once in a lifetime safari experience all the more amazing with his warm and passionate approach. I couldn’t recommend him and Asili more highly! :)

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Claire B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
asiliexplorersafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Asili Explorer Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Hi Claire,
Thanks for taking time to share your feedback, Joe really enjoyed his time
with you and it was great to share such a special time in your life with both of you.
Please remember to share your favorite photos with us on Instagram and Facebook.
Karibu tena Tanzania.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews