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“Great Tour with Local Experts!”
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Good Earth Tours
Ranked #11 of 475 Outdoor Activities in Arusha
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Owner description: We are deeply committed to ensuring your vacation dreams become reality. With 30+ years of combined experience in the African safari industry, our core staff are dedicated to exceeding your expectations. We take great care to provide our travelers with safe, challenging and memorable adventures. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your complete satisfaction is our number one priority
Reviewed June 15, 2013

We had a great safari in Tanzania with Good Earth which we booked through their USA office.
The logistics were well-organized, the safari vehicle was very clean and comfortable, and the tour price was reasonable.
We can't recommend them more highly.

1  Thank James N
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

My wife and I where tooking for once in a lifetime trip. After consulting other couples who had traveled the world, the concensus was made to travel to East Africa for a safari. One friend in particular, had used Good Earth on (3) seperate occasions, and HIGHLY recommended them. Now it is our turn to highly recommend Good Earth Tours to anybody that is looking for a trip of a lifetime.

It all starts with the main office, who carefully and skillfully help plan a safari that is 100% tailored to your time frame and budget. Baraka spent countless hours, e-mails, and phone calls patiently answering all of our questions. He masterfully created a tour intenerary that allowed us to maximize our money and time. All of our pick-ups, transfers, accomondations, and most meals where already arranged and paid for. We truly just had to show up and let the company take care of everything else. I have had shorter trips state side that were highly more stressful than this one!

Our guide for the 6 days in Tanzania was a wonderful gentleman, Juma Komba. He is an ex Tanzania Park Ranger, with a supreme knowledge of the parks and animals. We could not have asked for a better guide to take us through the beautiful parks of Tanzania. In each of the (4) parks we visited, his personal knowledge of each road lead us to the best locations to view the animals up close and personally. By the end of the 6 days, we had seen more than our fair share animals, and with the rare sighting of a leopard in Lake Manyara National Park, completed our "Big 8". Driving in between the parks, Juma's knowledge did not stop. A life long native of Tansania, he constantly taught us about the history of Tanzania and it's people. It was very hard to say good bye to our trusty guide when the safari was over. You get very attached to the person leading you across the Tanzanian country side!

With out any hesitation, I would 110% recommend Good Earth Tours to be in charge of the perfect vacation in any of the destinations that they service. My wife and I could NOT be happier with our decision to use them for our dream vacation.

3  Thank Seth B
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a blissful 8 day safari around Tanzania with Good Earth Tours and I can't say enough great things about this company. I have been to East Africa before so have something to compare this experience to. Well without naming names, Good Earth was WAY better then the safari company I traveled with in the past. First and foremost, our guide Mr. Goodluck was a gem of a human being, seriously the best driver in Africa! He is also a wildlife expert with 12 years of experience in the field. We were lucky enough to see the Big 5 all on 1 day in Ngorongoro which wouldn't have happened had not Goodluck spotted a leopard sitting at the side of the road on our way out of the park. Also, we had a very nice, seemingly unbreakable Land Cruiser in excellent condition, which, as an added benefit had a charging station (sometimes it's hard to charge your camera etc at crowded lodges with limited electric supply). That onboard charger saved our lives.
ALSO there was absolutely no "forced"shopping, you know the kind where you have to go to the "so-and-so" store and get strong armed into buying something and you suspect that the tour guide is getting a cut? Well Good Earth had none of that! They are a VERY honest, reputable and fantastic company that delivered everything as promised. I highly recommend Good Earth Tours to anyone considering a safari to Tanzania! We can't wait to use them again.

2  Thank Redmango43
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GoodEarthTours, Owner at Good Earth Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

We are glad you enjoyed your safari with our driver-guide, Ben.

We look forward to seeing you again in one of our safaris.
Good Earth - Tanzania.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This was our first trip to Africa and therefore also first time with Good Earth Tours and Safaris and I am extremely impressed. Everything on the Safari was amazing.

Our guide, Eliaza George, was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. We really appreciated his expertise and willingness to listen to our input on what animals we wanted to find. We were able to see almost everything including 6 leopards, 2 cheetahs (one with a big cub) and countless lions, giraffes, elephants, hippos and 3 large rhinos.

I cannot say enough positive about Eliaza. He drove the car to perfection - slowly to get the good views and fast when we had to - in order to get to the other interesting findings spotted by other rangers with whom he frequently chatted on the radio or when we passed each other on the trails.

Our children are not completely fluent in English and Eliaza took the time to explain over again when ever they needed the explanation another time :-)

All in all it was everything we hoped for - and more.

We really appreciated all of Good Earths help and we can only give our best recommendations.

2  Thank Hotfarm
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We hired Good Earth Tours to arrange a Game Reserve experience for us and our son Chris this past December. Chris is currently serving in the Peace Corps in South Africa. Good Earth did a great job picking a private vendor, Idube, in the Sabin Sands Private Reserve. The vendor provided two game drives per day, and all food was included. Before the day was over, we had experienced the Big Five in a big way. Good Earth arranged the flights, transport and the reservations. It all went off flawlessly!

We highly recommend Good Earth as a travel agent and tour arranger!

1  Thank Rayamesjr
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