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“Unforgettable Experience”
Review of Shadows of Africa

Shadows of Africa
Ranked #3 of 288 Tours in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Day Safaris to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, Zanzibar Spice Tour, Bawe Island and Chumbe, Mangwapani Beach and the Slave Caves Tour, and Zanzibar by Night. Day Tours depart at 9 am. Shadows of Africa also offers tours in Kenya and Rwanda.
Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
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“Unforgettable Experience”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Our honeymoon was in Tanzania in November 2013. It was split into beaches at Zanzibar and Safari in Tanzania mainland…The safari part was organized by Shadows of Africa and it was beyond amazing. Natasha, owner of Shadows of Africa, has provided us with excellent and prompt support at all stages whether at preparation or during our stay. Also, she helped us with great advices, tips and some arrangements for our other part of stay in Zanzibar, although it was not related to her offer.
It was a 4 days Safari, exploring Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro crater. We have booked Medium accommodation and venues were all perfect, clean and at nice locations with great views. Having at least one night in a tented camp is an experience that we shall not forget and shall not be missed :) Our driver and guide was friendly, attentive and punctual; and we have almost managed to see the big five (the rhino was a bit far away :)). The weather was excellent, however, it was almost end of dry season, so big part of lake manyara was dry and lands were of much less greenery, however, it was still rich of wildlife and we enjoyed our time.
This was ana experience beyond expectations…If you are into wildlife and considering going over there, there is no room for hesitation, just book now :D

Visited November 2013
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Amazing safari and Zanzibar”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

In February 2013, we wished to visit the Serengeti and also spend a few days holiday at the sea. A friend with whom we traveled has recommended Natasha and SoA. From the first moment when we contacted through emails everything went perfect. Account of all our desires and she suggested things that we have not thought of ourself. She also helps us with booking flights and organizes transport from the airport in Nairobi to Arusha. 6 day safari with driver Musso was the best thing my husband and I experienced in our life. Accommodations were far above expectations, also tours and views on safari. Serengeti and Ngorongoro is something what remains an unforgettable memory and we really wants to go back there.

Driver Musso was very nice and professional and he has a lot to say about the animals that we saw. Although in the safari was a lot of driving, this did not represent a large effort, because it has always something interesting happening. Definitely we will return. After the safari, we continued our holiday on the island of Zanzibar, where we can again thanks Natasha that she recommended an excellent resort with breathtaking coastline, where we can swim and watch the beautiful sunsets. We are also on her recommendation spend one day in Stonetown - which was an interesting experience, because we have experienced Zanzibar in his reality and become familiar with its history. Natasha has also organized all transfers, so our travel was a real pleasure.

We can recommend Natasha and SOA as a very professional, flexible and cost-effective agency for both safari and holidays in Zanzibar.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Flexible planning and a great team”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Natasha was very helpful and flexible in developing the itinerary with us. We ended up with something completely tailor-made and did all the different bits we wanted to do. It is definitely worth putting in the effort to get the itinerary just right and Natasha will work closely with you.

Our guide Timothy was very knowledgeable about all the animals and knew pretty much everything! He worked hard to ensure everything went well and that we got the most out of this special experience. When using local guides he made sure we got the best. Our cook Silvano made us some very memorable meals and the whole unit operated very smoothly.

Safari ain't cheap, but the price we got was very good and we are very happy with the tour we did.

Visited November 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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2 reviews
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“Super great safari with Shadows of Africa!”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

My husband and I did a safari of 5 days and everything was arranged perfectly from beginning to end. Everything was beyond expectations, thanks to Natasha and our guide Silvester and cook Abdul. The communication with Natasha is excellent, she responds very fast and knows exactly how to put a nice safari together, as well as give tips about Tanzania in general.
We went to Lake Mayara (1 day), Serengeti (2 days), Ngorongoro (1 day) and on our last day we went hunting with bush men (nomads), all was just amazing! Thanks to our guide we've seen the most amazing animals, he knew exactly where to go and spotted them from very far. The food was also very good, you will not miss anything!
We did the budget camping and slept in tents, which I would definitely recommend as you are more connected with the nature and during the night some curious animals could come to visit you, which is a very nice experience!
Thanks to Shadows of Africa we had an amazing safari! Thank you Natasha!!! :)

Visited November 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Great safari with short time for planning - Beyond Expectations”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

I recently came back from a 6 day safari in Tanzania and it was beyond my expectations. I did not planned this in advance, however Natasha and his team were able to tailor a trip for me in less than 24 hours. The whole thing was a great experience, everything according to plan and beyond my expectations. Other than the natural beauty of the places I visited, I have to say that the guide (Gebby) made the whole trip a great experience; he was not only knowledgeable but had great attitude. If I do this again, I would definitely go with Shadows of Africa.

Visited October 2013
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Shadows A, Owner at Shadows of Africa, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Thank you Marco for taking the time to review our safari company!
And another thank you for sharing amazing photos! We are glad you enjoyed safari to Tanzania so much and hope to see you back in the future, let us know as we offer comeback discounts to our clients:) wish you all the best,

Shadows of Africa Team
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