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This is THE BEST guided trip, ever! My husband and I cannot say enough about our recent... read more

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Excellent Guiding

Our UK tour company utilized Hoopoe Safaris as their ground operations in the Arusha & Lake... read more

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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We received the most professional guidance in the organization of our safari. Every aspect of our experience was first class including the employees, the facilities,food and the itinerary. Giving we were a mother/daughter duo, we felt so secure with our guide who was highly knowledgeable. We thank everybody for their special effort and would highly recommand Hoopoe Safari and their team to anybody contemplating a genuine safari experience in Tanzania.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Hoopoe worked with me to plan an excellent seven day holiday during Eid and got us a great rate at really nice lodges. Our guide, Jackson, was knowledgeable about the animals we saw, a safe driver, and very friendly. He always worked to get us in the best position for pictures and had an amazing eye for spotting animals in the bush lands. Plus, his experience meant he wasn’t relying on the radio to find animals, he knew where they’d be and could head out away from the packs of Toyotas that all clustered around the same spots.
Hoopoe also worked tirelessly to get my partner’s lost luggage found, contacting the airlines and following up while we enjoyed the trip.
The cost of this trip was kept lower than other groups can provide becuase Hoopoe owns several of the lodges we stayed at and can therefore offer a greater discount than other groups. The lodges were nice, with full beds and ensuite bathrooms in every place. The dinners were excellent, and boxed lunches were decent (if a little repetitive). Breakfasts were solidly good and got us ready for a day standing in the truck as we rumbled across the Seregenti looking for cheetahs (we found one, she was gone 30 minutes later when the next truck showed up).
Would highly recommend this company and would be happy to go out with them again.
I got their contact info from Lonely Planet guidebook along with a few other guide groups, and liked them as they were highly rated for their enviro-friendly stance. The email response from Hoopoe was more friendly and they seemed more interested in working with me than the other groups I contacted, and their price point was significantly better. Am glad I went with this outfit, my partner and I had an excellent time with their care and attention to detail.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

We completed a 10 night trip starting in Arusha then Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater (via Lake Manyara) Southern Serengeti finishing in the Northern Serengeti. Elias, our guide, was excellent. His knowledge of mammals & birds was amazing, but also plants & their uses, the areas we were travelling etc. which turned each drive into a massive learning experience. He was friendly with a lovely sense of humour, but was also professional & we always felt safe even in more challenging situations. His sole aim was to give us the most amazing experience, but not at the expense of the wildlife, something we really appreciated. Thank you so much as this was a trip we had always wanted to do, & Hoopoe & Elias made sure that we had the trip of a lifetime.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Hoopoe was brought in by Andbeyoud to handle our Kilimanjaro summit. They were excellent. Very safety oriented. We have great equipment and wonderful food. The trip is qrueling but they made the trip one of a lifetime. I would highly recommend Hoopoe if Kilimanjaro is on your bucket list. Edward was our lead guide.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cosmosvisit
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

This was the trip of a lifetime and did not disappoint. We did a 5 night 6 day Safari from Arusha which included Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Our guide Albert was excellent. His spotting of animals and birds was incredible. Even with binoculars we had trouble finding some things that he spotted with the naked eye. The accommodation ranged from elegant lodges with swimming pools and magnificent views to tents with a bucket shower. They were all comfortable and safe. Having the range of places to stay really enhanced the journey. Chislon from Hoopoe arranged the safari. He was very professional and great to work with. Definitely a trip we will never forget.

Date of experience: May 2018
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