Written on: October 02, 2014
I visited in September 2014
After being married for three years and not having had a proper honeymoon, my wife and I finally decided to go on a safari.
After receiving several quotes from different operators as well as recommendations on different forums and such we finally decided to go with Happy World Safaris for our 4 day Safari.
We were really happy with the service they provided. Joseph, the owner, was very helpful throughout the whole planning and booking process, replying quickly to any questions that we sent him through e-mail (I think we probably sent him something like 50 e-mail messages).
Making the payment was a bit problematic thanks to our bank who took three weeks to tell us that they required additional information to carry out the transfer. However, throughout all this problem Joseph was very helpful and patient.
Now, the safari was absolutely fantastic and we were really pleased with all the arrangements that go all the way from picking you up from the airport, helping you with any shopping you may want to do in Arusha before heading off, the safari and then dropping you off at the airport again at the end of your trip.
The lodges were great (Tarangire Safari Lodge, Kirurumu Manyara lodge and Ngorongoro Farm House) with great accommodation and food. The packed lunches were also quite nice.
We had a well kept Toyota Land Cruiser for just the two of us so we had plenty of room to move around and get the best view of the animals. It is equipped with UK-style electrical plugs and such so you need not worry about not having power at the lodges to charge cameras and phones. HWS also provided plenty of bottled water with the 4X4.
Here we have to give a special mention to our driver, Noel. Not only was he a very nice, helpful and kind guy but he was also very knowledgeable and a skilled driver. Most impressive was that he had some kind of superhuman vision that still baffles us to this day. He would sometimes stop, squint for a few second and then say "there's XYZ animal over there" and then it would take us some time with binoculars and everything just to find it.
So, overall we highly recommend them for any safaris you may be planning. Great value and great service.
We did a 3 day safari with Happy World Safaris to: Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Just an excellent unforgettable experience with Joseph, our guide and owner, and Tony our driver. Nothing more than I can say that others haven't already said, just confirming. Excellent personal experience. We even got to experience a live lion pride hunt on a cape bu...
What an amazing adventure! We decided to book a 5 day private camping safari. We visited Tarangire Park, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
Joseph, the owner of Happy World Safari, and Tony (our amazing guide) came to pick us up at the airport. They drove us to our Hotel in Arusha. On the way, they took the time to explain to us everything about the next 5 days. We w...
Last month we went on a 6 day safari with Happy World Safaris and had an amazing experience. We will definitely recommend them to others.
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My husband and I booked a 7-day camping safari for the northern safari circuit (Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro) and a 3-day trek on Mt. Kilimanjaro in January 2016. We had chosen the company Happy World Safaris out of 15 different organisations and we were glad we did so.
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I joined Happy World Safaris for a six-day safari over Christmas 2015.
As a solo traveler I wished to join a group safari to help cut down on the costs. Straight from the start Joseph was easy to communicate and helpful. After some time he was able to organize for me to join two others on safari. This was an aspect that was not readily available in advance from a ...
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During my last holidays in Tanzania I went for a 5 days safari with Happy World Safaris. We went to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire parks and we were camping.
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Our five day safari experience was much more than we could ever ask for.
Preparing for the holiday was almost too easy, with the owner Joseph telling us everything we needed to know and more. We had a lot of contact, which made us feel us feel realy comfortable.
The safari itself was perfect as well. We travelled by jeep and spent the nights on the local campin...
We had a great seven days safari with Happy World Safaris: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The owner, Joseph, has been extremely useful for the preparation of our trip, with very good advice and very fast answers to all our questions. Our driver / guide Samwel was extremely good: fluent both in English and in French, knowing all the ...
Myself and two other friends went on safari with Happy World this Feb/March. We had an absolutely brilliant time. We did the 5 day itinerary (Lake Manyara/Tarangire/Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti) which I would highly recommend.
Happy World were great all the way, I can't fault their service, employees, or ethos. At the end, the young chairman of the company (Jose...