Written on: July 16, 2013
I visited in November 2011
We spent several years putting money aside for our safari so we wanted to go with a reputable tour operator recommended by someone we knew and trusted. Our friends had been on safari with HM Safaris and couldn't stop talking about how great of a time they had and how it was their best ever vacation. Based on their feedback we booked our safari with HM, for myself my husband and our two children, ages nine and twelve.
I found HM to be very responsive, flexible, informative and thorough. They worked with us to find out what we liked and which animals we particularly wanted to photograph more so than others. They created a tailored package based on the information we shared. They gave us all the important information on vaccinations, what to take,etc
On safari our vehicle great and well equipped with water, binoculars for everyone. A book on all the animals and birds.
The guide we had during the safari was the best you could ask for. He was a talking encyclopedia when it came to nature. He had eagle eyes and could spot animals we failed to find using binoculars even! He educated us on the animals and their behavior, the different types of birds and their calls, plants and trees. It was fascinating. He had a great personality and the kids just loved him. He'd have us play games on who spotted the most animals.
If you're thinking about going on safari, I'd highly recommend HM Safaris.
Let's face it, traveling with a family of 5 (children aged 14, 12, & 7) from Boston to Tanzania on a middle class budget provides little room for error. It was a vacation of a lifetime, and not one where we could afford complications and hassle. With that in mind, I can tell you that the HM Safaris people met my expectations and produced a trip that my family will ...
Our guides were absolutely excellent and always went the extra mile to provide us with that “once in a lifetime” experience. It was even the small things which made the difference. At first I thought how will everything be organised, but I can now say as long as you HM Safaris it then “Hakuna matata!” (No worries)."
I was lucky enough to do a safari with friends and some family.
Our guides were superb and always went the extra mile to provide us with that “once in a lifetime” experience.
It was even the small things which made the difference. At first I thought 'how will everything be organised', but I can now say as long as you HM it then “Hakuna matata!” (No worries). Wo...
I was fortunate enough to attend a wedding in the Serengeti. The couple used HM Safaris to organise the wedding and they did such a great job. We were there for four days to also do a safari, and our guides were so entertaining that I didn't mind being up before dawn each day. I also enjoyed stopping at the Arusha markets on the way home. My Masai warrior souvenirs...
We have travelled the world over the last 25 years and are normally independent travellers and although we have gone on several self-drive safaris, this is not practical with some locations and for those we opt for suitable and reputable companies.
After initially searching for African safari companies, I settled on some I would contact. HM Safaris was the only company that responded to my request. From there it was an painless procedure to arrange and finalise our two-week safari. We were four, two couples, and were fortunate in having Ralph as our driver and guide. My esearch had indicated that the Serenget...
“The Serengeti, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro Crater will all look the same regardless of the guide you are traveling with…but the experience of those events will be vastly different depending on who is showing you through those worlds. I was fortunate to travel with HMS and to have a guide who took the time to let me stop and take photos--as many as I want--and not rush ...
After experiencing Serengeti National Park's vast size, varied scenery and amount of wild life, Yellowstone Park, in comparison, is no more than my back yard. Our outfitter was a professional yet personal outfitting company with very experienced guides that never tire of giving people the best experience of their life.
Our guide, Ralph, of HM Safaris, was very kno...
I did a lot of research to find a great safari company. I emailed many, some replied and a few replied very quickly. Sue from HM was one of the latter and was extremely responsive to all the queries we had and eventually provided us with an excellent itinerary at an extremely competitive price. We left Australia feeling very confident that we were headed for a grea...
From our initial enquiry until our last farewell, all was well organised and all attention was given to our needs. Sue was quick to respond with our initial queries, helpful in her information and suggestions and easily put together a safari which suited us completely, both in content and cost.
All organisation fell into place without a hitch. Our experienced driv...