Maasai Wanderings

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The Greatest Safari Guide Service in Africa

Written on: November 24, 2014   |   I visited in August 2013 I have lead photography safaris to Africa since 2009 and exclusively use Maasai Wanderings as my outfitting service of choice. Their care and concern for meeting the needs of my clients really is above compare.

Their knowledge of the flora and fauna plus their willingness to share it with my clients sets the standard that other outfitters and safari services should work to obtain.

One of my clients from Washington state wrote: “The Accommodations, transportation and meals arranged by Maasai Wanderings for us were safe, comfortable and relaxed. They found everything there was to see. We were able to photograph Africa’s 'big five' and so much more! Birds, mammals, reptiles, scenics, and Maasai warriors; nothing was missed. Maasai Wanderings got us there, while our safari leader Tom Whetten helped us capture more than just great photographs; we tasted Africa.”

Another client from Florida wrote: “The guide company Tom used (Maasai Wanderings) was excellent. I had heard horror stories about some of the companies, but this operation was great! One of the driver/guides we had was a born spotter, he could see animals at distances that were incredible and with that we had an advantage to reach photo sites others may never encounter (the 'Eyes of Godwin').”
“This was the best trip I have ever taken. So much so, I plan on returning to Africa to (hopefully) climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Maasai Wanderings as my outfitting service.”

NOTE: Doreen did return to African and climbed Kili and yes she used Maasai Wanderings.

Another client from Arizona wrote: “The guides we had in Tanzania, Nas and Godwin, were very knowledgeable. They knew the habitat of the animals and exactly where we could find them. If we had questions they had an answer for us and you knew it was not a made up answer. If we were on the road and wanted a shot of something they would stop, no questions asked.”

My thanks to the owners of Maasai Wanderings Donna Dugan and Naseeb Mfinanga for their years of outstanding service to me and my clients.
Meet and greet team
5 Stars
Quality of vehicles
4 Stars
Responsiveness of staff
5 Stars
Knowledge of guide
5 Stars
Quality of itinerary
4 Stars
Overall rating
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2017.
My husband and I, and a friend of ours, booked a safari through Maasai Wanderings. We started planning the trip over a year ago, and throughout the entire process Donna was always very helpful and so quick to respond to all questions.

We spent 2 nights at the Ndovo Camp at Tarangire National Park, 2 nights at Plantation Lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater and 3 ni... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2016.
Maasai Wanderings puts together a spectacular safari that I'll always remember. Driver/guides knew everything and could find anything you wanted to see.

We stayed at Nasikia Luxury Camps which is a sister company of Maasai Wanderings. Accommodations for 5 star and dinning was right up there at the top.

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jun 2017.
We had been thinking about a safari for several years, and in January decided to use Maasai Wanderings based on a friend's recommendation. The experience was incredible. We saw an unbelievable variety and number of animals including lions, zebras, elephants, hippos, cheetahs, leopards and buffalo.

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jun 2017.
I travelled with an amazing group of people in June and visited the Serenegti National Park and adjacent areas. We explored the region in vehicle and on foot.

The team with Masaai Wanderings and Nasikia Camps that we stayed in were just superb. Every moment was filled with awe and the knowledge of the guide was supreme. We travelled the extent of the Serenegti ... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2017.
We had an amazing safari experience in Tanzania thanks to Perfect Africa and Masai Wanderings. I booked through Perfect Africa - Natalie was a pleasure to work with, she was friendly, responsive and answered my (many !) questions and accommodated my constantly changing itinerary.

Our guide, Kurwa, picked us up after our pre-arranged Kilimanjaro hike, and we had... read more

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(3/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Sep 2016.
It is with reluctance that I post this review as the guides and ancillary staff we encountered in the Masai Wanderings tented camps were superb: well trained, professional, courteous, good fun and very knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to be with them. We saw some marvellous sights.
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2016.
What a wonderful safari. Maasai Wanderings organised the trip according to all requests and gave even more. The whole trip exceeded any expectations we had. The two drivers we had in Kenya (Antonio) and Tanzania Chris) were extremely respectful, intelligent, knowledgeable and ethical. We were impressed with their patience of our continual questions and requests for... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2016.
Our group of four (family and friends) worked directly with Donna at Maasai Wanderings to customize a safari to fit our interests. From arrival at Kilimanjaro to departure from the Lobo airstrip for a Zanzibar beach stay, everything was beautifully planned. We began with an day trip to Arusha Nat'l Park to 'meet' our first wildlife and take time for a ranger-led h... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2016.
Our trip, organised entirely by Maasai Wanderings, was the most incredible holiday my husband and I have experienced. From the moment we arrived, everything was organised and such a smooth process. All our accommodation was 5 star and the service from staff always of such a high standard.

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2016.
We spent 8 nights on a Northern circuit safari in Tanzania and it was just incredible!
Our guide Muba was excellent.....he always seemed to be in just the right place at just the right time for spotting wildlife! He was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient....THE perfect guide!

The standard of accommodation was excellent, we especially loved Naona Moru camp an... read more

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