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.
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Responsiveness of staff
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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.

Our guide collected us from the airport and spent the next 7 days with us... read more

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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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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Dec 2015.
A friend recommended Maasai Wanderings for their high level of service, ease of communication when making plans, quality of guides, accommodations and value. We couldn't agree more!

Donna customized our itinerary around our daughter's schedule as a volunteer in Mwanza and our wish list for safari. The amount of time we spent intimately observing wild animals ex... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2016.
We have just recently come back from a week with Maasai Wanderings in the Serengeti and I have to say it was the best holiday we have ever had.

From the very start when Peter, our guide/driver collected us at Kilimanjaro, travel weary and a little unsure what we were about to encounter to the very end when Peter dropped us back at Arusha, it was magical. The mi... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: May 2016.
Maasai Wanderings offered luxurious surroundings which had a high touch of quality. We can highly recommend this operator. Everything went very smoothly. read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jan 2016.
We did a two-day wildlife safari followed by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. The trip was organized by Maasai Wanderings and they did an excellent job in every respect.

Our wildlife safari was at Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater and it only whetted our appetite for more. I hope we can return for a longer safari in a year or two. We had an outstanding guide, Ever... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Oct 2015.
My partner, myself and a friend were looking at going over to Tanzania we wanted to climb Kili and go on a safari, but had absolutely no idea how where, why, what would be involved.

I was trying to sort through websites and tour operators and a lot of companies had only specific dates that group tours were starting, and if we wanted to go privately, we were payi... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Sep 2015.
Outstanding experience; exceptional service! Simon and Donna exceeded our expectations.

From our initial inquiries with Donna we received remarkable attention and detailed replies. Donna's personal accessibility and responsiveness result in a planning and implementation experience is outstanding. Through many email exchanges we were able to craft a safari plan t... read more

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