Maasai Wanderings

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Maasai Wanderings - Truly Top Notch

Written on: September 16, 2015   |   I visited in September 2015 Trying to pick between the myriad of tour operators for your dream safari? Look no further than Maasai Wanderings. They were incredible from start to finish and take customer service to a new level.

We worked closely with Donna to develop our ideal safari. She sought to understand our interests, requirements (bush shower!) and budget and then crafted a safari as well as post safari beach days in Zanzibar that met our requirements. It's a bit of a leap of faith when you wire money across the world hoping that someone is there when you arrive, but it was all handled flawlessly by MW.

When I arrived, my baggage, alas, did not. This is a bit of an issue when you're going into the bush for 10 days. Even though it wasn't an MW issue the team helped do whatever it could to resolve the issue. The local team followed up with the airlines on my behalf and our amazing guide, Godwin, took me to get clothes and toiletries. My bag never showed but the MW team helped ensure I could get on with the trip and not miss out. Beyond thankful for their help.

Once we got the clothes sorted and the safari started, I can't say enough about the quality of the guide. Godwin was an amazing spotter who worked tirelessly so we could see as much as possible. He figured out our personalities really quickly and adapted to our interests. He had so much knowledge - from the tiniest creatures to the biggest. We saw the Big 5 but we also saw so many smaller animals that were fascinating and part of the whole environment. I loved this holistic view of the area.

We also did a day hike up Kili with Julius who could not have been more patient and positive. He succeeded in getting our tired, out of shape bodies up the hill - no easy task!

One of the best things about the MW guides is how seriously they take their roles. We witnessed all the MW guides stopping to pick up trash others had left in the parks. They also showed tremendous respect to the animals and other visitors in the park and focused on safety. We witnessed clients of other operators being unsafe as well as, at times, scaring off the animals by being too close. MW guides clearly respect and love the bush and want to see their clients love it the same way, but they put a focus on professionalism, responsibility and client safety. I have tremendous respect for that and their clear desire to support this environment for the long term.

MW was top notch from start to finish. Their personalized, boutique approach ensures that you will have a trip that is exactly what you want. Since for many it's a once in a lifetime experience, you might as well do it the right way. MW will ensure that happens, and I can't recommend them enough. I can't wait to go back someday!
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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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