Maasai Wanderings

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Exceeding expectations!

Written on: October 26, 2015   |   I visited in September 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 that reflected our goals and met our dreams. We arranged to tour all the parks, see all the animals and birds we could imagine, interact with locals in a natural context and even include a visit to the famous Olduvai Gorge. We scheduled our limited time to the fullest. If anything, we wish we could have had more time.
• Then with the best safari guide we could imagine, Simon took us on the adventure of a lifetime. He was personable, fun, knowledgeable and persistent in ensuring that all our anticipations were fully realized.
• We loved all our accommodations and the corresponding staff. We were impressed and pleased with the variety of sleeping arrangements, food, locales and proximity to the natural world - we were immersed and loved it. To a person, each staff member we encountered at all the venues was gracious, hospitable, helpful, friendly and engaging.
• At all times we were treated royally - personal attention, safe & clean vehicle, plenty of bottled water, great meals, attentive service, skillful driving, knowledgeable information, spontaneous adjustments to seek special opportunities, and we always had FUN.
• All the other companies (from Arusha to Zanzibar) that MW arranged were clearly respectful of Donna and MW, hence treated us first rate. They all spoke very highly of Donna and MW; they provided exceptional services.
• As a whole, MW, Donna and Simon, are first class - engaging, reliable, professional, thorough, experienced, customer-focused and the best we could have expected. They truly exceeded our expectations.
• In addition, we highly respect MW's commitment to the environment and to local communities. We share these values and appreciated the opportunities to visit and learn from some of the supported peoples and their villages. We will join Donna's team and donate again to assist the health and education of MW's selected communities.

Not only were we able to track down and watch the great migration of wildebeest cross from Kenya into Tanzania, we also witnessed the rare crossing of a herd of elephants. Remarkable and representative of the incredible experience of of our Maasai Wanderings safari. All this capped off with four glorious days in Zanzibar with our fabulous host Sadru at his lovely Ngalawa Beach Village hotel.

Thank you Maasai Wanderings; thank you Simon; thank you Donna.
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Knowledge of guide
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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.

A buffalo was grazing outside our room at Rhino Lodge - so close... read more

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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.
The problem was the cavalier attitude towards clients (clients paying a lot for th... read more

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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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Not only were we able to track down and watch the great migration of wildebeest cross from Kenya into Tanzania, we also witnessed the rare crossing of a herd of elephants.

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