Maasai Wanderings

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Written on: November 09, 2015   |   I visited in October 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 paying a small fortune. It was looking a bit dire and thought we might have to choose either Kili or the safari. Until I was recommended Donna and got her email address. Instead of waiting days for replies as I had been experiencing, it was instant same day replies with incredibly helpful information clear costs and so much flexibility on dates, tour times, length of tours etc. After back and forward and myself asking Donna a million questions (to which all of the replies were incredibly helpful and patient) we were able to do both: climb Kili and the safari, both on private tours and extremely affordable!

From the day we booked it we had smooth sailing itineraries sent all the information you want on the country, tipping, safety to our guides coming to our hotel pre-Kili and pre-safari to get us all ready and excited. To both our Kili guides and porters being incredibly wonderful friendly professional personable knowledgeable to our extremely kind-hearted safari guide who we spent four wonderful days camping in the Serengeti / Tarangire with.. Amos answered all of my ten thousand animal questions with such ease and patience ..

All in all we were so lucky and spoiled to have gonna with Maasai Wanderings the accommodation food service everything was incredible .

Not only is it an incredible company but Donna and her husband are highly-respected within the locals of Arusha. We spent a day in Arusha looking around and talking to some friendly locals we told them who we were climbing/safari with and they knew exactly who Donna was and commented on the work and volunteering they do for the community and had nothing but respect and admiration for them both.

I couldn't recommend a better company/people to deal with.
Meet and greet team
5 Stars
Quality of vehicles
5 Stars
Responsiveness of staff
5 Stars
Knowledge of guide
5 Stars
Quality of itinerary
5 Stars
Overall rating
5 Stars
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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.

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: 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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Maasai Wanderings

- We offer private/custom safaris
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- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
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