Maasai Wanderings

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Made it to the summit of Kilimanjaro

Written on: January 25, 2016   |   I visited in January 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, Everest, and with his help saw nearly all the animals that we hoped to see and got hundreds of photos.

We succeeded in making it to the summit of Kilimanjaro and that is entirely due to the great group we had on the trek. Elias and Amiri are excellent guides and we enjoyed spending time with them and becoming friends. I can now see why "pole, pole" is the way to go! The food was excellent. It amazed me that Samwelli, the cook, could produce such good meals on the trek. Thanks also to the porters who carried heavy loads at a far faster pace than we went.

Our lodgings at the Ahadi Lodge and Bougainvillea Lodge were very good and I would certainly stay at either of them again.

Finally, Abdullie at Maasai Wanderings did an outstanding job of organizing our trek and answering all our questions. I would certainly use Maasai Wanderings again and highly recommend them.
Meet and greet team
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Quality of vehicles
4 Stars
Responsiveness of staff
5 Stars
Knowledge of guide
5 Stars
Quality of itinerary
5 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.

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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Seeing the amazing concentration of animals in the Ngorongoro Crater was amazing. It was a thrill to make it to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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