RA Safaris

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Once-in-a-lifetime experience with RA Safaris

Written on: February 18, 2014   |   I visited in December 2012 We booked a 6-night, 7-day safari with Real Adventure Safaris (RA Safaris) in December 2012. All our inquiries were addressed efficiently, patiently and very promptly. One of the main reasons we chose RA Safaris over other operators was because it stood out in terms of email query response times. Our emails received an almost immediate response. It didn't matter what time our emails were sent - we realized we'd get a reply in 30 minutes to an hour tops!

Emmanuel proved to be an excellent driver/guide. He has an immense amount of knowledge about wildlife and local culture too. We learnt a lot of new facts - about animals, birds, the Masai and plants. He was also very good at spotting animals and showed excellent judgment - knowing exactly when to drive away when a particular place got too crowded with other safari vehicles. On long drives between national parks, Emma kept us engaged in very interesting conversation - our drives were always filled with fun facts and a lot of good humour and laughter. He very patiently and knowledgeably fielded all our questions and concerns. He was always punctual, polite, efficient and cheerful. Even when our vehicle broke down and we had a long wait for a replacement, Emma took excellent care to keep us as entertained as the available resources would allow. Spotting 44 lions was no insignificant experience. Emma was also responsible for one of the highlights of our safari - just the three of us eating our lunch while a lion and lioness cavorted right outside our vehicle. It was amazing! Overall, we saw 44 lions, 3 cheetahs, the "Big 5" and almost everything that the African bush has to offer.

Gideon and Eli were extremely efficient and helpful in organizing the entire safari. When our vehicle broke down just before we entered the Serengeti, Gideon drove out from Arusha with a replacement vehicle and ensured that we got to the safety of our camp in good time. The itinerary was absolutely perfect. Kudos to Eli who did a great job in factoring in all our requests and crafting the perfect customized itinerary. A lot of thought, care and personal attention was clearly put into crafting the perfect itinerary tailor-made for us. The safari was exactly the right duration and the perfect blend of lodges and camps.

I was touched that RA took such a personal interest in us. I was pleasantly surprised that Eli had taken note of my wish to see bushbabies and Emmanuel even took us to Gibbs Farm in the hope of seeing these elusive nocturnal creatures. An individual file is maintained on each client, factoring in all their requirements and wishes! This is customer service beyond compare.

A big thank you to RA Safaris for giving us such a perfect once-in-a-lifetime experience and such fond memories!
Meet and greet team
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Quality of vehicles
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Responsiveness of staff
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Knowledge of guide
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Quality of itinerary
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jun 2016.
RA Safaris are a locally owned company who go out of their way to make your safari experience a memorable. There is personal attention and the cook and driver/ranger look after your every need. Selehle, our ranger went out of his way, his knowledge of birds was no 1. He never seemed to tire with all the driving and the horrendous roads and kept a smile on his fa... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: May 2016.
Words cannot describe the amazing safari adventure we experienced.
Our guides were the BEST and provided such knowledge about the most beautiful land I have laid eyes on. Countless memories were made and I will highly recommend RA Safaris to anyone thinking of embarking on this trip of a lifetime.
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Dec 2015.
This is perhaps the best journey we (my wife and I) have ever had. We had not had enough time for comparing different agencies and worried about the quality of the agency we chose at first, but our worry proved unnecessary. The consultant was very helpful in making a enjoyable, game-rich itinerary and receiving us in Tanzania. The driver-guide, Omary, was nice and ... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Oct 2015.
An exciting safari with a perfect organization. All staff very very kind with us and our guide Edward very knowledgeable and experienced about the safari, the life in the savannah and all animals. Accommodations and food were perfect for us: very comfortable for our trip. All trips and transfer were included and it was great.
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Sep 2015.
We just recently came back from a tailored made safari throughout Tanzania's Northern parks. We had chosen RA Safaris because they answered our tour expectations, responded very fast to our requests and were fairly priced.
Our group's expectations (we were 5 seniors) were met by a great organization and flawless work done by the GEZ team and by our guide Elly, who... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2015.
My family and I recently returned from 11 days on safari with RA Safaris. We had a great experience with every aspect of our safari. Eli made planning the safari very easy and he is very responsive. Zeph and Gideon are very friendly and gracious, and took care of all our transfers. Our guide, Salehe, was superb! We enjoyed getting to know him. He is extremely knowl... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2015.
Our guide Elly, location, car, air tranfer, everything was great during our stay.
Ra Safaris staff was perfectly organized to satisfy all our needs.
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Dec 2014.
Planning the safari
We had our private guided tour for 10 nights 11 days from Dec. 25th 2014 to Jan. 4th 2015. We chose RA safaris among hundreds of tour operating companies and besides many Japanese affiliated companies because they offered us 1)a quick mail response 2) clear explanations on mails 3) a fair tour cost.

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2014.
My wife and I performed a safari in Tanzania last August. Starting from Arusha, and the guy (Eli) get us on Kilimanjaro airport. We have visited Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. We stayed in luxury lodges and in fantastic tented camps. The trip was so exciting, for sure the perfect organization of Gideon, Eli and Zeph has deeply contributed... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2014.
We had an excellent 6 night trip with RA Safaris in July of this summer. The team was very helpful with planning and patient with our questions. Zef met us right off the bus, and was a friendly welcome to the trip.
Our guide Edward was awesome - very knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. We really enjoyed our time with him.

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