Shadows of Africa

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Awesome safari in Tanzania!!

Written on: June 19, 2015   |   I visited in May 2015 In late May, my family (husband, son, myself) visited several natural areas in Tanzania for a safari. Arranged as a 4 day safari, we visited Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Serengeti National Park. While in the NCA we also visited the Leakey museum. It was simply an awesome experience, thanks in large part to the safari company who arranged things (Shadows of Africa) and our guide (Richard). I initially worked with Stacy, who answered my questions, created a plan that met our families needs and wants, and arranged the details so I didn't have to. She was very patient, as I had many questions. When one of our lodge choices suddenly became unavailable (due to fire) she reached out to let us know and helped us to find a suitable replacement.

In-country, we worked with Natasha in the office and Richard as our guide. Natasha was very gracious, and Richard is simply the best! We enjoyed our time with him very much and he is an excellent, experienced game tracker. We were able to see the Big 5, many with little babies, and so much more. My husband and son love the big cats, and I adore giraffes. Richard was so knowledgeable about all sorts of animals, and if he did not know an answer, he used books that he keeps in his vehicle to help find the information we wanted.

All in all, this is not only an excellent trip, but arranging the details through Shadows of Africa is priceless because you are in good hands! If you have the opportunity to have Richard as I guide, jump at the chance. He is the best!
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Nov 2016.
We took a three day safary in Tanzania. Everything went exactly as planned. We were greatly satisfied with all the steps, starting with the affordable prices, the flexibility in designing a tour fitted to our interests and the very detailed information sent by Jake.

Once in Arusha we found a very warm reception. Natasha, the owner, met us twice, before and afte... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Oct 2015.
I chose to go on a 1 day safari to Ngorongoro crater in the last minute, through Shadows of Africa. My experience with Jake in coordinating the schedule was outstanding. He made every attempt to make the schedule work. The email responses were very prompt.

The safari itself was awesome and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Richard was my guide, he i... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2015.
I can't say enough about how great our trip to Tanzania with Shadows of Africa was. From start to finish, everything was handled professionally. Our trip began with a five-day safari in Lake Manyara National Park, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater with guide Siriko and cook Silvanos. Siriko was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We still can't believe how he m... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Dec 2015.
Shadows of Africa was our tour operator for my husband and my first Safari in Tanzania. We had the best experience and the best trip of our lives. We knew Tanzania was the place to be, but this was above all expectations. The place is magical, but what makes a good trip is who you deal with, and this company was so professional from the beginning to the end. Always... read more

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(4/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2015.
This was our first trip to Africa and we went in with very little knowledge of what to expect. The folks at Shadows of Africa (Stacy and Jake) were extremely helpful throughout the process, and also very patient as we considered our options and revised our plans a couple times. They quoted a price, gave us full details about what to expect, and answered all the que... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jun 2015.
We took our six children, ranging in age from 22-7, on a 10-day safari through Tanzania. We visited many national parks (The highlight being the Serengeti) and the Ngorongoro Crater, which is teeming with wildlife. One of the days in the Serengeti, we counted about 50 lions in all that we saw!! We loved seeing the babies of the various animals, and the fact that... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jan 2015.
While planning a 3-month multi-country trip with my granddaughter, beginning in January, I felt at a loss at where to begin to find a wildlife safari to kick off our trip. Turning to the Internet, I began to read top reviews for Shadows of Africa, so decided to contact them first, expecting to wait a few days for an answer as it was a weekend. The response came wit... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Nov 2014.
I've recently returned from a four day safari experience with Shadows of Africa Tours. From start to finish my group and I were treated to a flexible and enjoyable trek through Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorogoro Crater.

Our group opted to sample a range of accommodation options during the trip, but from the budget to the heights of luxury - it was clear that Sh... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Nov 2014.
Recently back from a 2 week trip in Tanzania. I can't say enough good things about my time there. Shadows of Africa planned an absolutely amazing safari and helped put together an awesome side trip to Zanzibar. The entire trip, down to each tiny detail, was flawless.
Not only did we see all of the Big 5, but we saw them several times throughout our safari . While... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Nov 2013.
My husband and I spent two wonderful weeks in Tanzania, all arranged by Shadows of Africa. What can I say, this trip has certainly become a trip of my lifetime. Kilimanjaro climb was well organized; we had a nice team guiding us to the top. The guide Rashid, was very motivating and keeping it positive in challenging moments when I was about to give up on the way ... read more

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