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Overview of safari reviews

Most-visited country: Tanzania (27)
Most-visited destination: Ngorongoro Crater (26)
Average safari duration: 6 days
Most viewed animal: Giraffe, Lion, Zebra
Most guest from: United States (6)

Wonderful adventure in Ruaha!

Views: 171 Visited: Jun 2018 Reviewed: Jul 26, 2018

I did a 5 day Safari with Happy World Safaris and it genuinely was the experience of a lifetime. I travelled to Dar es Salaam in mid-June 2018 and was looking for safari options all around Tanzania. After being recommended Happy World by someone on TripAdvisor, I decided to write to them to get some more information on it. I spoke directly to Joseph, who was very helpful in answering questions I had, and which parks would be best suited for me... read more

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Happy Week with Happy World!

Views: 79 Visited: Jun 2018 Reviewed: Jun 26, 2018

Happy World Safaris was a great experience for my friend and I. We went in early June 2018 on a 5-day trip to Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti NP.

Managing director Joseph was very communicative and adaptable. He even went out of his way to help try to find my phone which was stolen while traveling to Arusha. Only issue was that we budgeted off a 'shared trip' rate, which later went up because there were no other travelers du... read more

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Safari of a lifetime

Views: 119 Visited: May 2018 Reviewed: Jun 06, 2018

I went on a Happy World Safari with three friends from college at the end of May and really enjoyed my trip. It was exactly what we were looking for! Our safari was 4 nights and we went to Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We had a land-cruiser, guide, and cook to ourselves which was great. We opted to stay in tents for a more budget-friendly safari and it was more comfortable than I imagin... read more

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An amazing adventure in North Tanzania thanks to Happy Word Safaris

Views: 146 Visited: May 2018 Reviewed: May 15, 2018

Together with my wife, my sister and my brother in law, we had a six-day safari in North Tanzania with Happy World Safaris from April 26 until the third of May. It was a 'once in a lifetime experience'. We booked this safari directly with Happy World Safaris after I received very good references from a friend who traveled with them before.

After a few emails, Joseph Nkony ( the owner) proposed us a program that was fully based on our expec... read more

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Unforgettable experience

Views: 273 Visited: Feb 2017 Reviewed: Sep 05, 2017

My husband and I went on a 5 day / 4 night camping safari with Happy World in February 2017 and I can honestly say I will never forget it!

We had the jeep to ourselves, which even though it was a bit of a splurge for us, was definitely worth it. To have the freedom to spend as much or as little time as you like on different locations and wildlife was absolutely amazing and I would recommend it to everyone.

The camping was fantastic, o... read more

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Trip of a lifetime!!

Views: 354 Visited: Jul 2017 Reviewed: Aug 25, 2017

My two sisters and I did a six-day safari with Happy World and it totally exceed our expectations! I have nothing but great things to say about the company and our guide (Ismael)!!

We did a lot of research and contact many travel agencies, but in the end we chose Happy World because we saw great recommendations online, Joseph was always very friendly and helpful and it is a Tanzanian owned company (that was important to us, since we also wa... read more

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Highly recommended.

Views: 333 Visited: Jul 2017 Reviewed: Aug 07, 2017

We just got back from a trip to Tanzania. We did a safari with Happy World Safaris, 5 days, 4 nights. Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. We had a great time, with Tony the driver and Enock the cook.

We opted for a camping trip, not lodges. Mostly because we found lodges to be too expensive. In hindsight, I am so happy we did. Even if you can afford lodges (luxury or not) I would choose camping over lodges anytime! It makes everything very... read more

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Happy World Safaris = Happy Holidays

Views: 445 Visited: Apr 2017 Reviewed: May 01, 2017

We have just returned from a two week safari with Happy World Safari's and it totally exceeded our expectations. As you'd expect when booking a holiday with an operator in a different country without a travel agent, you are very cautious. My wife and I did a lot of research and read a lot of reviews to narrow it down. We then contacted a few and after a while settled with Happy World Safaris.
Joseph's (owner) expertise and friendliness from ... read more

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Unbeatable time with Happy World Safaris

Views: 450 Visited: Mar 2017 Reviewed: Mar 31, 2017

Just got back from an extremely memorable trip to Tanzania and have nothing but great things to say about Happy World Safaris.

We booked a 3 day Mt. Meru trek as well as a 3 day camping safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater.

Everything was extremely well-organized and we had some of the best times of our lives. Our guides (Frank for the trek, Tony for the safari) as well as the cooks and porters were all extremely frie... read more

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The Trip of a lifetime

Views: 521 Visited: Sep 2016 Reviewed: Nov 08, 2016

Hello everyone!

I did my safari in Tanzania with Happy World. 5 days (Tarangire/Serengueti/Ngorongoro). There are many options out there and since it's pretty expensive we didn't want to take risks so I decided to book with Happy World because a couple friends have had an amazing trip with them.

I was not disappointed. Excellent service, very professional driver and guide. They could spot a Lion where I could only see grass, so you know ... read more

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Excellent experience with Happy World Safaris

Views: 568 Visited: Aug 2016 Reviewed: Aug 29, 2016

We did a 3 day safari with Happy World Safaris to: Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Just an excellent unforgettable experience with Joseph, our guide and owner, and Tony our driver. Nothing more than I can say that others haven't already said, just confirming. Excellent personal experience. We even got to experience a live lion pride hunt on a cape buffalo then a stand-off with hyenas.

Highly recommend Happy World Safaris. read more

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An amazing adventure!

Views: 440 Visited: Jul 2016 Reviewed: Aug 09, 2016

What an amazing adventure! We decided to book a 5 day private camping safari. We visited Tarangire Park, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

Joseph, the owner of Happy World Safari, and Tony (our amazing guide) came to pick us up at the airport. They drove us to our Hotel in Arusha. On the way, they took the time to explain to us everything about the next 5 days. We were super excited to start our safari.

Tarangire was great to start the safar... read more

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An amazing 6-day safari

Views: 450 Visited: Dec 2015 Reviewed: Feb 02, 2016

Last month we went on a 6 day safari with Happy World Safaris and had an amazing experience. We will definitely recommend them to others.

From the initial contact, Joseph was friendly, extremely helpful and very responsive (emails were answered very quickly). The night before our departure, Zeb (our guide) & Enoch (our cook) came over to our hostel to introduce themselves and explain our trip. Throughout the safari, Zeb was extremely knowle... read more

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Trip of a lifetime

Views: 481 Visited: Jan 2016 Reviewed: Jan 30, 2016

Hello,

My husband and I booked a 7-day camping safari for the northern safari circuit (Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro) and a 3-day trek on Mt. Kilimanjaro in January 2016. We had chosen the company Happy World Safaris out of 15 different organisations and we were glad we did so.

Happy World Safaris is a small organisation run by Joseph. Communication was very good, all my questions were answered in detail and the evening... read more

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Happy days with Happy World Safari

Views: 367 Visited: Dec 2015 Reviewed: Jan 06, 2016

I joined Happy World Safaris for a six-day safari over Christmas 2015.
As a solo traveler I wished to join a group safari to help cut down on the costs. Straight from the start Joseph was easy to communicate and helpful. After some time he was able to organize for me to join two others on safari. This was an aspect that was not readily available in advance from a number of other safari companies.
We opted to visit Tarangire, Manyara, Serenge... read more

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Surreal experience!!

Views: 428 Visited: Dec 2015 Reviewed: Dec 31, 2015

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I wanted to give you all an unbiased , first hand experience for my Northern Tanzania circuit through Happy World Safaris. It surpassed my expectations in terms of the service levels and the professionalism of the young MD Joseph Mkony and the eagle eyed driver/guide Tony

I traveled from 20th Dec 2015 till 28th Dec 2015 and covered Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. I got to know about Happy World Safaris throu... read more

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Very nice holidays with wild animals

Views: 332 Visited: Dec 2015 Reviewed: Dec 22, 2015

During my last holidays in Tanzania I went for a 5 days safari with Happy World Safaris. We went to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire parks and we were camping.

The safari was very well organized, there were 3 guys taking care of us: Joseph who always had something interesting to say about animals, nature or culture, the same about the driver who also had to be very experienced to be able to drive some difficult roads, and the food prepa... read more

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Happy World Safaris made our Africa trip unforgettable

Views: 761 Visited: Sep 2015 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2015

Our five day safari experience was much more than we could ever ask for.
Preparing for the holiday was almost too easy, with the owner Joseph telling us everything we needed to know and more. We had a lot of contact, which made us feel us feel realy comfortable.

The safari itself was perfect as well. We travelled by jeep and spent the nights on the local campings. Camping might sound a bit primitive, but to us it really contributed to the ... read more

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Great 7-day safari

Views: 436 Visited: Aug 2015 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2015

We had a great seven days safari with Happy World Safaris: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The owner, Joseph, has been extremely useful for the preparation of our trip, with very good advice and very fast answers to all our questions. Our driver / guide Samwel was extremely good: fluent both in English and in French, knowing all the great places where to see animals and able to spot them from very far; very well... read more

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Highly recommended

Views: 641 Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: Apr 22, 2015

Myself and two other friends went on safari with Happy World this Feb/March. We had an absolutely brilliant time. We did the 5 day itinerary (Lake Manyara/Tarangire/Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti) which I would highly recommend.

Happy World were great all the way, I can't fault their service, employees, or ethos. At the end, the young chairman of the company (Joseph Mkoni) even met us for a feedback session, they really do seem to care about ... read more

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Up to my expectations - and they were big!

Views: 530 Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: Mar 11, 2015

We enjoyed this safari a lot. I can only say good things about the company. The day before leaving, I was quite nervous because it's not a huge operator like the big ones, but everything was perfect.
I did precisely the tour I wanted, not a standard-one, and Joseph went a long way to fulfill my expectations, with so many messages exchanged between us.
We went to Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and we saw everything we dreamt about.
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Great safari with Happy World Safaris

Views: 548 Visited: Jan 2015 Reviewed: Mar 11, 2015

I booked a 10-day safari with Happy World Safari in January 2015 for two persons and just to summarize: it was absolutely fantastic.

My wish was to have a combination of game drive and cultural program, we wanted to arrive by bus In Arusha coming from Mwanza and the last day should end in Moshi. I contacted about 10 different tour operators for this. Joseph, the owner of HWS, not only offered a very competitive price but convinced me from t... read more

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Great experience with Happy World

Views: 468 Visited: Oct 2014 Reviewed: Oct 13, 2014

I went on a quick two day safari with Happy World to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara NP. Everything was great. My schedule kept changing, and Happy World was very accommodating. The actual safari was terrific. Kelvin and Joseph were great guides, and we saw absolutely everything. The accommodations and food were much nicer than I anticipated. The land cruiser was also very comfortable. I'd certainly go with Happy World again. read more

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Absolutely fantastic experience

Views: 577 Visited: Sep 2014 Reviewed: Oct 02, 2014

After being married for three years and not having had a proper honeymoon, my wife and I finally decided to go on a safari.

After receiving several quotes from different operators as well as recommendations on different forums and such we finally decided to go with Happy World Safaris for our 4 day Safari.

We were really happy with the service they provided. Joseph, the owner, was very helpful throughout the whole planning and booking pr... read more

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Trip of a lifetime!

Views: 525 Visited: May 2014 Reviewed: Jul 22, 2014

This was truly the most incredible travel experience we've ever had. From landing in Kilimanjaro, everything was taken care of for us. Our trip included safaris at Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, then a week-long stay at Kinasi Lodge on Mafia Island. We would absolutely recommend Happy World Safari to anyone considering an African holiday. We hope to go again some day!! read more

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Dream come true!

Views: 577 Visited: Feb 2014 Reviewed: Jun 27, 2014

The safari by happy world was truly a dream come true. Everything was perfect from the minute I arrived to Tanzania, to the minute I left. I always felt safe! Great people on the team! Thank you to Frank, Janga and Joseph!!! read more

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Unbeliavable Safari

Views: 502 Visited: Apr 2014 Reviewed: Jun 25, 2014

I had a lifetime Tanzania safari experience organized by Happy World Safaris. It was a 5-Days joining group safari, camping in the Public Campsite and amazing game drive at Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and finish up at Lake Manyara. At the beginning of the Safari arrangement I thought 5 Days was not enough to visit all the Parks and it will involve a lot of time in transit but Joseph who was my contact person promised me that I will have m... read more

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