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The best trip

ErikS
Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: Jun 24, 2015

We found this company over the internet and wrote to them. I had my flights to Tanzania booked and I needed a company to arrange our trip, but it had to fit with our flights.
Our safari consisted of a 6 day safari plus 5 days in Zanzibar. Kapolondo Expeditions responded to my email immediately and I have been super happy with their service...from start to finish.
The Owner/Managing Director Tony responded to my email immediately and was very prompt with all of his correspondence I sent him a ton of emails, he was patient and provided all the information that I asked. He revised the itinerary for me until I was perfectly happy. Tony arranged everything - the hotels, internal flights, and transportation to/from the airport/hotels. He made our holiday totally carefree. He is a real asset to the company.

Our guide for the safari was Meshack and he was fantastic. Professional, on time, easy to get along with, and knowledgeable. He driving was wonderful. Don't forget to tip the guides as they do such a good job. We felt totally safe and we had a magical safari.

I would highly recommend this company!

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Don't book with this company, you'll be disappointed

Tfch
Visited: Nov 2015 Reviewed: Jul 18, 2017

We booked a group tour and paid for it a couple of months in advance. We agreed with Tony on a particular itinerary that we carefully planned out, including 4 safari NP, a walking safari, two tracks and a list of specific lodges we wanted.

When we started the tour it slowly became obvious that we were taken on one of the regular itineraries instead of the one w... read more

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Kapolondo scam

Nmohan
Visited: Feb 2017 Reviewed: Mar 07, 2017

After extensive research in early 2016, we booked with Kapolondo Expeditions in August of 2016.

ONE WEEK before we were set to leave for Africa in February of 2017, Tony informed me that he is having issues with a license and asked us to rescheduled for June of 2017. I told him that this is not possible and I booked with another company.

Tony said that he... read more

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Do not let Kapolondo spoil your dream safari!

Scammed
Visited: Jun 2016 Reviewed: Nov 02, 2016

I was in a group of 10 on a safari with Kapolondo Expeditions in end June 2016. We had fully paid for our safari a month before. However, at the Serengeti National Park, Tony told his driver to get all of us to pay for the entrance fee and he will repay us the next day. Otherwise, we will not be able to enter. Left without a choice, we paid over USD630 for the 10 o... read more

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Be aware of Tony Kopolondo, a professional liar and cheater.

Baburaogollamudi
Visited: Aug 2016 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2016

After good reviews on Internet, I contacted Tony Kopolondo in July 2015 and booked the 15-day Kenya and Tanzania safari tour. I transferred 50% of the tour cost to his bank account in Tanzania on July 11, 2015. The original tour departure date was June 22, 2016.
I sent my flight details in May 2016, one month before the tour schedule date and asked Tony to send m... read more

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Kapolondo Expeditions (11-Day exclusive safari in Tanzania & Zanzibar) Beware! Do not book.

Dfmasters13
Visited: Jul 2016 Reviewed: Oct 05, 2016

Let me start off by saying that I booked with this company based on the very specific itinerary that they offered and because of the great reviews. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!! Either "Tony" the company owner/manager decided that he didn't want to do his job and provide the exact itinerary that we booked and paid for, or "Tony" just doesn't have the clout and ability t... read more

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Scammed by Kapolondo : very bad and unsafe trip

SophieR
Visited: Jul 2016 Reviewed: Aug 28, 2016

We bought a luxury safari, especially because we travelled with a 9 month baby. We needed security and comfort.
But, instead, we had to stay in budget lodge (We paid 4720 USD per person). When we told him we were angry, he did nothing. During all the safari, he didn't respect his contract, he never informs us in advance of change. If he was correct, if an hotel i... read more

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Scammed by Kapolondo

Scammed
Visited: Jul 2016 Reviewed: Aug 22, 2016

My friends and I (5 Malaysians, 4 Americans and 1 European nationalities) booked a safari for 10 persons with Kapolondo Expeditions (through Tony Kapolondo) from 27th June to 5th July 2016. We went on that safari and stayed three nights at Serengeti National Park and a few other national parks and venues. Unfortunately, we were scammed during the trip. Details are ... read more

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Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara - Not Cool.

Elizabeth
Visited: Aug 2016 Reviewed: Aug 17, 2016

Beware. We appreciated all the promises and communications with Tony before our trip.
Upon arrival (which was late), he changed prices, gave us a junky car that needed to be push started daily, changed every place we had hand picked to sleep at, was late in depositing funds onto the atm card our driver/guide had to use to enter the park, changed our time in Taran... read more

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Don't travel with Kapolondo

Jean luc
Visited: Jul 2016 Reviewed: Aug 12, 2016

Kapolondo Expeditions is not a good travel agency. We had reserved a private safari with luxury lodges,
instead we had to travel with a another man in cheap lodge or hotel outside park. The itinery had been changed without our agreement.
For example, one day at Ngorongoro instead of two, and not in Sopa Lodge that we had reserved and paid. We were placed in a ve... read more

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Kapolondo Expeditions - 11 Day Luxury Safari and Zanzibar

CaptPhilly
Visited: May 2016 Reviewed: Jun 01, 2016

I move a lot for work, and I'm a very frequent traveler having been to probably 40-something countries and counting. It's kind of a tradition of mine that I take a trip every year on my birthday. Six months prior to it, I must have seen something online about Ngorongoro Crater or Zanzibar, and it really stuck in my head. After about a month of consideration I to... read more

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Perfect guide and cook

Chriskrinni
Visited: Aug 2015 Reviewed: May 26, 2016

We have a very nice time with the Team of Kapolondo Expeditions. They booked the flight for us and picked us up from the airport and brought us back after the safari.

Thank you to James and Richard; you did a very good job :-) read more

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Never to be forgotten experience

Helclair
Visited: Feb 2016 Reviewed: Mar 18, 2016

From our first enquiry the communication was fast, clear and helpful. We were very fortunate to have James as our tour driver. He was knowledgeable on all the subjects we threw at him - flora, fauna, politics, etc. and he accommodated our desire to take lots of photographs with good humour. He quickly learned the sorts of things we looked out for. He had a big chal... read more

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Africa at its best

Martinawanis
Visited: Aug 2015 Reviewed: Feb 25, 2016

The tour that was planned for us was stunning and the accommodations were fantastic. The communication was fine and everything was legit (if somebody is concerned). Also, the price compared with other safari companies was absolutely correct. The only thing you should know (and we did not because it was our first time in Africa) is that even your guide is included i... read more

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Good value for money

Ela
Visited: Nov 2015 Reviewed: Dec 15, 2015

It was our first trip to Africa and we wanted to see as much animals as possible at this time of the year (November). We picked 7-Days Tanzania Nomadic Safari organised by Kapolondo Expeditions which covered Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Park and a visit to Hadzabe and Datoga tribes near Lake Eyasi on the last day of the tour. The communication ... read more

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Excellent safari with top notch driver/spotter

Davidlawrence
Visited: Oct 2015 Reviewed: Nov 16, 2015

We did a safari covering Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Almost 6 days including pick up from Kili airport and drop off at Arusha airport. Excellent communication in advance both by email and phone to get things set up.
We saw the big 5 with the rhino being last to be seen in Ngorongoro, plenty of jumbo and hippo in the first couple of da... read more

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Trip of a lifetime

Tomasz
Visited: Oct 2015 Reviewed: Nov 11, 2015

This was our first trip to Africa with this tour operator (Kapolondo Expeditions) I must say they were excellent. We received full support from Tony Kapolondo from the first minute we arrived to Kilimangaro airport.They paid great attention to detail and are incredibly knowledgeable. Our trip was fantastic . Overall we had a trip of a lifetime and all aspects of ou... read more

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Memorable experience

Mkru
Visited: Sep 2015 Reviewed: Nov 08, 2015

Our excursion was organized by Kapolondo Expeditions. It was really well organized, so we didn't have to worry about anything by ourselves while I was there with my friends. Everything was professional, secure.
They took us around in few of those national parks whereas we saw variety of animals and made memorable experiences for lifetime. Thank you! read more

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Book at your own risk

Kim
Visited: Aug 2015 Reviewed: Sep 07, 2015

I found Kapalondo Expeditions on this website and booked a 15-day joint safari with them. Whilst the game drives and the tour guides were excellent and can't be faulted, I would caution anyone against using this company. The operator tried to sell the same itinerary to a group of people and, when I was the only one who booked and paid, he changed my itinerary and a... read more

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Fantastic experience

AnnaBirk
Visited: Jun 2015 Reviewed: Jun 22, 2015

We researched many outfitters before settling on Kapolondo Expeditions and we can’t say enough about them. From the moment we landed in Arusha to the moment we checked in for our departure flight home, we were cared for as if we were long-lost family. And yet, we never felt intruded upon. Instead, Kapolondo Expeditions was there when we needed them, ensuring that e... read more

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