Experience Zanzibar Tours & Safaris Ltd

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Tour packages: 48 tours
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Main focus: Mid-range
Established: 2006
Headquarters: Tanzania
Languages:
English, French, German, Swahili


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About Experience Zanzibar Tours & Safaris Ltd
We are Zanzibar based tour operator specialized in arranging fully guided Tanzania Safaris and Beach Holidays on the spice islands of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba for individuals, small groups of relaxed and easygoing friends or family who share the same interests and who wish to travel together at a more relaxed pace, visiting some of the more unusual places and people in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
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"We had a wonderful holiday trip"
By: Beno
Non profit
South Africa South Africa
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Visited: Sep. 2021 Reviewed: Nov. 13, 2021 Submitted in:

We had a wonderful holiday trip to Mikumi National Park with Godfrey. We tell him our budget he gives us a good program according . We have done Mikumi one night two days and slept bastian camp, good food / attendants care deeply about customers especially the manager. I will be back again with my family.
Thank you so much Godfrey and your people.

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Countries visited: Tanzania
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By: Beno
South Africa South Africa
Countries visited: South Africa Tanzania
Visited: Sep. 2021
Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2021

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"Amazing and magic experience to remember"
By: Tamara
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Croatia Croatia
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Visited: Sep. 2021 Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2021 Submitted in:

This was our second safari with Godfrey and his agency within a month.  We were extremely pleased with the organization of the first safari so we relaxedly put ourselves in his hands and made no mistake. Within 4 days we toured the Serengeti and the fascinating great migration of animals that will forever be etched in our memory. Also Ngorongoro crater and its slopes where we visited the Masai village.  Every few minutes we were surrounded and close by large groups of wild animals, elephants, lions, wildebeest, zebras, hippos, and we were able to see a leopard as well.  A visit to the Masai village was also an experience to remember, visiting school and dancing with them...and the accommodation where we slept was perfect with incredibly good logistics and food in the wild.  We are very grateful to Godfrey for making a wonderful and magic tour that we decided on at the last minute. Thank you Godfrey!

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Countries visited: Tanzania
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By: Tamara
Croatia Croatia
Countries visited: Tanzania
Visited: Sep. 2021
Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2021

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"He made me pay for his mistake and is not responding"
By: Dhana
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
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Did not go on this tour Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2021 Submitted in:

Tourists: There are many reliable tourist agencies in Zanzibar. Check with couple of them and finalise. Don't trust this guy!! He charged me for my 2 year old kid for safari but other agencies didn't charge for kid and the adult price was also less that what Mr. Godfrey quoted!! (Similar for other local tours too) By that I was able to save around 350 USD.

# He made me pay for his mistake (Gave incorrect bank details to transfer fund and his bank charged me fees for that)
# He makes fake promises (He promised to pay me the bank charges as it was his error but never paid and didn't respond when asked)
# He is just a cheat (Never agrees his mistakes and tries to make up some stories to hide his mistakes)
# Not at all a true gentleman!! (He just pretends to be polite and gets rude when questioned)

Whatever response he gives for this; never believe that as he is very good in making cooked up stories. I have attached proofs for all points. Read further to understand better and better stay away from Mr. Godfrey & his agency Experience Zanzibar Tours & Safaris
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Mr. Godfrey, You promised to transfer amount in November beginning but started avoiding me when asked for amount.

Initially I booked few local tours and day trip to Selous with you and paid USD 65 as an "advance test payment" and agreed to pay remaining once you received the amount successfully.

As the bank details you gave were incorrect, payment got rejected. You acknowledged the same and asked me not to make any further transfers. I still requested for correct details to transfer and also an option to pay on arrival.

Initially you said you booked Selous for us but, later you said they "cancelled the trip/ flight to Selous on 19th completely"!! and asked us to change our dates.

So, based on those two experience, I completely lost trust on you and didn't proceed with you further.

I was expecting my full amount to be returned but your bank charged me fees for transferring with incorrect bank details which was not my fault!!

I'm just a tourist. You are running this business for 20 yrs and you must know your country/bank rules and regulations. Why should I pay the fine for the incorrect details which you gave!!??

Initially in September you agreed to pay me back that bank charges in beginning of November but now not at all responding to my WhatsApp msg, calls, msg on your site, email and avoiding purposely.

Good that I didn't book with you further.

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By: Dhana
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
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Did not go on this tour
Reviewed: Nov. 09, 2021

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"Beautiful safari in the crater."
Safari enthusiast
Sweden Sweden
51 kudus
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Visited: Dec. 2016 Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2020

We spent the day in the crater and saw 4 of the big 5. The rhinos at a distance. We saw a leopard the evening before on the drive to our lodge so that made the whole 5.
Amazing place. I hope it never changes.
The highlight was having lions walk past our land cruiser.
The view from the edge of the crater at the lookout is spectacular as well.

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Countries visited: Tanzania
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Sweden Sweden
Countries visited: Tanzania
Visited: Dec. 2016
Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2017

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"Amazing Tanzania Safari with Experience Zanzibar Tours and Safaris"
Safari enthusiast
Tanzania Tanzania
81 kudus
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Visited: Jun. 2017 Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2020

It has been a pleasure doing the excursions in the beautiful island of Zanzibar with Godfrey Sawe, and also enjoying Safari in the Bush, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. We have had our great safari 4x4 with open roof, we have seen a lots of wildlife, different culture ,beautiful landscape and many more that no words can express, both our guide Malisa and Saimon the cook were so amazing.
We highly recommend Experience Zanzibar Tours and Safaris.

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Countries visited: Kenya Tanzania
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Tanzania Tanzania
Countries visited: Kenya Tanzania
Visited: Jun. 2017
Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2017

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"Lake Manyara, Serengeti Park and Ngorongoro Crater"
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Rwanda Rwanda
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Visited: Dec. 2017 Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2020

We did the classic four-day northern circuit safari with Experience Zanzibar tour. Overall, it was a fantastic experience. Our guide, Alexander, was professional, experienced, knowledgeable and speaking fluent English. He shows great respect to animals, which means giving us the best view opportunity possible without disturbing the animals. This is different from some other guides aggressively approach wild animals in order to allow their clients to get as close as possible. I also noticed that Experience Zanzibar Tour's safari cars usually take 2 to 6 clients, instead of jamming many people in one vehicle. Having fewer people definitely helped better viewing of animals and more communication with the guide. 5 star on that.

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Countries visited: Tanzania
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Rwanda Rwanda
Countries visited: Botswana Kenya Malawi Rwanda Tanzania Uganda Zimbabwe
Visited: Dec. 2017
Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2017

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"3 day safari"
Safari enthusiast
Tanzania Tanzania
14 kudus
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Visited: Aug. 2018 Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2020

Experience Zanzibar Tours went above and beyond in making our safari experience exceptional. From the many emails exchanged with Godfrey to plan the details to the attention our guide, Arusha National Park/ Tarangire and Ngorongoro dedicated to insure we got the most of every moment, we were never let down. I hope to do more and more game drives. Asante sana!

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Tanzania Tanzania
Countries visited: Kenya Tanzania Uganda
Visited: Aug. 2018
Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2018

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"Amazing Tanzania!!"
By: ismail
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Turkey Turkey
51 kudus
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Visited: Feb. 2017 Reviewed: May. 09, 2020

We haven't been to Tanzania before and have been feeling very excited our holiday. We started to read lots of reviews from travel web sites but couldn't get satisfied information about really how to plan our 9 day.
Then we found Godfrey from Zanzibar Experience Tour. He kindly answered all our questions and come up with solutions patiently. Finally he presented us the schedule of our holiday including 2 days safari at Mikumi, 4 days at Nungwi beach and 2 days at stone town.
Godfrey and John, our safari guide, were waiting for us, when we arrived in Dar Airport. We drove 6 hours to Mikumi National Park, which is an amazing natural beauty. We had chance to see lots of animals, learned about them and watched the daily life. It was a lifetime experience.

Thank you John for your friendship, kindness and safe driving. On highway it needs great driving attention, thanks to him we had no problem.
From Dar, we took a ferry to Zanzibar and with a-hour-drive we arrived Nungwi which has incredible beach and tide vision.
Amaani Bungalows was enough to get by, but the room has some bad smell. We eat delicious seafood on dinners. Also enjoyed tropical fruits.

Later while going to stone town, we give a short break for spice tour and learned a lot about spices and fruits. The same day, we took a boat to prison island in order to see giant turtles.
We enjoyed the narrow streets of Stone Town and felt the sincerity of African people.
In the morning, we set to swim with dolphins which is a great experience. Then the captain took us to snorkeling but it was too short because of coming rain.

Tell your captain not to take his phone with him or you may stay there for short time.
On the way to stone town, we give a short break at Jozani forest and saw red monkeys there.
As a consequence, we had a great experience at Tanzania thanks to Godfrey. We recommend Zanzibar experience tour to anyone. We will definitely come again.

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By: ismail
Turkey Turkey
Countries visited: Tanzania
Visited: Feb. 2017
Reviewed: Mar. 05, 2017

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"Everything was perfect..."
Safari enthusiast
Tanzania Tanzania
49 kudus
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Visited: Aug. 2016 Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2020

Our guide Paul, location, car, transfer, everything was great during our stay.
Experienced staff was perfectly organized to satisfy all our needs.
Thank you again Experience Zanzibar to make our group trip unforgettable and memorable.
I will recommendation to my friend who wish to do group safari.

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Tanzania Tanzania
Countries visited: Tanzania
Visited: Aug. 2016
Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2016

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"Nice View ''Ngorongoro""
By: moumoz
Non profit
Tanzania Tanzania
33 kudus
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Visited: May. 2017 Reviewed: Mar. 04, 2020

Since the day of the reservation to the last day of the safari trip, the agency was perfect. The safari was wonderful thanks to our guide Martin. I recommend without moderation and look forward to the next safari with you.

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By: moumoz
Tanzania Tanzania
Countries visited: Tanzania
Visited: May. 2017
Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2017

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