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Most-visited country: Tanzania
Most-visited destination: Serengeti
Average safari duration: 10 days
Most guests are from: United States

100% recommend

Views: 7 Visited: Oct 2018 Reviewed: May 16, 2019

I can't recommend Mgalaa Expeditions enough. It's locally owned, very reasonably priced and the team on the mountain did an excellent job helping me get to the top! I started writing this review a while back, but stopped each time because no words could describe how much I love this company! The team was well-organized and very trustworthy, worth every penny. All of the accommodations were top standard, including the tented camps. Food was ple... read more

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Mount Meru and safari

Views: 16 Visited: Mar 2019 Reviewed: Apr 10, 2019

We recently returned from Tanzania for our 4 days Mount Meru climb and 3 days safari organized by Mgalaa expeditions. I can simply say that everything went perfect and sometimes beyond our expectations. They were quick to respond to our countless emails, offered a reasonable price and made our holiday unforgettable one.

We had great guides for both trek and safari who were knowledgeable,fun and helpful. We ate delicious food and sleep in a ... read more

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Really class organization

Views: 60 Visited: Dec 2018 Reviewed: Mar 31, 2019

We finished climbing Kilimanjaro 8 days and 4 days safari with Mgalaa Expeditions. We climbed the Lemosho Route. We have choose Mgalaa because they have the best reviews. Right from the beginning they exceeded all our expectations. Our guides Mood and Innocent checked in on us day-to-day to make sure we were acclimatizing well. The porters and crew always made sure our tents were set-up and ready for us when we arrived after hiking. We would h... read more

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Experiencia brillante. Expediciones Mgalaa. Muy recomendable!

Views: 107 Visited: Aug 2018 Reviewed: Mar 22, 2019

It was August 12, 2018, when my friends and I decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. We contacted some tour operators to make a good choice in which company to travel. I liked Mgalaa Expeditions from its first email: it was brief, clear and very understandable. We booked my trip at very short notice. Nema was very patient and informative to answer all my questions promptly.

We booked the route of Lemosho for 8 days with a night in the crater ... read more

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Excellence with Mgalaa Expeditions

Views: 35 Visited: Jan 2019 Reviewed: Mar 13, 2019

My family and I used Mgalaa Expeditions to climb Kilimanjaro (9 day Lemosho Route) as well as 5 day safari afterwards. Nema they took care of us every step of the way from airport pick-up to airport drop-off. Our climbing guides were amazing in getting us to the summit and the cook did a tremendous job feeding us. The rest of the team always had camp set up by the time we arrived, supported us, and were a pleasure to be around!

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Incredible experience with amazing local tour company.

Views: 84 Visited: Oct 2018 Reviewed: Mar 11, 2019

My friends and I climbed Kilimanjaro in October. 2018. What a perfect trip.

We were recommended by friend to use Mgalaa Expeditions. They are a local tour company based in Arusha and Moshi, Tanzania. We have only wonderful memories. We did not have to worry about any plans. The entire climb was arranged for us. Even our transportation was taken care of. We spent four days after the climb on safari, which was also planned by Mgalaa Expediti... read more

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Amazing experience. We just had the best time.

Views: 58 Visited: Aug 2018 Reviewed: Jan 28, 2019

The whole trip was amazing and went off without a hitch.

I’m not sure what sets the different companies apart but our experience was top notch. The gear was new and top-quality. The food was fresh, natural and delicious (even my two teenagers ate and enjoyed it.)

The best part was the staff. Tent in the US is great, the ground crew in Arusha was very nice and good too. But the best was the group on the mountain. Never have I seen such a... read more

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A fantastic safari with Mgalaa Expeditions

Views: 100 Visited: Jul 2018 Reviewed: Jan 26, 2019

We did 6 days and 5 nights in mid luxury lodges (Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara) the price was the most competitive one.

Everything was perfect Pick up at the hotel and she left us at the airport.
Nema provided us a great English speaking guide with unquestionable knowledge about wildlife. We had a big car really comfortable for us (2 people).

The organisation and the plan has been followed during all the trip and the g... read more

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Very good organization and excellent safari tour!!

Views: 64 Visited: Oct 2018 Reviewed: Jan 08, 2019

The experience with Mgalaa Expeditions was top notch. We traveled for five days through Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
Besides the beauty of the natural parks/protected areas, I must say that the whole organization before the trip and the experience we had during the trip were outstanding.

Edgar, with his precise and fast answers to many inquiries before the trip and Chris, our driver, who during the game drives, was a... read more

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Toughest but most amazing thing I've ever done in my life!!

Views: 39 Visited: Oct 2018 Reviewed: Jan 04, 2019

Kilimanjaro climb was the most amazing thing I have ever done in my life. The inspirational moment for me was that, the week itself was challenging but more mentally than physically, until summit night which seems never ending...

But once you get to the top, you feel elated.The guides and the porters are with you every step of the way and they themselves were the most inspirational part of the holiday. The local company Mgalaa Expeditions ... read more

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Very good experience climbing Mt Meru and safari

Views: 63 Visited: Sep 2018 Reviewed: Jan 03, 2019

Did the 4 day Mt Meru hike and service was good for a fair price. Mgalaa Expeditions arranged everything on the day itself, because we decided in the morning to go. Nice people, beautiful mountain and amazing, delicious food!

As for the safari - we highly recommend our guide/driver Mr. Samson who speaks good English and had great knowledge of the different animals and parks.
He is very experienced and made sure we were the first Jeep to g... read more

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A perfect summit up Kilimanjaro followed by a fantastic safari

Views: 143 Visited: Dec 2018 Reviewed: Dec 31, 2018

For our honeymoon, we choose to hike up Kilimanjaro (8 days Lemosho route) and then head out for an extended safari (Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti) with Mgalaa Expeditions.

Our Kili guide (Goodluck) and assistant guide (Jackson) were friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and just lovely to be around. They did everything in their power to get us to the summit even though my wife and I were exhausted and fighting the elements. ... read more

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Excellent trip, great organization from start to finish.

Views: 31 Visited: Dec 2018 Reviewed: Dec 29, 2018

From Kilimanjaro to Safari in Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti - it was awesome, a once in a lifetime experience and perfectly organized! Mgalaa Expeditions organized for us a great tracking team up to the Kilimanjaro, 7 Days Machame Route and with them we made it to the top!!!!

Also within our safari trip, we were perfectly taken care of. We slept in amazing lodges with great lunch and dinner and had a great driver/... read more

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Fantastic 8 days Lemosho Route

Views: 124 Visited: Sep 2017 Reviewed: Dec 10, 2018

I found out that Tanzania is a great country and its people more so and it all started with Mgalaa Expeditions.

My friend, his girlfriend and I choose Mgalaa Expeditions to climb Kilimanjaro because of the price and the reviews we read on line were great. Even before we booked with Mgalaa Expeditions we had lots of questions and the owner Nema answered all our questions and made our decision to book with them that much easier. They are loc... read more

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Kilimanjaro climb and Serengeti safari

Views: 96 Visited: Oct 2017 Reviewed: Dec 07, 2018

We used Mgalaa Expeditions for our climb of Mount Kilimanjaro and our Serengeti Safari. There were 5 of us from our group of 12 that went on the safari after the climb! We went with the luxurious safari and we were so happy we splurged. The lodges were truly amazing. Each and everyone of the lodges were unique and the views were breathtaking.

The lodges we stayed at were:
1. Kitela Lodge
2. Katikati tented Lodge
3. Kubukubu lodge
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Hike and safari with Mgalaa Expeditions

Views: 113 Visited: Sep 2018 Reviewed: Nov 30, 2018

We were a group of 8. My friends and I climbed Kilimanjaro with Mgalaa Expeditions. After the climb, we went on a 5-day safari with my friends that did the climb (Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara).

During our climb, the staff made us feel as comfortable as possible throughout the trek and went above and beyond to accommodate any special requests. They also remained completely calm and patient every step of the way and were... read more

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Kili and safari - simply amazing

Views: 37 Visited: Jul 2018 Reviewed: Nov 23, 2018

We had an amazing, trip of a lifetime through Mgalaa Expeditions! We did both the Kilimanjaro trek and the safari and both were outstanding!!! The attentive, personal support and the warm dedication was really what made the trek and our summit so memorable.

Our safari was awesome as well. We saw the Big Five - rhinos, elephants, lions, cheetahs, and buffalo within 2 hours at Serengeti. Each park has its view and wildlife, and we made the mo... read more

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MGALAA EXPEDITIONS macht's fertig "

Views: 42 Visited: Aug 2018 Reviewed: Nov 20, 2018

There are not enough words to describe how fantastic this journey was! It was better than I ever imagined! Every single employee of Mgalaa Expeditions was phenomenal! Nema, the owner of Mgalaa Expeditions, thought of everything! We never had to worry about where we sleep or what we eat. Any place we have booked for above our expectations! Our guides, our safari guide, were remarkably good at the behavior of animals, flora and fauna in each reg... read more

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Agence de confiance, excellent rapport qualité prix

Views: 100 Visited: Oct 2018 Reviewed: Nov 20, 2018

Very serious agency. The contacts were very good and reactive until we arrived. We were welcomed upon arrival. We did a complete equipment check to ensure we were not under-equipped. As we were climbing Kili during full monsoon, we were not necessarily confident about the chances of success. Daily briefing. Medical check every evening for acclimatization. The plan went so well, with an organization that ensured we could reach the top. The staf... read more

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1 day safari - super!!

Views: 111 Visited: Oct 2018 Reviewed: Nov 13, 2018

We are 2 friends on a recent visit to Tanzania, we booked a 1 day safari with Mgalaa Expeditions and were not disappointed.
The guide was very smart, precise, experienced and well-prepared for helping us discover the nature and the beauty of the place. Although it was a long day we visited Tarangire National Park and saw many animals. We were comfortable and well-looked after and really enjoyed our day, it was a fantastic experience.
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Experiencia del Kilimanjaro 5 estrellas con las expediciones de Mgalaa.

Views: 95 Visited: Sep 2018 Reviewed: Nov 07, 2018

We did a 7-day climb with friends using the Rongai Route, which I recommend.
The value of this trip was extraordinary. The price was very reasonable, which allowed a budget for tips and the service was exceptional. The guides, porters and cooks are employees (not contractors) who seem to greatly enjoy their work. They really cared about our health and comfort and worked hard to please us.

The communication with Nema (owner) was more than ... read more

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Excellent team, great trip (Kilimanjaro climb & safari)

Views: 85 Visited: Aug 2018 Reviewed: Nov 05, 2018

I was part of a group of 9 (4 men, 5 women) that climbed Mt Kili in August, followed by a safari.

We took the 8 day Lemosho route for better acclimatization. Everything was perfectly organized, from pick up at the airport, transport to and from hotel, to the hike itself. The guides were very knowledgeable, porters, cooks and others who helped us absolutely friendly.

We had a fantastic time and made it all up to the summit! Unforgettable... read more

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Mgalaa Expeditions is the way to go

Views: 94 Visited: Aug 2018 Reviewed: Aug 25, 2018

I recently (and successfully!) did a climb and safari with Mgalaa Expeditions and Safaris and I could not recommend them highly enough. One of the things I liked is that they are a locally owned and operated company. As we were comparing companies, and throughout the entire experience, Nema the owner was always available and cheerfully answered all of our exhaustive questions. She was there to meet us when we arrived and made sure every detail... read more

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Magical experience with amazing guide from Mgalaa expeditions

Views: 146 Visited: Feb 2018 Reviewed: Jul 22, 2018

I just wanted to thank you for an amazing holiday. I want to say in particular what a fantastic guide Chris was and how much effort he went to to make sure we had the time of our lives. He really was committed to us having the best experience of Tanzania possible and as a result, we did!

When you're spending so much time with someone as we did with him, such an easygoing personality, and such kindness and consideration makes a huge differen... read more

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An unforgettable experience made even more special with Mgalaa expeditions

Views: 175 Visited: Mar 2018 Reviewed: Jun 06, 2018

Our friend told us about Mgalaa expeditions. He summited with them few months ago and was very satisfied and happy. We have chosen Machame 6 days route.

From the beginning to the end the whole trip was very well organized and prepared. We were picked up from the airport and dropped at the hotel, which was excellent. Next day we started the trek at Machame Gate. Our guides - Jackson and Edward - were very funny, friendly and patient when we ... read more

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The best safari experience in my life.

Views: 110 Visited: Jan 2018 Reviewed: Mar 18, 2018

We organized our trip from California and the company was very helpful, answering all our questions very quickly. When we arrived, everything was excellent and worked as planned. We had a great time and really enjoyed our 6-day tour: the landscape and animals were amazing! It was a wonderful experience. Also our guide, Michael Dominick, he is very wise and kind, so it was very nice to share with him. We are very thankful.

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A trip to remember

Views: 183 Visited: Jan 2018 Reviewed: Mar 07, 2018

We had a wonderful 8 day Safari through the Northern Circuit (Tanzania). The whole process, starting with first contact, the planning process, the safari itself, was perfectly executed.

Our consultant, Nema, advised us from our very first e-mail, helped us set-up tour itinerary and planned the whole trip from beginning to end.

We were very lucky to have Chris as our safari guide. Fantastic fun guy, Chris really KNOWS all the national par... read more

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