RA Safaris

22 reviews
Reviews: 22
Tour packages: 6 tours
Private, custom tours
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Main focus: Mid-range safaris
Established: 2004
Headquarters: Tanzania
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Swahili

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"SAFARI EXPERTS IN TANZANIA - LOCALLY OWNED AND GUIDED" Plan your perfect Tanzania Safari with RA Safaris Co. RA (Real Adventure) SAFARIS is a Fully Licensed, reliable Tanzania Safari Tour Operator organizing safaris and tours to explore the nature of Tanzania. RA Safaris is run by a qualified team of African safari tour professionals with over 20 years of combined experience in the travel industry. The vehicles and equipment used are of high quality. Our professional and experienced staff is always up to discuss and arrange proper itineraries. RA Safaris also specializes in mountain climbing/trekking in Tanzania, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Oldonyo Lengai. RA Safaris can combine these excursions with walking safaris, cultural tours, biking and Zanzibar beach holidays. We are a full service Tanzania safari tour company. RA Safaris will guide you through the nature of Tanzania with quality service and your safety always in mind.
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"Unforgettable experience"
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Israel Israel
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Visited: Mar. 2011 Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2020

RA Safaris organized a private safari for me several years ago. The safari and abundance of wildlife that I saw left such an amazing impression on me that I feel like it was yesterday.

As a female, I was concerned about going on a safari alone. From the moment I stepped out of the airport, Eli and my guide, Gideon, did everything they could to make me feel comfortable and safe. They were wonderful and extremely professional.

While on the safari, Gideon taught me so much about animal behavior and because of him, I gained a much deeper appreciation of wildlife.

The trip was amazing. 100%, I recommend Real Adventures. You will not be disappointed. Gideon is a fabulous guide!

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Israel Israel
Countries visited: Tanzania
Visited: Mar. 2011
Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2014

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"Beyond amazing"
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United States United States
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Visited: Feb. 2020 Reviewed: Oct. 05, 2020

RA Safari is the best tour operator that we could have worked with.

I found them through a reference from a relative who has traveled with RA multiple times and always had a great experience, so going in I had some peace of mind. However, Zeph, Elli, and our guide and friend Salehe surpassed all expectations.

I contacted over a dozen operators and not only were RA best pricing-wise but while traveling everything was perfect and extremely professional. A big part of your safari trip is the guide and Salehe was extremely patient with all of our requests. A big purpose of my trip was taking pictures and whether 1 or 100 shot, Salehe was always patient and careful to ensure that we got the best possible angle.

All in all, if you are going for a safari, I only have two suggestions:

1. Go with someone local rather than a non-Tanzanian operator
2. Travel with a guide who is patient, hard-working, and genuinely likes animals. This will make a huge difference to your trip.

RA Safari was the best and I wholeheartedly recommend them

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Visited: Feb. 2020
Reviewed: Jun. 08, 2020

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"RA Safaris: perfect tour operator"
By: vb1
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Italy Italy
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Visited: Aug. 2014 Reviewed: Sep. 20, 2020

I want to spend just a couple of word to review this company for the organization of Your African Safari. We were two people from Italy that asked for a week of safari visiting the most it was possible.
They offer us a 6 night safari visiting the Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. They booked for us all the lodges and the internal flights to and from Arusha. Our guide (amani) was perfect, he really knows everything of the parks and animals. We had a private jeep, that was in a good condition, clean and with thew opportunity of charging our phone and camera inside. Gideon (the owner of the company) is a very nice person, he organized all for us with just a couple of mail and everything was great.

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Italy Italy
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Visited: Aug. 2014
Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2014

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"RA Safaris, the best holiday I had"
By: xhoco
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United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Visited: Dec. 2012 Reviewed: Aug. 01, 2020

I organized a trip winter 2012 with RA Safaris and was one of the best experiences in my life.

The guide was incredible, he knew where the animal would be and would take all the effort for us to see the most difficult to find, like the leopard, male lion and rhinos.

When I booked they were the only ones that tailored the itinerary to make sure we were going to be staying on the best areas depending on where the migration would most likely be.

I would recommend everyone to book with them,

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By: xhoco
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Visited: Dec. 2012
Reviewed: Mar. 03, 2014

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"Exciting and perfect safari"
By: Ilaria
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Italy Italy
68 kudus
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Visited: Oct. 2015 Reviewed: Apr. 02, 2020

An exciting safari with a perfect organization. All staff very very kind with us and our guide Edward very knowledgeable and experienced about the safari, the life in the savannah and all animals. Accommodations and food were perfect for us: very comfortable for our trip. All trips and transfer were included and it was great.
We absolutely advise to choose RA Safaris to have an amazing experience in Tanzania.

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By: Ilaria
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Visited: Oct. 2015
Reviewed: Dec. 01, 2015

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"Trip of a lifetime!"
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United States United States
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Visited: May. 2016 Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2020

Words cannot describe the amazing safari adventure we experienced.
Our guides were the BEST and provided such knowledge about the most beautiful land I have laid eyes on. Countless memories were made and I will highly recommend RA Safaris to anyone thinking of embarking on this trip of a lifetime.
I have never left a vacation so anxiously wanting to return.

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Visited: May. 2016
Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2016

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"Fantastic safari with RA"
By: SueLap
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United States United States
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Visited: Aug. 2015 Reviewed: Feb. 18, 2020

My family and I recently returned from 11 days on safari with RA Safaris. We had a great experience with every aspect of our safari. Eli made planning the safari very easy and he is very responsive. Zeph and Gideon are very friendly and gracious, and took care of all our transfers. Our guide, Salehe, was superb! We enjoyed getting to know him. He is extremely knowledgeable and had a wonderful way about him. He was very patient working with our children and taught them enough Swahili to get them by at mealtimes. We enjoyed the national parks of the Northern Circuit and stayed in an assortment of lodge types to get a flavor of what the different locations had to offer. All of our expectations were met and we can't imagine having a better experience. We look forward to returning again someday.

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By: SueLap
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Visited: Aug. 2015
Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2015

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"A lifetime experience with RA Safaris"
By: Ruud
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Netherlands Netherlands
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Visited: Feb. 2014 Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2019

We booked our seven-day safari with RA Safaris in Tanzania online; using nothing more than e-mail!! Always almost immediate response with all the information, advice and patience you need to make the right choices and decisions!! It felt like "our wish, was their command"... Everything seemed to be possible.

The friendly, enthusiastic, experienced and patient staff managed to put together a great safari for the three of us at a very good price! They even booked an internal flight for us, for after the safari!

A big safari-jeep, just for the three of us. The experienced, English-speaking guide (named Salehe), was a very friendly local, with a great sense of humor, who not only knew almost everything about flora and fauna, but also always managed to find the wildlife we wished to see. When we only saw a vague dot in the far distance, he recognised the rhino and proved to be right!! Unbelievable!! He made us feel very comfortable, safe and welcome to Tanzania!!
We were very lucky and even met the president of Tanzania at the entrance of Serengeti National Park!!! He even shook our hand, how about that!!!

The tented camps and lodges were fantastic and its staff even better!! Very friendly and helpful. Also the food was very good and there was enough choice to suit everybody.
At the end we had seen all the animals we hoped to see and even more, at very short range. Sometimes you could almost touch the animals, which, of course, was not recommended!!!
In short: a lifetime experience in beautiful Tanzania, thanks to RA Safaris and of course thanks to our great guide Salehe R. Mgongolwa!!!
Thanks very much guys!! "Asanta sana"!!!

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Visited: Feb. 2014
Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2014

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"Unforgettable safari in Tanzania"
By: Robert
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Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
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Visited: Dec. 2015 Reviewed: Jan. 06, 2019

This is perhaps the best journey we (my wife and I) have ever had. We had not had enough time for comparing different agencies and worried about the quality of the agency we chose at first, but our worry proved unnecessary. The consultant was very helpful in making a enjoyable, game-rich itinerary and receiving us in Tanzania. The driver-guide, Omary, was nice and knowledgeable of the local wildlife. We also went to Zanzibar and the agency arranged for us a very comfortable and well-located hotel as if we were able to touch the turquoise surface of Indian Ocean in our room. Throughout the entire safari, there was no single problem in check-in, internal flights, or local transportation. We felt that RA safaris is indeed a very reliable agency.

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Visited: Dec. 2015
Reviewed: Feb. 01, 2016

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"Serengeti - a big tick off my bucket list"
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South Africa South Africa
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Visited: Jun. 2016 Reviewed: Jan. 04, 2019

RA Safaris are a locally owned company who go out of their way to make your safari experience a memorable. There is personal attention and the cook and driver/ranger look after your every need. Selehle, our ranger went out of his way, his knowledge of birds was no 1. He never seemed to tire with all the driving and the horrendous roads and kept a smile on his face.
Katoyi, our cook provided excellent meals with basic equipment and way to much for us.
We were so fortunate to witness the start of the wildebeest crossing the Mara River - just like you see it on TV. We had a 8 day safari, that ended too soon.
Thank you to Gideon and Elli for your personal attention to detail and may your company continue to flourish.

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Visited: Jun. 2016
Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2016

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