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Living Among Lions provided by Unlimited Expeditions - Soul of Tanzania

Living Among Lions
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from £2,306.33 per adult (price varies by group size)
About
This is one of our most popular tours as it allows you to spend a very reasonable amount of time in the Serengeti (2 nights) and still have the chance of exploring Ngorongoro and Manyara or Tarangire.
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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59397P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Dinner • Lunch
Exclusions
Tips for Guide (recommended $10 USD per person per day) • Meals outside safari (unless mentioned otherwise) • International visa for Tanzania • International Airfares and Airport taxes
Duration
5 days
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up and drop off from/to Arusha Airport / Kilimanjaro Airport or from/to the hotel where you are staying in Arusha.
Inclusions
Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Dinner • Lunch
Exclusions
Tips for Guide (recommended $10 USD per person per day) • Meals outside safari (unless mentioned otherwise) • International visa for Tanzania • International Airfares and Airport taxes
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up and drop off from/to Arusha Airport / Kilimanjaro Airport or from/to the hotel where you are staying in Arusha.
Duration
5 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Muna D
Vaughan, Canada3 contributions
Outstanding Experience
Sep 2020
My husband and I went on a 18 day honeymoon trip to Tanzania in September 2020. Our honeymoon was organized with Luis, he was so helpful, treated us with so much kindness, and patience. Every request we made was met. We were quite nervous about booking a trip during COVID-19 and had a lot of questions about Tanzania’s protocols and Luis response time was really quick and he informed us of everything we should expect. Soul of Tanzania took a lot of precautions to make sure we were safe. Luis also created the best itinerary for us! The amount of effort to make us feel good about our choice was the sweetest guesture and it left us speechless. Our trip was so organized and so well thought out. Once we arrived in Tanzania our guide Steve worked very hard to make sure we saw all of nature and the beauty Tanzania has to offer. He was so amazing, we are very grateful towards him. Steve was very educated and taught us a lot about nature and we had the best experience with him. We became a family and it was the biggest take away for me. We would start our adventures at 8 am everyday. Steve though would be up 2 hours before to make sure the cruiser was in tip top shape and properly sanitized so our day would go very smoothly. Every hotel we stayed at was impeccable. We were treated with so much kindness and care. We truly believe we could never experience something like this in any other country with any other tour. On the safari it was very clear the difference in the way Soul of Tanzania treated clients than other companies did. Every day we received the best hot lunches and Steve took us to the best places first. We were always first on the scene and saw the best show! We saw the big 5 animals, we saw the great migration of 2 million wildebeest crossing the Maya river, We saw the most intense hunts just a few meters from our vehicle. It was the most surreal experience watching live what we would see on National Geographic. The most surprising thing for me was how breathtaking the landscape was. Every morning we would see the most glorious sunrises and every night we would be humbled with the most beautiful sunsets. The noise you hear when it is completely silent in the wilderness is a phenomenon I cannot explain. We heard the thunder of the wildebeest footsteps, we heard the Erie laughing of hyenas near our camp at night, we heard the magnificent roaring of Lions and the trumpeting of Elephants always left us speechless and in awe. We live in Canada and it is currently the dead of winter, we reminisce about our trip constantly and the beautiful weather in Tanzania everyday. Our videos and stories has made all of our friends and family praying to go to Tanzania and get the chance we got. We will always recommend soul of Tanzania to everyone we know. Thank you very much Soul of Tanzania and if we could come back we definitely will come back to Tanzania in a heart beat. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have the best honeymoon any couple could possibly have. If you are thinking about booking a trip to Tanzania, you will not regret it! Book with Soul of Tanzania to get the best experience of your life!
Written 23 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear mmdahir93, Thank you for giving us the chance to organize your celebration of love :) We understand how overwhelming the planning of a safari during these times can be and that is why our team pays even more special attention to details, always keeping updated with the latest information, so everyhting goes as smooth as possible. You had a tremendous safari experience, full of wildlife encounters and that makes us incredibly happy :) Thank you so much fo these kind words and for the recommendation!
Written 12 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jodie T
37 contributions
The most incredible experience! What a fantastic company we are so glad we chose you for our honeymoon, thank you!
Well I don’t even know where to start with this fantastic company Soul of Tanzania....

This was due to be our honeymoon but sadly, like many other people, Covid meant that we had to postpone our wedding til next year, however we were determined to still go on our honeymoon and we are so glad we did.

From start to finish Soul of Tanzania exceeded my expectations. Jose was our booking advisor and I can’t fault his very speedy responses to my many emails and questions, he assured me that they would make our early ‘honeymoon’ special and it was certainly delivered.

We chose the Living Among Lions tour which gave us 1 night in Tarangire National Park, 2 nights in the Serengeti and 1 night in Ngorongoro conservation area 4 nights/ 5 days on Safari. We chose the private Safari option so just the 2 of us and our fabulous guide.

Our tour guide was Nico who has over 10 years in the tourism industry and it shows! He is super knowledgable and knows exactly where to go to get the best photographs and close, but safe, encounters with the animals-we thank you Nico for making this a trip of a lifetime!

I cannot leave this review whiteout mentioning the lunches....The hot lunches on this safari are super yummy, laid out on beautiful tablecloths and proper cups, plates and cutlery make it extra special! you also have the option of having wine inclusive of the price with your lunches what a wonderful luxurious touch. Very satisfying when other tours around you just have sandwiches and juice from a paper bag ☺️

The accommodation options are in tiers from ‘standard’ up to ‘premium’. We chose the ‘standard’ accommodation option and my goodness they were certainly not ‘standard’ by any means! All of the camps are in stunning locations right in the heart of the national parks. The tents are certainly of a ‘glamping’ vibe and are all huge with 4 poster beds! The amount of food you get is incredible! Practically 4-5 course meals every night they couldn’t understand why we were unable to finish all the lovely food 🤣

These are the camps we stayed in, I honestly cannot fault them!
Tarangire Simba Lodge
Tortilis Serengeti Camp
Tortilis Ngorongoro Camp

I hope this review helps the next person! The cost of a Safari can be very expensive but Soul of Tanzania offers value for money in comparison to a local travel agent and will definitely not disappoint you!

Thank you again for the most incredible trip.

Written 27 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear jodiet655, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review :) Our purpose is to deliver a truly memorable experience, so we can't avoid feeling extremely happy when we know that we were able to accomplish that. Jose is an amazing professional - not only is he very swift but also very passionate! He will go above and beyond to make sure all your expectations are met :) The same happens with Nico, one of the most knowledgable and caring guides you can encounter in Tanzania! Our hot lunches are indeed a "hot" topic ;) Our guests love them - not only because they are incredibly tasty but also due to its sustainability (no paper/plastic). Glad you liked it! If you ever decide to revisit our country, don't hesitate to contact us again!
Written 6 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rumi Y
6 contributions
EDWARD is the BEST GUIDE
Mar 2020
We are SO happy we chose Soul of Tanzania for our trip! Edward was our guide who was VERY professional, knowledgable, answered all our questions, and made sure we had the best time! He helped other guides, he knew all the lodges, and he advocated for us at every hotel/lodge we stayed at. He made sure we got to see as many wildlife as possible. He has 11 years of experience and he is fluent in English. The pick up. and. drop off from the airport was seamless. We got to visit 3 different NPs. They let us choose our own lodging and were flexible about frequent changes to my plans. I know people say not to go in March, but the parks were lush, green, flowers were blooming, and all the animals had babies. We still saw SO much everyday. I don't feel like I missed out at all.
Written 27 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Rumi Y, Thank you so much for your great feedback :) At Soul of Tanzania, we believe that the guide makes a safari. And we have dedicated all our efforts into building a team of guides that we can proudly say are the best of the best, and Edward is one of them! The landscapes during the rainy season sure are an unforgettable sight. We are glad that you didn't miss out on anything!
Written 3 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Clara Lemos
5 contributions
Amazing safari and beach extension
Jan 2020
We just came back from a dream vacation in Tanzania. Our 5 day safari followed by 3 nights in Zanzibar was fully organized by Soul of Tanzania. It has been an incredible experience made only possible by the unique professionalism and competence of this agency. From the moment I first wrote Soul of Tanzania until the day we came back home, I was in contact with Luis who supported us at all times. During the safari, our guide Kennedy was amazing, knowledgeable, and super fun. Overall the organization was spotless and everything went smoothly. The accommodation both during the safari as well as in Zanzibar was way above what we expected. I really can’t recommend soul of Tanzania highly enough.
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear claral914, We always go above and beyond to guarantee that our clients have an unforgettable experience. Knowing that your trip was better than you ever expected, it's very rewarding! Thank you for recommending Soul of Tanzania :)
Written 7 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Humam M
Jordan1 contribution
Safari Trip
Jan 2020
My wife and I took a private Safari trip for 5 days which included Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, with an extension for three nights in Zanzibar. All the representatives from Soul of Tanzania who met us at airports or facilitated our stay there were very professional and courteous. Nixon, our guide throughout the 5-day safari was knowledgeable and professional. He made every possible thing to make our tour enjoyable and safe. The hotels and camps we stayed in were up to our expectations, and some exceeded our expectations, like the Tortilis Camp in Ngorongoro. All the people we met in all the facilities we stayed in were very professional, courteous and never hesitated to provide and any needed information. Food was excellent all the way. Soul of Tanzania is a great company, highly recommended for safari tours.
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear 936humamm, Our main goal is to deliver a memorable experience and we feel absolutely fulfilled every time we know that we were able to achieve that! Nixon did a great job once again :) Thank you for recommending Soul of Tanzania!
Written 3 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cl_udiam593
Lisbon, Portugal9 contributions
5 days safari - "Mom.. When do we go to a safari in the dry season?"
Jan 2020
Me and my two kids (10 and 6 years old) traveled with Soul of Tanzania and the experience was unique for the 3 of us. The kids still ask about the driver, Ali, and it was one month ago.
The trip was planned only with 2 month in advance and the prompt reply of my emails was the key for everything being possible.
Everything was very organized, since day one, picking at airport, till returning back to it.
Ali, the driver was very experienced and full of patience to handle with high drive kids and their stubborn "things".. He really knew how to adequate the logistic of 5 days full time safari with young kids!

About the Safari itself, it was an amazing experience, with Ali's knowledge, it seems we were inside national geographic episode. We had very lucky and saw everything what was expected.
We could think 5 days of Safari it's hard specially with kids of this age, but even with the youngster, 5 days passed without noticing For that, besides the guide/driver, it has contributed all the wonderful organization of Soul of Tanzania, and their unique, hot, fresh, daily meals, which are of the most importance, when we have kids - and even my kids noticed the difference between their meals and the other groups prepackaged lunches.

At the end I may say: 5 STARS for you, ALI!
and share my son's last day comment: "it seems we began only yesterday and it was already finishing? I want to return on the dry season!"
Written 27 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear cl_udiam593, Thank you for your kind words :) We love when we have the chance to design safaris for families because we are 100% sure it will be a lifetime experience. Especially for the kids! It seems that Ali was a great match! He is undoubtedly knowledgable, patient and very friendly, so no wonder all went well. Return at any time! We will be more than happy to have you back!
Written 3 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mel Merheb
Sao Paulo, SP24 contributions
Amazing sights and views, exceeded all our expectations, couldn't get enough!!
Nov 2019
There are not enough words to describe how incredible our trip was, and Soul of Tanzania played a major part in this. Everything was organized perfectly and there was not even 1 minute of delay or a shadow of problem.

Although our international flights issues (due to SAA strike), Soul of Tanzania staff was always available and kind to reacommodate our pick up and hotel reservation in Arusha.

Since the pick up at Kilimanjaro airport, when Hassan (super nice boy!!) took us to Arusha, to the meeting with Beatus giving us a very detailed itinerary explanation, everything was great!

Ally is the most incredible person we met in Tanzania, the best guide we could ask for to share this experience, such a nice and intelligent guy, always with a smile on his face. We loved everything! The game drives were all amazing, the hotels were superb, kuddos to &Beyond Manyara Lake staff, the best we have ever met! Serengeti and Manyara were the best for the animal sights, but Ngorongoro is just the most beautiful and incredible place!

At one point, during the game drives, my friend looked at me and said she was with her jaw hurting from smiling so much LOL. We did have an one of a kind experience with some many animal sights (all the big five and more!). The food was always on point and I am a vegetarian, so they had to go an extra mile here, but everything was always delicious.

Then we had the Zanzibar extension, what a place! We were received by Sully and he was our driver to the last day, always letting us know interesting facts and making us feel so comfortable. Rashid, another amazing guy! He came to the hotel to meet us, helped us choose the best tours and booked everything from the pick up to taking us back to the hotel. In all the tours we made, Rashid was always calling the driver/guide to make sure everything was well and to talk to me to ask how it was, it really made us feel cared and safe all the time. He is so professional, polite and kind!

We were all really impressed with the organization, the kindness and attention, there was literally nothing for us to worry about, besides wake up in time... It did exceed our expectations. I am an Africa lover, I have been in SA, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, but this was the best trip, no doubt!

And it all started with Luis, from Soul of Tanzania giving us all the attention, help and support, as you did. When we were looking for an agency, we chose 2 to get in touch with, and at that point we decided to go with Soul of Tanzania solely because of how Luis attended us.

I really hope to come back and will for sure book Soul of Tanzania again as well as be the strongest advocate here in Brazil, to get my friends and family to do so as well.
Written 10 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear melmerheb, We cannot thank you enough for your amazing (and detailed) review! :) We do have an outstanding team, from the journey designers to the guides - Ally, Luis, Hassan are proof of that. Everyone goes the extra mile to deliver the most unforgettable experience! Taking into account each request and expectation :) And food restrictions are no big deal to us! We will be more than happy to have you back - you just have to say when!
Written 22 January 2020
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Julie K
6 contributions
Experience of a Lifetime
Nov 2019
We toured Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater with Soul of Tanzania. Our guide, Saiid, was very knowledgable and helpful in naming the various animals we saw in the wild, and in providing more information about their habits. All our meals were top notch, and our guide paced the tour to our preferences.

We had been given excellent guidance from Mei Ling of Soul of Tanzania in planning our tour ahead of time, to ensure that the duration fit our desires and that the accommodations were to our liking. By staying in a tree top lodge in Tarangire, the Four Seasons in Serengeti, and a coffee plantation in Ngorongoro, we had a variety of lodging experiences.

Our only suggestion for improvement was that we felt an upgrade of the vehicle fleet could help the customer experience. While we realize that we were traveling along dirt roads with many ruts and holes, we felt that improved air suspension and more comfortable seats would make the rough ride more tolerable.

Overall, we were quite pleased with the experience and recommend Soul of Tanzania to anyone who wants a true safari experience.
Written 9 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Y7098MQjuliek, Thank you for your feedback! It's really important to us as it fuels our improvement :) Mei Ling is a great Journey Designer, she always does her best to provide the best safari experience, every request is tended, no detail is overlooked! Saiid too is a fabulous guide, very knowledgable and passionate about his work.
Written 16 January 2020
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semiperipatetic
Greece5 contributions
High quality Safari and a memorable experience
Oct 2019
5 day safari from Arusha with 1 night in Tarangire, 2 days in the Serengeti and last night on the top of Ngorongoro crater. The service from start to end was excellent. We had been planning the safari for a group of 6 months in advance and the staff at Soul of Tanzania where very prompt in answering all our questions and addressing any concerns.

Highlights of the trip: We saw all the animals we were hoping for and the experience was much more intimate than I expected. Multiple sights of cheetah with their babies, lion prides and leopards at close encounter. Our guide and driver was very experienced with excellent English, professional and accommodating to all our needs. Very impressed with the food quality which was cooked fresh daily for us; in comparison, every other group we saw was eating pre-packaged lunches. The accommodation options were also very good, with stunning views of the plains and crater.
Overall a unique experience.
Written 6 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear semiperipatetic, Thank you for your feedback :) You just mentioned some of our best assets: amazing guides, delicious lunches and great customer support! Only with the best team we can provide unique tours, perfectly adapted to each guest, that will forever stay in their memories.
Written 12 November 2019
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GW1204
Aberdeen, UK5 contributions
A Lion-Tastic Safari Experience
Oct 2019
We have just returned from a 5 day trip to Tarangire, Ngorogoro Crater and the Serengti. We had such an amazing holiday with so many memories we will treasure forever. Everything was so well organised, all the accomodation was perfect and our guide Andrew was very knowlegable. We saw so many animals but the highlight was the 84 lions which was just incredible! Thank you so much- we would definitely recommend SOT.
Written 27 October 2019
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Dear GW1204, You were very lucky - seeing so many lions is really incredible :) We are sure that this was an experience you will never forget. Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation!
Written 4 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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thefootmobile
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Awe-inspiring Wild Africa
So where do I begin... It was always one of dreams of mine to travel to Africa and oh boy it didn't disappoint. I c
ScharfyJulio
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Out of this world!!
I have no words to describe how perfect everything has been during our safari. The plan was just perfect, everythin
602greats
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Unparalleled experience!
Vincent was the perfect guide. When we said, "On Wednesday we would like to see a leopard," not only would Vincent
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Unforgettable Trip
Look no further!! If you are anything like us, you have multiple tabs and are weeding through lots of reviews. My w
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The best!!!
It was an excellent experience, I traveled with my wife and we selected a safari of 6 days, we took some days befor
Brynna1
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Spectacular Honeymoon
We traveled with Spirit of Kenya and their partner Soul of Tanzania on our safari honeymoon in late January and ear
Trek-life
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Great Safari Adventure!
The Soul of Tanzania did a great job of putting together a very memorable Safari tour. Luis was our fantastic coord
Clarice_bv
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Amazing experience!
We were in Tanzania for the 1st time, we found Soul of Tanzania Company on Tripadvisor, so we contacted them to arr
Krisres
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A Safari Dream Come True! Incredible Service!
We booked a private 8-day safari in Tanzania in Jan/Feb 2021 and were extremely impressed by Soul of Tanzania. Fi
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An Amazing Safari Adventure!
Our tour was amazing! Our driver/guide was on time, very kind, knowledgeable and took us to see most of the wildli
CHsafari25
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Amazing solo and first time safari in Tanzania
Soul of Tanzania is a very professional and responsive team to plan an amazing safari there. My planner helped me t
ateftravels
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Amazing Experience - 5 Stars
Unlimited Expeditions - Soul of Tanzania was the perfect tour company to organize our safari. I started off by gett
flaviahebler
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Amazing!
We contacted Soul of Tanzania because of the great reviews. Luis, our journeydesigner, answered within hours. Due
TXNAK
TXNAK
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Amazing Safari
Our trip to Tanzania was indescribable. We had such an amazing time, and everything was just perfect. Our guide, Az
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Safari honey moon
We did choose Soul of Tanzania to organize our honey moon because of the good recommendations on the net and the re
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