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“jane goodall”(3 reviews)
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Breakdown Safaris is a boutique safari company, offering affordable travel throughout the Southern and Western circuits of Tanzania. [We do not serve the Northern circuit, i.e. Serengeti Nat’l Park, Ngorongoro Crater, etc.] We serve only one...more
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

When your safari guide is in love with the bush every moment is filled with magic. Fanuel and Kathy love the Selous and have such a deep appreciation for the interdependence of life. Our days in the Selous were magical, fun, deeply enjoyable, and educational....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

It can be scary traveling alone, especially when you’ve never done it before and it is so far far away from your hometown. But, Breakdown Safari makes my life easier... With fast response email and made an itinerary fit with my budget, they help me...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Travelling to the western part of Tanzania is daunting. It is very difficult to get good information. Kathy and Fanuel provided expert advice and really helped me out. Their advice translated into a superb adventure and I was well taken care of by the people...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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BreakdownSafaris, Owner at Breakdown Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thanks for the review, Jonathan! When your Intention is simply to be of service... it all works out.. ;-) Wishing you well and looking forward to seeing you in Tanzania for the next adventure. There's always more.. kathy & fanuel

Reviewed 9 January 2018

We had a great time with Fanuel and our driver Bakar. Fanuel is very knowledgeable and has always "new" stories to tell on the animals and the nature around us. They both made a lot of efforts to drive long hours and take us outside...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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BreakdownSafaris, Owner at Breakdown Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Helene, Thank you for this review and THANK YOU for your candid comments. At the very beginning of Breakdown Safaris, Fanuel and I lived in Iringa. It was natural, then, to include Ruaha National Park in most of the safari packages that we created,...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017

We just returned from the most amazing journey of our lives. Tanzania is a beautiful country, and we were able to relax and enjoy the beauty because Breakdown Safaris had finely crafted and arranged our journey to meet our individual interests and needs. Fanuel did...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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BreakdownSafaris, Owner at Breakdown Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Wow, Mary Beth! Thank you so much for this kind and thorough review! We sincerely appreciate feedback from our guests regarding the details of planning and organization and particularly, about Fanuel's knowledge, skills, and passions. Hoping to see you again here in Tanzania sometime in...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Breakdown Safari did a fantastic job planning, organizing, and guiding our tour for a group of eight. Fanuel Mateja and the two drivers put us in great position on the game drives to get the absolute best photos and experience with the wildlife. We visited...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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BreakdownSafaris, Owner at Breakdown Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Why, THANK YOU, Regan! We are so happy that you enjoyed your Tanzanian adventure! You seem to be quite the photographer; we appreciate sharing the memories and hope that you will treasure them for a lifetime. Hoping, too, that you will come back to visit...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Amazing experience, planned and executed by owners Kathy and Fanuel. Kathy helped us design our trip to cover what was important to us and Breakdown Safaris did all the planning and scheduling. All our pre trip questions were answered - gear, clothing, money... Fanuel guided...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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BreakdownSafaris, Owner at Breakdown Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you, Barbara! Fanuel and I are thrilled that your safari experience was all you wanted it to be. We understand that 'safari' can push our edges in unexpected ways and can only trust that the magnificence of Nature brings us to a better place...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Kathy Phinney and Fanuel Mateja of Breakdown Safaris did a wonderful job of arranging our trip to Tanzania and providing us with the trip of a lifetime. Kathy got to know us ahead of time and set up a custom trip for our group of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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BreakdownSafaris, Owner at Breakdown Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Denise! It was great working with you all from start to finish. Hoping to stay in touch - we feel like we've made several new friends! kathy & fan

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Breakdown Safaris did an Amazing job of creating a customized trip for our group of 8 friends, a task that I could not imagine doing ourselves! Breakdown Safaris coordinated all the details of transportation, pickups, lodging, etc. In addition, they provided a wealth of information...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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BreakdownSafaris, Owner at Breakdown Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank YOU, Debbie - on many levels.. We loved working with you guys, and are so appreciative of who you are! And yes - - until next time... Much love, kathy & fanuel

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Breakdown Safaris arranged our trip of a lifetime. Every detail from our landing in Dar es Salaam to take off was arranged and carried out with precision. From airport pick up, every transfer, hotel, safari camps at Selous, Ruaha, Gombe, Samzibar city and beach excursions...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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BreakdownSafaris, Owner at Breakdown Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you so much, Denise! We are so grateful for people like you who make reviews a priority! AND we are delighted that you enjoyed your Breakdown Safari! "Supporting the connection of all things living" is our tagline, our mission, and our PASSION. Thank you,...More

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25 April 2018|
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Response from Denise B | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Upeppo Garden which is a guest house in Dar Es Salem. It is on the ocean and has 5 rooms with extremely personalized service. Breakdown Safaris arranged that as well as our flight and a great safari. I would... More
7 March 2017|
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Response from BreakdownSafaris | Property representative |
We would be happy to provide an answer, but unfortunately, we don't understand your question. Could you re-phrase your inquiry, please.? Thank you!
Mohamed E
7 July 2016|
Response from BreakdownSafaris | Property representative |
Hello Mohamed, and thank you for your inquiry! Each safari package is created and customized per the client's requests. Breakdown Safaris is a boutique safari company; we only provide private tours. In order to create each... More