Safari By Z
Multi-day ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Welcome to Safari by Z, a specialist in bespoke safari experiences in Tanzania & Zanzibar. We have created Safari by Z following the success of our sister company – The Z Hotel, Zanzibar. Over the past 12 years in Tanzania, we have established partners across the country and developed a wealth of knowledge in the regions’ national parks and game reserves.
Arusha, Tanzania
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Andrew B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Big shout out to Safari by Z for an excellent safari and organisation re transfers etc. Fadhili our guide was exceptional with eyes like a hawk so that we saw an abundance of animals and birds during our trip including the Big 5. By far and away, an amazing safari - thank you.
Written 26 February 2024
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E B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for a safari to remember! Our guide, Fadhili, was superb: very knowledgable, friendly, and a very considerate driver. We were able to spot the ‘Big 5’ in a relatively short amount of time, and Fadhili was very good in allowing us to get as close to the animals as possible whilst showing a lot of respect for the wildlife.

Our liaison with the company, Happiness, was also superb and very happy to tailor our experience to meet our needs.
Written 26 February 2024
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Mike R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Fadhili our guide really made this experience incredible from the moment we arrived.
He knew exactly all the best spots for photos and we managed to see all of the big 5.
He drives sensibly unlike many of the other safari drivers we saw.
Written 22 February 2024
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YIBO L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
In the preparation stage, we consulted many local agencies and finally chose Z Safari, and Z told us that we made the right choice with professional service attitude and excellent guides. Z arranged the hotel for us for the whole journey, which was very comfortable and relatively cost-effective, and the food was delicious. Serengeti and Ngorongoro does need a good car for Safari because the road conditions are generally bad. Compared to other local agencies choosing the Kuluze, Z has a more powerful Land Rover Defender, so we don't have any problems with the vehicle
And it is worth mentioning that our guide Fadhili is really the best guide. He was very hospitable to us throughout the trip and did all the preparation work he could think of for us. He also actively explained various animals knowledge to us and hoped that we could ask him more questions to make the trip more abundant. Safari in Africa truly need an enthusiastic guide because he will accompany with you for some long time. Although the real safari was only 4 days, Fadhili taught us a lot of knowledge. Whenever and whatever you want, just tell him and he will try his best to help you.He was always trying his best to find more animals for us like Cheetah or rhino even it is far. Even in the last day we go to hotel so late, he still send us to our hotel and make sure we get everything ok then leave. If had the chance I hope Fadhili can accompany me on my next safari trip.
Serengeti shall never die!
Written 29 January 2024
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Nina K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We did the 3-day safari including Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Kater and Lake Manyara. Everything went perfectly from A-Z (organisation, communication and the safari itself). We received the flight tickets by email and were warmly welcomed in Arusha by Baraka, the organiser, who introduced us to our very professional guide Fadhili. The car, a Land Rover, was great, large and comfortable and was even cleaned every morning. Fadhili knows the answer to everything, is very knowledgeable and finds ALL the animals. We saw countless elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, monkeys etc. and even rhinos.

We can highly recommend Safari by Z and the guide Fadhili and would book a safari with them again.

The accommodation was well chosen and it was a great unforgettable experience.
Written 28 January 2024
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JQ H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Review is long but worth it to read.

I HIGHLY recommend Isaya as your guide with SafaribyZ. The entire Safari experience from booking to the completion of the Safari was great but Isaya was absolutely amazing and I wouldn't have even written a review if it wasn't for him. However, since I'm here, I'll go through the entire experience.

Booking: On a scale of 1-5 the booking experience was okay, maybe a 3.5. Some communication issues concerned me however, they ended up getting resolved and everything worked itself out.

Arrival in Zanzibar: I started in Zanzibar at Hotel Z, their sister company. SafaribyZ sent me a free bottle of champagne, a free massage coupon, and a horseback riding coupon. That made the stay so much more enjoyable. The massage was sooo good. I did not use the horseback riding coupon but I saw other people doing the horseback riding and it seemed like a great experience with well cared for horses.

Safari Experience: As I stated above, the experience was amazing. I did a 3-day Safari. We visited Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. The first two days were perfect. I, however, do not recommend Lake Manyara and I kind of wish they would remove it as an option. You can tell the nearby villages mistreat the animals there and they are mostly really afraid. Outside of the elephants and monkeys, the animals run when they see a car and that makes me uncomfortable. You also can drive for a long time without seeing animals. Ngorongoro Crater, however, was the most amazing place I have EVER seen. I would still give the experience a 5 on a scale of 1-5, and a lot of that was due to Isaya. He was extremely knowledgable, personable, and just an all-around amazing guy. He's someone that you'll leave and want to remain friends with. I will be doing another Safari with SafaribyZ as long as Isaya is still working with them.

Lodging: I stayed at Plantation Lodge, the grounds were beautiful. The staff was amazing. The food was great. The one con was that I did not have hot water. I didn't express it to anyone because the room (including the sink and shower) were cleaned every day so the staff had to know that the water was cold. I just thought it was supposed to be cold. I later found out that it wasn't and I should have had hot water.

Lastly, they used coconut tours for drivers to/from airport. The first driver I had was great. The second one was so terrible that I wouldn't even use that company again. His attitude was terrible, he did not communicate the necessary information with me. I rode with him 3x and each time only got worse.

All in all, I would recommend SafaribyZ but especially with Isaya!
Written 7 January 2024
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Joao Batista Batezini
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Safari by Z is a serious and reliable agency. We were rewarded for having Fadhili as our guide and driver for 5 days. His knowledge, professionalism and kindness was sensational.
Written 26 December 2023
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DiB456
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We had the most amazing holiday. The national parks & animals were beyond my expectations. The Serengeti & balloon ride were mesmerising. Fadhili was the best guide, knowledgeable, fun & very solicitous. He was so thorough and diligent about seeking & finding animals, we saw a cheetah close up, a leopard & rhino in the distance and loads of zebra, wilderbeast, lions, elephants & giraffes. I think he is also the safest driver in Tanzania! We were grateful at his care and safety, especially when we saw other companies speeding past along bumpy & dusty roads. We never felt hurried.
Our visit to the Masai village and the bushmen were fascinating & mind blowing! Our accommodation were perfect. Though we were mid range luxury we couldn't have asked for more. Overall one of the best holidays I've had.
Written 24 November 2023
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Dream65047236068
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
After much research and a few quotes, we decided that Safari by Z was our preferred choice. From start to finish the communications were excellent. The quote was itemised and each item costed, the only company that seem to offer this. It was nice to know what was included and therefore not have to worry about any unexpected costs arising. Fadhili met us at the airport and was our guide/driver for the weeks safari. He was courteous, pleasant with a great sense of humour. Fadhili was very good at spotting animals and in ensuring that we got as close to them as possible. It was a great family holiday and exceeded our expectations in every way. The hotels we stayed in (mid luxury) were excellent with lovely staff. Mwanaidi met us to brief us at the start and end of the holiday, arranged balloon rides and called during our stay to ensure everything was okay. We cannot recommend Safari Z and Fadhili enough. Lovely to have local people to show us their beautiful country.
Written 22 November 2023
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Rosalind D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Just had an amazing week's safari with Safari By Z. The organisation from start to finish was superb. Fadhili, our guide and driver for the week, was extremely knowledgeable, found a fantastic number of animals, many of which we would not have spotted without him, and drove gently over the very rough roads, unlike many of the other drivers we saw! He has a great sense of humour and it was a real pleasure to spend the week with him and benefit from his extensive knowledge. We were phoned twice during our holiday by the office to make sure that all was up to standard. It definitely was! We could not have asked for more. Excellent choice of accommodation in the Acadia Farm Lodge, Karatu, cannot speak too highly of the accommodation and delightful staff, and Nyumbani Camp in Serengeti. Again wonderful staff who could not have done more to make out stay a real pleasure. Would definitely recommend this Company and Fadhili.
Written 20 November 2023
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