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Safari By Z

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Arusha, Tanzania
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About Safari By Z
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.
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Zachary Morgan P wrote a review Jun 2021
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Safari by Z is really a top notch safari. What made the experience for me was the quality of the guides, Lemomo and Jackson. I was lucky enough to have them both as my guides on my solo safari through Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. They are of course likable and knowledgeable, but that’s table stakes for a good safari. What really made them shine was the degree to which they truly cared about making my experience a great one. From small things like getting the door for me, to always knowing where to find the most breathtaking views and animals, the result was a magical experience. They were the utmost professionals throughout. As for the animals, we saw all of the big 5 and many more species within just the first 24 hours. The lodges and camps we stayed at were equally gracious and accommodating: Serena Lodge and Lemala Camp are both great. And the food. How on earth does a camp with bucket showers make back to back nightly 5 star meals? I don’t know but apparently camp management is a whole profession in Tanzania and it shows. I look forward to coming back and bringing my family to safari with Jackson and Lemomo and I recommend Safari by Z without hesitation, given its high attention to detail. The Serengeti shall never die!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Cal ayda wrote a review Apr 2021
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We have just got back from what I can describe as one of the best experiences I’ve ever been fortunate to experience. If you are thinking of doing a safari and don’t know where to start, my advice is to contact Z Safari... from start to finish it was truly breathtaking. We started with Mwanaidi greeting us at our hotel and introducing us to our driver Ayubu, both so warm and friendly. It was like meeting old friends !! Mwanaidi then went through what the itinerary of the next few days would be. So exciting !!!! The next day we left Arusha to drive to Ngorongoro Crater, the safari jeep is so comfortable with recliner seat and well stocked with refreshments. The drive is beautiful and when you first see the crater it literally takes your breath away !! A sight to see for sure. The crater is vast !!!! Endless woodlands, fields mountains it’s just beautiful. There’s something magical seeing Maasai tending to their livestock living amongst the wildlife fascinating!!!!! On that first day we seen elephants, hippos, lions, zebra, rhino ! Ayubu has 20 years experience and we learnt so much on that first day!!! He has a wealth of knowledge of the area, and knows every animal, bird, plant !!! Incredible :). Early start the next day we headed to the Serengeti. There is something about seeing these beautiful animals free in their natural habitat !!! Zebras with their little babies, a lone elephant in the distance. It’s where they should be. Being in the Serengeti is something I will treasure for the rest of my life. I knew doing a safari would be a once in a lifetime experience but it exceeded my expectations. We seen lions feasting on a buffalo ( we missed the actual kill by 15 mins). We went on to see cheetah, a leopard lazing up a tree, lioness with their cubs, hippos, crocodiles, thousands of flamingos, giraffes, also the birds are so beautiful !! TAKE ME BACK !!!! We stayed two nights in a camp lodge, lying in bed in a luxury tent listening to lions roaring, hyenas, baboons zebra ! Serengeti comes alive at night ! This for us was one of the highlights of the trip !!! I think people are reluctant to stay in a ‘tent’ but it’s like a hotel room in a massive tent ! completely safe and they have guards all around the area :) After three nights four days it was time to leave, we had a long drive back to Arusha, it just feels like another day on safari !!! In fact we came across a huge herd of elephants, who provided lots of entertainment rolling in mud and throwing it at each other !! Behind the elephants up on a little verge we spotted a group of lions ! Also further along we witnessed migration of zebra and wilderbeast. We arrived back in Arusha around 6pm and time to say our goodbyes to our driver Ayubu, who without doubt, is now a friend for life!!! Overall, it can be stressful trying to find a company to book a once in a lifetime experience, but I know we booked with the best company Z Safari!!! Everything was taken care of, we really couldn’t of asked for anything more! Very well looked after from the beginning, from hotels in Arusha to the camp in Serengeti, the food, the locations, the staff, the itinerary... just EVERYTHING!!!! Oh one last thing, it was just me and my 10 year old daughter, so if your worried that a Safari is too long for the kids to enjoy then don’t ! She spent the whole time gasping with delight and because of the knowledge of Ayubu she has learnt so much !! If your considering coming to Tanzania then contact Z Safari who will give you a lifetime of memories beyond your expectations !!!! Thank you Z !!! We will be back 🙏🏻
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Date of experience: April 2021
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M.Berta wrote a review Mar 2021
Lucerne, Switzerland10 contributions3 helpful votes
I planned a safari alone as a woman, so I was looking for a company that would take care of my safety. I stayed at Hotel Z and there I was made aware of the company, Safari by Z. I was met by the director, Majid I booked very late (one day before the safari), but everything worked out great. Majid organized everything for me, the flight, the lodge, even made sure that the taxi driver took me straight from the airport after the safari I go to the hospital so that I can do my corona test for the return trip and that at no extra charge! Majid also replied to my messages at night, I was really impressed. That's service! I was warmly welcomed at the airport in Arusha by Mwanaidi (Sales and Safari Coordinator) and my safari guide, Lemomo. Mwanaidi called me several times during the safari and asked if everything was fine, she was very nice and accommodating. My safari driver was simply the best. Lemomo studied Wild Life, so he has a very great knowledge of animals in the national park. He comes from a Maasai village, he told me very interesting information about Maasai. He was a gentleman and a very Good driver. He helped me take really good photos. He even took me to the bank after the safari so that I can pay for my Covid test ... He provided a great service. My accommodation was beautiful with very friendly staff. We traveled with the most beautiful jeep, there is wifi in the jeep and the fridge was filled with drinks according to my wishes ... I visited the Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. I saw numerous animals, (lions, elephants, zebras ......) it was just unforgettable. I saw the mountain, Kilimanjaro. The safari was the best experience of my Life. Many thanks to the whole team. I will book my next safari again by you guys. I wholeheartedly recommend Safari by Z to everyone. Melinda Berta (from Hungary / Switzerland)
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Denisa I wrote a review Feb 2021
Osdorp, The Netherlands12 contributions1 helpful vote
I want to start by thanking everyone who is involved in the Safari by Z project, from the time we started planning with them via emails untill we left the camps, everything they did was exceptional. There is absolutely nothing we can complain about or would change about the way they operate. Very good communication and all of the staff we met was incredibly friendly. We stayed at Chaka Camp and her sister camp Kiota, both of them very well organized, we felt really comfortable and safe. You have everything you need, and they handle all your needs with so much care. I don’t know what kind of hospitality school they do but it must be the best:)) We want to give a special thanks to the man who we’ve spent most of our time with, our guide and driver Ayubu. He is the kindest person. At the end of our trip it felt like saying goodbye to a long time friend. We wish there would be more people like him around. Thank you all for making us feel so welcomed on our first, but definitely not last, visit to your land.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Triinu V wrote a review Feb 2021
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This Safari was amazing! So well organised from the beginning we started to check for options till the end we needed to flew back to Zanzibar. Both our guides were knowledgeable and made sure to take this extra step to make sure we would feel special. We saw so many animals and stayed in amazing places. I couldn't recommend this safari enough. Every person should have this experience. Pro Tip: make sure that your fridge in the car will always have some bubbles. Thank you!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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