Soaring Flamingo
Soaring Flamingo
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Soaring Flamingo is a tour operator specializing in safaris in Northern Tanzania. We also offer a broad range of trekking tours and organize trips to all of Tanzania including Zanzibar. We build our business on local resources. We employ local staff and help them to develop their skills. We give priority to local suppliers in order to encourage the development of local business.
Arusha, Tanzania
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E G
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Jan 2023
What an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience! Soaring Flamingo made this 10-day safari magical. From incredible driver/guides who could spot an animal from a distance and then give a dissertation on the animal's habits (Amiri and Yusuph!) to the cooks who fed us delicious and varied meals (Dickson and Christian), this camping safari was so much fun. I learned, experienced, relaxed, and pretty much got to see the magic of nature close up. Thank you for a wonderful trip. I'd recommend Soaring Flamingo for their skill and expertise.
Written 7 February 2023
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Beth B
11 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
We did a 9 night 10 day camping safari that included Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, the Serengeti, Ngorogoro Conservation Area, Nainokanoka Park and Nayobi Village. The entire experience was magical largely due to the guides and crew who were extremely knowledgeable, attentive to customer interests and needs, and who were just plain fun. The food was delicious and abundant. Our guides were excellent at finding and spotting wildlife which resulted in our seeing more than we ever imagined. This trip far exceeded our expectations in every way. We were very glad we chose a camping experience vs. a lodge experience s it is so much more intimate with the environment.
Written 21 January 2023
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Bill M
3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We just returned from a 7 day trip to to Arusha and northern Tanzania. The guides and drivers were very knowledgeable and friendly. We were able to drive right up to elephants, lions and other animals and we were so impressed with the guides driving abilities I highly recommend soaring flamingo tours.
Written 13 January 2022
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Jennie P
2 contributions
Jan 2020
My 13 year old daughter and I did a two week safari with Soaring Flamingo. We visited multiple national parks including Arusha NP, Serengeti NP, Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We camped in the most beautiful places and always felt safe and well cared for. The guides were fun and caring and really knowledgable of the natural history and wildlife. Their off-road driving skills were unmatched. The food was delicious and made with care. We saw so many animals up close and personal, they always knew the right places to go so we had the best possible experience and photo opportunities. They never rushed us and let us take all the time we needed to just sit and watch the animals in awe of their beauty and behaviors. My daughter bonded with the guides and all other people on the safari and had an amazing life changing experience. We also had a chance to visit several local tribes and learn more about their culture and ways of life which was a beautiful learning experience. I highly recommend Soaring Flamingo and am already dreaming of when I can plan another trip with them!
Written 2 February 2020
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waikingting
Hong Kong, China30 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
We in a total of four people, my father, auntie (my father’s sister) and my friend picked Soaring Flamingo due to the recommendation of a travel blogger. We contacted with the guide, Olee few months before we headed to Tanzania and he sincerely answered all of our concerns and questions raised. A comprehensive itinerary was prepared and detailed guidelines on clothing, weather, accommodation, food and beverage,etc were listed out so that we could have a broad view of the trip before we departed. On the first day, we were welcomed by our driver Yusuph, he was such a friendly and kind person I had ever met. He speaks fluent English which communication will not be a problem. Every night before dinner we had a briefing on what we are doing on the next day so that we can prepare at that night. The accommodation was arranged perfectly and the guides provided professional guiding service all over the safari which Yusuph and Olee are extremely familiar with the animals and they could always narrate the life of the animals and explain their behaviour during the game drive as well as the landscape in Tanzania. Moreover they have an excellent eyesight that can spot out animals kilometres away which you are not gonna miss a leopard on a distant tree or mongoose hiding behind the grass. Activities were arranged according to our interest and time limit and they will make the best choice for you. We have visited the local tribes and experienced their way of making a life by hunting and also went to the art museums for admiring the art pieces inspired by the wildlife. The agency is reliable and professional and I would come to them again if I visit Tanzania in the future.
Written 10 June 2019
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Mark S
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Friends
Dear Julius,

I had planned on e-mailing you upon my return home, but now that I have this e-mail of yours I'll just use it to say the things I was going to send you in an e-mail of my own.

First of all I'd like to once again offer my most sincere and grateful appreciation of the outstanding safari and Mt K trek that you, Soaring Flamingo and Olotumi put together and executed in the most wonderful, exciting, and enjoyable manner. Both tours were absolutely amazing.

Julius, you are indeed, a very customer oriented business man, showing such a keen interest in all your guests well being and satisfaction. From personally meeting us at the airport upon arrival, to tracking down the girl's lost luggage and then driving it to them while they were out on safari, are just a few examples of your dedication and commitment to your guests.

You, your staff, and Olotumi all worked together to deliver a first class experience to all your guests...all of which we are very thankful for.

A few more specifics...on safari, the drivers (especially Afram) did an amazing job of always getting us up close in a great viewing position to observe and photograph all the wonderful wildlife we encountered everyday.
The cooks always provided the most delicious meals. And your operation was always top notch...excellent safari vehicles, tents, logistics. Although we saw many other safari and trekking companies also providing safari/trekking services, I have no doubt that Soaring Flamingo is the very best of them all.

Needless to say once again, how very pleased I also was with the Mt K trek, it was my dream to be able to summit Mt K...and Soaring Flamingo made it happen for me. From day one when you and the guides met us at the OutPost Lodge and previewed the trek with us, and all the way to the top and back down, again your staff was really great in ensuring all of our success in summitting and returning safely.

Also Julius, I wanted to thank you for your kind/thoughtful gift of a shuka for all of us to wear while we were at Olotumi's village and to help us assimilate into the village life along with all the "inside" village life activities and Masi traditions and customs that Olotumi shared with us...very insightful.

In closing, once again I'd like to thank Olotumi first for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful once in a lifetime experience...my first visit to Tanzania and Africa...truly an amazing experience....and I'd like to thank Julius and Soaring Flamingo for making it so...

I wish you both all the best, and thank you, thank you, thank you for a truly amazing experience and the wonderful lifetime memories.

Your friend,

Mark Schoning
Written 10 February 2019
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sophie p
Paris, France5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We had a wonderful time in Tanzania with Soaring Flamingo. It was our first trip in Africa and we had really good time. The Safari organized for us (familly of 5 including 3 teenagers) was perfect. Nights in camp lodge were a great experience. Thanks to our "Super " driver guide Youssef we have seen all the animals !!!!! I recommand strongly Soaring Flamingo and our guide !
Written 27 August 2018
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Marcia H
2 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
EVERYONE working with Soaring Flamingo is FIRST RATE! It was my first trip to Africa. Given the 30+ hours of flying to get there, I got to Arusha early and stayed a few extra days in Zanzibar after the safari. They arranged EVERYTHING for me, including my own private drivers, who helped me feel very well taken care of and safe. One of my bags was ruined on the flight from Amsterdam and they even took me to a store to buy a new one! They were SO accommodating!

This was a camping safari and it was definitely luxurious "glamping"! They did everything for us, like setting up camp and all the cooking/cleaning. The food was SO good! Always plenty and so much variety of items at every meal, it would work for anyone's dietary preferences!

Oh yes.....the guides! Oh my goodness! They are SO knowledgable about all the animals and plant life in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area! And they knew where to find the animals that we hadn't seen yet....particularly male lions! The last morning, we saw TWO sets of brothers....clearly after they'd had their morning's feast!

If/when I get to return to that region, I will definitely use Soaring Flamingo again! The best part was feeling safe in a totally new culture and country. And my least favorite part was not staying longer! You won't be disappointed!
Written 18 March 2018
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