African Ambition Tours - Day Tours

African Ambition Tours - Day Tours

African Ambition Tours - Day Tours
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We are a tour operator based in Arusha, Tanzania. We provide private wildlife safari, climbing, beach holidays and cultural tours. We offer private day trips to Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Arusha National Park etc. Please tell us what is your African Ambition and we make your dreams become reality!
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Kim
New York City, NY15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We went with African Ambition after it was recommended from a friend and we had an unforgettable experience on our 8-day safari with Dismas, our guide and the owner.

We reached out to several agencies initially, and communication with African Ambition was the fastest and easiest. They were very responsive, answered all questions, provided clear information, and we didn’t need to repeat ourselves when switching between Dismas and his assistant.

Dismas is a very charming and fun person to get to know and talk to, which made the long game drives more enjoyable. We spent 6-8 hours each day in the car with him discussing a range of topics. He has great stories about working in the industry and owning a successful business and we had a lot of good laughs together.

Dismas has decades of experience and is highly skilled and knowledgeable about everything safari: what conditions are like in what areas, what areas are territories to what animals, how animals behave and where they go at certain times, etc. He used his expertise to plan our routes, find animals, and ensure the trip was smooth and successful. Prime example of this: One morning because it rained the night before, Dismas suspected a river in the park would be flooded. Instead of heading straight to the river as planned, we took a detour on an alternative game drive and by the time we arrived at the river, the water was low enough to cross. However, we encountered another car which had been waiting at the river for two hours! That could have been us if Dismas was less thoughtful.

Dismas cares about making the experience special for you. We had a planned itinerary but he was always flexible and happy to adjust, suggesting changes based on how we felt day by day. He was always gathering intel from passing cars and communicating on the radio with other guides for tips on sightings. One day when it was raining, mud got on the windows and while we insisted it was fine he insisted on going outside to clean the windows for us so we would continue to have an unobstructed view. He always goes the extra mile.

We will absolutely be recommending African Ambition to all our friends interested in doing a safari and hope we get another opportunity to come back! Thanks again Dismas for a wonderful trip!
Written 9 January 2024
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Laura M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We had an unforgettable safari/beach honeymoon planned by African Ambition Tours! From the moment we communicated with Pendo regarding our wants and needs for our honeymoon a competitive quote was prepared. The value for money stood out among other tour agencies . Pendo was extremely responsive, and answered all of our questions that I had throughout the planning process. She planned various activities for us that celebrated our honeymoon and we will never forget these incredibly special moments.

Our driver, Dismas is an incredibly talented guide. He is a very skilled and efficient driver. He knows the national parks like the back of his hand! He is very well connected amongst other guides and received information on wildlife spotting in real time. We felt very safe with Dismas as our driver and guide for our 6 day Safari. By the end of our time in Tanzania we had gained a great friend in Dismas. Dismas ensured our safety as we crossed the Namanga land border into Kenya. From there we had a very relaxing beach portion planned in Diani Beach (much needed after those exhausting safari days!)

We will never forget our incredibly special honeymoon and we will never hesitate to recommend African Ambition Tours to plan and execute a once-in-a-lifetime holiday!
Written 16 October 2023
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Ernie Combs
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Dismas is the most wonderful tour planner and guide out there. From the very beginning of the planning process, he made sure to make our itinerary customized to our family (we took our 6 and 9 year old sons and my 66 year old father) and that we were happy with every detail. Communication was always prompt, even when Dismas was on safari - we never waited more than 8 hours for a response; that's impressive considering there’s a seven hour time difference. Our tour included a visit to Kilimanjaro, Tarangire, Serengeti, Lake Manyara & Zanzibar and each one seemed to get better somehow. Three guys helped us during our trip, Dismas, Morinyo and Said. Said was our driver for most part and he made sure we saw every animal possible and always positioned us in the best places for viewing and kept us on a schedule so we packed it all in. He sang to us and took really good care of our boys. We miss him!

We started talking to Dismas at African Ambition Tours last summer in preparation for an August 2022 trip. Unfortunately, due to passport issues, we had to cancel at the last minute. Dismas did everything in his power to help us get everything moved without losing any money. Even with this planning snag, African Ambition Tours was more affordable in comparison to others. I assure you, if you book a trip through African Ambitions you will NOT be disappointed. We wish we were still there!
Written 24 August 2023
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KTJMelbourne
Melbourne85 contributions
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Jul 2023 • Family
We booked a 5 day mid range safari in July with transfers to and from Tanga. Saidi was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and a good driver. He was in contact via radio with the other guides and they shared where the various animals were so we could get to see them. He did his best to ensure we got to see all of the big 5 across the 5 days we were there. We started in Tarangire, then Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and then Ngorogoro Crater. The accommodation was excellent and the provided food was good. We especially liked our stay in the Serengeti camp as you could hear lions and hyenas close by overnight. And the sunrise from there and our first camp outside Tarangire was stunning. We saw 3 leopards all on the same day in different settings, and saw lots of lions. We only saw one Rhino, there are so few of them left in the area that I guess we were lucky to see even that! We arranged our own accommodation for a few nights in Arusha and they were flexible enough to drop us there and pick us up at our convenience several days later. Recommend packing snacks for the drive to and from Tanga (if you are coming from further afield and not Arusha) but plenty of bottled water and soft drinks available on the safari jeep.
Written 20 July 2023
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Marcel K
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Jun 2023 • Couples
Very very amazing trip! Communication from the start was very professional and reliable. Lodges, food and equipment were top notch. Our guide Dismas was the best - very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We learned a lot, saw a lot of animals and had an overall very enjoyable safari! Couldn’t wish for more
Written 11 June 2023
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Zoe F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We have just finished a 7 day safari trip through Tanzania's awesome National parks.

We liased with Dismas during the booking process, he was on hand for every question we had and ensured it was a smooth process. Communication was excellent with him tailoring our trip to our tastes.

We were picked up by our game driver Said from the airport, who looked after us from the start all through till the end. Said worked really hard for us, he gave us the BEST opportunities for pictures and sightings of animals, including the big five. We learnt to trust his judgement on the best places very early on. He also went out his way to help my husband with a purchase in one of the shops in Arusha! We felt really lucky to have had him as our driver and guide. Thank you Said!!!

We couldn't fault the accommodation that was booked for us. All lodges were luxurious, with the staff being really accommodation and friendly.

We loved this whole trip and we really feel like we got a once in a lifetime trip. The people of Tanzania are so friendly and kind, I hope we can visit again in the future. If we did we would definitely book through African Ambitions again! The cycling tour was one of the best days! Cycling through a town and having lunch in a mamas house. Meeting locals at the market. Definitely recommend this add on!!!!

Thanks to the team at African Ambitions we had a fabulous time!

Zoë and James
Written 20 September 2022
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Yvonne A
San Jose, Costa Rica5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
My family and I spent 5 days on Tanzania-Safari organized by African Ambition-Tours. The experience was TOP!!! Every day was soooo special!!!! Dismas made a great selection of accomodations for us and our driver Daisi was always helpful and polite! We were overwhelmed by so many impressions! We saw all the animals we were expecting too find and also had many many other sights of interesting things!!! Our highlight was the Hot-Air Balloon Trip by sunrise! Unforgetable!!!
Written 21 August 2022
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Lex H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Having just completed a five day safari with African Ambition we have nothing but praise and gratitude for the services provided by Louise and Dismas. Louise went out of her way to personalise a package tailored to our needs including a return trip from Tanga to Arusha. Our accomodation was first class and not a deal breaker in terms of cost. Dismas was the consummate host and guide and always responded to our needs and must see opportunities. I would thoroughly recommend African Ambition as a quality provider when viewing game parks in Tanzania.
Written 27 July 2022
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Tarn H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
We just did a six day safari with African Ambition. Wow! What an experience. From booking with Louise who was so accommodating to seeing the magnificent animals with Dismas our guide, we couldn’t fault them. He was fantastic with his knowledge he shared with us and his friendly personality made the trip just fantastic. The vehicle was comfortable ( great having a fridge!) and we loved the pop top roof for getting great photos. Our accommodation was brilliant as all staff bent over backwards to welcome and please us as their guests. Thank you African Ambition for the trip of a lifetime.
Written 25 July 2022
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Keith C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
African Ambitions provided us with a wonderful Safari experience! They made everything about the trip easy- booking, payment, lodging, and transportation. Our guide, Saidi, was knowledgeable, helpful, & worked hard to show us as many animals as possible.

It was a once in a lifetime, exhilarating trip! We saw every animal that we were hoping to, and experienced many of them close up thanks to the hard work and diligence of Saidi.

I strongly recommend booking your trip with African Ambitions and recommend specifically requesting Saidi as your guide.
Written 18 June 2022
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