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“Ajabu must mean "the best"”

Ajabu Adventures Ltd - Day Tours
Ranked #31 of 359 Tours in Arusha
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Owner description: Welcome to Ajabu Adventures!Together with our exceptional professional team of driver/guides we offer tailor made safaris to all National Parks in Tanzania. Besides that we also offer Kilimanjaro Climbs and Mount Meru Climbs and also beach holidays to Zanzibar, Pemba and the beautiful Swahili Coast. Karibu sana Tanzania!
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Our safari was at the beginning of March and it was the most wonderful vacation experience I could imagine. From the first correspondence with the company to our guide Issa dropping us off at the airport we could not have been in better hands. We did a great deal of research before booking and chose Ajabu based on their flexibility and reviews. We could not have chosen a better company. The jeep was so comfortable - with a step up for the back seats we could see perfectly without getting in each other's way. It was just the 2 of us and Issa on a terrific adventure. Issa is a most wonderful guide. He could take the jeep anyway and not get stuck. He knew the birds and animals and could spot them so far away it was amazing. He took excellent care of us and made sure we saw everything. He would have the jeep all cleaned every night even after driving through mud all afternoon. For lunch he would get out the picnic basket and make us fresh coffee. Alot of people came over to take pictures of our basket and then wish they had coffee too. We stayed at the Kigongoni Lodge, Maramboi tented lodge, the Ngorongoro farmhouse and the Kenzan mobile camp. All were special in their own ways and it would be impossible to name a favorite - although the food at Kenzan was comparable to a 5 star restaurant and hearing hyenas in the night was very cool. We saw so many animals every day and even when we didn't the scenery was so spectacular you had to take pictures of that. Ajabu drivers are not limited as to the mileage they can go per day and know the parks inside and out. We had the trip of a lifetime and have only thought about how long it will be until we can go back to Tanzania. Of course we would book with Ajabu again and absolutely request Issa for our driver.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Our safari was booked very quickly, very last minute. Ajabu took really good care of us. They were quick to answer all of our questions. Our lodges were perfect and the tent camp was so much fun (with a really great chef). Our guide, Hans, was incredible! He had a great sense of humor and he knew so much! We had so much fun. We were greatful because he had so much patience with us. We spent as long as we wanted at each stop and took as many pictures as we wanted. He would even grab the camera and take the picture if he had a better shot. He let us enjoy just sitting and watching the animals. He was full of knowledge about not only the animals and birds but Tanzania in general. We had a wonderful 5 days with Ajabu and Hans and would do it again. If you go, this is the company and guide-you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank jeannat_12
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Stop searching. You have found the best. We did hours of research before booking with Ajuba. And we couldn't be more pleased. Our guide Juma is incredible. He knows his stuff inside out. He is an excellent driver. And he is funny and charismatic with excellent English skills. The jeep is top notch. We passed many broken down jeeps on our travels, but ours went through tough roads without any troubles.We even had a fridge stocked with cold beer on board. Accommodation all exceeded expectations. EcoScience was our favourite by far! We saw every amazing creature you can imagine. And a few we had never heard of. What are you waiting for?

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Can't praise them high enough! Although Ajabu is a small company they give you all the benefits of bigger and more expensive safari and climbing companies. We did both the Kilimanjaro climb and the safari with them and were truly impressed! As for the climb the eqiupment was good and they really paid attention to details and your comfort and safety (regular medical check-ups, emergency oxygen etc.). Our guides Rogers and Isaya were experienced, knowledgable, friendly and always there for us and the rest of the supporting team was just as great! And then the safari! The safari vehicle was so spacious (and just for the two of us!)! Our guide Paul was very knowledgable and knew all the right places to go on game drives so it was a great adventure! Both on the mountain and on safari we had a chance to compare the various companies and we always came to the conclusion that we were so lucky with Ajabu as the standard of their services is very high! Thank you so much, Ajabu adventures, for making this a holiday of a lifetime!

1  Thank Arta_Brussels
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Coming often to tanzania I have experienced quite some safari companies. Ajabu proves: small is beautifull! I just made my fifth safari with them and will continue doing so. Highly experienced guides/drivers, great cars, well organised, everything it has to make a great safari. Even during safari it seemed possible to make some last minute changes. Very flexible and smooth.Gert Jan and Judith are doing a great job! Their "pack for purpose" initiative is great and helps a dutch organization in improving the care they give to orphans adn underprivilliged children. I will be back, no doubt!

Thank winningspirits
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