We booked a safari camping trip for five days four nights in Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro with AHLA. The communication before hand was excellent and the price quoted was very competitive. The Lodge in Arusha is basic but clean rooms and beds. It is a steep climb from the entry point which is a slippery foot path (rains) but there were people sent down to collect our luggage from the bottom of the hill. Our children enjoyed the climb.
The safari itself was with Ibrahim and Yonno as our guide and cook. Both of them were excellent. Food was so good. We saw all the animals Big 5 and the rest. Only regret not spotting the Cheetah. The campsites we stayed in were well maintained although the first night was a bit scary with hyenas howling and lions roaring in the night. On the whole but for the breakdown of the Jeep on the way back to Ngorongoro it was an amazing holiday. We have never seen that many Wildebeasts, Zebras, Gazelles. We even managed to see several prides of Lions, a near kill and an after- kill feeding Lion.
I would definitely recommend them if you are on a budget and want good value for your money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arusha Hostel, Lodge and Adventures (AHLA) is nestled on the highest hill in Ngulelo and has a view of the entire city.The Hostel has 4 private bungalows, 3 dorm rooms, 3 bathrooms, a full, communal kitchen, a dining room, and living area. AHLA provides free WiFi, a laundry service, walking tours, and breakfast included. AHLA staff will coordinate hikes to Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru along with safaris to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, and Arusha National Park.Additionally, staff will arrange a wide variety volunteer experiences. No matter what you want to make out of your trip to Tanzania, we can make it happen! ... more less