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“Awesome 6 day visit to Tanzania with an awesome tour operator”
Review of Soul of Tanzania

Soul of Tanzania
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US$213,00*
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TARANGIRE DAY TOUR
Ranked #4 of 600 Outdoor Activities in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Soul of Tanzania was created with love, to offer what no other tour operator was able to offer: Unparalleled flexibility and dedication. Our team will always go the extra mile to make your journey unforgettable. Since the first moment you contact us, until it's time to say goodbye, you will have instant customer care, high end equipment, amazing vehicles and, most importantly, the guides.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We travel a great deal and decided to use the Soul of Tanzania for the portion of our trip to Tanzania. They were great and I can't recommend them enough. They were flexible and accommodating when we were booking numerous camps. We were well taken care from the moment we arrived in the country and enjoyed being shuttled around the Serengeti for 6 days. Our driver Pius was excellent at finding the four of us (two parents, two teenagers) awesome things to see and obviously knew the area very well. I am grateful we used a tour company like Soul of Tanzania rather than one of the larger ones we would see periodically. Our trip seemed much more personal.

Thank abwheeler61
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Rachel D, Guest Relations Manager at Soul of Tanzania, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear abwheeler61,

A family safari is something really fantastic and to know that we, Pius included, have contributed to that makes us truly happy :) Thank you so much for this review!

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I am not a frequent reviewer but it’s my pleasure to share this awesome experience with you all.

Three of my friends and I had a guided private safari tour with Soul of Tanzania. Their staff provided useful advice for our safari planning, including itinerary and accommodation. This helped us a lot and saved much time. (You will know there’re numerous choices if you have started your research ;) )

Our guide Deo was very helpful and experienced. In our safari tour in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti, Deo could easily spot various animals (even in distant). That’s why we achieved the “African big 5” on the second day in our 8 day safari.

Wonderful experience overall! You will definitely wish their hot lunch instead of sandwiches!

Thank Oki L
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Rachel D, Guest Relations Manager at Soul of Tanzania, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Dear Oki L,

Wow! the big five on the second day sounds fantastic :) Deo is a super experienced guide and spotting the big five is his favourite mission! Thank you so much for these wonderful words!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Base on some positive review we ha decided to use the Soul Of Tanzania for our 5 day safari visit.
They were very helpful making different proposals and options of hotels and parks..... very punctual reply .
They have delivered on all there commitments !!
We have visited the Manyara Lake park and stay in Tree Lodge for 1 night ,Serengeti and for 2 nights at Four Seasons and Ngorongoro and stay for 1 night in the Highlands

Special thanks go to Ally our tour guide .... he was great ,with great experience ,help us a lot to understand the nature ,great information about all animals...,every day on time and with great food prepared and served..... doing all the efforts as manage so that we could see all big 5.... finally he made it happen.
I would recommend to anyone going for safari to use this agency.

Thank Christos-Prague
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Rachel D, Guest Relations Manager at Soul of Tanzania, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Dear Christos,

Fantastic review! So great that you've seen the Big 5. Ally is indeed a super guide and he always makes sure to find the best spots for wildlife :) Thank you for the review!

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We had an incredible, whirlwind tour of mainland Tanzania with Soul of Tanzania. To be honest, we were very impressed at how easy the communications was at the planning stage, especially since we had left this important part to the last minute! We received the best deal with Soul when we were searching for a tour provider, which, reflecting on this, I am really surprised and trilled at considering we ended up unknowingly booking a first class, luxury tour! The website is beautiful and very professional and also helped us feel like we were making the right decision when booking. I also really liked the ‘getting to know you’ sort of form that I filled out after confirming our booking.

We really appreciated the support we received even on the morning of our travel from Zanzibar to Arusha. I am grateful that there was someone from the office manning the facebook page so we could let communicate that we were having problems with our flight across to the mainland and it was comforting to know that someone else was trying to help (as we certainly were not getting any help from the airport staff!) in real time!

Our guide was Living. He was very lovely and was so knowledgeable and experienced both in terms of history of the land and flora and fauna, but also his driving skills were excellent! You can tell that he really loves his job.

We were also really, really impressed with Benedict. Despite only having had very short interactions with him at the start and end of our trip, he definitely left an impression. He is a great asset to the company as the man on the ground meeting with and briefing clients.

In terms of service, we had no idea until we arrived in Arusha and met with Benedict that we had booked a luxury service (as we were planning very last minute), but we definitely felt it! From communicating with the office, to Benedict taking us out for coffee while he briefed us, to the beautiful hot lunches (which made us feel like superstars compared to all the other groups who just had their sandwiches in brown boxes), we loved every minute.

Everyone we encountered from Soul of Tanzania whether by email or in person went the extra mile and all of the small touches (e.g. buying us coffee, wine options at lunch, hot lunch and great picnic-wear) made us, the client, feel appreciated and special. Soul of Tanzania have definitely gone above and beyond to demonstrate that the company is not just about taking our money and putting us on a standard tour, instead, ensuring that we have a great African experience. It is no surprise that after only a relatively short time since the company began they are already one of the top 10 tour providers. I am sure that it is only a matter of time until they reach the number one spot!

Thank Sejal K
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Rachel D, Guest Relations Manager at Soul of Tanzania, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Dear sgohil,

Wow!! Amazing review! You made us feel like real superstars :) For us, our clients are unique and one of the things we love the most is to customize safaris to each and every need and will. It's no exageration to say that we absolutely feel and live the excitment of preparing an unforgettable experience. Thank you so much for these kind words :)

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Last week I spent 5 wonderful days in a safari trip as part of a group of 23 Portuguese people. We went with Soul of Tanzania in 4 cars and all 4 guides were always very kind and funny - Rogier, Nico, Huruma and Heaven. They worked all day, driving, looking for animals, preparing the lunch tables, cleaning everything after lunch, always with a smile and good mood. They really are special people. Personally, our guide/driver Rogier was absolutely amazing every single day. I learned so much with him about animals and nature around us. His experience, kindness and availability made our trip definitely unforgettable. He really loves his job. Thank you, Rogier! Moreover, the organization of Soul of Tanzania is so great. We always had warm lunches, unlimited water and comfortable cars. I will never forget! Thank you guys!!!

Thank Catarina S
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Rachel D, Guest Relations Manager at Soul of Tanzania, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Dear Catarina S,

What a review! We feel really happy while reading these outstanding words :) Rogier, Nico, Huruma and Heaven mentioned how fun and full of wonderful experiences those days were. Thank you so much !

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