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“Fantastic safari guide”

Licaon Tours and Safaris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 13 days with Iddi: safari in Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro; Arusha and hiking in Kilimanjaro area/NP. Everything was so well organised. Nothing was too much trouble. Travelling with 9 and 7 year old has never been so easy! Not only is Iddi an excellent guide/driver and incredibly knowledgeable of places and wildlife, he is also the nicest and most considerate person you could hope to meet. Always felt safe in his hands... and we love his singing! We miss you, Iddi!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Had the BEST safari experience with Iddi, saw more/did more than I ever imagined. You don’t realize till after the safari what a learning curve there is planning the trip. So many factors play into your experience: weather, timing your trip right to see what you want to see, roads are very rough so a quality vehicle is key to avoid time wasted with break downs. Your guide will make or break your trip because you are in the jeep with them 8-10 hours per day relying on them for their animal knowledge, experience spotting and tracking the animals, knowing the lodging options and what best will suit the experience you desire, your safety and entertainment since there’s often times you are sitting and waiting to see the animals hunt or whatever. Iddi was the guide that just kept on giving. He greeted us at the airport with a giant smile in the middle of the night after our flight was delayed and continued to share his kindness, laughter, and fun facts about his homeland. Iddi has been a guide for over 20 years so he has lots of experiences to share and his practical knowledge means you will have the best viewing perspective when you come upon the animals. He’s super conscientious so we felt well taken care of our entire trip. He even sang to us one morning while heading out to the Serengeti. Of course, like everyone one else, we wanted to see the big 5 and we did. Plus, we watched six cubs romp around with three lionesses, came across an elephant that died of natural causes and looked on as over 100 vultures, 15 hyena and a couple lions feasted on the remains. We had many cheetah sightings and multiple leopard ones, as well. Not to mention, pools full of hippos. Even had a baboon enter our jeep with his eyes on the prize, a banana in our lunch box . I will definitely return to Tanzania to safari again and without a doubt, Iddi will be my guide again. He’s taking our friends for a safari in a couple of months. They heard about our experience and booked immediately. Iddi is trustworthy. I guarantee you will have the best possible experience with him!

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We spent 8 days in Tanzania and visited Tarngire, Lake manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Reserve. Iddi organized our trip and was always very accommodating to all our requests and offered us a lot of options on lodging and on excursions, for example we visited masai tribes and bushman that hunt with bow and arrow and even went hunting with them!
We also had an amazing time at the kilimanjaro where we visited a coffee plantation and hiked to beautiful waterfalls.
During the safari Iddi was great, he is a very good driver so we always felt safe and he knows so much about animal life and behavior that we learned a lot and also were able to see lions hunting and many other amazing things thanks to Iddi's anticipation of what the animals were going to do or where they were headed.
Iddi is also a great person and it was a pleasure to travel with him, he took very good care of us.
The lodges and tented camps we stayed at were very unique and each one different from the other, so he really picked great places to stay.
We hope to go back to Tanzania and we would definately go back with him. I really recommend Licaon Safaris.

2  Thank tatihurtadodemendoza
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We had the most wonderful time. An unforgettable experience. We were referred to Licaon Tours and Safari by the father of a friend who lived in Tanzania for many years. Iddi organized the tour and was our guide. Traveling with him was an exclusive experience. He is very professional, and has a deep knowledge of the territory and its culture. His expertise in animal behaviour, habits and habitats made it possible for us to see not only the "big five" but also to observe rare events, including lions hunting gazelles and buffaloes chasing lions away. It is perhaps not surprising that Licaon excorted Nat Geo expeditions in Tanzania. We always felt safe and welcome. The accomodations were all excellent. Finally, upon request, Licaon took us also to visit Masai, Bushmen -that still live by hunting with bow and arrows - and a local school where we brought some stationary and one soccer ball for the yoj of many.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were on safari in Tanzania with Iddi. Iddi is a nice and relaxt guide and also good and responsible driver. He respects nature and knows how to spot wildlife. He can tell a lot about it.
Thanks Iddi for our nice visit to Tanzania!
Romi and Miranda

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