Recommendations for tour companies for a trip to see and safari in Tanzania and Kenya.
I arranged my trip through Bert Duplessis at Fish Eagle Safaris and was very happy with the trip.
I went to Botswana and South Africa, but I believe he also can arrange trips to east Africa.
No advice form us, except happy planning!
A colleague went on an African safari through Overseas Adventure Travel.
This is a very interesting company...
I met the owner at the Los Angeles travel show and can't wait to go in a few years once I've saved my pennies. They are a custom safari company that will arrange everything from escorted jeep tours to independent safaris where they give you a rover, a tent, and a GPS and say, "Meet us under the tree by the river at these coordinates for lunch. We'll have it ready for you.", to guided lodge to lodge driving tours. Whatever you want your tour to be they'll make it happen. I have spent hours reading and re-reading their gorgeous tour book and dreaming of doing this.
Adventures Abroad. They are a Canadian company with offices in the US. I've used them for dozens of tours; to the places RS doesn't go. I took their Kenya and Tanzania tour and added on an additional week hiking in Madagascar. www.Adventures-abroad.com
You don't have to use any.
Drive up, pay, get a brochure and trash bag, and have at it.
You'll see just as much.
We went with Twiga Tours, based in Nairobi, and had a wonderful 10 day safari, with topnotch accomodation every nght. Twiga is Swahili for giraffe, I believe.
My friend is going on Smart Tours in September. We are going on Tauck.
OAT (overseas adventure travel) is a wonderful company. My husband and myself went on a Tanzania Safari with them 2 years ago -- was everything we dreamed of and more! I did a lot of comparison shopping and they were the best deal -- Most all the itineraries sounded about the same, but the prices were quite a bit different. OAT offers a wonderful trip -- all lodging was well over our expectations as was the food -- can't say enough good things about them. (and they never have more than 16 in the group) -- My husband's 80 year old aunt and her sister have been on several OAT trips and gave us glowing reports on their safari, which was the impetus for us to go to Tanzania. We'd love to go back!
It depends on what you want to see in East Africa. Do you want to Mt. Kilimanjaro? Do you want to see the Big Five? Do you want to see the Special Five? Do you want to study Maasai culture? Shoot a documentary? Go to Hell's Gate?
My Family and I recently visited Tanzania and Kenya through Green Africa Tours for 16 days and went to Zanzibar, it was all well arranged, the knowledgeable guides, well maintained vehicle and better communication during preoartionsi will go back to Africa through Green Africa www.gat.co.tz
Do you folk realize that you are posting on a dead thread? The question was asked in April, the poster has never posted again since the first extremely short question and appears to have no interest here.
I'm afraid you are wasting your breath.