planning a trip to Tanzania or Kenya, I highly recommend
booking your trip through Earth’s Wonders Safaris. I
traveled to Tanzania and Kenya in November with my husband
for 13 days. After spending about a year researching African
destinations and almost every travel agency providing custom
tours, we were starting to think that we could only afford
group tours to our dream destinations. We found Earth’s
Wonders Safaris on the internet and were pleased that they
provided custom tours allowing us to decide where we wanted
to go and how long we wanted to stay each aspect of the
trip. The best part – they helped my husband and I plan a
dream trip providing us with not only an affordable price
but great lodging, food, transportation and the expertise of
guides. I had read up a lot on the parks I wanted to visit
and Rina made recommendations based on the time of year we
were going. She gave me plenty of information about choices
in lodging and the parks we would be visiting and was always
very responsive and helpful answering my many questions.
If you are planning a trip to Tanzania and Kenya you will be
doing yourself a big favor by checking out Earth’s Wonders
Safaris as I have no doubts that you will plan your trip
EWS did a fantastic job from start to finish. We departed
for the trip and were well prepared with supplies and
clothing because of the open correspondence we had prior to
our departure. Everything was planned out so well and went
so smoothly, down to the smallest details.
From the moment we landed in Arusha and met Zubeda with her
energy and smiling face, we felt right at home. Our guide
John was fantastic! He was on top of his knowledge of animal
behaviors and had an amazing animal spotting ability. We
were amazed that he was able to see the slightest flick of a
leopard tail high in the branches without binoculars!! We so
thoroughly enjoyed his company and we were sad to see him go
when he dropped us off at the airport in Arusha. Thank you
also for the lovely book you sent us – it is on my coffee
table and is a beautiful reminder of so many wonderful
memories for us. I think it may be pretty obvious that we
were more than pleased with you and your company.
Earth’s Wonder Safaris has done nothing short of providing
superb, professional, personal service for us in planning
our trip. We are definitely going to recommend this company
to all of our family and friends. Asante sana from us both!
Oscar and Julie J.
San Francisco, CA
I am sorry that I
haven't written sooner but you can only imagine how
crazy our first week back was after spending 3 weeks in
Kenya. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart
for your help in arranging the trip of our life. It exceeded
all of our expectations! It was amazing in all different
aspects. From the incredible encounters with wildlife to
moving and eye opening encounters with amazing people, to
enormous learning experiences about Kenya and Africa - with
its history, culture, problems and beauty. We were able to
come into close contact and meet with some of Kenya's last
nomads and tribes who are still living an old traditional
life. Finally, to my long awaited meeting with Kuki Gallmann
- all of the above exceeded our expectations. These
experiences were so profound and had such a deep impact on
us that I can say that I am a different person now and I
hope that I will stay a new person. It was a very spiritual
trip for me and had more significance than I ever expected.
Thank you so much for helping my dream come true!! You have
been amazing with your involvement - always eager to help,
always available, always so personal. I would highly
recommend Earth's Wonders Safaris and
I hope this wasn't our last trip to Africa! I will send you
some pictures when I finish selecting them!
entirely sure where to start describing the experiences
and memories that have come from this trip. It truly was an
adventure and was beyond our expectations. We were extremely
happy with the choice of our accommodations and especially
grateful for the services of our guide, Winifred. He had
such a gentle demeanor and his ability to spot wildlife was
amazing! Through his knowledge of the animals and environs,
we were able to gain a better understanding of the dynamics
of the wildlife, the environment and the local people.
Our itinerary was the perfect balance of game drives and
relaxation time at the lodges and camps. This was perfectly
suited for my wife and our two kids. We all knew this was
going to be a trip of a lifetime, but none of us were
prepared for just how much of an impact it would make on our
lives. We have been back for several weeks and we still
cannot stop talking about how great Tanzania was, and how
professional, experienced and well executed a safari is with
EWS. We would definitely travel with Earth’s Wonders again
and we highly recommend you to our friends and family.
Joe and Catherine B.
Palm Beach, FL
After visiting South
Africa several years ago, we decided to take our two
daughters to Africa to experience the real thing.
We wanted to spend several days in the Serengeti,
Tarangire, and Ngorongoro Crater and after much
planning we decided that Earth’s Wonders Safaris
would be our best choice in making this dream a
reality. We can’t thank the EWS team enough for a
fabulous trip! Everything went so smoothly and the
entire staff was very efficient. My daughters are
still talking about how warm and accommodating the
people of Tanzania are. We always felt safe with
our driver guide whose knowledge of the land and
animals was incredible. He drove us to all of these
different habitats for wildlife viewing and answered
what seemed like hundreds of questions with
expertise and a great deal of patience!
We had the
opportunity to spend two nights at the Private
Luxury Camp. At first, we were worried about
roughing it, but the accommodations, level of
service and quality of food exceeded all of our
expectations. We never expected camping to be so
Thank you again
for making our dream safari a reality and we hope to
travel with Earth’s Wonders again in the future!
Mary and Ron G.
What a wonderful time we had!
From the moment we landed, we were in awe at the number of
animals that were around us as our plane touched down in the
middle of the Serengeti. Giraffes were feeding on the tops
of acacia trees over their heads like an open umbrella. A
group of elephants were crossing the runway behind us as our
driver guide Alex, unpacked our bags from the airplane and
loaded up the vehicle. We wasted no time as we immediately
went driving around in search of the ‘Big Five’. It wasn’t
long before we were in an area surrounded by zebra and
wildebeest. After driving around a bit, our guide stopped so
we can have lunch. It was amazing to be able to picnic with
such magnificent views. We almost forgot we were in Africa
but the sounds of migrating wildebeest were all around us.
During our stay, we saw countless number of lions,
elephants, hippos, gazelles, zebras and other animals I
can’t even remember. We give a big thanks to our driver
guide we nick named “Eagle Eyes” – his vision for spotting
animals in the bush was amazing.
The lodges that we stayed at were truly luxury through and
through. Our stay at Kusini Tented Lodge and Ngorongoro
Crater Lodge will never be forgotten. Even though Kusini is
small, it was very comfortable. We became very spoiled at
the many amenities we didn’t even know a tent could have. I
wish we could have stayed longer at the Crater Lodge. The
candlelight dinners were very romantic and we really enjoyed
the 5-star service we received. Even though we traveled
alone, we met some great people from all around the world at
dinner and at the campfire at the lodges.
Earth’s Wonders Safaris made sure that every detail was
taken care of from the moment we arrived to until we
Thanks again for all your help in selecting the right places
and assuring that we had an experience of a lifetime. We
hope to visit East Africa again in the not too distant
Bill and Gladys P.
Although not in the habit or inclined to write
testimonial about my travel experiences in this case it is
appropriate. Since my return, I have been asked on numerous
occasions, “What was the best part of the safari?” My
response was often halted as there was not “one thing” that
was the best, but the “whole experience” was the best.
It was the abundance of wildlife at almost every turn.
Seeing the Big 5 and the Ugly 5 (our own rating system) on
almost a routine basis was fantastic. Our early morning
wildlife drives, seeing wildebeests, zebras, hyenas and
baboons. The evening “sundowners” experiencing the open and
wild nature of the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro
Conservation area and Tarangire National Park was
exceptional. Every day was an extravaganza of viewing
wildlife in their unique and beautiful habitat. Watching
hippopotamuses and crocodiles sharing the Mara River with
giraffes inquisitive about our presence was quite
remarkable. Highlight after highlight and experience after
experience came each and every day.
Most important, was our guide Peter, whose wildlife
expertise was phenomenal in every way. Peter became our
rafiki (our friend) and a colleague during the safari as he
guided our photographic interest in a precision manner. He
was able to anticipate wildlife movement routes and patterns
with confidence and excitement. He taught us so much about
the wildlife and the area, and we had such a good time with
him during our Safari. His personable presence supported our
excitement of the experience and he supported our unique
desires of our custom safari. Truly Peter’s expertise made
the safari an experience of a lifetime. I recommend him as a
safari guide very highly.
The accommodations were quite exceptional. The unique and
luxurious tented camps and lodges provided an experience
second to none. The cuisine and hospitality on the safari
spoiled us with our every need taken seriously and with
detail guaranteed. Tanzania is an exceptional place to visit
with a culture that supports sharing its magnificent beauty
and exotic wildness.
I thoroughly enjoyed my safari experience in East Africa and
would highly recommend Earth’s Wonders Safaris to develop a
custom safari for those seeking a unique and fabulous
excursion where wildlife and hospitality both are in
Montana State University
Northern Havre, MT