We decided to book our holiday independently after seeing how much the tour companies were charging. Not wanting to go to SA for personal reasons, we looked at Kenya and then fell in love with the idea of Tanzania. Shemeji certainly came up with the 'goods' according to our brief and we couldn't fault them. We visited Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and the Serengheti, each very different and each fabulous in its own right. We saw the Big Five, and the choice of accommodation was perfect as it allowed us to experience lodges and tented lodges, all really great places to stay. The people were very friendly, and the Masai fascinating. Our guide Edward did everything to try to make our visit perfect, and he promised us cheetah, and cheetah we got.....7 of them. we would dearly love to return.
Corrine & Barrie Winwood, UK (2018)
I was informed about Shemeji by a colleague of mine who already had a good experience. The previous communication with Froukje was alsways very friendly and helpful. And the 6-day Safari exceeded my expectations. Our driver/gide was really funny, smart and patience and because of him we have seen so many beautiful animals up close. Beside the driver we also had a private cook who travelled with us for a couple of days. The food was delicious and it was an absolute privilege to have him as our private cook. We have absolutely enjoyed the journey! It was an unforgettable experience and hope to return one day!
Annemarie Stam, Ireland (2018)
Booking a safari with companies 4k miles away always brings with it some risks and worries (you only need to read the various reviews to see the problems that people can encounter) but I must say that in my experience with Shemeji I have encountered nothing but professional and excellent service. My mother, myself and my two children (21 & 24) booked a 6 day private safari of Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater and it exceeded all of our expectations; in fact, I fail to see how it could have been any better. This was not only due to the flora and fauna but also the painless arranging of the trip (Emma), the excellent accommodation, the superb guide (Freddy - a very knowledgeable and pleasant guy who clearly loves his job and who we very much enjoyed spending the week with) and the very reasonable price. This holiday meant a lot to us and Shemeji didn't let us down. Wholeheartedly recommended with many thanks to Emma and Freddy for providing us with a holiday to truly remember.
Mark Gibbions, UK (2017)
We had a fantastic tour and visited all the famous national parks of the Northern circuit: Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. The organization and communication with Shemeji was very good, friendly and uncomplicated. We had a super good guide, named Allan Richard, who was very attentive, everything well organized on the spots, had a good view for animals and even spoke German. Thank you very much! We were and are thrilled. The experiences are unforgettable for us!
Jan Berchner, Germany (2017)
We had two amazing days to Tarangire National park and Ngorongoro crater. The booking process was very easy and Emma was very kind to us replying all our doubts by email in a reasonable time. The tour was very well organized and we don't have any complain. Our guide during these days, Adam, was fantastic and very patient. Everybody could feel the passion and intellect in him for his work. Also, we appreciated the great food of the chef and his company during the dinner.We would definitely recommend Shemeji Safari &Tours.
Estibaliz Leibar, UK (2017)
Shemeji Safari & Tours is a great Operator and was a big help of us. We booked a 5 day Safari without being to Africa before. They helped us with the planning, answered all questions and gave recommendations what is worth to do and what not. The pick-up and Safari worked very well and we had a great time. The parks were very diverse which made the Safari very exciting. Furthermore, we had different types of accommodation included which were great. Moreover, they gave us great recommendations for our ongoing travel to Zanzibar.
Hendrik Meyer, Germany (2016)
We found Shemeji Safari through Safari Bookings when planning our trip to Tanzania. Among the operators we contacted Emma the Shemeji Safari owner and she gave us the best offer for the 4 day package to the 3 main parks of Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngonrongoro. The package was well described and explained so we decided to go for it. I am happy to say that the trip met all our expectations. The tour was very well organised the driver Adam and the cook Patrick were excellent the camp sites were basic but clean and secure and the experience of course is unique since the scenery and the diversity the animals and plants is one of the best in the world. The driver Adam was not just driving but was also very well informed about the flora and fauna of the sites and very professional in tracing and showing us everything. I would strongly recommend Emma and the Shemeji Safari & Tours for your safari in Tanzania.
Eleni Sofou Vlondakis, Greece (2016)
Had a nice time with the guide Alfred (aka Freddy). Two nights and three days in Serengeti. Freddy is well organized, precise and punctual and also knows where to spot stunning views of the Serengeti. All went very smooth, food was good, comfortable tents and safe driving. I would recommend it.
Valerio Preziosa, Puglia - Italy (2016)
I went to a 3 days, 2 nights, safari to the serengeti, sleeping in tents. Everything was very good. Well organized, on time, very good food, and Freddy, the guide is very nice and it is easy to talk to him. He choose the right places to see animals and we really saw many and in attractive situations. It worths to travel with this organization.
Sara Ibanez, Spain (2016)
The Safari at Shemeji Safari was one of the highlights of my stay in Tanzania. We had fun, we were well taken care of and we had an an experienced and helpful guide. We've seen a lot, the big 5!! I didn't want to mis it. It's a trustworthy company!
Tineke Houkema, Utrecht - The Netherlands (2016)
We had a really great holiday in Tanzania! Besides the impressive visit to the Masai and the hot springs (lovely place) we went on a two day safari with an overnight stay in a spacious tent. Everything was taken care of. The guides knew a lot and answered all our questons . We saw lots of wildlife and had great weather, even though it was rain season. We traveled with children, also for them it was a wonderful experience! Shemeji Safari thanks!
Gerda Minke Brinksma, Wytgaard - The Netherlands (2016)
In April 2016 we went to the masai tribes, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and Hot Springs with the family Brinksma and the guides Freddy and Adam. What a great experience. The visit to the Maasai tribes was very impressive. The safari was great. The lions and elephants really made an impression, especially if they are only one meter from your car. We also enjoyed the beautiful nature. Both guides have lots of experience and during the journey they share a lot of information about the history of the parks and the animals. The day at the Hot Springs was also great. The road to the Hot Springs was challenging and once we arrived at the oasis we enjoyed a lot. We encourage everyone to book these trips at Shemeji Safari and to have such a good time like us. Shemeji Safari thanks for the memorable time. We'll be back!
Jan Ronald Wigarda, Wolvega - Nederland (2016)
I had an unforgettable Safari experience with Shemeji Safari. We did a 2 day safari through Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. I felt very safe the whole time and was impressed by the knowledge our guide had. They were very professional the whole time and I would recommend them for your next safari!
Brandon Hillier, California - USA (2016)
A great and fantastic Safari-trip! Even though we did the shorter one (2 days, 1 night) we had an awesome time and saw a lot of animals! The organization was good, the food was nice, and the guide was very experienced. Very much worth the money.
Maarten van Keulen , Oslo - Norway (2016)
Great safari trip! Even though the trip was only two days, we had a great time! Saw a lot of animals, had great service from the guide and the people at the lodge, as well as great meals, both luch and dinner. Highly recommend this company!
Haakon Paulsen Torset, Oslo - Norway (2016)
The guides of Shemeji Safari are really experts who tell with love and passion about their country. Well organized, all perfectly arranged . Last year I did a safari, truly an unforgettable experience.
Alie de Vries, Sliedrecht - The Netherlands (2015)
After several days in a busy but certainly lively Arusha we left for a four-day safari. The first stop was Lake Manyara national park, it is a relatively small but very nice park and a good location. The night we stayed in a lodge where our private cook prepared a nice meal. The next day we left for Serengeti national park, a long drive but because of the beautiful nauture it's definitely not a problem at all. The Serengeti was living up to its reputation for sure. In spite of the many tourists who are at the entrance there are plenty of times when you're driving around all alone. The many animals that Africa is known for sometimes run only a few meters from the car, very impressive. The night we spent at a campsite with a nice sunset and background noises of animals. In the morning we saw a beautiful sunrise and we started day three in the Serengeti. After a beautiful game drive through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro conservation area, we arrived at the Ngorongoro Crater, where we had a splendid view of Ngorongoro national park. This park we visited on the fourth day, a very beautiful park with very different surroundings. We had a wonderful safari and we were well taken care of.
Tjardo Oord, Joure - The Netherlands (2015)