We went on a budget (camping) 7-day safari tour to Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Lake Eyasi.
It was a really unforgettable trip, with a great mixture of incredible landscapes, awe-inspiring animal sightings, and even a touch of culture shock with the Hadzebe bushmen around Lake Eyasi.
Mr Jalala is a trustworthy and meticulous organiser, he was very responsive and available to help, even to arrange extra transport and logistics that did not bring any money to him personally. He negotiated with us a very reasonable price and assigned us a nice team of driver (Peter) and cook (Mike). Both were fun, knowledgeable, and went out of their way to make our trip really enjoyable.
The accommodation was in basic but clean camps with helpful staff. The highlight was the camp at Lake Natron, I’ll never forget the incredible view over the lake and the expanse plain at sunrise.
to accommodate our schedule and to ensure we have pick-up/drop-off from/airport. We stayed one night in Arusha and then headed towards Lake Manyara were we had our fist park. The tour accommodations (Octagon Lodge, Serengeti Heritage Camp, Rhino Lodge) were very nice with great breakfast/dinner.
The guide was very experienced (Steve) and with great knowledge of the animals behavior and paths. We were able to encounter the big five and numerous zebras, giraffes, etc.
The density of animals in Serengeti area is breathtaking with large herds of herbivores and a big diversity of predators.
We were a group of 4 (2 couples) and we were the only passengers of the car. Our driver was very politely to accommodate our requests,
I would strongly recommend AAA Express Adventure.
This is my second time using AAA Express Adventure and Jalal continues to do an amazing job at organizing a great trip. Everything was organized well and exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend using him for all of your East Africa trips.
accommodation through the trip was of a good standard and we had a good guide who treated us well.
Can definitely recommend this operator for tourists on a budget through this region.
Thanks again 🙂
We can highly recommend AAA Express Adventure. My dad and I did a 10 day safari from Nairobi to Arusha and we went to Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and many more places. Our guide Emily was fantastic and so knowledgeable. He had 18 years experience and was fun and caring. The trip was awesome and we managed to see the Big 5. Jalala greeted us at our arrival in Arusha where we spend the last day before heading home.
responded very fast to every question and offered a good price for us. Accommodation in Panorama Campsite was very good with beautiful view over Lake Manyara. The best part of our safari was the Ngorongoro Crater. I was amazed by the number of animals living there. Also Tarangire National Park surprised us pleasantly. We were satisfied with both, our guide and cook. The only drawback from my point of view was the deposit payment – international bank transfer, especially from my country, is really expensive, maybe it would be useful to find another way of payment such as credit card or PayPal. You can see short video of our safari trip on YouTube, however because of Tripadvisor I can’t share links.
Don’t forget: camera with long focus lens.
The weather in end of February was still OK however the wet season was coming, there’s was only one quick shower during our safari.