Gosheni Safaris Africa, Arusha

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Tour wildlife conservation areas and see animals at close quarters with Gosheni Safaris Africa, a private safari company offering customized jeep trips in East Africa. Classic tours will lead you through the savannah to see lions, elephants, and giraffes. In addition to standard wildlife safaris, the company also leads hiking and climbing tours in Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, and other scenic areas. With a network of ten partner companies covering eight countries in the region, the operator provides a variety of activities with unlimited mileage, experienced staff, and accreditations by the Red Cross. By using our Arusha online travel route planner , you can arrange your visit to Gosheni Safaris Africa and other attractions in Arusha.
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  • Following an extensive search for a local Tanzanian safari company, we selected Gosheni, and we could not have be happier. The service provided from planning through to our final drop off at the airpo...  more »
  • I went on a 3.5-day safari with my parents, my sister and my girlfriend in January with Gosheni and William as out guide. It was my first safari and it was absolutely perfect! Some of my family member...  more »
  • We are a group of 12 grad students and couldn't be happier with our experience! We were lucky enough to have Fidelis & Fuah as our guides - hilarious, knowledgeable, kind; they were the real deal. Jes...  more »
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  • Spent two weeks on safari and beach with Gosheni and I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a stress free safari. I worked closely with Gosheni on the planning of our safari many months ago and also left some details for them as they have far more experience than I and everything was perfect. We have completed many safaris in the past in Kenya and South Africa, but must say the sightings and experiences we had in Tanzania was the best to date and a wonderful way to celebrate our birthdays. Our guide/driver was professional and informative and very patient with us when we continuously wanted to stay with individual sightings rather than the normal dash off to capture something else kind of safari, probably why we got to witness/capture so many lion kills. Jessica our sales consultant has been excellent from start to finish, even calling me on our drive back to the airport on our final day to ensure everything was ok. If and when we return to Tanzania we will again chose Gosheni to make all our arrangements.
  • We just returned from an 18 day private tour with Gosheni. We were a group of five. Had an EXCELLENT safari. The folks at Gosheni were easy to work with, listened to our wish list, and help us plan the perfect trip. Our tour guide / driver George was fantastic. Accommodations and food were all far better then we expected. The safari jeep was in great condition and was a perfect configuration with plenty of room for the five of us and our stuff. We highly recommend Gosheni
  • Before we went on safari in Tanzania over the Christmas holidays, we researched a number of safari guide outfits here on TripAdvisor. Gosheni caught our attention because it had good reviews but was less expensive than many of its similarly-rated competitors, and we found that they offered the most flexibility in terms of customizing your own itinerary, which was very important to us. After soliciting quotes from three outfits, we went with Gosheni. We are glad we did. First, our guide Laban was absolutely incredible. Very polite and professional, and he has a college education in zoology so he was very knowledgeable about the birds and wildlife we saw. This was important for us because we are well-informed birdwatchers and his knowledge of the local bird population was extensive and accurate. Insist on Laban if you want to birdwatch. Laban was also a responsible guide. We watched many guides nearly run over animals in the Serengeti, while Laban would get us as close as possible without disturbing the animal’s natural behavior or startling them. Second, the truck was very nice. The truck becomes your second home for the trip. We saw a lot of older trucks used by the bigger companies that we had considered hiring (including some broken down and on the side of the road between Ngorogoro and Serengeti, which has an awful gravel highway). Our truck was a Land Cruiser that was barely a year old, WiFi (!!!), and it had AC for the rear compartment, chargers for our cameras and phones (using a number of outlets, including American 2-prong type), and a refrigerator that came well stocked with water, beer, wine, and soda. Laban either took the car to be detailed every day or did it himself, even when we told him it wasn’t necessary. Being familiar with off-road vehicles ourselves, we noticed that the Gosheni trucks had BF Goodrich tires. If you aren’t familiar, these are often twice as expensive as generic/off brand tires. Laban told us that management insisted on BFGs in order to make sure the safaris run smoothly. I thought this was a very important detail that would be missed by most passengers, and it shows that Gosheni is laying out a good bit of money to prevent breakdowns. As far as the safari itself, Laban met us at Kilimanjaro International. We had a rough couple of days after Kenya Airways lost our luggage; without getting into too much detail, avoid Kenya Airways at all costs, as they cancelled and rebooked us at least 4 times in addition to losing our luggage. So it lifted our spirits to see that Laban was waiting for us, and he had set out a table near the truck with a bottle of wine and a white tablecloth for us to sit at while we listened to his briefing on the itinerary. We stayed a few nights in Arusha at the Planet Lodge which was excellent. We used this as home base for safaris to Arusha park and Kilimanjaro. Speaking of Kilimanjaro, Gosheni gave us a separate guide just for the mountain hike. Saloom (unsure of the spelling) had summitted Kilimanjaro 92 times and knew the mountain like the back of his hand. It was great that Gosheni provided us with a skilled second guide just for this hike.
  • I went by the reviews and Gosheni was indeed as good as they said, if not better. Our guide Wilson was everything we could have hoped for in a guide. Keep it up guys
  • Wow - not even sure where to begin. We did a 5-night 6 day safari with Gosheni. It was difficult for us to select which company we were going to safari with and we couldn't have been more happy with our choice. We were always comparing our vehicle, food and guide info with others along the way and it seemed like we were always better off then those we met! :) Our guide Azaria has a true passion for wildlife and ensuring his guests are happy. He went above and beyond for us in many ways including helping us to buy bus tickets upon our return back to Arusha. Our chef Benjamin surprised us daily with his delicious meals. Peter (the owner) was very patient and answered my many emails with lots of details and quickly. We received quotes from a lot of companies and Gosheni is extremely competitive and we felt in the end priced very fair for the services provided. We camped for 4 nights and then headed to a mid-luxury lodge for our final night. Camping in the middle of the Serengeti was so cool and it was nice to end the adventure in a fancy place! One thing that is very important when considering a company is having unlimited driving KM's. We didn't even know how important this was until we were chasing after a Cheetah and 2 other vehicles wouldn't follow as they were limited to the number of kilometres they could drive each day. Nothing stoped Azaria from trying to show us all the animals! :) I would not hesitate to recommend Gosheni to anyone - working with a smaller company who us truly committed to customer satisfaction is totally the way to go for an expensive activity like a safari.
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