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Pete Stapley
Pete Stapley
2023-11-22
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What an amazing adventure! Thank you, Tribal Tourist! From the time we first made contact with Mat at Tribal Tourist to enquire about "Gorilla safaris" through to the day we waved goodbye to Uganda our experiences with Tribal Tourist were second to none! Spending time with us discussing what we we hoped to get out of our once in a lifetime trip, creating options that exceeded our expectations and then setting us up with a faultless team in Uganda, Mat and his team managed to excel at every turn. What started as a quick enquiry, soon became an unforgettable Primate Safari that not only allowed us to spend an amazing hour with the Nkuringo group of mountain gorillas, but also offered us the chance to interact with Chimpanzees, a whole host of other primates and birds as well as enjoying the chance for a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Choosing to spend time in multiple destinations and drive between each provided us with the chance to travel through rather than over the wonderful country of Uganda. Doing so, with Jack, our guide - genuinely one of the nicest and most knowledgable people that we could have hoped to meet, was wonderful. Spending six hours driving across some 'Ugandan massage roads' might not be for everyone, but for us it was something we certainly would not wanted to miss out on. Moving from city, through towns and villages, through green forests, mountains and plains, I could not think of a better way to experience visiting a country for the first time! I've mentioned Jack, as we spent almost all our time with him, but it would be remiss of me not to express how wonderful all of the staff we met were throughout our time...guides, accommodation staff, rangers, organisers, managers and helpers...Thank you all! All of our accommodation was amazing, even if we did just miss sundown over the rift valley and, if we had to pick a favourite, it would be our final destination at Nkuringo Safari Lodge - what a way to round off our adventure, to be treated like king and queen...and spend time with the Mountain Gorillas! Too many photographs to chose from, but I'll try and add a few. If you want to experience Africa, make sure you get in touch with Mat and the team at Tribal Tourist - you certainly won't regret it! Pete and Annie
Lubin Ozoux
Lubin Ozoux
2021-03-24
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Great service throughout. Both from Matt @tribal tourist in getting there/ follow up as well as from the local team @Mavela game lodge. Family had a great time and tribal tourist got it spot on in proposing the right vacation for us, meeting our needs.
Adam Krawesky
Adam Krawesky
2019-03-30
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in early march i had an amazing safari in tanzania with matthew of tribal tourist as my agent. he was very patient and thorough with many days of emails and phone calls to understand exactly the kind of trip i wanted. he offered me options at different price and adventure levels and i opted for the seven day camping safari to the great migration in tanzania. i had no previous knowledge of safaris, didn't know anyone who'd gone on one, so it was overwhelming when i first started searching. most companies i emailed simply replied with a form letter and a generic trip. tribal tourist listened to exactly what i wanted and talked with me on the phone many times to explain exactly what i could expect from every possible type of trip. matthew booked everything including internal flights and shuttles, and put to rest any anxiety i might have about the confusion of all that transit. the great migration trip was perfectly suited to what i wanted - camping especially as staying in lodges and having luxury is something i wanted to avoid. the tour operator was tanzania experience, and i can't say enough good things about them. our guide, max, was extremely well educated and knowledgable about every animal, landscape, tribe, tree, and plant. he was attentive to every request to stop for photos or breaks and accommodated everyone happily. he had a great sense of humour and we all felt like friends by the end of the trip. ours was a camping safari; there were four other people in the group. we had our land cruiser and a support car with a cook and an assistant who would drive ahead each day to our new location, set up the tents and prepare every meal for us. the tents were comfortable, sturdy, and big - i could stand up in one and i'm 6'4". basic foam sleeping mats, comfortable. the meals each day were basic but varied enough and well made so that i always felt full and satisfied after each one. you stay in public camp sites that have running water, showers and western toilets. they all had power outlets to charge your devices. we started in tarangire national park, full of elephants, close up and personal. at night from our tents we listened to the calls of lions and hyenas very close to the camp and it was beautiful. next we drove through the eastern rift, part of the great rift valley, for many hours. the landscape is vast, beautiful and humbling, dotted with masai in the distance tending their cattle. we camped on the side of a mountain beside an active volcano, ol doinyo lengai. during the day a masai guide brought us up the mountain streams to a waterfall, and then down to lake natron, a soda lake where many thousands of flamingoes live. in the serengeti our first encounter with lions was a pride of three moms and a dozen or so cubs, just a few feet from our car. we spent an hour uninterrupted watching them play and nurse, completely to ourselves. cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, so many lions, zebras, up close and personal and we were so often the only car to be seen for miles. driving out of the serengeti we saw the great migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest. it's staggering, and such a privilege to see that wilderness still exists in the world at this scale. we camped on the ngorongoro crater rim and in the morning, after yet another mind blowing sunrise through the mountains, drove down into the crater. again i can't say enough about the scale and beauty of such a place, a 50km wide caldera full of morning mist and every safari creature you can imagine. we saw seven rhinos! the ngorongoro crater is a microcosm of a safari universe so epic in scale and wildlife that it's hard to believe it's real. we drove up and out as the afternoon rains started and the view of the crater from the top was nothing short of spiritual. if you're looking for help in booking your safari, i would absolutely reccommend tribal tourist and i would use them again myself for another trip in the future, the highest vote of confidence.
Nic Taylor
Nic Taylor
2018-03-29
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Matt, Michelle and their team are superb, I won't use anyone else when planning a trip to Africa. My folks planned a sneaky trip to the Kalahari and my brother and I decided to surprise them last minute. Tribal organised everything at the last minute and for a great price...Next year a long Botswana trip is on the cards and I look forward to working with Matt & Michelle to ensure its a success.
Handri Van Tonder
Handri Van Tonder
2018-01-16
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Our Sun City Trip for our 10 year wedding anniversary was the best holiday I've had! Our Trip was well planned and organized.Thank you Tribal Tourist for an unforgettable time!
Charlie Wright
Charlie Wright
2018-01-12
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We're local to SA and recently booked a family getaway through Tribal Tourist in peak season. They sourced us a wonderful spot and arranged everything on our behalves without a hitch, well done Tribal Tourist - thank you.
Brendon Urlich
Brendon Urlich
2017-11-13
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We had a fantastic holiday organised with Tribal Tourist. I was able to bounce ideas off Michele and the team on what would suit a family trip with our two boys. It looked so good while organising it that we got another family to come with us which made it an even better trip. We settled on the idea to travel to Pilanesburg National Park in South Africa which was recommended by Tribal Tourist as it was family friendly and the kids would see plenty of game - especially Rhino. My wife had suffered dengue fever recently so the suggestion from Tribal Tourist also gave good peace of mind as the area is malaria free. It was a brilliant trip and everything went without a hitch. Seamless transitions from the airport to arriving at our resort. It was also arranged for the families to have time to chill and hit the water park at Suncity as well. Great knowledge and understanding of what we wanted. The kids were happy (and still talk about the trip on a regular basis) to the adults having a relaxing time. It also made me look good as everything was super organised. Very happy and we will be planning our next adventure in Africa with Tribal Tourist without a doubt. Awesome!
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