The Real “Big Five”!
My family just returned from an amazing tour across Tanzania, arranged through Tauck. We were fortunate to be accompanied by a tremendous group of Kearsleys guides, who all went above and beyond to make the trip truly special.
Each of the five deserve recognition – Phillipo, Barnabas, Klarence, Shayo Michael and Eliamani – and should be commended for their efforts. They drove excellently (on often treacherous roads) and were very knowledgeable and skilled in highlighting animals and interesting sights. Further, our “Big Five” of Kearsleys driver guides did these things while consistently displaying a warm, welcoming attitude and genuine care and kindness for my family. There is no doubt that their hard work made the trip more fun and memorable.
The attached photo shows one of my favorite moments during our trip – Barnabas leading our vehicle in a rousing performance of ‘Jambo Bwana’!
Travel Date: 20/08/2018
Best Guides ever!!!
Just returned from our trip, booked through Tauck. The Kearsley’s guides made it spectacular. Thank you Kessy, Walter, Barnabus, Kachui and Prosper. These guys made our trip. And added to our memories. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable. If you are planning a trip, please ask for one of these guys, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!
This site needs an option for a 6th star out of 5
Travel Date: 19/06/18
We just returned from a Tour in Tanzania. Our tour was booked with Tauck and that discriminating company contracts with Kearsleys. As part of our tour, we interacted with five Kearsleys guides. All were excellent and strived to make us comfortable, keep us safe and ensure we had the best experience possible. But we had a special connection with Humphrey. He happened to be the Kearsleys driver who picked us up at the airport and because of a mix up at the hotel, he was called out of bed at the last minute to escort us on a day long tour of the Arusha National Park two days later (we arrived in Tanzania a few days early before our official tour began). He also happened to be one of the five drivers who escorted our Tauck tour for the next twelve days. I can not explain what was different with Humphrey. It was as if The Lord God Almighty put him in our lives. We are experienced travelers and no guide has ever touched me or impacted me this way before. When we left Africa, I could barely look Humphrey in the eye without crying. I did not want to say goodbye to such a special friend. After returning home, I have prayed for Humphrey, his wife and children. I pray for God’s protection for him and that he will be Blessed beyond description.
Travel Date: 19/06/2017
Kearsleys Great Driver and Guide
Kessy was very helpful and kind, he was a great driver and guide made as feel very comfortable. He was a fun driver and we wish him all the best ahead
Travel Date: 3/5/18
Superb Service Throughout Our Experience
Unfortunately due to illness, we were unable to visit Tarangire, however Dr Mboya at Sopa Ngorongoro was excellent at treating/ advising medical concerns.
From our first email contact with Helen, we have received superb service throughout our experience. Thank you to all at Kearsleys, we will recommend you to others.
George is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable, we were very lucky to see so many animals and experiences; like birth, death and nature.
Travel Date: 31/1/18
Safari – Tanzania
We have just returned from an amazing Safari in Tanzania, visiting Lake Manyara Ngorongoro Crater, central and Northern Serengeti. Our guide Walter was brilliant. He collected us from the airport and then was our guide for the week. He was so knowledgeable, thoughtful, great with our kids, he went above and beyond such as parking up and have our picnic (in the jeep) amongst the wildebeest and coffee watching the hippos and crocs! He always got us to the right place at the right time so that we were able to see all the animals and we were lucky enough to see 4 river crossings, which were very exciting. All in all we had a fabulous experience and made lots of happy memories and left feeling like Walter was one of the family!
Travel Date: 26/7/17
Family Safari Holiday
We would like to thank Hamisi for a fantastic 4 days of safari and would highly recommend kearsleys to friends and family looking to plan a safari Tanzania.
Travel Date: 10/07/2017
Great Services and Great People!!
This was a wonderful trip for us, I chose your agency because of your professionalism in answering my inquires. Let me tell you that I sent the same inquiries to more than 10 agencies located on the web.
Your office (Magdalena) gave very good attention to detail and I decided to choose you, this was the best decision that we took.
Travel Date: 14/06/2017
Epic Adventure with Kearsleys
This was an epic adventure and the attention to detail was first class. Joseph was an exceptional driver and guide who made our trip an outstanding trip. Parks were amazing and accommodations superb !!
Travel Date: 25/03/2017
Thank you, Kearsleys and Mr. George, our driver/guide, for the unforgetable experience. It was our first safari and our first travel to East Africa.
Thanks to the hawk eye of Mr. George, we discovered the big 5 and so much more. The long ride to the North of Serengeti was worth it, as we have seen the migration and several crossings of the Mara river.
Travel Date: 03/10/2016
Trip of a Lifetime
We just returned from the most amazing trip of my life. We were on Safari for 9 days and every day was more spectacular than the one before. A big part of the trip\’s memorability were our driver/guides Phillippo 2, Julius and Gustaph. They were so knowledgeable about everything, so skilled at driving and finding animals all at the same time. And best of all they were so much fun. They made our trip complete. Thank you so much!
Travel Date: 13/08/2016
Kearsley Drivers Go Above and Beyond
The Kearsleys group of drivers we had on our Tanzania Tour this August were fantastic. Julius,Gustaph and Phillipo 2 were incredible!! I cannot say enough about how knowledgeable, and fun they were. They were fantastic drivers and became a big part of why this trip captured my heart.
By the way Julius,Gustaph and Phillipo 2 are also an amazing singing trio! ha ha
Travel Date: 11/08/2016
Great first trip to Tanzania
Just returned from a wonderful five night safari trip in northern Tanzania. Five of us and Sebastian — a great driver / guide / teacher!
We really did not know what to expect — but all aspects of the trip were great.
Office staff made setting up arrangements easy. High value. Food / lodging / vehicle were all good. Animals / experience were amazing. But our guide Sebastian was the highlight of the trip. Our Tanzania experiences will be centered on his ability to share his knowledge / love for area / ecology / culture / animals.
We all would offer an unqualified recommendation to tour with Kearsley when heading to Tanzania.
Travel Date: 15/06/2016
Wonderful holiday in Tanzania
My friend Rowena and I have recently returned home from a wonderful holiday in Tanzania. It was made all the more enjoyable by our driver/guide Kachui Mohamed. We just want you to know how much we appreciated him.
He looked after us so well, we were so impressed by his amazing knowledge of the country and its wildlife and his a excellent and careful driving in sometimes difficult terrain.
We saw so many wonderful things including African wild dogs; a species I was so excited to see, also a river crossing in the north of the Serengeti.
We will certainly be recommending Kearsleys to our friends and please thank Kachui once again on our behalf.
Our trip will be a lasting memorable experience
We booked our safari trip (with an extension to Kenya) with Kearsleys Travel & Tours based on a recommendation from friends who had done a similar safari with them. We were very happy with the overall trip and services that the team provided us with. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and keen on making sure we got to see as much as we did. Our trip will be a lasting memorable experience that we will truly cherish. We would definitely recommend Kearsleys to any of our friends should they ever wish to go on a Tanzanian safari.
Great time with Gedion on our safari
We had a great time with Gedion on our safari few days ago. Thank you for having him as a smart, caring and helpful guide. Greetings from Germany
Travel Date: 26th June 2015
Incredible safari in Northern Tanzania
Having just returned from an incredible safari in Northern Tanzania, we would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Kearsleys, and in particular to our guide Ezekiel, for making the trip such an unforgettable experience.
Throughout our time spent in Tarangire, Lake Mayanara, the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Parks we were treated to amazing wildlife at every turn and Ezekiels knowledge of the country, its people and natural history was extensive.
We needed a week on Pemba Island to relax after such a breath taking adventure.
Truly the trip of a lifetime!
My husband Mark and I have just returned from a magical holiday in Tanzania.
Our man on the ground was George, from the moment that he picked us up at the Ndutu airstrip he took care of everything leaving us to relax and enjoy our safari.
George made sure that we had early starts ensuring that we were ahead of the crowds, he was full of information and interesting facts not only about the wildlife but also about Tanzania. He always seemed to be in the right place at the right time so we experienced some amazing sights.
Our favourite site was the Kenzan Mobile Camp, we were truly amongst the wildlife and very well looked after.
When we reached Ngorongoro we enjoyed an upgrade at Crater Lodge, bit surreal!
One of the highlights of our trip was our day in Tarangire where we saw probably in excess of 1000 elephants, we spent a lot of time watching these incredible animals in their natural habitat.
Thank you Kearsleys and in particular George for giving us the holiday of a lifetime.
Wonderful Island of Zanzibar
Kearsley Travel & Tours booked for us what became the most enjoyable & memorable weekend on the wonderful island of ZANZIBAR. Travel agents were customer service-oriented, committed and remarkably enthusiastic. We were thrilled with the way they made an extra effort in finding us the perfect room with a sea view along with a complete package. We look forward to booking our next trip with them and I will certainly recommend Kearsley Travel & Tours to anyone looking to spend some quality time in Tanzania safari.
Hello, We have just returned from a safari adventure which met and exceeded our expectations many times over. It simply could not have been better. Our tanzania safari in northern Tanzania was truly remarkable. Thank you Sona for all your help with the arrangements and thank you to our awesome driver/guide Ayubu. I would have been content just to see my favorite animal the giraffe, but instead we now have the bragging rights to say we have seen “The big 5,” something that people sometimes travel to Africa several times to accomplish. We loved Kirawira Tented Camp and are so very glad that we went to the western Serengeti.
Serengeti for safari
We would like to thank Kearsley for the excellent service and travel management made during our recent visit to Tanzania and Zanzibar. The whole experience was truly amazing.
Our itinerary wasn’t easy. After staying in Dar-es-Salaam for a few days, we took a small plane to the Serengeti for tanzania safari, where we packed in a detailed itinerary and thanks to our fantastic driver/ guide taking great care of us, we saw everything. From there we drove to Mwanza and then finished the trip with a beach holiday in Zanzibar. You guys did an amazing job! All transportation including flight and vehicle transfers went very smoothly where we never had to wait around. The staff were always very friendly and the customer service was excellent, so thank you Kearsley for making our stay in Tanzania a memorable one!
We just came back to Norway after our trip to Tanzania, which included a one week camping safari in Selous and Ruaha with Kearsley Travel. I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic trip. We were lucky enough to experience an incredible variety of wildlife, but most importantly we would like to thank Ali and Augusto for making this an unforgettable holiday. Ali is a very competent driver it was impressive to see how he could maneuver on the bush roads, and he always made us feel safe on the highways (unlike some other drivers in Tanzania). He was also very knowledgeable about the wildlife and excellent at spotting animals. Augusto made us fantastic meals every day and took great care of all our practical needs it was impressive to see how he could make great food just using basic bush equipment for cooking.
But most importantly both Ali and Augusto are really nice people and very fun to travel with. Easy going, friendly and professional, they always made us feel safe and comfortable even when a pride of lions came outside our camp! Wherever we went, they had plenty of interesting things to teach us from facts about wildlife and the daily life in the villages where we stopped, to local food-recipes and basic Swahili words, including the names of all the animals we saw. They are truly a great asset to your company! Please send them our regards and deepest thanks for making our holiday such a great experience.