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I will be travelling solo to Tanzania in early October 2012, and looking to join a safari for a northern circuit tour. I have not yet booked my flight, as I think I should lock in a safari first?? I am ok with tent camping (permanent or packable as long as the tent is provided), as it seems most operators set up the tents and campsite for you. If I could find a reasonably priced permanent tent option, that would be nice! I am unsure about what is best to see at this time of year. Have heard great things about Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengetti. Hoping to also head south to Iringa afterwards to visit Ruaha Park and see a friend. Anyone out there with suggestions of reputable operators, places to see at this time of year, or looking to form a safari with other solo travelers?
Thanks!

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    Yes, I run a sister school program linking schools in the United States with Tanzania and we go on safari after 10 days of working at the school. We typically go to Tarangire once a year, and the Safari lodge is our favorite. I recommend rickshaw travel, speak to Deepak and let him know that Karen and John we sent you and for a recommended packing list, visit our website where you can link to get our tried and true top 10 things you need, but may not know to bring www.waterpowerpeace.com over 6 years ago

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    Hey Louise,
    I was in Tanzania earlier this year and did a safari with a company called basecamp.
    The price they quoted was very competitive and I was super happy with their service. The owner is called Achmed and was very helpful with arranging things around our needs.
    check out their webpage:
    www.basecamptanzania.com/

    We also booked a few internal flights through them, as they were able to quote a better price than we found ourselves online.
    Have a great time! over 6 years ago

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    Leopard tours are one of the biggest operators in TZ, but they have packages ranging from budget camping safaris to all inclusive luxury safaris. You will surely find something for you there. I seem unable to open their website at the moment, but it is at: www.leopardtours.co.tz.

    Hidden valley safaris may have something suitable for you as well. They are not as big as Leopard tours, but they are reliable in my opinion. (I think the owner is a former employee at Leopard Tours, but I am not absolutely sure). Their website is at www.hiddenvalleysafaris.com over 6 years ago

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    I just got back from TZ and we did a safari tour to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro through Asali Tours & Safaris. We had a wonderful time. They have a variety of packages to select from or just let them know what you want to do.

    Speak to Gladys and tell her Relle sent you.
    Gladys@asalitoursandsafaris.com over 6 years ago

    Answered by relle via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    There is a wonderful, young, solo safari arranger who runs his own business - Mourice Maqway in Arusha (cell +255 758261856, email trustmourice@yahoo.com). Mourice is absolutely someone you can trust to arrange trips that meet your individual needs - extremely reliable, excellent English, and just a sweetheart to travel with. Very important, he is a safe driver and very handy as a mechanic in case anything breaks down (very useful in Africa in general). If you are in Tanzania for work, volunteering, or studies - he is great for short one or two day trips as well as longer adventures. He is well connected with others so can arrange help with in-country airlines (like Precision Air) or other travel groups. Our university has sent many faculty members to Tanzania and Mourice has helped many of us arrange both airport pick-ups and safaris in the Northern region. So if you'd rather support a local individual at a reasonable rate rather than a commercial group - this is someone many of us can recommend highly. over 6 years ago

    Answered by L.Chen, Univ. of California SanFrancisco via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Have u booked yet? Check out Katz online they offer volunteer packages and also amazing Safari deals very cheap about 6 years ago

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    The best guide ever is Godlisten Moshi. He's experienced, knowledgeable and an all around super nice guy.
    www.gmexpeditions.com
    It's not just me who thinks he's a wonderful guide. Check out all the wonderful comments people say about him on tripadvisor.com. Plus he's Tanzanian so you can feel good knowing your $$ is supporting the local community there. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Lynne via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I have been to tanzania for a trek and safari and then went back to live with a family for two months (I became good friends with my trek guide and lived with his wife and children). He arranges tours, safaris and treks as well, speaks Kiswahili and English and is a wonderful person.
    I am happy to refer anyone to him. I am returning to tanzania in November to live for several months in November 2013 so I can help anyone set up if they need
    Joannemcfadden24@gmail.com over 5 years ago

    Answered by Joanne via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    You can search for fair trade travel in Tanzania at http://fairtravelr.org almost 4 years ago

    Answered by Travelmonk via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Braventure Africa is locally owned and operated at Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania. We have built a unique reputation by organizing Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru trekking, Wildlife Safaris, Zanzibar Beach Holidays, Cultural tours and day trips. Our guides speak fluent English, German and Swahili language. They are local Tanzanians who are skilled, knowledgeable and well-trained about treks, safaris and people which they will share with you throughout your adventures in Tanzania.
    visit their website at http://braventureafrica.com/ 8 months ago

    Answered by Thadey Lyimo via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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