Testimonials / Guest Book

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ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAYS WITH DAYTRIPS

“The trip was fantastic, superb and wonderful. I wanted to see dolphins, and we were well rewarded early in the morning when a Humpback “greeted” us by breaching seven times in a row! Seeing and swimming with the dolphins was a very emotional experience for me”

DavidHoller

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“Thank you and your team for a wonderful Zanzibar holiday. This trip was everything I imagined and more. The guides, Khatib and Saidi, and drivers were fantastic…they did everything to ensure that we were having fun, eating amazing meals and seeing as much of this fantastic island as we could possibly experience. The snorkeling along the reef was an added and unexpected bonus.”

Andre Mollineaux

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“Our group participated in the dolphin tour and we were all overwhelmed with the experience. The visit afterwards to the old mosque clearly put an exclamation point on an otherwise fantastic trip and forever memorable experience”

Dieter Wieden

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“I was impressed with the organization of Zama Tours & Safaris down to every detail. You guys really run a responsible, tightly managed outfit. I also enjoyed swimming alongside the dolphins and the Jozani Forest excursion (I was lucky enough to pet a Red Colobus monkey). The memories will last long after the Zanzibar suntan stripes on my feet fade.”

Lori Brown

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“Zama Tours are “off the chart” wonderful. I don’t know how you do it but you managed to have EVERY detail covered AND maintain an ease and peaceful “whatever you like” atmosphere at the same time. Zama clearly had approached the tour industry with the idea of “What would I want in my ideal trip as a participant” rather than “What would my idea trip as a guide be.” Bravo!”

Walter Crow

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ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAYS

“I felt like a king in a five star resort eating meals in an exotic surrounding. The chef was especially accommodating to people with special diets.”

Becky Thuermer

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“We have left our happy footprints on your coasts and part of our hearts will always remain in Zanzibar. We cannot thank you enough for making this trip so wonderful.”

Kim Daniels

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“I truly could not have asked for a more extraordinary experience. I will be thinking of the turquoise-blue water, the sound of the waves across the sea and the wind moving the palm trees, as well as the excellent facilities and wonderful atmosphere of our resort for years to come.”

Kate Morris

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ZANZIBAR BEACH & CULTURAL HOLIDAYS

“Mussa and Khatib, words cannot express the wonderful experience you have given us on our first African adventure. Thank you for sharing the mysteries of your island and sea, as well as your foods and friends. Your kindness holds a special place in our hearts. We so appreciate all of the special efforts you both performed to facilitate our comfort and expanded knowledge of this incredible place. ”

Jacky Eagles

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“We can’t stop talking about our Zanzibar stay to everyone now that we’re home. It was a wonderful experience for us in every way. The guides and drivers, of course, were critical to its success. We are recommending this trip and your company very highly to our friends. Thanks for everything, from the personal and prompt attention during booking all the way through to the end. You guys are first-rate.”

Paul & Eileen Harvey

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“We enjoyed seeing the culture and history as well as the natural beauty and tremendous biodiversity of Zanzibar. I was very surprised by all of the intercultural life.”

Andy and Monica Hopkins

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“Just want to write to say how great your trips are. Wonderful staff, perfect hotels, food that is too good! And the final evening in a magical atmosphere of a 1001 Arab nights was the best. All you guys are pros and it shows!! ”

Peter Mainham

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ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAYS WITH WATERSPORTS

“Here I was, snorkeling for the first time and I’m 50! Apprehensively, I slid off the wooden dhow and started swimming- it was the start of a journey that became one of the best adventures in my life.”

Elizabeth Warner

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“We truly enjoyed this trip and consider it possibly the best vacation we have ever had. Your attention to detail, care of your partners, equipment and planning is evident in the success of your trips. We are so glad you made our diving adventure a pleasant, memorable one. Keep up the good work.”

Rob and Anna Meerland

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“The food exceeded my expectations by far and I have 12+ years’ experience in the restaurant business. I was most impressed with the underwater life. . . I saw an octopus, a spiny lobster, rays, sea cucumbers, jelly fish, and hundreds of tropical fish.”

Thorsten Sogerstrom

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“The trip was more than I expected. It was a total immersion in a wonderful place. Scenery, marine life & climate – all were intense. This was exactly the adventure I was looking for.”

Jan Peters

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“The trip exceeded my expectations … outstanding guides, excellent food, well planned, beautiful location. The weather was perfect…blue skies, sunshine and warm temperatures with a light breeze. The kite surfing and snorkeling were great.”

Mikael Rosenstein

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ZANZIBAR WEDDINGS

“Dear Mussa. We are back to real life and reality and wish we could turn back the hands of time to our wedding week. I can’t find the words to thank you enough for the best week of our lives. It was magical! Everything was executed with such elegance, care, and attention to every detail there was nothing over looked. All the events exceeded both Andrew’s and my expectations. Please thank everyone who worked on the event. You and your team are absolutely the best! With much love.”

Elly and Andrew

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“Zama Tours, thank you so much for making our dream wedding a reality. Our day was just as we had wanted and more: simple, elegant, intimate and stress-free, all thanks to your hard work. All the suppliers you chose were first class. The music at the ceremony was perfect and the flowers were beautiful. Nicci was fantastic. So professional yet great fun- we can’t wait to see the photos. You made us and our families feel so welcome at beautiful Zanzibar; you’re so lucky living in such an incredible place. We could not have done it without you!”

Matthew and Erica

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“We want to say Thanks again for arranging our perfect wedding day at the nice white beach of beautiful Zanzibar. We enjoyed every minute of it, and we still do looking back at the great pictures Nassor made!

The whole wedding was just as perfect as we had been dreaming off!! We loved our special “husband & wife” diner and wine at the beach afterwards. Thanks for all your effort, e-mails, arrangements and personal words and support!! You made our day!!”

John and Margareth

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“Dear Mussa, thanks so much for all you have done for our wedding. It was so beautiful…just the way I had always dreamed it. I will recommend your services to anyone interested in getting married in Zanzibar. Thanks again”

Arrienne and Stephan

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“Just wanted to send a quick email to say a massive thank you for organizing our special day with such detail and care. I was overwhelmed with your passion for weddings and making sure everything was perfect, every step of the way. From getting me in to my dress, to making sure we were on the dhow in time for sunset, to the amazing welcome on the beach everything was outstanding. The venues blew us all away it was beyond stunning. Everything exceeded our expectations beyond our wildest dreams. It was truly magical. Needless to say we have completely fallen in love with Zanzibar and are now trying to figure out when we can come back to paradise. Thank you again, for going above and beyond at every turn. Lots of love.”

Becky and Frank

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“Thank you again for organizing our wedding, it is something we will always remember and it was perfect. The sandbank was just amazing. Thank you again!”

Katrin and George

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“Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding party a success, you did a brilliant job….Thanks for always being there when we needed help, we really appreciate it. We could always depend on your word; if you said you would do something it was always done. It was great working with you.”

Mary and Jan

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“We had the most wonderful wedding ceremony in Zanzibar – thank you so much for your attention to detail. We loved the Spice Island Hotel – exceptional service. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime; we have already recommended you to several people.”

Heike and Sebastian

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SOUTHERN CIRCUIT SAFARIS

“The trip was above and beyond my expectations! I’d recommend it to anyone considering such adventure”

SandyHillstrom

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“A heartfelt note of thanks to Zama Tours & Safaris for the most amazing safari. From my arrival in Dar es Salaam to our final dinner, everything was excellent, and so professionally handled. Never had I imagined how beautiful the south of Tanzania would be (especially the impressive Rufiji River), how friendly the guides, how delicious the food, how awe-inspiring the wildlife and how unique the entire experience”

Sarah Hadley

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“It exceeded any and all expectations. It was one of the best trips I have been on and I have been all over the world.”

Carol Dwain

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NORTHERN CIRCUIT SAFARIS

“This trip was an excellent investment of time and money. I would recommend Zama Tours & Safaris to anyone interested in exploring Tanzania’s natural environment”

Joe Portner

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“The entire safari was great. We enjoyed the game driving in those beautiful national parks, getting so close to the wildlife and the great knowledge of our guide Wilson. The food in the accommodations was superb and we liked the attention paid to specific food requests. The lodge staff was excellent and very customer oriented. Having rooms made up every day was great.”

Jim Williams

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“I’ve been on lots of adventure trips and your services and guide are among the best.”

Eugene Balowinski

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“The food was fantastic, Amani, our guide, was pleasant, helpful, energetic and fun. It was nice to sleep in a huge tents with a normal bed, indoor toilet and hot shower — just decadent! I think many people who like a camping adventure in the middle of the bush but don’t especially enjoy sleeping on the ground, would find this a great trip.”

Carolina Hingham

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“Our trip to the northern part of Tanzania exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Michael is a kind talented guide and gentleman who was aware of and planned for our individual needs. He is knowledgeable and has excellent “people” skills. Wildlife viewing was excellent, up and close, and perfect because of the top-up roof of the Landcruiser. The stays in the lodges and tented camps were even more special because of the wild animals surrounding us and even visiting us in the camps. We would highly recommend this trip to your clients. It was an outstanding experience for all of us.”

Ann Rodgers

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“The lodges were incredible. We loved every moment and would give this trip a 10 out of 10.”

Sandra McKenzie

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“We want to thank the Zama Tours & Safaris team for making our recent trip to Tanzania a truly enjoyable and memorable experience.  Every detail of the trip arranged by your company was outstanding, including the accommodations, food, and especially the game drives provided by our guide Faraja, who went out of his way to make sure we had a remarkable safari adventure. From the time we were greeted at the airport upon our arrival in Tanzania, through all of the excursions, and to our departure, Zama Tours ensured our holiday was something we will treasure for many years to come.  Thank you for the outstanding effort.”

Michele and Mike Lockhart

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“For our group, apart from the amazing wildlife, the cultural visits to the Maasai and Hadzabe were one of the most outstanding experiences we’ve ever had. I could go on and on. You have got some tip-top fabulous and most delightful guides. They are skilled, knowledgeable, kind and very wise about taking care of folks. You have our highest praise for the guides and for the trip planning”

Margot Didier

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“I am at a loss for words for how magical this safari was. I was amazed by the high level of professionalism and quality from start to finish. And the sight of wild cats and huge elephants is unforgettable. I had an outstanding and life transforming time.”

Beatrice Fullham

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“This was our first wildlife safari, and we were, naturally, a little nervous. Our guide was extremely competent, and made us feel comfortable from the very beginning. The lodgings, service and food were excellent. I would rate this trip absolutely a five-star vacation.”

Peter van Dijk

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“The trip was perfect. I cannot say enough good things about our guide, the meals, the activities and hotels. We had the best time in our lives. Many thanks to your company for making this a special time.”

Bert van Wilderen

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“This trip was a once in a life time experience! I enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the wildlife and the food was good. I will be recommending this trip to everyone I know.”

Brighton Lindsay

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“Montse and I enjoyed very much our safari in Tanzania National parks with your company. The organization was perfect. Special acknowledge to our kind guide Lazaro. He made our safari unforgettable; he was always so nice and professional and gave us so many explanations on animals, wildlife, nationals parks history and Tanzania culture. We could see a lot of animals thanks to his extraordinary “African eyes” that saw what we were not able to see even with the binoculars. Lazaro transmitted to us his passion for the nature and people of Tanzania. We recommend Lazaro to other people to have a perfect safari with an special guide.”

Montse& Jose

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KILIMANJARO CLIMBS

“What a wonderful trip this was! We had such a wonderful time on the Kilimanjaro and during the wildlife safari. The two weeks were very different, almost like two separate vacations. Both trips were magical in their own ways, although the days spent in a luxury tent under the African sky was perhaps the most magical of all”

Victor & Barb Charney

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“The leadership from Tumaini and his assistants, porters and cook throughout the trip was first rate in all respects including attention to safety, climbing guidance, camp set-up, meal prep, fellowship and education regarding weather, altitude awareness and information about the different stages of the mountain. Summiting at sunrise will be forever in our minds. We would not hesitate to travel with you again.”

Mike & Esther Rumbold

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“It was an amazing experience. We were lucky to be accompanied by our guide Saidi who is very experienced, capable and absolutely reliable. He has a big knowledge and advised us very well. Saidi and our assistant guide Hudson informed us in detail and turned out to be great motivators. Both are wonderful persons, very respectful and I liked their humor and kindness. Furthermore, I will never forget our waiter Rama with his warm and friendly nature. He was very attentive and helpful and took care of our well-being. Last but not least, our cook Brizon prepared excellent meals – the cucumber soup was my favorite – and all porters did a fantastic job by leaving the camp after us and having everything ready before we arrived at the next camp. Thanks to Saidi and Hudson and to all staff we reached the summit of Uhuru Peak and our dream came true. I would highly recommend them. Asante sana to Saidi, Hudson, Rama, Brizon and all porters!”

Andrea and Graham

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“Your guides are really special people — besides keeping us out of trouble, cooking wonderful food for us, putting up with our terrible Spanish and most of all, taking us to the top of the world — they are just really, really great guys.”

Diego Gonzalez

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“This wonderful holiday exceeded all expectations and was a truly life-enhancing experience. Our guides and porters, always friendly and helpful, were extremely professional in every respect. Organization and communications were first-class throughout, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Zama Tours to anyone thinking of undertaking a climbing adventure of this nature.”

Patrizia Simone

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MOUNT MERU

“I have not done any organized trips before, but I have a hard time imagining that anyone could do it better. This was a perfect combination of a wonderful variety of physical activity, spectacular scenery, education about the surrounding nature, superb food, relax time and impeccable organization.”

Christina Bayes

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NGORONGORO HIGHLAND TREKKING

“This was a great trip and fulfilled all our expectations. We had a great time and the trekking was superb. Our three Maasai guides were the best we have ever had on a trip. They were personable, knowledgeable and friendly. The donkey experience was just amazing and the excellent food was a welcome addition compared to other companies we have used.”

Daniel & Barbara Sawyer

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