Fig Tree Tours & Travel, Arusha

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  • My boyfriend and I went on a 5-day safari. John, the head of the Fig Tree Tour company, was very helpful, both in arranging the safari and on our arrival, coming to pick us up at the airport and helping us to make up for lost time, having arrived a day later than expected following of a problem with our plane. Before leaving we had chosen a 4-day safari in the parks (tarangire, 2 days in the serengheti, ngorongoro) and 1 day on Kilimanjaro. In fact, once on site we were joined by a group of people with a program other than our own 5 days in the parks without Kilimanjaro (lake manyara, tarangire,serengheti,ngorongoro). Arrived in the morning at kilimanjaro airport we went to arusha where we paid for the safari and at about 12.00 we reached the entrance of the tarangire where we made a game drive up to the place of lunch and another, shorter, in the afternoon. We slept in a very cozy village outside the parks near Lake manyara as scheduled. The next morning we were joined by another group and the new guide Aruna explained to us the schedule of the day that planned to go to Lake manyara. Not being in our program we asked for explanations and were told that we would go to Kilimanjaro on the afternoon of the last day, which is not true since we did not go there in the end. On the 3rd day we went to the serengeti: after loading the tents we arrived at the entrance of the park, we had lunch around 3pm and made a game drive in the afternoon of about 2 and a half hours. On the 4th day we made a morning game drive while in the afternoon we moved to the crater of ngorongoro stopping in a Masai village. On the 5th day we did a morning game drive in the ngorongoro crater of 4-5 hours and in the afternoon we returned to arusha, we slept in the hotel and the next morning John's colleague took us to the airport. Basically for 4 days our tour was performed according to the schedule while one day instead of going to the kilimanjaro we went to lake manyara without having alternatives and possibilities to change. In the end John gave us back 30 dollars per person as the cost to get into lake manyara is lower than the kilimanjaro (we had asked for a refund of 100 dollars per person, considering that we spent 950 dollars per person seemed to us the minimum). In conclusion, the safari was beautiful: elephants and other herbivores abound in the tarangire, at lake manyara there are many species of birds (especially flamingos and pelicans), monkeys, baboons and herbivores. The serene is definitely the most beautiful park, here we have seen almost all the carnivorous animals (lions, lionesses with cubs, leopard, hyenas), many herbivores (hippos, buffalo giraffes, zebras, gazelles, impala, elephants), many birds (ostrich, eagles, and others who do not remember the name) a beautiful variety of landscapes and a magnificent sunset; we haven't seen rhinos and cheetahs. Ngorongoro crater is gorgeous: here we were able to see virtually all the animals including the rare rhinoceros, the jackal, but not the cheetah. The only thing we did not appreciate was the modification of our program without consulting us or asking us anything: we had to adapt without having any alternatives. We would do the safari again tomorrow because it was an unforgettable and exciting experience but we would probably choose another company while considering John a very nice and helpful person.
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  • everything is super! met at the airport, placed in a hotel and taken to a 2-day safari. I made a prepayment through the fig tree tours website, there were no problems! we really liked the cooperation ...  more »
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