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"Tanzania & Rwanda: a long awaited dream full-filled"

“Erica, thanks for the personal touch of a note on our final evening. We cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful adventure this has been! It’s fulfilled a long awaited dream trip for us and given us the taste to safari again. We both truly appreciated your detailed planning and also answering our many questions and adding (and replanning) the wonderful Rwanda add-on. Asante sana. Thank you! Ellen”

— Ellen, travelled August 2023

"Absolutely perfect"

“From the first introductory / planning call to our boarding the return flight home, Erica and the team have made this trip one of the best organized and seamless that we have had when not organizing travel ourselves. Coming from an organizational background, there is not one iota of improvement or constructive feedback that I could give as everything was perfect. In recommending camps that met our aesthetic and budgetary requirements, in suggesting places of interest or rearranging the itinerary due to a flight change, Erica displayed absolute expertise, flexibility and professionalism. If we were to return to East Africa, Erica would be my go-to travel expert. Many thanks to all the team.”

— Humaira on TripAdvisor, travelled June 2023

"Excellent in every way"

Just returned from my second trip to Tanzania with the Planet Africa/Asilia team. They answered all pre-departure questions, and there were many, quickly and thoroughly. Transfers went flawlessly and travelers’ various needs, such as as special diets or movement restrictions or lost luggage, were handled with ease. Everyone on the ground was professional, helpful, accommodating, and always smiling.
The wildlife experience was awesome, enhanced by knowledgable guides who not only communicate well but put you in the best spots for viewing & photographing one of natures’s greatest spectacles!

— Erin on TripAdvisor, travelled February 2023

"Wonderful beyond wonderful!"

“I am strongly encouraging my family and friends to book with Planet Africa Safari for their safaris in the future. I would recommend them to my travel savvy friends and to my “amenity and comfort requiring” family. They really made our honeymoon extra special and I can’t thank them enough. Do not hesitate for a second to book with Planet Africa Safaris!”

— Sophia C. on TripAdvisor, travelled August 2022

"Tanzania Safari 2021"

“We did a 12 days safari with Planet Africa Safaris and the experience was beyond what we could have ever expected. They planned out our stay, booked all of our accommodations which we were more than happy with. Our tour guide that they booked through Asilia, Alfred, was amazing. I don’t think we could have found anyone more knowledgeable or friendly. He is now part of our family and we have requested him for our next trip in October. Yes, the trip was so good that we are planning on returning in less than 1 year from our first trip.”

— Lori on TripAdvisor, February 2022

"Smooth and sweet"

“We travelled with Planet Africa Safaris to Tanzania to spend a new years holiday in the bush. Since we know Mary now for more than a decade we knew it was going to be a succes. And we were confirmed once again, safeguarded by both Mary as well as Asilia so that all went smooth.

We prefer Planet Africa since we consider it the best guide for safari that knows its business well and can go that extra stretch. We love the personal touch and the warm welcome we receive in every lodge we visit. The smallest details of our trip were prepared meticulously. Even our PCR test in the Serengeti was sort of an adventure in its own right and we did not skip a game drive for it. Thank you Mary and staff for your help, guidance and watchful eye. See you next time in Africa!”

— A+M on TripAdvisor, travelled January 2022

"Experience of a lifetime on Kenya safari"

“Based on a friend’s recommendation, we planned our Kenya safari 1-1/2 years ago with Planet Africa, well before we knew anything about Covid. Due to the circumstances, needless to say, we were concerned about going. After numerous conversations with Murielle, we felt comfortable enough to go and are we sure glad we did. With the exception of the flights, we truly felt safer there than at home. We were outside the entire time except for time in our tent.

The trip was absolutely amazing, from the planning stages through the actual safari and accommodations. We opted to strictly stay in luxury tents and they and the staff at all five camps were more than we would have ever dreamed of. Everything was seamless, from the transfers to Covid testing for our return trip. Nothing could have been better. Murielle and her team are true professionals and coordinated a trip of a lifetime for us.”

— Marsha on TripAdvisor, travelled October 2021

"Magic Tanzania discovery"

“Planet Africa Safaris designed a 2 week trip for us in Tanzania (6/9-20/9 2021) including Arusha, Mount Meru, Serengeti, Zanzibar . It was just perfect holidays! We had many different experiences and everything was very well organised. Accommodation was great, food was very good to really excellent at some locations, drivers/guides were punctually present and skilled .

Wildlife in Tanzania is just great and people are very friendly. It felt very safe, also from a covid point of view (everybody is tested at the airport, hotel staff is wearing face coverings, and our guide in the Serengeti was vaccinated and PCR tested 24h before the safari.) We also never had the impression that covid was an issue honestly. For any roundtrip in Tanzania I would definitely recommend them”.

— Kenneth on TripAdvisor, travelled September 2021

“Amazing trip to Kenya”

“Planet Africa Safaris was recommended to us by the Asilia Africa lodges in Kenya and we were absolutely thrilled with how our trip turned out!

Every aspect was incredible from the initial booking to the perfectly executed logisitics. The communication from the company throughout was second to none. The camps they recommended were amazing as were the experiences we had there with tons of wildlife and an incredible river crossing in the Mara reserve.

We visited 3 different regions and 4 different camps and there is not a thing we would have changed, I would highly recommend booking your trip with Planet Africa you will not be disappointed!

— A. Parke, travelled September 2019

“Amazing safari with Planet Africa Safaris”

Thanks to Planet Africa Safari, we organized our amazing honeymoon in Tanzania (10 days in the mainland, 8 days in Zanzibar). We stayed in 3 different Asilia Africa’s lodges: Oliver’s camp in Tarangire, the Highlands in the Ngorongoro and Ubunti in the Northern Serengeti. We also stayed in other two amazing lodges partnering with Asilia, Kisima Ngeda in Lake Eyasi and Plantation Lodge in Lake Many
ara. In Zanzibar, we stayed at the amazing Xanadu Private Villas.

Overall, we could not recommend more Planet Africa! The accommodations exceeded all our expectations (we are talking about luxury lodges or tents) and the organization was simply phenomenal: superb guides (with great knowledge and experience) and lovely camp staff!

I would definitely recommend 100 times Planet Africa!

— Luca Montagnino (The Netherlands), travelled September 2019


“Mary at Planet Africa planned our trip to perfection. I had done quite a bit of research and as soon as I called Mary from Planet Africa, I knew Mary was the right one to make everything seamless – we were not disappointed.

The camps she recommended and the arrangements she coordinated were expertly handled. During the planning process we especially enjoyed her quick turnaround and other “extras” like sending us a trip reading list! We would certainly use Mary and Planet Africa Safaris again. We are already planning another trip with them”.

— Wendy Pashman, travelled August 2019

"Amazing safari thanks to Planet Africa'

“If I could give Mary Rijnberg and her assistant Nikita at PA eleven stars, I would. They planned our 8-day safari to 4 places in Tanzania so perfectly and we had a simply magical experience. The camps (Little Oliver’s, Dunia (run only by women) and Sayari) were all wonderful with great , welcoming staffs, expert guides, and great food. The lodge they chose for us at Ngorongoro Crater, Plantation Lodge, amazing and perfect.

Most importantly, our flying and driving transfers were all seamless and expertly planned, as was the order of the route. I would never consider another company for complete Safari planning; thanks Mary and Nikita!”

— Dave (UK), travelled June 2019

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