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Otto Safari Guide Tanzania

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Mikumi, Tanzania
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About Otto Safari Guide Tanzania
Otto Safari Guide Tanzania is Safari specialist to Tanzania, we offer tailor made/customized safari packages to Tanzania and specialize on private mobile camping safaris in Southern Tanzania. We have considerable personal experience and knowledge of this part of the African continent where we born and live on. Our reputation for excellence is earned everyday by providing value for your money and offering unsurpassed personal attention. We strive to make your safari simple, worry-free and fun for our corporate and leisure customers alike. We want your safari experience to be very memorable in a positive way.
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Mikumi is the fourth-largest national park, with a landscape of baobabs, black hardwood trees and grassy plains, and the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. With almost guaranteed year-round wildlife sightings, Mikumi makes an ideal safari destination for those without much time. It hosts buffaloes, gnuu, giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras, leopards, crocodiles and endangered wild dogs, and chances are high that you’ll see a respectable sampling of these within a short time of entering the park
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NTD01_eichlern wrote a review Nov 2020
Czech Republic5 contributions
We, as a family of 2 adults and 10 years old daughter, spent six days at the Southern circuit tour prepared by Otto. Our main target were mammals and because of limited time we included in itinerary Mikumi NP, Udzungwa mountains and the Nyerere NP (formerly part of Selous game reserve). The trip was very well organized. Unfortunately because Otto had some health issue he was not able to join our tour. We spend almost all the trip with driver/guide Whiteman, who was professional and nice guy. Whiteman did the trip enjoyable even for our daughter what could be challenging sometimes. At Mikumi NP we spent 3 nights at Camp Bastian (app. less than half an hour from park gate) and this accommodation we could absolutely recommend. Huge family chalet, very nice pool for refreshment and delicious food in restaurant. The park itself is surprisingly nice. We did not expect breathtaking experience, but the park is quite rich in animals and we enjoyed two days of our visit. Highlight was leopard, also elephants, giraffes, zebras and several species of antelopes are common. Udzungwa mountains is worth to visit. It is different safari experience, because of possibility to walk. The trip to the waterfall is half day trip including swimming at two places. It is very good for primates. We stayed at Hondo Hondo camp, what was beautiful place – yellow baboons, blue monkeys, Angolan colobus and red colobus could be seen even in the camp as well as banded mongoose. Selous was at the beginning disappointment. Currently the construction work for new hydro energy plant are realized and the main road through the park is busy with trucks, what has huge influence on animals there. So after visiting Mikumi NP the presence of animals in the accessible part of the park seems to be low. On the other hand this place was excellent for predators! In our two days we saw 3 lions, group of hyenas enjoying freshly killed eland and group of African wild dogs. Originally the agreement for our accommodation was one night in Selous tentend camp and second night inside the park in Lake Manze Camp as we prefer to stay inside the park – to have chance to spot some nocturnal animals. Finally we stayed both nights at Selous tented camp and it was excellent choice! Unfortunately (or fortunately for us) we were the only guests at the camp. The manager was very polite and food was excellent. Tents were clean and located in beautiful environment at the bank of the river. As a bonus was suni and elephant shrew observation in the morning close to the camp. So highly recommended! Our experience is probably significantly influenced by current COVID situation worldwide so we met very few people inside parks. And the camps were sparsely occupied too. So for us this was great advantage. Generally I could say: - The trip was very well organized and I could recommend Otto for organization of Tanzania safari. If we came back, we would definitely ask him for other trip. - Our guide Whiteman was excellent accompaniment and we would like to use his service in the future if possible. - All the camps/lodges recommended by Otto were excellent choice. - I could recommend Mikumi and Udzungwa for sure. If I knew the situation on Selous, I would probably accept the proposal of Otto for choosing Ruaha instead of Selous, but because of predators the Selous was at the and not a real disappointment.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Yochi L wrote a review Feb 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel48 contributions8 helpful votes
It's the second time I visited the amazing Selous. I came back after 5 months only with a dream to see the carmine Bee-eaters. Not only I saw these beautiful birds but I also saw Wild Dogs three times. Our guide Otto is one of the best guides I ever had in Africa and that was my 10th visit there I am a photographer and it's very important that the guide knows where to find the animal/bird I want to see and where exactly to place the jeep
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dick C wrote a review Dec 2019
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania9 contributions
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Friends advised us to go with Otto Safari Guide, and it was a very good advice. Otto has an excellent organized tour to the south of Tanzania. We visited Ketulo NP; Ruaha NP; Mikumi NP; Selous Game Reserve and at the end the Indian Ocean at Kilwa. Otto is relaxed, flexible, and a good driver with very good eyes for birds and mammals. He tells you a lot about the nature during the safari. The walk through the Uluguru mountains is also a highlight. It is very nice to walk there with the local guide Andrew, and to see how people live in the mountains, how they spend their rare free time and how they have to work hard on the (banana) fields. If Otto has a proposal to change the tour a little bit, do that. His proposal was always a good one for us. If you need Otto he is there for you, if not he stays in the background, what we liked. Meals and lunches, sometimes made by Otto during the safari, are good and tasty.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mary wrote a review Mar 2019
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Otto is a verry Good guid, he can tell you everything about the nature and the animals. He knows everything about Tanzania. We had the best Tanzania trip ever!
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Date of experience: December 2018
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IckBinEinBerliner wrote a review Feb 2019
Düsseldorf, Germany2 contributions
We experienced a personal safari (8n / 9d) with Otto in Selous Game reserve and Ruaha National Park. Otto is a very reliable and friendly Safari guide with a great knowledge about the wildlife and the parks. Even though we went in the "green season", we had many great sightings, due to Ottos excellent wildlife spotting capabilities and knowledge of the parks. Also we always started very early in the morning and the afternoon game drives always lasted until dusk. We saw all the common animals like elephants, hippos, zebras, giraffes, lions, monkeys and even the very rare wild dogs. Moreover Otto tailored the trip to our needs and wishes, both during the planning of the trip and also during the safari itself. The bush camping is a very basic experience, which brings you as close to nature as possible, something we will never forget. Even though the bush camping is a bit thrilling at first, we always felt secure and very well taken care of. Plus food and beverages were always provided in large amounts and very good quality. We also liked the choice of lodges during the transfer days. What we especially liked about going on safari with Otto, is the very authentic experience he provides, as he works together with local people whenever possible. I wrote an extensive trip report on safaritalk, which should give a good impression, what to expect from a safari with Otto. All in all we can highly recommend him, if you enjoy an authentic and basic close-to-nature experience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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