We know there’s lots of choice out there, but we hope our enthusiasm, unrivalled knowledge and efficient service will win you over – below is a little about us. We have plenty of lovely clients who would be happy to chat to you direct if you’d like!
We are a East African luxury and mid-range travel & safari company established in early 2014 by experienced and professional safari specialists, and are able to book flights and tailor make exclusive safari itineraries for clients from every corner of the world – we accept variety of global currencies including the USD. We have comprehensive booking conditions, which will be sent to you by email or post immediately upon request.
The Reliabe Connections in the Industry:
Company founders have been in the business for years and have built up a fantastic network of contacts who are always willing to pull in favours for their help. They are able to get their clients into the best camps, in the most remote and exclusive areas with the best guides. They always include little extras and experiences which others don’t even know exist.
The Best For Less:
Thanks to the founders' contacts and experience they also have the best prices and special offers at Africa’s luxury camps and lodges – in fact they often have their own unique special offers just for thier clients. The rate tour operators get at the camps and lodges is much less than the public rate one receives when booking direct, which means it’s always more cost effective to book with an operator as Arend Safaris Company.
High Security Safaris:
We frequently organise safaris with a high level of security. Our expert security team based in Africa have an unrivalled reputation in providing high level security for individuals and families as they travel to remote and wild parts of the world. We can arrange everything from private jets, exclusive lodge and camp bookings and top level national security to travel and stay with you. Please get in touch for more information. We are used to dealing with individuals who require the highest level of discretion.
We know East Africa like the back of our hands, and as such we know the best family spots. If you tell us what each member of the family is interested in we will perfectly match you with a luxury safari camp or lodge – there are family safari spots in every country we deal with.
Committed To Responsible Tourism:
We support numerous conservation and community initiatives across Africa, and through promotion of Donate To Wildlife Conservation.com we get funding to the smaller projects desperately in need. We also handpick our luxury safari properties for the amount they put in to their own community and the wildlife surrounding it. Luxury tourism in Africa contributes heavily to the survival of Africa’s wildlife and it’s people through fees which are donated and included in your bed night cost.
Prices and Bookings:
We specialize in Africa, meaning that you will always have access to the best rates, all special offers and a price which is the same or less than booking direct. We take all the hassle out of booking direct and make sure that your trip is logistically seamless. You will be looked after from the moment you get on that flight from home, to the moment you land back at home.
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We took a 9 day safari a few days ago - Arend Safaris was a fantastic company to work with from start to finish. There are so many tour companies to choose from and we never regretted going with Arend. Everyone at the office was extremely friendly and helpful. The safari itself was an unforgettable experience. Very good organization from the beginning to the end. Thomas, You are unforgettable!
We just returned from an amazing two week safari and beach holiday organised by Arend Safaris. We are a family of five - two adult children, and a five year old.
We have been thoroughly impressed with Arend safaris throughout the entire planning and execution of our trip. We planned our trip with Thomas over the course of a few months and were grateful for Thomas's helpful and prompt replies to our numerous emails! Thomas was very knowledgeable about Tanzania and what we could expect, and was flexible in terms of tailoring the trip and accommodation to suit our needs.
The safari portion of our trip was the highlight. After a brief delay in Rwanda, we landed in Kilimanjaro and were picked up by our amazing guide, Baraka. We stayed one night at the African Tulip - very nice, and set off the next morning for the Ngongorongo Crater. From the moment we entered the conservation area we saw so many animals - far more than we would have expected on our first day - and all thanks to Baraka! He can spot animals miles away. We had close encounters with a lion, and saw zebra, elephants, giraffes, buffalo and two black rhinos! We spent a night at the Ngongorongoro Farmhouse - again, really great accommodation. The rooms are huge and the grounds are spacious.
We headed to the Serengeti the following day. We had an amazing three days on safari - and saw soooo many animals. We got nice and close to lions and elephants, and even saw two leopards in one day! During our time in the Serengeti we stayed at the Serengeti Kati Kati Camp. This accommodation was exceptional - the tents are all set a little way apart, and you really feel like you're in the middle of it all - which you are. The staff at the Camp are really great, they are all super friendly and make a big effort to ensure you are happy and are having fun. They light a campfire which everyone sits around each night before dinner, before serving dinner in the main tent. Your guide eats dinner with you, which we really enjoyed too.
Our guide, Baraka, was great. He was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. We felt that he fitted in with us perfectly. He was flexible and relaxed and made the whole safari a breeze. We felt very lucky to have him as a guide.
Following our safari we flew direct from the Serengeti to Zanzibar with Auric Air - it was a great flight, with lots to see out the window. We finished our trip with 6 days in Zanzibar. We stayed at the Flame Tree Cottages in Nungwi, a beautiful part of the island. We visited Stonetown and Prison Island - and meet some very old tortoises. The accommodation and the beaches were great.
Overall, an amazing trip made simple and stress free by booking with Arend Safaris. We are very happy and would thoroughly recommend The Arend safaris to any travellers.
The Arend Safari was very helpful/thorough in helping to plan to trip. They also helped us arrange discounts at the resorts (we saved money versus booking directly). Their tour guide was excellent. Overall, we had a great time in Tanzania, and Arend Safaris did an excellent job in helping us to plan the trip, and we enjoyed their tour guide. We would highly recommend others to use their travel planning services. Thank you
We just got back from a 7 day visit to Tanzania through Arend Safaris and there is not a single they I would do differently. Tom and the rest of the Access team took care of everything from soup to nuts and had all the patience to answer even the silliest of questions. Every detail was handled to perfection and their team of guides were also first class and knowledgeable.
Here's the bottom line: There are many companies from which to choose from to plan your safari and my sense is that they all do a very good job. I chose arend because they are a small outfit that offer that personal touch. After speaking with a few companies I knew that Arend was for me the minute I got off my first call with Karen. I couldn't be happier about our Safari experience and would recommend call them before making your final decision!
We've always dreamed of staying at andBeyond lodges during our visit for a safari. Our dream came true with this well arranged safari schedule that offered us opportunity of a life time. Well organized by Arend Safaris, particularly Thomas, who made sure that we get the very best out there. We enjoyed and we recommend it for whoever wants a perfect luxury trip to Africa.
I planned a safari to Tanzania for a long time and I thought it was great idea to use a small company since they don't have a lot of people to take to a safari hence I chose Arend Safari for my adventure. They really helped me get the best out my safari despite some little hitches that I can say were due to some unavoidable circumstances such as late arrivals of my flight due to the original flight cancellation. They had to rearrange my schedule s that I wont miss anything out there and Tom, managing director made sure everything went well with my safari. I enjoyed and I would recommended them to anybody visting Tanzania for a safari.
I wish I had a lot of time to write this review but I'll write something as precise as possible regarding my safari in tanzania. I arrived late on 26th, Feb 2016 for a safari, and the guide from Arend Safari was already there to pick me up. I was all alone since I was on a business trip in Ethiopia a day earlier and now I decided to take a break. Tanzania was on top of the list when it comes safari in Africa, especially places like Serengeti and Ngorongoro, I have hearing a lot from other travelers. For sure everything about this safari lived up to my expectation and I thank my cousin Jane who recommended Arend Safaris, it was a good choice. I also would take this forum to give them 5 stars for good safari.
Everything went well with me and my family. We were here few weeks ago on our Vacation and we decided to go on safari. We had a lot choices but we eventually fell over this safari since we were on holiday and we planned it for quite sometime. It turned out to be a fine safari with lots of good memories and we enjoyed every part of it.
Our biggest surprise was how beautiful the lodges were. I think these guys are good at choosing where to take you. We loved it
One thing that impressed me about this safari, was accommodation. Yes, we paid a hefty amount of money for the family but we enjoyed the journey. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge made us feel so good because it was outstanding in all possible ways. Good food, welcoming staff, well decorated. simply amazing.
Would I recommend this safari? Well, Yes. Go for it if you love luxury.