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Wild Secret Safaris

Arusha, Tanzania
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At Wild Secret Safaris, we are passionate about providing our guests an unforgettable safari adventure as we strive to meet your specific interests and wishes. We understand that for most people this is a trip of a lifetime and we take care of every detail to ensure that you have the best possible experience. Our guides are highly trained on wildlife identification and behaviour.
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Amro Ali wrote a review Jan 2021
Khartoum, Sudan16 contributions
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We had decided to go see the waterfalls with Wild Secret Safaris after thoroughly enjoying our safari trip with them. We started the day with a relaxing drive heading towards Kilimanjaro National park. After a winding trip through multiple villages, we arrived at the start of the trek to the waterfalls. Our guide Baraka from the Chugga tribe which live on the mountain side took us through a trail that was breathtaking; because of its beauty and the walk as well. We saw different types of locally grown plants including the MANY different varaities of banana eaten in Tanzania. After some deft footwork (thanks to my Husband who made sure that I didn’t trip, slip or fall!) we arrived at the waterfall. Well, to be honest we HEARD it before we SAW it. It was stunning. And even as we approached you can feel the mist from the water hitting the pool at the bottom. At least that’s what we thought. Turns out the mist we were feeling was the prelude to the rain. It went from a gentle mist to a thundering rainfall in what felt like seconds. Luckily we managed to take some photos at the waterfall before the rain. So while holding up a Banana leaf over our heads, we started back up the trail. I’ve got to say while there were moments of tiredness overall we enjoyed the walk back. Walking through such an environment in the rain is definitely an experience we will both remember and laugh about I’m sure. But the rain passed as quickly as it arrived and we soon dried off in the warm weather. As we took longer than planned for the waterfalls, we took the car to go to the coffee farm. There we had one of the best meals of our entire month long trip to Tanzania. They had prepared traditional dishes for our lunch; Banana and sweet potato curry, beef stew, rice in two different styles and so much more with fresh fruit for dessert. And whats a meal without coffee afterwards? We went and had the from tree to cup experience. After a brief explanation from Baraka of the Materuni Village Coffee Boys tours about the history and process in coffee production, we went to pick our own beans. Unfortunately it was the off season, so we could only find a few; just enough for a cup or two. We then went back to the little shelter and started making our coffee. We pounded it, roasted it, pounded it again, ground it and sieved it. And all this to the singing and dancing of the coffee boys. It was so much fun and it really made the whole experience a memory to enjoy. After we had our coffee, we drove back to our hotel. And we bought some of the organic and locally produced coffee beans to share with our friends and family so they too can have a taste of Materuni village coffee.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Amro Ali wrote a review Jan 2021
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My wife and I booked a 2-day-1-night safari with Musa and Rashied as part of our honeymoon trip to Tanzania. The trip was private: it was just us and Musa. We started in Arusha and headed to tarangire national park. The safari was AMAZING. The weather was great and the car comfortable (bumpy safari roads not withstanding!). We saw everything from Gazelles and Antelopes to Elephants and lionesses. And the area is STUNNING. We happened to be there when there was a brief rain shower. And the view was spectacular especially at the picnic site for lunch. Lunch was well organised and Musa really took in our meal preferences and added in a few Tanzanian treats (a monkey stole my apple it was so good). The highlight was definitely the elephants herd who got right up to the car as they crossed the road we were on and the lionesses climbing a tree and playing about. After Tarangire we headed to the nearby town of Karatu where we stayed at Kuda Lodge. The accommodation can be described in one word-WOW. Our room was beautifully decorated for us as honeymooners with flowers everywhere. And the place itself is so tropical it truly felt like you were on your own private escape. The lodge had a buffet BBQ lunch. As everything was Halal we gorged ourselves on some of the best BBQ there is. And had desserts too. After spending the night through a majestic rainstorm to ring in the new year we packed up and headed out to Ngorongoro Crater just after sunrise. To anyone visiting Tanzania, you MUST visit the Ngorongoro crater with Wild Secret Safaris. We were one of the first ones in the crater. Driving down the rim into the crater in the early morning after the rains was exhilarating. The mist and fog and the high altitude was chilly and we appreciated the blankets that Musa had packed. Heading down into the Crater you can see the changes in the wildlife and the plant life. The crater felt huge once we were in it. We saw everything from Zebra and wilder beasts to Rhinoceros and flamingo. We even had a servile cat, a hyena and a jackly cross right in front of the car. The ascent from the crater gave us a completely different view of the crater. The mist and fog had burned off and the clear and crisp blue sky made the crater seem even bigger and the plant life even richer coloured. And of course we cant forget the road monkeys! And I do mean monkeys. There is a large group of them that spread out on the road near the entrance and you could totally apply human emotions and characteristics to them. They really amused us despite their refusal to move and Musa having to use some deft driving to get past. Once we left Ngorongoro, we headed to a Masai village near lake Manyara. As soon as we arrived the Masai villagers came out and greeted us with a song and dance. This was of course after they helped us look the part so we can join in. I danced with the Masai (well I tried to as my husband laughingly said when I asked him how I did…) and it was an absolute blast. After their warm welcome, we went in and were shown around the village: where they lived, the tools they used and what daily like as a Masai women, man and child entailed. Afterwards we were shown around the traditional and exquisite handcrafted souvenirs made by the women. I fell in love with the accessories I danced in so I took those and my husband took some as well. They are beautiful and the money goes straight to the whole Masai women community to share. Thanks so much to Musa, Rashied and Wild Secret Safari for making this one of the highlights of our honeymoon. They really went above and beyond and kept our comfort and enjoyment as their priority. I cannot recommend them highly enough. جزاكم الله كل خير
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Date of experience: December 2020
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J S wrote a review Oct 2020
Nuremberg, Germany3 contributions
Why is for sure this Touroporator highly recommendable? It is, because the success of a safari depends of various facts. 1. Plan the tour according the great migration route. 2. Plan minimum a 5-day Safari to Serengeti and Ngorogo-Crater .... because you need from Arusha at least 5 - 6 hours for driving and paperwork at park entrance. 3. Ask for Stanley as guide. He knows the places where usually the animals are. With him you will have a good chance to see the Big 5. Also, he has a deep knowledge about birds. 4. The tour operator plans normally only 4 tourists per car. This gives the guaranty that you can follow the animals from the roof with your camera. For us it was the crucial point to go with "Wild secret safaris". In one camp we met a group of tourists (3 cars and in each car 7 tourist + driver) and they complained a lot. 5. Rashid the "Desk-Menager" is very helpful, polite and patient to plan the tour with you. 6. Musa (the bos) cares about the tourists even himself is on tour. He is asking if all things are ok via phone.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Diego Runas wrote a review Aug 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania7 contributions1 helpful vote
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I took the 2 day Kondoa rock art tour which is about 4 hours in between Arusha and Dodoma. It was one of the best tours I’ve ever had in Tanzania. Rashid and Musa went out of their way to make me feel welcomed and comfortable and they translated everything our local guide was trying to explain. It was an amazing experience and it seemed more like I was with a group of friends than with a tour company. I would recommend this tour company with my eyes closed.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Tom wrote a review Jan 2020
Isle of Man, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Rashid of Wild Secrets Safaris did a perfect job of arranging and catering for our safari to visit 4 Northern Tanzania parks in 5 days. We had a great time with Musa our guide who was excellent all through the vacation. He is a competent guide well versed with Tanzania wildlife and the parks. The selected lodges and camps were excellent and even better than we expected. We well taken care of and were sad when the trip ended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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