Beyond all expectations
If you are looking for big name safari operators, Nyange is definitely your budget alternative, if not MUCH better than the former. And here's why:
To start off, Amina, who is my main point of communication and adventure planner, had been extremely professional, patient, and friendly. She was always incessant in responding to my enquiries and requests. Amina was able to tailor a tour that best fits my interests and budget. As a solo traveller, her efforts in reviewing the accommodation and offering help amidst hiccups made me feel like I am in good hands. Her in-person greetings upon my arrival and departure speaks volume of how much she care about the clients. Without her assistance, I would not have been able to explore the beauty and tranquility of Tanzania with my guide, Alen (the actual spelling haha) /Allen/Alan/Allan.
There is no one single adjective that can succinctly summarise the personality of Alen, for he is a guide full of great qualities:
- Experienced: having been a safari guide for over 10+ years, Alen has exceptional eyes for spotting animal and sensing where/when the crossing happens, Alen fulfilled all my wishes - from seeing the Big5, watching multiple times of crossing within 3 days in Northern Serengeti, to seeing lions, cheetah, leopards right next to me. Any wildlife sightings that you hope for, he delivers. (p.s. a small tip for those travelling to Northern Serengeti in the wind season: bring earplugs if you are staying in tented camps! haha)
- Professional: Alen has great skills when it comes to jeep manoeuvring, despite having witnessed countless of jeeps breaking down due to poor road conditions, we had never had an issue with our jeep -- extremely vital as time is of the essence when the crossing happens.
- Strive for excellence: Alen always takes a step further when it comes to finding a lunch picnic spot, he looks for places with astonishing scenery whilst ensuring safety. He constantly seeks for feedbacks to make sure that I get the best out of the experience.
- Hospitable: As a solo traveller myself, Alen has been entertaining and caring. He would always accompany me in the lounge area after dinner to chillax. There was never a dull moment with him. Alen is also passionate when it comes to introducing the culture of Tanzania, he looked for places where we could enjoy local food. He has been avid in teaching Swahili too!
Overall, I am extremely impressed with what Nyange had delivered and hope you will find the same.