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Hoopoe Safaris vs Lost World Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Recent Reviews

Enjoyable trip!

5.0 August 2015
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
They listened to what we wanted to do, helped plan it out, and then delivered! All the staff we met were extremely courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. We especially liked our driver/guide Tito. He was able to tell us about the history, culture, plants, animals, etc, and had an uncanny ablility to spot animals, sometimes what seemed like kilometers away! He was very personable, and made us feel comfortable and safe throughout our 7-day Safari.

With the great many safari outfits out there, we feel very fortunate to have discovered Hoopoe! We felt like we were part of the family, and not merely clients. That made our trip even more enjoyable! -WS
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Tour Hoopoe Safaris Company Reviews

A great company!

5.0 August 2015
C
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Hoopoe was a great company to work with. Their reputation for professional and personable drivers was well earned. I throughly enjoyed our custom safari.

Tour Hoopoe Safaris Company Reviews

Incredible safari experience!

5.0 August 2015
ML
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just returned from an incredible safari experience in Tanzania. Hoopoe arranged all the details and every step was best in class. Hoopoe also arranged a beautiful and relaxing finale in Zanzibar. Again, a best in class experience.
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Their service was outstanding.

5.0 July 2017
C
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
"This Peru travel agency planned and booked a custom trip for me and my wife to Peru in October 2015. The trip included a short stay in Lima, and almost a week in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Their service was outstanding. The planning for the trip was perfect, and we relied entirely on them as we had not been to Peru before. They also went beyond the call of duty by getting a reservation at a good hotel in Lima even though there was a huge convention of the world bank in town at the time. They persisted until they found a cancellation. they even booked two good restaurants for us in Lima. The guides they provided were also excellent, including one who was truly outstanding.

I never would have located this company except through Zicasso. Two years ago we made a trip to Brazil and we looked and looked for a travel agency of this kind and never did find one. I would highly recommend using Zicasso to find the appropriate agency if you are traveling somewhere that you have not previously been to, or if you do not have an agency you are satisfied with."
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Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! 

5.0 July 2017
K
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! He was quick to respond to all of my needs & was very flexible. The hotels and the guides he arranged were great! We couldn't have asked for or imagined a better experience in this magical country!
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Our travel designers did a fantastic job keeping our herd together and entertained - all of the accommodations were excellent, guides were great, tours were interesting.

5.0 December 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Hiking the Inca Trail (and learning that it is "an" Inca Trail, not "the" Inca Trail)
Tours 2 Trips 55 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 463 $ 444
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Luxury
Regions
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
Known For
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
Headquarters Arusha, Tanzania Decatur, Georgia
Year Established N/A 1987
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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      About Hoopoe Safaris

      Founded in 1988, Hoopoe Safaris is an East African safari operator dedicated to protecting the environment by supporting community partnerships and sustainable tourism projects. 

      What Makes Them Stand Out? 

      Hoopoe Safaris aims to preserve the natural wonders of East African wildlife for generations to come, through community-based tourism. 

      Who Travels With Them? 

      Hoopoe Safaris are open to people of all ages, traveling as families, groups, solo travelers, or couples.

      Where Do They Operate? 

      Hoopoe Safaris travels throughout Tanzania and Kenya. 

      Why Travel With Them? 

      Hoopoe’s motto is: “A traveler without knowledge is like a bird without wings.” More than a tour operator, Hoopoe’s goal is to help educate travelers through their extensive knowledge of East Africa and connections with museums, zoos, conservation groups, and non-profit education organizations. They help people experience and learn about East Africa’s natural and cultural treasures, while also offering beach getaways, mountaineering, biking, trekking, and other outdoor adventures.

      About Lost World Adventures

      Founded in 1987, Lost World Adventures offers private and customized trips to South and Central America and Antarctica.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Your guide will get to know you before beginning to plan your customized experience. If you want to have a relaxing beach vacation, they can arrange that. Or if you’d rather hike up the adrenaline, they are able to offer that as well.

      Who Travels With Them?

      They accommodate anyone from honeymooners to large groups. Trips are generally in middle price range - you won’t find tremendously budget items here, but they do their best to craft a trip based on all factors, price included.

      Where Do They Operate?

      They are focused in South and Central America, with a variety of trips from beach vacations to Costa Rica, food tours in Argentina, or Machu Picchu adventures. They are also among the few small companies providing cruises to Antarctica.

      Why Travel With Them?

      For the variety of trip type and theme you can choose from. They have food and wine tours, adventure tours, beach getaways, and cruises - all of which are customizable to your likes and dislikes. If you’d prefer not to overly customize, they have pre-set itineraries as well.

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