Hoopoe Safaris vs The Family Adventure Company - 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 — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
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.

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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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The company provided an excellent pre tour service

5.0 December 2016
A
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The company provided an excellent pre tour service and the information sent was accurate and useful. I would definitely look at using them again and recommend them to any family.

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I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday

5.0 April 2016
A
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday delivered which was exceptional. The booking and pre-holiday experience was fine although it would be better to have a specific contact to email rather than just to phone the general number with queries.
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Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective

4.0 April 2016
A
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective, FAC were not as welcoming. Another company we have travelled with sent a welcome pack with a travelling companion (soft toy) and activities to do while travelling. When on the holiday this company also catered more for families needs e.g. more frequent stops when travelling for food and toilets, without parents having to ask. The stops were also at more sensible times e.g. making sure there was a stop at lunch time (12.30ish), rather than early afternoon (1.30 onwards). Children (and adults) get irritable if they've not eaten making the journey more stressful.
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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Tours 2 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 463 $ 160
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Adventure
Headquarters Arusha, Tanzania 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established N/A 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A 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 The Family Adventure Company

      Founded two decades ago and based in the UK, The Family Adventure Company specializes in small group family adventure vacations. The company is now part of the global adventure travel operator Intrepid Travel, and trips are offered through Intrepid as well, allowing them to greatly expand their range.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      With more than 20 years’ experience, The Family Adventure Company helped pioneer the concept of small-group adventure travel for families with young children. Activities are wide-ranging, from river rafting and kayaking to cycling, sailing, camping, and wildlife viewing, all geared to the ages and interests of the family travelers.

      Who Travels With Them?

      A wide variety of families, including solo-parent, single-child, multi-generational families -- parents, children, and grandparents traveling together -- and families with teenagers. The latter have dedicated trips of special interest to teens.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Much of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

      How Does it Work?

      No matter where you travel, The Family Adventure Company provides an English-speaking, family-friendly local leader. Lodging, transportation and activities are also included. Tours typically consist of three or four families with kids of similar ages or interests. (You can also put together your own trip with just your family or other families you’re friendly with.) Children 14 and under get a ten percent discount off adult prices; large families (over two kids) get another price break.

      Why Travel With Them?

      The award winning company offers a wide range of trips for a wide variety of families. Because they only cater to families, they know what kids like – and as any parent can tell you, nothing is more disastrous than a family tour not geared in any way to kids. The company also supports responsible and sustainable travel practices and gives back to local communities.

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