Nature Bound Africa 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

Once in a lifetime experience

5.0 January 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
As we are back from Africa we keep thinking about the great time we had in the Safari organized by Eliya, the owner of Natureboundafrica. The guide we had, Mike, was absolutely great, knows every path, every animal and a lovely character. Thank you for making the trip so fabulous !! The accommodations were so good taste and high level....
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An excellent safari experience in Tanzania!

5.0 January 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I planned this once in a lifetime Tanzanian Safari for my family and booked Nature Bound based on positive reviews and very attentive and prompt service during the process of requesting quotes and itinerary suggestions by Iliya who was excellent. We adored our guide Bushe who was energetic, warm, flexible and very informative about the places, people and animals we...
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Exceeded our expectations

5.0 November 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
As a couple of newlyweds from NYC, we couldn't have been happier with our experience on safari with Nature Bound Africa. I was skeptical about booking essentially sight unseen for such a large purchase, but Eliya put our minds at ease from the start. He was always very communicative and helpful throughout the booking process.

The Eliya that we met at the JRO airport when we arrived was just the same as his emails — friendly, thoughtful, helpful, and fun. He made us feel welcome and at ease, making sure every detail was taken care of. For example, he helped us arrange a local SIM for our phone when we arrived so we could WhatsApp from the Serengeti. :)

We took over 3000 pictures while on safari and hours of video. :) We saw each of the "big five" and so much more. Being within ten feet of a resting lioness and a family of elephants is something I won't soon forget. :) The itinerary was perfect and it was really a once in a lifetime experience that we will cherish.

The level of service exceeded our expectations. For example, we had an issue with one of the tented camps in the Seregenti and told Eliya about it — essentially the smoke from nearby ranger burns was affecting my husband's asthma. Eliya immediately booked us accommodations at another tented camp location at no charge, and followed up to make 100% sure we were comfortable and happy. We ended up loving it so much we didn't want to leave!

Another example of the level of service: as mentioned, we were celebrating our one year anniversary while in the Serengeti. Unbeknownst to us, Eliya had contacted the staff at the tented camp ahead of time and let them know to give us a special anniversary surprise. We were shocked when during dinner the staff came out with a huge cake and candles, and sang to us while banging pots and pans and dancing. It was so hilarious and surprising, and a truly amazing memory — all thanks to Eliya!

Final example of the level of service and comfort was how comfortable we felt leaving some valuables in a duffle bag with Nature Bound Africa when we went to Zanzibar for a week after the safari. We had no hesitation about leaving our belongings in their care and when we picked them up everything was intact and absolutely fine.

As for accommodations, you can decide exactly which locations you prefer and let Eliya know your preferences, or leave it to him to decide along with some general guidance of your preferences. We absolutely loved the Bouganvilla Lodge (and its sister lodge, the Country Lodge, near Lake Mayanara), the "Makuma 5" Kati Kati Tented Camp (Serengeti), and The African Tulip (Arusha). Also good was the Karama Lodge (Arusha) and the Outpost Lodge (Arusha).

At the end of the day, Nature Bound Africa is a small but well-established local company that creates bespoke experiences for a great price and supports the local community. In a country where the primary industry is tourism, it was really important to me that we support small businesses and not book with a large, impersonal international company that takes money out of the community. The owner, Eilya, has lived in the community all his life and he is well-known and respected. For example, one day he took us into Arusha town to visit the local market and he was stopped about every five minutes by someone who knew him and wanted to say hello. We think that says something about a person and small business owner when they are so well known and respected in their community. When Eliya dropped us off at the airport for our departure we felt like we were saying good-bye to a dear friend. When, not if, we go back to Tanzania we will be reaching out to Eliya and Nature Bound Africa first thing. :)
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The company provided an excellent pre tour service

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
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
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  • 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
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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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Tours 2 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 514 $ 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
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Scuba Diving
  • Photography
  • 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 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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