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Hoopoe Safaris

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Local Specialist
Headquarters
  • Arusha, Tanzania
Trips
  • 2

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Hoopoe Safaris Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

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Tour Reviews

W

Recommends

Enjoyable trip! August 2015

5.0
  • 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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C

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A great company! August 2015

5.0
  • 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.

ML

Recommends

Incredible safari experience! August 2015

5.0
  • 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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M

Recommends

A locally owned company with a good reputation. August 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
On our honeymoon (partly in Tanzania) we did a 10 day safari with Hoopoe and specifically went for a locally owned company with a good reputation. Elias was our guide/driver who showed us more than we could have imagined, he found all the main animals and was very friendly and forthcoming with information about life in Tanzania.
The company has their own camps and we were treated very well there, the food on the safari was ridiculously good considering where we were.
All in all we walked away very positive about Hoopoe, they are a little bit more expensive than other providers but the service, accommodation, food etc are the exact reason why... also we were in a comfy landrover while everyone else was in landcruisers...
Lastly, we originally booked on a group safari and although it ended up just being my wife and I, the tour went ahead anyway. How many tour companies would do that!
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W

Recommends

Enjoyable! May 2015

5.0
  • 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!
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Stride Review

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.

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From Hoopoe Safaris

Hoopoe has been a pioneer in not just embracing, but in fact developing, Community Involved Sustainable Tourism – which is why Hoopoe was honored with the “Best Eco-Tourism Company in the World” award by Condé Nast ten years ago this year. Critical to Sustainable Tourism is that local people and communities are not just involved, but enfranchised in the Safari and tourism business. If local people and communities do not have a real viable stake in the Safari business, then one of the last great, unique, wonderful wildlife spectacles on this earth will perish.

However, Sustainable Tourism can be a true win-win-win situation – it is a win for the great herds of Game and the very fragile Eco-system, a win for local people and communities as they receive training, education, medical care, and share in the success of such sustainable Tourism business, and it is a win for all participants from local safari companies and the cadres of local employees, and the tour companies and travel agents that support projects and companies that foster and embrace real Sustainable Tourism through the involvement of Local People and Communities.

By just going on an East African Safari, in addition to the fun, excitement and learning experience of a life time, one is helping to realize the objectives of real sustainable tourism.

Associations:

African Travel and Tourism Association, Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa, Tanzania Association of Tour Operators

Awards:

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8 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 3,700

Highlights

  • Visit the Great Rift Valley with commanding, panoramic views of Lake Manyara
  • Drive to the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano, once as high as present day Mount Meru
  • Explore the Serengeti National Park
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5 days
Group Tour
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From:  Check price

Highlights

  • Views of all main peaks on Mt Kenya
  • Drive to Great ascent rate
  • Views of Ascent to point Lenana
  • Explore Endemic flora & avi fauna
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