5/5 - Perfect Rating since 2011
Maintaining a near perfect rating for over a decade is not easy. It is only possible because we try to exceed client expectations every time. Each trip is a learning experience providing us opportunities for continuous improvement year after year.
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"We booked a seven day Kilimanjaro climb with Popote and really enjoyed the tour with our guides Godfrey and Dulla. The communication in advance was quite easy via WhatsApp. The tour dates could be changed several times and..."
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"We had the most wonderful safari with our guide Saeed. He was exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate about animals, and we felt we got a unique, bespoke experience throughout the trip. We would massively recommend Popote..."
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"I went to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and to do a safari, with Popote Africa. Both experiences were amazing. The guides were very nice, careful and funny, and so were the team of porters and cook...best views of wild animals..."
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"Popote was a phenomenal choice to go for my Kilimanjaro trek and safari. I did the 8 day northern circuit route (amazing) and a 3 day safari! I would 100% go with them again, if I visit Tanzania again..."
1. Excellent Communication
We believe that more communication is better and safer. We'd much rather repeat ourselves than missing out on conveying information to you. We will provide you all the details quickly and in an easy to consume manner so that you know exactly what you can expect.
2. Easy & Secure Booking
Booking a trip with Popote is as simple as it gets. You pay a small deposit to book your trip. We accept all major credit cards on our secure payment link. And we have a generous refund policy that allows you to cancel or shift your trip dates effortlessly and with zero charges mot of the times.
3. Operational Excellence
Our aim is to make your trip in Tanzania an overwhelming success. We organize everything seamlessly right from the time you contact us till we say goodbye. Your transfers to and from the airport will happen on time, our equipment and safari vehicles are top-notch, our guides are experienced and a fun lot and our food is delicious and prepared under strict hygenic standards. Read more about why you can trust Popote.
Plans can change due to various reasons. So we offer the flexibility to go with it. Whether your flights are delayed or your trip start date needs to change, we are there to help you adjust your booking accordingly. Read actual client reviews about how we track flight schedule changes to adjust airport pickup times, how easily we shift your Kili trek start date without any charges and how we refund money back.
5. Value for Money
We are a 100% local Tanzanian company. When you book with Popote there are no middle agents involved. We pay our staff fair wages on time every time. And we never cut corners. As such, we are not the cheapest. But we are far from overly priced as many other overseas companies are. We are confident that our prices are the best in Tanzania for the quality services we provide.
Wake up with hot tea/coffee
Each morning, our team will wake you up offer you a hot drink and warm water for washing your face/hands/feet. Freshen up then pack your kits and other belongings.
Your breakfast would be served in our spacious dining tents equipped with tables, chairs, dinnerware, and silverware. Enjoy your warm breakfast while our team packs your tent. Your guide will explain the day's plan as you eat.
After breakfast, we will check your vitals where our expert guides will measure your heartbeat and blood oxygen saturation by putting the pulse oximeter on your index finger. If all looks good, you will start hiking and our porters will clean up the camping site.
On shorter trekking days you will lunch at your campsite whereas on longer days you will have a or picnic lunch. After that, you will be served a warm beverage with snacks in your mess tent. Then you will be served a delicious hot lunch. If the weather permits, we set a table outside to enjoy nature.
You will reach your next camp by the late afternoon. After you unpack, you can enjoy our afternoon snack, which usually includes small bites like popcorn or nuts and a hot drink. You can utilize the time in the camps until dinner to chat with other travelers or to explore the area.
Freshly made dinner is served around 7:00 pm in our spacious mess tents. You will be surprised by how our cooks muster up lip-smacking food & nutritious everyday. After dinner you’re free to socialize with your fellow climbers, guides, and porters. Your guides will also inform you about the next day and how to best sleep on this day.
Our top-notch tents are built to protect you from wind or rain on Kilimanjaro. We only sleep 2 people in 3-people tents and if you want to sleep alone, 1-person tents will be provided. The thick matts will form a nice padding for you to sleep comfortably. If you chose our extra comfort package, you will get your own cot and a hot water bottle for an extremely comfortable night on Kilimanjaro.
These are the standard routes on Kilimanjaro. If needed, we can easily customize them to suit your requirements.
We run multiple safari trips every week. So we know all the different choices we can offer to you, from national parks to chose, whether to fly to Serengeti or not and which lodging would suit you perfectly. The end result is a perfectly planned journey with mouth-watering prospects that will show you our glorious wildlife in different landscapes.
Our guides have years of experience conducting wildlife safaris in Tanzania. They are excellent spotters because they know the behavior patterns and habitats of animals. And of course, they know the safari trails like the back of their palms. But equally importantly, they offer guests an insight into their way of life and culture which makes for a much more rewarding safari experience.
Excellent Safari Vehicles
Given that you will spend a lot of time during safari in your jeep, we know how important it is for the vehicle to be comfortable and clean. We operate Toyota Land Cruisers that are custom built for driving on tough terrain. They have large sliding windows and pop-up roofs, offering excellent views and provide fantastic opportunities for safe and undisturbed photography while on game drives.
The roads in the national parks are bumpy at best. But sometimes driving becomes extremely challenging due to rocky surfaces with washboard ribbons. Only experienced 4x4 drivers are able to navigate such terrain without distress. The good news is that our guides have been through the necessary training to ensure that they have extremely good skills to drive in even the worst conditions in the wild.
Your safety is our priority. Even though we provide powerful and well maintained vehicles and superb drivers, the outback can occassionally throw unforseen challenges along the way. Therefore our vehicles have GPS tracking and HF or VHF Radio Connection to provide 24x7 contact and support from our office.
Unlimited Game Drives
Many safari operators in Tanzania put a limit to how much distance can be covered per day. But Popote offers unlimited game drives between 6 am and 6 pm every day of your trip. You’re in complete control of your day. Want to spend an entire day out on safari and enjoy a picnic lunch on the Serengeti? Yes you can!
Lodges We Trust In
Popote has excellent relationships with a plethora of lodges across various budgets. We have visited and curated these for our clients. So when you book with us, you know you are getting the best recommendations for your itinerary and budget. And unbeatable prices due to our deals with these lodges.
Safari in Northern Tanzania
Below are examples of how your safari can look like. We will customize to suit your requirements.