Meru Slopes Tours & Safaris

Meru Slopes Tours & Safaris

Meru Slopes Tours & Safaris
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07:00 - 20:45
Monday
07:00 - 20:45
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:45
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:45
Thursday
07:00 - 20:45
Friday
07:00 - 20:45
Saturday
07:00 - 20:45
Sunday
07:00 - 20:45
About
Meru Slopes Tours & Safaris Ltd. is a Tanzanian registered Company and licensed tour operator with offices in Arusha, Tanzania. It is jointly owned and operated by Geofrey .E. Nassari Resident of Tanzania. We began operations in July,2013 and are members of the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO). We offer all types of safaris: traditional driving safaris to all Tanzania National Parks
Arusha, Tanzania
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2023

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Arusha, Tanzania1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Business
Once you get in, you will never need to get out, for sure. We enjoyed a lot and took a lot of interesting pictures You have to come see for yourself.
Written 20 February 2024
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Birte
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The best experience for a safari!
Easy communication before and after the trip. Good organisation and such an amazing team.
Written 19 February 2024
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Hassan R
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
We had an absolutely incredible 5 days on safari through Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro areas. Mudy was our driver and we got to see some amazing wildlife and very scenic areas. I think we saw every type of wildlife we had wanted. Really appreciate Meru Slopes for planning and operating our safari. Would highly recommend.
Written 18 February 2024
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Nigel B
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Geofrey Nassiri is an honest and caring tour operator.
He provided my sister and I an outstanding safari experience, for a very reasonable price.
Our driver and guide, Salehe, was brilliant. He drove with utmost regard for safety, and his knowledge of plants and animals is encyclopedic. We formed a strong bond with him during our 5 days of travel, and were sorry to say goodbye.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Meru Slopes to anyone seeking adventure in Tanzania.
Written 16 February 2024
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Ben C
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Feb 2024 • Couples
We had such an amazing experience on safari with Meru Slopes. We chose the 4 day join safari, we dealt with Kelvin and then Geoffrey, the owner, we had 5 people in a 6 person vehicle which felt like a good amount. The booking process was smooth and friendly, and we were allowed to stay at the Tourist Inn Hotel in the city the day before and the day after the safari. The hotel itself is a little worn and outside it is noisy, but the breakfast was nice and the showers hot, so no complaints.

The safari itself was led by our driver and guide, Florian and Gadi was our cook. They made an amazing team. Florian was a great driver and seemed to have a sixth sense where to find the animals as we always managed to be first at the scene with lions, elephants and other animals. He was also very knowledgeable about just about everything related to the animals and the land. Then when it was mealtimes Gadi provided us with excellent food that seemed impossible given the circumstances and provisions that he had to work with. The menu was always varied and very tasty.

We are glad that we went on the camping safari because we got to experience the rusticness and the sounds of the animals at night. In the Serengeti we had Hyenas roaming around the campsite making noises as we slept, or didn't sleep. In the Ngorongoro campsite there were Buffalos grazing after dark. Both nights we got to see the blankets of stars decorating the sky. We were treated to a fantastic sunrise at the Ngorongoro crater on the last morning of the tour.

Apart from the action packed tours of the 3 national parks we also got to experience a Masai village where we took part in a ritualistic jumping ceremony. We then had a tour of the village and a glimpse at their way of life, and of course the experience ended with a shop, where they sold handmade items, remember to haggle.

All in all it was a fantastic experience that will live long in the memory. We would highly recommend this tour company if you are considering a Tanzanian safari.
Ben and Daniela
Written 10 February 2024
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fifraza
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Jan 2024 • Solo
The 5 days trip in Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire was breathtaking. This was mostly thanks to the skilled driving of Jacobo and the amazing local food prepared by Salimu. We managed to see from up close many animals, way more than we expected including cheetahs, lions, buffalos, elephants and their respective cubs. We were told we were lucky to encounter some of them, even more multiple times. My take is that the mix of the skilled driving, knowledge of the quicker ways to go around and Jacobo network to have the news and sighting before any radio announcement made it possible in all the locations. He was like a Waze/Google Maps for the all trip on top on top of instilling a great mood in the group.
I also took the opportunity to go for a one day trip to Materuni falls and experience homemade coffee making on the coffee tour with Fidelis. He was very helpful on any question I asked since he is originally from a city not far from the falls location. We even interacted in French on top of the usual English.
Big props to Meruslopes and Geofrey for their constant quick availability on any organizational topic ! If you want to have a real adventure experience, I cannot recommend better than them.
Written 6 February 2024
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Eric B
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Feb 2024 • Friends
Had an amazing time with Meru slopes. Our guide Jacob was both knowledgeable and funny. We got to see all the animals we wanted and got to experience the culture as well. Highly recommend!
Written 6 February 2024
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Claudia
London, UK3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
We had a wonderful adventure with Meru Tours. It was an adventure as the rainy season had started early and had to content with rain, flooding, washed away bridges and being stuck in the mud. We could not have had a better team to keep spirits up and solve every situation (and there were many thanks to the inclement conditions) with calm positivity, ingenuity and professionalism. Jacobo was a star , he made every effort to get to an animal sighting. His driving skills are amazing. He even bravely sorted out the vehicle getting stuck in the Ngorongoro crater in front of a lion! And all that would have been nothing without Johani's cooking. When we were still sleeping in the tents, Johani was up and made a hearty and tasty breakfast! Where other group had lunch boxes for the picnics, we had a fully cooked meal 2x a day, every day. The food was superb. Local tastes mixed with European staples, something for everyone. he even made his favourite food for us, Ugali and it tasted nice with a mildly spiced beef stew. And of course, they pitched the tents, loaded the vehicle and kept the spirit up with their good energy and food.
Written 5 February 2024
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Adventure35681420337
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Couples
Very good organisation! We love the tour and the experience was even better than we expected! We had the guide Douglas - which is really fantastic! His experience of safari, nature and animals make of him the perfect guide!

We had a really good time with Meru Sloped. Food was also really good and hotel/lodge well chosen!
Written 3 February 2024
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Amanda S
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Meru Slopes was excellent to work with to set up my 5 day safari. I wanted to customize some aspects of my safari so had quite a few requests (specific start date, wanted to join a group despite being a solo traveler, upgraded lodging, etc) and emailed >10 different companies for quotes and options. Meru Slopes got back to me quickly and put together several different quotes and options based on what I was looking for. They were the only company who actually was able to make an itinerary that fit what I wanted and it ended up being very reasonably priced.
The safari itself was excellent. My guide was Salehe and he has been doing this for over a decade. His expertise is obvious - he helped out multiple other drivers when they got stuck but we never had any issues whatsoever with our car and I felt very safe and comfortable with his driving. We also were able to see all of the Big 5 along with countless other species. Salehe was the first guide to spot quite a few animals including two rhino in Ngorongoro Crater, which can be one of the harder animals to find. We got amazing pictures to the point where a random person sitting next to me on the plane ride home was in awe of my lion, giraffe, and elephant photos. Our chef Buga was also great and was able to easily accommodate one member of our group who was vegetarian while making delicious food for everyone.
I was able to pay for my safari with credit card the day before the trip started, which was important to me as I did not want to travel across the world with thousands of dollars in cash. Not all companies allow this; in fact a fellow traveler almost had to cancel his safari as he was unaware that his company only accepted cash.
I ended up having an extra full day at the end of my time in Tanzania and actually messaged the owner of Meru Slopes to set up a coffee/waterfall tour. He got back to me that same night and a guide was waiting for me at my hotel the next am at 7:30. Again, my guide Herman was fantastic - he was engaging and shared a lot about Tanzanian culture and day to day life that I hadn't learned. He also stopped and picked up street corn as well as getting local bananas for me to try. He helped me with some of the slippery spots on the waterfall hike and additionally brought my luggage into the airport for me.

Overall Meru Slopes went above and beyond with everything I asked for. Their guides were excellent at what they do and clearly some of the best in the business. I would not hesitate to use them again and plan to recommend Meru Slopes for any of my friends traveling to Tanzania in the future.
Written 2 February 2024
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