Meru Slopes Tours & Safaris

Meru Slopes Tours & Safaris

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Jørgen
Oslo, Norway1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
A very good budget option!
We paid 700$ pp for 4 days/3 nights in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Accommodation the day before and after, and airport transfer to and from included.
Jacob, our guide, was very helpful and we got to see all the big five, cheetah and a lot of other cool stuff. The food was great, thanks to the cook, Gardi.
The first night we stayed in a simple lodge about an hour drive from Tarangire. The second night in a public campsite with limited facilities inside Serengeti. Third night in a more sophisticated public campsite right outside the Ngorongoro crater.
All in all more than expected!
Written 25 November 2022
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twiniesfamily
South of France12 contributions
Oct 2022
We have been ever so lucky to be able to return to Tanzania for a second time for a safari and we enjoyed this amazing experience at the end of October 2022. Our first trip was 3 years ago with our three children and we loved it so much that we wanted to take my parents-in-law for a trip of a lifetime. Obviously, as we had discovered Meru Slopes, there was no way I would have looked anywhere else for this trip. I knew Geofrey was a very kind and accommodating owner so I just went ahead and contacted him directly through email and through the company’s chat message section. On our first trip, I did not want to carry a huge amount of US dollars with me as I would have had to declare them through customs; and he had agreed for me to do the full wire transfer prior to arrival, which was a relief for me. Therefore, no questions this time around, I contacted Geofrey and I was able to do the wire transfer ahead of our trip when it suited me so all was cleared before we travelled. That was a great piece of mind for me!
As our first experience was so great, we had wanted to get the same guide. To our delight, our request was granted and we had the chance to have The Amazing Jacob alongside the great Bugadance as our cook! Jacob is amongst the most amazing guides that can be seen across the Serengeti, seriously!!! He is not only very considerate with the fauna and flora where he never threatens the animals so that they can be seen and approached very closely, but he also has the eye of an eagle where he can spot every tiny sign of an animal across long distances!!!! He was amongst the only two guides to spot the only rhino that day, down in the Ngrongoro!!! We had time to “enjoy it for ourselves” before letting everyone know and then we saw all the other cars in the area coming to where we had just driven off. And along that respect for animals, there is also a great “craftmanship” with his customers too. We immediately feel like friends returning “home away from home”. He is always respectful, professional but also funny, kind, caring and entertaining. Singing along with Jacob and Bugadance while driving on the road, learning Swahili and being immersed in the culture adds an extra touch to this beautiful trip! Dining along the noises of the wildlife while eating home-made cooked food really feels like we are in a dreamy cocoon of paradise. It is also great to see that, compared to other companies, Meru Slopes has its own hotel and can accommodate you there when needed. Do try their local dishes as we were fighting to try them all as they are so tasty! And we were so happy to see that, from before, there had been some changes made where now, we would be eating freshly-cooked food for lunch too during the safari, while we would spot some other companies eating their packed lunch boxes; many looked at us with envy.
There would be so many other good things that we could say about this mind-blowing heavenly break but I guess we would just encourage you to go for it and try it for yourself! You’ll want to go back again! Thank you to the greatest safari company in Tanzania: Meru Slopes!
Written 16 November 2022
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Nish
4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
I highly recomend this company for your safari needs. This company went above and beyond our expectations to provide us service before and after our 6 day safari. We landed in Tanazania two days earlier than expected and wanted to start our safari earlier. Geofrey(owner) immediately changed our iterinary right away to we could start a day earlier than the original booking . Meru slopes has been very communicative with their replies 24/7 and all my questions were answered within the hour! Our guide Amani was very knowledgeable and thanks to him, we saw all the BIG 5 Including 3 rhinos!! (Very rare). Amani also made sure that we got a hot vegetarian lunch(other companies only give box lunch) everyday . The kind of personal touch and attention that Meru Slopes gives is not something you find with much larger tour companies. Geofrey also send us a vehicle to tour around Arusha on the very first day(before tour start) and last day. The other drivers were also very friendly and knowledgeable about Arusha town. Thank you for giving us a trip of a lifetime Meru Slopes!
Written 11 November 2022
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MERUSLOPES
Thank you so much for that kind and amazing words :) We are really glad you enjoyed your safari as this is our goal! Our driver-guides are the best and a good guide is the key to a great safari. We are happy that you chose us! Kind regards Geofrey Nasari Director and Sales
Written 15 November 2022
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Nan
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Oct 2022 • Family
We are a family with a 10yo girl. After careful comparison, we decided to book a 4 days/3 nights safari tour with Meru Slopes including Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro parks.
The company arranged hotels for us before and after the safari in Arusha which was really helpful. We got picked up from Kilimanjaro airport when we arrived and sent to the hotel directly. The driver even agreed to take us for a tour in Arusha because we wanted to buy some souvenirs. We didn’t need to worry about transportation etc at all in Arusha.
Our Safari guide/driver Douglas was very experienced after working as a safari guide for 15 years. He could answer all our questions about animals and got the amazing ability in spotting and recognising animals. Once in Serengeti, he spotted a cheetah from an unbelievably far distance. He stopped the car for us to take photos whenever we asked him, without any complaints. He knew the best place to stop to have a good angle for pictures. We had lunch in the picnic areas in the parks every day and the food prepared was always delicious. He asked us at the start of the tour what we would like to see the most and then would particular look for those animals for us. In the last day of our tour, the car broke down but Douglas and the company immediately arranged a private car to send us back to Arusha and then next day to the airport.
Thanks a million to everyone in Meru Slopes for giving us an unforgettable experience.
Written 10 November 2022
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MERUSLOPES
We are happy that you enjoyed your safari and saw a lot of animals. Douglas is a great professional and all our team. They will read your review! Thank you so much for your amazing review :) Kind regards Geofrey Nasari Director and Sales
Written 15 November 2022
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Elisa N
Brussels, Belgium17 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
My boyfriend and I literally gave our entire trip to Tanzania in the hands of Geoffrey who did an incredible job in organizing everything at best for our stay. We combined the ascension to Kilimanjaro (6 days through Marangu route) and a Safari of the most important parks (6 days in Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Manyara) with the agency.
The Kilimanjaro ascension was very good, guides were professional (they even checked with us the clothes and advices us on what/if to rent), porters were friendly. A big up goes to our helper porter Julian who was very nice to us together with the cook who was amazing, I never ate as good as in this trip, despite the difficulty of transporting and cooking at the huts.
As for the safari we joined a group safari with other 4 people (and we had the great chance of matching 100% with them) and we chose camping accommodation. Together with our amazing guide Daniel we lived stunning moments, we saw the big 5 and even more (cheetahs, zebras, hyenas, antilopes, baboons, hippos…). We were extremely lucky, but our guide knew perfectly what to do. The cooking was again perfect, always providing hot food both lunch and dinner. We also visited a Masaai village and a banana plantation, which was nice to dive into the local culture.
We had zero complaints during our stay and also the accommodation in Arusha Tourist Inn before and after the tour was fine. Especially (again) for the super food we could find at the restaurant.

Ps: the only inconvenience was a very weird moment we spent giving the tips during Kilimanjaro climbing, please review before the trip the custom in Tanzania, which is very different from my (in Europe) conception.
Written 8 November 2022
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MERUSLOPES
Thank you for your amazing words :) We are so glad you had a great experience with us as this is our goal! We have great guides and cooks are no exception. They do what they love and that can be seen with the kindness and knowledge they bring to our customers! Thank you for choosing us, we appreciate it very much. Kind regards Geofrey Nasari Director and Sales
Written 15 November 2022
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Michelle Y
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
I had an unforgettable experience with Meru Slopes Tours and Safaris and highly recommend to anyone who is considering a safari trip.

We booked a 4 day/3 night safari with a mix of lodge and camp accommodations. We visited Tarangire National Park, Central Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater.

Geoffrey, the manager, was extremely helpful in answering our many questions, organized, and extremely friendly. Transportation to/from the airport as well as accommodations before and after the safari. He was always be available to help out with any requests during our stay at the Arusha Tourist Inn, and genuinely wanted to ensure that guests were comfortable and happy.

Jacob, our guide and driver, is extremely knowledgeable not only with the region’s animals, but also other fauna (birds, reptiles) and flora. Our group had endless questions and he was able to answer most, if not all, of them. He went out of his way to ensure we had enough time to observe what we wanted, but also knew to keep things on schedule without feeling at all pushy. He also seemed to know all the good spots to observe wildlife and had a skilled eye for spotting animals even at a considerable distance! Although we didn’t see any rhinos on our trip, we did see a leopard which is quite rare! He is a lively, energetic, and cheeky guy; his energy always lit up the room (or safari car in this case) and it made our trip so much more enjoyable. He is also a very skilled driver and navigated the sometimes rough roads without issue.

Moshi, our chef, is an exceptionally talented and dedicated chef with a warm heart. From start to finish, the food he prepared was hearty, plentiful, and just hands down delicious with a lot of variety. He also accommodated for our group’s dietary restrictions and food preferences with the limited resources he had. For days where lunch was eaten during the drive, he would wake up at 3/4 am to prepare our lunch in advance (which would still be hot by the time we had lunch at 12-2 pm) and then start on our breakfast - all before any of us had even woken up. I did have a little bit of heat exhaustion (make sure you are drinking plenty of water - the safari car is definitely well stocked), and during that time, he checked up on me multiple times, brewed some ginger-honey-lemon tea, gave me some of his personal balm to treat a headache, and shared some very thoughtful words with me. His kindness and compassion really lifted my spirits, and I will never forget these interactions with him.

Geoffrey, Jacob, and Moshi, asante sana for the wonderful time and memories! It was a pleasure to have you as our guides and chef.
Written 7 November 2022
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MERUSLOPES
Lovely to know that you had and incredible time with us! Our team is indeed a great team with much knowledge and enjoys being a guides and cooks, which makes everything better. Thank you for your amazing review, it is really important to us :) Kind regards Geofrey Nasari Director and Sales
Written 15 November 2022
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Olaia
11 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Fantastic experience. We absolutely loved everything. Accomodations were fantastic we could see and hear the animals very close. The food in the hotels and lunch was very nice. The decision to take a private toor was the best thing we did. Our guide Iddy was very good, he was always in contact with other guides and the radio and we managed to see the big 5, great conversations and I must say that even the tour was in English his Spanish was very good as well, I am sure he will be ready very soon to do tours in spanish.
As a negative point we would like to say that the hotel in Arusha is not the best, we were actually scared how the rest of the accomodations in the safari would be but the rest of the accomodations were fantastic.
Written 4 November 2022
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MERUSLOPES
Delivering a fantastic experience is always our main goal and we always feel extremely happy when we read words like these Our guides are the best and Iddy is expert , he make every trip special! Thanks for information about hotel in Arusha we will change it Thank you for recommending us, we hope we might see you again one day! Kind regards Geofrey Nasari Director and Sales
Written 15 November 2022
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Bo R
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Booked a 4 day safari in Tarangire, Ngorogoro and Serengeti. Excellent experience.
Communication with Meru Slopses company was quick, sharp and thrustwotrhy the whole time.
On the safari: Fantastic driver and guide. He was really good at spotting interesting wildlife and had a great understanding of getting close to the animals without desturbing them. His knowledge about wildlife and local nature in general was big, and he was really good at passing relevant information to us during the trip.. We learned so much about african wildlife and culture. Interesting.
Food was also nice during the trip and accomodation was a super nice experience..
I can highly recommend Meru Slopes as operatur on a safari trip.
Written 29 October 2022
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MERUSLOPES
Thank you so much for your review, it is really important to us . Our team is really great and professionals. We are really happy that you had an amazing time with us! Kind regards Georey Nasari Director and sales
Written 15 November 2022
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James B
5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
3 incredible days with our guide Inno, who made sure we had the trip of a lifetime. Thank you Meru / Inno for making it so special.
Written 25 October 2022
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MERUSLOPES
We thank you for your positive comments Kind regards Geofrey Nasari Director and Sales
Written 29 October 2022
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Anita_dk
Odense, Denmark15 contributions
Oct 2022
We wanted to support a local company in Tanzania and took contact to Meru Slopes Tours and Safaris. The manager Geoffrey was immediately very helpful in answering our questions and trying to design a safari after our requests. Even when we had problems with bank transfers Geoffrey was calm and helpful. Everything was so well arranged from start to end. The drivers from/to the airport were so friendly, funny and good careful drivers.

Eddy/Edi, our fantastic guide was very knowledgeable about all animals, birds, vegetation ect. He knew great spots to observe the animals. Eddy had the right and respectful attitude towards the wild animals by getting close enough without disturbing. Also he said: Now we'll let the cheetah rest so it can eat it's prey." What a fantastic ambassador for the animals. We stayed 3 great places and were well taken care of and had some fantastic and giving days with Eddy. Thanks to all on the team of Meru Slopes Tours and Safaris - you're great. The very best recommendations from us.
Written 23 October 2022
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MERUSLOPES
Thank you so much for this outstanding review and recommendation We appreciate it very much. Hope to see you again Kind regards Geofrey Nassari Director and Sales
Written 29 October 2022
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