Open Africa Safaris is a natively owned safari company with professional destination planning and reservation offices in the United States and Tanzania.
We went on a 7 day safari to Tanzania through Open Africa Safaris with myself, my wife and my parents. It was a very memorable experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in nature/animal-viewing. Through Open Africa Safari, John, the manager was accessible by phone 24-7 to answer any questions and explain all details. He explained to us the best times to go, which parks would be best, what to pack, etc. He customized our trip to our requests and was very flexible with the packages/pricing. When we arrived, we were immediately picked up at the airport by our guide Tony, and we were not left alone for even a minute the entire time we were in Tanzania. We felt and very comfortable with Tony and I would highly recommend him as a safari guide. He had a very extensive knowledge of the parks, specific locations where particular animals were going to be, and was very helpful in helping us understand the people/culture of Tanzania. We were easily able to see the big 5, and get excellent, close-up pictures of multiple animals. The accommodations were excellent that Open Africa safaris were able to put us into - we stayed at both lodges and luxury tents during our trip. The staff and personal at every lodge/tented camp were absolutely phenomenal. We were all vegetarians and they were able to cater to this dietary request at every step of the way.
I would highly recommend this company - they are very trustworthy, honest people who have an extensive knowledge of the country and its parks and do their best to maximize your time on safari. I would definitely travel with them again in the future.