Linda and Chris H. Calgary AB | Tanzania | July 2014
Thanks for arranging such a fantastic and unforgettable trip!
From the moment we landed in Tanzania we were well taken care of. We were met by the driver to take us to the beautiful Kia Lodge and the following morning we were picked up be the highly exceptional Marco. The adventure began- not only did we visit a local village near the base of Mt Kili but we also visited a Maasai village later on in the tour. It was nice to be exposed and educated on these different cultures.
The safari itself was truly amazing. Our driver, Marco, was incredible. He was very knowledgeable, had eyes like a hawk, and always found a way to park at great view points ahead of the other drivers. We not only saw the Big 5 but saw many other breathtaking sights as well- the end of the wildebeest going on their migration (there were at least 2-3 thousand crossing the road at the time), cubs and lionesses chewing down on a cape buffalo and later the cubs using the ribcage for shade, vultures snacking on a wildebeest, elephants having mud baths and lion cubs learning to hunt and climb trees. Actually there are too many wonderful things to mention.
The scenery was breathtaking and changed from forest to savannah and back again. The views down into the Ngorongoro Crater were amazing.
The accommodation was better than we had expected. All the lodges were well appointed with friendly helpful staff and the food was very good. The Bougainvilla Lodge went out of their way to make vegan meals for our daughter. One of the neatest experiences was waking up in the middle of the night at the Ikoma Bush Camp to a herd of wildebeest and zebra eating feet from the open widows or our tent ( The best worst sleep ever! )
We had a wonderful and memorable trip. Thanks for arranging it all