Mike and Joyce K – Calgary | Tanzania | Jan-Feb 2018
Hi Jen, We can’t thank you enough for organizing and planning our Serengeti safari in Tanzania, it was truly the most exceptional two weeks we have spent traveling in our lifetimes and exceeded even our loftiest expectations! Having never been to Africa, we were unsure what to expect, but were impressed to no end with the high quality of the accommodations you had arranged as well as the friendliest and most attentive service one could imagine. The food was delicious, the “tent” rooms were amazing and we certainly enjoyed the warm “bucket showers” and a cold beer or G&T at the end of the day. Having the Maasai warriors there to escort you back and forth to the tent was special, especially with the large critters we had wandering through the camps… Our guide/driver from Tanganyika Expeditions was exceptional. Not only did Godwin ensure even our smallest needs were attended to; he was incredibly knowledgeable, good-natured and so proud to showcase his homeland to us. We saw more wildlife than we had ever imagined possible, due to his keen eye and true understanding of the ecosystem. Most importantly, he was always had a positive attitude and was very respectful of the animals and their natural habitat. It is so hard to pick out specific highlights when we were lucky enough to witness so much – dozens of lions, numerous cheetahs, giraffes, elephants, rhino, ostrich (including a nest of huge eggs), baboons, monkeys, hyenas, and of course the literal millions of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and antelope. We witnessed numerous cats hunting prey including kills by lions, cheetahs and even a hyena (a lot nastier and not as graceful as the lions/cheetahs!). The final few days you recommended in the northern Serengeti at Lemala Kuria Hills was truly the icing on the cake. One of the most stunning properties we have ever had the pleasure to visit, made even more special by our hosts Margie and Boz. Enjoying the sundown in a private setting while sipping a cocktail after a day of viewing wildlife was beyond description.
Thank you for organizing what we would call a “trip of a lifetime” except we now have the full intent to return to Africa again, hopefully soon!