Trip Report for Kenya and Tanzania – Elia Valdovino and Anthony Rdcliff
Over the past two years, I have been reading trip report s from all of our clients. I always imagine myself in their place as they vividly describe their adventures and sightings. Not hing, and I mean nothing prepared me for my very own experience in the dark continent.
On our very first afternoon game drive, the first animal we saw was a lioness!! Now I realized why our clients keep coming back over and over, the feeling of respect you get from being so close to such a magnificent creature is second to none.
We saw all the animals that were on our list, elephants, wildebeest, giraffes, zebra, lots of baboons, impalas and buffalo. In a way it kind of spoiled it for any future game drives as we found ourselves always comparing it to the Masai Mara.
We met Seif at the Nmanga border. From the very beginning I understood why he was AAC’s Guide of the year for 2009. His passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of his country and job is extremely extensive.
The game drive was great, we again saw many elephants, giraffes, and wildebeest and yes our sought after Leopard!!!
My itinerary also included a visit to a Masai Village and to an orphanage. The children were a delight. They sang for us and even invited us to join in their games.
Up to now, we have been lucky to have had the opportunity to travel all over the Caribbean, South America and Mexico, but somehow I kn ow that out of the countless vacations Anthony and I have experienced, this particular trip will be the most memorable and most talked about.– by: Elia Valdovino and Anthony Rdcliff