Clients Trip Reports – April – June 2015 (East Africa)
Explorer Safari to Kenya and Tanzania
Our Safari was the promised, “safari of a lifetime”. From the second we got to the airport in Nairobi until we left we were taken care of and pampered at every chance. The 3 guides we had were fantastic, especially Alex in Kenya.
Every evening we got a briefing on the following day’s activities and during the day continual explanations of what we were doing and hoped to see. The guides really do know everything.
The Kenyan and Tanzanian people really like Americans which is evident in the way we were treated. Almost every citizen and Maasai Village speaks English and they are very happy to have an American to converse with. They are a very happy and friendly family oriented people who have a strong urge to learn.
We saw, more than once, every animal there was to see and very close-up. Our photos look like something out of National Geographic.
If we ever return to anywhere in Africa we certainly will go with Africa Adventure and have no reservations about referring anyone else to your company. Our safari far exceeded our expectations and now we know why you provide the “safari of a lifetime”. Words cannot truly express the awe and excitement of what we have experienced. This will stay with us forever.
Tanzanian Lodge Safari to the Northern Circuit
We had an amazing trip. We saw the big 5 and many other beautiful animals. I took over 1,400 photographs. Our guide, Martin, was the best. We learned so much about the animals from him. He was a wealth of information. I would love to go on safari with him as my guide again.
The lodges were all great and unique in their own way. The Serena Ngorongoro Lodge was in an amazing spot with views into the caldera. We awoke to elephants outside our window at the Sopa Lodge in Taranguire. They were all great.
The staff at the various lodges were all polite and helpful. At home, I’m still so used to replying to a greeting with “jambo.” The food was excellent and a nice variety.
The representative at the airport was excellent. He expedited everything for us. I don’t recall ever getting in and out of airports that fast in all my years of travel.
You guys are great. I look forward to future safaris with AAC. I’m eyeing a trip to South Africa next.
Thank you Frank and all of your staff.
Steven Main, June 2015
Best of Tanzania Luxury Honeymoon Safari
Thank you for planning the most perfect honeymoon safari for us! Our trip was absolutely amazing!! It was the best trip of our lives. Everything about it was perfect. Thank you!!
I don’t even know where to start with our favorite moments because we have so many…. I guess I’ll go in order of the trip…
The second we landed in Nairobi we felt taken care of. We did not look at our itinerary, not even once, the entire trip! We never had to worry about missing a flight or not being picked up. The level of organization was impressive. Our driver, Rufus, was outstanding. We wanted to buy some gifts at a shop there but we were not going to do so because we didn’t want to carry it with us the entire trip so he offered to keep it until we returned to Nairobi at the end of the trip. We were really grateful. The hotel, Ole Sereni, decorated our room with rose petals and gave us a complimentary celebratory cake and chocolate covered strawberries. It was wonderful!
Arusha Coffee Lodge was beautiful!!! We wish we could have stayed longer there!
Little Oliver’s treated us like royalty. We enjoyed meeting Julie, the camp manager, and the entire team there, especially the Maasai that work there – Superti and Lazaro, who spent hours teaching us about their culture, while sitting next to a fire under a sky full of stars. What an amazing moment! When we left, we felt like family. Since we were on our honeymoon, they surprised us more than once! The first surprise was after a walking safari. They prepared the most beautiful little table with champagne to toast us. The second surprise was on our last night at that camp, they prepared a dinner on the deck of our tent, full of lanterns. In terms of sightseeing, my favorite moments were when we were surrounded by hundreds (maybe even more than a thousand) elephants – swimming, playing, eating, socializing. It was so great! Also, the night drive was so fun! We were lucky enough to see a serval cat and many other animals, and not to mention the sky full of stars.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge had the most impressive views! What a beautiful hotel! … and Ngorongoro Crater itself left us speechless with its beauty! The landscape, the flamingos, the amount of animals we saw…. and even the mating lions that we saw. Wow! We loved our guide, Fazo.
Namiri Plains was so beautiful and such an adventure! We saw soooo many lions here! We even had lions roaming around the camp site, which was very exciting for us. We saw a cheetah eating a fresh kill and had buffalo next to our tent, on our deck, the entire night!
Sayari, like you had told me before, was so beautiful! Extremely luxurious. Our honeymoon tent was gorgeous! We loved our guide, Promise. He had such a great sense of humor.
He surprised us on our last day with a romantic surprise lunch by the Mara River. It was so beautiful! Our best sightseeing experience here was a leopard that was on the hunt as well as two other leopards that were mating.
We loved everything about our trip! Our guides, our camps, the hotels, the food, the sight seeing, the stars, the sunrises, the sunsets, the people, etc. I will 100% recommend The Africa Adventure Company. I am trying to convince my parents to go on this trip and I believe I already convinced my aunt to go next year for her 20 year anniversary. We will see…
Anyways, thank you again!
Cristina Ulvert and Santiago Chev, June 2015