Quote of the Week: Al and Alice Reich

This was our 3rd trip to Africa, but even so, it was unique. From the flight over Lengai at the start of our safari to the final overnight in the farmland of Karatu, it was fabulous. But even before that, we were met as we got off the flight from Amsterdam, had our visas taken care of, baggage collected, and on our way to the hotel while 95% of the other passengers were still waiting in line for immigrations. That was special. However, we came for the wildlife and were definitely not disappointed. The big five, thousands of wildebeest and zebra, about a zillion birds, and many other interesting creatures. It’s hard to describe being in the center of a noisy mass of animals stretching to the horizon in all directions.

The best part, however, was that this was our own private safari. Only the two of us in that land cruiser with our guide. And what a guide he was. He led us to places where we could watch wildlife without seeing any other tourists. The lodges and camps were superb. It was especially nice to be in the private luxury camp, where we could determine our own schedule for meals, bedtime and wakeup, etc. Mbuzi Mawe Tented Lodge was every bit as well equipped and appointed as any of the hotels. The service and food at Ndutu was top notch and the view from our room at Ngorongoro Serena couldn’t have been better. Bougainvillea Lodge was the perfect place to wind down after an exciting 2 weeks. And, of course, dining in the ‘African Bush’ was a distinct pleasure.

Al and Alice Reich
April 2009

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