Quote of the Week: Howard and Marsha Seltzer

We just returned from our Safari and had to take a few minutes to let you know how thoroughly pleased and delighted we were with the trip. Beginning with our initial contact with ADS and the home office, through our final minutes at the airport awaiting our return flight home, everything was as advertised, perfectly arranged, and well beyond all of our expectations – and our expectations were high. From our initial encounter with the “visa meet & greet staff” which whisked us past the long lines and out the door to our waiting van, to the flight into the Serengeti where we met our guide / driver, to the game drives and tented camps, every turn was a new and wonderful experience.

Our guide was absolutely amazing in his ability to spot & identify the animals and we saw 4 of the “big five” on the first day. We were “family” within a day of meeting him and he was willing and able to do anything we asked, including long game drives everyday with boxed breakfasts & lunches for picnics in the bush. It was perfect. Another ADS feature we noticed was the selection of vehicles. The roll-top Land Cruisers were far superior to the other type of open top vehicles we saw. Ideal for game viewing, both all around us and above in trees. I must admit that we were skeptical about some of the advanced reading we had done, especially regarding the incomprehensible numbers involved in “The Great Migration”, but we are skeptics no more.

We visited “The Great Migration” several times, including one day when we parked in the midst of the moving herds and enjoyed our boxed picnic lunch – from the comfort and safety of our Land Cruiser – and for 45 minutes watched in awe as the Migration passed before us. We saw it, but is impossible to grasp. The line of animals on the move stretched from horizon to horizon. Another highlight that we must mention was our hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti –extraordinary. Again, thank you for an adventure that was unlike any we had in the past and one that we would hope to repeat in the future.

Howard and Marsha Seltzer
February 2010

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