I Felt Totally Safe and Cared For

Tanzania was absolutely wonderful. Much more than I expected. I felt totally safe and cared for from the time I disembarked my flight at Kilimanjaro Airport and the ADS representative greeted me, throughout the entire trip, and my return back to the airport. This was important to me as I made the trip alone. The beautiful people of Tanzania are friendly, kind, and cheerful. The lodges and camps were all great and the staff exceptionally attentive.

My Guide, Claude, seemed as though he was selected just for me. He read me and my interests (which were everything), within the first hour, and we became fast friends. He was so knowledgeable, patient, considerate, and had a great sense of humor – a perfect companion guide. He went above and beyond to ensure that the experiences I had were all outstanding. Time after time he set the situation up for me to have the perfect experience, such as elephants crossing the Mara River and on and on.

I cannot get the sights, sounds, scents, and shapes of the Serengeti, the Crater, the animals, birds, flowers, and trees out of my mind. I feel totally rekindled and connected to nature as it is intended to be. Anyone considering this trip should not hesitate, as it truly is “the trip of a lifetime” with adventure, beauty and spiritual aspects every day. Photos do not do justice to the Serengeti, the Rift, or the Ngorongoro Crater, but here are a few photos anyway.

Thank you Sharon and to all of the ADS staff involved in making my trip a wonderful experience.

Jan Duggan
Wilmington, Massachusetts
Safari Dates: September 18th, 2012 to September 26th, 2012

4 Responses to I Felt Totally Safe and Cared For

  1. Viscontino Di Marco says:

    We are planning on taking an eight year old grand daughter with us; what do you think? is she too young for that trim? we are 67 and 72 year old, we are in good health, how much walking is involved? are there sufficient stops for us to take a break or should we let it go.

    Please let me know


    • Anonymous says:

      This comment is from a grandparent … it would be very hard to keep an eight year old happy since so much time is spent in the vehicle and there is nowhere for them to run free and work off excess energy. Also you have to keep the child in your sight 24/7 … No other option. Too many opportunities for harm. An adult can drive for an hour seeing nothing but waiting for the next sighting … Kids, not so much! I would spend the time with your grandchild in a more child friendly environment … BUT … Go on safari yourselves. You will absolutely love every moment.

  2. John Corcoran says:

    We too were thinking of taking a 13 year old grandson with us on our recent safari in August. We decided not to, mainly for financial reasons. In hindsight my wife and I think it probably would have been a little difficult keeping him focused on the trip. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to view the wonders of Africa, and any distractions would have been detrimental to the enjoyment we experienced.An 8 year old girl would have been a very difficult task. Better to enjoy the trip yourselves, and take her to a zoo when you get back so you can explain in detail everything you will learn while on safari.

  3. Alejandra Mugica says:

    Hi, I took my 12 and 14 year old kids. It was a trip of a lifetime for all of us. Never thought that we could get sick or harmed. Just give them camara and prepare well for the trip. If you have the chance to go do it!!! you will never regret it. ADS will make sure the kids are OK and the guide will be selected specially for family safari. They will forever remember it will be the best gift you can give your kids 10 and up.

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