This is my sixth safari, and my second with Africa Dream Safaris. I have taken enough safaris to compare different outfitters, and I go with ADS from now on for a number of reasons. First of all is the service, from both Sharon in the U.S. as well as the team in Arusha. On this particular safari, we had a problem at one of our locations, and our guide immediately contacted the office in Arusha who made things right. Which is what I’ve come to expect from ADS.
The second is the quality of the guides, which is second to none. I made the mistake on one of my earlier safaris of going with a budget safari company (you see their vehicles throughout the Serengeti, but I won’t name them). What I learned about budget safaris is that you get a driver, not a guide. The driver on that safari knew the roads, but did not know where the animals where, how to spot them, or anything about their behavior.
ADS guides are educated and passionate about the animals, as well as where to find them. Want to see a lion? Leopard? Cheetah? Just ask. And how they spot them is continually amazing to me.
Our safari was fantastic, and our guide Thompson was able to find things I’ve never seen on previous safaris – Serval cat, Caracal, Striped Hyenas, Bat-eared foxes, and others.
I’ll be back to Africa, and I’ll be with ADS.
San Diego, California
Safari Dates: March 7, 2017 to March 17, 2017