Close Encounters of the Animal Kind

I thought it would be interesting to share a collection of safari photos mainly from the Serengeti National Park showing just how close one can get to the big game (lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant and giraffe) in Tanzania. Sometimes a large zoom or telephoto lens is not at all necessary and a small pocket size camera is actually more advantageous. Note that the last picture is the hand of yours truly! This shot was taken in the Ngorongoro Crater. Due to the small size of the …

Trip Overview – March 2014

Our green season safari far exceeded our expectations and we have been privileged to enjoy a dry season ADS trip. Each season is unique, each driver-guide brings his own special knowledge and passion, and each day unfolds in ways that are unimaginable. We were greeted at the airport by Faith and Timan – lovely, warm ambassadors for ADS and Tanzania. They whisked us through the visa process and drove us to the Arusha Coffee Lodge where we enjoyed a two night stay prior to our flight …

Guide Report – A Wonderful Trip With Tom

I just returned home from a 10 days safari with a single guest named Tom S. from California, USA (safari dates were March 7, 2014 to March 16, 2014). It was a trip of a lifetime for him as he had always dreamed of visiting Africa. The trip was so amazing and we saw all that Tom dreamed about except only one species (The Porcupine). Most of the expectations revolved around seeing the big cats and the famous big five. The locations in our itinerary …