When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

Sharon, We are back in Arusha. Don’t know how we got so lucky to have our other trip cancel and stumble onto you. The best trip ever! People were awesome and whenever we mentioned your name a smile would enter their face! Thank you thank you for everything!!! Jenny and Phil Greger Woodlands, Texas Safari Dates: January 10, 2013 – January 16, 2013

Dawn’s FAQ of the Week: We would like to join a group of other people for the cost savings. Can you set this up for us?

We would like to join a group of other people for the cost savings. Can you set this up for us? Africa Dream Safaris offers only “private” safaris.  It is a niche in the industry we have chosen to fulfill, because we believe in the result! *Most* safari companies out there do the pre-packaged “group tours” which is a completely different type of product and is organized in a completely different way. To facilitate a “group tour”, typically a pre-planned itinerary is set up on specific calendar …

The Trip to Tanzania Was Simply Mesmerizing

It’s Super Bowl weekend. Excitement is in the air. Bobby had gone back to Florida to start planning another safari with Sharon, possibly challenging Mt. Kilimanjaro in October. I am finally rested enough to start organizing pictures and videos taken on the trip. Reflecting back, worlds apart from my current reality, Tanzania, the scenery, the animals, the sound, the smell, the color, and the people. Each frame and clip transport me right back to the magical land; its primordial essence and life force. Bobby and I …

After 50 Years of Dreaming, I Had Some High Expectations!

Did you ever, in all your travels, have a trip from leaving the house to returning to the house without a single hitch? Well, we did, even including air transportation. Now who ever heard of perfect on time flights? Sharon, your itinerary sold me on the deal and after dreaming about this for around 50 years, I had some pretty high expectations. Well, ADS met them all. Unfortunately for ADS, in terms of its evaluation form (which frankly was silly), it was impossible to exceed my …

New ADS Handbook Published – Get Your Free Copy

Here at ADS we continually strive to provide the very finest african safari. This starts with making sure that each and every guest is fully prepared before departing from their home.  It may sound rather obvious but we find that those guests who are well prepared for their safaris tend to be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the whole travel experience to a higher degree. An ounce of preparation is truly worth a pound of cure, especially when embarking on a once in …

Dawn’s FAQ of the Week: Do you have any Luggage recommendations of what or where to buy?

  Do you have any Luggage recommendations of what or where to buy? When choosing luggage for your safari, let the terms “lightweight” and “easy to carry” become your mantra.  Many people will bring a lightweight rolling duffle bag, since it has reasonable capacity and is easy to handle, but the bag itself doesn’t weigh much.  Remember – each person is allowed only 33lbs of checked luggage on the small plane flight to the Serengeti!  But any lightweight bag will do.  Soft-sided luggage is typically preferred because …


We’re looking forward to a great new year full of safari adventures and exciting new stories to share with you! Stay connected with the ADS community via Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest for Reports from the Bush, Guest Testimonials, and Tanzania Highlights. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2013 filled with adventure! From our family to yours, – The Africa Dream Safari Staff  

ADS Guest Films Lioness with her Cubs

This heartwarming video captures a Lioness with her baby cubs as they play, rest and roam around the Serengeti bush:

ADS at Ngorogoro Crater Lodge

The manager and chef at Ngorongoro Crater describe guests’ luxury experience from beginning to end at this stunning location. Watch the video here:

ADS is the best!

ADS is the best! I know this sounds contrite but the way they handled every aspect of our 12 days, was just outstanding! We booked with much excitement and as time got closer to the “big trip” our apprehensiveness rose. There was no reason to be apprehensive, because Dawn at African Dream Safaris had planned every detail to work out beautifully! Arrival in Arusha, being met right after coming off the plane, and being whisked though the passport/visa lines, was quick and efficient and impressive. …