Rhino Saved From A Pride Of Hungry Lions
Where do I begin? After months of research, I finally chose ADS as our safari company. I had been on safari twenty five years ago and had some ideas about the kind of safari I wanted. Lynn completely “got” my vision and planned our itinerary and accommodations accordingly. Planning was a breeze!
We were completely taken care of from landing in Kilimanjaro to our final flight out to Cape Town. The staff was very professional.
I thought since I had been on safari before, I knew what to expect. I was so wrong. Our first day we saw hippos, zebras, elephants and so much more! Our guide Pokea not only showed us the stunning wildlife, he talked about the flora and fauna as well. We saw more animals in the first couple of days than I saw on my entire safari twenty five years ago-including many that I had never seen before.
One of the many things we really liked about our guide was his deep respect for the animals. The only time he disturbed the wildlife was when he actually saved a rhino from being eaten by a pride of hungry lions. Very exciting! He was so skilled at finding the animals, it was uncanny. He was the perfect fit for our family even down to his sense of humor. Our night drive was highlighted by 100 cape buffalo crossing in front of our car, a rare bush Hyrax and a Carical.
The accommodations were all lovely, Lion’s Paw was everyone’s favorite. Amazing location, attentive staff, Water Buck and Zebra in the bushes and the Tropical Boo Boo bird with its many voices. The ‘treehouses’ at Kokoti were such fun.
I will definitely be recommending ADS to all of my friends, they gave our family the trip of our dreams and memories that will last a lifetime.
Jim and Tori O.
Rosie (Age 15) and Alice (Age 13) O.
San Rafael, California
Safari Dates: July 22, 2013 to August 1, 2013