Quote of the Week: Pat and Bob Bilovsky; Colleen Roman – California

We would like to thank you for the support, care, and planning that you provided us on our recent (October 20-November 2) Safari. We had a fantastic journey that even surpassed our expectations. Every step along the way we were supported by your wonderful staff. The preparation notebook we received at home was extremely helpful in answering many of our questions and helping us to make our trip easier while we were in Tanzania. The discussions with our ADS rep were invaluable and enabled her to set up a custom safari that met our needs, adapted to the season we were traveling, and provide a maximum opportunity to observe the rich wildlife, customs, and culture of Tanzania.

From the moment we landed at Mt. Kilimanjaro Airport to the last day we were in Tanzania, we were supported by Africa Dream Safaris Staff. Upon arrival we were met and assisted with all of our entry requirements. We were met by staff (Selma), driven to our hotel, given a cell phone to use during the trip if we had any concerns (we didn’t need it). Selma prepared us for the next morning when we would be picked up, taken to the Arusha airport,and we would fly to the Northern Serengeti. The next morning, Selma was at the hotel to take us to the Arusha airport, check in our luggage, and make sure everything went well with our flight to Kogatende. Upon landing at Kogatende, we were met by our Guide for the next 9 days. Our Guide was very knowledgeable, caring, thoughtful of our concerns, funny, and very interested in us getting a full safari experience. 5 minutes out of Kogatende, on our first game drive we saw elephants. That day and each day after were magical. On that first day we saw the Wildebeest crossing the Mara, an unbelievable sight, we saw a cheetah with her two cubs, two black rhino, zebras, giraffes, impalas, hippos, cape buffalo, many species of the beautiful birds and the beautiful Tanzania landscape. It was an incredible day, made even more special by the insight our Guide was providing us.

Our accommodations on the trip were always excellent. We stayed in two tent camps and hotels. The staffs at all of our accommodations could not do enough for us and always cared about our comfort and happiness. The food was excellent, the beds very comfortable, and we always felt safe, even with lions roaring outside our lodgings at 3am! Our Guide took us to a fairly remote Maasi Village, on a night safari, on two walking safaris, on a visit to a medical facility in Karatu, and on many game drives. He wanted us to get a full exposure to the beauty of his country. He had unbelievable eyesight and could see animals from before any of us could. The vehicle, our Guide, and his expertise were at our disposal. Each night we worked out the plan for the next day- what time we would leave, would we have picnic breakfast, lunch etc. It was all very easy and all very enjoyable.

We would certainly highly recommend your company. There are many safari companies to choose from and I’m sure many of them are very good and reliable. We were happy we chose your company. We really appreciated the genuine attention to detail and concern for us having the best experience possible that was demonstrated by the whole Africa Dream Safaris staff. We thank you, once again, for providing us with a trip of a lifetime.

Pat and Bob Bilovsky; Colleen Roman – California
Oct/Nov 2010

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