It’s hard to believe but we just finished our fifth safari with Africa Dream Safaris. We keep heading back to Africa because of the warmth of the people and the new experiences we always receive from nature. We keep going back with ADS because their service is excellent. We know that there will never be a problem from the minute we land at the airport to the time we are dropped back off at the airport. This trip to Africa included a climb up Kilimanjaro and ADS was most helpful in arranging transportation associated with the climb.
We felt like VIP’s throughout our stay. We had welcome back cakes and baskets, a congratulatory cake for climbing Kilimanjaro, a private sundowner and fireside dinner, and again, excellent service throughout.
This safari once again provided us with new animal sightings – a serval cat, two honey badgers, colobus monkeys, and an albino baboon. We also saw our first lion kill – a pride of lions taking down a full grown buffalo.
For the first time, we chose to also go to Tarangire and Arusha National Parks and were very pleased that we did. The concentration of animals at both parks was very good and we really enjoyed the Maramboi Lodge near Tarangire.
We especially want to thank our guide, Ellison, for his patience, sense of humor, and imparting his knowledge on the animals and birds. We started at 6 a.m. every morning and were out all day. The short rains were in short supply this year and the animals might have been a bit elusive, but Ellison did his best to give us some amazing sights.
We also want to thank Michael Wishner for arranging the entire safari with all of the extra transportation, picking up my husband and I at separate times, for suggesting new lodges, and for the overall VIP experience. Thanks, Michael.
We highly recommend Africa Dream Safaris. We’ve been going with them since 2010 and they never disappoint. We also read all of the other customer reviews and know that the glowing recommendations from them are spot on. This company is the best!
Sandra and Jim M.
Safari Dates: December 14, 2016 to December 26, 2016
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These are among the best pictures of Africa ever appeared in these columns
These pictures are absolutely AMAZING!!!! It makes me want to go back!!!!!!You captured it all so well!
What a joy to see photos of ELLISON! He and KITOI were our guides this summer! r family of ten, (ages 9 to 78) had the trip of a lifetime and treasure their friendship. From dawn to dusk, each day was full of wonderful animal sightings and adventures.
Their knowledge and TLC was amazing. Each of us was pampered and treated royally with magnificent Tanzanian hospitality. We are all looking forward to returning soon with ADS!
Every detail was perfect…..no glitches….no problems…no tears….10 happy campers. Thank you Ellison and Kitoi! Safari dates: July 17- 29, 2016
Agree with all of above. Just fantastic photos. Among the best I’ve ever seen including NatGeo. Are you a professional??? If not, you should be. Agree that Michael arranges incredible safaris. Hope to return one day with children and grandchildren.
That’s a spectacular photo of all the lions attacking the buffalo.
We too loved seeing pictures of Ellison, our guide in October 2015. He’s an amazing person who truly made our trip very special. Thank you for posting these!
Absolutely stunning photos! Might I ask, what kind of camera did you use?
ELLISON ,Not sure if you ever read these comments, but if you do . Your the best !!!! We are from Hawaii and as we would say here. He has a lot of aloha. We miss you buddy. Jeff and debbi
Thank you to everyone who posted comments to our post. We were quite surprised at the response. No, we are not professional photographers – just amateurs who love nature. Most of the photos were taken with a Canon 70D with a Sigma 400mm lens, some with an older Canon Powershot SX30IS, and a few with a cell phone. My husband, the 70D user, simply takes lots and lots of photos. The Serengeti provides the wonderful subject matter. This was our second safari with Ellison and he truly is an amazing person. We are glad you all had the same wonderful safari experience with ADS as we did. Again, asante sana for all of your comments.