The decision to travel with Africa Dream Safaris this past August 2018 was a very easy one because we had traveled with them in March of 2017, during the Green Season. My husband was keen to photograph the Great Migration in the North Serengeti, on the Mara River. Our guide, Pokea, told him , ‘Then you have to come back at the end of August!’ So we did!
We requested Pokea as our guide for our second trip because he is so outstanding in his abilities to know where the animals are, and where the light is best for photography. In addition, he is an amazing bird guide and my husband is an avid birder!
This past trip was just as wonderful as the first! From our arrival at JRO where we once again breezed through the visa process with Mathias, to our flight into the Serengeti where Pokea was waiting and smiling from ear to ear when we landed!
The camps we stayed in were beautiful, the food delicious, and I cannot say enough good things about the staff in those camps! Their smiling faces, welcoming words, and their desire to do anything at all to make our stay memorable! Hot water bottles for the beds every night! Sweet!
Both of our trips were coordinated by Dawn Anderson and she is priceless! We saw many safari trucks loaded with people unable to turn left or right, and all looking bored or overheated in open trucks with no protection from dust or sun! Not so with Africa Dream! Only way to go!
Each day in Africa gives you something different to absorb. The smells of heat, dust, and the fires set purposely to bring new life to the grassy plains. The sounds of the tinkling bells from the cattle as the Maasai bring them to graze. The grunts and inquiring stares of the wildebeests as you pass them in the fields, and let us not forget the roar of a lion or leopard in the night when heard from the mysterious safety of our tent!
Africa is a place that will call you to return again and again! And when you do, be sure that Africa Dream Safaris is part of it!
Carol W. and Wijbren H.
Pitman, New Jersey
Safari Dates: August 20, 2018 to August 29, 2018