My husband and I have recently returned from our sixth safari with Africa Dream Safaris. Yes, six safaris. We know that is crazy. For those people scouring the internet looking for a safari company to take you to Africa and reading reviews of those companies, we will tell you why we have chosen Tanzania to go to and why we have chosen Africa Dream Safaris to take us there six times.
We choose to go to Tanzania because the Serengeti area is still a pristine, clean, uncrowded, non-overdeveloped, wild area. Tanzania is a safe country with friendly, welcoming people. The variety and huge number of animals is staggering. In our six safaris we have never failed to see all of the big cats to include countless lion, cheetah of all ages, and several leopard on each safari. We have always seen at least a couple of rhino.
Then, of course, you can easily see the huge number of all of the other animals one expects to see on an African safari. The only animal that has eluded us is the African painted/wild dog although there were some lucky people who saw the dogs in two different areas during the same time of our safari. Maybe next time…
With Africa Dream Safaris you start your adventure by talking with one of their extremely friendly safari consultants who can answer all of your questions and make recommendations on where to go, what type of accommodations you would like for your comfort level, how many days to go, etc.
On this safari, we had the pleasure of meeting Dawn and Sharon (ADS safari consultants) out in the bush. The love for their job and of Africa and its wonders was apparent immediately. I have read other guests’ reviews of their safaris with ADS and everyone has high praise for Dawn, Sharon, and Michael.
After deciding on your itinerary, ADS will help you with the process for getting a Tanzanian visa. Before you leave home you are provided emergency contact telephone numbers for personnel both in the U.S. and in Tanzania.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania, you are met inside the arrival area by an ADS employee and whisked through the Immigration process and then escorted to your awaiting ADS jeep to take you to your hotel. You receive a briefing and are given a loaner cell phone pre-loaded with minutes for the duration of your safari.
Since all of ADS’s safaris are private and completely custom-made to your specifications, you and your guide get to decide what you want to do. A private safari means exactly that – you go with only the people you signed up with. You are not placed with strangers who might have dissimilar interests or time schedules.
You have the option of getting out of the lodge at 6 a.m. or staying in for breakfast. You can stay out all day or come back for lunch and a bit of a rest. You can return to your lodge as early or as late as park regulations allow. We have always enjoyed getting out at 6 a.m., taking our breakfast and lunch boxes, and spending the day out in the bush. ADS does not place time or mileage restrictions on their game drives.
ADS guides receive nothing but high praise. I think I have read every ADS guest review over the last eight years and each group raves over the qualities of their guide regarding his friendliness, knowledge of the flora and fauna, ability to spot animals and to predict their behavior, and genuine love for their job.
Our guide this time was Roman and he is an amazingly friendly and helpful individual. Thank you Roman and Michael for a wonderful safari!
In summary, if going to Africa is on your bucket list and you want to see animals in their most natural state in a beautiful environment with a company that you can have complete confidence in, then choosing Africa Dream Safaris to take you to Tanzania is the way to go.
Jim and Sandra M.
Safari Dates: April 05, 2019 to April 17, 2019