Wow! There aren’t enough superlatives to describe our September safari with ADS. While my husband and I are frequent travelers and have enjoyed many wonderful expeditions, we had no idea how magical and unique this immersive experience would be. We chose ADS because my brother and sister-in-law had recently traveled with ADS. My sister-in-law does her homework when she travels so we knew we didn’t need to look elsewhere. She always finds the best.
As expected, ADS did not disappoint. In Dawn’s capable hands, trip planning went flawlessly. When the day finally arrived, we found ourselves in good hands with Mathias who greeted us in Arusha and sent us on our way to Northern Serengeti after a rejuvenating stopover at Arusha Coffee Lodge.
We chose the luxury accommodations (Lemala Kuria Hills Camp, Four Seasons Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater Lodge) and were glad to have the creature comforts after the long exhilarating game drives, not to mention the incredible ambiance. Each of these properties offered top notch hospitality, food service and unique experiences (e.g., private sunset toast, a Maasai performance, and a hot poured bubble bath that we found waiting for us after one of our game drives).
Our guide, George, was amazing — very knowledgeable, affable and just a good all-around travel companion and guide. We had so much fun with him. Plus, he knew where to find the animals. We had so many “wow” moments which George liked to point out was a common American sentiment and we found ourselves saying it at every turn (including here!).
As a last remark, we’d like to mention our travel to and from Africa. We chose Qatar Airways and were so glad we did. It flies in and out of Doha, Qatar so we spent 4 days there on the back end. It was a little bit out of the way for us but would highly recommend this as a way to cap off your African adventure!
Gail and Matt O.
Safari Dates: September 11, 2019 to September 20, 2019