An African Safari was on my Bucket List…and this was like a dream come. From start to finish this was an experience that exceeded my expectations! Traveling with my sister, brother, and niece – we were “all-in” to fully absorb and experience every opportunity that was presented to us.
We just returned from a magical 10 days in Tanzania. Our family fell in love with its incredible wildlife, breathtaking beauty, and friendly people. Although we went into it thinking this was a once in a lifetime trip, we already want to go back! Africa Dream Safaris was amazing to work with from start to finish and orchestrated a safari that was even better than our wildest dreams.
Explaining to friends and family that you were going to Tanzania to go on safari brought many interesting remarks. Some were fascinated. Some were curious and were happy we were the guinea pigs to try it first. However, most stated they would never do such a thing as they would be way to nervous and scared of the unknown. The thought of going to a developing country to see wild animals was simply too much for many to comprehend. No doubt, the days leading up to our adventure had both my wife and I a little anxious. A long flight to a country that we know little about and trusting people we do not know definitely put us out of our comfort zone.
Journey with us to Tanzania in our latest video showcasing the VIP Experience! All safaris here at Africa Dream Safaris are 100% escorted and chauffeured. From the moment you step off the plane until the moment you step back on…we are there for you! For private safaris of six (6) guests or less, we are delighted to announce new additional services including VIP Lounge Arrival Services making your arrival into Tanzania easy and efficient.
This trip was simply spectacular. From the Serengeti itself to the animals to the camps and lodges to the service, everything was amazing. My wife and I started thinking about this trip 10 years ago, started actively saving for it 5 years ago, decided on timing a year ago, booked in Fall of 2022 for May 2023 and we keep asking ourselves the same question – “Why did we wait so long?”.
As the Ambassador of Photography for Africa Dream Safaris I get asked a lot of questions which range from “how close will the animals be?” and “what lenses should I take?” to “what camera should I buy” and everything in between. The questions come from beginners, amateurs and pros who are venturing to Africa for the first time. Africa is a long way from home and there are no camera stores where you can just run in and buy something you forgot or forgot to think about.
This by far was the best vacation ever! The reason why it was so wonderful was Africa Dream Safaris. It was clear that we were in good hands from the moment of our arrival in Kilimanjaro. Our guide, Fadzil is a fountain of knowledge on the wildlife, the park, Tanzania. He is the guide all others guides go to find the big cats. He knows where and when to go to see the animals. Best of all, he loves his job, the park, and his clients.
New for 2023…journey to Tanzania with us in our latest video showcasing the Hemingway Tented Camps. At Africa Dream Safaris, we call our tented safari experience, ‘The Hemingway Experience’. These camps are situated in the secluded wilderness and surrounded by wildlife. When guests choose this lodging option, they’re opting for an epic, raw and wild view of Africa in its truest form, without giving up the comforts of home. If you’re looking for a little bit more of that immersive experience on your safari, the Hemingway tented camps are for you. Please see below for our latest video and make sure to click on the expand to full screen icon.
We are a family of five adventurous world travelers seeking to experience the beauty of nature, explore the achievements of mankind and experience different cultures. Our family adventures include climbing Machu Pichhu, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, sailing the Galapagos, hiking Petra and sailing the Greek islands just to name a few. However, our recent African Dream Safaris Serengeti experience brought our travel experience to a whole new level and every day of our safari exceeded expectations.
At Africa Dream Safaris, we call our luxury safari experience, ‘The Stanley Experience’. Luxury epitomized, the lodges in our Stanley portfolio embody the absolute best from ultra-exclusive hotels to jaw-dropping tented lodges. Whether you’re celebrating a special anniversary, retirement or milestone birthday, these ultra luxurious lodges will fulfill your wildest dreams! Journey with us to Tanzania in our latest video below showcasing the Stanley Experience. Please make sure to click on the expand to full screen icon.
After our 3rd ADS safari, we would like to say “three safaris, three dreams come true”, but it just wouldn’t be accurate. In our wildest imaginations, we never dreamed of going on 3 safaris! Thankfully, ADS helped elevate our dreams to a higher standard through treasured, awe filled memories — each unique and new.
Ours was a small extended-family group, me (66), my daughter (32), and two of my sisters (60, 58). ADS was thorough, flexible, and accommodating in working through the myriad details of planning the trip. Upon arriving in-country, ADS staff were very helpful and courteous while also ensuring that key transitions were trouble-free, e.g., arrival and processing at Kilimanjaro, drive to Arusha, departure on small plane from Arusha to the Serengeti, and eventual departure from Kilimanjaro at the end.
When researching initial safari companies, I discovered early that there was a profound difference among ADS and other companies. I received many auto-generated responses during my requests for information, when what I really needed was to speak to someone about the questions I had about booking a safari as a solo traveler. And when I did get a person on the phone, I heard lots of “you can see that on online” or “check the website for information.”
As we have learned through 6 safaris with Africa Dream Safaris, the operative word to ensure a very successful and exciting adventure, is Patience. Some people would call what we observed as lucky, but I like to refer to luck as: when planning meets opportunity. This, combined with our patience to observe a single animal for hours at a time led to some very unique and rewarding experiences.
I wanted to express how appreciate I am, and others I am sure, for all of the time and consideration given to our group, especially since it was extended to us because of Covid. That in itself speaks volumes about the quality and commitment of Africa Dream Safaris.