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Every Day Got Better and Better!

Let me start by saying, thank you very much for a FABULOUS time!  This was my second safari and by far it was so much better than my first trip.  My first trip was to Kenya with another company and I loved it so much that when my friends wanted to go to Tanzania, I said sign me up.  My expectations were set very high to start with, but I have to say ADS surpassed my expectations!

Our guide was great!  His spotting abilities were outstanding.  He spotted the smallest leopard tortoise while driving down a paved road at highway speeds, now that is talent!  I truly believe we would not have seen as much as we did without him.  We saw over a hundred lions, nine leopards, thirteen cheetahs, four rhinos and many wilder beasts, zebras, elephants, giraffes, gazelles, hippos, etc

Day 1 we saw thousands of wilder beasts stampeding and crossing the Mara river, a wilder beast getting attacked by a crocodile along with seeing many other animals.  At the end of day 1, I didn’t think it could get any better.  Boy was I wrong, every day got better and better!  The only thing I didn’t see was a baboon holding a little simba on a large rock formation, but this was not a Disney movie it was better.

My favorite place that we stayed at was the Seronera Sametu camp.  The location was secluded and the scenery was outrageous!  While at that camp, we were lulled to sleep by the sounds of all the animals around us including the lions!  It was great and an experience I will never forget!  The staff at all the camps was friendly and extremely accommodating.

Thanks again ADS for an experience I will always treasure!

Cindy Chan
Waldwick, New Jersey
October 2011

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I Never Intended To Go To Africa

I never intended to go to Africa. It seemed like there were just too many reasons not to go. Then some friends booked a private safari with ADS and convinced me to go with them. WOW! I can’t believe I almost passed up the trip of a lifetime!

We saw so many animals. Our driver/guide was amazing. He could spot anything, and was so knowledgeable about all the animals, birds, and plant life. Our favorite camps were the ones where he could have dinner with us, so he could continue to tell us about what we saw that day. The best camp of all was the one I initially didn’t even want to go to, Seronera Sametu camp. Never having camped a day in my life, I thought a place with only four tents might be a little too “rustic”. Boy was I wrong. All the necessary comforts were there, and nothing compares to listening to two prides of lions calling out from opposite sides of the camp all night long. We had an incredible time there thanks to Arnold and Jonas.

One of the many highlights of our trip was seeing the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River. It’s amazing to think that a year ago I was watching “Great Migrations” on television, never thinking that this year I would actually be there and witness it in person! Another highlight for me was seeing leopards. Although they can be hard to find, I had high hopes that we would see some up close. As you can see from the pictures, our guide did a great job spotting leopards!

I would like to thank Sharon and everyone at ADS for setting up an incredible trip for us. To anyone who never seriously thought of going to Africa, or just isn’t sure if they should go, DO IT! You’ll be so glad you did!


Elaine Ullrich
Whippany, New Jersey
October 2011

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