Archive for the ‘ 2017 ’ Category

C. Anders, U.K 2017

We had a fantastic time and in the next few days I will send you a more detailed report.  We loved all the camps for a variety of reasons.  I am still trying to process it all. I have already worked on a draft itinerary for July/August 2019.  Back to Kenya and Tanzania for Migration and Chimps and then on to NYC for a week so will be in touch when it is time to start planning. A special thanks to you Dave for your recommendations, patience and help as I really was happy with our final itinerary – I know I changed it around a lot and I am grateful that you facilitated this for me.  It was all flawless and planned to a tee. I also gave an American lady your name – I met her in Londolozi.


H. Caswell, U.K 2017

Have just returned from a brilliant holiday in Tanzania.  A big thank you to Dave and the team for making all the arrangements.  Everything went smoothly and according to plan – even the weather!  The food and accommodation were fantastic and the views were out of this world.  Even though we were in the wet season when animals are supposed to be harder to find we saw plenty – 24 lions in 24 hours – a record I believe even for Kichaka!

F. Williams, U.K 2017

Thanks for getting in touch, the trips was really incredible! We’ve left a few comments below, please can you also pass along my HUGE thanks to George, he was outstanding in the booking process. I really can’t fault his service. Please let us know if there is anywhere else we can leave comments, we have so much praise to share!

M. Zimadahl, U.K 2017

Well, to say it in my wife’s words after we arrived back home: “It was perfect!” So the surprise was a big success and I managed to keep it up until we landed as she actually didn’t know (and then didn’t want to find out) where Dar Es Salaam was…..;-) All of the meetings with the contacts on the ground went smooth and they were all very friendly! So no problems at all here.


E. Richert U.S.A, 2017

Everything went great, have no complaints about the places we went. Sand rivers was spectacular, beautiful facilities and really genuinely nice people. Our guide (Edward) was very good and we had great experience with people running the lodge as well (Tash & Erik and Barbara and Fabio filling in before taking over managing the Mahale camp). Kigelia was also nice.  the manager Ken was gone for half our time there so we didnt spend as much time with him,but our guide Joel was great… he spotted both Leopards and Cheetah (which apprently are very rare in Ruaha) and had all the other trucks from different camps following us around.  It was much hotter during the day in Ruaha vs. Selous and since Kigelia didnt have as much to do during the day as Sand Rivers did (no pool for instance) the middle of the day felt a little longer… but since you’re so isolated and its a tented camp we totally understood. We mostly did not having any staff members in the main area between meals (I assume they were all taking naps to stay cool), but it made it awkward to ask for drinks or water if we were reading in the common area. Wouldn’t have thought much of it if we hadn’t come from Sand Rivers where they were always asking if we wanted anything. The quality of the game and the level of comfort the animals in Ruaha had with the cars more than made up for it though, we got really close to all the animals which was more challenging in Selous. I had heard some horror stories before going about how changing flight times can limit the amount of time you can spend on game drives during travel days but we had good experience with Nomad. They let us take roundabout routes to/from the airstrips so we could see game on our way. All in all it was a great trip and we look forward to doing another Safari in the future and would go out of our way to stay with Nomad again if we returned to Tanzania. Thanks for arranging.

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