Heather K. 2019. USA

I don’t even know where to begin.. I guess the best place to start would be with our amazing Booking consultant George. He was so patient with me during the process of picking the best itinerary for my budget and wants for a first trip to Africa. It took me a while to finally book — lots of factors like PTO, money, flights from the US etc.

From the moment we arrived on our international flight we were always met by someone to transfer or help us. They were always prompt and on time. With no cell service it could have been really complicated to get lost – but with Africa Odyssey I knew we were going to be taken care of the entire trip. 

Our safari experience to the Selous was amazing. We were able to see so much game and in true privacy. Barely did we ever see another truck. The intimate experience might not be for everyone as you have to spend a bit more time in the car driving to see game, but you really get a next level experience.

We stayed at the Serena Selous tented camp — it was by far the highlight of our trip. The staff here was AMAZING. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They were so fun and laid back with amazing service at the same time. On our last night they upgraded us to the River Camp (which was more expensive). Though that was a fun experience we felt the food and service at the tented camp was actually far superior. 

From the Selous we traveled to Zuri Zanzibar. In hindsight I wish we had taken Georges advice and made it down to the Ruaha – that will be a lesson for next time. 

Zanzibar was beautiful. We had a lot of relaxing time together on the beach. Our favorite day was right before we departed when we walked down the beach and found some local paintings to bring home. The staff at Zuri was great as well. We had a little stomach issue but overall it was great. We’ve been home for over a month and cannot stop talking about our experience. We are patiently waiting for another chance to get to Africa. When we do – we will be booking through George and Africa Odyssey of course. 

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