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September 2015

Serengeti

Posts Tagged ‘ Serengeti

Rutherford, UK, 2015

We saw all the main species (huge number of animals in total) in the Serengeti except leopard and rhino. One of the best experiences was seeing a cheetah with her 2 cubs resting under a tree then we saw her recent kill (small gazelle, not eaten at all) about 50 mtrs away which one of the cubs wandered over to try to eat, soon to be helped by the mother to break into it. We were perhaps 10 mtrs from them. Plenty of the remains of other ‘kills’ in the food chain.

2 of 3 of us who went to Selous saw a leopard plus cub on the day of arrival. There were lots of giraffe and a nice family of lions including an amorous couple, cubs and more on the way etc. Once again no rhino. Of course in Siwandu we got out on the water a couple of times, very near to crocs and saw lots of hippo but if I had to chose one location it would be the Serengeti where there were just more animals in larger numbers and of course the ‘crossings’.

Both park camps were 5 star. Kimondo, being semi mobile was a little less luxurious (bucket shower etc) but very comfortable. Siwandu was more like having a large 4 star hotel room with canvas sides and a fabulous location. Staff in both were excellent. Nice surprise in Kimondo was the sunset drinks and in Siwandu the lunch on the boat and the complementary wine from Africa Odyssey (THANK YOU). I would rate Ras Nungui 4.5 stars – the lack of sea swimming and a rather tired bathroom (in our cottage) plus a small problem with room towels causing the slight downgrade.

Thank you once again for a very memorable holiday.

Best regards,

C.Rutherford

Leuenberger, Switzerland, 2015

Dear Tom

My parents are back from Africa. They had a wonderful time: saw a lot (!) of animals (even wildebeest giving birth) and the people in the lodges were very friendly and professional. They particularly liked it in the mobile camp – it was like a big family my dad said. Their guide in the Serengeti (I think his name was David) was very good and very knowledgeable. On Zanzibar they caught the sunburn of their lifes while snorkling (beginner mistake if you ask me) but they were still happy to have seen dolphins and a lot of other fish! They also visited stone town. My dad loved the small planes (my mum not so much), he even managed to sit in the cockpit on the way back from Zanzibar.

So, thank you very much Tom, everything was well organized, thought through and very well executed. There was nothing to worry about. I’ll be in touch if I finally get to go to Africa myself one day.

Best wishes,

Larissa

Kerwin/Brukoff, USA, 2015

Ed,

We returned from Tanzania yesterday. Our two week holiday was amazing. Your recommendations were spot on. All transfers went without a hitch. We were guided by two superb guides:  Albert guided us through Lake Manyara and the Ngorogoro Crater. Masha guided us in the Southern Serengeti while staying at Alex Walker’s Serian. The accommodations recommended and booked by you were perfect and each quite different from one another. Thank you for convincing us to stay with Alex Walker’s Serian tented camp. Alex provides an experience that we will never forget. Machweo provided a welcome retreat after a hard day of travel. The Coffee Plantation Lodge is beautiful. Ras Katani’s setting on the Indian Ocean could not be more beautiful and the staff more helpful.  Our suite up the hill had an amazing view and was completely private. All four of the accommodations have staff that immediately made us feel at home and like a part of their family. We saw amazing animals and met other adventurous travelers who will become life-long friends. We will happily and enthusiastically recommend you and African Odyssey  to our friends and family and we look forward to working with you in planning our next African adventure. Thank you!

A Kerwin and B Brukoff

Ryan, Australia, 2014

Everything about our holiday in Tanzania was fabulous. We had a wonderful experience at the two &Beyond campsites in the Serengeti and at Plantation Lodge at Ngorongoro Crater. We couldn’t fault any of it – the guides, the food, service, the care and attention. It was all terrific.
Thank you very much to Edward at your end, too, for organising it all so effortlessly from our point of view. I will certainly recommend Africa Odyssey to friends and family, and we would use your services again for sure.

Sander, 2014, USA

We loved our time in Tanzania! We were met, as promised, at each location. Flights were all on-time. We did have to pay for extra weight in our luggage, but were able to get it all on the plane. This will encourage us to pack lighter for future journeys!

We can highly recommend Predators as a safari guide! Joseph was our individual guide and he was always perceptive to our needs and able to spot the animals, even from great distances. We saw everything, including the wildebeest migration which had just moved south as we were leaving the Serengeti. Our time in the Serengeti was sacred, being so close to nature. It was the perfect bridge between our intense work in Rwanda and returning home.

Thank you to all the folks at Tanzanian Odyssey for working with us to plan this wonderful, once in a lifetime trip.

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