Extraordinary October – Safari Pictures of the Month

As October draws to a close, I thought it would be interesting to compile a couple of the more remarkable pictures we received this month from returning safari guests. I have included some of the more unique shots received or the ones that just plain made me smile. All pictures below were taken while on safari with African Dream Safaris during October 2012.

We Were Treated Like VIP’s

What can we say that has not been said by other ADS guests? From the moment we arrived until our sad goodbyes at the airport, we were treated like VIP’s. One can see many animals on safari but it’s the guide that makes the trip. Our guide, Elson, was wonderful. His ability to spot the animals, lying under the tree or hiding in grass, was incredible. One member of our family was interested in birds and Elson knew the names of all of them. During the …

Dawn’s FAQ of the Week: What is a Typical Day Like on Safari?

A question I get quite often is “what is a typical day like on safari?”  Some different variations of the question are “how many game drives are there”, or ”how long do we spend on game drive each day?”  But the answer depends entirely on you! Such is the inherent benefit of enjoying a “Private” Safari! So as you can imagine, the days can and probably will vary quite a bit!  We have suggestions for you each day based on our experience and the seasonal wildlife patterns, as …

We Are Forever Changed

Hello Lynn, We are pretty-much back to normal here in Santa Fe, but I have to say that we are forever changed by our Tanzania experience. We were exceedingly pleased with all aspects of the trip, and your planning proved to be a major factor for the successful logistics and overall magnificence of the trip. By getting us out into the bush [in these really special camps], we were able to experience the wildlife as few others can. We were particularly grateful to have Pokea as our …

Our First Day On Safari Was So Intense

Now that we’ve been back home for a week and back to corporate life, I want to express my thanks to you and Russell for a trip that was beyond our expectations. It is funny to write those words. I had read the letters on your web site and thought not everyone could have such a remarkable experience. I was wrong. Our first day on safari was so intense with the highlight of watching “the crossing”. I didn’t think the first day could be topped. Again, …

We counted 17 lions in one pride!

Landed at the airstrip and 2 hours later we’ve got the Wildebeest migration in full swing. The next day, our first full day, we get Lion and Leopard. The next photo is a view from our patio. I know it’s a tent, but I’ve stayed in a lot of hotel rooms that were miserable by comparison. I’ve also drank in a lot of bars that could not match the quality and selection of the drinks at Buffalo Springs. A very pleasant camp run by wonderful …

A private safari with ADS makes for a more intimate, enjoyable experience.

My wife and I have just returned from our safari and are still basking in the glory and spectacle that is Tanzania. Our trip from October 9, 2012 through October 17, 2012 coordinated and planned by ADS was the most memorable and rewarding trip thus far in our lives. From a game viewing standpoint, our trip greatly exceeded our expectations. Within minutes of landing at Kogatende Airport our guide, Pokea, had placed us in a location where we could view multiple crossings of the Mara River …

From Guide Francis Peter – Mother Cheetah with her three Cubs

I am just back from the bush having completed a wonderful safari from October 8th to October 17th.  One of the highlights of the safari was seeing a mother cheetah with 3 cubs on October 9th. This was along North East of the Serengeti on the way to Kleins Gate at Buffalo Luxury Camp. The cheetahs were looking for shade beneath one of ADS vehicles soon after they consumed a Thomson Gazelle. I also captured a couple good pictures of a large termite mound (approximately 18 …

From Guide Raphael Mollel – Serval Cat Spotted

Jambo! My name is Raphael and I am a guide with Africa Dream Safaris. This is my first posting. I just finished a safari and one of the highlights was seeing the rare serval cat in the Ngorongoro Crater on October 9th.  It was seen crossing the Sopa Ascent Road on our way back to Lion’s Paw Camp, which is situated in an incredible location along the rim of the Crater. I also took this picture of an elephant in the North Serengeti on October 3rd. …

From Guide Ally Dhulkfil – Mara River Crossing Photos

I am back in Arusha now after finishing my latest safari. I think my guests can agree that the wildlife viewing was outstanding. Two of the most interesting sightings to me were seeing the wildebeest crossing the Mara River (we saw two separate crossings) on October 4th and also spotting the very endangered wild dog. There is a pack of about 16 dogs that have been ranging inside Tarangire National Park and it is a really special experience to be one of the lucky persons …



















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