Dawn’s FAQ of the Week: What is Proper Guest Etiquette While Out on Safari?

I couldn’t answer this any better than what Garth Thompson already has. Garth is the author of the great guide reference book “A Guide’s Guide to Guiding” and he has some great advice for all well-intentioned guests: “Tourist Etiquette o Try not to be loud when in a wildlife area. Don’t whistle and bang on the vehicle to attract an animal’s attention. o Don’t always take the prime seat in the safari vehicle. o Be considerate of others with you. o It is pointless comparing things in Africa with your …

ADS Trip to Tanzania

After a few weeks of daydreaming of Africa and reviewing photos, we are finally settled back into our daily routines. We had the most wonderful and life-enriching safari organized by Africa Dream Safaris (ADS). It was, with no doubt, the best trip we have ever had in our lives. With less than a year of advance planning with Sharon Lyon of ADS, our trip came together without a single hitch or even the slightest problem. ADS delivered on every aspect of trip they said they …

It was Africa, it was a safari and it was a dream come true.

I can’t believe I was really there. We were a group of 6, 4 of us form the US and 2 from Australia. We met 2 years ago on river cruise in Europe so this was a reunion trip for us, 18 months in the making! Within minutes of leaving the airport we saw impala; within a half hour we saw zebra and giraffes with babies! We woke up the first morning to a giraffe at sunrise, you now those pictures you see in magazines. What …

Huge Lion Kill Near Our Home In The Serengeti

We always eagerly await the periodic reports prepared exclusively for Africa Dream Safaris by the on-site field researchers of the Serengeti Lion Project and for good reason. This month’s report was especially thrilling and features the large transect pride (23 lions total) bringing down a buffalo just 150 meters away from the current field researcher’s  (Daniel Rosengren) house located at Seronera in the Central Serengeti. Thanks Daniel for providing us with an excellent report on our favorite lions once again! Serengeti Lion Report – October 2012 THE …

Dawn’s FAQ of the Week: Is Tanzania a Safe Place to Visit? What Safety Measures do you Have in Place?

Regarding the question of security and safety, you can rest assured you are in good hands with Africa Dream Safaris! We’ve never lost a client yet! (ha) Seriously, your safety is of ultimate importance, as well as your comfort and peace of mind. We have offices both in the U.S. and Tanzania to support all segments of your trip, and all safaris are 100% escorted and chauffeured from arrival to departure. Every vehicle is equipped with a long distance radio. These radios are used for communication …

Greetings from Arnold in Tanzania!

I just got back from a wonderful safari in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater! We saw many wonderful things. I am including a few of my favorite pictures from the trip below. I am driving to the North Serengeti to meet my guests who are arriving at the Kogatende Airstrip tomorrow but I will try to provide another update soon. The weather is beautiful at the moment in the Serengeti and wildlife viewing especially in the North and Central Serengeti is amazing. Asante Sana! Below are a …

An African Safari For My 60th Birthday

Where to begin…this trip was a gift to my husband for his 60th birthday, but ended up being a gift to me as well. It was to date the best vacation we have ever taken! From the minute we landed in Arusha to the minute we left 12 days later, Africa Dream had every detail well planned out for us. Our guide, J.P., was the absolute best!! We were fortunate enough to see EVERYTHING! Leopards, Cheetah with her two cubs, Rhino’s, Wild Dogs, many lions, elephant, …

The Lion Lady’s thoughts – Reverse itineraries

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Our ADS company philosophy and founding mission statements govern who we are, what we do and influence the overall quality of our product and our clients experience. When we established our company we did our due diligence and discovered a niche that was not being accommodated. In utilizing our expertise, the new facilities available such as the scheduled flights and airports etc, we moved the safari business and clients from the archaic ways of the past (which only one very bad road in, no airport or …

Our Own Bucket List

For the last several years, since the Freeman/Nicholson movie “The Bucket List” many of us have developed our own Bucket List. An African Safari to see the big five finally floated to the top of our collective list last year. Hours of Web research led us to Africa Dream Safaris and Dawn Anderson. Her personal knowledge gained from several Tanzanian safaris gave us a great head start on planning what turned out to be the perfect safari! From the moment we reached Kilimanjaro we were in …

New Bush Reports Direct From Our Driver Guides

Exciting news from Tanzania! We will soon be announcing a new section of our popular ADS Blog which will allow our twenty plus driver-guides to post short reports including wildlife sightings, news and photos on a real time basis. This new forum will also allow guests to ask questions and interact with their favorite guide through the comments section at the bottom of each posting. We kicked off this new project last week in Arusha with blog training classes. Currently, we have about a dozen digital …



















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