Shake, Rattle and Roll

For those who have not experienced an ADS safari, you may be asking why ADS (African Dream Safari)? Well after taken a Safari with them I discovered that this is a highly profession company with very competent employees who become your friends while in Tanzania. The experience from the time we arrived in Arusha was truly a once in a life time opportunity. It was obvious that Sharon “Mama Simba” Lyon had done her job by establishing a wonderful itinerary, accommodations, side trips and other …

Driver-Guide Bush Report for February 2014

Jambo and warm greetings from Arusha, Tanzania. This is my guide report for February 2014 along with a few snapshots I managed to take while guiding this past safari. I just returned from guiding a safari from February 7th, 2014 to February 15th, 2014. I was with a family of four from Ohio named Stephanie, Laima, Chris, and Don. This was Don and Laima’s 4th safari to Tanzania. We enjoyed 2 nights at Sametu Camp in the Central Serengeti, 3 nights at Lake Masek Tented …

Congratulations to ADS Safari Consultant Sharon Lyon

It’s all about animals (and not just the wild ones) for Sharon Lyon, a U.S. based safari consultant here at Africa Dream Safaris. For those of you who don’t know Sharon, she is incredibly passionate about safaris, wildlife and Tanzania having been on over fifty (yes, that is ’50′) safaris to East Africa with one record setting safari focusing on the Serengeti for sixty straight days! What you might not know is that Sharon also has a passion for raising dogs, in particular the Chinese Crested …

The School Of St Jude Thanks You!

We would like to thank ADS clients John & Delane Marynawski who recently visited The School of St Jude on February 8th and donated several items including the soccer equipment show in the picture above. We urge all ADS clients to visit the school campus for a quick tour, say hi to the children and learn how this amazing operation is providing free education to Tanzania’s brightest kids. This quick tour can be done either before or after your safari. Please contact your safari consultant …

A Collection Of ADS Vehicle Shots

I thought it would be fun to share a collection of ADS vehicle photos we have saved over the years to demonstrate just how close one can get to the wildlife in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Also, check out this video of a ‘curious’ lion pride on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. The relatively small crater floor (roughly circular and about 10 miles in diameter) is almost a self enclosed ecosystem and contains plenty of grazing and browse along with permanent water sources. The resulting …

Better Late Than Never (old Swahili saying)

Just getting around to looking at my photos and enclose a few for you. The little lady in the village is Donna and that is Michael jumping. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our safari and with Russell as our guide. He was the perfect combination of extraordinary knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of the region and a warm, very likeable companion. We have recommended ADS to many of our friends. Several physicians at our hospital have established a link to the FAME …

My Favorite Safari Sighting Was Watching A Cheetah Hunting

What A Trip!!! The safari and all the staff, both in the field and off, exceeded our expectations. When we arrived in Kilimanjaro, we were met at the doors by Faith. She was terrific in expediting our entry into Tanzania. Then we met our safaris guide, Simon. He was THE BEST!!!! Simon introduced Sally and me to the Serengeti and all the animals, birds and lore that it holds. I attached several of my favorite photos. My personal favorite is the cheetah chasing the wildebeest and …

IT. WAS. AMAZING.

I left for Tanzania expecting to get to spend an amazing vacation on safari, but what I didn’t know was that I would come home with a completely new perspective. Tanzania opened my eyes and changed me in so many ways. The experience was unreal. I have never been exposed to so much natural beauty and culture as I did in the 2 weeks I spent with African Dream Safaris. First off, our entire vacation was perfectly planned and stress free. Sharon, from the moment I …

Top 10 Reasons to Visit St Jude’s while on Safari with ADS

The School of St Jude is a charity funded school that provides a free, high-quality primary and secondary education to over 1,600 of the poorest, brightest children of Arusha region, Tanzania, East Africa. The school, located across three campuses, also provides boarding for 1,100 students, and employs over 450 Tanzanians. It was founded by Australian Gemma Sisia in 2002. 1. To be at the gateway of the most iconic national parks in Africa like the Serengeti and pay reverence to Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. 2. To …



















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