We Watched Lions Hunting Wildebeest…Exhilarating!

My childhood friend for over 50 years and two more ladies were celebrating our 60’s on this safari. We truly feel we had the most amazing experience. We were amazed by the diversity and sheer number of animals, almost like being on Noah’s Arc. As stated in many of the previous testimonials, ADS did a wonderful job planning our Safari, arrival and departure at the airport were flawless, lodges were excellent, plenty of food. Our guide Michael was PERFECT. Not only was he knowledgeable about the …

Karibu Serengeti! An Experience Of A Lifetime!

We started planning our safari in May of 2013 and as the date of our departure grew closer, the anticipation grew exponentially. We could hardly wait for our adventure to begin and we were not disappointed! From our arrival in Arusha where we were very warmly welcomed by ADS staff, to our beautiful accommodations at the Mount Meru Hotel, to the wonderful dinner that night and our subsequent flight to the Western Serengeti were exceptional! We thought things could not get any …

Safari Photography Equipment and Tips!

A VERY common subject I field questions about is PHOTOGRAPHY.  I am far from a professional photographer, but I am a fairly passionate photography enthusiast!  So I’m happy to share some tips and suggestions based on my own personal “trial and error” experiences photographing wildlife in Tanzania. ********************************************************************** “WHAT TYPE OF CAMERA SHOULD I BRING?” There is no right or wrong answer here, but personally I use an SLR camera with interchangeable lenses, specifically a  Canon 7D camera body, and most of my images were taken with Canon’s …

Africa Dream Safaris Changed Our Lives!

Our Safari was an awesome life-changing adventure, taking us to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Arusha, and many other locales in Tanzania. We spent 11 days pausing to take in life, taking photos, cherishing the environment around us, enjoying the wonderful people of Tanzania, reflecting more on the goodness of life, and the beauty of the animals that occupy this planet. This experience has touched our hearts in ways we never imagined.. Our Driver/Guide, Ellison, was magnificent! We have never seen anyone more knowledgeable! If …

Green Season or Dry Season, That is the Question!

How to choose between the green and the dry season is not easily done. Each has its own unique rhythms and beauty, and both are equally rewarding. During the dry season we observed great concentrations of animals in the Northern Serengeti along and near the Mara River. Within five minutes of leaving the Kogatende Airstrip we saw elephants, giraffes, a mother and baby rhino, zebra, and wildebeest. It was incredible to witness so many animals sharing the environment. Then, that same day we saw two major …

Our Wonderful Dream Safari

We cannot believe that the Safari we planned and contemplated for over a year has already come and gone! ADS exceeded our every expectation… and them some! The glow returns every time we look at the many pictures we brought back from our daily game drives. From our arrival in Arusha with ADS staff awaiting us, to our warm welcome at the Mount Meru Resort, to our flight into the bush, to our Mbuzi Mawe and Lake Masek tented Lodges and the Ngorongoro Serena lodge on …

Truly A Dream Safari

Since starting to plan our safari in September of 2012, I have read nearly every guest testimonial in the weekly ADS Newsletter. I had a very good idea of what to expect…exemplary personal service from the moment of arrival to departure, superior accommodations, excellent food and a guide with the eyes of an eagle. Without question, ADS employs only superior driver/guides and no matter what guide you are assigned, you can be assured that you are in the very best of hands. However our guide deserves …

The Bizarre, Quirky, Rare and Deadly

Let’s face it. There are a handful of animals, namely the famous ‘Serengeti Seven’ (lion, elephant, cheetah, rhino, leopard, giraffe and hippo), that steal the show and occupy the majority of focus and attention for most safari enthusiasts. Of course, in the Serengeti there is also the legendary wildebeest and zebra migration, which is justifiably considered one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles on the planet. With all this easily seen eye candy, one may inadvertently neglect looking out for some of the ‘not so …

The Game Drives And Animal Viewing Were Amazing

As first-time safari goers, we approached our safari planning and trip with some trepidation, which was understandable at the outset but proven in the end to be completely unnecessary. The preparation provided by ADS was extraordinary. The handbook was complete and detailed, providing all the necessary information and answers to virtually any question one might have. And any remaining questions were promptly addressed in emails or by telephone. In addition, the map and recommended reading list provided by ADS were very …

Magical Moments In The Serengeti

Our safari two weeks ago to Tanzania was beyond our expectations! We had so many magical moments! Our first animal siting was a group of zebras on the runway when we were trying to land causing us to make a second approach! We also saw an elephant and giraffe out the plane window just as we were landing. What a start! We saw a pride of 10 or more lions, a set of cubs, wildebeest, cheetahs and a host of rare birds all on …



















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