Like traveling with “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom”
It’s impossible to know where to begin to thank you and ADS for all you did for us before and during our wonderful adventure. The number of African moments that took our breath away are too numerable to count (although the 14,000 pictures Dale took might be some indication – ha!). All of our dreams really did come true and we left feeling full and satisfied. The country is magnificent and ever-changing, the animals are majestic and entertaining, the weather is perfect and our guide/teacher was admirably focused on ensuring our adventure was an experience of a lifetime.
I know you had a hand in choosing our guide based on our interest in photography and what a gift he was. Not only was he tolerant of our enthusiasm for photos but he joined in our joy of capturing great moments and lent his expertise to ideas for great shots and they were abundant!. In addition, his knowledge of the animals and their habits was like traveling with “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom”.
He provided constant commentary, could spot wildlife from ridiculous distances and then could predict what we should watch for as we moved in closer…perhaps they were going to stalk some prey, look for water or even mate. It was truly remarkable. Needless to say we saw the big 5 repeatedly and then some! He was open to all of our wishes for early game drives and met us each morning with a clean vehicle, breakfasts, lunches and beverages. What a wonderful ambassador for Tanzania! I am including just a couple of Dale’s more unique photos as proof of what a great photo team we all were!
And finally the accommodations were outstanding. We loved the uniqueness of each location and their inspiring evening views. Our meals were excellent, the entertainment was fun and our farewell was both appreciated and quite unexpected.
Again, thank you for guiding us through this adventure and for the service that is clearly a benchmark for ADS. We’ll be back someday with grandchildren!
Our sincerest thanks,
Debby and Dale Hewitt
San Antonio, Texas