African Dream Safaris did everything well---from start to finish. From Michael Wishner's pre-safari advice to our final escort to the Kilimanjaro airport, all of our expectations were met or exceeded. There are not enough superlatives to extol the virtues of Thompson, our guide, who made the experience beyond memorable. And we won't even try to describe our stay at the unbelievable Ngorongoro Crater Lodge!
Thank you to all who worked so hard to make our first safari the best.
(Pictures to follow if and when we get our act together.)
- Ted /Read on Feefo
Africa Dream Safaris far exceeded our expectations in every way. From the time our feet hit the ground in Africa, we were treated like Family. Everyone went out of their way to ensure this was the best vacation we have ever had and they were successful. We didn't go on this vacation for the accommodations, the food, the friendly people, the service, etc, even though all of those were Excellent. We went to see the animals in the wild. As we descended out of altitude and turned onto the final approach at the Ndutu Airstrip, the animals started to appear as if we were in some Magical Wonderland. The Giraffes feeding in the Trees, the Zebras, Wildebeest, and Hattebeast and Gazelles feeding along the tree line of the Airstrip. It was like they were all lined up to Welcome us to be Greatest adventure of a lifetime. From that point on, things just kept getting better. Out Guide was perfect. He left no question unanswered, made sure we were put in the best position and light to get the best shots with our camera and took care of our every need. When we arrived, we met our Guide and when we left, we left behind a good Friend. While on this trip, we had the opportunity to talk to many other people on Safari, some of which were other ADS guests, and my wife and I became certain that Africa Dream Safaris was the best, hands down. Thank you for the Vacation of a Lifetime.
- Richard / Winter Garden, FloridaRead on Feefo
Fantastic attention to detail with personalized service
- Anthony /Read on Feefo
Really enjoyed the trip. Everything went very well. The accommodations were great - we really liked the tented bush camps and found the tents very comfortable and well maintained. The food was very good as was the service. Our Guide, Claude, was excellent and easy to get along with - we became good friends. He always got us to the right places at the right time and never rushed us - great pace. We saw over 40 different types of animals and birds - our only miss was Black Rhino's which were very elusive. In general we found the northern Serengeti more interesting than the southern - more animals and greener terrain this time of year. The visit to the Maasai and Hadzabe tribes was a highpoint of the trip - we were greeted warmly and encouraged to get involved with them including dancing with the Maasai and hunting with the Hadzabe. There were no negatives in the trip, but on a comparative basis the crater was a bit of a disappointment due to being very dry and the fact that we saw the same animals earlier in greater numbers on the Serengeti. Also the roads in the Serengeti and nearby areas were very rough and took some getting used to - but would not stop us from doing it again!
Overall a 1st class experience from the flights there and back, to the hotel and ADS staff in Arusha and to the safari itself. Would recommend it to anyone.
- The Strassers / Santa Fe, NMRead on Feefo
Most outstanding in every detail. Attentive, gracious, knowledge staff.
- Alan /Read on Feefo
This was the trip of a lifetime! It went far beyond my wildest dreams!
- Diane /Read on Feefo
From the minute I expressed interest in the Safari Dawn Anderson was in constant contact to give information or answer questions that I had. The detailed book and additional emails about what to pack was helpful. The personnel that met us at the airport all the way to the hotel staff and especially the safari quide/driver went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed each and every day.
- Sandy /Read on Feefo
Everything about our experience w ADS was first class. We especially appreciated the help that Dawn Anderson gave us throughout the planning stages. She answered all of my many questions in a very friendly and professional way. She became a
friend even though we have not met.
Patrick, our guide was outstanding and did everything he could to ensure our comfort, safety and fun!
- Coco / Makaweli KauaiRead on Feefo
Everything came out as planned. Not bad surprises. Excellent services from all the staff in the US and in Tanzania.
- Martha / MontclairRead on Feefo
We’ve always wanted to go on a safari in Africa, but we were intimidated by the amount of touring companies available. We did our research for months, including speaking with references from various companies and we ultimately decided to choose African Dream Safaris.
Our experience was pleasant from the start. Dawn was a wonderful liaison – friendly, nice, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable. Still, did we make the right choice? Well let me tell you, everyone we met, starting from our arrival at the airport, had the exact qualities of Dawn! We could not believe how friendly, helpful, and caring the staff were.
Then we met our guide, Russell, the one we’d be spending most of our time with. If I had to use one word: amazing. We were extremely happy with Russell. He was always so attentive to our family’s needs, tailoring each day’s trip to maximize our enjoyment of what the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater had to offer.
Not only did he frequently spot all kinds of wildlife from afar, but he made sure the entire family could view the animals without disturbing or threatening them. He was also extremely knowledgeable about the best angle and lighting for photographs and video. His deep respect for nature and wildlife was exemplary.
Russell and the entire staff of African Dream Safaris exceeded our expectations and were responsible for a fantastic vacation that we will never forget. African Dream Safaris truly made our wishes come true.
- NP / Walnut CreekRead on Feefo
From start to finish all involved at ADS were wonderful and accommodating. Especially in organizing the trip and preparing us for the journey.
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Emmanuel knew where the animals were and took us there. He was attentive to our needs. We spent three hours tracking down a rhinoceros . Dawn in the headquarters did a great job of planning the trip for us. The lodges were great. I highly recommend ADS.
- Wayne / Pensacola, FLRead on Feefo
Everything they arranged was perfect. Fantastic guide, great itinerary, and very good lodgings. Well worth the cost.
- Alan / San DiegoRead on Feefo
Each and every detail of our trip was handled to perfection. Our guides were very polite and caring gentlemen with delightful personalities and a thorough and extensive knowledge of this beautiful land and God's creatures.
- Mary Ann / Brentwood, TNRead on Feefo
Read my post on the ADS website won't do it again
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Africa Dream Safaris delivered on everything they promised plus more. Their service and attention to detail made for a flawless trip. I will not hesitate to use them again.
- Drake / Plantation, FloridaRead on Feefo
All details were considered. Extremely comfortable arrangements. Wildlife viewing was non-stop. Guides were knowledgeable on all facets.
- Bonita / Plantation FloridaRead on Feefo
This company was the best company to work with and we had a trip of a lifetime. We hope to go again and book through them again.
- Kelly /Read on Feefo