From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your help in planning this amazing trip with us. You happily answered our numerous questions before our departure and your personal touch has not gone unnoticed. Africa Dream Safaris did an incredible job in planning every detail and did not miss a single step. There was always a representative from your company with us at all times from start to finish. From the moment we stepped off the plane Justin was there to greet us and get us through the process of entering the country. We were then driven to our lodge and were settled into our first night in Africa. The next morning we were off to the airport for our short flight to the Serengeti and Justin did not leave us until we boarded the plane. Our pilot, Mohammed, from Air Excel gave us our first glimpse of the migration. Wow! Upon landing, our driver/guide Billdad was waiting for us and our safari had begun. Each day was a new adventure. Tanzania is a beautiful country and we felt welcomed and well cared for everywhere we went.
I should back up though. I had no expectations about traveling to Africa, and perhaps a few misconceptions. I only knew I would enjoy seeing the animals in their natural habitat and left all the planning to you and Bill. I was a bit leery of traveling at the end of the "rainy" season of April and now I cannot imagine going back at any other time of the year. The grass was green and the travel was not dusty. The animals were everywhere and active. I especially enjoyed seeing so many young animals, something I would surely miss at other times of the year. There were a few rainy periods but none that interfered with any of our game viewing. 99.9% of the time the roof of our truck was open allowing us to take in all of the beauty surrounding us. Our driver/guide and dare I say new friend Billdad, brought us up close and personal with so many animals. We saw a Leopard sleeping in a tree, Elephants, Cheetahs, Lions, Wildebeests, Zebras, Hyenas, Giraffes, Hippos, Gazelles and Buffalos to name just a few! The many birds were plentiful and though not our primary interest, Billdad did thankfully point out those that were a "must see". I simply fell in love with the Wildebeests. Billdad was even able to drive up close to an Eland before he noticed us and took off running!
What an amazing experience our safari was and one we will never forget. The animals were plentiful and alert. Each day we felt like we were the luckiest people in the world and thought it could not get any better than this, but somehow each day it did! I have never been anywhere that has affected me quite like this and Bill and I are looking forward to our return trip next year. Your phone call to us when we returned was not expected yet very much appreciated - just another detail that makes Africa Dream Safari's stand out as the best. Thank you for letting us share our joy with you when we returned home.
With our sincere thanks,
Jill and Bill C.