"I have been to 30 countries in Africa and I lived in the Congo and Rwanda for several years. However, the trip we recently completed with Mama Tembo Tours was truly outstanding. The trip was in the planning stage for 3 years and was twice postponed because of the pandemic. Leslie Nevison did an incredible job of booking and rebooking our destinations.
We first went to Rwanda and, although our luggage decided to spend a few extra days in Amsterdam, everything else worked like a Swiss watch. The coordinator/driver that we got through Mama Tembo, Musa, was excellent. In addition to coordinating our reunion with our luggage, he was a master of logistics and very knowledgeable of the country. Our first destination was Mugashi in Akagera National Park and the lodge was outstanding. Incredible wildlife viewing, amazing food and spectacular tent cabins on the lake. After 4 nights there, we went to Volcanoes National Park and Amakoro Songa Lodge. We did 2 mountain gorilla treks and 1 golden monkey trek. Again, Musa did a great job of coordinating with the park guides and managed to get us to a very close group on the second trek (we were all exhausted after the first trek).
After Rwanda, we went to Zambia and visited 3 national parks: Lower Zambezi, Kafue and South Luangwa. All 3 game lodges that Mama Tembo booked were amazing. At Potato Bush, my husband and I celebrated our 29th anniversary and the staff did a spectacular job of making our day special, including decorating our cabin while we were gone and pouring us a hot bubble bath. One morning, I went after tigerfish with a guide and caught three. The next two camps, Musekese and Lion Camp were just as great. I could go on for days about all the unbelievable wildlife sightings.
Overall, I very highly recommend Mama Tembo Tours and Leslie Nevison. Leslie can make your dream African safari come true."