Paulo, BrazilThe trip went very well and we were very happy to do this trip to Gabon. It was far from easy (as expected) but the long time spent in the forest allowed us to see many of the existing wildlife. We went also on some night walks and these revealed many of the desired species (such as crocodiles, snakes, Potto, and several civet cats in the trees). The guides were very friendly and had eyes like leopards. They saw everything and helped us to take nice pictures. This was truly a trip of a lifetime and we will definitely think about you and your organization the next time we plan a trip to Africa (next destination could be Congo). Without even meeting you, we have full confidence in you and your organization. You make dreams come true, so therefore we could not thank you enough for organizing this trip."
Lieven and Sophie, GermanyFirst, let me commend you on the wonderful trip that you designed. Absolutely no complaints. The car you provided was also perfect for the drive. Crossed rivers easily, even when the water level was quite high. It had plenty of power! The Zambia road trip was the most expensive trip we have ever taken, and believe me over the past 40 years we have seen a large part of the world. However, after we had a chance to experience the country we understand why the lodges and camps have to charge what they do. I do not believe the costs were out of line. It takes many people to maintain the camps. Thank you for setting up and organizing this trip for us. It was a memorable one and we experienced nature at its best. Hope to meet you in person someday.
Leslie, USAThank you for organizing our African adventure. We can't believe that our trip to Tanzania is over but we have many great memories. Everything went well with the accommodation, meals, transfers. We were so fortunate to have Lyimo as our guide/ driver...what a gentleman and an eagle eye for finding some of the wildlife (the cheetahs, leopards and even rhinos were hard to spot). It was sad to say goodbye to him but he will be a part of our fond memories of Tanzania.
Georgina and Brian, CanadaIn the previous two years, and after working at the Mpongwe Hospital in the Copper Belt in Northwestern Zambia, we have concluded these journeys with 10-14 days private safaris, well arranged by Mama Tembo Tours in Lusaka. She organized a tour in a Toyota Land Cruiser with a private driver. Our trips consisted of 3-4 visits (1-3 days) to different national parks with a day of driving between the camps. Leslie Nevison has been a most helpful operator in creating a highly varied journey, well adapted to our taste and wishes. You might wish to consider using her services when preparing for travel to Zambia.
Joep and Christine, SwedenI wanted to let you know just how much we appreciated the care you took planning the safari part of our trip. From beginning to end it was a remarkable, "once-in-a-lifetime" experience. The accommodations you selected were perfect. The tented camp experiences were truly thrilling, and the Tarangire and Kiratu lodges were amazing. The beauty of these settings is beyond something even our hundreds of photographs can capture. More than anything though, we appreciated the staff we met at these camps and lodges. Without exception, we were made to feel genuinely welcomed, cared-for, and safe. We left every place with a bit of regret that we didn't have more time to spend with the people there. Our times in these places will be among the most important and lasting memories of the safari. Thank you Leslie, for coordinating this journey. It is through your efforts that we have had such a rewarding and life-enriching trip.
Karen, CanadaAlex and I returned to Germany last Monday. We are still in the process of "digesting" the most incredible journey we have done so far in our lives. We absolutely loved every moment of it. From Virunga, Brazzaville, Nouabale, Sangha and Conkouati. It was truly amazing! In this regards, thanks for all efforts and the entire organization. Everything, literally, everything worked out perfectly. When Canadian Airways Congo cancelled our flight from Ouesso to Brazza at the day of departure, a friendly women at the airport put us on some chartered TAC flight that would land in Ouesso to pick up some local business and politics man. Everybody was very eager to help us in all regards. Also many thanks to Steve, who was very helpful and gave us a city tour when we arrived to Brazza.
Levin and Alex, GermanyLeslie, a chance for the dust to settle, after getting home on Tuesday and, finally, a chance to thank you for such a brilliant organization of this extraordinary glimpse of Northern Tanzania. It was a trip of a lifetime and all the sights and adventures far exceeded my wildest imagination. We could not have explored so seamlessly without the guidance of Lyimo. He smoothed the way, everywhere, anticipating all of our questions and needs. He has an enviable knowledge of birds and happily shared his enthusiasm and interest with us, never seemingly to tire of the endless barrage of questions. Our variety of tented camps and accommodations were wonderful and different and even the challenges of Lake Natron, provided some laughter and sense of adventure. Lorena and I particularly enjoyed the champagne sundowners on the dunes, served with such grace by the Maasai men. We were treated with grace, patience and good humour everywhere we went. My sun hat continues to sit on the hat rack, still coated with the red African dust and there it shall remain, a constant reminder of this unforgettable adventure. Again, thank you so much for all the effort, feedback and encouragement that went in to the planning of this wonderful adventure. Asante sana.
Susan, CanadaJust wanted to let you know that our Tanzania trip was superb. We run out of superlatives for what we have seen and experienced. We can't say enough about driver Lyimo...his knowledge is fantastic, and we learned a great deal. He is a great, safe driver, and very caring about respecting the places we visit. Thanks so far for having planned this great experience for us.
Donna & Hans, Canada