a traveler New York
Everything about this experience was first rate, top notch. Beyond Expectations does not begin to describe how you are treated from initial contact with Brian, throughout the planning and the trip itself. This trip was a special birthday present to my husband and I wanted to be sure that everything was perfect. Here are a few reasons why it was:
Amir, our guide made sure that we were 'Number One" for the entire 10 days we spent with him. From his enthusiastic greeting at the airport (he actually jumped in the air with a smile) to his detailed and accurate explanations for everything we saw. We had complete confidence in him. He was a very skillful driver, kept us very safe and knew every road! He was extremely knowledgeable about plants, birds, animals, terrain and customs whenever we encountered a new situation. He answered all of our questions and guided us with local culture. He saw to our every need and shared the love of his country. He knew where animals would be and many, many times other drivers asked for his guidance. He made sure our beautiful well maintained Land Cruiser was clean everyday and had endless gasoline to take us wherever we wanted to go. He also made sure we were angled just perfectly to take outstanding photos of the animals and countryside.
* Camps-even though we stayed in a few beautiful lodges, the camps at Central and Northern Serengeti were comfortable and pleasant. Plenty of delicious food and friendly staff that greeted us each afternoon with warm towels, mango juice and an inquiry about our day along with a warm shower ready for us when we wanted it. They made sure we did not have any food allergies and provided 'camp tv' (campfire) each evening before dinner. They even did our laundry mid trip and everything was clean and folded upon our return from the road.
I cannot say enough about how outstanding the entire trip was-no glitches, never felt unsafe and we experienced everything up close. When we go back, we will be calling Brian again. He even made excellent suggestions about what to bring and we needed nothing once we got there. Fantastic trip of a lifetime!!!!
I had an opportunity to enjoy 6-day safari with Ecological Wilderness Adventures, which I enjoyed a lot. During a relatively short period of time, we've visited a number of exciting places: Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater. We saw all animals in which I was interested: Lions, cheetah, hippos, giraffes, elephants. Guide, Rodrick was very knowledgeable and fully committed to providing best possible safari experience. The trip is highly recommended for anyone short on time, but interested in full safari experience.
Ecological Wilderness Adventures is problem free planning. All your needs are taken care of. You just need to show up and begin climbing. Dismas, my guide, was superb and I reached the summit with no problems or side effects.
My husband and I just got back from a wonderful 12-day safari with Ecological Wilderness Adventures. I cannot recommend this company enough. Brian answered our emails promptly and professionally, providing all the information and preparation we needed to proceed with our trip of a lifetime. Our driver and guide, Gerald, took great care of us from arrival to departure and not only answered all our questions about the wildlife but also gave us some excellent insight into the Tanzanian culture and history. He is a great driver and was always able to get us into an excellent position for viewing. The man also has the eyesight of an eagle! The lodges and mobile camps we stayed at were clean and comfortable with the helpful and friendly staff, good food and great locations inside the parks. We saw some amazing sights but my favorite location was in the northern Serengeti Savannah Mara River camp.
Had an absolutely amazing time looking at animals and learning about Tanzania with my family. The trip was perfect and the customer service was great with the best guide in the world. We had fun, informed, and full of laughs. I highly recommend this company, they tailored the trip to our liking and fit together a trip that was ideal for our family.
Brian, at Ecological Wilderness, did an amazing job planning our safari. We had never been to Tanzania but had several friends who had gone. We shared our thoughts and ideas with Brian and he created a draft itinerary. I made some comments and suggestions and he happily revised the itinerary to reflect our ideas. Brian always responded quickly to accommodate my requests. We eventually arrived at exactly the balance of animals, culture, hiking and beach time in Zanzibar that was ideal for our family of four.
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