Written on: April 12, 2016
I visited in February 2016
We have just settled from an amazing Kenya & Tanzania safari experience that happened early this year. This was our first trip to Africa as well and so we did not know what to expect at all. We were a group of 12 adults under 50. After researching a lot we finally spoke with a friend who had done a safari a couple of months ago with Across The Wild Tours & safaris, and we finally picked them due to a good report we received from our friends. We were not disappointed!!
Throughout the enquiry and booking process, Josphine was very quickly and detailed in her responses. The booking required us to make the 30% deposit before the trip to secure our accommodations. I was a bit apprehensive also but it seems to be the norm and based on what others said about their past safaris even with other operators, we finally at the end agreed that we pay 20% and I made the payments but before that we signed a contract agreement with them which gave me much courage to proceed. Good enough, I received prompt acknowledgement of my deposits as soon as the received in their account.
From the moment we were picked at the Airport by Josphine and our driver guides in Kenya Joseph and Simon to the last day we were dropped off at the airport, everything was perfect and happened more than we expected. We stayed at some good hotels and at times we were been upgraded for the purpose of animals at no extra charges, the food at hotels was really good, the service top rate and most importantly we had a really good time. We saw all of the Big 5 plus the small 5 in Samburu Park.
We visited Samburu Park, Mt Kenya Olpajeta conservancy, Nakuro Park, Masai Mara Park, Serengeti Park, Ngorongoro conservancy and Amboseli Park.
And in Tanzania sector our driver guides were Fred and Benson. These people do amazing job. We miss them both already.
At the end of our safari, we had a farewell dinner at the carnivore restaurant where Josphine joined us again just to hear how our safari was to ensure everything went well. It was so kind of her.
I strongly recommend Across the Wild Tours & Safaris and the two guides Joseph & Simon to all our friends and families and others. We came back home with a big smile on our face which is what is exactly what we were promised before.
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