Written on: August 17, 2015
I visited in August 2015
My son and I went on a 5 day safari with ANDA and had an incredible time. After researching safari companies, I found a huge range in prices. ANDA was one of the most reasonable. Some companies were charging over $1000 per person/day. That seemed crazy so when I found ANDA, I was thrilled. On the first day, we were picked up at the hotel in Arusha by our guide who greeted us with friendliness and enthusiasm. Over the 5 days, we visited spectacular sites and saw even more animals than we had hoped for. Our guide, Omary, was incredible. He knew so much about the land, the animals and the Maasai people. He was always happy to share his knowledge with us and it was clear that he is passionate about what he does. He encouraged us to ask questions and was always attentive to our needs. One of the most impressive aspects about our guide was that he just seemed to "know" where to take us to find large groups of animals. It made the safari so interesting. Definitely bring binoculars (although ANDA provided one in the jeep) and a great camera with a telephoto lens. The tented cabins we stayed in were all comfortable and had electricity (certain hours) hot water available. However, there are major differences in the accommodations. There is choice in where you stay so I recommend asking questions and communicating your needs/desires if you are picky in any way. You can go low budget, high budget or in between. The manager, Remsi was very helpful. I would recommend researching "fair" tips for your guide and the lodge staff and tipping within those guidelines. All in all we had the trip of a lifetime!!
We only had one week in Tanzania and just two months to plan so we wanted to make sure that we could get the most out of our time there. Remsi was an invaluable help in the planning stage, giving reliable and truthful information and offering some advice where we were a bit in doubt as to what would be best to see.
The result was a well-rounded trip where we ha...
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When looking out at the Serengeti plains, they really do seem endless. The colors from the sky, mixed with ...