Written on: March 23, 2016
I visited in February 2016
Trip of a lifetime. Much more than I expected, and totally satisfied with the 18 days we toured with friends. We saw a multitude of animals, birds, insects, fish and plants. All carefully pointed out and discussed briefly or in depth depending on your desire. Our guide was four professors in one. Considerate, capable, knowledgeable, personable, and patient.
The ecological and cultural aspect of Tanzania was one of our desires as well as the wildlife. The Hazda and Masai people were a focal point as well as the birth and death on the Serengeti. The high number of "cats", numerous elephant family groups, giraffes, tortoises, hippos, rhinos, buffalo, an albino baboon, over 200 birds identified.
The scenery was varied and interesting as well as the day we spent at Olduvai Site and the snorkeling and Maziwe Turtle Project. Since we all had wildlife or biology and ecology backgrounds we felt it was a very satisfying trip. We looked forward to our fire side "chats" on wildlife management, ecological concerns, political ramifications, tourism, possible solutions, and all were enlightening.
"Mbogo" rubbing on our tent poles was a surprise.