Gosheni Adventures for an unforgettable safari experience
Written on: January 20, 2014
I visited in December 2013
Our trip to Tanzania has become one of the best experiences ever in our lives, thanks to Gosheni Adventures. Serengeti, Ngorongoro are just beautiful places and could only be better with a very knowledgeable guide, a talented cook, very well organized camping equipment and a comfortable car. Peter has delivered everything and beyond, and made it a memorable time for us.
Only after my return I can assess how important following are, while deciding a safari company, and thanks to the other reviews here about Gosheni Adventures, we were able to make the best decision, so I'll try to note it all:
- The guide: This is the critical thing when you are making your decision, and it is really hard to know beforehand. We met with our guide Ole in Arusha, a day before our safari began. He is savvy in several other languages, beside English, and full of knowledge of the natural life. He was able to brief us with any animal we saw, gave many details. He rarely followed the main tracks, and usually taken side roads in order to be able to find hard to spot animals. He was quite flexible in his program, and listened to our expectations (waking up time etc.)
- The cook: We never realized the importance until we figured out we would depend on the food prepared by this person for 6 days. Karibu, our chef, was very talented, and showed big care as to what we wanted to eat, and served very delicious food throughout our stay. The logistics of serving a different dish (3 courses each nite) seemed pretty complicated, but he was professional enough to give us fresh food everyday. (Also, wine was served, if you fancy these type of details)
- The camping equipment: As you'd share the camping area with other safari groups, it is easy to assess the level of service you get, and I should say, in any sense, Peter's organization of all stuff was superior. We did not sleep within sleeping bags, as we had proper raised camping beds, fresh clean linens.. You'd value these stuff a lot if you are first-time camper as we were.
- The car: This is just as critical as the other stuff. We travelled on a very good condition 4x4, and had no technical trouble at any moment of our trip.
Aside from those, while we were planning, we had many questions, where Peter was able to resolve all with rapid responses. He is quite professional, as he made quite a few checks if everything is on track, throughout our safari. He was able to arrange us a daily trip to Kilimanjaro easily, when we got back from Safari, in a day's notice.
I'd strongly recommend Gosheni Adventures, if you are looking for a trustworthy company, and an amazing safari experience.
We did two safaris with Gosheni. First one was in Arusha National park, which included good service and nice people around us. Peter, the executive was very good at taking care of us and being there to wish us a good trip and also when picking us up at the end of the safari.
The second time we did a three-day trek on Mt. Meru which also included Arusha National ...