Team Australia did Cape Town, Botswana, the Serengeti and Zanzibar - WOW!
Written on: December 08, 2014
I visited in July 2013
In July 2013 Team Australia (five intrepid adventurers) set off on a trip to Africa - a dream for me! Our trip was managed by Donna Duggan of MAASAI WANDERINGS based in Arusha Tanzania and Clifton Sylk who is based in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. I cannot sing the praises of this company highly enough. I must have driven Donna up the wall changing dates and destinations and asking a million questions. Donna always answered my emails promptly and gave advice when needed. The same applied to Clifton who managed the Cape Town, Botswans, Cbobe and Victoria Falls section of our trip and Donna Arusha, Serengeti and Zanzibar section of the trip. We had back up from both people all the way while in Africa. We loved it all.
In Botswana we stayed in Moremi Crossing Camp, we would highly recommend it. They even put on a surprise lunch for us on one of the islands overseen by a very lunch elephant! Moses our guide was outstanding and knowledgeable and very funny!!!
In Tanzania we had our lovely Peter (in the photo) to take us through the Serengeti. We stayed at Tarangire (lovely lodge) Ngorongoro (take a jacket)and Nasikia Central Camp in the Serengeti.
Peter was a wonderful guide and companion (we still keep in contact). If you go to the Serengeti stay in a camp for at least two nights don't stay in a lodge you need to experience the magic of hearing
the animals at night around the camp. What more can I say I would love to go back and maybe I will. Thanks to Donna and Clifton we had great flights between places we visited. All on time and no problems with connections anywhere. Africa now has a place in my heart, the people we met and the beautiful animals.
You will miss something very special if you don't go!!!
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