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Perfect Safari

Views: 249 Visited: Mar 2018 Reviewed: Mar 20, 2018

Coming to Africa and doing a safari has always been a dream for us and, since we are from New Zealand and it's such an effort to come here, we wanted to do it right. Upon reading the reviews for African Traits we decided to go with them, and were delighted with how everything turned out.

First of all, Godfrey's communication has been fantastic right from the start. This is our first time in Africa, and had an enormous amount of questions for Godfrey including transport, weather advice (since we came in the rainy season) and available safari packages that would work best for us - we ended up doing a 3 day Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire safari. Godfrey was very quick to respond, with incredibly detailed messages. We felt like all our questions were answered satisfactorily.

Secondly, our guide, Hassan, was excellent. He was very knowledgable, spoke great English (which was fantastic given our rather poor Swahili) and always made sure we were enjoying ourselves. He constantly communicated with other drivers to make sure we spotted all the animals we could - including doing some swift (but safe) driving through mazes of roads to make sure we spotted a leopard at the end of our final day, completing our Big 5!

Despite being the rainy season, the weather held up brilliantly, only starting to pour with rain at around 4pm - i.e. as soon as we had finished spotting animals each day! We initially planned to tent but Godfrey very generously upgraded us to a lodge for free because of the evening rain. The lodge was excellent too - great food, and even entertainment at dinner time.

The parks themselves were amazing - the personal favourite had to be Ngorongoro Crater, but Tarangire had spectacular scenery and animals too - and this was in March!

All in all, we highly recommend African Traits to anybody. You will not be disappointed.

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