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“Timing your safari for the "birthing" season adds amazing baby animal sightings!” - Rancher

First class delivery of personalized designer safari

Views: 367 Visited: Feb 2017 Reviewed: Mar 27, 2017

For a few years my wife and I and a couple with whom we have made several trips had talked of a Tanzania Great Migration Safari. Our overall planning concluded that we did not care for a "group" travel model, but wanted a specialized private trip for the four of us that would include classic safari vehicle travel (rather than air travel from lodge to lodge) and high-end "tent" camps with a couple of lodge stays. Research on sites such as tripadvisor led to a smaller company with excellent reviews called Bush2City Adventure.

Jackson Solomon quickly responded to our initial inquiry with extensive information about his company and services, and a range of choices to help narrow our specific desires as to appropriate locations, level and offerings of lodging services, what animals were of most interest, travel times from one area to another, and pace of our game drives. He was patient and provided experienced advice to guide our selections, down to discussion of the attributes we sought in the guide with whom we would spend the ten days out in the "bush". He also provided specific pricing on each option that arose among the selections we were offered. By the time our planning phase was completed we had achieved high confidence that Jackson and his people would deliver a successful and satisfying safari experience.

We travelled with a guide Jackson thought would be a good fit with us, Ally, whom we came to value both as a person and a professional with keen eyesight and deep knowledge of every type of animal and its habits in the wild. He cared for us in all ways to make us comfortable and our experience rich. The "route" had been charted by Jackson to cover the two most likely areas where animals would be found in numbers, based on the variable of where feed was growing dependent on rains, which resulted in a perfect match with our desire for Great Migration herds and the animals' "birthing" season. Babies of all types abounded and gave us photo opportunities one could only hope for.
The tent camps were outstanding, with furniture and indoor plumbing providing great comfort, and beautiful permanent lounge and dining facilities to enjoy views, drinks, and dinners. The staff we encountered were invariably personable and welcoming, with an obvious focus on putting smiles on our faces and attending to all of our needs. (Even the mother Baboon who slipped in behind me when I entered my tent gave me a big smile when I turned and saw her!)

Ally, without prediction or pretension, delighted us with close encounters with scores of animals from the smallest birds and insects to the largest elephants and hungry Nile crocodiles. We scored multiple "checks" on encounters with "The Big Five". From watching close-up a lioness stalk, wait still in the grass, and launch her lightening attack on a small family of zebra walking by, to a huge bull elephant pushing down a tree to bring his food to a handy location, we regularly were amazed at how close and personal our contacts with the "wild" were.

We travel throughout the world and readily admit liking small, personalized travel services - this trip delivered an absolutely satisfying exclusive experience. There is no question of who we will have plan and carry us through our next safari - Jackson Solomon already fills the bill as our capable and reliable old friend for Africa exploration.

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