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July 2014, Cheryl Hillery
14 Day-Adventure Safari to Zambia’s South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi

14 Day Explorer's River Trail Safari to Zambia **** SELECT **** **** SELECT ****

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Prior to the trip, Richard told me that he thought this would be our last trip to Africa since there are so many other countries that we want to see. HOWEVER, he had such a great time that he was talking about going back (this time to Ethiopia with, of course, a side trip to Kenya) mid-trip. He also wants to go back to Old Mondoro! I couldn't be happier as my heart belongs to Africa!

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We loved all three of the camps. We couldn't have been happier with them. Tafika was beautiful. John, Carol, and their daughter, Jenny, took good care of us. The game drives were excellent and the food was fantastic. We even enjoyed hosting, Vixie, (their cat) when she came to spend the night with us the first night we were there.

Kaingo was wonderful. Izzy and Yvonne were very attentive, easy to talk to, and always there to greet us when we came back from a drive. The rest of the staff was excellent and the food was awesome. I really liked our guide, Meyam, and our scout, Mathew. We became very comfortable with them and I really think it made the experience even better because, as we got to know each other, we could talk about everything (including their families and their culture) in addition to the animals. I was grateful to have Mathew with us as I felt very protected during our walking safaris. The walking safaris were fantastic as so much can be learned from looking at what is on the ground as opposed to just looking at the animals. Meyam was excellent - he knew everything!

Old Mondoro was incredible too. I think it was our favorite camp for several reasons: there was so much to do: driving, walking, and canoeing safaris as well as fishing. Because of the elephants that frequented the camp throughout the day, we were definitely "up close" when they decided to visit. Ryan and Pam were amazing. Again, always there to greet us when we came back from a drive. Because we were their only guests, they joined us for meals (5-star food) and we had some great conversations. Sebastian, our guide, was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to…

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All of us are thrilled with AAC. I would never go to Africa without your company. I think you do an excellent job and I feel safe with you. Especially after our airport experience, I know that you are there for us and that is so important.

So, thanks yet again - for everything. You have changed my life in so many ways. I look forward to my next African adventure!