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April 2014, Olis Cook (Swahili nickname BiBi)
14 Day-Private Tanzanian Lodge Safari and Zanzibar Island Getaway

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So all in all you have 3 very satisfied customers, who would love to go back some day! Thank you all for doing such a fantastic job of selecting the right guides, drivers, lodges etc.

Guide Experience Rating: Excellent

Kristina, Erica & I were relieved to finally be together to start our safari. When we arrived in the Serengeti we met Ephata. What an outstanding guide! We would like to nominate him for "Guide of the year 2014!" He could see animals that we needed binoculars to see, all while driving over bumpy roads. He even found the migration herd for us. When we drove among those hundreds of thousands, we were amazed & delighted. He knew we loved to see the baby animals & he found us a lion with triplets. One of them climbed under our vehicle for shade! He was so close we could have touched him! Ephata told us the names of all the animals, birds, trees etc., we were seeing so we could check them off in our "Safari Guide". He was a walking encyclopedia. He and Mattae worked well together to find all the animals. I could go on & on about how wonderful Ephata was....

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Each of our lodges was superb. They were clean and luxurious at the end of each day… The food was good and the atmosphere at each lodge was breathtaking.

We were sad to leave the main land, but Zanzibar was waiting. We were pleased we chose the Serena in Stone Town, because there was no alcohol at Tembo House. Our driver here was Moses and he was outstanding. When we got to Mapenzie beach we booked a tour & requested Moses. We went to Prison Island, Jozani forest & swam with the dolphins. We had a room right on the beach! We went swimming under the full moon in the Indian Ocean!

In Nairobi our hotel was very luxurious (Ole Sereni). We went to the Carnivore restaurant and had crocodile, ostrich meat balls, beef, pork etc. Our tour at the giraffe center was fabulous. We all got kissed by the giraffes while feeding them! The elephant orphanage was outstanding. We just loved the babies. We adopted some and got to come back at 5pm to put them to bed. What a thrill! Their security blankets and care givers made us very happy. Our driver here was wonderful too!

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