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Our AAC Staff Beating About the Bush Experiencing First Hand our Signature Photographic Safaris – Page 9

March 2, 2014 Galloping Gnus Newsletter


E lena Theodosiou – Tanzania was truly a revelation for me – having had the privilege of being on safari before the sheer scope of the parks and theabundance of th e wildlife was incredible. We were lucky enough to see the migration of the wildebeest and three river crossings!

I had many favorite moments and locations on safari but in the end the Shared Safari Camp in the Serengeti was absolutely top of my list. With lots of night noises – lions in the distance, zebras alarm calling and wildebeest running through camp – this is truly one of the best parts of being on safari! This is the hands on, on the ground (but with all the comforts of home – and then some) ‘Out of Africa’ safari experience!


Kyle Witten – You have to experience the “up close and personal” wildlife viewing with the quality guides and pristine parks on our 15-Day “Eyes on Elephant” Safari to Zimbabwe. I traveled with with three of our clients and each location had a highlight! 

Davison’s Camp in Hwange was the location of a lion hunt by twilight. I can still envision the pride of 9 lionesses silhouetted in the darkening sky. They went for the buffalo at last light and I could only hear the sound of a stampeding herd going in a complete circle around the expansive pan. 

Our last stop was Vundu Camp in Mana Pools and it is the only place you can have the ultimate personal game viewing experiences. Ever approached an elephant on foot? Did it! Sat close to lion while they teased a heard of buffalo? Did it! Walked up to a group of wild dog and sat closely by as the got ready for hunt? I did it!


Ian Flores – Why do people go to Africa… in a word, Adventure! Adventures are about challenging yourself and venturing into the unknown – not just the physical, but also the mental. I spent five days climbing up Mt Kilimanjaro, the largest freestanding mountain in the world. This trek provided some challenges which made my victory, standing atop at Uhuru (19,341ft / 5,895m), all the more satisfying. 

Go out and challenge yourself, and you will be amazed at what you discover when you push your normal boundaries.


“Thanks Alison, AAC & Classic Safaris for putting together a great trip with a outstanding group of travelers & our great Ugandan guide Dennis Erabu.”  Michael Levine.

– by: Elena Theodosiou, Kyle Witten, & Ian Flores