Variety Safari in Tanzania

by Gonita Testroote
(The Netherlands)

Our guide was perfect, he spoke good English and was like a walking encyclopaedia, he knew all the animals, he was attentive and very funny, just a nice person to be around.

Safari Operator Performance

We found Flash Safaris & Photography on the internet.

They where really the best!! They made us feel so comfortable and thought of everything!

Our cook was a magician, under the most simple conditions he managed to cook a perfect, delicious meal.

Everything was above my expectations.

Accommodation

Flash head office Kimandolu, campsite mosquito valley, Serengeti campsite, Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge, Lake Eyasi Bushcamp, guesthouse in Babati, guesthouse in Katesh, Flash head office Kimandolu.

Food

The food was great, every morning: fresh fruit, bread, eggs the way we wanted, peanut butter, jam, honey etc. coffee, tea and juice.

Lunch: fruit, bread, something spicy, a piece of meat and cheese, coffee, tea and juice.

Dinner: everyday fresh soup, vegetables, rice or potatos, very nice prepared meat and a fresh salad, and mostly fresh fruit as dessert.

Wildlife

Zebras, wildebeest, elephants, giraffe, monkeys, rhinos, hippos, lions, cheetahs, leopards, gazelle, dik-dik, eland, and many many beautiful birds.

The highlight was a cheetah just 1,5 meters from us.

Typical Day

Every day was different, walking safari, game drive, visiting wonderful people and magnificent places.

Other Activities

The first two days were so beautiful, the cheese farm at Mulala with the walk on the mountain and the walking safari in Arusha National Park. Those were my first experiences with African nature. And after that it became even more and more beautiful.

We did a hot air balloon safari which was brilliant.

Tips and Advice

Go with the flow... just enjoy and absorb this magnificent country with its beautiful people.

Useful items were pen and paper and our camera.

Gonita's Safari Details:

Rating: A big fat 10/10

Safari company used: Flash Safaris & Photography (make an enquiry)

Parks visited: Mulala, Arusha Nat.Park, Manyara Nat.Park, Serengeti Nat.Park, Ngorongoro Conserv. Area, Lake Eyasi, Babati and Katesh in Tanzania

Date of safari: 17 June for 14 days

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    Oct 09, 2010
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    by: Gerry & Khadidja Polmantuin (Breda, The Netherlands)

    Our safari was for 10 days from June 6th 2010, to Arusha NP (Kimandolu where our friend lives, and her house is also used for lodging safari guests), Manyara NP (camping), Serengeti NP (camping), Ngorongoro, Crater Lake (Rhotia Tented Lodge) and Lake Eyasi (Lake Eyasi Bushcamp). We chose Flash Safaris (Arusha, Tanzania) through a friend who's part owner.

    They were SUPER: well organised, and well equipped. Guide and cook were excellent - they (Tanzanians) both knew their job very well. Everything met our needs and expectations - 10/10.

    We saw giraffes, lions (and their young ones), rhino, hyena, leopard, cheetahs, monkeys, gnus, zebras, eagles, flamingos, pelicans, elephants, vultures, warthogs, crocs, iguanas, antelopes, gazelles, buffalos, ostriches etc. etc.

    The safari is quite tiresome but amazing - roaming through the vastness of the country, the ruggedness, the people living there (Maasai), looking for wildlife, the beauty of all this, the harmony in which all those different animals live together.

    I would say to others: Just do it, it's an unforgettable experience (and remember your flashlight, camera and binoculars).

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