The whole trip as brilliant. So perfectly planned and executed, everything was excellent: the rooms, service, guides, safari, food, super top and the price, well I shouldn’t be saying this but I consider it was underpriced for all that is offered and the experience that we had.
The itinerary was a perfect balance between culture, safaris and beach, taking us thru Africa’s most valuable gems. WE started off cooling off and recharging energies from our International flights at Dar Es Salaam, I think this was a great idea as some of us had 36hrs flights and had to deal with Jet lag, it also allowed us to settle down and meet the rest of the travelers; we then headed off to the first lag of the trip, the Safaris, where game drives were AMAZING!!!! We got to see so many beautiful animals in the most beautiful surroundings and even though we didn't get to see the leopard, we saw the rest of the Big 5 in their natural environment with very good opportunities to take photos as our the guides got us really close up to animals. One of my most memorable experiences was seeing the wildebeest and zebras migration it was INSANE! We saw Elephants, Lions , Rhino, giraffes and most exciting a hyenas with a fresh kill.. .....thanks to our amazingly sharp game tracker for spotting that one, btw people take note if you want a once in a life time Safari experience make sure your travel agency work with top of the line and experienced Safari companies, ours was TOP OF THE LINE. The food served for lunch, the setting and locations chosen were spectacular and delicious.
We then headed to Zanzibar where we visited the exotic and beautiful stone town and then headed to what I will say one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen in my life , Nungwi. With pristine beaches, gorgeous sunsets and very respectful and friendly locals, this was definitely a perfect way to end our trip. Sailing in the sunset to drinks and great music, walking in the long beautiful shore gives you a “I cant believe this is my life” moment every 10 minutes.
I cant close this review without mentioning the hotels,… OMG SPECTACULAR! Coming from game drives or even waking up at the beach , every single hotel selection was PERFECT! Every single day there was a new surprising hotel location with BEAUTIFUL views, relaxed environment, safe, excellent food and service. Not only the location was breathtaking but also the decoration and architecture. We would arrive greeted with warm hand towels, and chanting Masai´s and then in the mornings you drive away with a washed/clean car, all the staff makes you feel welcome and makes sure you are pampered
We were a fairly large group and Safari Sam managed to take care of all of us and meet (and exceed) our expectation, for me , what stands outs from other tour companies Ive worked with is the attention to detail and the passion you can see in Sam for what she does. I would definitely recommend working with Take me to Africa if you want to have that “grown up” Safari experience