Daily Archives: September 15, 2014

Personalized tour with excellent guide, informative, welcoming and experienced.

By Ann Mari (United States)

“We planned a 12 day safari and were extremely pleased with the services Savannah Tours provided. They were there to pick us up at the airport and stayed with us every step of the way until we headed back on to our flight for home. Our tour consisted off visits to Tarangire Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Lake Eyasi before heading over to Zanzibar and Stone town. The lodgings they recommended met or exceeded our expectations, and the pace of the tour with some lodges between our tented camps worked out very well. The staff at the camps were very attentive and helpful (we always felt safe even with elephants in the back yard), the food was excellent and the beds comfortable. Our photo safari was wonderful, we saw the big five plus so very much more. Our guide, Omari, seemed to have inside information about when that rhino would be in the neighborhood and when to wait and give the lions time to get up from their nap and hunt. How he could drive on those bumpy roads and still spot the animals is amazing (and shows how having an experienced guide makes all the difference). He had a bird book handy so was able to identify every bird our group spotted and was willing to stop for all of them. And when we excitedly pointed out “sightings”, which frequently were only brush or such, he never made us feel silly. The visit to Stone Town helped us begin the return to an urban setting; and when flight changes gave us a long layover in Dar es Salaam the folks at Savannah Tours (at their own expense) reserved a day room at a lovely hotel so we could have a place to spend the time while waiting for our departure flight. It was an expensive vacation but we felt the money was well spent and will never forget this once in a lifetime experience and the folks who helped make it a success, Savannah Tours Limited.”