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Dear Nomad Team,
We just got back from an outrageous trip to Mahale and Katavi! Congratulations to these 2 great spots with fantastic people managing the camps and taking care of the guests! The guides in both camps are so special - great thanks to Robert and Mwega in Mahale and standing ovations for Samuel in Katavi. This was the best trip we ever had! Could you please pass on to lovely Kerrie and Jeff in Mahale that we think of them so much and miss them! This couple is outstanding and I guess there are not many other persons that could manage this lodge better, being cut off from the rest of the world! And we hope Big Bird is doing fine learning to fly and fish! Thank you! I know Kerrie and Jeff can only be contacted via satellite!
Greetings from very cold Vienna!
Everything was fantastic. Great accommodation, great service. The guides were excellent and staff too. We had a wonderful time. I actually had the best holiday of my life... And I must say I have travelled a lot! We truly enjoyed it and will recommend to our friends. Thanks for your help in organising it.
Sands Rivers was simply sensational. Top praise must go to Cameron & Kate the managers there who could not have done more to make us feel welcome. Brilliant hosts. Sand Rivers was stunning and all the staff were fantastic. Our guide (Emanuel) was brilliant and really took time to show us everything he could, plus when we asked tried to find anything we specifically wanted to see if he could find it. It was clear that the Nomad guides were a step above the others in the Selous and certainly the Land Rovers were in better condition! An American gentleman who was also staying Sands River and had done 200 days Safari in the last decade said his Nomad guide was the best guide he'd ever been with. Our room was sensational, the service was impeccable and food exceptional. The best possible introduction to safari for us. We had some fantastic evenings, in excellent company. I think there is a very good chance we'll keep in contact with some of the people we met whilst there. I think the lodge was about no more than half full whilst we were there. Perfect!
We stayed at SSC for 5 nights as part of a group of ten people. It was the second half of our trip after staying at Lake Manyara for 5 days. Our guide, Nathan, made the trip memorable in that he was with us for the entire time. He is extremely knowledgeable of animal behaviors, the Tanzanian culture and way of life, geology, and had a great sense of humor. He was very patient with answering all our questions and made sure that we were happy and comfortable. The tents were spacious and the beds very comfortable. Each night after dinner we would find a nice hot water bottle in bed that just added a magic touch to a good night's sleep in the chilly air. One of the group was celebrating her birthday on our last day there. Lawrence the camp manager arranged a birthday party, African style, which included a special cake, champagne, and singing of the staff in Swahili.
All the staff were extremely accommodating and helpful. I would recommend this camp and our guide, Nathan, to anyone.
This was my dream "bucket list " trip and it will remain forever a happy memory.
Everyone was charming, Selous – Kate and Cameron were fairly new to Sand Rivers....but they couldn’t have been more friendly and hospitable. Fly camping was such fun and SO luxurious – even fillet of beef cooked on the bbq and the noise of the hippos all night just added to the experience. Wild dog sightings but sadly we are still leopard virgins.
Chada Katavi is most definitely our best camp to date. The Park itself is living up to my very high expectations (having heard so much about it over the years) but the camp is also very special. Mohammed and his team run an extremely professional operation - the guiding (by Mohammed) is excellent, the service friendly and welcoming, the facilities extremely comfortable and the food tasty. I have had the privilege of staying at very many safari camps and lodges over the years and this one is one of those that stands out as being extremely special!
SSC was our last stop on a three week tour of Kenya and Tanzania. We were trying to catch some of the wildebeest and zebra migration and Nomad Tanzania made that happen.
Our Guide Godwin new all the best places to take the land cruiser for optimum viewing of these spectacular animals on the move. We had breakfast on the plain while watching them graze and then for our final game drive we had sundowner drinks with my beloved elephants. It was all just spectacular. Everyone from Godwin to Issa Kassim to Babu the manager and the rest of the staff at Nomad run a top notch camp. From the accommodations to the oh so delicious meals to popcorn at the "bush" television SSC made our last 4 days and nights a perfect ending to our African Dream Trip! Asante Sana.
If I had to choose a favorite camp out of the three it would be [Sand Rivers] Selous, most likely, as it had this special atmosphere and cosiness. Followed by the [Serengeti Safari Camp] as this is really special and then Lamai. This last one was very nice, no doubt, but much bigger in terms of guests. Of course, from the terrace and especially from the rooms one had a perfect and most enjoyable view. But this is really a somewhat forced distinction because all three camps were just wonderful and outstanding and I´m so glad we did this tour with our 3 children. The guides were terrific, too. John [Lulu] from Lamai was the best, though. If I might say so. But please, don´t get this wrong: each guide was wonderful and took very good care of us.
Tucked away on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, this jewel of a place was one of the most amazing experiences we have had in our 3 trips to Africa. We stayed for 4 days, had two wonderful sightings of the Chimpanzees (3rd day they went high in the mountains, and despite our best efforts we eventually had to turn back).
Went fishing in the afternoon for our evening tasteful bush-shashimi (and my wife's dinner) as well as swimming in the middle of the lake. I actually went swimming under the watchful eyes of camp staff (had to sign a waiver), and we had a very interesting trip to the mountain waterfalls - well worth the trip but it is not a walk in the park. Robert was our guide and amazing, knowledgable, funny and he took very good care of us, highly recommend getting him if possible.
The rest of the camp staff was equally attentive and took very good care of us when ever we had needs. Lots of small treats, like the sushi, dinner under the stars, visiting a small village with Robert on our trip back to the airport as well as very interesting fellow travelers. Finally thanks to Sacha (Camp Manager) for all his help and the PDF about the individual chimps, it is fascinating reading.
We wanted to comment on the incredibly high quality of support/service provided by the guide Kakae Saiteu during our safari from 27th July to 2nd August (via Time for Travel). He is an exceptional individual with fantastic knowledge, deep respect for the animals and environment and an absolute credit to your firm. We also felt that all the staff at the Northern Serengeti mobile camp showed a similar and very refreshing attitude to their work.