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WE HAVE RECENTLY COME BACK FROM A "WORLD CLASS " SAFARI TRIP THRU THE SERENGETI. THIS TRIP WAS BOOKED THROUGH VANESSA AT NATURAL HIGH SAFARIS WITH NOMAD.
IT WAS AN "ADVENTURE" OF A LIFE TIME. IT WAS SOO WELL ORGANIZED AND EACH LEG OF THE TRIP WAS AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN THE PREVIOUS. OUR FIRST GUIDE WAS' CORNELIUS . WE WHERE WHERE BLOWN AWAY BY HIS COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF BOTH THE WILDLIFE-BIRDS-TREES AND PLANTS. I AM SURE HIS WAS EQUAL TO ANY COLLEGE PROFESSOR . THE CAMPING EXPERIENCE IN THE SOUTHERN SERENGETI WAS RUN BY LEONARD (WITH TWO l'S ) WE THOUGHT WE WHERE IN A FIVE STAR HOTEL. FABULOUS FOODS AND TENTS ( SURELY A MISNOMER - THEY WERE FAR MORE DELUX THAN ANY TENT I HAVE EVER SEEN.
I THINK THEY SAVED THE BEST FACILITY FOR LAST, LAMAI.. ONCE AGAIN COULD NOT BELIEVE THIS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS FACILITY. I GUESS THIS IS THE WAY THE RICH & FAMOUS" MUST LIVE. NIK AND JANA TOOK CARE OF OUR EVERY NEED IN A MOST GRACIOUS WAY. YOU ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE TWO SUCH DEDICATED EMPLOYEES. IT IS PLAIN TO SEE WHY "NOMAD " IS THE BEST: YOU HIRE THE BEST AND RUN A WELL OILED BUSINESS !! BY THE WAY OUR GUIDE HERE WAS PALO AND HE WAS EXCELLENT.
THE BAD PART OF THE TRIP IS THAT WE WERE SO IMPRESSED WITH EVERYTHING WE WANT TO SEND OUR TWO DAUGHTERS AND TWO GRAND CHILDREN ON THE SAME BASIC TRIP WITH NOMAD !!!
WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS GREAT EXPERIENCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have to say that the level of service throughout from Nomad was brilliant and in particular the staff and management at both camps with special mention of Mohammed at SSC [Serengeti Safari Camp] who went out of his way to make the clients feel welcome, and the food prepared for [our guest's] special dieteries was perfect. It's very evident to myself and the clients that the staff at this camp really know what they are doing and are in my opinion, are some of the best staff I have had the pleasure of working with across Africa. The food in particular was amazing.
At Lamai the managers Jana and Nick were fantastic and once again went out of their way to make sure everything went smoothly and were great hosts, it really makes a camp when the managers are also hosting and adding their personalities to the location, a big thanks to all involved throughout and for making a plan with the Marek's luggage at the end.
The game viewing was also top class throughout and everyone left feeling they had seen more than they anticipated.
Now the trip... It was ab.fab.! Couldn't fault a thing, except perhaps the weather. Climate change or something seems to be bringing the rains on a bit early, and up in the highlands it was sometimes quite cold - much to our surprise. I'm so glad we started in Arusha and worked up the scale to Serengeti. We met others who seemed to be doing it the other way round.
My personal favourite was Loliondo which was just blissful. We were, I have to say, very spoilt to have the whole camp to ourselves and, as a special treat, the company of Serena with whom we got on like houses on fire. The young Maasai manager up there is a charming and interesting chap and the staff delightful. Serengeti Ndutu (Serengeti Safari Camp) was also great but there was a full house all the time and so the delights were perhaps more diluted. We did see (hundreds of) thousands of wildebeest migrating away in all directions and I could watch them for hours. The plain captivated me. ...
As for our guide Rowland, lovely as you described him, he was ace - full of charm like all those Tanzanians, but very intelligent and knowledgeable, extraordinarily quick sighted, really enthusiastic about what he was doing and fun to spend the day with. He is a tireless driver on sometimes fearful terrain - tired me out by the end of the day, I can tell you. ... He had managed to show us all the game we could possibly have expected except the elusive leopard, so we shall have to go back for that, as Rowland told us!
So all this is to tell you that it was indeed a wonderful trip and to thank you for setting it up so well. My comment in the Loliondo visitors' book was "Perfect!" so you may take that on board.
Nomad was great. Again perfect level of camp for me. Quiet location. Driver excellent. Food in and out of camp great. Great game: 15 different cheetahs, 4 cheetah kills (mind you I put in the hours for it!). 1 good leopard view. Caracal! Wildebeest absolutely amazing: picturebook stuff and mind boggling.
We had an absolutely incredible trip, worth every penny of the fifteen years of saving for it! Just amazing and wonderful in every way. The camps and staff were delightful and fascinating, and I think God got out all his best animals just for us.
The day at Ngorongoro was astonishing. It wasn't very crowded at all and we saw about every type of animal that lives there, including elephants munching in the mist right by the track, front row seats for lions mating, and a couple hyenas scavenging around a kill, scoring the wildebeest's tail. We could have gone home happy after just that one day!
We loved the NT camps, the personally delivered hot water for washing and showers, the morning wake-up drinks, the nighttime hot water bottles in bed, the walk in the bush, the surprise sundowner at a kopje, the Maasai boma, the night game drive, the view of the animals passing in the distance at Ndutu, and the quiet touched with birdsong, although we were a bit disconcerted by the lions roaring in the night. We're fairly certain they were right outside our tent....
Sand Rivers was just gorgeous, in spite of the heat. We enjoyed just as much hanging around that incredibly beautiful open-air lodge with the hippos and crocs, watching the golden weaver build a nest and the monitor lizard catch bugs and the monkeys trying to steal what they could, as we enoyed the game drives and parking our vehicle with the pride of lions. Kate and Cameron were gracious hosts and solicitous of our needs.
We loved all the animals and the birds, and we especially loved our wonderful guides Gabriel and Emmanuel! They knew just where to go to find animals and what the animals were likely to be up to. They also knew plants and birds and everything else around. They could answer every question we asked them (and I asked them a lot)! Our guides spoke highly of NT in general and were complimentary of the training and support they receive.
Thanks for all the work from your end to make this trip happen for us. We will be telling all our friends and family about our safari, and if any express the slightest interest in doing it themselves, we will send them straight to you.
We love the character: "natural", "wild" of this place - so authentic, the presence of the animals around the camp. The safaris were fantastic. It's amazing to be able to see the animals so near! Great experience, these three days...thank you.
[FT] and I stayed at Kigelia camp for a few days in the beginning of December 2013. We had the most fabulous experience thanks to Mollel, who managed somehow to get us incredibly close to all kinds of animals, including , cheetahs, a leopard, lions, many fabulous Giraffes, hundreds of elephants, wart hogs, Hippos, and a spectacular array of birds. His knowledge of the country and the animals made our trip absolutely fantastic.
We will highly recommend your camp and your excellent staff, all who added tremendously to our enjoyment. Our meals were delicious and very well thought out, our lodgings were very comfortable and our every need met. Please say hello to and a big thank you to Mollel, we miss him tremendously!!!.
Stayed in Sand Rivers just before the 2013 Christmas days and a beautiful experience. Quite a different landscape than the Northern Tanzanian parks but actually even better, with the river activities that are available. Fantastic service, food and rooms with our small private pool in the room which is great to cool down. But the biggest compliment goes to Ernest, our guide. We have done already several safaris in Tanzania but Ernest beats all the other very good guides. It's just great to just listen to all his knowledge, a true guide! A beautiful experience and we saw the wild dogs!
I believe hospitality starts with the human experience! Welcoming staff with attentiveness to the guests needs and "anticipated wishes" is what I think separates you property from others. Well done in choosing people who have the energy and magnetism to make this a magical experience. Oh yes and thank you to the animals.
Our guide Paulo took care of every detail of our drives including the BEST views of the game (including special requests!), perfect service with bush breakfasts and the sundowner. Plus, we just really like him as a person! We also really loved the private bush walk, sundowner & dinner with local food in the gazebo - so, so, so special. Hospitality at Lamai is second to none and of course the property is GORGEOUS.