We had an amazing trip in January of 2018. This travel agent reached out to us immediately when we asked for information about traveling to Tanzania through the Zicasso website. From that point on, she was responsive and supportive. She was willing to do several calls with us since this was our first safari and we had lots and lots of questions.
Things didn't exactly go as planned for our trip. I got a severe case of bronchitis and one of camps was destroyed (Jabali Ridge). From our agent to the people on the ground at the camps, they were concerned about my health and had antibiotics and cough suppressants brought to the camp. I was so sick at Namiri Plains Camp that they brought all of my meals to my tent and also brought galloons of hot tea and honey to help me sooth my cough.
When the camp at Jabali Ridge was so severely damaged in a storm, we were rerouted and taken to a different camp that we loved. It was Sayari Camp and was in Northern Tanzania. We didn't worry about any of the details because our travel agent and the tour company were taking care of all of it. They were amazing.
Animal sightings and tours from each of the various camps we stayed in. Each camp was so different and our agent kept telling us that but now we get it. All over the country, there are different wildlife, different terrain and we felt like we were exposed to all of it. We saw everything that we could have asked for (the big 5) and much more.
We loved having our own tour guides at each camp and throughout the trip. We started at Lake Manyara National Park where we saw lots of baboons and birds. We then went to The Highlands Ngorongoro for the first events and while it was very remote, it was beautiful. The crater was amazing and truly indescribable. We saw herds of elephants, a black rhino, a hippo pool. It was great. We learned a lot about the Maasai tribe and their traditions and way of life.
Our next adventure was Namiri Plains Camp which was in Central Serengeti and located in Serengeti National Park. We could see for miles and again it was awesome. There were great rock formations (Kopjes). You could hear the lions from your tents. There we saw lions, cheetah, leopards, lions and zebras and wildebeasts. There were couple of kills and by having our own driver, we got a birds eye view.
The last part of our stay was in Sayari Camp which was in Northern Serengetti. It was amazing. The terrain was again very different and we had the benefit of the Mara River. This brought more elephants, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. We again saw the cats, zebras, and more that I can describe and ended out trip with a sunset toast.
Finally, we enjoyed a couple of days in a very luxurious hotel on Zanzibar. I loved it.
We had several difficulties including a very severe case of bronchitis at the beginning of the trip. I would take more over the counter meds. Also, our son would have packed a little more long sleeved items.
Other than that, we would do it all over again. Thanks to all.
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