July 4, 2006
It would be hard to say which park was my favorite. The Serengeti for the sheer volume of animals we saw (without mosquitoes), Ngorongoro for the views & forests, Lake Manyara for the lush landscape and mild weather.
he support team was awesome. Our guide, Dennis LLyamuya, was such a gem! He's very knowledgeable about the animals, the geology & the people. His English skills were top notch, which really helped us get an insight into Tanzanian culture. He took real pleasure from discussing the differences between our cultures, and that was a real gift for us. The cultural tours were a big part of what made the trip special. We actually met local people from a number of tribes, and talked with them in their homes about their lives & ours.
The office staff from Into Africa was super too. The night we got back from safari, Rose and her sister took all the ladies to a "kitchen party" (what we call a bridal shower back home). It was so great to be included in a real local experience!
From journal Tanzanian Adventure