One Trip Was Not Enough

After our first Africa Dream Safari 2 ½ years ago in the dry season, we could not wait for another adventure in the green season. Again we were delighted with the tented camps, crater lodge, excellent food, the abundant wildlife, our knowledgeable driver- guide, Michael, and the delightful Tanzanian people we met along the way. While staying in Arusha an extra day, we enjoyed a tour of this rapidly growing city. Visiting St. Jude’s School was inspirational! On safari we were again treated to an exciting array ...

The Cheetah Jumped On The Hood Of Our Vehicle!

Going on safari was on my wish list and I discussed partaking in this type of trip with a friend who wanted to see the animal migration in Africa. Through research she discovered African Dream Safaris and suggested we use them. From my initial encounter with Dawn Anderson through the detailed planning, thought the safari and follow up I have been delighted that we selected African Dream Safaris for this adventure. The treatment of the planning through execution of this trip has been of the highest ...

Tanzanian Splendor!

After a trip to South Africa 2 years ago, I knew I had to return to Africa to experience the wonders of the Serengeti. My search for a safari company ended when, at the suggestion of a friend, I discovered ADS. One phone conversation with Dawn Anderson convinced me that at last I had found the company that would make my dream come true! During the year that passed before my departure for Tanzania, Dawn proved an invaluable source of assistance and was a delight to ...

Our 5th Safari To Tanzania!

Asante sana ADS!! - this was our Best trip yet!! And that is not an easy feat considering this was our fifth ADS safari. We have travelled with our daughter as a family three times, and this was the second time we have brought a group. Last time, a group of photographers, and this time a group of friends after a Habitat For Humanity Build in Ethiopia. From our middle of the night airport meet & greet/visa assistance, to the midnight shuttle back to the airport ...

Serengeti Symphony

Africa, you called to me. Your primitive wildness heralded this weary journeyer. Tired of technology with all its many impersonal buttons, passwords and ring tones. Having traversed world's of inner and outer realities and spheres of perceptions, vision quests and dreams, I wearied. Africa, you called to me. Your essential naturalness invited me home. The essential self longing for "the real, the meaningful, the true". Life rhythms, slow and sensual. Sound symphonies, melodic and harsh. Nature's life-death cycle most visible on Serengeti soil. The simplicity of balance, married to purpose and passion, reflected in each sacred animal specie in residence, visible here. Survival of the fittest, the fundamental foundation in this land ...

My Day-By-Day Safari Journal

2/12/15 - Today we landed in Tanzania; Kilimanjaro Airport. No jet way, just down the stairs to an open tarmac and into a building where Machas from ADS greeted us. The immigration line was long and hot. The anticipation of the next 10 days made it bearable. We loaded our belongings and ourselves into a vehicle driven by Michael and drove about 50 min to Mt Meru resort. Machas remained with us. Stayed the night...room was nice; wood floors, open shower stall on a beautiful campus ...