facebook friends in high places

africa facebook groupHow did 11 mates end up making tracks across Africa with Intrepid? They must have friends in high places! Well, not exactly. But as friends of Intrepid on Facebook they entered our African Adventure comp in January – and won!

So it came to pass that these adventurous amigos recently embarked on our Road to Zanzibar trip, and kept us all entertained (and more than a little jealous) with tales from the trail. Here are their Top Five highlights from the trip…

– Rising early to drive to Arusha, the ‘Gateway to the Serengeti’, and being rewarded with a surprise zebra sighting.
– Sharing a tasty traditional meal with locals in the Mto Wa Abu community.
– Getting up close and personal with Africa’s Big Five in the vast, abundant landscape of Ngorongoro Crater.
– Enjoying a personal experience of a different kind – spending two days at the Intrepid Foundation-supported Amani Children’s Home. As Nathaniel recalls it, “The experiences of the last two days have changed my perception of life. The people were beautiful.”
– Blissing out on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar – hello fruity cocktails!

“Wow, what an amazing experience! Definitely would love to go back! Anyone thinking about going – DO NOT HESITATE. GOOOO already! – Kelli Schmidt-Barker

“Intrepid Travel outdid itself on this trip! Everyday has been great. We got the best guide, cook and driver in the country… I have just been amazed at everything I have seen. This is the only way to go on vacation!” – Charlie Sams

And the final word goes to Nathan Loveless, “Saw the Big Five in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, took a plunge off a 40ft waterfall, played soccer with the kids from Amani, drank homemade banana beer… heard hyenas throughout the night, and so much more!”

So do you wanna be friends with us now, or what? See our Facebook page to find out what we are giving away next!

About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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