Kylie · Traveled October 2023
Game drives are amazing! We saw so many animals and had so many amazing encounters, everyday or every hour sometimes we had a new highlight, being in the 4wds to get up close was great, the Serengeti 2 day drives is done in the bus which wasn’t as good as the 4wds but you could still see, was just harder to get photos and not as comfortable
What an adventure it was though
Accommodation was better than expected, it’s Africa so forget well flushing toilets & good pressure showers for 10 days and you will be ok
Always carry toilet paper on you as its often you will need it
Take protein bars or snacks to help you through a missed meal if you dont like whats served up, very basic meals and hard for plain boring eaters like i am
Camping in the Serengeti was amazing and facilities much better than expected including full toilet/shower block
13 hour day on a big very bumpy bus on very bumpy roads is full on, Ive never had motion sickness in my life but got it so maybe take dome tablets with you
The visit to the womans village was a great day, the kids are so beautiful, we took some bubbles, stickers etc for them and they loved it
We went a day earlier and did a tour of the Giraffe Centre & David Sheldrick Wildlife trustin Kenya - this was an amazing day so definitely recommend
The tour last day was a wasted day IMO, none of the activities recommended were enjoyed by our tour group, we could of headed home a day earlier
I over packed jumpers & jacket but didnt need them, one jumper would of been sufficient in October
Review submitted 05 Nov 2023
Michelle · Traveled October 2023
Our trip was outstanding! The days are long when you reflect but in the moment they don't feel it as there is such wonder in the world around you. It was truly the experience of a lifetime to be so close to animals. Definitely do your research before embarking on a journey like this, but if you set your expectations properly, it's an absolute bucket-list experience.
Review submitted 08 Nov 2023
Sandra · Traveled October 2023
Our tour guide King Julius Leteele (I like to move, move it) for introducing me to the cultural of Kenya and Tanzania tribes and his knowledge of the wildlife in Africa. Also providing expert guides for the tribes were visiting or the conservation parks with visited. I liked that they encouraged us to participate and interact with the tribes we meet (welcome dance, using a bow and arrow). I noticed that he was also organizing in advance for our next destination accommodation and activities and our safety (hand sanitizer was on hand). Set up and dismantled the tents.
Tim, our truck driver was an excellent driver as just about all the roads were very bumpy, four wall driving 90% of the time. (African massage). The bridges were not only very narrow and sometimes we had to wait for a bulldozer to flatten a road for us or repair a bolt by the side of the road, or the times I noticed him early morning repairs or starting the truck. He was also very helpful when he saw that you needed help, luggage, or tents. I will need a real massage now that I am home.
Chef Judy, your food is delicious, and I would highly recommend it. Most meals were 3 courses. Your soup was so good I requested a copy of the recipe (zucchini, pumpkin, tomato, vegetable). You also introduced me to Kenya and Tanzania food. I know you had some very early starts and some late nights due to set-up/preparing and cooking our meals for us and I really appreciate it. I also suggested that you start a cookbook with your recipes.
Joseph, you were the helper, and you were always helping set up and prepare the meals but unloading and loading the bus. You also went out of way to help with my luggage, getting it in and out the lockers on the bus and help with shotting the bow and arrow with the bush tribe.
To my fellow travel buddies, thank you for your friendship and helping to make my African adventure the trip of a lifetime. I have some wonderful memories.
Review submitted 28 Oct 2023
Nicole · Traveled October 2023
I had an amazing time. Definitely not for everyone, but if you like adventure, getting out of your comfort zone, learning about life different than your own, and seeing some magical animals and nature, this trip is for you.
Review submitted 22 Oct 2023
Blaire · Traveled September 2023
The East Africa Highlights Tour was better than I could have hoped for. The trip provided many opportunities to see an array of African animals, and engage with local communities. The Intrepid staff on my tour went above and beyond. I highly recommend this tour!
Review submitted 01 Oct 2023