An enormous tick on my bucket list. What an amazing time I have had. Every game drive, walk, meal and accommodation plus great company made the trip truly memorable. Many thanks for organising and offering this trip of a lifetime. I shall certainly be recommending it to all my envious friends. The village visit was particularly special, the way the Maasai so willingly shared their life and beliefs was a real privilege to be part of.
We chose African Encounters because we liked the small groups escorted by Karen which appealed to our idea of a “boutique” safari instead of being packed into a zebra-stripe van full of tourists.
The game camps without exception are of a very high standard, superbly located in the pristine wilderness. What constantly amazes is the mouth-watering cuisine produced in basic “bush kitchens”. On our daily game drives the guides are not only experts on wild game, birds, fauna and insects, but also enthusiastically share their love of their country.
We would just like to say thank you for another wonderful trip. Hard to believe we have done 10 safaris!! We have 1500 photos to sort…
I’ve now been on four trips with Karen, and they have all been above expectations. My most recent trip was to Tanzania in February with great travelling companions and wonderful experiences especially enjoying the animals in a private conservancy without loads of other people around as well as a terrific day spent in the Ngorongoro Crater. The camps are gorgeous, and the food and service – just glorious, with the scenery and wildlife the icing on the cake. All magic!