Wildland travelers, Dave Olander and Dan Wofsey, visited Tanzania on our Serengeti Wilderness Safari during the short rainy season of in February with their wives Jitka and Carol. Their trip covered the northern part of the country, traversing Tarangire National Park, the Lake Eyasi Basin, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. This can be a particularly excellent time to catch the great migration in the Southern Serengeti as the wildebeest prepare to calve in a two week long coordinated event. They recount their experience here:
Jeff, I have had multiple trips to unusual places, but our trip to Tanzania was the best one. The game drives were like being in a National Geographic Show. A personal highlight for me was the animals. It was all about the animals, the exotic terrain, and the beauty of the place. I had high expectations and they were exceeded.
Our time with the Hadzabe was fascinating, maybe even life-changing. So exotic. I expected something touristy, but they were raw and real. The poverty of the countryside and seeing the Maasai way of life created a strong impression.
Our guide was Leonard George, and it’s hard to enumerate the ways he made our trip rich and rewarding. His compatibility with us was nearly perfect. His knowledge and expertise with the mammals and especially the birds was astounding. He was always upbeat and looking for ways to enhance our trip. We could not imagine making this trip with anyone else.
Check out some more photos from their safari in Tanzania:
Your friendly safari expert,