- On 17-03-2019
Fabulous, fabulous safari!
Our family made a Tanzania safari in December 2018. We cannot say enough wonderful things about how amazing the trip was, but I will try. I have been on safaris in several countries over the years, did a lot of research on travel companies in Tanzania, and can say that the planning for this particular trip was particularly easy. I would recommend Go Africa Safaris for any person traveling to Tanzania, whether you have a disabled person with you or not....and especially if you do.
I worked with Yvonne Mtiba...she was so very helpful with the planning and while we were on the safari. Always accessible. We needed a wheelchair accessible safari, and Yvonne focused on what we wanted instead of a canned response like the other safari companies (which had never taken a wheelchair on a safari!) and cut through the many options to give us the few that would work for us, complete with photos, so that we could decide how much accessibility we were willing to sacrifice to stay in a tent in the Serengeti for example. The company provided a wheelchair accessible van and the indispensable toilet/shower chair.
I especially appreciate that Yvonne recommended how much time to allow for each park and the order to see them in...it worked out beautifully. She also recommended some tweaks to our timing that saved us several thousand dollars.
And our guide, Yahaya, was amazing. Excellent guide (and we have had more than a few in our many years of travel), finding difficult to see animals like leopards, cheetahs, and even a black rhino. He is also very familiar with the birds, if you are a birder like I am. My oldest daughter cannot walk at all. Yahaya was amazing with her and made sure that she had a great experience. He knew where the accessible bathrooms were and were not, so we could plan. Yahaya has a lovely personality that made traveling with him for almost two weeks a joy.
I could go on and on....but it would be repetitive with what others have said. This is a great safari to tailor your dream vacation to your desires...and accessibility needs if you have them.