- On 20-11-2022
Sleeping in a tent (in the middle of the Serengeti!)
For our summer holidays in 2022, my partner Michael (who is a paraplegic in a wheelchair) and I chose to organize a safari in Tanzania with GoAfrica Safaris & Travel.
It was one of the few agencies that we could find that offered to organize safaris adaptable to wheelchair users and with some adventurous accommodation options
(such as sleeping in a tent in the middle of the Serengetti which was amazing!).
Obviously, we were a bit nervous that everything would work out and had many questions before the departure. Yvonne was incredibly reliable, answering all our inquiries rapidly and making sure that the whole pre-departure preparation went smoothly.
As soon as we arrived in Kilimanjaro, Oscar our guide was there to warmly great us and we set off on what would become one of the most memorable adventures of our lives!
We visited Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire parks and saw so many animals, including the big five, landscapes and plants.
Oscar was just unbelievably good at finding animals and took the time to drive to the best spots to be able to observe them and take pictures. He was also very considerate of Michael, who did not have the same line of vision as he was sitting in his chair, to make sure that he had the chance to see everything.
The Jeep was equipped with ramps and a seat was removed in order to have enough space with the wheelchair. We so greatly appreciated Oscar’s helpfulness, sensitivity and patience, as he was always prepared to adapt to our needs and make sure that we were having a good time.
Concerning the accommodation, we stayed in some lovely lodges with great food and all pretty much accessible in a wheelchair, and if ever there was an issue, the staff was always available to help with a smile.
Following our safari extravaganza, we decided to do a short hike near the Kilimanjaro. Once again, everything was perfectly organised, we had a guide and helpers to push Michael up an easy road with an amazing view of the mountain.
What a trip! Thank you so much Yvonne and Oscar for making our safari such an unforgettable experience. We highly recommend organizing a safari in Tanzania with GoAfrica Safaris & Travel!
Juliette and Michael