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Trip of a Lifetime

April 10, 2013 Unique Safaris | Animals of Tanzania

Our 10 day adventure with Unique Safaris was a trip of a lifetime. Everything exceeded our expectations, from the preplanning with our sales agent, to the team that met us at the airport and especially our safari guide who was amazing at navigating muddy trails while spotting animals and birds at a distance.

Our trip included the central and southern Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire. During that time we saw at least 200 different birds and over 50 animal and reptile species. We saw 4 of the big 5 on our first day alone! We observed lions and cheetahs stalking Thomson’s gazelles, we saw lions mating and witnessed the great migration with animals too numerous to count in every direction.

Our lodgings were fabulous and the food both tasty and plentiful. The Unique luxury mobile tent had bathrooms that were three times the size of bathrooms in Paris!  But our favorite accommodation was Lion’s Paw Camp at the Ngorongoro Crater. It was private and serene, with comfortable bedding and only 10 minutes from the Crater floor.

Despite being in the middle of the Serengeti, we always felt safe and the staff always welcomed us with refreshing towels and cold drinks after every game drive. Our safari guide presented us with a clean Land Cruiser every morning despite the previous days muddy travels and his passion and knowledge of his land and people was only exceeded by his knowledge of the animals and birds of east Africa. He fulfilled every request we had, from early morning starts, to bush potty breaks, to endless positioning of the truck for photography.  Above all, our safari guide was a kind, humble and eager ambassador for us and Unique.

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