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Lisa B. and Stephen M.

The trip far exceeded our expectations, which were high. The guides were top notch and we were given VIP treatment all the way! The itinerary was brilliant. Fodor’s recommended African Portfolio. I obtained several quotes and African Portfolio had the best price and best itinerary by far. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable and so enjoyable to spend time with. I cried when I left. Our guide, Sumawe felt like lifelong friend. Our stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge was lovely, but brief. The Manor was my favorite-really enjoyed Roddy and the staff, especially Peter; they felt like friends. The staff at the Migration Camp and Gorilla Mountain Lodge were also outstanding, as were all the meals. The food at the Migration Camp was the best-too many good meals to have a favorite. All three places presented us with cakes that were the best I’ve ever tasted! Sumawe was a 100 on a scale of 1 to 10. He made the trip extra special. Alex is also terrific-knowledgeable and a true ambassador of Rwanda. There were too many memorable moments to name just one but seeing the archeological dig was an unexpected bonus. As far as advice to future travelers, I would say the tour operator is key-Sumawe complimented our itinerary and said it was obviously planned by someone who had visited the countries. It’s crucial in a foreign country to have an travel specialist that has seen to every detail. We travel a lot but could never have managed on our own.

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