Our three primary guides made our trip! Moses-Bwindi, Godfrey-Lewa, Alex-Mara.
What was the most important reason for choosing AFRICAN PORTFOLIO?
We have complete trust in Diane and her team. She knows our preferences better than we know our own. We know that when we work with African Portfolio, we will have an experience of a lifetime. Thank you.
How many safari companies did you consider before selecting AFRICAN PORTFOLIO?
How would you describe your accommodation, facilities and meals? Please provide the name of the hotel, lodge or camp you are describing.
All four facilities were excellent: Gorilla Sanctuary, Primate Lodge, Kaifur House, and Little Sand River. The Primate Lodge is not quite the same quality as the other three, but the staff is incredibly hard working and attentive. They more than make up for the infrastructure challenges.
What and where was your favorite meal of the trip?
Hard to say. I don’t take these trips for the food. However the experience of eating breakfast and lunch in the field is amazing.
How would you evaluate your safari guides and staff? Please provide the name of the person you are describing.
Moses-Gorilla Sanctuary, Godfrey-Kaifur House, Alex-Little Sand River were excellent. They made our trip what it was. Our Primate Lodge guide was okay, but we really only relied on him for transportation.
Was there anything you would have liked more of, less of, or done differently?
1) Plan a longer trip. 2) Spend another day with the gorillas. 3) Re-think our chimpanzee experience….perhaps just a viewing versus the habituation. Lastly, it hurt to waste part of the day traveling between camps, but I don’t think that can be avoided.
What was your most memorable moment in Africa?
There are too many to pick a most memorable. However, I don’t have the vocabulary to adequately describe our experiences with the gorillas.
If you could give future travelers one word of advice, what would it be?
1) When in doubt spend more time in Africa as opposed to less. 2) Listen to your representatives from African Portfolio. They know what they’re talking about. 3) Logistics change…just roll with it. 4) Laundry is plentiful…so don’t overpack. 5) Pictures are great, but be careful about experiencing your safari through your camera’s viewfinder.
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How would you rate your trip overall? Excellent Comment: I wish you had a rating higher than excellent. There is not one thing we wish we had done differently. Victoria Herbert planned a life changing trip that significantly surpassed the, Read More