Ted and Alice S. & Oddvar and Liz S.
Thank you so much for making this trip a wonderful experience. We cannot say enough about your help and the great information you provided to help us prepare.
Everything was well-arranged and worked out as you promised. The accommodations were very good all the way, and our guide, Ralph, was excellent (after a slow start the first day).
We felt we were in good hands with Ralph, who was very experienced, knowledgeable, and accommodating. By the way, he gave us his email address, but we are unable to read it and would like to send him a thank you message. Could you help us with that?
The African experience changed us all. From the wild animals to the landscapes to the people, it was a revelation and one we will never forget.
We’d love to speak with you if you have any questions for us, and we will certainly recommend you to anyone we know who is planning such a trip.
Ted and Alice
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our African safari special. It was better in every way than we expected. Ralph, our guide, was great- very knowledgeable about the parks, animals and African culture. The places we stayed at were perfect – each a little different but all enjoyable. My sister, Alice, has a wonderful way with words and we agree with everything she said. We would recommend you and African Portfolio to anyone planning a safari.
Our very best,
Oddvar and Liz
How would you rate your trip overall?
Comment: The trip was wonderful!
What was the most important reason for choosing AFRICAN PORTFOLIO?
Comment: We contacted several outfitters and found Anouk to be knowledgeable and receptive to our preferences for the trip.
How many safari companies did you consider before selecting AFRICAN PORTFOLIO?
Three or Four
How would you rate AFRICAN PORTFOLIO’S representatives in Africa?
Tanzania – Very Good
What additional information (if any) would you have liked to receive prior to your departure from home?
Anouk was very thorough and provided all necessary information.
How would you describe your accommodation, facilities and meals? Please provide the name of the hotel, lodge or camp you are describing.
All accommodations were good. Our favorite was Maramboi – the setting was unique, looking out onto the savannah at the animals. Everywhere the food and sleeping arrangements were good, and the service excellent. Only disappointment was poor wifi reception everywhere.
What and where was your favorite meal of the trip?
Alice’s birthday dinner and cake (and songs) at Serengeti Explorer Tented Camp.
How would you evaluate your safari guides and staff? Please provide the name of the person you are describing.
Ralph, our guide, was excellent. Very knowledgeable, great personality, reliable, hard-working, a real asset to our trip.
Was there anything you would have like more of, less of, or done differently?
More toilets available for women – especially in northern Serengeti. Better emergency medical kits and medical know-how of staff. Ted got a superficial head injury, but there was little in the way of help had it been more serious.
What was your most memorable moment in Africa?
Seeing the animals for the first time, and the vastness of the Serengeti. Watching two “honeymooning lions” and their brother watching out for them. Watching group of elephants surrounding and scaring off two young lions.
If you could give future travelers one word of advice, what would it be?
Book through Anouk! Follow her advice on what to bring, etc. Bring excellent binoculars and cameras. Be prepared to be blown away, and at times shocked, at what you will encounter.