"Last October we decided to go to Tanzania and do a safari. We started browsing on the Internet and contacted multiple companies. We decided to go for Ultimate African Adventures because they gave good information and a fair price. Also the responded very quickly on our emails.
When we arrived on Killimanjaro International airport, we were picked up by the company and transported back to Arusha. We immediately took off for our 6 day safari. It was een better than we expected. So many animals, such nice landscapes. Ever slept in absolute darkness? We did that in the middle of Serengeti national park. So many stars in the skies! Ever not been able to go for the bathroom? We couldn't... lions were guarding it :)
What made our safari expierence so great was the staff of Ultimate African Adventures. We had an amazing cook, who created great tasting food in enormous amounts (breakfast, lunch and diner). And only by using charcoal fire. Amazing... Furthermore we had a very reliable and relaxed driver who wasn't trying to set the speed record (other companies aren't that reliable. We saw, as result, a crashed car and helped the wounded being transported to an airstrip). The driver tried to find all kinds of animals for us. Remarkable what he saw and we didn't. As a result we saw the big five, though the Rhino was very far away.
Furthermore, we were fortuned to have the owner of the company join us during the safari. He arranged everything and was very helpfull. He gave lots of background information. We also loved the fact that those guys understand the vulnerable status of nature and the animals, and acted like it.
We loved the safari. It was a great experience. Ultimate African Adventures also arranged our connection flight to Zanzibar and our hotel arangements. Just as service. Great! We definitely would recommend Ultimate African Adventures to friends and to everybody who wants to experience the National Parks in Northern Tanzania.
Niels van Drimmelen and Elsbeth Dijkman,
About my trip with Ultimate African Adventures:
1° Mount Meru.
Very interesting trek, as it includes game safari and mountain climbing. The guiding with the Park Ranger was perfect, especially during the night climb to the summit, from Saddle Hut. You feel safe all the way long. The accomodation is very good in the Huts, as good as what you can find in the Alpes or in the Pyrenéées in Europe.
The Machame Route is a perfect way to discover the entire mountain: crossing the forest, than the alpine plateau, the sandy slopes, and finally the crater rim with its glaciers allows you to see a wide panel of landscapes. Each day is a discover towards the Kibo summit.
Thanks to your Company for the perfect help you provided with the Guide, the Cook and the Porters; I even think that you forecasted too much food for us all, but it was good to eat well every day, and to feel all right for the next climbing stage.
The Guides know their job very well, can advise you about your speed, so that you can keep your forces until the last hard day, which brings you at dawn to a wonderful dawn.
This was the best part of the trip: the wilderness of the area gave me a good view of what makes your country unique: the remainnig nomadic Maasai communities living next to the wild animals of the Ngorongoro. Special thanks to William the Guide, for his perfect knowledge of the area, the easy contacts he has with Maasai people. The final day of this trek was the climbing at night of the sacred Maasai mountain: Oldoynio Lengai. Incredible hard climb on volcanic steep slopes, followed by the display of lava flows.
Be sure to hire a Guide like William, and you'll enjoy Lengai!
4° Manyara and Tarangire.
Great parks full of game; thanks to my drivers for allowing me to take pictures whenever I wanted, by stopping often.
Thanks again to everybody in Adventureland Safari for all your support in my trip.
Hope we'll meet again.
2 Impasse Labouyrie
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Phone: 00 33 5 59 64 61 46
Dear Ultimate African Adventures.
I am finally back in malta. After having left you at Kilimanjaro airport, I traveled to Nairobi, Lusaka, Kigali and Dubai. It's been a long adventure but definitely a wonderful experience. My children were very excited when I showed them all the photos I took on
safari and of course they wish they were there with me.
Take these as my official comments on your company:
Ultimate African Adventures proved to excel in developing a customized safari even for one person. They gave me excellent personal attention and saw to every detail of the program. Thanks to Arnold and his team, I now have wonderful memories of the Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara.
Other than this, if I am ever in that area again you will hear from me.
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS, MACHAME ROUTE Recommendation for ULTIMATE AFRICAN ADVENTURES, ARUSHA/TANZANIA
When I started to plan a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro, I didn't know much about the mountain and the possibilities which are available. I just knew that I want to reach the highest point in Africa. So I started to inform myself with the help of the Internet. It was not really difficult to find companies offering adventure trips to Mount Kilimanjaro. I just wrote an Email to several companies that I found in the Web with the information that I want to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and that they should send me an offer as soon as possible. After few days I already got some replies. All the Emails that I received had nearly the same standard text. But there was one Email from "Ultimate African Adventures" that was different. I can say that my final decision to choose "Ultimate African Adventures" as my expedition guide to Mt. Kilimanjaro was because of the good package they were offering. But for me the major reason was the friendly communication (Emails) with Johnston, the owner of the company. In his first Email he informed me about the different routes that are available for climbing and he replied to my many questions that I had, always quickly and in a way that gave me a feeling confidence in him and his company.
When I arrived in Arusha/Tanzania the first thing of them was to come to my place to check the equipment and to introduce the expedition team to me. I forgot some necessary items for the climb at home. It was no problem for "Ultimate African Adventures, they just gave me the things for the climb. That their client is always safe on the mountain was for them an important rule. The whole team made from the beginning on a serious and professional impression to me.
The climb itself was excellent. I reached the peak (5895m) after five days walking and climbing with the "Adventureland Safari" team, always having a magnificent scenery around me. Everything was perfect, the food was always prepared nice, I got always enough drinking water and my tent was every day at the right time prepared for me to rest. In the plan for the descent was one overnight in a camp. At this time I was still feeling strong and decided to make it in one day. My team was so flexible that when I arrived at the gate one day earlier as planned, already the "Ultimate African Adventures" mini bus was waiting for me to bring me safely home to my place in Arusha.
I had really a great time during this Mt. Kilimanjaro expedition with the "Ultimate African Adventures" team. That's why I want to recommend this company to everyone who wants to make such an expedition. I am already planning to make a safari trip to the famous Serengeti National Park. For sure my first choice will be "Ultimate African Adventures".
Stefan Scheiflinger, Austria
Dear Mr. Ringo,
I write this letter to express my thanks to Ultimate African Adventures for helping to make my Tanzanian safari and excursion to Zanzibar a most enjoyable and memorable experience. I was extremely satisfied and pleased with the services provided by your company and highly recommend your services to others.
Ultimate African Adventures provided excellent assistance in the planning of my trip to Tanzania, before my departure, as well arranging transportation and accommodations for me while in Tanzania. I was very impressed by the responsiveness of your company to my inquiries. You promptly answered my e-mail inquiries and provided helpful information with each courteous reply.
I also appreciated the reliability of your services. The transportation and accommodations provided were of high quality and reasonably priced. In addition, Ultimate African Adventures was always on time. There was never a delay in departure times. You make it a priority to arrive on time for each activity, whether it be on safari, or simply transportation to and from the airport.
Your staff is friendly, hardworking, and well informed. The information provided about the history of Tanzania, and about the wildlife observed during safari, contributed greatly to my enjoyment of the experience.
Thank you again for helping to make my visit to Tanzania an enjoyable and trouble free travel adventure.
Robert C. Helwick
San Francisco, California.
Excellent climb and safari. Your team was very professional and always ensured our enjoyment, fun, safety and success in reaching the top of Kilimanjaro. Our team of 10 climbers/hikers had a 100% success rate in reaching the summit!
Thank you again for the one in a life time experience!
"Ultimate African Adventures" delivered exactly what they said they would. Successful seven day trek to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro and three days on safari, Arnold and his team arranged everything with no problems. Thanks for making my holiday a success."
Thanks. I will recommend your company. Good luck with the future.
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