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Singles Package-November 2019

I can not wait for this. Last year's package was awesome!
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Best of Tanzania

I just wanted to thank you (and Billy) for organizing such a memorable trip. It was a long time coming with our disaster last year but all for the best. I loved that the three kids could share rooms everywhere. I can’t think of one complaint! Every camp was unique and terrific. The staff at each camp were beyond helpful and friendly. The food was outstanding and the locations were so fun. (I think the Pioneer Camp was our favorite) Rashid gets five stars from us. He was enjoyable to be with and he put up with my crazy photography requests. He was knowledgeable and very adept at finding every animal. I think he was pleased with our safari and what we got to see. I think we checked off ever animals with the exception of “a kill” which I for one was not sorry we didn’t see. The five of us will have life long memories from this trip and once again thank you for your great detail in planning our trip. If anyone asked I will certainly recommend you and hopefully we can come back again! Karen Morgenbesser and Family
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Lake Magadi Adventure

JOANNE – November 30, 2017 Happy New Year. I realise that I began to draft this email back then but did not complete. The transfers were very comfortable, with a friendly driver and very clean cars. The resort was amazing, the services were excellent and the food totally worth it. We totally enjoyed the experience. Thank you ASD for facilitating its booking. The SGR, I would recommend to anyone, it was a new experience that was not a waste of money. Joanne
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Kenya in Luxury

CAPT. LAWRENCE I’ANSON, USN RET. USA – October 30, 2017 Ammos, Lawrence and I promised to send you our comments on the safari that you arranged for us. Let me start by stating that Ishmael Juma was the perfect guide/driver for us. He was personable, flexible, resourceful and extremely knowledgable. Nothing seemed to discourage him as he quickly handled any problem which arose. The way that he dealt with the suspension problem is an example of his abilities. In short, he was great! All of the hotel accommodations were fine, but the food at Mara Serena Safari Lodge was mediocre. The service was great at all of the lodgings. We learned about the ?off road permit? in the Mara when I questioned why one of the adjacent trucks had left the road to get closer to some lions. It would have been nice to know about that in advance so that we could have purchased a permit at the beginning of our trip. You and Ishmael went out of your way to get us the permit after we asked; it made a big difference in our pictures. Thank you and your staff for arranging a wonderful experience for us. It may have been my last trip to Africa as age is quickly catching up with me, but I suspect that Lawrence will return, perhaps soon and often. We both will recommend Africa Safari Discovery to our friends for the best safari experience in East Africa. Larry Capt. Lawrence I’Anson, USN Ret. 306 Sycamore Rd Portsmouth, VA 23707 757 399-4253(H) 757 535-7456(Cell) http://www.larryiansonphotography.com
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Best Safari in Kenya

My safari to Samburu and the Masai Mara was truly one of the great experiences of my life. The wildlife sightings were incredible from day one until the very last hour in the field. The trip was handled with the utmost professionalism and the guides were beyond awesome. I’m so thankful for the experience and hope to do another safari very soon. Travelled with Billy Dodson
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Combo Adventure Safaris

GENE MYERS – US – TRAVELLED WITH BILLY DODSON Posted: 02/02/2015 I went on the February 2014 trip to Tanzania with Billy Dodson and six others. It was so much fun and so rewarding photographically and culturally that I signed up for a second trip to Namibia before I even returned home from the first one. I cannot recommend the quality of the total experience (including transportation, lodging and food) highly enough. Everything was very carefully planned and executed. I cannot imagine even very beginner photographers not being able to capture great shots. Superb!! And Billy is a hoot!
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Best of Kenya

MIKE KEY – December 19, 2016 My safari to Samburu and the Masai Mara was truly one of the great experiences of my life. The wildlife sightings were incredible from day one until the very last hour in the field. The trip was handled with the utmost professionalism and the guides were beyond awesome. I’m so thankful for the experience and hope to do another safari very soon. Travelled with Billy Dodson
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Best of Kenya and Tanzania

ALISON LANGEVAD-PHOTOGRAPHY Posted: 2016-12-21 My husband and I have been thoroughly enjoying visiting Africa for 25 years. Over this time my passion for wildlife has taken me down the path of a photographic career. As my photography became more important so did specific needs grow whilst on safari. Making the most of our time in Africa and making the most of every opportunity photographically became paramount. On our last trip to Tanzania and Kenya we booked a month with a Tanzanian company who did a fantastic job with our itinerary. We did not know who we were getting for the Kenyan portion of our travels and were a little apprehensive. It was needless. We were warmly greeted by not only our driver Ishmael, but by Ammos, the director of the company as we arrived. From there on in everything was amazing. Our itinerary perfectly suited our needs. The vehicle was exactly as I requested with a pop up hatch for photography. They even supplied the little extras like photographic bean bags to make life easier. As with any safari ultimately it is the driver/guide you are put with that makes your time away. Ishmael was a match made in heaven. He was punctual, courteous and couldn’t be more accommodating. His local and general knowledge is a credit to him. We were travelling with our daughter and felt safe and comfortable everywhere we ventured. Because of the amazing quality of service we received from Africa Safari Discovery we won’t hesitate to book our travels with them again and look forward to spending time in Ishmael’s competent hands. Thanks Ammos for everything. Your phone calls to check on us were appreciated and taking time out to greet us personally both before and after our safari rounded off well a fabulous holiday.
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Shimba Hills National Park

JOANNE – November 30, 2017 Happy New Year. I realise that I began to draft this email back then but did not complete. The transfers were very comfortable, with a friendly driver and very clean cars. The resort was amazing, the services were excellent and the food totally worth it. We totally enjoyed the experience. Thank you ASD for facilitating its booking. The SGR, I would recommend to anyone, it was a new experience that was not a waste of money. Joanne.
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Arusha National Park/Tarangire/Serengeti/Ngorongoro

GENE MYERS – US – TRAVELLED WITH BILLY DODSON Posted: 02/02/2015 I went on the February 2014 trip to Tanzania with Billy Dodson and six others. It was so much fun and so rewarding photographically and culturally that I signed up for a second trip to Namibia before I even returned home from the first one. I cannot recommend the quality of the total experience (including transportation, lodging and food) highly enough. Everything was very carefully planned and executed. I cannot imagine even very beginner photographers not being able to capture great shots. Superb!! And Billy is a hoot!
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Amboseli National Park

JENNIFER – May 21, 2018 We had a great trip and time on safari. Shocking how much of Amboseli is flooded but seeing the flamingos was nice surprise. Mt Kilimanjaro cleared so we got some awesome photos. We already want plan our next safari.
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Northern Circuit Special

ALISON LANGEVAD – July 17, 2018 As a wildlife photographer, my time spent in Africa is invaluable. Not only is it productive, enjoyable and often thrilling, it is precious holiday time with family. As Kenya has fast turned into my favourite country to visit, I am lucky to have African Safari Discovery to take care of my needs. With a rough idea in mind, Ammos does an amazing job of fine tuning our ideas and finalising our itinerary. The level of service we always receive from Ammos is second to none every single time. This last trip was no exception. To compliment this great travel booking service is the wonderful guiding work of Ishmael. Our first enquiring before booking was to confirm that he was available. Ishmael does an extraordinary job of guiding, educating, driving and most of all enhancing our time together. As a family we feel enriched for knowing him. Thanks to all at African Safari Discovery. I know there are many more of you working hard behind the scenes to make our time in Africa perfect, and you succeed every time.
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Migration Safaris

LESLEY KIDD, UK Thank you Serah for organizing such a wonderful safari at Mahaili Mzuri in the Mara. I have been travelling to Kenya for the last twenty years and have never had such a wonderful experience. Everything went like clockwork and was very well organised. Such a wonderful experience and absolute heaven on earth. Feel really spoiled and privileged to have experienced something so unique. Don’t anyone miss this it is an experience of a life time.
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Maasai Mara at Sarova Mara

Hi Ammos, Thank you so much for the safari you planned for us via ASD. The trip to the Maasai Mara was simply amazing and I totally enjoyed our stay at the Emaiyan Luxury camp. The camp itself was picturesque and serene and catered for all of our board needs. We also had a very wonderful guide Albert Irungu. He made the trip a joy for us by showing us all the various sites on our way to the Mara, and while doing the game drives, he showed and identified for us the various animals to be seen in the park. I was able to see all the Big five and other animals too, I also got to see the famous Mara River, however since we didn’t go during the great wildebeest migration, and we missed out on something that would have been a wonder to see. During the last day of our safari, we also went to one of the Maasai villages, where we got to see how they live and how they’ve worked hard to maintain their culture and tradition, something that is such a rare occurrence, seeing how the world is fast becoming a global village. Next time though, I’ll definitely use a 4×4 car, since we used a van. The rough terrain of the Mara demands a sturdier vehicle. Thank you to the whole ASD team for a wonderful experience. I am definitely recommending you, and planning another safari sometime soon. Michelle.
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Best Safari in Kenya

Von and Jenny: March 2019 This safari was a "bucket list" item for us, and we must say that it surpassed our expectations -- which were very high. The accommodations were wonderful, the food was delicious, the people were friendly and welcoming, and the wildlife sightings were literally off the chart. Our itinerary was a perfect introduction to east Africa, and the personalized touch provided by Africa Safari Discovery made it beyond special. We would love to do another trip one day. This company will certainly be our first choice if we do!
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Best of Kenya and Tanzania

Billy and Cindy: March 2019 This was my seventh trip with Africa Safari Discovery and I would never dream of visiting Kenya and Tanzania through any other outfitter. They are completely honest, utterly reliable and as professional an organization as you'll find anywhere. This trip took us from the southern Serengeti to Amboseli with a stop at the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage. We saw incredible wildlife and enjoyed the company of some personable and expert guides. An African safari is truly one of life's great experiences. You want to be sure that your guides and support team are able to get you the most out of the experience. You cannot go wrong with this company.
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Rwanda with Last Night Kigali

BOB AND PHYLLIS KRAVINSKY My husband and I planned our dream safari with Ammos Karwega and Africa Safari Discovery in August 2018. We were thrilled with our trip, which included visits to Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, the Masai Mara and gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Every aspect of the trip was handled with our comfort, safety and enjoyment in mind. Our transportation was exceptional, our drivers and guides in Kenya and Rwanda were incredibly knowledgeable, able to find wildlife we never would have seen and doing everything possible to be sure we saw what we wanted to see! They were warm, friendly ambassadors of their countries. When we left each guide we felt as if we were leaving a family member behind. Our lodging choices were incredible in each location. Perhaps most importantly, we had amazing support from Ammos. Our trip involved moving around Kenya and traveling between countries in Africa. Ammos was there to meet us whenever we returned to Nairobi and he was always available by phone or text. We were especially impressed with our visit to Rwanda. Quite frankly, we did not know much about Kigali or what to expect in Rwanda and we had only a few days to see the gorillas and tour the city. Ammos and his company again found us an incredible driver and made sure we were able to experience the beauty of Rwanda and Kigali along with our once in a lifetime trek to see the amazing mountain gorillas. This was a dream vacation for us and there were many options to consider, which could have made planning it overwhelming. Ammos and Africa Safari Discovery helped us plan a trip that was uniquely tailored to what we wanted to do and that allowed us to experience all we hoped for, while feeling relaxed, safe and welcome wherever we went. We highly recommend Ammos and Africa Safari Discovery for your trip to Africa!
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East Africa Safari

GENE MYERS - US - TRAVELLED WITH BILLY DODSON Posted: 02/02/2015 I went on the February 2014 trip to Tanzania with Billy Dodson and six others. It was so much fun and so rewarding photographically and culturally that I signed up for a second trip to Namibia before I even returned home from the first one. I cannot recommend the quality of the total experience (including transportation, lodging and food) highly enough. Everything was very carefully planned and executed. I cannot imagine even very beginner photographers not being able to capture great shots. Superb!! And Billy is a hoot!
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Ruaha National Park by Air

KIM CLIST, PROGRAM COORDINATOR, LEADERSHIP WISCONS Posted: 03/08/2015 It was a pleasure working with you to plan our Tanzanian program. We were not a typical tourism trip and we valued your willingness to take us everywhere we needed to be. Our drivers, Rogers and Idrisa, were fantastic and we were sad to see them leave us at the end of our time together. They gave us great insight into the culture and history from a local perspective. They also sang songs for us and helped us with the language. We felt very taken care of in their capable hands. It was my pleasure to recommend you to Larry. I hope their trip with you goes as well as ours did. We wish you all the best as you grow your business. I am happy to be a formal reference for you in the future if you need one. Best Regards, Kim.
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Murchison Falls

JERRY HELD, US - TRAVELLED WITH BILLY DODSON Posted: 04/01/2015 As far as a testimonial, I would say that this trip was far better than I imagined it would be. Serah put together a first rate safari. Accomodations were excellent, the safari guides were very knowledgable and friendly and fun to be around, and our host Billy Dodson made it all worthwhile. I can safely say that I would never have given a safari to East Africa a second thought if I had not met Billy. He sold me on this trip and it was well worth it. People go on safari to see the animals, but the main attraction to me was the people of Tanzania. How you can have so little and be so happy is a formula for living that we have long since lost in the USA.
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Maasai Mara at Sarova Mara

DON WILLIAMS' PARTY, TENNESSE USA Posted: 14/08/2015 As this is the third time my family has used Serah's services, it's difficult to keep my praise from sounding like a paid commercial. We chose Serah's company for several reasons and have NEVER been disappointed on any issue. First and foremost, her company allowed and encouraged custom made safaris. This became more and more important with each subsequent visit. As the traveler becomes more aware of the different areas and camps and offerings you quickly develop favorites. Serah takes those choices and improves on them and offers you a comprehensive economical package. That brings me to my second reason for choosing Serah; Her prices are more than competitive, they are rock bottom. Link that with the fact that your safari starts whenever you get there ( it's all about YOU) and it is completely private. I have seen how the large companies charge premium prices and then stuff you in with other groups, who, by the way, may or may not share your preferences for safari viewing. Thirdly, and most importantly, the personnel is superb. When developing your trip, Serah is quick to reply to any inquiry, and there are no dumb questions (she is very patient). There are people waiting for you at the International Airport exit, no matter how late the plane, or how heavy the Nairobi traffic. The driver guides (hooray for Julius) are without exception polite, knowledgeable and efficient. They truly have one job, and that is to make your stay enjoyable while educating you not only about the wildlife but also about the Kenyan/Tanzanian culture. I won't go into detail about choices of camps unless someone needs specifics although I would say it is important to consider some of the conservancies that are now available adjacent to the National parks. The concept provides many more benefits/employment to the local community. Also, if you want to choose convenience over economy, Serah will arrange regional air flights between lodges/camps thus allowing more time for game drives and animal viewing. If any prospective customers want to ask me questions, Serah has my permission to share my name and phone number with them.
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Best of Kenya and Tanzania

BILLY DODSON - SAVANNA IMAGES, US Posted: 17/02/2015 I've traveled to seven different countries in eastern and southern Africa and worked with a number of safari outfitters. During all my years as a photographer and photo tour leader I've never met anyone who could match Serah Njoroge for professionalism, integrity and competence. She is detail oriented, offers extraordinary customer service and has an incomparable knowledge of East African game reserves, lodging and wildlife. I wouldn't even think about doing business with anyone else.
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Best of Kenya and Tanzania

JERRI HATCH, USA Posted: 17/08/2015 We had planned our 3 week African Safari to Tanzania and Kenya almost a year in advance. We could hardly wait for our adventure to begin, especially since this was going to be our first migration experience. It was all well worth the wait! Our itinerary was fantastic, camps were great and our guides were awesome. Every detail was thought out and executed flawlessly, including the "wee hours of the morning" pick up at the airport. Our vehicles were reliable, comfortable, and always had plenty of bottled water. It was great not to worry about a thing!! I highly recommend using African Safari Discovery for your next trip. Can't wait to book another safari!!
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Amboseli-Nakuru-Maasai Mara

ESTHER MUTHEE, KENYA. Posted: 08/01/2016 It was such a great and exciting time to have you taking us and our visitors from the Netherlands to the Maasai Mara National Park. The tour was very well organized, drivers were on time to pick us and drove very carefully. They were very friendly,informative and constantly took time to explain about the animals and the plantation in the Mara. Despite the rains at the time of the safari, the vehicles (4x4 jeeps)were strong enough to handle the rough terrain. It is my pleasure to recommend you to any other person interested in taking a safari using Africa Safari Discovery.
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Cradle of Mankind

CHARLES KAMAU, KENYA Posted: 08/01/2016 Amos, Let me start by saying that my family and I enjoyed one of the best safari experience in our lives. Thank our tour guide Mr. Albert for the information on animals and for giving us a wonderful drive both off-road and on tarmac. The land-cruiser was quite comfy and the music system entertaining. The game viewing was brilliant since we saw lions, elephants, kudus, gerunuks and of course the leopards. The visit to the samburu homes was fantastic. In all the tour left us wanting some more and we sure are going to plan another tour in 2016. The samburu nyama choma was awesome!! I will definitely recommend you to my colleagues and friends. Regards.
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Honeymoon Package

GARRIE & JOY SINCLAIR, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA. Posted: 18/11/2016 Our sincere thank you to ALL the team at Africa Safari Discovery. My wife and I recently enjoyed a 10 day safari across Kenya. What an experience ! Every aspect of our trip had been meticulously planned and could not be faulted. Your dedication to the provision of a most unforgettable holiday was first class. The diversity of the accomodation, landscape, wildlife, food and even the weather was incredible and the knowledge and experience of your tour guides [ and vehicle comfort ] outstanding. Thankyou once again, we are planning our next visit and can't wait to see you once more. You made us feel like part of the family. Best wishes, Garrie and Joy Sinclair, AUSTRALIA.
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Kenya in Luxury

HOVAL, INDIA Posted: 24/05/2016 Hello, This is hoval and my 3 other friend from India. We have visited last sunday Masai mara tourist point with you. We really enjoyed this Safari with your vehicle,and we found informative. We like your service and appreciate to cover almost all type of animals(by luck) within 3 hours. We hope to visit again and call you. Thanks and Regards, Hoval,
LYNNE HEYDENREICH

Excursions in Mombasa

Jambo Ammos! Words cannot describe the incredible time my son and I had on our vacation with Africa Safari Discovery. From the moment we were met at Kilimanjaro Airport, we were taken care of and that continued throughout the rest of the trip. The camps we stayed at were all fantastic, the food was delicious and the staff at each camp was very welcoming. Our driver, Salim, was very knowledgeable about every animal, bird and culture we witnessed. He did an amazing job spotting the animals for us which allowed us to see the Big Five and so much more. Seeing elephants, lions and cheetahs up close was more than we could have ever imagined. Our short trip to Nairobi was equally as amazing. Eric was very accommodating and took us all around to make sure we got to see as much as possible in the day we had there. All in all, it was the perfect trip! Thank you Ammos, for all the work you did to plan our dream safari. It was great being able to meet you when our paths crossed in Karatu. We will definitely recommend Africa Safari Discovery to any friends or family looking to go on a safari. Asante Sana! Lynn and Cody Heydenreich
MICHELLE GRP

Hidden Treasure of Tanzania

Hi Ammos, Thank you so much for the safari you planned for us via ASD. The trip to the Maasai Mara was simply amazing and I totally enjoyed our stay at the Emaiyan Luxury camp. The camp itself was picturesque and serene and catered for all of our board needs. We also had a very wonderful guide Albert Irungu. He made the trip a joy for us by showing us all the various sites on our way to the Mara, and while doing the game drives, he showed and identified for us the various animals to be seen in the park. I was able to see all the Big five and other animals too, I also got to see the famous Mara River, however since we didn’t go during the great wildebeest migration, and we missed out on something that would have been a wonder to see. During the last day of our safari, we also went to one of the Maasai villages, where we got to see how they live and how they’ve worked hard to maintain their culture and tradition, something that is such a rare occurrence, seeing how the world is fast becoming a global village. Next time though, I’ll definitely use a 4x4 car, since we used a van. The rough terrain of the Mara demands a sturdier vehicle. Thank you to the whole ASD team for a wonderful experience. I am definitely recommending you, and planning another safari sometime soon. Michelle.
AGNES

Best of Kenya and Tanzania

Hello, The experience was one to die for and the tour guide was out of this world. Can’t wait for another experience with you. Thanks. Best regards. Agnes.
CHRISTINE

Gorillas and the Golden Monkeys

Hi, I had a wonderful experience. Thank you so much. Thank you for getting my camera. I was just overjoyed!! Be blessed. I’m recommending you to everyone I Know!! Regards, Christine