4th Safari with Warrior Trails in 2016


Aug 15th, 2017, 12:17 PM
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4th Safari with Warrior Trails in 2016

I have experienced exceptional cultural and game viewing experiences in Tanzania with Warrior Trails on 4 separate safaris! Each trip has been unbelievably rewarding in its own way because Warrior Trails is brilliant at what they do…providing “Unforgettable Safaris and Lifelong Memories”.

I have had the pleasure of being on safari with 4 different WT guides, each of whom has been remarkable in their game spotting ability, and their knowledge of the local flora, fauna, and cultures. Not only are they highly trained and skilled, but they are fun and engaging. Our guide Frank was absolutely exceptional; he is a treasure!!

Typically, I go on safari in June or July, but Warrior Trails recommended a trip in May last year in order for me to experience the green season, witness the migration in a different location, and see lots of baby animals. I was amazed at how just a few months earlier in the year could make such a marked difference in my experience; I was NOT disappointed. Bonus: May is much less expensive time to be on safari, and there weren’t the crowds of earlier or later in the year. In fact, we had several camps to ourselves!!

Cultural experiences are a hallmark of Warrior Trails. Because the owner of the company is Maasai, the company is able to offer unique, authentic experiences with local Maasai communities. Highlights on each of my trips have included spending a night at a Maasai boma, and participating in traditional Maasai activities including: milking cattle, beading with Maasai women, storytelling around a campfire, visiting a Maasai well, and going on nature walks with Maasai warriors. These cultural interactions are not the contrived experiences of the “tourist bomas” that other safari companies use. If you book your safari with Warrior Trails make sure to include a visit to a Maasai boma in your itinerary.

Camps and lodges used on safari last year: Mt Meru Hotel in Arusha, overnight at Makuyuni Maasai boma, Maramboi Tented Camp, Lake Masek Tented Camp, Ang’ata Serengeti, Ang’ata Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Farmhouse. Of these, we had the boma, Lake Masek, and the 2 Ang’ata camps to ourselves! Incredible.

Our wildlife and bird viewing were exceptional; as always, I saw and experienced everything I had hoped to see, and more! Next year I hope to include a balloon safari and a trip to Zanzibar in my safari itinerary. One of these times I'll do a gorilla trek!
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Aug 15th, 2017, 08:58 PM
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Very cool. I think I have ammunition. I will look into Warrior Trails. Thanks.
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Aug 16th, 2017, 02:24 PM
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Warrior Trails organized my wonderful 1st Tanzania/Zanzibar safari in 2011.

Clamian and his crew really did a great job with all the arrangements and the cultural experience in Makuyuni village is hands down the absolute best and most authentic I've ever experienced.
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Aug 29th, 2017, 07:05 AM
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What did you think about Ang'ata Serengeti? I am considering a stay there while on my safari in Sept. 2018. Can yo write e short review of the camp?
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Aug 31st, 2017, 01:23 PM
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Susiesan, we were the only guests at Ang'ata Serengeti Camp in May last year, so it was fun having the place to ourselves. It is a relatively small camp with only 12 tents. Campfire every night with sundowners. Meals were very good, with lots of options. The cook was willing to prepare just about anything for us since we were the only ones there; everything was lovely and fresh. The staff were friendly and welcoming. We had a pride of lions around the camp one night which was exciting. The camp is in an excellent location to catch the migration in May/June. I would stay there again.
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