Safari Reviews from Our Clients

It's been a month since we returned from our safari, and we are still coming down from the high that it was!

It was one of the easiest vacations we have experienced as a family, thanks to the excellent arrangements made by your company, and the outstanding driver/guide provided. The weather cooperated almost 100% with our adventure, and the accommodations were very good overall. We were able to see all the "Big Five" and so many more animals, and we took almost 2000 photos amongst the five cameras we had with us. The trip-concluding lunch at 'Carnivore' was well-appreciated by all, and our children were amazed by what the restaurant had to offer!

A great deal of credit for the success of our trip obviously lies with you and your office, where the trip was so well arranged. That being said, we don't know if we can say enough good things about our driver/guide Sammy N'Degwa. Sammy met us on time at the airport, and was easily identified as soon as we had picked up our baggage. We had a great first impression of him as he carefully drove us through the Nairobi night traffic to our first hotel, and explained what to expect the next morning for our pickup. (The Fairmont hotel was very nice and we were able to enjoy a relaxing evening, a good night's sleep and an excellent breakfast the next morning). Sammy then drove us to Maasai Mara, stopping so we could take pictures enroute. Despite the sometimes hazardous road conditions, Sammy always ensured our safety and tried very hard to assure our comfort. Sammy seemed to have a sixth sense of where to drive in the parks, and we were never disappointed during any of the outings. Well-informed, Sammy always had answers to our many questions, as well as providing detailed information in the many handbooks he carried. When we weren't asking questions, he would provide information or friendly banter when the road conditions permitted. He always kept a respectful distance from the wildlife, yet ensured we could take excellent photos of the animals we saw. We are convinced that we were able to see so much more than others, having Sammy as our guide.

During our last day on the trip back from Lake Nakuru, Sammy suggested we stop at Lake Naivasha for a brief boat tour. We were able to see several families of hippos in the water and numerous birds. Then we were guided for a walk amongst wildebeest, topi's, gazelles, and were able to view giraffes from a relatively close distance. To say the least, it was an eye-opening, jaw-dropping experience, one that will stay in our memories for a lifetime. Sammy then drove us to the lunch, and we were very pleased he agreed to join us at our table. He then drove us to the airport with plenty of time make the flight and we reluctantly said our good-bye's.

Sammy N'Degwa is to be commended for his attention to detail, friendliness, expertise, communications skills, timeliness, safe-driving skills, and his obvious 'sixth sense'! He is a valuable member of your team, and exemplifies the kind of driver-guide that any guest would want to lead a safari adventure. We have already been asked by several acquaintances about safaris and we have no hesitation in recommending HTT as a company, and specifically Sammy as a guide. We hope someday to return to Nairobi or Tanzania, and we hope Sammy will still be in the business to be our guide.

Again, many thanks for the excellent adventure! Our family was able to make many happy lifetime memories. - Eric Esdale

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