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Travel reviews by Mrs L. from Austin

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My Aug 2023 trip

Rwanda and 3 other countries between 24 Aug 2023 and 14 Sep 2023

Trip rating: Excellent
"Our trip was an extraordinary adventure of a lifetime.

Expert Africa did a great job arranging our trip. We're so happy we went to the Serengeti during the great migration.

The trip left a indelible mark in our hearts and we can't wait to go on another safari.
If we had to choose our favorite experience it would be our stay at Olakira and our guide Daniel.

After seeing the gorillas in Rwanda & the great migration in the Serengeti going to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara was underwhelming. Although we didn't know and we might have felt we missed out on something. Overall, we can't say enough great things about our trip."

Arranged By Lyndsey Marris

Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit

Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit

"Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit review"

27 Aug 2023 • All-day excursion

Our Kigali tour was heart wrenching at times but it's so important to show the history of the country.

Kigali and Rwanda in general has defied the odds and transformed itself in a success story.

It's natural beauty, warm and welcoming people and commitment to sustainability are amazing.

I don't think we saw a single piece of litter during our stay.
Golden Monkey Trekking

Golden Monkey Trekking

"Golden Monkey Trekking review"

28 Aug 2023 • Morning excursion

The Golden Monkeys came down to the fields right by the forest to steal potatoes.

We had a chance to take great pictures and the experience was just delightful.
Gorilla Trekking Safari

Gorilla Trekking Safari

"Gorilla Trekking Safari review"

29 Aug 2023 • Morning excursion

Wow! It is an awe-inspiring journey that leaves an indelible mark on our souls.

The opportunity to see these magnificent creatures up close is truly a privilege.

The trekking experience itself was a adventure and I don't think we could have done it without the wonderful porters and guides.


"Olakira review"

4 nights Arrived 30 Aug 2023
"Our experience at Olakira was our favorite part of our trip. Even though we also had a chance to see the gorillas in Rwanda and stay at Giraffe Manor in Kenya. Olakira left an indelible mark in our hearts.

The camp itself is amazing. The spacious and well appointed tents seem to blend into the surroundings.The staff members each went out of their way to make our experience magical.

We were lucky enough to get Daniel as our guide and I honestly feel like we lucked into the very best guide in the Serengeti. We saw 3 large wildebeest crossings, herds of elephants, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, gazelle, giraffes, a leopard, hippos, topi, oryax,waterbucks, eland, crocodiles, impala, cape buffalo & others I might have left out.

Just the number of animals we saw up close was shocking. The sights will be etched in our memory forever!

We can't thank the staff at Olakira enough for such a wonderful experience. It made such a impression on us that I would love the chance to stay with them during birthing season of the wildebeest when Olakira moves south."
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Lake Manyara Safari

Lake Manyara Safari

"Lake Manyara Safari review"

3 Sep 2023 • All-day excursion

Kind of a let down after spending time in the Serengeti. Also, our guide didn't compare too.

I would have skipped this part of our trip if I could do it again.
Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

"Safari in Ngorongoro Crater review"

4 Sep 2023 • All-day excursion

It was great but it didn't compare to the Serengeti.

The day we went we focused more on the birds then the animals.

Also, our guide didn't compare to our guide at Olakira.
Stone Town Discovery Tour

Stone Town Discovery Tour

"Stone Town Discovery Tour review"

6 Sep 2023 • All-day excursion

Wow, we didn't know the history of Stonetown until our wonderful guide gave us a tour.

It was well informative and the guide was exceptional.

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