My safari experience with Proud African Safaris was one of the best vacation experiences I have ever had. I had always dreamed of going on a safari and witnessing how the animals live in their natural habitat. I was steered toward PAS and it turned out to be a great decision. I was treated to sights of the Big 5 and more all week. We witnessed the grandness of the mighty Elephants, the beauty of the gentle giant Giraffes, the sleek and stunning Cheetahs, the alluring Leopards, the captivating Hippos and Rhinos and of course Simba the Lion King of the Jungle along with a Lioness and her cubs. Day after day these beautiful animals entertained us with their sheer existence. We also saw Baboons, Gazelles, the fierce Cape Buffalo, Topi’s, Jackals, Hyena, Hartebeest, Impalas, Ostrich, Warthogs, Dik Dik, Waterbuck, Rock Tortoise, Colobus monkeys, and even a Central African Rock Python. The trees harbored multiple sightings of beautiful birds around every turn.
The highlight of the week was witnessing the Great Migration of the Wildebeest and Zebras. ( a portion of 1.8 million approx. ) At one point we were literally surrounded by thousands of these magnificent creatures making their way to better pastures for food and water. I had seen this on videos but never dreamed I would be in the middle of this great experience. It was literally breathtaking and truly indescribable.
The guides were experts and took safety very serious. They were very professional and made me feel relaxed and safe from the beginning. The Safari vehicles were roomy and very comfortable. The camps and lodges we stayed in had everything that I could possible need. The staff at all of them were very friendly and attentive. The food was great, even the boxed meals that were prepared for us while on the bush drives. The sunrises and sunsets were dazzling. The scenic views all across the Serengeti were stunning.
This trip exceeded all of my expectations in every way. My dream was fulfilled and I will have the memories forever.