Dreams Do Come True!

I have always wanted to go on a camera safari to Africa but never thought it was possible.  Thanks to my husband Ed’s fantastic daughter and her husband, Jon, I was able to accomplish this dream.  They generously gave us money for Christmas for this trip.  On one trip we were able to do two different safaris, one in Botswana and one in South Africa.  This blog will be about the one at Mashatu Tent Camp Botswana.  I have created another blog for the one in Tanda Tula Safari Camp near Kruger National Park, South Africa. It can be found at www.tandatulasep2016.com. Please following the continuation of our adventures there.

Our heartfelt thanks goes to Kim and Jon for this wonderful gift.

Mashatu Tent Camp – I can’t find enough good words to describe the way the staff treated us.  We felt like royalty.  They seemed to anticipate our every need – before we knew we needed it!  The service everywhere – gazebo lounging, meals, cleaning staff, and the drive personal was impeccable.  They provided 5 star service beyond anything we had ever experienced.  Mashatu has the best Guide and Tracker Botswana has to offer – Richard with 28 years of Guide experience and “Commander” with 7 years of Tracker experience! Bless all of you guys for making this an event that surpassed anything we could imagine!

Tanda Tula Safari Camp – Beyond our wildest dreams!  Another camp that wants to do everything for you.  They have the best Guide and Tracker South Africa has to offer too – Godfrey with his many years working in the field and Glenn with 4 years working as a Tracker AND Godfrey’s nephew.  Glenn comes by his experience naturally with a great mentor like Godfrey.  You two made the bush come to life as we chased leopards and watched lionesses defend their kill from hyenas!  Thank you! Thank you! Thanks you!

Also, our deepest appreciation goes to Jessica Fraser of Africa Adventure Company for all the fantastic arrangements.  She and her fellow consultants worked as a team to make the trip seamless.  Nothing was left to chance.  The entire trip was orchestrated like a fine Swiss watch – all the parts worked precisely together.  It was a trip of a lifetime, beyond anything we could believe! Thank you Jessica and Africa Adventure Company. We highly recommend you to anyone going to Africa! Contact Jessica at (800 882-9453) or at their website www.Africa-Adventure.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Author: mashatusep2016

Senior Citizen who has always wanted to go on a camera safari! Love taking pictures, but am not a professional, nor do I have expensive equipment. I used a Canon SX60HS camera for the pictures in this blog. The Mashatu Tented Camp provided a bean bag on all the drives so I was able to stabilize the camera for close up pictures.

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