When Talia emailed us via our form Start your Journey, she mentioned she heard about us "Through a friend, who had posted recent pictures and tagged Journey to Africa". I asked which friend? Aarthi and Prabath B. I love the #JourneyToAfricaSafariCommunity we have created. Referrals and repeats are our jam - I am grateful.
Talia and Vernon were heading to South Africa and wanted to add Tanzania as well. We spent a lot of time planning their first-anniversary Safari. We found the right dates of May/June so we could still enjoy all the luxury lodges but take advantage of some of the low season rates May offers. Mission accomplished. They stayed on the rim in beautiful Entamanu Ngorongoro and lovely Serengeti Safari Camp.
Talia and Vernon shared their amazing Safari Stories and photographs with me over coffee in Houston. Here are some - had a hard time narrowing them down - for you to enjoy.
A cerval cat - not a very common sighting on Safari.
An older baby hyena still feeding from it's mother. Another not so common sighting.
A baby elephant with other elephants in mourning.
They said they were driving when they heard elephants trumpeting. They thought it was a gathering but on getting closer, they realized there was a dead elephant on the ground and the other elephants were actually mourning. Sad sight to see.
Still one of my favorite birds and so glad they got to see this on Safari.
Part of the migration crew. They never take a bad picture.
And this ... the majestic African sunset with one of the most beautiful animal.
"Going on safari exceeded all expectations we had. From the camps to the amazing staff, our fantastic guides, the food, the wonderful people we met, and of course, being able to see all the stunning animals in their natural habit was simply amazing. We had always wanted this “once in a lifetime experience”, but we already can’t wait to start planning round two!
We can’t thank you enough, Mefi!"
Cheers Talia and Vernon.
You can call yourselves pro-photographers.