My wife and I and three other couples just returned from a 10 day photo safari coordinated by Nelson Mbise, director of Focus in Africa. We were very pleased and cannot say enough about our safari. We started researching organizations a year ago, and a local physician recommended Focus in Africa after experiencing a positive and successful trip and climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro. We found Focus in Africa to be priced reasonably, and we enjoyed the same lodging that many of the more expensive tour companies used. We felt that by dealing directly with Nelson, we were cutting out the "middle man" and contributing directly to the local economy. We were met at the airport by Herman and Stewart, and taken directly to our lodging in Arusha where we had the opportunity to rest before commencing our safari the next day. We had previously wired a 25% deposit, and we paid the remainder the first morning when we met Nelson at our lodge. During the course of our stay, we visited Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, and the Tarangire National Park. We stayed at the Karama Lodge in Arusha, Lake Manyara Hotel, Ngorangoro Farm House, Seronera Wildlife Lodge, Ngorangoro Wildlife Lodge, Bougainvillae Safari Lodge, and the Tarangire Safari Lodge. All were excellent, but the Ngorangoro Farm House and Bougainvillae Lodge were especially remarkable. Our drivers and guides, Herman and Stewart, were patient, observant, friendly, and did a remarkable job. With their help we photographed the "big 5", and many other animals we never would have spotted on our own. On the last day of our trip, at Nelson's suggestion, we visited the Good Hope School and Orphanage, which was especially inspiring. We would not hesitate to recommend Focus in Africa to anyone desiring a positive Tanzanian experience.