After reading many reviews here we chose Abdul from Tunda Tours to organise our safari for us.
I had emailed Abdul prior to holiday to get some ideas of cost and lodges. We then met him on first night of holiday at TBBC and arranged safari
We did Tsavo east and west in a great big 4x4 Land Crusier 10 seater i think, and as there was only the two of us had loads of room.
We chose a local company over our tour operator because they use mini buses that they fill up as much as possible, so you could be on a bus with up to 8 other strangers clambering for the best views. With Abdul you get a personal service set out to your own requirments. Not only that but as they had had quite a lot of rain the week before a 4x4 was best for the job as we soon found out when we had to stop and help pull out a mini bus that had slipped off the tracks and was up to its axles in mud, no problem for a 4X4.
Our driver sparx had the eyes of a Hawk how he spotted animals and birds with one eye while the other on the muddyy tracks i will never know, and what he didnt know about the wildlife wasnt worth knowing. He would spot something stop and point it out to us and give us plenty of time to look and take pictures and never drove off again untill we were ready.
We saw ll types of wildlife apart from the elusive Rhino and the shy cheater, I think the highlight of the safari for us apart from the amazing camps we stayed at was seeing a lioness with her two little cubs. It was on the first day towards the end when we spotted a roaming lioness we tracked it to its den up on a hill and could just see the cubs bobbing about behind the bushes. We went back the morning after only to see the lioness with her cubs out in the open cleaning and preening them, we must have ben within ten feet of them, something we will never forget, well done sparx!
The camps we stopped at were both tented as that is what we wanted, first was the Manyatta Camp in Tsavo east, fantastic tents with there own private pools over looking open plains with just a very discreet electric fence seperating you from the many forms of wildlife you will see wandering by. The second camp which was in Tsavo west was the Severin camp this was luxury at another level
La carte meals lunch and dinner turn down bed service even a bidet in your tent lol again overlooking open plains but this time no fence, a real next to nature experience. The only gripe i have with both camps is we didnt stay at them long enough, something i will endever to put right on my next trip.
All in all a fantastic Safari experience organised by Abdul of Tunda Tours.
Thankyou Abdul and Sparx look forward to seeing you again.
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