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A personal and authentic Tanzania experience facilitated by Vijiji.

D. Clarke, Vernon, Canada

We have just returned to Canada from time in Kenya and Tanzania, including 10 Days (Safari and local tours) hosted by Vijiji Center. Coming from Kenya, we were pleasantly surprised with the lush vegetation, moderate climate, good roads, and beautiful mountain scenery around Arusha.

A customized 7 day safari was organized by Vijiji to experience the best of local parks and wildlife, and included a walking safari, and visit with a Bushman's camp near Lake Eyasi. We were very fortunate to witness the beginnings of the great wildebeest migration in the Lake Ndutu area, and a little less lucky with an early arrival of seasonal rains! At times this made travel in the area quite challenging, but the skilled Vijiji driver Nicxon kept us moving! The remaining days were spent enjoying cultural tours in the local area, based at Vijiji, including an introduction to local agriculture, a primary school, and Maasai village. Managers Suma and Amos were excellent guides and hosts!

We found the accommodation at Vijiji very comfortable ("a home away from home"), the staff very friendly and accommodating, and the food very good. Compared with our more "commercial tour" in Kenya, we enjoyed a very personal, and authentic experience with Vijiji, sending us home with lifetime memories! The whole package of safari, tours and accommodation was very reasonably priced and great value compared to similar more commercial operations. We hope to return!

- D. Clarke, Vernon, Canada, March 2014

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