November 6, 2020
Chris and Hailey have travelled with us a half-dozen times and have just returned from the great plains of the Serengeti.
• saw mara river crossings with no other vehicles; Click to watch video
• had their best guide ever of all their trips to Safari-Africa: Eddie Burra, and what a storyteller he is too!
• loved, above all, Lamai lodge for its iconic location and incredible hospitality;
• were looked after by our top safari outfitter Nomad Tanzania, recently cited in the FT as a leader in social responsibility and community commitment;
• were upgraded at Xanadu on Zanzibar to the honeymoon suite — and yes, they do want to get married!
Thank you, Chris and Hailey, for supporting the safari business that used to generate $29 billion annually for Africa and we have to hope will do so again soon.
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Pictures courtesy of Xanadu and Hailey Politzer..
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