Happy Guests!November 01, 2013
Linda Friedman and Custom Safaris Made it happen! Since i was 18 i have wanted to go to Africa. Now at 46 and sadly having dear friends pass away too soon and so young. I started to panic about fulfilling my number one item to do on my "Bucket List"....To See Africa. Thankfully, we save all of our Conde Nast Travel Magazines and when we went through them again we found a dog eared page with an article about Custom Safaris. I made the call to Linda and immediately felt at ease. We were finally in the right hands and not feeling like another number on a group tour. This truly was going to be "Custom" personal and special. One of the best qualities about Linda is that she LISTENS. I told her i wanted to see Elephants morning, noon, and night. She said ok and started working on making it happen. From day one in planning to even after we got home Custom Safaris is there for you. They have an amazing team. The office staff here in the USA and Nairobi to the professional expert guides they all treat you like family and take care of your every need. Not one thing is overlooked. We spent three adventure filled weeks between Kenya and Tanzania ( Nomad Tanzania works so well with Custom Safaris it went seamlessly) Linda picked some of the most spectacular locations for us to visit. Some we had never heard of but trusted her judgement and we would definitely go back. (Chada Katavi and Selous) All of our guides from James in the Mara to Mike in Samburu had us seeing everything and then some. It continued right into Tanzania as well. Mohamed, Laz and Godwin all kept us safe and having a grand time. I had the bar set so high for this trip that a week or so before we left i told my husband that i better lower it because i just didn't want to be disappointed. Not ONCE were we. We told Linda we wanted to experience it all. She took that and made the most wonderful itinerary with not only jaw dropping scenery but truly unique accommodations. We can't say this enough Asante Sana (Thank You) for making our DREAM TRIP TRULY COME TRUE! The best praise is that WE WILL BE BACK!
Pam & Steve R