Flexible, Accommodating and Extremely Friendly Safari with Godson Kastai – Godson Adventures
Booking the trip of a lifetime – your African Safari – is an exciting and such a unique experience .. not to mention the expense .. that you want to make sure you think of every detail and get it just right. From the moment that we contacted Godson, owner and operator of Godson Adventures, we knew we were in good hands. He answered all questions within a day at most and was very kind to also lend his experience in making suggestions for our plans as we starting arranging a specific itinerary. Truly a private concierge entirely dedicated to making sure our stay in the Serengeti was perfectly suited for us. On our four day, three night safari Godson ensured absolutely all logistics were taken care of in advance so that during our stay we could just enjoy being in the elements and have our attention on enjoying the moment – that means all accommodations and meals paid in advance as well as all entrance fees to the different areas we accessed (not all tour operators do this). Our accommodations
all exceeded our expectations – one night at a safari lodge with wonderful views and a pool and two additional nights in a very nice private tented lodge right in the Serengeti. The wildlife was stunning and we got to experience some more rare moments during our short stay – driving up on to a herd of 50+ elephants with no other vehicles around and watching a lioness hunt a zebra made the top of our lists. Lastly, and most memorable of all .. Godson made arrangements for a sunrise hot air balloon safari for our group. After having been to much of the world this tops the list of my favorite experiences I have ever had. Sunrise in Africa is not like anywhere I have seen and watching the movement of the herds of animals as you float through the air in complete silence other than the balloon burners is something magical. This experience added about $600 pp to our trip, but the reason for the expense is the permitting the ballooning companies are required to have to operate within the Serengeti is extremely expensive. In fact, all entrance fees to the parks are all relatively expensive because the National Parks that operate within Tanzania (Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Serengeti) are all 100% funded from the user fees that they collect – a very different model than we have in the U.S.