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Tom Koerkemeier, Germany

​I’ve spend 3 weeks in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda with Overland Travel Adventures in November 2012 and it was simply a fascinating and awesome trip. Tracey and Francis did a perfect job from the very beginning. I had the great feeling that I’ve been on an individual trip and went everywhere where I always wanted to go – but without the hassle and headache you usually experience when you are travelling outside the developed world. Tracey did a great job to recommend where to go and stay, and I felt totally safe and comfortable with her and Francis around. On the other hand there was never the feeling to stay in any kind of tourist-bubble in which you cannot get in contact with locals, their way of living or their culture. It was just the perfect mixture between culture, wildlife, adventure and relaxing.

Some of my highlights (and there were a lot):

  • Visiting the Kibera Slum in Nairobi, shown by a great local guide (Ben) and watching a soccer match with some guys from Kibera afterwards.

  • Driving through Amboseli National Park and watching the stunning wildlife in front of Mt Kilimanjaro

  • Being on Safari in Masai Mara, one of the most beautiful places on earth, seeing dozens of Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, Zebras, Water buffalos etc etc.

  • Staying in Jinja, Uganda, at the source of the Nile. Beautiful place.

  • Gorilla-watching in Bwindi National Park, Uganda. One of the most intensive and fascinating moments in my life, seeing in the eye of an massive silverback from a distance of around six metres.

  • Standing on the shore of Lake Kivu in Rwanda, with the hills of Democratic Republic of Congo on the other side.

I only can recommend OTA to everyone who wants to have a great and unforgettable time in Africa!