Tanzania & Kenya with 2Afrika, Inc.

If you would like to go to Africa, go with 2Afrika, Inc. (444 Washington Blvd., Ste. 2526, Jersey City, NJ 07310; phone 866/462-2374 or visit www.2afrika.com). Our 13-day trip to Tanzania was $2,595 with air from San Francisco, and the Kenya trip was $895. We left on our safari Jan. 29, ’05, and returned on Feb. 16.

What an amazing trip it was. The lodges were beautiful, clean and comfortable and the food was delicious and safe. The amount of wildlife we saw was amazing. We traveled in pop-up vans with four to six in a van, giving us lots of room to jump about taking pictures. The animals are so much closer than you could ever imagine. I took great pictures with my little Minolta 2x.

There were five vans in our group. The drivers kept in contact with each other, and when one came across a lion, a rhino or other wildlife, the drivers would rush us to the sightings. It was a perfect trip and I cannot wait to do it again.

Once in Africa, our contact was Predators Safari Club in Arusha, Tanzania. In Kenya our contact was Naked Wilderness Afrika in Nairobi. Both of these groups met us at the airports and took us to our hotels, and our driver and van stayed with us the whole trips.

I have decided that if you can only take one trip in your life, go to Africa!