So while there's much that's familiar to me, I'll be as thrilled as you are to scan the Serengeti for giraffes and glad to share the difference between a Grant's and Thomson's gazelle and even practice a few words of Kiswahili with you. And I'll be clicking away on the camera like you when we see our first lion - and especially our first leopard.
We'll even meet a few months prior to departure at a group gathering at the Zoo to go over everything you'll want to know about traveling to Africa. Some of the nicest accommodations I've ever enjoyed have been while in Africa. And even on all day game drives, there are scheduled restroom stops every two to three hours. And let me put your mind at ease that even the tent camps offer beautiful showers, flush toilets, a vanity, and comfortable, real beds right in your own tent. That said, we're in Africa so there will be plenty of bumpy roads, some rustic restrooms, and fun moments of adventure to share with your friends back home as well.
Best of all for me and you, we have Tauck's professional guides. They insure accommodations and daily arrangements are in order so we can enjoy the time together. I look forward to sharing stories and comparing experiences and photos after each day's activities over dinner and drinks. You'll also be working with my friends at AAA Travel who've been our local connection to Tauck for all our safaris and make sure your travel to and from Africa is the best it can be.
I hope you will consider joining me for this African safari. I'll be glad to talk to you or e-mail you if you have general questions. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 888.520.3756. For specific questions about this departure and to arrange booking, e-mail Theresa Perez at AAA Travel or call her at (239) 594-5006 xt 2251.
Tim L. Tetzlaff (BIO)
Director of Conservation
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens