This past June, we had two wonderful (!) company in Tanzania: Mama Kathy & Rebecca all the way from New Jersey, USA!

We started communicating in March, about 3 & 1/2 months before the start of their safari. It was easy to see what a passionate, thoughtful & caring individual she was from the beginning, as she inquired not only about our safaris, but also about what to bring for her driver guide as gifts to him and his family. Prior to their safari, Kathy & Rebecca were volunteering at Foot2Afrika, spending most of their days teaching or volunteering at a local orphanage. More of their awesome stories can be found on their blog here.

This is the lovely Kathy in Moshi, where she was volunteering in Foot2Afrika.
This is Kathy’s beautiful daughter, Rebecca.


We first picked up Kathy & Rebecca a day before their safari, for a family wedding that we attended in Moshi. Knowing Kathy to be extremely curious about local culture, we thought it’d be a good move to invite her & Rebecca to come along, as our special “Muzungu” (Foreigner) guests.

The Wedding Party! Can you spot us?

At the Reception – so nicely decorated!

Allow me to introduce Flat Hope, she is a picture of Kathy’s daughter dog, which Kathy & Rebecca brought all the way over to Tanzania so Flat Hope could be “included” in all of their unforgettable adventures! And yes.. she even made it to the safari…. 🙂

Here are some of the amazing captures by Kathy & Rebecca during their trip! (And more to come….! As Kathy is currently planning her 2013 trip with us again…!)


Kathy’s caption for this photo was: “Love the smirk”. And I love that, keeping it for here as well!

Here is Thadei, their Driver Guide, with Flat Hope at the Ngorongoro Crater!

A breathtaking view of the Ngorongoro Crater. 

And one of our favorites.. group of hyenas, enjoying the tourists’ attention.