My family and I went on a guided trip that Mark Homann arranged through Homann Africa. There we 9 of us traveling, ranging in age from 13 to 78 years old. The professional care and attention that we received was far beyond our expectations. Our guide, Alfred, was extremely knowledgeable in everything, from the song of a bird to how fast a Cheetah can run. He knew the answer to everything we asked and had a way of teaching us that memorized everyone in the group! Each driver/guide we experienced were extremely professional and knowledgeable. Each day we looked forward to a new adventure and learning experience.
We had so many memorable moments and many laughs. Our pictures were amazing and we look at them often to remember the most incredible trip we had been on. We have never been treated the way we were on Homan Adventures. We were spoiled! The accommodations were extraordinary. We were very comfortable in each place we stayed and the food was better each place we traveled to. They were very helpful and accommodating to special dietary requests and even had exceptional food for the very picky eater!
Our overall experience was outstanding and each one of us hopes to travel with Homann Africa again. Absolutely everything was taken care of for us. From the moment we talked to Mark, the months leading up to our trip and throughout our trip. We were all prepared because of this and we understood each day what we would be doing. We stay in touch with our guide Alfred and Mark Homann regularly.
- Wendy Atkin and Family, IL
In December of 2014, we took the most amazing trip to Tanzania. A trip to top them all. Everything was organized through Mark & Maria and Mark guided us personally on the trip. We stayed in 3 camps starting with the most rugged and ending with the most luxurious. It's hard to use the word rugged when talking about the gorgeous tented camps but at our first camp (which was a mobile tented camp) you do not have running water and you're allowed a certain closeness to the wilderness and vastness of Africa that you may not feel quite as much in the other camps.
Magical, breathtaking, awe-inspiring, humbling, enchanting, moving... These are just a few words that come to mind when one thinks of a truly unforgettable African experience. And the most important element of a truly unforgettable African experience is not the camp, the food, the wildlife, the weather, but the guide. I'm not saying that all the other things aren't important but with the right guide, everything else inevitably falls into place. We can all say without question that it was the most wonderful trip of our lives. Many of the things that made this trip so wonderful are hard to describe because they just don't translate into writing but we all shed tears upon our departure and came home feeling closer than ever before.
Below are some of our most favorite moments we shared:
- arriving at the tented camp from Legendary Safari's and enjoying drinks in leather foldable chairs around a fire under the star-filled African sky
- sun downers on a cliff overlooking the Serengeti in the pouring rain (which happened to be the most fun sundowner ever)
- Christmas dinner with the unforgettable staff at Mwiba lodge and our wonderful guide, Mark
- helicopter ride over the Serengeti which was like being in a National Geographic special
- Balloon ride over the Serengeti as the sun was rising behind us
- the smiling face and stories from our game driver in Sasakwa who was once a poacher and who has now dedicated his life to the preservation of the African wildlife
And lastly the quiet humor, politeness, knowledge, jokes, helpfulness and general wonderfulness of our guide, Mark Homann.
- The Fenton Schafer Family, NY