Lynn Clark

Oconomowoc, WI
Vacation planning based on personal experience

My passion for travel was sparked when I was a teenager and went on my first trip from Minneapolis to Chicago. I loved exploring a new city and its museums, restaurants, parks, landmarks and more. From that trip onward I knew I wanted to create a ...
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Adventure in Tanzania

Viewing Hippos at Ngorongoro Crater
Viewing Hippos at Ngorongoro Crater

In October 2021 I traveled for the first time to Africa to the beautiful country of Tanzania. I booked through the tour operator Giltedge and stayed at the luxurious Elewana Collection of Resorts. My itinerary was as follows:
1-Night Arusha Coffee Lodge
3-Nights Zanzibar staying at Kilindi Resort
2-Nights Tarangire National Park staying at Treetops Lodge
2-Nights Ngorongoro staying at The Manor
2-Nights Serengeti National Park staying at Migration Camp
1-Day Arusha Coffee Lodge


It's impossible to put the entire trip into this bio so in addition to the photos, I have recapped the highlights in each destination.
Zanzibar
- Taking a tour of a spice plantation
- Lunch at The Rock (I highly recommend reservations!)
- Seeing Freddie Mercury's birth place
- Delicious fresh seafood at Kilindi
- Our unique suite with two plunge pools at Kilindi
Tarangire National Park
- Seeing a leopard within the first half hour of arriving in the park
- Viewing multiple prides of lions
- Having a watering hole at the lobby of Treetop Lodge, animal viewing while having sundowners
- Walking safari with our guide Stan
- Visiting a Maasai Village
- Private sundowners on a hill overlooking the Savannah
Ngorongoro Crater
- Watching four lions take down a wildebeest
- Having a lion walk within six feet of our vehicle
- Observing Hippos at the pool
- Lunch in the middle of the crater
- Zebras and flamingos intermingling in the fresh water areas
Serengeti National Park
- Finding a pride of lions lounging on rocks and watching them for over an hour
- Seeing our first tower of giraffes
- Observing the 'great migration' of wildebeests
- Hot air balloon ride over the Savannah
- Hearing lions and hippos from our tent accommodations
Arusha
- Visiting the Cultural Heritage Center, featuring Africa's largest display of art
- Shopping at Shanga, a non-profit that employees people with disabilities
- Enjoying the delicious coffee at the lodge


Videos of my trip can be viewed on my agency's Youtube Channel


Leading up to my departure for Tanzania I chronicled my experience in a series of Blog posts entitled: Journey to Tanzania. Check them out.
Entry #1 – Six Months to Departure  
Entry #2 – Home Away From Home  
Entry #3 – Wild Things  
Entry #4 – Anticipation  
Entry #5 – Giltedge
Entry #6 - Final Prep and Packing

My Travel Albums

Zanzibar, Tanzania
Last night at Kilindi Resort
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
This herd of elephants was 30 plus
Ngorongoro, Tanzania
This beauty was within 6 feet of our vehicle
Arusha, Tanzania
Lobby of Arusha Coffee Lodge
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
At the central area of the park
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Destination Expert:

  • Tanzania
  • Ngorongoro
  • Serengeti
  • Arusha
  • Zanzibar

Travel Specialist:

  • Safari
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hiking & Backpacking
  • Scuba

Top Travel Partners:

  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • African Travel Inc.
  • Kensington Tours
  • Avanti Destinations
  • Globus

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • Certified Travel Counselor

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