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Nadia A Albertus

An adventure seeker at heart!

I absolutely love putting together trips of a lifetime that will leave you the best memories. I enjoy finding new and exciting activities to do in my beautiful city that I call home

How did you get involved in travel?

"I got my National Diploma in Tourism Management, when doing my internship in my 3rd and final year is when I really fell in love with the travel industry and knew I made the right choice "

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We had an incredible trip to Northern Tanzani...
Tanzania | Dec 13 - Dec 25, 2023

Joseph
Joseph R.
City of Milford (balance), CT | Reviewed on Dec 31, 2023
We had an incredible trip to Northern Tanzania that exceeded all of our expectations - thank you Nadia! Our trip started with a 3-day hike to summit Mount Meru, led by Ungi Tours. The guide and porters were wonderful, offering not only good companionship but also were very knowledgeable about the environment through which we were hiking and instruction on how to successfully summit despite the altitude and other challenges. After Meru, we had 5 days of safari through Tarangire and Serengeti... Read more

We had an incredible trip to Northern Tanzania that exceeded all of our expectations - thank you Nadia! Our trip started with a 3-day hike to summit Mount Meru, led by Ungi Tours. The guide and porters were wonderful, offering not only good companionship but also were very knowledgeable about the environment through which we were hiking and instruction on how to successfully summit despite the altitude and other challenges. After Meru, we had 5 days of safari through Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, led by Classic Journeys Africa safari tours. Our guide was excellent and patient, spending countless hours riding around the parks, watching the wildlife, and answering our questions. And the accommodations for these days were each spectacular in their own way - Maramboi Tented Lodge, Nyikani Migration Camp, and Ngorongoro Farm House - allowing us to sleep right inside of (or very near) the actual parks, with wildlife walking through the camps! Finally, we ended with 3 days in Zanzibar, which included a half-day of snorkeling and a full day of walking the streets of Stone Town and learning the history of the East African slave trade. Again, our driver and the guides were fantastic! And all throughout, whenever we needed assistance (unexpected flight changes, etc.), the local specialist we used through kimkim was incredibly helpful. Thank you!

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Gold Crest Hotel

A perfectly reasonable hotel that met our needs to have a home base when in Arusha! All of the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and the morning breakfast was excellent.

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Maramboi Tented Lodge
Minjingu

Amazing experience to be sleeping within Lake Manyara. Food and service were excellent and the location was beautiful. Loved the experience.

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Nyikani Migration Camp

Amazing experience to be sleeping within Ngorongoro Conservation Area, right next to the Serengeti. Food and service were excellent and the location was beautiful. Loved the experience.

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Ngorongoro Farm House

An amazing farm and garden - the entire place was spectacular, although we didn't love the pre-dinner 'music' from members of a local Maasai tribe, which felt forced. That aside, the food and service were excellent and the location was beautiful. Loved the experience.

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Zanzibar Beach Resort

This hotel grew on us as we spent more time there because the staff were so friendly, but the accommodations were in disrepair. You could appreciate the "specatularness" of the resort when it first opened (20-30 years ago), but during our stay, the wifi didn't work for 3 of the 4 days, the food was very average (and sometimes not good), and several of the lights and electrical outlets in our room did not work. And the place had more of a feel of a 'conference center' than a resort. That said, the rooms were spacious and the staff friendly. We were originally torn between staying in the center of Stone Town or at a beach resort on the eastern coast and settled on this place as a compromise, and it worked for those reasons, but at the very least it would have been far more pleasing if the food had been better.

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Miriakamba Hut

A great place to stay on our hike up Mount Meru!

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Saddle Hut

A great place to stay on our hike up Mount Meru!

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Activity Reviews
Mount Meru
Mount Meru
Mount Meru

An amazing experience led by Ungi tours. Incredibly challenging physically, especially the summit on day 3 followed by a full descent in one day. But the experience of reaching the summit and watching the sunrise over Kilimanjaro was spectacular.

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Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park

An amazing experience led by Classic Journeys Africa safari tours.

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Stone Town, Spice Farm and Prison Island
Stone Town, Spice Farm and Prison Island
Zanzibar

Overall, an amazing experience and a full day. The Spice Farm was fascinating - our family loved learning about how so many spices we use day to day are grown. And we had a fantastic tour guide for the walking tour of Stone Town and Prison Island. Obviously, learning about the East African slave trade was quite sobering and we were surprised by the giant tortoise on Prison Island. But all in all, a very important and meaningful part of any trip to Zanzibar.

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Arusha
Arusha
Arusha

We had a few unstructured hours in Arusha on different days at various times during our trip. We enjoyed walking around the market and especially appreciated our visit to the Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre. We had a great dinner at Spices and Herbs Ethiopian Restaurant and a terrific lunch at Chowpatty for Indian food!

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Lake National Manyara
Lake National Manyara
Tarangire National Park

An amazing experience led by Classic Journeys Africa safari tours.

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Snorkeling in Mnemba Atoll
Snorkeling in Mnemba Atoll
Zanzibar

Spectacular! The fish and coral were extraordinary - unlike anything we've ever seen before. And our guides provided an incredible picnic of fruit to keep us refreshed and hydrated as we swam.

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Sunset Dhow Cruise
Sunset Dhow Cruise
Zanzibar

An incredibly beautiful experience. We were surprised to be joined by two musicians who played traditional music while we sailed. Was such a nice respite, with gorgeous views, at the end of a busy day.

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Local specialist: Nadia Albertus
Nadia
Nadia Albertus
Local specialist in Cape Town | Replied on Jan 08, 2024

Hi Joseph

Thank you so much for your amazing review and feedback. We truly appreciate your feedback, your opinion matters to us, and it will help us make improvements based on your valuable insights. I must say that working with you to plan your vacation has been an absolute pleasure! I hope to welcome you and your family back to Southern Africa in the future

Kind regards
Nadia