I just returned from a fantastic 2 week family vacation in Tanzania that included a 5 day, 4 night safari with Monkey Adventures to Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Our experience with Monkey Adventures and our guide, Ashley, was excellent! Monkey was very responsive and helpful as I worked through options and questions leading up to my decision to book, and then again leading up to our departure. Payment, logistics, airport transfers, pre- and post-safari lodging all went smoothly with no surprises, and we couldn't have asked for a better guide than Ashley! The day before our planned departure, he drove us around Arusha to see the city, grab lunch, visit the Maasai Market, hit an ATM and grab some snacks for our journey. This was not planned in advance, but accommodated on short notice. Ashley is a Maasai, and he taught us a lot about Maasai culture and way of life. He was incredibly knowledgeable about Tanzania and the wildlife we saw, and we saw a lot, including "The Big Five!" Ashley had a great sense of humour and was a pleasure to spend 5 days with. Our boys, ages 12 and 15, particularly enjoyed Ashley and our overall experience. He was great at finding wildlife, and positioning us so that we were able to observe. He managed everything thrown at him capably and with a smile, including a flat tire and getting seriously stuck in mud following a heavy rainfall. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and would highly recommend Monkey Adventures!