Ethan advised against overly touristy activities and we spent 3 days with the lats hunter-gatherer tribe, the Hadzas, instead. Priceless. He is also so much fun to travel with, always ready for a quick game of soccer or rugby after a long day of intense wildlife experiences.
Carballo family (Travelled Aug 2013)
I completely underestimated how much we would learn, how much fun we had, and how magical Africa is. My expectations were very high indeed, and this was a transformative, happy, enlightened moment for me.
Nancy Nimmo (Travelled Oct 2018)
A trip to Africa is not an inexpensive trip to do, and I would say if you want to have the best experience possible, going with Ethan is worth the modest extra cost.
Mark Nimmo (Travelled Oct 2018)
Ethan is a very personable guide and comfortable to be around. His goal was always to make our wildlife viewing as good as possible. What impressed me the most, though, was his knowledge, not only of the African wildlife, but of all the bird life, flora and fauna in the region.
Ethan epitomizes what an African wildlife guide should be. His love for the bush and all that it offers is apparent. Anyone who is fortunate enough to experience the African bush and all that it offers, with Ethan as their guide, will not only have a unique, life changing experience, but will come away with an appreciation and love for all that is Africa!"
Loretta Beckner (travelled July 2018)
"My wife, my wife’s sister and two friends booked a trip with Ethan Kinsey Safaris in August of 2018. For some of us, this was our third African adventure. Without question our safari with Ethan was the best of the three and the most informative and rewarding trip. His knowledge about animal behavior was key to us seeing situations that are normally only seen on nature programs. Plus, he has a great sense of humor.
Mike Zeller (travelled August 2018)
He is a consummate guide and meticulous trip planner, sensitive to every interest and need of a diverse group (we had our two college-age kids with us). He is also a lot of fun to be around, no small factor when you spend 24/7 with someone for two weeks as we did! It was the trip of a lifetime, and we couldn’t recommend him more highly."
James & Wendy Read (travelled Aug 2013)
We love to travel the world (and have taken wonderful photos of our experiences from all 7 continents) and have been to Africa 4 times. The last two trips we have traveled with Ethan. Let’s just say that now we will never travel in Africa without our friend and guide, Ethan Kinsey.
On our second trip to Tanzania, we opted to spend most of our trip using a Wilderness camp that moved with us as we relocated around the different parks. We found this to be a great way to experience the country with the incredible support and hospitality from our private camp team as well as close proximity to the wildlife 24 hours a day. Each night when we returned to camp, we had a campfire and a glass of wine waiting, followed by a gourmet dinner. Each day, the wildlife and photography experiences were amazing – Ethan is a master at putting his guests into the best positions for photos and observation.
Scott & Dee (travelled Jan 2014 & Sept 2017)
It’s difficult to imagine a Tanzanian safari that could have been more thoughtfully and meticulously planned and guided with so many "surprise and delight" moments popping up every day. Ethan takes African safaris to a different level. First, he takes personal interest in understanding the type of experience you want in Africa. Then, with his extensive contacts and knowledge, he puts together an itinerary that gives you a truly unique experience. This can range from spending a couple of nights in a “nest” in a tree above a lake filled with wildlife to luxuriating in a tented camp while your Masai hosts prepare an unforgettable meal over an open fire. Ethan knows Tanzania and he knows how to get around. You can put your trust in Ethan Kinsey to put together an African safari that will truly be a highlight of your life.
Chip & friends (Travelled Aug 2017)
Seeing the great herds of wildebeest calving in the African Serengeti has been one of our dreams. As we worked on this trip of a lifetime, it proved to be a bigger challenge than expected. By chance, we learned of Ethan Kinsey via old college friends and decided to start our serious planning with him. Working with Ethan started off great because he asked us what we wanted to see, how we wanted to travel and our expectations for housing, food, etc. He was planning the safari around our desires, not just “here’s what I do, take it or leave it”.
I can tell you we had an awesome experience that went beyond our expectations. However, I think a better endorsement of our experience with Ethan Kinsey is that we went back to the Serengeti two years later with Ethan and are now planning a trip with Ethan with four of our children.