Standford Milinga was our Asilia guide and driver for the first six days we were on Safari. He met us the morning of our first full day in Tanzania for our 4 1/2 hour transfer, with a game drive en route, to Little Oliver’s Camp in Tarangire National Park.
Knowing that our guide can make or break our trip we requested an Asilia trained guide. Stanford was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. Stanford lived in Arusha Town, so he was excited to show us his town. We drove through the main streets of Arusha, stopping at an electronics store to buy a mini USB cable. Which I thought I had forgotten but later found. The parts of Arusha Town that we saw were very much like other 3rd world cities. A couple we met at our last camp, Alex Walker’s, had stayed at a very upscale golf and polo club. So first impressions can be deceiving.
I highly, highly recommend using Asilia as your in country operator. I would also recommend using Marsha Carroll with TravelBeyond in the US.