My husband, three of my four children ages 10-19 (and a
17 yr old niece) my mother-in-law, and a dear college friend
had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania with Jim Brett
and Good Earth Tours this past June for an extraordinary
Upon landing in Arusha, we had the great pleasure of meeting
our trusted native guides, and soon to be friends, Goodluck
and Abdi...we also were fortunate to have Melania, Jim's
adopted foster child and guide-in- training on board! The
journey that was so meticulously planned under the guidance
of Jim was about to begin!
The next 2 1/2 weeks were full days of observing and learning
from our guides...whether the subject was mammals, birds,
plants, insects or people/culture they were quick to educate
us. The details of each day, and where the adventure would
take us always unfolded seamlessly for stress free travels.
The Good Earth crew-members traveled ahead of us and set
up each camp we moved to, Each tent was complete with a
toilet, shower, linens and sisal carpeting... a really luxurious
"camping" experience which we all appreciated
very much! Upon return to camp each late afternoon a hot
shower and campfire with refreshments was awaiting us...followed
by dinners which were incredibly delicious and lovingly
prepared and served by the staff!
In summary, the guides led by Jim Brett, the service and
food and total experience was an A+...quite exceptional...such
an organized and thoughtful expedition enabled us to relax
and enjoy each other and to create memories and a trip of
a lifetime...we are forever grateful!!
The Short family -- Kempton. PA
A special note to let you know that our most recent trip
with you was the most extraordinary trip yet. It was remarkable
that we were able to sample such a diversity of landscapes
and wildlife in just over two short weeks. The migration
was stunning and our journey was truly off the beaten track
It was hard to believe that we saw such a low number of
vehicles and had a chance to view the leopard and rhino
almost exclusively by ourselves...something almost as rare
as the actual sightings. The guides, food, and accommodations
were top rate and the company was enjoyable. This journey
will assure that wild Africa will always be with me...asante
Rick and Jodi
Jim Brett/Naturecorp has single handedly made our dreams
come true! Jim was flawless in the organization of visiting
Tanzania. Jim knows the local people and the geography like
the back of his hand. The fact that he knew Massai leaders
made our trip unique and intimate. All of the small details
were perfect--we went to local flea markets, visited small
villages, orphanages, a hospital, all the while seeing the
most extraordinary wildlife the planet has to offer. The
countless mammals and birds we saw included rhinos, zebra,
elephant, cheetah, leopard, warthog, dik-dik, hyena, eland,
buffalo, lions, hippos, and numerous other species. It was
like visiting another planet where humans are still living
harmoniously with the world around them.
Jim Brett was so magnificent we booked a second trip to
Uganda and Rwanda. This time we were off to see mountain
gorillas and once again, the trip was unbelievably perfect.
Every place we ventured was even more beautiful than the
last. He knew the routes we would be traveling and organized
picnic lunches at the foot of the impenetrable forest, at
the mouth of the Nile with hippos bathing in front of us,
and even campfires at dusk. Trekking for mountain gorillas
is hands down the most breath-taking and magical encounter
we have ever experienced. We trekked twice in Bwindi, Uganda
and twice in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Every expedition
was a new and different experience. Jim had trekked for
gorillas in the past and knew what we should expect. Although
everything exceeded our expectations, we woke up every morning
to a day packed full of excitement. We literally sat among
chimpanzees, scratching ourselves, and each other to be
accepted among them. As if these majestic apes weren’t
enough to make our trip complete, we went on safaris in
between- never a dull moment!
The most cherished memories and moments of our lives were
spent in Africa, thanks to Jim Brett.
-Danielle Konya and Dylan Smith
2009 & 2010
Vegan Treats - Bethlehem, PA - www.vegantreats.com
I could never thank you enough for our wonderful trip.
It was just far, far above our expectations. Every little
detail was taken care of. Getting together with our group
almost a year in advance, to really get to know each other
and develop bonds, was great. Knowing our different personalities
and how we would learn from each other and how each person
brought something different to the table was just one of
the many details that you designed to make this an unbeatable
experience. The lodge where we stayed the 1st and last night
was so beautiful. Everything about Naturcorp was exceptional.
The guides where so intelligent and personable, the tents,
so nice, the trucks so comfortable and the food was great.
We were spoiled. Our every need taken care of.
The route you chose for us was perfect. The birding
was fantastic for those of us after great photography, the
mammals were uncountable for those of us on a mission to
see everything we could and the geology was remarkable
for the geologists in the group. Getting to meet the
Massai was the most touching experience of my life.
It changed me forever. I will never again take for
granted all of the blessings we have.
We have shown our more than 1200 pictures to so many people
already, and none can believe the things we saw and experienced.
I am almost afraid to travel again, because I know that
it could never come close to the experience we had in Tanzania. All
because of your passion for what you do.
Thank you, Jim, for touching our lives in such a big way!
Louise and Bruce