Since 1999, F5! Tornado Chasing Safaris has been offering extremely personal
and educational luxury tours chasing the world's most severe storms. Clients from around the
world come back year after year to once again join our fearless and capable crew searching for the
mother lode of severe storms - TORNADOES! Here are just a few of the comments we hear after each season:
Since 1999, F5! Tornado Chasing Safaris has been offering extremely personal and educational luxury tours chasing the world's most severe storms. Clients from around the world come back year after year to once again join our fearless and capable crew searching for the mother lode of severe storms - TORNADOES! Here are just a few of the comments we hear after each season:
"I have always been fascinated by tornadoes. In 2008, I decided to go on a storm chasing tour. I conducted extensive research on the Internet and found F5! Tornado Safaris. Am I glad that I did! The tour was top notch from beginning to end. It was informative, fun, exciting and everything that the promoters had advertised on their website. I saw some spectacular weather but, even if I hadn't, the experience, itself, and the places we visited more than justified the price. I have no hesitation in recommending F5! to anyone who has a passion for weather and a spirit of adventure!"
Bill and Dorreen B.
"F5! Tornado Chasing Safaris are the most exhilarating and adventurous experiences we've ever had!
The top notch staff is "at our service" with fun, information, places of interest along the way,
and make sure we learn as much as we can about tornados and chasing them. The F5! staff carry
excellent mobile technology for knowledgeable, accurate storm prediction and observation which
makes our safety assured. We see Mother Nature's fury like never before! We meet new people
interested in the same thing we are! We see the country! We have a lot of fun - weather or not!
We can't wait until next year!"
"When I was searching on the Internet in 2008 for a storm chasing tour company, three factors were important in my final selection: safety, comfort, and a proven track-record for locating the storms. I chose F5! Tornado Safaris because they seem to meet all three of those factors. It was only going to be a one-time adventure for me so I wanted the best.
Five years later and I still ride every year with F5! Tornado Safaris. They not only met my expectations, but far exceeded them. Even though we are riding close to danger, I always feel confident that their experienced team will keep us safe. The vehicles are comfortable and roomy. And I've seen numerous tornadoes, hail storms, spectacular lightning and all of Mother Nature’s splendor each and every year. And even when the weather doesn't cooperate, the staff at F5! know some really fascinating places in the Midwest to keep us entertained. You can learn as little or as much as you want about the weather, because these meteorologists are also great teachers and keep you informed of the latest weather developments every step of the way.
The F5! Tornado Safari staff are true professionals who care deeply about all their clients, new and old, and will do everything possible to provide a great vacation and get you to the storms. I'd never ride with another company."
"I’ve been on two trips with F5! Tours and they were both utterly amazing. On my first trip with them we saw a tornado on the first day. I had so much fun that first trip that I couldn’t wait to sign up for the next year. That proved to be exciting as well – we were in the Joplin, Missouri area when that deadly [E]F5 tornado hit. To say that there is a lot of action on these tours is an understatement.
The F5! staff are very knowledgeable and safety conscious. They get you as close to the action as safety allows. You get to see some beautiful country along the way and it’s a learning experience as well. You get a crash course on tornadoes at the beginning and they explain what’s happening throughout the trip. Not to mention they’re just a fun-loving bunch as well. During down times they always find something fun to do or sites in the area to see. Being on tour with them was great fun and I’ll be joining them for another trip soon!"
"Hang on for the adventure of a lifetime. F5! provides an awesome storm chasing experience.
They mix extreme weather, sightseeing, and fun into their tours. My vacation was first class, now
I'm hooked and am a returning client year after year. I can hardly wait till spring!!!"
"2010 will be my 6th year touring with F5! Tornado Safaris. What impresses me most about touring with F5! is the fact that we are not treated like clients, but more like old friends. Gregg goes out of his way to answer questions in a way that the common person will understand and we have a great and knowledgeable driver in Jason Webb. Even though there is no guarantee that we will see a tornado, F5! makes sure that your week will be memorable."
"We start in Oklahoma City and in my five previous tours, I have been as far south as San Antonio, Texas and as far north as South Dakota. We have seen big cites and what I like the best, which is the real small towns of the Central Plains. In 2007, we saw President Bush’s motorcade in Kansas, and even had time to stop at President Clinton's library in Little Rock, Arkansas. The feeling of being out in the plains waiting for a funnel to form and seeing the sky turn from blue to black in a matter of minutes is something I will never forget."
"We have seen sights that make us happy (The Alamo, Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico) and other sights that make us realize how short life is (Oklahoma City Memorial and Greensburg, Kansas where a tornado wiped out the town a couple of years ago). The best part of the tour is that even though you are not familiar with where you might be going each day, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride as both Gregg and Jason take care of all the itineraries."
"The weather excursion was of unique character other than any other trip that I experienced.
Definitely an adventure and a learning experience of weather and specific weather. The unknown destinations in the travel and weather development made the trip continue always to evolve…great staff, thanks Jason and John! ...if you are into what the experience can offer to you, do it... you look back and its worth it... May, 2005."
Donna Becker and Terry Clark
"We have traveled with F5!
Tours for four years
now..they have been the best vacations we have ever taken. The F5! staff
is knowledgable, friendly and fun... and the tour itself is about as
exciting as anything we have experienced. We love thunderstorms and
traveling throughout the plains states is something we have always wanted
to do...so with F5!, we can sit back and leave the driving to them and
safely experience the storms while sightseeing some very beautiful country.
Gregg's expertise always gets us in the best position to see tornadoes...
We can't wait until the next chase season starts!!!!
"The trip was fantastic—one of the best vacations I've ever
had! I feel as if I've had a course in Tornado 101 that made
everything so much more interesting and Gregg was a superb and
patient teacher. We had great camarderie and great fun. I hope to
be able to do this again."
"I recommend F5! Tornado Chasing Safaris to
anyone who is looking for an exciting adventure and a great learning
experience. This team has tornado chasing down to a science. The 7 day
excursion is a golden opportunity to better understand weather and tornadic
developement. They know "Tornado Alley" like the average person
knows their back yard! You are always safe, well informed, and comfortable.
Treat yourself to a vacation you will remember for the rest of your
life. I am looking forward to my third trip in 2004."
"F5! Tornado Chasing Safaris was a very enlightening,
educational experience for both my 10 year old son and me. Learning
about as well as encountering a tornado makes one appreciate the beauty
as well as the seriousness of Mother Nature. I am looking forward to
another Storm Chasing adventure with Gregg and his experienced, knowledgeable
"I can't stop talking about the tornado chase!
I had a blast! Almost everyday someone asks me about the trip. I honestly
can't say enough good things about it."