OUTSTANDING!! My friend and I had the time of our lives, they made planning a safari so easy and truly go above and beyond. The itinerary was so clear and I appreciated how detailed it was, with park facts, travel tips and recommendations. Having the timing of each day laid out made me feel very comfortable with the itinerary and knew we were in safe hands.They were available when any flight issues arose and provided quick solutions and answers to all my questions. Our driver was so professional and knowledgeable! Having such a friendly driver you are with everyday just made our experience top tier! They were also able to add in a beach vacation in Zanzibar after the safari, complete with airport transfer. The accommodations they recommended exceeded our expectations and we were so happy with our trip.I can't recommend this travel company enough!Show More
We started planning our African safari in July 2019 with stops in Johannesburg, Victoria Fall, Safari's in Botswana and 4 days at the end on Cape Town. After working with 2 companies referred by Zicasso, we decided to move forward with this travel agency. Sara and the travel team were fantastic to work with. After finalizing customized itinerary for our "July 2020" safari, we had to regroup due to Covid and travel concerns. Sara worked with us to postpone the trip to July 2022 and made sure that all of our deposits were protected. We regrouped in September 2021 and worked with Sara to fine tune the itinerary and travel dates. Throughout the planning, Sara and her staff were always available to answer our questions and make pivot with us as needed. When an internal airline went bankrupt, Sara was on top of it and made sure that alternative flights were arranged. When we needed to change our original hotel in Cape Town due to renovations, Sara got us rooms at another hotel (which was amazing). A week before our scheduled departure, Sara discovered that the jeep safari would not be available at one of the lodges due to high waters in the Okavango Delta. In 24-hours, she worked with us to rearrange our schedule to add an alternate lodge on the Botetit River where jeep safari's were available. The 3 lodges were fantastic and our guides were amazing. Our tours in South Africa were first class with great guides. We would definitely recommend that you use Sara and our travel company if you are planning a trip to Africa.Show More
February 2021, I submitted a request through Zicasso to plan a group trip to Kenya,Tanzania and Zanzibar for June 2022. I was matched with Maurice. This travel company has surpassed our expectations and provided an amazing experience we will never forget. The camps were top rated, and we had a fantastic time there. In fact, all the accommodations we stayed at were phenomenal. They were beautiful, clean, each room had an amazing view, the staff were very attentive, and the food was top notch. Maurice even planned a few surprises for our group along the way.Maurice booked all of our in-country transfers (both by car and plane). All we had to do was show up at the lobby of each accommodation at the time specified and everything else was taken care of. Our drivers were exceptional as well. We spent time in Amboseli National Park, Maasai Mara, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and ended on the beach of Zanzibar. Our drivers at Amboseli had many years’ experience, they were very knowledgeable about all of the animals. Within 5 minutes landing at the air strip, they took us straight to see many of the animals, especially a family of cheetahs eating their prey! Our drivers at the Maasai Mara were great as well. We told him we wanted to see a lots of lions and they didn’t disappoint. On our morning game drive, we saw lions feasting on a buffalo, we also saw a leopard with a vulture in a tree. Our drivers in the Serengeti & Ngorongoro were excellent as well, they took us to all the best locations to capture the animals. We were even able to catch a glimpse of a rhino in the distance. They did their best to ensure we were able to see the big 5 and the ugly 5. We then ended the trip visiting Zanzibar’s beaches, a spice tour & Stone Town.I highly recommend using Maurice and this travel company for travel tours, safaris and vacations in the future and look forward to working with him again! Asante sana!Show More
The trip was great - everything we wanted it to be! The travel designer was very responsive in adjusting our itinerary to make sure that we got the experiences and accommodations that we wanted in each of the four locations we went. The transports that the designer arranged were very professional, friendly, punctual, and knowledgeable. This was the perfect way to plan and spend our honeymoon!Show More
A wonderful and memorable trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar. The trip was well organized and custom made to our specifications. We were looking for a local safari outfitter as we wanted to help the local small businesses and we found our perfect fit in this travel company. Our tour guide/driver was the best. He has an uncanny ability to find wildlife, and at the same time can brew the best Tanzanian coffee in his land cruiser. Our whole trip from start to finish was well organized without any issues. Would highly recommend this travel company if you are considering a local safari outfitter in Tanzania.Show More
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Amazing in Kenya, less so in Tanzania.
My travel agent was really great to work with and very accommodating. He stayed in constant touch, but not excessively so, to ensure the trip was proceeding smoothly.
In Tanzania, it appears the booking was outsourced to a local company that made several decisions/mistakes that were not what I asked for and that Africa Safari Classics should have been aware of. This was a little disappointing after a really great experience in Kenya. Time in Tanzania was still fun, but I expected better.
Travel Review: Africa Safari, Kenya & Tanzania, Serengeti, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater
This was an absolutely amazing trip. Our assistant at our travel company was amazing. He was very responsive to our many emails, and really helped us tailor our trip to exactly what we needed. He provided excellent suggestions and tips. He went above and beyond once we landed in east Africa. He met us several times, checked in repeatedly, and was always one step ahead of us making sure everything was in place. This made for a very smooth trip and made sure we could focus on the important aspects - relaxing and animal viewing!
Review: Africa Safari, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Masai Mara
Our travel planner did an amazing job from start to finish, creating an incredible Safari vacation for us. She was very responsive and was great at following up! She really listened to what we wanted to do and picked out some beautiful resorts. We loved The Naboisho and Namiri Plains camps she recommended! They had beautiful rooms, great food and awesome guides and employees. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. The guides were great trackers and we saw in total over 40 mammals, including the big 5! This really was a trip of a lifetime for us and our travel planner set everything up perfectly!
Travel Review: Africa Safari, Tanzania, Kenya, Serengeti, Masai Mara, Great Migration
Overall excellent. Easy to arrange, great to deal with staff from this Africa safari travel company and with Zicasso's backing did not have to worry about dealing with a company abroad.
Staff and guides were very knowledgeable and flexible. They obviously knew their job and made the whole trip stress free and memorable.
Travel Review: Africa Safari Honeymoon, Tanzania, Kenya, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Masai Mara
Our trip was amazing!!! All the chosen hotels were exactly as great as described. The game drives were amazing because our guide really understood that this was a very important part of the experience for us so he took us to all the spots where he believed we would have the best chances of finding the animals that we wanted to see and nailed it!!! He was also very respectful of what we wanted to avoid and never pushed us to go to the turist traps and souvenir shops that we hate.
In Kenya the hotel forgot to pick us up so we were left for 45 minutes in Olare airstrip in the middle of nowhere and I believe that was something the travel agency should have been on top of considering there was not even a hut to take shelter in and we where surrounded by animals. But that was the only bump in the road.
Everything was just beyond awesome and we are extremely happy with the agency we chose.
Thanks for the best honeymoon full of unforgettable experiences!!!
Travel Review: Africa Safari, Kenya, Tanzania, Serengeti National Park, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Masai Mara National Reserve
We had an absolutely fantastic time and full credit goes to our safari travel company. In particularly, our agent's communication was clear and prompt from before the trip to after. Kudos especially to our wonderful guides for an amazing time. The accommodation in Masai Mara (Neptune Luxury camp) was comfortable and fitted to our needs, the accommodation in Serengeti on the other hand, was a bit too rustic for our taste but was a fun experience nonetheless (waking up to lions roaring in close proximity!). We definitely plan on returning to East Africa, and will be using Zicasso/ this safari travel company for a wonderful bespoke itinerary.