Sara was the best, she listened to exactly what I wanted and that is the way she planned it.Every place was exactly the perfect place I wanted to stayI did a lot on my trip from Gorilla trekking in Ugunda to southern TanzaniaEverything was perfectly planned and everyone at the lodges in Tanzania made sure I had the best experienceIt was a childhood dream of mine to visit Africa and she made it come true, and it was more amazing then I ever could of imagined!!! I can't wait to call them and set up my next trip!Show More
We had an amazing safari organized by this travel agency. We worked with this travel planner who is very enthusiastic and personable and has a great understanding of the region. We selected this company because she was proactive about making suggestions beyond our initial ideas and very responsive to my communications. I must have changed the itinerary 3 or 4 times and she was always ready to talk through the options with us. I am not used to working through an agent, usually booking things myself, but since we had never been on safari before it was great to learn from her experience. She suggested we add Zimbabwe to our itinerary and it was one of the highlights. Three countries in 10 days - all with African Bush Camps- sounds hectic but things were generally very well organized, including the border crossings, and apart from some small miscommunications with staff about what was included and excluded in the price we had no problems. I appreciate that our planner let the camp hosts know it was a special occasion and in each place we were treated to romantic extras. It made it that much more memorable.Show More
Cannot say enough good things. 5++. Originally I had thought about ending our safari time with a trip to Madagascar, but our travel planner steered us to Zanzibar and that turned out great. When we arrived at Arusha, our greeter met us at the plane doors at the top of the stairs. My wife was having some balance issues, so he helped her down the stairway and commandeered a wheelchair for her. He whisked us through the three health stations and helped retrieve our luggage before we met our driver who sped us off to a coffee lodge. We stayed were a couple of days to accustom ourselves to the time change. Our travel planner saw that we had the cabin closest to the restaurant. They communicated those instructions to the other lodges as well, so my wife didn’t have far to walk to our lodgings.All of the properties we used as safari bases were wonderful. The levels of service were outstanding – the staff couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a great time. Our travel planner had arranged for the same driver/guide to accompany us for the first three lodges. Ali was terrific in adjusting the touring to fit us and in finding game. Besides the usual big five and grazers, we spotted cheetah on the hunt, a python crossing the road, and flamingos (as well as countless other birds).Our favourite of the safari lodges was near the Ngorongoro Crater. Every night we had a fire in the fireplace. After daily safari outings, there was a hot bubble bath with flower petals waiting in the claw-foot tub, and sweet & savoury snacks. The dinners were white table cloth affairs with top-notch cuisine.Our internal flights were well managed. No major snafus. When we arrived at our Serengeti lodge, the welcome was even warmer. We really enjoyed sundowners on the upper terrace, even when a serval jumped on our table and helped himself to a chicken wing. Besides seeing the wildebeest and zebra crossing the Mara River (until the crocs brought one down), a leopard and her two cubs, and a lioness and her four cubs, we finally were lucky enough to see and touch a pangolin. That’s been on my list for a long time.Our final stop on Zanzibar was like a trip to paradise. Every morning we called our butler and let him know what to bring to our sitting room for breakfast. Our bedroom overlooked the Indian Ocean and one of our two plunge pools. We mainly relaxed for five glorious days. Our travel planner had even arranged for a doctor to come and administer our COVID tests in our room so we didn’t need to make the 45 minute journey to the nearest clinic. Usually my wife is ready to return home near the end of a long vacation, but on this trip she agreed that we could stay another week – no problem.If we return to Africa for a fourth safari, we definitely will be calling Danni and Karen .Danni and Karen are a great team.Show More
This was truly a trip of a lifetime. My wife and I have been wanting to go to South Africa for years and we finally did it amidst much uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was worth every second and that is because of Natalie, our travel specialist. She was absolutely spectacular. We worked with her for over a year planning this trip through several changes and she was there every step of the way. Even when we got to South Africa, we were able to contact her to make changes and additions to our itinerary and she was always pleasant and available. We must have gone through 20 different itineraries, but the one we landed on was absolutely spectacular. There aren't enough wonderful things to say about her. From the first call to now, she's been wonderful and I'd recommend her for any trip to the absolutely breathtaking country of South Africa and beyond. The people across the board were so wonderful. From drivers to hotel staff to housekeeping and cooking. All were amazing and the food we ate throughout our trip was to die for.As for traveling during COVID-19, it was a very positive experience. We were tested 72 hours ahead in the US and received our tests in plenty of time to print them and bring them to the airport. In South Africa, we waited a little less than an hour for a test ahead of our return flight home, but it was an easy process and the results were promptly received. From mask-wearing to hand sanitizer, everything was expected, but hardly impacted our experience.Thank you again for everything!Show More
Our travel designers at this travel company sent us on a incredible Safari tour of Kenya and Tanzania. All the places we stayed were awesome and we were able to relax and enjoy so many of the wonders of East Africa! All of our transfers were handled seamlessly and we even made it through many rounds of covid testing thanks to the designers. The wildlife we saw was beyond our wildest dreams because of great guides and the excellent service. Meals were lovely ol and really fine dining experiences.Show More
Our first Safari trip to South Africa fulfiled all of our dreams and expectations and then some. We had the trip of a lifetime and most of the credit goes to the travel team. From helping with the initial planning to making last minute changes they were fabulous. We were always made to feel very comfortable, from meeting us at every airport to assist with transport to reschedualing side trips to better meet our needs the travel team was on top of it all. We would not have had as good a trip as we did with out there help and guidence.Show More
Our trip was beyond amazing and despite all the issues we could have had traveling during COVID, because of Simon and his team’s help, everything went absolutely perfectly!! I would book with them again in a heartbeat and highly recommend them to others!! We had never used a travel agent before but thought due to COVID and the fact that this trip was more involved than previous trips we have taken, it might be helpful to have someone guide us through each step. I absolutely know this trip would not have even come close to comparing to the incredible experience we had without the help of this travel company.Show More
If you are considering an outfitter to plan a trip to Africa, I cannot express strongly enough how much you should consider this travel agency! I just returned from a 2-week “trip of a lifetime” safari that was originally scheduled to start one-week before the global lockdown. My travel planner had created the most incredible trip to Tanzania to see the Serengeti and then to Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas. I was not sure how they would be able to handle the lock-down given the unknowns of travel for an unknown period of time. The long-term nature of this travel company's relationships with their vendors coupled with the professionalism and integrity of their company resulted in the trip being rescheduled (a few times) without really any increase in costs and at the same exceptional accommodations and itinerary. The camps I stayed at were exquisite (5 star) and gave me such a personal feel of different ways to experience the Serengeti. The personal guides in both Tanzania and Rwanda were beyond my expectations in their knowledge, passion, and dedication to supporting an exceptional client experience. Additionally, this travel company demonstrated at every step of the trip their personal commitment to ensure I felt safe and secure (given Covid concerns/requirements and unfamiliarity with the countries), and supported 24/7 with every question, no matter how small or large. I hope to return to Africa again… and I would ONLY use this travel company. Please consider them… and just give them a call. From the very first contact, I knew this was the company with whom I wanted to build my trip of a lifetime adventure.Show More
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