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Travel agent Kent in Africa

Kent's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 37 reviews

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Kent's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 37 reviews

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Destinations:

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Africa
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Botswana
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Ethiopia
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Kenya
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Namibia
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Christine D.
Submitted on 10.21.2021

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!

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Travel agent Lucy in South Africa office

Lucy's Travel Agency

4.5

 Based on 2 reviews

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Lucy's Travel Agency

4.5

 Based on 2 reviews

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Botswana
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South Africa
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Zambia
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Zimbabwe

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Erin W.
Submitted on 10.18.2018

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.

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Travel agent Daniela in South Africa

Daniella's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 52 reviews

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Daniella's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 52 reviews

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Africa
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Botswana
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Kenya
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Namibia
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South Africa
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Joseph R.
Submitted on 10.27.2021

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.

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Travel agent Natalie in South Africa

Natalie's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 63 reviews

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Natalie's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 63 reviews

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Botswana
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South Africa

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Michael G.
Submitted on 11.30.2021

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! 

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Travel agent Dan in South Africa

Dan's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 103 reviews

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Dan's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 103 reviews

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Destinations:

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Africa
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Botswana
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Kenya
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Rwanda
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South Africa
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Diane D.
Submitted on 12.21.2021

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. 

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Travel agent Neil in South Africa

Neil's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 10 reviews

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Neil's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 10 reviews

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Destinations:

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Botswana
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Namibia
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South Africa
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Zambia
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Zimbabwe

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John A.
Submitted on 10.11.2019

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.  

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Travel agent Simon in Africa

Simon's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 110 reviews

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Simon's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 110 reviews

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Destinations:

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Africa
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Botswana
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Congo, Democratoc Republic of the
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Ethiopia
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Kenya
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Jackie M.
Submitted on 8.11.2021

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.

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Travel agent Charles in Africa

Charles' Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 22 reviews

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Charles' Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 22 reviews

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Destinations:

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Africa
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Botswana
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Kenya
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Namibia
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Rwanda
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Michele L.
Submitted on 12.6.2021

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.  

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Latest South Africa Reviews

South Africa Travel Review: Luxury African Safari Honeymoon, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Knysna

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Katelyn W.
Oct 23, 2021

South Africa has been at the top of my bucket list since I can remember. So it only seemed fitting to plan a honeymoon destination to South Africa. I thoroughly did my research before picking a travel agency to make sure we went with the best in the business. To say everything from start to finish was exceptional with the travel company is an understatement! From the beginning of the process, our travel designer ensured every detail of the trip was planned to the utmost satisfaction. She jumped through every hoop and made sure it was the trip of our dreams and planned every little detail to do so. She stayed communicative through the whole process, even when we had questions during our trip. Our South Africa honeymoon was by far THE BEST TRIP we have ever been on.

We cannot thank the travel team enough! We have honeymoon memories that will stay with us for a lifetime. If you’re looking for an Africa Travel Agency, look no further - this travel company is the best! We will be back and with this company again!

South Africa Luxury Honeymoon Review: Sabi Sand, Table Top Mountain, Botanical Gardens, Cape Point Nature Reserve, 11-Day Tour

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Brittney F.
Sep 10, 2021

We had an amazing and very memorable honeymoon! It is honestly hard to put into words just how fantastic the whole experience was. We have been telling all our friends and family that it truly was a once-in-a-lifetime type experience. My husband and I can not say enough great things about Natalie. She made planning our honeymoon such a pleasure and we credit her with the amazing time we had. All of her suggestions, tips, and planning made this experience great for us. She stayed on top of everything, was quick to respond to our questions, and follow up was greatly appreciated. We had a couple of schedule changes due to flight changes and weather and she took care of everything, we have nothing to worry about because she was on top of it all. 

When we started planning our honeymoon, we looked at several travel companies but they all seemed to have basic itineraries; however, Zicasso and our travel agent, Natalie, got to know us and our interests and created a specialized itinerary that was perfect for us!

South Africa Travel Agent Review: One-Week Luxury Honeymoon Tour

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Archana D.
Dec 14, 2021
We just returned from our honeymoon to South Africa a few weeks ago and cannot be happier with going with this South Africa travel company. Rachel was an absolute pleasure to work with- very easy to communicate, extremely prompt and highly detail oriented. She was flexible and completely open to going with my requests, offering her recommendations but not being pushy. We had a number of changes in a relatively short span of time and Rachel ensured each transition was very smooth. The transport company she worked with was fantastic and on time. She also worked with the resorts/ hotels to add in extra special treats for us during each stay. As a bonus, her company's pricing was better than the competition.Overall, I highly recommend this travel company and Rachel.

South Africa Trip Review: 10-Night Tour of Cape Town, Big 5 Safari Game Drive

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Michael G.
Nov 30, 2021

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! 

Luxury Travel Review: South Africa & Mozambique Safari Vacation, Cape Town, Knysna, 25-Day Tour

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Justine A.
Dec 13, 2021
Very prompt, detail oriented. Felt very well taken care of. We were in South Africa when the news of the new Covid variant were released and travel regulations changed. Dan and Mandy were very swift in addressing our evolving needs and kept our stress levels low. All accommodations / activities recommended were also wonderful and exactly what we were looking for.

South African Honeymoon Vacation Review: Luxury Africa Safari, Kruger National Park, Franschhoek, Big 5 Game Drive

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Stephanie G.
Sep 28, 2021
Dan and Mandy were INCREDIBLE to work with. We had the most amazing South African honeymoon; we're truly not sure how or if we'll ever top this trip! While planning a wedding, Mandy and Dan took stress out of planning travel completely. After a few phone calls of getting to know me and my now husband, learn about what we like to do, and understand what we hoped our honeymoon would be, they absolutely nailed our itinerary. They were extremely responsive with every inquiry (even post trip!) and with travel during COVID being a little more stressful, they really couldn't have made this trip anymore easy for us. We are so thankful for this team and have shared their information with friends and family with high recommendations of letting these two experts plan your South Africa adventure!!!

South Africa Trip Review: 10-Night Tour of Cape Town, Robben Island, Kruger

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Chintan P.
Dec 03, 2021
What an amazing trip! We loved every minute of it. Natalie planned our trip perfectly. She listened to our requests and made sure to curate our itinerary to fit our needs. She was able to truly help us when South Africa started shutting down due to the Omicron variant. She continuously checked in with us and made sure we got home safely. Cannot recommend her enough!

South Africa Travel Review: 12-Day Tour of Johannesburg, Franschhoek, Timbavati Game Reserve

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Nick H.
Nov 24, 2021
Dan and Mandy gave us the honeymoon of a lifetime. Everything they had planned for us from the moment we landed in South Africa was perfect. From the safari accommodations, tour guides, wine activities, and restaurant recommendations were better than we could have ever imagined. They were able to flawlessly execute our logistics to maximize all 12 days in country so we didn't have any wasted time between locations and venues. I couldn't recommend our travel specialist enough and anxiously awaiting to find time for them to plan our next trip! 

Travel Review: 7-night Luxury Trip to South Africa, Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Robben Island, Safari, Parasailing, Cable Car

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Nathan P.
Aug 02, 2021
Trip of a lifetime. We have been working with Zicasso since early 2019 to plan our trip to South Africa, originally scheduled for Summer 2020. The COVID pandemic postponed our trip to Summer 2021 and the wait was well worth it. Our trip planners demonstrated extreme patience and flexibility in answering all our questions leading up to our trip, as well as addressing any and all challenges posed due to the dynamic nature of the pandemic. The first half of our trip was in Cape Town. Our housing and guide were both amazing. Particularly memorable was the substitutions of a trip to Robben Island (cancelled due to all museums being closed in response to the pandemic) with a former Robben Island prison guard (Cristo Brand) of Nelson Mandela's that spent 90 minutes with us at our hotel talking about Mr. Mandela, the experiences of Robben Island, and their friendship following Mandela's prison release. Extremely powerful. The second half of our trip was spent on safari at Kruger National Park. Words can't express how amazing our time was on safari. From our accommodations, food, staff, and the amazing animals, our expectations were blown away. Zicasso has been our go-to for international travel for our last four trips (Italy, Turkey, Japan, South Africa) and they have never disappointed.

Zimbabwe & South Africa Tour Review: Two-Week Luxury Africa Safari

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Denise B.
Jun 30, 2021
I can’t say enough good things about my travel planner with the tour company. We communicated for probably about 2 years planning this trip. She called me from South Africa to get a feel for what we wanted to see and do. After we started into this trip, I quickly realized she must have asked me more than I remembered because she made detailed arrangements that could have only been arranged by knowing some of our really specific interests. She was quickly available during the trip with any questions I had. I knew she was following the details closely because she let us know that one of our internal flight times changed so she made all the arrangements to have our new flight paperwork printed and ready at our next hotel. I would highly recommend this company for anyone who is planning a trip to South Africa. She also arranged for us to go to Zimbabwe during this trip and it required extra Covid testing which went very smoothly thanks to her arrangements. This was one of those vacations that had a lot of transfers, private guides, internal flights, planning of dinners, Covid testing, etc and it could not have gone more smoothly.
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