This past November, I took a solo trip to Rwanda to trek mountain gorillas - it was amazing!!Jessica was simply outstanding in crafting an itinerary that ended up giving me memories for a lifetime - and also knocking another one off the bucket list! My trip to Rwanda was the 45th visited country by me but where I usually handle my own reservations and itinerary build, I found that going into Africa really requires some dedicated expertise - Jessica is exactly that, an expert!! I couldn’t have done this trip without her. She thought of everything and created an itinerary that was a good mix of adventure, culture and history and relaxation.I stayed at a lodge which was an outstanding base for going mountain gorilla trekking. The level of service was amazing. The food and views/scenery was also excellent. On top of that, the staff was very friendly and took great care of me. I did a guided village walk and had some great downtime to recharge!Obviously, gorilla trekking was the major highlight and there are no words to explain how outstanding that experience was. Only two others in my group and the total 5 hour experience from beginning to end was seamless, easy and memorable.Show More
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 have travelled all over the world and Tehsin planned the most exciting and seamless adventure we have ever been on. Planning with Tehsin was a pleasure. He listened to where we wanted to go (Kenya and Tanzania), how much we wanted to spend, the quality of the places we wanted to stay and how long we wanted to be away. He quickly came back with an excellent itinerary,and he and I tinkered with it endlessly until it was perfect. There was no upselling, no pressure, just a real desire to work with us to build our dream vacation. The trip itself was magnificent, beautiful tent camps, warm and welcoming staff, excellent guides, delicious food and more animal sightings then we could have possibly hoped for. While Covid made traveling more difficult Tehsin arranged for Covid testing when needed and he made sure that when we had a complicated travel day, that we and our bags were taken care of every step of the way. He was always instantly available by email if we ran into any snags along the way. Ending the safari with a 4 day stay at a gorgeous resort in Zanzibar was icing on the cake. I would give the company my highest recommendation. If you are thinking of traveling to this part of the world, run, don't walk to this travel agency.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
My trip to Egypt from November 16-November 30, 2021 was definitely the most fascinating and exciting trip that I have taken so far. The travel designer and her agency represent the height of professionalism and attention to detail. They developed an engaging and exciting itinerary that provided me with an incredibly memorable journey through the many fascinating cities and sites of Egypt.My travel designer was always responsive to my inquiries and diligent in her response to any requests or questions. It was a true pleasure working with this travel team throughout the entire process. The local guides and drivers were amazingly knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. I enjoyed both the tour and leisure time with my drivers, guides, and directors. They not only provided an engrossing tour of the Pyramids, temples, mosques, churches, and museums, but they also took the time and care to introduce me to the fascinating local culture of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan.There is no question that this travel team is among the best in the global travel industry. They have earned my unequivocal confidence and trust. I would recommend the travel designer and travel agency to any traveler looking for an enthralling and memorable journey through any of the great countries of Africa. I look forward to continuing my relationship with them for years to come and engaging their services for future adventures.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
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
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
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