Wonderful experience working with this Africa safari travel company!
When my wife and I started the planning process, we reached out to a number of different luxury travel specialists / planners. Once we had the chance to speak with each of them and see some sample itineraries, we decided to go with this company; we couldn't have been happier with our selection.
From start to finish, the agency's team we worked with was fantastic. Their personnel were extremely knowledgeable (they specialize in Africa whereas some of the others are just luxury travel planners), helpful, and down to earth. I peppered them with a ton of questions and even had to call an audible once we had everything planned and booked, and they were always responsive, accommodating, and informative. They created a tailor-made itinerary from scratch just for us and went above and beyond to ensure that we had an unforgettable experience. Everything that the company planned (from hotels and internal flights / transfers, to restaurants and experiences) was executed perfectly.
I have since recommended them to a number of friends/ colleagues, and I will continue to do so. Side note - although their website is a bit dated, don't let that dissuade you; they are a top notch travel specialist.
There were so many wonderful experiences throughout our trip, but the best experience by far was our safari. Our travel comapny set us up with a wonderful safari lodge / operator, and we had an unforgettable experience (we saw the big 5 in less than 2 hours; we saw leopards everyday (some people don't see them at all); and we even saw some endangered species like the black rhino). This was further confirmed when we moved to the next leg of our trip and quickly discovered that other travelers' experiences didn't quite measured up. Very grateful to this company for setting us up with a fantastic operator.
There aren't many things we'd change about our trip, but if we had to pick one thing, it might be the chronology. We started our trip in Cape Town and ended in Vic Falls. If we took the trip again, I think we'd prefer to do it the other way. We thought Vic Falls was beautiful and we enjoyed our accommodations / the experience, but, to us, Zimbabwe just didn't have the same appeal as Cape Town. I'm sure personal preference is a big factor, but I think ending in Cape Town would allow a traveler to end their trip with the best food options, accommodations, and scenery - leaving the best lingering memory of a trip to Africa.
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