We started making out travel plans about a year before actually taking the trip. By chance, we came across Zicasso on the internet and decided to take a chance. Zicasso put us in contact with this safari travel agent. We can honestly say that every part of the planning went smoothly. Our agent was reliable, prompt with responses and quite a pleasure to work with.
Our agent listened to our desires for the trip and definitely provided us with an experience of a lifetime. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a trip beyond comparison. He provided us a trip blended with luxury, history, excitement and beauty. Our tour through South Africa (Pretoria, the Rovos Rail, Cape Town, Fraanschhoek, Simbavati Lodge, and Victoria Falls) could not have been better.
On our trip we experienced many enjoyable moments. We rode on a luxury train, the Rovos Rail. It was luxury at it's finest. This beautiful train, and the ride was like a step back in time. It was a great way to begin our adventures
We toured Cape Town and visited Table Mountain, The Botanical Gardens, District 6, Robben Island, Boulder Beach, the Waterfront and other lovely areas that our private driver thought that we would enjoy. Our driver was knowledgeable, kind and we are privileged enough to call him a new friend of ours.
Fraanshhoek was a lovely little town that we visited. The setting of this town, between the mountains made the town warm and inviting.
Victoria falls was beautiful. Walking the trail and then seeing it by helicopter offered us two very different perspectives of this natural wonder. We took a dinner cruise on the Zambezi River where we met new friends, and had the opportunity to view the most beautiful sunset. We also went zip lining over the Falls gorge - something not to be missed by anyone!
With all of that said, because it was all most wonderful, my husband and I agree that the Safari experience at Simbavati Lodge, in Krueger National Park, was definitely the highlight of the trip. It has always been a dream for us to see African animals living in their natural habitat and we have now lived our dream! The tented Lodge was amazing with enough luxury to make anyone feel comfortable. But, where else in this world can you look off of a private deck and see warthogs, impala, or elephants enjoying themselves at a local watering hole?
And, nothing can compare with the, walking safaris, or the two daily auto safaris. We saw everything and more than we had ever expected to see. We got to see all of the Big Five ( more than once) and every other animal or bird that must live in Krueger. Our guides made it their personal goals to provide us with the most fulfilling safari experience possible, and they succeeded. We will never forget them or our amazing visit.
If we could take the trip again, we would definitely spend more time on safari. Actually, we would take a longer trip so that we could experience more of what Africa has to offer.
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