We started looking for an Africa Safari trip last year when we returned from Italy, another trip booked through Zicasso. Booking the trip and getting everything in order went very smoothly and this safari travel company was a great partner through the entire process. We did everything we wanted to while in Africa and saw so many animals and sites that it's hard to believe we fit it all in the time frame we were there. The people at this travel company scheduled all the flights and worked with us on the international flight arrangements. The hotels were top notch and located close enough but yet not too close to all the attractions. Our B&B in Cape Town felt like home, had a great view of the city and was close enough to downtown, but also had a great view of table mountain. The safaris kept us busy and we saw new animals every day. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and made us feel like family. Everything we were looking for in a vacation and more....
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We make a point of renting a car in every country we visit. The drive down the cape from Cape Town didn't disappoint. We enjoyed visiting the little towns along the way and seeing the sites by ourselves at our own pace. We stopped at the restaurant at the end of the Cape for lunch and it was amazing.
Seeing the elephants from the deck of our tent the first day on safari was unbelievable. We could have reached out and touched the elephant's trunk from the deck. Watching him pick up the pods from the tree and throw them in his mouth was amazing.
Hearing the hippos the first night a Mana pools is impossible to describe. It was cool for the first 15 minutes and then you just wanted them to shut up so you could sleep. All night we could hear them calling out to each other and splashing in the river just feet from our tent. So cool and once in a lifetime adventure.
The views at Victoria falls with the sun creating rainbows at every turn couldn't be captured on film, of digital camera. The vastness of the falls is something that you need to see up close and personal. We did the flying fox below the falls to get that once in a lifetime view. I would highly recommend all three adventures. I don't think you will regret it. I regret not doing them all.
We had planned to stop over in Dubai and our flight was delayed causing us to miss that flight and go through Johannesburg. We would have loved to spend the night in Dubai as planned.
I would have done all three adventures at Victoria Falls. We watched others do them all, zip line, flying fox and gorge swing, and they all looked like so much fun. The flying fox was great, but the other 2 would have been equally as fantastic and the cost was not that much more.
The time of year for safari was a little cold in the evenings, but the bush babies in the bed and on the safaries kept us warm. A little warmer weather would have been good, but I think the colder weather allowed us to see more animals. I am not sure if we would really look to change the time, but something to consider.
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