From the initial contact till the end of the trip, everything was planned out, taken care of, and done with perfection. Our travel specialist was absolutely awesome and was available to talk and answer our many questions at our convenience. This was a mother- daughter trip and our travel specialist was able to help me plan and explain the trip to my mom! She was extremely informative and had great suggestions. She basically planned our dream trip to South Africa, and it was life changing! The trip was absolutely perfect, every transport, flight, dinner reservation, guided tour, and excursions were taken care of with precision! One of our excursions was canceled due to weather and within a few hours, our travel specialist was able to reschedule it for later in the week and schedule a new activity for that day! Not only was the trip spectacular, but she provided us with experiences which enabled us to really feel like we learned so much about the country within the two weeks. She also gave us detailed step by step help for trip insurance, vaccinations, packing, and various other travel related things, even the best place to eat while at the airport! Everything was above and beyond and we could not be more thankful for Zicasso and this travel specialist! There are no words to accurately describe how we feel about this company, our travel specialist, and our trip!
It is almost impossible to answer this question. Every second of our trip was spectacular. From every transport driver to our safari guides and all ancillary staff were amazing, personable, and open to teaching us about the customs and beauty of South Africa. Our safari guide was an awesome guy who helped us with getting the best pictures and bringing us to the best places to see new animals every day! We saw 2 kills by a pack of wild dogs the first few hours we were there, which is extremely lucky! Our transport from the airport to the safari lodge managed to drive us by a pride of lions which were feasting in the bushes a few feet off the road! Our tracker also told us stories that left us with our jaws on the ground! The lodge was absolutely gorgeous and we were greeted after every drive with drinks and warm hand towels. The food was delicious! No one warned us that we would have the best meal ever every single meal we had for those two weeks. The next safari we went to was also gorgeous and the was an elephant walking around in our camp! He seemed to like our room because we could hear him eating leaves off of the trees next to our back porch all night! We also saw a leopard take down a warthog in Sabi Sands! The leopard was about 5 feet from our rover. It's truly spectacular to be able to see the color of the leopard eyes and hear the panting of his breath. We ate dinner with the guides and others at the lodge most nights and ate delicious food, told stories, and laughed until our stomachs hurt. Before our time on safari, we spent the week in Cape Town and had an absolute blast! We did a small tour of the Cape peninsula one day and saw breathtaking views, the botanical garden, penguin beach, baboons, ostrich, and whales! Our tour guide was hilarious and taught us a lot about the history of each town we drove through. The next day we went on an ebike tour through Cape Town and stopped at a bunch of food hotspots. Our tour guide was extraordinary and spent an extra 4 hours showing us around beyond our designated stop time. Our travel specialist made a dinner reservation for us that night at an amazing tapas restaurant which had sky view of the city! We also did a small full day Winelands tour and enjoyed every sip! The last day we went Cage Diving with a company our travel specialist suggested and it was one of the most amazing things I have ever done in my life! My mom even got in the cage with me while 16 foot great white sharks chomped on tuna heads a few feet from the cage! Absolutely terrifying and amazing! We must have taken 4,000 pictures and have been looking at them reminiscing about the fun and great experiences we had! This trip was nothing short of life changing with the utmost of ease. This travel specialist gave us the most amazing two weeks of both of our lives!
Go for a year as opposed to two weeks. We can't wait to go back, and visit new parts of Africa!
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