Notes from our Travelers

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“The African Safari Company made traveling to Africa easy.  Their connections and experience in South Africa allowed them to plan a wonderful two week vacation with minimal guidance from us.  We gave them three words: bush, beach and wine.  They turned the request into 6 nights of safari and 4 nights in Cape Town that will be unforgettable in the levels of service, wilderness, and relaxation.  Thank you for a superb vacation to a magical part of the world.  We will use them again for our next African adventure!”             David Ogden, Custom South Africa Safari, October 2017

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“The trip was AMAZING!!! It was the most beautiful place in the world I have ever seen. It was absolutely everything that I had dreamed it would be. Thank you so much for all of your thoughtful planning and organization. It made it a smooth sailing experience. We had a mixture of fast activities, then a period of rest. Everything was equally balanced out and made this truly a dream vacation.”
Ashley Casey & Family, Custom South Africa Adventure, November 2016
Liberty, MS

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“”All accommodations, etc were great and different/unique. Collectively the differences gave us a very nice sense of the areas, people, lands, history, and stunning animals. Amazing place in the world. We enjoyed the different safari lodges and Cape Town is a gem (a nice finish to seeing this vast and wild land). Everything went without a hitch. Everyone were so kind, accommodating and genuinely are proud of their lives and industry. A very memorable experience for us.””
Mary & Bob Bolton, Custom Highlights Southern Africa Adventure, September 2016
Boulder, CO

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 “We enjoyed all our accommodations, destinations, and experiences but (our guide) Abdallah greatly enhanced the experience with his knowledge of the wildlife, plant life and local culture. He quickly picked up on how we like to explore and was very patient with our photography and questions, and readily shared many stories and facts about what we saw. Abdallah certainly added a great deal of enjoyment to our trip.”
Jarry & Pat Fair, Custom Tanzania Safari, September 2016
Lebanon, OH

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“The trip was AMAZING!!! It was the most beautiful place in the world I have ever seen. It was absolutely everything that I had dreamed it would be. Thank you so much for all of your thoughtful planning and organization. It made it a smooth sailing experience. We had a mixture of fast activities, then a period of rest. Everything was equally balanced out and made this truly a dream vacation.”
Ashley Casey & Family, Custom South Africa Adventure, No
Liberty, MS

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“”A”Our favorite part of the trip was staying at Thanda Game Reserve and going on safari drives. The service at Thanda was unmatched – the staff had great attention to detail and were very personable and accommodating. The game drives were the highlight of our stay. We saw almost all of the animals on our list, and our guide was amazing. Working with African Safari Co. was a GREAT experience. We were thoroughly impressed with Julia and were so happy with the package she put together for us. We’d love to use African Safari Co. in the future, as there are other countries in Africa we’d like to explore.”
Wren Bentley & Jeff Carpenter, Custom South Africa Bush & Beach Safari, September 2016
Madison, NJ

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“”All the lodges and hotels were great. Charles Titos was a fabulous guide. We loved seeing the lions in trees in Serengeti and the leopard getting a baby warthog in Masai Maru, also the lioness eating the dead hippo in Masai Mara. We saw 38 different species of animals and 106 species of birds.””
Ann Pate & Carey Miller, Custom Kenya & Tanzania Safari, May 2016
Madison, NJ

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“Where do I start…we had an epic time in southern Africa. Your choice of camps/lodges was faultless. Each place was unique and beautiful in its own way. Every guide, driver, boatman you arranged for us was exactly on time, cordial, and informative…it was remarkable. And the animals…Unbelievable! I never dreamed we would see that many animals. We had professional guides who (along with a whole host of wonderful people at the camps) ensured we had a maximum experience. Thank you very much.”
Michael & Barbara Griggs, Custom Highlights of Southern Africa Safari, April/May 2016
Hillsboro, OR

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“I wanted to take the time to thank you personally for all the work you put into giving us the trip of a lifetime. First, thank you for always being there to answer my constant influx of questions, and giving the absolute best recommendations for things to see and do. I love how easy you made it to customize the trip to our interests, and for making anything we wanted to happen, work. I feel you did an excellent job in maximizing our time and budget, all while not compromising on trip quality and activities. I truly can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything you’ve done and how happy I am with how wonderfully the trip turned out. Honestly, it is one of, if not the best trip I have ever taken, and I know my family feels the same. I’ll be sure to recommend African Safari Company to any friends looking to go to Africa, and best of luck with your expansion to South America! Thank you again for everything and for going above and beyond!”
Vanessa Lloyd, Custom Highlights of Southern Africa Family Safari, April 2016
Arlington, VA

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“Once again your arrangements and help provided us with a fantastic vacation adventure. From the time we were met in Quito until we were delivered at the airport, we were well taken care of. Athala was a perfect boat for us. The crew was very special and made sure we lacked for nothing. I would not recommend anyone going to the Galapagos get on a boat with more than 16 people. Landing on islands where there were no others but us made everything we saw and did even better. The food, excursions and crew made this trip very, very special for us all. And all of this was made possible because of you – not only making the arrangments but helping find the things that would be interesting to us. We sing your praises far and wide!”
Jackie Pendergrass, Custom Galapagos & Quito Safari, May 2016
Kirkland, WA

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“We got back yesterday from Kenya and wanted to say thank you so much for all your help organizing our trip. It was hands down one of the best trips we have ever been on. We loved every single minute. We did not have one issue the entire time which is pretty much unheard of in my travels! I cannot express how much I love Kenya. The people and the place are incredibly special and I 100% intend to return. Again many many thanks for your role in making our trip so spectacular.”
Hillary Phelps, Custom Kenya Safari, February 2016
Washington D.C.

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“Yes, it was an incredible trip. It far exceeded my expectations. The staff at each of my destinations were the best I’ve ever experienced. They were always friendly, helpful and knew my name. A lot of time anticipating my needs based on what I liked. All the guides were incredible and passed all my expectations on what I would be able to see. I had at least one unforgettable moment with each of them. The cheetah kill was something I dared not even put on my want to see list so I wouldn’t be disappointed. It was amazing!”
Bill Fletcher, Customized Kenya #IvoryFree Safari, December 2015
Seattle, WA

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“Wow! We loved every minute of our trip and everything went as smooth as could be. The connections were great, loved the Cape Grace Hotel. We ate dinner in their dining room every night because it was so good. The Phinda Forest Lodge was fabulous and we saw so many animals-just amazing. Savannah at Sabi Sands was over the top in their first class accommodations and service. While we didn’t see as many varieties of animals, we saw more of their behavior. I just want to thank you and let you know how pleased we were with you and African Safari Co.”
Jim & Tina Kendrick, Custom South Africa Safari, November 2015
The Villages, FL

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“This trip was the best vacation I have ever been on. That was in large part because it was planned by Lyndsay. Because it was our honeymoon, we decided we wouldn’t say no to anything that we wanted to do while there. Best part of the trip was the excursion Actun Tunichil Muknal. This excursion was led by a fantastic guide and included history, outdoors and culture all in one experience. Loved it!! thank you all. “
Madeline Lawlor, Custom Belize Honeymoon, October 2015
Pleasant Hill, CA

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“Was a great trip !!!! all guides great—–all parks were good and added something to our trip—–Maasai Mara and Rekero was great–what an experience—–Tongabezi enjoyable—–Cape Town area wonderful, would go back soon if wasn’t so far—-we really had a great trip and thanks for your help putting it together”
Herold Peebles & Jennifer Witherbee, Custom Kenya, Victoria Falls & Cape Town Safari, September/October 2015
Chelan, WA

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“Overall, the trip was outstanding and a truly once in a lifetime experience, although I hope we can actually go back to that part of Africa again one day to experience more that it has to offer. Probably the best part of the trip was the people we met every step along the way. They were kind, sweet, helpful, and generous. And Julia’s suggestions for places to stay were spot on = thank you so much for putting us away from the waterfront area of Cape Town. We loved being in a local neighborhood that was quiet and peaceful. What a beautiful spot is Abbey Manor! And we loved Anya, the manager!”
Georgette Toews & Bob Berney, Custom Highlights of Southern Africa Safari, September 2015
Grasonville, MD

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“we had an amazing time in South Africa. I can’t say enough about Kalama and Tanda Tula. Both different, both well run, both with good food, excellent service, etc. etc. We saw the big five within a day or two in each place and then many more times. Thanks for two wonderful trips: Tanzania and South Africa!!!”
John Machak & Kitty Boehs, Custom Kruger to Cape Safari, September 2015
Springfield, VA

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 “The trip had been amazing, so just wanted to thank u sooooo much for all ur excellent and incredible planning; thanda was great, saw everything multiple times, great hospitality and very good food/service, so just know fabulous — transfers have been great/easy with isio, and Abbey Manor outstanding as well– all experiences easy and excellent — we’re all blown away!”
Jeff, Loren & Basie Bostic, Custom South Africa Family Safari, July 2015
Boston, MA

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 “I can’t thank you enough for the most amazing time that I had. Where do I begin??? All I can say is thanks a million for making my dreams come true. The safari and climbs were both stunning and just one of the most memorable experiences I have ever had and probably will ever have. Everything was organized and taken care of to perfection. Simon my guide on the safari was just great and accommodating and I could not have seen all the animals ( big 5 included) and some if it wasn’t for him. The lodges were great and the staff were very friendly. I came back to the states and am already thinking about my next trip with you guys.”
Nick Nath, Custom Tanzania Safari & Kilimanjaro Climb, July 2015
San Francisco, CA

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 “I thought I’d write this brief note to let you know how successfully we executed the itinerary you arranged for us in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana — what a remarkable and enjoyable visit! Julia, all of the flights, transfers and lodges were flawless; and, activities, game drives and guides were exceptionally good — exceeded our expectation in every detail. The weather was excellent, the food quite good including Beverly’s non-dairy stipulation that the airline and the lodges were prepared to accommodate without a word from us. We found the entire experience a wonderful way to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. “
Barry & Beverly Yarkon, Custom Southern Africa Safari, May 2015
New York, NY

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 “We had a wonderful time at all three of our destinations. Our guides were all very informative. My husband’s favorite experience was shark cage diving in South Africa. Mine was visiting Livingstone Island and swimming in Angel’s Pool at the top of Victoria Falls in Zambia. Our accommodations were perfect. We had a trip of a lifetime! We were so happy with all aspects of this vacation and can’t wait to have you plan our next African adventure! “
Michael & Lisa Penner, Custom South Africa & Victoria Falls Safari, March 2015
Edmond, OK

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 “All three hotels – Table Bay, Le Quartier, and Victoria Falls – were excellent and different from each other. Support provided by Ilios Travel was extraordinary. Our Ilios guide for five days – Ashraf Bazier – was incredible. The best guide that we have ever experienced. He was very knowledgeable about everything and very flexible, always willing to do whatever interested us.Thank you again for your outstanding support. You are a pleasure to deal with.
Don Klein & Janice Kolbaska, Custom Cape, Winelands & Victoria Falls Adventure, February 2015
Mt Prospect, IL

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 “We think you’ve done a wonderful job on the flow of the trip and the accommodations: it was pretty magical arriving in the evening at Arusha Coffee Lodge with its rustic luxury; Little Oliver’s was the perfect introduction to tent camps; and then Kitela Lodge was a lovely luxury step after that; and finally Ubuntu Camp as a more rustic tent camp was really wonderful. All in all an A+ trip. Great itinerary, well organized. Julia’s responsiveness was first rate on everything we asked about.
Michael Turner & Stella Logan, Tanzania Great Migration Safari, February 2015
Austin, TX

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Thanks again for the wonderful trip. We had a great time. We really appreciate African Safari Co being so responsive and helpful in planning and managing our trip. Your speed in response really made us comfortable and reassured us we had made the right choice in picking a safari tour group. Our experience in Rwanda was the favorite part of our trip – from the Gorilla trekking to the accommodations at Jack Hanna’s house to our Gorilla trekking guide (Bosco) to our Daily guide/driver (Anderson)…everything was perfect. We felt safe at all times and learned so much about the country, people and culture. It was an adventurous and enlightening experience that we highly recommend.
Arianne Collette & Matt Foley, Custom Rwanda & South Africa Safari, November 2014
New York City, NYC

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We had an incredible time!! Everything was awesome, our guide at Kapama was unbelievable. Acorn house was awesome as well, the staff was incredible and so helpful with getting around Cape Town.
Our next trip to Africa will definitely be with African Safari Co!

Rich Prall, Essential Kruger to Cape Safari, September 2014
Lansdale, Pennsylvania

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Wow, what an experience! Saying we had a wonderful time is an understatement. All your hard work to organize and coordinate the complexities of this trip is greatly appreciated. It was truly amazing how smoothly the transfers went – it was very comforting knowing someone would be there waiting for us at every moment. The beauty and hospitality of the people and the country were really memorable as were all of the game drives, Victoria Falls (especially the walk along the very edge of the Falls at Livingstone Island and swimming in Angels’ Pool. All we need to do was imagine something and it was done for us. Tongabezi, Kanana, and Ubuntu were really exceptional in every way. But Lynn’s “African birthday cake” was truly a once in a lifetime experience that neither of us will ever forget. Thank you again for everything you did to set up the trip, make it run so well, and ensure that we had a very special experience.
Lynn Carpenter & Suzanne Rudzinski, Custom Ultimate Africa Safari, August 2014
McLean, Virginia

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Everything was spectacular! The effort put into making us feel so special as we celebrated our honeymoon was amazing. Everything was above expectation.
Angela Lowery & Phil Smoller, Custom Bush & Beach Honeymoon, August 2014
Austin, Texas

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Impossible to say which was the best part as they were all excellent. We traveled from Cape Town to Botswana to Zambia and finally to Kruger. All places we stayed were ideal and the service impeccable. The people were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The wildlife experience was awesome. I have absolutely nothing to say negatively. We marveled that each stay and experience seemed to outstrip the day before.
The Payne & Kubin Families, Custom Cape Highlights Safari, July 2014
Dallas, Texas

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Our guide Leo was incredible & a friend for life. We had sooo many wonderful experiences that choosing one would be far to difficult. The beauty & people of Tanzania equate to none other. Truly a life changing trip!!!! Thank you, if we return I will go straight thru Julia again.

The Duda Family, Custom Tanzania Safari, July 2014
Oviedo, Florida

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Elvis, our guide, made the trip a joy. He answered questions tirelessly and made certain to get us safely from one site to the next while keeping us entertained and informed. His grasp of the nuance of life in Namibia enhanced our understanding of the country and it’s peoples. The sand sea and Etosha were our two favorite destinations. Walking and photographing on the dunes, dancing with the Himba, and the boat excursion to see the coastal marine life were our favorite experiences. I would make an effort to get every group to sample the apple pie at Solitaire as a regular part of the tour. Elvis told us about it and we were all able to have some and each of us was very glad we did.
Tom & Peggy Kahan, Ultimate Namibia Safari, July 2014
Seattle, Washington

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Lesh as guide at Silanta Spillway. All accommodations were excellent. Excellent variety of animals in natural habitat. Organization was excellent. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. No glitches. Excellent accommodations. Julia was excellent to work with and very flexible and responsive.
Ron and Lauren Maier, Custom Botswana Safari, July 2014
Seattle, Washington

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Modi, our guide, and the mobile tent crew were outstanding. And, of course, seeing all the magnificent animals! We opted to fly from Serengeti to Arusha before embarking on our 24 plus hour air trip home. This was a very good decision. Overall, we had a wonderful experience. Many thanks.
Nancy, Kevin and Hannah Smith, Tanzania Mobile Safari, May 2014
Pacific Palisades, California

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We had a terrific time! It was a huge success, from birthday celebrations to game drives and lodge food (yum). Thank you for all the help and support through the process. You do such a wonderful job. “
Marissa D’Inca, Custom South Africa Safari, May 2014
Santa Monica, California

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Just a little note to let you know that the girls and I are having an absolutely amazing time in SA. Ash, our guide/driver is extraordinary. We are having the time of our life and we want to thank you for organizing this perfect trip. “
Johanne Brodeur, Custom Southern Africa Safari, April 2014
Canada

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Everything went well. The safari was nicely arranged. Martin, the driver/guide , was excellent in all respects. The lodges were fine and the food was good. The last lodge, Tarangire, was very pretty and the food presentation was different and interesting. Rachel loved the experience. “
Jay Caplan & Rachel Caplan, Essential Tanzania Safari, January 2014
New Jersey & Australia

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Julie and I had an awesome time in South Africa. It was everything we thought it would be and so much more. The safaris, for me, were the best part of the trip. I think next time we would break up the two safaris and have a little rest in between as the days are long and it was really hot (which I loved!) but it can really make you tired. The schedule you booked for us went very smoothly and the lodges were beautiful (exactly like the pictures) and the food was great. We have so many stories to tell and we learned a lot about Africa. I cannot wait for my next trip! Julie and I managed to pack in alot while there. We hired a guide to bring us to Soweto in Jo’burg 2 hours before we had to be at the airport. That was a learning experience and we were very happy that we had the time to do that. We also added Shark Cage diving on the last free day we had. We packed in quite a bit and it was worth every minute! Thank you so much for everything and we look forward to booking with you again. I have told all my friends so when they are ready to book I will be sending them your way!”
Kimberly Snow & Julie Trottier, Custom South Africa Safari, November 2013
Canada

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WOW! We had a great trip! Thank you both for all you did to make it possible. We certainly got the VIP treatment. All in all, the order and pacing of the trip was perfect. Accommodations and guides were excellent. The combination of activities [in Samburu], excellent guides and warm hosts, the facilities and the commitment to the Samburu people was outstanding. On arrival we were met by our two guides, Michael (from a tribe that he said had lost its culture in central Kenya) and Eric, a Samburu spotter guide. They were both extremely knowledgable, delightful to spend time with and more than willing to share insights into their cultures, family life, Kenya politics or whatever. We took a long game drive in the reserve with terrific elephant viewing and stopping for a riverside picnic lunch on the way to the lodge. (Our return trip to a further away airport yielded leopard, kudu and lion sightings). Thank you, thank you for arranging such a memorable Africa trip for us.”
The Gillis Family, Custom Uganda, Kenya & Zanzibar Safari, December 2013
Seattle, Washington

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We returned Monday night from our safari. We had an unforgettable experience–way more than what we ever anticipated. Thank you for setting up the tour for us. All the facilities, tour guide, transportation, etc., were superb. This is a vacation that we will remember for a long time. Thank you again for facilitating this experience.”
Monty & Nasima Mansur, Custom Tanzania Safari, August 2013
West Chester, Pennsylvania

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We had an AMAZING time!! The mobile safari was the right choice for us and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice.We were really impressed with the quality of food served at every meal, definitely exceeded out expectations! We came to appreciate having the same guide throughout. Being a small group, we all knew what we had seen and knew we had time to see other animals in the other destinations. We really enjoyed the mix of game drives with the power boat drive on the Delta, the mokoro canoes and the small boat cruise on the Chobe River!! We were able to better appreciate the diversity of landscapes and species, including birds. Thank you again for helping make my 40th birthday so remarkable and we look forward to another African safari or small ship safaris in the future.”
Melissa & David Hudson, Classic Botswana Mobile Safari, August 2013
Los Angeles, California

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We had such a great time! Everything went perfectly and the safari was a blast. We saw pretty much every animal and even witnessed elephants and leopards mating! We loved the Arathusa lodge in Sabi Sands, great place! Victoria falls was breathtaking and we did wind up doing the elephant back safari and we enjoyed it. Things felt very organized. We appreciate you helping to plan the trip for us.”
Jaclyn Brunner & Matt Lesneski, Custom Southern Africa Safari, July 2013
New Jersey

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Gretchen and I had a marvelous time on the safari.  Our Safari guide, Dominic Nassari, was a fantastic guide and driver, and just a swell guy all around.  Accommodations were great, food was great (particularly at the Kati Kati tent camp, surprisingly), itinerary was great, and packing advice was spot on.  AND…all the animals showed up for the party. Thanks for your help in arranging this trip of a lifetime!”
Ben Cope & Gretchen Hayslip, Custom Tanzania Safari, June 2013
Seattle, Washington

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“Jenn and I had an amazing trip! Thank you so much for all of the suggestions putting together the itinerary. We could not have accomplished so much without your guidance. This was the first trip I booked with a travel agent and am very happy with the results. Jenn and I were discussing everything you did so well with so little input from us. We cant thank you enough for providing such a memorable experience. It was definitely the Honeymoon we wanted, and others we tell about it are quite envious! Thanks again, it was amazing!”
Chris Clifford, Custom South Africa Honeymoon Safari, April 2013
San Diego, California

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“We had a wonderful time, and especially enjoyed our time in Madikwe. Overall, of course, the trip was an AMAZING experience that we’ll never forget!! All of our transfers were without a hitch and we saw more animals than we thought possible! Thank you for helping us make this honeymoon a reality!!”
Erin Cole & Tim Timwari, South Africa Honeymoon Safari, December 2012
Missoula, Montana

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“We had the trip of a life time! We really appreciate your expertise because it made a huge difference. I’m a d-it-myselfer for vacations – but I would never take on planning a trip to Africa without professional help.
We don’t know anyone planning a trip at this time, but will highly recommend you at every opportunity.”
Julie Keough, Custom Great Migration Safari, August 2012
Olympa, Washington

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“I just got back from our trip, and just wanted to tell you that everything was great!!! Excellent service on each place we went, we were really amazed on how everything was so well coordinated! The hotels were excellent, specially The Royal Livingstone, and best of all the Nottens Lodge! That was such a friendly lodge, excellent rooms, service and staff!!! We would love to go back soon to Africa, it is such a beautiful place! Well Julia, I just wanted to thank all of what you’ve done for us, and to tell you that I have already friends asking me who made the trip for us… So for sure, count on all my recommendations from me, and soon you’ll have a lot of my friends as clients!!! Thanks a lot again for everything!!!”
Regina Sada Garza and Family, Custom South Africa & Victoria Falls Safari, August 2012
Mexico City, Mexico

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“Our safari was quite an adventure. Especially when you are doing something so far from your normal comfort zone. Our guide was excellent as he was a great ambassador for his home country of Botswana and his worth as a tracker, guide, driver, and source for info on all of the animals was unparalleled. Without him, we would never have seen all that we did (leopards, cheetahs, lions eating a recently killed adult giraffe from 20-feet away, baby hyenas right at our vehicle, etc., etc.

Yes, it was a little cold a few nights with temps of 30-degrees, but we survived and that added to our memories of being wrapped in blankets for our early game drive starts, and sitting around the campfire after dinner with great conversations. Oh, and the stars and the Milky Way were unbelievable. So, a big thanks from Maureen and I for a job well done to you all. All of the efforts to work through the initial flight issues and then organizing all of the remaining details are greatly appreciated and added alot to our experience.”
Wayne Benson & Maureen Hennessey, Classic Botswana Mobile Safari, August 2012
Clarksville, Maryland

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We’re back from our wonderful African trip and wanted to thank you for setting up this marvelous trip! At the Giraffe Centre we actually got to feed a giraffe by hand (and, right out of our daughter’s mouth!) and at the David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary we got to interact with the rescued baby elephants we had previously fostered.  Great experiences! The Masai Mara was incredible!  We saw all of “the big five” in just those two days.  At one point we drove in front of a herd of maybe 20 elephants who, then, had to walk around our vehicle.  And a full-grown female lion walked directly in front of us.  I can’t tell you how many photos we took.  The major advantage of a private group like ours was that we got to stop and sit and watch whatever we wanted for as long as we wanted. We had a GREAT vacation and everything appeared to run smoothly and as planned.   You were an invaluable source for us and the trip wouldn’t have been as fabulous without your expert guidance and “tips”.   Thank you!
Will & Wendy Sherman, Custom East Africa Safari, July 2012
Orange, Connecticut

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“I wanted to thank you so very much for everything you did for us.  This was the most incredible vacation we could have ever asked for!!  All the places, the hotels, the guides, the transports, everything was just perfect!!!  I also wanted to thank you because on my daughter’s birthday, each hotel knew about it and in the Nottens Camp they treated us wonderfully and even gave us complementary champagne.  Thank you.”
Karla Garza, Custom South Africa & Victoria Falls Safari, July 2012
Mexico City, Mexico

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“The wildlife sighting was extraordinary, the accommodations luxurious beyond our accustomed level, and the service and food outstanding. Thanks for your help in making it such a successful trip. I was particularly pleased that in contrast to some other safari vehicles that were packed with people, ours only put a maximum of two people on each row of seats. Limiting it to two is critical for serious photography.”

Richard & Marilyn Bates, Custom Botswana & Zambia Safari, May 2012
Guerneville, California 

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“I just really wanted to take the time to thank you and the Africa Safari company for everything you did for me and my friend James in getting our trip set up. I can say for the both of us that it was one of the most awesome experiences of our entire lives; really a dream come true. The private reserve was excellent: excellent service, excellent guides, excellent food, and of course, excellent animals! Anyways, it was a realy joy for me, and I want you to know that you helped me and my friend live out a dream we’ve had since we were kids watching the discovery channel. It really was amazing. I’ve heard people go to Kruger itself, and have a much less fascinating time. The private game reserve really was the way to go, and you picked an awesome one.
Deacon Corey Close, Custom South Africa Safari, April 2012
Rome, Italy

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“Our trip was great! We decided to take the Serengeti balloon trip which was amazing. Very lucky to see lions and cheetahs from the balloon. Our guide was terrific! He has the well deserved nick name of “The Professor”. He gave us many many interesting insights into what we were seeing. His English was perfect and he was very articulate and had a sense of humor. He also, made a plan each day to focus on seeing specific animals. This was very efficient and by researching their whereabouts before we set out, we got spectacular views. This being my second trip (first time with African Safari Company), it was far and away better than my first in all regards including our guide.Thank you for a wonderful experience.”
Bill Tyson  & Family, Private Essential Tanzania Safari, March 2012
Glendora, California

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“First off, everything was amazing! I have never really traveled with a travel guide before and it made a world of difference. Thank you for all of your hard work. Our [Kilimanjaro] guides were incredibly knowledgable, not only about the route itself but also about the fauna/animals. The equipment was in great condition and we had a lot more than I expected. A bathroom tent was a great luxury! The food was amazing for what they had to work with and our porters went above and beyond by supporting us and even meeting us halfway down the summit with orange juice. Overall, it was fantastic and again, thank you for your recommendations and for all the coordination.”
Liz Clarke & Declan Glynn, Kilimanjaro Climb with custom safari and Zanzibar extension, February 2012
Charlotte, North Carolina

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“I want to extend a heartfelt thanks and appreciation to you and Mike for all your help organizing and insuring we had a great trip. We saw a huge variety of animals. On our second night the Wildebeest crossed right in front of our camp. We woke up to thousands of them crossing just below the campsite – it was wonderful. We had an amazing trip that created memories we will never forget. Our friends and family have only seen a few of the pictures and are extremely jealous of trip each wishing they could have gone with us. Thank you again for assisting us to make this dream trip come true!
Forever grateful,”
Elise Morris & Justin Jones, Custom Tanzania & Zanzibar Safari, January 2012
Pearland, Texas

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“Our trip to Egypt and Jordan couldn’t have been more perfect. I am so grateful for my first phone call to you and how promptly and efficiently you provided us a trip of a life time! Of course, we will refer many to you and your company for any African voyages.”
Sandra & Steve Maher, Custom Egypt & Jordan, November 2011
Spokane, Washington

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“We had an absolutely wonderful trip and if it’s possible, it exceeded our expectations. Everything was first class from the accommodations at the Nairobi Serena to Sweetwaters to Lake Nakuru and finally to Masai Mara.  We saw game of every imaginable type and have over 700 pictures to prove it.  🙂  Our guide was excellent.  He provided a wealth of knowledge and has a real sense of where the animals were to be found.  We have shared out wonderful experience with family and friends and have recommended African Safari Company to all. Please use us as a reference if you’d like. We had such a great time and are anxious to recommend you and your company to others. All of the travel documents you provided were especially helpful and also contributed to making this trip so very special.”
John & Wanda Jackson, Essential Kenya Safari, September 2011
Fairfax Station, Virgina 

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“We just wanted to thank you ever so much in a  quick email for the AMAZING trip you planned for us. We had an INCREDIBLE time and were not anticipating that we’d be wanting to return there so soon, but we do! Everything was just magical and perfect – what a beautiful country! Every day topped the last, and now that we’re getting back into the swing (so so hard to do!), we are continually ever thankful to have had your help in planning our first adventure as husband and wife.”
Alexandra Howie & Randolph Stark, South Africa Honeymoon, September 2011
Boston, Massachusetts 

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“Wanted to let you know our safari was amazing!  Thank you for all of your help!  It was truly the trip of a lifetime!  The lodges and camps were super (Gibbs Farm and Sweetwaters were my favorites) and our safari guides were excellent!  We had a lot of fun together and their knowledge of wildlife and various regions was exceptional!  We will recommend African Safari Co. to our friends and family!”
Lauri Giraffo & Family, East Africa Safari, July 2011
Santa Rosa, California

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“The trip was nothing short of AMAZING!!!!   Africa exceeded my expectations and I am already scheming on how to get back there with my family! Thank you for all that you did to make it happen.  A trip of a lifetime, but hopefully not the last!”
Gail DeBell, Victoria Falls, Botswana & South Africa Safari, June 2011
Seattle, WA

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“I want to thank you for an absolutely wonderful vacation you helped to plan for my husband and myself.  We had a fabulous time.  My husband is hard to please, but I knew he had a great time, when he said, “This is one of the best vacations…ever!” We especially liked going to the small tented camps and having our private cars to ourselves!  Transfers were flawless.  Always on time and helpful with our luggage. We enjoyed all the camps.  We really enjoyed Mara Plains.  THE BEST.  We loved the night drives.  The scouts/guides were so knowledgeable.  We got some wonderful pictures.”
My thanks to you again.  We had the time of our lives.”
Vicki Pitman, Best of Kenya, May 2011
Salinas, CA

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“My family and I returned from Africa last week. I want to thank you for arranging the most magical adventure we could have imagined! Every day, every experience was extraordinary. The lodges in Botswana and Zambia were lovely if not spectacular and we were made welcome and well taken care of at each. Every transfer occurred without a hitch and without need for us to worry about a thing – it all flowed perfectly. The day we spent in Johannesburg was very touching and each of us learned much about history and about ourselves. We are filled with memories of ‘ellies’, thundering falls, beautiful people, their history and much more. A wonderful experience – I think we have been ‘bitten’ by Africa and will be looking for a way to return. All the best and many thanks again.”
Janet Hardy & Family, Botswana Safari, March 2011
Holden, MA

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“We are now back in Canada. Our safari worked out very well, we really enjoyed it. Our guide was really excellent.  Thank you for organising it all. The accomodation was excellent and the animals were everywhere, Big 5 included.”
Mick Throssell,  Tanzania Safari, February 2011
Canada

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“I am writing you to tell you that my daughter and I had a fantastic time on our safari! Everything was like clock-work and I really cannot tell you how pleased we were.  Our favorite place by far was Samburu, followed by Maasai Mara.  Our guides at Samburu,  were simply incredible and we made friends for life. I am planning on going back for the migration in August.  Again, thanks for all you do!”
Ken Holland, Classic Kenya Wing Safari, January 2011
Smithville, TN

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“Our trip summed up in three words — best vacation ever!!!! It was perfect in every way! We loved our accommodations and the lodges — Baines was our favorite — all the meals were absolutely delicious, the activities were unforgettably great, and most of all, the people at the lodges were wonderful! Everyone treated us like gold and we loved their warmth, kindness, friendliness, and extraordinary hospitality. The only drawback was that we couldn’t stay longer! 🙂 The trip was a dream come true and I can’t thank you enough for arranging it all for us! A very BIG thank you, Mike!”
Suzanne Bone, Botswana Sanctuary Safari, October 2010
Stamford, CT

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“Thanks so much for organizing a truly incredible experience for myself and my daughter in Tanzania and Kenya!  I was clueless on what to do or where to go.  Your advice was splendid and the guide companies in each country were great.  Thanks so much for your patient assistance.  You made it happen!”
Karleen Davis, East Africa Explorer, July 2010
Boise, ID

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“We loved the safari.  The places you set us up in South Africa were terrific.  The game drives were amazing and we really enjoyed our guides and trackers. The flights and transfers worked perfectly.  It was hard to leave a camp where everyone knew your name and what all of your preferences were.  My kids (even the 17 year old boy) just loved South Africa and the whole family hopes to go back soon.”
Barbara Goff, South Africa & Mozambique Safari, August 2010
Seattle, WA


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