March 10th, 2015 for African Travel, Inc.
Q: What is your favorite activity you would recommend guests do while on a South Africa safari?
The night game viewing in an open safari vehicle in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is absolutely a “must do” activity. The various animal sounds, coupled with the fresh smell of the crisp night air, adds to the excitement and anticipation of what one may encounter in the darkness of the bush. The highlight on one of my evening drives was when our tracker pointed the spotlight on three lionesses, hanging out patiently under a nearby tree for their next “meal.”
Q: How many years have you been with African Travel, Inc. and why do you like your job?
I just celebrated 17 years with African Travel, Inc. on Feb 9th, which says a lot about how much I enjoy what I do. I have learned so much about South Africa, and have visited so many times that I don’t think l would ever want to sell any other destination. Each booking is different from the last, which makes my job interesting – especially those that involve a lot of research into which lodge, game reserve, or sightseeing tour would be suitable for the client. At the end of the day, it’s great to hear from returning guests who tell you how much they have enjoyed their trip of a lifetime. That makes my job incredibly rewarding.
Q: What is the most frequently asked question you get about South Africa?
One of the most frequently asked question is the flying time from the US to South Africa. I also get asked if it is a safe destination and what type of food is typically served.
Q: What makes this destination so special?
South Africa is a destination that caters to all age groups and varying interests or budget requirements. The offerings are endless, whether guests are looking for a honeymoon getaway, multi-generational family vacation, adventure seeking experience, or just a “kick back and relax” type of vacation. With so many accommodations and activities to choose from, South Africa is a single-country destination where you can combine a safari with a cultural and city experience. But I think the most important aspect of what makes South Africa so special is our hard working and professional staff on the ground. I know firsthand that they go above and beyond to service our clients…and they do it with a big smile.
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