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Meggan Lopez, Safari Specialist

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In the words of Shakespeare, “The world is your oyster”, from The Merry Wives of Windsor. I’ve been blessed with many years in the travel field for over 20 years, and over the last 5 years I have explored the  incredible African continent, from Morocco to South Africa.

If you were to ask me what my favorite country is I would be hard pressed to give you an answer, because for me, it’s the chirping frogs in the waterways of Botswana, or the hippos grunting as you are gazing at the amazing sunset! It’s also just ‘being’ on top of Table Mountain when the clouds come in like a ‘table cloth’ over the top and you feel wrapped in the splendor of God’s creation. Or maybe the vast open savannahs of East Africa where you feel like you don’t see anything for miles, then you spot them, the ears of a lioness laying in the grasses who just popped her head up, or a line of ostrich in ‘formation’ across the horizon….amazing, all of it and so much more.

I truly get a thrill from planning any type of journey for anyone, from the ‘first timer’ to the ‘repeat offender’!  The typical to the extraordinary, for those who want to experience the plains game animals to the tree swingers or Rwanda or Madagascar, the Big 5 to the Little 5. I’ll create the perfect dream vacation no matter who, what, when or where, trust me, it won’t be your only one to Africa…


Fred & Cathy

April 2nd, 2020

Thanks to an amazing team

Our time in the bush and going on the game drives was spectacular! We saw all five of the big game animals: African elephant, leopard, lion, Cape buffalo, and Black rhinoceros. Witnessed the wildebeest migration along with herds of zebra, elephants and impalas. Our driver Salim was amazing as he traversed nearly impossible roads because of the rain. He was knowledgeable about flora and fauna as well as spotting animals in the wild. He could identify any creature be it winged or footed. 

Fred had a reaction to the anti-malaria medication, but fortunately we were at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, where Dr. John Maswabe was attending. He was able to quickly identify the issue and treated Fred in our room. Administering an IV to rehydrate and followed up several times to assure he was improving. It was a highlight for Fred as they sat and chatted, he learned of Dr. John's dream to have a clinic within his home tribe. 

Because of COVID-19 our visit to Victoria Falls was cancelled due to closed boarders and cancelled return flights. We are most grateful to Meggan and her team at African Travel, Inc., John and Erick, Salim, Mohamed and Leopard Tours for securing our flights and transfers and getting us to the airport in time! Erick went above and beyond by staying at the hotel and sleeping in his car to be sure he would get any flight changes in a timely manner. The time difference from Tanzania to California made it so his office was closed in Arusha and information would not arrive in time. Erick was relying on the hotel to get the information. 

We can't thank all who made sure we arrived home safely! Thank you.

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Pamela F. and Pete M.

May 3rd, 2019

Our trip was AMAZING!

Our trip was AMAZING!! Thank you so much for everything you did to get us there. Everything went so smoothly, we had no issues at all. So thank you for putting us in the best of hands everywhere we went.




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