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Nelson Tseng

July 10th, 2017

Hi Niki,

My clients had a trip of their lifetime.  They first said the order of the itinerary was perfect, starting at Arusha Coffee Lodge and ending their trip in paradise at Giraffe Manor, which was one of the highlights of their trip.  They got to see animals in different stages, at the beginning, where they were more desperate and also see the differences in the landscape and how that affected the animals and the changes in the happier animals towards the end of their trip.

Claire and Bill made so many new friends with the staff and are planning on keeping touch with them by Facebook.

They enjoyed all the different safari camps, but their favorite was the Olonana Tented Camp.  They commented that at the Satao Elerai,there was no electricity from 11:30 am to 6 pm, so you cannot charge your devices, but they were okay with that.  Guess that property uses their generators at certain times.  They enjoyed viewing the animals coming up to the water hole.

They told me that I must go see the migration as there are no words that can describe what they saw.  Both parties gained weight, and was surprised at how delicious the food was throughout.  Both Claire and Bill also enjoyed visiting the tribes and how they lived and asked a lot of questions.  They also brought coloring books with crayons to give and said they have not seen crayons before.

They said the trip was like clock work, everyone that was supposed to meet or greet them, the guides, drivers, etc. was there early and everyone was so accommodating and cordial.

Thank you for putting together such a perfect itinerary and for your patience and creating such fond memories for the Aisley's that  they will treasure for a lifetime.

Talk to you soon

 

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Judy Sumka

July 7th, 2017

Good Morning Jennifer,

We arrived home yesterday and I didn't want to wait to tell you what a magnificent time we all had. You made me look so good, Jennifer!! The group kept saying how well I had done at picking our the various accommodations, and how the various experiences were scheduled. I told them the mysterious Jennifer had done it all. They kept coming up to me and saying: "is this your doing, or the mysterious Jennifer's?" and I kept having to respond that it was you.

Here is a short summary of the trip.

Capetown: We loved the hotel. It had a bed and breakfast feel. The breakfasts were excellent and the rooms were superb. The hot water bottles in bed were a great touch. Breakfast was heavenly, although the breakfast room was quite cozy and sometimes we had to wait for a table. Our guide Gaston, from Thompson tours was great. We did not get to see the fur seal colony or do some of the wineland tour because of the weather which was iffy at best.

Kapama Game Camp: What a deluxe operation! Guides were great, meals were phenomenal. No one minded getting up at 5 for the game tours, then there was a cup of coffee and a snack waiting along with a hot water bottle and a blanket in the vehicles,which could hold as many as 10. We went in two groups of 6 and 7, respectively, and saw a lot of animals, including a group of 3 lions stalking a herd of antelope.

Johannesburg: Nice accommodation but our least favorite. Connected to a large casino complex. A few gambled. I understand there are limited choices here.

Zimbabwe: Other than a 2 hour wait in line for visas (written manually, and slower due to a large amount of incoming passengers participating in a marathon the next day) this was a great visit. All of us loved the Ilana lodge and the sundown cruise. Our guide for Victoria Falls and the village visit was Luckson from Thompson tours, and he was very good. We only met one person at the village homestead because it was Sunday and everyone was at church. We could not purchase any handmade items, or give the gifts that we bought in person. This may be something for you to keep in mind. 

Chobe: This lodge is a real delight! The staff were superb, and meals were wonderful. We loved the additional game hunts on the river..it added a whole new dimension to the experience.The staff even had a private dinner for us the first evening. Were were able to see a lot of game activity as well, including 2 kills. the roads are much rougher there, but we had an excellent guide, DK, who added a lot to the hunts.

I've talked to Betty as well, and she said she had excellent care in Johannesburg. Patrick and Matthew from Thompson took excellent care of her. Patrick also took fine care of us while we were in Johannesburg.

I cannot thank you enough for giving us such a wonderful time. 

Thank you again Jennifer.

 

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Pamela R.

June 13th, 2017

Upon arrival to South Africa, we felt like queens! We were greeted and taken care of like we were famous! The tours planned were outstanding and the accommodations were perfect. Couldn't have imagined better. Loved the game reserve and seeing the Big 5. Amazing. Thank you African Travel. We will be booking with you again in the future. 

 

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