May 14th, 2013, by Beth Engelhart
Just wanted to let you know we all had a fabulous time. I had a problem with my camera while in Victoria Falls and your land operator in Harare, and the manager of Ilala Lodge went absolutely above and beyond to help me. I was so impressed. To be quite frank, I just really haven’t been able to find words that can accurately convey to others what I think of African Travel and your colleagues in Africa. Absolutely tremendous. You really find out the true nature of people and a company when a problem arises, big or small. If you (African Travel & colleagues) took such care over what was really a ‘small’ issue, like a camera, I can only imagine the lengths you all would go to if there was a more important issue, like an illness or safety concern.
Somalisa and Linyanti Camps were exactly what I wanted and our stays there, by far, exceeded my expectations. The guides, managers and staff were phenomenal. There really aren’t words to describe it all.
I have already given your name and African Travel Inc. as a referral to people we met along the way, and to a couple flight attendants as well.
I can’t thank you enough for all you did. Every single detail was just perfect. To sum it up, you and African Travel are downright impressive. When/if my travel plans take me back to Africa, you will definitely be my first call.
March 27th, 2013, by Diane Bell
I traveled to Tanzania in June 2012 and visited the parks on the” northern circuit” (Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Lake Manyara) after a 15 year absence. Much has changed in Tanzania in 15 years. So many new camps and lodges have been built, both permanent and mobile. Tanzania now rivals Kenya in the quality and diversity of accommodation. The feel of old Africa is being kept alive at the tented camps in particular, with safari showers, pre-dinner drinks around the campfire, communal dining and up close encounters with the wildlife.
I can’t say enough about the beauty of the country at this time of year when it’s green and lush after the rains. Tarangire was particularly beautiful with its grasslands, wildflowers and huge baobob and acacia trees. The animal population is holding steady and I saw many thousands of wildebeest in the central Serengeti. One of my favorite memories of the trip is waking up one morning at Dunia Camp to find several lion lounging just outside the dining room – great excitement and nervous laughter among the guests who were told to stay in the tents! The lions were chased off at last. I was lucky enough to stay at Olakira, a mobile camp in the northern Serengeti and had a lovely view of the Mara River from my tent. A sad surprise was seeing how much Lake Manyara has decreased in size from when I first saw it in 1997. The three rivers which feed the lake are now being used for agriculture and rice growing in particular, which takes a lot of water. Consequently the lake is so shallow now that it is possible to walk across it! It has been estimated that the lake my disappear altogether in ten years time.
At the end of the trip we had three relaxing days at Matemwe Lodge on Zanzibar. The beach has the finest, softest white sand, and at low tide, the locals do some fishing!
March 27th, 2013, by Margie Vogel
Just a note to let you know we are back from our trip to Africa. Thanks to your recommendation for using African Travel for our Safari everything was perfect.
All of the land and flight arrangements were excellent. We loved the small charming Khwai River Lodge in the Okavango Delta. The staff was very gracious and efficient. Also the Royal Livingstone Hotel was beautiful in every aspect. The grounds were beautiful and the dining very gourmet. It was a wondrous journey and we thank you for your services in making this a trip of a lifetime. Picture taken of us on Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.We would certainly recommend African Travel to anyone planning a trip to Africa.
Peggy and Jose Rebolledo
Martha and Michael Rebolledo
March 27th, 2013, by Hilda Tashjian
Thank you, Hilda, for hanging in with me through the changes, nit-picking requests, etc. If it hadn’t been for your constant willingness to keep working through this, we never would have put this trip together for the college, to our mutual loss.
The Miles College department that requested this trip is part of a 25-college program that requires 3 international trips per year per college. Dr. Be-Shen Welch told me she was very happy with our work, and would be recommending me to the other colleges. And I will be recommending African Travel to any college interested in travel to Africa, as well as any and all future clients I may have.
Thank you again,
March 19th, 2013, by Jennifer Luckow
African Travel Inc. is very blessed to have Jennifer Luckow. She really helped me celebrate my 75th birthday with this dream trip of a lifetime.
Mary Ann Krueger