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The Giltedge family - end of the year function

The Giltedge family - end of the year function

Giltedge

4.9/5  
(88 Reviews)
Offices In:
South Africa South Africa
United States United States
Size:
50-100 employees (Founded in 1999)
Member Of:
IATA, ASTA, SATSA & CTT
Tour Types:
Custom luxury tours that can start every day
Destinations:
Botswana BW
Congo (DRC) CD
Kenya KE
Madagascar MG
Malawi MW
Mauritius MU
Mozambique MZ
Namibia NA
Réunion RE
Rwanda RW
Seychelles SC
South Africa ZA
Tanzania TZ
Uganda UG
Zambia ZM
Zimbabwe ZW
The Giltedge family - end of the year function

The Giltedge family - end of the year function

Giltedge is an award-winning, luxury tour operator with an in-depth knowledge of Southern Africa, East Africa, and the Indian Ocean islands. We create tailor-made itineraries to the best safari destinations in Africa.

Reviews88

Very competent and responsive to questions. Great selections of camps in Zambia.
5/5

The accomodation, staff and locations on the Zambezi and Luangwa rivers were outstanding. Giltedge came up with a first class experience. I had a difficult time finding a travel company that understood what I expected when in Africa, i.e. walking in the bush, night drives and general desire to get away from others in the bush. l was please by the competency of the staffs at the various camps. The guides were highly skilled and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding. The camps provided laundry service which meant I could take less clothing. Some of the planes are not able to take large pieces of luggage. Giltedge got it right.
Clean water, either out of the tap or bottled wa available at all the camps. I think Giltedges tipping suggestions were appropriate. Bring cash!

Exceptional, Laser Focused on Details, Exotic Trip Organizer
5/5

I planned this trip for myself and my son starting a few years ago. I chose to book my trip with Giltedge based on the feedback from friends in the travel industry. My initial trip was canceled due COVID so I had restart from scratch. Giltedge was there from beginning to help me navigate the desired 10 day safari trip to Botswana. Even though it was not possible to duplicate the original itinerary 100%, I was extremely happy with the trip that we came back from yesterday morning. We stayed in 4 camps in Botswana and 2 hotels, one on arrival in Johannesburg and the other in Victoria Falls. Each of the camps in Botswana was just perfect, from travel to accommodations, location and the knowledge of each camps safari drivers/trackers. We first stayed at Camp Xakanaxa for 2 nights, which both, my son and I liked the best. We then flew to Xugana Island Lodge where we also stayed for 2 nights and liked it a lot as well. The 2 mentioned camps were smaller and in one we were 8 people and the other 10 all together, so that at most, we shared the daily rides into the bush with 2 other people. The next camp for 3 days was Savute that was a bit more modern (not that it mattered) and sported a water hole that faced the dining room tables. There was always lots of game to watch while you had your dinner. We saw elephants, hyena, lots of impalas and kudus. The final camp was Chobe Game Lodge for 3 days as well. This was a fairly large place that can accommodate over 100 people. Somehow we felt that the camp was a re-introduction of what awaited us back home. Great service, food and service. We even had massages. In my opinion, this camp should be either the first one on the itinerary or second, this way one retains the exotic feel of the safari. To end our trip my decided to drive to Victoria Falls for 1 day. Needless to say, the falls are just amazing. However, it was too much travel for 2 hours of sightseeing, so I would recommend that people who plan on our type itinerary, perhaps start from Victoria Falls and end at Xakanaxa or Moremi, another camp close by.

Obviously took lots of picture that will take lots of time to organize, but it's all worth it for a "once-in-a-life" experience.

Excellent Service and an amazing Itinerary
5/5

We booked our 12 days safari with Giltedge and were amazed by the great service they offered.
Very shortly after we requested more information Monique our agent already contacted us. She was very knowledgeable and put together an amazing trip for us that we will always remember. Everything was perfectly well organized and we didn't have to worry about anything. All we had to do was just to enjoy our vacation
We also want to highlight that Monique was extremely caring about our well being that went way above our expectation. Here an example. Due to the new Corona variant everything got quite chaotic and Monique even checked with our airline (that we haven't booked with Giltedge, if everything was still ok). And she checked on us even during the weekend.
We were extremely happy with Giltedge and can recommend them to everyone!

Exceptional Service and Professionalism
5/5

We booked an African Safari adventure with Giltedge back in 2019 for travel in 2020 to South Africa and Namibia. Unfortunately, Covid changed everyone's plans in 2020 so we opted to delay until August of this year. Giltedge and Tanya was with us every step of the way, advising, recommending and offering various options in our rebooking. Even up to the last minute where our airline cancelled flights to South Africa a month before we left, they stayed with us in planning the trip. And as luck would have it the unrest in Johannesburg was a concern a week or two before we left. With Tanya's help and recommendation, we rewrote the schedule a week before with stays outside of the Johannesburg and an additional Safari in Savuti in Botswana! What was originally a two stop tour turned into a sight seeing excursion on the White River with a safari in Ghoha Hills Lodge in Savuti. Our journey brought with it because of Covid and traveling through 4 countries, multiple immigration stops and multiple covid tests in order to move through the various places including returning to the States. All along the way Giltedge provided assistance for our group and had people at every stop along the way to assist. This was a godsend. And the safari's? Excellent places with great customer service, exceptional accommodations and food to die for. And guides that were knowledgeable, friendly and always eager to help. I cannot say enough of the support and service we received from Giltedge. Special thanks for Tanya for staying with us every step of the way and to Murry for assuring us that it was ok in Johannesburg to travel through. You owe it to yourself to book a journey of a lifetime with Giltedge.

Giltedge did a great job arranging a wonderful trip.
5/5

Giltedge took time to find out exactly what we wanted, provide options and come up with a great trip to several camps in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. Then COVID hit and we had to delay our trip for a year. They negotiated with the lodges, up dated us about the conditions and then rescheduled our trip. In the end it was the trip of a lifetime. We couldn't have been more pleased.

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