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Robert weisz   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Dec 27, 2023

Email Robert weisz  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

First class service and very personalized attention on a day to day basis

Value for money is extremely good. Tour and reliability of the travel arrangements are first class.
Choice of lodges is great

L S   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jun 30, 2023

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As someone who travels a lot, this trip exceeded all expectations, and left me wanting more. What a wonderful experience. I can’t wait to go back. To Mike and all the team at Crafted Africa, thank you so much for ensuring our brilliant trip ran so smoothly. To Lawrence in particularly, keep on doing what you are doing. Insightful and wise, I can’t wait for you to drive us to Lake Malawi on our next trip.

Jutta   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: May 22, 2023

Email Jutta  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

I would say that this tour operator listens to his customers and makes sure things run smoothly.

To you and your team, thank you for a fabulous Central Africa experience! For me and my son, it had just the right mix of reviving old memories and making new ones. Your leadership and understanding made it work. Tapiwa's attention to detail, Chifundo's way with numbers - and last, not least, our driver/guide Francis Thandwe's good-humored skill and patience made everything run smoothly. The accommodations were all great. We felt quite lucky to have Cloe guide us through some early insecurities at Msandile in Luangwa Valley, so thanks to her as well. The guide-drivers Isaac, Chifundo, and Liwonde were a delight. They pointed out plants, birds, reptiles, small mammals, antelopes, constellations in the night sky - and, of course, also the big game; and they were full of information on animal behavior and mating habits. For me, these drives in the three game parks were truly liberating for the soul. Thanks to you, my son Hans and I learned a lot, had great fun, and have hardly begun to digest all our impressions and recollections.

Fritz and Claire   –  
Canada CA
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 9, 2023

Email Fritz and Claire  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Fantastic 3 week trip to Malawi!

My wife and I couldn't have been happier with our trip to Malawi. Our itinerary and accommodations were recommended by the staff of Crafted Africa, and couldn't have been better. From getting off the airplane after a long journey from Canada to stepping on to our homeward flight 3 weeks later we were welcomed and taken care of...even spoiled. The people of Malawi were warm and welcoming and we always felt safe. Our driver and guide Eddie was fantastic. He was a careful driver as well as being very informative about the culture and history of Malawi. He was always there to handle any curveballs that came our way and did his best to fulfill any requests we had. We had some trepidation about travelling in the rainy (emerald) season but the advantages of uncrowded accommodations, cooler temperatures, and green vistas made up for the occasional shower.
High lites include Huntington House, Mvuu Lodge, Blue Zebra Lodge, Mumbo Island, Zomba, and Majete, and of course the people of Malawi.
I definitely would recommend Crafted Africa to guide you to this wonderful and friendly country of Malawi. WE wish we were still there!

Yuval   –  
Israel IL
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Jan 6, 2023

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With their organizing and the marvelous guide - felt like Morgan Freeman exploring the world

I found this place after some searching, and I chose by their polite, prompt and efficient e-mail communication. And as advertised, they just went all distance to make my trip a life enhancing experience. The whole organization was perfect on paper as well as practice, with flexibilty, efficienct and smiles, fair prices too if you want. I landed in Malawi tired and anxious - went out of the airport to the heat of Lilingwe, carrying my stuff - and melted - not from the heat but from the smile of my guide. From there on, through incredible experiences, some much to personal to describe - Dzakanyama, Liwonde (Safari), Zomba, Lake Malawi and Dedza, with winderful Mattias Kawaye and other great local guides everywhere - my gratitude is immense. If you watched Morgan Freeman's TV series where he explore's God all over the world anfd other things, I felt like a movie star and an ordinary, humbled person in the same time - my Guides and the people of Malawi let me close and I learned so much, enjoyed, and though some things were tough (as an authentic journey should be) I always felt safe. Truly got the experience of the Warm heart of Afroca - Malawi. A personal note here - advised to bring cash (Dollars, Euro, Pounds or local Kwache) to give as a token of appreciation to everyone who assists you. And please be generous, think in terms of how you would give in your own country - you can make a difference just by being their and showing your gratitude - and being generous with tipping helps.

Jens   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2022

Email Jens  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Excellent - no need to look further

We travelled as a family with two teenagers 13 and 15 years old. The selection of proposed lodges and camps was perfect for us. Value for money and service were excellent. Uncomplicated and great help in obtaining the entry visas! Again at any time - clear recommendation! Big thanks to the entire team at Crafted Africa

Mark Nicholson   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 15, 2022

Email Mark Nicholson  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Great holiday on Lake Malawi

When I reached out to Mike at Crafted Africa to help plan our trip to Lake Malawi, I knew we would be in safe hands. His team did a great job at listening to what our needs where for the holiday and made sure they found the best lodges suited to our tastes and needs.

We wanted a relaxing holiday on Lake Malawi and the various suggestions they gave us where all tailored to this. They highly recommended two lodges on Likoma island, Kaya Mawa and Pure Likoma and boy were they right. We spent a total of 8 nights on the island and loved every minute of it!!

A big thank you to Crafted Africa, Chifundo in particular, for planning our getaway to Lake Malawi, we will be going back!

Chris   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 14, 2022

Email Chris  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Friendly, efficient and flexible, with great knowledge and rates for lodges.

We live in Lilongwe, Malawi but wanted to head for the first time to South Luwanga, Zambia. Not knowing the lodges, Crafted provided brill info on the choice and preferential residence rates to fit our price range. When I got sick and asked them if they could speak to the lodge and postpone our booking by a few weeks, Crafted were friendly and professional, making a plan that as the main lodge was fully booked for one day in our preferred weekend, we would stay at the bush camp instead. From directions to the border to the useful photos and descriptions of the lodges they know on their website, Crafted are a great source for safari booking in the region. Will definitely use again!

Sébastien   –  
France FR
Visited: May 2022 Reviewed: Jun 8, 2022

Email Sébastien  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A tailor-made stay! Fantastic journey

Zambia and Malawi were a unique experience for us! We have already traveled to Africa often, but this trip was unique. Mike and Razziah were able to listen to our wishes and concocted an exceptional stay for us, knowing how to adapt to our budget. Everything was great: the organization without any hiccups (rather rare), magnificent places, adorable and competent hosts and guides, a rich and intimate experience, so far from the safari industry.

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Almira   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: March 2022 Reviewed: Apr 3, 2022

Email Almira  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Perfect organisation, unforgettable trip

The trip was very well organised, the comminucation worked very good before hand, answering all our questions in a short period of time.
All chosen lodges met our expectations, beautiful places and run by great people.
This was an unforgettable trip <3
Thank you Mike and all your team!

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