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Barry   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Aug 10, 2019

Email Barry  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Robust tour of South Africa and Victoria Falls with safaris in Chobe and Madikwe.

We could not be more satisfied with the arrangements made by Gail at Pembury. She was very responsive to all our questions before we arrived in South Africa. Gail correctly placed us in accommodations that perfectly fit our desires. Transfers were prompt and day trips were excellent. Our main safari at Impodimo in Madikwe was awesome. Their new comfortable waterhole hide provided us with up close viewing of elephants, giraffes, warthogs, zebras, and many varieties of antelope and birds. Our trip was everything we hoped for and more.

Mark   –  
Australia AU
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Aug 10, 2019

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

Very helpful with suggestions and options provided to meet requirements.

Communications were appropriate and provided excellent detail, background and support. With both electronic and hard copy documentation and additional electronic support through dedicated app.
The staff member was helpful being available for voice call through wattsapp prior to our journey to assist with international communications and time zone differences.

The trip meet and exceeded all expectations.

Trin   –  
Thailand TH
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Aug 10, 2019

Email Trin  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Second trip of a lifetime in Africa!

This was our second trip in Africa arranged by Kerry from Pembury Tours. In 2016, we went to South Africa (Cape Town, Hermanus, Kruger), Victoria Falls and Chobe. It was so wonderful that we have no hesitation to have Kerry help us again on this second trip to Africa. This time, we did a self drive tour of Namibia for 12 days and the last 4 nights in Okavango Delta. We did not disappoint and more.

The highlights are self driving in Etosha, desert elephant tour in northern Damaraland, living desert tour from Swakopmund, Sandwich Harbour tour from Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei and of course the Delta. All the lodges that we stayed are great overall. We stayed at Kadizora Camp in the Delta and it is absolutely fantastic experience. I believe it is also one of the more affordable places to stay in the Delta.

I always do lots of research and plan my own vacation and this is what I really appreciate working with Kerry. She listens to what we want and give us options and recommendations which could be very detailed. We have been talking for several months to a year to get everything we really want. During the trip, she was very prompt in any support we need which you will need traveling in Africa. We received a short notice on flight delay and she helped to sort it out and even gave us a complimentary 5 hours driver services in Johannesburg on our stopover.

I highly recommend Kerry from Pembury Tours planning your vacation in Africa.

Tom & Betty   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Aug 9, 2019

Email Tom & Betty  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Our First Trip to South Africa was FANTASTIC!!!!

Pembury Tours, Gail, Did a Great job putting this together! She promptly answered all of our questions in a professional manner. When we arrived in Cape Town our Guide, Ian was there to meet us and transfer us to the V&A Hotel, it exceeded our expectations. The next morning Ian showed us Cape Town, Cape Point, & Cape of Good Hope, this guy was Brilliant!! After 4 days in Cape Town we were transfered to the Blue Train, our first train trip, this Train is First Class. After 3 days aboard The Blue Train, we flew out to Madikwe Game Reserve, Impodimo Game Lodge, this place was Amazing!! The Food, Staff, our Guide & Tracker, everyone was eager to make our stay memorable. The game drives were the Highlight, Impodimo just finished the Hide by the water hole, we spent hours in there with all the comforts of home. The entire 2 week trip was Fantastic!! Gail of Pembury Tours made it all happen. Thank You!!

Nicola   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 7, 2019

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

A-MAZE-ING - One of the best holidays I have EVER had, thanks to Anya at Pembury Tours

From the initial email contact to Pembury Tours to just see what they could offer I was incredibly impressed with the efficiency and quality of service I received. Our advisor was Anya... she was 100% fantastic in all that she did. Her advice was spot on, her attention to detail fabulous, her knowledge and ability to match what our hopes were to the programme she prepared for us was just super.

I was so grateful of her patience too as I ummed and ahhhed, and wanted to check various things out and I genuinely got the feeling that she was honestly invested in wanting to make sure our trip was the best it could be.

Our visit to South Africa and our first taste of a safari was incredible. Everything ran like clockwork and Anya had thought of everything... including working out/supporting some unexpected touches to make our trip extra special. We commented a number of times throughout the trip on what a brilliant job she had done; noting that 'yes' this was 'JUST" what we had wanted.

I have been lucky enough to travel all around the world, and experienced all sorts of adventure. I can hand on heart say though that this trip was one of the best I have ever been on, and that is very much down to the truly wonderful support, advice and work of Anya. She made the planning exciting (and easy), the trip itself a dream and I loved her passion and knowledge for her country. Anya advised me on a full holiday from days and trips in Cape Town to visiting two safari lodges all in the time that we were there. I know that there is no way I would have been able to plan such a super holiday even if I had spent hours researching and thinking things through.

My thanks can't go far enough to her, and the Pembury Tours team... you absolutely will be hearing from me again!

I'd urge anyone reading this who might be thinking about going on safari to DO IT! And, then to plan it with Anya... you will not be disappointed.

Alex   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: June 2004 Reviewed: Aug 6, 2019

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

Great experience

Overall, fantastic experience, according to our expectations. We would highlight the way logistics were organised, quality of the hotels and facilities
Kerry did a fantastic job by supporting on every step of our travel, she definetily overreach our expectations and no doubt, if we come back to Africa, we will contact her.

Best regards,

Annie Hill   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jul 16, 2019

Email Annie Hill  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Our 3 week African Safari was perfect, for a reasonable price, and Permbury Tours is awesome!

Heidi did an amazing job organizing everything we needed for 3 weeks across 4 countries.
Having traveled extensively, I assumed something would go wrong, but everything was seamless - we had more transfers than I can count, numerous flights, several tours, and
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT - everyone showed up on time, everyone was professional, it was almost hard to believe. All of our safari guides were knowledgeable and a real pleasure to spend time with, and the accommodations were all breathtakingly beautiful.
Also, we paid a fair price. We looked at a British tour company, but they wanted significantly more money and offered less service.
I strongly recommend booking with an African company because if something does go wrong, they’re on hand to deal with it directly.
I chose Pembury based on their stellar reviews, and I can confirm that they truly are amazing.
I am amazed by the professionalism, it was a magical trip of a lifetime.
We hope to return within two years.

Kyle   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Jul 13, 2019

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

Friendly, professional, patient and superb.

We began planning a year ahead of our trip and Heidi with Pembury tours was truly exceptional. She helped us plan what we wanted to see (and even things we didn't even know we wanted to see). She helped flex the trip to fit our plans as well as our budget. The trip went off without a hitch and it was our smoothest international trip ever. The transports were on time and we felt pampered on the whole trip. We also felt safe from start to finish. Midway into our trip, Heidi even sent me a PDF with our South African Airways boarding passes, so I could print them off at the hotel which really made the airport experience much less stressful. We have traveled extensively all over the world both on our own and with tour groups and Heidi and Pembury Tours was outstanding (the best). We can recommend them without reservations.

Chris   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Jul 10, 2019

Email Chris  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Great Experience

Myself and a friend have just returned from a fantastic trip to South Africa arranged by Pembury. Our consultant Gail made sure everything was in order and our air and ground transfers between Johannesburg and the three different camps (Rhino Post, Nottens & Simbavati River Camp) were seamless. We were thrilled with the lodges Gail recommended- they were exactly what we were looking for. Gail was very responsive throughout the whole process and I felt no trepidation booking with her from across the world. This was my third safari holiday and my last experience with a different tour provider had left something to be desired. With Gail and Pembury, all went according to plan - and the plan they put together happened to be spectacular. I recommend Gail and Pembury wholeheartedly and look forward to the possibility of booking with them again in the future.

Michael & Zona   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jul 8, 2019

Email Michael & Zona  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Perfect 21 day tour with every detail taken care of by our travel agent.

We dealt with Heidi at Pembury Tours and could not have experienced better service. She was amazingly prompt in her replies to all of our requests for follow up information during the planning process.
Once we had "booked" our tour she continued to provide great follow up. Especially when we had to change our flights over to Africa!
Each place we stayed exceeded our expectations. Every camp was a different style of accommodations and facility. The game drives were spectacular.
The many in country airport meet and greets as well as our ground transportation to and from camps were perfect. No delays, friendly drivers and clean vehicles.
All of the in country flights were arranged by Heidi and we experienced no problems with our reservations and ticketing.
The informational packet she sent detailed every item of information regarding our tour. No bad surprises!
This was our 12th or 13th trip to Africa since 1990 (we've lost track) and thanks to Heidi, our best ever!
I would recommend Heidi to all of my friends thinking of planning a trip to Africa.

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