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Jessica Evans   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2019 Reviewed: Dec 4, 2019

Email Jessica Evans  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Africa tour

It was an amazing experience! Everything was arranged perfectly! No stress! Entire trip was amazing. Great quality of hotels and excursions! Have recommended to all my friends

Laetitia   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: October 2019 Reviewed: Nov 25, 2019

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

Great Safari - Great atmosphere - Great Pembury

In a very short time and with a limited budget (for a safari), Tammy organisez us a beautiful trip in The Kruger NP. In one week, we visited tree very different places with each one its particularity and its own environment. We all loved them. As always with Tammy, the organization was perfect and we had nothing to do but take pleasure.

Keith Donald   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2019 Reviewed: Nov 23, 2019

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

One word - Superb!

Everything from start to finish has quite simply been fantastic.
Melanie from Pembury Tours listened to our likes and dislikes and taylor-made our itinerary to suit. The result? A perfect blend of South African hospitality spread over 42 nights. It really couldn't have been better.
Moreover, it is refreshing to note that the fee to put all this together was more than reasonable. Melanie has been flawless throughout.

Paul Craven   –  
Australia AU
Visited: October 2019 Reviewed: Nov 11, 2019

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

We looked for the best and came up with Pembury , they surpassed all expectations

When we looked for the best tour operators in Africa we came up with Pembury and in many of the reviews Tammy Harding was named. We are lucky to work with Tammy in planning our trip. Never have I ever come across someone so passionate and caring about what they do. Tammy was incredibly responsive to all my questions, and there were lots, she changed things whenever I had doubts and came up with what we thought was perfect. We travelled to Botswana, Vic Falls, Sabi Sands, Cape Town, Rovos rail and Johannesburg. From the minute we arrived at the airport to the moment we said goodbye it truly was exceptional. We were met at every stage by the most wonderful people to help us on our journey, every camp, hotel was out of this world and the food and hospitality second to none. We travelled with my elderly mother and it was her first trip to Africa. We all loved it so much that half way though our holiday we decided we wanted to go back and indeed called Tammy to start the plans for 2020. we have just now confirmed next years trip for 6 of us and I can't tell you how much we are looking forward to it because Tammy has truly gone above and beyond to help us achieve something magical. I had many ideas of what i wanted next year and we worked through every option, every country suggested, every flight connection to make sure we did not spend log times travelling. It was never too much effort.

So what I can say is if you want the best, go to the best and if you want perfection ask for Tammy

Todd   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 29, 2019

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

Heidi was amazing and worked to customize our Africa Trip.

The team at Pembury and Heidi Bedford especially took great care to plan out every detail of our trip. Once we landed in Cape Town every pick-up and drop off and tour was meticulously planned.

Charlie and Lynn   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 22, 2019

Email Charlie and Lynn  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The best travel experience we have ever been on. Everything went like clockwork and was first rate.

We cannot give enough praise to Pembury, and in particular, Kerry, for arranging a spectacular, unforgettable tour package. We had started a few years back but had to put our plans on hold. When we were ready and able to commit, we gave a list of reserves and areas we wanted to visit.

Communication with Kerry was through email and it could not have been better. She was always very responsive and accommodating.

We asked for the Okavango Delta, Chobe, Victoria Falls, Kruger and Cape Town to be the basic itinerary. We also asked for not the best accommodations, but levels where we would have good safari experiences. We had no experience as to what we wanted and left the details to Pembury.

With those minimum guidelines, Kerry put together a phenomenal itinerary that far exceeded our expectations way beyond what we could have suggested ourselves.

Overall, Kerry planned the internal flights, all hotels and lodgings, driving transportation between reserves. We were greeted at each airport with a Pembury representative who made sure we were taken to our next lodging, told us what the itinerary was and basically took care of us. She also coordinated the international flights with me so I was able to make those reservations. Maybe that was more cost effective than Pembury doing it, but I'm not sure.

We were on our trip for 15 days, plus the main international flights. We did not have a concern for the entire time, and everything went like clockwork. Our tour representative or private driver was always there on time or earlier. When I say everything was prearranged, I'm not understating.

Now for the details, which we highly recommend.

The first safari lodge was at camp xakanaka in Botswana. We were there for three nights. A rustic, yet classy lodge, which was all inclusive with high tea at 3, and sundowner cocktails. It is within the Okavango Delta so our safaris could start early and end late. This may have been the best lodge we stayed at for the entire trip.

The next lodge was Chobe lodge, within the Chobe reserve. There are more elephants here plus other mammals that made the lodge an excellent experience.

Our next stop was Victoria falls, which is a fantastic waterfall, less so in dry season. If you have seen iguazu falls in Argentina, you may want to rethink going to Victoria falls.

Next was Idube lodge within the Sabi Sands reserve which is probably the second favorite lodge, with lots of mammal sightings.

The next lodge was in Kruger Reserve, staying in the Lukimbi Lodge for two nights. Kruger Reserve was not as spectacular as Chobe or Sabi Sands, but we got to see some pretty exotic cats and a rare southern black rhino.

We then spent the next three nights in the Commadore Hotel in Cape Town, where Kerry had arranged a private guide, Terrence, to pick us up at the airport, take us all around Cape Town and the outlying areas. Terrence was very knowledgeable and talkative and told us about the history, politics and socio-economics of the region. A very delightful, interesting and intellectual exchange.

When we take another African Safari, we will definitely be using Kerry and Pembury. For reference, we would cut out the tour of Victoria Falls. They were not that spectacular, with the water shortage and the logistics in getting there. We would have also eliminated Kruger since we had so much better experiences in the other regions' reserves. On second thought, I would not have changed a thing on this adventure. It was just perfect.

Thank You Kerry and Pembury.

Anna Acidera   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2019

Email Anna Acidera  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

amazing trip to Cape Town, Sabi Sands game reserve, Victoria Falls and Chobe

I reached out to Pembury Tours more than a year ago because of the great reviews in Safari bookings. It truly didn’t disappoint me and my 7 friends who wanted to celebrate our 50th birthday in Africa.

Shout out to Anya, our travel consultant, who did an excellent job in creating our itinerary based on our budget, activities we wanted to do and things we wanted to see. We chose Cape Town, Sabi Sands, Vic Falls and Chobe to celebrate our milestone. Anya was prompt to reply to our emails and was very detailed on the description of this tour.

We just returned from our trip 2 weeks trip and all of us think this is an EPIC journey that is difficult to top. This trip truly exceeded our expectations. All the accommodations were excellent. Food in these lodges were delicious. We stayed at Winchester Mansions in Cape Town, Idube game reserve in Sabi Sands, Nutgrove Manor in White river , Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls and Cresta Mowana in Chobe. All the tour guides were very knowledgeable and accommodating to all our requests.

We are truly happy and satisfied with this trip and we would like to thank Anya for making our 50th birthday celebration a very memorable one. We look forward to more trips with Pembury Tours in the future.

Alex   –  
France FR
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2019

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

Excellent travel agent

This was our first family trip to South Africa and we were looking for a customized and exciting itinerary. Anya from Pembury Tours worked diligently and professionally to arrange such a unique travel experience. She's a smart, flexible and efficient consultant that provided good advices and services. She planned all the trip perfectly, with effective transfer service, perfect timing, complete travel documents, and all those little extras that make your trip easier and more enjoyable.
We stayed 4 days at andBeyond Ngala safari Lodge, a luxury private game lodge with suite-bungalows, located in the Timbavati nature reserve and 3 days at Arathusa Safari Lodge in Sabi Sands game reserve, one of the best game viewing destination (leopard on hunt, wild animals walking next to your room). In both reserves, we saw many lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, elephants, crocodile, rhino, hippo, giraffe, zebras, monkeys, eagles and myriad of colored birds, and of course thousands of impala… It was an absolutely fantastic and memorable experience.
Lastly, we left the Greater Kruger National Park for Cape Town. We stayed three nights at the Commodore, a luxury well located hotel. Michael, our qualified and friendly tour guide, drove us in his comfortable car around the Cape peninsula: Boulder’s Beach, Cape Point, Cape of Good Will, Kirstenbosch and the Constantia Winelands.
We highly recommend Anya from Pembury tours. Everything was perfect, with zero bad surprise.

Bob and Inge   –  
Canada CA
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 13, 2019

Email Bob and Inge  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

One month in Africa

Pembury Tours organized a 3 1/2 week trip for us through South Africa, Victoria Falls and Kenya. Their itinerary and choice of hotels/lodges was excellent! Our travel consultant Tammy Harding was exceptionally prompt and thorough in all the pre-trip planning and correspondence with many helpful tips and suggestions. The trip was a combination of hotel stays with free time to explore, private sightseeing tours in Cape Town and the surrounding area, stays at various game lodges and an 11 day private tour throughout Kenya with a vehicle and driver. The planning and execution was flawless. We saw and did everything we wanted and more. We would highly recommend Tammy and Pembury Tours!!

Kelly   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 9, 2019

Email Kelly  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great trip made even better by Pembury Tours!

We worked with Tammy to plan our honeymoon in September 2019 and could not have had a better experience. Tammy was incredibly responsive and organized and made planning a breeze; she suggested hotels, activities and flights. We had the best time and it was so nice to not worry about any of the details because Tammy handled everything! I would definitely recommend Pembury Tours and Tammy to anyone looking to book a trip.

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