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Amita   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Sep 15, 2017

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

Amazing Trip
5/5

I spoke to more than 10 travel agents in the US before I came across Chalo Africa - and my search ended with them. Sangeeta and Smita know what they are doing - and helped plan a trip that was beyond what we had imagined possible. With my unending questions and revisions, I was in touch with them so frequently, think I can safely say that Sangeeta and I are now friends!
They were so amazing, my family in India also booked a trip to Kenya through them.
Everything run smoothly and the fact that they have teams in different time zones really helped.
Can't recommend them highly enough.

Fm   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 19, 2017

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

It was an amazing experience and one of the best vacations I have ever been on.
5/5

This was probably one of the best vacations that I have ever been on. Our tour was especially geared to children. I have gone on many vacations with Disney Adventures and Disney Cruises and this tour beats all of them! My kids learned about animals, the ecosystem and the culture. I highly recommended this tour to everyone.

Karim   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 19, 2017

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

Most Amazing Family Trip!! Excellent Service and Organization
5/5

We went on our first family safari to the Masai Mara in Kenya with our six children in late August during the peak of the wildebeest migration. Sangeeta understood our family needs and requirements and arranged an itinerary that was comfortable, kid friendly, and educational. As a result the family was able to experience Africa in a way that we never imagined. We witnessed the wildebeest migration river crossing, saw the big 5, visited a local school, went on walking and night safari tours, and much more all in just 5 days. Our tour guides were extraordinary!!! They kept the kids engaged and excited at all times. Sangeeta and the Chalo Africa team were communicating with us during the entire trip via a Whatsapp group chat to ensure that everything was always perfect. I highly recommend planning your next safari with Chalo Africa.

Anthony   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Sep 19, 2017

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

Excellent and efficient service
5/5

Chalo Africa was not only efficient but also very responsive and were able to handle our situation which was complicated by the fact that we were traveling with little internet access and cc payment difficulties. i highly recommend them.

Sushil P.   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 30, 2017

Email Sushil P.

Wonderful Kenya trip thanks to 'Chalo Africa'
5/5

We just had a wonderful Safari trip in Kenya thanks to Chalo Africa team. We are extremely happy with all the help Chalo Africa provided in planning our itinerary, making sure that lodges/camps could meet our special food requirements, ensuring that we had a knowledgeable and helpful local guide/driver (Charles O..) to take us around from the time we landed in Kenya to the time we left. It was also nice that Chalo Africa set up a What’sapp group so we can communicate with Chalo Africa team and our family in the US while we were on the trip.

Sangeeta in the Chalo Africa USA office was very helpful from the planning stage to the time we were back from the actual trip. We changed the itinerary a few times and she patiently suggested different options and answered all our queries. Chalo Africa provided good details of what we will see/visit each day, information for Kenya VISA and vaccination requirements and suggestion on what to bring with us for the trip. While on the trip, the local Chalo Africa office person did call us to make sure everything was okay.

Bijal   –  
India IN
Visited: December 2017 Reviewed: Dec 24, 2017

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

The review below is the personal opinion of Bijal and not that of SafariBookings.
unprofessional
2/5

Very poor service.
I had talked on the phone with their Delhi office.
This was an inquiry for a trip I was planning.
But they didn't bother to even reply to the email.

Reply from Chalo Africa
Reply from Chalo Africa
Posted on Dec 28, 2017

Dear Bijal,

We were very saddened to read your review on Safaribookings. It was never our intention to ignore your email, but it so happened that we received your enquiry on the very day that we welcomed Tanvi's new baby to the Chalo Africa family, and the enquiry seems to have fallen through the cracks in all the ensuing excitement.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the oversight, and should you still be looking for help with your trip to Kenya, we will do our best to make it up for you.

Best wishes,
Team Chalo Africa!

Kumar S.   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Sep 15, 2018

Email Kumar S.  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great choice of camps in the Mara!
5/5

We visited the Mara in August 2018 to catch the migration. After contacting several tour operators, we settled on Chalo Africa. We had a great experience with the team. They were happy to suggest camps according to our requirements. We saw some incredible river crossings. The team were always responsive to all our queries.

Bhupendra and Krutika   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Sep 30, 2018

Email Bhupendra and Krutika  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Tanzania Safari - Once in a life time unforgettable Experience!
5/5

Since last couple of years, we were thinking of going to Tanzania with our two grown up Children. Tanzania is a birthplace of mine and my wife. We wanted not only to do safari in Tanzania with our kids but also wanted to visit our Birthplaces. (Near Singida and my wife’s birthplace in Dar-es-salaam). While searching on Internet, I came across “Chalo Africa”. After talking to Sangeetaji and explaining the places we wanted to visit, Sangeetaji in the Chalo Africa USA office prepared a Draft copy of Itinerary. We changed the itinerary a few times and she customized our 12 days Itinerary with suitable Camps/Lodges included visit to Singida and Dar-es -salaam. She suggested different options and answered all our queries. How can I forget Malvikaji? Malvikaji and Sangeetaji from Chalo Africa provided good details in Itinerary of what we will see/visit / activities for each day. Their Digital Itinerary was Superb and Excellent.
We just came back from Tanzania Safari (August/September, 2018) three weeks ago. Everything went as planned and we had an amazing time. We are extremely happy with all the arrangement Chalo Africa provided as per our itinerary, making sure that lodges/camps could meet our special food requirements (Indian /American Foods). Chalo Africa had used “Kibo Guides” from Arusha as a ground Handlers. Our vehicle Land Cruisers was brand new with low mileage. Our Driver/Guide, Samson Peter Mweta, from Kibo Guides was excellent and knowledgeable of all animals. He was well informed and answered all our questions in details. His communications and service were outstanding. He took care of us very well. He stayed with us during the Safari and our visit to Singida until he dropped us off at the Kilimanjaro Airport. During our stayed in Parks, all our Camps/ Lodges like Kilivillas, Maramboi Tented Camp, gorongoro Sopa Lodge, Kubu Kubu Tented Camp and Mara River North Camp were very nice with all amenities provided. Food/Drinks at the Camps were very good and Camp Staff was very hospitable. We visited Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti NP. We saw all Big fives and all different animals, Birds etc. At the end of Safari at Mara River, We saw Wildebeest River crossing Migration for nearly three hours. Once in a life time unforgettable Experience! During our Safari trips, Chalo Africa also stayed in touch with us through WhatsApp Group to ensure everything was going good.

Our both Children were also happy that we planned our trip with Chalo Africa with Kibo Guides as ground handlers. We highly recommend planning your next safari with Chalo Africa. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you “Chalo Africa “and their Team!

Owen Shaffer   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: June 2018 Reviewed: Dec 7, 2018

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

Most Interesting travel agency specializing in Africa
5/5

I have already been on no less 17 safaris and have visited Chad,Ethiopia, Namibia,Uganda, and South Africa 3 times, Zambia 4,Zimbabwe 5, Tanzania 4, Botswana 4 as well as having taken various safaris in Kenya where I reside. I must say that I have worked with various travel agencies which specialize in safaris;nevertheless the best I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with is Chalo Africa. They specialize in tailor made safaris and will go anywhere which you'd like. It's thanks to Sangeeta Prasad that I have made some of my most extraordinary safaris. I have visited Zakouma National Park in Chad,Gonorezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, as well as my visit earlier this year to Ethiopia.

I have to say that my visit to Omo National Park which Chalo Africa arranged to the Mursi and Surma tribes was the most astonishing cultural experience which I've ever had in Africa. I also couldn't believe flying overlooking the vast emptiness Gambella National Park where there was only the 6 of us,our guide,pilot and co-pilot.We saw thousands of white-eared kob and Nile lechwe. It was literally mind blowing. I also went to the Bale Mountain National Park where I saw the Ethiopian wolf the world's rarest canid, Mountain Nyala, Menelik's Bushbuck, Bohor bushbuck and the mountain reedbuck.I also found the Ali Deghe Game Reserve interesting because I saw sommerlings gazelle and grevy's zebra.


Earlier this year when I visited Zimbabwe,Zambia,Malawi and Botswana I have to say Chalo Africa did a superb job.They offer the most competitive pricing as well as excellent back up service.I am so impressed with Chalo Africa that I am taking two trips,one to Gabon and another to Uganda next year.

Marion   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: March 2019 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2019

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

Trustworthy and efficient.
5/5


Hi Malvika
Just winding down our trip now and would like to thank you and your crew for the work you have done on our behalf.
We have had an amazing trip.
Jock’s was outstanding, the Blue Train was interesting and unique, and the accomodation and golf, first class!!
We have loved the South African experience and would definitely consider another trip.
Thanks once again
Marion

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