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Paul   –  
Thailand TH
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 11, 2023

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

Very good service in every way
5/5

Excellent communication and knowledgeable, honest pre-trip information. Continued communicating throughout the trip and helped resolve a travel issue very promptly. Everything was very well arranged and would be happy to use their service again.

Theia   –  
India IN
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 10, 2023

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

Epic planning the trip of our lives
5/5

The team at chalo Africa understood exactly what we wanted for our trip. Ok hey made suggestions and recommendations, and planned everything down to the last detail.
The trip was smooth and we had such a good time.
They stayed in touch via whatsapp making sure we were well taken care of! Thank you so much

Prasad Abraham   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 31, 2023

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

Knowledgeable, flexible and deeply responsive to client needs
5/5

Any travel company can arrange tours and find suitable lodgings. The true capabilities and resourcefulness shows up when there is an unexpected crisis and how the agent responds. We had a family birthday and we were traveling to Nairobi from different locations. My son missed his connection due to weather. Chalo Africa pulled out all the stops, arranged alternate flights, coordinated a meet and greet at Nairobi airport, whisked him through long lines and made it in time to catch the last flight to Masai Mara and he showed up just as the rest of the family was sitting down to the birthday dinner. Well done and thanks to Chalo Africa for giving us a memorable experience.

Ambareen   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Oct 9, 2022

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

Reliable
5/5

Chalo Africa is a reliable, trusted and hardworking travel agent group. They found a safe and comfortable place for us to stay on very short notice. We did not have to worry about anything once we got there because everything was perfectly arranged. Smita was kind and amazing, spending a lot of long days trying to find us accommodations to fir our needs. She even went out of her way to give us advice on other places in Africa she wasn’t having us book. Her team and her were always available on WhatsApp during the entire trip and checked in multiple times to make sure all was going smoothly. I usually never use travel agents but I highly recommend Chalo Africa for a seamless African Safari. Its very necessary and you won’t regret it!

Amulya   –  
India IN
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 20, 2022

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

5 Stars for the expertise!
5/5

Smita and Malvika of Chalo Africa have helped us realise the dream of our lifetimes by planning and arranging for a Kenyan safari trip that was out of this world!

From our conversations it was clear to see that they speak from their personal experiences and their passion for promoting ethical safaris shines through.

The dossiers that they have put together are extremely helpful and their guidance from beginning to end was fantastic!

The trip was customised to our requirements to the finest detail.

Highly recommend Chalo Africa to anyone who is planning an African Safari.

Asante sana!

Lynn   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2021 Reviewed: Jul 19, 2022

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

A most meaningful and special trip to Kenya's Sheldrick Elephant Orphanages
5/5

Planning at the height of covid and traveling in between variants, all 5 of us on this safari had some trepidation about procedures, tests, and online entrance/exit requirements, etc. Sangeeta of Chalo did an exceptional job of helping us through all the steps and lining up the covid tests so it all went without a hitch.

Five of us planned the trip together along with Sangeeta, so we had a lot of input on what we wanted to do. Sangeeta provided us with unique and interesting options that we might not have thought of ourselves. Some of these also were money-savers to keep the costs in check.

The trip itself was superb in all aspects and I have many safaris in my background for comparison. There were some unusual needs on this trip, such as credit cards that malfunctioned, a participant running out of money, a missed international flight and very dire health issues requiring sudden special accommodations. Sangeeta on the ground with us and Chalo members back in the office made sure everything was attended to so all of us could enjoy the trip to the utmost.

The Sheldrick facilities and nearby accommodations were tremendous and far exceeded our expectations, allowing time for both elephant and keeper interaction plus ample more traditional wildlife viewing safari activities. We ended with four nights in the Mara, for a 3-week trip. Some of us did our own thing for parts of this trip and another traveler joined us for just the Mara. So there were lots of moving parts that Chalo made sure flowed seamlessly.

Gautam vangala   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2022

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

Superb experience!
5/5

From start to finish chalo Africa (Sangeeta, Malvika and Smita) were incredibly helpful. They helped me chose just the right lodge and experience for my young family. Their attention to detail and communication throughout the journey was terrific. We did a 4 night stay at Phinda mountain lodge. Loved this property and it’s guides. This is my fourth safari booked with chalo Africa (Kenya, Congo, Botswana and South Africa). Love this group and it’s mission. Looking fwd to my next trip with them to Botswana in September. The best review I can offer is that I like them to so much, I have used chalk Africa for four trips over 5-6 years :-)

Dripto   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jul 11, 2022

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

Flawless
5/5

Chalo Africa provided us with an excellent service and went out of their way to negotiate with Governors camp to postpone our Covid affected trip by 2 years! An extremely professional unit of Safari enthusiasts, Chalo Africa has the required expertise to make valuable recommendations about all aspects of the Safari experience to suit all budgets. Communication, payments, bookings, follow ups before and during trip - was flawless. Highly recommended using Chalo Africa for your dream Safari experience.

Amish   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2022 Reviewed: Jun 8, 2022

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

Fantastic, organized, reliable and comforting!
5/5

Our family of 4 travelled to Tanzania in May 2022. Sangeeta and Malvika handled our arrangements. When there were multiple last minute changes to our flight itineraries they handled the various permutations with patience, grace and our best interests in mind.
I can't say enough good things about the places they recommended we stay and visit. The entire experience, from how and what to pack, to making sure we were greeted personally at each airport was smooth, seamless and high class. I highly recommend Chalo Africa-they will arrange a trip of a lifetime for you! We wish we could have stayed longer!

Elisha   –  
Australia AU
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Sep 29, 2021

Email Elisha  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Great advice, prompt responses! Booked Sayari Camp
5/5

I was speaking with Smita mostly. I was very happy with the way she thought about situations to give me the best options and outcomes. She always had my best interest in mind!

Sayari itself was amazing! A luxury (permanent) camp with all the bells and whistles. Breakfast and lunch with set for everyone. As we didn't have many dietary requirements, we ate what they gave us and it was always very decent. For dinner you get a choice between two starters, a choice between two mains and a choice between two desserts.
In terms of game drives, amazing time of the year to be in norther serengeti /mara river!! We saw so many amazing things, like a fight between leopards and lions. Huge prides of lions, huge herds of elephants and of course the river crossing of the Great migration.

The Chalo Africa team starts a WhatsApp group with you and the team members, in case of any issues or questions during your trip.

The team also works together, for example is smita couldn't reply, Sangeeta or Malvika would reply instead.

Definitely recommend the team and Sayari!

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