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Akshai   –  
India IN
Visited: April 2024 Reviewed: May 9, 2024

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

Excellent Service

We planned a trip to Kenya with Chalo Africa this year. This is our 2nd trip with them, the first was in 2017. They understood our intentions and budget and drew out an amazing itinerary that we are grateful for. The 12-day trip to Kenya was like a trip of a lifetime with a very high value for the money we spent.

Our stays with two different Asilia camps were incredible. The properties were fascinating and every single staff member knew so much about wildlife and birds that even conversations over tea turned super-informative.

We appreciate Smita and her team for efficient communication both before and during the trip. We especially appreciate them for being available for any kind of confusion that came up during our trip.

Robert   –  
Indonesia ID
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 1, 2024

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

Made our Safari Trip Memorable

Smita was very helpful in planning our Safari trip. She takes account the budget we had for this trip and made it possible. The trip was everything we would wanted. Thank You Smita and Team

Amani   –  
Saudi Arabia SA
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 17, 2024

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

Absolutely Fantastic!

The team did really well organizing everything! Thank you so much for a well organized trip. New year was well spent in Kenya. I arrived 30th Dec and had a wonderful time.

Ashley   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 4, 2024

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

Very efficient!

We decided to travel to Botswana last minute and found Chalo Africa’s number online. Even though we called late at night, Sangeeta immediately answered the call and started planning our trip. Within a couple of days she sent us options and once we chose one we were on our way. The trip went smoothly and will last us memories for life. We highly recommend this company and next time we plan a trip to Africa we will definitely use Chalo Africa!

Haimanti&Debasish   –  
India IN
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Dec 2, 2023

Email Haimanti&Debasish  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Knowledgeable, Understanding, Reliable, Someone with whom we would happily work with again

Back in June 2023, we had no idea about how a Safari trip should look like and the only thing that we knew for certain that both of us have back issues and hence, can't travel between places by road. None of the group travel operators would accommodate this customization. While looking for a boutique tour operator, I stumbled upon 'Chalo Africa' and Smita's phone number from the internet. I tried my luck, made the call and rest, as they say, is an extremely satisfying experience. She talked with us over the phone, re-assured us that the travel is not strenuous and the hotels that she would chose would ensure that we get the physical comforts as we needed. I confirmed the package but honestly, we tuned our expectations such that we don't feel disappointed.
Now, after the trip, I would like to correct myself and admit that all the hotels that Smita and her team arranged for us just exceeded our expectation in terms of hospitality, care and most importantly, the warmth of the people, be it the manager or the guide or even the askaris would took us to-from the tents. We visited Amboseli (Elarai Camp), Ol Pejeta (Asilia Bush Camp), Mara (Asilia Rekero) and Naboisho (Asilia Camp), in that order. Each one of them were unique in their own ways. In Amboseli we were looking at the Kilimanjaro peak while lying on the bed, in Ol Pejeta we visited the Rhino Sanctuary, in Mara the Hippo hustled beside the tent at night and pooped everywhere and when we thought, we have experienced it all, the camp at Naboisho, just overwhelmed us with it's sheer luxury (not even counting the lions those roam around in that conservancy like street dogs in Bangalore. When you guide says "do you want to see lions?", it is better to challenge him by saying "no we want to drive for an hour without seeing one"). Overall, from the moment the Asilia person picked up from our hotel at Nairobi to the moment they dropped us back there (9 days later) we could totally focus on the nature only and not worry a bit about the logistics including the flights and all. It is a bit on the costlier side, but worth it.
I would like to conclude by saying that this trip has helped 2 people who had no idea of a safari and in not at the best of their health, to overcome their inhibition and fear and we are grateful to the whole of Chalo Africa team for that. Smita said that "you both will fall in love with Africa when you complete this trip" and we can shamelessly agree to that now. We are going back soon.

Chelsey   –  
Canada CA
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 19, 2023

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

Last minute, unforgettable adventure!

The Chalo Africa team organized a fantastic, unforgettable experience in the Okavango Delta. They accommodated my unique time constraints and pointed me towards a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Excellent communication and reasonable rates. Would recommend!

Leigh   –  
Hong Kong HK
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Nov 16, 2023

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

Friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy!

This September, we had the most incredible safari experience in Kenya with Chalo Safaris. During our trip, we visited two remarkable destinations – the Maasai Mara and Amboseli National Park. Chalo also helped us to organize drivers and visisits to the Sheldrake Elephants Trust and the Giraffe Feeding station – these are not to be missed. I can honestly say that we were able to switch off completely and enjoy the holiday, as Chalo had everything covered.

It was Governor's Camp and the Mara that truly stole our hearts. The camp not only provided exceptional accommodation but also delivered outstanding service and great food. The attention to detail and the warm hospitality left a lasting impression on us. We will never forget the sound of the elephants wandering through the camp before dinner. Safely tucked away in our tents, you could see the herd out the window passing through and hear their rumbles. It took our breaths away.

While Governor's Camp was our favorite, it was also good to have a mix of experiences by staying at a camp and a lodge. We stayed at Old Tukai in Amboseli and really enjoyed the premises and service. One of the most magical moments of our safari was the opportunity to get up close with the birds and majestic elephants at Amboseli. The sheer beauty and presence of these animals in their natural habitat left us in awe and created memories that will be cherished forever. We turned into bird watchers overnight, getting up close with saddle bill storks and lilac breasted rollers and spoon bills!

A significant factor that contributed to our exceptional safari experience was the expertise and enthusiasm of our guides. Duncan and Moses, our guides at Governor's Camp and Amboseli, respectively, were truly exceptional. Their extensive knowledge of the wildlife, insightful commentary, and their ability to locate and track animals enhanced our safari adventure immensely. We felt safe, informed, and inspired by their passion for the wildlife and the conservation efforts in the region.

Overall, our safari in Kenya was an unforgettable journey filled with breathtaking sights, remarkable experiences, and warm hospitality.

Thank you again Chalo for taking such good care of us and giving us such a great experience.

Pavarna Karthikeyan   –  
India IN
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 27, 2023

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

Meticulous Planner

Malvika and team made sure we had one of the best holidays ever. Their expertise , experience and attention to details made our trip very enjoyable and seamless. The passion with which they work certainly shined through the quality of our holiday.
Chalo Africa made sure we get a life time of indelible memories ♥️

Margaret   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 21, 2023

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

In my experience Chalo Africa proved to be a conscientious and caring tour operator

I found Chalo Africa helpful and caring, and always prompt in replying when I had problems getting my visa for Kenya. The information about safari clothing was very useful.
From the moment the holiday began, when we were met at the airport in Nairobi, everything worked smoothly and seamlessly and was a delight from start to finish. Worth every penny!

Aman Desai   –  
India IN
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 17, 2023

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

Wonderful experience through and through!

I organised a Tanzanian safari for my parents through Chalo Africa and it has been a most wonderful experience through and through. Smita was an absolute pleasure to work with, and she and the Chalo Africa team went above and beyond in curating the entire 1 week long Tanzanian experience for my parents. We must have gone back and forth and changed the overall itinerary at least 4-5 times, but never once did Smita have a problem with it, rather the feedback and back and forth was taken in a positive spirit and resulted into an efficient and experience rich itinerary for my parents. Smita truly cared about curating the perfect experience and fit considering our preferences and this was evident in the trip that resulted. My parents had a most wonderful time, and the trip included Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and of course, the Serengeti National Park. The accommodation choices / tents, the game drives, the bountiful animal viewing, the food and the service, the highly knowledgeable guides, the point-to-point handling of all days, the transit flights - everything was absolutely wonderful and resulted in a delightful overall experience and trip for my parents. Thank you Smita and thank you Chalo Africa for everything - we will certainly return in the future for additional African experiences!

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