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Shirley   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2022 Reviewed: Apr 20, 2022

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

Superb customer service from well-respected and knowledgeable staff!

I recently returned from a two week African safari with my two adult daughters - our first safari ever. Every aspect of this adventure exceeded my expectations and none of it would have been possible without the help of the staff at Wandering Thru! Going on a safari was a childhood dream of mine, and when I seriously considered taking the trip, I knew I needed a lot of help to figure out where to go, how to get there, how much it would cost, etc. Initially, I worked with Tayla to define my options. I told her what I wanted to achieve with this trip, and she helped me develop a fantastic itinerary! About four months before departure, the Omicron variant hit, and all kinds of testing requirements were put in place. Ale helped me to understand what the financial burden would have been so we realized changes might have to happen. About two months before departure, the decision was made to stick to two countries instead of going to three, and Tayla and Ale helped figure out alternatives that would not increase costs substantially. We had already purchased international and regional flight tickets and worried about finding open accommodations so close to departure. Everything was finalized (or so I thought!) a few weeks before departure. And then one of the regional flight providers was grounded! Throughout my trip, Tayla was there to add to our enjoyment and enrichment with her vast knowledge of African flora and fauna, while in the background, Ale was monitoring all the logistics issues. The day before our last regional flight, we had to make changes again, but the two of them took care of everything, even providing documentation for my travel insurance claim! Why should you use Wandering Thru? Excellent customer service, incredible knowledge about the different countries and what they would offer for safaris, a vast network and excellent reputation with the lodges and camps in different countries, experience as trained guides, professional photography backgrounds, and the friendliest people you will ever meet! Now that I have been bitten by the safari bug, I’ve already started creating a list of places I want to go to with the staff from Wandering Thru!

Reply from Wandering Thru
Reply from Wandering Thru
Posted on May 6, 2022

Thank so much for your kind words Shirley! It was a pleasure planning and hosting this trip for you, Sam and Kaia and we hope the Africa bug hasn't bitten too hard :)

Sheena Isobel Wilson   –  
Italy IT
Visited: March 2022 Reviewed: Apr 4, 2022

Email Sheena Isobel Wilson  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Wonderful WanderingThru

#WanderingThru make it so easy to arrange an unforgetable safari. I just asked them for advice via email, got an immediate reply with a wonderful itinery, booked and paid - everything done online. Ale & Astrida were wonderful, professional, competent, rapid and can handle anything - even me having to temporarily postpone my trip due to Covid restrictions. Ale also went out of her way to help me get to a location that was very dear to me. All my trip went like clockwork, and would definitely not hesitate to organize another safari with them. Actually, I am already thinking of going back next year, and Ale still doesn't know - well, I guess now she does. Thank you WanderingThru!

Reply from Wandering Thru
Reply from Wandering Thru
Posted on May 6, 2022

Grazie mille Sheena! We are happy you were pleased and felt taken care of and that we could be a part of your "re-discovering" South African journey

Yann Diesinger   –  
France FR
Visited: March 2022 Reviewed: Apr 2, 2022

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

Perfect planning of an 8 day trip

Although I knew exactly where I was going and what I wanted to see, wanderingthru proved to be a very helpful partner in organizing my trip. Everything from the transfers, the reservations to the choice of lodges was perfect. On site, my hosts knew everything about me. Thank you Ale!

Reply from Wandering Thru
Reply from Wandering Thru
Posted on May 6, 2022

It was an absolute pleasure! Can't wait to see more pics of the next safari :)

Amparo   –  
Mexico MX
Visited: April 2019 Reviewed: Jan 3, 2020

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

Very helpful, well organized, always ready to make the experience a perfect one!

I was very pleased with how my African experience turned out. And much of it had to do with the fact that Wandering Thru provided me with the information I needed to makethe best decisions and the services provided by this company truly made my experience a great one. I highly recommend them to tailor your Wild life adventure. For sure I will be traveling with them again in the future.

Sheila   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2019 Reviewed: Jun 12, 2019

Email Sheila  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

As Excellent the 2nd Time as the 1st

I engaged Ale Olivieri at Wandering Thru for the second time to create for me a unique and wonderful safari. Once again Ale delivered in a big way. She suggested Mana Pools National Park and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe which were both just outstanding. Ale knew I wanted to do some walking safaris and in both parks I was able to do that. The two camps Ale recommended we stay (Nyamatusi Camp at Mana Pools and Somalisa Expeditions in Hwange) were both exceptional. Each are part of the Africa Bush Camps and I could not have been more pleased with the location, service and incredible staff of each camp. Since Ale had relationships with the camp guides already it made for an even more enjoyable time and learning experience. Ale understands what I want and like and makes very appropriate recommendations based on that. I feel she listens to me and cares very much that I have the best of times. She is such a pleasure to be with also and her knowledge and expertise never cease to amaze me. I am biased but Ale has earned my deepest respect and praise. Contact Wandering Thru for the best of experiences.

Sheila Lance   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2018 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2018

Email Sheila Lance  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Expert Guiding Experience With Knowledgeable and Lovely Guide

I engaged Ale and Wandering Thru as a private guide in Botswana. Ale made lovely suggestions for where we could go so that I would have a wide ranging experience of destinations in Botswana. I had been on a number of safari's in Kenya previously and was looking for something new. I also needed something within my budget. The three camps we stayed at (for 3 nights each) were just perfect. Yes, the first one was a little rustic but this had been explained to me prior and I had agreed. All communication was excellent and fully explained. I was given many options and Ale made sure I did understand the destinations and accommodations (we stayed in tented camps at my request). Ale had to reschedule one of my intraAfrica flights because the airline canceled it without notifying us and was quick to take care of the unexpected changed. I also had airline issues enroute from Kenya to Botswana and again Ale was right on top of helping me make necessary changes quickly. During our time together I thoroughly enjoyed her knowledge, humor and simply lovely personality. She was always very professional with the camp guides who ended up asking her questions. I could not recommend her and Wandering Thru more and hope to travel with them again next year.

Lucy Keme   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2016 Reviewed: Jun 26, 2018

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

Photographic Experience

We were a group that loves photography so they prepared a tour that met all our expectations . The boat and jeeps were prepared with mounted cameras with long zooms so we could use them
And accomplish great pictures. We spent a week in Botswana and every minute of it was worth it. We ended our tour with four days in Cape Town

Hilda   –  
Venezuela VE
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Jun 24, 2018

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

It was a unique experience, well organized, funny and enriching.

Events thing was just perfect!!!!, the tours, the hotels ( we stayed in 4 hotels in our 12 days stay ), the meals, the planning

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