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Nancy and Sam   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 8, 2023

Email Nancy and Sam  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari


Afro Dawn safaris provided us with transportation to and from the airport as well as transporting us to Chobe National Park in Botswana. They also booked a sunset cruise on the Zambezi river and did a private tour of the falls for us on the Zambia and Zimbabwe side. Isabella was so helpful before our trip. She always answered my emails promptly and gave me the information I needed. She and Esso were fantastic tour guides. They were so knowledgeable and always answered our questions and taught us so much about Victoria Falls and African culture. Isabella was great about taking us to a pharmacy when we needed something and Esso rescued a piece of my husband’s camera equipment that landed on the other side of a fence at Victoria Falls. They always went above and beyond to make sure our visit was the best. They also did a great job of assisting us with 3 border crossings. I highly recommend Afro Dawn safaris.

Mbuso Carrington Malinga   –  
Zimbabwe ZW
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 31, 2023

Email Mbuso Carrington Malinga  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A provider of the best Safari experience with a passion for excellence.

The best Safari tour I have ever heard was with Afro Dawn Safaris. From the time we left the Majestic Town of Vic Falls we travelled 70kms to the Zimbabwe Botswana to meet our next leg of our Safari experience. Moving from Zim into Botswana was no Hustle as it took less than 20mins to get us through customs and clearing. Our next leg into Botswana was just surprisingly smooth as in no time we had been welcomed into Botswana and awaiting Registration to enter the might Chobe River. Every step was just a culmination of excellent and convenience at its best as in no time we where cruising deep into the might Chobe River. Our Tour guide knew where to hit as in no time we where greeted to the site of Natasha a 4.5m long crocodile basking right next to our vessel with the experience of a lifetime to see up close the best of the Chobe. Less than 20 meters away the Chobe released a strong herd of Bachelor Buffaloes along it's island... majestic and gracefully feeding into their retirement they where a sight for the soul. Next to the Buffaloes was a solitary perfectly sun kissed Hippo who did not even flinch an ear as he welcomed his admirer's from afar munching on the fruits of the Chobe..what an experience. While we where still absorbed with the Hippo, our Tour Guide noticed a herd of impala and expertly drifted towards them quietly while they took the daily risky opportunity of drinking in the murky waters of the Chobe with. Quietly as nature intended to be viewed, we glided right next to the herd and docked at the Bank as they drank and as they went about their nature we also slumped back to have some Tea and biscuits served on board by the Guide to fully enjoy and take in nature slowly. Later on when we pulled away from the Banks and into the mainstream, a lone wounded Buffalo approached cautiously to drink and our Guide sadly expressed that nature would take its course as he was now a weak link shunned by the rest of the herd and vulnerable to the vicious cycle of life. Bush bucks, Geese, more Hippos and crocodiles hyped us up for the entry of the biggest and most gentle and graceful of them all The Might Elephant. God did they leave up to their billing!! Mighty and graceful they approached our vessel with the grace of a Giant as nature intended and while keeping a safe distance encouraged by their curiousity at human nature and his machines the Matriarch rolled down her truck to take a drink and playfully beckoned for her Herd to move closer. We had a big herd of at least 40 mighty African elephants going about their daily route around us, moving into and out of the water. This experience is best served in the Chobe River and with calculated movements by our Tour Guide operating the vessel, we would move close for the best upclose pics at a safe distance.
With the best experience in mind and at heart, our Guide quietly and swiftly moved us out of the Chobe and into the warm welcoming arms of Mowana Lodge for an exclusive buffet with the highlight of my meal being the ground beef which was exquisitely prepared with no spicing.
At 1430 sharp the next leg of our Chobe Wildlife Safari began as we crossed into the Game Park 20minutes later. A world awaited us.

Kudu where the first to welcome us into their backyard with heads lifted high in silent greeting. Impala stopped to have a look too as we went deeper into the Game Park. Before long our Tour Guide surprised us with a scene we only had experienced through our television sets until then as he expertly spotted a mature female lion resting after a meal of what was a young bull elephant who had succumbed to the hunt. Turning away just 5metres from the lioness was a young male lion who had just drifted quietly into a peaceful sleep with a full stomach. We had our moment with him in his peace. Later the Chobe Safari welcomed us with more majestic elephants grazing and passing expertly close to them, the Tour guide allowed us the experience to feel their sheer size and might.
The tallest in the land watched us from the trees while we could only see their Giraffe heads from afar. Unknown to us the guide had already seen them but had saved them for later so we could experience the sheer beauty of one of the big five, the Lion. After carefully tracking their best rest places, we where guided to the kings of the Jungle. The climax of our Trip I should say as they did not disappoint in their various sleeping positions....they really are big cats. A pack of 11 lionesses and 3 young males only lifted their eyes to welcome us definitely not aware of the might presence they command. Our guide moved closer for e best pics and God did they pose for us in their restful positions with legs in the air, white full tummies to the sky....surely one of the Chobe Safaris highlights...cheers to Afro Dawn guides.
Our Guide lived up to our expectations and besides the might long legged Girrafes with a 12kg monster heart passing in front of us gracefully, we met the Botswana flagship animal the Zebra. Surely we where welcomed by Botswana in her animal state. Guinea fowl chipped as if to say Goodbye as we passed by on our way out of the Chobe Safari and the last herd of elephants lifted their trunks busy I with grazing as if to say Goodbye and come back again we wait for you....
We completed our customs clearance back into Zimbabwe in less than 30mins and our welcoming Guide drove us back to our city residence. Cheers to Afro Dawn Safaris...

Mr Chengappa   –  
India IN
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 11, 2023

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

Dedicated , thoughtful and professional

Afro Dawn safaris was recommended to us by friends . We found them to be very reliable , quick to respond to a query and they really worked hard at getting us good deals .
We had a fantastic experience both at Chobe as well as the Okavango Delta all thanks to the dedicated team of Afro Dawn Safaris who ensured a seamless experience for our group

Sameer Godse   –  
India IN
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 20, 2023

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

Best Ever Experience in SA, VFA with Afro Dawn Safaris

We planned a 13-day long trip to South Africa, Victoria Falls, and Chobe National Park Botswana in May 2023. The best part of our trip was that we contacted and confirmed the Afro Dawn Safaris to plan and handle this trip. Right from the beginning our experience with Afro Dawn Safaris and especially with Ms. Isabella was just fantastic. Isabella and her team are very knowledgeable and cooperative. Very professional and best services offered to us. We got to experience the best hospitality during this tour from Afro Dawn Safaris.
I would highly recommend Afro Dawn Safaris to everyone from India who wish to explore and experience South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana in the best ever manner.
Thank you so much, Isabella and Team.

Tricia   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Dec 7, 2022

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

Superb! Hassle free excursions!!!

We used Afro Dawn Safaris’ services from beginning to end, they organized our whole zimbabwe trip tours without any glitches or hiccups, their staff go above and beyond! (Special thanks to Isabella!!! & Paul) Communication is excellent, ( I have been in communication with Isabella via whatsapp even before our trip and she was kind enough to answer all my queries and assist me with all our travel needs) value for money is worth every cent!!! The experience(s) is next to none!!! We did the Devil’s pool, took a helicopter ride over victoria falls and even walked with the lions!!! And cruised the zambezi! Everything was well coordinated from drivers to tour guides! Everyone was reliable! I cannot thank afro dawn enough especially isabella who made our time in zimbabwe more memorable, she is truly an outstanding tour guide very accommodating and helpful! I highly recommend this tour company!!! Safe reliable and great value for your $$$. I will be back in Zim and will definitely go with Afro Dawn again!!! Thank you and see you soon❤️

Fungayi   –  
Zimbabwe ZW
Visited: April 2022 Reviewed: May 17, 2022

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

Magnificent we had the best smooth stay

We had the best time all thanks to Isabella, it was the carnival weekend and most places were fully booked she informed us she had a few rooms left but it’s a first come first serve situation and we asked her to keep our accomodation a little longer without any deposit as we were arriving the next day and she did just that . The accomodation she got us was beautiful and very affordable we also kinda arrived late and the tickets we wanted were sold out at the activity center but she still helped us try look for them from other vendors. Will definitely come back to Afrodawn

Shawn Robin Kriel   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: October 2021 Reviewed: Nov 1, 2021

Email Shawn Robin Kriel  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari


Afro Dawn safari I will highly recommend to anyone going to Victoria falls they go out of their way to make you holiday extra special and memorable especially Isabella went out of her way for me and take a lot of stress away from to have a awesome holiday thank you very much

Nkhensani   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Oct 20, 2021

Email Nkhensani  |  20-35 years of age

Informative- guided Vic falls tour

Firstly, I would like to commend Isabella for the outstanding customer service received. From the timeous responses to emails and WhatsApps to providing detailed information. Thank you so much Isabella, you have assisted me so much! You made the booking process so easy!

I booked a private guided tour to Vic falls, and was picked up by Paul. Paul was very friendly, as we drove to the falls he engaged me on the history and culture of Zimbabwe as well as the Do’s and Dont’s. The best ride ever! Upon arrival at Victoria falls I was met by a young lady who took care of all the administrative tasks to get into Vic Falls Park. Such a smooth transition. She offered to take pics and videos of me dancing with the locals cultural dancing group! What a highlight! Thanks so much!

I was then handed over to the gentleman that is Enoch :-) my tour guide. Well vast in knowledge relating to the history of Victoria falls. We went through all viewing points, while he explained the significance of each viewing point. The tour was very informative and fun! Enoch did a really GOOD job!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this tour a success! Appreciated! Thanks!

Ruth and Steven Hiscox   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2021 Reviewed: Sep 3, 2021

Email Ruth and Steven Hiscox  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari


Dealing with all the hassle added by Covid to a border crossing was done so well we barely noticed there was hassle. The excursion itself was a great experience. It was only a shame we had to leave to get back across the border before it closed for the night.
I would recommend highly the Boma drum and dance, but, if you can, book to stay nearby overnight, so you don’t have to rush away

Zerubabel   –  
Spain ES
Visited: May 2021 Reviewed: Aug 25, 2021

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

The masterpiece memorable experience beyond expectations

First off, the overall experience was phenomenal. It started from the moment my colleagues and I chose to take a break from the ordinary. Choosing the right supplier was difficult as one always needs the best to make experience memorable, which was our main desire. We just accidentally chose Afro Dawn Safaris, but little did we know that we had established a date with our miracle. The team became our guardian angels from suggesting hot packages and communicating the best decision. They were basically timely in responsiveness and communication in general.
Charmed into making a 5-Day Victoria Falls and Chobe NP Package booking, the moment of truth came when we arrived at Victoria Falls Airport. Isabella and her team were so professional, caring and we had our warmest welcome ever and that's when we realized the choice we had made was second to none. During the tours within and without Victoria Falls, we got the experience that we will forever live to remember, coupled with the affordability of the tour packages and the great service they offer.
In short, if you consider value for money and a seamless experience, consider booking with Afro Dawn Safaris. I would have loved to write about my personal experience with them bit-by-bit, but words wouldn't suffice. I highly recommend Afro Dawn, and for a guide, Isabella made me an experience of my life. Planning to visit other destinations around Southern Africa this coming December, I am definitely considering dealing with this same team as they value me more than I spend.

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