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Charles   –  
Australia AU
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 26, 2023

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

Michelle exceeded all my expectations. A flawless itinerary created the perfect Safari!

Michelle designed our dream African safari Honeymoon! Michelle was very helpful throughout the planning process, promptly addressing any questions or concerns that arose. Her expertise and knowledge of Kruger were evident, as she provided valuable insights and recommendations that enhanced our trip. Michelle was attentive before, during, and after our trip ensuring that everything ran smoothly, even taking late requests to change internal transfers during our trip. Highly recommend.

Maureen H   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2023

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

Excellent in every regard, knowledgeable, professional, attentive to detail and easy to work with

We had the most amazing trip!! Michelle booked the South Africa portion of our trip which included Inyati Lodge in Sabi Sands and Kambaku Lodge in Timbavati. Both lodges were beautiful, excellent game viewing, great food and wonderful staff. We enjoyed being in the private game reserves and being able to go off the track to follow the animals. One of our daughters has a gluten allergy and we were amazed at how accommodating both lodges were in providing alternative options for her. We had already booked the Botswana portion of our trip with a different company but Michelle handled all our flights while we were in Africa. We were so pleased, the flights were at good times, everything was arranged for us- drivers picked us up and dropped us off at the lodges, and everything went exactly as the itinerary stated. Michelle was fantastic throughout the planning of the trip- professional, friendly, responsive and knowledgeable. Her personal service, attention and expertise made us feel comfortable and confident in the planning stages and during our trip. Highly recommend, we would book with her again!

Paul   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jun 27, 2023

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Knowledgeable and experienced in finding the right itinerary for a safari

I reached out to Michelle about a holiday in South Africa to view wildlife. She sourced me a great game lodge at KAMBAKU RIVER SANDS and put all the finishing touches on my vacation
I will use Explore & Travel Africa again soon.

Robin   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jun 21, 2023

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

Michelle was highly knowledgeable in coordinating the perfect trip, providing stellar service.

Michelle Astbury was a clear and available communicator throughout the development of our trip. She coordinated a trip that exceeded my expectations in value for the money. All transfers and guides were professional, on-time and provided exemplary service. In Cape Town and during Safari, all guides, trackers, staff we interacted with were friendly, courteous and were extremely knowledgeable in their craft. Lodging that Michelle selected for us surpassed our expectations in all respects - fantastic food, professional service staff, clean and well appointed rooms. Our group of five had only excellent praises to all that Michelle created for us. I have traveled to many exotic places and this tour is now #1 on my list. If you could go anywhere, go to Cape Town and on Safari in South Africa and most importantly, work with Michelle to create an exquisite and memorable trip of a lifetime.

Danny   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 9, 2023

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Michelle set up a perfect holiday for us! We had a great time.

We went with high expectations and they were exceeded really quickly. The lodges were great and all the staff were really nice, the guides and trackers were really enthusiastic and great fun. Every bit of food we ate was also absolutely top drawer. The transfers were also surprisingly fun, Reithe, our driver was full of info about the game reserves, the local area and much more. From the moment we landed in Hoedspruit Airport until we got back there everything was handled really well for us, it couldn't have been better organized.

Annemieke   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 5, 2023

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

Choose this touroperator!

Michelle from Explore & Travel Africa organized an incredible trip for us that fully met our wishes! Prior to the trip she arranged various "zoom" meetings to get our wishes completely clear within our budget. We advise anyone who wishes to make such a roundtrip (Namib and Botswana) to use the experience of Explore & Travel Africa!

Nathan   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: May 15, 2023

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


We had an outstanding trip to South Africa, and we could not have done this without Michelle's great organization of our trip. From the game drives to the wine tours around Cape Town, the trip was an absolute blast.

Samara   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Apr 11, 2023

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We had the trip of a lifetime which was effortless and seamless because of Explore and Travel Africa

Michelle from Explore and Travel Africa was amazing. She organised everything for us and the trip was absolutely seamless. We didn't have to think about anything as she organised it all. She was also very flexible to our needs.

Explore and Travel Africa provided all of the information we needed for the trip so it was easy. We didn't know much about South Africa or safaris so we didn't even know where to start and were a little bit nervous, but it was obvious from the first interaction that she had lots of experience and suggested the best accommodation and services based on what we were looking for and our budget. We had lots of questions and she was very helpful and responsive every time. We requested lots of quotes from other tour operators and hers was the best value for money. She also gave us an option for doing 2 nights in one place and 2 nights in another which other companies didn't suggest. We took this option and we are so glad we did!

I would 100% recommend this company.

Vanessa   –  
Ivory Coast CI
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 6, 2023

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

Beyond expectations

Best safari experience ever, Michelle has organised the whole trip perfectly. It is definitly worth more than 5 i said, beyond expectations.

Anshoo   –  
India IN
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Jan 8, 2023

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

Great tour operators present with the options to pick from and ones that match your expectations.

Very promotion and careful communication, focusing on the need of the customer and not selling off the shelf tours. I m really happy with the services by Michelle

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