Average User Rating
Email François ALMERAS | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
A perfect week
Very kindly driver and reliable organization quickly answering any question.
Food good and even very good when buffets for breakfast or dinner.
Good balance between car drives, boating or walks through bush.
Very good accomodations (may be one a little less than the others).
Unbeleived places and landscapes (Chobe, Okavango, pans where you are like on the moon, close to elephants in Elephant sands)
Email Sandy | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Tafara was an excellent, fun, kind and informative tour guide. We had a wonderful time with him. He went out of his way to make our experience wonderful.
Archie was also competent and pro active and responsive in setting up our tour.
Email Shauna | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
I recently used Africa Uncovered for a week-long stay in Botswana, and what a fantastic experience it was.
Archie was promptly communicative every step of the way, and was so helpful in creating a safari plan that included every location I wanted to see. The great level of communication was especially important to me as I was a solo female traveler—I needed a company could trust.
The guide for the trip, Mr. Tafara, was simply wonderful. Professional, knowledgeable, and always there to help to ensure there were no issues. Mr. Tafara went above and beyond to make sure we got the best experience—for example, I mistakenly had not allotted time to visit Victoria Falls and it was not part of the safari itinerary I chose. When Mr. Tafara realized this, and given how close we were to the Falls, he arranged a visit and walk-through of the Falls while he knowledgeably narrated. He did this, and yet we managed to not miss out on any time anywhere else! He built in extra time throughout the trip so that we would be punctual to our destination, but also could stop and enjoy wildlife viewing on the journey. (Yes, you will see LOTS of wildlife during the car rides!) The timing and planning were meticulous.
This trend held true throughout the trip. For the entire week, he maximized our adventures while keeping our comfort and safety in mind.
Because Africa Uncovered contracts with local safari guides at every park/location, we received specialized, local knowledge for each and every location. It was fantastic. Mr. Tafara would be up and awake with us at 6am to ensure the local guide picked us up for the safari, and when we returned to the lodge, Mr. Tafara would be punctually waiting for us. We would then have a meal together to review the safari and get briefed on the plan for the following day. Everything was seamless and impeccably done.
The lodges were beautiful.
The food was delicious.
The safaris were spectacular.
Africa Uncovered has clearly established itself as one of the best. I highly recommend them for your African adventures!
Email Tianshu | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Recommend Africa Uncovered Safaris
This is a well-organised and excellent itinerary to deep dive Botswana and Victoria Fall. I traveled to Zimbabwe by myself at the end of Aug and this trip went far beyond my expectations. I spent nine days exploring the Victoria Fall, Okavango Delta, Chobe Natinal Park and Elephant Sands. This was the first time I did safari in Africa and saw packs of lions, elephants, Hippo and even lepard, which is rarely to be found even in Botswana! My accommodations and meals were fabulous and the staff at each safari camp went above and beyond to give me a memorable experience.
Archie provide detailed and well-designed planning before the trip. He was quick to respond and was willing to answer questions. I also want to recognize Tafara's effort to smooth and enrich the whloe trip. He redesigned my schedule in Victoria Fall to accommodate every activities since my flight was delayed, helped with the visa issue at custom of Botswana and selected the best guide for my Safari. He was exceptionally nice and helpful. I will be recommending Archie/Tafara to anybody who is interested in exploring Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Email Kiana | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Africa Uncovered was great to work with and very accommodating with modifications to our trip!
I traveled to Zimbabwe with a friend of mine from work at the end of July. Working with Africa Uncovered made the experience run smoothly and helped us have an amazing time, getting to do all that we wanted in our short one week trip. Tafara was our guide and quickly became a friend along the way. He took us to all the great places (both touristy and local) in Victoria Falls while throwing in lots of history and facts about the area. Our time was full of great conversation. I learned so much!!
Archie was great to work with before the trip during the planning process. He was quick to respond and was willing to answer questions related to parts of our trip not directly related with the Africa Uncovered portion. We needed to add some extra accommodation and a one day safari to match with our flight plans and there was no issue at all making those changes. They took care of it! Thank you Archie and Tafara for an amazing trip. I hope to go back to Africa and would use their company again in a heartbeat!
Email Joanna | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Our safari to Botswana and Victoria Falls was very well organised. Our guide, Tafara, picked us from the airport in Kasane, adapting to our request to start from there. Throughout the whole trip, he really cared for us and our experience, eager to walk an extra mile. Every attraction was as described and better! We particularly liked the salt pans and the Chobe river cruise & rides! In the Okavango delta, we could experience the nature from close, thanks to professional guides, who also built a camp for us and preapared meals. We felt very safe, while staying overnight in the bush and admiring African starry sky. In the elephant sands, we could spend our time with those magnificent animals and went to yet another successful game drive. Than, Victoria Falls were a cherry on the cake - the view was just spectacular.
Africa Uncovered let us experience the bush from various perspectives: from the rivers, game drives and walks, you can also see it from the air in Maun. The acomodation and food were always good, people around always highly professional, reliable and very friendly. Unforgettable experience!
Email Ian & Annie Stewart | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Small group expert
We were picked up from the Vic Falls Airport by Tafara and his young understudy Norman and taken to our accommodation. That night they took us to a local Restaurant and we had some traditional African food. They also arranged for a Helicopter flight over the falls for the next day and a sunset cruise on the river Next daywe did a Vic Falls walk. Take wet weather gear as you will get wet. They also arranged for the BOMA dinner for our last evening, as they said you need to-book in advance They next days we traveled to Botswana and we were looked after well. We also had a couple of days on the delta and camped over with the Elephants
Email Jeff | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Botswana Safari Experience with Africa Uncovered
Victoria Falls Botswana 7day Safari.
Searching through Safari Bookings I found
This tour I liked because it started and finished in Victoria Falls
Undercover Safari are a small company operating for 5 years specialising in small groups giving that personal interaction
Archie the owner answered all my questions same day if possible
He organised pickup at the Airport the day before the Tour started by our Tour Leader
Tafara he stayed with us the rest of the day organised Evening Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi and Helicopter Flight the next morning over Victoria Falls
Took us to a local restaurant specialising in local home cooked food I had Kudu
Next day we explored Victoria Falls
Then in the afternoon headed to Botswana 7 wonderful days no big drives
2-3 hrs max mixture of accommodation
Thatched roof Huts, ensuite tents and the highlight pitched 2 person tent on an island after our canoe trip with local guide.
We had wonderful guides very safe
Saw so many animals even a Leopard first day
Botswana is a great place to have your first African Safari experience there are so many animals, this was our first Safari and we are 2 couples all 60 to 70
Undercover Safari was a great choice
Even when the tour ended at lunch
Undercover never stopped looking after us they picked us up that evening for the MOBA Dinner Show then next day took us to the Airport
The Undercover Safari Team will always be in our hearts!!!!
Email Belle | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
African Uncovered Safari was an experience and service that was above and beyond our expectation!
Our 7 day tour through Botswana was great bang for buck! Our guide was so accomodating, informative and always put his clients first. Each and every day was full of wonderful surprises - not only through magnificent game drives, but also the luxurious places you stay and visit.
All destinations and activities that we went to on the trip will be forever remembered.
Email Dave Hinchliffe | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A great well planned trip - The guides and staff were incredible
Short Version - The guides/staff were incredible, a great well planned trip to experience a variety of things in Zimbabwe! Would recommend to anyone.
Long Version - We booked this trip as part of our honeymoon in early June. We chose the 5 day Hwange Safari from Vic Falls. We were a little disheartened when we got to the airport and no one was there to meet us as planned. We contacted Archie who informed us he would be there in 20 minutes. We were picked up pretty much straight away when we found out that I had stupidly put July on the booking form rather than June (completely my own fault and stupidity). Whilst I would have thought that we would not be able to do this trip, as no accommodation would have been booked or guides, this was not a problem for Archie who had most of it organised by the time he had dropped us off at our first hotel. I must say that this really was far and above what we could have expected. He managed to arrange for all the things, accomodation, safari trips, guides, food and all the other little trips (Vic Falls themselves, a trip to a local village etc) when he really did not have to down to us turning up a month early.
Our guide on the safari, Muza, was equally excellent, working veyr hard and running our tour at such short notice.
We were fed extremely well, being taken out to nice restaurants and places (we both put on weight during this trip due to the amount of food!).
The actual trip was amazing, the organised safari in the Hwange Park was great, seeing a number of different animals (lions, giraffes, 100's of elephants as well as a number of other great wildlife).
The hotels arranged for us were all top notch and we ended up wanting for nothing, with Muza organizing stuff for us as we went including getting special food arranged for us due to being vegetarian.
I would genuinely recommend African Uncovered to anyone, they went well and truly above and beyond for us and made a great trip for us in difficult circumstances due to us getting the dates wrong.
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