Jenman African Safaris
- Located In:
- 50-100 employees (Founded in 1993)
- Member Of:
- ATTA, APTA, SATSA, ASA, ATTA US & FGASA
- Tour Types:
- Mid-range & luxury tours that, when possible, use accommodations owned and operated by them
- Price Range:
- $200 to $500 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Andrew R | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Quite amazing, brilliant and simply the best!
Excellent service that was timely and understanding. This trip was to mark a milestone birthday and my family and I could not believe what a truely incredible time we had. The brief was exceeded, “customer service” was brilliant the lodges were so friendly and helpful. The whole thing was the most amazing holiday and without wishing to sound trite it was completely the holiday of a life time!
Email Graeme | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Totally Professional and Customer Focused
After 3 years in the making (thanks to COVID) we have now completed our Jenman African Safari Northern Experience from Cape Town to Victoria Falls.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Garth, Johann and Kyle for all of your efforts I have found all of my dealings with you were always professional, courteous and timely. At one stage it looked like we would have to cancel this trip and you all did what you could to accommodate this, thankfully were did not have to cancel and have now had one of the trips of a lifetime.
I now want to take this opportunity to address the actual trip by firstly thanking our guides Warren Tilling and Norbert Ndlovu and our driver Tanguni (Mr T as he became affectionally known). All were extremely professional, friendly and happy to assist with any request from needing to change money to finding souvenir hats to purchase. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble but I am sure that by the end of the trip we had worn them out. All of your staff are extremely knowledgeable and excel in their various rolls. We could not fault their performance.
The accommodations provided on this trip were all of a very high standard (all were different) which made it a more interesting and exciting experience. Unfortunately there was only one issue we encountered with the accommodation and that was at Oppi Koppi Restcamp although we were accommodated extremely well, initially your staff (Norbert and Mr T) were placed in substandard accommodation with outside ablutions and well away from us. We thought they were being treated as 2nd class citizens. Fortunately this was rectified and the same standard accommodation as ours was arranged (if this is a common occurrence you should consider finding an alternative stopover).
All of the included activities were also extremely well organised and professionally conducted. Again we were treated extremely well and nothing was an issue for anyone. Everyone we encountered was extremely friendly and helpful. Unfortunately due to maintenance issues we were unable to experience the cable car to the top of Table Mountain which I am sure would have been another highlight
Email Marybeth | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Jenman Went Out of Their Way for Us
A friend and I worked with Will Lane of Jenman to plan a trip to 4 national parks in southern Tanzania, a location that doesn't get many tourists. We gave Will our budget and the kind of itinerary we wanted. (Both my friend and I had done safaris before.) Will and Jenman's East Africa team went out of their way to create exactly the trip we wanted, meeting out budget expectations. We stayed in 5 camps, including Greystoke Mahale, which is on Lake Tanganyika and an incredible experience. Every camp we stayed in was fantastic, even the lower-budget ones. Jenman arranged all the flights between parks, accommodation, and fulfilled a few special requests. Will went out of his way to make sure we were happy, and he felt like a friend by the time we left for the trip. If you are dreaming of a safari in southern Africa and want to use a company that knows the local places, I highly recommend Jenman. Just ask for for Will!
Email Kaye | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Lived up to expectations and would go again.
We really enjoyed our safari. Our driver in Tanzania, Victor, was just wonderful . Always managed to get us front and center on animal viewing. We were always first and sometimes the only vehicle to sit and watch leopards or cheetahs. He was always so very patient and helpful and a really good bloke.
The places we stayed were very good. Every single one, from lodges to tented camps. We especially loved the camp in the Serengeti, Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp, as the staff were always so happy and helpful and joined in with us around the fire and on walks etc. They even took us thru their tented kitchen so we could see how they managed to feed us the amazing meals.
Speke Bay Lodge on the waters edge was a relaxing respite for the heat and the canoe trip organised by the owner, to a fishing village across the lake was so worthwhile, to really wake us up as to how some other people live. The people in the village were all happy to see us , but its an eye opener for sure. Something every western child should see.
Our meals were more than adequate and always plenty of choice.
Bench Africa, in Sydney, Australia, organised the whole safari , plus a couple of extended days either side, and we could not fault them either.
We cant wait for covid shots so we can go again.
Email Cherie Garcelon | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Trip of a lifetime
We just got back from a 21 day safari with Jenman Safaris. We started at Victoria Falls, traveled through Botswana, Namibia and ended in Cape Town, South Africa. We did a 1/2 camping, 1/2 lodging trip and the entire trip was beyond our wildest dreams. We had an incredible tour guide (thank you Jorge), the accommodations ranged from modest to what we would consider 5 star, the food was always good. The trip was well organized and took us to a variety of places including small villages, national parks and cities. I still can't believe the number of animals that we saw or the different landscapes. I would recommend this trip and Jenman Safaris for anyone that wants to have a great African experience.
Email gsskimsing | 50-65 years of age
Our guide was very amiable, and knowledgable. The food was excellent as were the tents and sleeping bags provided. My only criticism is that they allocated a minibus for the 10 of us with small windows not suitable for game watching, as opposed to the vans which are advertised on their website.
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