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Abbey Grant   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 4, 2023

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

Excellent and well organised tour

Our safari was well organised from the beginning stages to the last day of our trip. We were able to work with Kathi to create a safari that was within our budget, exactly what we asked for and allowed us to have great encounters with animals on safari. Kathi was patient and answered all of our questions in the lead up to our trip. Our trip was fantastic, with two excellent guides throughout Kenya and Tanzania, the camps were all of a high standard. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

C Walters   –  
Canada CA
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023

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

A very experienced tour operator that was very attentive and communicative throughout.

Every detail of the safaris/tours/accommodation/transportation was completely organized from A-Z. At every location there was someone to meet and greet us and ensure that our transfers were seemless. We never waited or were unsure if we were in the right spot. Their recommendations for all the hotels/lodges that we stayed at were first rate. We would recommend them to anyone. The safari experience that we had in both South Africa and Botswana were beyond our expectations. Between the two, we saw all the wild life that you would want to see. The big 5 and the 5 ugly. This company knows what they are doing and all their partners delivered a memorable experience. Kathi was attentive and available whenever I reached out to her.

Frieder W   –  
Germany DE
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 18, 2023

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

Perfect organization and execution !

We loved the experience and it definitely exceeded our expectations! Alex helped us so much in the preparation (when we even did not know the ideal tour for us) and the whole time until the actual safari. This was one of the most professional services I have experienced in my private life. It really made us feel very secure to have Alex as our reliable and single point of contact.

For the safari itself: I would always do it again! We loved our guide Adrian and the hotel was also great. Really a lot of value for the money!

Dallas   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Jan 14, 2023

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

Efficient, caring and very good at the job!

We wanted to travel to South Africa to go on safari but had a very limited time frame and window of opportunity. After going online to see what was available, we contacted African Welcome Safaris to enquire what could be arranged. All I can say is...what wonderful service. Every enquiry was answered efficiently, competently and with a friendliness that welcomed you to ask questions no matter how silly they appeared . They worked around our schedule and times and found us the most fabulous safari that we could ever ask for. I cannot recommend this company highly enough, Kathi was a dream to deal with and I will recommend them to all our friends and family . We had the most amazing time and we had 2 teenage boys with us that loved every minute of the experience. Thank you!

Peter Bodnar   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Jan 4, 2023

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

Trusted opator with excellent network

We had a wondeful time with all the opertors that African Welcome works with. We feel strongly that we just cannot get enough of such a magical place, and need to come back for more. We had possibly the best time at and around Kruger NP, the driver, ranger, chef, and all the staff excelled in their work and the setting is mesmerising!

Bert   –  
Germany DE
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Dec 22, 2022

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

African Welcome Safaris perfectly organized our Safari, highly recommended

It was our 4th Safari. As always Kathi responded on my many question very fast. The communication was excellent and Kathi provided us with a very informative pre Safari package which really helped us to prepare the trip. Our next Safari we will definetly book again with Kathi , a better service is not possible.
We booked a 7 nigth Safari staying in the 3 Belmond lodges in 3 totally different areas of Botswana. Starting point was River Khawi Lodge, it is a bit older, but very charming with excellent service. We were the only 2 guests during our stay in the lodge, quite special. During our stay it rained quite a lot and many animals were hidding in the bush. Still our ranger found them all. And due to the rain we saw many birds which just came to the area, I believe we found at least 150 different species of very beautiful and not so beautiful birds.
The connection between the lodges is by air, small aircrafts operated by MACK air, brandnew fleet and very safe. So we flew from Khawi to Okavango delta to the Eagle Island lodge. In this area it was still very dry, no rain, and we saw on each and every game activity everything we were looking for. The area is very animal rich. The hudge area is completly owned by Belmond, so you see no other cars during the drives. The lodge is luxurious, excellent service and food.
Our last lodge was Savuti-Chobe Elephant park third lodge, third different experiance. Also here you find many of the animals, if not all, you want to see, if your are on Safari. I had birthday during our stay and Kathi organized with the lodge a very nice private lunch in the bush, I really enjoyed it. So all 3 lodges are brilliant, but if I would need to vote, I would say this is the best lodge, but again all 3 are outstanding.

In a nutshell, I highly recommend this 3 lodge combination safari , you see different landscapes, different styles of lodges and most importantly most likely you see all animals you are looking for.

And as said at the beginning Kathi Simon and African Welcome Safari are the best for organizing this trip

Jackie Baker   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Dec 13, 2022

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

Attention to detail excellent, always exceeds expectations.

We have travelled with African welcome safaris on three occasions now. Our first trip was a safari in Sabi followed by a break in Cape Town . The two further trips have been safari again followed by a break in Mauritius. Kathi has given first class service every time .
Communication has always been excellent and very prompt which has been extremely helpful when trying to juggle flights and accommodations. Her recommendations regarding options on where to stay have been great and we have not been disappointed. Would highly recommend the company to take the stress away from organising a trip especially if it involves multiple destinations.

Helen Milne   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2022

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

Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

Kathi at African Welcome was brilliant, working expertly and efficiently at very short notice to help us arrange the trip of a lifetime. The Safari arranged for us at Madikwe Hills lodge was beyond our wildest dreams and everything was so completely stress free as it was all taken care of by African Safaris.

Stacey Maisano   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2022

Email Stacey Maisano

The staff was amazing, the place fantastic and the game drives awesome

Kathi (Simon) was so helpful. She was very informative and responsive. She quickly answered my questions and concerns and was a great resource. The safari camp, Kapama, she booked me at was fantastic.
I was so impressed with her. When I come back I will 100% use her to book my trip again. The

Charles Caza   –  
Canada CA
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 18, 2022

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

Great Tour!

African Welcome Safaris put together a trip that was excellent, well organized and made it easy for us to relax. Our guide was always flexible and available to adjust per our needs and what we wanted to see. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic in responding to all our questions about SA. It was great value to have the whole trip organized at a cost that didn't seem higher than we what we would have paid for everything.

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