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Tate   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 22, 2022

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

Adelle is super friendly, understanding, and takes the accommodation bar to the next level!
5/5

We started working with Adelle in 2021 to start planning our October 2022 honeymoon. Right from the first point of communication, she asked us what our dream honeymoon entailed and what our budget was. Our dream honeymoon included 2 days of rest + a Mount Kili hike, 6 days of safaris (1 @ Lake Manyara, 1 @ Ngorongoro Crater, and 4 @ the Northern Seregenti) then 4 days of beach time in Zanzibar. From those ideas, she provided a detailed itinerary. From lodges to stay at, to drivers / transfers, plane rides, excursion ideas, visas, possible vaccines ... everything. She was detailed and there were zero hiccups! Throughout our entire planning time, she was always there to offer reasoning, as well as any other ideas to include on our trip. She was always an email or even a call away! We really trusted her with our trip and I cannot thank her enough for making our dream honeymoon come true. We definitely will be trusting her with another trip soon!
We cannot recommend Adelle (+ Discover Africa) enough. From the places she booked, to how easy and effortless it was for us to be in Tanzania. Just WOW. Book it - We promise you, you won't regret it!

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

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

World Class Experience
5/5

Discover Africa delivered the most amazing honeymoon experience to South Africa. The Dulini safari lodge in Sabi Sands was so special, private, and the game drives are packed with adventure. Then the boutique Camps Bay hotel in Cape Town was beautiful. Transfers and tours were first class. A seamless experience. We cannot recommend booking enough - it is worth it!

KB   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 13, 2022

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

Attentive, detailed, and extremely helpful!
5/5

We worked with Alice in planning our travel experience, including lodging and safari. She was absolutely stellar... we originally planned to take a one year wedding anniversary trip in April 2020, and then the pandemic hit. Over the next few years Alice worked with us diligently to keep our reservations intact until we were finally able to travel this month! The lodge we stayed was fantastic, we were beyond thrilled with Lion Sands and the service provided. Every detail was truly customized for us. Our guide, tracker, and butler were the best in the biz. They went the extra mile to help me when I thought I had left my lens cap in the safari vehicle, sensing someone to find it and drive it out to us on our way back to the airport! We felt safe, saw basically every animal you could hope to see in the wild and even ones we didn't, like the African wild cat! Seriously I can't say enough great things about Alice and Lion Sands river lodge. You won't be disappointed!

Teresa Sicade   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Oct 8, 2022

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

Discover Africa absolutely exceeded our expectations and made a long and complex trip totally perfec
5/5

Our trips organized by Discover Africa were amazing. Matthys put together three incredible packages and worked with us throughout the entire journey to make everything perfect. We went to Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania with Discover Africa, and had a stay in Cape Town between two of the safari trips. Matthys was right there when we wanted to make small changes to a flight and a hotel. We absolutely could not have been happier, they exceeded our expectations completely.

Richard   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 4, 2022

Email Richard  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Everything we hoped for - and more!
5/5

At the outset, we set out our budget, the type of accommodation we wanted and what we hoped to see and Discover Africa delivered on everything.
The travel arrangements - including ground and air transport worked smoothly - at each stage we were kept up to date with any schedule changes imposed by the airlines etc.
Our accommodation was just what we expected - both tented camps were comfortable with friendly welcoming staff who worked hard to ensure that we were happy. The food was good - nothing fancy but wholesome and plentiful if you wanted - in particular the breakfast and lunch boxes were well thought out with a good variety. There was a good selection of house drinks along with tea, coffee etc. The Hot water bottles in the tented camp above Ngorongoro was very welcome - we hadn't expected to be quite that cold.
Both guides were excellent - friendly, considerate and helpful but above all immensely knowledgeable on animals and birds.
We saw everything we expected to see and more - and to be honest, more than we had even hoped for. Our main goal was the Migration Crossing the Mara River but we also saw the Big Five - over two days - along with most of the other animal species and a wonderful variety of birdlife.
We have enjoyed previous safaris in Botswana - Okavanga Delta and Northern Kalahari - and in South Africa - Kruger and KZN - but this trip was probably the best overall safari experience that we have had.
Based on our experience, we would be happy to recommend Discover Africa to anyone interested in a Safari trip anywhere in Africa.

Alison Hilk   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 3, 2022

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

Fantastic Tour all arranged by Discover Africa
5/5

From start to finish every detail taken care of.
It exceeded our expectations.
The Villa, Hotels and Safari were all 5*+
The Vineyard trips were amazing with such informative guides.
The transfers were effortless
Holiday of a lifetime which will be remembered forever at a price we could afford
Such a big Thank you to Discover Africa

Michelle   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 1, 2022

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

Fabulous Experience
5/5

This trip was booked 3 times before it finally happened thanks to the pandemic and border closures etc. Alice from Discover Africa was with us for the entire 3 years - from planning, cancelling, and rebooking. She stayed in touch and communicated with us regularly during the entire 3 years. Her insights and suggestions helped make this trip one that will be very difficult to top.

In terms of the actual holiday ... Words fail me! Someone was watching out for us because we had multiple sightings of the Big 5, Magnificent 7 and Super 8 plus all of the other animals - small (mouse) to big (elephant). Pretty special when you consider that includes two sightings of Wild Dogs when there are only circa 400 in total in Kruger! I appreciate that's completely outside of anyone's control but worth mentioning. Going in September meant that the bush wasn't at full height, so we were able to see the animals.

The lodges were great - Thornybush and Jock's Safari Lodge They were luxurious without being pretentious. We were well taken care of and well fed! Gallo Manor Lodge in Johannesburg was very comfortable, and we were well taken care of again - the Director, Angel, chauffeured us to and from the golf course which was unexpected and very kind.

This holiday combined golf with safaris. The golf was good too. Hans Merensky course is well laid out and an interesting course to play. It does need some investment (as well as the hotel). Leopard Creek was an experience! Old world golf club and an interesting course (unfortunately we didn't see any wildlife like we did at Han Merensky). We really enjoyed the Rocklands Course at the Johannesburg Country Club and had a lovely meal afterwards looking over the course.

Thanks to Alice at Discover Africa for putting this holiday together for us.

Ian & Elaine Fursland   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 28, 2022

Email Ian & Elaine Fursland  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Absolutely amazing itinerary put together by Matthys and the team. Everything was seamless…
5/5

This was a holiday of 3 attempts. Matthys clearly extremely knowledgable, and from experience, about the areas/lodges we visited. The transfers, flights and accommodations were all top notch and nothing went by the wayside. The trip moved seamlessly from SA, through Kruger, Zimbabwe, 3 Botswana lodges and back to Jo’burg. Value for money? Definitely really good quality accommodations and the safari guides were brilliant. We were never crowded into any vehicle we always had plenty of space. The food was amazing and the staff at all establishments were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble and they went far and above than they needed too. We loved it so much we are planning to come back in 2024 and do the garden route and some different safari experiences. Missed the Rhino but saw all the other top 4 plus 5 puppy wild dogs/5 adults and 3 leopards. Loads of lions and huge amounts of elephant, bison, water buffalo and numerous other animals. As Annie once said “I’ll be back!”

Lesley G   –  
Spain ES
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 28, 2022

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

Seamless trip from start to finish
5/5

Susan couldn’t have been more helpful when planning my trip, coming up with different ideas and itineraries to fit my budget and expectations. Communication was excellent, and when I came down with Covid just 2 days before departure, she swiftly moved to find dates for later in the year. From getting picked up at Victoria Falls airport, to all the tours, transfers, and accommodation in both Zimbabwe and Botswana, things couldn’t have gone more smoothly. Travelling to Botswana is expensive, but worth every penny.

David   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 27, 2022

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

Accommodating
5/5

Megan Warrington and Discover Africa made our 5 country African vacation a trip of a lifetime. She planned the perfect vacation for us. The pace was perfect, the sequence of countries was perfect, and the accommodations were truly amazing. She knew exactly what we wanted and needed along the way. I would have never been able to put together such an amazing adventure. Discover Africa was there for us every step of the way. They made our connecting flights seamless, getting us through airports and border crossings quickly and easily. They saved us so much time and energy, making the difficult things seem easy. With Covid changing everyone’s travel plans, our trip was 2 years in the planning yet Megan was very understanding and patient with us. We changed dates and itineraries 2 or 3 times trying to make the trip possible and Megan just adjusted everything along the way so that our dream trip became a reality. I just want to say thank you to Megan and Discover Africa for letting us experience your beautiful continent.

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