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Matt Campion   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 15, 2022

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

Amazing! Everything was just perfect, all our needs were met and everyone was so friendly.
5/5

Megan at discover Africa was just simply amazing. We talked about what I wanted to see and do on a Safari then she went away and put together a bespoke package that suited all our needs. We were even difficult with dates due to family commitments but Megan was super helpful and provided alternatives that were more suited for us. The trip she organised was just simply incredible, we spend every day almost in disbelieve on what we were experiencing/ seeing. She even helped me plan a proposal which was executed perfectly thanks to the tour crew and Megan. It was defiantly a holiday of a lifetime, we will be telling all our friends and future family about this trip for the rest of our lives and it is all thanks to Megan at Discover Africa.

David Policansky   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 13, 2022

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

Superb trip, well arranged
5/5

Discover Africa arranged a trip for my wife and me and two friends to visit national parks in Tanzania and to to go to Nairobi, Kenya for a couple of days to visit Karen Blixen's house (Karen Blixen is best known in the US for her memoir, Out of Africa and of course the movie) and to stay at Giraffe Manor. All the arrangements were carefully made and worked well, and our contact at Discover Africa, Adelle Bell, was very reachable by text, email and WhatsApp. The people she contracted to meet us and take us places were outstanding (I'll mention Freddy, Adamson, and Anderson in particular). The accommodations were very good with helpful, friendly staff. The lodges--the Acacia Farm Lodge outside the Ngorongoro Crater National Park and especially the Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge in Serengeti National Park--were first rate with outstanding staff and excellent food. The safaris were superb and we added a hot-air balloon flight over the Serengeti by Miracle Experience of Tanzania, an experience of a lifetime. Giraffe Manor, also brilliantly staffed and catered, is absolutely wonderful. The only less-than-perfect aspect of things was getting from Serengeti to Nairobi. If we could have gone directly, it would have been about an hour or a bit more, and there were 40-passenger planes that did do that. But our route involved four flights in very small planes and took most of the day. All in all, it was a very fine experience, and I recommend Discover Africa without reservation.

Xenia   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 11, 2022

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

Susan amazing! she LISTENED strove to provide us with the experience we wanted and EXCEEDED !!!
5/5

Fellow travelers, I had not a worry ! as the itinerary went so went our adventure! From the Drivers to the Hotel staff to the small air craft pilots! Wonderful ! always there to make our travels smooth and refreshing ! I drink lots of water and really appreciated that they all had bottled water for me ! Then we have the Lodges and the staff, could not have been made to feel more welcome and accommodated! The food was delicious and the icing on the cake were our guides of course Jinxy at Saguni lodge and Cosi at Kazidore lodge ! I should not forget to say that both lodges were as pictured, accommodations did not disappoint! Discover Africa really took care of us ! Susan called us several times throughout our trip to check on us, make sure we were well cared for and satisfied with our stay.

Patricia   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 3, 2022

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

Excellent Service
5/5

Each of the locations chosen by our Consultant Susan, exceeded our expectations. The lodges we stayed, were very respectful of the environment and supportive of the local communities.
At Saguni lodge the staff were awesome, specially our guide, Jinks, his knowledge really helped us appreciate all the things we experienced during our safari.

Donald   –  
Canada CA
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 1, 2022

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

Many thanks Adelle for your precious help
5/5

We found Discover Africa through a local travel agency comparator. From the very beginning of our safari in South Africa, we were charmed. Adelle, our agency contact, is a wonderful person who understood our needs and our client profile perfectly. She was able to propose us tours and itinerary perfectly adapted to what we wanted. We will definitely return to South Africa for a second safari and will contact Adelle again to plan this trip.

Sean   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 31, 2022

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

Incredible Honeymoon
5/5

Me and my wife have just returned back to London after spending a little over 2 weeks in beautiful South Africa! Megan, our honeymoon planner absolutely nailed it with the hotels and guest houses she found for us within our budget and better still was on hand throughout our trip on Whatsapp which was very assuring!

After our international flight to Joburg and short connection flight to Hoedspruit we reached out luxurious safari lodge 'Simbavati Waterside' for 4 unforgettable nights. We both said upon leaving it was one of the best things we've ever done, we absolutely loved it!

Next stop was to Cape Town, staying in Camps Bay. This was a great location for us with plenty of busy bars and coffee shops plus an array of superb restaurants on the waterfront. We stayed Bed & Breakfast at 'The Marly' which is a boutique hotel Megan found for us, we went for the mountain view and the only regret we had was not booking a sea-view room. We did the open-top coach tour of the city, hired a car to Simons Town, Boulders Beach, Cape of Good Hope via Chapmans Peak. This driving route was insanely beautiful and we'd recommend this to everyone who visits!

Next stop Hermanus, we had done our research prior and had found a place roughly 2 hour drive east of Cape Town which is famous for whale watching, we were not left disappointed as we were lucky enough to see 20+ whales over the 2 days. Megan booked our tour with Marine Dynamics albeit we wished it lasted longer than 2 hours on the water! We stayed at the La Fontaine Guest House (mountain view), again we wished we'd gone for the sea-view. In truth the guest house itself was fairly basic but comfortable and we didn't spend much time there whilst our exploring.

Final stop was roughly 2 hours north further inland into the mountains to a small place called Franschhoek, we stayed at the Avonrood Guest House which was a lovely place to spend the final 2 days of our trip. The staff were so generous providing us with a bottle of champagne on arrival as newly weds and we particularly enjoyed the honesty bar where you filled in what drinks you'd had in the evenings. This place is famous for its winelands and we went on the tuk-tuk tour around the best ones sampling fine wine (and beer) for half a day. It was really enjoyable and the La Rochelle winery was a highlight!

We paid for transfers between all destinations throughout the 2 weeks, the company Megan booked us with was a very professional and extremely friendly company called 'Jarat' every driver was full of local knowledge and we enjoyed great conversation each time.

As a whole I would recommend Discover Africa to anyone, we've had the best honeymoon of our lives and fell in love with South Africa.

Thank you!

RJinSantaFe   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 26, 2022

Email RJinSantaFe  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Memorable trip!
5/5

This trip was supposed to happen in 2020, then 2021. We were finally able to take it in 2022. It was memorable in every way!

Adelle at Discover Africa was so helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive -- her communication and accommodation made it easier for us to manage our trip preparation. The trip itself was amazing - accommodations were lovely, everyone we encountered was so kind and welcoming, the guides and drivers were excellent, activities were fun and interesting, and the game rides were fantastic! The highlight of our time in Tanzania was a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti -- a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The highlight of our time in Kenya was staying at Giraffe Manor -- unforgettable!

One of our best trips ever! thank you, Adelle.

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!

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