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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.

STEPHANIA GRIXTI   –  
Malta MT
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 25, 2022

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

VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL
5/5

I appreciate all the information and help received throughout in order to make my safari holiday a very memorable one. I do not have enough words to thank them, especially Adelle.

Lisa   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2022

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

Amazing Migration trip in Kenya and Tanzania
5/5

We and a friend ( Three adults)spent 11 days in Kenya and Tanzania for Great Migration trip.
We create our own itinerary and tailored details by Matthys who works for Discover Africa.com
We had an amazing experience - a best itinerary (Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Serengeti NP and Tarangire NP) and accommodation in this trip. We had many incredible animal sightings. We saw the Big 5 , Migration watching and loads more!
Tim and Comfort were an excellent, experienced guide in Kenya and Tanzania both country, and Comfort was very helpful, knowledgeable and efficient

Mike Mortley   –  
Canada CA
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2022

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

Unmatched
5/5

I booked mine and my wife's honeymoon and to say that our experience was unforgettable would be and understatement. The agent I worked with Megan W. was fantastic. She took into consideration what my wife and I were looking for from experiences to types of rooms we wanted to where would could spend more money and where we could save. She even took into consideration the style of traveling we do personally. Megan really made the tour for US it was truly special, she was also accommodating when we wanted to add extra time to our trip to do gorilla tracking in Uganda and made it work. If all the employees at discover Africa are like Megan than ylthere is nothing to worry about when booking other than getting your camera gear ready and bags packed.

Ev   –  
Israel IL
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2022

Email Ev  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Trip of a lifetime by discoverafrica.com
5/5

We booked our Tanzanian and Kenyan safari though Megan Warrington of Discoverafrica.com. Megan was superb and planned the perfect safari for us. All connections / pickups and accommodations were flawlessly executed.
We started off in Ilkeliani, on the border of the Masai Mara park (you cross a little footbridge next to the tents over the Talek river and you are right in the park) which is professionally managed by Sylvester. He happily and obligingly dealt with all our requests. We were treated to 3 delicious meals / food boxes per day. The camp prepared food exactly according to our dietary requirements. At night we heard the hippos and hyenas of the park from our perfectly appointed tents.
The highlight of the stay were our safari drives. Our devoted guide Joseph showed us amazing sights ranging from cheetahs marking their territory, a leopard guarding its kill, and lions feasting on zebra. In addition to that, Joseph opened our eyes to the Masai culture.
After that we flew over to the Serengeti where we spent 5 wonderful days at the Nasikia mobile migration camp in the northern Serengeti national park.
Our game drives by Andrei were an unforgettable experience. Through his patience and insights were experienced several Mara river crossings, one spanning over 15 minutes. We saw all the big 5 including a Leopard stalking gazelles and lions and their pride playing in tree.
The mobile camp is located on the top of a hill, and we were literally surrounded by wildebeest and zebra herds.
The food was deliciously prepared by Martin who took great care of our dietary requirements. Showers were a little challenge because there is no running water, so they are bucket showers. The tents though were well equipped and very comfortable.
After that we flew over to Karatu where we visited Lake Manyara park (didn’t see flamingoes or tree lions unfortunately, but the park is beautiful) and the Ngorongoro Crater, filled with game.
We would highly recommend Megan and her team at Discover Africa.com.

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