- Located In:
- 50-100 employees (Founded in 1999)
- Member Of:
- IATA, ASTA, SATSA & CTT
- Tour Types:
- Custom luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $500 to $1,400 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Average User Rating
Email Jason | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Excellent attentive and personalized service from planning through execution
Giltedge did an amazing job planning and executing our honeymoon, taking a personalized approach right off the bat. We were looking to do a safari, as well as get in some beach time afterwards. Our Travel Expert, Liz, spent time with us to learn what we were looking for in both the safari portion as well as the island portion of our trip. She provided advice on travel logistics which made certain pairings work and others a travel nightmare. In the end, she helped us land on the Serengeti for our safari and Mauritius for our island time.
From that point, she put together an itinerary for us and presented a couple options on hotels. Liz was super responsive over email, answering our questions about the itinerary and helping refine our activities and schedule. She arranged our entire trip from when we landed in Kilimanjaro airport to when we departed Mauritius for home.
The trip went off smoothly. All of Giltedge's partners were welcoming, professional, punctual, and friendly. All of our accommodations had nice little touches congratulating us on our wedding and wishing us a happy honeymoon. The "on-the-ground" team, as well as Liz, were available and responsive whenever questions came up along the way. Truly impeccable service all around. I would highly recommend them and will certainly work with them again on our next big African adventure.
Email Martin and Sharon | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Imagine your perfect safari vacation and then put a cherry on top!
We just returned from our third trip to South Africa, arranged by Giltedge. First two were through our US travel agent, this last one we worked directly with Tamera at Giltedge. Since this was our third trip, we knew exactly what we wanted and a big part of that was working with Giltedge. As always, Giltedge took care of everything from the minute we landed in Johannesburg to the moment we boarded our flight home. Specifically we wanted to visit Victoria Falls and then an extended safari in Sabi Sands (Notten' Bush Camp). She provided options for Victoria Falls and even got us the cottage we wanted at Notten's. When she asked if I wanted her to make my flights, as a retired road warrior, I graciously declined, as I have a fistful of status with my regular airline. She replied, "You don't even want to see a price?" I responded, "Well it won't likely change, but what do I have to lose?" She was able to save me money for business class over what I could have done for myself in economy plus. Having worked with Giltedge before, I knew what I would get. With the exception of one phone call, we handled the entire thing over email. I cannot finish this review without a word about Notten's Bush Camp. If you are looking for an intimate, family-like experience, Notten's is worth considering. All the conveniences of home, but with a real emersion into the bush. We saw the big five on our very first day, with a chetah added-in. By the time you leave, you will feel a part of their family and your traveling companions added-in. Go with Giltedge. They can help you plan the trip of your dreams.
Email Richard | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing Experience and package of safaris put together and delivered so perfectly
We had booked flights to Cape Town from London and asked Robyn to pull together a package including Kruger, Vic Falls and Botswana. The package he pulled together was fantastic and was value for money in line with our budget.
Robyn pulled the package together with nice extras such as the Zambesi Sunset cruise. The hotels were wonderful and the travel connections worked perfectly, including the Menzies rep who fast tracked us through Johannesburg airport to catch our connecting flight to Cape Town.
Email Marcia | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Best Travel Experience Ever!
Giltedge and Nikki Theron helped us navigate years of Covid delays to provide us with an amazing two week stay. The accommodations and food were excellent. The food was probably too good! We loved every guide and every tour and safari drive. We met so many kind and patient people on this trip. Transfers were flawless and Nikki kept in touch throughout the entire trip.
I can't recommend Giltedge and Nikki highly enough!
Email Thom | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Stella Spaulding at Giltedge did a great job making all the arrangements needed for a great trip!
Stella at Giltedge answered all our questions quickly as we planned the trip and then made all arrangements to carry out our wishes. She added details that we never would have considered, but that we found delightful. Our trip could not have gone more smoothly. We had great guides and marvelous accommodations throughout the trip. We could not be more pleased with the services we received! We recommend Stella and Giltedge to everyone!
Email Jason | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing experience from a great team!
Amazing 12 days in Africa with an itinerary from Monique. Initially scheduled for June of 2020, finally went in 2023. Monique and Giltedge did a super job helping facilitate all the changes due to Covid. When we finally went, it was simply stunning - the trip of a lifetime. We loved every minute of Africa - Giraffe Manor (everyone should kiss a giraffe), Mila Tented Camp with lions roaring outside the tent in the middle of the wildebeest migration, Mahali Mzuri with the fantastic animal sightings and ending with trekking for gorillas in Rwanda at the One&Only Gorillas Nest (a resort beyond any I have ever stayed). Simply the best experience every. Thank you so much to the team at Giltedge and the staff at the different resorts.
Email Dan G | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Amazing safari in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana
I worked with Tamera from Giltedge to plan a birthday safari for my friends and me. She was amazing! She responded quickly and she helped shape my thinking about the right places and time for my trip. My guests had some particular considerations and she was able to tailor the trip in a way that everyone had a great time and felt safe. In some instances, we went to a cheaper place because we could get a better value. In another instance, she told us when it was worth it to play a little more if we wanted and it ended up being a great decision. I trusted her guidance and appreciated her support. We had an amazing time and everyone enjoyed it from people who were on their first safari ever to veteran safari goers. We liked all the places we went to and the transfers between places were seamless.
Email Karen | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Wonderful trip with Giltedge
We had the most wonderful experience in SA for two weeks. Everything was handled for us by Monique Dean of Giltedge from the moment we stepped off the plane from the U.S. until we returned to the airport sadly head home.
Email Sean | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Instrumental in our most amazing honeymoon
Giltedge (Tanya) worked with us to create the most amazing honeymoon in South Africa and Victoria Falls. We have travelled quite alot around the world usually organising and planning trips ourselves. However utalising local knowledge and experience was invaluable and allowed us to remain hasslefree throughout. Communication has been great throughout and nothing was to much would highly recommend.
Email Elizabeth | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Outstanding Experience: Extremely organized, responsive, and helpful!
After thorough research on Safari Bookings, we decided to use Giltedge to book our safari. We originally booked it for August 2020, but then re-booked to 2021, and then to 2022. They made this process very easy for us and we did not incur any additional charges.
The booking process was very smooth. We knew of two properties we wanted to visit, and we let our Giltedge representative recommend two others based on our preferences. The lodges they recommended were incredible and they really hit the mark by sending us to a lodge with a very high concentration of zebras- my favorite animal. They were able to work within our budget to give us exactly the kind of experience we wanted.
We had never been to Africa and we were nervous about this trip and the logistics. But everything was made very clear and easy by Giltedge. While we were on the trip, all of our transfers arrived in a timely manner and every person we encountered was very helpful and friendly. We did a lot of internal travel within Africa (flights to and from Johannesburg, light aircraft) and all the transfers went very smoothly; something I had been a little nervous about beforehand.
When we book our next trip to Africa I will definitely use Giltedge. They were extremely professional, took care of EVERYTHING, and we always felt very well taken care of before, during, and after our adventure.
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