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Thom   –  
Mexico MX
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 26, 2023

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!

Jason   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 13, 2023

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.

Dan G   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jun 7, 2023

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.

Karen   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: May 1, 2023

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.

Sean   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 11, 2022

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.

Elizabeth   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 22, 2022

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.

Brenda Sagarese   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 21, 2022

Email Brenda Sagarese  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

In one word excellent

First of all, our travel agent, Tamera Laine was excellent and went out of her way to make everything perfect, even last minute changes in our itenerary. All of our transfers went smooth. Everything about our vacation to the Maasai Mara North Conservatory and where we stayed at the Royal Mara Safari Lodge in Kenya, Africa was unequivocal to any other vacation we have ever been on. It was the experience of a lifetime. If you want safari that is the place to go.

Sandra Gruber   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Aug 16, 2022

Email Sandra Gruber  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Giltedge delivered on its promise of a tailormade, luxury safari experience!

After three years of planning and postponing, we were finally able to check "African safari" off our bucket list in July--and was it ever worth it! Tamera Laine worked with us every step of the way, through all our changes and indecision, even meeting with us on a weekend when we needed reassurance. If you are looking for an inexpensive trip to South Africa, do not look into Giltedge, but if you're looking for comfort, excellent service from the camp staff, knowledgeable guides, and attention to detail, Giltedge can't be beat. We wanted to see as much wildlife as possible, be fairly secluded from others, and have "en suite" bathrooms--and Giltedge delivered! Our tents were quite comfortable with king-sized beds, desks, WiFi (sometimes spotty), and hot water, but very cold at night during the winter season! To take care of that, there were three blankets on our bed and a hot water bottle under the covers, and on early morning safaris we were given heavy, warm ponchos to wear. We had no worries about eating or drinking anything we were served--food was excellent (often served buffet style) and water and alcohol were readily available. We really enjoyed the coffee breaks on our morning safaris, and the sundowners with those gorgeous sunsets in the afternoons. The way the guides could find the animals just by sight or by following their tracks in the sand was just amazing. Among other things, we saw hippos, a den of hyenas, a mama and baby giraffe, wild dogs, an ostrich, a pride of lions stalking a herd of Cape buffalo, and elephants that were so close to us in our blind, that we could have reached out and touched their huge feet. We have so many great pictures and memories... Thank you, Giltedge, for our once-in-a-lifetime experience in Zimbabwe and Botswana!

Shannon   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jul 28, 2022

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

Our agent made the process very simple and thought of details we would not have traveling that far

The agency listened to the changes we requested for our “bush and beach” vacation. Their communication was excellent and there we absolutely no problems.

Alyssa   –  
Bahrain BH
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2022

Email Alyssa  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent tour operators,

My partner and myself had enjoyed our 2 week vacation that had been si well planned out accordingly to our schedule. I didn’t want it to end, felt like we had been on a months long trip! Excellent operators and excellent tours! Would definitely use them again

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