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Elaine   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jul 17, 2019

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

My first safari experience was amazing!

I used Giltedge Africa to plan my first safari experience. My contact, Robyn-Lea was excellent. She responded promptly to any inquiries and had excellent suggestions. I was absolutely amazed by the entire experience! Everything was very well planned - accommodations were wonderful, tour guides were top-notch, and travel between countries was on time, and transfers from airports to hotels was smooth. I will not hesitate to use Giltedge Africa and Robyn-Lea in the future.

Nancy & Vicki Sheppard   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jul 5, 2019

Email Nancy & Vicki Sheppard  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

First class tour company that handles everything for you !

Robyn-Lea was wonderful and pleasant to communicate with in handling every aspect of our safari trip to South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. As first time South African visitors, she was able to get a feel for what our dreams were and set everything up to make our dreams come true. The whole trip was made easy by her organizing escorts at every stop of our trip. She even arranged luggage transfers when we had to par down our weight due to traveling in smaller airplanes.

We loved our trip! We will definitely use her and Giltedge to set it up our next trip!

Char. Clamp   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jul 1, 2019

Email Char. Clamp  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent In Every Way

This is the second trip to Southern Africa that I have used Giltedge Travel and Robyn-Lea Meyer as my travel agency and agent. I cannot speak highly enough about this company and the service I received from the beginning stages of planning to the end of the trip. All questions and comments were responded to in a very timely fashion. Since this travel agency is based in Cape Town, it knows the southern Africa area and can develop the perfect vacation for you. Pom Pom Capo was recommended while we were in the Okavanga Delta and it was perfect. We moved onto the Victoria Falls Safari Camp in Zimbabwe where Robyn-Lea had booked us a dinner cruise and a Boma dinner. Wonderful! Victoria and Alfred Hotel in Cape Town has the best location on the waterfront and the service there cannot be beaten. We ended at Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger National Park which is a five star lodge in the middle of the bushveld. Without Robyn-Lea's knowledge and guidance, we never could have booked a trip like this on our own. Every transport was on time and the guides that were hired for private tours were fantastic. Would I use this agency again? Absolutely! The trip I took in 2015 and then again in 2019 were perfect without one problem. Giltedge Travel is the agency to use for African travel.

Dwight   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jun 28, 2019

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

Vic Falls plus Linyanti, Khwai, & Sanctuary Stanley's safari camps in Botswana

For this trip we compared four different tour operators in order to find the best option for our interests and timeline, Giltedge provided the best package that matched all our needs. The overall experience was fantastic and just as advertised/communicated to us up front. Very impressed with the Giltedge team and their attention to detail, what was promised was delivered. All of the connections, transfers, accommodations, and activities occurred without any problems or delays.
A special thank you to our consultant Sandi Bird who did a marvelous job of packaging this trip to meet our cost, schedule, and destination requests. I would highly recommend Sandi and Giltedge, their efforts made our first trip to Africa a truly special experience.

Pamela Loper   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jun 28, 2019

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

Absolutely Stellar!

Giltedge & African Travel Expert, Sandi Bird, surpassed ALL of our expectations! This was not a basic trip plan logistically, we had 4 small aircraft flights into bush camps, two commercial flights in and out of Maun, road transfers, greeters at Johansburg International to walk us through customs to get on another flight to Livingston, Zambezi river cruise, helicopter ride over Victoria Falls and all of this was done flawlessly! I mean not a minute delay, someone was always there to coordinate and greet us. The communication remained constant as all the bush flights are arranged the evening before. Sandi was extremly responsive during our booking process offering various suggestions and recommendations which all were an A+. This was our second Safari but our first with Giltedge and I would not hesitate to book with them and of course Sandi again! Sandi also recommended 2 different African Bush Camps as our tented camps (Linyanti and Khwai) and they were incredible-from the staff, guides, location and accommodations. They really made you feel special. We ended our trip at another of Sandi's recommendations, Stanley's Sanctuary, where you can have a real experience with two rescued elephants from culling operations. Very well worth it! I will be back Africa!

Kevin & Diane   –  
Canada CA
Visited: May 2019 Reviewed: Jun 5, 2019

Email Kevin & Diane  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

They carefully plan and execute an amazing trip for all needs.

We were very pleased with the company and especially with the staff that we had direct contact with. The itinerary that Lisa put together for us as well as the hotels and special touches, like a quieter hotel away from the aircraft flight route, made our African safari and vacation a wonderful and memorable experience. We appreciated her attention to detail and quick replies across the 5 hour time difference. Our guides were all top notch, well informed and very pleasant to be around. After 2 missed flights in transit to Cape Town our first guide, Noel, suggested moving our half day morning tour to the afternoon to give us time to rest and the opportunity to shop because our suitcases were delayed for 24 hours. He was eager to show us his city and we delighted in the unique spots that he took us to for morning coffee and lunch. We also followed his recommendations for dinner and were not disappointed. The four places that we stayed at (from luxury apartment to safari lodge) were exceptional in quality and staffing. We felt cared for and comfortable in all places. Giltedge Africa exceeded our expectations and we will be recommending this company to our friends who will want to replicate our amazing journey from Cape Town to Livingstone.

Justin   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: May 2019 Reviewed: Jun 5, 2019

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

Will definitely recommend Giltedge Africa to our friends!!

Nikki has been very professional and quick in her replies and gives very good recommendations. The excellent service allowed us to enjoy our vacation without worry.

Thank you Nikki and Team! =)

John   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Feb 23, 2019

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

Our second African safari with Giltedge and another excellent experience with them.

We worked with Sandi Bird of Giltedge. This was our 2nd African safari planned with her expertise. This time we went to Botswana for the incredible wildlife. Sandi was flexible with our requirements and proposed a fantastic itinerary for us. Everything worked out very well in the end and this allowed us to fully enjoy a worry free safari. Her itinerary allowed us to see and experience a range of environments and habitats in Botswana that maximised our time and wildlife encounters in this amazing country. Charter flight transfers between camps were seamless and hassle free. We would not hesitate to recommend Sandi of Giltedge Africa to any of our friends and in fact we do plan on traveling to Africa again in future with Giltedge.

Carlota   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2018 Reviewed: Jan 11, 2019

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

Great Organization, Best Trip of our Lives!

We went into the organization blind. We knew only that we wanted a 6 nights safari, and we wanted to go to Victoria Falls and to the Okavango Delta. Philippa was incredible. She planned the perfect vacation for our family, making sure to check in with me every step of the way. She took care to change the plans according to what I told her, calling daily during the initial organization to make sure I was satisfied with the ongoing changes. After we had our final proposal, she answered all my questions regarding attire, flights, or other details.

We arrived in Johannesburg and stayed in a hotel near the airport, all booked by Philippa, then the "real" trip began.
We spent 2 nights in Victoria Falls, in the best lodge we could have hoped for, the Old Drift Lodge. During the planning, I had wanted to switch to Victoria Falls Safari Suites, and I am so thankful to Philippa for convincing me to keep the Lodge! We had animals roaming through our hotel, as we were inside the reserve. It was incredible. We also planned for White Water Rafting and for a Horse Riding Safari. Both activities were incredible!
Then we spent 2 nights in Chobe Game Lodge. The road transfer, including the crossing of the border, was perfectly organized. Staying inside the Chobe National Park is really worth it. We saw almost all the animals in our "to-watch" list there.
Then we took a small plane to the Okavango Delta for our last 2 nights. Again, the organization was flawless. The camp was lovely and the game drives exciting!
All the camps, transfers and arrangements were perfectly planned, we never had an issue during the trip.

I am glad I found Giltedge Travel and Philippa, as they gave us an incredible experience! All transfers, lodges, and communications couldn't have been better. Thank you for making this past Christmas unforgettable!

Ping   –  
Australia AU
Visited: May 2017 Reviewed: Dec 7, 2018

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

Fantastic service

Everything was perfect. Nothing to complain about at all.

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