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Jim Lemley   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2016 Reviewed: Nov 28, 2016

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

Everything was extremely organized and went smoothly!

Monique was wonderful to work with. The trip was very organized and everything went as planned. All details/activities that we were told about happened as scheduled, which made things easy with no stress. The animal viewing was Fantastic! I would definitely recommend Giltedge Africa (formerly Southern Africa Travel) to anyone looking for a safari tour or travel throughout Africa.

Matthew   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Sep 14, 2016

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

Giltedge did a great job!

We organized a trip with Giltedge Africa (formerly Southern Africa Travel) in September 2016. We were coming from New York and had some very specific requests on dates, lodges, nights at each location which were in several countries, ground transfers, light air transfers, and others. They were able to put everything together in short order at a competitive price, were very organized, and were available for any questions. We worked with Monique Dean who did a great job and always responded promptly and thoroughly to all of our many questions and requests. All of the partners that they worked with on the ground, specifically for transfers across borders, were great as well. Thanks!

Carolina Armand   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: July 2016 Reviewed: Aug 11, 2016

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

Excellent choices and perfect logistics for the entire trip

Giltedge Africa (Southern Africa Travel) offers a wide variety of choices regarding lodges and activities. I had great communication with my agent (Monique Dean) during the whole process of booking. Her suggestions and the final trip were fantastic. I would highly recommend this Agency and if I have the opportunity to travel to their destinations I will certainly contact them again.

Minjie   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: June 2016 Reviewed: Jul 15, 2016

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

An Adventure with My Parents

First of all, Giltedge Africa (formerly Southern Africa Travel) was referred to me by a friend, and nothing beats recommendations from sources you can trust. More importantly, i was not disappointed.

Planning and booking - Monique was the best. A comprehensive itinerary which catered to our specific requests resulting in a bespoke trip. Planning phase was overall smooth and good.

On the actual trip itself, Sabi Sabi and Desert & Delta Safaris were very professional operators and the trip was good overall. I had brought my retired parents on this trip, and would say they thoroughly enjoyed it.

Couple of feedbacks would be i) temperatures gets a bit more chilly than expected, and for folks coming from tropical weather, they may not be as well prepared, so some reminder would be helpful; ii) the Victoria Falls segment was slightly rushed and could perhaps have been better with half a day to a day more. In addition, got the impression that Vic Falls would be better seen from Zimbabwe side.

Nonetheless, from Giltedge perspective, it was enjoyable and met our expectations. Definitely worth it and would recommend to friends and family.

marilyn jacques   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2016 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2016

Email marilyn jacques  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

fantastic experience

I worked with Nicki Kirchner- she was wonderful! professional/helpful/patient/always available. The lodgings she suggested were perfect, the transfers all on time. the guides all excellent. We were thrilled with our trip and we are extremely grateful to Nicki!

Bruce   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2016 Reviewed: Jul 1, 2016

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

Nicky created the ideal itinerary for us and was helpful and patient in answering our questions

Everything about the trip was perfect. The itinerary worked out great, all the arrangements, tours, transfers, etc were smooth, and the Deserts and Delta lodges were amazing. Trip of a lifetime, and the agency did a great job.

John   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: May 2016 Reviewed: Jun 11, 2016

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

Exploring Amazing Namibia in 2016

A booked vacation to Namibia for my wife and I was almost scuppered when the tour agency cancelled the tour with 2 weeks to go. A quick enquiry to SafariBookings got Sandi Bird of Giltedge Africa (formerly Southern Africa Travel) in touch with us and in no time at all she put together an itinerary for us that showcased the best of amazing Namibia.

The remote and intimate Wilderness Safari lodges and camps of Little Kulala, Damaraland Camp and Desert Rhino Camp were simply fabulous. The service and warmth of the staff made us feel so welcome. The patience and knowledge of our guides was simply fantastic.  

All our many transfers by Wilderness Air and all our lodge bookings were confirmed quickly and without hassle by Sandi and we enjoyed an amazing vacation in beautiful Namibia. From our arrival at Windhoek to our last day in Namibia everything went well without a hitch.

Despite never having any prior experience with Giltedge we felt we could trust Sandi and she came through with the vacation of a lifetime for us. We're looking forward to working with Sandi and Giltedge Africa again for our next African safari!

Nancy   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: April 2016 Reviewed: Apr 11, 2016

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

Family Safari and Capetown Adventure

Upon contacting Giltedge Africa (Southern Africa Travel), I received a response in 24 hours. Nikki was able to guide me through all of my questions. I originally enquired about a self driving tour and we ended up customizing the entire trip so that by the time we reached South Africa, I knew that everything was planned to the last detail. South African arranges our transfers, in-country flights and amazing hotels that worked with my family's needs. They used professional transfer companies who also went above and beyond in providing not just a transfer to a hotel or another area within South Africa but always a historical/ geographical reference. The 'Luxury' Safari was  true to it's word. The resort exceeded all of our exceptions from their amazing guides/trackers to the wonderful reception we received when coming off safari and the meals and service were outstanding. My family thought I arranged the most brilliant trip, but it was all Southern Africa Travel. We can't wait to go back and explore more.  Our time in Cape Town and surrounding area was also great, and we even were able to arrange a day in Wine Country. The food and wine scene in Cape Town  has a great vibe,  they are serious contenders on the world stage. I truly think South Africa has something for everyone; adventure, hiking, food, wine, safari's or just relaxing, you can trust Southern Africa Travel to create a vacation specifically for you.

Edouard   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: January 2016 Reviewed: Mar 31, 2016

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

Great family trip made By Giltedge Africa

Our experience have been really good, Julien was answer to all our expectations. It was a family trip with children and it was exactly what we were thinking to do.

John & Cathy   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2016 Reviewed: Mar 16, 2016

Email John & Cathy  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing trip - Amazing Country - Amazing Company - Amazing Staff

I can't say enough about Giltedge Africa (formerly Southern Africa Travel) and our contact Monique.  Like most people this was our once in a lifetime trip.  Monique worked with us to hit all of our points of interest within our 21 day time frame.  She handled all bookings, internal air travel and transport.  Everyone who was supposed to meet us was there on time and couldn't have been friendlier.  Clearly they all loved their county and were proud to talk about it as they educated us on everything from ancient history to modern politics.  We even got a call from Monique when we were in Cape Town just to make sure everything was going as we had imagined.  
We saw Victoria Falls and had an incredible 3 days at the Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in Kruger National Park.  Accommodations were 5 star and the staff were great.  We were able to see the Big 5 and then some.  Many of them we spotted right from our deck.  From there to Cape Town, wine country and then Pumba Lodge for a second safari.  The white lions are creatures everyone should witness in their life.
Upon arriving home the typical comment was "I'm so jealous. Africa is on my bucket list."  Stop thinking about it and just go.  You will not regret it.

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