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Mary-Anna   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2015 Reviewed: Oct 11, 2015

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

Wonderfully accommodating tour guide!

I am most grateful that we found Africa Zim. Traveling with a group of friends, each with different date requirements and all with very specific locations we wanted to explore, we appreciated how accommodating Africa Zim was. Our guide, Blessing, was responsive by email during our trip planning and very flexible during the tour when changes needed to be made. He found wonderful guides for us on our game drives and river cruises. It was clear that we were getting a much better experience than the other groups we would meet and talk with during breaks. Best of all for any birders out there, all the guides were excellent at identifying and pointing out the local birds. Be sure to ask the river people to tell their creation stories - I especially liked the explanation story for why hippos leave the river to take care of their business ;-)

Deanna Anderson   –  
Botswana BW
Visited: October 2015 Reviewed: Oct 11, 2015

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

Wonderful to Experience the Real Africa

How fortunate that I found Africa Zim Travel early this year when looking for a Botswana, Vic Falls Safari. We booked their budget safari, mostly camping and an excellent value. Not realizing how hot it would in Oct., we upgraded to an air conditioned lodge room a couple of times with no problem. The tour company is great, totally flexible as to start date and what you do along the way. We needed to accommodate several peoples' schedule for this trip and being able to choose our own start date was invaluable.

Service was excellent. Follow up and communications during planning was good.

My favorite site on the tour was Elephant Sands, an elephant oasis in the middle of a very dry area, hope the rains start soon!

The best part has been our wonderful tour guide, Blessing, giving us a chance to know a black African, learning about his life, family, his country of Zimbabwe plus many aspects of African culture. Almost all of our guides for game viewing have been local people, who bring their rich knowledge of the land and animals along with a great sense of humor. We visited a traditional village and have experienced some of the real Africa, not just another fancy resort.

Highly recommend Africa Zim Travel.

Stephanie   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2015 Reviewed: Oct 11, 2015

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

Customized tour, offering maximum flexibility to adjust to daily needs

Customized tour, offering maximum flexibility to adjust to daily needs

Easy breezy from booking & arrival through to departure. We had a fantastic experience that was customized to fit our interests & changing needs. We booked a camping safari that took us from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Chobe National Park, Elephant Sands, & Okavango Delta in Botswana. Our camp sites were comfy, with great food, nice accommodations, & near wildlife. Blessing was our guide & ensured that we had the best park guides who were most knowledgeable of local wildlife. Blessing introduced us to the peoples & cultures & we had many long conversations that gave us unique insights. He even introduced us to a rural family where he stopped to offer food & supplies. Some of the group wanted to upgrade to hotels & he accommodated them though at several sites. I highly recommend Africa Zim!

Will Byas   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2015 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2015

Email Will Byas  |  Experience level: first safari

Incredible, one of the best experiences of my life

The tour was great, definitely get your moneys worth and was an unbelievable experience. Would highly recommend.

Jenny   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2015 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2015

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Our trip was great and we thought it was fantastic seeing the animals up close.

We did enjoy our stay, the accommodation was lovely and the food amazing. We would have liked to have been able to spend more time with our guide finding out about the local area.

Franziska (Nalady)   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Sep 7, 2015

Email Franziska (Nalady)  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Amazing camping experience in Chobe!

We went to the Chobe National Park for a 3 days/2 nights camping safari. Africa Zim Travel is working together with Kalahari Tours for this trip. The booking was done really quickly without any kind of trouble. The pick up from our hostel as well as crossing the Zimbabwe/Botswana border was well organized. The trip itself was one of the best tours I have ever been part of. In the park you will see lots of elephants, lions, zebras and other great wildlife for sure! Most of it even really up close. But the best part of our trip was our guide Charles from Kalahari Tours. He did an amazing job. He provided us all the information we were interested in, made sure we were at the right spot the right time and was funny. More importantly, he also cared for every single person of our group to ensure that he or she was happy. With him as a guide it was really easy for the group to have a great time together as a team. We were camping at a site with no other visitors there. There were no official bathrooms, but our cooking staff built up a bush toilet and a bucket shower which was wonderful to enjoy! The food prepared by Alan and Jacob was always great and our nights in the tents with mattress, sheet and pillow were really comfortable. Blessing from Zim Travel took care to organize everything for us and also did not hesitate to fulfill any extra wishes. We couldn't have picked a better tour operator.

Simon   –  
Zimbabwe ZW
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Sep 7, 2015

Email Simon  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Just wonderful and totally mindblowing

We had three day tour through the chobe national park and it was really awesome. They picked us up at our hostel in Vic Falls and get us through the Botswana border. The tour was perfectly organized and especially the guide was really friendly. I have done a lot of guided tours in different national Parks, but this one was definitely the best and I have never seen such a wonderful guide. The tour consists of two boat cruises, different game drives, delicious food, and sleeping at a nice camp site right in the bush. Furthermore the group consisted just of five persons and you never feel to be part of the mass tourism. We also had a lot of luck with the animals we have seen (hippos, a lot of lions, beautiful birds, countless elephants and some others).

Laura   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2015

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

Great 3-Day Safari through Chobe

We found the process of booking with Africa Zim easy and simple. All our questions were answered and the info was clear.

They picked us up promptly on day 1 and drove us to the Botswana border. From there, we met up with our our tour guide and had a wonderful three days of boat cruises down the Chobe River and game drives. We saw hippos, elephants, crocs, tons of antelope, leopard (!), lions, wild dogs, honey badgar, countless birds and some others I'm sure I'm forgetting.

It was non-participation camping, which was lovely. The food was delicious and much better than a previous safari trip.

I would highly recommend.

Just note that the actual tour is run through another operator, Khahlari Tours. But if you're coming from Vic Falls, Zim, then Africa Zim will set everything up for you and get you there.

Tony Sissons   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Aug 31, 2015

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

Visits to Huangi National Park, Chobe and Vic Falls

We have visited many places throughout the world - Africa Zim Travels are everything you would want. Comments are consistently outstanding because quite simply they go out of their way to make things work. Blessing is a star. The whole experience was special from the moment we met Blessing at the Airport. From Meals, Safari Game Drives, to River Cruises. This endorsement comes with total confidence that you will not need to search for any other tour operator. Africa Zim Tours and Blessing thank you for making our visit to your country so special.

Hope   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2015 Reviewed: Aug 2, 2015

Email Hope

Fantastic 3 day 2 night camping safari in Chobe

We would absolutely recommend Africa Zim if you're coming to Vic Falls and are looking for things to do and want to hop over to Botswana for a safari! We booked fairly last minute (2 weeks notice) and they were very accommodating and booked our safari with their Botswana sister company Kalahari Tours. They thought of everything for us (we took them up on their very reasonable airport transfers) and they always responded in less than 24hrs. Pretty and Harrison met us at the airport and also arranged for us to do the bungee jump (took us to the border, booked it for us, and handled all paperwork. When it came to the safari, Blessing drove us to and from the border and walked us through immigration and customs. Our safari guide Sinka picked us up from there and we were on our way to the river cruise. David and Isaac were our river guides and were extremely professional and knowledgeable. Camping and the safaris were incredible and totally as described (although be prepared to only bring one small bag to camp, we missed that memo). Can't thank Africa Zim enough, we loved it.

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