We had an awesome time on our trip. Both Tanzania and Kenya were amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our guide/driver in Tanzania was fantastic. He made our trip so much fun and we learnt so much from him. We travelled with two Australian sisters in our vehicle which worked out really well- they were lovely. The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater were our highlights- such amazing animal encounters and the scenery was breathtaking.
Kenya was simply amazing. Of the three camps we went to in Kenya we think that Lion Camp in the Mara was the best in terms of comfort, vehicles and friendly/knowledgeable guides and drivers. We saw so much but the highlights for me were the 8 lion clubs that we watched every day and a leopard encounter. Amboseli was also fantastic - we had such great people to look after us and the elephant encounters we had (particularly during sundowners at the raised platform) were unforgettable. We loved Amboseli National Park too!
I took many photos as did Thomas. Just going through them now creating a photo book for each country.
— Wendy, Keith and Thomas - Travelled to Tanzania and Kenya (2019)
Hi Tracy, Thanks so much for all of your help. It made the decisions and bookings very smooth. The personal interest you took is very much appreciated. I had a wonderful time, and would've liked longer! The tour you booked me on was very good. The guides were terrific. We couldn’t have asked for more with these guys (Maxwell, Clinton and the trainee Ruan). They were enthusiastic, fun and very knowledgeable and fed us extremely well! We got very close to the animals and there were lots of young on the ground.
I’m pleased I went off peak season - not many people around, and that was particularly good. I loved the camping and the simple life :) So many things to see and experience - I’d love to return.
— Sharon - Travelled to Botswana and Zimbabwe (2019)
Hi Tracy, Just to let you know I had a fantastic time in South Africa. I really enjoyed the Classic Safari in Kruger. Everything went smoothly and saw heaps of the wildlife, great food. Also enjoyed the Panorama Route. The transfers were also excellent and the stay at the Lakeview Lodge in Johannesburg great too.
— Jenny - Travelled to South Africa (2019)
Yes we are home with a big bump ! We had such an amazing time, everything went really well & far exceded our expectations. We had a wonderful group of like minded people, 9 italians 3 french & 2 aussie ladies and 3 zimbabwean guides that looked after us exceptionally well. We had so much fun and were very fortunate on what we saw on our game drives.
At moremi elephants were walking around our campsite & hyenas visited us at night. We saw heaps, including leopard, hyenas with cubs & even wild dogs on a hunt. No words can really explain how good it was, but you know what i mean by that. We have some very special memories, and Africa is definately back on our bucket list !
— Lisa and Steve - Travelled to Botswana (2018)
Well, where to start?! This has literally been the trip of a lifetime for us and far exceeded our already high expectations!
Firstly, we had no idea that we'd see so much wildlife at such close range. I foolishly thought the mandatory binoculars were to make the animals appear closer. We were within 2/3 metres of lions, elephants and leopards and not much further to cheetahs, zebras, buffalos, various antelopes, wild dogs and almost every other African animal, rhino excluded, (unfortunately).
Highlights? Clinton himself was a highlight. He was our first guide and we nicknamed him Rambo! The standard he set was unsurpassed and we hope Hayley forgives him the damage to his near-new vehicle as we followed a leopard through dense mopane scrubland. The footage I filmed of the leopard emerging from under our vehicle to stalk a guinea fowl is National Geographic standard.
A second amazing experience with Clinton was following African wild dogs. At Moremi we came across a single dog covered in blood, followed him back to his pack and then we chased the pack (about 18 from memory) back to the kill site where there was an unbelievable feeding frenzy with mere ribs of an impala remaining at the end.
Another highlight was following a cheetah and her two very young cubs for over an hour as she searched for food at Shinde. The interactions between the three cheetahs were fascinating and we were thrilled to watch her stalk and chase three reed bucks, unfortunately (or otherwise) missing all three.
At Somalisa we searched and found the same two male lions on two different days with two different kills - firstly a waterbuck, only about a hundred metres from camp, and secondly an ostrich. These male lions are truly impressive beasts.
I could go on, and on! The guides were all extremely knowledgable, good fun and patient as we tried for the perfect camera shot. The accommodation you organised for us and the service was first class. Shinde was easily the best and their staff top notch but mobile tenting was an awesome experience. We're so glad you persuaded us to face our fears and include this.
Lastly, our special thanks to you, Claire, for arranging all this for us. Everything went seamlessly. Another guide with guests on the Chobe houseboat questioned our movements on departure and we just shrugged and assured him that, although we didn’t know who, someone would be there to meet us. Sure enough, there was a vehicle waiting. You have a well-oiled machine and highly recommend you and African Safaris to any prospective clients.
— Anne, Bevan, Marty and Sue - Travelled to Botswana (2018)
Our families recent stay at Garonga Safari camp in South Africa was outstanding. The accommodation, service, cuisine and safari's were exceptional and we will be reflecting fondly upon our experience for many years to come. Tracy is knowledgeable, professional, and responded quickly and efficiently to our many questions. No detail was overlooked. I wholeheartedly recommend having African Safaris organize your trip. As my husband says "Top notch, they hit the nail on the head".
— Kathryn, Miguel, Sam, Judy - Travelled to South Africa (2018)
Lauren and Michael – Travelled to Tanzania and Rwanda
We had an amazing holiday to Rwanda and Tanzania with the help of Claire of African Safaris Ltd! We were sceptical at first of the value of engaging an agent, having travelled successfully and independently before through other parts of the world. We learned quickly that having a specialist agent like Claire was invaluable when traveling to Africa. Claire is so knowledgeable about the different countries and options available - Claire made sure our holiday met all of our expectations, and then some. We stayed in amazing places and saw amazing animals, but what will stay with us forever was the quality of our guides (who we now consider our friends). We learned so much from our guides, not only about wildlife but also life in general in Rwanda and Tanzania. We can recommend African Safaris Ltd unreservedly.
— Lauren and Michael – Travelled to Tanzania and Rwanda (2018)
Truly Amazing! :-) My wife and I went on the 15-day East African Safari to Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar for our honeymoon. Claire and the team at African Safaris were a pleasure to deal with and made the whole experience something we'll never forget. Highly recommended company to book with.
The animal encounters we had were simply breathtaking. We saw the big 5 (which we renamed the big 20 by the end) with a long distance encounter with a Rhino at Ngorongoro :-) saw quite a few Cheetahs, Leopards, Lions, Hippos, Baboons, and you cant blink without seeing Elephants and Giraffes everywhere :-) Our two drivers, James (Masai Mara) and Raphael (Tanzania) we're simply amazing guys and just made the whole experience for us. Both were so knowledgeable and friendly. They got us up close with many animal encounters, and had a great sense of humor. If you’re considering going on a safari I would highly recommend booking though African Safaris :-)
— Richard and Amy - Travelled to Kenya and Tanzania (2018)
I came across African Safaris Ltd purely while searching online for local operators who know that region (Kenya/Tanzania). I tried with couple of big names in the travel sector but felt that they had no clue personally about that region or the intricacies of a safari. It was a blessing to get in touch with Tracy in first week of Feb 2018. Her responses and suggestions immediately gave the confidence that she knows what she is talking and I was convinced that I found the right operator for this dream trip for me. Tracy helped us finalise everything in a week & we made the trip on 22 Mar 2018. We have already referred Tracy and her company to many of our friends & family. We will definitely make more trips in that region & will no doubt choose African Safaris to organise everything. Keep up the good work!!
— Vijay and Anita - Travelled to Kenya (2018)
An African Safari had long been a dream of mine but as a nervous solo traveller I put it off . However after speaking to Claire I was confident in her knowledge of Africa, her patience and listening skills and ability to pick up on my comfort levels to give it a go. Going alone on several "mix and match" individual tours petrified me. Well it was the most amazing trip with my expectations far exceeded. Everything Claire said was correct, nothing went wrong and to top it off I felt safe the entire trip (even when I had an elephant staring at me through the tent). The highlight was mobile camping....nothing beats sleeping in a tent listening to the sounds of Africa knowing there are wild animals all around you. Elephants on termite mounds, puff adder drinking, wild dogs with puppies, warthogs, amazing birds, elegant giraffes, leopards, zebras etc. If Africa is on your wish list I would whole heartedly recommend African Safaris.
— Pam – Travelled to Botswana (2017)