We had an AMAZING trip to South Africa to celebrate the milestone of turning 30!
This safari travel coordinator was definitely the right choice to plan our trip. We gave them a budget, a timeline, and a list of things we wanted to do on our trip and they made it happen. It was almost effortless for us as they took over planning every detail. We knew nothing about the areas that we were travelling to so it was very nice to have people that were knowledgeable that could set us up with the appropriate accommodations for the types of things we were hoping to do and see while we were there. In Cape Town we were right at the waterfront so we were walking distance to shops and restaurants. In Victoria Falls we were walking distance to the falls. We never had to worry about transportation getting to and from anywhere. Our "excursions" were all planned out in advance and we were picked up and dropped off right from our accommodations. The trip was so seamless that all we had to worry about was enjoying our time there.
Our contact made sure everything was ready to go prior to our departure and then checked in to make sure that we had arrived safely once we got to Cape Town. We were able to contact him throughout our trip and he was there to make sure that everything was running smoothly.
The anticipation built throughout the trip for the safari. We were got more and more excited as we told people we met along the way that we were going to Mala Mala. We had no idea what we were in for but people told us "Wow, those guys know what their doing" when we told people that our travel company had booked us there. It didn't disappoint when we arrived. We had an unbelievable experience at Mala Mala and I wish that everyone could have the same experience that we did. The staff was unbelievable, professional, knowledgeable, and all around nice people. It was sad having to leave after our 3 nights at the main camp.
When it was time to go home, our contacts from our travel company came and met us at the airport to check in on how the trip was and to get feedback on what they could do better and how the various accommodations were. It really showed that they cared about their company. It's always a bit of a question mark when you choose a company online from a different country to hand over significant amounts of money to. There is always that shadow of doubt in your mind, the what-ifs - those all disappeared as soon as we landed! We were all so impressed with the company's team and the trip that they planned for us. It was exactly what we wanted and they made it a reality for us. And on top of that, they were great people to sit down and chat with! They were the first ones to see some of our amazing photos from the trip and hear the excitement in our voices of how much fun we had while we were there. I'm hoping from our meeting that they realized how great of a trip we had because of them! Thanks again guys!
We have all been bragging to our friends, family and co-workers that they need to come and visit Africa. We specifically recommend using this safari travel company because of the wonderful experience we had with them....like really, who meets you at the airport before you leave just to get feedback! Such a great company! Like we all said, we wish that everyone was able to experience Africa the way that we did!
If we had to choose the most memorable part of the trip...it's hard...but I think we would all agree that Devil's pool at Victoria Falls was an amazing experience and well worth the money. And the SAFARI. (See I picked two)
Going on safari at Mala Mala for 3 nights might be the most amazing thing that I have experienced thus far in my life. I've done a bit of travelling in my time, lots of Caribbean islands, Mexico, Europe, Hawaii, and nothing compares to the ability to watch animals in their natural habitat. You go there with the mindset of a zoo and it is nothing like that. You see animals actually doing things, living their lives, surviving in the wild. There are so many beautiful animals and every day was different. We learned so much about animal behaviour and signs to look for when tracking animals. You are never bored, and the excitement of just tracking animals is amazing. You never know what you are going to run into next...and there appeared to always be something new around the corner!
We were supposed to go shark diving on one day that we were in cape town. We had it scheduled for the last day in cape town. It ended up getting weathered out and we didn't have the ability to re-book it because we were on to Victoria falls. I would change it to the first day so that we could have re-arranged the activities...the other ones were land activities so they wouldn't have been impossible to re-schedule.
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