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Don and Haydee Olinger

How would you rate your trip overall? Excellent
Comment: Everything that was promised/contracted was delivered without a hitch.  Very comforting when on another continent thousands of miles and seven time zones from home.
What was the most important reason for choosing AFRICAN PORTFOLIO? Expertise
Comment: We chose AP due to its ranking in a number of top ten lists.  Your staff and planning did not disappoint
How many safari companies did you consider before selecting AFRICAN PORTFOLIO? Three or Four
How would you describe your accommodation, facilities and meals? Please provide the name of the hotel, lodge or camp you are describing. Cape Cadogan – boutique, charming, great staff/service
Makanyi Lodge – Luxury comfort, warm staff and guides.  Elegant without being stuffy.
Dulini – Strove for high end luxury, exemplary service.  Great decor.
What and where was your favorite meal of the trip? Small plates dinner at the Pot luck Club in Cape Town, great food!
How would you evaluate your safari guides and staff? Please provide the name of the person you are describing. Rico (Makanyi) – friendly, engaging, best of our trip both in our vehicle and out.
Was there anything you would have liked more of, less of, or done differently? Diluni – seemed ultra focused on getting Big Five sightings, sometimes to the dis-benefit of other game.
What was your most memorable moment in Africa? Watching a lion track a herd of buffalo, then seeing him with his kill the next day.  We were brought very near him while he protected and then consumed the kill.  What a once in a lifetime experience!
If you could give future travelers one word of advice, what would it be? Don’t overpack, lifestyle in Africa is definitely casual.

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