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Mary Beth Alphin

How would you rate your trip overall? Excellent
Comment: From the moment we arrived until our final goodbye, we were met at the proper times, escorted through the airports and delivered to our destinations by courteous and friendly drivers and guide leaders. Everyone made us feel welcome!

I’ll use African Portfolio again when returning to South Africa.

What was the most important reason for choosing AFRICAN PORTFOLIO? Expertise
Please Specify A former client recommended them. I’m glad they did!
Comment: I wish I had known more about the availabilility of side tours through AfricanPortfolio from our first destination. That camp was pre-arranged through another organization. It offered side tours and I later learned that it was more than double the cost of what we might have done through AfricanPortfolio.
How many safari companies did you consider before selecting AFRICAN PORTFOLIO? One or Two
How would you rate AFRICAN PORTFOLIO’S representatives in Africa?
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Comment: I respect that AfricanPortfolio did not try to discourage us from our original plans. However, I am telling my friends to look at AfricanPortfolio for their side trips.
What additional information (if any) would you have liked to receive prior to your departure from home? What we received was excellent.
How would you describe your accommodation, facilities and meals? Please provide the name of the hotel, lodge or camp you are describing. The accommodations were all very nice and the food excellent. Even in the tented camp, our food looked and tasted as if it had been prepared in in one of the finest restaurants.
What and where was your favorite meal of the trip? I had too many favorites:
the kudu steak, the fresh fruit, the delicious root vegetables
How would you evaluate your safari guides and staff? Please provide the name of the person you are describing. The driver who met us at the Victoria Falls airport was Raj and he stopped for us to visit a road-side market and talked about his life and family and living in the area. He was friendly and informative.
At Hyena Pan our guide was Cruise and he was excellent. He managed to always be at the right place to see the wild animals. He also took time to point out the birds and other smaller animals.
In Cape Town our guide was Sampson and he, too, was fantastic. He even stopped so we could see the dung beetles at work moving a small piece of dung down the side of the road.
What was your most memorable moment in Africa? Perhaps when the male lion walk through our camp at Hyena Pan right at breakfast time. That was really special!
The pair of ostrich walking their 6 little ones down the road right beside us. We stopped and they were only 3 or 4 feet from our van.
If you could give future travelers one word of advice, what would it be? Trust the advice of the specialists at African Portfolio. We were very pleased with them!

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