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Matthew Parker

 
Full Name Matt Parker
How would you rate your trip overall? Excellent
Comment: Every person we interacted with along the entirety of the trip completely exceeded expectations in terms of knowledge, professionalism, and hospitality. It was a true life experience.
How many safari companies did you consider before selecting AFRICAN PORTFOLIO? One or Two
What additional information (if any) would you have liked to receive prior to your departure from home? None – felt fully prepared for this trip.
How would you describe your accommodation, facilities and meals? Please provide the name of the hotel, lodge or camp you are describing. They all significantly exceeded expectations, particularly Davison’s Camp and Ruckomechi Camp. While I was prepared for a camp experience, the little touches (which were everywhere) that the staff provided, like hot water bottles in the bed at night and vehicle seats in the morning, made it at least as comfy and luxurious as any hotel stay.
What and where was your favorite meal of the trip? Very hard to choose a favorite, but the
How would you evaluate your safari guides and staff? Please provide the name of the person you are describing. Safari guides and staff were personable, knowledgeable, and hard-working. They were friendly and approachable across the board, and willing to go above and beyond to make the experience special.
Was there anything you would have liked more of, less of, or done differently? Personally I would have preferred a little *less* service; letting me do small things myself, like serve my own coffee when the mugs and thermoses are set out like self-service is intended.
What was your most memorable moment in Africa? When we saw a pair of lions kill an antelope… I will never forget that.
If you could give future travelers one word of advice, what would it be? Go to Africa, and when you do, make sure you spend time both in the cities and on safari.

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