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Ronald and Bonnie Schlank

How would you rate your trip overall? Excellent
Comment: Had an extraordinary trip!
What was the most important reason for choosing AFRICAN PORTFOLIO? Expertise
Please Specify An friend had just traveled with you last November and had a great experience.
Comment: Anouk did a wonderful job putting a trip together for us that exceeded our expectations.
How many safari companies did you consider before selecting AFRICAN PORTFOLIO? One or Two
Comment: Excellent experience overall!
What additional information (if any) would you have liked to receive prior to your departure from home? Chobe Game Lodge not the best.  Would not recommend there again.  All others very excellent.

Anouks comments about the duffle bags was perfect!   Small american bills (1, 5) are perferred over larger bills in Zimbabwe.   Zambia really does not take cash earlier than 2009 bills, but does take credit.

How would you describe your accommodation, facilities and meals? Please provide the name of the hotel, lodge or camp you are describing. We loved our stay at Kirkman’s Camp, the Victoria Falls Island Lodge, and Camp Moremi.  All had exceptional accommodations, exceptional guides, exceptional food and attention to detail.
What and where was your favorite meal of the trip? Bonnie liked all the meals at Kirkman’s best, and Ron loved the buffets at Camp Moremi.  Food was exceptional at Victoria Falls Island Lodge … we loved it all at all 3 lodges.
How would you evaluate your safari guides and staff? Please provide the name of the person you are describing. The guides at Kirkman’s Camp are exceptional.  Bonnie especially liked that they limited gatherings of vehicles to 2 from Kirkman’s at a sighting (animals weren’t surrounded by vehicles!).  They coordinated with each other to allow for everyone to enjoy the animals, but not all at once, at one place.  Victoria Falls Island  Lodge and Camp Moremi were also very respectful of the animals.
Was there anything you would have liked more of, less of, or done differently? We really appreciated the “greeter/connections” at airports and transfers … made the trip as stress free as possible.  This went very well at JNB airport on the way in, but our connections/greeter on the way out was not there.  Our greeter/driver in Zimbabwe was not there, but someone else from their company stepped in and took us to our lodge.  Same company was also 1/2 hour late picking us up for our transfer from Victoria Falls to Chobe.  A greeter on the inside/customs of the Zambia airport (not at curb) would also be an improvement.
What was your most memorable moment in Africa? Seeing all the animals … ALL SO SPECIAL … and dinner on the patio at Kirkmans watching the sunset.
If you could give future travelers one word of advice, what would it be? Book with Anouk at African Portfolios!

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