Sarah P. and Jerry L.
How would you rate your trip overall? Excellent
Comment: While there are a few things we might have done differently, we were very happy with our experience overall. We had a fabulous time. Thanks so much, Susan, for all you did to make this such a terrific trip.
What was the most important reason for choosing AFRICAN PORTFOLIO? Referral
How many safari companies did you consider before selecting AFRICAN PORTFOLIO? None
How would you rate AFRICAN PORTFOLIO’S representatives in Africa? Botswana and South Africa: Excellent Comment: We did not need to contact any of your local representatives once in Africa.
What additional information (if any) would you have liked to receive prior to your departure from home?
There was a change in the Zimbabwe requirements for the uni VISA but that was not a big problem at all. They did away with that form of VISA and charged us $100 for VISAs since we were not going to return to the same airport we landed at. The water in Victoria Falls was low so that detracted somewhat from the experience.
What additional information (if any) would you have liked to receive from our representatives in Africa while on safari? None.
How would you describe your accommodation, facilities and meals?
All were excellent. It would have been good to have more info on the Machaba tents so we would have been better prepared for the conditions (bugs, noise from animals). We loved Savanna Camp, the hotel at Victoria Falls and the hotel in Capetown. All were gorgeous and wonderful! We were so glad to have stayed outside the downtown area in Capetown
What and where was your favorite meal of the trip? Food Barn for Jerry and Round House in Capetown for Sarah.
How would you evaluate your safari guides and staff? Please provide the name of the person you are describing.
Our guides Daniel at Savanna, BT at Machaba and Garth Angus in Capetown were incredibly great in every way! They really made both of the safaris amazing and so enjoyable for us. We were fortunate to have all of them for our guides.
Was there anything you would have like more of, less of, or done differently?
We might have chosen to delete Victoria Falls from our itinerary and spend another day or two in Capetown, which we loved so much.
We really enjoyed the guide (BT), the people and food at Machaba Camp but might still have chosen another hotel in the Delta.
What was your most memorable moment in Africa?
The amazing animals on both safaris and the entire Capetown experience, especially the terrific Garth Angus as our two day guide.
If you could give future travelers one word of advice, what would it be? Use Susan Friedland!
Get more details on the camps, hotels and itinerary so you know more about what to expect.
Make more reservations in advance for dinners in Capetown.