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Read what our recent clients have said about their experience with Africa&You:

“Simply amazing!”

Stacey A | August 2022 | South Africa

Great itinerary – great support. Support during our trip too, which was nice knowing someone was watching out for us.

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The Hotel in Johannesburg was great. Nice accommodations. Good food. Very friendly staff.
The family feel, driver and spotter, massage therapist, and hospitality at the lodge in Timbavati were great. Our guides were phenomenal – their knowledge of the animals and bush was really impressive. They worked so hard to find us amazing sitings and different animals. Definitely a highlight – wish we could have taken them with us to Sabi Sands. There was a watering hole at the lodge which was very entertaining to watch. Many elephants came down to drink one night. Quite amazing. Very environmentally friendly – no plastic water bottles, all off the grid, pretty special place.
Our lodge near Blyde River Canyon was incredible. Did you know they have a pet caracal? WHAT? Views, food, the chef is amazing and definitely knows how to cook for a diet-restricted kiddo. He (we all) ate like a king. Views were other worldly. hey have a watering hole you can monitor from their deck – baboons, zebra, impala, etc. super fun. Added the Blyde River boat tour which was really great and I would suggest.
Sabi Sands and the Lodge there were amazing. The chef met us at arrival (!) and talked with us about my sons dietary restrictions – what he can have what he cannot have, etc. He single handedly made the stay so enjoyable for him. Food on every drive, food at every tea time, amazing food at all 3 meals. Can’t say enough about how that made this place so much less stressful for us. Having the watering hole right off the deck was amazing – we were on a 24-hour game drive! hippos, elephants, giraffes, kudu, waterbuck, impalas, monkeys, warthogs, etc. were all doing their animal business – we could watch them all day. Amazing. We saw wild dogs twice – what?!! Abundance of wildlife was impressive. I don’t want to forget the outdoor shower – what? I showered with an elephant and some nyalas. Kids loved it too.

“An incredibly well-planned adventure”

Patrick S | July 2022 | South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe & Botswana

We just returned from a 3 week four country (South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana) trip that involved six internal flights and numerous transfers, seven hotels and lodges and other tours and events. All sent off without a hitch. Rachel provided a clear detailed itinerary that met all our needs to intimate, interesting locations away from overly commercial, crowded tourist trap accommodations.

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Highlights for us was self-driving through the rugged and empty roads of Namibia, down to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, the stunning beauty of the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and wild beauty of our safari in Botswana. What was priceless were all our conversations with the different people we met from Africa on our journey.
I have traveled extensively around the world, but had never spent time in Southern Africa, and cannot wait to return. The hospitality, the food, the wine and the adventure surpassed my expectations, and I have Rachel to thank for an incredibly well-planned adventure.

“The trip of a lifetime in Africa”

Mike H | July 2022 | Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Each and every stop, transfer, experience, meal, accommodation was first class. There were 9 of us traveling together and each and every one of us felt like a VIP. We even had one of our family in a wheelchair and it was never a problem.

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Africa&You will be recommended by all of us for anyone traveling to Africa. It was the trip of a lifetime with no disappointments.

What were the most enjoyable or memorable parts of your trip?

Africa&You listened to what we wanted to do and did not send us on excursions that we were not interested in. Every single event was memorable and I am still not able to process all of the excitement we had. The safari’s with our guides was the highlight.

If you could take your trip again, what would you do differently?

I would be more prepared for the cold – travelling in July, we were surprised by it even though we knew it was winter.

“If I could mark this as a 10 star experience, I would.”

Walter N | June 2022 | Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Africa&You did a phenomenal job at planning and helping us have an enchanting 4 weeks long tour of Southern Africa in some of the most memorable, iconic, and fantastic places on earth.

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We started planning the trip 3 years before we could actually travel due to the restrictions imposed by Covid but Africa&You stood by us and worked with us the entire way to make this happen. At every step of the way, I felt that we received the best advice, recommendation, and service. We stayed at 12 locations, flew 7 flights intra-Africa,  and had 17 transfers to and from our destinations, not to mention the 30 plus trips/outings/drives that we took at the various locations. All this worked without one single snag. Everybody we met along the way and worked with were absolutely incredible; professional, courteous, friendly, and happy to assist in a genuine way, which made us feel welcome and added tremendously to the experience. Africa&You was always just an email or phone call away. 

In addition, we had several heartwarming surprises along the way that the company arranged to help us celebrate an anniversary and my wife’s birthday.

I do not hesitate to give the highest rating and warm recommendation to Africa&You. Book with confidence knowing that they will go the extra hundred miles to ensure you will have the time of your life and remember fondly your trip to Africa.

What were the most enjoyable or memorable parts of your trip?

Animal encounters, morning drives, learning about the people, places, and history, lions dozing under acacia trees, sunsets on the Chobe, windswept deserts, driving in dry riverbeds, climbing red sand dunes, sleeping under the stars, touching the velvety ears of elephants, all these were incredible experiences but most importantly; every single place we visited during our 30 day trip was memorable and enjoyable in its own right. 

Africa is incredible and I truly hope I will be able to go back one day.

If you could take your trip again, what would you do differently?

I would stay another month, if I could! 🙂

Most amazing trip ever!!!

Lauren R | June 2022 | South Africa

Rachel made it so easy for us to travel half way around the world with ease. Everything from start to finish was perfect.

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What were the most enjoyable or memorable parts of your trip?

Each activity felt like it was specially planned for us. It was the perfect combination of relaxing, adventure, and sightseeing. The private nature of all of our tours was very special. Each guide we had was knowledgeable and unique in the best way!!

If you could take your trip again, what would you do differently?

Nothing except stay longer in this beautiful country!

“Africa&You was wonderful to work with”

Mary H | April 2022 | South Africa

Touring the Coastline, Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Local Cuisine, Africa Safari

Africa&You listened to the kind of experience we wanted and came up with a great vacation that included a variety of experiences as well as a segment just for my husband and me as well as a segment that included our grown children and their spouses.

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We had originally planned our trip for April of 2020 but Covid made it impossible to go. The travel company worked with the venues we had chosen and the guides and they were able to recreate our trip for April of 2022, at virtually no added cost. We had lots of questions, which they graciously and thoroughly answered. Their online itinerary and resource materials [e.g. tipping in SA, what to pack on a safari, tips and advice for staying safe] were extremely useful and easy to distribute among our party. Along the way, we had to make a couple of adjustments in our schedule due to airline scheduling changes from the US to South Africa, and the company quickly and professionally responded with needed adjustments to our arrangements in South Africa. We needed their help once during the trip and they were right there with the support we needed. We can’t say enough great things about the travel company. We had an exciting, enlightening trip, thanks to their help.

What were the most enjoyable or memorable parts of your trip?

South Africa is breathtakingly beautiful. With limited time, the travel company lined up flexible guides who helped us get a taste of it–from an overview of the Garden Route, the Winelands, Cape Town with its surrounding mountains, and on Safari. The Western Cape food scene was memorable and the company made very helpful recommendations about restaurants and wine estates to sample.

If you could take your trip again, what would you do differently?

Plan our Garden Route phase a little more carefully so we could maximize the time we had their more effectively. We planned most of this part of the trip ourselves.