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

“Seamless & unforgettable”

Jim H | December 2022 | South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe & Botswana

Rachel and her team patiently and very thoroughly put together a wonderful itinerary for my wife and me. Rachel was unfailingly responsive to our many questions and offered the insight on which we relied with complete confidence.


Once we embarked on our travels, Rachel saw to it that things proceeded seamlessly. The companies she used for transportation and guiding were very professional and despite the many connections required during our multi-country trip, they were always there in a timely and friendly fashion to ensure we arrived at the intended destinations as and when planned or took us to see the sights we desired to experience (and some that were more spontaneous but equally rewarding). We were very fortunate, and appreciative, to work with Africa&You. There are too many memorable experiences to name we enjoyed during 3 weeks in southern Africa to highlight just a few. However, what stands out most vividly is that we achieved our goal of incorporating the diversity we sought when devising our itinerary. From the cosmopolitan Cape Town experience, days touring and tasting in the Cape Winelands, desert excursions in Namibia, water-based safaris and walks in the Okavango Delta, river cruises and Victoria Falls walks in Zimbabwe, and game drives galore in Sabi Sands, along with rounds of golf in Namibia and S. Africa, we think we were able to gain considerable insight into a continent we’d only glimpsed during brief prior visits to northern African countries.


Lauren G | December 2022 | South Africa

Tara planned a phenomenal honeymoon trip for my husband and I. We requested a honeymoon that featured safari, beaches, and wine tastings and Tara delivered!


Our honeymoon included 3 nights in Cape Town, 2 nights in Franschhoek, 3 nights at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and 4 nights at our Beach Lodge in KwaZulu Natal. The trip couldn’t have gone smoother. Our transfers, flights, and accommodations all exceeded expectations. Communication was quick, easy, and efficient between Tara and our accommodations. The only thing we needed to do was be at the right place at the right time, and all else was taken care of. It was the trip of a lifetime! I would choose Africa&You again and again to plan our trips!

“They went above and beyond!”

Jelvin S | November 2022 | South Africa, Namibia & Zimbabwe

All of the travel and accommodation arrangements were made absolutely seamless for us throughout the entire trip.
We would like to commend Rachel from Africa&You, along with all the travel partners in the respective countries/cities for their outstanding service provided.


Must say that all of them went above and beyond to make our honeymoon trip especially memorable. Every arrangement in each city or town with its respective itinerary and/or guide allowed us to complete enjoy the intended experience and we appreciate the seamless and fuss free organisation of the entire itinerary. We were particularly impressed that each hotel/lodge and guide at different locations were made aware that we were on our honeymoon trip.
This personal touch truly touched us.
Kudos to all involved.

“Perfect in every regard”

Howard T | October 2022 | Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Africa&You listened to all of our requests and delivered on them completely. Our accommodation was excellent throughout. All of our guides were outstanding.
Our only regret was not having scheduled more time at every step of the journey.


Pre trip communication was superb. During the trip, we exchanged emails as we went along to get advice on restaurants and to provide feedback. It is impossible to single out any part of the trip. We could have taken at least one more day in Cape Town, in our hotel in Franschhoek, J’berg, in our lodge in Sabi Sands. For us, one day was enough at Victoria Falls.

“Absolutely incredible”

Allison S | October 2022 | South Africa

It was intimidating to even know where to start with planning our honeymoon in South Africa and Africa&You were absolutely incredible– everything from helping us planning the itinerary to making dinner reservations to even helping us coordinate to potentially seeing a doctor when my husband was ill during our stay. They made traveling such a breeze for us and planned our perfect trip!


The Safari was absolutely amazing. Rachel had the best recommendations for places to stay and we got to experience two very different but equally impressive game reserves and lodges. We absolutely loved doing the daily game drives and getting to know the people that worked at the lodges and our fellow guests! We wouldn’t change anything! Everything was planned absolutely to a tee. We had a few schedule changes because of poor weather in Cape Town but Rachel and team stepped in to make sure that we rearranged things and did some rescheduling so we didn’t have to miss out on much at all in the end!

“The most memorable trip of our lives!”

Avgi C | September 2022 | Botswana, Zimbabwe & South Africa

Africa&You, more specifically Rachel who was looking after us, did an exceptional job in organizing our perfect honeymoon.


Rachel was so patient with us when we were initially planning our itinerary even when we changed our minds many times. She remained positive and helpful and gave us as many alternatives and itineraries as we needed until we were confident with our choices. She completely understood what we wanted to get out of this trip and worked very hard to make this happen for us within our budget. Rachel was also extremely accommodating to certain health considerations we had and was able to make appropriate travel recommendations to best manage our concerns. Throughout our entire trip Rachel went above and beyond in ensuring we didn’t have to worry about a single thing. Checking in for our domestic flights for us and always making herself available for any concerns. I cannot recommend this team enough as a travel company.
Rachel thank you for planning the most memorable trip of our lives! Our experience at the Camp in the Okavango Delta cannot be put into words. Rachel specifically recommended this camp as I am so very glad we listened to her advice. Our guide and tracker were incredible and we felt so well looked after by the entire staff team. We got the opportunity to witness wild dogs hunt which is very rare and an extraordinary sighting but most importantly we felt that the entire staff team went out of their way to make us feel special and give us the best experience ever!
In Zimbabwe, our night at the Boma restaurant was truly unforgettable and we loved immersing ourselves in this cultural experience.
Our final night at the Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve was also extraordinary with signing and dancing and the food there was the best we had during our entire trip. Incredible!

“The trip exceeded our expectations!”

Anne B | September 2022 | South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe & Botswana

My husband and I just returned from a fabulous 3 1/2 week trip to Africa. We had selected Africa&You to plan our trip. Rachel was wonderful to work with. She listened to our ideas and goals for the trip and planned accordingly.


I had a couple of questions along the way and she responded quickly with helpful comments. It really helps when your travel agent is in country. The trip included travel to multiple countries which can be exhausting but everything went incredibly smoothly. We were met by local agents all along the way who knew our names and assisted us in every transfer of which there were many. The trip exceeded our expectations. I would strongly recommend Rachel and her travel team at this travel agency! The safari drives were great. Our trip included 4 safari camps in different parts of Southern Africa and each one was a little different. We learned something new from every guide/tracker. Meeting the local people is always something we enjoy as well. The accommodations were luxury. We were well taken care of for sure. We enjoyed traveling to Lesotho which is a bit off the beaten path and spending time in Soweto. Actually, we loved everything!

“Africa&You was perfect!”

Patrick B | September 2022 | South Africa, Zimbabwe & Mauritius

They listened to what I wanted, suggested a package based on that & then worked closely with me to tweak & tinker with it until we had the perfect holiday.


From day 1 it was a painless process with the attention to detail & calm nature of Rachel & her team keeping me informed & constantly in the loop as things progressed. She always made time to answer the many questions I fired her way & responded promptly with all the information I asked for. The detailed itinerary she sent before we left covered everything so we were more than ready & had all the info we needed.
All the partner organizations that they worked with are also of the same high standard & we had no issues at any point throughout our trip.I would recommend this travel company to anyone wanting to travel to Africa & only wish I could use them for all my future holidays anywhere in the world.


Priya P | September 2022 | South Africa

We had the best honeymoon and such an amazing first trip to South Africa – each destination was truly its own adventure and we loved every bit!


Rachel worked with us to create the perfect itinerary and was there every step of the way to help us plan. She took the time to understand our interests and also make recommendations based on her experience and that helped us create the trip of a lifetime. There are so many things to consider when traveling to another country and Rachel communicated everything we needed to know which made for such a stress-free planning experience. She also worked with us seamlessly in the middle of our trip when we had some last minute changes so we can enjoy one more day at our Safari.
We really can’t wait to come back again — thank you for all the time and work you’ve put in to make our itinerary perfect and fitting for us. We are so thankful to have worked with Rachel & Africa&You to plan our trip!

“I wouldn’t change a thing”

Stephanie H | August 2022 | South Africa

Extremely well organized trip. All transfers were on time. All accommodation was exceptional. Rachel at Africa&You was quick to reply to any comments or questions I had during the planning stages.


My private tour guide along the Garden Route was excellent! I’m so glad I paid extra for her service – saw a lot of places I would not have gone to had I just hired a car. In addition, she was excellent company!
Surfing the swell on the catamaran into the Knysna heads accompanied by 30-35 dolphins.
Walking with cheetahs in the wild when on a game drive in Karongwe.
Coming back to my room at the hotel in Swellendam after dinner to find a roaring fire in the fireplace, delicious chocolates, and a hot water bottle in the bed!

“It was phenomenal!”

Gene B | September 2022 | South Africa

The most memorable moment: Cape Agulhas, the most southernmost tip of Africa where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. The most enjoyable are so many it is hard to pinpoint which ones.

“What an amazing experience!”

Deana B | August 2022 | South Africa

We had our dream honeymoon thanks to Africa&You! It was perfect! It was hard to leave!


We love to visit new cities & we had always wanted to go on Safari. Tara created the perfect itinerary where we were able to explore Cape Town & the wine region and then visit two amazing game reserves for Safari. It was seamless every step of the way…we never had to worry about transfers between accommodations & we were positively spoiled as honeymooners! I so appreciate how organized it was all planned. It allowed us to have a stress free trip & really enjoy each new experience. I truly can’t speak highly enough about our honeymoon…it was just perfect! I will recommend Africa&You to anyone considering visiting Africa in the future and we hope to be back one day as well!

“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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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