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Skip Bower

August 6th, 2018

"WE KNOW AFRICA" - the ultimate truth

We got home yesterday afternoon, tired but overjoyed. The safari was spectacular. Everyone had a great time and the kids and grandkids could not have been more effusive in their thanks to us for doing all we did.  The air travel worked perfectly.  The Serena hotels we stayed in were 5 star.  The 3 camps we stayed in were very comfortable and exciting.  Every night in our tents we heard lions, hyenas and other animals close by.  There is no better way to relax and drift into sleepiness than doing it within the sound of a lion's roar. The service from everyone at every location was great. Our 2 safari guides were extremely competent, knowledgeable and excellent drivers on some extremely difficult terrain. We saw a great many lions, elephants, hippos and the Great Migration of wildebeests.  There is no way that I had ever formed a mental picture of the incredible number of wildebeests and zebras that are concentrated together during this migration. On our last game drive in the final hour we saw 2 black rhinos; a mother and juvenile.  This was in the Serengeti where such sightings are extremely rare and 2 not just 1!  We had missed the rhinos in Ngorongoro and thought that was our best chance of seeing them, so to have seen them when we did was a huge surprise.  It completed the Big Five for us and left all of us feeling overwhelmed and fortunate.

Referring to African Travel's motto, "We know Africa" all I can say is it is not a marketing slogan it is the ultimate truth.  In the past 21 years you have planned 2 very different safaris for us.  The first in 1997 was an African adventure in Botswana and the canoe trip in Mana Pools.  This was exactly what my wife wanted and which I and our 2 daughters not only enjoyed, but still consider it to be the greatest trip we ever had.  Now, older and more desirous of luxury you put together the perfect trip again, which ranks with the 1st one.  Our grandkids couldn't believe the many wonderous things they saw. That was Phyllis' and my greatest hope for this safari and thanks to your understanding of us and your knowledge of Africa, you made it come true.  Kudos to you and everyone at African Travel who had a hand in arranging this safari.

Two weeks ago I thought this would be my final safari.  Now, after having had so much fun and such a great experience I can see myself calling you up in a couple of years and arranging something in Kenya or South Africa.  I have given your name and your company's name to a number of friends and clients who have asked about doing the same thing.  I know how important referrals are as that is the way I built my investment business.  I hope that my recommendations can bring you more business.

With the deepest appreciation and thankfulness from all 10 of us,


Skip Bower


Leonard M.

August 3rd, 2018

Great time had by all

Beyond Amazing!
Great time had by all!!
Thank you again.
Leonard M.

(this one from Livingstone Island)
You were right!
Beyond description!!!
Thanks for your sage advice.
Leonard M.

Geiger camp Amazing!
Now at Toka Leya, Amazing!!
Great choices, all delighted, thank you.
Leonard M.






David and Denise L.

June 12th, 2018

African Travel was Easy to Work With

I just wanted to let you know that our trip to Tanzania exceeded our expectations. Our Kibo guide Shabani Pembe was "the best of the best." The Gold Standard of what a guide should be. His passion for sharing Tanzania and its culture, his knowledge of wildlife, his attention to every detail of our safari, regarding our rooms, the meals (he even had the cooks at our last camp make my favorite soup (Tomato) on our last night), last but not least he always made sure we were always safe. African Travel was easy to work with for our trip plans. They sent all the information needed to help us know what we should take or not take, a detailed trip itinerary including meals and drinks included at each site, tip suggestions. I would recommend African Travel for your Africa travel plans.


Sincerely David LaCanne & Denise Dorsey-LaCanne

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