Paula & Jeff

Posted on May 26, 2020, featured in

In short, the trip was amazing; very thoughtfully laid out and executed. I will just note that the guides in each place were really terrific; knowledgeable, delightful to engage with, and responsive to our many questions. Safari took our breath away; even our 17 year old son found it exciting and humbling, as evidenced by the number of pictures he took. Getting up close and personal with the animals was a humbling privilege for us all. Eli turned 17 at Simbavati, and the staff treated him to a cake and some dancing and drumming, as is the local custom. Just fabulous.

In every location, the hotel staff and our guides were incredibly helpful. At the suggestion of the folks at Batonka, we did an unplanned visit to the Wildlife Trust in Zimbabwe — a very meaningful addition. As for Vic Falls…..plenty of water, indeed! Cape Town was wonderful. We particularly enjoyed our time with Jackie Pollak (Capeex) and the township tour with Camissa. Very different, but important lenses, on the evolution of life in Cape Town. As for Bushman’s Kloof, it’s hard to imagine that this oasis of beauty is at the end of that very long, bumpy journey, but it was. There too, we enjoyed immensely, learning about a very different part of the country from people who know it so well.

As for our accommodations, they were all wonderful, and beyond what I expected in Africa. And needless to say, Eli enjoyed having his own room, LOL!

Sincerest thanks to you and your team for the trip of a lifetime!

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