BEST TRIP BY FAR! My wife and I visited South Africa this September, and Discover Africa proposed a tailored itinerary for us after carefully understanding what we’re looking for and our budget and were extremely helpful and accommodating to changes during the planning. Everything was well communicated and transparent, as they provide a detailed itinerary with pictures of every proposed lodge and an extensive list of what is offered in each place, which adds to the excitement and build up for the holiday 🙂 Unfortunately, we had a major delay in our first flight from Malta and ended up missing our connecting flight to Johannesburg, and this is where the dedication and professionalism of Discover Africa (our contact person was Adelle Bell, who literally saved our holiday!), as they quickly reacted and amended the itinerary of our first day to ensure we still make it and not disrupt the original plan, even on a Sunday!
Then, once we got there, we were AMAZED by how everything even much better than we were expecting! We stayed at Jock Safari Lodge in Southern Kruger and at Kambaku River Lodge in Timbavati. Both lodges are extremely luxurious and exclusive, and the game drives (we had 8 in total) were all equally exciting and eventful! The rangers and trackers at both lodges were really good and managed to give us some of the most spectacular sightings, including a leopard eating its prey up on a tree, a pack of wild dogs hunting, and a pride of young lions, just to mention a few! We were also super lucky to see a group of around 30 elephants crossing right in front of us from our terrace at Jock, and also a hippo eating right outside our room at Kambaku! On our final day we did the Panoramic Route and stayed at Oliver’s in White River. It’s clear to me that all of Discover Africa’s partners (lodges, drivers etc) are carefully selected to provide the best service possible, and they did.
I would definitely recommend Discover Africa, and will surely contact them again for our next trip in Africa 🙂
Reuben travelled to Kruger National Park in September and wrote the 6 Day Kruger National Park Safari Review on 19 September 2023
Safari planned by: Adelle Bell