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Cape Town, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Hwange and Mala Mala Safari Review

Patty O from United States travelled with Discover Africa in June 2024

Outstanding travel agent - Excellent service

I cannot say enough good things about Diane Du Plessis and Discover Africa. Diane worked with us to design the perfect safari vacation, that included stops in Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Africa Bush Camps – Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe and Mala Mala private reserve in Sabi Sands, South Africa. While we had done some research, we were learning as we went along.

Diane provided us with excellent information and choices. Her choices for the safari camps/lodging were key – Somlalisa Camp was a private concession and Mala Mala was private land. This made all the difference as we were not competing with a ton of vehicles since access was restricted. This made the game drives and sightings incredibly intimate – and you get very close to the animals! You can also drive off-road, since it is private or leased land. I don’t think I truly appreciated this distinction until we were there experiencing it and being told about how many vehicles descend on sightings in the public areas of the national parks.

Diane was always patient with us and incredibly responsive to our emails with questions and changes. She listened and responded to us. Every aspect of our trip was taken care of, we didn’t have a care to worry about, from airport transfers, to flights, to excursions. And, every aspect of the logistics went seamlessly. Her lodging recommendations were perfect, each location got better and better. We culminated our trip at Mala Mala, which was truly stunning from the lodging to the safari game drives.

Diane – thank you so much! You made it seem so easy, but we know you had to do a lot of work behind the scenes. This trip was a perfect ten – wish we could say 12 – because of Diane at Discover Africa. I highly recommend using Diane if you are planning a safari in Africa. She will not disappoint!! If and when we go back, we will be using Diane!

Safari planned by: Diane Du Plessis

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