In mid-2022, my 73-year-old mother decided that she wanted to take a trip after being cooped up in the house for several years. She had gone on a safari in Kenya back in the 1980s and wanted another adventure along those lines. I suggested South Africa and the rest was history. Discover Africa Safaris was actually one of the first tour companies I came in contact with while looking for the perfect trip to accommodate our group: me (31), my mother (73), my cousin (38), and her father (71).
We were a group of varying energy levels & ability, so I was somewhat worried about finding the right fit. It was not long after contacting Discover Africa that I realized my fears were unfounded. They took care of everything — even making suggestions and moving things around for us that I had not even considered. I’ve done a considerable amount of solo travel & backpacking where I’ve had to personally organize every single aspect of the trip, and it felt wonderful to just let it go and let the professionals take charge.
Our agent Alice was excellent — she always responded to our questions quickly & thoughtfully (despite the pesky time difference) and organized an unforgettable trip across two lodges (Arathusa in Sabi Sands & Jock Safari Lodge in Southern Kruger, respectively) where we met wonderful people, ate incredible food, made lifelong contacts, and experienced wildlife and nature in a way that I can only describe as spiritual and life-affirming.
As I mentioned before, this is not necessarily the style of travel that I’m used to so I don’t have the best reference point for overall cost, but I believe that the value and quality of tour we received was well worth the money spent, especially with such a wide range of ages in our group. Not once was I ever worried about our group’s safety, health, or the overall quality of service we received on this trip. It was the perfect way to sit back, relax, and experience the beauty that this world has to offer. If you’re itching for an adventure appropriate for all ages and skill levels, look no further than Discover Africa Safaris!
Safari planned by: Alice Lombard