We are very seasoned travelers. We travel all around the world and the vast majority of the time, we organize and book our own travel. A safari, though, is a different matter, as far as we see it.
We didn’t know where to begin and we only had three months to get it all squared away, so we decided an agent would make the most sense. We used SafariBookings.com and had several agents respond, all with very tempting itineraries.
However, the professionalism and expertise of Discover Africa’s agent, Matthys, was head and shoulders above the rest of the pack. We worked with Matthys over several days to fine tune the itinerary and we ended up with an itinerary that seemed like it was going to provide an amazing experience for us on our first time to S. Africa and first safari experience. Each day on safari we would mention to each other how finely tuned the planning Matthys at Discover Africa was.
Transfers, food allergies, special needs … everything was all taken care of. Not only that but the safari lodges we stayed at fit us perfectly. It was as if a close friend, who knows us well, had booked these for us. The fact that Matthys is on the other side of the planet in Cape Town, has never met us before, and we only communicated via email … well, we were definitely impressed. I doubt it was just luck, either. We stayed at three different lodges. Each was typical “us” and when we looked at other lodges online, we saw that Matthys definitely pointed us in the right direction.
A safari is a must-do experience, for sure. And I can’t imagine ever going on another one without using Discover Africa as our booking and planning agency. Bravo!
Ryan L. travelled to Kruger National Park in November
The trip included: South Africa Kruger National Park Big Five Safaris in Africa Luxury Safari in the Kruger National Park Luxury Safaris in Africa Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge Inyati Game Lodge Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp
Safari planned by: Matthys van Aswegen