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32 Day Johannesburg to Nairobi, Kenya Overland

Starts in Johannesburg and travels north through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and finishes in Nairobi, Kenya.

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1.
Client: Sophie Billyard - from Kenya
Trip: This Trip: 32 Day Johannesburg to Nairobi, Kenya Overland
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I had a great time! I saw many beautiful places and met lovely people. The first part of the trip I felt a little left out because the group were mostly couples or groups of friends so I think if I went again I would definitely go with a friend or partner.

I still had a fantastic time though! I think it is a good way to see Africa and to feel completely safe as so many things are organised for you.

I would definitely recommend this trip.. I am home now and I miss it!

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2.
Client: Tricia Kolp - from South Africa
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I recently completed the ten day Best of Botswana tour and it was wonderful!

Although I was unable to see the Makgadakgadi Pans due to flooding at this time of year, I thoroughly enjoyed all the time spent at the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.

My guide, Shaba, and cook, Gee, were outstanding. They were both capable, conscientious and professional. They were also very friendly and a lot of fun. It was a great trip

I would rate it a 10!
3.
Client: Scott Barlow - from United States
Trip: 24 Day Gorillas, Game Parks & Zanzibar
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I'd give me trip an easy 10/10. I absolutely loved the trip, everyone that I travelled with and got know, and all the activities we did. It was such a great combination of activities.

Of course there was a handful of animal game drives which was a major reason to do the trip, but there was also a great mix of other activites like the white water rafting, bike ride, and Zanzibar.

On any trip like this, the group you end up travelling with is always important in making the trip great, and fortunately I had a great group on both legs of the trip. It's such a great experience to interactive with others from all over the world and go through the various experiences together. I still communicate with many of them.

Everyone always asks me what my favorite part of the trip is, and I simply cannot answer. There was such a great mix and I loved everything we did.
4.
Client: John Finlayson - from Australia
Trip: 35 Day Gorillas & East Africa Overland Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My 3 sons and I did a 35 day overland safari. It had been a dream of mine to go to Africa since I was very young and finally after a lot of planning it was time to go aged 53.

I chose this operator from looking up trips on the Internet as they had a Safari that covered all of the things we wanted to do and see from the Gorillas in Uganda to the Masai Mara with an awesome balloon flight and game viewing to the Ngorongoro crater with 3 mock charges from a bull elephant and lions eating a wildebeest right by our vehicle to the Serengeti spotting leopards and having 2 cheetahs walk right up to the four wheel drive and much more all the way to Victoria Falls.

The scenery and country side we saw over the entire trip was just great. On a trip like this you have to able to just go with the flow and adapt if need be, as Kevin said at the start of the trip this is Africa, so I think we really enjoyed it because we all just took what each day bought and we were well satisfied.

Our travel guide Kevin and our truck crew were brilliant. We would travel with them again any day. The food was great from Jarred and Isa our driver took care of us on the roads to with driving very well. But it was their friendship at our campsites in the evenings that we really enjoyed. They made the trip for us. It was my birthday on the trip and the effort they made to get me a cake and celebrate with us was really appreciated.

To do this trip my 3 sons aged 26, 28 and 31 was very special and we definitely had expectations and they were well and truly met over and above. Kevin went to a lot of trouble to accommodate us all and our different wishes to make our trip special. The company of our group was excellent and we are still emailing today. We made some life long friends from different countries around the world.

It was an awesome trip and it was sad to leave our new friends our great travel team and the big green truck as we affectionately came to know it, but we left feeling well satisfied that we had done every thing that we went to Africa to do and see.

I was wondering how I would go on an overland trip of that length but it was no problems at all. Africa is an amazing place to visit still and I am not done yet. I will be back. If you are thinking of a trip like this go for it, it was awesome.
5.
Client: Nancy Casu - from Australia
Trip: Victoria Falls, Botswana & Kruger NP family safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My 16 year old daughter and myself went on the Victoria falls, Chobe, Okavango Delta and Kruger National Park trip for 11 days in June. We had an amazing time and as it was a family trip the ages were varied so everybody got along.

The nights were quite cold but we had been prewarned and so we rugged up but the days were magical with the advantage of no bugs or flies or heat.

Do keep in mind that there is quite a few optional extras but they are not all to everyones tastes ie (we didn't do the bungy jump but did enjoy the village tours at Victoria Falls, and particuarly the horse riding at Maun and the Okavango camp out was not to be missed).

This type of tour is definitely for the more adventurous person and Gift (our tour guide) Tubby (our truck driver) and Florence (our cook) certainly looked after us.
I strongly recommend this tour. We had a blast.
6.
Client: Jay Lindsay - from United States
Trip: 35 Day Gorillas & East Africa Overland Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I had a grand time on my 35 day plus 8 days overland Africa travel safari. I am 68 years old. Amy was great, also our driver Eloise was excellent and professional and the cook Duncan was first rate.

We ate a lovely variety of well balanced meals including a full roasted pig on one occasion. The fruits and vegetables were very fresh, bought from roadside stands on the way.

I will give it a 10 on all counts.
7.
Client: Peter O'sullivan - from Australia
Trip: 42 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: Trip was good and would rate as an 8.

Only criticism is that people come on camping tours expecting hotel accommodation - it is a camping trip!
8.
Client: Mandi Williams - from Australia
Trip: 11 day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls overland
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We travelled to South Africa and Africa with our 13 year old daughter and had an absolutely fantastic time.

This was our first time to Africa and the experience was amazing. The tour operator was a very professional company and we were very happy with the service, price and whole package deal. It all it was a good deal and enjoyable.

Our tour left Johannesburg and travelled through to Vic Falls. We had wonderful tour guides who were Gift, Tabby and Florence.

Our time in Africa was truly an amazing experience, we saw and learn't so much and the tour staff just added to that experience.

We have had a great taste to Africa and certainly want to return to see more.

We will recommend the operator to our family and friends and will use them again when we decide on our next African adventure.

Thank you.
9.
Client: Louise Dalgety - from Australia
Trip: 11-days Overland - Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We found the 11 day tour on the internet and compared to other tours we had priced the tour was by the far the best value for money.

Our email was answered by Liezl from reservations who could not have been more patient or helpful from start to finish, might I also add we were in Harare for a month prior and last minute from Harare I organised accommodation and transfers with Liezl also.

Moving on to the tour, our guide was Gift, our driver was tabis and our cook was Florence. The food was amazing and I will definately miss sitting around the fire talking stories with Tabis, Gift and Florence, three truly amazing individuals who are assets to the company

I will definately be recommending the operator and just want to thank everyone and keep up the good work and prices.
10.
Client: GraceAnn Noble - from United States
Trip: 14 Day Gorillas Watching & Game Parks Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I took the Gorilla and Game parks tour.

The tour itself. I won't go over everyday, but I highly recommend this company. I was very pleased with them and will be using them on my future trips to Africa.

The guide- Our guide, Mwangi, was hilarious! He was very friendly, gave LOTS of information about the animals we saw and the countries that we visited. He was highly approachable to ask questions or to just have a friendly chat by the fireside.

Our driver- Unfortunatly I didn't talk to our driver, Nicky, very much, but he was great. I know that if I had been trying to drive down some of those roads... well, we wouldn't have made it, Ill just put it that way lol. He always got into areas where we got the best shots of wildlife.

Our cook- Mwai (I think is how you spell it) was great. He was also funny and nice to talk to. I have NO complaints about the food. I eat a lot, and I never went hungry. Breakfast was usually the same (toast, eggs (cooked to order I might add, a luxury I'm not used to while camping) ceral, stuff like that) as was lunch (sandwiches that you made yourself). For dinner there was usually a soup followed by the main course. If you wanted to get seconds, no problem. We also stopped by many stores through out the trip and you could purchase snacks if you wanted to.

Camp life- I'm not gonna lie, driving for 7-8 hours most days was kinda rough. I\'m in pretty good shape, but at the end of two weeks I wanted nothing more than to have a nice shower and sleep on a really fluffy bed. Sleeping in tents was ok (I mean, how great do you expect that to be?), but again, after driving all day, setting up your tent, dinner, then sleep, wake up the next morning at 5am, pack your tent, breakfast, and it all starts over again (after we saw the gorillas our drive time dropped a lot which really helped). Everyone was expected to clean their own dishes and help around camp, which I think is a great idea, those 3 guys can't go everything by themselves.

Final thoughts- absolutely book a tour through this company... They are informative, friendly, and will make sure that your trip to Africa is nothing but amazing. I'm sure you can do more luxury safaris, but I have no regreats about 'roughing it'. You just have to keep an open mind, and be ready for the adventure of a lifetime :)
11.
Client: Joseph Goncalves - from United States
Trip: 21 day Victoria Falls to Cape Town Overland
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Absolutely AMAZING is a good way to describe the vacation.

The trip from Vic Falls down to Cape Town was incredible. The guide, chef, and driver were all very friendly and fun.

The service from the operator started far earlier than my holiday. All my questions prior to the trip (even from my original enquiry) were answered in great detail and so quickly.

The places we visited and people I met along the way all made this holiday one I will never forget. This was my first overland trip and I will certainly do another one.

Thanks again for an amazing holiday in Africa (my first and definitely not my last)!!
12.
Client: Brian , Delwyn and Jordan - from New Zealand
Trip: 11-days Overland - Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Thanks Bronwyn for all the great information and quick replies.

The tour was really fantastic saw the big five and heaps of other animals .Gift, our tour guide ,Enos our cook and Thaibi the best driver in Africa, were really great ,could not ask for any better people to make our camping tour a real happy tour.

Highly recommended and will be back for another tour. Thanks again for a very exciting ,memerable tour.
13.
Client: John Mussman - from United States
Trip: 11 day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls overland
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I am very happy to say I had an absolutely wonderful time on the trip.

Our guides, Givt, Tabhi & Inus deserve great praise for doing a spectacular job throughout the trip. By the end of our 11 day trips I considered them to be good friends. They were very knowledgable of all areas we visited, were happy to share historic and current stories and insight into the different areas.

We had an amazing time in Gweru at the Antelpoe park. We had 1.5 days and got to do all of our activites. It would have been easy to spend 2.5 days there, but then again it would have been easy to spend all week there as well. Great Zimababwe and Mutopos were the highlight of our trip.

This was the best trip of my life thanks to our excellent guides and the wonderful people of Zimbabwe. We have fallen in love with Africa and cannot wait to return with them to continue exploring and sicovering a most beautiful continent, culture and people!
14.
Client: Lina Sandström - from Sweden
Trip: 21 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I am very happy with my trip! I am surprised how well everything was organised.

The tents was really good and if you closed it properly you didn't need to worry about mosquitos or other insects coming into the tent. The food was also very good but especially good was that our chef were very careful about hygien. This prevented us and the crew from getting sick during the trip.

The truck was also very comfy with lots of space for streching our legs, a nice thing to have when spending many hours on the road.

I can definitly recommend this trip to others!
15.
Client: Nikki Humphrey - from United Kingdom
Trip: 56 Day East & Southern Africa, Nairobi to Cape Town
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I went on the 56 day overland trip from Nairobi to Cape Town and loved every minute of it.
It was the best experience. There was so much to see and do and all of it amazing in its own way.

If you're thinking of doing this trip be aware that there is a lot of camping, but I even found that fun, hard at times but definitely fun as well.

The optional trips such as; The Okavango Delta 3 day/2 night canoe trip, The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, The Chobe National Park Overnight Trip.Sossussvlei was so informative, Zanzibar was beautiful and who can't love a place with a name like Zanzibar. Lake Bunyoni and the Gorilla treking was a once in a lifetime experience, although a waterproof is advisable, it is a rainforest.

The crew I had were fantastic, the cook Malinga, prepared wonderful meals on a charcoal fire, the driver, Simon drove us days at a time down some terrible roads and made it seem effortless. The tour leader, Hesbon, was so knowledgeable about the places, the animals, birds, the people and always was there to answer any questions, queries and fix any problems we had.

I'm so glad I did the Nairobi to Cape Towm, I would much rather have ended up in Cape Town than Nairobi, but that's a personal preference.

Do not forget your own sleeping bag and mat and take it all as it is, an adventure."
16.
Client: Nima Abazari - from Iran
Trip: 24 day Gorillas, Game Parks & Zanzibar
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: First of all many thanks to Bronwyn for booking. I've sent her more than 30 emails for booking & she answered all my questions & helped me a lot with patience.

I had a fantastic & memorable trip with this company.

Crews were amazing for fist 2 weeks: John the cook, Steve as Driver & Wycliffe the Leader.

We changed Truck & Crew when we arrived Nairobi & continue for next 2 weeks.
Also the new crews were brilliant: Saucy the Driver, Muai the cook & the BEST tour leader in the world: "Mat Dry". He's Brilliant in his job, He knows everything about nature, plants, animals & he's so so informative.

First Truck & Tents were in best Conditions but the second Truck was not in good conditions & stalled a lot & also had problems to go uphill (I won the bet on guess how many stalls do we have in one day). About tents, they were a lil lower in height & older than former tents & also had some leakages when raining.

But we had a lot of surprises & activities to forget about tents & truck. Every moment in this trip was an experience for me.

I'll go back Africa & Do overland again with Them Cause they're the Best in Overlanding.
17.
Client: Vasco Galante - from Mozambique
Trip: Tanzania Safari: Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our trip to Kenya and Tanzania was an excellent experience, everything was very well organized and the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.

I'm looking forward to a future opportunity to travel with your company.
18.
Client: Roseline Ng - from Singapore
Trip: 11 day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls overland
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a fantastic and very memorable overland holiday - the 11 days Johannesburg to Victoria Falls trip.

It was very professionally run - the tour leader (Manda), cook (Gift) and driver (Muno) were excellent - thank you!

The office staff were very helpful and replied to all our queries promptly before we depart for Africa too.

I will definitely travel with the operator again and stongly recommend them to all who are looking for an overland trip in Africa.
19.
Client: Marin & Petya - from Bulgaria
Trip: 21 Day Overland from Nairobi to Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I HAD THE BEST TRIP OF MY LIFE!!!

Very well organized, with exelent servises from the cook , trip leader and the driver, very good camp sites with hot showers , wc . Flexsibility conserning utinary ( accomodation ), advices ( when needed ) , Competense from tour leader about history, nature, affordable optional activities ( well organized ).

I will definetly travel with them again ( I have picked my future trip already - just dont know when :)) My memories will stay for life !!!
20.
Client: Lisa Bryan - from United Kingdom
Trip: 42 day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: I have recently returned from Africa after completing a 42 day trip starting in Cape Town and finishing in Nairobi.

My trip in general was amazing, I felt it was very well organised and everything ran as smooth as it could have done.

I was very impressed with the places we visited and felt there were plenty of optional extras that were offered. The food was amazing but the truck and tents were not as modern as the internet site suggested.

However, I am hopefully looking at returning to Africa next summer to complete the Uganda trip to visit the gorillas and I will certainly consider booking through them.

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