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African Elephant Back Safari in Big 5 Reserve

Fly in safari spending 3 nights in the Kapama Private Game Reserve at Buffalo Camp, a luxury tented camp. See the BIG 5 on the back of an African Elephant, an experience of a life time..

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Operator rating 5/5 from 8 reviews
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Client: Irene Valatka - from United States
Trip: African Elephant Back Safari in Big 5 Reserve
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The safari operator was absolutely wonderful. Michelle helped us plan every detail for our African Safari. She customized the safari for us and made great suggestions and I was pleasantly surprised to see her suggestions were even better than I anticipated.

This was our third trip to Africa and I must say I would highly recommend her safari company to everyone considering traveling to Africa. Every detail of our trip was planned perfectly with no surprises. We stayed at two different lodges in different countries. She booked our flights and hotels as well as transportation from place to place. Someone was waiting to pick us up as soon as we landed. Michele even called us to make sure everything was going well.

I was a little hesitant wiring money to a foreign company but I can tell you the entire process was seamless.

If we return for a 4th time, I will be reaching out to Michele!!!!
Irene V, Larksville, Pa.
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Client: Melissa Haynes - from Canada
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Michelle provided us with exemplary service. I would highly recommend her company to everyone considering traveling to Africa. She planned our trip perfectly and as each day passed and we moved on to a new lodge, the experience just got better and better.

We booked our holiday last minute and she was able to get us in to all the best places,
arrange our air travel and was awaiting us at the airport. She was always early to pick us up and ensured we were always safe and secure.

We have nothing but positive memories on what was the journey of a lifetime! Do not hesitate to book with them, you will not be disappointed.
3.
Client: Mark Plummer - from United Kingdom
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My holiday was excellent, did so much in such a relatively short time!

The Itinerary, accomodation and car hire Michele arranged was ideal for me. Her communication and assistance before and during my holiday was informative, prompt and friendly. Would definitely use her services again.

South Africa,f or many reasons, has captivated me and i will be back!
4.
Client: Conrado Schlochauer - from Brazil
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The experience of dive and safari together is great. You can have a deep contact with nature with the excellent help and knowledge of Michelle and the whole crew!
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Client: Lisa Chelton - from Cayman Islands
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our trip was everything that we had hoped for. We had booked the trip planning to experience the sardine run, however it was suggested by the operator that we also add on a land safari in case we missed the sardines, as obviously you cannot guarantee the movements of fish!

As a result, we saw both the sardines together with all their accompanying dolphins, whales, sharks, birds and also had an excellent safari seeing all the large game animals and we were thrilled with the services provided.

They could not do enough for us, they drove us everywhere including dropping us off for dinner and picking us up afterwards.

We will be recommending the company to any of our friends who are interested in travelling to South Africa.
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Client: Sue-Ann Ind - from United Kingdom
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We recently booked an Elephant Back Safari .

We would like to advise that we received outstanding service from the operator who paid meticulous attention to detail including our complicated dietary requirements. This ensured that our holiday ran without incident and was definitely a trip of a lifetime.

The itinerary was tailored to our specific interests which ensured that all the activities that we were interested in were covered.

Particular highlights included the hot air ballooning and elephant back safari.

Kind Regards
Sue-Ann Ind
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Client: Kenneth Swift - from New Zealand
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Thanks to the operator for taking care to organize a great itinerary over 10 days for our 1st visit to South Africa.

Where else in the world could one experience in one day all within a matter of a few hours being close-by the largest sea mammal, the largest land mammal, the tallest land mammal and then the fastest land mammal. Humpback whales leaping completely out of the water, bull elephants, giraffe and then cheetah all on one day!!

The standard of accommodation service and food at Sodwana Bay Lodge, Phinda and Le Mays B+B for our trips out to Aliwai Shoal was excellent.

Again thanks.
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Client: Timothy Alexander - from United States
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We have been fortunate enough to travel the world, both on business and holiday. Our recent trip to South Africa stacks up overall as the best we have experienced, anywhere! That includes Argentina, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Japan, Malaysia, and a host of other wonderful places, so this is high praise indeed. We are still dazzled by South Africa's people and its hopes for the future, its amazing land and sea scapes, the animals (!), the plants, the food, and my wife tells me, the wine. Even the very early Spring weather--which ranged from frost to gorgeous--cooperated and not a bug bite was had the whole trip.

We sent an enquiry through The Africa Guide listing our preliminary thoughts. In a nutshell, our Internet and literature research convinced me to try a "luxury combined with adventure" trip, centered in KwaZulu Natal, but also including Capetown and, it turned out, Bushman's Kloof. Michele actually listened to my hopes to see and experience a lot of SA in less than three weeks. I decided to go with this operator primarily as a result of her personal touch. The fact that every one of our complex air reservations, transfers, lodges, hotels, and events worked without a hitch is testimony to Michele's attention to detail, and her personal interest in our comfort, safety and enjoyment.

We recommend this operator without reservation.

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