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July 2014, Margriet Van de Steeg
15 Day-Visit to Cape Town/ Safari to Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve near Kruger in South Africa/ Safari to Chobe Game Park in Botswana/ Visit to Victoria Falls to Zimbabwe

Safaris
15 Day AAC Best of Southern Africa Safari **** SELECT **** **** SELECT ****

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Summarized, we had an amazing trip. Everything that was planned worked out perfect!; the transfers, guides and check-in everywhere was well organized and went very smooth. Our kids summarized it as awesome, insightful, learning experience, beautiful nature trip and so much more. They have the “Africa bug” as much as we have it!

Guide Experience Rating: Excellent
Guides: 

Our guide in Chobe was very impressed with your Safari guide; we left one of our copies with her, which we hope she will show other guests!

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Accomodation: 

Overall the places we stayed in exceeded our expectations. Without hesitation, we would refer anyone to the places we stayed.

The Radisson Blu in Cape Town worked well for our family of 6; location is great, service was outstanding as well as the breakfast.

The Belvidere Manor provided a spacious cottage. We enjoyed the property and the on site restaurant. A good spot to stay for a couple of days. The cottages have a full kitchen. It was great to be able to prepare our own meals a couple of times.

We loved Tanda Tula; the kids shared one tent and Adriaan and I another one. Everything about that camp was outstanding. We had a great guide and tracker team. Both kept the kids involved and taught us so much about the nature and animals. Within 2 days, we “met” the big 5 and many other animals. The camp only has a limited amount of guests. We really enjoyed the smaller scale and the way the dinners are on large tables so you get to meet all kind of different people. As a lodge/camp, our absolute favorite.

The Chobe Game Lodge is beautiful with a very unique location. We had a great guide again who went beyond her duties to show us the park and animals. From an animal perspective, this was our favorite; two large lion prides, two leopards, wild dogs eating a zebra, hundreds of elephants, zebra’s and buffalo’s and many more. The lodge is less personable; it is a large lodge with many safaris vehicles on the road. We made the right choice to have our own private guide. It made the larger lodge still feel a bit smaller.

Victoria Falls Safari Club was a good hotel. One of the restaurants, the Boma, has an African buffet dinner with all kinds of entertainment; fun!


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AAC Trip Planning and Organisation: 
Thank you and your team for supporting us and create such a great experience for our family. We totally understand you are named a top 3 travel organization!

Some other things:
- All communication about the travel arrangements with you and your colleagues was very easy. All changes and request were honored and patiently worked with. A very positive experience!

- All the extra’s you provide (the books, backpacks, hats, lounge passes, etc.) are nice...

Friendly regards and who knows, there will be a next Africa trip ……..