Ladies Group Tour | South Africa, Victoria Falls and Botswana | Sep-Oct 2016
Hi Jennifer, I had such a good time on my “dream of a lifetime” trip to South Africa, Chobe National Park in Botswana, and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, as well as an extended stay at Sabi Sand Wildlife Reserve. It met or exceeded my expectations! Seeing all the animals was so wonderful…..I never would have thought we could get so close to them! Another favorite was the Garden Tour! Jennifer had everything so well planned out and so well organized that it seemed to go like clock work. She was also there to see to every need and comfort of our group and to take care of problems. The Tour Company and their drivers and guides were excellent! It was also wonderful to travel with eleven other amazing ladies! I’ve already sent some pics and I might send more as I see them. I’m now down to 451 from my camera from 600 plus! Thanks again for your pre-planning and materials and for the care given to me and the others throughout the trip. I truly had a wonderful time and will remember it forever! Thank you so much for including me. Sincerely,
Lurlyn C – Menifee, California
Dear Jen, Thank you so much for the wonderful photos that you have sent to me. This South African Tour was the greatest. I’ve been to South Africa before but never have I seen so much, ate so much delicious foods and tasted so much wine. I’ve been sleeping for 10 hours each night since by return as we were so busy and packed in so many sights. Thank you for all the hard work you have done while on this trip. I really appreciate all you have done to make this a wonderful holiday. Thank you so very much. Hope to see you soon. luv,
Lily O – N Vancouver, BC
Hi Jen, It was a fantastic trip. I did not know what to expect other than safaris, but all was much more interesting and especially going to the orphanage. Thanks for your great planning, and looking after all of us. Was very tired the first day, golfed on Wednesday, but the rain has descended on us. Here’s some pictures.
Virginia S – Delta, BC
Hi Jen, Thank you so much for all your work to organize our Ladies Tour. I loved everything about the tour and each day brought so many exciting things to see and do. All went smoothly and there were no major glitches. Even the long wait at the airport in Kisane ended up just fine with business class seats on the flight to Capetown! Superb! It was so hard to leave Sabi Sands and Africa. This was the first trip I have ever taken where I did not want to come home. It was such a soul enriching experience and I felt more alive there than I believe I ever have. The wonder of nature was so ever present in the changing landscape and the spectacular flora and fauna. As the song goes, “I had the time of my life”!! I appreciate all your efforts to ensure that everything was to expectations and especially your attention to individual needs and ensuring these were accommodated as much as possible. I like that you regularly checked in with individuals and were attuned to how people were feeling at any one particular time. You immediately paid attention to any problems and sought to put in place the best possible solution. You demonstrated sincere caring for each and everyone of us and a deep commitment to a high standard for the quality of the experience, both individually and collectively. Our guides for the different portions of the trip were all superb – Rebecca, Avril and Faisal- and I learned so much from each of them. Likewise for our Rangers – RB in Chobe and Ryan in Sabi Sands. They were exceptionally personable and knowledgeable, kind and patient. And I always felt absolutely safe with all our drivers. Jen, I give the Ladies Tour 5+ stars and 2+ thumbs up. It exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I feel so blessed and privileged to carry the precious experience of Africa in my heart forever! Love …
Anne M – Campbell River, BC
Dear Jen, I thank you for putting together a fantastic tour of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The accommodations were excellent (I even survived the king-sized waterbed)! Adhering to Weight Watchers was a challenge with all the wonderful meals and introduction to local delicacies such as warthog and ostrich and the mebame worm! Hmm. The food/walking tour in Cape Town was a great way to see such a vibrant, diverse city. All the fun-filled activities you and your African suppliers organized introduced us into the history and vast cultures that are South Africa. Your organization and attention to detail was evident. Any problems were dealt with immediately and your participation with our group of 12 different women was much appreciated. Our comfort, safety & happiness were considered on each leg of this trip. Of course, all the animal sightings is the highlight for me; especially at Chobe and Sabi Sands National Parks. From my awestruck excitement at seeing my first elephant on the banks of the Zambezi River to seeing the baby rhinoceros with his mum at Sabi Sands I was overwhelmed. To be that close to so many magnificent animals was such a gift and fulfilled a lifelong dream. I have longed to stand on African soil for most of my life so I am filled with gratitude for being a part of this Ladies Group. Africa is forever carried in my heart. Thank you Jen! There are no superlatives that capture this experience. Perhaps I would tell anyone reading this….gaze at the picture of the setting sun behind the Acacia Tree then sign up for the next Heritage Safari Tour! A very happy client Love Jean
Jean M – Campbell River, BC
Hello Jen, I appreciate your hard work with organizing this awesome trip for our ladies. It was a great trip, we had wonderful guides, first class lodgings, delicious food, reasonable fine dining and packed but enjoyable itinerary. Once again thank you so much. Take care and hope to hear from you in the near future, maybe after the new year. Much appreciation.
Winola C – Vancouver, BC
Hi, Jen, Hope things are going well for you. Before too much time elapses, thought I’d give some feedback on our trip.
As I said before, I can only describe my Africa experience as “AWESOME”! Quite a spectacular way to spend our 75th birthday. And who thought I’d get to see elephants drinking from my patio pool? Although I really wouldn’t change the trip, I do have a couple comments. Please don’t take them as criticisms.
First, I suggest the written guides better explain the luggage requirements. I took them literally to mean that suitcases or bags with wheels were not allowed. I would also eliminate one or two of the wine tastings and spend more time in the small villages along the garden route/coastal area. Finally, I think one day or afternoon for “time out or R&R” mid-trip would be good to help all catch their breath. Sabi Sands was a delightful way to end the trip. I enjoyed the differences between early morning and afternoon safaris. The guide targeted different animals so we would see as many as possible. Accommodations and food were both excellent. The staff was generous with their time and made me feel that I was a special guest. Thanks to you for your outstanding attention to detail, your organization and coordination of events and guides, and for your continual concern that each traveler was comfortable and enjoying their trip. You helped add to the delightful experience I had. It was a pleasure meeting you. Hopefully we’ll get another chance to travel together in the future.
Pat N – Camano Island, Washington
Jen, Had a wonderful African ‘trip of a lifetime’ with memories to cherish. The accommodations were beautiful and inviting, and the local guides showed us the sights with a personal touch. Thanks for the experience!
Colleen W – Calgary, AB
Jen encouraged me to join the group tour to South Africa and I’m so glad I did! She planned a fantastic trip which was even more fulfilling than I had anticipated. The best example of her willingness to ensure we all had an optimal experience was that she agreed to join me on the Victoria Falls Adrenalin Adventure. The highlight was the Gorge Swing which involved a 70 metre drop over the edge of a cliff…now that’s real dedication to your clients happiness. I still grin when I think about the rush. Thank you Jen!
Lora M – Calgary