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My Travel Recommendations

I'd love to inspire you with my travel recommendations. From incredible East Africa safaris to secluded lodges and camps in northern Botswana, here are my favourites.

 

  • Selinda & Kalahari Explorer

    San Camp & Selinda Combo

    Location: Botswana - Okavango Delta, Botswana - Kalahari, South Africa - Kalahari
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "This package combines 2 remote regions of Botswana and offers actvities ranging from exploring the Selinda spillway by boat to quad biking on the Makgadigadi Saltpan!"

  • Extraordinary Botswana Exploration

    Jack's Camp & Zarafa Combo

    Location: Botswana - Okavango Delta, Botswana - Linyanti, Botswana - Kalahari, South Africa - Kalahari
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "These camps fit together perfectly and both offer the highest levels of comfort and service with very contrasting wildlife and cultural interactions - from the Kalahari Bushmen and meetcats of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to the sparkling waterways, mopane woodlands and dense game concentrations of the Selinda Reserve."

  • Kwando Lagoon Camp

    Kwando Lagoon Camp

    Location: Botswana - Linyanti
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "Small intimate camp located right in the north of Botswana on a private concession - great combination camp not only offering excellent game viewing opportunities by game drive but also water based activities."

  • Kenya's Lake & Mara Sky Safari

    Sky Safari: Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara

    Location: Kenya - Masai Mara, Kenya - Lake Naivasha
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "With limited time this is a great way to see some of the highlights of Kenya and have a truly diverse experience in 6 days. Two iconic destinations offering beautiful scenery and some of the best game viewing."

  • Marvellous Cape Town & Kruger

    Marvellous Cape Town & Kruger

    Location: South Africa - Kruger, South Africa - Cape Town
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "This package combines 2 of South Africa's top destinations making it the ideal trip for first time visitors to the country. Four nights to explore Cape Town and surrounds followed by the thrill of a big 5 safari in one of the countries most game-rich areas."

Tracy Payne

Africa Safari Expert

Africa is a truly special place, it will creep into your heart and I assure you, you will be back for more!

Read what our Travellers have to say

While enjoying one of South Africa's beautiful evenings (and a nice wine) we were trying to work out how many times we have been there.  We figure that since 2002 we have been in South Africa 8 times and that we have had 12 safari experiences.  Most of these have been arranged by you, Tracy.  We discovered early on that local/national travel agents here in Ireland don't understand the product well enough and are mainly interested in selling us an off the shelf package.  One of those was enough for us. What keeps taking us back?  Jacinta and I tell our families and friends that a safari holiday is the ultimate holiday as it combines activity, an exciting game drive, with luxurious accommodation, fine food, exceptional quality of service (and did I mention the nice wine?).

The attraction of the safari experience for us was being able to see the animals behaving normally in their natural state. The mobile safari provides a really close experience with the animals and great photographic opportunities which Jacinta makes the most of. We 'graduated' from the mobile safari to walking safari a number of years ago. On foot you are much more attuned to the animals environment with the smells of the bush e.g. Wild aniseed.  The walking safari provides a more intimate experience, but a bit more terrifying.

After our last safari we did not think it was possible to match the experience never mind improve on it, but you did.  We think that this was the best yet. Tracy, we cannot thank you enough for the experiences that you have arranged for us over the years.  What I like about your approach  is that you really listen to what we want and then match the accommodation and experience.  Regardless of the number of times I change our requirements you just get on and sort everything.

Before going on this trip we were saying that this will probably be our last safari. Usually in life you cannot go back and relive an experience without it being a disappointment.  However, the safari experience just seems to get better and better. Many thanks for sorting out our last minute crisis. Can you be sure to pass on our sincere thanks to everyone who was involved and particularly to the woman who retrieved our passports.  She was so gracious for someone whose Friday night had just been interrupted.

Tom and Jacinta Melaugh - March 2015 View more reviews