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  • In planning my safari, I contacted several companies found on the Internet.  I either didn’t find what I was looking for or the company was not responsive in a timely manner.  I then found Go2Africa.  Lauren Johansson reached out to me promptly and we discussed a couple of packages that interested me on your website.  The package I was interested in initially was not available but the package for Masai Mara, Lake Maynara, Ngorogoro Crater, and Serengeti Under Canvas was.  I really wasn’t interested in this offering though because it was a luxury package and I wanted more of an ‘adventure’ experience. However, Lauren had been on this safari and highly recommended it to me.  I had a FANTASTIC experience and I am grateful that Lauren suggested it as an alternative to the package I wanted.  

     I would like to acknowledge Lauren for the outstanding service she provided throughout the planning of my safari.  She was diligent in doing research as to what Go2Africa offers and prompt in getting back to me, both via email and phone.  She has exceptional communication and presentation skills, and a strong customer service orientation.  Of particular notice is that she consistently demonstrated a genuine desire to assist me in planning my safari.  I attribute this partially to her active listening skills as she was attentive in trying to offer a package that met my objectives of what I was looking for on a safari.

    I would also like to add that there was an issue regarding some charges from andBeyond which  Lauren resolved to my satisfaction.  The initiative she took in resolving the issue demonstrates how she is proactive in providing superior customer service. Because of my experience with Lauren, I will definitely be recommending Go2Africa to my friends as I think, when they hear about my unbelievable adventure, they will be interested in exploring Africa.  

    PJ Kehoe - December 2015
  • Our family just got back from Tanzania and thanks to Lauren Johansson of Go2Africa we had the most incredible experience. Lauren was very knowledgable and put together an outstanding itinerary for us. She arranged for local tour operator Tanzania DMC to take us on tours of Tarangire National Park; Lake Manyara; Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.

    Lauren also picked the most beautiful locations for us to stay at - Maramboi Tented Lodge in Tarangire; Kati Kati Tented Camp in the Serengeti; and the Serena Hotel in Ngorongoro. Best of all was the African Amini Maasai Lodge on Mombella Rd, near Moshi. We are very grateful to her for making such great arrangements for us. Lauren made sure that everything when smoothly, and all we had left to do was enjoy our trip. You can really trust her recommendations, you won't be disappointed.

    Lauren also demonstrated superb professionalism - when we wanted to change one of the activities at the very last minute, she was flexible and incredibly responsive. She will respond to your emails very promptly. We highly recommend using Go2Africa and Lauren Johansson as tour agents.

    Deidre Murphy - June 2015
  • Go2Africa made my first safari the best experience! Ever since I was 8 year old, my dream was to go to Africa and my dream finally came true. It was such a spiritual experience for me to see the various animals (especially the lions) and understand the Maasai Tribe cultures. I felt such a deep connection that I did not want to leave. I plan to do the safari again next year and I highly recommend Go2Africa to anyone that would really love to experience the true spirit and culture of Africa. I guarantee this experience will change anyone's life. It most certainly changed mine. Thanks again, Lauren for making my dream come true. The experience with Go2Africawas beyond my expectations. 

    Dayne Voorheis - May 2015
  • 2.5 weeks prior to my visit to Africa, I wasn't sure where I wanted to go, or what I wanted to do. Over a Google search, I came across Africa as a destination, specifically Tanzania. Within an hour, I did a little research on some camps and reached out to Go2Africa in the process. Their response was fast and within 4 days, communicating only via e-mail, I had everything booked in exceptional camps (Nomad Serengeti Safari and Lamai), including all transfer flights, within the budget I was targeting. The process was completely seamless and given a number of unknowns for a first-time visitor to Africa, Lauren from Go2Africa made everything so simple.

    A little about the camps I stayed at... My first camp was Nomad's Serengeti Safari which I was staying at for the Migration season. I actually had never camped before either and Nomad's camp was so easy to adjust to. The accommodations were nice, staff was friendly, the other guests were fantastic, and the food was incredible! Most of all, Ian showed me a great time on my game drives, ensuring I was able to make the most of my time there to see all the animals! My second camp was in the north at Lamai Serengeti. As soon as I arrived, I was amazed at just how beautiful the place really was. The pictures online simply don't do it justice. Overlooking the plains, Lamai has probably the best location for miles around with some of the most luxurious rooms. The management team and staff were really friendly, and it was always a treat to catch up with them after a long day. My guide was Laz who was incredibly knowledgeable and patient. When I landed, I told Laz I really wanted to see a Rhino to complete my big 5 and he was determined to show me one, which he delivered! Overall, a fantastic experience which I highly recommend to anyone!

    Ricky Gill - February 2015
  • Our 12-day adventure is ending today and we’re devastated about it.  Everything in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Rwanda was FANTASTIC.  I can’t thank you enough for another INCREDIBLE trip to Africa. 

    Ted Martin - February 2015

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

Africa is undoubtedly the most magnetic place to visit - the question will always be: when will I return?

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We will always be infinitely grateful to our safari expert, Lauren! Her advice and support on our camping trip to Botswana were fundamental to us. In few words, this trip was wonderful, unique and unforgettable. Only those who have experienced a stay at these mobile camps know the meaning of wonderful people at your service, skies full of stars, wildlife sounds during the night, taking a shower under a full moon, amazing sunrises and sunsets, staff's musical welcomes and farewells, morning coffee with Amarula during the morning game drive, and many other fantastic details and experiences.

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