June 8th, 2016 by Curator
N. & M. Zimmerlund – Hillsboro, Oregon
We can’t thank you enough for planning such a wonderful trip for us! We had a BLAST!
We had a great time in Dubai. The first tour was with the owner of the company but we didn’t know that till the next day and the driver/guide told us. It wasn’t enough time in Dubai but it gave us a great taste and the guides were wonderful.
In KwaZulu-natal, South Africa, we saw all the Big Five, but a leopard. Our guide was knowledgeable, passionate, kind, caring and very, very funny! We saw a pride of lions. Followed 1 bull elephant and 3 females for about an hour, watching their interaction and listening to their trumpeting. For me this was the highlight of the trip. Saw a cheetah kill with an impala. We went to St Lucia and saw about 100 hippos and all kinds of beautiful birds. On the St Lucia day it rained but not during the boat cruise or on the Indian Ocean beach. Saw rhinos, hippos, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, nyala, impala, kudu, warthogs,
baboons, monkeys, cape buffalo and so much more!
Cape Town was lots of fun. Our guide, Brian, was OUTSTANDING! We loved him. Knowledgeable and so very funny! What a quick wit! Each day we thought it just can’t get better but IT DID! Wine country tour was so beautiful. Our guide shared a great deal of history and we are now reading The Covenant,
so it was fascinating for us. We could have spent a lot more time in the wine country. The Cape tour was so beautiful, just majestic. It was a gorgeous sunny day so we also did Table Mountain. We had a beautiful view of Table Mountain from our room!!!
Fun day exploring Cape Town on the Hop On Hop Off. Another gorgeous day so we went to Camps Bay and Clifton plus the Harbor Front. Our guide had recommended dinner at the seafood place on the harbor and it was outstanding. We went to Marco’s, an African restaurant with live music. We went there on my birthday and I got to dance and play music with the band. It was so much fun. We had kudu, impala, ostrich and more! Fun way to celebrate 63!!! Could have spent more time in Cape Town too. Guess we’ll just have to go back!!!
LOVED Victoria Falls & Sindabezi Island! WOW!!! Words as you know just can’t describe the experience. Not sure we will ever again stay on an island in an open air hut with our own personal, chef, waiter, valet and guide. They were attentive to our every want and desire. Weather was perfect. Brian was our guide and he too was exceptional! He really helped me get around at Victoria Falls. We took the helicopter ride. AMAZING! We went canoeing. Had lunch one day over at Tongebezi and swam in the pool. That place is so lovely! Saw elephants, impala and lots of hippos. So fun to listen to them. Heard lions at night but didn’t see any there. Could have easily stayed another couple days there!
Again we can’t thank you enough for making this a trip of a lifetime! We loved it all!!!!!