Africa 2000 Tours

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A trip of a lifetime

Written on: August 19, 2013   |   I visited in May 2013 I first contacted Gill Maskell for a trip in 2011 for myself. Gill arranged more than a month for me in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia, and it was an amazing trip. From our first emails I became impressed with her professionalism, integrity and wit. We spent many weeks refining my itinerary and costs and by the end I had an itinerary that was beyond my dreams when I started. Graham is a terrific guide, with a great sense of humor, and so experienced he makes it seem effortless! Both he and Gill are a fount of information and efficiency.

My entire trip was so well done that I organized a group of 11 travelers to accompany me in May, 2013 through the travel club I head in California, and Gill and Graham did another fabulous job. Gill and I spent 1 1/2 years honing the itinerary to do all we could within our price range. Without exception, my passengers were thrilled with the result and as impressed with Gill and Graham as I am. Some have also written reviews here.

I am now working with Gill for another trip for 2014 and I know it will be as amazing as the first two. Gill can make arrangements for many countries in Africa, from East Africa, through the central/south area, to Madagascar, the Seychelles and more. If you share with her your aims and hopes for the trip, she will make it all you could wish for, and work with you on the price as well! I am absolutely certain that you will never regret choosing this terrific couple to handle all your African tour needs.
Meet and greet team
5 Stars
Quality of vehicles
5 Stars
Responsiveness of staff
5 Stars
Knowledge of guide
5 Stars
Quality of itinerary
5 Stars
Overall rating
5 Stars
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2016.
5 family members had 12 nights on safari in Botswana only, and 3 nights at Vic Falls. Ages 18-71. Cold morning jeep drives were fascinating, siestas in camp were perfect, afternoon drives always full of wildlife just at sunset. Gill asked our priorities, and then matched them perfectly to the camps she chose. She is knowledgable, detail-oriented and fully familiar ... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2015.
My wife and I contacted Gill to help plan our 20th anniversary trip two years in advance. After many emails with Gill we decided to move the trip up a year because we became so excited to go. Gill was the perfect person to work with as I am the son of an ex travel agent and it is very hard for me to give up control but working with Gill was so easy. We put together... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Nov 2015.
In November, my husband and I and my in-laws toured Botswana, Zambia, and South Africa. We have traveled and lived in different places all over the world. Thanks to Gill and Graham at Africa 2000 Tours, this was the best holiday ever!! It was a truly wonderful adventure from beginning to end! Every place that we stayed along the way was excellent and unique in thei... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Apr 2015.
My wife and I had used Africa 2000 Tours in 2009 to organise a trip to Victoria Falls and Botswana which was great and will be one of our top five best trips EVER.
We had some experience of Africa when we worked in Zambia from 1976 to 1981 and had always wanted to experience Namibia. Given their wonderful service previously with us and other friends we consulted G... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Oct 2015.
Our trip to South Africa had been planned in outline for some years. Having made contact with Gill & Graham, our plans quickly crystallised based on the areas and sights we wanted to see combined with Gill's recommendations.

We specifically chose a Tour Company that specialised in South Africa, we also wanted a company that was based in South Africa for that ext... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jun 2015.
What an experience we had in Africa. Gill and Africa 2000 tours did a fantastic job of putting together a vacation of a lifetime for us. It was wonderful having Graham with us us on the first leg of our trip. He oriented us to South Africa, culture, politics, cuisine, history and sights. He got us in and out of the airport without a glitch. We had a slight issu... read more

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(4/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Mar 2015.
Our tour group decided to do a safari prior to The World Golden Oldies Cricket Festival in Cape Town. After searching a suitable travel itinerary in Australia we found Gill and Graham and decided to ask their advice. Gill and Graham put together a package and with some tweaks and adjustments over several months and tailored the tour to suit us. Did it ever! We had ... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2014.
This trip was a such a memory maker and we cannot thank Africa 2000 Tours enough. From the moment we received our first response from Gill, we knew that we were in good hands. Every detail was covered. We did a 4 day hike up Mt Meru, then a 7 day safari in Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti. The tent lodges were perfect for what we wanted. We loved going to ... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jun 2014.
I highly recommend Africa 2000 Tours who we used to organise and book an 18 day trip in Botswana with an add on to Victoria Falls in June 2014.

We had a fantastic trip. The organisation was excellent and all done on-line. Dealing with Gill was a real delight. She made excellent suggestions about how to tailor our itinerary to maximise our time in Botswana. Gil... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Nov 2013.
Botswana is a MUST!
Every part of our trip was grand and I heartily recommend Africa Tours 2000,
Husband & wife team, Gill and Graham Maskell. Gill (pronounced Jill) and I set up the itinerary and her husband Graham was our guide throughout our two weeks. Gill was super to work with and Graham a wonderful guide and they both are now friends of ours! They are So... read more

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Africa 2000 Tours

- We offer private/custom safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: +27 (0) 44 382 5845
Since: Jun 2013

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