Our South African Adventure October & November 2015
Written on: December 15, 2015
I visited in October 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 extra degree of local knowledge. It was quickly apparent that Africa 2000 Tours was the right choice. Gill & Graham have a passion for their business and a desire to make sure their clients are looked after extremely well.
From the outset, it was clear that Gill & Graham do not simply play lip-service to the notion of checking and auditing the quality of the lodges they recommend - they are very familiar with each of the lodges, the staff, the management, in fact every aspect of the lodges and the services they provide.
My abiding memory of our trip was that, whenever we arrived at a lodge, or were expecting a transfer, whenever we arrived to participate in an activity, our arrival was anticipated, we were expected, and greeted by name without introduction. It was clear to us that the planning and execution of our trip had been undertaken by a real professional, with an impeccable eye for detail.
We would not hesitate to recommend Africa 2000 Tours for anyone who wants to visit Southern Africa. It's a long way to travel to South Africa, so you want to make sure you do it right!
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
I do not have a photo--just assume I am a really cute blonde!!
Anyway, we have traveled to about 60 countries. We are always being asked which is the most memorable. This trip to South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia ALWAYS rises to the top. We planed for over a year (via knowledge gained from International Travel News). There were 6 of us to please. Gill and ...