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Overview of safari reviews

Most-visited country: Botswana
Most-visited destination: Victoria Falls
Average safari duration: 15 days
Most-viewed animal: Elephant
Most guests are from: United States

Botswana memories

Views: 790 Visited: Jul 2016 Reviewed: Jul 20, 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 with the operators and camps. Get in touch, you'll always be glad. read more

Visited: Botswana Botswana

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Picture perfect

Views: 861 Visited: Aug 2015 Reviewed: Feb 15, 2016

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 an outline of what my wife and I wanted to see and within a day Gill had an iti... read more

Visited: Botswana South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe

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Most amazing tour of Africa - Ever

Views: 509 Visited: Nov 2015 Reviewed: Jan 05, 2016

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 their own ways. All the folks we met, in particular Lips at Muchenge (Botswana), Eun... read more

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Namibia safari

Views: 417 Visited: Apr 2015 Reviewed: Jan 05, 2016

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 Graham and Gill to advise how we might plan a trip when we were in South Africa i... read more

Visited: Namibia Namibia

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Our South African Adventure October & November 2015

Views: 404 Visited: Oct 2015 Reviewed: Dec 15, 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... read more

Visited: Botswana South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe

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Our amazing African adventure

Views: 518 Visited: Jun 2015 Reviewed: Jul 30, 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 issue with the airlines on our way to Botswana and he took care of it. We would hav... read more

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Trip of a lifetime

Views: 660 Visited: Mar 2015 Reviewed: Apr 07, 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 a wonderful time staying in beautiful game parks with excellent accommodation an... read more

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Africa: The adventure we will not forget.

Views: 668 Visited: Jul 2014 Reviewed: Aug 03, 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 sleep with the sounds of the animals all around us. From there, we were flown fr... read more

Visited: Tanzania Tanzania

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Botswana: Absolutely amazing

Views: 599 Visited: Jun 2014 Reviewed: Jul 29, 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. Gill recommended that we have 3 nights in each of four lodges to allow us to get a ... read more

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Botswana with African 2000 Tours is a MUST

Views: 802 Visited: Nov 2013 Reviewed: Jan 09, 2014

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 South Africans and are smart, funny, fun, knowledgeable and efficient.

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Always the one (out of many) that comes as THE BEST

Views: 615 Visited: Feb 2000 Reviewed: Nov 13, 2013

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 Graham went beyond pleasing us. It was the perfect trip in every way: animals;... read more

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A feast for the senses

Views: 564 Visited: Jun 2013 Reviewed: Nov 01, 2013

Seven member adult family plus guide. 3 Kwando lodges plus a trip to Victoria Falls. 2.5 staff members per guest. Long days, early nights. Animals galore, great drivers and trackers. Breakfast at 6 am. Bedtime at 10 pm. Lots of nightly noises, all part of the charm, especially the hot water bottles.
After 8 nights, off to Islands of Siankaba located on the outskirts of the city of Livingstone and Victoria Falls. A thrill with the best view ... read more

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Gill knows AFRICA

Views: 709 Visited: Sep 2012 Reviewed: Sep 04, 2013

I have used Gill and AFRICA 2000 for two separate trips to Africa. Once to Namibia, and most recently to Cape Town, the wine lands, and Malawi. I have been to Africa 9 times over the past 30 years and can say without hesitation that Gill and AFRICA 2000 are top notch. Our trips tend to be independent traveler voyages requiring extensive customization. Gill is extremely customer focused, patient and very adept at tailoring a journey to one's pa... read more

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A trip of a lifetime

Views: 509 Visited: May 2013 Reviewed: Aug 19, 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 s... read more

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Trip of a lifetime

Views: 481 Visited: May 2013 Reviewed: Jul 28, 2013

Graham & Gill provided us with a wonderful trip to Africa that has set the bar so very high for any other trip we take in the future. Their knowledge and expertise was nothing short of amazing while keeping it fun and interesting. Our itinerary seemed perfect, giving us the most exciting and satisfying tour we could have ever wanted or dreamed, and as they became more familiar with everyone within our group, they even included additional st... read more

Visited: Botswana Namibia South Africa Zambia

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Fantastic month in southern Africa with Africa 2000

Views: 549 Visited: Apr 2013 Reviewed: Jul 24, 2013

In 2012 I contacted three safari operators, all of whom had good reviews on-line. I submitted my desired trip. While all three answered, Gill Maskell of Africa 2000 Tours had the most responsive reply. I chose to work with her. This was the best travel decision I have ever made. She constructed just the trip my wife and I wanted, genuinely took into consideration our budget, provided recommendations for stays and sights that were always s... read more

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Perfect Trip

Views: 447 Visited: Apr 2013 Reviewed: Jul 23, 2013

Gill from Africa 2000 put together a great trip for my husband and I from Cape Town to Botswana and Zambia. We did not lift a finger it seemed like. We were escorted door to door of each camp and the choices of camps she gave us were awesome. I highly recommend her services to give you a memorable trip in Africa. read more

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Adventure in Cape Town

Views: 347 Visited: Apr 2011 Reviewed: Jul 23, 2013

With plans to depart from Cape Town on a 5 week cruise across the Indian Ocean, we contacted Gill for an in-depth 3-day tour of the city.
When preparing to embark the ship, we discovered we must have a visa for India where a 4-day land tour was booked. When Gill and Graham discovered our dilemma, they went to work, expertly using their many contacts so we might complete the paperwork in Cape Town and pick up the necessary visa during our sto... read more

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Best African Safaris!

Views: 489 Visited: Oct 2009 Reviewed: Jul 23, 2013

My husband and I went to South Africa in September, 2008, and hired Graham Maskell as our personal guide based on a reference from dear friends of ours. It was the best decision we could have made. At first, we were hesitant about having a guide 24/7. However, those fears were dispelled after the first day. We cannot say enough good things about our time with Graham. I don't know if you know he is a paramedic, professional guide, architect of... read more

Visited: Botswana South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe

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Africa 2000 Tours is the Best of the Best

Views: 537 Visited: May 2008 Reviewed: Jul 22, 2013

I don't think it's possible to say enough good things about Africa 2000 Tours. From the minute we started to plan our trip to the sad day when had to say goodbye to Graham, it was a wonderful experience. There were three couples on the trip, long time friends and experienced travelers. We all agreed that our trip with Africa 2000 Tours was the best trip we had ever taken. Gill and Graham listened to us when we told them what we wanted our tri... read more

Visited: Botswana South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe

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Like traveling with friends

Views: 669 Visited: May 2013 Reviewed: Jul 16, 2013

Gill and Graham Maskell, owners of Africa 2000 Tours, have made me a fan of travel in Africa! When I signed up for a small group tour of South Africa, I felt a mixture of excitement and apprehension. Africa, exciting, mysterious...would it be dangerous? Clean? Welcoming? I didn't know. Within a few minutes of meeting Gill and Graham, who picked up the twelve of us at the Cape Town airport, I was reassured and comfortable, all set for a grea... read more

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Adventure with personal touch

Views: 685 Visited: Jul 2008 Reviewed: Jul 16, 2013

Gill and Graham from Africa 2000 Tours organized, booked and accompanied me and my family on a tour of a life-time. We spent time in Cape Town, Victoria Falls and 3 safari camps in Botswana with memorable animal viewing, great food and perfect accommodations for my family which included teenage boys. The tour was arranged online, exchanging ideas and keeping out budget in mind. Graham accompanied us as a personal guide throughout the tour, whi... read more

Visited: Botswana Mozambique South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe

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Enjoy the wonders of Africa while in good hands!

Views: 419 Visited: May 2001 Reviewed: Jul 14, 2013

We first met Gill and Graham in May 2001. We hired Graham for a personal driving tour of South Africa, spent four weeks on a fascinating adventure of wilderness, parks and cities. We learned about South Africa from a great tour guide, full of knowledge on his country, people and wildlife. We continued on with this same trip, traveling another fifteen days to Botswana and Zambia. We have continued to put our trust & travels in their hands on s... read more

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Celebrating 30 years African style

Views: 468 Visited: May 2013 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2013

Our organizer booked our trip with Gill and Graham and Africa 2000. She had done a private trip with them 2 years past and raved about them. We were not disappointed.
Graham's knowledge and passion for his homeland had a lasting effect on us. The itinerary allowed us to really experience the country of South Africa; from the large cities and all their history to the more intimate encounters of going into people homes. We learned so much a... read more

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Dreams of Africa

Views: 522 Visited: May 2002 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2013

About a year before we actually took our trip, I began searching for help. In an international travel magazine something led me to the Africa 2000 ad. I began e-mailing Gill and it soon became clear that we could easily communicate. She took my ideas, I took hers and she helped us enjoy an African trip of a lifetime. We had never been on a guided trip before, always were a do it ourselves couple. We quickly discovered what a fun, intelligent G... read more

Visited: Botswana Kenya South Africa Tanzania Zambia Zimbabwe

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