Client Reviews

Client Reviews & Testimonials

Reviews from guests who have enjoyed unforgettable experiences with African Sky Safaris & Tours.

Everything about our trip with African Sky was perfect - professional, well-organized, very enjoyable and designed to meet all of our needs. We had a wonderful stay in South Africa. Exceeded all of our expectations - just plain fun. One of our best trips ever! We will certainly recommend African Sky to family and friends, and hope to return ourselves one day. Michael & Kelly Epstein, USA

Everything was perfect. It was quick and easy to organize and Andrew was helpful with arranging what we wanted. Our guide Amanda was very knowledgeable, very well-organized and so friendly and welcoming. We would definitely recommend African Sky for a fascinating and enjoyable holiday. Francesca Mitchell, UK

From our first approach to African Sky we found our contacts both highly professional and efficient as the planning and booking proceeded smoothly. Once in South Africa, the organization and running of the tour went without a hitch. We were exceptionally pleased with the whole experience and would certainly recommend African Sky to other travelers. Michael Weston, UK

From the planning stages through the final day of the trip, we could not have been more pleased with our honeymoon. We are so happy that we found you. Thank you for everything! Eric & Alexis Duermeyer, USA

We are extremely happy and satisfied with the service provided through African Sky. Lisa was very professional and helpful in providing safari options and giving feedback which the made the situation easy. Our tour guide Alida was exceptional and made sure that we were always comfortable and pleased throughout the trip. The entire experience was a highlight - from being in South Africa for the first time, to visiting the Kruger National Park, to driving from Joburg to the park and getting some background history throughout the drive. Our trip couldn't have been any better if we tried. I will always use African Sky for any future trip and will be referring the company to all who are considering making the trip. The trip exceeded expectations, especially the level of comfort and knowledge provided by Alida throughout the safari. Topnotch guide experience. Zac Taormina, USA

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Mary-Anne was excellent! Her knowledge is unbelievable. We learned so much about the animals, about the habitat, and South Africa itself. The personal service was great. If you are looking for the best safari experience then look no further than African Sky. Their knowledgeable staff will make it an unforgettable experience. Matthew Olafsen, USA

Cannot fault anything. Replies were prompt. Hennie was efficient, and made sure all that had to be taken care of was. From our departure in Johannesburg to to our arrival at The Outpost and back, people were there waiting for us. It ran very smoothly. We had nothing to worry about while using their service. Sunil Gidumal, UK

African Sky did everything right. Andrew was great in putting the whole trip together. Amanda gave a fine day tour of Cape Town. Mary-Anne was great in getting the trip started and picking me up at the end. I will refer my friends to African Sky and definitely use African Sky again! Frank Linkous, USA

Mary-Anne was amazing. Her knowledge of Kruger, route choices, spotting animals and her in-depth knowledge of the animals and park are fantastic. On top of that, Mary-Anne improvised to help me get memorable photos. Other parts of the tour were also wonderful. Despite spending 4-5 days in Kruger, it remains on my bucket list to continue such a memorable experience as I have just had. Will I be back? You bet! Loren Shure, USA

Our tour was wonderful. I cannot say enough about Mary-Anne professionalism and her willingness to please those on the trip. She was so helpful! Enjoyed our trip very much. Thank you! Judy Dunn, USA

Excellent tour of Cape Town area. Guide was very knowledgeable about local sites, attractions, customs, etc. I would highly recommend to anyone! Blane Baker, USA

Right from the initial itinerary preparation to collection from the airport to the conclusion of the amazing short tour, African Sky were exceptional. Highly professional with a friendly and welcoming approach that couldn't be faulted. Richard McGrath, Australia

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A superior tour company; couldn't have been any better. Excellent tour guides, and accommodations, and office staff. Tour guides Mary-Anne Finlay and André Hamann were so knowledgeable - the BEST! Mike & Jenetta Walsh, Canada

Our first trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe included two safari lodges in and near the Kruger National Park, a visit to the Victoria Falls, a stay in Cape Town, and a driving trip along the Garden Route in the Western Cape. African Sky responded quickly to our request for a tour proposal and promptly answered all of our follow-up queries. We were very pleased with our trip, with all of the flights, transfers and accommodation working out extremely well. We would certainly recommend African Sky to others planning a trip to South Africa. George & Meredith Park, Australia

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A perfect adventure. The simple and exciting planning process with African Sky makes any holiday through them flawless. The suggestions and choices are matched up to the guests' expectations. Let African Sky do the work - you enjoy the holiday / safari. Tom Lundquist, USA

African Sky provided an individually tailored safari experience with great flexibility in response to our energy levels and what the animals were doing. They provided an effective response to initial e-mail enquiries and a professional level of detail, which is why we booked with them. Mary-Anne is a gem. Highly knowledgeable, very engaging, infectious in her enthusiasm, and nothing was too much trouble. The individual care from and rapport with our guide was key to our experience – she was outstanding. Justin & Adele Rees, UK

Thank you, African Sky, for helping make our dream come true. From the first e-mail correspondence, I knew I chose the right company. Andrew was very responsive and helped us pick the right activities and camps to make this trip an absolute success. Traveling with African Sky is simply delightful. He have fallen in love with this beautiful country and are already planning our next trip to Africa. Diana McCarthy & Jayden Righetti, USA

Everybody that we came into contact with in the African Sky Team was exceptional, both in knowledge and service. We would recommend African Sky to anyone who wishes to travel through and around Africa. Victoria Fenton & Ernst Gilli, Australia

From the moment we contacted African Sky, Andrew was amazing to deal with. He responded quickly to all our questions. He listened to our requests and helped us make the right decisions for an incredible trip. African Sky was always available when we needed to ask questions. The advice given to us was valuable and accurate. The entire trip was probably the best trip we have ever taken. All the safaris were incredible. Our initial introduction to South Africa through Andre was wonderful. He never rushed us and his knowledge and delivery is one of a kind – a great ambassador for African Sky and South Africa. We usually organize our own trips and travel a great deal. African Sky made our trip easy and seamless. We would definitely recommend African Sky to others. It made our trip worry-free – an adventure we will never forget. Ian & Ethel Marley, Canada

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David & Marie Clare, UK Excellent service and very easy to communicate with and arrange a tour ideally suited to our wishes, which were varied. A fascinating and enjoyable trip through a beautiful country. Both guides were excellent and contributed greatly to the holiday.
Gloria Davis, USA African Sky surpassed my expectations in all areas! Our two week trip went off without one problem - Kruger Park, Victoria Falls and Matetsi are must-sees in Africa.
Alan & Barbara Rossell, USA From first contact to last goodbye, it was an exceptional service – 100%. We have no hesitation about using them again and recommending them to our friends.
Great level of service received from the initial discussions of the itinerary to the holiday itself. Everything ran so smoothly, we enjoyed it tremendously and it exceeded our expectations. We would have no hesitation in using African Sky again or recommending them to fellow travelers. Graham & Valerie Wilcox, UK

The pre-planning and itinerary were terrific. We really appreciated Andrew's planning and responses. The trip itself was fantastic. As first-time visitors to South Africa, it was a very rich and varied experience. The country is beautiful. The guides were both very knowledgeable, flexible and accommodating. Many thanks for sharing your country with us! Gregory & Michelle Bogdon, Canada

We are more than happy to recommend African Sky. We are from Australia and did ALL our bookings with Hennie at African Sky via email and telephone – excellent and very flexible. Loved our entire holiday – Kings Camp in Timbavati is the standout. Thanks Hennie – first class. Alexander, Carolyn & Angus Roberts, Australia

Our entire experience was above and beyond our expectations. In short: African Sky has highly professional staff in the office as well as in the field. We highly recommend them to anyone who wants to experience South Africa. Monika Helbling & Paul Thomas, USA

African Sky's employees are totally professional, very knowledgeable and made our safari experience truly memorable. We can recommend the company very highly, knowing that anyone using their services will have a first-class safari. Ian, Susan & Katriona Grant, Canada

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From the time we met our guide to the day we finished our tour, we enjoyed undivided care and attention, making our trip a marvelous experience. Gillian, Geoffrey, Paul & Astrid Hanson, Australia

My new wife and I had an amazing experience. African Sky took care of the smallest details, and everything we expected became a reality. We would strongly recommend African Sky to our family and friends. Jordan & Nelia Dombart, USA

We can highly recommend African Sky. Everything was organized with perfection. We appreciated their excellent advice when deciding on our travel itinerary. This will always be an unforgettable experience. Thank you very much. Special thank you to Hennie who took really good care of us. It was the perfect holiday. Marc & Sylvia Deschamps, Switzerland

This trip has given us a much greater understanding of South Africa. We were able to explore areas that would have been difficult to explore on our own. Mary-Anne was a wonderful guide. Her knowledge of the various battles fought was vast, and she met all our expectations on the subject. She also proved an excellent guide concerning the history and wildlife of South Africa. We enjoyed her company very much. Brian Ireland, UK

The pre-tour advice and booking was excellent and by return. The Victoria Falls and Chobe tour is action-packed and full of interest. The battlefields tour is a must for anyone interested in the war history. Having experienced guides made the tours come alive. Peter Deering, UK

My husband and I had the best honeymoon! We didn't have to worry about a single thing. Andrew Harvey took care of every minor detail in our trip so that when we got there, everything was in line. The tour guide, Nicolene, was very professional and made us feel as though we were really experiencing the culture of South Africa. I enjoyed every moment and cannot wait to book my next trip with African Sky. Sarah & Daniel Holt, USA

I requested information very last minute – four days before I wanted to leave for my safari in Kruger – and I had a quick response and was able to book. My tour guide (Mary-Anne) picked me up on time. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. Very attentive to the client's needs. She made me feel comfortable and at ease. Celine Beauparlant, Canada

Thank you to African Sky for providing excellent service, planning and communication for our Southern African sojourn. Andrew worked closely with us to arrange the trip of a lifetime for my husband and myself. He worked within our budget and time constraints to cover four countries in 37 days. We would definitely recommend African Sky! Judy & Donald Baker, USA

African Sky provided us with the perfect tour for the limited time we had. We were pleased with the accommodations chosen for us and our guide Mary-Anne kept us entertained during our game drives and long days in the car. She was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to spot animals miles away. She even found us two leopards! We hope to come back again someday! Andrew & Kristy Grant, USA

This was our second safari vacation with African Sky and it didn't disappoint. The communication during the planning phase was exceptional and meant that everything was in place before we even stepped on a plane. Bookings were all in place, activities were arranged and prepaid so we didn't have to worry about a thing and could just enjoy our vacation. This is exactly how it's supposed to go! Erica Slotter & Paul Hopper, USA & UK

All aspects of my interactions with African Sky were topnotch, particularly the professionalism and knowledge of my primary contact and trip planner, Andrew Harvey, who made excellent recommendations on itinerary planning with cost considerations for my primary safari objective. The tour guides, Andre in Cape Town and Kurt in Namibia, had outstanding knowledge of locations and especially animal behavior. All aspects of the itinerary were well planned and meticulously executed. African Sky is a quality organization and have a solid thumbs up for me for anyone seeking a great vacation experience in South Africa. Ravi Rajaram, USA

African Sky was excellent and made our travel experience enjoyable. Everything went smoothly with no worries. Everywhere in Cape Town was breathtaking and Andre did a good job imparting his knowledge to us. We had a really great time – no complaints. Thank you Andre and thank you to all the staff at African Sky! Bissoondai & Tricia Prettypaul, USA

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Our trip was enhanced by our guides, who planned well to get the most out of our time and provided a wide array of experience. Robert & Rebecca Hunter, USA

Thank you, African Sky, for helping make our dream come true. From the first e-mail correspondence, I knew I chose the right company. Andrew was very responsive and helped us pick the right activities and camps to make this trip an absolute success. Traveling with African Sky is simply delightful. He have fallen in love with this beautiful country and are already planning our next trip to Africa. Charles Martin, USA

So happy we went with African Sky. Prompt, knowledgeable guides. Picked up on our love of animals and birds and gave us more time during those activities. African Sky planned everything and we didn't have to plan or worry about a single thing. They tailored our trip based on our interests and were easy to work with during the planning phase (very responsive to e-mails). Would highly recommend. Anne Hallock & Brian Engler, USA

We are sure glad we chose African Sky and the best guide I could ask for (Mary-Anne). Anything you want to know, she most likely knows the answer, especially regarding the birdlife in Kruger Park. I only have good things to say about African Sky. Nothing is overlooked and the tour ran like a fine watch. Dave Widby, USA

African Sky provided excellent services. We have been traveling for many years and the guides in South Africa (especially in Kruger) were the best we have ever experienced. African Sky provided personalized services that were very accommodating to our every wish. The level of enthusiasm, knowledge and dedication of the staff, especially our guides, was outstanding. There is simply no better way to experience South Africa than with African Sky. Oscar Marina, USA

Just one word - exceptional! Extremely satisfied with the service. Right from the start, immediate response to our queries. Will definitely use their services when we plan our future trip to Africa. Thank you so much and keep up the excellent service. Simon & Jackie Lia, Malta

African Sky is prompt and thorough in all aspects of touring - from the planning stages to implementation while on tour. The office staff is always available and appropriate in responding to enquiries and/or running interference when there is an issue. We had no worries and were able to enjoy the leisurely experience we wanted for this portion of our trip. Bob & Nancy Hart, USA

I discovered African Sky by chance on the internet and from the very beginning of dealing with them, I felt confident that they were going to provide me with the service I was looking for. From the start, Andrew was extremely professional in helping me with the itinerary I wanted and the information he sent was complete and accurate. Throughout our trip, we felt that African Sky were behind us at all times. The guides were excellent and nothing was too much trouble for them. Andre had lunch with us and helped us eat out in the evenings in the best restaurants of Cape Town. Joan Marugan, UK

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would like to thank African Sky for creating such a memorable and lasting memory of our African adventure. Greg & Joanne Brandley, Australia

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This tour was an excellent way to see African animals and birds in their natural habitat. The tour was in two parts and offered different viewing styles, as well as different terrains. To finish off at Arathusa Lodge was a great way to end the trip. N Spicer, Australia
Bruce & Trina Watts, UK Booking was simple and all e-mails were answered immediately. We were met at the airport by the rep who was friendly and informative. We had no problems at all. We would use African Sky again.
Derril & Janet Greenway, Australia I would highly recommend African Sky if you are planning a trip to Southern Africa. The organization, attention to detail and quality of product provided were exceptional. I would highly recommend.
Alan Eoh & Agnes Low, Singapore The team at African Sky has certainly made our honeymoon a very memorable one! They made us feel special and very well taken care of! I would certainly recommend African Sky to any of my friends intending to visit South Africa!

From start to finish, everything was perfect. [Our tour guide] Wim did everything to make our tour fun, exciting and interesting. We would recommend this company for their professionalism in providing a great holiday experience. Well done Wim! Lynne Sheriff, Australia

We found African Sky to be a very professional tour company who went beyond our expectations. The company was very obliging by meeting all our requests. The guides were exceptional and very knowledgeable. They provided excellent service. We have no problem in recommending African Sky as a complete tour package. Leon & Andrea Garner, Australia

We have traveled independently to many places over the years and taken risks in our younger years that we wouldn't dream of taking now. It was with a bit of trepidation that we decided to go to South Africa now that we are not nearly as spry and resilient as we once were. But African Sky planned such a realistic itinerary while at the same time making sure we saw so much of what South Africa has to offer that we thoroughly enjoyed every memorable experience. African Sky has great guides, chose great hotels and offered exceptional planning and professionalism. Thanks to you all! Teonisto & Anne Morellato, USA

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African Sky helped us to find a great place to stay and experience Africa at its wildest and best. We stayed in comfort and still experienced wild Africa! William Scott & Paula Philips, USA
Luke Smillie, Australia African Sky exceeded all of our expectations. Their customer care, attention to detail and the level of knowledge of our guide were evident from beginning to end. We would highly recommend a tour to anyone wanting to see a lot of wildlife and to learn so much about the animals and their environment.
Iain Nicolson, Australia For people who have a limited time to visit South Africa, African Sky provided an ideal way to see more than could be accomplished in any other way. The personal attention and comfort provided all over for a relaxed and enjoyable insight into this beautiful part of the world.
John Jaeger, USA African Sky proved to be very attentive from the very beginning. Every e-mail was answered quickly and accurately. Everything about the tour was wonderful.

We have traveled extensively over the past seven years of retirement and can state without a doubt that this was one of our favorite trips. Besides the knowledgeable guides, the top quality accommodations and interesting itinerary, it was all great value for money. The customer service and quality/professionalism of all the African Sky personnel was excellent! We would highly recommend African Sky for an incredible South African adventure. Jack & Eileen Tarr, USA

I tried contacting another agency, but when they saw the package I wanted with African Sky, they stopped e-mailing. Andrew was great in helping to plan the trip and adjusting details to suit our needs. The guides assigned to us were also professional, personable and flexible. This was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure made incredible by the folks at African Sky. Vernon & Steve Chapman, USA

I want to thank African Sky for a marvelous vacation - very well-organized with fine accommodations and a wonderful series of guides and helpers. You have introduced us to South Africa in such an organized and delightful series of events that we do not even want to leave! Thank you! Valli Fahri, USA

Our tour was amazing and exceeded our expectations. Our guide was extremely informative and we would recommend this tour to anyone wanting an in-depth stay at Kruger [National Park]. Amanda Nicholson, Australia

Top notch tour agency! This was the best honeymoon vacation we could have ever imagined. You have far exceeded our expectations. Thank you for the lifetime of memories! James Stall, USA

Although we made initial contact and completed the booking via the internet, it was the personal touches which set African Sky apart: key company staff introduced and identified on the website; Andrew calling Australia to clarify some early concerns; Andrew and Andre's flexibility in response to our requests, changes brought about by incidental weather; and variations to attraction access conditions all demonstrated African Sky's commitment to the customer. Our thanks to all concerned for their efforts on our behalf. Bob Downing, Australia

African Sky did a terrific job of understanding our needs and wants for a special safari experience as travelers from so far away. Their recommendations were spot-on and they are a very trustworthy organization. Thomas Smith, USA

We are so glad that we found your website, and the professionalism of the communication with Andrew is what made us decide to book with you. The itinerary was tailored for our timeline and interests and, throughout our trip, your treatment and service was first class. We learned so much and we left with a desire to return again soon. We will definitely book with you again, and we would recommend you to others without hesitation. Brent Greenwood, Canada

My son and I had a very positive experience dealing with African Sky to plan our safari and would definitely recommend the company. E-mails were answered promptly, questions welcomed and patiently responded to, and materials well-organized and presented. Andrew Harvey was a delight to work with and our guide, Willem, was a treat to spend time with. Overall, our safari experience was all we could have asked for. Mary Beth Moffat-Sinclair, Canada

We enjoyed the safari tour tremendously with a very experienced and knowledgeable guide. His knowledge of wildlife and photography was excellent. He was also very patient. We are very satisfied with all our entire stay. African Sky is reliable and we will not hesitate to take another tour with them. Thank you for a wonderful time. Fung Fong Foo, Singapore

We were beyond impressed with the service and hospitality. Thank you so much for making our first trip to South Africa an exciting and memorable experience. We cannot wait to do it again. Julie & Trisha Ebell, Michelle Liddy, USA

This trip was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Jamie and Andrew were amazing and made the trip special and everything we had dreamed of. South Africa is unbelievable and absolutely unforgettable. We will be back to South Africa very soon. Allyson Eno, Blair Anstey, Elizabeth Johnson, Switzerland

We had a wonderful time on our Kruger safari with African Sky. Our guide was friendly, attentive, punctual and knowledgeable. The Kruger was beautiful and we saw the Big Five and so many others. Would highly recommend to those looking to go on safari. Lauren Sweetser, USA

We booked our honeymoon hoping for a once in a lifetime experience and were rewarded with the most amazing trip. We had such a great time that we're already thinking about when we're coming back. Thanks African Sky. Mary & Rob Cordero, USA

From the very beginning I was impressed by African Sky Tours. They exhibited flexibility and adaptability. African Sky made every part of our tour, from payment to end, painless and professional. African Sky has first class management and exceptional staff and tour guides. Michael Loughman, USA

African Sky was an easy way to arrange for an African trip. My son was graduating veterinary school and the safari was his dream present. I contacted African Sky with the areas we wanted to visit and the dates we were able to travel and they put together a wonderful package. The hotels and lodges were to notch and the guides we had in the cities were knowledgeable and friendly. Unfortunately, halfway through the trip, my husband was hospitalized. African Sky assisted me in finding accommodations near the hospital and worked with me to help me resume the trip. They couldn't have been nicer. I would recommend African Sky to anyone wanting to travel in the area. Rosenberg Family, USA

What a great trip! 13 lion sightings - some up close, and one after a kill. We saw a herd of 70+ elephants at a waterhole up close. We saw all five of the Big Five and lots of other sightings. The entire trip was a once-in-a-life-time experience! The key to the success of this safari was terrific organization by Carel and terrific execution by Andrew and Mary-Anne. Merrill Warkentin, USA

The service African Sky provided for our visit to South Africa was above and beyond anticipation. No hesitation in recommending African Sky to anyone. Everything worked out perfectly. Thank you African Sky. Mona Brammall, Australia

The trip was more than we expected. A great time, and the great guide made this an outstanding safari. Michael Clark, New Zealand

I traveled with African Sky Safaris & Tours in April to South Africa and had one of the best trips of my life. Our trio traveled to Cape Town, Kruger, down the east coast of the country through Swaziland and ended in Durban. I like to vacation overseas once per year and have taken a handful of tours. African Sky was by far the best. They were extremely responsive to requests and suggestions for the itinerary during the planning stages. During the trip, all the arrangements went off without a hitch and any details that needed to be managed were handled by our tour guides. The guides were FANTASTIC, extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about their country. The two week trip was stress free and relaxing, while still seeing and doing so much. I would 100% recommend this company. Sreevani Gazula, USA

African Sky provided the trip of a lifetime! The two of us had an individual guide on our visit to several South African game parks. Our guide was fun, interesting, and very knowledgeable. Shelley Morrison, USA

African Sky offered us a fantastic tour which enabled us to cover everything we wanted within our timescale. The guides were very knowledgeable and professional. Had the holiday of a lifetime and would definitely book with them again. The holiday completely exceeded our expectations and we cannot wait to come back again soon. Cannot recommend African Sky enough. Emily Wright, UK

It has been a pleasure to travel with African Sky. Everything took place according to plan and all our wishes were met during the tour. Very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Would recommend it highly. Ken Thomsen, Denmark

African Sky is an extremely professional and very experienced tour operator and I am sure that, like me, you won't be disappointed. We had a great African experience. Very well done. Reg & Michelle Toohey, Australia

We travel a lot. This tour and safari in South Africa was one of the best we've ever had. The African Sky staff are skilled, knowledgeable and enthusiastic professionals. They've helped us plan and undertake our 10 day trip to Cape Town, Kruger National Park and the magnificent Victoria Falls and took care of all the logistics, met and transferred us when needed, provided the accommodation and guidance. They are flexible, extremely responsible and reliable people. We felt safe and secure to enjoy our travel in the beautiful South Africa. Anatoliy & Zoya Sidorenko, USA

African Sky provided a personal service from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble for the company or the guide. We would definitely use African Sky again. Mr & Mrs Haley, UK

We discovered African Sky Tours online and found their entire service to be of a high standard. They were able to quickly tailor a tour to suit our requirements and itinerary. All pick-ups and transfers were present and punctual and tour guides were friendly. Ben and Rika Smethers, Japan

Carel and Annelize organized every aspect of our tour and made everything come together perfectly. Overall the trip was better than we ever expected. Thank you so much for making this a trip to remember. John & Sheryl Atkinson, USA

Booking a ten day tour for six people over the internet with African Sky was a grapple in the dark but we could not have been more pleased. Throughout the year and over long planning periods, they could not have been more helpful with advice and suggestions. MacDonald Family, UK

We are South Africans living in the USA. We go back to South Africa every few years, but at long last we managed to convince an American family to do the trip with us. They had to see the country, not family commitments like we had, so we planned on meeting in a few locations. For us, it was important that they got a good impression and education of the country and its history, and that they felt secure wherever they were (they had their own personal tour van and guide, and were basically chauffeured around the country!) Communication started 8 months before the trip, and continued until even after we returned back to USA. African Sky exceeded all our expectations. Very professional and accommodating, and very personable. I will use them again. Ivar Rademaker, USA

African Sky has been very professional in organizing our tour, in everything from client communication to the organization of tours, hotels and transfers. We are very happy with our South African holiday, with our safari guide helping us to spot all the game. Simen Røkaas, Netherlands

It was a fantastic experience and a great holiday for the family. Great going guys. Would have no second thought of recommending you to others. Keep up the good work. Nagendra Arun, UAE

Our tour was a great experience for both of us. From our first enquiry to our drop off at the end of the tour, the service was great. We would definitely recommend African Sky to everyone wishing to visit South Africa. David & Janet Roberts, Australia

Travel arrangements went excellent and timely. The trip overall exceeded our expectations. Very professional and quick response. Jackie Butcher, USA

The tour was everything I hoped it would be. Touring the Anglo- Zulu battlefields was the dream of a lifetime and you set me up with the best guide in the country. Great animal sightings, thanks to Andrew, made Africa come alive. Everything was smoothly arranged and I only had to sit back and enjoy. Thanks for your courtesy and professionalism. Frank Follis, USA

I came to African Sky with a vague sense of what we wanted in this very special 25th anniversary trip to Africa. They made suggestions and recommendations based on their considerate expertise and consideration for our budget. Result: an exciting, luxurious and perfect second honeymoon. Melanie Norbut, USA

Our trip to South Africa and Africa was an amazing adventure - African Sky was wonderful. They planned it all and everything went smoothly. While planning our trip, e-mails were promptly returned and all questions answered. We can't wait to return. Paul & Marylyn Lieberman, USA

African Sky provided us with a bespoke tour which more than met our expectations. Our guide looked after us very well. We have had a most enjoyable holiday. We would recommend African Sky without hesitation. Shona Penfold, UK

We were blown away by our experience in South Africa. The country itself is beautiful, and the service provided by African Sky was exceptional. Naomi & Seth Cohen, USA

Everything went perfectly – literally! There were no hitches. The African Sky staff were exceptionally responsive, flexible and went the extra mile. I found them by chance on the internet, where you never know, and would certainly recommend them to anyone. Leeba Lessin, USA

Our family of seven adults spent around two weeks in Kruger, Cape Town and the Garden Route. African Sky made the trip easy, comfortable and flexible. It was great to have a trip tailored to our interests. We had to make several changes in our plans before leaving home, and African Sky was great about making the necessary adjustments. They truly made it a memorable, once in a lifetime experience. I would hope that all visitors seeking to explore Africa's unique animal culture would contact African Sky Safaris for a stellar experience and organization at it's best. Jason Olynyk, Canada

African Sky is the only way to travel in South Africa. Carel and the African Sky staff provide you with more than personal service. They intelligently evaluate your needs and desires and plan a seamless and unforgettable trip. My 10 year old son and I started in Cape Town with guide Louis Geyser, who could not be more friendly and professional. From Cape Town we went to three different game reserves and Victoria Falls. Unlike other travelers, we did not move from one game reserve to an adjacent reserve. Carel made sure we saw distinctly different ecosystems. The first was known for its leopards, the second for its cheetahs, and the third for its river ecosystem and unfenced boundaries. We could not have asked for more. An unforgettable adventure. Keene & Charles Kelley, USA

It is with pleasure and full confidence that I am able to recommend African Sky. As a seasoned traveler, having experienced all kinds of holidays over 50 years in different countries and different continents, our African vacation had plenty to measure up against. Without hesitation, my wife and I emphatically agree it was the greatest holiday experience we have ever had. Our African Sky tour combined spectacular sights, fascinating history, and the excellent company of our guide. An unparalleled level of service began with our first email enquiry, and continued until the moment we departed Africa. The destinations and accommodations incorporated into the tour could not be faulted. I would strongly recommend them to anybody seeking a safe, insightful and highly comfortable African vacation. Noel Mahar, Australia

Finally I have a chance to sit down and say thank you for the well-organized tour of South Africa. As Peter and I review the photos we took there, and recall each special day, we have very pleasant memories of our travels. South Africa is certainly a beautiful and interesting country and we were so impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of everyone we were in contact with. We were amazed when we returned home after touring for some 61 days, that there were no hitches in airline/rail/hotel connections - not even any lost luggage. Thanks, too, for arranging our time at Victoria Falls. The African Sky guides were always prompt, thoughtful regarding our needs and requests, and helpful. The people at the Lombardy lavished us with attention. Thanks again for all of the planning, coordination and organization. We shall encourage our friends to travel to South Africa and to certainly contact you to arrange a tour. Joan & Peter Klatt, Australia

My son and I selected African Sky as our tour company because we found them to be the only company in South Africa that was able to accommodate our travel plans and stay within our budget. This was my first trip to Africa, and not knowing when I would be able to return, there were many areas we wished to see and do it all in a nine day trip. African Sky was able to customize a plan for us that included everything that we asked to see. Our trip was perfect. Our driver was great. He was very knowledgeable, very patient and he was an encyclopedia of knowledge. We saw everything we wanted to see with the exception of the elusive cheetah. Just a fantastic trip. I would highly recommend African Sky. The trip was well planned, we saw more than we had expected and the accommodations selected were great. My next trip to South Africa will again be planned by African Sky. Jim Palm, USA

Two things make touring better for us. First, when we travel in a new country, it helps if we have knowledgeable guides to turn to who can advise and help us plan and vary the trip to suit our particular interests. Second, when we have good friends we can travel comfortably with then it makes the trip even more memorable. We were absolutely lucky in having them combined in our guides (friends) Amanda and Andre. Their professional approach and the warmth and friendliness they showed made the three weeks seem too short! We saw and did more things than our trip plan catered for. Jin Hui & Janet, Singapore

We found our Kruger National Park trip with African Sky to be one of those once in a lifetime experiences. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had us spotting various birds and wildlife in no time at all. I'd happily recommend a trip with African Sky to anyone. Karen Downie, Australia

We made a very wise decision in selecting Africa Sky's services for our tour of Kruger National Park. From the time our personal guide, Andre, picked us up in Johannesburg to our return to Johannesburg, he was the perfect host. His knowledge of South African history, geography, and of the animal and plant life added greatly to our enjoyment and knowledge. When our friends ask about our trip, I tell them using Africa Sky's services is a must. We feel your services increased the value and enjoyment of our trip many times over. Richard & Phyllis Smith, USA

African Sky planned our trip to South Africa down to the last detail; we found them very easy to work with. They were always available and approachable and our trip was wonderful. We were met at Johannesburg airport by an African Sky representative who got us organized for our self-drive portion of the trip; she went over everything with us and guided us on our way with lots of helpful tips. Upon our return to Johannesburg, our guide from there to our safari lodge was wonderful, full of information, very knowledgeable and we were looked after very well. Thanks to African Sky, our trip was all that we had hoped for and we would certainly recommend them to anyone planning a trip to Africa. Daphne & David Murray, Canada

We were thrilled with everything. It still amazes us how smoothly everything went when we consider all the different pieces that had to fit together to make our trip happen. Let me start with Amanda – she was so incredible in her knowledge, accommodating attitude and her responsiveness. We really felt like we made a wonderful new friend by the time we left her in Cape Town. She just helped us feel at ease from the moment we stepped off the plane and answered all of our questions about the culture and uniqueness of South Africa so well throughout our stay with her. I also want to repeat how thrilled we were with Gomo Gomo. I know that it isn't as fancy and extravagant as some of the other lodges, but I can't imagine ever going back and staying anywhere but Gomo Gomo again. Our stay there was the most amazing experience we have ever had on vacation. The service and family atmosphere that radiated from the lodge was apparent from the moment we got there. And Arend was the most incredible ranger. His knowledge and joy for the job made our stay that much better. I told the camp that there isn't one thing in my opinion that they could do to improve, and I completely mean it. It was just unbelievably perfect! I am telling everyone I know about African Sky and our wonderful adventures in South Africa and Zambia. Thank you again for putting everything together so well. We're so glad we got to meet you in person as well – that made such a nice ending to our stay in Cape Town! Gail & Chris Gorske, USA

We were picked up from Johannesburg airport. From that point onwards until we were dropped off again fourteen days later everything was taken care of. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and reliable. She always made sure that we arrived at the golf courses in good time and her knowledge of the country enhanced our experience. We had a great trip and I have no problem in recommending African Sky. Danny Durant, UK

I can't say enough good things about the entire few weeks. Having a personal guide made all the difference in the world for a trip such as this. We were able to go where we wanted, when we wanted. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the countries, wildlife, people, and places we visited. I could not imagine being stuck on one of those multi-passenger jeeps day after day, only stopping for brief periods for photos then moving on. We can get that at Disney World! Having an individual guide through African Sky was an unexpected service at a very affordable rate. I would highly recommend the personalized touch offered through African Sky. I certainly will use them again on our return trip! James Deakin, USA

Starting with a well-organized and informative website, our experience with African Sky was positive in all respects - well-designed tours, fine accommodations, personable and extremely knowledgeable guides, and a good degree of flexibility. We would recommend African Sky tours to anyone as a marvelous introduction to the wonders of South Africa. Bruce & Jean Carlson, USA

We booked a five day trip to Kruger Park with African Sky. And even though it was our third visit to Kruger Park, this one was the best so far. The entire trip was prepared by African Sky as we planned it and some parts of it were even better. Our guide, Fran, was extremely knowledgeable about South African wildlife and we learnt a lot from her. We appreciated her kindness and punctuality. We were able to customize our adventure as we drove along. We would certainly recommend Africa Sky to others and in particular recommend the personalized and individualized approach used by African Sky. Martine Sommacal, France

My husband and I were thrilled with our experience of African Sky tours. In addition to be being very friendly and helpful, our guide was very flexible, tailor-making our trip as we went along. The one-on-one approach was fantastic and we feel this helped develop a great relationship with the guide who was very knowledgeable on her subjects. We intend to visit again next year and will certainly use African Sky again, Mark & Makela Kelly, UK

We had an amazing experience. The level of organization was unbeatable and it seemed that everything was taken care of ten steps in advance. Our guide was both personable and professional and only made this trip better. There was absolutely nothing missing from this trip. We would not hesitate to mention African Sky to anyone that asked us who to book through for their African tours. John Hull USA

It is hard trying to plan a trip from Australia to visit South Africa, being so far away, and including some of the specific locations we were seeking. We found the attention to detail that you provided was excellent and, coupled with your ability to find and present to us such amazing places which were exactly what we were looking for, really made for a great holiday even before we left. We also very much appreciated your help in making last minute changes which required some negotiating on your behalf. Each of the places we stayed at was as good as you had indicated it would be and in some cases they exceeded our expectations. We will definitely contact you again for our next travel to South Africa and will recommend you to our friends and others who are planning to travel to South Africa. Thank you for such a great holiday. Peter Prentice, Australia

We had a fantastic time on the tour organized by African Sky. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the tour. Flexibility was definitely a plus on this trip. We were able to adjust the tour to meet the needs of the day (weather, etc.) and to make the most of the time we had. The small group tour suited our needs the best since we were free to make last minute decisions about the daily plans. We also enjoyed getting to know the guides, who became our friends. We would certainly recommend African Sky to others. Ellen Vaughan, USA

The moment you land in South Africa, you are greeted by an African Sky Safaris and Tours representative. African Sky worked closely with us to develop a personalized tour and provided us with any updates and information to start our adventure. We chose to have a full time tour guide/driver and I would highly recommend that to first time travelers. They have superb guides that are knowledgeable and fun to travel with and they also easily adapt to requests for changes to the itinerary if possible. Our vacation was outstanding because of their professional yet personal approach that you could not get from many travel companies. The planning, service and expertise provided by African Sky and their staff made it all come together. If you are planning a trip to South Africa, contact African Sky! Janice Wilson, USA

African Sky helped us plan the honeymoon of our dreams. At first we were a bit nervous about planning our trip over the internet, however African Sky's professionalism put us at ease. We were made to feel at home before we even set foot in South Africa! Riaan worked within our budget to create a personalized itinerary that far exceeded our expectations. And the treatment didn't stop there...! While we were traveling, our airline changed our departure time without notice. African Sky was extremely accommodating and re-routed our trip for us without a fuss or additional charge! African Sky is definitely the way to go! Betsy Engler, USA

I just wanted to write and thank you for a truly wonderful visit to Kruger Park. My husband and I had the time of our lives, made all the more enjoyable by our extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. I was amazed by how closely we could view some of the animals and the photographs I took during the visit really do reflect this. Overall, our own private vehicle and guide made us feel special and importantly made our visit a trip of a lifetime; the memories of which we will cherish forever. Thank you very much! Liz Rumble, UK

When planning our trip to Africa, we really wanted to arrange an adventure that was something special. We spoke with African Sky and they tailored a tour that covered everything we wanted to see and experience and included some special detours along the way. Our accommodation was typically African, the food was excellent, catering for all tastes, and our guide was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the country – flora, fauna, history and culture. We had some wonderful experiences with the wildlife which were unsurpassed by any other trip to date. We will be back and we hope that African Sky can help us with our journey. Daniel & Nicole Schembri, Australia

African Sky provided us with extremely efficient communication and clarity with regards to planning our trip from the US. Our guide was consistently caring and conscientious with our group - balancing all of our needs with professional diplomacy. His level of expertise was exceptional and provided us with information about the animals at Kruger Park as well as historic aspects of South Africa. I would highly recommend African Sky for either group or personalized tours, as our own experience was wonderful. Again, much thanks for a memorable visit to South Africa! Jill Coursin, USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and all of the people we met through African Sky. Carel, Riaan, Kobus and Corrine were FANTASTIC – very professional, very pleasant and very accommodating to our needs. I cannot express enough how much we enjoyed spending time with each of them and how they fit in with our group. I would HIGHLY recommend African Sky to my colleagues traveling to Africa (and already have). Christine Reidinger, USA

Firstly we would like to tell you that we had a wonderful time and were very satisfied with all the arrangements that you made for us. It certainly added to the success of this short trip to find that all the co-ordination of being met and transported and received in the different accommodations was so smooth and thank you very much for this. We would certainly recommend your company to anyone who asks us and thank you for your patient attention to the planning of our trip. Joe & Rachel Rosen, Israel

We were recommended to African Sky for our holiday in South Africa and we found that they were very professional and were able to arrange a most enjoyable visit to the Kruger Park. They were able to provide a tailor-made visit and their itinerary proved that they are very knowledgeable and have much experience with these holidays. We would most certainly recommend African Sky to others. Mr & Mrs Boage and family, UK

We must record that we congratulate your company for a fantastic holiday. The organization was smooth and faultless; the administration went without a hitch. Fran Fagyas is a wonderful guide and we cannot find the words to praise her. She maintains a high standard of professionalism yet we also felt that she was a friend at the same time. We have nothing but praise for African Sky. John & Phyllis Zammit, UK

As we did our original planning, Carel Loubser was very creative in squeezing in a side trip to Victoria Falls within our limited time budget. I do not know how you were able to make sure we played the top three golf courses in the country, but you did, and the golf was divine! Both of our guides (Fran and George) were terrific. George was great at "adjusting on the go" as weather conditions made it better for us to adjust our itinerary while we were in Cape Town. Every hotel we stayed at was topnotch. All of our friends were in awe of the photos that we took while on safari. We have recommended African Sky to our friends and have told them of the personalized and individualized approach used by your company. Carr Lucas, USA

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