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“Each of the lodges were great with outstanding service and the hospitality at each camp was superb!”

Working with Lieze at A2A was a pleasure. I had gone in with a lodge or two in mind, and she helped round out the itinerary for a third location and arranged for all the logistics from place to place. We did one hotel and 3 camps over 9 days, so a lot of planning went into it. She was always extremely responsive to any information requests and I felt confident I had all the info needed to have a great trip!

Dana M.
(Safari to Tanzania)
Toms River, NJ, November 2018

“My very first safari, and hopefully not the last. Enjoyed every minute of it”

Lieze was there for me from day one. Always answering my emails right away and answering my repetitive questions. So helpful! Sanctuary Kisini is a beautiful lodge. Excellent food and wonderful staff. Fell in love with Africa!

Marie Ann A.
(Safari to Tanzania)
Kahului Hawaii, October 2018

“The trip organization was flawless and the camps/lodges were beautiful!”

We found a2asafaris via Instagram while researching our honeymoon trip on short notice. We were swiftly accommodated for a trip to Kenya. Our safari trip was seamless and our camps were very well-chosen! We were assisted/escorted from start to finish. I highly recommend them for their great service and would likely book again for another trip to Africa (Botswana or Tanzania — I can’t wait!)

Crischelle M.
(Safari to Kenya)
New York, NY, September 2018

“I never, in my wildest dreams, anticipated that someone other than myself could find the perfect fit for me.”

I am extremely pleased with this experience.  I was seeking a relaxing, cultural experience with a hint of safari and that's exactly what I received.  I never, in my wildest dreams, anticipated that someone other than myself could find the perfect fit for me. I was most surprised that you, Lieze, and the on-ground staff were so detail oriented.  Everything was handled -- assistance at airports, drivers, meals, tours, etc.  At Gibbs Farm, they even made a fire for our room each night and put a hot-pad in our beds!  It really allowed me to relax and enjoy myself rather than try to figure out anything. I look forward to returning with my husband and children.  Tanzania is not a place, it's an emotion.

 

Jeni E.
(Safari to Tanzania)
California, August 2018

“I loved how we had a stress free trip!”

A2A safaris really lived up to its motto 'Your journey of a lifetime starts here'. Lieze Engelbrecht is our travel consultant. From the moment I sent my inquiry down to when we came back from our trip, nothing is short of amazing. I loved how we had a stress free trip. A2A put us in two different camps with two different offerings. We will definitely use A2A safaris again in the near future!  

Lovely Padua H.
(Safari to South Africa)
Virginia, July 2018

“Junto con Jacquie queremos agradecerte a ti y a todo el equipo de A2A Safaris por haber logrado que nuestra luna de miel sea una experiencia inolvidable.”

Hola Nicole,

Junto con Jacquie queremos agradecerte a ti y a todo el equipo de A2A Safaris por haber logrado que nuestra luna de miel sea una experiencia inolvidable.

El viaje no comenzo con el despegue del avion, sino desde el 1er contacto que hemos tenido contigo donde nos permitiste viajar con la imaginacion.

Todo resulto increible, desde los traslados, el meet & greet en los aeropuertos, la hoteleria...todo ha sido brillante! Has logrado conocernos y entender a la perfeccion cuales eran nuestros deseos para un viaje tan maravilloso.

Este sin duda ha sido el primero de muchos viajes que espero organicemos junto a uds.

Saludos desde Argentina,

Diego & Jacquie

Diego and Jacquie S.
(Safari to South Africa Seychelles)
Buenos Aires, July 2018

“It isn't an understatement to say that the trip arranged for my family by A2A was life-changing in so many ways!”

It isn't an understatement to say that the trip arranged for my family by A2A was life-changing in so many ways! They we're wonderful, and made everything smooth and easy. After booking the trip and arranging our airfare, we didn't have to do anything else except pack and go! Memories were made on this trip that will last us a lifetime. We are already planning our return trip!

Art A. and Family
(Safari to Kenya)
San Francisco, CA, July 2018

“I wish all my family and friends could also come one day”

Upon arrival, I told my tour mates that I will enjoy because this will be my first and last trip to Africa.  As the days went by, I was amazed and fascinated with the flora and fauna, the charming and impeccable landscape and the natural wonders before me. I loved the people, food, culture, history and hospitality. Although I was with good company, I wished my family was with me. I wish all my family and friends could also come one day. I left South Africa saying, “Till I see you again, my friend.”   A beautiful and unique experience worth doing.

Cherry A
(Safari to South Africa Victoria Falls)
New York, NY, July 2018

“In one word, “Life-changing.””

In one word, “Life-changing.”

Wow wow wow wow wow!

This truly was a trip of a lifetime. We got so lucky - for our week at Katavi and Mahale, we were with Kitty and Jose!!! It was complete coincidence, but we feel so lucky to have been able to travel with them. They were just phenomenal - it was a cherry on top of an already out-of-this-world trip.

I could go on and on about all our sightings (cheetah cubs, leopards, a pride of 16 lions, Ako fishing for carpenter ants, Ako’s 1 month old baby...) and the amazing food and accommodations (we had two candlelit dinners to ourselves at Namiri Plains and Mahale that were unbelievably special)... but most importantly, I think we got bit by the Africa bug. We want to go back so badly!

Thank you for arranging this unbelievable and meticulously organized trip. We will never forget it.

-- Katharina

Katharina & Sharp S
(Safari to Tanzania)
New York, NY, May 2018

“When I finally made it to the Makgadikgadi, the wide open sky, and never ending views were even more breathtaking then I had imagined”

It’s been a decade since I first heard about the Makadagadi salt pans in Botswana and I’ve been trying to get there ever since. When I finally made it there this week, the wide open sky, and never ending views were even more breathtaking then I had imagined. And the African tent chic of San Camp felt like my own desert oasis.

Melissa K.
(Safari to Botswana)
New York, NY, May 2018

“The Charmed Forest”

"The Charmed Forest"

by Mrinalini S.W

There is magic in the forests of Africa.
It dances in the fiery heavens, upon the setting sun;
It tiptoes around the delicate purple petals of the veronia,
Nimbly dodging bolts of lightning once the rain has begun.

It sings with frogs in the Linyanti river, near the flowers;
It illuminates thin blades of finger grass in the black night;
It climbs up the brush and scales the trees that tower
Over the Little Bee-Eater, hidden in plain sight.

I can still hear it now, for it sings to me:
It sings beautifully, mournfully, asking to be remembered
–As if I could ever forget its indelible melody–
Woven into the star-studded sky, for tonight and forever.

But, Africa, what are you saying,
In the crickets’ tune, 
The frogs’ symphony, 
The birds’ song?

Is it a lament? 
Is it an elegy?

For I often ask what went wrong–
How could men not believe in your magic?
How could they burn down your bush and carve your rhinos’ horn?
How could they take your innocents across the ocean
–for, in your sparkling eyes, 
I see, sometimes, the waters of the middle passage
that must have sparkled cruelly under the bright sun–
And how could they work them to their graves,
With their progress to be made and wars to be won?

Oh, when I think of those times,
–long gone but little forgotten–
And your song, 
–that will, for eternity, go on–
You amaze me, for what you sing is greater than what we
–indeed, what I– might sing had we been you:
We would dwell on old enemies and lost wishes,

Bitterly cursing the wicked past.
But you? You proudly sing of a better present,
Fervently praying that this peace will last.

And to those who still question your magic,
I have little to say but this:
Watch how these people’s smiles light up the sunrise;
Watch how their ancestors’ stories color the sunset.
What, in centuries past, protected their humanity?
And what, if not magic, can bring such bliss?

Mrinalini S.W.
(Safari to Botswana)
New York City and Delhi, April 2018

“You just marvel at God’s creation and how big this world is”

Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for this wonderful experience we just had at Savuti in Botswana.  We loved every minute of it. The rooms were great, the food delicious, the staff very caring and all that nature - the carpet of stars in the sky when you go for breakfast in the early hours of the day, the vastness of the plains, the sunsets, the animals - the shy and not-so shy ones - aah it was just amazing.  You just marvel at God’s creation and how big this world is.  

The places inspired our little (well not so little) one to write some poetry and enabled Hitendra to do some writing for his book.  

We are hooked and would like to do one every year and since they don’t come cheap, guess we have to work hard the rest of the year to enjoy this slice of heaven:)

Renu S
(Safari to Botswana)
New York City and Delhi, April 2018

“Another well executed trip”

Another well executed trip - this time to Peru. After a hassle and incident-free trip to Africa a couple of years ago, there was no hesitation on my part to go back to A2A to handle my travel plans for Lima, Machu Pichu and Cusco -- and I was not disappointed! Where to next?!

Gary L
(Safari to Peru)
Toronto, March 2018

“Exceeded our expectations”

Dear Nicole,

Our Tanzania Safari was perfectly planned and customized, and far exceeded our expectations. Fifteen minutes after being picked up at the airport by our guide in an open sided land cruiser we were photographing a cheetah family chowing down on a fresh kill 20 feet away – amazing. Our adventure was instantly underway. Each of the three camps we stayed at was uniquely awesome, yet equally hospitable, and beautifully sited, with great food. Camp staff were attentive and provided exceptional service. Our guides were outstanding, sharing their knowledge and experience of the local habitats and wildlife that made our trip most entertaining, informative and hakuna matata. Asante sana.

Leslie and Richard S
(Safari to Tanzania)
Chester, Connecticut, February 2018

“Still on cloud nine!”

Hi Nicole!

We are back from the honeymoon and still on cloud nine. Thank you so much for all of your hard work putting together such a perfect and seamless itinerary. Each experience was so unique and exactly the adventure we were looking for. Our favorite part was all of the amazing people we met along the way - they all could not have been nicer and more welcoming and we learned so much. We hope you had an amazing holiday and Happy New Year. 

Thank you again!

Ashley and Jordan R
(Safari to Rwanda, Tanzania)
Dallas, Texas, December 2017