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Amazing Visit to Africa - Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

True Africa is an amazing travel company to book with! Rebecca and the team at True Africa put... read more

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The most True African Safari Company there is

This was the second time we have booked our African holiday with TrueAfrica Safaris. In July 2022... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2023

True Africa organized the most amazing family safari for us in Tanzania! We travel a lot, but this has been by far the best trip we have ever done! We had the most amazing guide Elissa who was so knowledgable, patient and answered literally every single question. He was also the kindest and nicest person who made the 7 days we were together on the safari the most unbelievable experience ! The lodges where we stayed were absolutely amazing and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat!
Cant wait for another safari!

Date of experience: January 2023
1  Thank Karolina R
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Reviewed 20 January 2023

We booked our trip with True Africa (Troy Smit) for the 2nd time! Once again, it was a fantastic trip! The accommodations are beyond amazing, unique and very good quality. In addition, they completely unburden you! They are accurate, super friendly, fast, always available and able to find a good and appropriate solution if necessary.

We will definitely book with True Africa again for our next Africa trip! As far as we are concerned, the best travel agency in Africa!!! (we did Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Africa and Namibia with them)

Date of experience: December 2022
1  Thank carinakaak
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Reviewed 6 January 2023

Thank you Troy and team for helping plan the honeymoon of a lifetime for us! TrueAfrica went above and beyond to plan a very logistical trip -- from Kilimanjaro Lemosho hike to safari in Ngorongoro to Serengeti and to Zanzibar. They were incredibly responsive throughout and even managed to accommodate a last minute shift on our end during peak season of Christmas time - we are so grateful.

We felt extremely safe our entire time in Tanzania and they made our honeymoon feel very special. I highly recommend working with Troy if you are planning a trip to Africa - he makes the entire process smooth and seamless, including all domestic transport and questions along the way. Thank you again!

Date of experience: December 2022
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Reviewed 8 November 2022 via mobile

Our whole experience can only be described in 3 words….Amazing amazing amazing 🤩

From being picked up at the Tamarind tree to being dropped off at Hemingways everyone and everything has been amazing.

This was our second safari and I thought it would be difficult to beat the thoughts, feelings and emotions that we had that first time, but I was so wrong. In a macabre way the timing was perfect as on the first night around 30 lions took down a buffalo just outside the camp fence so we were woken in the night by all the commotion. Over the next 24 hours we experienced the whole circle of the lions coming back to start eating it first whilst it was still alive followed by the jackals, hyenas and vultures. It was such a gruesome and emotional but also fascinating experience.

I had arranged a balloon flight as a surprise for my wife and everyone managed to keep it a secret right up the time we left camp. It really was a once in a lifetime experience and reminded me that few years ago someone said to me that you will always have the memory but you very quickly forget about how much it cost!! 🤣

True Africa have done a great job, but in my experience what really matters is the individual who works with you and Natasha was brilliant. Her communication and professionalism was excellent throughout and we would definitely recommend True Africa to anyone looking to arrange an African safari

Date of experience: November 2022
1  Thank 1409PaulA
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Reviewed 6 October 2022

This was our second safari that was organised by Troy Smith at TrueAfrica. Troy has an amazing knowedge of the lodges/camps as well as the wildife you are most likely to see at any particular park, getting the balance between park and lodge is essential. After all no point going to a great lodge if there is little to see !

This trip we started in J,Burg and went to Sabi Sands for 3 nights, Thornybush for 3 nights and Garonga for 5 nights and ended up back at J'Burg. Troy and his team sorted out all out transfers to/from the aiport and between lodges.

And like many other people this was 2 year Covid delayed trip yet throughout, Troy and the TrueAfrica team re-booked us and re-boooked us again and kept us in the opicture with their flixible approach.

A conversation with Troy on Whatsapp is never a short one as he answers even the stupidest of questions. he tailors the safari to meet your expectations - we were treated as individuals ! we were not disappointed by any of his recommendations and had great sightings in all three parks.

We are already thinking about our next sarai with true Africa.

Date of experience: September 2022
1  Thank rdella
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