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top tours africa

Dublin
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top tours africa

has anyone heard of top tours africa. thinking of booking a trip with them but need a recommendation. thanks

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1. Re: top tours africa

Hello,

I haven't heard of them -- they appear to be members of SATSA which is normally a good sign but you'd want to verify this.

I was a bit concerned by the fact that their itineraries in Botswana don't actually name the camps where you'll be staying, as the exact location of the camp can have a large impact on what you see and the activities you can do. It's also impossible to do a price comparison without knowing which camps you will be at, as price range is enormous.

The itineraries also look rather rushed (like many brochure itineraries) -- you really need three nights at a camp to really enjoy it. With two nights you only have one full day in the camp, and it can end up feeling like you've either just arrived or you're about to pack up and leave. You may want to see if they offer any options for extending the trips to spend three nights at each camp.

If you decide to book with them you should definitely pin them down on where you'll be staying -- if you post the itinerary here people are normally happy to give some feedback.

Cheers,

Julian

Jackson, MS
11 posts
2. Re: top tours africa

Hello!

On our last trip to Africa (South Africa) we used a tour group called Classic Africa (www.classicafrica.com). They represent quiet a few countries (Botswana, South Africa, ...) and lodges - all types of price ranges. Pierre and his wife own the company (he is a South African). We were very pleased and they are most helpful in their expertise.

Have fun!!

Carol

Dublin
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3. Re: top tours africa

thanks for your help. I will look into it

4. Re: top tours africa

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