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Shaun Van Der Merwe (Honeymooners)

Hi Desire Trust you are well? I would like to thank you for recommending Lily Beach Resort, Maldives to us when we started working on our Honeymoon. Words can’t explain the natural beauty of the Island and the clear water. The service at the resort was 5 star and the house reef was amazing. I… Read more “Shaun Van Der Merwe (Honeymooners)”

Shaun Van Der Merwe
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMaldives
September 2019

Nils & Danica Odendal

Hi Desire, Thanks for your email. I have been meaning to write to you to thank you, but the waiting work and 360 emails flooding in had precedence! Thank you so much for helping us to go on a PERFECT holiday! Our trip to Zanzibar was everything we had hoped for and more! Just an… Read more “Nils & Danica Odendal”

Nils & Danica Odendal
FromNamibia
Traveled toZanzibar
August 2018

Mrs. Tammy Samuels & Mr. Brent Samuels

Dearest Desire, Thank you for all of your help with our trip. It was fantastic. I would go back to both the Masai Mara Game Reserve & Samburi National Game Reserve. I will send more detailed remarks later when on my computer. We are in awe of how you put together such an amazing experience… Read more “Mrs. Tammy Samuels & Mr. Brent Samuels”

Mrs. Tammy Samuels & Mr. Brent Samuels
FromUSA
Traveled toKenya
July 2018

Mr. Hendrick Schoeman & Mrs. Elzette Schoeman

Hi Des! Ons is terug en met dit kom die chaos dus die delayed reply! Soos jy belowe het: We came back in love and in awe of nature and the beautiful MALAWI! Malawi was INCREDIBLE, wildlife, scenery, birds, people etc Die staff, kos, diens en al 3 properties was fantasties!!! • Mkulumadzi Lodge •… Read more “Mr. Hendrick Schoeman & Mrs. Elzette Schoeman”

Mr. Hendrick Schoeman & Mrs. Elzette Schoeman
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMalawi
30 July to 07 August 2018

Francois La Cock

Desire, Ons het weereens heerlik gekuier by Asara, die diens was puik en van top gehalte. Die kos uit die Vogue. Die enigste ding waaroor ek spyt is, is oor ons nie twee aande gebly het nie. Dankie vir al jou hulp. Groete

Francois La Cock
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toSouth Africa

Harm de Haan

Dear Desire, Thank you very much for the organization of our wonderful Namibia & Botswana holiday in July 2014. We travelled 6000 kms in two beautiful countries, Namibia and Botswana, we met very nice people and saw all animals we could possible think of. But moreover, everything was extraordinary well organized; the car, the welcome… Read more “Harm de Haan”

Harm de Haan
FromThe Netherlands
Traveled toNamibia & Botswana

Anton Odendaal

Hi Desire Our entire trip went extremely well and the stay at Machangulo Beach Lodge was amazing, thank you so much for arranging everything.

Anton Odendaal
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Liza

Hey hey, Our trip to Mozambique was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much! At Machangulo Beach Lodge the food was brilliant, the service was fantastic and the place itself just in the right place – away from everything, we could not ask for more. Thank you

Liza
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Lyn & Roger Hogner

Dear Desire, Thanks for the welcome home message. Yes a great trip enjoyed by all for the 28 days on the ground.. Only a few hitches but on a trip of this nature this is to be expected and relatively easily overcome by the party with and of course Jocylin’s help – our guide throughout… Read more “Lyn & Roger Hogner”

Lyn & Roger Hogner
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMadagascar

Marlin

I must say, your service is out of this world. I’ve never dealt with a person who is so prompt and yet so professional. I’m hoping to have a lasting relationship with your travel agency. You are the best and very passionate about what you do.

Marlin
FromSouth Africa

Peter Gauthier

It was a pleasure to work with Desire while planning a quick weekend trip to Victoria Falls. The trip itself was last minute and Desire was able to organize everything in a short period of time. She also worked with me so that the trip was within my budget. She recommended a great place to… Read more “Peter Gauthier”

Peter Gauthier
FromUSA
Traveled toVictoria Falls

Hazel & Ian Quirk

HI Desire, Thanks SO much, we had the most wonderful time at Pestana Bazaruto Island Lodge. Thank you for all your help, you made travelling a pleasure. Hazel

Hazel & Ian Quirk
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Warren Kliphuis

Hi Desire Ons Honeymoon by Machangulo Beach Lodge was fantasties gewees!!! Baie baie dankie vir alles. Ons was baie tevrede en so beindruk met DesireAfrica. Ons sal verseker weer jou dienste gebruik!

Warren Kliphuis
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Tania De Lima

If there is anywhere I want to go in Africa, the first person I would call is Desire from DesireAfrica Travel. Right from the lovely presentation of our tickets and travel information a couple of weeks before we left, we knew that our trip to Mozambique would run like clockwork. It did, and it was… Read more “Tania De Lima”

Tania De Lima
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Dr. Lloyd Maduwane

Hi (Jumbo) Des We had the most wonderful and memorable time of our lives with my family and the Tshipi family and would like to extend our gratitude for all you did for us from day one of us making contact with you and throughout our timeless journey never in our previous trips were we… Read more “Dr. Lloyd Maduwane”

Dr. Lloyd Maduwane
FromSouth Africa

Yolande & Garth Ginsberg

Hi Desire Solana beach, Mauritius, was absolutely amazing!! Everything we had hoped for and more! Thank you so much for everything, your excellent professional service, and friendliness, Thank you for helping us out when things went a bit South. The staff at Solana were so accommodating, and helpful, and wanted to do whatever it took… Read more “Yolande & Garth Ginsberg”

Yolande & Garth Ginsberg
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMauritius

Marlin Rambau

Hi Desire I’m writing just to thank you for everything regarding our Namibia adventure. It was an adventure and a half. We will definitely be going back very soon. We didn’t experience any problems at all. We managed to do most of the things you suggested and had lots of fun. I wish I could… Read more “Marlin Rambau”

Marlin Rambau
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toNamibia

George Van Der Merwe

Rwanda Trip (18 to 24 December 2014) The purpose of me writing this document is to provide insight for travellers wanting to travel to Rwanda. The program was as follows and tailored to our needs which for us are great……Desire always manages to cater for our needs!!!!! Day 1: Arrive in Kigali and travel to… Read more “George Van Der Merwe”

George Van Der Merwe
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toRwanda
18 to 24 December 2014

Robert Eiman

This was indeed a great Cape Town Holiday that we had. It was absolutely magical. We were happy with all the arrangements you made and the accommodation was also really great. Thanks a lot for making this possible because we really needed the break. We did most of the touristy things and it was a… Read more “Robert Eiman”

Robert Eiman
FromNamibia
Traveled toSouth Africa

Frits Beumer

There are no words….it was perfect!!! An African Proposal Thank you for arranging our engagement trip to Botswana – you had such a big part in making this the best proposal ever!!!!

Frits Beumer
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toBotswana

Mark Harris

We enjoyed the trip to Zanzibar. Your service was exceptional and I was very impressed by the short notice I gave you and you came through for me. We had a good rest, which was needed after a long tiring year. Thank you, one again!

Mark Harris
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toZanzibar

Riaan du Randt

Hi Desire, O MY WORD…!!! I honestly do not have words to describe the awesome place you sent us and how we were treated. Anantara Bazaruto Island Lodge is…Out of this world! I just want to thank you for everything you have done for us, it was amazing and the people out there needs to… Read more “Riaan du Randt”

Riaan du Randt
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Barbara Shaw & Margaret Hammond-Tooke

Dear Desire Firstly thank you for the meticulous work that you did for our trip to Ethiopia. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we are so glad that we went. Everywhere we went we were greeted by a representative of Lake Tana Tours and we were introduced to our driver and our guide for the… Read more “Barbara Shaw & Margaret Hammond-Tooke”

Barbara Shaw & Margaret Hammond-Tooke
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toEthiopia

Mr. Mustak Gulam & Mrs. Anissabibi Nurmahomed

Hi Desire Thank you for a fabulous trip. Anantara Bazaruto Island Lodge definitely superceded my expectations. I hope to have many more. I am pleased to have found a personal travel planner. Especially for my island experiences. Regards Anissa

Mr. Mustak Gulam & Mrs. Anissabibi Nurmahomed
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Eric Hassanaly

Dear Desire Concerning our trip throughout South Africa, it was really nice. We appreciated your service, all the reservations you have done (flights, cars, hotels, tours) – everything in order. Good car companies, all in time. All was very fine and I will for sure recommend your agency to people wanting to travel Africa. We… Read more “Eric Hassanaly”

Eric Hassanaly
FromMadagascar
Traveled toSouth Africa

JJ

Thank you very much Very good service received Regards JJ

JJ
FromNamibia

Shannon Smith

Hi Desire Thank you for organizing our trip to Morocco. Casablanca was nice. The hotel was good, but we did not get much time in Casablanca. The Mosque in Casablanca is incredible to see. Meknes and Rabat were interesting. The Medina in Rabat was beautiful. Fez, was interesting. The Medina is something to behold. The… Read more “Shannon Smith”

Shannon Smith
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMorocco

Iolanda Cecilia de Sousa

The trip to Victoria Falls was amaizing and was much more awesome than i ever believed it could be. My mom loved everything and was very surprised at how easy everything was. We were close to town, so we could walk and do everything at our own leisure. The staff at Adventure Zone were so… Read more “Iolanda Cecilia de Sousa”

Iolanda Cecilia de Sousa
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toVictoria Falls

Pieter Riekert de Vries

Our Honeymoon was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! It was officially the first time that we did not have to follow up, had no stress or needed to do any forward planning – it was not required, thanks to you. All the special touches, letters, welcoming gifts etc was so amazing and special….We cant thank you enough! Thank… Read more “Pieter Riekert de Vries”

Pieter Riekert de Vries
FromSaudi Arabia

Robyn De Vries

Dear Desire, The “Nuwe de Vriese ”would like to take a moment and thank you, from the bottom of our heart, for a unforgettable honeymoon. You have made our experience so special, and trouble free that we could not have asked for anything more or better. Every destination had a wonderful welcoming letter (from you)… Read more “Robyn De Vries”

Robyn De Vries
FromSaudi Arabia
Traveled toSouth Africa & Mozambique

Reha Ozdemir and Family

It;s been a month since we came back from Zanzibar Dream Holiday…. Here is our feedback: 1-Fast Jet experience was our first and pleasant, planes for both direction was half full so we travelled in comfort zone. 2-Tanzania is real Africa, seeing all the propeller planes flying in an out to various parts of the… Read more “Reha Ozdemir and Family”

Reha Ozdemir and Family
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toZanzibar

Shameema Mahomed Coovadia

Many thanks for the warm welcome back to a cold Cape Town! Once again,thank you for all the help and prepartions leading to a truly special vacation. I have already told others about your superb service and would love to spend another holiday at Anantara Bazaruto Island Lodge -the staff were attentive and exceptional all… Read more “Shameema Mahomed Coovadia”

Shameema Mahomed Coovadia
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Nazneem Noorul Wahab

Hi Desire, We had a wonderful holiday. Anantara Bazaruto Island Lodge was fantastic, even better than what I had expected!! Thank you very much for your diligence throughout the entire planning process and for looking out for us while we were on holidays! I will certainly recommend your agency to my friends and family!! Thanks… Read more “Nazneem Noorul Wahab”

Nazneem Noorul Wahab
FromCanada
Traveled toMozambique

Charlotte & Peter Thornton

HI Desire Thank you for arranging an absolutely fabulous holiday for us. It was everything we could have dreamed of and more. Hoodia Desert Lodge was just amazing – fantastic attentive staff and a beautiful setting. Great food etc. A home from home. We both felt that it was like being welcomed into Thomas’s home.… Read more “Charlotte & Peter Thornton”

Charlotte & Peter Thornton
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toNamibia

Frans-Anthonie Gerber

Just a quick one to say thank you!!! Everything worked out perfectly. The car was perfect and spacious enough. Good and quick service.

Frans-Anthonie Gerber
FromNamibia

Kay & Rocky Stretch

Hi Desire, Thank you for a wonderful Namibian Itinerary. All the places that you booked for us were of a very high standard, they were also all quite different. Highlights for us were Hoodia Desert Lodge, especially the excursion to Soussesvlei, their field guide, Jonathan was exceptional. Another highlight was the trip on the Marine… Read more “Kay & Rocky Stretch”

Kay & Rocky Stretch
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toNamibia

Seda & Friket Yorgancioglu

Hi Desire! Thanks for all your lovely notes along the way, I meant to email you while we were there but just kept forgetting.. But thanks a lot for everything, all our pick-ups and drop-offs were perfect and smooth. We absolutely loved Thanda Private Game Reserve, and the people were amazing there. They really make… Read more “Seda & Friket Yorgancioglu”

Seda & Friket Yorgancioglu
FromTurkey
Traveled toSouth Africa & Mozambique

Claus Lippert

Dear Desire Thank you so very much for the wonderful tour throughout Namibia you arranged for us. We appreciated your personal touch and the extra mile you went to serve our needs. It was….just perfect! Thank you so much, Claus et al

Claus Lippert
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toNamibia

Oriol Mateu

Dear Desire, This has been our third year in a row of booking our safari with your company (DesireAfrica Travel), and you have always meet our expectations. We finally could see the cheetah and leopard in close proximity in Tanzania. The combination of lodges that you used and booked was good and the final Elewana… Read more “Oriol Mateu”

Oriol Mateu
FromGhana
Traveled toTanzania

Josef Honke

Hi Desire So, after a long journey back, we finally made it home. Our Honeymoon in Thailand was as expected and more…. I don’t quite know how you managed to organize the weather 😉 but it was perfect.

Josef Honke
FromNamibia
Traveled toThailand

Gia Simoes

Hi Desire Thank you for a fantastic holiday!!! We are sure to be back to Thailand sometime in the near future. All in all there were no issues or troubles and all went very smoothly thanks to your detailed and thorough planning and arrangements. Thank you once again!!!!

Gia Simoes
FromNamibia
Traveled toThailand

Michael Turnbull

Hi Des, The safari at Savanna Lodge in the Sabi Sands was glorious and each day we were treated to a sighting of the big 5 without as much as a search. The Sabi Sands in the Kruger is alive with animals. We saw large numbers if Rhino and elephants. We saw Leopard every day… Read more “Michael Turnbull”

Michael Turnbull
FromHong Kong S.A.R.
Traveled toSouth Africa

Sara & Alfred Thorley

Quilalea Azura Private Island in Mozambique was excellent!!! The view was amazing and the villa has everything that one needs. The butler was extremely good and made sure everything was amazing. We always ate in nice secluded spots… The food was delicious!!! Food was even better than last time (which we did not think was… Read more “Sara & Alfred Thorley”

Sara & Alfred Thorley
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Theresa Labuschagne

Dear Desire You will be remembered for eva n eva!!! Thank you for the most amazing romantic breakaway ever. Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique is so well balanced. A 10th year anniversary that we will remember till the day we lay our heads to rest. Thank you!!! Theresa & Johan

Theresa Labuschagne
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Cathy Chin

Incredible safari experience at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge in the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve in South Africa. I was privileged to see the Big Five multiple times including close encounters with elephants, lions on a buffalo kill, 3 stunning leopard sightings , rhinos, and in a role reversal buffalos chasing off a pair of lions… Read more “Cathy Chin”

Cathy Chin
FromKorea
Traveled toSouth Africa

Pieter & Robyn De Vries

Our Second trip with Desire Arica, has been a unforgettable experience once again. Who would have known that Africa (this time Zimbabwe) could be so trouble free and well organized. Desire has the ability to make one feel at ease and well looked after with her attention to detail and personal touches every step of… Read more “Pieter & Robyn De Vries”

Pieter & Robyn De Vries
FromSaudi Arabia
Traveled toZimbabwe

Alfred & Sara

The holiday in Mozambique at Azura Quilalea was AMAZING as always, and your service was impeccable! Thank you so much for the surprise turtle beach picnic. The new owners redid the whole “turtle beach picnic” layout and it was fantastic! Alfred actually proposed as well so I couldn’t have asked for more… you surprised me… Read more “Alfred & Sara”

Alfred & Sara
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Lorraine Caetano

Hi Desire Thank you so much for this welcoming e-mail. It is wonderful to have experienced such excellent service. I had the most wonderful trip. Erindi was absolutely wonderful, I really enjoyed my stay there. The accommodation is excellent, the Game Drives are out of this world and the food, fattening. Elegant Farmstead was extremely… Read more “Lorraine Caetano”

Lorraine Caetano
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toNamibia

Leatitia & Chalres Marcus

Dear Desire Our time in Zanzibar was fabulous, a time to remember forever. I also want to thank you for the arrangements with this tour. Your service was excellent, excellent. From day one with our flights the drivers that pick us up at the airport and took us to Tembo hotel and thereafter to Gold… Read more “Leatitia & Chalres Marcus”

Leatitia & Chalres Marcus
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toZanzibar

Simone Howell

Hi Desire, The little hiccup we had with the car rental prior to viewing the beautiful Namibia it was all worth it. Sam’s Giardino – where do I begin? What a stunning place!! We have made unforgettable memories and we have seen places that words battle to describe. Thank you for you kind assistance! We… Read more “Simone Howell”

Simone Howell
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toNamibia

Lamia Nouroudine

Dear Desire Feedback on our holiday throughout Tanzania & Zanzibar… Firstly regarding your service and the organization….well, everything was perfectly organized! We also really appreciated your reactivity before and during the trip. Regarding the lodges during the safari, they were very well located and we had a beautiful view from each of them. The rooms… Read more “Lamia Nouroudine”

Lamia Nouroudine
FromMadagascar
Traveled toTanzania & Zanzibar

Marius Heyneman

Hi Desire, Dankie weereens vir als, jyt dit regtig so maklik gemaak om ons vakansie te reel! Groete MARIUS

Marius Heyneman
FromSouth Africa

Jenni & Adriaan Beukes

Thanks so much for everything Des you personally did a superb job of planning, re-organising the flights, matching the accommodation and all the transfers to meet our timeline until everything was perfect. ….. OUR FEEDBACK: Just saying….. We had the best vacation ever in Thailand. We believe this was due to the excellent planning and… Read more “Jenni & Adriaan Beukes”

Jenni & Adriaan Beukes
FromNamibia
Traveled toThailand

Shamima & Jateen Vawda

Hello Desire, Again, many, many thanks for planning our 2016 holiday in Kenya. Your arrangements were perfect!!! Maurice and McKenzie were the highlight of our holiday. They took extra care of us and made us feel at home. Your itinerary allowed us to revel in Kenya’s beauty and appreciate the huge development challenges facing our… Read more “Shamima & Jateen Vawda”

Shamima & Jateen Vawda
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toKenya

Melanie Stainton

Hello Desire, We enjoyed Phuket. Phi Phi Island was, of course, the highlight of our trip. We were so glad we did it. Neil also enjoyed his golf. As for your service, thank you very much!!! You couldn’t have been better. Your quotations and response time was very fast. We will definitely recommend you. Also,… Read more “Melanie Stainton”

Melanie Stainton
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toThailand

Pieter Hurter

Desire, did a great job in organizing and planning our whole honeymoon. I barely did anything! Her service has been excellent from start to finish. Flights went smoothly, no complaints there. She was always immediately available on a number of platforms. We had a great time in Moz filled with beautiful scenery. Thank you

Pieter Hurter
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Salome & Johan Moller

Hi Desire, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME!!!!! Everything was perfect and definitely a holiday to remember and such a good experience. I have to confess that I was waiting for something to go wrong or for someone to forget to pick us up but there is no other word to… Read more “Salome & Johan Moller”

Salome & Johan Moller
FromNamibia
Traveled toThailand

Paul Zerboni

Hi Desire We had an absolutely fabulous holiday at Azura Benguerra Lodge, Mozambique. The lodge and location was amazing, the service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We couldn’t fault anything at all and it exceeded our expectations. We would certainly recommend it to others. Thanks again for your wonderful service. Warm Regards, Paul… Read more “Paul Zerboni”

Paul Zerboni
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toMozambique

Leon Erasmus & Gabriello Carnazza

Hi Desire We really had a super time and sad to be back home. Thank you *SO MUCH* for arranging our Zanzibar vacation and the great hotel, My Blue, for us. It was wonderful AS ALWAYS to work with you!!! My Blue Hotel was really wonderful. The staff incredibly friendly, we got a great room… Read more “Leon Erasmus & Gabriello Carnazza”

Leon Erasmus & Gabriello Carnazza
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toZanzibar

Kobus Erasmus

Hi Des, Dankie baie vir ‘n fantastiese vakansie wat jy vir ons gereel het in Namibia, ons het dit regitg verskriklik baie geniet. Al jou reelings het perfek uitgewerk. Die blyplekke, Sossusvlei Lodge en Swakopmund Sands Hotel, was awesome en die kar, Renault Duster, was net so lekker gewees, perfekte voetuig gewees vir die grond… Read more “Kobus Erasmus”

Kobus Erasmus
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toNamibia

Vanessa Boucher

Hi Desire, Baie dankie vir n heerlike vakansie in Namibia…ek was lekker bederf. Al jou reelings was puik!! Dit is inderdaad n trip wat ek nooit sal vergeet nie. Weereens baie dankie vir al jou moeite. Vanessa

Vanessa Boucher
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toNamibia

Mokgatle & Nompikazi Mokgatle

Hi Des Thank you so much for everything. Our Trip to Prague and Budapest was absolutely incredible (I think we are still having withdrawal symptoms). We cannot even try to fully explain the trip. It was an absolutely amazing experience. Thank you

Mokgatle & Nompikazi Mokgatle
FromSouth Africa
Traveled toPrague & Budapest

Nicole Maske

Hi Desire, Thanks very much, we had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the break! Some feedback and highlights: 1. Desire Africa Travel – great explanations of the various places with pros and cons; patient with lots of chopping and changing; really understand the lay of the land locally; able to provide many different options… Read more “Nicole Maske”

Nicole Maske
FromNamibia
Traveled toMauritius

Gabriela Raith

Our time at Le Victoria, Mauritius was very nice. Le Victoria is a good set up. The rooms were clean and well maintained, the food was very good and very friendly service from all staff. All in all we were happy. Unfortunately we were a bit unlucky with the weather as it was a bit… Read more “Gabriela Raith”

Gabriela Raith
FromNamibia
Traveled toMauritius

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