Rothschild Safaris helped us create two trips to South Africa in 2022. Our original trip was actually scheduled for 2020, but was delayed two years by Covid. Leora and her team were exceptional in helping us navigate the uncertainty around the pandemic, and we finally made the trip in August of 2022. We had 16 people on that trip, and the Rothschilds team went out of their way to accommodate everyone's needs - we rented an accessible house in Cape Town with an elevator to accommodate one of our family members with mobility issues - the team made a site visit to make sure everything was as advertised. It was great to have a team in the US and on the ground in South Africa. The majority of our group went on to a fantastic safari and further on to Vicrtoria Falls, but after my son had a medical emergency, we ended up at a hospital in Johannesburg. The Rothschild emergency team could not have been any more helpful - this really pointed out the benefit of having a team on the ground in South Africa! After we returned home, we knew we had to finish our trip, so four of us took another trip to South Africa in December. Leora and team made sure that this trip was tailored specifically for my son with medical issues and everyone along the way was extremely helpful in accommodating us. The Cape Grace Hotel and Tintswalo Safari Lodge were exceptional, and the staff there had obviously been briefed on our needs. No review of our trip woudl be complete without mentioning our intrepid guide Darren - he was so helpful on the first trip that we invited him again on the second trip! Darren made everything seamless and really felt like part of the family by the end of our trip! A trip to South Africa should be high on anyone's bucket list, and planning with Rothschild will make sure it is truly once in a lifetime or twice if needed!.
We’ve used Rothschild Safaris twice for multi week trips to Africa and they are excellent. They helped us visit Tanzania, Morocco, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. We will use them again
We used Rothschild for our honeymoon trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe in September 2022 and it was the best decision we made! The planning process to curate the best itinerary was so fun and they offered the perfect trip based on our preferences and budget. They stayed flexible when we wanted to add in 3 extra days in Zimbabwe without question and adjusted everything for us. While in Africa, everything was perfect from transportation, tour guide we loved Peppy from Cape Town, accommodations and restaurant recommendations. It was a seamless trip and one we will remember forever.
We had an absolutely amazing trip planned by Rothschild. They had taken care of every little detail from the time we landed to the time we returned home. Their planners took the time to get to know us, understand what we wanted adventure, luxury, cost, etc. and planned exactly the trip that we wanted. They were extremely knowledgeable about each area and were able to recommend destinations that ensured we had a terrific safari and an amazing overall experience. I could go on all day...but I think this makes the point. We will absolutely be using Rothschild again when we plan our next adventure.
We have used Rothschild Safaris for three trips. We researched this company when we wanted to plan our first trip and spoke to three other companies. Leora, the owner, called me on the phone instead of emailing me and asked how she could help us plan "our" trip, not just some canned trip she just plugged in. It went seamlessly and of course, we contacted her for our second trip and had the same excellent experience. She takes very good care of her clients every step of the way. So, again, we used her four this last trip to see the gorillas in Rwanda and then a safari in Tanzania. The next time we travel, if Rothschild includes it in their lineup, there is no question we will use her again. There is no detail too small in her planning and she designs the trip to you, your budget and your style.
We had the most incredible time on our safari trip. Rothschild Safaris did such an amazing job choosing locations, camps, and guides for us. Our trip to Tanzania has been our best trip yet! We are looking forward to booking a future trip with Rothschild. You have found customers for life. Would like to give special recognition to our Arusha safari guide, Mohammad. He did an excellent job of educating us on Tanzanian culture as well as all of the animals we had encountered. All of the guides were great, but Mohammad really stood out and became a fast friend of ours. We feel so fortunate to have been able to experience such a beautiful country. We are so grateful to everyone at Rothschild to putting together such an amazing trip!
We were definitely in great hands! Kimberly, Rachel and Ang were there for us every step of the way. Our first safari was wonderful and surpassed expectations. Our accommodations were top notched and our private guides were superb!
We just returned from Kenya and Rwanda and thanks to Pam at Rothschild Safaris we had a trip that far exceeded our wildest dreams. Pam was a pleasure to work with. Knowing nothing about Africa, I told her that within our two weeks we wanted the maximum number of safaris, a hot air balloon ride, and a gorilla trek. I gave her a budget that she respected and she planned an absolutely amazing adventure. Not only was each of the places we stayed in different from one another but each had its own specific charm. This was glamping with fine dining. At each place the managers and staff were warm, friendly, and kind. The food was excellent and the service was great. From the moment we got off the plane in Nairobi and were met on the tarmac by our first contact, we were handed over from person to person and never left alone to fend for ourselves. Our driver Andrew in Nairobi and Sadee in Kigali were friendly and knowledgeable. Our guides Julius in Elephant Bedroom Camp, Milton in Ngenche, and Wilson in Encounter were fantastic. The hot air ballon ride was amazing and the gorilla trek was an experience that can’t be described. Considering that our trip included 6 places to stay, 3 shared shuttle flights, and a commercial flight from Nairobi to Kigali,, it all went off without a glitch. Once again, thank you Pam and thank you Meggan for answering my many questions and emails and for being friendly and patient with multiple phone calls. This whole adventure from beginning to end has been a trip of a lifetime thanks to you.
Review Courtesy of Jennifer and Roger Hoyt who don't have Google Accounts but were adamant their review be posted! When we first talked with Pam, she asked pertinent questions as to what we were looking for, and within 2 days we had our itinerary. It looked wonderful - but it was only when we were actually on the trip that we realized what an absolutely fantastic job she had done, interpreting our hopes into an absolutely wonderful experience. The travel details were seamless and we were blown away by the incredible job that Pam and Victoria did for us! I cannot say enough about Pam's ability to translate our somewhat vague!!! plans and hopes into an absolutely incredible experience. We have told lots of people about her all throughout our travels, and think she may be kept very busy!!!
This is the first review I have ever felt compelled to write, but the experience was that bad. I also ended up not booking with this company due to them being disingenuous and frustrating to work with when trying to plan an anniversary trip to Africa. I gave a budget - they almost doubled it and tried to make me feel bad about not being able to spend what they suggested 35K! on a 10 day trip to Tanzania. I went back and forth several times with Angie and every time she made promises to make it work and bring the cost down and never did. I ended up working with another company who planned an incredible getaway, luxurious, with the activities I wanted, and for WAY less than anything Angie proposed. I will never go back to this company.