My wife and I have travelled a fair amount, sometimes on a budget and sometimes a little more luxurious. For our 50th Anniversary we wanted to make our first ever trip to Africa extra special. We asked experienced Africa travelers for travel agent recommendations and ended up going with Pulse Africa. They gave us a trip more special than we ever could have imagined!
Our travel agent, Melanie Lamont, put together a spectacular trip! We wouldn’t have changed a thing. We spent three weeks, starting in Johannesburg, then to Cape Town, then to three remote lodges in Victoria Falls, the Timbavati Private Reserve and the Sabi Sands Private Reserve. The sequence and timing of the destinations was perfect for getting a good feel for South Africa from its’ history to the current day. Every tour was comfortable and every guide was cheerful, informative and totally enjoyable. The hotels/lodges were all unique and wonderful. We left every one wishing we could stay longer.
Without exception, the service everywhere was exceptional and each of the lodges went out of their way to give us a special treat in recognition of our Anniversary.
We started planning this over two years ago, having to postpone it for a year due to COVID. From the beginning and through the rescheduling, updates and quick responses to our questions, Melanie was fabulous. She was upbeat and cheerful while working through the difficulties and uncertainties of the severe COVID lockdown in South Africa. The Pulse website and Melanie’s informative mailings gave us all the information we needed to make this an easy trip. All transfers were flawless, she reconfirmed our flights and had boarding passes for us each day we flew, and Pulse provided an App for our phone with all the important itinerary details. Pulse Africa and Melanie have been the best travel agency and agent that we have ever delt with.