AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
20-Jun-2017 - Dear Yvonne, Many thanks for a well-planned safari. It was an experience of a lifetime. The guide/drivers Raphael for Kenya and Yahaya in Tanzania were outstanding meeting our needs with a very caring attitude for Mary Anne?s disability. Not only could they spot the animals but they had books that gave detailed information of each animal we saw. We liked all the lodges and tent camps but were most impressed with Serenity on the Lake at Lake Victoria. For us Kenya was [...]


WE HAD A FANTASTIC TIME!
10-Apr-2017 - Jambo Yvonne, Dave and I (Val) would like to say a big thank you for arranging the safari. We had a fantastic time, we were not sure what to expect but everything exceeded our expectations. We have so many memories which we look forward to sharing with our friends here in England. We would like to express our thanks to Rashid who was an excellent driver and guide who certainly explained any queries we had. We also thank you for our gifts, the hats were worn each day as [...]


THANK YOU FOR OUR TRIP!
4-Mar-2017 - Dear Yvonne, We are successfuly back at home. All about our flights was ok. Once more time I want to thank you for our trip. Everything was wonderful! The safari was great! We saw a lot of animals and we had a lot of chances. Last year we were in Tanzania, but now I think that Kenya is the best! Exept Ngorongoro, but this place is unique, something special in the world. I think that in Masai Mara you can have much more chances to see so many animals, than in Serengeti. [...]


GOOD LUCK, GOAFRICA!
22-Dec-2016 - Some time has passed since I wrote a testimony regarding GoAfrica. During the past 15 years, I have made some 15 safaris in Kenya, often with my wife, but several times together with groups of students and good friends. I got in contact with GoAfrica about 15 years ago, and I have always used GoAfrica to arrange my safaris and other events in Eastern Africa. At most occasions, they have taken care of my transportations from and to Nairobi, accommodation in Diani Beach as [...]


SIMPLY INCREDIBLE!
31-Aug-2016 - Your team at GoAfrica is simply incredible!!! You worked magic when it seemed hopeless that we could complete our trip to Kenya for our safari. You only had 36 hours before we were to leave, yet you arranged a fabulous trip with first class hotels and all with handicapped rooms! Our guide Leonard was so accommodating and considerate of our wants and needs, and he found us EVERYTHING, including the BIG FIVE!!! We were also touched by the welcome bags for each of us and [...]


SPECTACULAR SAFARI MADE POSSIBLE FOR US!
31-Aug-2016 - Dear Yvonne & Esther, I am writing to thank you both for the absolutely spectacular safari that Go Africa made possible for us! Your fabulous team managed to do the IMPOSSIBLE! As you are well aware, I had booked and completely paid for a 9 day safari a full 10 months ahead of our departure date. All of our lodging, meals, game drives, and a private van and driver were arranged. We had safaried with this same company in 2014 and everything has been great. Then I received [...]


EVERYTHING POSSIBLE!
31-Jul-2016 - Dear Yvonne, dear Raschid! Asante sana for our great trip in Kenya! We really have had a great and wonderful time in Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Tsavo West and East. Everything was organised perfectly! Yvonne, you worked out a fantastic tour for us, the accomodations were extraordinary and the days a perfect mix of travelling, game drives and relaxing! We enjoyed every day. Raschid, you have made everything possible! We felt very comfortable with you as our driver [...]


GO-AFRICA ANSWERED ALL OUR EXPECTATIONS!
25-Jul-2016 - I recently returned with my family from an African safari organized by "Go Africa". We had a great time! We were in Kenya & then Zanzibar. Our trip was perfectly organized by Yvonne. She was always available ,with speedy answers via e-mail for any request I had. I am wheelchair bound & everything was accessable for me as promised! Our Guide in Kenya was Benedict who was wonderful! Friendly and knowledgeable .Thanks to Benedict we were able to see all the animals we [...]


GREAT AND IMPRESSIVE SAFARI IN KENYA
26-Apr-2016 - What a great country this is! We have seen the most beautiful animals and birds in the Masai Mara, Lake Nakura, Lake Naivasha, and Tsavo East. In Amboseli we did see the animals as well, but together with the massive Kilimanjaro! The choice for accommodations was perfect and we had a great time. Thanks to the GoAfrica team and specially our warmhearted and very helpful guide and chauffeur Peter. Diane and Robert and kids [...]


GREAT TIME IN TANZANIA!
19-Apr-2016 - Thanks to Yvonne, we were able to have a unique experience of the Seregenti ! She is easily reached for help, answers her emails and WhatsApp promptly...and knows Africa well. She selected the most wonderful experienced driver for us, as well as great hotels, while accommodating all our wishes given our budget and timing. An unforgettable trip from Dubai to Tanzania ! Gwen [...]


IMPRESSIVE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
4-Dec-2015 - Many thanks for the amazing organisation of our trip to Kenya and Tanzania. Everything went perfect. Both our driver guides were excellent , kindly pass our regards to both of them. We have visited Africa several times, but we have never had such an impressive wildlife experience. I can't even count anymore how many lions we saw. Leopard, Cheetah, Serval Cats, Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes, Antilope, Birds we saw all of them. We will probably visit again in 2 years! [...]


UGANDA SAFARI
4-Nov-2015 - The trip was top! Uganda a very beautiful country! The Gorilla's , an unforgettable experience! Unfortunately didn't see the chimps, but made a very nice walk through the Chambura Gorge! Alfred a very good driver guide. Thanks for the great arrangements for this special trip! Willem Fabrie / the Netherlands [...]


MY 20TH TRIP TO EAST AFRICA
10-Mar-2015 - Recently back home after my 20th trip to East Africa, I would like to give the following statement. When looking for a safari organizer in 2002, I found Go Africa Safaris and Travel. My first impression was very good. Since then I have worked with them some 15 times. They have organized accommodation in Diani Beach, flights from Nairobi to Ukunda airstrip and safaris to almost all the game areas in Kenya and trips to Zanzibar. The owners - Yvonne and Esther - are well [...]


GO ON - GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND ENJOY KENYA!
26-Feb-2015 - After searching for ages we came across Go-Africa safaris. We are two disabled travellers and it was imperative our holiday was spot on and thanks to Yvonne it was! Through her we hired Patrick who accompanied us on safari and was attentive to our care needs. Rashid drove us through terrain that was sometimes very rough. If like me you are prone to back aches then I would suggest taking a gel cushion to ease any issues. Yvonne can provide equipment necessary for a [...]


EVERYTHING IS UNFORGETTABLE!
27-Jul-2014 - Dear Yvonne We are back at home for one week and all the time we are remembering all the beautiful impressions which we brought back home from our trip through Kenya from July 7th until July 19th. From the start with the first e-mail contacts until the very end of our stay there everything was perfectly organized and we were enjoying every moment, on the safari as well as on the beach. Accommodation and service in every camp and lodge were to our full satisfaction. [...]


WANTED TO STAY LONGER
21-May-2014 - Hi Yvonne, First of all I loved the trip! The entire trip. Every park was so different and unique with its own character. Thank you so much for your recommendations and so happy we did not return to Nairobi. My only regret with the itinerary was that I would have wanted to stay longer at each lodge to enjoy the scenery and accommodations. Each lodge was so unique and different. Who would have known that driving time, because of the road conditions, would gobble up a big [...]


A MEMORABLE, AWE-INSPIRING TRIP - NORTHERN TANZANIA, LAKE MANYARA, SERENGETI
3-Mar-2014 - Dear Esther, Steffen and I returned home safely last Friday. When we reflect on and talk about our safari in northern Tanzania, only superlatives come to mind! It was truly a memorable, awe-inspiring trip that was soothing for our souls through the re-connection with nature. Every detail of the trip that we had discussed and planned worked out wonderfully. All the accommodations that you selected for us were of high standard and comfort level. We would especially like to [...]


A WELL ORGANISED TOUR
16-Feb-2014 - Dear Esther Just to let you know that we all arrived safely and we are fine. I cannot thank you enough for a well organised Tour which went smoothly without a hitch, everything you arranged was perfect an we enjoyed every minute of it. Pass our regards to Rashid, the driver/guide who accompanied us on Safari and our journey from Nairobi to Mombasa and Mombasa to Nairobi return. We could never have asked for a better companion, he is an excellent driver, polite, [...]


GRACIOUSNESS AND HELPFULNESS
14-Dec-2013 - Dear Yvonne I thought that I should comment while the recent safari was more or less fresh in my mind. Normally, I travel independently. However, your tour was so well organized that we saw everything we could hope for. Our accommodations were first rate. Both Peter and Yahaya were exceptionally knowledgeable and competent. You well know, I am somewhat handicapped. I can get around using a walker & can cover most situations, provided that speed & grace are not [...]


KENYA SAFARI IN WHEELCHAIR - TSAVO, AMBOSELI, LAKE NAKURU, NAIVASHA
25-Sep-2013 - Dear Yvonne, since 2012 we have been in touch to plan our Kenya holiday! We just say the all our expectations have been exceeded. We had a fantastic holiday and hardly noticed the mobility restrictions which one expects traveling with a wheelchair . From the moment we were collected from the airport on arrival until we departed, everything was perfectly organised. Rashid was a wonderful guide who showed us many fantastic things during the safari. He also took the time to [...]


THE PERFECT VACATION - KAREN BLIXEN CAMP MARA
25-Sep-2013 - Hi Esther...........greetings from Colorado Springs. Bill and I returned home on Sunday after 3 weeks of a spectacular vacation. Thank you so much for all the work you put in to make our vacation so special. We enjoyed our time with you and hope to see you again. Everyone in our group agree that you really went above and beyond in planning our schedule. We enjoyed all of the accommodations but especially the Karen Blixen Camp Mara. The tents were fun and [...]


A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE - ASHNIL MARA CAMP
31-Jul-2013 - It was an honorable pleasure to meet this happy, friendly and enthusiastic person as you are!!! GoAfrica Safari & Travel gave us one of the best memorable experiences from our visit in Kenya. They had several exiting alternative safari tours, where they sorted out everything from transportation, plane tickets, insurances, camp alternatives and all information needed for the trip - all after our wishes. We chose the Ashnil Mara Camp, having three nights in a luxury tent. [...]


TANZANIA, A MEMORABLE LIFE EXPERIENCE
30-Jul-2013 - We had a wonderful trip to Tanzania. It was a great vacation. We went to see wildlife, scenery, and history. The safari segment of our trip was such a memorable life experience and we were satisfied. Everything went as planned and very smooth. Our tour agent Yvonne worked with us to get everything the way we wanted. We appreciated that she listened to our requests and adjusted her recommendations appropriately according to our budget. he responsiveness, [...]


TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR SAFARI
21-Jul-2013 - Dear Yvonne, our family would like to express our thanks for the amazing Tanzania safari & Zanzibar trip you planned for us. It was much more than what we imagined! Our guide Jerry was outstanding and made sure that my father-in-law was able to see everything we did and Jerry was also very considerate of his disabilities. GoAfrica Safaris made it possible for a dream to come true for someone who has disabilities and we cannot thank you enough for excellent service! [...]


AMAZING EXPERIENCE IN KENYA
14-Jul-2013 - Thank you very much Esther :) Leonard was a wonderful, safe, and professional guide...and a lot of fun to be around. You both have blessed us with another amazing experience in Kenya! I have posted several favorite images from my time in Kenya: David Dobson Photography Have a great weekend :) David (USA) [...]


TANZANIA SAFARI - NGORONGORO CRATER
28-Apr-2013 - Dear Yvonne I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic trip. It was beautifully organised and Kaaya was really nice and helpful. Thank you for organising it. I think the highlight was the Sopa Lodge at the Ngorogoro crater. We really liked the Shanga lunch place near Arusha . Vicky from the UK [...]


8 DAYS EXPLORING AMBOSELI, SWEETWATERS, SAMBURU & MARA - MAASAI MARA, AMBOSELI, SAMBURU
4-Mar-2013 - Dear Esther Jambo! We are now back from our dream holiday in Kenya. You were right, we feel kind of experts on the animal subject after 8 days of full immersion safari. Thanks to our knowledgeable and informative guide and driver Zachary. He guided us well through our first safari experience. He is enthusiastic, friendly and he made sure we saw all the "Big Five" by the 6th day before we flew to Maasai Mara North Conservancy. We enjoyed it all, being so diversified. [...]


THE ULTIMATE VACATION: KENYA, TANZANIA AND ZANZIBAR
25-Feb-2013 - Hello Yvonne; from both Betsy and me! Yvonne, Betsy and I want to thank you and all your team for putting together a wonderful and memorable holiday. As you know, we think we did a lot! And we enjoyed all of it. We would be very pleased to tell others of our experience, and to answer questions where we can. Please pass on our e-mail addresses. And you may provide our telephone numbers / Skype contact info if you wish. So you a very big thanks to all. It was [...]


ACKNOWLEDGMENT
22-Jan-2013 - GoAfrica Safaris & Travel Attn: Esther Thanks a lot for this undertaking not many people are of your kind, thinking and taking an initiative on children with special needs especially physically challenged, whereas many look for opportunities to exploit them you are looking for opportunities to serve them. May the Lord prosper you in all that you are doing. Again thank you very much, With great love and regards James Kaboga M. Mobile Clinic Coordinator APDK Nairobi [...]


KENYA & TANZANIA SAFARI
11-Jan-2013 - Dear Yvonne, We are all well thank you. We had a great time on our trip. You guys did a very good job and both drivers were excellent. When people ask me I have been describing it as one of the best vacations I ever had. Kudos to you and your team Take care Amirah & family from Saudia Arabia [...]


KENYA SAFARI AND ZANZIBAR
17-Oct-2012 - Hello Yvonne. Our experience on Safari was wonderful. Attention to detail was paid at all time. Accommodation was always very comfortable and everyone mad us feel very welcomed. Our guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. The sites suggested for our visit turned out to be fascinating and beautiful. It was a fantastic experience. Best regards Andres & Andrea [...]


MARA AND LAKE NAKURU SAFARI
15-Oct-2012 - Dear Yvonne, jambo! Thank you for a wonderful time we are having a blast. Leonard is the best he is a wealth of knowledge and a pleasure to be with. He represent your company very well. From start to finish you guys have shown a hi level of professionalism and class. That has been one of the greatest experiences in our lives. You will get all of our references when we are asked who to go to for safari. Ashanti Ashanti. God bless you all Robert & Monica Brooks (from [...]


A FIRST SAFARI TO THE MOTHERLAND - TSAVO AMBOSELI NAIVASHA LAKE NAKURU MASAI MARA
12-Oct-2012 - Dear Esther, I would like to thank you so much for making my first Safari to the Mother land such a pleasurable experience. I spend a total of 10 days in Kenya and each day was a different experience and more enjoyable that the previous day. As a photographer I was very impressed by the vastness of the country side. My first night in Kenya, I stayed at the Serena hotel in Nairobi (5 star hotel ). I would recommend this hotel to any one without any reservations. The first [...]


AMAZING SAFARI TOUR IN MASAI MARA
10-Oct-2012 - Dear Esther, I wanted to send thanks for a really amazing safari tour in Masai Mara reserve. :- ) I did enjoy the place and everything was organized very well (people picked me up in right time and drove me to the airport at the right time as well). Thank you very much for cooperation! Warm greetings from Sweden, Kristine [...]


THE BEST VACATION EVER - TSAVO WEST AMBOSELI LAKE NAIVASHA NAKURU
21-Sep-2012 - Hi Esther, I loved Kenya! It was the best vacation ever. What impressed me most was the hospitality. The people were so warm and caring and the accommodations and food services were excellent. We went to five different game reserves: Tsavo West, Amboseli, the Rift Valley - Lake Naivasha, and Lake Nakura, and Masai Mara, as well as the city of Nairobi. I guess my best reserves were Tsavo West and Lake Naivasha. The beautiful red dirt with the herds of elephants and [...]


KENYA, TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR
12-Sep-2012 - Hi Yvonne First of all I want to thank you so much for arranging a fantastic safari for us. It was great ! We loved every minute of it. The accommodations were fantastic and we saw so much. I think we loved Kenya a little more than Tanzania - especially Masai Mara. The people were so friendly everywhere we went in both Kenya and Tanzania. The drivers were both great but Peter was exceptional. He is so enthusiastic, personable, friendly and helpful and he made sure [...]


TANZANIA SAFARI
7-Sep-2012 - We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our Safari with Driver ?Kaka Omari? very much. The lodges and tents very mostly very good partly because I have selected them myselfJ We have seen many animals and especially interesting was the Leopard eating the gazelle as well as the 2 cheetahs which enjoyed to take a short rest in the shadow of our jeep. If you are interested to get some pictures I will send some. Also please give me Omaris email address so I can send him some [...]


MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE
30-Aug-2012 - Hi Esther and Peter, thank you so much for a wonderful safari. It was our best vacation ever. It was an experience we will never forget. Jenny absolutely loved it. The accessibility in Kenya was unbelievable who would have thought I would be able to take Jenny on a safari! But we did it and absolutely loved it. Thank you again to everyone at Go Africa for making our dreams come true. Eileen Rooney Allen [...]


THE EXTRA MILE
26-Jul-2012 - Hey Esther, We are all back home and getting back into the swing of things. We had a wonderful time during the trip. Thank you for all your help in planning the trip and for all your help during the trip. I appreciated you going the extra mile to help make our trip a success. I would certainly recommend GoAfrica to any one planning a trip to Kenya. Thanks again,John [...]


GO-AFRICA REALLY DOES "MAKE IT POSSIBLE".
25-Jul-2012 - Our experience with Go-Africa Safaris exceeded our expectations. As a stroke survivor with trouble walking, I was concerned for my physical safety going on safari in Africa but our guide, Leonard, totally eliminated this concern. The accommodations were superb as well as accessible for me. The company bent over backwards to accommodate our ever-changing requirements, including making a mid-trip itinerary change without a hitch. I never imagined such a complicated trip [...]


HONEYMOON SAFARI
2-Jul-2012 - Dear Yvonne, I just wanted to write and say thank you very much for everything! We had such an amazing time on our two week Kenya and Tanzania safari - it was an excellent choice for our honeymoon! We have so many wonderful memories that will stay with us for the rest of our lives! Everything was organised so well, and all the suggestions and accommodation arrangements you made were fantastic! Can you also say thank you again to our wonderful guide Peter. I hope we will [...]


A WONDERFUL TIME IN AFRICA
28-Feb-2012 - Hello Esther, we had a wonderful time in Africa. The arrangement made by you were excellant. All of the accommadations were very suitable for Mike. And I think Harvey and Marilyn enjoyed the lodges also. The staff at all the locations were very helpful. We were especially grateful to Peter. He is a gem. He was always in a great mood, always ready to help. full of wonderful information. The car was always clean and ready to take us on our adventures. His experience [...]


DREAMING DIANI BEACH
8-Jan-2012 - Dear Esther, today I am dreaming of Diani beach as it is very cold and, about to snow later, and it's predicted to be around -5C over the weekend. Why do we live here? We had a wonderful holiday in Kenya, in no small part to the safari which you arranged. Travelling with a wheelchair is always prone to difficulties, and a extending that to a safari is taking that one step further. Fortunately you did a great job in organizing just the right places for us to stay, which were [...]


DELIGHTFUL PLACES WE JUST HAVE EXPERIENCED
30-Dec-2011 - Hi Yvonne, now back a few days in cold Germany one likes to remember the delightful places we just have experienced. It is still astonishing for me how smoothly and uncomplicated the whole trip worked out despite traveling in a wheelchair. That is definitely your achievement. Thanks for all the help and making this holiday possible: Go Africa is the no. 1 recommendation for wheelchair traveling. Keep up the good work. All the best, Florian Seelman [...]


TANZANIA AND ZANZIBAR
12-Dec-2011 - Dear Yvonne, Thank you so very much for the perfect safari you organized for us in Tanzania and Zanzibar. It was better than we ever expected. Especially when it came to making things possible for travel in a wheelchair. Your personal commitment and your great choice of guides made it possible for me and my family to have that unforgettable trip we had been talking about for 5 years! Thank you so much! Greetings from drizzly Berlin Adele Seelman [...]


THREE WEEKS SAFARI TRIP
6-Dec-2011 - Three weeks safari trip has left in our mind a very deep impression. Still today we "digest" the extraordinary events and the indescribable encounters of Kenya's Wildlife and sceneries. Peter together with your organization in the back has done a terrific job in showing us around in the national parks and in managing the highways in between. Even in extraordinary situations (such as broken wheelchair, hospital visit) Peter became a true professional. Without him we would [...]


EXPLORE EAST AFRICA WITH GOAFRICA SAFARI & TRAVEL!
11-Nov-2011 - Amal, Sweden, November 11, 2011 Just back in Sweden from another memorable visit to Kenya, Uganda and Zanzibar, I have to express my gratitude to the GoAfrica staff. During the last six years I have got assistance from GoAfrica more then ten times in arrangements of tours in East Africa. I have travelled alone, with my wife and with groups of 4-20 people. I myself and my groups have been picked up at places like Nairobi, Mombasa, Diani/Ukunda and Kisumu. The [...]


MANY THANKS TO ESTHER
31-Oct-2011 - Dear Sir/Madam, I wish to commend your tour guide Esther. I had traveled to Kenya for a 10 day safari when I received news on my second day there, that a close relative had passed away in New York. I knew I had to make arrangements to return as soon as possible. Esther, our tour guide, immediately began helping me to make arrangements to book a flight and get accommodations to get back home. She was the commensurate professional. Without her help I feel I would have [...]


KENYA SAFARI, OCTOBER 2011
24-Oct-2011 - Dear Kelvin, I will recommend GoAfrica Safaris and Travel to everybody looking for someone to arrange a fascinating safari in Kenya and especially to those who do not only want to follow a standard itinerary. Maybe you remember that I needed someone to help me reach a village of Laare in Kenya with a few days' safari by the way. As Laare is not the most popular touristic destination in the world, it was not so easy to get any good offer for a tailor-made safari, ending up [...]


PROCAP WHEELCHAIR GROUP FROM SWITZERLAND
17-Oct-2011 - By the time our airplane landed in Nairobi we were a little bit excited. What can we expect from our trip in Kenya? We experienced a beautiful safari with some adventures that were planned and others that happened surprisingly. We enjoyed excellent accommodation (especially in Masai Mara) and met a lot of friendly people. The safari was perfectly organised by Yvonne Matiba and we were well looked after by the two guides Peter and Leonard. They spared no trouble fulfilling [...]


LANDSCAPES, WATERHOLES AND AMAZING WILDLIFE - BALLOON SAFARI, MASAI MARA, NAKURU, TSAVO AND AMBOSELI
6-Aug-2011 - Jambo, Esther! My wife and I, have a very beautiful memory of the 13 days we spent in Kenya. We would like to thank you Esther, ( Many thanks Esther for receiving us on Nairobi airport on our arrival, and for all the work we gave you before we fly with our special requests? and also Yvonne ( which we also met personally at Kilaguni Safari Lodge - Tsavo West). We would also like to thank to our guide/drivers, Peter, Simon and specially John, which were our guide/driver [...]


WHEELCHAIR SAFARI IN KENYA - WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY SAFARI, DISABLED SAFARI
12-Jul-2011 - After a week of normal life, we used a rainy Sunday afternoon to go through our photos ? 2500 !!! We experiences once again the fantastic feeling we got during the trip. We would like to thank you for this wonderful holiday, it was fantastic. The locations were beautiful, the facilities for Robbert well manageable. The food was good with variety and the choice of different parks gave us a good overview of the different areas in Kenya, all in all the trip was well organized. [...]


AMAZING
12-Feb-2011 - Dear Yvonne, thank you for everything! The safari that you organized for us was amazing!!! We enjoyed it very much! I really appreciate what you did for us. Moreover, Rashid was a great driver and a guide, as well. He told us stories about wild-life, he always explained what we saw, etc. He was an absolutely reliable person!!! I hope that we will meet again in the future! Thanks for everything!!! [...]


BCE IMPULSE TEAM
16-Jan-2011 - The BCE team sends their warm regards back - we definitely miss Kenya and the warm weather :) The BCE Impulse team went to Africa in January 2011 to do a social entrepreneurship project in Makobe around 30 km South of Mombasa. Go Africa Safaris was instrumental in our success as they helped us a great deal with transport and other issues whilst we where there. They also helped us in advance of our trip and made the project management from Norway a lot easier. As we came all [...]


KENYA, AN UNFORGETTABLE TRIP - WHEELCHAIR SAFARI JANUARY 2011
12-Jan-2011 - After a short but intensive contact with Yvonne Matiba we were already on the plane to Mombasa. We spend the first three days at the Indian Ocean Beach Club along Diani Beach to rest after the flight and get used to the climate. Here we also got the opportunity to meet Yvonne in person and were able to discuss some last details concerning our 12- days safari. As Louwrens is a paraplegic and uses a wheelchair we found it quite important to have everything organised and it [...]


GREAT STAY AT ASHNIL MARA CAMP
11-Dec-2010 - Jambo, Esther! My wife and me, we have a very beautiful memory of the 4 days spent in Mara! From since we landed to the airstrip, until our departure, we encountered SO MANY animals: something that we could even think about before leave from Italy. The landscape, the sensations, the wildlife nature... all things we'll never forget and Ashnil Mara Camp did a key role in all this. His central position inside the park, the amazing ambient, the intense emotions we lived... all [...]


SAFARI AND BEACH - SWEETWATERS, LAKE NAKURU, MARA, LAKE NAIVASHA, AMBOSELI, TSAVO, DIANI BEACH
8-Nov-2010 - Go-Africa organised the whole of our holiday in Kenya, which was split between 12 days on Safari and 3 days on the coast. Yvonne was incredibly helpful right from the start and our first enquiries, and patiently answered every one of our questions. She accomodated perfectly our changes of mind when we were creating our customised itinerary and made very interesting suggestions and recommendations. During the outward journey, our flight was redirected to Mombasa and Yvonne [...]


CUSTOM DESIGNED SAFARI PROGRAM - MASAI MARA, NAIVASHA
15-Oct-2010 - We have been to East Africa twice recently and therefore we had some definite ideas about what we wanted from our 2 week Safari in terms of the wildlife, the hotels and the transport arrangements. We asked several companies for an itinerary that covered both the North (Masai Mara) and the coast (Watamu) and Yvonne was quick to understand the special type of experience that we were seeking. Go-Africa Safaris were great at organizing the trip with the two hotels (Tipilikwani [...]


THE MOST AMAZING HOLIDAY OF OUR LIVES
3-Oct-2010 - What to say about our wonderful trip to Kenya...during our two weeks safari we were able to enjoy the most amazing holidays of our lives. Thanks to Esther and Peter the whole trip was a success. Both Esther's organization and Peter's work on the field were highly professional. It's been already a month since we came back and we still cannot believe the amazing spectacles we were able to witness: lion's hunting, sunsets and dawns in the savanna, the big five, the gazelles,the [...]


TAILOR-MADE PROGRAMME FROM SAVANNA TO WHITE BEACHES - NAIROBI KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM
18-Sep-2010 - We definitely had a wonderful time in Kenya. These are one of the great holidays travel that we won't ever forget. Thank you for having prepared a tailor-made programme for us. We loved every park we visited: from Nakuru, to Naivasha, Amboseli and both Tsavo's. And, we must say: thank you "eagle-eyed" Peter J for being such a good drive-guide, tending to each and every need and all the small requests that came with every photo! You're the best driver in Kenya! You made [...]


WE SAW THE BIG FIVE, AND MUCH MORE! - SWEETWATERS, LAKE NAKURU, MASAI MARA
10-Sep-2010 - My wife, Brooke, and I had a wonderful time on our Kenyan safari! I have a form of muscular dystrophy and can only walk short distances. I use an electric scooter for mobility assistance. When our arrival flight into Nairobi was delayed unexpectedly, I was a little worried. However, three members of the Go Africa team were there waiting to pick us up when we arrived and greeted us warmly. Maria made sure that our Nairobi hotel was suitably accessible for me and that our time [...]


KENYA WHEELCHAIR SAFARI - MASAI MARA, ASHNIL CAMP, FLAMINGO HILLS, LAKE NAKURU
30-Aug-2010 - Jambo. First of all we would like to thank you and your team for all the support you gave us during our stay in Kenya. You really have a fantastic team. First of all thank you Peter !! Thank you for all the places you have showed us. You get a special thanks from your 11 year old co-driver who really liked to sit next to you in "a real car". You absolutely quickly picked up the right rithme for us to travel. It has been really fantastic that Anja has done safari's in all [...]


AN ITALIAN FAMILY KENYA SAFARI
20-Aug-2010 - Dear Yvonne, we are just back from Kenya. I want to tell you once more that we have highly apreciated your organization of the safari. Everything has been well done and we enjoyed a lot. Pity not having been to Masai Mara, that everybody are saying is the best park, but maybe too far to go till there. It will be an occasion to come back in the future. A special note for Peter, he is a very correct and profesional driver, always trying to do the best for us and always very [...]


HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE SAFARI - DISABLED ACCESSIBLE SAFARI
10-Jul-2010 - Dear Yvonne: We have settled back in the rhythm of our lives here in Southwest Florida, but with hearts filled with wonderful memories of Kenya. Please know how much we appreciated Leonard and his servant heart. It was a joy to meet Esther and the orientation she provided was invaluable. You fulfilled all of our hopes for a handicapped accessible safari. Thank you! All of God's best Stu Austin [...]


ACCESSIBLE SAFARI AND VACATION IN AFRICA - SWEETWATERS, MASAI MARA, VOI WILDLIFE IN TSAVO
23-Feb-2010 - It all started with a Google search for "accessible safari in Africa". Once we found the company Go-Africa and contacted Yvonne everything seemed to just come together so smoothly. From the first email to the day we left, she was there for us. I am a 28 year old C5 quadriplegic who uses a manual wheelchair and knows how loosely the term "accessible" gets thrown around. It?s easy for a company to say that everything will be accessible but to come across a company like [...]


A DREAM BECAME TRUE - DIVING INTO INDIAN OCEAN, SAFARI AT TSAVO
9-Jan-2010 - Hello! I'm Fabio, on wheelchair for a spinal cord trauma. I dreamt for Africa tour from years but never consider because of my handicap. On November 2009 my wife and me found the web site of GO-AFRICA Safaris and we started to think it could be possible to arrange an African trip. After the first contact we immediately found a wonderful experienced staff that guided us to organize our dream. We arrived in Mombasa on December 26th and we met immediately Mr Leonard and [...]


TRIP TO KENYA - TSAVO WEST AND AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARKS
3-Jan-2010 - I was very excited about my trip to Kenya. I was in email contact with Go-Africa for advice and arrange a Safari. As a wheelchair user, I like to get arrangements, sorted as best I can. I needn't of worried, as Yvonne (who also visited me, at the hotel, to confirm the ittinery and answer any questions) and Esther, covered every eventuality. My safari started a few days into my holiday on 3rd January. I was picked up by our guide and driver Leonard, who was very punctual, [...]


WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY SAFARI EXPERIENCE - SAMBURU, SWEETWATER, NAKURU, MASAI MARA, NAIVASHA
31-Aug-2009 - Hello, how do you plan the perfect vacation? First you contact Go Africa Safari! I am a amputee that wanted to take a vacation again and found Yvonne at GoAfricaSafari.com. From the first email I felt a bond and Yvonne asked all the right questions about my needs and my desires. I do not hesitate to tell you all of them were fulfilled. I live in Illinois so I had quit a long flight, then missed a connection to London but got an email off to Yvonne before I boarded to let her [...]


HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE OVER MASAI MARA - WILDEBEEST MIGRATION
21-Jul-2009 - Hi, my name is Glen Keast, My wife Wendy and I have just returned from the best African experience all thanks to Esther and her Go Africa Safari & Travel team. Wendy and I have previously travelled through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Egypt all on group tours, but this time we wanted a more personal experience and a closer look at the African way of life. We were looking to do a trip through Kenya and Tanzania, we found Esther and her fantastic company from there web [...]


KENYA SAFARI - SAMBURU, SWEETWATERS, LAKE NAKURU, MARA, AMBOSELI
23-Mar-2009 - We have been back for some weeks now and reality has finally set in! I have been busy sorting and editing some 1100 photographs taken during our whole two week visit to Kenya, the highlight of which was, of course, our safari organised by you. It was easier all round, rather than try to direct him to where we were staying, to meet Peter Kariuki in a car park in Westlands which is what we did at 0630 on Monday 9th February for the journey North to Samburu which was the [...]


A TRULY UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE - WHEELCHAIR BOUND SAFARI
29-Jun-2008 - A big thank you to Yvonne and Esther for making this holiday possible. It was a truly unforgettable experience and one which we thought would not be possible as my wife is wheelchair bound. Each hotel had been looked at carefully and although not 100% disabled friendly no problems were insurmountable. The people were welcoming, friendly and willing to help in any way they could. Peter, our driver took the utmost care in making sure my wife was as comfortable as possible, and [...]


KENYA SAFARI EXPERIENCE - WHEELCHAIR SAFARI HOLIDAY
30-Apr-2008 - Esther, Thank you for providing such a wonderful, helpful and professional safari experience for my family. It is a pleasure to have met you and Peter, our Driver, who couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant company during our safari. I would definitely recommend anyone looking to safari in Kenya or Tanzania to book with you. Knowing you offer disability facilities is great and when we return we will definitely be in touch again. Jambo and love always to yourself and [...]


TANZANIA DISABLED SAFARI - LOCATION ACCOMMODATING TO WHEELCHAIRS
29-Apr-2008 - Upon our arrival at the border of Tanzania, we were greeted by our second driver guide, Thomas. We were in Tanzana for 1 week and truly saw a great deal considering the time restrictions. Our guide was very informative and had a wealth of knowledge surrounding the wildlife and geography. As for the accommodations, we were pleasantly surprised to find that every location (just as in Kenya) was very accommodating to wheelchairs. This allowed us to relax and get the best out of [...]


ADVENTUROUS DISABLED TRAVELER - USE OF A WHEELCHAIR FULL TIME
29-Apr-2008 - Anyone with a disability knows that traveling, without proper planning and preparation can be quite difficult. When my grandmother asked me to accompany her and my mother to Africa, I was indeed, very hesitant, as I wasn't sure how this would be possible. I am a paraplegic who requires the use of a wheelchair full time. My fears were quickly put to rest when I came across Go Africa Safaris, and met Esther. She took into consideration all of my needs and unlike all the other [...]


DISABLED FRIENDLY HOLIDAY - KENYA - WHEELCHAIR WITH NO DIFFICULTY
10-Mar-2008 - Dear Esther, just a quick not to say such a big thank you for the superb holiday that you ably organised for us. If I had to choose one word to describe our safari, it would have to be MAGICAL.Our driver, Peter, was so kind and helpful and extremely knowledgeable about flora and fauna of Kenya. Being wheelchair-bound, it was particularly nice for me to be able to forget my disability!We saw so many fascinating animals - four of the "big five", so we are planning on coming [...]


HANDICAPPED AFRICA SAFARI - WHEELCHAIR, NO-PROBLEM
20-Jan-2008 - We had a GREAT time on your safari!!! I am handicapped (Multiple Sclerosis and cannot walk). I took both of my kids and a wheelchair with me. You planned everything for us. The animals were fantastic. I fell in love with the giraffes. Besides the animals we visit the people like the first tea plantation in Kenya. We also visited the Masai and bought many things there. They were arranged in a square after we selected what we wanted we met with the tribe and negotiated a [...]


KENYA TRIP
20-Nov-2007 - Dear Yvonne, we are now back from our African visit. I am very happy to inform and thank you for your excellent arrangements for our Kenya part of the trip. Everything was very professionally arranged from the airport pick-up by Maria, the reception at Severin and the safari. Peter is an excellent guide and driver. He even managed to find the "Big Five". We met no other visitors who could register that. The combination of the two camps was a very interesting experience. Our [...]


HOLIDAY OF OUR DREAMS - SAFARI AFRICA WITH A DISABILITY - DISABLED PEOPLE NEED EXTRA RE-ASSURANCE
16-Nov-2007 - I have wanted to go to Kenya since I was a young girl, which is quite a few years! My partner and I have planned this for 3 years, going to travel fairs, speaking to various agencies because as a disabled person, you need that extra re-assurance. We were not getting that re-assurances from anywhere until a very helpful man called Gordon Rattray put us in touch with Yvonne at Go-Africa. We had some initial reservations booking with a small agency, however Yvonne soon put our [...]


WHEELCHAIR HOLIDAY KENYA - THE CARER'S VIEW - WHEELCHAIR, ROLL-IN SHOWER
8-Nov-2007 - Sue Wheatcroft, Vicky and I love our holidays abroad but, as her full-time carer, I usually return home exhausted. Not this time though. Wheelchair - friendly accommodation with roll-in shower, a shower chair/commode thoughtfully provided by GoAfrica, and to top it all, an adapted vehicle driven by the most friendly and helpful guide. All this and a reasonable price - perfect!! [...]


MAASAI MARA SAFARI - ILKELIANI CAMP
27-Sep-2007 - I wanted to drop you an email to let you know how we got on at Ilkeliani Camp and to thank you for organising it all. The camp was lovely, exactly what we were both looking for. We liked the fact that it was so small and personal and all the staff were so friendly and welcoming. We went on the nature walk and to visit the local Maasai Village which was definitely worth doing. I?m sure its something we will both remember for a long time. Thanks again for all you help. [...]


SHIMBA HILLS & MWALUNGANJE - ELEPHANT SANCTUARY
24-Aug-2007 - This was our third visit to Kenya. We booked our first with a tour operator but made our own arrangements with the second two. On the first we did a safari to East and West Tsavo and on the second to the Masai Mara (do, do, do see the migration if you can) This time I just wanted to do a one day trip from Diani to Shimba Hills reserve plus Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary and after searches on the internet contacted among others "Go Africa Safaris" and was soon in touch with [...]


WHEELCHAIR SAFARI - DISABLED TRAVELERS
4-Aug-2007 - Our experience with Go Africa Safaris and Travel exceeded our highest expectations and hopes. The attention to detail that is so necessary for disabled travelers like me had been handled completely, so everything went smoothly. Accommodations were wonderful at all four locations, and our driver was excellent, not only at navigating rough terrain, but also at spotting animals and keeping my needs in mind. My sons and I all felt that the people at Go Africa really wanted us to [...]


ACCESSIBLE SAFARI EXPERIENCE - ADAPTED LAND CRUISER FOR SEVERE HANDICAP
12-Mar-2007 - In 2007 we travelled 3 weeks through Kenya. With me having a severe handicap being on safari in Kenya needs proper preparation. And it's necessary having a local and reliable contact: these kind of trips can hardly be arranged on a distance. Luckily we were in contact with Go Africa Safaris & Travel already since 2004. With GO our local contact was settled. Communication with GO is very direct, to the point and without delays. GO?s team is very well focussed on the relevant [...]


KENYA SAFARI SPECIALIST - LODGES & CAMPS ALONG THE SAFARI CIRCUIT
23-Feb-2007 - A holiday in Kenya can be booked by any travel agency in the world.However, organizing of the safari in Kenya, its best left to the local specialist. For us, this specialist is Yvonne Matiba with her small team of GoAfricaSafaris & Travel. For many years the team has been organizing our bookings for the hotels along the coast and lodges & camps along the safari circuit; including the hire of safari vehicles and different kinds of transport either by road or air. The more [...]


GO AFRICA PROVIDES A UNIQUE TOUCH - HIKING IN THE MOUNT KENYA
7-Feb-2006 - We found out about "Go Africa Safari" in a very indirect manner. At first, we were a little hesitant to plan the trip of our lifetime with a small agency in Kenya. Our doubts were soon eliminated by their expertise. Throughout the lengthy planning process, they were very prompt and patient with their feedback. With the help of Esther and Yvonne, we were able to make a tailor-made itinerary that allowed us to cover a diverse topography and enjoy varied animal habitats. They [...]