2 nights Thanda Game Reserve | 3 nights Phinda Game Reserve
I had an absolutely fantastic experience planning my recent safari with Tammy from Pembury Tours. Early in my vacation planning, I submitted multiple inquiries on safaribookings.com. Of the many travel consultants who responded, Tammy was by far the most helpful, prompt, and thorough. She is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. At the time, I had never visited Africa or gone on safari, and wasn’t entirely sure what country or region I wanted to visit. Tammy asked all the right questions and answered my endless queries in order to help my partner and I pick the perfect itinerary for us.
We booked 5 nights of safari, split between Thanda and Phinda game reserves in South Africa. We absolutely loved both reserves, which are near each other but offer very different guest experiences. Tammy even secured us an upgrade from the tented camp to the lodge at Thanda, and our accommodations were jaw-droppingly fabulous. What’s more is that she saved us a substantial amount of money – the safari was significantly cheaper than it would have been to book directly, even not counting the extra value of the upgrade. She arranged our flights and transfers, which all worked seamlessly.
I’ll end with a small example of how Tammy went above and beyond: We only used Pembury for the safari portion of our longer vacation, opting to stay in AirBnBs and travel more independently for the rest. Learning this, Tammy volunteered to take a look at the different AirBnBs I was considering in Cape Town in order to ensure that we were staying in a good, safe location. Her help allowed us to feel confident in even the parts of the trip that we didn’t book through Pembury!
All in all, I highly recommend Tammy and Pembury. I hope to return to Africa with them soon!