9 Day Tour starting with an authentic African Safari at a eco-friendly solar powered lodge to the spectacular Cape Peninsula and viewing Southern Right Whales.
Pat & Jessica C - Phoenix Arizona
After meeting Quinton in Capetown for an incredible day trip in 2018 for a day trip to Stellenbosch wine country and listening to his adventures in East Africa, we immediately put that trip on a shortlist of places to visit in the near future.
So, in the lifting stages of the pandemic, in early 2021, we knew exactly who to reach out to, to FINALLY make this trip happen! Africa Explore Safaris helped us to create our dream trip to Kenya and Tanzania in Sep/Oct 2021. Words can't even explain how magical/ memorable this trip was, a total of 21 days on a private safari. From the designing stage of our dream trip (whatever we wanted, they worked into the schedule) and all throughout the trip itself, Africa Explore Safaris was always just a phone call away and eager to help us however they could.
Especially nice to have a calming/committed voice when you get to the airport and find out the airlines canceled your flight. 🙃 That was our only "issue" on the trip, after that it was smooth and INCREDIBLE sailing the entire way. Both our local guides (1 in each country) were wonderful! Very knowledgeable men with a clear passion for sharing their AMAZING countries with travelers).
Thank you to Quinton and Abby for making this bucket list dream come true! We look forward to traveling to more parts of that beautiful continent in the future. Still need to see those sharks in Gansbaai and get back for whale season in Hermanus! 😉
Just a quick note about the pandemic, since it's on the forefront of many traveller's minds right now. From the US we had to provide a negative PCR test within 3 days of travel (US requirement for most international travel). In Kenya we tested again to be allowed into Tanzania and the same when leaving Tanzania to get back home. These tests were EASY! Quick testing sites at a camp in Serengeti, Tanzania and in Kenya they used a mobile service and the guy actually got in a hazmat suit in our van to perform the test. We got a kick out of that. Both countries had social distancing mandates still in place and left the wearing of masks up to the individual businesses. Everywhere we went staff were wearing masks and in crowded public areas of the camps, we were asked to wear masks when not eating/drinking. We are very careful still, even in our home in Arizona, so none of those was an inconvenience to us. Both countries appear to really care about the safety and wellbeing of tourists and members of the communities we were visiting ... also, I should mention now is a GREAT time to go on safari. 18 months ago the world shut down and the consensus from the locals in each country was that the animals appeared to be less shy around safari vehicles because of it. When you have an expert guide in your truck with almost 20 years of experience who's never seen a leopard in Aberdare and we had 1 just casually stroll down the road towards us. In Tanzania our guide with over 15 years of experience never saw a cheetah kill in person, we witnessed a mom hunt for her 3 cubs right in front of us (like we weren't even there). Both countries had elephants walking right up to our truck basically unbothered, etc.
Our animal experiences were OUT of this world! DON'T LET THE PANDEMIC STOP YOU FROM GOING TO AFRICA. It's open and as magical as you always imagined it to be! 💜
Our Safari was the best experience I have ever had. My whole family loved it!
We had the most incredible trip of a lifetime! Thank you!
We will always be grateful for you helping us with our flights home during the pandemic.
"My wife and I went on a 12 day trip to South Africa and Victoria Falls. We wanted to have several Safaris, enjoy Cape Town, go shark cage diving to see the Great White sharks, and more in South Africa. Because several activities were weather dependent, we needed a lot of flexibility in our schedule. They, the team at Africa Explore Safaris, achieved that and more. They are the most responsive travel company we have ever dealt with. Quick responses to our emails and questions. Follow-ups to make sure we were enjoying ourselves." -Steve USA
Director Of Alumni Relations at Poly Prep Country Day School
August 24, 2020, Donna was a client of Quinton Conroy’s
28 April 2019
I am a travel agent in Canada and out of all my research you are one of the best in the business! We are both so excited and read so many good things about you and your company!
Hanna F - OTTAWA
My husband and I originally booked a safari outside of Cape Town. The package provided transportation to and from the reserve. We had no expectations for the driver. In the end, we were blown away by our driver, Quinton. Quinton has a vast knowledge of everything and he went above and beyond to provide us with an unforgettable South African experience. Quinton planned out site seeing day tours that were packed full with activities, great food and lovely wines. We would highly recommend Quinton to anyone and everyone.
Paul M -NEW YORK - sent the following message at 11:02 PM
We were certainly well and truly asleep last night by the time you sent that email! We all had a fantastic time – thank you. I couldn’t think of anything I would have wanted different.
~ Steve Pemberton & family – Australia
Now we are home, (sadly!) we would like to say how much we enjoyed the Cheetah Outreach & Eagle Encounters experience and the tour to Table Mountain/Cape Point etc.
~ Les and Maureen Skinner, UK
Having just returned to the UK we wanted to say a very big “thank you” to yourself and Quinton for all the wonderful trips and Sanbona Safari that you organised for us.
~ Charles and Jane Cockrem, UK
Now I am safely home and back to ordinary life, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a very extraordinary holiday and your part in it. I have had dozens of holidays with different companies in many parts of the world, but this was the best. You worked so hard to look after our many needs and requests, and added a whole other dimension to the programme arranged with information, commentary, humour, extra experiences and care. Even during my extended 3 days I followed your suggestions of what to see and do and that was very good too.
You turned a very good holiday into a very special holiday by ‘quintonizing ‘it. I would surely like to return to South Africa.
Revd Dr Lesley Kaye-Besley, Minggay, Surrey, England
I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we all had an amazing experience on the safari. It was very organized and comfortable and I enjoyed every minute of it. Your knowledge and input made it a very special experience and I would recommend you to anyone who was interested on going on a safari. Thank you so much for everything and feel free to use any of my comments on your website. Keep in touch.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first holiday in your country and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being such a helpful, highly organised and informative individual on our two week tour – we will certainly be back again in the future.
Thanks and regards
John & Pam Bowes
Arrived home safely, now looking out at snow and sleet!
Many thanks again for your excellent and expert management, guidance and assistance on our tour. You combined great local knowledge with attention to detail, and were there to solve when any issues arose. We are very happy to commend you to future customers.
Les and Margot Kirsch – United Kingdom
Hi Quinton. Thank you for giving us such a marvellous tour. The information and attention you gave the group was second to none. What a beautiful country you live in. I am so glad I booked to see this part of the world. The scenery is magnificent, people of all colours so charming and friendly. The hotels were excellent and in good locations.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
I had the privilege and pleasure of travelling with Quinton Conroy on our tour to South Africa in May 2009.
My husband and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed so many rich and varied experiences of life in South Africa and this entailed an amazing knowledge of so many different aspects of life in S.A. Quinton’s knowledge base was, for us, unsurpassed and he deserves to be recognized for his wealth of knowledge and his accessible manner in presenting it.
He has such a pleasing and approachable manner and went out of his way on many occasions, to ensure the comfort and well being of all those he came into contact with particularly those of us on the Tour.
I, personally, could have had a very difficult time on this holiday, as I have very specific dietary needs, but I learned very quickly that Quinton had everything under control and I was, in fact, made to feel very special. I met many restaurant managers and chefs who were only too happy to meet me, having been introduced by Quinton.
My husband and I can unreservedly recommend Quinton for his personal and professional qualities and his exemplary conduct which made our tour a never-to-be forgotten experience.
Jean and Peter Williamson
33 Wilson Avenue,
4 December 2009
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Vivien and I had a wonderful holiday in South Africa during May 2009. The tour itinerary was busy, varied and, both geographically and culturally, covered a fair chunk of ground.
We were very fortunate in travelling with Quinton Conroy for a trip of this breadth and depth. I well remember my first impressions of Quinton when he introduced himself to me in the lobby of the Forever Centurion Hotel in Lyttleton. His physical presence, smart appearance and welcoming smile set the tone for the remainder of the trip. Quinton was always very professional and business-like in all matters but, perhaps more importantly, he was also very enthusiastic and well informed about all aspects of his country. An easy going but confident personality allowed him to mix well with the varied characters in our tour party and provided the necessary degree of security required on such a trip.
Quite simply, we are of the opinion that our South African holiday, our ruby wedding treat, was greatly enhanced by having Quinton as our tour manager.
We wish him well in his future tourist ventures.
John and Vivien Pauling
Quinton Conroy – Africa’s Child Safaris
I have just returned from a two week holiday in South Africa.
We flew from the UK to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg. In Port Elizabeth we were met by a smiling Quinton Conroy who became our friend for the rest of the holiday. The “rest of the holiday” entailed traveling along the Garden Route to Cape Town. I therefore feel qualified to comment on Quinton’s abilities.
I have been traveling for over forty years and can assure you that Quinton is the best Tour Manager I have ever had the good luck to encounter.
He managed the tour in the literal sense of the word. His organizational skills were second to none. A good guide does so much in the background that the tour seems to run itself. Quinton belongs to that category. He even anticipated where there might be a problem and solved it before it happened. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
We were always fully informed about the program and any changes that had to be made. He was excellent at organizing the individual desires of the group members with regard to additional tours.
His local knowledge was second to none, be it about the flora and fauna or the history of his country. He inspired us too with the obvious love which he had for his country. You could tell that he wanted us to love it too.
And last but not least, his personality made him a pleasure to be with. He was always happy and smiling and was a really good companion.
I have no hesitation in recommending Quinton Conroy to any individual
You speak with such poetry about Africa.
What a powerful message you have given about the balance and symmetry of nature. Your insights provided a thoughtful commentary to the beauty, vastness and depth of this land.
A million thanks for sharing part of yourself and your country with us. We will treasure it forever!
When you come to San Francisco I will take you on a special tour of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Madeline & Ian Chun