We are a group of 24 who wanted the Africa experience. We were referred to Safari Ventures by a friend. We talked to Niru at Safari Ventures about our idea of the vacation and our interests. He came up with an excellent itinerary for us including South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Victoria Falls and Botswana, which gave us the safari experience as well as some wonderful time at Victoria Falls and in Cape Town. The selection of lodges and hotels at each location was very good. The local travel companies he arranged for in South Africa, Zambia/Zimbabwe and Botswana were excellent; just like his people in Kenya and Tanzania.
We had the misfortune of being stuck at the Johannesburg airport when our flight to Kenya was cancelled because of the fire at the Nairobi airport. Niru stayed in essentially constant touch with us and worked hard to line up a local tour to Soweto and Johannesburg city as well as getting us on the first flight to Nairobi after the delay. Our itinerary had to be altered for two days and he managed to get us into very nice “substitute” lodges and modify all the tour excursion details. Niru had insisted on us taking a trip insurance, so much so that he included the premium in the price and would not entertain anyone opting out. And that insurance came handy when we were reimbursed for our losses in trip delay and lost days.
All in all, we had a wonderful vacation arranged by Safari Ventures. The office staff in Tampa was always helpful. We have no reservations in recommending Niru and Safari Ventures for an Africa vacation.