Luxury Africa Safaris
Enjoy a private safari with the experts
For several centuries, Africa has attracted the most intrepid explorers. To this day Africa still holds areas that are rarely visited. We're proud to know the best guides, conservationists, fixed wing and helicopter pilots that can take you there. From the Congolese jungles of the second biggest rainforest in the world, to the rarely visited Pokot and Turkana tribes, to the very bowels of the earth itself in the Danakil depression in Ethiopia, we can arrange adventures that will never be forgotten.
Jacada Travel creates bespoke luxury safaris to Africa. Our safari experts are based in Hong Kong, Cape Town and London and will design your perfect itinerary, combining the best accommodation and exclusive tours with expert local guides.
Choose from a range of African safari experiences and activities in South Africa, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Seychelles, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe.
Whatever you want your trip to include, at Jacada Travel we’ll create a tailor-made trip just for you.
We’ll recommend the best lodges, camps and hotels, exclusive tours, a local guide who shares your interests, and we sort out all the detail. So you can enjoy the wildlife, landscapes and warm authenticity of Africa in the knowledge that the rest is being taken care of.
With dedicated teams based in Hong Kong, Cape Town and London, we’re perfectly placed to take care of you at every stage of your visit to Africa.
Whatever you want from your Africa tour, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Our top Africa example trips
Just a great experience from beginning to end. It was worth every penny.
Another wonderful trip organized by Jacada
I wanted to take my wife on an Africa Safari for her 60th birthday. I contact Jacada travel and was put in contact with Em Hunter who had lived in Africa. Em put together the best trip of our lives. I have traveled to all 7 continents but this trip ranks above all the rest. We were treated like royalty at ever location we visited and transitioning between camps was smooth and flawless. I have nothing but good things to say about Em and Jacada. They made the trip incredible.
Great experience. the trip was organised in an excellent way. Everything was great. Really pleased.
This was my second travel experience with Jacada. Last fall my husband and I visited South America, which included travel to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu and I have now just returned from a gorilla trekking adventure in Rwanda and safari in Kenya with my adult daughter. My first experience with Jacada was beyond expectations and the second certainly did not disappoint. Rebecca’s service was exceptional from our very first contact. She tailored the trip exactly to our needs, wishes and budget and offered helpful tips and suggestions to make the trip as memorable as possible. She even included thoughtful gifts for my daughter’s young children that were related to our visit to the Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi. The itinerary, internal flights and transfer pick -ups were seamless so that it was a completely stress free holiday. Her accommodation suggestions were superb. We were fortunate to be one of Jacada’s first guests to the newly opened Sangita in Rwanda and it was stunning! Rebecca and extended Jacada staff as well our knowledgeable, professional and friendly guides and lodge staff all worked together to create unforgettable memories for my daughter and myself. I will definitely be booking a third trip with Jacada..
We gambled, not sure we should trust Jacada. It was a foreign company we found on the internet, but they offered individualized personalized travel that we wanted for a trip to Tanzania. Well, let me reassure you, it was worth every penny paid. Jacada has been amazing and the attention to details was great. Nothing was overlooked. Emily proposed an itinerary based on what we wanted and the duration of the stay. She then worked with us as we fine tuned it. Angela helped with all the paperwork and insurance details. Our trip exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend the FaruFaru Lodge in the Grumeti Reserve. Amazing room, amazing food, great service, and a watering hole right there that the animals come to almost non-stop. And take the dawn hot air balloon ride! What an interesting fun way to see the animals. Thank you Jacada, Emily and Angela. Our trip of a lifetime was exactly that!
My husband and I finally checked off one of our bucket list items with the wonderful help of Kit from Jacada Travel. Their highly personalized and professional level of service exceeded our expectations and made things extremely easy for us. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for the perfect trip .
Planned a last minute 11 night trip to Morocco with Rebecca. Her and her team were absolutely fantastic. We gave them a tall order in asking for booking on such short notice (and then changing the dates mid-planning!) and we could not have been happier with the results. Highly recommended.
Emily organized an absolutely flawless safari in Kenya for our family of 4. She was communicative and really understood what we were looking for. While there is no way to get around the crowds of tourists in the Masai Mara during the Great Migration, it was well worth it. This was our 6th safari in the continent of Africa, and Emily still managed to make it a unique experience. I would recommend all the properties that we stayed at. Great job, Jacada! We will be back :)
Rebecca was incredible to work with! She was so patient with all of our changes! She went to great lengths to make sure our trip was perfect. 10/10 would love to work with her again.
Exceeded expectations! This was the first time I used a travel agency and was leery, as I didn't know what to expect. I contacted and spoke with three other companies, but felt that Jacada was the best fit.For our African travels, Em was our Travel Designer, who took the time to listen to want we were looking for. We spent over an hour talking on the telephone so that she understood what was important and what we were comfortable with. A few days later, she presented an itinerary for us that was within our budget and hit all the highlights of what we wanted to see and do.Leading up to our trip, Em and Angela (Travel Concierge), asked if there was anything specific we needed during our travels and answered any questions we had.About a week before our trip, they contacted us to walk through the itinerary and the details of the trip. After the call, we felt like we were well taken care of and didn't have to worry about anything.Our trip was amazing, and EVERYTHING was taken care of. We enjoyed all the camps that Em had picked for us and we could not have been any happier. After our return home, Em called us to follow up on how our trip was and if there was anything that they could have done better.When we need to use a travel company, we will only use Jacada Travel as they delivered on what they promised and made sure we were well taken care of!
Jacana Travel was instrumental in creating an amazing and most enjoyable vacation/trip to Rwanda and Tanzania for my group. Bryon Thomas was the key person who created this amazing itinerary and he was incredible, knowledgeable, professional, honest, humble and most importantly a joy to work with. He was spot on with putting together everything we hoped this trip to be and I would not want to work with anyone else but Byron. I would highly recommend anyone to work with Jacana Travel as they MADE our trip, and once again ,y hats off to Byron Thomas the man that made this happen for us. Jacana Travel was beyond amazing to work with!!!!
Fantastic safari to Tanzania organized by Em from Jacada. The process was seamless, and Em made sure every detail was in place before we went. This was truly one of the most remarkable trips I have ever taken, and the memories will stay with me forever.
We had an amazing trip including our wedding arranged by Tess at Jacada travel. The attention to detail and thought that went into every stop along the way was incredibly done. We are frequent travelers and have used other travel companies but none can compare. We will definitely use Jacada travel again.
Tessa was amazing! Every detail was taken care of. This was my first time to use a travel agency. I will definitely use Jacada again!!
Experienced and thoughtful travel planning done in a collaborative fashion, for customized personal tours. Unique and off-the-radar sites and dining options are suggested and were much appreciated! Our tour went like clockwork - we felt very pampered and looked after.
Tessa and Angela did a wonderful job planning our 25th wedding anniversary trip of a lifetime. We put ourselves in their hands to select fabulous properties and they did not disappoint. Travel to and from cities and lodges went smoothly. They anticipated our needs and provided that extra “something” to make this an unforgettable experience. We recommend Jacada without hesitation!
Every detail was addressed by Jonny and his team. All transfers were on time, the hotels and itinerary were excellent for a first time safari. We also appreciated the slight changes that were made due to bush plane schedules.
Amazing trip that was everything hoped for and more. Series of experiences that made the trip very rich in terms of learning and memories. Jacada again developed a trip that addressed our interests and then followed through with their outstanding service.
Jacada created an unforgettable trip for us in South Africa. The meet and greet at the airports (including expediter for visa formalities) , train stations and safari camps were seamless and made the transfers an almost enjoyable experience. Their choices of the safari camps were top notch and well worth the money. I plan on using Jacada for future travels and will recommend them to my friends and family.
Great trip, excellent customer service
Johnnie and Jacada are truly first-rate. Johnnie helped us arrange an unforgettable experience in East Africa, exploring Samburu, Masaai Mara, Nariboi, and Lake Malawi. Each was a stunning and wonderful destination, with experienced matched to our needs and travel style. I can hardly wait for my next Jacada trip!
We chose Jacada Travel to plan our second safari trip to Africa. We wanted a private safari experience on our terms! We had two major goals: see the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and check off the rhino from our Big Five list. We put Jonny Humphries to work on the itinerary, and he knocked it out of the park. Jacada had excellent ideas about what we should do, and all their recommendations were spot-on. We were met by cheerful, helpful greeters at each airport and each transfer point. Having someone meet us at all these places really relieves the stress. Our guides in Kenya and Rwanda were top-notch. Our accommodations were all five-star. We were always wistful when we left a hotel because we were always having a good time. Then we would get to the next place and be equally impressed and excited about the new place. Everything went off without a hitch. Jacada is first-class all the way.
Tessa and Jacada Travel were amazing to work with while planning our African Safari. Thanks to her extensive experience, insight and attention to detail, we had the best safari experience ever!
OUR HOLIDAY WAS VERY WELL ORGANIZED BY JACADA TO THE LAST DETAIL .LOOKING FORWARD TO TRAVELLING WITH JACADA AGAIN NEXT YEAR
We have used Jacada Travel for 3 epic trips to Africa over the past 5 years. For each trip, Byron arranged an itinerary that met our desires and with the least amount of travel time between lodges. All of the lodges, game drives, flights, transfers, etc. were 5-star! Byron and his team kept us informed about the trip from the beginning of booking all the way through to the end including some nice notes along the way. We will certainly be using Jacada Travel for future travel, in Africa and elsewhere.
We had the experience of a lifetime. Everything was arranged to perfection and Jacada paid attention to the tiniest detail. We had a wonderful, fun, sweet and most importantly safe honeymoon. Thank you Kit and your team for everything!! The little welcome notes at every hotel was a pleasant surprise!! Will definitely use Jacada again for our future trips! And will definitely recommend to our friends!
Starting with the first email, our experience with Jacada was great! Tessa and her team were professional and informative. They tailored an amazing trip to Namibia that I will never forget.The trip went off seamlessly. We simply relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, wonderful experiences, and truly amazing animal sightings. The lodges were comfortable with friendly and hospitable staff. We enjoyed getting to know our guides, who have so much knowledge to share.I highly recommend Jacada, specifically Tessa and her team. They made my dream of traveling to Africa a reality that I will never forget!I hope to go back again someday, with Jacada's help of course, to see more.
Great planning and follow up Everything was perfect
Rebecca Cook did an exceptional job of arranging our "Safarimoon" in Africa - Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Seychelles. We had many ideas and dreams that she considered and organized into a trip full of adventure and beauty. There were only a few (expected in Africa) bumps along the way and Rebecca was interested in feedback on how to make an already spectacular experience even better. We highly recommend Jacada as a travel partner extraordinaire!
As a travel agent it was a Joy to work with Jacada and Rebecca! My clients were very impressed with all accommodations and dreams came true! will use them again!!
Our trip to Africa was one of the best vacations that we’ve been on! Everything was well planned and it was an experience of a lifetime.
Em did a great job preparing and reviewing our trip with us.
Eager to go, full of curiosity, and utterly ignorant about East Africa, I scoured the internet and decided to contact Jacada. Byron listened carefully and turned my random suggestions into a perfectly organized, extraordinary experience. My daughter and I felt well cared for every step of the way and the Jacada team was always quick to reply to any queries or concerns. Byron even took the time to meet with us at one of our stops. We traveled through four countries in two weeks, from mountain gorillas to myriad zebra crossing the Serengeti, and never once had to fret or stress about the logistical stuff, confident that Byron and his colleagues had us covered which allows us to truly savor the experience . Thank you.
Tessa was extremely helpful and knowledgeable ! She truly made my planning so seamless and stress free. I didn't have to worry one bit and was able to focus and enjoy my vacation.
Safari to Zimbabwe and Sabi SandsThe Jacada team both in London and on the ground demonstrated a great knowledge of locations, venues, local customs and ways of operating. They looked after all the essential details, all of which went without a hitch and added a few surprise personal touches which enriched our experience. The recommended venues exceeded our expectations.
Our trip involved traveling to five different camps in Kenya and Tanzania, with multiple flights. Everything went perfectly. It was truly the trip of a lifetime.
Our travel designer, Jonathan, offered excellent service and created a perfectly orchestrated package to exceed my family’s expectations. Before the trip, we received professionally created materials sharing our itinerary as well as excellent tips on travel (packing, visas, vaccinations, etc). The trip itself was flawless, we were always with a guide taking care of our every need. Flights, accommodations, and meals were all set - we just got to enjoy stress free. The actual locations chosen were superb and all the staff encountered along the way were kind, effective, and responsive. We would highly recommend Jacada and look forward to booking another journey with them.
Our trip ran like clockwork. It was very well organized and recommendations were spot on. Expectations were high and they were exceeded.
Amazing experience overall. The individuals that worked with us at Jacada were so helpful, thoughtful, and organized. They planned a travel experience of a lifetime for me and my husband. Our trip to Morocco was something out of a storybook, filled with sights, sounds, tastes, history, culture, and a feeling of wonder that I have never experienced. We will be forever grateful.
After we had decided our next vacation should be a big tour through Africa, I contacted Jacada by mail. Within two days I was called back and shared my key requests with a travel designer. In a short period of time our whole trip through 5 countries and using 5 different top lodges (Kalahari Plains, Nxabega, Matetsi, Bisate and Mnemba Island) including all long haul and connecting flights and the permits for visiting the gorillas in Rwanda was finalised. There was a great build up of wonderful experiences with nature and people throughout our journey. There were only minor things during the preparation and the trip - which I shared with the company directly - that can be improved to move to a 5* rating.
The experience we have had with Jacada was just amazing. There was not one glitch in the entire adventure and they made our trip one of the best we have ever had in our lives, and we have traveled quite a bit. I highly recommend using them, the planning stage was fabulous, the staff was very patient with me, and I can be quite a handful. They were also knowledgeable as well as accommodating to our needs and wants. I can't say enough how wonderful they were. FANTASTIC! GREAT! FABULOUS! MARVELOUS! THE BEST!!!!!!!
I work 24/7 and my job demands every ounce of energy from me. When I go on holiday, I dont want to be having to handle nitty gritty matters. I just want to rest, relax and recharge. That's why I go to Jacada. Jacada truly looks after your travel needs. Up to the very last detail you can trust that you will have a hassle free holiday that you deserve. Our experience with Riki and Joyce has been phenomenal and we will surely be going back to them for our next holiday. Keep up the good work!
We had an amazing time in Tanzania last November thanks to the efforts of our Jacada Travel consultant, Emily Hunter. Having been to Southern Africa before, we chose Tanzania to experience a new and different part of that amazing continent. Emily's expertise and guidance made our trip incredibly memorable. We explored the Ngorongoro Crater, witnessed the Great Migration in the Serengeti, got up close and personal with the amazing chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains, and finished with a relaxing beach holiday in Zanzibar. All of our accommodations and guides were first rate. The Crater Lodge was beautiful. Lamai Serengeti was perfectly located to experience the abundant wildlife of the Serengeti. Greystoke in Mahale is an absolutely unique and special place. And, Matemwe Lodge in Zanzibar is stunning and a short boat ride from snorkeling and diving in crystal blue waters. If you are looking for the ultimate safari experience, I strongly recommend Tanzania and all it has to offer. And, certainly I can't recommend strongly enough contacting Emily Hunter at Jacada to plan your trip.
this was our second experience with Jacada and I will continue to use them! This time it was for our honeymoon and every detail was planned and thought of in advance! We felt so comfortable and thankful that we had Jacada travel plan our trip, especially Tess! Can’t wait for our next trip!
My wife and I just had an amazing trip exploring the wonders of Morocco. Thanks to Jacada, we were set up with an amazing driver and tour guide who were clearly focused on ensuring we had the best experience possible. The accommodations were spectacular, the information given by our guide was extremely interesting and insightful, and the transportation to and from cities and sites was safe and comfortable. We fell in love with Morocco thanks to Jacada!!
Timely and responsive with inquiries, questions, and follow up. All accommodations were as promised with excellent service. Flights, connections, and escorts for African safari were well coordinated. Not cheap, but made trip stress free by really taking care of everything!!
We have used Jacada twice for our family vacations. Their attention to detail is fantastic and we had no glitches on our most recent trip to Morocco. The local guide was better than we could have hoped for.'We would definitely use Jacada again.
Our Tanzanian Safari was an absolutely amazing experience. Tessa Van der Walt at Jacada flawlessly planned our adventure and it was executed to the highest standard. Tess was always just a phone call or e-mail away during our trip, although we had no reason to contact her other than express how happy we were! The people we met were interesting, wonderfully accommodating and truly invested in our enjoyment of our time in Africa. Each area we visited offered a different environment and we were able to see more animals and birds than we could ever imagine. The reserves and lodges were amazing, and each very different from the other. This allowed us to experience each area we visited a little bit differently, but they were always a seamless blend of luxury and adventure. I don't often review our travels, but this trip was beyond our wildest expectations and we are already eyeing a return visit!
A great team put together an amazing journey for us. Also, support during the trip was outstanding.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Morocco planned by our expert travel agent Em Hunter and her support staff. Thanks Jacada I will definitely use your agency again.
I had an excellent experience working with Jacada Travel! It was an easy process to book, and the trip was seamless! I would definitely use this company again to book an international trip!
Excellent service, honest advice and smooth logistics. I have no doubt to recommend Jacada Travel to friends and family. It is already our second time travelling with Jacada. And both the travel experience exceeds our expectations.
Nice to receive personalized service; knowing there will always be someone on the other end of the phone line in the country one is visiting is great; we benefit from your expertise.
Emily Hunter was an excellent ! In fact , I made a mistake planning our international flights and she arranged the best option as to not inconvenience us at end of our trip to Africa. Our family of 5 was never disappointed EVER on our adventure to East Africa ! We saw it all and felt it was money well spent! Thank you, Emily , for a fantastic trip to beautiful Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Best travel experience ever!
THEEEEE MOST AMAZING TRIP EVER!!! Our agent was off the charts on every level. she thought outside the box to create a trip perfectly tailored for us. THEY LISTENED!!!!! All concerns were addressed,all details were attended to.and then some! so many delightful unexpected surprises throughout & at every destination! Thank you so much! I will & can recommend Tess & her team @ Jacada travel .they produce & deliver. YEAH TEAM TESS! xo
Excellent service from start to finish. Thoughtful and well-planned itinerary. All transfers, flights and internal flights went smoothly. Great accommodations, and for our trip, great game viewing. Anyone planning a trip to Africa should seriously consider Jacada.
Byron and Angela were very responsive to any questions we had from the initial planning to the start of our trip. Byron stayed in touch with us to insure that each phase of our trip was executed as planned. The staff who met us at each point were prompt, efficient, helpful and knowledgeable which made us comfortable in a foreign situation. The Jacada experience was 5 star in all aspects. I highly recommend it and hope we can use Jacada in the future.
Trip of a lifetime. Jacada looked after every detail and made for a easy relaxing adventure. The trip exceeded all expectations.
We had a wonderful trip that was planned by Jacada. It went off without a hitch! The accomodations were amazing. We saw and did everything and more! From the time we landed in Kilimanjaro to the time we left, we were handled with "white glove service". Tessa and Angela from Jacada were the best! They answered all of our questions and helped us plan the trip of a lifetime!
Jacada Travel planned and co-ordinated our recent 2-week trip to Kenya. Their lodging and touring recommendations, planning, attention to every detail and follow-up was exceptional !! In a (beautiful) Country where logistics matter, we never for a moment felt alone. We cannot overstate how happy we are with Jacada’s professionalism and service. We will use Jacada Travel again and again — we are happy to provide our HIGHEST recommendation that others travel with Jacada. Thanks to Johnny and his Team for an incredible travel experience.
Very well organized tour. Was able to fit in everything we wanted during the fantastic trip
We had a fantastic trip to Africa with Jacada Travel. Everything was incredibly well organized. The itinerary was perfectly suited to our group, and our lodging was outstanding. We were very impressed and would recommend Jacada Travel without hesitation. We're already planning our next trip with them!
Jacada provided a continued line of open communication through the planning process until we arrived home. They answered all our questions in a timely manner and were very professional. Their global partners in Tanzania were of the highest quality, ensuring a safe, fun, and memorable vacation.
Jonny Humphreys and the team at Jacada did an amazing job of tailor making our trip of a lifetime to Kenya. Every detail from waking up to bedtime was meticulously planned. The lodges, camps , food , guides, game drives , were perfect for us. I’m looking forward to using Jacada again for our next big adventure!!
Our family vacation to Kenya was so much more than I could have ever expected! As soon as we landed in Nairobi, Kenya we were treated like VIP, like family. Everything was planned perfectly but still very relaxing. We cant wait to go back to beautiful Kenya. Thank you Emily Hunter for making our vacation the best one ever.
Great trip organized by Tess. Couple of small glitches, but on the whole we were treated like royalty. A trip to remember.
Jacada is simply the best.
My daughter and I recently returned from a trip of a lifetime to Kenya which we planned with Tess at the Cape Town Jacada branch. We have nothing but the highest level of thanks and appreciation to Tess and Jacada and all her Kenyan partners that we encountered throughout our stay! We were fairly last minute travelers in terms of how far in advance many folk have to book the places and activities that were on our bucket list. Tess worked her magic, skills and connections to get us into Giraffe Manor and the camps that really suited our travelling profile. Tess took the time in the beginning to really hear what we wanted to do, and then she used her thorough knowledge of the country, the Mara, and the kinds of accommodation available to set us up with an amazing fit. We absolutely loved all the places we stayed at, and I can see that Jacada carefully picks their Kenyan partners for their high standards in hospitality and experience. We came away with hearts bursting with gratitude for such a special trip.Tess and her team thoroughly prepared us for what to expect before we left and we had our own personal travel manual with all sorts of helpful info and tips. At every place we stayed, we found a thoughtful hand written notice from Tess. It was clear that she had really good relationships with the camp and lodge managers. She took care of a huge amount of planning in terms of multiple small aircraft flights and transfers, and getting around with a driver whether it was part of our initial itinerary or added in personal requests.I could not more strongly recommend using Tess and Jacada to make your dream trip come true. We were blown away at every level at the seamlessness of our trip, the attention to detail everywhere, the highest level of service and the professionalism and quality of guides and staff at all the places we went to.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for providing us with a lifetime of memories!
We worked with Jacada, Tessa specifically, to plan our trip to Africa, and while our trip is still a ways out, we had such a good experience planning with Tessa that we wanted to preemptively write a review. Working with Tessa has been a fabulous experience. She is incredibly knowledgeable, answering our numerous questions with detailed responses and great ideas to enhance our trip. She planned a trip for 2 of us to Namibia as a starting point. We are joining friends after Namibia in Botswana and again she put together a great option for the group, meeting the various price and time constraints while giving us wide variety of experiences. We are extremely excited about our trip and can’t say enough good things about Tessa!
Everything was great and came off seamlessly. Jacada is our go to for international travel. If Dubai becomes one of your destinations, we highly recommend The Palace Downtown hotel; and and for pass through travelers, the Intercontinental at the airport.Jed Rosenthal
Our family trip to Kilimanjaro to climb, to Uganda for gorilla trekking & to Seychelles for relaxation was a trip of a lifetime. From start to finish Jacada did an excellent job. Our local reps, hotel choices and expeditions were fabulous! I would highly recommend Jacada as a travel company and Jonny as a travel agent.
The trip was exceptional, it exceeded our expectations. They gave us the itinerary we wanted, and arranged to have us met at each destination, making us feel so welcome and special. The wonderful accommodations and food enhanced the beautiful surroundings. We loved the communal dinners, having met so many interesting people, both local and international. So many personal touches, we are already planning our next trip.
Fantastic experience overall. Local guides outstanding. Byron and team did an excellent job helping to secure accommodation and make the whole trip happen and very very helpful, knowledgeable and responsive. Accommodation at Bisate was world class. Rwanda was a delightful country to visit and clearly seeing the gorillas was an incredible experience.
We had a wonderful experience in Tanzania. Jacada Travel made all the arrangements. The lodges, camps and guides were all fabulous choices. Everything was arranged ahead of time, and all the transfers were efficient and without problems. All of the people that took care of us, from the drivers to the camp managers and safari guides were lovely, professional and excellent. Jacada made it all so easy. All we had to do was sit back and enjoy the trip of a lifetime!
We planned our trip with Tessa van der Walt at Jacada Travel in NorthernTanzania. This was our second trip to Africa, so we had certain expectations that on this trip were met and exceeded! Attention to detail was impeccable. But further, the properties and activities that were recommended were very well thought out and planned to provide us with extraordinary experiences. We booked our safari with Legendary Expeditions, a bespoke safari company. The accommodations were outstanding but, more importantly, the people we stayed with were wonderful. We have found that a travel agency is only as good as the people they contract with to provide the services to the client. Jacada we found to surround itself with excellent resources for all aspects of our travel. We would not hesitate to use them again.
Jonny designed a safari in Tanzania for my group and it was everything we hoped for and more! It was a seamless, painless process from start to finish and they were able to easily accommodate some last minute changes in our plans. Angela was available to answer any questions I had about the trip and even gave me some recommendations about Cape Town, which was above and beyond the call of duty since Jacada had nothing to do with our trip to Cape Town. Everything was very professional, payment was quick and easy, they sent over a very helpful and very expensive looking information package a couple weeks before (and were very patient when multiple attempts had to be made to deliver because no one happened to be home during the day). Everything went smoothly and exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend and I would definitely come to them again!
Every detail was attended too plus more! Since the safari camp follows the model of African safari tents I feel that they were one notch under and more pricey. I expressed my honest opinion at the camp. The biggest difference was alcohol beverages were not included. For what we paid this should be included as the Kenya Safari trip did. Also, lighting in the tent needs to be changed. Much too dark I couldn’t find any of my items for days!
The folks at Jacada started by asking questions of what we were looking for in our desired South African experience. They made recommendations and happily and patiently worked with us as we made our selections. They were very knowledgeable about how best to plan our sequence of destinations. As a result, our entire experience met or exceeded our expectations.We experienced some minor hiccups along the way (through no fault of Jacada), but Jacada helped resolve the situations really quickly and ensured that we were able to continue to enjoy our holiday.The folks on the ground that Jacada works with are top notch. A good deal of homework has obviously been done to ensure a positive experience.You can rely on Jacada to help you plan a top-flight holiday.
Honestly, the most incredible experience of our lives. Everyone on the Jacada Travel team was kind, responsive and made everything so easy. We love Jacada Travel and look forward to many more trips to come!
Our trip to South Africa and Zambia couldn't have gone better . We left the planning to Jacada and the entire trip was scripted in a professional and first class manner . Every detail was considered and covered . We visited capetown, the South African wine lands , went on a safari and visited Victoria falls and each and everyone of these visits created special memories thanks to the great trip plan that Jacada put together .
This review is for our latest trip booked through [email protected] to Namibia.Jacada Travel has been there behind us from the start of our very first honeymoon/safari in Tanzania, and has grown along the way as we developed an interest in wildlife photography. They have learnt our new preferences along the way, and has planned and delivered a travel experience that STILL manages to impress and amaze us. We have tried another safari company in between, but in our experience it has only made too clear the competency and thoughtfulness of Jacada Travel is far above the rest. For example, on long car transfers, they always make sure they have little snacks and drinks in the vehicle prepared for us - it's a very minor detail that we took for granted. They also book us the best rooms/tents possible - we were so grateful for the awesome waterhole view at one of the camps we stayed at that wasn't visible from all the tents - Jacada really took the time and effort to look into the details (including campsite layouts) to get us the best. Their planning is meticulous and full of little personalized surprises that really make you smile - thank you Joyce for the surprise baked cookie + ice cream!!!Above all, we feel SAFE planning with Jacada - safe that our experience will be smooth from beginning to end, safe that any problems will be looked into promptly, safe that we're getting the best rooms and service from the lodges, safe that we're getting the most compatible guides for our interests... it's why we come back again and again to Jacada Travel.
The team at jacada left no stone unturned when it came to our South African luxury vacation. From the private guides to the wonderful restaurants and their knowledge of the best accommodations, my wife and I had the experience of our lives. It was life changing. We had absolutely no problems the time we were there. It was perfect!!!! Jacada is not only a travel agency, they create memories and change your life with the beautiful vacations they create!!! Thank you all at jacada travel!!!!Eduardo Canales
I usually plan my own trips but I decided to go with Jacada Travel since it was a trip to South Africa. They handle everything and I was not disappointed.
We had Jacana Travel organize for us a trip to South Africa, Zambia and Botswana. They did a fantastic job as everything went according to plans. The places they suggested were great and all of us had a very pleasant experience. We have no reservations in recommending Jacana to anyone looking for a diverse trip where all the details, including some handholding, are taken care. Jacada also understood what we were looking for in a trip and made great recommendations in regard to where to stay and what to do.
Jacada organized a two week trip through South Africa. Byron at the London office spent a lot of time discussing our wants and helped us narrow down our choices to give us the best and most varied experience within our time frame and our budget, and boy did he succeed! Everything went like clockwork--from the initial contact at the airport where we were whisked through the incredibly long line up at passport control ( after 30 hours of travel, that was the best thing ever!), to the amazingly sumptuous lodges, to the drivers who took us from one destination to another. I felt like a princess on this trip and am now officially spoiled and unwilling to settle for anything less. Thank you for a wonderful experience
Totally organized, totally professional. Trip of a lifetime.
Jacada travel was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. They put together an incredible package for us, the accommodations were fabulous, the food was superb, the people were wonderful. Every detail was attended to and all our tours and transfers were spot on. I would highly recommend this company.
My experience in planning travel to Victoria Falls and South Africa with Tessa and the other members of the team at Jacada was wonderful. I hosted a group of 12 people and at the end of the vacation, everyone stated that this was the best vacation they had ever been on, and most have experienced travel to all over the world. My expectations, which were extremely high, were exceeded. I have no qualms about recommending Jacada Travel to anyone.
Jonny and Jacada agents in England and South Africa created a flawless experinece for us. Their attention at the beginning with a conversation to discover our travel needs/wants and while on the trip with personal notes at each lodging place was astounding. Their knowledge of unique experiences whether of lodging or activity is extensive and up-to-date. We felt supported and able to fully enter into our first time to Africa. We returned home rating this trip at the top of many wonderful trips and are already talking with them about our next trip to South America. Anne Miner-Pearson, USA
Byron Thomas worked closely with us to put together an itinerary for our trip to South Africa that was customized to our wishes. No detail was left to chance! Jacada and their people are wonderful to work with! I highly recommend Jacada!
2nd time with Jacada. Excellent as usual
The trip was completely customized for what I wanted to do. Accommodations were all luxurious. They arranged everything including all in country plane transfers. Communication on schedule was perfect.
Tess and company made sure every detail was perfect. We had the best family trip you could imagine.
I stumbled upon Jacada on the Internet in April 2016 and filled out a form. To my excitment they promptly contacted me the next day and asked some questions in regard to planning dates, budget, ages, level of comfort. Within a day a had a proposal for England/South Africa. With a little adjustments the trip was finalized and customized within a week. My son and I just returned yesterday from "the trip of a lifetime". JACADA you made this trip a wow. Everything went perfect. From the transfers, private tours, reataurant picks,London hotel was perfect the safari lodges you chose it was unbelievable. I would highly recommend and will be using Jacada for future travel.
Our first experience with Jacada. It was flawless. Great attention to detail, perfect selection of areas to visit and camps where to stay and, most importantly, a great choice of service providers. They (Jacada) will be the first ones we call to plan our next trip.
Great attention to detail. Very personal interest on the part of the agent and attention to every detail. Exceeded our expectations. Would book with Jacarda Travel again.