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!
Published 5 months ago
It was an amazing experience! Johnny and his team at Jacada were most helpful, made all the arrangements that was first-class. We had a great time thanks to Jacada. I would highly recommend Jacada for all future travels, I know I will use them again for sure.
Johnny was very patient with me as we made many changes to the trip. He worked very hard to make sure that everything was just right. It was amazing how everything worked like clockwork when we got there. The local guides were very good, accommodations 5 star!
Published 6 months ago
Jonny and his team at Jacada turned our South African adventure into the trip of a lifetime! I grew up in South Africa and had always wanted to go back. Time and distance never allowed it. But In early March my husband and I were sitting in our living room and quite impulsively decided to take our 3 year old son and head for South Africa. One catch- we had to leave in 20 days. But who could plan a trip from Washington, D.C. to South Africa in just 20 days? We called Jacada in London, and it was one of the best decisions we've ever made. We don't know how Jonny and his team did it, but 4 days later we had an unbelievable itinerary taking us back home to Johannesburg, then up into Krueger for Safari for 5 nights, onto a remote and unbelievably gorgeous island off the coast of Mozambique (Bazaruto) and then back for one last wonderful night in South Africa. When the day came, we packed up our 3 year old son and left for what was the most luxurious trip we've ever been on. Every airport we arrived in, expediters met us at the door of the aircraft leading us through immigration, out to waiting drivers, who then whisked us off to beautiful hotels. We were paired with experienced and wonderful drivers, trackers, and rangers who frankly we fell in love with throughout our trip. The people we met along the way, we will never forget. After each destination we felt a deep sadness leaving, and once arriving at the next location, lost once again in a world of luxury and adventure. Being able to sit with my boys in the middle of the Bush and watch the sun set, was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. From nightfall in leopard territory amongst the riverbed, to sunrise on the Indian Ocean, we 2 dads and our son were treated with exemplary respect and kindness from every person we came into contact with. In what was an extremely special moment, Jacada even made it possible for me to take my boys and visit the house I grew up in. It will remain one of the most remarkable moments of my life. We will absolutely be booking our future vacations with Jacada. Jacada travel is luxury, adventure, efficiency, and kindness all rolled into one, and we are forever grateful. From two dads and one little guy who disappeared into the wild for 2 weeks and returned with the greatest sense of life- we are very grateful to you Jonny and the rest of the Jacada Team. Stellar work, you've enriched our souls.
Published 6 months ago
We used Jacada to plan our honeymoon to Africa. The trip consisted of 4 nights in Capetown, 3 nights in Sabi Sands at Dulini, and 2 nights in Livingston, Zambia visiting the falls. The overall experience was amazing. Our only regret was that we didn't have more time. My wife wished we had more time to shop... I thought it was perfectly timed. Every recommendation that Tessa made for our trip was brilliant. Dulini was an absolutely amazing place and we highly recommend getting May or Steve as your guide. In Capetown, make sure you go to the Flagship. Try to work in a day to visit Stellenbosch and the wine region. In Zambia, visit Livingston island. Angels/Devils pool is not for the faint of heart, but the lunch they served was amazing. Amazing Experience!!!
Published 7 months ago
The team was great to work with - from start to finish. The attention to detail and coordination was unmatched, truly.
The lodging and accommodations were incredible. Byron, Jonny and the whole team made sure every provision was taken care of and they thought through every angle, even our side trip to Dodoma to visit some friends.
I wouldn't do another trip of this nature (Africa or elsewhere) with any other group. Period.
Published 8 months ago