“My daughter and I recently returned…”
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!
Published 06th August 2018 on TrustPilot
Maxwell Maluhia DeSilva
“awesome 40 th anniversary trip.”
Great trip organized by Tess. Couple of small glitches, but on the whole we were treated like royalty.
A trip to remember.
Published 17th August 2018 on TrustPilot
“Our family vacation to Kenya was so…”
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.
Published 21st August 2018 on TrustPilot
“Trip of a lifetime”
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!!
Published 29th August 2018 on TrustPilot
“Very well organized tour”
Very well organized tour. Was able to fit in everything we wanted during the fantastic trip
Published 31st August 2018 on TrustPilot
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.
Published 04th September 2018 on TrustPilot
Bradley Sherman (Toronto, Canada)
“Every detail was attended too plus …”
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!
Published 02nd December 2017 on TrustPilot
“Took care of every detail!!!”
Jonny H. from Jacada took care of every detail in planning our last minute Safari to Kenya. We were greeted at each of the camps with notes from Jonny welcoming us. It was like having a knowledgeable friend traveling with us!
Published 18th August 2016 on TrustPilot
Our trip designed by Tess at Jacada Travel could not have been better. She took care of every detail and we were treated like royalty. She booked us into lodges that were gems and they had all the amenities that first class travelers should have. Tess was a dream to work with, listening to all our concerns and wishes. She was easy to contact and responded in a timely manner after hours. This trip turned out to be much more than we imagined it would be. We highly recommend Jacada Travel and be sure to ask for Tessa Van der Walt for your African trip.
Published 11th July 2014 on TrustPilot
“Jacada did an extraordinary job in creating an amazing trip to Africa”
What an amazing trip to Africa! Jacada designed a truly amazing itinerary for us and accommodated our unique requests while also planning a few unexpected extraordinary extras for us like a surprise birthday safari dinner campout under the stars in Malawi's MVuu park for our family and travel partners. Jacada exceeded our expectations for a luxury vacation in Africa: where we visited Rwanda and experienced 2 days of gorilla Trecking , Malawi where we were awed by the elephants and hippos on a boat safari, and Kenya where we caught the start of the great migration. We were greeted at the airport at each of our destinations and at all times were in the care of wonderful guides, drivers, and staff.
It was truly stress free and although we covered a lot in 2 weeks, we came back rested, charged, and with fantastic memories. The accommodations were all wonderful, the guides very knowledgable and friendly, and the seamless flow of the trip perfect.
Jacada accommodated all of our unique requests, while also putting in some wonderful experiences we wouldn't have known to even ask for. They truly customize your vacation to your personal wants and needs, and provide exceptional service throughout from start to finish. Jacada's expertise in personalized travel ensured we had an extraordinary vacation that exceeded expectations, and were filled with memories of a life time. We will definitely use Jacada again for our future travel. We were truly impressed and grateful. Thanks to Jonny for the planning, and Byron for the photography advice.
Published 04th September 2015 on TrustPilot
“A Memorable Safari”
It's one of the most relaxing vacations we had.
The itinerary and locations were timed perfect. The accommodations and their location were amazing, we could watch animals while sipping our morning coffee or while eating dinner.
The escort guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and we enjoyed interacting with him. The driver guides were great too. Together they made every effort irrespective of time to meet our expectations.
The food was wonderful and the chefs catered to our needs specially me being a vegetarian.
The flights between destinations were worth, they saved a lot on travel time.
This is our second vacation with Jacada and I think they are best in customizing a vacation.
Overall it was a dream come true Safari.
Published 26th September 2015 on TrustPilot