Review by: Meredith Austin Granwehr & Scott Giffin

Overall Impressions

Our honeymoon was incredible. We felt so safe and secure allowing us to fully enjoy every moment in each destination. From start to finish, we never had to second guess any of the travel arrangements and the accommodations surpassed expectations.

Countries Visited

United Arab Emirates

UAE was beautiful. We had a short time to explore but managed to see all we wanted. We enjoyed some delicious meals and went on a desert safari. Riding camels through the desert is something we will never forget and the authentic meal that followed helped us fully immerse ourselves int he culture.

South Africa

Part of my heart is still in South Africa! What an absolutely amazing place. andBeyond Ngala greeted us with open arms. From the minute we passed the threshold, we felt so cared for. The accommodations were very authentic, and the food was so beyond delicious. The staff took time to get to know us, looked after our every need and even gave us some scrumptious recipes to take home. While all that would have been enough to make any trip enjoyable, what set this trip apart, for obvious reasons, was the morning and afternoon safari drives. Our ranger and tracker were incredible. Not only were they knowledgeable in how to find all kind of animals, but their passion for their work made each drive even more enjoyable. It was amazing to see how excited they were seeing all the animals, as though it were their first time on safari, like us. We felt extremely blessed to see all we saw, including elephants, giraffes, hippos, buffalo, leopard and more. We also got up close to two lion prides - a frighteningly beautiful experience. The hallmark of the trip though, among so many powerful moments, was watching a lioness call for her babies, following which a pack of cubs, including a baby white lion, danced in to view. Seeing the cubs play and suckle on their mother was breathtaking and will be etched in our memories and hearts forever.

Seychelles

Beautiful island! The Seychelles was a great place to spend time reminiscing about our time in Africa and to end our amazing trip.

Accommodation Visited

JA Ocean View Hotel

Beautiful, clean, close to beach, great restaurants and shopping!

Ngala Safari Lodge

I wish I could give this one a 10/5! Beautiful, clean, safe! Amazing food and incredible staff who take time to get to know you and look after you. We felt like family!

Staff Review

Claire is a rock star. From our first conversation, to some follow up emails about how happy we were with the trip, Claire made me feel like I had her full attention. She answered every question, worked within our budget, ensured all details were accounted for prior to departure and treated me like a fried rather than a client. Having worked in the hospitality space for many years, I can wholeheartedly say this was the most enjoyable trip-planning experience - something I was especially thankful for while planning a wedding, as I knew I could leave the details to her. Scott and I were also pleasantly surprised to receive a holiday card from you. Though a small gesture, it really meant a lot to us. We cannot wait to book our next trip with you! Thank you for everything!