Review by: Lawrence Schrader

Overall Impressions

All the hotels were great with fantastic service.

Countries Visited

United Arab Emirates

Not really our cup of tea but our travel companions really enjoyed it. Wish we could experience more of the architecture meaning getting into these amazing structures.

South Africa

Learned more about 3rd world failed politics which is valuable. Capetown reminded me of San Francisco but nicer and less expensive. Great restaurants. The Wineland was beautiful similar to Napa Valley California but prettier and again great accommodations and service and food. Jackelberry was better than I could imagine. Other travelers who had been to other reserves said it was better than others they had visited. We were treated like royalty and the animals were plentiful and often within touching (but don't). Needless to say photos are like a National Geographic movie. The only animal we failed to see was a mosquito (I guess the time of year was perfect). Made friends we anticipate staying in contact with


Beautiful Historic Setting. Prices a bit touristy for a country with 85% unemployment. The fall are as amazing as anything one can imagine

Accommodation Visited

Grand Hyatt Dubai

Great service and setting. Costs commisurate with the area

The Victoria Falls Hotel

Felt like we were aristocrats a hundrend years ago.

The Clarendon Fresnaye

Very charming older hotel. Excellent service. Walking distance to many things

The Last Word Franschhoek

We were floored with the hotel and staff. Very old world. Hope to return

Jackalberry Lodge

Balanced rustic/modern rooms. Wonderful staff and food. The "safaris" were more than expected. I would not entertain going anywhere else.

Staff Review

Picked a great itinerary honoring our wishes. Very affordable pacage