My love of Africa stems from two experiences, my first safari in the Serengeti, when we arrived in Arusha and spent five days camping in the national park listening to the sounds of lions at night and wondering whether we would be better sleeping in the car! Then we borrowed a battered old land cruiser and based ourselves with family in Botswana and explored!
Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia were all incredible. I loved the people, the landscape, the wildlife I was hooked.
Since joining Scott Dunn many moons ago I have continued to explore the continent and the highlights are too many to list but running with chimps in the Mahale Mountains, touching down on the Skeleton Coast with the Schoemans, being up close and personal with Lemurs in Madagascar and watching breaching whales in South Africa are definitely hard to beat. But now two children later and a sabbatical spent in West Africa I can start to see what Africa has to offer families, seeing my five year old hand in hand with a Samburu warrior learning about the toothbrush tree has to be my highlight!
What my guests have said
"Dear Sarah, I just wanted to thank you for all that you and Scott Dunn did to ensure we had a fantastic vacation at Jembisa. You could not have recommended a better place for us to go!"
"From the outset, I was very impressed by Sarah, she was knowledgeable, efficient, patient and seemed to understand very clearly the type of vacation and level of accommodation I was after. I felt she went the extra mile in trying to meet my requests."
"Sarah Clegg could not have been more helpful with, what was, a relatively last minute booking. We always feel secure booking with Scott Dunn."
"Sarah was excellent. Her knowledge of the area, advice on what's achievable when traveling in South Africa with young children, (particularly when planning driving distances and transfers), was invaluable and of course suggestions of some amazing places to stay."
"I just wanted to write and thank you for all your help arranging our trip to South Africa. We had the most amazing time and all your hotel recommendations were perfect. When I first rang you just to discuss the idea of the vacation you were so enthusiastic that it really made me excited. You really listened to what kind of trip we wanted and you stuck perfectly to our budget. Finally when I kept emailing you endlessly to change flights etc you always dealt with my enquiries politely and efficiently. We would definitely use Scott Dunn again and I will recommend you to all my friends."
"You provide an outstanding vacation experience. If you want to be guaranteed a hassle free vacation that exceeds expectations, then book through you."
"Sarah Clegg was so helpful and patient! Her knowledge of the resort was so helpful in choosing our vacation."
"Sarah Clegg came up with a fantastic itinerary that perfectly met our brief - an introduction to Africa with enough excitement and variety to keep the kids interested - a really great job."
"We had a wonderful time in Kenya and were extremely well looked after everywhere we went. Having not done any homework, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I didn’t for one minute think it would be as good as it was. We all loved Acacia House and Lewa House – very different set-ups which in a way was nice as it meant you couldn’t make direct comparisons. So many thanks for all your help and advice along the way – great choices of locations!"
"Thank you Sarah, our vacation was just excellent! Our best vacation so far. The boys are now just old enough to go for more adventurous trips, so we hope to do more with Scott Dunn."
"Sarah recommended exactly the right amount of time in each of the 4 locations we went to. She was very helpful with suggestions around Cape Town and all aspects of our vacation. It really was an excellent vacation."
"Scott Dunn took great care of us. Full availability to answer questions, very quick response, very knowledgeable, friendly, itinerary carefully prepared. Great response when we needed assistance to rearrange our vacation due to missed flight: emergency line very efficient, kept us up to date constantly on the progress and found us the best possible solution within budget. You did an amazing job :)"
"What we appreciate particularly highly is that Sarah Clegg created a most interesting trip for us based on our very rudimentary expectations. It is one thing to organize a trip if the client has clear expectations. But it is quite another to do what Sarah did based on our nebulous expectations."