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Niki Duncan, Safari Specialist

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She is a native Californian and started with African Travel almost from inception, being the third employee to join the company, and remained with us as a Senior Safari Specialist for 23 years.  She has handled literally thousands of clients over the years to all the major tourist & safari destinations on the continent and has visited these countries on numerous occasions.


Nelson Tseng

July 10th, 2017

Itinerary was Perfect

Hi Niki,

My clients had a trip of their lifetime.  They first said the order of the itinerary was perfect, starting at Arusha Coffee Lodge and ending their trip in paradise at Giraffe Manor, which was one of the highlights of their trip.  They got to see animals in different stages, at the beginning, where they were more desperate and also see the differences in the landscape and how that affected the animals and the changes in the happier animals towards the end of their trip.

Claire and Bill made so many new friends with the staff and are planning on keeping touch with them by Facebook.

They enjoyed all the different safari camps, but their favorite was the Olonana Tented Camp.  They commented that at the Satao Elerai,there was no electricity from 11:30 am to 6 pm, so you cannot charge your devices, but they were okay with that.  Guess that property uses their generators at certain times.  They enjoyed viewing the animals coming up to the water hole.

They told me that I must go see the migration as there are no words that can describe what they saw.  Both parties gained weight, and was surprised at how delicious the food was throughout.  Both Claire and Bill also enjoyed visiting the tribes and how they lived and asked a lot of questions.  They also brought coloring books with crayons to give and said they have not seen crayons before.

They said the trip was like clock work, everyone that was supposed to meet or greet them, the guides, drivers, etc. was there early and everyone was so accommodating and cordial.

Thank you for putting together such a perfect itinerary and for your patience and creating such fond memories for the Aisley's that  they will treasure for a lifetime.

Talk to you soon



Drees Aldine Travel

June 7th, 2016

Impressed with Service!

Hi Niki!!

Well, Jamey just got home, and while I haven’t had a chance to “debrief” her – she did send me a quick email saying she had an absolutely amazing time!

Thank you so much for everything you did!  I was SO impressed by your level of service, how easy you made everything, the fabulous travel amenities you sent with their information!!, and how wonderfully priced your product is.

I cant wait to work with you again!!  And hopefully soon!

Thank you so much Niki!!  You are the best!



Cheri & Gene

November 30th, 2015

Thank you Niki, for organizing our fabulous adventures to South Africa!  This trip far exceeded our expectations.

For several months you guided us through the process, answered our questions, provided a packing list, and ensured that we had all required documents.  We were warmly greeted at the airport in Cape Town, and from that point on, we were taken care of every day.  Our hotel accommodations were first class, with first class staff.  Our travel guides were equally first class.  They were prompt for arrivals, provided information during our excursions, and were safe drivers.  The same holds true for the staff at Kapama Private Game Preserve.  Seeing the animals in their natural environment was a remarkable experience.

The people of South Africa are kind, courteous, helpful, informative, and very proud of their country.  We are encouraging our family and friends to experience South Africa, and recommend you as the safari operator for travel to South Africa.

Happy Holidays.

Cheri and Gene


Kristin C.

October 21st, 2014

One of the Best Experiences in Travel

Niki from African Travel was great! She answered a lot of questions and helped us set up a visit to the Timbavati Foundation. Thank you!

This was a trip of a lifetime and will definitely be going back soon. We had no worries at all as far as drives, people meeting us, etc. It was truly one of the best experiences in travel. One of the best parts was the people, drivers, guides, etc. All very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Loved everyone of them. 

Thank you so much for my favorite trip so far!

Kristin C.

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