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Teresa Scannell-Gilbert,AZ

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Namibia Africa Safari

Getting ready for a game drive!
Getting ready for a game drive!

They often say that once you set foot on African soil, it won't be your last! I just found this to be true! Here are just a few of my favorite highlights on my visit to Namibia! I had the best Africa adventures! We had a longer drive to get from one place to another. Let me paint the picture we were in a 4x4 land cruiser but we have a trailer behind us with all the luggage of 9 people. Rosta (our driver/wilderness guide) saw Elephant tracks in the dirt beside the road as we were driving. In the blink of an eye he is off the road going over land that is crazy to try and find the Elephants for us. Keep in mind he has a trailer behind him, no easy feat. We are off roading, bumping around through dry creek beds and through ravines. We come around a bunch of trees in the creek bed and there they are! A herd of about 10 including two small babies! They are free, not captive and are letting me share their land with them! We shut off the vehicle and you could hear the crunch of the land under their feet and hear them break the tree branches to eat the leaves! I saw African Desert Elephants! And I saw them because of our fearless guide. The ultimate Africa adventure……..We then broke down in that creek bed in the middle of nowhere and Rosta handled it perfectly. He made sure we were safe, had water and contacted people he knew at a close by lodge, they arrived shortly and towed us out! This was actually one of the highlights of my trip. We asked Rosta for that traditional Sundowner. An African Sundowner is where you go out before sunset and find the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the African plains. They set up a little table with a table cloth. You then have drinks, watch in amazement as the sky changes colors as it sets over Africa! Rosta knew the perfect place….He took us way off the beaten path on a beautiful drive with a few animals along the way. We ended up on top of this tall plateau in the absolute middle of nowhere and could see for 360 degrees around us in the valley below. I felt like the only 5 people on the face of the planet! Very humbled that God created such a beautiful, wild place! I was up early one morning at the prettiest lodge, all the rooms sit by themselves spread out on the hills overlooking this valley that is full of animals. I wake up and open one set of my curtains and there are 4 Giraffe right outside my window!!!! They are right there!!!!!! I stood still for a couple of minutes so I didn’t scare them away, I then walked out onto my deck very quietly and shared the morning sunrise with them. I could hear the weight of the footsteps and could hear them tear leaves off the shrubs! I was extremely lucky to witness a couple of Black Rhinos and a baby on an evening game drive. We were almost ready to go back to the lodge and they just appeared out of the bush to take a drink at a waterhole. It was the most amazing moment! The games drives were always exciting, we quickly got very good at knowing what to look for to sight the animals. Wild beast by the hundreds, Springbok, Oryx, Kudu, Baboons, Eland, Mountain Zebras, Plains Zebras, Vultures, Wild Dogs, Jackal….and so on. It is amazing how healthy and happy they all are. The Zebras were some of my favorite, such beautiful creatures, free with all this land to call their own. On another morning bright and early I sat drinking hot tea at the dining patio of the restaurant at the lodge…….one Elephant comes walking out the tall grass and just strolls around. I watched him in the swaying grass give himself a mud bath! Adventures in Africa will change you forever! I was asked to describe Namibia in one word and my response was "Humbling"! Africa will steal your heart and help you find your soul! I can't wait to set foot on African soil again! Need an Adventure...think Africa!

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55 of 104 people found this review helpful
Trip of a Lifetime
seemed attentive to what i wanted. arranged the best sequence to accomplish all of what we wanted to do on the trip and make the most of the time we had on the trip. Some very interesting day trips were arranged.
By  triplover  from  Los Angeles, CA
Traveled to  Europe
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58 of 111 people found this review helpful
Here's an agent that works for you!
Teresa is the sweetest person to work with. She listens to what you want and expect on a vacation and delivers. Never pushy.
She is there from the beginning, during, and after your vacation to help you with any needs you may have.
She makes sure to help you with your budget not only whatever is available.
I would and have recommended her to friends who agree with everything I've said.
If you want someone who works for you, not just for the company, this is the woman for you.
By  Chicagokid  from  Firt Worth, Texas
Traveled to  Barcelona ~ Spain ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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25th Anniversary Trip
Celebrating our 25th anniversary we wanted to do something special. We knew we wanted to go to French Polynesia however had no idea on which islands, which resorts. Teresa helped to guide us on an awesome experience from her personal knowledge of the area and was able to even keep it within our budget as well. Throughout the trip she created memories at each location that really stood out and made it feel extra special. Each stop on our trip was magical with added touches like rose petals on our bed, fine chocolates and champagne and a personal note from her at each resort she had delivered. During the trip we emailed her a couple questions, each time she was very responsive. She even checked to see how it was going for us in case we needed anything. Post trip she followed up to see how it went to ensure our experience was everything we hope for. With her help it certainly was! We would absolutely recommend Teresa to anyone based on the total experience she delivered for us on t
By  Richard & Natacha   from  Evansville, Indianna
Traveled to  French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
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My "Go To" for Every Trip from Now On!
Found Teresa online while looking for an agent who has specialized in Tahiti and so happy I did. Have never gone through a travel agent before (always done it all on my own) and now I am pretty sure I never want to book a trip without her. Teresa has planned our dream trip for our honeymoon & first trip as hubby and wifey. All the little additions and surprises were so well thought out and exactly what we were looking for. She really took the time to understand the things we like to do and what is important to us while traveling. I will be highly recommending her to all my friends and family. Thanks Teresa!!!
By  Kristin  from  Mesa, Arizona
Traveled to  Tahiti ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
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I can't believe Teresa exists!
Teresa went up and beyond to help us plan our dream vacation. She listened and followed through with everything that we asked and more. She is timely and patient. I could not ask more from her. My daughter and husband gave us the referral as they were so very impressed as well. THANK YOU!!
By  Cindy  from  Becker, MN
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Africa
  • Namibia
  • Bora Bora
  • Costa Rica
  • Jamaica

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Animals & Wildlife

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  • Abercrombie & Kent
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  • Couples Resort Specialist
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  • South Pacific Specialist
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