We just got back from the most amazing 2 week vacation of our lives and for that we have Daniela to thank. We and our 2 kids spent a week in Namibia and a week in South Africa and everything about the trip was 5 star from the service to the planning to the incredible wildlife and guides. This was a trip I simply could not have planned on my own (although I typically do) – you need someone on the ground like Daniela who knows the tour companies and the lodges personally and who can make things happen. From the moment we got off the plane in Johannesburg, we were met at the airport and escorted through every line (and driven to every hotel, and back to the airport) by someone. We literally just needed to show up. And even at the most exclusive lodges, the staff knew Daniela and went above and beyond to cater to our every need. She got us upgraded to an incredible villa at King’s Camp where we enjoyed a personal butler, chef and staff at no extra cost. This was truly the experience of a lifetime and we owe it all to Daniela who planned every little detail and saved us money by doing so.
Michelle H – Middlebury, VT
Most people think of African safaris as opportunity to view large animals in their natural habitat, but we also treasure the experience for the moments of quiet contemplation; superb, healthy, and gorgeous food in natural surroundings; and the joy that guides have in sharing their national pride. Thank you for a truly spectacular ten days. It was a perfectly wonderful way to end our time in the Maasai Mara, a place that we completely adored!
Barbara A- Boston, MA
Working with Dani for client trips to Africa means trusted recommendations and flawless execution. She understands what my clients expect and delivers every time!
D.M. McLean, VA
My Husband and I used Daniela to plan our dream come true honeymoon to South Africa including Cape Town, a Safari and the Seychelles islands this summer. This trip was hands down the trip of our lifetime! It was definitely something we could not have planned without Daniela’s ample knowledge and expertise. We were treated like royalty everywhere we stayed. The transition from each portion of our trip was smooth and effortless. She constructed the Cape Town portion of our trip to fit within our time constraints and at the same time making sure we saw everything we requested. The tour guide she arranged with was a perfect match for my husband and I, and went above and beyond sharing everything about his beautiful country. The Safari we went on after Cape Town was like a scene from my wildest dreams, we were up close and personal in such a raw and natural way with all of the animals. It was truly incredible. We came back to the lodge after our game drives for unbelievable meals that I still talk about to this day! After the Safari, we really enjoyed the relaxation and island life we found in the Seychelles. All of Daniela’s recommendations to us were accurate and excellent. We came home with so many good stories from every portion of the trip. It was such a pleasure working with Daniela through our planning process. Daniela came highly recommended to us through one of her prior clients and now we know why. Even after our trip was over my husband and I mentioned we were going to another country for a destination wedding and she immediately emailed us with a list of recommended places to stay without us asking her. Daniela is always going above and beyond for her clients and we will recommend her to anyone. We look forward to planning our next trip with her!
Mike & Danielle, NYC
Just back from a fantastic 3 week long trip to northern Tanzania and Mafia Island with my two kids, ages 12 and 9. Daniela is a travel designer who is a traveller herself…she understands traveling with kids, the importance of excellent guides, what constitutes charming lodging and how to create an individualized experience based on your interests. I love the process of researching and planning trips and it was wonderful to work with someone who evidently takes great pleasure in this as well!