I have travelled fairly extensively but an African safari had always been a dream vacation.
When the dream became a reality, my expectations were “off the charts.” Julie not only mapped out an incredible itinerary, she made sure my expectations were exceeded. Without hesitation, I can attest this was the most amazing vacation experience of my life. I am so thankful to Julie for the adventure.
Our family of three had been talking about an African safari vacation for several years.
We are a mom, dad and 15-year-old daughter and reasonably experienced travelers. However, trying to plan a safari vacation to Africa was beyond anything we had organized in the past. Fortunately, we were introduced to Julie Thompson and Eyes On You Safaris by good friends whom had been on safari in Africa several times. From our very first call with Julie, she was genuinely eager to listen to our objectives, calendar and budget constraints, concerns and requests traveling as a family, and an unending number of questions. The result was a spectacular two-week, turnkey itinerary in Kenya that far exceeded our expectations even down to the smallest detail, including meaningful cultural experiences at a local village and an elementary school. Each of our three safari camps were in uniquely different topographies with a broad diversity of animals. The accommodations, food, safari guides, and service by each camp’s staff were all 5 star plus. A thousand photographs later, our family of three unanimously agree that our time on safari went way too fast, and we look forward to working with Julie again in the future to plan another African adventure.
John, Lorna and Madison L.
Orange County, CA
Our trip to Tanzania was everything we were hoping for and so much more.
Julie planned for us to stay at four different locations: Legendary Lodge, Swala, Mwiba, and the mobile Legendary Camp. The plane and ground transportation went seamlessly and the staff at each location went above and beyond to make our stay exceptional. Each location showed us a different side of Tanzania and allowed us to see a wide range of animals and scenery. The safari guides Julie suggested truly made all the difference in how exciting our drives were. We saw every animal we were hoping to and more. And did I mention the food? Everything was delicious. The staff even planned to make us a traditional Tanzanian dinner one night per our request. Before our trip, Julie even helped to coordinate a brunch in the bush as a surprise for our parents. There was an omelet chef behind the bushes and everything! It was a trip of a lifetime and we will always remember it.
The Nelson Family
Julie, my trip to Africa is one that has changed me forever.
I had always dreamed of going to Africa but never dreamed I would have the opportunity to experience it the way you planned. The natural beauty of the lodge and the safari in Zimbabwe defies description. From the morning sun rising and hearing the hippos, venturing for incredible coffee, off to see animals so amazing in their natural habitat, sunset with wine and snacks only to head home to a special treat of refreshing eucalyptus towels and some of the most amazing food and wine ever. Once in a lifetime chance to see what very few people ever get to see and do it with such comfort, ease and luxury.
Truly, thank you for a memory I will never forget.