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Real Africa 5 star review on 17th October 2019
Hannah Wilson
Real Africa 5 star review on 18th September 2019
Carl Fisher
Real Africa 5 star review on 30th May 2019
Helen and Simon Johnson
Real Africa 5 star review on 3rd April 2019
Mr and Mrs G Hill
Real Africa 5 star review on 8th December 2018
Emma and Richard Hill
Real Africa 5 star review on 17th November 2018
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Real Africa 5 star review on 24th August 2018
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Anonymous  // 01/01/2019
I couldnt speak more highly of the experience provided by Real Africa, from the formation of the itinerary through to ending our holiday, everything was managed with the most meticulous quality; with a trip to Namibia and South Africa providing many logistical aspects. The hotels/guest houses had a fantastic welcoming feel without being too corporate, the spots and tours were magical where we saw everything we wanted to see, and the on-ground support for transfers between places was exceptional. Namibia was a place I think everybody should visit in their lifetime, and is made a seamlessly straight forward transition to a new environment by Real Africa's planning, while also including Babson House at the Cheetah Conservation Fund, whereas we had 24 hours of not only personalised tours, chef and waiter, but also got really involved with cheetah feeding, exercising, viewing and a real behind the scenes experience, which was quite humbling, I could not more strongly recommend this experience, and we preferred it to the highly coveted Giraffe Manor in Kenya. If you're going to do Africa, do Real Africa!
Posted 1 year ago
Paul has organized many safaris for us. He knows exactly what would give us the best safari experience. Nothing is too much trouble for him. This last safari has been the best ever. Thank you.
Posted 1 year ago
This was the 1st time myself & my partner have travelled to Africa or done a safari, Paul Hickey-Fry was excellant from start to finish, helping out with every aspect of the holiday. i would definatly book again with Real Africa everything from flights, accomodation, tour guides & itenary was perfect. we couldnt have asked for any more. A big THANKS to Paul for making our holiday one we will never forget .
Posted 1 year ago
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From start to finish with Real Africa this was a fantastic experience the service they provide is outstanding - they are with you every step of your incredible journey and would highly recommend anyone to book their travels with this company.
Posted 1 year ago
Our first holiday organised by Real Africa. Our holiday was everything that dreams are made of.
Paul from the start of booking our holiday was so professional, knowledgeable and extremely prompt in replying to any of our questions without doubt his attention to detail is amazing.
All our flights, camps, hotels and transportation that Paul organised just went to plan. We would not hesitate to recommend Real Africa to anyone looking for an African experience.
Thank you Paul for organising a trip of a lifetime.
Posted 1 year ago
This holiday exceeded my expectations. The itinerary, the people, the food and the attention to detail was wonderful. The game drives were amazing and my driver and tracker were experienced, knowledgeable and very friendly. I had individual attention on each day out in the bush. Thank you all, who made this possible.
Real Africa 5 star review on 17th October 2019
Posted 1 year ago
This was our second holiday organised by Real Africa. As with the first, this holiday was superb. Excellently organised by Paul it ticked all of our boxes, and then some!
We are using Real Africa in the future and would recommend them to anyone!
Posted 1 year ago
Real Africa and Paul in particular have been amazing. From the moment we contacted Paul he listened and suggested a holiday that was perfect in every way. We spent a good amount of time making sure the experience to Uganda, Kenya and Zanzibar ticked all the boxes. Paul was available throughout the whole process even after booking the holiday to answer any questions and assist us with Visas etc. Nothing was too much trouble and when we were on our holiday he continually checked on our progress and any delays. The day we left our flight was delayed and Paul phoned us. When we got to Nairobi we were delayed in the airport by an hour and our driver and Paul were liaising on our progress. We don't like fuss but Real Africa have an amazing attention to detail without being overbearing and are there behind the scenes making sure everything is ok. I cannot recommend them enough. We trekked to the mountain Gorillas and it was the most magical moment of our lives. We will be traveling with Real Africa again and hope to book it through Paul. The fact they have a charity that supports African causes too makes you feel even better about using them! One word to sum up the service, value for money and experience. SUPERB!
Posted 1 year ago
The real world experience of Real Africa is second to none. They can organise your perfect trip because they know and they have been there. I would recommend them to anyone - especially for that once in a lifetime trip. Fantastic team.
Real Africa 5 star review on 18th September 2019
Posted 1 year ago
We have just returned from a Safari in Kenya with Real Africa. We can not thank Paul Hickey-Fry enough for the amazing itinerary he put together for us. From our first phone call, Paul really understood all our needs. The whole trip went smoothly with amazing accommodation, wonderful sightseeing and game drives. We can not speak more highly of our drivers/guides. Jackson and Douglas(Albatross Travel) and Isaac Ol Seki; they were friendly, knowledgeable and made our drive such fun and so memorable. We would not hesitate to recommend Real Africa to anyone looking for safari holiday..
Thank you Paul for a trip we will never forget.
Posted 1 year ago
The flights and G Adventures tour were all well planned and enjoyable.
Posted 1 year ago
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Botswana. Having travelled in Africa on and off since the early 90's we can say that our safari experience in the Okavango Delta has possibly been our best trip. The game viewing was amazing, the knowledge of the guides outstanding and the standard of camps extremely high.
Real Africa has made this the easiest holiday we have ever booked. Paul's knowledge and guidance enabled us to have a holiday that suited us completely. The attention to detail was great and it has felt that we have been in safe hands from planning, to execution and follow-up on our return. We are already talking about the next holiday!
Real Africa 5 star review on 30th May 2019
Posted 1 year ago
Fantastic service from Paul at Real Africa. Had the most amazing Safari for our Honeymoon in Botswana. Paul sent us all the information to compare itineraries & his recommendations were perfect for the dream holiday we wanted. Very attentive during the whole process. More than happy to highly recommend Real Africa & Paul !
Neil & Lucy
Posted 1 year ago
Paul was not only helpful he put together a fabulous itinerary for my wife and I. he understood perfectly our requirements and topped this off with a call on the day of departure to wish us a happy holiday and one on our return. We ended up with a fabulous holiday filled with great memories
Posted 1 year ago
Very professional. The tour was put together exactly as we wanted and every part of it went to plan. A wonderful trip and we are very happy to recommend Real Africa
Posted 1 year ago
Brilliant organisation from the first ideas of the trip, the planning of an itinary, to the actual holiday. All went smoothly: the flights, the wonderful hotels, transport sightseeing and the guides. Loved every minute and can’t wait to plan another holiday.
Posted 1 year ago
We have just returned fro an amazing holiday on safari in South Africa. We can't thank Real Africa enough for their wonderful organisation. Everything was arranged perfectly and we particularly appreciated the meet and greet at Johannesburg and the assistance that we were given.
Flawless organisation. Thank you so much
Posted 1 year ago
We have just returned from our 3rd trip with Real Africa. This time slightly different for us as it was a small group tour, Grand Tour of South Africa. Once again we could not fault the booking arrangements, flights, pick-ups and all the small details that ensure the trip goes perfectly. I think this is where Real Africa, and in particular our dealings with Paul Hickey-Fry, beats other tour operators hands down. We have complete and utter confidence that our trip will be hassle-free, but also if there was a problem then it would be dealt with immediately. We absolutely loved the tour of beautiful South Africa, truly a wonderful experience.

Cannot thank Paul enough for his attention to detail in each of our trips we have booked through him. I am already looking to see what and where is next!
Real Africa 5 star review on 3rd April 2019
Posted 1 year ago
Real Africa understood exactly what I wanted from my trip and put together an itinerary that included everything I could have hoped for. They were approachable, sensitive, flexible and courteous. They were so reliable and efficient that I am travelling with them again this year.
Posted 2 years ago
Everything was excellent; the travel agent, the Safari, the driver, the hotels and the wildlife. Absolutely amazing
Posted 2 years ago
Real Africa is rated 4.98 based on 180 reviews