Safari with Classic Escapes

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Jan 13th, 2016, 02:26 PM
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Safari with Classic Escapes

Has anyone traveled to Africa with Classic Escapes? If so
1. What country
2. Was it a trip sponsored by a Zoo or other organization?
3. How was it?
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Jan 13th, 2016, 03:30 PM
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I did not travel with them but I was at Phinda in South Africa when their group was also there. It was about 6 people. Here's what I recall:

--The guide seemed very knowledgeable, personable, and interested in showing the clients good sightings.

--From their conversations, they seemed to have had some very good sightings and spent time at those sightings.

--They were at Phinda for at 3 days, maybe 4. Spending several days in one place is a good sign IMO.

--One of their clients was one of the most obnoxious I have encountered. Didn't bother me because I was not at her table. I suppose that is the luck of the draw.

Not sure if that trip was sponsored by any particular group.
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Jan 13th, 2016, 05:23 PM
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Samcat - they are a competitor but I can tell you they are highly regarded and have been around for a long time. I know both of the owners, Diana and Stacy Fiorentinos casually, having met them several times at safari industry gatherings. I do know they have a big foothold in the Zoo market. If you are getting a quality safari consultation from them I think you are in good hands!

Craig Beal - owner - Travel Beyond
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Jan 14th, 2016, 08:41 AM
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atravelynn, craig,
Thank you for your reassuring responses. I'll let all know if we decide on this one.
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