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The Fadule Family
Explored
Kenya
Kenya
Amazing adventure! We never would have been able to experience Africa like we did without Nick and Ashley's expertise and planning.
The Ballantine family
Discovered
Tanzania
Tanzania
Having our African safari planned by Nick and Ashley Bay of "Your Private Africa" was one of the best trips our family has ever had. We will never forget this truly exceptional adventure!
Bridgette and Heidi Vanderlaan
Experienced
South Africa, Botswana and Zambia
South Africa, Botswana and Zambia
Safari in Africa has been at the very top of our life adventure trips for as long as we can remember. Where and when to go was very overwhelming, until mutual friends recommended Your Private Africa.
Roger & Linda
Explored
Rwanda & Tanzania
Rwanda & Tanzania
I just had to take a minute and thank you for an absolutely amazing trip. Your recommendations were all spot on. Everything went smoothly and we just had a great time. We really enjoyed our private guide.
Brad and Becky Evans
Experienced
Botswana
Botswana
Okavango Delta, Botswana - no fences, where the animals are free to roam and truly be wild - The most amazing place on earth. Amazing people, culture, food and wildlife. By far the best 9 days of my life.
Deets & Danielle
Honeymooned in
Kenya & Tanzania
Kenya & Tanzania
We would highly recommend "Your Private Africa" to anyone looking for a once in a lifetime African adventure. Danielle and I chose YPA because of their impressive organization, consistent engagement and wealth of insight into various countries, resorts and experiences.
Evelyn & Eddie
Discovered
Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
My mind was blown away. We have immense gratitude to Ashley and Nick and the YPA team for ensuring all the details were handled seamlessly. We had the coolest guide who spots everything, and at the very end of our game drive on my birthday, he spotted the elusive leopard just before sunset. This tr
Cecilia & Ed
Explored
South Africa, Botswana and Zambia
South Africa, Botswana and Zambia
Our recent trip to Africa was an amazing adventure that was flawlessly planned by Nick and team. Every detail was attended to with care and focus. From the minute we were picked up by a car for our trip to the airport to the final drive home, everything went perfectly.
Derek & Deedee
Discovered
Kenya & Seychelles
Kenya & Seychelles
Nick and Ashley have done an incredible job of finding the places and people that connect you to the place without having to worry about the in-betweens.
Katie and Dan
Explored
Tanzania & Rwanda
Tanzania & Rwanda
Thank you, Nick and Ashley, for what we thought would be "the trip of a lifetime." Now we can't wait to go back, and we will surely be calling Your Private Africa.
Geoff and Alli
Discovered
Kenya
Kenya
We’ve been back home for a week now and I have to say, we miss Africa. The trip was truly the most memorable and awe-inspiring we’ve ever been on and all I can think about is going back.
Chris & Jana
Explored
South Africa, Zambia & Kenya
South Africa, Zambia & Kenya
I highly recommend Your Private Africa. Nick and Ashley are a pleasure to work with and generously made themselves available to work with me at length, to tailor my safari plans.
Chris & Amanda
Honeymooned in
Kenya
Kenya
Every single logistic detail was figured out for us, and we learned early on that details matter! The places we stayed were luxurious and authentic in equal measure, and we were able to enjoy them 100% without worrying about the planning. It was the trip of a lifetime and we loved every moment.
Craig & Sara
Explored
South Africa, Tanzania
South Africa, Tanzania
I knew during the first introduction with Nick that booking with him would result in a trip of a lifetime. The itinerary was perfect. We started in Cape Town and spent two nights in Franschhoek (winelands) before heading off on a safari for six nights.
Judy & Steve
Discovered
South Africa
South Africa
My husband and I decided it was time to reach into that bucket list and go on our dream trip to South Africa. It was an easy call to make to Nick and Ashley at Your Private Africa. In addition to having a wealth of knowledge about the region, they made sure that each hotel was an amazing experience
The Urquhart Family
Family Holiday to
Kenya & Uganda
Kenya & Uganda
Nick planned a truly magical and life changing trip for our family! He listened to all the things we wanted to do, our expectations and then designed our trip, making modifications as needed during the process.
Tom & Beth
Experienced
South Africa
South Africa
Nick's knowledge of South Africa really was exemplary, but what really made him stand out was his commitment to building a trip that was right for us. He was extremely accommodating of our somewhat last-minute requests at a very busy time of year.
Adrian
Trailed through
Tanzania
Tanzania
Over the summer I had the pleasure of going to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and safari in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Nick and Ashley were there for all my group’s needs, from start to finish. They listened to our goals and provided options for the trip of a lifetime.
John
Trailed through
South Africa & Namibia
South Africa & Namibia
Nick is, without a doubt, the most amazing and knowledgeable expert on Africa travel that I could ever wish for. The trip was a VIP experience, and was beautifully planned and executed, with insightful experiences, and a variety of amazing local people we met and spent time with.
Dave & Krystal
Experienced
South Africa & Zimbabwe
South Africa & Zimbabwe
Using Nick to book our safari to Africa was probably the best thing we could have done! Our trip was fun, seamless and we didn't have to worry about any of the logistics. Nick made sure everything was set up ahead of time and explained everything we needed know before we left.
Mike & Cesar
Explored
South Africa
South Africa
Planning a trip to Africa seemed like such a daunting task, but thankfully we had Nick to assist us! He helped us to decide what type of trip we wanted to take and then handled everything for us from start to finish. The result was a trip that we will remember for the rest of our lives.
John & Jenny
Discovered
South Africa & Mozambique
South Africa & Mozambique
A trip to Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime investment in memories. However, African travel can be intimidating even for the most seasoned international traveler. This is where Nick truly stands alone as your personal planner, designer, and mentor all-in-one.
CLINT / RENTON
Explored
Tanzania
Tanzania
My family and I visited the Serengeti and we used Nick to plan our trip. He paid great attention to every detail and that careful attention showed up again and again in our 10-day trip. We loved where we stayed, and each place had something unique and different that added to our experience.
Collin
Explored
Kenya and Rwanda
Kenya and Rwanda
From the beginning we felt and were like 100% prepared for the trip. We’ve had all the gear ready for every occasion and everything got used as well! So the trip even topped our experiences.