Testimonials

  • “Dear Kyle and the Ubuntu Travel Team, thank you for everything you did to ensure a great family experience in South Africa. Your attention to details, the first-class lodging and guides all made for a memorable family experience. It was a wonderful family trip as all three generations thoroughly enjoyed themselves and walked away with memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for an incredible experience. "

    Al Baldwin & Family CEO/Chairman, Baldwin & Sons
  • "Our trip to South Africa was the most incredible trip that we've ever taken. We plan on returning again with our family. Thank you to the Ubuntu Team for putting together this wonderful event. There is no way we would haves seen what we did without the hard work and dedication to make this the best YPO couples retreat ever."

    Bob Olson R.D Olson Development, President
  • "Wow! It's hard to describe with mere words, the once-in-a-lifetime experience we had with you on our visit to South Africa. We embarked on our trip expecting to see 'The Big Five' up close and personal (which, of course, we did), and returned home with new perspectives on life… both human and four legged. While it is impossible for us to fully describe the multitude of experiences we shared, there are several that are seared forever in our hearts and minds… from sunset cocktails on the hood of the Land Rover overlooking the expansive Kruger National Park, to the huge charging elephant who decided we weren't welcome on this turf, to the nighttime encounter with lions so close we could see their 'battle scars', to our favorite memory… descending into a small river valley at night where, the entire sky lit up with a gazillion fireflies. It was Magical! We also learned important lessons about Africa as a continent, the cause of and solution to the aids pandemic, and South Africa's colorful, if not always proud, history. None of this would have been remotely possible without their passion for the country, its' people and its' bright future. Their attention to detail left no 'whim' un-served. Thank you so much for creating this incredible experience, we can't wait to get to South Africa again. Hopefully soon… and with the Greens!"

    Mike Echolds NuWhirl Systems Corp, CEO
  • "My wife and I have had the privilege of traveling to many areas of the world. Without question, South Africa is one of our favorite destinations. We have been to South Africa three times and thoroughly enjoyed what was clearly an ""out-of-this-world"" experience. The attention to detail in offering us maximum exposure to the flora, fauna, people and history of this incredible part of the world was off the chart. The transportation, accommodations, food and fabulous South African wines were all first cabin. The Ubuntu Team and their ground support tended to every possible detail making this a very safe and pleasurable trip for all of us. I highly recommend traveling with the Ubuntu team on any future adventures to South Africa that they arrange."

    Peter Denniston Denniston Realty Group, President
  • "The only way I can describe our Africa trip through Ubuntu Travel is 'never to be outdone.' The trip started off with a magical boat ride along the Zambizi River while watching crocodiles and hippos surface next to us. We experienced top notch chefs, five-star accommodations, incredible tribal entertainment all with a lax attitude and plenty of options to make the experience what we wanted. We experienced safari at the top-rated lodges on the continent, where we saw the Big 5 Safari animals and numerous others. Afterwards, we headed off to Cape Town, where we crushed grapes at the local vineyards, visited with famous politicians, hiked historic mountains to catch the most breathtaking views of the city and visited the local towns to experience the cultural parts of South Africa. The Greens were fantastic hosts and the trip went seamlessly. This trip will remain one of the most profound, eye opening, and cultural experiences my fiancé and I have had to date, after having traveled throughout the world. We cannot thank them enough for a once in a lifetime experience!"

    Paul Makarechian Makar Properties, CEO
  • "It’s been my good fortune to know and travel with the Ubuntu Travel Group team. Do you like adventure? Do you enjoy best-in-class venues and food? The Greens will steer you through a fascinating tour of South Africa where a 1,000 year history lesson of diverse cultures melds with the excitement of a pre-historic wilderness and the coastal beauty of two oceans. They grew up there, know who to see and where to go, and deliver tireless devotion to your well being. Our recent tour there included game reserve experiences with Cheetah’s chasing Wildebeest and crocodiles leaping at unwary antelope. This excitement was balanced by stunning evening sunsets in the “bush” with wine and cheese in an open jeep. We added in the architecture and shopping of Cape Town and its famous Table Mountain cable car plus side trips to the wine county (try the Pinot with salted chocolate) and a world famous Botanical Garden. Don’t miss the chance to become part of their “extended family” while exploring the edge of a continent with good friends."

    Patrick Fuscoe Fuscoe Engineering, Inc., President/CEO
  • “Exploring Africa had been at the top of our bucket list. Thanks to Ubuntu’s unsurpassed knowledge and turnkey logistical expertise, we experienced Africa like we never imagined. We immersed ourselves in the stunning beauty during excursions, and retreated to the comfort of our luxurious lodges for feasting and fun amidst the magical sounds of the African nights. We will certainly return to Africa with Ubuntu in the future.”

    Denis & Gail Kalscheur Aviation Capital Group, CEO
  • “Both of our experiences [traveling with Ubuntu] were remarkable in so many ways. The lodges where we stayed, the culinary experiences, the people we met, and of course the wildlife were beyond our expectations and imagination. Their itineraries provide unique experiences and insights that you would not be able to experience on your own or through a traditional travel agency. We will cherish our memories and spectacular photos forever.”

    Bill Sanderson Golden State Foods, Corporate Executive Vice President
  • "Selecting a competent travel service is essential if one is planning a safari in Africa. It’s also preferable if that travel agency is located and is owned by residential South Africans. The third essential factor would include agents, who themselves, both love to travel and are expert at experiences available at safari locations. The owners of Ubuntu Travel Group are just such people. We used their services to plan and experience a 12 day trip to the Kruger National Park area in South Africa visiting three different camp locations. The trip exceeded our expectations and we are already planning a similar trip with them next year."

    Kim & Ann Storm (and Family)
  • "Without question our trips to Africa with the Green Family and Ubuntu Travel stand out as highlights in our family's memory of experiences. We enjoyed time with the Greens, and three other couples, in Cape Town and Kruger in 2010 via a well-orchestrated trip that exposed us to an experience beyond our expectations. We then traveled with them again to Zambia and Botswana in 2016, this time on a YPO family experience with over 100 people. During each trip, we were impressed by the exceptional accommodations, gracious hosts and staff, and the overall experience working with the Ubuntu Travel Team. Even while traveling with a large group, all transfers and events were seamless. We are so thankful for all of the memories we will cherish from our adventures in Africa."

    Steve Lockshin (and Family) Advice Period, Convergent Wealth Advisors, Principal, Founder and Former CEO
  • "I am writing this letter to you to express Sheila and my gratitude for arranging, managing and executing two perfect trips to Africa. We have been constant travelers for many years and have experienced many tour operators and organizers. Your trips rate amongst the top! Both times we have traveled with you turned out to be extremely satisfying experiences. The last trip with our children and grandchildren was well planned and well executed. We got to see many animals, learn about the culture of the habitants and spend some good time together with friends and family. The ground arrangements were handled very professionally and the amount of planning was clearly evident throughout the trip. I would not hesitate to recommend Ubuntu travel group and the Green team for future travel in Africa."

    Ygal Sonenshine (and Family) Sonenshine Enterprises
  • "When making a once in a lifetime trip, it is best to not leave things to chance or just have an average experience. We were very pleased that the Ubuntu Travel team made our Africa trip an unforgettable experience for all of us. There was nothing average about it and every detail had been carefully planed while still being in a very relaxing environment. Adults and kids had a blast! The blend of outdoor experiences and luxury was just perfect. The meals,  guides and accommodations took the safari experience to another level. Thank You!”

    Francisco Morales (and Family)
  • “Of the many great trips we have taken, this one will clearly be remembered forever as the greatest, most interesting, and most fun. It was so special and we could not have had such an amazing experience without your help and guidance.”

    Randall Bone (and Family) Sunrise Company, CEO
  • "I visited Africa for a spectacular gathering of global entrepreneurs with my wife. As Global Chairman of the organization hosting the event, I was treated to some fantastic experiences. My wife and I decided we would one day visit again, with our children, knowing that we could never exceed the experience we had on that first trip. To our surprise, our family trip to Africa coordinated by Ubuntu Travel Group was even more special, exclusive, and exquisite than the first visit we made. Jill and I decided, on that trip, that we must go again, with our entire extended family, but only if the trip was planned by Ubuntu and the Green Family. If you are searching for a unique and surprising experience, travel to Africa with no one else."

    Matthew Stewart (and Family) National Services Group, Co-Founder/CEO
  • "Ubuntu Travel provided me with the experience of a lifetime. From Safari lodges to cycling to fly fishing, the organization and individual guides were absolutely stellar. I absolutely will do this again."

    John Minervini (and Family) Cushman & Wakefield, Executive Managing Director
  • "Everyone in our family agrees that the South Africa trip we planned with Ubuntu Travel exceeded every expectation. The Greens expertly handled all travel arrangements and from the moment we landed in Johannesburg, to the moment we flew back home, every detail was taken care of. The lodges we were referred to were beautiful, the service was excellent, but it was the knowledgeable guides and incredible animal experiences that made our adventure unforgettable. We enjoyed our experience so much that we are relying on Ubuntu Travel and the Greens to plan another trip for us, this time to Tanzania to see the great migration. Can't wait!"

    Cubiero Family
  • "Our adventure to Africa in July 2016 was the trip of a lifetime! We would not have traveled to Africa unless it was with friends like the Greens, who not only have led dozens of trips, but are natives and extremely well connected. Their impeccable attention to detail, ability to provide unique experiences, and connections with the best, most engaging speakers and guides all made this an unforgettable experience. Our group included more than 75 people, and all were equally engaged and attended to… One of the best parts of our adventure was the interaction through the African Wildlife Foundation to visit one of the schools that they run and support. It was especially meaningful to be able to interact with the students and get a sense of life in the communities we visited… Our safari experience was seamless, and one we will not forget, thanks to the Greens."

    Daniel Sonenshine (and Family) Far West Restaurant Group, President
  • “Trying to condense our South Africa trip into a short letter is challenging because the whole trip was made up of "first-evers." To begin with, all we had to do was book our flight and pack our bags - honestly. To have everything taken care of from the minute we got off the plane was huge. Words will never describe the experience we had in the five days we were in the Bush. Sitting close to a pride of 19 lions, or on another ride, being so close to the rhinoceroses that we could hear them snorting! Watching a baby elephant spray water on itself in a stream. Seeing two cheetahs lounge around one afternoon and cuddle with one another. Seeing shooting stars among the millions of stars that light up the South African sky, and the moon looking twice as big as it does at home. The trip was fantastic, fun, beautiful, moving, surreal and life-changing. We tell everyone who'll listen - you must see it in your lifetime. The countless magical moments we had would not have happened without the Ubuntu Travel team, and for that we are forever grateful to them. It has been more than two years since we returned from South Africa and we are still basking in the memories.”

    Joe Cowan Cowan Law Group

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