(21 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Angela Isherwood

Delafield, WI
Curating Unique, Personalized Adventures for You

They say if you want to know where your heart is, look where you mind goes when it wanders. When my mind wanders it travels near, far, and everywhere in between. Sometimes its in Italy dining on fresh, made-by-Nonna tortellini, sipping a bold Baro...
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I Left My Heart in Africa.

On safari in Tanzania!
On safari in Tanzania!

"The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa, for he has so much to look forward to." - Richard Mullin


When I chose 3 African countries as honeymoon destinations, I thought that I had a pretty good idea of just how amazing of an experience it would be.  What I could not have ever prepared myself for were the life-changing, eye-opening, awe-inducing, never-be-the-same-again moments that made up my time there.  


It all started the moment the plane made its final descent into Arusha airport in Tanzania.  The black of the night - not marred by a single bit of electricity - welcomed us onto the continent for what continues to be our greatest adventure yet.  Our 8-day safari took us to some of Tanzania's most incredible parks and lodging options and left me in tears as our small plane shuttled us from the Serengeti National Park back to Arusha for our flight onward to Cape Town.  In the Serengeti, you are witnessing the "African dream".  Meaning "Endless Plains", this National Park seems to roll on forever - it is a paradise of Acacia Trees, elegant antelope, lazing lions, prowling predators, eye-popping zebras, giraffe, and millions of wildebeest migrating through the Mara River.  Spot a leopard hiding in the trees, or a pride of lions lounging under the shade of an acacia - afraid of no beast and no man.  In Tarangire - the land of elephants - we gazed with mouths wide open at herds of them playfully bathing and drinking in the river, and assuredly crossing the path in front of our bush vehicle - so close you could practically bump noses.  If the lion is King of the Jungle, the elephant is most surely King of the Beasts.


The last stop on our safari was a literal Garden of Eden here on Earth - the Ngorongoro Crater.  Ngorongoro provides what you could call a hyper-condensed safari - the amount of wildlife per sq mile is virtually unheard of anywhere else on the planet, and the beauty of waking up to dense fog curling out of the caldera like smoke from a cauldron cannot be described.  As the day wears on and the sun shines down, you can watch the mist dissipate wisp by wisp from your prime position 2,000 feet below the crater rim.  Ask me about the time we went to dinner and then attempted to go back to our lodge hut only to find it surrounded by wild African buffalo.


There's no denying African safaris are as life-changing as life-changing adventures get.  But don't discount all of the other wonders Africa has to offer.  South Africa is essentially a mini-earth in one country - famous for the big 7 instead of the big 5 (Rhino, Leopard, Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Whale, and Great White Shark) - and offers so much diversity and natural beauty it is astounding.  Cape Town is so breathtakingly beautiful you might never want to leave.  Do you love wine?  The Cape Winelands are a must-visit - picturesque rolling hills dotted with vineyards, charming wineries, and excellent wines await you.  Are you a thrill seeker?  Abseil down Table Mountain, or cage dive with Great Whites.  Do you love the outdoors?  Countless hikes are available to you - from Lion's Head to the Cape of Good Hope.  Combine Cape Town or Jo-Burg with a safari in Kruger or Sabi Sands to experience urban appeal and wildest Africa.


When you find yourself in southern Africa, a quick visit to Victoria Falls cannot be beaten.  Lovingly referred to as "The Smoke That Thunders", these Falls are the great curtain of falling water anywhere in the world.  Walk the path to hear (and feel!) their power, or visit the Devil's Pool and peer over the edge of the Falls when the water levels allow.


Did I mention the accommodation?  If you are thinking that a Safari vacation means roughing it and leaving the creature comforts behind, you are definitely mistaken.  Whether you are glamping in a safari tent camp, or resting your head in one of the many luxe lodges, overnights in Africa can be some of the most luxurious, mind-blowing experiences you'll ever encounter.


I have earned my certifications as a South Africa and Kenya travel specialist and my own personal travels to Tanzania and Zimbabwe make me uniquely qualified to craft your perfect African adventure.  My passion for this incredible, diverse continent burns brighter every day.  I love nothing more than sharing my experience with others so that I can encourage, inspire, and guide them in creating their own life-changing journey to this incredibly special place.


My bucket-list reads like a list of Africa's Greatest Hits:


Gorilla Trek to watch the magnificent Silverbacks in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


Visit the Skeleton Coast and spy desert-adapted Elephants in Namibia


Brave a serene trip in a traditional mokoro throughout Botswana's sparkling Okavango Delta


Explore the "8th continent" of Madagascar, where over 80% of the island's plants and animals cannot be found anywhere else on Earth


Cruise the Nile River to Luxor and Valley of the Kings


Where are your African dreams taking you?


 

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My Reviews

7 of 10 people found this review helpful
Amazing trip!
Angela was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to ensure we had booked exactly what we were looking for! She graciously helped with multiple requests, looking into different days and different airports. She was extremely responsive and helpful to us in deciding our best options! Highly recommend for booking your next trip! Thank you, Angela!!!
By  Deanna  from  Menomonee Falls, WI
Traveled to  Samana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Paradise Found in Maui
Hawaii was a trip my husband and I were looking forward to for many years, so we had pretty high expectations. Angela helped us plan such an amazing trip that it not only met those expectations but exceeded them. She spent a lot of timing getting to know what was most important to us to help us determine the best area of the island to stay on, what we wanted out of our resort, and what activities we were really interested in. She was very responsive and communicative with her thoughts and ideas throughout the whole process which we really appreciated since we had little knowledge of the island. Once we narrowed down what activities we wanted to schedule, she put together a schedule for us that really maximized our time to visit all different parts of the island. You could tell she had done her research on the activities because the companies/service was all top notch. We can't wait to go back again and would absolutely recommend partnering with Angela to plan your vacation!
By  Nikki  from  Chicago, IL
Traveled to  Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Outstanding Experience
Angela has been absolutely wonderful to work with. She is extremely responsive, even on the weekends, and was able to develop an itinerary that exceeded my expectations. I am fairly experienced in booking and coordinating international travel, but with her connections and knowledge, Angela was able to make arrangements that I wasn't able to make on my own.

The trip request included 15 people, and Angela expertly suggested accommodations, handled ground and air logistics, and developed an amazing itinerary that stayed within our budget.

After all this work, our trip has unfortunately been cancelled for now due to coronavirus concerns, but we hope to work with Angela on other trips in the future!

By  A. Silver  from  Wilmington, DE
Traveled to  Tanzania ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 15 people found this review helpful
All elements of the cruise were outstanding.
Angela’s guidance was outstanding. We had a general sense of where we wanted to travel, but her guidance led us to the Caribbean. Having traveled on four different moderate cruise lines we new we wanted to step up to one of the more luxury lines. After what our expectations for the cuisine and service Angela led us toward Regent Cruise Line. She made numerous calls to clarify questions that we had, and she secured the answers that we were looking for. Her confidence during the planning process made us secure that we were making the correct decision in choosing the Caribbean and Regent as the line.
By  Denny  from  New Berlin, WI
Traveled to  Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Great UK and Ireland trip!
We are impressed with the quick responsiveness of Angela through the booking process. We don't live near her and did our booking through email. She also gave great ideas for restaurants and other activities to do during some of our free time.
By  Shawn T  from  Hoffman Estates, IL
Traveled to  England ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Victoria Falls
  • Kenya

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Bespoke Travel
  • Luxury
  • Photography
  • Safari

Top Travel Partners:

  • African Travel Inc.
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Kensington Tours
  • G Adventures
  • Intrepid Travel

Certifications/Awards:

  • Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
  • Switzerland Travel Expert
  • South Africa Specialist
  • Peru Travel Specialist
  • AmaWaterways Specialist

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