What clients say
KENYA – SOLO TRAVEL
With my husband’s enthusiastic endorsement, I hoist my backpack over my shoulders and board the first of three flights that will land in Kenya 26 hours later.
A dream since childhood, it was time for me to go to Africa. At 69 years of age I wanted to go by myself. I had a clear idea of how I would have long moments of quiet observation. I would write, sketch, and paint. I would experience what Africa had to give by being in the moment and being patient. I knew it would come.
I was unsuccessful in my online searches until I read a blog post by Anna Leidenkrantz. Anna’s description of Angama Mara has my attention and I immediately reach out to her. As CEO of Stars of Africa, she has in-depth knowledge and personal experience with many luxury safari lodges throughout Africa. Anna understood exactly what I needed to make my dream a reality. She then presented me with the itinerary that would become my perfect African adventure.
KENYA & ZANZIBAR – TOUCHED BY AFRICA
This was our first visit to Africa, we had planned every detail well in advance with the careful guidance of Anna at Stars of Africa!
We were excited, anxious, and a little apprehensive as we started the flight to Nairobi. Anna had walked us through all the details, the itinerary was set and the plan seemed perfect for us.
The minute we stepped off the plane in Nairobi there were wonderful people there to greet us, and throughout the trip we were accompanied by someone the entire time.
Just like Anna was there for us, through all of the planning she had orchestrated guidance throughout the trip. The attention to detail and the care and comfort the Anna gave us through the whole planning process came to life in Africa, we felt like she was holding our hand through the whole trip.
RWANDA, KENYA & ZANZIBAR – RETURNING TO THE MAGIC OF AFRICA
Anna and her Stars of Africa did it again! The trip she coordinated for our second trip to Africa, like our first trip, could not have been more perfect! The moment we returned home from our first trip to Africa; South Africa, Botswana and Kenya, we knew we had to return, it was so life-changing. We once again put our trust in Anna to arrange our next adventure.
Our return to Africa was not only magical and stress free, but transformative. Every detail was thought through; nothing was left for us to figure out on our own. From the moment we stepped on the plane at SFO to our return 3 ½ weeks later after experiencing 3 different countries and 7 different lodges. All along we were completely relaxed and excited, fully immersed by the magnificent cultures and experiencing the beauty and hospitality unique to this part of the world. We returned home from Africa once again, both inspired and revitalized.
KENYA & TANZANIA – TRAVELLING WITH FRIENDS
Our first two safaris were both with friends staying at the breathtaking Angama Mara in Maasai Mara, Kenya. For this adventure, we were looking to stay at three different camps in two countries, which would require a detail oriented professional. Enter, Stars of Africa and Anna!
For our trip this February we were joined by a couple of good friends that were experience their very first trip to Africa. From the moment we were greeted at the airport in Nairobi until the time we were escorted to our departing flight in Kilimanjaro, we were completely handled. Crossing the border from Kenya to Tanzania could have been a confusing, frustrating experience if it weren’t for the assistance Anna had in place for us to whisk us through the process.
RWANDA & KENYA – HONEYMOON ADVENTURE
When looking for a reputable agent to assist us with our African Honeymoon, we were referred by a mutual friend to Stars of Africa, specifically to Anna. From the very beginning Anna was so attentive, listening to our wishes and working with us to offer a selection of itineraries that would best suit our plans. She was so flexible and managed to build an itinerary that perfectly suited what we wanted to do, and the budget we had to do it.
Anna was organized and timely, sharing information we’d need to prepare us for the trip, and offering little updates and stories as we drew closer, building our excitement before setting off!Read more »
SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA, KENYA – LIFELONG DREAM SAFARI
It was a lifelong dream of ours to travel to Africa. With the guidance and inspiration of Anna at Stars of Africa, our dream became a reality. Every day was a new, exciting adventure. Anna listened to our thoughts regarding what we wanted to see, our interests, the number of days we could be in Africa, and took into account our energetic, adventurous spirit, then planned a trip that included every detail to make our trip perfect. She hit the mark in every way, exceeding our expectations. The best word to describe our experience in Africa is ”Magical.”
We started our adventure with a few days in Cape Town, a wonderful way to ease in to our holiday and explore this wonderful region after our 30-hour journey from California. We were so excited to travel to the Cape of Good Hope and experience South Africa’s Winelands. We then flew to beautiful Botswana, and spend four action packed days at the Selinda Explorers Camp where the staff, accommodations and wildlife viewing were exceptional and so much fun. It was “glamping” at its finest!Read more »
KENYA – 80th BIRTHDAY ADVENTURE
My wife Maud wanted only one thing for her 80th Birthday – to return to Kenya. I, of course, wanted to grant her wish, and turned to her sister, who travels to Kenya often, for advice. She immediately responded that if we wanted the best African consultant, and best possible African experience, we should contact Anna Leidenkrantz at Stars of Africa.
Initially, I had several options, but Anna with her vast knowledge and experience of Africa, along with her judgement and advice made me feel I would be in the best of hands. Thanks to Anna and Stars of Africa’s arrangements, we had a wonderful, memorable and seamless Birthday adventure in Kenya.Read more »
SOUTH AFRICA – SAFARI, CAPE TOWN, WINELANDS AND THE GARDEN ROUTE
Thank you Anna for arranging a fantastic South African experience for us! All our expectations were exceeded, and they were high to begin with. Everything was beautifully and seamlessly arranged. We experienced a kaleidoscope of color, amazing wildlife, breathtaking landscape, delicious food, and wonderful smiling people.
Read more »
KENYA & ZANZIBAR – CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR FAMILY HOLIDAY
Just a note to let you know how much we appreciated our African holiday that you had arranged so thoughtfully, and with such high quality all the way through, that we came home with the most wonderful memories!
The first part of our trip was the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Right after we landed on the little airstrip, we were warmly greeted by our guide Joseph, who had set up a table next to his vehicle serving us coffee, cookies and fruit. Our guide was very experienced, an excellent wildlife guide and driver. He took us on two daily game drives in a perfectly suited Land Cruiser. We saw all the big five, lion, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard, during our very first day.
Read more »
SOUTH AFRICA – CELEBRATING A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY
From the moment we arrived in Johannesburg South Africa until we departed two weeks later we were looked after in the best possible way. It was a big pleasant surprise to be met off the airplane and with ease escorted through immigration, customs and baggage claim. Before we knew it we were sitting in a small airplane – just the two of us and the pilot. This was our first time to Africa and the pilot pointed out the African wildlife below us, what an amazing start to an unbelievably exciting adventure!
Landing at the airstrip, we were warmly greeted by the lady who was going to be our safari guide for the next four days. We find it hard to find the right words for how breathtaking we found the African landscape and wildlife – our very experienced guide and her tracker greatly added to our experience.
Read more »
KENYA – HONEYMOONERS
Only two days after our wonderful wedding in Stockton, New Jersey, Sean and I were flying to Africa for our honeymoon. I had been to East Africa before for the Great Migration and had a great desire to show Sean what I thought was the one of the most magnificent places on earth.
Anna, you and Stars of Africa, made that possible. We were newlyweds and you worked your magic and arranged for very special and romantic days for us to share in Kenya. The accommodations were perfect, the staff so attentive, and the majestic African animals all around. One special sighting was a cheetah and her five cubs, now on my Facebook cover page.
Read more »
SOUTH AFRICA – GENERATION TRAVEL
We had been to Africa a few times before, but for our adult children and their spouses this was their first time. We started off with the most amazing safari for a few days. I had been on safari before, and had felt a little uncomfortable. This time we had a wonderful and very experienced guide and tracker. They made the safari into a fun and exciting adventure, I always felt safe and learnt so much from them.
Tracking lions and finding the pride is something we will never forget! The staff at the safari lodge was very attentive, the bush dinner they made for us was truly amazing – sitting in the African night under the stars eating delicious food, hearing the wildlife all around us, and listening to the stories our guide was telling us was a truly magical experience.
Read more »
ZAMBIA, BOTSWANA & SOUTH AFRICA – KEEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
Wow, what an amazing trip Sarah and I had to Zambia, Botswana and South Africa because of you and Stars of Africa. We have quickly learned that you and your Stars of Africa are the go-to organization for anyone thinking of visiting Southern or Eastern Africa.
During our adventure, your most valued knowledge of Africa and unmatched organization skills all shined brightly. We felt like you were watching over our shoulders from the moment we landed in Johannesburg, as we were met by name. All the camp managers knew of our serious interest in wildlife photography.
Read more »
Lena Folkestad, Sophia Dewill,
Ann-Mari Seiz, Ann-Kristin Eriksson, Eva Möllborg,
Helena Löwen-Åberg - Sweden
ZANZIBAR – BEST FRIENDS
We are six women that are really good friends that go back a long time, as we were all approaching the age of 50 we thought this is something we really would like to celebrate together. We consulted Anna at Stars of Africa and she very quickly presented us with a suggested itinerary that was exactly what we were looking for. Thanks to her in-depth knowledge of Zanzibar and Stars of Africa’s arrangements in detail, our journey celebrating life and friendship was seamless and became the fantastic journey of a lifetime we had dreamt of!
All the arrangements were made beautifully; stunning accommodations right by the Indian Ocean, delicious food and wonderful service – we were treated like Queens!
Read more »
SOUTH AFRICA – CAPE TOWN & WINELANDS
Considering a safe, carefree, elegant and exquisite stay in beautiful Cape Town? Look not beyond Stars of Africa because Anna has the very best addresses in town!
By challenging us to go out on thrilling adventures, advising us on renowned South-African cuisine and wines, and by lodging us in absolutely spectacular locations in and around Cape Town, Stars of Africa made our Cape Town experience truly unforgettable – DANKIE!
SOUTH AFRICA – CELEBRATING BIRTHDAY WITH FAMILY
My dream for a long time had been to celebrate my 50th birthday on safari together with my husband and two sons. Our choice of Travel Designer was Anna at Stars of Africa. Thanks to Anna’s vast knowledge, her contacts in Africa and enormous feel for quality and warm personal touch – we got to experience a couple of unforgettable weeks in South Africa!
The safari offered a fantastic mix of adventure, luxury, charm, personal service and good food. Our safari guides were incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated, our safari greatly exceeded any expectations we had had. My birthday was everything I could have dreamt of… and more!
Read more »