We were delighted at every new location

Experiental Travel designed a fabulous South African holiday for us. We always felt safe and welcome. Every part of the itiniary flowed effortlessly and we were delighted at every new location.I have already recommended to my family and we are planning our next trip. Thank you so much.

Dawn, June 2024

Melbourne, Australia

The most exciting holiday adventures

Neville did exactly what we asked him to do for the 4 of us ,their was a lot of discussions and email’s going back and forth in the end it was the most exciting holiday adventures we have ever done.

Greg, June 2024

Melbourne, Australia

Beyond our expectations

We had planned to do the Horizon horseback safari and the Mozenbique horse ride and the structured itinerary was superb giving us both historical and life today in South Africa. We were amazed at the attractions we were able to see, Table top Mountain, the waterfront, the beaches, the tourist bus, the cities, cultural lifestyles, economical, rural and industrial areas visited.

Commentary from the transfer drivers was also a big bonus and they were always professional, courteous and very happy to please. It was an experience way and beyond our expectations and certainly left us with many many very vivid, amazing and exceptional memories.

A big thank you Neville and Experiential Travel for putting the travel intinerary together for us.

Vicki, June 2024

Melbourne, Australia

Trip of a lifetime

Neville planned a trip of a lifetime for us - never to be forgotten.  He carefully listened to our dreams and made them a reality.  We felt safe at all times and always knew what the next steps were, thanks to TravelKey.  When our bags were left behind in Nairobi, Neville went above and beyond to ensure they found their way to us in the middle of the Serengeti!

Great service and experience.

Marisa, June 2024

Melbourne, Australia

The trip was fabulous

A lot of different experiences and transfers to coordinate, it was made easy by handing all planning and booking over to Neville. The trip was fabulous and ran smoothly. Will book again with Neville

Lisa, June 2024

Adelaide, Australia

Seamless planning well executed

Seamless planning, well executed to the last details.  As a first timer in the Greater Kruger, couldn't have ask for a better experience.

Geoff Pong


Neville Jones of Experiential Travel will take care of you from start to finish.

Neville Jones of Experiential Travel will take care of you from start to finish.  We had the experience of a lifetime.  The places we stayed were fantastic.  The staff at each location were very welcoming and took great care of us!!  Our game drives and drivers were amazing. 

Each day was full of so many surprises and awesome animals.  He also sends travel wisdom before the trip so you know what to expect and what you need to do health wise.  Once there, everything is taken care of!!

Debbie Kremers

Kansas City, KS

Everyone needs to do this!!!

As a somewhat unsure, first time traveler to Africa, this trip absolutely blew me away!  I loved everything about it and the new experiences every single day were fantastic.  Everyone needs to do this!!!

Bill Kremers

Kansas City, KS

Only Neville made it happen! And it was life-changing!

I’d been talking about going to Africa for over 10 years. A couple of times I’d even made some
enquiries, but sadly that’s as far as it ever got! A chance meeting with Neville however changed
everything! He listened to what I wanted to do, found ways to overcome the obstacles, and made
some great suggestions to produce a truly memorable itinerary!

Neville listens to what you want to do, your likes and preferences, to then craft a unique and
memorable experience. Whether it was seeing mountain gorillas, climbing Kilimanjaro and the
fabled “Rwenzoris”, seeing the only two remaining northern white rhinos, taking a trekking safari
through remote bush, through to visiting Victoria Falls, travelling on a luxury train, doing cooking
courses and wine tours – Neville made them happen for us, and more!

We’ve just completed another trip, this time taking our son and his wife with us. It was hard to see
how this trip could be any better but it was! It was an experience that will stay with us, and them,
for the rest of our lives!

Neville made it happen for us, and he can make it happen for you too!

Ian Gibson, November 2023


You considered every detail.

Just wanted to say a huge Thankyou for organising such a wonderful trip. We absolutely loved it, just not long enough for me. You considered every detail. Every camp was different and very unique and luxurious. We were treated like kings and queens which was kind of embarrassing. Africa is most certainly a captivating place and we loved interacting with our fabulous guides.

Kaye Moresi

Melbourne, Australia

... an excellent African holiday experience...

Experiential Travel crafted an excellent Africa holiday for us.  All of our goals were met and fitted perfectly into the time available.

Barry Crouch

Melbourne, Australia.

Exceeded Every Expectation!

We've been waiting to take this trip for 30 years and had a very clear idea of what we wanted to see and do.  Neville created an itinerary that incorporated it all and then some; from safari to the great migration to gorilla and chimpanzee trekking to boat rides with hippos and cultural immersion.  This trip had it all.  Accommodations and experiences were amazing with knowledgable guides and a trip we will remember and talk about for a lifetime.

Kelly and David Cooke

Washougal, WA.

Trip of a lifetime.

Trip of a lifetime.

Quentin Kelly

Melbourne, Australia.

This experience was truly remarkable

Our South African trip organized by Experiential Travel and Neville was first class in all respects.

Deanie and I have been to Africa and various other countries over the years and this experience was truly remarkable from the start. Small details like all flights and transfers being on time and being met by lovely people who are passionate about hospitality.

The first class accommodation in Cape Town, Paarl and our 3 Safari unique environments and experiences were exceptional. South Africa is an extraordinary country

Mark Greatbatch

Queenstown, New Zealand

...simply wouldn’t have been possible without Neville.

My grown sons and I had dreamed of a trip to South Africa since they were small boys. Having gotten through the pandemic and with the boys wives both saying it was time to start a family, we all agreed it was now or never. One of my sons is a budding photographer and met Neville through a photography club. When he learned Neville was also the owner of Experiential Travel who specialises in upscale trips to Africa, it was a match made in heaven.

Neville was able to take our ideas and form them into the trip of a lifetime! Cape Town, the Garden Route and Manyeleti Private Game Reserve. We literally saw all that could be seen - whales, great whites and penguins off the coast, the gorgeous wineries and breweries around Cape Town and all the Big Five plus cheetah, honey badger and more on our incredible safari.

We had added a side trip through another tour operator that turned out to be a disaster but with one e-mail to Neville he turned a horrible experience into an amazing augmentation to our trip. Neville is more than just a tour operator or travel agent, he is a friend throughout your journey making sure you are happy, safe and well cared for.

The boys and I have been home for a few months and we are still revelling in the memories of our amazing trip - which simply wouldn’t have been possible without Neville. On getting home we learned the first grandchild will be joining the family soon - I can’t wait to plan my next family adventure with Neville and Experiential Travel.

Janet Farrow

Nashville, TN

It was an extraordinary trip.

Neville has years of African travel experience and proved to be a knowledgeable planner with a keen ability to match a traveler’s personal interests to different itinerary choices. 

From touchdown to takeoff in Johannesburg the trip was seamless. We learned that Neville was never far away, whether in Melbourne or travelling; and with boots on the ground in Africa through his partners, he was able to tweak and make travel adjustments for us in real time.

It was an extraordinary trip made during an extraordinary time that will forever be fondly remembered.

Barbara Huppee

Lawrence, KS

Attention to detail

Neville did an outstanding job of patiently answering all our pre-trip questions and was a font of knowledge about the landscape, animals, people and culture along the way. Planning and executing such a trip requires attention to detail and an appreciation for the individual differences inherent in any travel group. Neville certainly took the stress out of undertaking this type of adventure and incorporated some lovely surprises along the way.

Catriona Brash

Melbourne, Australia

Experience of a lifetime.

When the idea of a safari was raised over dinner with friends one evening I was initially hesitant to be involved. I’m not a seasoned international traveller and had heard many stories of the possible dangers in visiting Africa, both cities and country. I am so pleased I was convinced to go because it turned out to be an experience of a lifetime.

Ross Robinson

Melbourne, Australia

A lifetime of memories!

Experiential Travel has always accommodated me with premium air travel where possible. I’m a big guy, and it’s much appreciated. For me, it makes the trip so much more enjoyable at the start, the end, and in-between. I have also requested single accommodation at times, and again, where possible they have done their best to make it happen. I don’t mind paying a premium for trips that provide a lifetime of memories!

Dan Schriner

Lawrence, KS

Valuable pre-trip planning.

I traveled to Namibia with Neville and a group of photographers last year. One of the most valuable things Neville provided was pre-trip planning. Having never been to Africa, I was unsure of what I should pack for the two week adventure. Neville provided me with the help I needed to make sure everything went smoothly. His knowledge and planning made for a smooth and stress free adventure.

Dr. Bradley M Smith

Mansfield, OH

Real depth and reality.

Evelyn was great, she looked after us really well and her stories from her life in Maun added real depth and reality to our experience. You simply MUST get her hosting more trips :) Thanks so much for your help in creating this adventure - we WILL be back. Please do keep us informed regarding any experiences you may think we would enjoy. (I'm already starting to think about Uganda/Kenya for the mountain gorilla).

Sue Neale

Auckland, New Zealand

Fun and truly memorable safari.

Neville provided valuable and thoughtful advice prior to the trip on matters such as inoculations, luggage parameters (for flights on small planes within the country), recommended clothing, mobile phones and internet access and plenty more. This made for a trouble free and relaxed trip. Above all, Neville made it a fun and truly memorable safari.

Jane Spanton


Amazing experience.

My Neville Jones-curated safari experience was one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever had. From the superb guide and the perfectly pitched combination of wild and luxurious accommodation to the amazing depth of tour planning and Nev’s endless patience and depth of knowledge – every aspect of the trip was an amazing experience. In fact, I can feel another trip coming on right about now.

Phil Huzzard

Melbourne, Australia

Can't wait to go again!!

Africa is even more beautiful than I had ever expected. The Safari (both permanent and mobile) was amazing. Your organisation from start to finish was tremendous and your knowledge of the region meant we traveled to places rich in wildlife. Can't wait to go again!!

Damian Moore

Melbourne, Australia

Glamping in Africa was wonderful.

My husband had completed the overland trip through Africa as a graduate in his mid-twenties and with his first wife. After hearing about the trip for 20+ years I wondered if we would ever be able to undertake a trip to Africa that belonged to us and would become a shared memory of adventure and excitement. Neville set up an itinerary and activities that far exceeded our expectations. The small camp environment, the experienced guides and the wonderful food all led to our trip being completely differentiated from my husband’s backpacking trip. The ability to undertake “glamping” (glamour camping) in Africa was wonderful.

Sheryle Moon

Sydney, Australia

We will treasure and remember for the rest of our lives.

Neville took the stress and hassle out of organizing our Africa experience and gave us an unbelievable experience which we will treasure and remember for the rest of our lives.

Gavin Bunshaw

Melbourne, Australia

I would happily recommend Experiential Travel.

I had a memorable experience with Experiential Travel, visiting Namibia in with a group of 14 photographers on a two week trip. The venture was a notable success and I would happily recommend Experiential Travel to others for two principal reasons. Firstly, Neville Jones is an experienced international award winning photographer who lead the trip in person and based our itinerary on his many prior visits to the country and specific reconnoitring of this route. Previously, Neville enjoyed a successful business career and this combined with his photographic skills ensured we all enjoyed superb photo opportunities and first class travel and accommodation logistics.

Francis Peckham


Far exceeded our expectations.

Thank you very much for making the recent Madagascan adventure available to us. We were completely blown away by the scenery, the wildlife, the people and the accommodation. These far exceeded our expectations. It was impressive to see how industrious the people were, there was food available everywhere, but all produced by human toil. Our guides were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating, and gave us a great insight into life in Madagascar.

James and Lynley Douglas

Brisbane, Australia