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Taf Chindove

I am a consultant for Salty.Travel and have always wanted to travel the world. Having been to most of Southern Africa, I am itching to share my travel experiences. This is my passion and nothing makes me happier than sending someone on a once in a lifetime trip that will leave them with beautiful memories that will last forever.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in South Africa and all the major tours and activities it has to offer; having grown up in Zimbabwe, Vic Falls is also one of my specialties; Botswana and Mauritius ."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I studied Hospitality Management, then worked a little in the timeshare industry as a Sales consultant. That's when I realized Travel and Tourism was my passion and as such I ended up branching completely into the travel industry."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I went on an Educational to Mauritius and loved every bit of it. The people were so warm and friendly, the food and wine was world class and I got to do so many fun activities. From snorkeling to swimming with the dolphins, this travel experience allowed me to tick off a number of bucket list experiences. Most of the island is unspoiled so I got in touch with nature. This was truly an experience I will never forget."

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Recent trip reviews for Taf

South Africa and Zimbabwe (also known as The Trip to Tanzania)
Tanzania | Jul 16 - Jul 30, 2022

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Iwona P.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022
The hotels that were booked for us, including service, were great. Local guides were very dedicated, knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with. The tour was very well planned and executed.
Interactions with Taf during the trip were very efficient. She was very responsive, flexible and helpful above and beyond. Not once we felt at lost. If we needed an information or her guidance, she was there for us no matter what time of day or night that was. It was very assuring to know...
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The hotels that were booked for us, including service, were great. Local guides were very dedicated, knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with. The tour was very well planned and executed.
Interactions with Taf during the trip were very efficient. She was very responsive, flexible and helpful above and beyond. Not once we felt at lost. If we needed an information or her guidance, she was there for us no matter what time of day or night that was. It was very assuring to know that there was someone working to make our trip not only pleasurable but also very safe. All the bookings and places we went to were well targeted as if she knew us for a long time. We expected a memorable trip but she made this trip a very special one. She has also rememberd my husband birthday and surprised us with a very special b-day cake.
Most memorable places for us were: Cape Town, Franschhoek and wine country (specificaly The Grand Provence and the Franschhoek Country House and Villas. Courtney, the manager spent as much time with us as we needed and also was able to answer the many questions that we had, Safari in Gondwana, and Victoria Falls.
In Gondwana we had multiple interactions with Izanee, Service Manager and Ruan, our safari guide. Both were very dedicated, knowledgeable very pleasant to work with.
The hotels that were booked for us included: Cape Town Table Bay Hotel, Franschhoek Country House & Villas, Gondwana Lodges, and Victoria Falls Safari Club. All of them were excellent choices and we would not have any hesitation to stay at them again. Hotels were clean and very well equipped.We specifically enjoyed the fact that all of them have had a fantastic views!! Well done, Taf.

Hotel Reviews
Table Bay Hotel
Waterfront
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Staff
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Gondwana Game Reserve
Herbertsdale, Mossel Bay
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Franschhoek Country House & Villas
Franschhoek
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Victoria Falls Safari Club
Victoria Falls
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport
Kempton Park
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Activity Reviews
Cape Town Guided City Tour
Cape Town Guided City Tour
South Africa
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Pot & Cruise
Pot & Cruise
Victoria Falls
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Bo-Kaap district Cape Malay cooking Class
Bo-Kaap district Cape Malay cooking Class
South Africa
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Arts and Culture Peninsula Tour
Arts and Culture Peninsula Tour
Cape Town
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Jaen Marie was great
Activities at Gondwana Game Reserve
Activities at Gondwana Game Reserve
South Africa

All experiences, including food and services, were above our expectations.

Quality of Experience
We loved the interactions with the staff.Their knowledge and friendliness was fantastic.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
As above and I loved my facial. Very professional. I remember seeing buffalo in the meadow while having facial. An amazing experience.
Transport
Village Art Morning Tour
Village Art Morning Tour
Victoria Falls
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Wine Tram Exclusive Wine & Cuisine Experience
Wine Tram Exclusive Wine & Cuisine Experience
South Africa

Exquisite experience for all the senses! Spectacular views were only an addition to the fantastic food, presentation, and absolutely amazing service. We loved it all.

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Food
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Tour Victoria Falls
Tour Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
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Boma Dinner and Drum Show
Boma Dinner and Drum Show
Victoria Falls

We have not participate in this activity.

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Food
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Tuk Tuk Tour
Tuk Tuk Tour
South Africa

WE have not participate in this activity

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Taf Chindove
Taf
Taf Chindove
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Sep 13, 2022

Dear Iwona

Thank you for the kind words. I loved planning your trip and I'm glad you enjoyed every moment of it. You made it easier for me as you were very specific with your requests and expectations and you were so easy to work with. Keep those memories with you as we look forward to welcoming you back again one day :)

Warm Regards
Taf

This was our first time working with a travel...
South Africa | Jul 22 - Aug 5, 2022

Kenneth
Kenneth D.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022
This was our first time working with a travel agent, so we went into it with apprehensions. Taf and her team were exceptional at planning out our trip, giving us a unique mix of experiences, and they were always there when we needed them - literally day or night. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and look forward to working with Taf again! Read more

This was our first time working with a travel agent, so we went into it with apprehensions. Taf and her team were exceptional at planning out our trip, giving us a unique mix of experiences, and they were always there when we needed them - literally day or night. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and look forward to working with Taf again!

Hotel Reviews
The Maslow Hotel
Sandton
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Kapama River Lodge
Hoedspruit

Amazing facility and equally amazing staff. The experiences at Kapama have set the bar high for every resort that we'll visit from here on out.

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Really awesome and accommodating staff...
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The Bay Hotel
Camps Bay, Cape Town

Felt a bit dated, but we enjoyed the location and beach views.

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L'Ermitage Franschhoek Château & Villas
Franschhoek, Western Cape

Awesome location, views, and accommodations...

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Local specialist: Taf Chindove
Taf
Taf Chindove
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Aug 30, 2022

Dear Kenneth

Thank you for your kind words. It was so lovely to host your group and you were all wonderful to work with.

We look forward to welcoming you and your families again soon and showing you more that our continent has to offer.

Best Regards
Taf

Memorable trip to Tanzania
Tanzania | Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2022

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karen s.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022
We had the most amazing time in Tanzania. Taf had planned the most perfect trip for us, it truly felt like a dream. Taf was great to work with, and was so helpful, kind and patient helping us postpone our trip multiple times due to covid. Read more

We had the most amazing time in Tanzania. Taf had planned the most perfect trip for us, it truly felt like a dream. Taf was great to work with, and was so helpful, kind and patient helping us postpone our trip multiple times due to covid.

Hotel Reviews
Mawe Tented Camp
Seronera Serengeti

Amazing hospitality and amazing food. Beautiful tented lodged located in the middle of the Serengeti, you truly get to experience nature.

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Karatu Tented Lodge
Karatu

Beautiful resort like tented huts/lodge. Wonderful hospitality, delicious food and beautiful view.

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Local specialist: Taf Chindove
Taf
Taf Chindove
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Jul 17, 2022

Hi Karen

Thank you for the feedback on your trip. I am glad you were finally able to make your dream come true after such a long wait. Thank you for your patience during all the planning. I hope that you were both able to create some wonderful memories which will last forever.

All the best and Warm Regards
Taf

Anniversary trip of a lifetime to Southern Africa
South Africa | Jun 24 - Jul 5, 2022

Kenneth
Kenneth R.
Merced, CA | Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022
Tafadzwa (Taf to us) Chindove was the generous genius that helped my family plan and execute our life changing trip to Southern Africa. It was the 50th anniversary of our marriage, the high school graduation of our oldest grandchild, the 15th wedding anniversary of one of our children and so much more to celebrate that the trip just had to be perfect. It exceeded all of sour expectations. There were 22 of our family on that trip. My wife and I, all four of our kids and spouses and all of... Read more

Tafadzwa (Taf to us) Chindove was the generous genius that helped my family plan and execute our life changing trip to Southern Africa. It was the 50th anniversary of our marriage, the high school graduation of our oldest grandchild, the 15th wedding anniversary of one of our children and so much more to celebrate that the trip just had to be perfect. It exceeded all of sour expectations.

There were 22 of our family on that trip. My wife and I, all four of our kids and spouses and all of our grandchildren ranging in age from 5 to 18. All along the way there were fascinating things for all of us to see and do. We had dinner in a world class restaurant on a Cape Town mountain top with great child care we got to interview ahead of time, we saw the good the bad and the ugly of Soweto, the creation wonder of the Kruger complex including 43 species we counted of animals including all of the “big 5” at Kapama reserve, the Victoria Falls in full bloom, and had dinner on a 19th century luxury steam train on our 50th in Zambia.

Everywhere we stayed we saw the magnificence of Africa. And Taf was right there the whole time. We modified things along the way and she was right there to pave the way. She arranged medical visits to out hotel when testing for travel to Zimbabwe was required, handled small issues of time changes and large matters of air flights with coolness and professionalism.

Taf and her team are all 5 star as far as my family are concerned and all of the adults are professionals used to efficiency and competency and in KIMKIM and Taf we found that in excess. We will always remember our days in Southern Africa and if we ever get the opportunity to return to this sweet land you can bet we will be in touch with Taf before all else.

Taf and her company Salty Travel are amount the best of the best and is affiliated with KIMKIM travel as the consultant for South Africa. We really trust KIMKIM. When traveling in the first world we often plan our own trips though we consult with KIMKIM on diversions into the second or third world areas, or on hard to reach or time constricted travel. We used them to plan trips to Turkey, last fall to Egypt and now to Africa. They are just the best. Period

Hotel Review
Kapama River Lodge
Hoedspruit

Maybe the best hotel destination we have ever experience and My wife and I are very well traveled. All inclusive resort in the Kruger wildlife complex of South Africa, we had two photo safaris daily and actually saw all of the big 5 (leopard, Cape buffalo, lion, rhino, and elephant) and 43 other identified species plus countless birds. Guides were all expert trackers and very knowledgeable about the habitats in the region. Food was superb, the spa was so relaxing after long days, service was actually so good it was embarrassing. We were son well taken care of and appreciated that it was truly hard to leave. My whole family (22) of us agree, we would definitely choose Kapama again, no question

Authenticity & Character
The architecture and decode were luxuriously authentic
Location
Animals everywhere you look. Even right outside the window
Staff
Almost tripped over folks wanting to serve.
Cleanliness & Comfort
See above
Local specialist: Taf Chindove
Taf
Taf Chindove
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Jul 12, 2022

Hi Kenneth

Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing the highlights from your trip. I am delighted that you were able to create wonderful memories while celebrating these cherished milestones with your family.

As mentioned previously you were so patient and such an easy group to work with and I genuinely enjoyed planning your trip. I am glad you got to see the different facets our region has to offer. We are eager to welcome you again whenever you're ready!

All the best and warm regards to you all
Taf

Phenomenal Trip! 18-Day Trip to Uganda
Uganda | Jul 31 - Aug 17, 2021

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Nancy L.
Phoenixville, PA | Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021
We just returned from an 18-day trip. What an amazing experience!!! We want to say it was a Trip-of-a-Lifetime, but we loved it so much, we plan to return. This trip was two years in the making due to Covid restrictions. Thank you, Taf, for coordinating this entire trip for us. It was perfectly planned! And we appreciate your prompt replies to all our concerns prior to going. Once we arrived to Uganda, we realized our fears were due to social media/political issues of our own country. ... Read more

We just returned from an 18-day trip. What an amazing experience!!! We want to say it was a Trip-of-a-Lifetime, but we loved it so much, we plan to return. This trip was two years in the making due to Covid restrictions. Thank you, Taf, for coordinating this entire trip for us. It was perfectly planned! And we appreciate your prompt replies to all our concerns prior to going. Once we arrived to Uganda, we realized our fears were due to social media/political issues of our own country. To anyone on the fence of visiting Uganda - Just go! You won't regret it.

Upon arrival to Uganda, we were greeted by Agnes and Nasser. These two took care of our every want and needs. Besides the game drives, we asked for cultural experiences. Each day was exciting and we always looked forward to the next day.

Activities we did:
Jinja - Sunset boat ride to Source of the Nile
Game drive of Murchison Falls National Park
Boat Ride to Murchison Falls, also went to the Top of the Falls
Ziwa Rhino Santuary
Fishing on Lake Victoria
Game drive of Lake Mburo National Park
Long Horned Cattle Milking
Water safari on the Kazinga Channel
Chimpanzee trekking
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park - Gorilla Tracking
Batwa Pygmies Cultural Experience
Tour of a private school with boarding and converse with head teacher
Stopped at the Equator
Tour in Kampala - Idi Amin Torture Chamber
Craft markets
Searched for Shoebill bird
Toured Entebbe arboretum
Local community village experience

I could go on and on about our time in Uganda. Loved every minute of our time there and we were sad to leave. Again, thank you, Taf, for organizing this trip. Thank you, Agnes, for accommodating us on the trip. And thank you, Nasser, for guiding and driving us around the entire time.

Local specialist: Taf Chindove
Taf
Taf Chindove
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Aug 24, 2021
Dear Nancy Thank you so much for your kind words and for the detailed account of your trip. I am glad you had a wonderful time and were able to have an adventurous and authentic cultural experience. I will make sure to pass on your kind comments and praise to our partners in Uganda who make us proud every time and loved having you in Uganda. We trust we will host you again, hopefully you can visit Southern Africa next time. It has been an absolute pleasure to assist you in planning this... Read more

Dear Nancy

Thank you so much for your kind words and for the detailed account of your trip. I am glad you had a wonderful time and were able to have an adventurous and authentic cultural experience. I will make sure to pass on your kind comments and praise to our partners in Uganda who make us proud every time and loved having you in Uganda.

We trust we will host you again, hopefully you can visit Southern Africa next time. It has been an absolute pleasure to assist you in planning this trip and thank you for your patience during these uncertain times.

All the best and warm regards to you both
Taf