Don’t just take our word for it

At ROAR Africa, we are proud of how our reputation has evolved - through word of mouth recommendations from guests who return again and again.

“We almost feel it was a dream.

We cannot put into words how fantastic our first time in South Africa and Botswana was. ROAR AFRICA’s curation, access, seamless execution and handheld service that lead to us never having to worry about a thing as well as ROAR AFRICA’s guides and their entire Africa-based team made this the most amazing and outstanding trip in our lives.”

Robert Redford

- Actor

“You come home a different person.

Every visit to Africa is an experience that not only is memorable but changes your life – the way you see, the way you think, the way you feel. Travel to Africa with Deborah Calmeyer, and you truly experience everything, because every other detail and logistic is taken care of. Allowing you to embrace the moment and ensuring you return home a different person.”

Pat Mitchell

- Former CEO of CNN & PBS, and The Paley Center For Media.

Traveling with Roar Africa in Kenya was a seamless experience, start to finish.

Customs? Through in an instant. And then our magical journey began. The team stays up to date on all the current entry requirements and protocols—so you don’t have to worry about the logistics. Deb worked with our family to create the perfect itinerary, one that suited all ages: Masai warrior school for our son at Finch Hatton’s, an outstanding sushi dinner with a movie (the Lion King, of course) at Segera Retreat. Surprise treats sent to our home, and left in the guest rooms—kikois, books, duffels—felt like little treasures. And the wow moments—private time at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, or a helicopter excursion into the wilds of Samburu—never stopped.

Jacqui Gifford

- Editor in chief, Travel+Leisure Magazine

“Deborah seems to have all senses firing at all times

Deborah Calmeyer has built a wonderful business that fills a great need in the seemingly crowded high-end marketplace. Deborah seems to have all senses firing at all times. And the rare ability to anticipate – with such a delicate hand. A long way of saying that I noticed and appreciated everything. Thank you, thank you!”

Pilar Guzman

- Former Editor in Chief, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine

“From stunning wildlife to incredible camps.

My trip with Roar Africa to Zimbabwe was beyond incredible. Deb is a genius: Talk about a magical trip, in every way. With the minimum of fuss, she seamlessly curated a full soul experience. From stunning wildlife, to incredible camps, to truly inspiring village visits, and oh oh oh the people, my people–how I have missed the grace, hospitality and warmth of the land and people that raised me. Our Roar Africa guide, Humphrey Gumpo, was wonderful; deeply knowledgeable, impressively competent, and infectiously joyful. I was smitten by the whole trip; a life-changing experience, and profoundly healing. It reminded me why I feel so Zimbabwean in my bones, blood and soul.”

Alexandra Fuller

- Author

“What an amazing opportunity.

What an amazing opportunity to bond as a family — an experience that my kids said: “changed their lives”. I recommend everyone experience the unique treasures of Africa at least once in their lifetime with ROAR AFRICA.”

Vanessa Williams

- Actress

“ROAR AFRICA’s journeys are no doubt the best.

As man originated in Africa, we feel something magical about this land; it seems like our bodies and souls are fuller here. This explains my frequent visits to the continent. Of all of these trips, ROAR AFRICA’s journeys are no doubt the best. Because of the people they have introduced me to, and stories they shared, I got to see not only the beautiful scenery, but Africa’s soul.”

Lan Yang

- Chinese media proprietor (Sun Media), journalist, and talk show hostess

“They are extremely responsive to guests and leave no detail to chance.

Since 2010 we have used ROAR AFRICA for all our African travel: elaborate family vacations, short business visits, the bush, the beaches, trips to Southern Africa and the Serengeti. They consistently provide a high quality, full-service experience. They have extensive knowledge of and access to the best safaris, accommodation, restaurants and guides. They leave no detail to chance.”

Barry Wainstein

- Former vice-chair Scotia Bank

“It’s something I will never forget.

The exquisitely tailored experiences to meet every need; the off the tourist track special access — that ROAR AFRICA has is impossible to find elsewhere. It’s something I will never forget. On all my trips with ROAR AFRICA, I was introduced to the most amazing people who became great friends. To say the trips were amazing would be an understatement.”

Dr. Paulo Da Silva

- International Information Program, U.S. State Dept

“A perfect, hassle-free adventure.

I can now see how much detail went into making this a perfect, hassle-free adventure. We were pampered 24/7. Everything has been wonderful, beyond words.”

Amy Tan

- Author

“Everything is seamless.

As we have now come to understand, when ROAR AFRICA plans a trip everything is seamless. From the airport navigation to the knowledgeable and engaging guides to the special care when surprises come up.”

Kate O'Brian

- Former President of Al Jazeera

“I am forever changed.

There are not enough words or thank yous to express how I feel. Know that this trip, because of you, has changed my life. All my dreams have come true. My heart is so full of love and vision. I am forever changed. I know that what you do and create will change more lives and open more hearts.”

Dana Bledsoe

- Model & TV Presenter

“Everything is organized like a fine ballet.

You don’t have to think about what you’re doing because Deborah has already done that. You get to relax, get out of the hustle and bustle and just be, in Africa. It’s fantastic.”

Tena Clark

- Producer and Songwriter

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