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Angela Isherwood

Delafield, Wisconsin Travel Agent
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Angela Isherwood

Delafield, Wisconsin Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
21 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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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?

 

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
South Africa Specialist
Kenya Specialist

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My Reviews

Rating: 5 21 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Incredible trip!

Reviewed By koridubyoo - Hillsboro, OR | Traveled to Egypt ~ Africa
Angela did a great job covering everything we wanted for our trip to Egypt.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Amazing trip!

Reviewed By Deanna - Menomonee Falls, WI | Traveled to Samana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
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!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Paradise Found in Maui

Reviewed By Nikki - Chicago, IL | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
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!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Outstanding Experience

Reviewed By A. Silver - Wilmington, DE | Traveled to Tanzania ~ Africa
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!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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All elements of the cruise were outstanding.

Reviewed By Denny - New Berlin, WI | Traveled to Caribbean
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.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 16 people found this review helpful
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The BEST African Honeymoon

Reviewed By Al & Sarah - Chicago, IL | Traveled to Africa
We could not be more happy, pleased, excited to share that Angela was by far the best Travel Agent we have ever worked with. From the start, Angela was there to help plan our dream honeymoon to Africa. She provided multiple options for us to decide from and provide fantastic recommendations that proved to be perfect! Angela listened to our wants, needs and requests to the smallest of details. She provided both Safari and beach experience for our trip. With Angela’s itinerary guidance, our trip was seamless, fun, relaxing and PERFECT for us.

Throughout the trip we had questions that Angela was able to answer quickly and clearly as travelling so far can be intimidating. Angela checked in with us to make sure all travel was going on without a hitch - that is the type of thoughtful travel agent we want all the time. We wouldn’t have changed a thing about our trip and look forward to our next adventure!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 16 people found this review helpful
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Great UK and Ireland trip!

Reviewed By Shawn T - Hoffman Estates, IL | Traveled to England ~ Europe
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.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Awesome family adventure

Reviewed By Marilyn - chenequa | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Angela is friendly, enthusiastic and interested in our vision of our trip. So she helped us create an educational and adventurous journey to satisfy our party of 15, ages 4 months to 72 years old.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Spring Break Getaway

Reviewed By JellieEllie - Cedarburg WI | Traveled to Myrtle Beach ~ South Carolina ~ USA
Excellent and efficient. I contacted Angela with my intention of planning a spring break trip. She quickly provided an itinerary with flights, car rental, and four different hotels. Selections were great! The trip went so well!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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A "10" out of "10"!!

Reviewed By HappyTraveler - Superior, Colorado | Traveled to Antarctica ~ Antarctica
Angela made our trip the best it could be! My friend had her heart set on visiting Antarctica and I was happy to go along. Since this was an area unknown to us, we decided that it was best to use Angela to help us make it a perfect trip. She handled all of the details for a wonderful cruise and a dream trip to South America and Antarctica. She recommended hotels that were amazing and reasonably priced so we were able to do even more than we had hoped. When our first airline changed their flights, she send us multiple options and made it happen quickly!

She is awesome and has my highest recommendation - in fact, my next trip will be an African Safari and she is on it!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Sense of ease while traveling because of you

Reviewed By Kristi - Milwaukee, WI | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Thank you so much Angela for arranging our vacation! It was absolutely amazing!!! The resort was beautiful! We were really glad we upgraded to the Diamond Club, the bonuses were appreciated. The staff there was amazing. Our travel went off without a glitch (except for slight delay leaving Pittsburgh due to weather). We will definitely have you assist us with our next trip! Thanks again, it was definitely a pleasure working with you! We had a sense of ease traveling (which isn't always the case for me) because we worked with you.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Dream Vacation

Reviewed By Jen & Alan - Hartland, WI | Traveled to Kauai Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
From the very beginning Angela was so attentive to our dream vacation! She gave us such great recommendations of the island and what was popular on the different areas of the island. It was so refreshing to be able to trust someone and know that her recommendations would be a safe bet. We ended up staying on the East side of Kauai & couldn’t have been happier with the location because it allowed us to easily travel to the North & South without it seeming like a huge to do. The excursions that Angela helped put together were so much fun! We couldn’t have had better guides & service- they were all wonderful. The entire experience has just been more than we could have dreamed of! Angela checked in prior to us leaving as there had been several flights grounded so she wanted to make sure we weren’t impacted - that alone just showed how attentive & thoughtful she is. We wouldn’t have changed a thing about our trip & look forward to our next adventure!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Beyond Expectation Bali Vacation

Reviewed By TheNatalieBug - Fresno, CA | Traveled to Bali ~ Indonesia ~ East and Southeast Asia
She was exceptional. She worked with our crazy must haves and set up a seamless, affordable, vacation. It really was made 20 times better by having Angela. She took all the stress away from booking and planning. Her recommendations were flawless.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Golden anniversary adventure

Reviewed By Julz - New Berlin, WI | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Angela was very accommodating and thorough through our whole trip planning experience. Had all the answers to all of our questions in a timely manner. She was so pleasant to work with and always had a smile. She understood our wants and needs and made them happen! We’ll work with her permanently!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Great Family Vacation

Reviewed By None - New Berlin, Wisconsin | Traveled to Maine ~ USA
Angela was an excellent communicator, very thorough and listened to what we wanted to accomplish on our vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Italian Honeymoon

Reviewed By Kailey - Pewaukee, WI | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Angela did an amazing job planning our honeymoon to Italy. She was so easy to work with and she worked hard to fit everything we wanted to do into our budget and our schedule. It was such a stress free trip, thanks to her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Outstanding Hassle Free 35th Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By Royal Fan - Oconomowoc , WI | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Angela worked diligently from the very early stages of planning to understand our wants and needs for the trip, and even after having to ask her to delay our travel, was able to create and finalize every last detail for our trip. We just had to show up and enjoy! This is not the first trip Angela has planned for us and we can always count on her to do her research and provide all the information we need to guide us to the right places to stay, see, and eat. She’s a pleasure to work with and provides top notch service!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Lots of sun and fun!

Reviewed By Jim & Kathy - Waukesha, WI | Traveled to Antigua & Barbuda ~ Caribbean
Great experience, set up the trip the way we wanted. Kept use informed of any changes on our schedule.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Best Birthday Trip Ever

Reviewed By None - Sudlersville MD | Traveled to Tanzania ~ Africa
Angela provided outstanding service. From helping me develop a realistic budget to cover the numerous components to my trip all the way through making last minute changes she worked with me. She definitely ranked a five!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 16 people found this review helpful
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Better when you book with Travel Leaders

Reviewed By Mequon Mom - mequon, wi | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Angela helped us plan our family trip to London and then a cruise up the Norway coast. She did a great job and made things much easier for us. I find that the big advantage to using Travel Leader agents like Angela comes to booking accommodations. Every hotel they have booked for us in Europe has been exceptional and I"m sure we couldn't have found them by doing our usual guessing online. Also there is peace of mind that if / when something goes wrong you have someone to contact. We had one snag in our transportation and Angela followed up without us asking and got a travel credit for us to use due to the mix up. I don't think we will plan trips anymore without Travel Leaders.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Best Anniversary Trip!

Reviewed By Mark and Linda - Hartland Wisconsin | Traveled to Iceland ~ Europe
Angela was completed dedicated to planning a wonderful trip with the type of experience that matched our desires perfectly. She was awesome to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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