Testimonials

Testimonials

Having specialised in travel to Africa since 1983, we are extremely proud and fortunate to have built up a wonderful customer base of repeat travellers, who also recommend our services to their friends, family and colleagues, or even fellow travellers they meet on safari. Our aim is for every holiday we arrange to be perfect for the people who undertake them. Listed below are some of the comments we have received from our customers. Please also visit the AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) feedback site to see reviews on our services and our clients’ experiences.

Mary, we will send you more details in a few days, but want you to know right away that everything was perfect. The camps were fun and interesting, especially Kuyenda! The staff were great. But our guide . . . we thought Frank at SGS Africa was wonderful . . . but young Suzyo tops him, hands down. It was an incredible week. Thank you so much. (We keep saying after each trip that this will be the last. But you never know?)

Robb and Carol from New York travelled to Zambia

September 2017

Dear Mary, we had a wonderful time and the accommodation you selected for us was superb; absolutely faultless and I know had I tried to organise the trip myself it would not have been as special. The people we encountered were so hospitable and generous and the quality of the accommodation really was 4 star. Thank you very much. It’s hard to say that we enjoyed any one particular bit more than another. I would say there is at least one special thing about each place we stayed, and of course the game drives were a truly wonderful way to end the trip. They were particularly enjoyed by Oliver (who learnt an awful lot about tracking). I just wanted to personally thank you for your assistance, guidance and fantastic service. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Safari Consultants to any of my friends.

Kevin, Tracey, Ian and Oliver from Kent travelled to South Africa

April 2017

Hi Michele, the trip was simply amazing! Lewa & walking was extremely special and we were very sad to leave such a amazing reserve and people. We would definitely recommend the walking wild as it added a very different feel and view that you cannot replicate on a game drive. Many thanks for everything you did in organising the trip.

Ian and Trang from London travelled to Kenya

October 2017

Dear Mary, one again our service from Safari Consultants (and from your in particular) was top class throughout. Thank you!

John from London travelled to Zambia and Malawi

September/October 2017

Hi Michele, we had an absolutely amazing time and could have stayed forever! All of the camps were fantastic, we met some lovely people and had incredible experiences. We witnessed the Kaingo/Mwamba pride of lions kill an impala. The next night we arrived at a kill just after it had happened, a leopard had taken a young puku and the mother was still standing there calling. The leopard took it up a tree and tucked in. We thoroughly enjoyed the night spent at the elephant hide although it was so hot that night. It was one of those experiences that we will never forget, laying there listening to all of the night sounds wondering how far away they are! We also witnessed 2 leopards fighting over a kill up a tree, the leopard that had made the kill was left dangling from a branch by 1 paw which again I caught on film. We sat just by the tree drinking our sundowners in the jeep watching these 2 leopards snarling and hissing at each other. Fantastic!! The Luangwa bush camping was a great experience and we were the only guests so it was very enjoyable. We saw our 1st wild dogs here, 2 separate packs on 2 separate days. Old Mondoro was stunning. Our room faced the lagoon which was filled with water hyacinths and just sitting watching so many animals enjoying the water was brilliant. We counted 29 elephants on 1 day but also had buffalo, baboon, waterbuck, impala and loads of birds. We thoroughly enjoyed everything, from being woken by the drums, sitting in the Last Waterhole Hide, so many animal sightings, eating toast & porridge cooked over the fire, the night sounds, the sunrise and sunset, walking, sundowners, the list goes on! Thanks you so much for arranging everything so perfectly again, it was all perfect! We have so many photos but will email some when we have picked out the best.

John and Sharon from Hampshire travelled to Zambia

October 2017

Hi Rob, we had a wonderful holiday, the wildlife in Zimbabwe certainly exceeded our expectations. The three camps each had a unique character. At Somalisa the waterhole was constantly being visited by Elephant. The camp was very relaxed and good fun, food excellent, tents of a high standard. Zambezi Expeditions camp was in a spectacular position on the banks of the Zambezi. We tracked lions on foot on a couple of occasions, bull elephant and wild dog. These were moments never to be forgotten. We canoed down the Zambezi at sunset as elephants and waterbuck came to drink and Carmine and white throated bee eaters returned to their bankside nesting holes. Kanga Camp was our final camp, set in front of the Kanga waterhole. I spent virtually all my time in the hide, Margaret went out on the game drives. The waterhole viewing was spectacular both during the day and night. Elephant, eland, buffalo, kudu, hyaena and leopard. All in all a really enjoyable wildlife experience. Many thanks for your efforts. We’ll be back.

Pete and Margaret from County Durham travelled to Zimbabwe

September/October 2017

Hi Frances, just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for our amazing holiday. We loved every moment of our holiday. Each base was so diversely different so there was no time to be bored with a place, but new discoveries were always there to be had. The safari was out of this world. We saw the ‘big five’ and so much more. Waterberry Lodge was also a highlight for me. It was so serene and relaxing after our early mornings on safari.

Mike and Liz from Suffolk travelled to South Africa and Zambia

October 2017

Dear Frances, thank you for your letter and the feedback form that awaited our return. We had a great time and enjoyed the whole experience. The Selous camp were terrific and very well organised and managed. From an accommodation and game viewing point of view it could not have been better. The Mwagusi camp was also a special experience with the location spectacular and the game viewing even better than Selous (though not the bird viewing). At Mwagusi we shared the game viewing and guide with another couple with whom we got on really well and had a great time together. Our thanks for the excellent planning for our trip – all went definitely according to plan.

Paul and Janet from Merseyside travelled to Tanzania

September 2017

Dear Michele, I wanted to put in writing what an excellent job you and your team have achieved – once again. We had the most amazing time on our safari to Kenya. Every aspect of the trip went like clockwork and we have nothing but praise. This is now our third safari arranged through Safari Consultants and you are always professional, knowledgeable and offer the highest level of service. We know that we are not the easiest of people to please but you always excel. It is reassuring to know that you listen to our ‘wants, needs and preferences’ and match them accordingly. We are extremely grateful for your assistance and advice. We will definitely be going on another safari and will, of course, travel with Safari Consultants.

Steve and Johanna from Suffolk travelled to Kenya

October 2017

Dear Julia, we would just like to say we were especially impressed with our safari guide Frank who worked for Golden Africa Mobile Safari. He was the most knowledgeable guide we have ever known and had a genuine care for the environment. We were also pleased and impressed that all our travel arrangements and picks ups went so smoothly.

Rajiv and Jane from Kent travelled to Botswana and Zimbabwe

September/October 2017