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.

Julia from Safari Consultants was fantastic throughout the booking process. She was approachable, professional, knowledgeable and very aware of our needs to keep within budget but have an unforgettable holiday at the same time. We loved our holiday from start to finish and would happily recommended the services of Safari Consultants.

Steven, Fataneh and Oliver from London travelled to Kenya

July 2017

Dear Rob, thank you for organising an absolutely fantastic holiday for us to Zambia. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Both the houses lived up to and surpassed expectations. Sometimes pictures on websites can be a little misleading but this was not the case. The houses were gorgeous, clean, comfortable and in superb surroundings.  Wildlife did literally walk by and I can say that I have never been anywhere where I have been lulled to sleep by the sound of hippos munching on grass outside my bedroom “window”!  The food at both houses was always first rate. Really delicious, creative, fresh – I don’t know how they do it especially when you consider their location. The staff in both locations were always helpful, friendly and attentive. At Chongwe River House, Alan and Nicci were superb hosts – lovely to chat to but discreet to leave us to family time too. A really great start to the holiday. Alan was a superb guide – we concentrated mainly on birds with him and he took on the challenge to get us to 100 birds whilst we were there with a great sense of fun. The bush camping experience was truly amazing and definitely the highlight. We all learnt so much and special thanks has to go to our guide, Kanga, who was absolutely first rate. He was always happy to answer questions, was really in touch with all that was going on around us and was happy to do extras. He accompanied us to Luangwa house and Jen and John enjoyed his company and expertise too. I think they said he was the best guide they’d had. So thank you and everyone involved for making this trip so very, very memorable.

Tim, Dee, Thomas and Andrea travelled to Zambia

July 2017

Rob, just a brief note to say thanks again for arranging our trip to Kenya. We had a great time, and definitely pleased we went with Sarara (a magical three nights). Got some super photos too – so many wildlife photo opportunities (particularly in the Mara) and lots of black and white rhino in Ol Pejeta. Steve Carey was an interesting character – we got on with him famously. Anyway, thanks again for making it all possible.

Peter and Anne from Peterborough travelled to Kenya

July 2017

Thanks again Michele for organising such a wonderful and memorable trip for us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Ian and Paddy from Buckinghamshire travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

July 2017

Hi Rob, we had a fabulous trip that went flawlessly and we had an amazing time as a family. We were extremely happy with all the properties; the food was excellent, the staff extremely friendly and welcoming, and both our guides were first rate. The vehicles were of very good quality, and we were quite content even on the days with longer drives. Our highlights were probably breakfast at the hippo pool in Ngorongoro crater and picnics in general, the enormity of the migration and the cacophony of sound as you approach the grazing areas, the hot air balloon trip, and the general proximity and variety of game seen. So all in all it was exactly what I had hoped for and I would have zero hesitation in recommending yourselves to future travellers. Many thanks again for all your work in putting together such a great trip.

Steve, Sita, Michail and Natasha from London travelled to Tanzania

June 2017

Hi Frances, we have been back for a while, took some time to get sorted and slip back into our lives, and now I want to give you some feedback on our trip to Namibia. In short, it was very different from Tanzania and a unique experience that you, again, organized very well. We had a fantastic time and we are very grateful for your excellent service! Let me say a word about the trip in general. First and foremost, we loved it! Secondly, it was well-designed in the sense that the initial camping trip was a bit rough and outdoors, which took as out of our office mind-sets and it ended with an inspiring highlight in Mundulea. This made us think that we were in such good hands when we asked you to arrange the trip for us. We came back with a very happy feeling and we are very grateful for the trip that you organized for us. Thank you again for that.

Rainer and Joyce from Singapore travelled to Namibia

May/June 2017

Hi Frances, well that’s me back home again after the most amazing trip ever. Everything went to plan and I can’t praise the Kambaku teams enough. They were fantastic. Thank you so much for all your help and assistance in what has been the best holiday of my life. I will definitely be returning to Kambaku. Thank you so much again Frances for everything and I honestly can’t recommend both you and the Kambaku Lodges high enough.

Bernadette from South Lanarkshire travelled to South Africa

June 2017

Hi Julia, we just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising such an amazing trip. We saw so much and had a fantastic experience. The camps were fantastic choices and really complemented each other. The food was so good I put on 3kg during our stay. Once again, thanks, it was without doubt the best holiday either of us have ever been on.

Gary and Marianne from Staffordshire travelled to Kenya

June/July 2017

Hi Michele, we had a wonderful time in Botswana; it was an exciting adventure for sure. Rather than just animal sightings (and there were tons) we were fortunate enough to be able to observe animals in their daily routine. Footsteps was my personal favourite camp – just 7 of them doing everything and making it all look so effortless and enjoyable. The walks were the best and just getting to camp from the airstrip was a real adventure. Loved it! Paddy particularly liked Selinda Explorers – especially the décor. Absolutely wonderful. It’s amazing how many experiences can be packed into less than two weeks – it’ll take many more than that to process it all. A lovely trip so thanks once again for your hard work to make it so for us.

Paddy and Joan from Essex travelled to Botswana

June 2017

Hi Rob, thank you so much for organising a fabulous holiday for us. We loved every minute of it and it far exceeded all our expectations (which were already high!). There were so many highlights and we are currently ploughing through and editing approximately 3,000 photos so are reliving all the memories. The Victoria Falls were magnificent, in full spate and Ilala Lodge was lovely. We loved the Chobe river, and the birdlife was superb. We saw about 60 elephants drinking at Elephant Bay which was memorable. The 3 safari camps were awesome. In every case the standard of accommodation was amazing, the food delicious and nothing was too much trouble. Our favourite camp was Shinde – the atmosphere and friendliness almost moved us to tears. At each camp we saw lots and a great variety of animals and birds. A highlight was a pride of nine lions at Selinda which, after an abortive warthog hunt, decided to flop down in the shade of our vehicle. They were so close I could have reached out and touched them. You have now thoroughly converted us to safaris and we have Namibia on the high wishlist.

Pauline and Derrick from Surrey travelled to Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana

May/June 2017