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.

Hi Michele, a long, long overdue note of thanks (my apologies). What an amazing trip. What a wonderful country. What gracious and accommodating hosts. But most importantly, because of you, what a spectacular travel itinerary. You can’t imagine how many people we met who were both envious and amazed by the opportunities and activities afforded to us. The destinations, the lodgings, the animals, the people…I really can’t say enough. Perfect in so many, many ways. Michele, my entire family and I want to thank you for all you did to make our adventure more than we ever imagined. Truly. We appreciate your attention to detail, your energy and enthusiasm, and your patience with us before, during and (now) after the trip. You and your team were superb. Again, my apologies for my tardy reply. And thank you, thank you, thank you!

Carol, John, Samuel & Zachary from Arlington, USA travelled to Kenya

July 2015

The whole trip was seamless, as expected. The camps, people and game viewing were brilliant, as good as anyone could expect. Thank you for organising such a great trip.

Richard and Christine from Preston travelled to Zimbabwe

October 2015

The trip surpassed all my expectations and has provided me with some magical memories. The camps were exceptional and I can honestly say I have never been so well cared for. Special recommendations must go to Sonia and her team at Laikipia. Both guides: Onesmus and Mika, both of whom were extraordinary and without exception, all the staff at Siankaba. A huge thank you to all of them. This was a truly wonderful, one might almost say life changing trip and one that I shall never forget. Overall, I must send a personal note of thanks to Michele who orchestrated the whole affair with care and efficiency. I shall rave about Safari Consultants to my friends until I am in danger of boring them silly! With grateful thanks.

Mary from Hampshire travelled with friends to Kenya and Zambia

October 2015

We had a fantastic trip, thank you! All down to your expertise and efforts. I had high expectations going in after previous experiences many years ago, but both portions of the trip – especially the Mara – more than lived up to these. Offbeat was exactly what I was after when speaking to Michele, so thanks for choosing so well for us. We just wanted to say that, at the outset of this trip, we contacted numerous travel agents and safari specialists, but none really came close to the insight and service we got from your guys. We got a lot of commoditised, pre-built itineraries, honeymoon plans we didn’t ask for, and, in some cases, refusal to work with the budget we had (!).  So just wanted to let you know this, and will be recommending you in future.

Paul and Laura from London travelled to Kenya

October/November 2015

Hello Rob, the logistics all worked well and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip: without doubt the best so far. Kaingo was excellent and we would be happy to return. Patrick, our guide, was excellent; knowledgeable about wildlife and photography, a very able driver, excellent language skills – almost the perfect guide. The driving area was a beautiful mix of open plains, woodland and ravines. The beautiful Ebony grove was something special. Lions and Leopard abounded, with Leopards particularly well habituated and photogenic. Night drives were also productive, both for the different animals and reptiles seen but most particularly for the quality of the individual sightings. An excellent camp, well managed by Liz and Garth, nothing was too much trouble, a great place to stay. Old Mondoro Camp was Really, really outstanding. Among the highlights of our game drives were fourteen leopard sightings of nine different leopards in a twenty-four hour period. This included a family of mother, daughter and son who had killed a family of bush pigs (never before seen by us, and only seen a couple of times a year by the guides, what a pity to lose a whole family of such a rare animal!), only for them to lose their supper to a trio of intruder male lions. Night drives were particularly rewarding not only for the variety of wildlife but for their willingness to hold their ground and be photographed, notably civets, porcupines (18), genets, honey badgers as well as leopards and a number of nocturnal birds. I’m not sure how many it was, but we seemed to regularly be meeting Safari Consultants clients. Without you (and your colleagues) South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi would be a much quieter place!

Stephen and Jean from Norwich travelled to Zambia

September/October 2015

Everything went well with the trip. Each of the camp managers saw our itinerary and all commented on how well organised it was and how it cut travelling time to a minimum. Safari Consultants clearly has a reputation as a good agent with which to work and has a reputation for having satisfied clients. All the lodges you recommended were outstanding.

David and Pamela from Surrey travelled to Zambia

October 2015

Hi Rob, your itinerary and all arrangements worked superbly. Everything went according to plan. Selous Impala camp was a great finale as the rivers made such a change to the bush game drives. All of the camps were excellent in their different ways. Meals were imaginative, varied and tasty. All of the staff we met were very keen on what they were doing and wanted to ensure that we enjoyed our stay with them. All of our guides seemed to have real passion for the bush. All in all, another excellent trip organised by you and your team, Rob. You have done us proud and clearly have chosen good operators on the ground. Please pass on our thanks to all your team.

Roger and Judith from Essex travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

October 2015

Frances, great holiday. We particularly enjoyed the Tok Tokkie and Footsteps walking trips, but appreciated the diversity of the programme and would not have wished to change the route. Overall brilliant! Thank you.

Phillip and Katie from Essex travelled to Namibia and Botswana

September 2015

If you wanted to look for something to moan about, you would not be able to do so. Every aspect was truly amazing. The staff (all) at the lodge were so professional and friendly. My wife and I would recommend both yourself and the lodge to anybody. Robert Slater was so helpful to us.

David and Helen from Leicestershire celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary in South Africa

October 2015

Once again, thank you for putting together a cracking package for us. The experience was unforgettable!

John and Gail from Buckinghamshire travelled to Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar

September 2015