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 Rob, the safari camp was awesome – far better than I expected. The staff were amazing and the food was fantastic and they made us feel really welcome. Our guide (Mike) was very knowledgeable and a genuine nice guy. Super pleased with the service you delivered – can’t fault it! Will certainly recommend you to anyone who is in earshot.

Harvey and Helen from Suffolk travelled to Zimbabwe

July 2016

Hi Frances, got back from Africa this morning and thought I’d drop you a quick email to say thanks for putting it together. Everything worked perfectly and we had an amazing time. nThambo was great with us seeing all the “big 5” plus many other things. Bayete was a great base from which to see Vic Falls and was very pleasant. The surprise for me was Imbabala. When you sent me the itinerary I thought Imbabala might be the weakest of the locations offering not that much and was worried the kids might be bored. I couldn’t have been more wrong. We were all blown away by the place and thought it was fantastic with some great activity options and so relaxing. The staff were amazing too. I would have no hesitation recommending your services to anyone and would also recommend highly all three locations you booked for us.

James, Sian, Richard and Tia from Wales travelled to Zimbabwe and South Africa

July 2016

Hi Michele, we’re back and the choice is between sorting out the suitcases or going back over the details of a really stunning holiday, I’ve chosen the latter! Thanks for organising everything, we really appreciate the thought you put into the planning. We weren’t on the go every hour of every day, but we enjoyed a few half days just soaking up the view and atmosphere.

Ray and Janet from Buckinghamshire travelled to Namibia and Zimbabwe

June/July 2016

Dear Mary, it has been my intention since returning from Kicheche earlier this month to drop a line to say a number of “thank you’s” but as ever my response is tardy! So belatedly, thank you for the……fabulously friendly & efficient service, useful wallets & lovely post cards, annual subscription to “Travel Africa”, which is already giving me withdrawal symptoms, and all the various handy hints. Such unexpected or anticipated added value leaves all other travel consultants trailing behind in your wake. Luckily everything went like clockwork, but if it hadn’t, the impression I am left with is I would have been fully supported. We were lucky enough to meet one of your lovely colleagues at Mara camp (Julia), again she gave such a positive impression of Safari Consultants. The safari was fabulous, Kicheche camps are so special and it was lovely to meet Manu & Andrea, the new managers at Mara camp – what a lovely, genuine, passionate couple they are. We had lovely sightings including a cheetah up a tree (that was a first for me). I will definitely be in touch next time I’m booking a holiday & would have no hesitation in recommending Safari Consultants.

Suzanne from Oxfordshire travelled to Kenya

June/July 2016

Second time with Safari Consultants to Kenya, and as on the previous trip we found them to be deeply knowledgeable, very responsive, and arrangements in Kenya to work very smoothly. The two destinations visited in Kenya this trip – Laikipia Wilderness and in particular a six day walk with camels organised by Karisia – were quite exceptional. Really expert guiding, thrilling yet still confidence-inspiring encounters on foot with elephant and buffalo, lion around all night, considerable comfort and dedicated and friendly staff. Go there: you will remember it forever, and will also be supporting exemplary conservation in Laikipia.

M&L from Oxfordshire travelled to Kenya

July 2016

Hi Michele, “Wow”, what a trip, thank you so much for putting together the African experience of a lifetime for Judith and I. Vundu Camp was fantastic, the rooms were perfect and the food excellent. What sets Vundu Camp apart from other camps that we have visited is the quality of the Zimbabwean Guides. Nick and Alex took us on an unforgettable adventure. We tracked wild dogs, lions and leopards. We walked in closely and quietly to the wild dogs den and watched spellbound as the hunting pack came back and fed the twelve pups. We walked with huge male elephants as they stood almost on their hind legs eating from the trees. We saw female leopards fighting over a kill and the dogs hunting anything they could see. All our questions were met with incredible knowledge and a passion that was clear to see. Sad though we were to leave Vundu, Hwange proved every bit as exciting. We continued to walk on every occasion that we could, tracking lions, dogs and leopards. We can only say that anyone with an ounce of adventure needs to go on safari in Zimbabwe. The guys running the camps need all the support that they can get from tourism to keep up the standards that they have set for themselves. In addition, they also assist, at no little expense to themselves, with the massive anti-poaching effort that is continuing in Zimbabwe. More importantly they are winning. We can’t wait to get back there and in the meantime, will recommend these camps to our wildlife loving, adventurous friends. Thank you so much

Steve and Judith from Shrewsbury travelled to Zimbabwe

July 2016

Hi Michele, we’re back in Hong Kong now and trying to get over jetlag. The trip was amazing, thank you so much for everything. The overall organisation, transfers, quality of camps, etc. were flawless. We’re really lucky as we get to travel frequently, but this was our first trip to Africa and it didn’t disappoint. It was also great to meet the two Safari Consultants ladies at Kanana. We will definitely use Safari Consultants again and I’m already working on Tim for the next trip!

Tim and Claire from Hong Kong travelled to Botswana and Victoria Falls

May 2016

Hi Rob, may I thank you and the team, but you especially, for putting together such an excellent trip. It met, indeed it exceeded, all our expectations. Quite when we do the next one, I know not; perhaps not for a year or two but another we shall do and through you.

Christopher and Penny from Hope Valley travelled to Zambia and Namibia

June 2016

Dear Michele, our trip to South Luangwa National Park was hugely enjoyable and eventful; the season is considered to be two months ahead of what it should be with low waters levels in the rivers and some concern for later in the year. There was abundant wildlife with excellent sightings – in particular a leopard taking a live impala up a tree chased by 3 hyena, at least 182 crocodiles (I stopped counting) feeding on a dead hippo and (the highlight of the trip for me!) 32 ellies crossing the river. Many thanks for recommending Kaingo; it’s everything a safari camp should be.

Richard and Jackie from London travelled to Zambia

June 2016

Hi Frances, the trip was simply beyond our already very high expectations….I now value the time you took to guide us to the 3 camps…they were each totally different from one another and each were an experience on its own! Tortilis was perfect, and there were lots of animals! Plus we mostly had very clear sky and beautiful sunsets with Kilimanjaro. Our guide was very experienced and we often got very close to various animals such as elephants and lions. We actually saw a Black Mamba which apparently they rarely see! The camp with the water hole in front always busy with animals was great. In Lewa, we enjoyed how different the camp was. A giraffe was often seen on site, the girls enjoyed horseback riding and we did a bush breakfast. The camp in the Masai Mara was totally different. The river with the hippos a few feet away and the noise of the water was a totally different environment! The Kenyan people were amazing! Thanks again!!

Linda, Luc, Tania and Bianca from Canada travelled to Kenya

May/June 2016