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, In short, amazing trip in every sense!

Mark, Helen, Cameron, Cicely & Lola from Brighton travelled to South Africa

December 2017

Hello Frances, Rochelle and I are home. We had an absolutely fabulous trip. Our time in Botswana was so special. Everything about the safari was wonderful. We enjoyed both camps and found everything just terrific. The food was great, the staff were all number one in terms of service, helpfulness and general great attitude. We absolutely loved Bale and Gee, our tracker and guide at Kwara Camp. They are a great team. We saw an amazing amount of wild life and the landscape in the Delta was so gorgeous. Camp Kalahari was not as rich in the big animals but still had lots to offer and the food, the lodgings and the staff once again were all terrific. So thank you Frances for your assistance in making all this possible for us. I know we threw a lot at you all at the last minute and you were so patient and helpful. I hope I have the opportunity to ask for your services again one day soon. I certainly have fallen in love with being ‘on safari’.

Gwynne and Rochelle from Canada travelled to Botswana

January/February 2018

Morning Rob, an excellent trip in all respects; great camps in great locations, engaging guides, good food and service, the logistics all worked seamlessly and most importantly truly outstanding game viewing. We now wait impatiently for our trip to Zambia

Stephen and Jean from Norwich travelled to Kenya

February/March 2018

Hi Rob, our Safari in the Madikwe and time in Cape Town were both outstanding. When people ask about our Safari, I tell people it was our best family vacation yet. I’ve been an expat for 15 years and my family is well travelled, so that’s quite a comment. I highly rate the quality of The Bush House and thanks so much for the recommendation. Having a private vehicle also really added to the experience. The guide was superb and great with our kids. Four full days really seemed like the right amount of time. The small size of the lodge, staffs treatment of our kids, and the facilities really made us feel ‘at home.’ Cape Town and the surrounding area are beautiful as you know. Our driver to and from the Bush House was actually Ian Johnson, a guide and tour company owner himself. He shared insights and recommendations and was much more than just the driver. I see another Safari in our future. I will definitely contact you when its time. Thanks much

Corbin, Janet, Elsa and Arden from China travelled to South Africa

February 2018

Dear Mary, we had a great time, thanks. The choice of different terrains in the Central Kalahari and the Lagoon worked well, having some different animals and birds. In one of the drives from Tao Pan, even the guide became excited at seeing a couple of elephants in the distance; apparently they do not come to the region often and these were the first to be seen in 2018. The guides in both camps were excellent and looked after us really well. Thank you for your advice and efforts. When we next have a safari holiday, we will certainly want to hear what you have to say about our ideas.

Charles and Sandra from Essex travelled to Botswana

February 2018

Hello Mary! we had a FANTASTIC adventure. We loved every minute, every place, everything!!! You absolutely nailed it, how you designed it starting at Porini Amboseli and ending in the Mara. We kept saying how wonderful each place was and yet how one was better than the one before; the development of the trip was spot on. Thank you so much. We saw every animal that we could have dreamt of. We had lovely accommodations. We saw a male lion carrying a wildebeest carcass in his mouth for over 300 meters. It was unbelievable. We saw a wildebeest be born and stand for first time. We saw a cheetah stalk and then chase a zebra fawn but the momma zebra saved her baby in the end. We came across 3 lions killing (the final suffocation) and then eat a zebra. We saw a pride of lions (14) including 4 babies!!!! Hippos in the water bobbing up and down. Rhinos with their young. Leopard hanging in a tree. So many memories. Oh my. Thank you again. So pleased.

Barbara and Jane from Massachusetts travelled to Kenya

February 2018

Rob, I want you to know that our trip was absolutely fantastic in every way – A+!!!!!! This was my 7th time to Africa, 5th on safari, and this was the absolute best safari experience by far. The sequencing of the stays really worked, i.e. Rwanda first and ending with Alex’s Mara Camp which was spectacular with interesting options (night drives, tree house lunch, walking up the escarpment) to break the potential monotony of early morning and late afternoon drives. The flexibility at Serengeti South in arranging for us to go to the government school allowed us to have an incredible experience with 390 school kids in a school with only 2 teachers where they sang to us and we to them. Our guides were in tears – it was beautiful. Some of our satisfaction with the trip may have been the luck of having the first 2 days post gorillas (which were amazing!!!!) totally beyond belief – sightings, kills (2 cheetah kills by the same mother and 4 cubs within 15 minutes on our 2nd day), leopard kill hanging from acacias etc…. Nonetheless everything after was also fascinating helped in no small part by fabulous/experienced guides. Baraka and Masha were stellar from the Kusini and Serengeti South Camps. Thank you for a truly outstanding experience. I am glad to write any endorsement if that would be helpful. Thank you also for being so responsive to questions before the trip! P.S. The VAMOOS app was terrific!

David and Martha from California travelled to Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania

February 2018

Dear Rob, our safari was perfect! We would love to do it all over again. Your attention to detail paid off. Thank you

Scott and Connie from America travelled to Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania

February 2018

Dear Joe, our trip starting from the initial enquiry ran absolutely smoothly until we arrived back home! Thank you so much, we had a fantastic time.

Shelagh and David from London/Yorkshire travelled to Kenya

January/February 2018

Dear Michele, what a marvellous time we’ve had, it was truly wonderful. Game viewing was excellent and we had great sightings of most things. So thanks again Michele – it was amazing

Ian and Jenni from Kent travelled to Kenya

January/February 2018