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.

Dear Rob, We had a WONDERFUL holiday! We were very happy with the accommodation, especially Camps Bay Retreat and Falcons View in Knysna. Both have amazing views and a colonial feel and all the staff were very helpful. The food in both places was excellent too. The safari at Tanda Tula was amazing! Dale and all the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent. We saw a huge amount of game, including 3 rhino, 3 leopard, lions, buffalo and a jackal which was unusual. Our guide Scotch was very knowledgeable, especially about the birds and made the drives fun and interesting. Everything went smoothly, thank you very much for organising it. We have some wonderful memories and I hope we will go back to Africa before too long!

Alison, Andrew, Alan and Bridget from Suffolk and Essex travelled around South Africa

March 2014

I chose Russell Gammon because he was excellent as a guide and a fascinating person when I took my first safari. When I decided that my daughter and her family should see African wildlife, I then contacted Russell for a private tour. It was incredibly satisfying and a memorable experience for all. Safari Consultants Ltd. were also excellent, direct, honest and I felt very assured of a great itinerary and experience, well worth the money. Thank you very, very much!

George from New York took his family on safari in northern Tanzania

February 2014

Hi Rob, we both thoroughly enjoyed the trip; we both liked Kenya, the hospitality and the hosting at the camps was great, the game viewing was great, the food generally excellent, the fellow guests were good company, the guides and drivers were of a high standard etc. Kicheche Valley with Brendon and Val was an outstanding camp – great setting, spacious very comfortable accommodation, excellent service, great food. One of the best camps we have stayed in – ever!

Stephen and Jean from Norfolk travelled to Kenya

February 2014

The holiday was absolutely wonderful. Highlights – Tanda Tula – wild dogs and leopard and cub in tree. Tswalu – pangolin curled around its baby to keep it warm after a huge storm, porcupine, black rhino, meerkats both habituated and non-habituated, black-maned lion mating with female, mountain zebra, pygmy falcon, scarlet breasted shrike.

Kelvyn and Sally Derrick from Dorset, travelled around South Africa

February 2014

Hi Rob, we had an amazing time in Kenya, just thought we’d drop you a line about each of the places that we stayed. Kicheche Laikipia – We absolutely loved this camp, it was such a nice size and the staff were brilliant. The tents were well furnished and very big, we liked sitting on the veranda and watching the elephants and buffalo down at the waterhole. The guides were very knowledgable and the area was beautiful. We saw a cheetah kill an impala which really made our trip! Kicheche Mara – our guide David was brilliant, he knew everything about all of the game and birds. We went to the local market and to a masai village from here. We saw a Serval cat and a Caracal, both of which we were told had only been spotted a couple of times since June. We also saw 2 different leopards! Waterlovers – what a beautiful place, this hotel was in such an amazing location and just felt so intimate and special. The staff were always on hand to help you find your spot in the morning and then bring drinks etc through out the day if you wanted anything. We went swimming in the sea every day, after asking the beach boys to leave us alone on the first day we weren’t too bothered by them. The food was delicious and we loved that we could go out in the evenings too, we ate at the hotel 3 evenings and went out 3 evenings. The staff were all very friendly, we saw the 2 managers each day and also the owners made an effort to come and speak to us every morning. Thank you for organising such an amazing trip for us, hopefully we wont have to wait another 6 years until we can go again!.

Roanna and Peter from Cornwall travelled to Kenya

February 2014

Hi Mary. Just got back last night and are still in a jet lag fog with the 11 hour difference. Thanks to you, the trip was unspeakably wonderful and will be hard to beat. We will fill you in when we are recovered and perhaps send you a couple of our highlights in photos.
With warm thanks.

Tony and Susan from Vancouver Island, Canada travelled to Kenya

February 2014

Hi Mary, we had the most amazing time in Tanzania and want to thank you all again for the arrangements made on our behalf – everything went well, no problems, fantastic! Impala Camp, Selous – our favourite. Staff wonderful, very relaxing, food very good. We did both game drive and boat safaris. A wonderful place to stay. Kwihala, Ruaha – a completely different feel, more remote and amazing. Very ‘full on’, so we were quite tired. Game drives very exciting and on our penultimate day we managed to find the elusive cheetah! The Tides – our relaxation few days – well needed! A lovely place, excellent food (fish every evening). Great beach and very, very quiet. Staff wonderful. As you can tell, we loved every minute. Can’t think of how you could have improved your service for us, so thank you again. Our very best wishes to you and everyone at Safari Consultants.

Pat and Jean Francois from Hampshire, travelled to Selous, Ruaha and northern Tanzania coast

February 2014

Excellent holiday, all round fulfilling all expectations, thank you.

Christoph, Ina and family from Norfolk travelled to Kenya over New Year

December 2013

Dear Rob, that was the most spectacularly good holiday, and you will not be surprised to learn that after a sceptical start – in your office – I fell in love with Kenya and Kenyans. Thank you for putting together such a great programme for us. All those camps were nothing short of excellent and we were very grateful to you for all the advice which you provided so rapidly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your company to anyone who enquired. Thank for you one of the best holidays we have ever had!

Michael and Carys from London travelled on safari around Kenya

January 2014

Hi Michele, Just wanted to let you know that Miranda and I had a wonderful safari. I can’t quite believe how fortunate we were with our wildlife sightings and experiences. Our guide was Kevin Mlay and he was very experienced and knowledgeable and looked after us so well. I would certainly recommend him. Olakira Camp was great, they gave us a family tent so we had an extra bedroom which was very good of them, and Alex the manager was such a good host. It was quite an adventure for two middle aged ladies hearing the wildebeest and lions roaring at night over the sound of the rain failing on the tent, then seeing lion prints in the mud in the morning just outside the tent! We saw everything we wanted to including lots of lions, leopards and cheetahs – but my true love are the elephants, such a joy to see the babies wallowing in the mud. My favourite day was spent at the crater, just so much to see and the lions got so close to the land cruiser, just for a bit of shade. Spotting the Black Rhinos was a treat , even at a distance. All the staff were wonderful at all the places we stayed, couldn’t do enough for us, we were treated like royalty. So a big thank you Michele for organising it all for us and recommending such wonderful accommodation and providing such a good company as Asilia as your agents. Thank you again Michele – it was a holiday of a lifetime and one I will never forget.

Wendy and Miranda from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire travelled through northern Tanzania

January 2014