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 Mary, just a short note to thank you for organising our trip so well. It was excellent!! South Africa – or at least the parts we saw – is a stunningly beautiful country with some lovely food and wonderful wines. In all we covered some 1500 miles or so and stayed in 6 different places. It was therefore great to arrive in Mauritius for some well earned R&R on the beach. I’m afraid we didn’t venture far from the hotel (although I did enjoy the snorkelling, sea-kayaking and sailing). All the accommodation you found for us was very good and indeed Kwande, Falcons View, Auberge Clermont and Fullham Lodge were excellent. We did manage to fit in 4 game drives at Kwande and were rewarded with some great sightings of rhino – both black and white, lions, cheetahs, buffalo, elephants and a wide range of antelope. Unfortunately the leopards were as elusive as ever!! We had a very good guide, Ryan. Thanks again!

Pam and Emrys from Sutton Coldfield travelled to South Africa and Mauritius

December 2013

Hi Mary, hope this email finds you well. Sorry for not writing sooner … I’ve been meaning to, just trying to catch up on everything since returning home from a fabulous trip to Kenya. I just wanted to thank you so much for organizing such an amazing trip! One that I will never forget. The safaris at each of the camps were wonderful! The people were amazing! The animals and birds were right on cue. It was the perfect trip! Thank you!

Diane from Ontario, Canada travelled to Kenya

October 2013

Dear Rob, just a short e-mail to let you know we are safely back home after another brilliant safari. Everything went smoothly and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time with many highlights. Thank you for your welcome home letter and for all your help in setting up a great trip.

Don and Gillian from London travelled through northern Botswana

November 2013

Dear Mary, thank you so much for organising our trip. Our stay at Kicheche Mara camp was definitely the highlight, the accommodation, food, staff and guides were wonderful. What a brilliant time of year, it really isn’t low season as so many people had told us. An abundance of babies from Lions, Hyenas, Elephant, Gazelle, Zebra and Warthogs – who knew they could be so cute! I do think we may have been very lucky first timers, as not only did a leopard pop down from her tree and wander off for a drink for us but a couple of Cheetah brothers reappeared in the conservancy for us to see (our only bit of bad luck to just miss them bring down a wildebeest calf). We called by the leopard again and she was eating her, rather stinky by now, kill in the tree. We stopped to take a couple of pics and within moments the β€˜Acacia’ lion pride appeared and surrounded the tree – again we were the only ones there! Then, on our last day we came back with Wild Dog photos! Now that was an exciting bit of off-roading by our brilliant guide Duncan when he spotted them! So again Thank you!

Sarah and Jean from Lancashire travelled to Kenya’s Lake Turkana and Masai Mara

November 2013

Hi Rob, we had an amazing holiday – one of the best holidays in fact. Mara Toto – we were extremely lucky at Mara Toto – we were the only ones at the camp so were v spoilt. Saw a baby leopard near the camp most days, and with its Mum one day. The philosophy of this camp is fantastic – healthy food, not stodgy at all and very innovative, we had some amazing breakfast/lunches out in the bush. Amy – the manager was great. She used to be a cook and personal trainer in a former life, so was able to influence it in this way. We definitely want to go back. Klein’s Camp – they accommodated all our safari needs – we went out for a full day to see if we could find a crossing and also for 2 night drives – the first night we did not see a lot (except for an amazing bush baby bouncing from tree to tree) BUT the second night we saw 3 kills! There was a pride of very well fed lions that we found just before sun downers – by the time we finished and it had gone dark – they were up and about looking for dessert! They brought down a wildebeest, a big zebra that took ages to die πŸ™ and a baby buffalo πŸ™ Even the guides were taking photos as it was so rare to see this many in the space of 15mins, let alone one night! The meals at Klein’s were v average and very unlike what we would expect and have experienced from an And Beyond camp. The Palms – was outstanding – and again we had the place to ourselves almost, as only one other villa was occupied for 2 of the 4 nights!

Stephen and Caron from London travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

October 2013

Hi Michele, I have just returned from my trip in South Africa. I had an absolutely wonderful time and I cannot wait to return (thinking about planning a trip in September 2014)!! Thank you so much for all of your help–you made a big difference in my trip!

Bret and Rachel from Michigan, USA travelled to South Africa

November 2013

Dear Bill, we would like to give you a personal thank you for a most excellent trip. The accommodation you arranged for us was excellent. Each place had congenial hosts, were delightfully situated, well appointed and comfortable. The staff in each place were very friendly and helpful. Tanda Tula was superb – we only wish we spent more time there! In summary, the detailed maps, the accommodation vouchers and clear directions and information you provided, gave us enormous confidence inspite of being newcomers to travelling in Africa. We want to thank you for facilitating a fabulous trip. We would recommend you and your company unconditionally.

Eric and Gail from British Columbia, Canada travelled around South Africa

October 2013

Dear Rob, now in Aus after a fantastic holiday, everything went as per your very comprehensive itinary. Namibia really suited us, incredible scenery, lovely lodges, excellent trips and with few tourists. The people were very friendly and went out of their way to make sure our holiday was so good.

Roger and Susan from Essex undertook a self-drive holiday around Namibia

November 2013

Dear Rob, just to let you know we are safely back after a great holiday. All arrangements went beautifully and all lodges were excellent with good food and friendly staff. Overall, we were very happy with our holiday even though animal viewing in Botswana was not as good as Kenya and East Africa. However, we had a good balance of interesting birds and animals, which is what we wanted. We would definitely recommend all lodges and all your arrangements and connections worked extremely well – no hitches at all. So thank you for organising such a good holiday for us and we will definitely pass on our recommendation to use Safari Consultants in the future and would definitely use you again for trips to Africa! I’ll do a more detailed report of various experiences later, but just want to say thank you for organising the trip which was a great success!

Anthony and Barbara from Kent travelled to see Victoria Falls and northern Botswana

October / November 2013

Thank you Rob, you have succeeded again in providing an enjoyable and memorable holiday.

Malcolm and Shirley from Norfolk travelled to South Africa

October 2013