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 Michele, many thanks to you and the Safari Consultants team for arranging yet another fantastic holiday. The Mountain Gorilla experience was memorable and the trekking centre well managed ensuring all guests enjoyed a trek they were capable of completing and we enjoyed a life changing experience with our visits to two gorilla families; we will never forget this fantastic honour. The Kicheche experience was absolutely fantastic from the moment we arrived at the Mara Camp to the time we left the Bush Camp we received excellent friendly service from the management, camp staff and guides. The game viewing opportunities were superb and the guides ensured we enjoyed many opportunities to view a wide variety of game without putting significant pressure on the animals. Once again many thanks to you. We are planning to return to Kenya at some time and we will be looking to you for assistance in planning any future trips.

Gerry and Jackie travelled to Rwanda and Kenya

September 2013

Dear Michele, as a follow on from our telephone conversation I would like to thank you, Bill and the Safari Consultants team for delivering a fantastic birthday present for Gail that was beyond both our expectations. When putting together an itinerary for a special occasion there is always that dread that some part will not go to plan however, that was not the case and everything went off extremely smoothly and to the schedule supplied. I would like to compliment you on the selection of the camp sites at Laikipia, the Mara and Amboseli. The standard of accommodation was first class and the staff went out of their way to make you feel welcome and look after all your needs. The abundance of wildlife at each location was exceptional and we were fortunate enough to see all the Big 5 and much, much more. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic about their work. As a surprise for Gail, she was presented with a birthday cake at each camp which was a very kind and thoughtful touch. There are too many highlights and wonderful sights, sounds and encounters to pick out anything individual as the whole package was an outstanding experience and we have the photos and video recordings to look back on and remember in the future. Both Gail and I cannot thank you and your colleagues enough for putting together a holiday that exceeded all expectations. Throughout the whole process we have been provided with suggestions and recommendations based on your companies well found knowledge and experience and proved to be the defining factors in delivering an adventure never to be forgotten. It has been a pleasant and rewarding experience working with you and we would like to wish you all every success going forward.

John and Gail travelled to Kenya on a celebration holiday

September 2013

Michelle, firstly let me thank you for your recommendations, organisation and advice – everything went like clockwork which is no mean feat over 18 nights with plenty of internal travelling – and we were in east Africa!!! Suffice to say we’d rate this as probably our best holiday – and we’ve been lucky enough to go to many great places.

Steve and Clare travelled to Kenya and Zanzibar

September 2013

This was our second great trip with Safari Consultants, this time to the Mara in Kenya (our first time was to Tanzania) we stayed at Mara in Kicheche Mara Camp and our favourite: Kicheche Bush Camp. We got to see a great crossing while at Bush Camp (thanks to our guide Nelson) We had a really great time and are still missing the scenery! We are already planning our next trip to Botswana with Michele at Safari Consultants, and can’t wait for that trip. (Safari Consultants have given us the safari bug!).

Gary and Kat travelled to Kenya

September 2013

Well up to expectations. Up there as being one of our many memorable safaris.

Alan and Norma travelled to the Masai Mara in Kenya and then the Lower Zambezi in Zambia

September 2013

I have never used a specialist company before or booked a safari holiday therefore have nothing to compare with. However this will remain the case when booking future holidays to Africa as I would not consider risking travelling with another company such was the level of the service I experienced. From my first telephone enquiry no question was left unanswered even before I had indicated I would be using their services. Absolutely no hard sell just factual answers and practical advice. All I knew was that I wanted to visit Victoria Falls and go on safari. From this the most perfect itinerary was arranged within my budget. Throughout the process I was consulted to ensure I was happy with arrangements. Every last detail was considered and addressed. For example early on in the process I mentioned my reservations about camping on safari and safety. When we arrived at our first destination, the manageress told us that Safari Consultants had recorded of our concerns and asked for accommodation to be nearer the main camp. This was so reassuring and is a demonstration of the quality of service I received. In conclusion services provided by this company are second to none in relation to itinerary, accommodation and service. However it is the attention to the smaller detail that truly sets it apart.

Julie and Isabella travelled to South Africa, Zambia and Botswana

August 2013

Dear Bill, Many thanks for your part in arranging this wonderful trip which exceeded expectations in so many ways. Thank you again.

Liz and Barrie travelled to southern Tanzania

September 2013

Hi Mary just got back from our wonderful holiday and wanted to thank you for all you have done to make this holiday special. Everything went like clockwork, no problems with air transfers or hire cars, everyone and everything had been arranged superbly, all of the accommodation first class. We could not have wished for a better time. We loved Zambia and South Africa and will hopefully return someday. I will be letting everyone know about you and Safari Consultants as we have been very impressed throughout. Thank you again.

Lita and Keith travelled to South Africa and Zambia

September 2013

Michele we are back and I must say a big thank you to you. Africa lived up to its reputation and we have had a wonderful time. You were mentioned in many conversations, all glowing comments. However some quick thoughts about sightings. 1. The Wild Dog puppies at Liakipia are a delight. 2. The Mara is still packed with Wildebeest and the frequent rain is keeping them on the move. We had a good crossing and others from Kicheche Mara had similar experiences. 3. Kicheche Mara has a very big pride of Lions at the moment which number 28 probably bigger than the Marsh Pride. We saw most of them each day with very interesting interactions. 4. The area around Topi House has two beautiful Male Lions who are brothers and who are looking after the area with three/four females. I have (I hope ) some great video of these two acting as if they had not seen each other for week literally hugging each other. It was a magic moment. 5. Cheetah are never easy to see but there is one who we found twice near the Serena Lodge. She is pregnant so in the next couple of weeks there will be cubs. We saw her hunt twice and on each occasion Salaash got us into a position for me to video her taking a young Tommy. With Cubs she should be in the area for a while. 6. Near Topi House there is a Leopard who has recently given birth to a cub. She and the cub were playing near the road. Good work again by Salaash. Now I need to send you big thanks for the little “extras” you arranged for our anniversary. The Kicheche camps were well prepared. Thanks for all your work behind the scenes. Now as for getting the best guides I have no doubt that we got excellent driver/guides. At Olkiombo we were greeted by Jackson himself which was great to meet up again. Salaash was a gem. Funny and bionic eyes made for a powerful combination. The guys at the Kicheche camps were rather less gregarious but none the less very good at their job. As far as the service you provided, we both thought it was superb when we booked. All the evidence we have now seen and experienced as proved that, not only we, but other travellers share the same view that it is exceptional. Mary was also mentioned by a guest as someone he rated very highly. Having had several conversations with him I would say that he would not say this lightly so another rosette for her and the company. Very best wishes and thanks!

Gerry and Sarah travelled on safari in Kenya

September 2013

The trip of a lifetime! We felt like rock stars, flying in and out of camps and lodges, with never a moment’s doubt about a pickup or transfer. The recommended itinerary – arrived at after quite a bit of back and forth, since we were limited by time and had peculiar wishes, such as a preference for landscape and culture rather than game – suited us perfectly. I’d recommend Rob Slater to anyone planning a trip to Namibia.
Safari Consultants booked us 4 days with Johan Burger through Kunene Tours, and this camping segment proved to be the highlight of the trip. We found Johan super easy going, super well informed and prepared, and seemed to have radar as far as finding game was concerned – in short a dream camping trip was the result. We saw way more wildlife than we expected, and got as close to the land and culture as I think it’s possible to get in 9 days.

Hennie and Jeff found us through Travelspinner.com and travelled around Namibia

September 2013