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.

Mary, we got back to the UK this morning. As you would probably expect, we all had a wonderful time. My brother Bill and his wife Erica were blown away by the whole experience. Once again our service from Safari Consultants (and from you in particular) was top class throughout. Thank you!

John, Bill and Erica from London travelled to Zambia and Malawi

September/October 2017

Rob, I know we have spoken on the phone since we returned from Africa but it would be remiss of me not to write and thank you. I asked when we were planning this trip that I wanted an adventure and to create memories for my family and in particular my children. You did this and beyond, we have all loved it and the brief has been fulfilled and more. All 3 camps you chose were superb in their own individual ways and gave us such pleasure. The activities you recommended were brilliant with particular mention for Devils pool and the sleep out platform. We loved all the camps but particular mention for Kanana and in particular our guide Robbie who went above and beyond for our children and not only gave them a fabulous safari but nothing was too much trouble to make sure they had a great time. Rob thank you very much, you understood my brief 100%. Please keep in touch and I will start saving our pennies for next time.

Matt, Kath, Charlie and Jem from Lincolnshire travelled to Zambia and Botswana

October/November 2017

Hello Mary, very happy to report we had a fantastic time. The safari camps far exceeded our expectations, especially the two Serian camps, Nkorombo and Ngare. Selous Impala Camp was wonderful. A special mention of Gerard, our guide. Very knowledgeable, and nothing was too difficult for him. When we go back, we’ll be requesting his services once more. All the camps did amazingly well with Julie’s dietary requirements. We couldn’t have been happier. Everything ran like clockwork. Thank you so much for all your hard work organising it for us. We’re already saving our money for the next one

Bob and Julie from Australia travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

September/October 2017

Dear Mary, my apologies for delay but I started this a few days after we returned and then life took over!! We are all agreed that it was the most fantastic holiday. Emma thoroughly enjoyed her first Safari and loved Fanjove. Sitting in the co-pilots seat on the Ruaha-Selous leg was a first for her too! So … thank you very much for organising such a wonderful holiday for us all. We probably won’t be visiting Africa in 2018 but you never know and we will be sure to contact you for any future Africa trips [Namibia very high on the list].

Gilli, Daryl, Victoria, Henry and Emma travelled to Tanzania

September 2017

Mary, we will send you more details in a few days, but want you to know right away that everything was perfect. The camps were fun and interesting, especially Kuyenda! The staff were great. But our guide . . . we thought Frank at SGS Africa was wonderful . . . but young Suzyo tops him, hands down. It was an incredible week. Thank you so much. (We keep saying after each trip that this will be the last. But you never know?)

Robb and Carol from New York travelled to Zambia

September 2017

Dear Mary, we had a wonderful time and the accommodation you selected for us was superb; absolutely faultless and I know had I tried to organise the trip myself it would not have been as special. The people we encountered were so hospitable and generous and the quality of the accommodation really was 4 star. Thank you very much. It’s hard to say that we enjoyed any one particular bit more than another. I would say there is at least one special thing about each place we stayed, and of course the game drives were a truly wonderful way to end the trip. They were particularly enjoyed by Oliver (who learnt an awful lot about tracking). I just wanted to personally thank you for your assistance, guidance and fantastic service. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Safari Consultants to any of my friends.

Kevin, Tracey, Ian and Oliver from Kent travelled to South Africa

April 2017

Hi Michele, the trip was simply amazing! Lewa & walking was extremely special and we were very sad to leave such a amazing reserve and people. We would definitely recommend the walking wild as it added a very different feel and view that you cannot replicate on a game drive. Many thanks for everything you did in organising the trip.

Ian and Trang from London travelled to Kenya

October 2017

Dear Mary, once again our service from Safari Consultants (and from you in particular) was top class throughout. Thank you!

John from London travelled to Zambia and Malawi

September/October 2017

Hi Michele, we had an absolutely amazing time and could have stayed forever! All of the camps were fantastic, we met some lovely people and had incredible experiences. We witnessed the Kaingo/Mwamba pride of lions kill an impala. The next night we arrived at a kill just after it had happened, a leopard had taken a young puku and the mother was still standing there calling. The leopard took it up a tree and tucked in. We thoroughly enjoyed the night spent at the elephant hide although it was so hot that night. It was one of those experiences that we will never forget, laying there listening to all of the night sounds wondering how far away they are! We also witnessed 2 leopards fighting over a kill up a tree, the leopard that had made the kill was left dangling from a branch by 1 paw which again I caught on film. We sat just by the tree drinking our sundowners in the jeep watching these 2 leopards snarling and hissing at each other. Fantastic!! The Luangwa bush camping was a great experience and we were the only guests so it was very enjoyable. We saw our 1st wild dogs here, 2 separate packs on 2 separate days. Old Mondoro was stunning. Our room faced the lagoon which was filled with water hyacinths and just sitting watching so many animals enjoying the water was brilliant. We counted 29 elephants on 1 day but also had buffalo, baboon, waterbuck, impala and loads of birds. We thoroughly enjoyed everything, from being woken by the drums, sitting in the Last Waterhole Hide, so many animal sightings, eating toast & porridge cooked over the fire, the night sounds, the sunrise and sunset, walking, sundowners, the list goes on! Thanks you so much for arranging everything so perfectly again, it was all perfect! We have so many photos but will email some when we have picked out the best.

John and Sharon from Hampshire travelled to Zambia

October 2017

Hi Rob, we had a wonderful holiday, the wildlife in Zimbabwe certainly exceeded our expectations. The three camps each had a unique character. At Somalisa the waterhole was constantly being visited by Elephant. The camp was very relaxed and good fun, food excellent, tents of a high standard. Zambezi Expeditions camp was in a spectacular position on the banks of the Zambezi. We tracked lions on foot on a couple of occasions, bull elephant and wild dog. These were moments never to be forgotten. We canoed down the Zambezi at sunset as elephants and waterbuck came to drink and Carmine and white throated bee eaters returned to their bankside nesting holes. Kanga Camp was our final camp, set in front of the Kanga waterhole. I spent virtually all my time in the hide, Margaret went out on the game drives. The waterhole viewing was spectacular both during the day and night. Elephant, eland, buffalo, kudu, hyaena and leopard. All in all a really enjoyable wildlife experience. Many thanks for your efforts. We’ll be back.

Pete and Margaret from County Durham travelled to Zimbabwe

September/October 2017