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.

First of all thanks to you all for arranging our trip this year – it all went perfectly and was fantastic. Rob – a special thanks, after many, many discussions (sorry! ) what you provided us with was a perfect balance of water and land based activities. So all in all an excellent trip – thanks once again.

Kevin and Lynne travelled through northern Botswana

November 2011

We sought advice from a number of tour operators but when we met Jane she really understood the kind of honeymoon experience we were looking for and used her own experience and expertise to help shape the perfect agenda for us. We were provided with detailed information before the trip and Jane was happy to speak with us at any time (day or night) to answer our questions. Being an adventurous couple we decided to pack our honeymoon full of various experiences and I can honestly say that Jane ensured we were made to feel special at every location, we had a really magical and unforgettable experience. She treated us like friends rather than like clients and when we come to do our next safari there’s no doubt that we’ll go back to Jane to help us put together another amazing trip.

John & Lisa travelled on honeymoon to Tanzania

October 2011

Dear Rob, thank you for your ‘Welcome Home’ letter. I must say, I was not glad to be home. I didn’t want to leave when we moved on to Zanzibar from Ruaha, and I didn’t want to leave Zanzibar, when it was time to go home! It was a wonderful holiday and all arrangements were fantastic. Selous and Ruaha were different and I enjoyed them both. However, Ruaha was the highspot. In 2001, when Elaine and I went to Botswana we met a couple of guys who had been in Ruaha and they recommended it so highly, I determined to go one day. It took ten years, but was worth the wait. The landscape is varied and is incredibly beautiful. There is masses of game and not many people. I absolutely loved it. Thanks to you and your team for organising everything so well and ensuring that all travel arrangements worked perfectly.

Sidney travelled to Selous, Ruaha and Zanzibar

October 2011

I suspect on our next visit to Africa we will take more advantage of the advice and experience of Safari Consultants.

David and Alison found us on the internet and travelled through north and south Tanzania

October 2011

Thanks for getting in touch Mary. We had a magical time, particularly at the Kicheche Camp which everyone loved. It was a great choice. Probably should have spent more time there on reflection and less at the beach, but don’t worry, the Baraza Resort was terrific as well. The only (minor) downside was all the travelling, particularly on the way back but we knew that was going to happen and it’s one of those things. Thank you very much for all your efforts in organising it, and being so calm when we had to switch it all around. Top job!

Charlie, Laura and family travelled to Kenya and Zanzibar

October 2011

Exceptionally good trip. Both Kicheche camps had excellent staff. Msambweni was incredible – amazing service and fantastic food and accommodation. Safari Consultants have been excellent all the way through – especially regarding the problems over Lamu – Mary Grimwood in particular has been outstanding.

Peter and Polly travelled on honeymoon to Kenya

October 2011

Absolutely wonderful holiday!! Safari Consultants are to be commended on their expertise, the advice they provided and the organisation put in place to ensure seamless, hassle free travel and transfers and superb accommodation!

Emrys and Pamela travelled to Tanzania’s Selous, Ruaha and Zanzibar

October 2011

Dear Michele, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip to South Africa and the itinerary provided us with the opportunity for many varied and interesting experiences. Whilst many visitors to the Cape and Garden Route start at Cape Town and work eastwards, we consider the way we went, i.e east to west finishing in Cape Town, works well indeed – the hurly burly of Cape Town and potential for getting lost could be daunting after a twelve hour flight! (we grew to love our GPS which we only needed in Cape Town). Many thanks for providing a great service and a holiday to remember.

Richard and Jackie travelled to South Africa

October 2011

Dear Rob, as you know from my earlier note the holiday was an outstanding success and fulfilled all the hopes of our wide age range. We felt the amount of time at each place was just right (except for Theo who howled for two hours when it was time to leave Jembisa) and we all enjoyed the contrasts – warm embrace of Jembisa, stark exciting Mashatu, ritzy Cape Town, side trip back to Europe at Franschhoek and ending on a high with strong winds and a heaving sea full of whales at Hermanus. You worked it out so we didn’t lose too much time in travelling and what we did by road gave us the chance to glimpse the real world – which we needed to put the luxury into context. We really appreciated how much you put into two weeks. Thank you for taking so much trouble to interpret our wishes and if the piggy bank miraculously replenishes itself we shall be back!

Carol and family travelled to South Africa and the Tuli Block in south-eastern Botswana

August 2011

I can’t thank you enough. Endless trouble taken by Michele to listen before advising itinerary and selection was spot on for our party. Lewa was a perfect introduction to Africa and game-viewing. Meru, remote – several days we saw no other vehicles on game-drives and elephant visited our camp! Kicheche was everything you led us to expect. Beyt al Chai was stylish and friendly with an excellent restaurant. All logistics worked perfectly. Very reassuring. We’ll be back when we can afford it!

Duncan and Christine travelled to Kenya and Zanzibar

October 2011