Testimonials
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.

Nicole and Guy from Essex travelled to ZimbabweDear Rob, overall the experience was amazing. The conditions for travelling around were brilliant. Roads v good. And country very safe, people were incredibly friendly and welcoming. The tourism infrastructure is good. Matobo Hills was fabulous and well worth a visit. And the caves with ancient paintings were wonderful. Hwange, Davison’s Camp – faultless. We were met by a wonderful guide and had the most fabulous picnic lunch on the way down to Davisons. The catering was outstanding – every single touch from sherry on arrival, to fabulous afternoon tea, wonderful brunch, brilliant early morning breakfast by the camp fire and excellent dinners and sundowners. We saw loads of animals including the cheetah. It was really wonderful and incredibly beautiful. I can thoroughly recommend Zim. A wonderful country and people with good infrastructure and has the advantage of not being overrun by tourists.Nicole and Guy from Essex travelled to Zimbabwe

Nicole and Guy from Essex travelled to Zimbabwe

January 2015

Andrew and Jane from Essex travelled to South AfricaWe had an excellent time with a good balance of interest and location, certainly an enticing view of South Africa leaving many reasons to return!Andrew and Jane from Essex travelled to South Africa

Andrew and Jane from Essex travelled to South Africa

January 2015

Andrew and Gill from Essex travelled to South Africa Rob, we certainly could not have put together an itinerary like you did it was excellent and certainly hit the spot! We enjoyed all the accommodation. Glen Avon was superbly situated, the hosts and staff were very welcoming, it was a good location, food was superb. Auberge Clermont in Franschhoek was very pretty. Lavender Manor in Hermanus was a good location and the breakfast was very good, but they were everywhere. Dwyka was amazing, such an experience, loved it. Many thanks.Andrew and Gill from Essex travelled to South Africa

Andrew and Gill from Essex travelled to South Africa

January 2015

Joseph and Katie from Liverpool travelled to Kenya and Zanzibar on their honeymoonHi Michele, thank you for everything. Our honeymoon was amazing, glad we took your advice on Baraza. Had a great time. Thank you again.Joseph and Katie from Liverpool travelled to Kenya and Zanzibar on their honeymoon

Joseph and Katie from Liverpool travelled to Kenya and Zanzibar on their honeymoon

January 2015

Malcom and Justine from Essex travelled to South Africa Hi Rob, we had a thoroughly wonderful holiday and have fond memories of our whole trip. Motse Lodge in Tswalu was amazing. It was far better than our expectations and our guide and tracker were incredible. So informative and just like walking encyclopaedias! We loved every moment even though we came away exhausted as we wanted to go out on game drives whenever possible. Our next stop Cape Town and The Cape Grace. The hotel is beautiful and the position perfect for us by the waterfront. In Franschhoek at La Residence, our world changed!! We thought we had arrived in heaven. What a beautiful place, full of taste and style and crammed full of vintage furniture and amazing china. We loved everything about it and stayed for supper both nights. The staff were amazing and made us feel very comfortable and welcomed us into their beautiful home. We can’t thank you enough for organising such an amazing sample of what South Africa has to offer. We will certainly be back. Many thanks for everything.Malcom and Justine from Essex travelled to South Africa

Malcom and Justine from Essex travelled to South Africa

January 2015

Sue and Steve from Essex travelled to Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Botswana on their honeymoonDear Rob, overall, it was wonderful – and your organisation was brilliant. We were met at every stage on time and there were no hassles. Nuarro Lodge was very comfortable and our hosts did everything they could to make us welcome and our stay enjoyable. Nthambo camp was fantastic. Our guides Matt and Isaac deserve a special mention because they were outstanding. Matt really took time to share his passion and knowledge about the animals and the bush and it made every trip out of camp and enjoyable adventure. Isaac had 30 years’ experience and was super cool. We really enjoyed the guided walks as well as the game drives, as we were as interested in the small stuff as much as the Big 5. We absolutely loved Waterberry Lodge in Zambia. You really pulled something special out of the bag on this one! Nathan and Gordon, the guides, and every single other member of staff, were so attentive and delightful. The lodge itself was super comfortable and we really, really wanted to stay longer there. Every place we stayed, the food was remarkable, especially given the limitations of getting fresh supplies and the facilities available. I’ve never eaten so much on holiday! So, all in all, a very special trip and your organisation was superb.Sue and Steve from Essex travelled to Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Botswana on their honeymoon

Sue and Steve from Essex travelled to Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Botswana on their honeymoon

January 2015

Katrine and her two sons Linus and Oscar travelled to the Okavango Delta, BotswanaHi Michele, Fantastic wild dog sightings, glimpse of a sitatunga, kingfisher bashing a frog against the branch of a tree, 3 leopard sightings, lions every day. It was a great holiday and all your arrangements went very smoothly, a big thank you! Your arrangements are so great – even down to the selection of seats on the plane – they were perfect!Katrine and her two sons Linus and Oscar travelled to the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Katrine and her two sons Linus and Oscar travelled to the Okavango Delta, Botswana

December 2014

Richard, Michelle and their family from London travelled to South AfricaDear Michele, we have just returned from the best family holiday ever. I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for all you did to make this special trip truly memorable. From my initial email enquiry last February to the immediate response and interest you showed, the whole way through the planning of the itinerary, you were first class. You appreciated the budget we had and the quality of the accommodation we wanted catering perfectly for my family. Your time patience and advice was greatly appreciated and your service exemplary. Even when we made some slight changes to our plans or asked questions this was never a problem and sorted. I am so appreciative of all you did to make this a truly special holiday (and have already praised and highly recommended you and Safari Consultants to family and friends!). Thank you so much. Richard, Michelle and their family from London travelled to South Africa

Richard, Michelle and their family from London travelled to South Africa

December 2014

Ian and Amanda from Norfolk travelled to KenyaHi Michele, just thought I would say thank you for organising such an amazing trip. We have had a fantastic time and your choice of camps, transfer operators and support services was excellent. All the arrangements went to plan and everyone was ready, on time and prepared for our arrivals and transfers. I think you made an excellent selection of different camps with very diverse habitats and wildlife at each, the contrasts between all were significant and greatly enhanced the experience we had. In particular I think that the Offbeat Mara Camp is currently being very well run. Their flexibility, attention to detail and willingness to help in all situations was very commendable. Overall this has been a truly outstanding adventure and I would like to say that you and your team created the perfect trip for our requirements. I think that you are without doubt the very best Travel Operator I have worked with and that you really have gone the extra mile in making our trip such a success, your attention to detail and information all helped add greatly to the experience.Ian and Amanda from Norfolk travelled to Kenya

Ian and Amanda from Norfolk travelled to Kenya

December 2014

Gillian and Don from London travelled to the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari, BotswanaDear Rob, no two trips to Botswana are ever the same but as usual we had many remarkable experiences covering birds, animals, reptiles and insects. All the arrangements went like clockwork. Letaka did us proud as usual. We were welcomed with much enthusiasm, especially by the cook Musa, whom we had been with several times before, and of course Disho. The whole mobile safari experience was as enjoyable as ever, the boys were most attentive and looked after us very thoughtfully. The food was excellent, varied and plentiful. Disho’s enthusiastic guiding brought us many interesting sightings, most of the time with no other humans in sight. We enjoyed our stay at Kalahari Plains very much and hope to return one day. Grant was really in excellent form as usual and we had a great time bird watching with him. Several birds were new to us and we were pleased to demonstrate that we could still name some of the larks he had taught us to identify on our previous spell in the Kalahari. We thoroughly enjoyed our fifth safari in Botswana, everything went smoothly and we have great memories of the people we met, the wildlife encounters and behaviour. Thank you very much for all you did to make it such a success. We look forward to the sixth!Gillian and Don from London travelled to the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari, Botswana

Gillian and Don from London travelled to the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari, Botswana

November 2014