Testimonials

- Zimbabwe

Testimonials

Having specialised in travel to Africa since 1983, we are extremely proud to have built up a wonderful customer base of repeat travellers who recommend our services to their friends and colleagues. Whether our customers travel just once to Africa as a special celebration holiday, or go back multiple times a year, our aim is for every holiday to be perfect, every time. Listed below are just some of the comments we have received from our customers visiting Zimbabwe in the past year.

Dear Frances, I would like to let you know that all of the 11 members of the Africa Safari Tour came back home safely yesterday and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The staff and guides at each of the camps and hotels are very professional and have provided us with high quality services. On behalf of the group, I would like to express our appreciation to you for your arrangements that significantly contributed to the success of this tour.
Yee-Horn and friends from California travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Kenya

July 2018

Hi Rob, we are back now and thoroughly enjoyed our trip and all you and your staff did to put this together. Your attention to detail and knowledge of the areas and matching with our interests all melded together to make a most memorable trip.
Andrew and Brandon from California, USA travelled to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana

June 2018

Dear Michele, just to let you know that "you've done it again" and raised the bar; making it even more difficult to find somewhere next time that will come near to providing the same excellent standards and overall enjoyment. The VIP annex at the Victoria Falls was an unquestionable success. The Tongabezi Lodge was an absolute winner on all accounts: service, accommodation, location, food facilities etc. with the Dog House being a perfect choice of rooms. Their attention to detail in respect of every aspect was excellent. Many thanks
Roger, Charlotte and Alexander from Cape Town, travelled to Zimbabwe and Zambia

April 2018

Hi Michele, a truly amazing trip that came up to and surpassed expectations. Treasured memories of a fantastic time. Thank you!
Christianne from Manchester travelled to Botswana and Zimbabwe

November 2017

Dear Frances, we would like to say a personal thank you for all your guidance.  As you know this was a trip of a lifetime, it took us out of our comfort zone, if not for your calm nature and helpful knowledge of all the countries we wanted to visit (Victoria Falls, safari in the Masai Mara in a tent and snorkelling in Zanzibar), your understanding and relaying our requests to all hotels and camps regarding Nicola's dietary needs took all the worry away, thank you. We would be happy to recommend Safari Consultants who organised our perfect holiday (3 Countries, 9 Flights, 8 transfers perfect) we couldn’t have been more happy. I feel going on safari should be introduced into the modern day 7 Wonders of the World. Everyone we came in contact with on our travels recommended by Safari Consultants were polite punctual and knowledgeable. Once again thank you for a perfect holiday, we have some lovely photos/videos and many treasured memories.
Tony and Nicole from Hampshire travelled to Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania

November 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

Dear Julia, we would just like to say we were especially impressed with our safari guide Frank who worked for Golden Africa Mobile Safari. He was the most knowledgeable guide we have ever known and had a genuine care for the environment. We were also pleased and impressed that all our travel arrangements and picks ups went so smoothly.
Rajiv and Jane from Kent travelled to Botswana and Zimbabwe

September/October 2017

Thanks again Michele for organising such a wonderful and memorable trip for us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Ian and Paddy from Buckinghamshire travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

July 2017

Hi Rob, thank you so much for organising a fabulous holiday for us. We loved every minute of it and it far exceeded all our expectations (which were already high!). There were so many highlights and we are currently ploughing through and editing approximately 3,000 photos so are reliving all the memories. The Victoria Falls were magnificent, in full spate and Ilala Lodge was lovely. We loved the Chobe river, and the birdlife was superb. We saw about 60 elephants drinking at Elephant Bay which was memorable. The 3 safari camps were awesome. In every case the standard of accommodation was amazing, the food delicious and nothing was too much trouble. Our favourite camp was Shinde - the atmosphere and friendliness almost moved us to tears. At each camp we saw lots and a great variety of animals and birds. A highlight was a pride of nine lions at Selinda which, after an abortive warthog hunt, decided to flop down in the shade of our vehicle. They were so close I could have reached out and touched them. You have now thoroughly converted us to safaris and we have Namibia on the high wishlist.
Pauline and Derrick from Surrey travelled to Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana

May/June 2017

Hi Frances, it was an amazing trip, a unique experience that I will remember for life. Thank you for the professionalism, effort and care you put on organising our safari. Looking forward to visiting Africa again.
Dimitris and friends from London travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

March/April 2017

Hi Frances, we are now back (only in body, not in soul) and we'd like to thank you for the loving care and effort you put into organising our trip. We all had the time of our lives! The animals, the sunsets, the warm people who looked after us, the landscapes and the adventures that took all of us in one way or another our of our comfort zones, will stay with us forever.
Elina and friends from London travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

March/April 2017

Hi Michele, Overall a great experience and we loved it. Our highlights included 18 Roan come down to drink what a show it was. Although there were other trucks form the camp it never felt crowded and with all those eyes on the lookout there was plenty of information being passed to and fro to everyone's benefit. It was a very good choice on your part. Davisons was also fantastic. The best sightings we had were near the Makalolo water hole. 2-300 Buffalo drinking, other sightings were16 Giraffe and Lion Cubs with Mum. We also had a Cheetah sighting on two days which was unexpected and very special. Kanga was a very nice camp with great staff. The morning after we arrived, we just stayed in camp and watched the wildlife come to the pan to drink – it was great viewing! The highlight of Mana Pools was definitely the walking and being able to track wild dogs on foot and photograph them at close quarters! Thank you as always for all your hard work. It was much appreciated. We thought about you often wondering how you were whilst we enjoyed your homeland.
Gerry and Sarah from Buckinghamshire travelled to Zimbabwe

September 2016

Dear Frances, what an incredible trip! Thank you so much with helping us put together this trip of a lifetime. We will definitely be keeping another safari trip in mind for a future trip! Thank you again!
Cindy and Spencer from Connecticut travelled to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa

October 2016

Hi Michele, I wanted you to know that the trip was fabulous and has now replaced Peru as my favourite trip. You guys clearly know what you are doing. Several people even mentioned what a good variety of locations we were seeing. At Selinda, we loved the variety of topography. Saw so much, including two wild dog kills in one day. Lots of people never see one. Gruesome, but incredibly interesting. Loved the camp, the people, the food, the personal hospitality. At Shinde the landscape was wetter and interesting, the food was good and staff very nice. Camp Kalahari we saw some great birds and new animals especially at night and we enjoyed the meerkats. Drinks, dinner and sleeping on the pans was magical.
Linnea from California travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

September 2016

Hi Rob, Chobe Princess - Fantastic start. Total unwind from first few minutes on board. Mwamba - Excellent camp. First rate guide. Marvellous wildlife. Tafika - Bush walking was great. Guides very knowledgeable. Old Mondoro - Great Camp. Water activities a real plus, and good to wash out all that dust at the end. Thanks again. A wonderful trip and just the right mix of experiences.
Lloyd and Jacqueline from Cambridgeshire travelled to Namibia, Zimbabwe & Zambia

September 2016

Dear Rob, we had a fantastic time, all the arrangements worked smoothly and we had some spectacular game sightings. A big thank you for your advice and organisation.
Glenn and Christine from Gloucestershire travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

August 2016

Hello Rob, we had the "trip of a lifetime" ! Skeleton Coast Safaris were the best. Andre was our pilot, and his son Kyle came too. We had the plane to ourselves as no-one else came with us. They also gave us a tent each at their camps which made all the difference. Our driver - Binius - at Ongava was excellent - to be recommended. Victoria Falls Hotel is a must! So unspoilt.
Rosemary from Berkshire travelled to Namibia and Zimbabwe

August 2016

Hi Michele, we're back and the choice is between sorting out the suitcases or going back over the details of a really stunning holiday, I've chosen the latter! Thanks for organising everything, we really appreciate the thought you put into the planning. We weren't on the go every hour of every day, but we enjoyed a few half days just soaking up the view and atmosphere.
Ray and Janet from Buckinghamshire travelled to Namibia and Zimbabwe

June/July 2016

Hi Rob, the safari camp was awesome - far better than I expected. The staff were amazing and the food was fantastic and they made us feel really welcome. Our guide (Mike) was very knowledgeable and a genuine nice guy. Super pleased with the service you delivered - can’t fault it! Will certainly recommend you to anyone who is in earshot.
Harvey and Helen from Suffolk travelled to Zimbabwe

July 2016

Hi Frances, got back from Africa this morning and thought I’d drop you a quick email to say thanks for putting it together. Everything worked perfectly and we had an amazing time. nThambo was great with us seeing all the “big 5” plus many other things. Bayete was a great base from which to see Vic Falls and was very pleasant. The surprise for me was Imbabala. When you sent me the itinerary I thought Imbabala might be the weakest of the locations offering not that much and was worried the kids might be bored. I couldn’t have been more wrong. We were all blown away by the place and thought it was fantastic with some great activity options and so relaxing. The staff were amazing too. I would have no hesitation recommending your services to anyone and would also recommend highly all three locations you booked for us.
James, Sian, Richard and Tia from Wales travelled to Zimbabwe and South Africa

July 2016

Hi Michele, “Wow”, what a trip, thank you so much for putting together the African experience of a lifetime for Judith and I. Vundu Camp was fantastic, the rooms were perfect and the food excellent. What sets Vundu Camp apart from other camps that we have visited is the quality of the Zimbabwean Guides. Nick and Alex took us on an unforgettable adventure. We tracked wild dogs, lions and leopards. We walked in closely and quietly to the wild dogs den and watched spellbound as the hunting pack came back and fed the twelve pups. We walked with huge male elephants as they stood almost on their hind legs eating from the trees. We saw female leopards fighting over a kill and the dogs hunting anything they could see. All our questions were met with incredible knowledge and a passion that was clear to see. Sad though we were to leave Vundu, Hwange proved every bit as exciting. We continued to walk on every occasion that we could, tracking lions, dogs and leopards. We can only say that anyone with an ounce of adventure needs to go on safari in Zimbabwe. The guys running the camps need all the support that they can get from tourism to keep up the standards that they have set for themselves. In addition, they also assist, at no little expense to themselves, with the massive anti-poaching effort that is continuing in Zimbabwe. More importantly they are winning. We can’t wait to get back there and in the meantime, will recommend these camps to our wildlife loving, adventurous friends. Thank you so much
Steve and Judith from Shrewsbury travelled to Zimbabwe

July 2016

Dear 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

January 2015

Rob, you have just got to promote this destination more. The country, its people, birdlife, wildlife and culture were just fantastic. Everyone was so friendly. Save Valley Conservancy was fascinating - spent a morning game drive with people from the wild dog research project and enjoyed great views of wild dog. Amalinda was wonderful - tucked away into the granite outcrops. Stunning location and we saw white rhino and Cecil Rhodes' final resting place. Somalisa was stunning and contemporary. Hundreds of elephant virtually all the time drinking in the water hole and trough just yards away. Camp Hwange - just mind-boggling. We spent time with the Lion Research Project team that oversaw Cecil. Julian was a fantastic host. We also saw leopard and clocked up our 300th different bird specie on our last morning in camp! All in all, an amazing trip - with a mix of culture, birding, wildlife, scenery, and fascinating conversations over dinner tables. I have become a Zimbabwe ambassador - the country needs more tourists to go and see what it has to offer away from Mana and the usual travel hotspots. This is a travel circuit that could well prove of interest to experienced African travellers who are not simply interested in wildlife watching. We loved the changing scenery, terrain, climate, culture, flora and fauna. To rack up 300 birds over the duration of the trip was brilliant including lots of 'lifers'. As you can probably tell - we had a great time. Thanks again for making it possible.
Peter and Anne from Cambridge travelled to Zimbabwe

October/November 2015

The whole trip was seamless, as expected. The camps, people and game viewing were brilliant, as good as anyone could expect. Thank you for organising such a great trip.
Richard and Christine from Preston travelled to Zimbabwe

October 2015

Hello Mary, overall...a great, most enjoyable & successful trip. Arrangements all immaculate with excellent rooms/ guides allocated. Thank you! Highlights...29 leopards in about 22 sightings including family with kill, 2 very close encounters which had adrenalin going and 1 who ran hard at us and we thought he may jump in! Some excellent photos and some of the most memorable encounters with leopards, lions and elephants we have experienced in 20 years+ of safaris. Kuyenda - Excellent! Best camp, best guide/armed ranger (Kelvin & Isaiah), best food and outstanding hosting from Babette & Phil. Attention to detail and simple bush style memorable. Old Mondoro – Great camp and friendly hosts Dave & Tess. Chiawa - Some great spots and encounters. Ruckomechi - Lovely room & setting. Kango - Really good camp, friendly welcome and staff. Good guide Bono who got us so close to pack of 28 Wild Dog under trees. Victoria Falls Hotel - Wonderful and loved our stay! Very attentive staff with some real stars. Very pleased with all your arrangements!
Geoffrey and Teresa from Oxfordshire travelled to Zambia and Zimbabwe

September/October 2015

We would like to thank you so much, especially Michele for all your advice and help. The arrangements were not the most straightforward but you had carried them out so that everything ran seamlessly. I did not want to return to the UK and can’t wait for our next visit. I will be starting to plan again with Michele as soon as I finish the laundry!! Thank you so much.
Christopher and Rosemary from Wiltshire travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia

August 2015

Hi Rob, just want to say thank you for helping to organise Alisha and my trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe. I must say I was a little hesitant that the trip may not live up to the memories of our Kenyan trip in 2013. Well I am happy to say that whilst this trip was different (which is what you want) it was every bit as wonderful. Umkumbe - our guide, Mauritz, was excellent and whilst animal sightings were hard to find he put in an almighty effort. Accommodation and food were great. At Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls the elephant back safari was brilliant and helicopter flight over the falls – spectacular. Finished the day with a relaxing sunset river cruise and some good animal sightings along the shore. The lodge and staff were terrific. Camp Hwange - from the minute we were picked up at the gate we knew this was going to be a great few days. Our guide Quinn was brilliant, the other staff at camp were lovely too. The food and accommodation fantastic. Really enjoyed the walking - walking up to the bull elephant was a little scary but thrilling at the same time. The birds were amazing especially the martial eagle with its genet kill. Our final morning was particularly memorable as we were woken by the male lions roaring quite close to camp and were able to catch up with them and the lionesses and cubs. Then on our drive back to the gate we came across a large pride of lionesses and their cubs (12 or more). Thanks again for all your help and advice. This trip has once again left us wanting more and I hope to be organising another adventure in the not too distant future. Botswana here we come!
Virginia and Alisha from Australia travelled to South Africa and Zimbabwe

June 2015

Dear Michele, we flew in safely on Thursday afternoon having had the most wonderful holiday in Zimbabwe. Everything that you fixed for us worked like clockwork and we are extremely grateful to you for all the planning and organisation you put into it. We found the Victoria Falls Hotel beautifully refurbished with the staff as charming and helpful as usual. Thank you for getting us a room overlooking the falls. The food was excellent and we loved our 2 days. I did put one small point on the questionnaire you sent us stating that the street vendors at The Falls were a bit of a nuisance and wouldn't take no for an answer but on the other hand we appreciate they are unemployed and desperate for money. Camp Hwange was fantastic, the camp was perfect and in a great position. The staff were charming and helpful and the food was excellent. The guiding was exceptional; we had 2 guides Quinn being the senior and Stephen as a second. We walked everyday and did drives too and they did their best to show us as much game as they could. Quinn's knowledge of the bush and animals was very impressive. Bearing in mind it was early in the season, the grass was still tall, there was a lot of water about due to late rains and the foliage was still on the trees we did extremely well and our last afternoon was memorably spent next to a lion with 2 lionesses and 2 cubs next to their kill - what more can you ask for! As you know we also spent 4 nights on a very smart houseboat on Kariba with friends which was great but fishing for bream not so good! Two nights at Inn on Rupurara at Inyanga was excellent too and I would highly recommend it. Thank you so much for all your organisation, it worked like clockwork and our holiday exceeded our expectations by a long way. We found most people we talked to in Zimbabwe reasonably optimistic and both Vic Falls and Camp Hwange were doing well with visitors from all over the world, but not many British I'm sad to say.
Clinton and Suzi from Winchester travelled to Zimbabwe

May 2015

Hi Rob, thanks for organizing a great trip. Selinda Camp was amazing! Food was probably the best we have had from all the camps we stayed and the guides are good. Victoria Falls was spectacular. Thanks again!
Tommy and Annie from Singapore travelled to Botswana and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

November 2014

Hi Rob, We had a superb holiday, thank you. We're glad we started with Victoria Falls as were a bit tired at the end of the holiday and the low water did enable is to get a better view. We managed to see leopards for the first time, we witnessed a lion kill and we managed to catch roan, sable, genet, civet and a host of birds too numerous to mention. The guides were excellent at all of the camps and the camp crew / support staff were all good and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Food was very good in all the camps and the rooms were fine - we wish all tents were as luxurious. Would we go on this type of trip again. Yes. Would we consider using Safari Consultants? Yes.
Graham and Angela from Surrey travelled to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Botswana

October 2014

Hello Rob, the post holiday blues will never go away after a holiday like this, it is a case of learning to deal with them. When I had experiences like a pack of wild dog looking at us from 40 yards away, getting to about 10 yards downwind from a bull elephant who knew we were there but could not make out what we were, sitting with James (guide) watching hyena go past us in an open area about 30 yards away wondering what we were (judging by the way they were looking at us), I cannot wait until the next visit.
Graham from Chelmsford went walking in Mana Pools and Hwange National Parks, Zimbabwe

August 2014

Dear Rob, I am writing to say thank-you for organising a wonderful safari, it lived up to our expectations and we all had a lovely time. All the accommodation was very comfortable, excellent and very tasty food. We all enjoyed the true wilderness experience and diversity of the landscape and appreciate that you did ensure we saw different areas so thank-you. The smells and sounds of Africa are of course one of the best bits and I loved the bee eaters which I have never seen before. We do feel we have had a very special holiday so thank-you for all your organisation.
Adrian and Sally travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

August 2014

Dear Rob, I just wanted to thank you for organising such a wonderful safari. It all went like clockwork with no hitches. We were warmly welcomed where ever we went and the staff and guides were excellent, cheerful, friendly and helpful. The lodges were luxurious! The sundowners were special in that our guides chose beautiful places for us to get out of the vehicle, the surrounding bushes inspected for any nasty surprises and we enjoyed watching the sun go down with the different reflections and light that seems to only happen in Africa. Every lodge was different in different terrain and we saw lots of lovely birds and animals and were able to get close to many of them. We enjoyed the walks, Mokoro and boat trips. Lots of new experiences and it was a very happy family holiday. Thank you very much for choosing such lovely places to visit. Well done Rob, you did us proud.
Rosemary and family from Yorkshire travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

August 2014

Dear Rob - We want to say thank you so much for all you did to make our trip such a success! Each time I share and reflect on our many adventures, I appreciate more and more the many amazing people, animals, landscapes, skies and African wonders we encountered. Thank you again, and if our travel adventures lead us to spend more time in Africa, you and your company will be the first to know!
Robin and Will from Virginia, USA, travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

May/June 2014

Hi Rob. We had an absolutely amazing time. “This is the best yet!” was spoken every day, right up to departure. I think I can speak for everyone in saying this was the best trip of our lifetimes. We are so grateful for the care you put into setting up this trip - it was beyond fabulous!!
Joni and Matthew from Colorado, USA, travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

May/June 2014

Hi Michele, the holiday was great, mana pools is such a beautiful place. Lots of game and I finally saw leopard up close. The wild dogs were unique I saw two packs at Kanga and Ruchomechi. Both camps were excellent great food and accommodation. Ruchomechi was busy with not enough jeeps , particularly if you wanted to go out with just your own party. Guides were excellent, beautiful setting. Kanga great camp, food and tents great - had the honeymoon suite fab. The guides weren't as experienced. Zimbabwe is fast becoming my favourite African country. Thank you for all your help.
Sinead from County Mayo, Ireland travelled to Mana Pools in Zimbabwe

October 2013

Hi Bill, I have just got to congratulate you and your team on your attention to detail, presentation, and an over all totally professional job.
Neil is a travel agent that worked with us on a safari for his clients

January 2012

Rob, we’re back after a fantastic three weeks in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Arrangements went like clockwork; transfers were spot on; guides and accommodation were great and we had some amazing experiences. Thank you so much for your attention to detail; your knowledge and willingness to work with Rob Janisch to make it all come together. We remain great ambassadors for Safari Consultants and passed on your details to most people we met! Zimbabwe really captured our hearts. Great people; wonderful wildlife; and amazing scenery. Craig Van Zyl was great and the wildlife at Mana Pools was fantastic. The food/camp/hosting was superb. Must enlarge on our Mana experiences when we see you. Lots to tell!!!!! The Vumba was a terrific idea – and Rob Janisch proved a great host up in the mountains. I think the area could form a great bridge between Mana Pools and Mozambique. Explore Gorongosa was brilliant – Rob hosted us personally all the time and to be honest, made us feel like one of the family. You just know we’ll be talking to you before long about our next African adventure. Thank you once again.
Peter, Anne and Joe travelled to Zimbabwe and Mozambique

July 2011

I cannot express my enjoyment of the trip to the full extent!! Jonny gave us exceptional advice and support and everything provided prior to the trip was detailed and relevant. We would do the whole thing again….tomorrow!! A fantastic experience which outstripped the expectations and this was largely due to the organization and professionalism of staff.
Clive, Jan & Harry travelled to Zimbabwe

April 2011

Hi Rob, it was a wonderful adventure holiday in every way. We were so lucky with the Skeleton Coast Safari and Andre Schoeman who was a fantastic guide and told us so much of the country and its people, etc. We were the only two on board the Cessna apart from pilot Andre and his son who was almost a pilot! We had tents to ourselves at the camps so room to spread our bits and pieces and we were looked after royally. The final stop at Victoria Falls was a delightful end and seeing the Falls at close proximity made it much more realistic. We had a 13 minute helicopter flight which was incredible. We saw many animals particularly at Ongava and Etosha - all making it a memorable holiday. Hope we will be doing another with you before too long!
Amanda from Berkshire travelled to Namibia and Zimbabwe

August 2016

- Zambia

Testimonials

Having specialised in travel to Africa since 1983, we are extremely proud to have built up a wonderful customer base of repeat travellers who recommend our services to their friends and colleagues. Whether our customers travel just once to Africa as a special celebration holiday, or go back multiple times a year, our aim is for every holiday to be perfect, every time. Listed below are just some of the comments we have received from our customers visiting Zambia in the past year.

Hi Rob, the trip was great. Old Mondoro was a first class outfit. The guides were great. Marshall was really interesting and knew his stuff. James was excellent as well and worked hard for us. Samora was an eagle-eyed spotter. We saw lots. The camp was perfect – very open indeed. Might spook some but we loved it. Just a case of sitting very still and enjoying the relaxed ellies, warthog, monkeys and impala. One afternoon five elephants came to the inlet – amazing! Camp team was great and food perfect. Michelle and Reon looked after us very well indeed. We were sad to leave and would return in a shot. Tafika was a bit more subdued. The weather was weird – very windy and overcast. It seemed to put everything down so from time to time the South Luangwa National Park seemed empty. However we really enjoyed the walking and our two nights on the trail. Chikoko Tree Camp was fab. We really enjoyed Crocodile Camp as well. Patson and James were great chefs and we ate like kings! We really enjoyed visiting both places. We will be back for more.
Nick, Nicola, Isla & Louisa from Bristol travelled to Zambia

July 2018

Hi Rob, just writing to say thank you for once again organising a fantastic African adventure for our family. At Kakuli Bush camp we were met by the very happy and friendly manager and staff. The camp was great. We loved the remoteness, the family tent/chalet, the peacefulness, the walking and the interaction with staff. The fun really began on our first night drive and didn’t stop for our entire stay – leopard vs baboon, the noise of the baboons was deafening and watching them chase the leopard was incredible. The leopard won eventually. We saw two different packs of wild dog (one lot happily munching away on their kill), leopards galore, lions, a huge buffalo herd, giraffe, zebra, hyena, elephant and the list goes on. We all absolutely loved this camp, the staff, the food and especially Julius and Kamisa who were not only great guides but wonderful company. Although sad to leave Kakuli we were looking forward to different adventures at Chongwe River Camp in the Lower Zambezi NP. You were right about the flight in – the sight of the massive Zambezi River was breathtaking. The Albida suite was roomy, private and had a great outlook onto the Zambezi River. The sunset cruise was lovely and started with a sighting of several young male lions lying in the sun on the high river bank. The canoe trip was another outstanding highlight – so peaceful despite the large crocs on the banks and hippos in the water. We enjoyed our stay here very much but found it a bit more “business like” than the more relaxed Kakuli. Thanks again for all your help and advice. I don’t think I’m done with Africa yet so look forward to organising another great trip in the future.
Gerard, Virginia, Lauren, Oliver & Natalie from Australia travelled to South Africa and Zambia

July 2018

Dear Michele, I and Tero want to thank you and the whole team for an unforgettable holiday in South Luangwa. It met all our expectations, and more. There is absolutely nothing to complain about. You knew exactly what we would like. The accommodation was superb. We enjoyed the drives very much, and had so many fantastic sightings. Walking is so great! You see, hear and smell so many different things (as you well know). The guides were excellent, and it is absolutely a good arrangement to have the same ranger the whole time. As for the wildlife, I think we saw everything that can be expected. I can imagine the number of animals you see is greater later in the season, but we don´t feel like we missing anything. The exciting scenes easily make up for the number of animals. We saw several leopards, more than ever before. Saw dogs several times as well, both from a car and on foot (also killing a bushbuck in the galley right in front of our chalet at Mwamba; the scene we could see in the full moon light). A porcupine, a serval, and seven out of nine mongooses they have in SL. First goliath heron and giant kingfisher, too. Thank you again. We will certainly contact you, when it is time for the next trip to Africa.
Tero and Kati from Finland travelled to South Luangwa, Zambia

June/July 2018

Dear Michele, another superb trip - thank you!
Richard and Jackie from London travelled to South Luangwa, Zambia

June 2018

Dear Michele, just to let you know that "you've done it again" and raised the bar; making it even more difficult to find somewhere next time that will come near to providing the same excellent standards and overall enjoyment. The VIP annex at the Victoria Falls was an unquestionable success. The Tongabezi Lodge was an absolute winner on all accounts: service, accommodation, location, food facilities etc. with the Dog House being a perfect choice of rooms. Their attention to detail in respect of every aspect was excellent. Many thanks
Roger, Charlotte and Alexander from Cape Town, travelled to Zimbabwe and Zambia

April 2018

Rob, as I suspected, the "game" portion of the trip was anti-climatic after seeing the great migration, but we still saw lots of game. Makanyi was great, the staff couldn't have been nicer, the amenities and service, great. Great choice for the area. Cape Grace was, likewise, a great choice. Certainly one of the nicer hotels we have stayed in. Again, the staff were gracious and helpful. Leeu House was also a good choice though I am not sold on spending two nights in the wine country. Great food but I'm getting to the point, I guess, that we have seen so many "vineyards", that the novelty has worn off. River Club was just okay--great location, lovely views, a bit tired. Overall, it really was a great trip, Africa really is a special place. Thanks for your help.
Mark and Marjorie from Massachusetts travelled to South Africa & Zambia

March 2018

Frances, I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for all your help with our recent safari vacation. We had a spectacular time and thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip! Kenya was just amazing and my daughters fell in love with the country. The trip to Devil's Pool was out of this world. Everything was just perfect and we already want to go back. Thanks so much.
Kristin, Scott, Elodie and Delphine from Michigan travelled to South Africa, Zambia and Kenya

December 2017

Rob and Bill, we’ve made it home from our wonderful trip. Thanks to you for the great organisation. On the whole, the South Luangwa portion was great and the camps were top notch. We found some spectacular landscapes, with long open views and green grass. Good people and great guides. Kafue was even better than expected. Phil and Tyrone have a unique opportunity to develop their area. They’re young, have the energy, have the proper ethos of engagement with their wildlife, a sense of style and know their stuff. These guys deserve the support you can give them. Many thanks again and I look forward to staying in touch.
David and Mary from Canada travelled to Zambia

November 2017

Morning Michele, just a quick email to say we are back, had a FANTASTIC time, so many different experiences and adventures ! - can’t believe it’s all over.
Helen from West Sussex & Dee from Hampshire travelled to Botswana, Zambia and Zanzibar

November 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

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

Dear Rob, it was a wonderful trip and we were so lucky with game – five leopards on one night drive seems to have been an Amanzi record! I also saw my second Pel’s Fishing owl after 16 years waiting. Amanzi Camp was Excellent. Wonderful location, spacious and comfortable accommodation, very good food and service throughout the camp. Patrick our guide was superb. He had an uncanny knack of always knowing exactly where the leopard would be. Bilimungwe – Excellent. Much more rustic, spacious and comfortable accommodation with the added benefit of an outdoor shower. Alex the camp manager was terrific. Our guide Charles was extremely good and it was only on the last night that I realised he had been our guide for the few days we spent in the Luangwa on an Art Safari trip in 2008. Kaingo Camp was excellent in so many ways, with amazing food a great ambiance and the hides. The landscape was extraordinary and the leadwood forest utterly beautiful. There was plentiful game and it was a special privilege to walk with Derek Shenton. Thanks again for organising such a fantastic trip to Zambia, which I enjoyed so very much. Every day was amazing with excellent guides and unbelievable game.
Sidney from Bath travelled to Zambia

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

Dear Mary, we’d like to say a big thank you for putting together such a great safari trip for us. We had an excellent time. All the camps were first class but diverse and we had really good guides. Thanks once again
Brian and Rosemary from Surrey travelled to Zambia

September/October 2017

Hi Frances, just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for our amazing holiday. We loved every moment of our holiday. Each base was so diversely different so there was no time to be bored with a place, but new discoveries were always there to be had. The safari was out of this world. We saw the ‘big five’ and so much more. Waterberry Lodge was also a highlight for me. It was so serene and relaxing after our early mornings on safari.
Mike and Liz from Suffolk travelled to South Africa and Zambia

October 2017

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

Hi Rob, we had an amazing time. We thought this may be our last trip to Zambia for a while as we thought we may be getting bored with it BUT within 48 hours of being in Kafue, Steve was planning our next trip! We loved Musekese – what a great place. The camp location was great overlooking the lagoon. We saw lots of elephants, Lions walked past camp one morning and it was great seeing bush pigs (in the distance) for the first time. Phil was an excellent guide, we loved his passion for conservation and his ideas for the future of this area. We had an amazing time at Mwaleshi, We tracked lions and came upon them by surprise. We also saw a black mamba snake in a tree, were lucky to see wild dogs by the river and a large pack of hyenas. Nkwali was a nice camp - lots of elephant and giraffe around plus 2 sightings of leopard. We had a new experience of crossing the river on a pontoon which was interesting, especially when a hippo jumped out from underneath the pontoon as we were crossing and startled the guys pulling on the levers. It was great to see Kanga again. We loved the fly camping at Mupamadzi - the tents were excellent, better than we expected. The walking was excellent too and the guides fantastic. We saw lots of game - we were charged by buffalo quite a few times! We found 3 lioness/cubs, saw lots of elephants, a big herd of Roan and were even charged by a warthog which was quite funny. Thanks!
Stephen and Caron from London travelled to Zambia

Sept/Oct 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

Hi Michele, Sorry we are a bit slow in getting back to you since getting home from Africa! Thank you so much for your help in organising our trip we had an absolutely fantastic time! We loved everywhere that you organised for us and were treated so well by all the staff at all the different camps. Everything we saw we thought was amazing! A few of our highlights were seeing a herd of 100 elephant up close, watching two cheetahs hunt a poor little baby Thompson gazelle, spotting the elusive leopards, seeing two brand new baby lion cubs to the Mara pride on a night drive, the smallest river crossing of 4 wildebeest and staying at Elsa's which was by far our favourite lodge! Thank you again with all of your help organising the most amazing honeymoon that we could have hoped for!
Andrew and Nikki from Lancaster travelled to Zambia and Kenya

July 2017

Dear Rob, thank you for organising an absolutely fantastic holiday for us to Zambia. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Both the houses lived up to and surpassed expectations. Sometimes pictures on websites can be a little misleading but this was not the case. The houses were gorgeous, clean, comfortable and in superb surroundings.  Wildlife did literally walk by and I can say that I have never been anywhere where I have been lulled to sleep by the sound of hippos munching on grass outside my bedroom “window”!  The food at both houses was always first rate. Really delicious, creative, fresh - I don’t know how they do it especially when you consider their location. The staff in both locations were always helpful, friendly and attentive. At Chongwe River House, Alan and Nicci were superb hosts - lovely to chat to but discreet to leave us to family time too. A really great start to the holiday. Alan was a superb guide - we concentrated mainly on birds with him and he took on the challenge to get us to 100 birds whilst we were there with a great sense of fun. The bush camping experience was truly amazing and definitely the highlight. We all learnt so much and special thanks has to go to our guide, Kanga, who was absolutely first rate. He was always happy to answer questions, was really in touch with all that was going on around us and was happy to do extras. He accompanied us to Luangwa house and Jen and John enjoyed his company and expertise too. I think they said he was the best guide they’d had. So thank you and everyone involved for making this trip so very, very memorable.
Tim, Dee, Thomas and Andrea travelled to Zambia

July 2017

Thanks again Michele for organising such a wonderful and memorable trip for us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Ian and Paddy from Buckinghamshire travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

July 2017

Hi Frances. The main reason we decided on Safari Consultants was the attention to detail given in your responses to our quite thorough brief and the confidence given by the local knowledge of all of the options we were offered. The choice of Mashatu Tented Camp was perfect for us to experience the feeling of being in the bush without actually camping out. An amazing experience hearing the wildlife close by through the night. Watching the elephants at the waterhole whilst having dinner was magical. The setting and the people at Mashatu made for an authentic intimate Botswana experience. Kambaku again was perfect for what we were looking for. The thatched villas were luxurious and very well spread out over the grounds. A real sense of space. Of course Kambaku is a different experience to Mashatu, it is South Africa and not Botswana. The game drives were excellent. Some of the sundowner stops at Kambaku were stunning. The night skies at dusk were breath taking. In fact with the help of lions visiting over dinner, we saw the big five in the first afternoon and evening. What can we say about Victoria Falls. There is a very good reason it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To experience the power and beauty was very moving. Clive was brilliant and made this a memorable experience. The Zambezi sunset cruise was a marvellous end to what was a trip of a lifetime. The boat was excellent and staff brilliant and the sunset, unforgettable. With the benefit of hindsight would we have changed anything?.....No, and I think that says it all. So a very big thank you to you Frances and everybody at Safari Consultants and your African partners. It is quite remarkable that such a complex schedule went without a hitch. A compliment to all involved.
Brian and Diane from Hampshire travelled to Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

June 2017

Rob, happy to report we are safely returned from a great trip. Many thanks for organising this safari at such short notice. It all worked excellently: the charter flight down to the Lower Zambezi linked up effortlessly with our international flight; we were in Chiawa in time for an evening drive. Chiawa was outstanding, amongst the best (if not the best) lodge we have stayed in. Old Mondoro was as we remembered it from eighteen months ago; quiet and rustic and very close to nature but with all the creature comforts. At both camps the game viewing exceeded expectation; four excellent leopard sightings at Chiawa and about six more at Mondoro, enough lions at both lodges and wild dog at Chiawa. Yes, the game viewing was more challenging at this time of year but it was great to see the bush so beautiful and green, a completely different perspective to normal. We both thoroughly enjoyed this trip and are already plotting our return to Zambia.
Stephen and Jean from Norfolk travelled to Zambia

May/June 2017

Hi Michele, I have been meaning to write to you since we got home, to THANK YOU for an absolutely wonderful experience. It was quite a complicated itinerary, but the connections and contacts with guides and local representatives was seamless. The tented camps were fantastic, particularly the Kicheche camps due to their location. We were blown away by the level of service, attention to detail and the high quality of the meals provided by the lovely staff at all camps. Islands of Siankaba was also a fantastic change of pace and end to our trip. Our guides were wonderful -  Jackson in Tanzania, Bernard in Rwanda, Peter at Ol Pejeta and George at Mara North. Their easy going personalities and knowledge of their country’s geography, history and wildlife made the trip so much more rewarding than we expected. The access they provided to the wildlife was amazing. Thanks again to you, Josie, Bill, Rob and the team. We had a wonderful trip and would highly recommend Safari Consultants!
Stephen, Julie, Samuel & Lauren from Australia travelled to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia

January/February 2017

Dear Rob, we had an amazing trip and we fell in love with Zambia. I think the highlights were Old Mondoro Camp – every day we had elephant overload – it was amazing. The varied activities were also a plus. We loved Kaingo camp – the camp managers were really great and the food was superb! Lastly, we loved ending at Tongabezi. Thanks for all of your help on planning this and you did a fabulous job on recommending the camps.
Joy, Warren, Leonard & Elizabeth from America travelled to Zambia

September/October 2016

Dear Michele, we had a fantastic time. The staff at Nottens Bush Camp and Waterberry were fab. Special mention to Gift at Nottens. Thank you for an excellent holiday.
Timothy, Elizabeth, Lucy and Maxwell from Surrey travelled to South Africa and Zambia

October/November 2016

Hi Rob, Chobe Princess - Fantastic start. Total unwind from first few minutes on board. Mwamba - Excellent camp. First rate guide. Marvellous wildlife. Tafika - Bush walking was great. Guides very knowledgeable. Old Mondoro - Great Camp. Water activities a real plus, and good to wash out all that dust at the end. Thanks again. A wonderful trip and just the right mix of experiences.
Lloyd and Jacqueline from Cambridgeshire travelled to Namibia, Zimbabwe & Zambia

September 2016

Hi Rob, Tafika - it really is a lovely camp with nice friendly people and atmosphere, the food was excellent as well. A couple of nice Leopard sightings, on daytime in a tree and one night time under spotlight. Kaingo - we were lucky to be assigned Patrick (again) as a guide - he is very good, knows the area and the animals like the back of his hand and being interested in photography himself, was good at placement of the vehicle on sightings. Game viewing was excellent, Leopards galore and good sightings of everything else. Remote Africa Air's direct transfer down to Lower Zambezi was fantastic, we met quite a few people who had spent a whole day travelling between the two areas and they were gutted they couldn't/didn't do what we did, and when you look at it we definitely did it right compared to theirs, so thanks for hat - worked out really well. Amanzi - provided the perfect wind down at the end of the holiday for us. Lovely appointed camp, really nice and very quiet and relaxed, again lovely food and we were well looked after. All in all another great trip. We saw lots of great wildlife, met some lovely people, were looked after really well wherever we went.
Kevin and Lynne from Kent returned to Zambia

August/September 2016

Dear Michele, everything ran very smoothly, all flights, meet and greets, and camps were ready. We enjoyed our 50th and 18th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary at all camps - we had bubbly and cake! The trip was well planned with a chance to relax more and go at a slower pace at our last camp. This was even better as we were the only ones in camp for 3 nights! It was great to be able to go on the river to have a bit more variety. We had a great time and saw good game - including a close encounter with a hippo! and 9 week old lion cubs. Thank You.
David, Bernadette and Luke from Suffolk travelled to Zambia

July 2016

Hi Michele, we're back in Hong Kong now and trying to get over jetlag. The trip was amazing, thank you so much for everything. The overall organisation, transfers, quality of camps, etc. were flawless. We're really lucky as we get to travel frequently, but this was our first trip to Africa and it didn't disappoint. It was also great to meet the two Safari Consultants ladies at Kanana. We will definitely use Safari Consultants again and I'm already working on Tim for the next trip!
Tim and Claire from Hong Kong travelled to Botswana and Victoria Falls

May 2016

Hi Rob, may I thank you and the team, but you especially, for putting together such an excellent trip. It met, indeed it exceeded, all our expectations. Quite when we do the next one, I know not; perhaps not for a year or two but another we shall do and through you.
Christopher and Penny from Hope Valley travelled to Zambia and Namibia

June 2016

An excellent trip, great lodges, great animal viewing, great people, but just not long enough! We will be back.
Jane, Martyn and Cara from Leicester travelled to Zambia and Botswana

May/June 2016

Dear Michele, our trip to South Luangwa National Park was hugely enjoyable and eventful; the season is considered to be two months ahead of what it should be with low waters levels in the rivers and some concern for later in the year. There was abundant wildlife with excellent sightings - in particular a leopard taking a live impala up a tree chased by 3 hyena, at least 182 crocodiles (I stopped counting) feeding on a dead hippo and (the highlight of the trip for me!) 32 ellies crossing the river. Many thanks for recommending Kaingo; it's everything a safari camp should be.
Richard and Jackie from London travelled to Zambia

June 2016

Hello Frances, we had a truly memorable trip which worked seamlessly thanks to you! Thanks again for all your help in making our first trip to Africa unforgettable.
Mark and Sue from London travelled to South Africa and Zambia

May 2016

We had an amazing time and fell in love with Zambia! Mwamba was a very good camp in a great location. The hides were a great bonus. The sleep out was fantastic and although we didn't see any game, it was wonderful being out in the open (and cooler) air under the stars, watching the moon go down! Robin Pope bush camping was such a wonderful experience. The guide Kanga was excellent, the best during the trip. Tafika was a nice spacious camp, good game viewing with lions, leopard and her cub. At Chikoko we saw a rare sighting of Pels fishing owl and had a herd of wildebeest approach us whilst we were sat having a bush tea. Crocodile Camp was a great location with the watering hole in front of camp and our room, which made us feel like we had our own hide. Old Mondoro was a blessing after the heat and dryness of the valley - the accommodation was beautiful and felt like a lovely treat after being in the bush! The boat trips were amazing and on our last night we saw the first baby Impala of the season.
Caron and Steve from London travelled to Zambia

October 2015

The trip surpassed all my expectations and has provided me with some magical memories. The camps were exceptional and I can honestly say I have never been so well cared for. Special recommendations must go to Sonia and her team at Laikipia. Both guides: Onesmus and Mika, both of whom were extraordinary and without exception, all the staff at Siankaba. A huge thank you to all of them. This was a truly wonderful, one might almost say life changing trip and one that I shall never forget. Overall, I must send a personal note of thanks to Michele who orchestrated the whole affair with care and efficiency. I shall rave about Safari Consultants to my friends until I am in danger of boring them silly! With grateful thanks.
Mary from Hampshire travelled with friends to Kenya and Zambia

October 2015

Hello Rob, the logistics all worked well and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip: without doubt the best so far. Kaingo was excellent and we would be happy to return. Patrick, our guide, was excellent; knowledgeable about wildlife and photography, a very able driver, excellent language skills – almost the perfect guide. The driving area was a beautiful mix of open plains, woodland and ravines. The beautiful Ebony grove was something special. Lions and Leopard abounded, with Leopards particularly well habituated and photogenic. Night drives were also productive, both for the different animals and reptiles seen but most particularly for the quality of the individual sightings. An excellent camp, well managed by Liz and Garth, nothing was too much trouble, a great place to stay. Old Mondoro Camp was Really, really outstanding. Among the highlights of our game drives were fourteen leopard sightings of nine different leopards in a twenty-four hour period. This included a family of mother, daughter and son who had killed a family of bush pigs (never before seen by us, and only seen a couple of times a year by the guides, what a pity to lose a whole family of such a rare animal!), only for them to lose their supper to a trio of intruder male lions. Night drives were particularly rewarding not only for the variety of wildlife but for their willingness to hold their ground and be photographed, notably civets, porcupines (18), genets, honey badgers as well as leopards and a number of nocturnal birds. I'm not sure how many it was, but we seemed to regularly be meeting Safari Consultants clients. Without you (and your colleagues) South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi would be a much quieter place!
Stephen and Jean from Norwich travelled to Zambia

September/October 2015

Everything went well with the trip. Each of the camp managers saw our itinerary and all commented on how well organised it was and how it cut travelling time to a minimum. Safari Consultants clearly has a reputation as a good agent with which to work and has a reputation for having satisfied clients. All the lodges you recommended were outstanding.
David and Pamela from Surrey travelled to Zambia

October 2015

Hello Bill, this trip to Zambia surpassed our highest hopes, special sightings just kept coming and by the end exceeded anything we had a right to expect. Across all camps we had sightings of eight Leopards, at least as many of Lions, some great Elephant, Hippos and more Giraffe than we have seen anywhere the list just goes on. We also had a really good range of bird viewing, lots of raptors, waders, Bee-eaters, Nightjar again the list just goes on. All the camps were first class with great hospitality, good accommodation and food. The decision to opt for private guiding was more than justified; James Chabuka is an excellent guide and very good company. In Lower Zambezi the tempo of sightings did not slow down. At Old Mondoro we had a brief sighting of Bush Pig, and a daytime sighting of two Porcupine, Lion close to camp and of course many Elephant in camp; again lots of good bird watching and a very good morning walk. Chiawa proved that the best is saved till last. A morning river cruise produced the best bird watching we have had, particularly notable was a Goliath Heron struggling with a large Bream which it eventually managed to swallow, much to our amazement. Once again our thanks for your faultless organisation.
Austin and Di from Derbyshire travelled to Zambia

September 2015

Hi Michele, many thanks for organizing us another great trip!, we have always wanted to see the Delta and it was great to see…we enjoyed the diversity of the trip and we saw and did a lot in the 2 weeks. We loved the team at Savute and the location of Kanana….and it was great to end at Waterberry Lodge where we saw the falls from both sides…We look forward to our next trip!
Gary and Kat from London travelled to Botswana and Zambia

September 2015

Good Evening Michele, we would like to thank you for organising such a superb holiday which we are still in complete awe of. So many lasting memories have been created and we have never felt so at peace & relaxed on a holiday before. The whole itinerary ran faultlessly for which we thank you! The camps were superb with excellent guiding, fantastic food & a very high level of service & accommodation. For us you certainly achieved the 'holiday away from humans' and we can't really believe we were there now that we are back to our pressured lives. Our sincerest thanks go out to you Michele along with all of the camp staff who made every moment spectacular. We are of course thinking of what comes next year.....Thank you once again Michele for your hard work & making this a holiday of a lifetime for us!
John and Sharon from Hampshire travelled to Kenya and Zambia

October 2015

Hello Mary, overall...a great, most enjoyable & successful trip. Arrangements all immaculate with excellent rooms/ guides allocated. Thank you! Highlights...29 leopards in about 22 sightings including family with kill, 2 very close encounters which had adrenalin going and 1 who ran hard at us and we thought he may jump in! Some excellent photos and some of the most memorable encounters with leopards, lions and elephants we have experienced in 20 years+ of safaris. Kuyenda - Excellent! Best camp, best guide/armed ranger (Kelvin & Isaiah), best food and outstanding hosting from Babette & Phil. Attention to detail and simple bush style memorable. Old Mondoro – Great camp and friendly hosts Dave & Tess. Chiawa - Some great spots and encounters. Ruckomechi - Lovely room & setting. Kango - Really good camp, friendly welcome and staff. Good guide Bono who got us so close to pack of 28 Wild Dog under trees. Victoria Falls Hotel - Wonderful and loved our stay! Very attentive staff with some real stars. Very pleased with all your arrangements!
Geoffrey and Teresa from Oxfordshire travelled to Zambia and Zimbabwe

September/October 2015

Dear Rob, thank you so much for organising what was a truly fantastic holiday. We have come back with so many great memories. As you told us at the outset, Zambia is a special place, the people are so friendly and the game viewing, particularly at South Luangwa, was amazing. We all had a wonderful break, made all the better by the lack of phone signal and wifi. All the lodges were great and the staff were almost without exception lovely and welcoming. We thought that Mwamba and Old Mondoro were really, really special places to stay. We also thoroughly enjoyed Kaingo and thought that Siankaba was a great spot from which to visit the Falls. The local people and the village there were so welcoming. Things that stood out a little more than all the other great things - The guiding at Kaingo and Mwamba - Sylvester was our guide and he was brilliant.  It was also really good to have the same guide through both camps, Mwamba - just being out in the bush miles from anywhere; a true wilderness, Old Mondoro - the setting on the river is really special, Canoeing The Discovery Channel at Old Mondoro and the boat ride down from Chiawa to Old Mondoro. Overall this was a really fantastic break.  You have 5 happy customers and we will undoubtedly return to Africa in the future with you.
Andrew, Penelope, Imogen, Henry & George from Essex travelled to Zambia

August/September 2015

Dear Rob, I just wanted to say a massive thanks for delivering a great holiday - you fulfilled my brief perfectly, and exceeded all our expectations. All arrangements, transfers and accommodation were like clockwork, no concerns at all. We liked that Elephant Plains and Muchenje arranged for us to have the same guides throughout our stay, as this greatly enhances the relationships and communication. Elephant Plains was a great location, great food & great staff. Morné Fouche our guide was very professional - we loved the drives and game walks with him. Over 3 days we saw 7 different leopard, 4 different rhino and a big herd of buffalo, 800-1000 strong which Morné managed to park just ahead of, then they flowed all around the vehicle for 20-30 mins as they passed, unforgettable. Muchenje - great atmosphere, felt like home from home, fantastic location on the escarpment overlooking the floodplain. We enjoyed the full day out with boat trip, picnic lunch then a game drive back along the Chobe waterfront, with hundreds of elephant, buffalo, zebra & sable. We got a fantastic front row view of a lion hunt by a pride of 10 lions. Waterberry Lodge was a great end to the holiday - fantastic location and good food. We enjoyed the sunset cruise, fishing, hippos on the lawn and bird watching. So relaxing to just chill on the banks of the Zambezi. The visit to the Falls was great. We have great photos and great memories - thank you. We now have lots of ideas for return trips, and will not hesitate to contact you.
Alan, Colette and Michael from Lancashire travelled to South Africa, Zambia & Botswana

August/September 2015

Hi Michele, thank you for your letter. We did indeed have a wonderful holiday which more than lived up to our expectations, thank you. We saw everything we could have wished to, several times over. On our transfer drive into Amboseli we saw lions manoeuvring and feeding on a zebra; also there we saw a cheetah and her cubs eating a freshly killed gazelle. On a night drive in Laikipia we sat whilst 14 lions squabbled over a warthog carcass in the light of our headlights. In the Mara we saw a leopard holding fast to a young wildebeest's throat as it died, and then watched her drag it into the undergrowth. As far as individual animal sightings go, we saw an aardwolf (Mara), a zorilla (Laikipia), a wild dog (Amboseli - our guide said it had been a year since he'd seen one); a bush baby (by the light of the camp fire in the Mara). Many thanks again from all of us for organising such an amazing holiday.
The Fawcett family from Solihull travelled to Kenya & Victoria Falls

August 2015

Hi Rob, a quick note to say a huge thank you for sorting out our trip to Zambia. We had an absolutely wonderful time and now need a holiday to get over it! Action packed non stop and wall to wall sun.
Nigel and Janet from Essex travelled to Zambia

July 2015

Hello Michele, it is safe to say all went very well indeed, another Michele triumph! Thanks as always for all you did to make it such a great trip. Look forward to speaking next week.
Gerry and Sarah from Buckinghamshire travelled to Botswana and Victoria Falls

June 2015

Hi Frances, we had the most amazing time, took the helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls, Awesome!! The best camp was Okuti Camp. The staff were amazing. The whole camp had the most wonderful atmosphere because they cared so most about everything. The guides were extremely knowledgeable & informative, especially our guide Solly who specialised in birds. We had the most splendid time, one we won't forget in a hurry.
Denise and Dennis from Wales travelled to Zambia and Botswana

June 2015

Hello Michele, we want to thank you for organising our extraordinary safari adventure in Southern Africa. Everything that we had planned worked seamlessly and efficiently in all three countries, including eleven airplanes (+helicopter), multiple lodges and hotels over nearly three weeks. We saw and experienced everything we could imagine for Africa and came home exhilarated (and healthy). A special delight were the staff at all the lodges in Botswana, who seemed so happy to meet with us, spend personal time with us, and treated us like honoured family guests. Our game viewing drives covered all manner of terrain and close up encounters with so many animals and birds in their natural surroundings, that we took over 900 photographs combined. The expert and knowledgeable guides soon became new friends. The food and accommodations were first class and individually special everywhere. We were busy the whole time, and the places you chose presented an exotic variety of experiences. Some additional comments that did not detract from our delightful safari: * Night game drives with searchlights were OK, but somehow seemed intrusive and not too productive. * Nights and predawn drives were indeed cold despite hot water bottles, lush bedcovers, and vehicle blankets so we were happy to be there in June not August. We came well prepared with warm clothes, scarves and gloves and needed them on highway game drives - we were surprised how cold those cottages with screens, Kanana and Okuti, were at night and early morning. The low temperature was 0 degrees Centigrade one morning and no higher than 10 degrees on other days. * Victoria falls was extraordinary but so full of mist that a later date would have been better (my error). The helicopter ride provided an expanded view, but seemed rather expensive. Again, we congratulate Safari Consultants, for a complex network of arrangements between camps and transport operations that works flawlessly without delays across countries, rivers, airports etc. We have recommended Safari consultants to all our friends here, and to our families in the UK.
Roger and Jean from California, USA travelled to South Africa, Botswana and Zambia

May/June 2015

Dear Rob, we had an amazing time, all of the places we stayed in were excellent and the order was just right. Selinda Camp was our favourite camp – the staff go out of their way to ensure you have everything you want. We also loved Footsteps Across the Delta; a peaceful and completely different experience to the rest. You were right that the animals weren't as plentiful as they were in Kenya but we still saw lots of them, even a leopard on one occasion. The bird life in Botswana is incredible too. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday.
Jill and Bernd from London travelled to Botswana and Zambia

May 2015

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Testimonials

Having specialised in travel to Africa since 1983, we are extremely proud to have built up a wonderful customer base of repeat travellers who recommend our services to their friends and colleagues. Whether our customers travel just once to Africa as a special celebration holiday, or go back multiple times a year, our aim is for every holiday to be perfect, every time. Listed below are just some of the comments we have received from our customers visiting Tanzania in the past year.

Our trip was fantastic. We will return to Africa and when we do we will call Rob. Rob saved us from what could have been a very disappointing vacation. What most impressed me about Rob was his willingness to challenge me. Doing so could have easily cost him a client but he stuck to his guns and basically told me that I was wrong. He did so after interrogating me at length about what my daughter and I were hoping for out of our trip. He clearly knew what he was talking about. Even though I hardly knew him, he was so knowledgeable and experienced that I found it difficult to argue with him. Within a few days I surrendered to his itinerary suggestions. I am so thankful that I did. Everything that Rob said turned out to be dead right. Staying in hotels would have been a huge mistake for us. The tent camp lodging was excellent and the camps were exactly what we were looking for. The tents represented a new travel experience for us and we did not want for anything. The meals were wonderful and the wildlife (and proximity to the wildlife) vastly exceeded our expectations. The travelling was never stressful. Our itinerary provided plenty of habitat and scenic variability. We moved between properties at just the right pace. David, Michael and Steve could not have done a better job of guiding us. Their knowledge was very impressive and their passion for the wildlife was infectious. They all had a great sense of humour. All three were informative and interesting while never talking too much. I think the quality of the guides was what impressed us most. We know how difficult it is to find one person with these qualities much less three. We honestly felt sad each time that we left one of our guides behind. Clearly our guides were not picked at random, people like this are not mass produced. Finally, my initial reaction to many of the Safari Consultants reviews was that they were too good to be true. Having just returned from our SC trip, I can report that they are all accurate.
Michael and Molly from Minnesota, USA travelled to Tanzania & Kenya

February 2018

Dear Rob, our safari was perfect! We would love to do it all over again. Your attention to detail paid off. Thank you
Scott and Connie from Virginia, USA travelled to Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania

February 2018

Rob, I want you to know that our trip was absolutely fantastic in every way - A+!!!!!! This was my 7th time to Africa, 5th on safari, and this was the absolute best safari experience by far. The sequencing of the stays really worked, i.e. Rwanda first and ending with Alex’s Mara Camp which was spectacular with interesting options (night drives, tree house lunch, walking up the escarpment) to break the potential monotony of early morning and late afternoon drives. The flexibility at Serengeti South in arranging for us to go to the government school allowed us to have an incredible experience with 390 school kids in a school with only 2 teachers where they sang to us and we to them. Our guides were in tears - it was beautiful. Some of our satisfaction with the trip may have been the luck of having the first 2 days post gorillas (which were amazing!!!!) totally beyond belief - sightings, kills (2 cheetah kills by the same mother and 4 cubs within 15 minutes on our 2nd day), leopard kill hanging from acacias etc…. Nonetheless everything after was also fascinating helped in no small part by fabulous/experienced guides. Baraka and Masha were stellar from the Kusini and Serengeti South Camps. Thank you for a truly outstanding experience. I am glad to write any endorsement if that would be helpful. Thank you also for being so responsive to questions before the trip! P.S. The VAMOOS app was terrific!
David and Martha from California travelled to Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania

February 2018

Rob Slater was fabulous. Great listener, professional, highly responsible. Our trip was just spectacular - could Not have been better. Well planned and Very well executed. Even the animals got on board! We loved every minute of our time in Africa, we thank Rob for his excellent work, and we will highly recommend Safari Consultants to our friends looking for a great African Safari adventure.
Mary and Reuben from Florida travelled to Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania

February 2018

We are still basking in the glow of an extraordinary trip. We loved every minute of our trip to Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya that you organized for all of us. It was frankly better than I could ever have expected. Exclusive, intimate, personal, exciting- really quite exceptional. It was a trip of a lifetime. I really appreciate the work you did in helping me to plan the trip for our group of eight. You did an exceptional job of offering alternatives and then explaining the benefits and differences of each. You listened carefully and patiently to our interests and helped me sort through our priorities, so we could maximize the use of our time and money. All transfers as we moved through our itinerary were efficient, and you created an experience that grew more interesting and exciting by the day and by the camp. What did we love? Everything but let’s start with the gorillas. What amazing animals. And I loved that we had a warm up day with the golden monkeys, and then two days with the gorillas. Right order. Right amount of time. The Serian camps (Kusini and Serengeti South) were the right blend of comfort and African authenticity. Food was delicious, our game drives were interesting from the moment we started, and our guides Masha and Baraka were the best! They were knowledgeable, flexible, and fun. We absolutely loved the accommodations you secured for us at the Entamanu Ngorongoro Lodge. It was just right from a timing perspective to have some running water and a chance to check in with the outside world. The food and service were both outstanding. Really excellent. And we found the crater to be both interesting and beautiful from a geologic perspective. However, it was the most touristy place we were in. Our day in the crater (just one scheduled) was more like visiting a large open-air zoo. We spotted a rhino in the distance but were not able to get close enough to even get a clear picture. Our final camp in Kenya was extraordinary and perfectly placed in the itinerary. Our hosts, Rosheen, Adrian and Charlotte, were great fun, and we felt like we had the camp to ourselves. Our Masai guides, Steve (Liaram), James, George and Peter, were knowledgeable, flexible and again, great fun. Our meals were delicious, our wine glasses were always full. Welcoming, friendly people always providing excellent service. It’s just hard to describe how fabulous the game viewing was wherever we were in Tanzania and Kenya. Massive amounts of wildebeest on the move. Early on we saw two cheetah kills in a morning, a leopard lounging in a tree, and a sight of a rather large dead zebra dragged up into another tree (probably by same leopard). We saw little lion cubs staying close to their lioness mother and listened to the cubs practice their little roars. We saw a new born wildebeest take his stumbling first steps following birth. And we saw a remarkable sight of a hyena chasing a group of wildebeests and zebra. Quite unexpectedly, we observed the zebra raise his hind legs mid sprint, kick the trailing young wildebeest high in the air which then landed virtually at the nose of the chasing hyena. Survival of the fittest. Amazing. We loved every minute of our time in Africa and have you to thank.
Reuben and Mary from Florida travelled to Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania

February 2018

Hello Frances. Our entire trip was just excellent - we have absolutely no complaints and in fact there is nothing we would have wished to have happened differently throughout our Rwanda and Tanzania visits. So we thank Safari Consultants and yourself in particular for the expert help and guidance throughout the planning and for arranging such an amazing itinerary for us with all the local support we received throughout. Everyone must have gorilla stories - suffice it to say we were so pleased that we did the monkeys and then gorillas twice as you advised; and we were so well supported and helped (literally!) on the treks - and were just so amazed and enthralled by our gorilla encounters (including a 2 day old baby gorilla in the Agashya group!). Lamai Serengeti, as you had advised, was just perfect - we saw and learnt so much and again, as you suggested we were so pleased we had 4 nights to relax there and get to know that incredible part of Tanzania. Thank you again - and best wishes - we most certainly will be in contact again when we are considering an African trip in the future; and we will definitely be recommending Safari Consultants to our family and friends.
Judy and Alan from Essex travelled to Rwanda and Tanzania

January 2018

Hi Michele, we returned from Tanzania today and we had an absolutely wonderful time. All three locations were stunning and with great service and hospitality. Thank you for you letter with info about compensation - very helpful. Thank you for planning such a wonderful holiday for us
Trevor and Jan from West Sussex, travelled to Tanzania

January 2018

Morning Michele, just a quick email to say we are back, had a FANTASTIC time, so many different experiences and adventures ! - can’t believe it’s all over.
Helen from West Sussex & Dee from Hampshire travelled to Botswana, Zambia and Zanzibar

November 2017

Dear Frances, we would like to say a personal thank you for all your guidance.  As you know this was a trip of a lifetime, it took us out of our comfort zone, if not for your calm nature and helpful knowledge of all the countries we wanted to visit (Victoria Falls, safari in the Masai Mara in a tent and snorkelling in Zanzibar), your understanding and relaying our requests to all hotels and camps regarding Nicola's dietary needs took all the worry away, thank you. We would be happy to recommend Safari Consultants who organised our perfect holiday (3 Countries, 9 Flights, 8 transfers perfect) we couldn’t have been more happy. I feel going on safari should be introduced into the modern day 7 Wonders of the World. Everyone we came in contact with on our travels recommended by Safari Consultants were polite punctual and knowledgeable. Once again thank you for a perfect holiday, we have some lovely photos/videos and many treasured memories.
Tony and Nicole from Hampshire travelled to Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania

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 Frances, thank you for your letter and the feedback form that awaited our return. We had a great time and enjoyed the whole experience. The Selous camp were terrific and very well organised and managed. From an accommodation and game viewing point of view it could not have been better. The Mwagusi camp was also a special experience with the location spectacular and the game viewing even better than Selous (though not the bird viewing). At Mwagusi we shared the game viewing and guide with another couple with whom we got on really well and had a great time together. Our thanks for the excellent planning for our trip - all went definitely according to plan.
Paul and Janet from Merseyside travelled to Tanzania

September 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

Hi there Michele, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us organise the trip. It was the most amazing holiday - it felt like I had been away for ages. Everyone we met was superb - I hadn’t quite understood the size of the team that would be supporting us up the mountain (we both made it!!) - what a fabulous set of guys. We were well fed - I couldn’t quite believe 3 course breakfasts, lunches and dinners on the side of a mountain - staggering! And Stevie and Goodluck certainly earned their money on summit night. The staff at Kicheche were great. The scariest bit of every day was the walk back to our tent after dinner - we had lions, buffalo, hippo, zebra and wildebeest in the camp - so that was interesting - we didn’t hang around!  The quality of the accommodation and food was excellent. We were lucky to see a cheetah kill - and had some very close up experiences with lions and elephants. It was definitely the right thing to go to a private conservancy - which was evident to us when we went into the national park for the day and saw the amount of cars following the animals around. And Kinondo - what can I say - totally chilled out bliss!! Issie has complained about having to wear shoes again now she’s home - she looked like a little hobo for the week! Food, service, accommodation, cleanliness, facilities - all fabulous. Thank you so much.
Sarah, Darren and Issie from Leicestershire travelled to Tanzania and Kenya

August 2017

Hi Rob, we had a fabulous trip that went flawlessly and we had an amazing time as a family. We were extremely happy with all the properties; the food was excellent, the staff extremely friendly and welcoming, and both our guides were first rate. The vehicles were of very good quality, and we were quite content even on the days with longer drives. Our highlights were probably breakfast at the hippo pool in Ngorongoro crater and picnics in general, the enormity of the migration and the cacophony of sound as you approach the grazing areas, the hot air balloon trip, and the general proximity and variety of game seen. So all in all it was exactly what I had hoped for and I would have zero hesitation in recommending yourselves to future travellers. Many thanks again for all your work in putting together such a great trip.
Steve, Sita, Michail and Natasha from London travelled to Tanzania

June 2017

Hello Rob, we had a successful adventure of a lifetime. Every day brought us a new sense of amazement. Thanks to your attention to detail, everything continued to go smoothly for the entire trip. We enjoyed the differences in landscape and wildlife at each new location. We were still seeing new things on our very last day. Before we left for the Nairobi airport we added the tree hyrax to our list of sighted species and we adopted an orphaned elephant named Mbegu. We were never disappointed. All the lodges, hosts, guides, staff, accommodations and meals exceeded our expectations. Your recommendations were perfect for us. The charter flights between locations gave us new perspectives on the landscapes. It is impossible to choose one favourite moment of the trip. Highlights included the entire Greystoke Mahale experience, the emotions we felt as we watched the Silverback with his family at Virunga, Lewa House with our hosts Sophie and Callum (and my new favourite animal, the baby white rhino), camping under the full moon and stars at the water hole in Laikipia with the leopard visiting at night, tenting with the hippos serenading us at Ngare each morning and a visit from a genet while we spent a night in the treehouse at Ngare. We can't thank you enough for having made an itinerary that has given us so many cherished memories.
Chris and Susan from Canada travelled to Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania

February/March 2017

Dear Julia, your company's assessment of what we would like to see as first time visitors on safari and to sub Saharan Africa was spot on. We had the most amazing time, truly above and beyond what we were hoping for. All the arrangements, connections, pick ups etc. all went like clockwork. Guides were excellent, very friendly and hugely knowledgeable. Thanks again
Scott and Anne from Glasgow travelled to Tanzania

February/March 2017

Hi Michele, I have been meaning to write to you since we got home, to THANK YOU for an absolutely wonderful experience. It was quite a complicated itinerary, but the connections and contacts with guides and local representatives was seamless. The tented camps were fantastic, particularly the Kicheche camps due to their location. We were blown away by the level of service, attention to detail and the high quality of the meals provided by the lovely staff at all camps. Islands of Siankaba was also a fantastic change of pace and end to our trip. Our guides were wonderful -  Jackson in Tanzania, Bernard in Rwanda, Peter at Ol Pejeta and George at Mara North. Their easy going personalities and knowledge of their country’s geography, history and wildlife made the trip so much more rewarding than we expected. The access they provided to the wildlife was amazing. Thanks again to you, Josie, Bill, Rob and the team. We had a wonderful trip and would highly recommend Safari Consultants!
Stephen, Julie, Samuel & Lauren from Australia travelled to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia

January/February 2017

Hello Michele, many thanks for putting together such a good trip, we have had such a good time and there have been many highlights. We enjoyed all camps/hotels which contrasted very nicely with each other. At Oliver's Camp on our first morning we saw a cheetah give chase to a reedbuck and bring it down and then, just as it looked as if the reedbuck was breakfast it kicked back and proceeded to chase the cheetah, a leopard with its kill safely up a tree and lions - a very impressive start. In addition, as predicted by Michele, we saw so many elephants, including some tiny ones, which we really enjoyed and we went on a bush walk which gave us a different perspective of the environment. Gibbs Farm was great and we spent 2 idyllic evenings sitting watching the sun go down and the bats come out whilst enjoying the lovely views over the hills. It wasn't too far away at all from the Ngorongoro crater. We loved the landscape of the crater (and the drive through the highlands the next day was good too) and we had very good sighting of lions, including 6 males walking along in a strung out single file off on a mission and later on 6 cubs with 2 lionesses. Lamai Serengeti was off the scale, at Mkombe House we thought we had died and gone to heaven. On one afternoon we sighted a leopard, tracked him along a riverbed and then watched him as he rested; we then moved on to see a rhino with her calf. We had seen 2 rhinos at a distance at Ngorongoro but this was something else especially as we had a backdrop of a dark thundery sky with sunlight filtering through.  Our last night was our Tanzanian meal finished with a lovely birthday cake accompanied with terrific singing, much appreciated by Nigel, thank you. As you know we are not really beach people so the fact that we enjoyed our time at the Palms is an even greater compliment. The food at the Palms was delicious (lunches were especially good). So as you will see a really, really good trip. Thank you.
Nigel, Ann, Emma and Charles from London travelled to Tanzania

January/February 2017

Dear Frances, just an email to say a belated thank you for helping us organise our honeymoon. We had an absolutely amazing time! The combination of three different venues worked brilliantly and we felt like it really was a holiday of a lifetime.
Liz and Anselm from London travelled to South Africa and Tanzania on honeymoon

January 2017

Dear Frances and Rob, your organisation has been wonderful to work with in planning and supporting us through our visit to Africa.
Chi Wah, Grace, Justin and Jordan from California travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

January/February 2017

Dear Rob, we all had an utterly fabulous time both at Selous and Chumbe. The accommodation, the service, the food were all incredible. Our guide at Selous, Enoch, was exceptional, as was our butler, Matthew. Thank you !!
David, Lisa, Chance, Cole & Neve from London travelled to Tanzania

October 2016

Good morning Rob, we had a fabulous time and everything was as we expected it to be - lovely. I would rate all the accommodation as Excellent, reaching our expectation, together with the organisation and professionalism of your company.
Joanna and Peter from London travelled to Tanzania

October 2016

Hello Rob, I wanted to thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into making our safari special. It was truly the best experience of our lives! Overall the safari was absolutely amazing - we talk about it all the time and wish we could go back now! We actually got engaged and were considering going to elope at Angama Mara. Thank you!!
Courtney and Christopher from America travelled to Tanzania and Kenya

August/September 2016

Hello Mary, thanks again for your help in organising what was an absolutely tremendous holiday. My boys loved it right from the start of walking across the car park at Kenyatta Airport to find we were straight into a safari 4x4, and I’ve never heard my wife use the word “awesome” as much as the last fortnight. We saw some phenomenal habitats and wildlife, stayed in some fabulous accommodation, met some lovely people, and the welcome and hospitality extended to us was almost uniformly warm and generous throughout.
Graeme, Fiona, Duncan and Iain from East Dunbartonshire travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

July/August 2016

Hello Mary, we had an absolutely fantastic time. We loved the Mara Camp - the managers and staff were so friendly and helpful. Alex keeps telling everyone about the charcoal oven and how fantastic the food was. Our guide Jimmy was lovely and a very good photographer, we miss him lots. I was delighted that every single arrangement you made for us to be met and transported from one place to another went according to plan. Thank you so much.
Linda and Alexander from London travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

July 2016

Hi Michele, just a quick note to say we arrived back yesterday afternoon having had an absolutely fabulous time in Tanzania. We are all agreed that the way the schedule was worked out was absolutely right for us, although we appreciate that our poor driver/guide had to do a lot of driving in the process. Starting with Tarangire and finishing with Ndutu, with a lovely few days walking/fly-camping in between was the right way round. We loved the Kirurumu camps, in Tarangire, at Lake Natron as well as Ndutu. We are aware that we were incredibly lucky to have been the only guests at the first two!!! Not great for their business but fabulous for us. Thank you for all your organising and advice! The whole thing went very smoothly, until we hit London and were confronted with appalling public transport problems to get home.
The Stonehewer-Smith family from Suffolk travelled to Tanzania

December 2015

Hi Frances, everything was absolutely amazing. Our guides in both locations were absolutely marvellous! We managed to see the Big 5 all in one day in the Serengeti. Rad was even able to see his top thing – a river crossing. Thankfully the crocs were all asleep and a baby wildebeest was able to cross twice to find its mother without coming to harm. The accommodation that you helped Rad to finalise was beyond my wildest dreams. Especially Lemala Kuria Hills. The staff couldn’t have been more welcoming or attentive. So much so that I think Rad was a little depressed when we left them as he wanted to stay forever. Thankfully the staff at Baraza were also amazing and Rad quickly adjusted to a lifestyle of relaxing on the beach. I can honestly say I have never had the opportunity to swim in such warm water. Overall– it was a dream come true, and a real once in a lifetime experience for us! Thank you for all that you did.
Kristin and Rad from Edinburgh travelled to Tanzania

November 2015

Hi Rob, we returned safely after yet another marvellous trip - exceedingly well organised by you and your team. It was a great success from all angles and especially our walking safari with Moli and Noelle at Kichaka Expeditions. They are a great couple - he is extremely knowledgeable and very good at sharing his enthusiasm and passion with his guests. She is a wonderful girl, also full of enthusiasm and a great cook! The guides that we had at both Mdonya and Selous were excellent and we much enjoyed the experience of the two different national parks. Very few other people, as promised, just as we like it!! Many thanks for putting together yet another great trip!
William and Deborah from Essex travelled to Tanzania

November 2015

Dear Michele, Well done. Best safari ever by a long way. That's not to say the previous safaris were not excellent but this one was outstanding. The Serengeti, Gibbs Farm, the Kigali Hotel, the gorillas, the Ngorongoro Crater, all the young animals including the baby giraffe taking its first steps and of course Alison's birthday treats. Well done to you and all your team. 10/10 all round.
Francis and Alison from Nottingham travelled to Rwanda and Tanzania

November 2015

Hi Rob, your itinerary and all arrangements worked superbly. Everything went according to plan. Selous Impala camp was a great finale as the rivers made such a change to the bush game drives. All of the camps were excellent in their different ways. Meals were imaginative, varied and tasty. All of the staff we met were very keen on what they were doing and wanted to ensure that we enjoyed our stay with them. All of our guides seemed to have real passion for the bush. All in all, another excellent trip organised by you and your team, Rob. You have done us proud and clearly have chosen good operators on the ground. Please pass on our thanks to all your team.
Roger and Judith from Essex travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

October 2015

Once again, thank you for putting together a cracking package for us. The experience was unforgettable!
John and Gail from Buckinghamshire travelled to Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar

September 2015

Hi Rob, I had a really lovely time in Tanzania. I loved Fundu Lagoon and all the camps in the Serengeti though Olakira and Nimiri Plains are perhaps my favourite. It was nice to see all the different typographies which offer different experiences and the game viewing was very good. I saw a leopard practically every day including one stalking and killing a black faced vervet monkey right in front of me, lots of lions mating and a couple of crossings which was awesome. I rather liked the diving in Fundu Lagoon. Visibility was very good and the coral garden was pristine. I even saw a few big fish (crocodile fish and humphead parrotfish). I also think taking you to a deserted island for snorkeling and diving is a nice touch. I would not mind going back there! The service at the camps was also really good and I was well fed. Thanks for organizing such a wonderful trip Rob. Much appreciated! I will definitely contact you again for my next trip to Africa and I will be recommending you once again to my friends.
Susan from Singapore travelled to Tanzania

July 2015

Hello Mary, the trip was just utterly incredible. The combination of Sosian, Serengeti and Zanzibar was perfect and the order just right. Really we couldn’t have wished for more. The Serengeti time was so special - lack of WIFI with teenage kids is such a bonus. We managed to keep it from them in Sosian too until they overheard someone mention you could get it at the entrance! All your organisation and flights etc. worked a treat and having been worried about the flying element, it became a highlight. When I think of the millions people spend going to spas and retreats etc. - all you need is a weekend of safari to feel like a completely renewed human being! Thank you so much and we will be planning our next one now!
Delia, Anthony, Fionn, Felim & Flora from London travelled to Kenya & Tanzania

July 2015

Dear Frances, thank you for organising our trip for us to Tanzania.  All guides were knowledgeable and attentive and did a great job with ensuring that our questions and requests were addressed. It clearly shows that Safari Consultants understood our particular wishes and needs for this trip and everything was just exactly what we needed. So well done to you, Frances and thank YOU for putting together a trip of a lifetime for us. We think this will not be the last time we will see Tanzania.
Rainer and Joyce from Singapore travelled to Tanzania

April 2015

Michele, we arrived home last night after an exceptional trip. Everything after arriving in Nairobi up to and including our departure from Dar went exactly to your schedule. Lewa Wilderness and Saruni Mara were great choices, each very different, but with the same very high quality and personal attention‎. The Palms was over the top in beach luxury and service. Thank you for everything. I will definitely recommend you to anyone.
Mike, Andrea and their teenage son and daughter travelled to Lewa Conservancy, the Masai Mara, Kenya and Zanzibar, Tanzania

March 2015

Hi 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

January 2015

Dear Mary, we can't thank you enough for giving us such a great experience. All your arrangements were perfect - and were exactly what we wanted. Rekero, as ever, was amazing. Such a brilliant time. We even saw the Big Five in one day - again! Kiangazi was very good too. We loved the lake, so peaceful, so many birds and everyone was very hospitable. It was good to relax a bit after all that early rising. The beach at the Z-Hotel is wonderful and the sea just gorgeous. We had a fabulous time and we thank you most sincerely for making it all happen.
Andrew and Diana from Bath travelled to the Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha in Kenya and Zanzibar, Tanzania

October 2014

Dear Rob, We had a really fantastic trip. Our only regret is that there will never be another "first time" for this type of trip. Everything worked like clockwork. The accommodation was amazing, the guides like-wise, pick ups all on time, and the general experience down to watching thunder and lightening on the edge of the Serengeti was amazing. Thank you for such a terrific holiday.
Douglas and Vanessa from Essex travelled to the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, the Selous Game Reserve and Zanizbar, Tanzania

October 2014

Hi Michele, what an amazing experience and a wonderful memorable wedding we had!!!! Everything went like clockwork and there were so many smiles everywhere.
KP and Jac from Berkshire travelled to Kenya and enjoyed a bush wedding before relaxing in Zanzibar, Tanzania

September 2014

Mary, just about everything was perfect, from the variety of the game areas and camps right through to the service provided by Kenya Airways. Thoroughly enjoyed it, probably even surpassed expectations that hadn't been suppressed to start with! The guides were awesome, particularly at Mwagusi and Kigelia.
Paul and Jackie from Reading travelled to Tanzania

September 2014

A most fantastic experience. The two sites complemented each other well. Guides at both camps were highly experienced and gave us the most wonderful photo opportunities. Many thanks to you all for making it possible.
Linda from Northamptonshire travelled to Southern Tanzania

September 2014

We saw every animal we hoped to see and had some rather close encounters at camp which added to the experience. Thank you for arranging an amazing trip.
Paul and Enid from Yorkshire travelled to Tanzania

August 2014

Hi Mary, we had a fab time on our honeymoon so thank you so much for all your help in planning it. The safari camps were amazing, faultless in fact. We have totally fallen in love with Africa.
William and Clare from Sussex travelled to the Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park and Zanzibar on their honeymoon

August 2014

We had the most amazing trip. The driver was superb, making sure we saw as much as possible and was also very knowledgeable.
Barbara, Richard, Emma and William from Surrey travelled to Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

August 2014

Hi Michele, we would like to thank you for the excellent service you've provided in making our experience in Africa a memorable one, and one which we will keep talking about for a long time to come.
David and Su San from Perth, Australia travelled to Tanzania and Kenya

August 2014

Hi Mary, we have had such a fantastic time, seen and experienced so much I am not quite sure where to start. Rwanda was a real experience. The gorilla and golden monkey tracking was just brilliant. It does take a few moments for you to realise that yes you are standing just a few feet away from these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. I think the highlight was when the silverback walked directly past us and sat himself against a tree just 2/3 feet away from us. We also saw him mate with one of the females - which the guides told us we were very lucky to witness. A once in a lifetime experience. The game viewing in the Northern Serengeti was just superb. We experienced a crossing equally as good if not better than the best I have seen on TV. You know that something is special when the guide gets his camera out and takes as many photos as you do!! He estimated that there was upwards of 10,000 Wildebeest. Sayari Camp was delightful and Oredi our guide was clearly passionate about his job and so knowledgeable. By the time we got to Zanzibar, we were ready for a rest. Ras Nungwi Hotel was fantastic and what beautiful beaches. We have had a fantastic holiday, the organisation was superb and everything went without a hitch. I have no doubt that we wouldn’t have had such a rewarding experience without your expert guidance and experience of the area.
Mike and Pam travelled to Rwanda, Serengeti National Park and Zanzibar, Tanzania

August 2014

Hi Jane, This was our first safari and we loved every minute! The package created for us suited us perfectly and we got even more than we could have wished for. The camps were well run, the guides well informed, game viewing good and we rarely saw any other vehicles. Special thanks to Jane Walker for the efficient organisation with superb attention to detail, who was always on hand to answer our queries. It was an amazing experience from which we have so many great memories.
Martin and Janice from Middlesex travelled to the Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

July 2014

Rob, What a fantastic holiday - I can't even begin to say how wonderful the trip was - from the first minute to the last, I loved it all. I can't thank you enough for making this very special trip absolutely perfect. Everything worked so well and we both loved every minute of it!
Elaine and Sidney from Derbyshire and Somerset travelled through Kenya and Tanzania

February/ March 2014

I chose Russell Gammon because he was excellent as a guide and a fascinating person when I took my first safari. When I decided that my daughter and her family should see African wildlife, I then contacted Russell for a private tour. It was incredibly satisfying and a memorable experience for all. Safari Consultants Ltd. were also excellent, direct, honest and I felt very assured of a great itinerary and experience, well worth the money. Thank you very, very much!
George from New York took his family on safari in northern Tanzania

February 2014

Hi Mary, we had the most amazing time in Tanzania and want to thank you all again for the arrangements made on our behalf – everything went well, no problems, fantastic! Impala Camp, Selous - our favourite. Staff wonderful, very relaxing, food very good. We did both game drive and boat safaris. A wonderful place to stay. Kwihala, Ruaha - a completely different feel, more remote and amazing. Very ‘full on’, so we were quite tired. Game drives very exciting and on our penultimate day we managed to find the elusive cheetah! The Tides - our relaxation few days – well needed! A lovely place, excellent food (fish every evening). Great beach and very, very quiet. Staff wonderful. As you can tell, we loved every minute. Can’t think of how you could have improved your service for us, so thank you again. Our very best wishes to you and everyone at Safari Consultants.
Pat and Jean Francois from Hampshire, travelled to Selous, Ruaha and northern Tanzania coast

February 2014

- Zambia

Testimonials

Having specialised in travel to Africa since 1983, we are extremely proud to have built up a wonderful customer base of repeat travellers who recommend our services to their friends and colleagues. Whether our customers travel just once to Africa as a special celebration holiday, or go back multiple times a year, our aim is for every holiday to be perfect, every time. Listed below are just some of the comments we have received from our customers visiting Zambia in the past year.

Hi Rob, the trip was great. Old Mondoro was a first class outfit. The guides were great. Marshall was really interesting and knew his stuff. James was excellent as well and worked hard for us. Samora was an eagle-eyed spotter. We saw lots. The camp was perfect – very open indeed. Might spook some but we loved it. Just a case of sitting very still and enjoying the relaxed ellies, warthog, monkeys and impala. One afternoon five elephants came to the inlet – amazing! Camp team was great and food perfect. Michelle and Reon looked after us very well indeed. We were sad to leave and would return in a shot. Tafika was a bit more subdued. The weather was weird – very windy and overcast. It seemed to put everything down so from time to time the South Luangwa National Park seemed empty. However we really enjoyed the walking and our two nights on the trail. Chikoko Tree Camp was fab. We really enjoyed Crocodile Camp as well. Patson and James were great chefs and we ate like kings! We really enjoyed visiting both places. We will be back for more.
Nick, Nicola, Isla & Louisa from Bristol travelled to Zambia

July 2018

Hi Rob, just writing to say thank you for once again organising a fantastic African adventure for our family. At Kakuli Bush camp we were met by the very happy and friendly manager and staff. The camp was great. We loved the remoteness, the family tent/chalet, the peacefulness, the walking and the interaction with staff. The fun really began on our first night drive and didn’t stop for our entire stay – leopard vs baboon, the noise of the baboons was deafening and watching them chase the leopard was incredible. The leopard won eventually. We saw two different packs of wild dog (one lot happily munching away on their kill), leopards galore, lions, a huge buffalo herd, giraffe, zebra, hyena, elephant and the list goes on. We all absolutely loved this camp, the staff, the food and especially Julius and Kamisa who were not only great guides but wonderful company. Although sad to leave Kakuli we were looking forward to different adventures at Chongwe River Camp in the Lower Zambezi NP. You were right about the flight in – the sight of the massive Zambezi River was breathtaking. The Albida suite was roomy, private and had a great outlook onto the Zambezi River. The sunset cruise was lovely and started with a sighting of several young male lions lying in the sun on the high river bank. The canoe trip was another outstanding highlight – so peaceful despite the large crocs on the banks and hippos in the water. We enjoyed our stay here very much but found it a bit more “business like” than the more relaxed Kakuli. Thanks again for all your help and advice. I don’t think I’m done with Africa yet so look forward to organising another great trip in the future.
Gerard, Virginia, Lauren, Oliver & Natalie from Australia travelled to South Africa and Zambia

July 2018

Dear Michele, I and Tero want to thank you and the whole team for an unforgettable holiday in South Luangwa. It met all our expectations, and more. There is absolutely nothing to complain about. You knew exactly what we would like. The accommodation was superb. We enjoyed the drives very much, and had so many fantastic sightings. Walking is so great! You see, hear and smell so many different things (as you well know). The guides were excellent, and it is absolutely a good arrangement to have the same ranger the whole time. As for the wildlife, I think we saw everything that can be expected. I can imagine the number of animals you see is greater later in the season, but we don´t feel like we missing anything. The exciting scenes easily make up for the number of animals. We saw several leopards, more than ever before. Saw dogs several times as well, both from a car and on foot (also killing a bushbuck in the galley right in front of our chalet at Mwamba; the scene we could see in the full moon light). A porcupine, a serval, and seven out of nine mongooses they have in SL. First goliath heron and giant kingfisher, too. Thank you again. We will certainly contact you, when it is time for the next trip to Africa.
Tero and Kati from Finland travelled to South Luangwa, Zambia

June/July 2018

Dear Michele, another superb trip - thank you!
Richard and Jackie from London travelled to South Luangwa, Zambia

June 2018

Dear Michele, just to let you know that "you've done it again" and raised the bar; making it even more difficult to find somewhere next time that will come near to providing the same excellent standards and overall enjoyment. The VIP annex at the Victoria Falls was an unquestionable success. The Tongabezi Lodge was an absolute winner on all accounts: service, accommodation, location, food facilities etc. with the Dog House being a perfect choice of rooms. Their attention to detail in respect of every aspect was excellent. Many thanks
Roger, Charlotte and Alexander from Cape Town, travelled to Zimbabwe and Zambia

April 2018

Rob, as I suspected, the "game" portion of the trip was anti-climatic after seeing the great migration, but we still saw lots of game. Makanyi was great, the staff couldn't have been nicer, the amenities and service, great. Great choice for the area. Cape Grace was, likewise, a great choice. Certainly one of the nicer hotels we have stayed in. Again, the staff were gracious and helpful. Leeu House was also a good choice though I am not sold on spending two nights in the wine country. Great food but I'm getting to the point, I guess, that we have seen so many "vineyards", that the novelty has worn off. River Club was just okay--great location, lovely views, a bit tired. Overall, it really was a great trip, Africa really is a special place. Thanks for your help.
Mark and Marjorie from Massachusetts travelled to South Africa & Zambia

March 2018

Frances, I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for all your help with our recent safari vacation. We had a spectacular time and thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip! Kenya was just amazing and my daughters fell in love with the country. The trip to Devil's Pool was out of this world. Everything was just perfect and we already want to go back. Thanks so much.
Kristin, Scott, Elodie and Delphine from Michigan travelled to South Africa, Zambia and Kenya

December 2017

Rob and Bill, we’ve made it home from our wonderful trip. Thanks to you for the great organisation. On the whole, the South Luangwa portion was great and the camps were top notch. We found some spectacular landscapes, with long open views and green grass. Good people and great guides. Kafue was even better than expected. Phil and Tyrone have a unique opportunity to develop their area. They’re young, have the energy, have the proper ethos of engagement with their wildlife, a sense of style and know their stuff. These guys deserve the support you can give them. Many thanks again and I look forward to staying in touch.
David and Mary from Canada travelled to Zambia

November 2017

Morning Michele, just a quick email to say we are back, had a FANTASTIC time, so many different experiences and adventures ! - can’t believe it’s all over.
Helen from West Sussex & Dee from Hampshire travelled to Botswana, Zambia and Zanzibar

November 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

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

Dear Rob, it was a wonderful trip and we were so lucky with game – five leopards on one night drive seems to have been an Amanzi record! I also saw my second Pel’s Fishing owl after 16 years waiting. Amanzi Camp was Excellent. Wonderful location, spacious and comfortable accommodation, very good food and service throughout the camp. Patrick our guide was superb. He had an uncanny knack of always knowing exactly where the leopard would be. Bilimungwe – Excellent. Much more rustic, spacious and comfortable accommodation with the added benefit of an outdoor shower. Alex the camp manager was terrific. Our guide Charles was extremely good and it was only on the last night that I realised he had been our guide for the few days we spent in the Luangwa on an Art Safari trip in 2008. Kaingo Camp was excellent in so many ways, with amazing food a great ambiance and the hides. The landscape was extraordinary and the leadwood forest utterly beautiful. There was plentiful game and it was a special privilege to walk with Derek Shenton. Thanks again for organising such a fantastic trip to Zambia, which I enjoyed so very much. Every day was amazing with excellent guides and unbelievable game.
Sidney from Bath travelled to Zambia

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

Dear Mary, we’d like to say a big thank you for putting together such a great safari trip for us. We had an excellent time. All the camps were first class but diverse and we had really good guides. Thanks once again
Brian and Rosemary from Surrey travelled to Zambia

September/October 2017

Hi Frances, just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for our amazing holiday. We loved every moment of our holiday. Each base was so diversely different so there was no time to be bored with a place, but new discoveries were always there to be had. The safari was out of this world. We saw the ‘big five’ and so much more. Waterberry Lodge was also a highlight for me. It was so serene and relaxing after our early mornings on safari.
Mike and Liz from Suffolk travelled to South Africa and Zambia

October 2017

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

Hi Rob, we had an amazing time. We thought this may be our last trip to Zambia for a while as we thought we may be getting bored with it BUT within 48 hours of being in Kafue, Steve was planning our next trip! We loved Musekese – what a great place. The camp location was great overlooking the lagoon. We saw lots of elephants, Lions walked past camp one morning and it was great seeing bush pigs (in the distance) for the first time. Phil was an excellent guide, we loved his passion for conservation and his ideas for the future of this area. We had an amazing time at Mwaleshi, We tracked lions and came upon them by surprise. We also saw a black mamba snake in a tree, were lucky to see wild dogs by the river and a large pack of hyenas. Nkwali was a nice camp - lots of elephant and giraffe around plus 2 sightings of leopard. We had a new experience of crossing the river on a pontoon which was interesting, especially when a hippo jumped out from underneath the pontoon as we were crossing and startled the guys pulling on the levers. It was great to see Kanga again. We loved the fly camping at Mupamadzi - the tents were excellent, better than we expected. The walking was excellent too and the guides fantastic. We saw lots of game - we were charged by buffalo quite a few times! We found 3 lioness/cubs, saw lots of elephants, a big herd of Roan and were even charged by a warthog which was quite funny. Thanks!
Stephen and Caron from London travelled to Zambia

Sept/Oct 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

Hi Michele, Sorry we are a bit slow in getting back to you since getting home from Africa! Thank you so much for your help in organising our trip we had an absolutely fantastic time! We loved everywhere that you organised for us and were treated so well by all the staff at all the different camps. Everything we saw we thought was amazing! A few of our highlights were seeing a herd of 100 elephant up close, watching two cheetahs hunt a poor little baby Thompson gazelle, spotting the elusive leopards, seeing two brand new baby lion cubs to the Mara pride on a night drive, the smallest river crossing of 4 wildebeest and staying at Elsa's which was by far our favourite lodge! Thank you again with all of your help organising the most amazing honeymoon that we could have hoped for!
Andrew and Nikki from Lancaster travelled to Zambia and Kenya

July 2017

Dear Rob, thank you for organising an absolutely fantastic holiday for us to Zambia. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Both the houses lived up to and surpassed expectations. Sometimes pictures on websites can be a little misleading but this was not the case. The houses were gorgeous, clean, comfortable and in superb surroundings.  Wildlife did literally walk by and I can say that I have never been anywhere where I have been lulled to sleep by the sound of hippos munching on grass outside my bedroom “window”!  The food at both houses was always first rate. Really delicious, creative, fresh - I don’t know how they do it especially when you consider their location. The staff in both locations were always helpful, friendly and attentive. At Chongwe River House, Alan and Nicci were superb hosts - lovely to chat to but discreet to leave us to family time too. A really great start to the holiday. Alan was a superb guide - we concentrated mainly on birds with him and he took on the challenge to get us to 100 birds whilst we were there with a great sense of fun. The bush camping experience was truly amazing and definitely the highlight. We all learnt so much and special thanks has to go to our guide, Kanga, who was absolutely first rate. He was always happy to answer questions, was really in touch with all that was going on around us and was happy to do extras. He accompanied us to Luangwa house and Jen and John enjoyed his company and expertise too. I think they said he was the best guide they’d had. So thank you and everyone involved for making this trip so very, very memorable.
Tim, Dee, Thomas and Andrea travelled to Zambia

July 2017

Thanks again Michele for organising such a wonderful and memorable trip for us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Ian and Paddy from Buckinghamshire travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

July 2017

Hi Frances. The main reason we decided on Safari Consultants was the attention to detail given in your responses to our quite thorough brief and the confidence given by the local knowledge of all of the options we were offered. The choice of Mashatu Tented Camp was perfect for us to experience the feeling of being in the bush without actually camping out. An amazing experience hearing the wildlife close by through the night. Watching the elephants at the waterhole whilst having dinner was magical. The setting and the people at Mashatu made for an authentic intimate Botswana experience. Kambaku again was perfect for what we were looking for. The thatched villas were luxurious and very well spread out over the grounds. A real sense of space. Of course Kambaku is a different experience to Mashatu, it is South Africa and not Botswana. The game drives were excellent. Some of the sundowner stops at Kambaku were stunning. The night skies at dusk were breath taking. In fact with the help of lions visiting over dinner, we saw the big five in the first afternoon and evening. What can we say about Victoria Falls. There is a very good reason it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To experience the power and beauty was very moving. Clive was brilliant and made this a memorable experience. The Zambezi sunset cruise was a marvellous end to what was a trip of a lifetime. The boat was excellent and staff brilliant and the sunset, unforgettable. With the benefit of hindsight would we have changed anything?.....No, and I think that says it all. So a very big thank you to you Frances and everybody at Safari Consultants and your African partners. It is quite remarkable that such a complex schedule went without a hitch. A compliment to all involved.
Brian and Diane from Hampshire travelled to Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

June 2017

Rob, happy to report we are safely returned from a great trip. Many thanks for organising this safari at such short notice. It all worked excellently: the charter flight down to the Lower Zambezi linked up effortlessly with our international flight; we were in Chiawa in time for an evening drive. Chiawa was outstanding, amongst the best (if not the best) lodge we have stayed in. Old Mondoro was as we remembered it from eighteen months ago; quiet and rustic and very close to nature but with all the creature comforts. At both camps the game viewing exceeded expectation; four excellent leopard sightings at Chiawa and about six more at Mondoro, enough lions at both lodges and wild dog at Chiawa. Yes, the game viewing was more challenging at this time of year but it was great to see the bush so beautiful and green, a completely different perspective to normal. We both thoroughly enjoyed this trip and are already plotting our return to Zambia.
Stephen and Jean from Norfolk travelled to Zambia

May/June 2017

Hi Michele, I have been meaning to write to you since we got home, to THANK YOU for an absolutely wonderful experience. It was quite a complicated itinerary, but the connections and contacts with guides and local representatives was seamless. The tented camps were fantastic, particularly the Kicheche camps due to their location. We were blown away by the level of service, attention to detail and the high quality of the meals provided by the lovely staff at all camps. Islands of Siankaba was also a fantastic change of pace and end to our trip. Our guides were wonderful -  Jackson in Tanzania, Bernard in Rwanda, Peter at Ol Pejeta and George at Mara North. Their easy going personalities and knowledge of their country’s geography, history and wildlife made the trip so much more rewarding than we expected. The access they provided to the wildlife was amazing. Thanks again to you, Josie, Bill, Rob and the team. We had a wonderful trip and would highly recommend Safari Consultants!
Stephen, Julie, Samuel & Lauren from Australia travelled to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia

January/February 2017

Dear Rob, we had an amazing trip and we fell in love with Zambia. I think the highlights were Old Mondoro Camp – every day we had elephant overload – it was amazing. The varied activities were also a plus. We loved Kaingo camp – the camp managers were really great and the food was superb! Lastly, we loved ending at Tongabezi. Thanks for all of your help on planning this and you did a fabulous job on recommending the camps.
Joy, Warren, Leonard & Elizabeth from America travelled to Zambia

September/October 2016

Dear Michele, we had a fantastic time. The staff at Nottens Bush Camp and Waterberry were fab. Special mention to Gift at Nottens. Thank you for an excellent holiday.
Timothy, Elizabeth, Lucy and Maxwell from Surrey travelled to South Africa and Zambia

October/November 2016

Hi Rob, Chobe Princess - Fantastic start. Total unwind from first few minutes on board. Mwamba - Excellent camp. First rate guide. Marvellous wildlife. Tafika - Bush walking was great. Guides very knowledgeable. Old Mondoro - Great Camp. Water activities a real plus, and good to wash out all that dust at the end. Thanks again. A wonderful trip and just the right mix of experiences.
Lloyd and Jacqueline from Cambridgeshire travelled to Namibia, Zimbabwe & Zambia

September 2016

Hi Rob, Tafika - it really is a lovely camp with nice friendly people and atmosphere, the food was excellent as well. A couple of nice Leopard sightings, on daytime in a tree and one night time under spotlight. Kaingo - we were lucky to be assigned Patrick (again) as a guide - he is very good, knows the area and the animals like the back of his hand and being interested in photography himself, was good at placement of the vehicle on sightings. Game viewing was excellent, Leopards galore and good sightings of everything else. Remote Africa Air's direct transfer down to Lower Zambezi was fantastic, we met quite a few people who had spent a whole day travelling between the two areas and they were gutted they couldn't/didn't do what we did, and when you look at it we definitely did it right compared to theirs, so thanks for hat - worked out really well. Amanzi - provided the perfect wind down at the end of the holiday for us. Lovely appointed camp, really nice and very quiet and relaxed, again lovely food and we were well looked after. All in all another great trip. We saw lots of great wildlife, met some lovely people, were looked after really well wherever we went.
Kevin and Lynne from Kent returned to Zambia

August/September 2016

Dear Michele, everything ran very smoothly, all flights, meet and greets, and camps were ready. We enjoyed our 50th and 18th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary at all camps - we had bubbly and cake! The trip was well planned with a chance to relax more and go at a slower pace at our last camp. This was even better as we were the only ones in camp for 3 nights! It was great to be able to go on the river to have a bit more variety. We had a great time and saw good game - including a close encounter with a hippo! and 9 week old lion cubs. Thank You.
David, Bernadette and Luke from Suffolk travelled to Zambia

July 2016

Hi Michele, we're back in Hong Kong now and trying to get over jetlag. The trip was amazing, thank you so much for everything. The overall organisation, transfers, quality of camps, etc. were flawless. We're really lucky as we get to travel frequently, but this was our first trip to Africa and it didn't disappoint. It was also great to meet the two Safari Consultants ladies at Kanana. We will definitely use Safari Consultants again and I'm already working on Tim for the next trip!
Tim and Claire from Hong Kong travelled to Botswana and Victoria Falls

May 2016

Hi Rob, may I thank you and the team, but you especially, for putting together such an excellent trip. It met, indeed it exceeded, all our expectations. Quite when we do the next one, I know not; perhaps not for a year or two but another we shall do and through you.
Christopher and Penny from Hope Valley travelled to Zambia and Namibia

June 2016

An excellent trip, great lodges, great animal viewing, great people, but just not long enough! We will be back.
Jane, Martyn and Cara from Leicester travelled to Zambia and Botswana

May/June 2016

Dear Michele, our trip to South Luangwa National Park was hugely enjoyable and eventful; the season is considered to be two months ahead of what it should be with low waters levels in the rivers and some concern for later in the year. There was abundant wildlife with excellent sightings - in particular a leopard taking a live impala up a tree chased by 3 hyena, at least 182 crocodiles (I stopped counting) feeding on a dead hippo and (the highlight of the trip for me!) 32 ellies crossing the river. Many thanks for recommending Kaingo; it's everything a safari camp should be.
Richard and Jackie from London travelled to Zambia

June 2016

Hello Frances, we had a truly memorable trip which worked seamlessly thanks to you! Thanks again for all your help in making our first trip to Africa unforgettable.
Mark and Sue from London travelled to South Africa and Zambia

May 2016

We had an amazing time and fell in love with Zambia! Mwamba was a very good camp in a great location. The hides were a great bonus. The sleep out was fantastic and although we didn't see any game, it was wonderful being out in the open (and cooler) air under the stars, watching the moon go down! Robin Pope bush camping was such a wonderful experience. The guide Kanga was excellent, the best during the trip. Tafika was a nice spacious camp, good game viewing with lions, leopard and her cub. At Chikoko we saw a rare sighting of Pels fishing owl and had a herd of wildebeest approach us whilst we were sat having a bush tea. Crocodile Camp was a great location with the watering hole in front of camp and our room, which made us feel like we had our own hide. Old Mondoro was a blessing after the heat and dryness of the valley - the accommodation was beautiful and felt like a lovely treat after being in the bush! The boat trips were amazing and on our last night we saw the first baby Impala of the season.
Caron and Steve from London travelled to Zambia

October 2015

The trip surpassed all my expectations and has provided me with some magical memories. The camps were exceptional and I can honestly say I have never been so well cared for. Special recommendations must go to Sonia and her team at Laikipia. Both guides: Onesmus and Mika, both of whom were extraordinary and without exception, all the staff at Siankaba. A huge thank you to all of them. This was a truly wonderful, one might almost say life changing trip and one that I shall never forget. Overall, I must send a personal note of thanks to Michele who orchestrated the whole affair with care and efficiency. I shall rave about Safari Consultants to my friends until I am in danger of boring them silly! With grateful thanks.
Mary from Hampshire travelled with friends to Kenya and Zambia

October 2015

Hello Rob, the logistics all worked well and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip: without doubt the best so far. Kaingo was excellent and we would be happy to return. Patrick, our guide, was excellent; knowledgeable about wildlife and photography, a very able driver, excellent language skills – almost the perfect guide. The driving area was a beautiful mix of open plains, woodland and ravines. The beautiful Ebony grove was something special. Lions and Leopard abounded, with Leopards particularly well habituated and photogenic. Night drives were also productive, both for the different animals and reptiles seen but most particularly for the quality of the individual sightings. An excellent camp, well managed by Liz and Garth, nothing was too much trouble, a great place to stay. Old Mondoro Camp was Really, really outstanding. Among the highlights of our game drives were fourteen leopard sightings of nine different leopards in a twenty-four hour period. This included a family of mother, daughter and son who had killed a family of bush pigs (never before seen by us, and only seen a couple of times a year by the guides, what a pity to lose a whole family of such a rare animal!), only for them to lose their supper to a trio of intruder male lions. Night drives were particularly rewarding not only for the variety of wildlife but for their willingness to hold their ground and be photographed, notably civets, porcupines (18), genets, honey badgers as well as leopards and a number of nocturnal birds. I'm not sure how many it was, but we seemed to regularly be meeting Safari Consultants clients. Without you (and your colleagues) South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi would be a much quieter place!
Stephen and Jean from Norwich travelled to Zambia

September/October 2015

Everything went well with the trip. Each of the camp managers saw our itinerary and all commented on how well organised it was and how it cut travelling time to a minimum. Safari Consultants clearly has a reputation as a good agent with which to work and has a reputation for having satisfied clients. All the lodges you recommended were outstanding.
David and Pamela from Surrey travelled to Zambia

October 2015

Hello Bill, this trip to Zambia surpassed our highest hopes, special sightings just kept coming and by the end exceeded anything we had a right to expect. Across all camps we had sightings of eight Leopards, at least as many of Lions, some great Elephant, Hippos and more Giraffe than we have seen anywhere the list just goes on. We also had a really good range of bird viewing, lots of raptors, waders, Bee-eaters, Nightjar again the list just goes on. All the camps were first class with great hospitality, good accommodation and food. The decision to opt for private guiding was more than justified; James Chabuka is an excellent guide and very good company. In Lower Zambezi the tempo of sightings did not slow down. At Old Mondoro we had a brief sighting of Bush Pig, and a daytime sighting of two Porcupine, Lion close to camp and of course many Elephant in camp; again lots of good bird watching and a very good morning walk. Chiawa proved that the best is saved till last. A morning river cruise produced the best bird watching we have had, particularly notable was a Goliath Heron struggling with a large Bream which it eventually managed to swallow, much to our amazement. Once again our thanks for your faultless organisation.
Austin and Di from Derbyshire travelled to Zambia

September 2015

Hi Michele, many thanks for organizing us another great trip!, we have always wanted to see the Delta and it was great to see…we enjoyed the diversity of the trip and we saw and did a lot in the 2 weeks. We loved the team at Savute and the location of Kanana….and it was great to end at Waterberry Lodge where we saw the falls from both sides…We look forward to our next trip!
Gary and Kat from London travelled to Botswana and Zambia

September 2015

Good Evening Michele, we would like to thank you for organising such a superb holiday which we are still in complete awe of. So many lasting memories have been created and we have never felt so at peace & relaxed on a holiday before. The whole itinerary ran faultlessly for which we thank you! The camps were superb with excellent guiding, fantastic food & a very high level of service & accommodation. For us you certainly achieved the 'holiday away from humans' and we can't really believe we were there now that we are back to our pressured lives. Our sincerest thanks go out to you Michele along with all of the camp staff who made every moment spectacular. We are of course thinking of what comes next year.....Thank you once again Michele for your hard work & making this a holiday of a lifetime for us!
John and Sharon from Hampshire travelled to Kenya and Zambia

October 2015

Hello Mary, overall...a great, most enjoyable & successful trip. Arrangements all immaculate with excellent rooms/ guides allocated. Thank you! Highlights...29 leopards in about 22 sightings including family with kill, 2 very close encounters which had adrenalin going and 1 who ran hard at us and we thought he may jump in! Some excellent photos and some of the most memorable encounters with leopards, lions and elephants we have experienced in 20 years+ of safaris. Kuyenda - Excellent! Best camp, best guide/armed ranger (Kelvin & Isaiah), best food and outstanding hosting from Babette & Phil. Attention to detail and simple bush style memorable. Old Mondoro – Great camp and friendly hosts Dave & Tess. Chiawa - Some great spots and encounters. Ruckomechi - Lovely room & setting. Kango - Really good camp, friendly welcome and staff. Good guide Bono who got us so close to pack of 28 Wild Dog under trees. Victoria Falls Hotel - Wonderful and loved our stay! Very attentive staff with some real stars. Very pleased with all your arrangements!
Geoffrey and Teresa from Oxfordshire travelled to Zambia and Zimbabwe

September/October 2015

Dear Rob, thank you so much for organising what was a truly fantastic holiday. We have come back with so many great memories. As you told us at the outset, Zambia is a special place, the people are so friendly and the game viewing, particularly at South Luangwa, was amazing. We all had a wonderful break, made all the better by the lack of phone signal and wifi. All the lodges were great and the staff were almost without exception lovely and welcoming. We thought that Mwamba and Old Mondoro were really, really special places to stay. We also thoroughly enjoyed Kaingo and thought that Siankaba was a great spot from which to visit the Falls. The local people and the village there were so welcoming. Things that stood out a little more than all the other great things - The guiding at Kaingo and Mwamba - Sylvester was our guide and he was brilliant.  It was also really good to have the same guide through both camps, Mwamba - just being out in the bush miles from anywhere; a true wilderness, Old Mondoro - the setting on the river is really special, Canoeing The Discovery Channel at Old Mondoro and the boat ride down from Chiawa to Old Mondoro. Overall this was a really fantastic break.  You have 5 happy customers and we will undoubtedly return to Africa in the future with you.
Andrew, Penelope, Imogen, Henry & George from Essex travelled to Zambia

August/September 2015

Dear Rob, I just wanted to say a massive thanks for delivering a great holiday - you fulfilled my brief perfectly, and exceeded all our expectations. All arrangements, transfers and accommodation were like clockwork, no concerns at all. We liked that Elephant Plains and Muchenje arranged for us to have the same guides throughout our stay, as this greatly enhances the relationships and communication. Elephant Plains was a great location, great food & great staff. Morné Fouche our guide was very professional - we loved the drives and game walks with him. Over 3 days we saw 7 different leopard, 4 different rhino and a big herd of buffalo, 800-1000 strong which Morné managed to park just ahead of, then they flowed all around the vehicle for 20-30 mins as they passed, unforgettable. Muchenje - great atmosphere, felt like home from home, fantastic location on the escarpment overlooking the floodplain. We enjoyed the full day out with boat trip, picnic lunch then a game drive back along the Chobe waterfront, with hundreds of elephant, buffalo, zebra & sable. We got a fantastic front row view of a lion hunt by a pride of 10 lions. Waterberry Lodge was a great end to the holiday - fantastic location and good food. We enjoyed the sunset cruise, fishing, hippos on the lawn and bird watching. So relaxing to just chill on the banks of the Zambezi. The visit to the Falls was great. We have great photos and great memories - thank you. We now have lots of ideas for return trips, and will not hesitate to contact you.
Alan, Colette and Michael from Lancashire travelled to South Africa, Zambia & Botswana

August/September 2015

Hi Michele, thank you for your letter. We did indeed have a wonderful holiday which more than lived up to our expectations, thank you. We saw everything we could have wished to, several times over. On our transfer drive into Amboseli we saw lions manoeuvring and feeding on a zebra; also there we saw a cheetah and her cubs eating a freshly killed gazelle. On a night drive in Laikipia we sat whilst 14 lions squabbled over a warthog carcass in the light of our headlights. In the Mara we saw a leopard holding fast to a young wildebeest's throat as it died, and then watched her drag it into the undergrowth. As far as individual animal sightings go, we saw an aardwolf (Mara), a zorilla (Laikipia), a wild dog (Amboseli - our guide said it had been a year since he'd seen one); a bush baby (by the light of the camp fire in the Mara). Many thanks again from all of us for organising such an amazing holiday.
The Fawcett family from Solihull travelled to Kenya & Victoria Falls

August 2015

Hi Rob, a quick note to say a huge thank you for sorting out our trip to Zambia. We had an absolutely wonderful time and now need a holiday to get over it! Action packed non stop and wall to wall sun.
Nigel and Janet from Essex travelled to Zambia

July 2015

Hello Michele, it is safe to say all went very well indeed, another Michele triumph! Thanks as always for all you did to make it such a great trip. Look forward to speaking next week.
Gerry and Sarah from Buckinghamshire travelled to Botswana and Victoria Falls

June 2015

Hi Frances, we had the most amazing time, took the helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls, Awesome!! The best camp was Okuti Camp. The staff were amazing. The whole camp had the most wonderful atmosphere because they cared so most about everything. The guides were extremely knowledgeable & informative, especially our guide Solly who specialised in birds. We had the most splendid time, one we won't forget in a hurry.
Denise and Dennis from Wales travelled to Zambia and Botswana

June 2015

Hello Michele, we want to thank you for organising our extraordinary safari adventure in Southern Africa. Everything that we had planned worked seamlessly and efficiently in all three countries, including eleven airplanes (+helicopter), multiple lodges and hotels over nearly three weeks. We saw and experienced everything we could imagine for Africa and came home exhilarated (and healthy). A special delight were the staff at all the lodges in Botswana, who seemed so happy to meet with us, spend personal time with us, and treated us like honoured family guests. Our game viewing drives covered all manner of terrain and close up encounters with so many animals and birds in their natural surroundings, that we took over 900 photographs combined. The expert and knowledgeable guides soon became new friends. The food and accommodations were first class and individually special everywhere. We were busy the whole time, and the places you chose presented an exotic variety of experiences. Some additional comments that did not detract from our delightful safari: * Night game drives with searchlights were OK, but somehow seemed intrusive and not too productive. * Nights and predawn drives were indeed cold despite hot water bottles, lush bedcovers, and vehicle blankets so we were happy to be there in June not August. We came well prepared with warm clothes, scarves and gloves and needed them on highway game drives - we were surprised how cold those cottages with screens, Kanana and Okuti, were at night and early morning. The low temperature was 0 degrees Centigrade one morning and no higher than 10 degrees on other days. * Victoria falls was extraordinary but so full of mist that a later date would have been better (my error). The helicopter ride provided an expanded view, but seemed rather expensive. Again, we congratulate Safari Consultants, for a complex network of arrangements between camps and transport operations that works flawlessly without delays across countries, rivers, airports etc. We have recommended Safari consultants to all our friends here, and to our families in the UK.
Roger and Jean from California, USA travelled to South Africa, Botswana and Zambia

May/June 2015

Dear Rob, we had an amazing time, all of the places we stayed in were excellent and the order was just right. Selinda Camp was our favourite camp – the staff go out of their way to ensure you have everything you want. We also loved Footsteps Across the Delta; a peaceful and completely different experience to the rest. You were right that the animals weren't as plentiful as they were in Kenya but we still saw lots of them, even a leopard on one occasion. The bird life in Botswana is incredible too. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday.
Jill and Bernd from London travelled to Botswana and Zambia

May 2015

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Having specialised in travel to Africa since 1983, we are extremely proud to have built up a wonderful customer base of repeat travellers who recommend our services to their friends and colleagues. Whether our customers travel just once to Africa as a special celebration holiday, or go back multiple times a year, our aim is for every holiday to be perfect, every time. Listed below are just some of the comments we have received from our customers visiting Tanzania in the past year.

Our trip was fantastic. We will return to Africa and when we do we will call Rob. Rob saved us from what could have been a very disappointing vacation. What most impressed me about Rob was his willingness to challenge me. Doing so could have easily cost him a client but he stuck to his guns and basically told me that I was wrong. He did so after interrogating me at length about what my daughter and I were hoping for out of our trip. He clearly knew what he was talking about. Even though I hardly knew him, he was so knowledgeable and experienced that I found it difficult to argue with him. Within a few days I surrendered to his itinerary suggestions. I am so thankful that I did. Everything that Rob said turned out to be dead right. Staying in hotels would have been a huge mistake for us. The tent camp lodging was excellent and the camps were exactly what we were looking for. The tents represented a new travel experience for us and we did not want for anything. The meals were wonderful and the wildlife (and proximity to the wildlife) vastly exceeded our expectations. The travelling was never stressful. Our itinerary provided plenty of habitat and scenic variability. We moved between properties at just the right pace. David, Michael and Steve could not have done a better job of guiding us. Their knowledge was very impressive and their passion for the wildlife was infectious. They all had a great sense of humour. All three were informative and interesting while never talking too much. I think the quality of the guides was what impressed us most. We know how difficult it is to find one person with these qualities much less three. We honestly felt sad each time that we left one of our guides behind. Clearly our guides were not picked at random, people like this are not mass produced. Finally, my initial reaction to many of the Safari Consultants reviews was that they were too good to be true. Having just returned from our SC trip, I can report that they are all accurate.
Michael and Molly from Minnesota, USA travelled to Tanzania & Kenya

February 2018

Dear Rob, our safari was perfect! We would love to do it all over again. Your attention to detail paid off. Thank you
Scott and Connie from Virginia, USA travelled to Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania

February 2018

Rob, I want you to know that our trip was absolutely fantastic in every way - A+!!!!!! This was my 7th time to Africa, 5th on safari, and this was the absolute best safari experience by far. The sequencing of the stays really worked, i.e. Rwanda first and ending with Alex’s Mara Camp which was spectacular with interesting options (night drives, tree house lunch, walking up the escarpment) to break the potential monotony of early morning and late afternoon drives. The flexibility at Serengeti South in arranging for us to go to the government school allowed us to have an incredible experience with 390 school kids in a school with only 2 teachers where they sang to us and we to them. Our guides were in tears - it was beautiful. Some of our satisfaction with the trip may have been the luck of having the first 2 days post gorillas (which were amazing!!!!) totally beyond belief - sightings, kills (2 cheetah kills by the same mother and 4 cubs within 15 minutes on our 2nd day), leopard kill hanging from acacias etc…. Nonetheless everything after was also fascinating helped in no small part by fabulous/experienced guides. Baraka and Masha were stellar from the Kusini and Serengeti South Camps. Thank you for a truly outstanding experience. I am glad to write any endorsement if that would be helpful. Thank you also for being so responsive to questions before the trip! P.S. The VAMOOS app was terrific!
David and Martha from California travelled to Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania

February 2018

Rob Slater was fabulous. Great listener, professional, highly responsible. Our trip was just spectacular - could Not have been better. Well planned and Very well executed. Even the animals got on board! We loved every minute of our time in Africa, we thank Rob for his excellent work, and we will highly recommend Safari Consultants to our friends looking for a great African Safari adventure.
Mary and Reuben from Florida travelled to Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania

February 2018

We are still basking in the glow of an extraordinary trip. We loved every minute of our trip to Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya that you organized for all of us. It was frankly better than I could ever have expected. Exclusive, intimate, personal, exciting- really quite exceptional. It was a trip of a lifetime. I really appreciate the work you did in helping me to plan the trip for our group of eight. You did an exceptional job of offering alternatives and then explaining the benefits and differences of each. You listened carefully and patiently to our interests and helped me sort through our priorities, so we could maximize the use of our time and money. All transfers as we moved through our itinerary were efficient, and you created an experience that grew more interesting and exciting by the day and by the camp. What did we love? Everything but let’s start with the gorillas. What amazing animals. And I loved that we had a warm up day with the golden monkeys, and then two days with the gorillas. Right order. Right amount of time. The Serian camps (Kusini and Serengeti South) were the right blend of comfort and African authenticity. Food was delicious, our game drives were interesting from the moment we started, and our guides Masha and Baraka were the best! They were knowledgeable, flexible, and fun. We absolutely loved the accommodations you secured for us at the Entamanu Ngorongoro Lodge. It was just right from a timing perspective to have some running water and a chance to check in with the outside world. The food and service were both outstanding. Really excellent. And we found the crater to be both interesting and beautiful from a geologic perspective. However, it was the most touristy place we were in. Our day in the crater (just one scheduled) was more like visiting a large open-air zoo. We spotted a rhino in the distance but were not able to get close enough to even get a clear picture. Our final camp in Kenya was extraordinary and perfectly placed in the itinerary. Our hosts, Rosheen, Adrian and Charlotte, were great fun, and we felt like we had the camp to ourselves. Our Masai guides, Steve (Liaram), James, George and Peter, were knowledgeable, flexible and again, great fun. Our meals were delicious, our wine glasses were always full. Welcoming, friendly people always providing excellent service. It’s just hard to describe how fabulous the game viewing was wherever we were in Tanzania and Kenya. Massive amounts of wildebeest on the move. Early on we saw two cheetah kills in a morning, a leopard lounging in a tree, and a sight of a rather large dead zebra dragged up into another tree (probably by same leopard). We saw little lion cubs staying close to their lioness mother and listened to the cubs practice their little roars. We saw a new born wildebeest take his stumbling first steps following birth. And we saw a remarkable sight of a hyena chasing a group of wildebeests and zebra. Quite unexpectedly, we observed the zebra raise his hind legs mid sprint, kick the trailing young wildebeest high in the air which then landed virtually at the nose of the chasing hyena. Survival of the fittest. Amazing. We loved every minute of our time in Africa and have you to thank.
Reuben and Mary from Florida travelled to Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania

February 2018

Hello Frances. Our entire trip was just excellent - we have absolutely no complaints and in fact there is nothing we would have wished to have happened differently throughout our Rwanda and Tanzania visits. So we thank Safari Consultants and yourself in particular for the expert help and guidance throughout the planning and for arranging such an amazing itinerary for us with all the local support we received throughout. Everyone must have gorilla stories - suffice it to say we were so pleased that we did the monkeys and then gorillas twice as you advised; and we were so well supported and helped (literally!) on the treks - and were just so amazed and enthralled by our gorilla encounters (including a 2 day old baby gorilla in the Agashya group!). Lamai Serengeti, as you had advised, was just perfect - we saw and learnt so much and again, as you suggested we were so pleased we had 4 nights to relax there and get to know that incredible part of Tanzania. Thank you again - and best wishes - we most certainly will be in contact again when we are considering an African trip in the future; and we will definitely be recommending Safari Consultants to our family and friends.
Judy and Alan from Essex travelled to Rwanda and Tanzania

January 2018

Hi Michele, we returned from Tanzania today and we had an absolutely wonderful time. All three locations were stunning and with great service and hospitality. Thank you for you letter with info about compensation - very helpful. Thank you for planning such a wonderful holiday for us
Trevor and Jan from West Sussex, travelled to Tanzania

January 2018

Morning Michele, just a quick email to say we are back, had a FANTASTIC time, so many different experiences and adventures ! - can’t believe it’s all over.
Helen from West Sussex & Dee from Hampshire travelled to Botswana, Zambia and Zanzibar

November 2017

Dear Frances, we would like to say a personal thank you for all your guidance.  As you know this was a trip of a lifetime, it took us out of our comfort zone, if not for your calm nature and helpful knowledge of all the countries we wanted to visit (Victoria Falls, safari in the Masai Mara in a tent and snorkelling in Zanzibar), your understanding and relaying our requests to all hotels and camps regarding Nicola's dietary needs took all the worry away, thank you. We would be happy to recommend Safari Consultants who organised our perfect holiday (3 Countries, 9 Flights, 8 transfers perfect) we couldn’t have been more happy. I feel going on safari should be introduced into the modern day 7 Wonders of the World. Everyone we came in contact with on our travels recommended by Safari Consultants were polite punctual and knowledgeable. Once again thank you for a perfect holiday, we have some lovely photos/videos and many treasured memories.
Tony and Nicole from Hampshire travelled to Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania

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 Frances, thank you for your letter and the feedback form that awaited our return. We had a great time and enjoyed the whole experience. The Selous camp were terrific and very well organised and managed. From an accommodation and game viewing point of view it could not have been better. The Mwagusi camp was also a special experience with the location spectacular and the game viewing even better than Selous (though not the bird viewing). At Mwagusi we shared the game viewing and guide with another couple with whom we got on really well and had a great time together. Our thanks for the excellent planning for our trip - all went definitely according to plan.
Paul and Janet from Merseyside travelled to Tanzania

September 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

Hi there Michele, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us organise the trip. It was the most amazing holiday - it felt like I had been away for ages. Everyone we met was superb - I hadn’t quite understood the size of the team that would be supporting us up the mountain (we both made it!!) - what a fabulous set of guys. We were well fed - I couldn’t quite believe 3 course breakfasts, lunches and dinners on the side of a mountain - staggering! And Stevie and Goodluck certainly earned their money on summit night. The staff at Kicheche were great. The scariest bit of every day was the walk back to our tent after dinner - we had lions, buffalo, hippo, zebra and wildebeest in the camp - so that was interesting - we didn’t hang around!  The quality of the accommodation and food was excellent. We were lucky to see a cheetah kill - and had some very close up experiences with lions and elephants. It was definitely the right thing to go to a private conservancy - which was evident to us when we went into the national park for the day and saw the amount of cars following the animals around. And Kinondo - what can I say - totally chilled out bliss!! Issie has complained about having to wear shoes again now she’s home - she looked like a little hobo for the week! Food, service, accommodation, cleanliness, facilities - all fabulous. Thank you so much.
Sarah, Darren and Issie from Leicestershire travelled to Tanzania and Kenya

August 2017

Hi Rob, we had a fabulous trip that went flawlessly and we had an amazing time as a family. We were extremely happy with all the properties; the food was excellent, the staff extremely friendly and welcoming, and both our guides were first rate. The vehicles were of very good quality, and we were quite content even on the days with longer drives. Our highlights were probably breakfast at the hippo pool in Ngorongoro crater and picnics in general, the enormity of the migration and the cacophony of sound as you approach the grazing areas, the hot air balloon trip, and the general proximity and variety of game seen. So all in all it was exactly what I had hoped for and I would have zero hesitation in recommending yourselves to future travellers. Many thanks again for all your work in putting together such a great trip.
Steve, Sita, Michail and Natasha from London travelled to Tanzania

June 2017

Hello Rob, we had a successful adventure of a lifetime. Every day brought us a new sense of amazement. Thanks to your attention to detail, everything continued to go smoothly for the entire trip. We enjoyed the differences in landscape and wildlife at each new location. We were still seeing new things on our very last day. Before we left for the Nairobi airport we added the tree hyrax to our list of sighted species and we adopted an orphaned elephant named Mbegu. We were never disappointed. All the lodges, hosts, guides, staff, accommodations and meals exceeded our expectations. Your recommendations were perfect for us. The charter flights between locations gave us new perspectives on the landscapes. It is impossible to choose one favourite moment of the trip. Highlights included the entire Greystoke Mahale experience, the emotions we felt as we watched the Silverback with his family at Virunga, Lewa House with our hosts Sophie and Callum (and my new favourite animal, the baby white rhino), camping under the full moon and stars at the water hole in Laikipia with the leopard visiting at night, tenting with the hippos serenading us at Ngare each morning and a visit from a genet while we spent a night in the treehouse at Ngare. We can't thank you enough for having made an itinerary that has given us so many cherished memories.
Chris and Susan from Canada travelled to Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania

February/March 2017

Dear Julia, your company's assessment of what we would like to see as first time visitors on safari and to sub Saharan Africa was spot on. We had the most amazing time, truly above and beyond what we were hoping for. All the arrangements, connections, pick ups etc. all went like clockwork. Guides were excellent, very friendly and hugely knowledgeable. Thanks again
Scott and Anne from Glasgow travelled to Tanzania

February/March 2017

Hi Michele, I have been meaning to write to you since we got home, to THANK YOU for an absolutely wonderful experience. It was quite a complicated itinerary, but the connections and contacts with guides and local representatives was seamless. The tented camps were fantastic, particularly the Kicheche camps due to their location. We were blown away by the level of service, attention to detail and the high quality of the meals provided by the lovely staff at all camps. Islands of Siankaba was also a fantastic change of pace and end to our trip. Our guides were wonderful -  Jackson in Tanzania, Bernard in Rwanda, Peter at Ol Pejeta and George at Mara North. Their easy going personalities and knowledge of their country’s geography, history and wildlife made the trip so much more rewarding than we expected. The access they provided to the wildlife was amazing. Thanks again to you, Josie, Bill, Rob and the team. We had a wonderful trip and would highly recommend Safari Consultants!
Stephen, Julie, Samuel & Lauren from Australia travelled to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia

January/February 2017

Hello Michele, many thanks for putting together such a good trip, we have had such a good time and there have been many highlights. We enjoyed all camps/hotels which contrasted very nicely with each other. At Oliver's Camp on our first morning we saw a cheetah give chase to a reedbuck and bring it down and then, just as it looked as if the reedbuck was breakfast it kicked back and proceeded to chase the cheetah, a leopard with its kill safely up a tree and lions - a very impressive start. In addition, as predicted by Michele, we saw so many elephants, including some tiny ones, which we really enjoyed and we went on a bush walk which gave us a different perspective of the environment. Gibbs Farm was great and we spent 2 idyllic evenings sitting watching the sun go down and the bats come out whilst enjoying the lovely views over the hills. It wasn't too far away at all from the Ngorongoro crater. We loved the landscape of the crater (and the drive through the highlands the next day was good too) and we had very good sighting of lions, including 6 males walking along in a strung out single file off on a mission and later on 6 cubs with 2 lionesses. Lamai Serengeti was off the scale, at Mkombe House we thought we had died and gone to heaven. On one afternoon we sighted a leopard, tracked him along a riverbed and then watched him as he rested; we then moved on to see a rhino with her calf. We had seen 2 rhinos at a distance at Ngorongoro but this was something else especially as we had a backdrop of a dark thundery sky with sunlight filtering through.  Our last night was our Tanzanian meal finished with a lovely birthday cake accompanied with terrific singing, much appreciated by Nigel, thank you. As you know we are not really beach people so the fact that we enjoyed our time at the Palms is an even greater compliment. The food at the Palms was delicious (lunches were especially good). So as you will see a really, really good trip. Thank you.
Nigel, Ann, Emma and Charles from London travelled to Tanzania

January/February 2017

Dear Frances, just an email to say a belated thank you for helping us organise our honeymoon. We had an absolutely amazing time! The combination of three different venues worked brilliantly and we felt like it really was a holiday of a lifetime.
Liz and Anselm from London travelled to South Africa and Tanzania on honeymoon

January 2017

Dear Frances and Rob, your organisation has been wonderful to work with in planning and supporting us through our visit to Africa.
Chi Wah, Grace, Justin and Jordan from California travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

January/February 2017

Dear Rob, we all had an utterly fabulous time both at Selous and Chumbe. The accommodation, the service, the food were all incredible. Our guide at Selous, Enoch, was exceptional, as was our butler, Matthew. Thank you !!
David, Lisa, Chance, Cole & Neve from London travelled to Tanzania

October 2016

Good morning Rob, we had a fabulous time and everything was as we expected it to be - lovely. I would rate all the accommodation as Excellent, reaching our expectation, together with the organisation and professionalism of your company.
Joanna and Peter from London travelled to Tanzania

October 2016

Hello Rob, I wanted to thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into making our safari special. It was truly the best experience of our lives! Overall the safari was absolutely amazing - we talk about it all the time and wish we could go back now! We actually got engaged and were considering going to elope at Angama Mara. Thank you!!
Courtney and Christopher from America travelled to Tanzania and Kenya

August/September 2016

Hello Mary, thanks again for your help in organising what was an absolutely tremendous holiday. My boys loved it right from the start of walking across the car park at Kenyatta Airport to find we were straight into a safari 4x4, and I’ve never heard my wife use the word “awesome” as much as the last fortnight. We saw some phenomenal habitats and wildlife, stayed in some fabulous accommodation, met some lovely people, and the welcome and hospitality extended to us was almost uniformly warm and generous throughout.
Graeme, Fiona, Duncan and Iain from East Dunbartonshire travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

July/August 2016

Hello Mary, we had an absolutely fantastic time. We loved the Mara Camp - the managers and staff were so friendly and helpful. Alex keeps telling everyone about the charcoal oven and how fantastic the food was. Our guide Jimmy was lovely and a very good photographer, we miss him lots. I was delighted that every single arrangement you made for us to be met and transported from one place to another went according to plan. Thank you so much.
Linda and Alexander from London travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

July 2016

Hi Michele, just a quick note to say we arrived back yesterday afternoon having had an absolutely fabulous time in Tanzania. We are all agreed that the way the schedule was worked out was absolutely right for us, although we appreciate that our poor driver/guide had to do a lot of driving in the process. Starting with Tarangire and finishing with Ndutu, with a lovely few days walking/fly-camping in between was the right way round. We loved the Kirurumu camps, in Tarangire, at Lake Natron as well as Ndutu. We are aware that we were incredibly lucky to have been the only guests at the first two!!! Not great for their business but fabulous for us. Thank you for all your organising and advice! The whole thing went very smoothly, until we hit London and were confronted with appalling public transport problems to get home.
The Stonehewer-Smith family from Suffolk travelled to Tanzania

December 2015

Hi Frances, everything was absolutely amazing. Our guides in both locations were absolutely marvellous! We managed to see the Big 5 all in one day in the Serengeti. Rad was even able to see his top thing – a river crossing. Thankfully the crocs were all asleep and a baby wildebeest was able to cross twice to find its mother without coming to harm. The accommodation that you helped Rad to finalise was beyond my wildest dreams. Especially Lemala Kuria Hills. The staff couldn’t have been more welcoming or attentive. So much so that I think Rad was a little depressed when we left them as he wanted to stay forever. Thankfully the staff at Baraza were also amazing and Rad quickly adjusted to a lifestyle of relaxing on the beach. I can honestly say I have never had the opportunity to swim in such warm water. Overall– it was a dream come true, and a real once in a lifetime experience for us! Thank you for all that you did.
Kristin and Rad from Edinburgh travelled to Tanzania

November 2015

Hi Rob, we returned safely after yet another marvellous trip - exceedingly well organised by you and your team. It was a great success from all angles and especially our walking safari with Moli and Noelle at Kichaka Expeditions. They are a great couple - he is extremely knowledgeable and very good at sharing his enthusiasm and passion with his guests. She is a wonderful girl, also full of enthusiasm and a great cook! The guides that we had at both Mdonya and Selous were excellent and we much enjoyed the experience of the two different national parks. Very few other people, as promised, just as we like it!! Many thanks for putting together yet another great trip!
William and Deborah from Essex travelled to Tanzania

November 2015

Dear Michele, Well done. Best safari ever by a long way. That's not to say the previous safaris were not excellent but this one was outstanding. The Serengeti, Gibbs Farm, the Kigali Hotel, the gorillas, the Ngorongoro Crater, all the young animals including the baby giraffe taking its first steps and of course Alison's birthday treats. Well done to you and all your team. 10/10 all round.
Francis and Alison from Nottingham travelled to Rwanda and Tanzania

November 2015

Hi Rob, your itinerary and all arrangements worked superbly. Everything went according to plan. Selous Impala camp was a great finale as the rivers made such a change to the bush game drives. All of the camps were excellent in their different ways. Meals were imaginative, varied and tasty. All of the staff we met were very keen on what they were doing and wanted to ensure that we enjoyed our stay with them. All of our guides seemed to have real passion for the bush. All in all, another excellent trip organised by you and your team, Rob. You have done us proud and clearly have chosen good operators on the ground. Please pass on our thanks to all your team.
Roger and Judith from Essex travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

October 2015

Once again, thank you for putting together a cracking package for us. The experience was unforgettable!
John and Gail from Buckinghamshire travelled to Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar

September 2015

Hi Rob, I had a really lovely time in Tanzania. I loved Fundu Lagoon and all the camps in the Serengeti though Olakira and Nimiri Plains are perhaps my favourite. It was nice to see all the different typographies which offer different experiences and the game viewing was very good. I saw a leopard practically every day including one stalking and killing a black faced vervet monkey right in front of me, lots of lions mating and a couple of crossings which was awesome. I rather liked the diving in Fundu Lagoon. Visibility was very good and the coral garden was pristine. I even saw a few big fish (crocodile fish and humphead parrotfish). I also think taking you to a deserted island for snorkeling and diving is a nice touch. I would not mind going back there! The service at the camps was also really good and I was well fed. Thanks for organizing such a wonderful trip Rob. Much appreciated! I will definitely contact you again for my next trip to Africa and I will be recommending you once again to my friends.
Susan from Singapore travelled to Tanzania

July 2015

Hello Mary, the trip was just utterly incredible. The combination of Sosian, Serengeti and Zanzibar was perfect and the order just right. Really we couldn’t have wished for more. The Serengeti time was so special - lack of WIFI with teenage kids is such a bonus. We managed to keep it from them in Sosian too until they overheard someone mention you could get it at the entrance! All your organisation and flights etc. worked a treat and having been worried about the flying element, it became a highlight. When I think of the millions people spend going to spas and retreats etc. - all you need is a weekend of safari to feel like a completely renewed human being! Thank you so much and we will be planning our next one now!
Delia, Anthony, Fionn, Felim & Flora from London travelled to Kenya & Tanzania

July 2015

Dear Frances, thank you for organising our trip for us to Tanzania.  All guides were knowledgeable and attentive and did a great job with ensuring that our questions and requests were addressed. It clearly shows that Safari Consultants understood our particular wishes and needs for this trip and everything was just exactly what we needed. So well done to you, Frances and thank YOU for putting together a trip of a lifetime for us. We think this will not be the last time we will see Tanzania.
Rainer and Joyce from Singapore travelled to Tanzania

April 2015

Michele, we arrived home last night after an exceptional trip. Everything after arriving in Nairobi up to and including our departure from Dar went exactly to your schedule. Lewa Wilderness and Saruni Mara were great choices, each very different, but with the same very high quality and personal attention‎. The Palms was over the top in beach luxury and service. Thank you for everything. I will definitely recommend you to anyone.
Mike, Andrea and their teenage son and daughter travelled to Lewa Conservancy, the Masai Mara, Kenya and Zanzibar, Tanzania

March 2015

Hi 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

January 2015

Dear Mary, we can't thank you enough for giving us such a great experience. All your arrangements were perfect - and were exactly what we wanted. Rekero, as ever, was amazing. Such a brilliant time. We even saw the Big Five in one day - again! Kiangazi was very good too. We loved the lake, so peaceful, so many birds and everyone was very hospitable. It was good to relax a bit after all that early rising. The beach at the Z-Hotel is wonderful and the sea just gorgeous. We had a fabulous time and we thank you most sincerely for making it all happen.
Andrew and Diana from Bath travelled to the Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha in Kenya and Zanzibar, Tanzania

October 2014

Dear Rob, We had a really fantastic trip. Our only regret is that there will never be another "first time" for this type of trip. Everything worked like clockwork. The accommodation was amazing, the guides like-wise, pick ups all on time, and the general experience down to watching thunder and lightening on the edge of the Serengeti was amazing. Thank you for such a terrific holiday.
Douglas and Vanessa from Essex travelled to the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, the Selous Game Reserve and Zanizbar, Tanzania

October 2014

Hi Michele, what an amazing experience and a wonderful memorable wedding we had!!!! Everything went like clockwork and there were so many smiles everywhere.
KP and Jac from Berkshire travelled to Kenya and enjoyed a bush wedding before relaxing in Zanzibar, Tanzania

September 2014

Mary, just about everything was perfect, from the variety of the game areas and camps right through to the service provided by Kenya Airways. Thoroughly enjoyed it, probably even surpassed expectations that hadn't been suppressed to start with! The guides were awesome, particularly at Mwagusi and Kigelia.
Paul and Jackie from Reading travelled to Tanzania

September 2014

A most fantastic experience. The two sites complemented each other well. Guides at both camps were highly experienced and gave us the most wonderful photo opportunities. Many thanks to you all for making it possible.
Linda from Northamptonshire travelled to Southern Tanzania

September 2014

We saw every animal we hoped to see and had some rather close encounters at camp which added to the experience. Thank you for arranging an amazing trip.
Paul and Enid from Yorkshire travelled to Tanzania

August 2014

Hi Mary, we had a fab time on our honeymoon so thank you so much for all your help in planning it. The safari camps were amazing, faultless in fact. We have totally fallen in love with Africa.
William and Clare from Sussex travelled to the Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park and Zanzibar on their honeymoon

August 2014

We had the most amazing trip. The driver was superb, making sure we saw as much as possible and was also very knowledgeable.
Barbara, Richard, Emma and William from Surrey travelled to Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

August 2014

Hi Michele, we would like to thank you for the excellent service you've provided in making our experience in Africa a memorable one, and one which we will keep talking about for a long time to come.
David and Su San from Perth, Australia travelled to Tanzania and Kenya

August 2014

Hi Mary, we have had such a fantastic time, seen and experienced so much I am not quite sure where to start. Rwanda was a real experience. The gorilla and golden monkey tracking was just brilliant. It does take a few moments for you to realise that yes you are standing just a few feet away from these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. I think the highlight was when the silverback walked directly past us and sat himself against a tree just 2/3 feet away from us. We also saw him mate with one of the females - which the guides told us we were very lucky to witness. A once in a lifetime experience. The game viewing in the Northern Serengeti was just superb. We experienced a crossing equally as good if not better than the best I have seen on TV. You know that something is special when the guide gets his camera out and takes as many photos as you do!! He estimated that there was upwards of 10,000 Wildebeest. Sayari Camp was delightful and Oredi our guide was clearly passionate about his job and so knowledgeable. By the time we got to Zanzibar, we were ready for a rest. Ras Nungwi Hotel was fantastic and what beautiful beaches. We have had a fantastic holiday, the organisation was superb and everything went without a hitch. I have no doubt that we wouldn’t have had such a rewarding experience without your expert guidance and experience of the area.
Mike and Pam travelled to Rwanda, Serengeti National Park and Zanzibar, Tanzania

August 2014

Hi Jane, This was our first safari and we loved every minute! The package created for us suited us perfectly and we got even more than we could have wished for. The camps were well run, the guides well informed, game viewing good and we rarely saw any other vehicles. Special thanks to Jane Walker for the efficient organisation with superb attention to detail, who was always on hand to answer our queries. It was an amazing experience from which we have so many great memories.
Martin and Janice from Middlesex travelled to the Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

July 2014

Rob, What a fantastic holiday - I can't even begin to say how wonderful the trip was - from the first minute to the last, I loved it all. I can't thank you enough for making this very special trip absolutely perfect. Everything worked so well and we both loved every minute of it!
Elaine and Sidney from Derbyshire and Somerset travelled through Kenya and Tanzania

February/ March 2014

I chose Russell Gammon because he was excellent as a guide and a fascinating person when I took my first safari. When I decided that my daughter and her family should see African wildlife, I then contacted Russell for a private tour. It was incredibly satisfying and a memorable experience for all. Safari Consultants Ltd. were also excellent, direct, honest and I felt very assured of a great itinerary and experience, well worth the money. Thank you very, very much!
George from New York took his family on safari in northern Tanzania

February 2014

Hi Mary, we had the most amazing time in Tanzania and want to thank you all again for the arrangements made on our behalf – everything went well, no problems, fantastic! Impala Camp, Selous - our favourite. Staff wonderful, very relaxing, food very good. We did both game drive and boat safaris. A wonderful place to stay. Kwihala, Ruaha - a completely different feel, more remote and amazing. Very ‘full on’, so we were quite tired. Game drives very exciting and on our penultimate day we managed to find the elusive cheetah! The Tides - our relaxation few days – well needed! A lovely place, excellent food (fish every evening). Great beach and very, very quiet. Staff wonderful. As you can tell, we loved every minute. Can’t think of how you could have improved your service for us, so thank you again. Our very best wishes to you and everyone at Safari Consultants.
Pat and Jean Francois from Hampshire, travelled to Selous, Ruaha and northern Tanzania coast

February 2014

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Testimonials

Having specialised in travel to Africa since 1983, we are extremely proud to have built up a wonderful customer base of repeat travellers who recommend our services to their friends and colleagues. Whether our customers travel just once to Africa as a special celebration holiday, or go back multiple times a year, our aim is for every holiday to be perfect, every time. Listed below are just some of the comments we have received from our customers visiting South Africa in the past year.

Dear Frances, I would like to let you know that all of the 11 members of the Africa Safari Tour came back home safely yesterday and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The staff and guides at each of the camps and hotels are very professional and have provided us with high quality services. On behalf of the group, I would like to express our appreciation to you for your arrangements that significantly contributed to the success of this tour.
Yee-Horn and friends from California travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Kenya

July 2018

Hi Rob, just writing to say thank you for once again organising a fantastic African adventure for our family. At Kakuli Bush camp we were met by the very happy and friendly manager and staff. The camp was great. We loved the remoteness, the family tent/chalet, the peacefulness, the walking and the interaction with staff. The fun really began on our first night drive and didn’t stop for our entire stay – leopard vs baboon, the noise of the baboons was deafening and watching them chase the leopard was incredible. The leopard won eventually. We saw two different packs of wild dog (one lot happily munching away on their kill), leopards galore, lions, a huge buffalo herd, giraffe, zebra, hyena, elephant and the list goes on. We all absolutely loved this camp, the staff, the food and especially Julius and Kamisa who were not only great guides but wonderful company. Although sad to leave Kakuli we were looking forward to different adventures at Chongwe River Camp in the Lower Zambezi NP. You were right about the flight in – the sight of the massive Zambezi River was breathtaking. The Albida suite was roomy, private and had a great outlook onto the Zambezi River. The sunset cruise was lovely and started with a sighting of several young male lions lying in the sun on the high river bank. The canoe trip was another outstanding highlight – so peaceful despite the large crocs on the banks and hippos in the water. We enjoyed our stay here very much but found it a bit more “business like” than the more relaxed Kakuli. Thanks again for all your help and advice. I don’t think I’m done with Africa yet so look forward to organising another great trip in the future.
Gerard, Virginia, Lauren, Oliver & Natalie from Australia travelled to South Africa and Zambia

July 2018

Hi Michele, this is one of the best safaris ever! Unbelievable sightings in both camps. Thank you!
John and Sophia from London travelled to eastern Botswana and South Africa

June 2018

Hi Rob, we are back now and thoroughly enjoyed our trip and all you and your staff did to put this together. Your attention to detail and knowledge of the areas and matching with our interests all melded together to make a most memorable trip.
Andrew and Brandon from California, USA travelled to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana

June 2018

Hi Mary and Rob, we just wanted to thank you for all your help in organising our honeymoon. All of your recommendations were spot on! The logistics of all the transfers etc. were also seamless and we couldn't have been more relaxed. When we left Botswana we tried to think of anything at all that could be improved and we couldn't think of even the smallest thing. Constance Lemuria in the Seychelles was also much more than we expected and we absolutely loved it. Carana Beach Hotel is lovely, the private beach beautiful and we had excellent food there. Mason's travel were really good too and everything went very smoothly with them. In Botswana the safari was great - we felt like we saw a lot and even saw a large pack of wild dogs hunting in Shinde. We thought the staff at Ker and Downey were just phenomenal and would love to go again.
Amit and Sarah from London travelled on honeymoon to Botswana, South Africa & Seychelles

May 2018

Dear Rob and Bill, we had the most amazing time in SA. You made the whole thing simplicity itself from the early telephone conversations and advice to the “Vamoos app” and wallet you supply containing all relevant information. Your choices of hotels and lodges were spot on as were the transfers you arranged; the road transfer from Kwandwe to PE was faultless but I must admit that the air transfer on that private jet from Plettenberg fulfilled a childhood dream! Kwandwe was amazing and exactly what we were looking for, we have some amazing photographs and memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much for making the whole experience so amazing and the booking process so easy when it could have easily been rather daunting trying to decide where to go.
Mark, Vera, Eva and Michael from London travelled to South Africa

March/April 2018

Rob, as I suspected, the "game" portion of the trip was anti-climatic after seeing the great migration, but we still saw lots of game. Makanyi was great, the staff couldn't have been nicer, the amenities and service, great. Great choice for the area. Cape Grace was, likewise, a great choice. Certainly one of the nicer hotels we have stayed in. Again, the staff were gracious and helpful. Leeu House was also a good choice though I am not sold on spending two nights in the wine country. Great food but I'm getting to the point, I guess, that we have seen so many "vineyards", that the novelty has worn off. River Club was just okay--great location, lovely views, a bit tired. Overall, it really was a great trip, Africa really is a special place. Thanks for your help.
Mark and Marjorie from Massachusetts travelled to South Africa & Zambia

March 2018

Hi Rob, our Safari in the Madikwe and time in Cape Town were both outstanding. When people ask about our Safari, I tell people it was our best family vacation yet. I’ve been an expat for 15 years and my family is well travelled, so that's quite a comment. I highly rate the quality of The Bush House and thanks so much for the recommendation. Having a private vehicle also really added to the experience. The guide was superb and great with our kids. Four full days really seemed like the right amount of time. The small size of the lodge, staffs treatment of our kids, and the facilities really made us feel ‘at home.’ Cape Town and the surrounding area are beautiful as you know. Our driver to and from the Bush House was actually Ian Johnson, a guide and tour company owner himself. He shared insights and recommendations and was much more than just the driver. I see another Safari in our future. I will definitely contact you when its time. Thanks much
Corbin, Janet, Elsa and Arden from China travelled to South Africa

February 2018

Hi Frances, we are still desperately trying to hold onto that holiday feeling! The tan, however is fading! Kings Camp was stunning - we had such a warm welcome. Everything about it was perfect, the staff who work at the camp all have their own personality whilst delivering a first class service - the facilities are first rate, a fantastic spa and a gym! The Wi-Fi worked better than our Wi-Fi in Cape Town! The game viewing was incredible - we saw the big 5 in the first 3 drives and was lucky enough to see wild dogs and twice witnessed leopards with their kill. The surprises kept coming... One night we came back from our drive and they had arranged for private dining on our room veranda, complete with a hot bath they had already run with candles all around it. A full on braai one night in a different outdoor dining area with us all sat in a semi circle - great to mix up the setting whilst being able to mix more with other guests. A surprise bush breakfast one morning where they took us to a site with tables and chairs, full cook area and a proper luxury outdoor loo! We can’t thank you enough for such an incredible trip, we are hooked - we are thinking next trip may be Botswana! Which we would naturally come to you for. Thanks again.
Adam and Steven from London travelled to South Africa

January 2018

Frances, I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for all your help with our recent safari vacation. We had a spectacular time and thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip! Kenya was just amazing and my daughters fell in love with the country. The trip to Devil's Pool was out of this world. Everything was just perfect and we already want to go back. Thanks so much.
Kristin, Scott, Elodie and Delphine from Michigan travelled to South Africa, Zambia and Kenya

December 2017

Hi Michele, just a quick note to say that we have arrived back safely this morning and have had a wonderful couple of weeks. Thanks from us all for your help and guidance – it really was terrific and no hitches anywhere. Many thanks again!
Nick, Jane, Jacob, Louis and Ruby from Hertfordshire spent Christmas & New Year in South Africa

January 2018

Hi Rob, In short, amazing trip in every sense!
Mark, Helen, Cameron, Cicely & Lola from Brighton travelled to South Africa

December 2017

Rob!! We’ve had the most amazing holiday ever!!!! We can’t thank you enough for organising and recommending everything for us - it has been incredible. Every bit of it!!!Thank you so much.
Joe, Bridget, Holly, Maisy and Martha travelled to Mauritius & South Africa

December 2017

Rob, thanks for your Welcome Home note. Overall, it was an excellent trip. La Plume and Savanna were the stand-out stars without question. And if we chose one of those 2, then clearly Savanna would be the absolute best. Janice wrote in the book that we arrived as clients and left as friends. Quite brilliant. All the best and thanks for fixing what was, and always will be, a memorable trip.
Clive and Janice from Rutland travelled to South Africa

November 2017

Hello Mary, thank you so much for arranging Tanda Tula for us which was every bit as fantastic as when Julie and I were there sixteen years ago. It was lovely to see some of the same staff too! We had a wonderful time and the two in our party who had not done safari before were completely in awe. I will be in touch again when I have saved for the next adventure!
Sue, Derek & Sam from Staffordshire travelled to South Africa along with four friends

November 2017

Hi Frances, just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for our amazing holiday. We loved every moment of our holiday. Each base was so diversely different so there was no time to be bored with a place, but new discoveries were always there to be had. The safari was out of this world. We saw the ‘big five’ and so much more. Waterberry Lodge was also a highlight for me. It was so serene and relaxing after our early mornings on safari.
Mike and Liz from Suffolk travelled to South Africa and Zambia

October 2017

Dear Michele, in short, the trip was simply fabulous and exceeded most (if not all) our expectations. Much of the itinerary was just perfect and it is difficult to envisage how it might have been bettered. We want to thank you for all your hard work in customising our trip and making this such a wonderful holiday. Thank you too for responding so quickly and effectively to our delayed outward flight and onward travel rearrangements. This all proceeded without a further hitch and we were able to quickly forget about the rather stressful start to the holiday. Once again, many thanks.
Neil and Sue from Surrey travelled to South Africa and Botswana

September 2017

Dear Rob, The holiday was wonderful and the arrangements, as always, were perfect. Thank you! The itinerary was so varied and interesting - stunning flowers, arid desert, gentle blue lagoons, wild Atlantic, remote locations, spectacular landscapes, amazing game drives, walks, sunshine...! What more could we ask for? Thank you again for another memorable holiday
Richard and Pamela from Leicester travelled to South Africa

August/September 2017

Hi Michele, Thank you so much for arranging an excellent holiday. In terms of Safari Consultants and your service, particularly, I cannot fault anything!!! It has been 5-star all the way. We would certainly come back to you again on our next African trip.
Stephen, Fui Ling and Tristram from Surrey travelled to South Africa

August 2017

Dear Frances, we had a fabulous time - Lavender Manor in Hermanus was my favourite, I loved the fact that you could walk to the beach and there was a lovely walk along the coast to a very nice restaurant "Lizette's" that we particularly enjoyed. Also Betty's Bay was lovely and we saw several whales when we went whale watching. Blackheath Lodge at Cape Town has a very warm and friendly atmosphere and the staff were excellent, the room had a balcony looking out across the city to the sea. We climbed Table Mountain and went to Robben Island. Bakubung Lodge was also very nice with excellent staff, we were very lucky on the game drives, the driver we had was particularly good at finding the animals. We had the most amazing time, the views were spectacular, everyone was friendly and professional, the Braai evening we went to at Pilanesberg provided the unexpected surprise of African Singers and dancers - fabulous! Thank you for a very special holiday.
Mary, Andrew, Joshua and Elliot from Oxfordshire travelled to South Africa

August 2017

Thanks again Michele for organising such a wonderful and memorable trip for us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Ian and Paddy from Buckinghamshire travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

July 2017

Hi Frances, well that’s me back home again after the most amazing trip ever. Everything went to plan and I can’t praise the Kambaku teams enough. They were fantastic. Thank you so much for all your help and assistance in what has been the best holiday of my life. I will definitely be returning to Kambaku. Thank you so much again Frances for everything and I honestly can’t recommend both you and the Kambaku Lodges high enough.
Bernadette from South Lanarkshire travelled to South Africa

June 2017

Hi Frances. The main reason we decided on Safari Consultants was the attention to detail given in your responses to our quite thorough brief and the confidence given by the local knowledge of all of the options we were offered. The choice of Mashatu Tented Camp was perfect for us to experience the feeling of being in the bush without actually camping out. An amazing experience hearing the wildlife close by through the night. Watching the elephants at the waterhole whilst having dinner was magical. The setting and the people at Mashatu made for an authentic intimate Botswana experience. Kambaku again was perfect for what we were looking for. The thatched villas were luxurious and very well spread out over the grounds. A real sense of space. Of course Kambaku is a different experience to Mashatu, it is South Africa and not Botswana. The game drives were excellent. Some of the sundowner stops at Kambaku were stunning. The night skies at dusk were breath taking. In fact with the help of lions visiting over dinner, we saw the big five in the first afternoon and evening. What can we say about Victoria Falls. There is a very good reason it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To experience the power and beauty was very moving. Clive was brilliant and made this a memorable experience. The Zambezi sunset cruise was a marvellous end to what was a trip of a lifetime. The boat was excellent and staff brilliant and the sunset, unforgettable. With the benefit of hindsight would we have changed anything?.....No, and I think that says it all. So a very big thank you to you Frances and everybody at Safari Consultants and your African partners. It is quite remarkable that such a complex schedule went without a hitch. A compliment to all involved.
Brian and Diane from Hampshire travelled to Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

June 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

Dear Rob, it was a terrific experience and Tanda Tula was absolutely spot on for what we were looking for - extremely comfortable, very well run and with excellent food, delightful staff, a great atmosphere and very good guides, who were particularly sensitive to the welfare of the animals. Thank you so much for the recommendation. We saw the big 5 and plenty more. At Le Paradis, the modernised rooms are very comfortable and the hotel continues to offer great facilities. We had a really memorable holiday and we are very grateful to you for your great help in putting it together for us.
Oliver, Cara, Theo, Olivia & Ottilie from Hampshire travelled to South Africa and Mauritius

April 2017

Dear Rob, perfectly satisfied with the service of Safari Consultants. Value for money, very good for the standards we received and next time we look at Africa I'll give you a call!
David and Heather from Norfolk travelled to South Africa

February/March 2017

Dear Frances, just an email to say a belated thank you for helping us organise our honeymoon. We had an absolutely amazing time! The combination of three different venues worked brilliantly and we felt like it really was a holiday of a lifetime.
Liz and Anselm from London travelled to South Africa and Tanzania on honeymoon

January 2017

Rob, many thanks for organising a great trip for us. Pretty much everything worked like clockwork. Mashatu tented camp was very good. Excellently run with fantastic staff, very professional and friendly, food top notch too. Game viewing was still good despite the grass being high. We did see wild dogs on our first day. Leopards usually allude us too but our excellent guide Richard found 2 in three days for us. We loved the tents, large comfortable and well appointed with great bathrooms but our only criticism of the whole camp would be that there was no view / aspect. You were right about Tswalu, it was absolutely fabulous! Again guides can make or break the experience and we had an excellent guide Warren Pearson. Everything about Tswalu was top notch and you have now spoilt us for the future. Sadly no pangolin or aardvark but got very close to Hartmann's zebra, and the first brown hyena I have seen. Meerkats were fascinating and I could have sat with them all day. Many thanks again Rob, just loved it!
Caroline from Suffolk travelled to South Africa and Botswana

February/March 2017

Dear Michele, this was a fantastic trip that exceeded our expectations. We cannot thank you enough for your expert advice, guidance and suggestions based on your all round knowledge. This was our 3rd holiday with Safari Consultants that has never failed to deliver a first class service from beginning to end. It is a pleasure working through proposals and options with you that result in holidays to remember for a lifetime. Our thanks again and look forward to working with you again in the future. Good luck and best wishes. P.S. Josie - thank you for assisting in re-uniting us with our purse!
John and Gail from Buckinghamshire travelled to South Africa

January/February 2017

Dear Frances, just to let you know that the trip went off without a hitch; it was a truly wonderful experience and will always be fondly remembered. The Letaka mobile safari was something of a highlight because our guide “Nkosi” was a true star. He was so passionate about the bush and all it has to offer. He was very considerate, a safe driver and had the most encyclopaedic knowledge of all the mammals and birds. He could answer every question going. He was also able to interpret the animal behaviour to track animals and find them. Quite outstanding. Our 7 days with him resulted in some emotional “goodbyes” when he saw us off from Xakanaxa airstrip for the finale at Vumbura Plains. That was a superlative end to the holiday and we agreed it was the best accommodation and “service” experience we have ever encountered anywhere in the world. Another highlight were the “Safari Brothers” – Grant and Brent Reed – turning up at Maun to greet us off our flight back from Vumbura. Rather beyond the call of duty but it was great to speak to them about our time in the Kalahari and the Moremi with Nkosi and how good the support team were led by Mousa the bush chef. Many thanks for putting together what will be remembered as a trip of a life time.
David, Sarah, Nick and Rachel from Leicestershire travelled to South Africa and Botswana

January 2017

Dear Rob, the entire trip was a thorough success and every aspect of it was most enjoyable, largely thanks to yourself for organising it. Glen Avon Lodge was very comfortable with lovely gardens in an ideal setting. Oystercatcher Lodge was fantastic, brilliantly situated on the beach with wonderfully hospitable hosts. Fullham Lodge was ideally situated away from the bustle of Camps Bay, but in easy reach of it. Dwyka Tented Lodge was fantastic. The guiding was superb and the general staff very attentive. The game was diverse and interesting, if not as dense as in other parts of Southern Africa. We had two wonderful encounters with cheetah on foot. Again many thanks and we hope to travel again with you in the near future.
Michael and Janet from West Berkshire travelled to South Africa

January 2017

Dear Michele, many thanks to you and your team for another well arranged and successful safari and tour of the Cape.
Jonathan, Christine and family from Suffolk travelled to South Africa

November 2016

Hello Rob, All you really need to know is....that it was the best holiday we have ever had, all of us felt this way. Simply stunning locations with fabulous service and plenty of fun to be had. We're all aching to go back. True desert island paradise at Denis Island and then Etali Safari Lodge and Tuningi were the perfect places to introduce the children to Safari which they absolutely loved. Cheesy as it sounds we have made some truly incredible family memories that will last us a lifetime. Thank you - you gave us everything and more than we could have hoped for; it was a brilliant itinerary with top organisation. To have everything so well thought through and organised by someone we totally trust really put us all at ease. Thanks again for an absolute cracker!
Simon, Harriet, Phoebe, Harry and Lucy from Essex travelled to Seychelles & South Africa

October 2016

Dear Michele, you arranged a most amazing holiday for us, our two children, their spouses and five grandchildren to Cape Town, Gaborone and Madikwe. EVERYTHING was perfect, the transfers worked like clockwork, and you helped make our 50th Anniversary celebration a trip to remember forever. So a BIG THANK YOU - you did us proud.
Mike and Jean from Staffordshire together with their multi-generational family travelled to South Africa and Botswana

October 2016

Dear Michele, we had a fantastic time. The staff at Nottens Bush Camp and Waterberry were fab. Special mention to Gift at Nottens. Thank you for an excellent holiday.
Timothy, Elizabeth, Lucy and Maxwell from Surrey travelled to South Africa and Zambia

October/November 2016

I felt this whole trip was planned and executed perfectly. The accommodations were perfect, the transfers were without any issues. Rob, you did an excellent job and our trip was seamless, thanks so much
Arnold and Monica from New York travelled to South Africa

September 2016

Rob, returned from a great holiday last night. Things went really well. Super impressed with you and the business. Felt from the beginning that you spent enough time chatting around what we were looking for and had loads of suggestions and useful advice. From there the admin and the interaction was really professional and ultimately it all worked like clockwork.
Phil, Claire and family from Wiltshire travelled to South Africa & Seychelles

October 2016

Dear Jane, just finishing breakfast in the courtyard at Auberge Clermont on the last day of the best holiday of our lives. Superlatives don't come close...but perfect, stupendous, spectacular are getting there. Everything has been just perfect - down to the last and finest details: thanks so much for organising a quite wonderful trip. The safari was brilliant - we saw everything and Tanda Tula camp and team were fab. Glen Avon was so smart and friendly. Mosselberg was spectacular. That room! That view! And we did get to see (just two, but enough) some whales. Then Franschhoek to end it all...wine tram a perfect way to see the vineyards (hic!) We plan to amble back via Richard Branson's place then Stellenbosch en route to the Airport. As you inferred at the beginning, we will certainly be back as well as evangelists for Safari Consultants hereon in. Thanks again.
John and Delith from Hertfordshire travelled to South Africa

October 2016

Dear Frances, what an incredible trip! Thank you so much with helping us put together this trip of a lifetime. We will definitely be keeping another safari trip in mind for a future trip! Thank you again!
Cindy and Spencer from Connecticut travelled to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa

October 2016

As ever we had an excellent African experience. Special thanks to Michele for all her advice and patience. I am already putting something together for her to organise for 2017.
Chris and Rosemary from Wiltshire travelled to South Africa

July/August 2016

Hello Rob, we had a fantastic holiday and all of the arrangements made by Safari Consultants worked like clockwork! Thank you for your excellent recommendations for accommodation and for the faultless arrangements. We loved everywhere we stayed.
Philip, Mary, Emma and William from Oxfordshire travelled to South Africa

August 2016

Hi Frances, got back from Africa this morning and thought I’d drop you a quick email to say thanks for putting it together. Everything worked perfectly and we had an amazing time. nThambo was great with us seeing all the “big 5” plus many other things. Bayete was a great base from which to see Vic Falls and was very pleasant. The surprise for me was Imbabala. When you sent me the itinerary I thought Imbabala might be the weakest of the locations offering not that much and was worried the kids might be bored. I couldn’t have been more wrong. We were all blown away by the place and thought it was fantastic with some great activity options and so relaxing. The staff were amazing too. I would have no hesitation recommending your services to anyone and would also recommend highly all three locations you booked for us.
James, Sian, Richard and Tia from Wales travelled to Zimbabwe and South Africa

July 2016

May we thank you for a wonderful holiday which ended last week. All the arrangements were spot-on including travel pick-ups and transfers. Great planning by yourselves! Thank you also for your intervention when our planned homeward flight was cancelled at Windhoek, Air Namibia staff were hopeless but we made progress with your help and also from the brilliant Wilderness Safaris staff based at the airport. Without your combined efforts, we might still be there. Thanks again!
Martin and June from Staffordshire travelled to South Africa and Namibia

April/May 2016

Hello Frances, we had a truly memorable trip which worked seamlessly thanks to you! Thanks again for all your help in making our first trip to Africa unforgettable.
Mark and Sue from London travelled to South Africa and Zambia

May 2016

The Safari Consultants Team (specifically Frances and Josie whom I worked with) was simply outstanding. Their incredible level of knowledgeable, kindness, efficiency and accessibility was superior to none. Their degree of understanding of the various options and ability to describe the differences between lodge options and areas to consider was invaluable for a first time South Africa safari goer. To the Safari Consultants Team, THANK YOU for making our first Safari a memorable, amazing once in a life time experience, looking forward to planning the next one with you!
Isabelle from Boston travelled to South Africa

March 2016

Hi Michele, we had a wonderful time - thank you. All three locations were excellent in very different ways. Tswalu was amazing - the pinnacle was chasing a pack of wild dogs hunting over rough ground for many miles and them finally bringing down a red hearty beast right in front of us. Leeu House was lovely and can be totally recommended. Bushmans Kloof was very comfortable. Lovely room, good food and a really amazing location - just what we hoped. Overall a magnificent trip which we thoroughly enjoyed and your selections and organisation were perfect. Transfers all smooth and easy. Thanks again for a wonderful trip!
James and Sarah from Berkshire travelled to South Africa

February 2016

Frances, first of all again thank you (and your team) for putting together such a memorable trip, the memories will certainly stay with us. The accommodation was excellent, but we would single out Rothman Manor, The Plettenberg and Kwandwe as our favourites. To have a bottle of bubbly everywhere we stayed was a real treat, and to top it all, when the staff at Kwandwe came in singing happy birthday in both English and Afrikaans with such a gorgeous cake, that was really special. Thank you again Frances, you are a shining star and a credit to the company that is lucky enough to have you employed with them.
Colin and Angela from Sussex travelled to South Africa

December 2015

Hi Frances, just wanted to let you know what a fabulous holiday we had! Glen Avon was so lovely, it was everything you said it would be. They were helpful, friendly and the place was beautiful. All the pickups you arranged were on time and the drivers were very informative and we felt completely at ease which is good for a first visit anywhere. Going to Nottens Bush Camp was brilliant. We had the most fantastic time, and no-one can believe just how much we saw in that short space of time. Fantastic people, so many stories and all in a beautiful setting. We felt completely safe at all times, maybe because we were looked after so well. I cannot thank you enough for making this holiday such a pleasure from start to finish. The whole process of you and Rob talking me through everything and your recommendations were spot on. Ian thoroughly enjoyed it all too, said it was the best holiday he had had. Even talking about a return trip!
Carol and Ian from Suffolk travelled to South Africa

December 2015

Hi Frances, We had such a fantastic honeymoon! We loved Blackheath; the staff were really friendly and helpful with booking tickets and printing off maps etc. The room was lovely and the breakfasts delicious! We really enjoyed our time in Cape Town, can't wait to go back! At Auberge Burgundy we had a really lovely big room with a balcony that we could watch the whales and dolphins from! The small pool area was nice and the restaurant opposite where breakfast was served was really good. We really liked Hermanus, lots of nice restaurants. The drive to Franschhoek was stunning, we had lots of photos stops! When we arrived at Auberge Clermont we were really blown away, the backdrop was beautiful and we loved being able to walk around the vines. The reception staff were really knowledgeable and helpful with the restaurants and where to go. Our room had a really nice homely feel to it, would love to go back here. Raffles was amazing, we've never been anywhere like it. The beach was beautiful as was the pool area. Every part of the hotel really was just perfect. Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie was a nice hotel with a lovely pool area and spacious rooms. The bikes were great and we enjoyed cycling around, the island was beautiful. Overall we had a fantastic time, we saw some amazing places and would thoroughly recommend the trip to everyone. Thank you so much for organising an amazing honeymoon that we will never forget.
Roanna and Peter from Cornwall travelled on their honeymoon to South Africa and the Seychelles

November/December 2015

Hi Frances, I just wanted to say thank you for matching us up with the Nottens Bush Camp, we had a wonderful time. It was a truly memorable week and we managed to finally see a leopard (something which had eluded us on all previous safaris). In fact we saw leopards most days, so we were very spoilt. The whole experience was tremendous and I will certainly be in touch again whenever I want to go on another safari. Again thanks for your spot on recommendation plus outstanding professionalism and efficiency throughout.
Fiona and Chris from Surrey travelled to South Africa

November 2015

- Namibia

Testimonials

Having specialised in travel to Africa since 1983, we are extremely proud to have built up a wonderful customer base of repeat travellers who recommend our services to their friends and colleagues. Whether our customers travel just once to Africa as a special celebration holiday, or go back multiple times a year, our aim is for every holiday to be perfect, every time. Listed below are just some of the comments we have received from our customers visiting Namibia in the past year.

Dear Rob, a personal message to thank you sincerely for the spectacular holiday you arranged for Denny and me in Namibia. Every excellent detail from the camps, the accommodation, the food, the game drives, the scenery, the flights, the timing of the year and the variety of different areas could only have come from a Company such as yours with all your experience because they were all superb. We had a fabulous time and quite frankly didn’t really want to come home! Thanks for your expertise and logistical brilliance.
Paul and Denny from Surrey travelled to Namibia

May 2018

Hi Rob, thank you so much for organising a fabulous holiday for us. We loved every minute of it and it far exceeded all our expectations (which were already high!). There were so many highlights and we are currently ploughing through and editing approximately 3,000 photos so are reliving all the memories. The Victoria Falls were magnificent, in full spate and Ilala Lodge was lovely. We loved the Chobe river, and the birdlife was superb. We saw about 60 elephants drinking at Elephant Bay which was memorable. The 3 safari camps were awesome. In every case the standard of accommodation was amazing, the food delicious and nothing was too much trouble. Our favourite camp was Shinde - the atmosphere and friendliness almost moved us to tears. At each camp we saw lots and a great variety of animals and birds. A highlight was a pride of nine lions at Selinda which, after an abortive warthog hunt, decided to flop down in the shade of our vehicle. They were so close I could have reached out and touched them. You have now thoroughly converted us to safaris and we have Namibia on the high wishlist.
Pauline and Derrick from Surrey travelled to Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana

May/June 2017

Hi Frances, we have been back for a while, took some time to get sorted and slip back into our lives, and now I want to give you some feedback on our trip to Namibia. In short, it was very different from Tanzania and a unique experience that you, again, organized very well. We had a fantastic time and we are very grateful for your excellent service! Let me say a word about the trip in general. First and foremost, we loved it! Secondly, it was well-designed in the sense that the initial camping trip was a bit rough and outdoors, which took as out of our office mind-sets and it ended with an inspiring highlight in Mundulea. This made us think that we were in such good hands when we asked you to arrange the trip for us. We came back with a very happy feeling and we are very grateful for the trip that you organized for us. Thank you again for that.
Rainer and Joyce from Singapore travelled to Namibia

May/June 2017

Rob, the trip was superb and went flawlessly. Thank you so much for organizing exactly what I was looking for. I will be back to Namibia hopefully with friends.
Martin from New York travelled to Namibia

April 2017

Hi Bill, we had an amazing trip! All the lodges/hotels were great with perfect staff. The tour you booked for us at Swakop was very good. Berger did a great job and full of stories. We saw lots of seals and jackals and had a very exciting ride back over the dunes. Seeing it all from a scenic flight gave a different perspective. Caesar gave us an unbelievable trip all the way up to the Kunene River. Lots of kilometres but such wonderful sites to visit. We tracked but didn’t see the lion. Lots of elephants and antelope and herds of zebra racing the land cruiser across an enormous open plain! Huab was a welcome rest and we drank our wine while lazing in the hot spring. Not much large game around now but plenty of smaller interest. At Ongava we saw 3 prides of lion (about 22 in total) and actually walked through the bush to follow a female white rhino and her calf. Wow! Two black rhinos visited the waterhole in front of the lodge every evening! Etosha was excellent. Lots happening! The highlights were a lion stalking very large herds of game at Salvadora waterhole and a group of 12 elephants bathing at Klein Namutoni. It was good spending 2 nights at Okonjima. So much to do! lots of cheetah and leopard to track with great sightings. We were also fortunate to find the two wild dogs and to see porcupine from the night hide. The visit to the San bushmen at Bagatelle was well done - and we met quite a few colourful Himba people up in Damaraland. We even saw an aardvark at Bagatelle on a night drive. The roads were not as rutted as we expected but the road in and out of Twyfelfontein was very badly corrugated. The smaller Duster was fine but perhaps a bigger 4x4 would give a bit more confident and a smoother ride. Thanks Bill for organising such a great trip. We really loved it.
John and Jean from Kent travelled to Namibia

September/October 2016

Hi Rob, Chobe Princess - Fantastic start. Total unwind from first few minutes on board. Mwamba - Excellent camp. First rate guide. Marvellous wildlife. Tafika - Bush walking was great. Guides very knowledgeable. Old Mondoro - Great Camp. Water activities a real plus, and good to wash out all that dust at the end. Thanks again. A wonderful trip and just the right mix of experiences.
Lloyd and Jacqueline from Cambridgeshire travelled to Namibia, Zimbabwe & Zambia

September 2016

Hello Rob, we had the "trip of a lifetime" ! Skeleton Coast Safaris were the best. Andre was our pilot, and his son Kyle came too. We had the plane to ourselves as no-one else came with us. They also gave us a tent each at their camps which made all the difference. Our driver - Binius - at Ongava was excellent - to be recommended. Victoria Falls Hotel is a must! So unspoilt.
Rosemary from Berkshire travelled to Namibia and Zimbabwe

August 2016

Hi Michele, we're back and the choice is between sorting out the suitcases or going back over the details of a really stunning holiday, I've chosen the latter! Thanks for organising everything, we really appreciate the thought you put into the planning. We weren't on the go every hour of every day, but we enjoyed a few half days just soaking up the view and atmosphere.
Ray and Janet from Buckinghamshire travelled to Namibia and Zimbabwe

June/July 2016

Hi Rob, may I thank you and the team, but you especially, for putting together such an excellent trip. It met, indeed it exceeded, all our expectations. Quite when we do the next one, I know not; perhaps not for a year or two but another we shall do and through you.
Christopher and Penny from Hope Valley travelled to Zambia and Namibia

June 2016

May we thank you for a wonderful holiday which ended last week. All the arrangements were spot-on including travel pick-ups and transfers. Great planning by yourselves! Thank you also for your intervention when our planned homeward flight was cancelled at Windhoek, Air Namibia staff were hopeless but we made progress with your help and also from the brilliant Wilderness Safaris staff based at the airport. Without your combined efforts, we might still be there. Thanks again!
Martin and June from Staffordshire travelled to South Africa and Namibia

April/May 2016

We had an absolutely fantastic time in Namibia. Probably our best-ever trip, so many thanks for all your help and advice. It's hard to rank so many different experiences, but our favourites were Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp and Tok Tokkie Trail. Hoodia was also very good, mainly because of the expert guiding to Sossusvlei, which really was a step up from the usual level. In Swakopmund, the kayaking and Sandwich Bay 4x4 trip were great fun. Best wishes and thanks again.
Charles and Amanda from Northamptonshire travelled to Namibia

October/November 2015

Frances, great holiday. We particularly enjoyed the Tok Tokkie and Footsteps walking trips, but appreciated the diversity of the programme and would not have wished to change the route. Overall brilliant! Thank you.
Phillip and Katie from Essex travelled to Namibia and Botswana

September 2015

Great trip, thoroughly enjoyed the experience and as always great attention to detail. Thanks Rob. Look forward to another African adventure
Paul and Karen from Kent travelled to Namibia

September 2015

We would like to thank you so much, especially Michele for all your advice and help. The arrangements were not the most straightforward but you had carried them out so that everything ran seamlessly. I did not want to return to the UK and can’t wait for our next visit. I will be starting to plan again with Michele as soon as I finish the laundry!! Thank you so much.
Christopher and Rosemary from Wiltshire travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia

August 2015

Hi Rob, Unfortunately we had to come home at the end of our Namibia trip - which was the only disappointing aspect of the arrangements! Although by now we are used to it, it is very much appreciated that everything you arranged went perfectly smoothly. We had a great time and saw some amazing scenery, lots of wildlife, stayed at some lovely places and met many really nice people - yep a great time!
Kev and Lynne from Kent travelled to Namibia

June/July 2015

Hi Jane, well you did it again, another great holiday which not only met but exceeded many of our expectations. It would be difficult to pick out any one highlight from a trip which included flamingos in the sunset at Walvis Bay to a sky almost white with stars at Etendeka. If we had to select one element though it would be the four nights with Waylon and Michael of Kunene Tours exploring the wilder reaches of north western Namibia. We would never have thought it possible to have one of the tenderest steaks we have ever had, cooked on a camp fire in the middle of nowhere. It also adds to the experience when your guide gets genuinely excited as happened when we sighted a cheetah along the Hoanib River. Once again thank you, diolch yn fawr iawn (thank you very much indeed).
George and Chris from Flintshire travelled to Namibia

May/June 2015

Hello Rob, many thanks for arranging our wonderful Namibia holiday. All of the accommodation was good and we saw a huge number of animals. Our guide at Mushara estimated we had seen about two hundred elephants in several family groups, the antics of the small babies provided us with much amusement. Also a cheetah mother with two cubs, and a black rhino, all on our first day in Etosha. We enjoyed the boat trip from Walvis bay and the afternoon trip in the dunes was amazing! On our free day in Swakopmund, we booked a full day trip with Living Desert Adventures - looking for the desert animals in the morning and then visiting the moonscape in the afternoon - it was an excellent trip and we can highly recommend it. On the journey from Swakopmund to Sossus Dune Lodge we saw some bat eared foxes. We really liked Sossus Dune lodge and managed to see the sunrise over the dunes! Many thanks again for a wonderful holiday.
Kenneth and Carolyn from Rutland travelled to Namibia

May 2015

Hi Rob, we are home from the trip of a life time. It was wonderful, beautiful, thrilling, adventurous and beyond our expectations! Many, many thank you's.
Roger and Gillian from Devon travelled to Namibia and Botswana

May 2015

Dear Rob, what can we say! We have just returned from the most wonderful two weeks in Namibia. It was, from beginning to end, just one fabulous thing after another. The wildlife, mountains, dunes, sea, accommodation, huge blue skies, sunsets and sunrises, stars, the roads(?!), the itinerary, the guides, the people, were just the best. Our thanks to you for your meticulous planning and care which was so evident throughout. It was a great comfort to be completely confident that everything would be perfect, and it certainly was. Another big thank you is for helping to make Richard's birthday so special. The staff at Khowarib Lodge had made a cake, presented it under a starlit sky and sang as only the Africans can. What an experience! We loved every single minute of this holiday. Thank you for all your help in making it so wonderful and special.
Richard and Pamela from Leicester travelled to Namibia

May 2015

Hello Rob, the standard of guiding was excellent; staff without fail were courteous, helpful and always smiling. We can highly recommend Safari Consultants in every respect. They are very professional and a credit to the travel industry. Nothing is too much trouble. Their aim is always to give their clients a perfect holiday/safari experience.
Roger and Gillian from Devon travelled to Botswana and Namibia

June 2015

Dear Michele, we had a really great holiday and all went well.  Thanks for all the arrangements and accommodation recommendations. Thamakalane River Lodge is a great place for birding in their grounds. Letaka Safaris – Excellent. Olive Grove – Excellent, nice touches and great breakfast. Little Sossus Lodge – Excellent. Great accommodation with fantastic views from our front door.  Great food.  All very friendly.  Enjoyed the sundowner trip with lots of food and wine. The full day excursion to Sossusvlei was excellent and Pierre went out of his way to find the Desert Lark for us.  He was very good company and spent a lot of time showing us the area – a memorable day. Cornerstone Guesthouse - Excellent.  Very friendly and helpful. Accommodation huge and very clean, great breakfast.  One day not long enough. Brandberg White Lady Lodge - Friendly and excellent setting with beautiful desert gardens. Camp Kipwe - Excellent.  Our favourite place for its setting and design.  Food also excellent and Tafi was a great guide. We were lucky to see the desert elephants on our morning nature drive.  Erongo Wilderness Lodge - Excellent.  Good accommodation, great setting and views. Good birding and photo opportunities from the dining/terrace areas. Thanks again for everything.
Peter and Angela from Hertfordshire travelled to Botswana and Namibia

April 2015

Rob, had a terrific time. A lot of driving but worth it to see everything in one trip. The variety of the whole trip was brilliant.
Peter, Anne and their son Joe from Cambridgeshire did a self-drive holiday in Namibia

June 2014

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

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

Dear Mary, we had such a fantastic time. We keep telling everyone how fantastic your organisation and choice of venues was, we saw nearly everything apart from cheetahs and met some amazing people. We cannot thank you enough for our experience. So much to say but must dash, will definitely be in touch for our next trip!
Jim and Di travelled through South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia

March 2013

Hi Bill, I have just got to congratulate you and your team on your attention to detail, presentation, and an over all totally professional job.
Neil is a travel agent that worked with us on a safari for his clients

January 2012

First of all thank you for organising a magnificent holiday in Southern Africa for us. It was our first trip to that part of the world and we couldn't have managed it without the professional input from Safari Consultants. There were so many memorable events that we will think about for years to come. Thanks again for helping us experience the wonders of Africa!
Peter, Ginny and Christine travelled through Namibia, Botswana and Zambia

October/November 2012

Dear Rob, we had a fantastic time which far exceeded our expectations and will provide us with enduring lifelong memories. Game viewing at all locations was excellent and the quality and knowledge of all the guides we had were outstanding. At all locations, we had a vehicle to ourselves. We recorded 185 different bird species, 37 different mammal species and 6 different reptiles. We witnessed lions devouring a warthog twenty feet away and hyenas feeding on a zebra which had apparently just died trying to give birth – so many different memories. All the camps provided very comfortable accommodation and excellent food and the staff were universally welcoming and good humoured. All the travel arrangements, border crossings etc. worked without a hitch and our bags turned up at all destinations! All in all a fabulous experience and thanks for your valued advice in putting it all together for us.
David and Jan travelled through Zambia (Victoria Falls), Botswana and Namibia

November 2012

Dear Rob, We had a fantastic time! Many thanks for all your assistance in arranging such a marvellous holiday.
Roger and Judith travelled through Zambia (Victoria Falls), Botswana and Namibia

November 2012

Hi Rob, what an amazing time we had, all arrangements went without any problems, all we had to do was enjoy ourselves and we certainly did that. Thank you to you and the team for pulling it all together.
Russell and Audrey undertook a self-drive holiday around Namibia

September 2012

Good morning Rob. Just getting back into normal routine. Our Namibia trip was fantastic, and Geoff and Rachel really enjoyed the whole experience. We now have a total of six persons very keen on self drive safaris.
Alan, Norma, Geoff and Rachel travelled through Namibia

September 2012

Dear Michele, I am emailing to let you know that we have had a wonderful holiday. Thank you for putting together an itinerary that provided us with the contrasts that we were looking for and also for 'reading' our tastes so well. We have had some great experiences and when we reached Sossusviei Desert Lodge I thought that I had died and gone to heaven. I cannot imagine that it could be bettered. Its location is picture perfect and I think it got our vote for the best rooms we have ever stayed in. Our second favourite place was Camp Kalahari. You rather 'down sold' this, and when one of my friends told me that she was going for a second time to Jack's Camp I felt a little envious (although having looked at the prices for Jack's Camp I can see that it would have added considerably to the cost). However in the event the experience here was really memorable and we could not see how it could have been improved upon. We were very glad that we decided to do the Grey Matters excursion, we never thought that we would get so close to an elephant and learn so much about them. We weren't as enthused by Stanley's lodge as the other accommodation. However staying at Stanley or the sister camp is the only way of doing Grey Matters and we would not have wanted to have missed that. All the arrangements worked like clockwork and we enjoyed the connecting flights by light aircraft, the flights to and from Sossusviei stand out in particular. So thank you again for providing us with a spectacular holiday.
Nigel, Ann and Emma travelled through Botswana and Namibia

August 2012

Dear Michele, Please find enclosed the returned appraisal form supplied by you. Can I also say a massive thanks for all your work in planning and arranging the holiday, all aspects ran like clockwork. The whole trip was fabulous and we enjoyed every minute! In discussions with Andrew and Pippa (managements at Kanana) they expressed the views that the selection of camps had been really well thought out since they were all very different. I think I would like to take this a stage further and say that we felt that for virtually the whole 3 weeks every day seemed to be different and we particularly enjoyed this aspect. We managed to see a whole host of wildlife. The only animals we did not see where cheetah and rhino. On returning to the lodge one evening we stumbled across a leopard kill but two hyaenas had stolen the prize meal; a truly amazing experience! We believe we achieved great rapport with all lodge personnel who were brilliant everywhere. All our guides where excellent. Once again many thanks for all your efforts.
David and Christine travelled through Namibia and Botswana

May 2012

Hi Rob, Just to say thank you very much for creating us such a wonderful honeymoon! It was the perfect mix of environments – arriving in Jacana with the delta in flood was stunning – we loved going around by boat in the hippo highways and all the beautiful wildlife, flowers, birds and the mokoro. Selinda was awesome – amazing guiding and we were lucky enough to have some wild dogs and a hyena in front of the camp on day 1 and 2. Fantastic food too and lovely relaxed yet luxurious atmosphere and accommodation. We also found Ntwala stunning – supreme accommodation and the biggest bathroom I’ve ever seen! And being by the Zambezi – we loved it (you were right too – we ended up not going on that last game drive in the end in order to enjoy being on the river more). We saw lions chasing mongoose from the river in Chobe – great treat. We loved Siankaba too and the falls. Perfect!
Martin and Pam found us on the web and travelled to Botswana, Namibia and Zambia on honeymoon

May 2012

Dear Mary, we wanted to write you a note to say a huge thank you for all of your help planning and organising our honeymoon. We had the most amazing time. It was absolutely perfect and everything we dreamed it would be and more. Each of the properties we visited were perfect and you had clearly listened to exactly what we wanted by keeping them all small and personal. The game viewing at Etosha was second to none and being able to self drive around the park gave it an exclusive feel and we had some experiences we will never forget. We didn't think it was possible for a herd of 23 Elephants to creep up without us realising whilst we were busy watching a leopard at a waterhole without another person or car in sight! This email would not be complete without a mention about the wild camping. This for us was the best three days of the entire trip. Being out in such deserted wildnerness was an unbelievable experience and one which is very difficult to describe to people who have not seen it. Our guide, Eric, was first class and ensured our experience was as good as it was. Simply put, a trip to Namibia without visiting this region in this way would be incomplete. There is one last thing.... when can we go again?!
David and Kirsten travelled around Namibia on honeymoon

September 2012

Dear Rob, our recent holiday to Zambia, Botswana and Namibia certainly lived up to expectations - it is fair to say that we do not think it could have been bettered and much of this is down to how well you interpreted our requirements and the large amount of time you spent refining these with us. The game/bird viewing was excellent and we were delighted with the range and variety of different experiences we encountered. Thank you again for everything you did to make this holiday such as special experience for us.
David and Vee travelled to Zambia, Botswana and Namibia

September/ early October 2011

Mary, I have just returned from my trip to Namibia. I had a wonderful time. I thoroughly enjoyed the Diverse Namibia trip with Wilderness Safaris. The guide, Regan, did a fantastic job and I want to send the Wilderness management in Namibia an email to let them know how good a job he did. The hike was amazing. I had wanted to do an activity which I thought would be challenging but rewarding and it was exactly what I had hoped for (and more). I do not normally go camping and I am only really a "post-prandial" walker so I confess that I was anxious about it at the start and, for the first 24 hours, I did wonder why I had agreed to do it! However, as each day went past, the more I enjoyed it and the day when we climbed the Gorassis mountain will live long in the memory. It was an arduous climb and the descent was treacherous but we arrived at camp that evening to find the porter, chef, hot showers and a bed roll! The gin and tonic which I had was almost certainly the best I have ever had! In short, I would highly recommend the hike. It was one of the highlights of the trip.
Charles travelled to Namibia, combining a small group safari with a private walking trail

September 2011

This was a first-rate holiday and we don't think you are going to be able to better it or even equal it.......now, there's a challenge!  It was a true wilderness experience and we loved pretty much every minute. You got everything in absolutely the right order, and we were so glad to finish in the quiet atmosphere of Tswalu (quite liked the pampering too).
John & Jennifer travelled to Namibia & South Africa

April 2011

Having now completed our first Botswana safari we appreciate more fully how thoughtfully you had put the itinerary together. This was also commented on very favourably by other travellers we met and talked to and who wanted to know who had set up our safari. Very many thanks for that. Everyone we met in Botswana and Namibia was welcoming, pleasant and helpful. We cannot remember such universal warmth on any previous trip we have made. In our time we have both visited about 100 different countries either for work or pleasure.
Don & Gillian travelled to Botswana & Namibia’s Caprivi Strip

April 2011

Fantastic holiday. We thought Botswana couldn't be beaten but we both think Namibia had the edge. Maybe it was because we had more freedom. The driving was interesting, the distances sometimes a bit long, but within your guide lines. Birding was excellent according to the different habitats. Managed 178 species including most of the endemics. Also had a brilliant selection of animals, 34 in all, including 5 rhino at Etosha, a genet and caracal at Erongo and a brief glimpse of a leopard at Etendeka. Thanks Rob, to you and your staff for giving us another excellent holiday.
Pete & Kathy travelled to Namibia

December 2010

Hi Rob, it was a wonderful adventure holiday in every way. We were so lucky with the Skeleton Coast Safari and Andre Schoeman who was a fantastic guide and told us so much of the country and its people, etc. We were the only two on board the Cessna apart from pilot Andre and his son who was almost a pilot! We had tents to ourselves at the camps so room to spread our bits and pieces and we were looked after royally. The final stop at Victoria Falls was a delightful end and seeing the Falls at close proximity made it much more realistic. We had a 13 minute helicopter flight which was incredible. We saw many animals particularly at Ongava and Etosha - all making it a memorable holiday. Hope we will be doing another with you before too long!
Amanda from Berkshire travelled to Namibia and Zimbabwe

August 2016

- Botswana

Testimonials

Having specialised in travel to Africa since 1983, we are extremely proud to have built up a wonderful customer base of repeat travellers who recommend our services to their friends and colleagues. Whether our customers travel just once to Africa as a special celebration holiday, or go back multiple times a year, our aim is for every holiday to be perfect, every time. Listed below are just some of the comments we have received from our customers visiting Botswana in the past year.

Dear Frances, I would like to let you know that all of the 11 members of the Africa Safari Tour came back home safely yesterday and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The staff and guides at each of the camps and hotels are very professional and have provided us with high quality services. On behalf of the group, I would like to express our appreciation to you for your arrangements that significantly contributed to the success of this tour.
Yee-Horn and friends from California travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Kenya

July 2018

Hi Michele, this is one of the best safaris ever! Unbelievable sightings in both camps. Thank you!
John and Sophia from London travelled to eastern Botswana and South Africa

June 2018

Hi Rob, we are back now and thoroughly enjoyed our trip and all you and your staff did to put this together. Your attention to detail and knowledge of the areas and matching with our interests all melded together to make a most memorable trip.
Andrew and Brandon from California, USA travelled to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana

June 2018

Hi Mary and Rob, we just wanted to thank you for all your help in organising our honeymoon. All of your recommendations were spot on! The logistics of all the transfers etc. were also seamless and we couldn't have been more relaxed. When we left Botswana we tried to think of anything at all that could be improved and we couldn't think of even the smallest thing. Constance Lemuria in the Seychelles was also much more than we expected and we absolutely loved it. Carana Beach Hotel is lovely, the private beach beautiful and we had excellent food there. Mason's travel were really good too and everything went very smoothly with them. In Botswana the safari was great - we felt like we saw a lot and even saw a large pack of wild dogs hunting in Shinde. We thought the staff at Ker and Downey were just phenomenal and would love to go again.
Amit and Sarah from London travelled on honeymoon to Botswana, South Africa & Seychelles

May 2018

Hi Julia, thank you so much for your wonderful work planning my holiday, I had a fantastic time, so many really special experiences, and have definitely got the “bug”! The staff at all the camps were so attentive and the locations were perfect, and I really appreciated your, and your team’s help and responsiveness throughout. Many thanks
Simone from Surrey travelled to Botswana

April/May 2018

Dear Mary, we had a great time, thanks. The choice of different terrains in the Central Kalahari and the Lagoon worked well, having some different animals and birds. In one of the drives from Tao Pan, even the guide became excited at seeing a couple of elephants in the distance; apparently they do not come to the region often and these were the first to be seen in 2018. The guides in both camps were excellent and looked after us really well. Thank you for your advice and efforts. When we next have a safari holiday, we will certainly want to hear what you have to say about our ideas.
Charles and Sandra from Essex travelled to Botswana

February 2018

Hello Frances, Rochelle and I are home. We had an absolutely fabulous trip. Our time in Botswana was so special. Everything about the safari was wonderful. We enjoyed both camps and found everything just terrific. The food was great, the staff were all number one in terms of service, helpfulness and general great attitude. We absolutely loved Bale and Gee, our tracker and guide at Kwara Camp. They are a great team. We saw an amazing amount of wild life and the landscape in the Delta was so gorgeous. Camp Kalahari was not as rich in the big animals but still had lots to offer and the food, the lodgings and the staff once again were all terrific. So thank you Frances for your assistance in making all this possible for us. I know we threw a lot at you all at the last minute and you were so patient and helpful. I hope I have the opportunity to ask for your services again one day soon. I certainly have fallen in love with being 'on safari'.
Gwynne and Rochelle from Canada travelled to Botswana

January/February 2018

Hi Michele, a truly amazing trip that came up to and surpassed expectations. Treasured memories of a fantastic time. Thank you!
Christianne from Manchester travelled to Botswana and Zimbabwe

November 2017

Morning Michele, just a quick email to say we are back, had a FANTASTIC time, so many different experiences and adventures ! - can’t believe it’s all over.
Helen from West Sussex & Dee from Hampshire travelled to Botswana, Zambia and Zanzibar

November 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

Dear Julia, we would just like to say we were especially impressed with our safari guide Frank who worked for Golden Africa Mobile Safari. He was the most knowledgeable guide we have ever known and had a genuine care for the environment. We were also pleased and impressed that all our travel arrangements and picks ups went so smoothly.
Rajiv and Jane from Kent travelled to Botswana and Zimbabwe

September/October 2017

Dear Michele, Botswana was, as usual fantastic and I know that Steph thought so as well. We both had an absolutely great time together, and all your arrangements, timings, connections, etc. went smoothly, as they always do. Thank you very much indeed for organising what was the perfect safari trip for us.
Betty and Steph from Essex travelled to Botswana

September 2017

Dear Michele, in short, the trip was simply fabulous and exceeded most (if not all) our expectations. Much of the itinerary was just perfect and it is difficult to envisage how it might have been bettered. We want to thank you for all your hard work in customising our trip and making this such a wonderful holiday. Thank you too for responding so quickly and effectively to our delayed outward flight and onward travel rearrangements. This all proceeded without a further hitch and we were able to quickly forget about the rather stressful start to the holiday. Once again, many thanks.
Neil and Sue from Surrey travelled to South Africa and Botswana

September 2017

Hi Michele, we had a wonderful time in Botswana; it was an exciting adventure for sure. Rather than just animal sightings (and there were tons) we were fortunate enough to be able to observe animals in their daily routine. Footsteps was my personal favourite camp - just 7 of them doing everything and making it all look so effortless and enjoyable. The walks were the best and just getting to camp from the airstrip was a real adventure. Loved it! Paddy particularly liked Selinda Explorers - especially the décor. Absolutely wonderful. It's amazing how many experiences can be packed into less than two weeks - it'll take many more than that to process it all. A lovely trip so thanks once again for your hard work to make it so for us.
Paddy and Joan from Essex travelled to Botswana

June 2017

Thanks again Michele for organising such a wonderful and memorable trip for us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Ian and Paddy from Buckinghamshire travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

July 2017

Hi Frances. The main reason we decided on Safari Consultants was the attention to detail given in your responses to our quite thorough brief and the confidence given by the local knowledge of all of the options we were offered. The choice of Mashatu Tented Camp was perfect for us to experience the feeling of being in the bush without actually camping out. An amazing experience hearing the wildlife close by through the night. Watching the elephants at the waterhole whilst having dinner was magical. The setting and the people at Mashatu made for an authentic intimate Botswana experience. Kambaku again was perfect for what we were looking for. The thatched villas were luxurious and very well spread out over the grounds. A real sense of space. Of course Kambaku is a different experience to Mashatu, it is South Africa and not Botswana. The game drives were excellent. Some of the sundowner stops at Kambaku were stunning. The night skies at dusk were breath taking. In fact with the help of lions visiting over dinner, we saw the big five in the first afternoon and evening. What can we say about Victoria Falls. There is a very good reason it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To experience the power and beauty was very moving. Clive was brilliant and made this a memorable experience. The Zambezi sunset cruise was a marvellous end to what was a trip of a lifetime. The boat was excellent and staff brilliant and the sunset, unforgettable. With the benefit of hindsight would we have changed anything?.....No, and I think that says it all. So a very big thank you to you Frances and everybody at Safari Consultants and your African partners. It is quite remarkable that such a complex schedule went without a hitch. A compliment to all involved.
Brian and Diane from Hampshire travelled to Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

June 2017

Hi Rob, thank you so much for organising a fabulous holiday for us. We loved every minute of it and it far exceeded all our expectations (which were already high!). There were so many highlights and we are currently ploughing through and editing approximately 3,000 photos so are reliving all the memories. The Victoria Falls were magnificent, in full spate and Ilala Lodge was lovely. We loved the Chobe river, and the birdlife was superb. We saw about 60 elephants drinking at Elephant Bay which was memorable. The 3 safari camps were awesome. In every case the standard of accommodation was amazing, the food delicious and nothing was too much trouble. Our favourite camp was Shinde - the atmosphere and friendliness almost moved us to tears. At each camp we saw lots and a great variety of animals and birds. A highlight was a pride of nine lions at Selinda which, after an abortive warthog hunt, decided to flop down in the shade of our vehicle. They were so close I could have reached out and touched them. You have now thoroughly converted us to safaris and we have Namibia on the high wishlist.
Pauline and Derrick from Surrey travelled to Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana

May/June 2017

Hi Michele, this is now the fourth time we have come to you with an outline of what we wanted to do. This time a focus on the Okavango Delta with a fully water based camp, a game based camp, a camp with mixed activities and a walking based camp. As previously, the itinerary you put together fully met the brief and we had a great holiday with experiences to remember. Many thanks once again for all the time and effort you put into this.
David and Dorothy from Hampshire travelled to Botswana

June 2017

Hi Frances, it was an amazing trip, a unique experience that I will remember for life. Thank you for the professionalism, effort and care you put on organising our safari. Looking forward to visiting Africa again.
Dimitris and friends from London travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

March/April 2017

Hi Frances, we are now back (only in body, not in soul) and we'd like to thank you for the loving care and effort you put into organising our trip. We all had the time of our lives! The animals, the sunsets, the warm people who looked after us, the landscapes and the adventures that took all of us in one way or another our of our comfort zones, will stay with us forever.
Elina and friends from London travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

March/April 2017

Rob, many thanks for organising a great trip for us. Pretty much everything worked like clockwork. Mashatu tented camp was very good. Excellently run with fantastic staff, very professional and friendly, food top notch too. Game viewing was still good despite the grass being high. We did see wild dogs on our first day. Leopards usually allude us too but our excellent guide Richard found 2 in three days for us. We loved the tents, large comfortable and well appointed with great bathrooms but our only criticism of the whole camp would be that there was no view / aspect. You were right about Tswalu, it was absolutely fabulous! Again guides can make or break the experience and we had an excellent guide Warren Pearson. Everything about Tswalu was top notch and you have now spoilt us for the future. Sadly no pangolin or aardvark but got very close to Hartmann's zebra, and the first brown hyena I have seen. Meerkats were fascinating and I could have sat with them all day. Many thanks again Rob, just loved it!
Caroline from Suffolk travelled to South Africa and Botswana

February/March 2017

Dear Frances, just to let you know that the trip went off without a hitch; it was a truly wonderful experience and will always be fondly remembered. The Letaka mobile safari was something of a highlight because our guide “Nkosi” was a true star. He was so passionate about the bush and all it has to offer. He was very considerate, a safe driver and had the most encyclopaedic knowledge of all the mammals and birds. He could answer every question going. He was also able to interpret the animal behaviour to track animals and find them. Quite outstanding. Our 7 days with him resulted in some emotional “goodbyes” when he saw us off from Xakanaxa airstrip for the finale at Vumbura Plains. That was a superlative end to the holiday and we agreed it was the best accommodation and “service” experience we have ever encountered anywhere in the world. Another highlight were the “Safari Brothers” – Grant and Brent Reed – turning up at Maun to greet us off our flight back from Vumbura. Rather beyond the call of duty but it was great to speak to them about our time in the Kalahari and the Moremi with Nkosi and how good the support team were led by Mousa the bush chef. Many thanks for putting together what will be remembered as a trip of a life time.
David, Sarah, Nick and Rachel from Leicestershire travelled to South Africa and Botswana

January 2017

Dear Michele, you arranged a most amazing holiday for us, our two children, their spouses and five grandchildren to Cape Town, Gaborone and Madikwe. EVERYTHING was perfect, the transfers worked like clockwork, and you helped make our 50th Anniversary celebration a trip to remember forever. So a BIG THANK YOU - you did us proud.
Mike and Jean from Staffordshire together with their multi-generational family travelled to South Africa and Botswana

October 2016

Dear Frances, what an incredible trip! Thank you so much with helping us put together this trip of a lifetime. We will definitely be keeping another safari trip in mind for a future trip! Thank you again!
Cindy and Spencer from Connecticut travelled to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa

October 2016

Hi Michele, I wanted you to know that the trip was fabulous and has now replaced Peru as my favourite trip. You guys clearly know what you are doing. Several people even mentioned what a good variety of locations we were seeing. At Selinda, we loved the variety of topography. Saw so much, including two wild dog kills in one day. Lots of people never see one. Gruesome, but incredibly interesting. Loved the camp, the people, the food, the personal hospitality. At Shinde the landscape was wetter and interesting, the food was good and staff very nice. Camp Kalahari we saw some great birds and new animals especially at night and we enjoyed the meerkats. Drinks, dinner and sleeping on the pans was magical.
Linnea from California travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

September 2016

Dear Michele, Botswana, as usual, lived up to all my hopes and expectations. All your arrangements, timings, connections, etc. worked out beautifully - thank you. It really was my dream holiday - I don't think I've woken up yet! The 3 camps were absolutely delightful - very different in their own ways and at all three camps, my guides were excellent. Very best wishes to you all at Safari Consultants, and again thank you for organising my trip this year.
Betty from Essex travelled to Botswana

September 2016

Dear Rob, we had a fantastic time, all the arrangements worked smoothly and we had some spectacular game sightings. A big thank you for your advice and organisation.
Glenn and Christine from Gloucestershire travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana

August 2016

Hi Michele, we're back in Hong Kong now and trying to get over jetlag. The trip was amazing, thank you so much for everything. The overall organisation, transfers, quality of camps, etc. were flawless. We're really lucky as we get to travel frequently, but this was our first trip to Africa and it didn't disappoint. It was also great to meet the two Safari Consultants ladies at Kanana. We will definitely use Safari Consultants again and I'm already working on Tim for the next trip!
Tim and Claire from Hong Kong travelled to Botswana and Victoria Falls

May 2016

An excellent trip, great lodges, great animal viewing, great people, but just not long enough! We will be back.
Jane, Martyn and Cara from Leicester travelled to Zambia and Botswana

May/June 2016

Frances, great holiday. We particularly enjoyed the Tok Tokkie and Footsteps walking trips, but appreciated the diversity of the programme and would not have wished to change the route. Overall brilliant! Thank you.
Phillip and Katie from Essex travelled to Namibia and Botswana

September 2015

Hi Michele, many thanks for organizing us another great trip!, we have always wanted to see the Delta and it was great to see…we enjoyed the diversity of the trip and we saw and did a lot in the 2 weeks. We loved the team at Savute and the location of Kanana….and it was great to end at Waterberry Lodge where we saw the falls from both sides…We look forward to our next trip!
Gary and Kat from London travelled to Botswana and Zambia

September 2015

Hi Rob, we had a fantastic time - as a headline I would give Selinda a 5 out of 5 rating. Beautiful camp and experience enhanced by the boat ride from the boat station to camp past the hippos etc. Felt very close indeed to the wildlife - had baboons, elephants and hippos in/very close to camp. On the last morning we were sat having breakfast round the fire when a kudu crashed through 3 yards from us pursued by a pack of 16 wild dogs!! We saw the dogs twice, lions 4 times, leopard and lost count of the number of elephants. Guide OB was fantastic - very experienced. At Shinde our guide Bee was again very experienced and very good. Lovely Independence Day celebrations - staff charming and tried super hard. We did the mekoro excursions – a great experience. All the arrangements were superb. Everything worked incredibly well for which we thank you. Also, it was meant to be a real lifetime experience for Greg and it certainly was!!!! Already started thinking about next time - I'd love Botswana and Namibia together. Many many thanks for all the help you've given. I'm not pleased to be home though!!!!!
Nick and Greg from Leicester travelled to Botswana

September 2015

Dear Rob, I just wanted to say a massive thanks for delivering a great holiday - you fulfilled my brief perfectly, and exceeded all our expectations. All arrangements, transfers and accommodation were like clockwork, no concerns at all. We liked that Elephant Plains and Muchenje arranged for us to have the same guides throughout our stay, as this greatly enhances the relationships and communication. Elephant Plains was a great location, great food & great staff. Morné Fouche our guide was very professional - we loved the drives and game walks with him. Over 3 days we saw 7 different leopard, 4 different rhino and a big herd of buffalo, 800-1000 strong which Morné managed to park just ahead of, then they flowed all around the vehicle for 20-30 mins as they passed, unforgettable. Muchenje - great atmosphere, felt like home from home, fantastic location on the escarpment overlooking the floodplain. We enjoyed the full day out with boat trip, picnic lunch then a game drive back along the Chobe waterfront, with hundreds of elephant, buffalo, zebra & sable. We got a fantastic front row view of a lion hunt by a pride of 10 lions. Waterberry Lodge was a great end to the holiday - fantastic location and good food. We enjoyed the sunset cruise, fishing, hippos on the lawn and bird watching. So relaxing to just chill on the banks of the Zambezi. The visit to the Falls was great. We have great photos and great memories - thank you. We now have lots of ideas for return trips, and will not hesitate to contact you.
Alan, Colette and Michael from Lancashire travelled to South Africa, Zambia & Botswana

August/September 2015

We would like to thank you so much, especially Michele for all your advice and help. The arrangements were not the most straightforward but you had carried them out so that everything ran seamlessly. I did not want to return to the UK and can’t wait for our next visit. I will be starting to plan again with Michele as soon as I finish the laundry!! Thank you so much.
Christopher and Rosemary from Wiltshire travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia

August 2015

Hi Mary, Many apologies for not contacting you to say a big thank you for organising the trip but I suspect we have all been caught in a Botswana bubble!!!! It was a great itinerary! The camps were all very different and enabled us to have a real insight into Botswana. It was ideal to end at Pelo Camp with a laid back and really remote environment having experienced the rather chi chi Duma Tau and the authentic Savuti Camp. The guides were solicitous and knowledgeable and the staff friendly and welcoming. The highlights.... The welcome and choirs at the camps, The fireside bars, The hot water bottles aka bush buddies, The superb setting for cocktails, The amazing array of wildlife flora and fauna. So as you can tell a great success. Many thanks.
Suzanne from London travelled to Botswana

August 2015

Hi Mary, I loved every minute of it, even though we had to get up at 5.30am every morning! The itinerary was fantastic – everywhere we went we were greeted by friendly staff who couldn’t do enough for us. It was full on, as we were moving every other day, but we soon got into the rhythm of it. Have to admit to being exhausted since I got back though! A real dream come true for me. Thank you.
Julie from Jersey travelled to Botswana

August 2015

Hi Mary, Brendan & I had an absolutely amazing time in Botswana. All of your camp recommendations were perfect and we absolutely loved our surprise honeymoon dinners at Kanana and Savuti. Thank you!!
Brendan & Jenn from New York travelled to Botswana on Honeymoon

July 2015

Hello Michele, it is safe to say all went very well indeed, another Michele triumph! Thanks as always for all you did to make it such a great trip. Look forward to speaking next week.
Gerry and Sarah from Buckinghamshire travelled to Botswana and Victoria Falls

June 2015

Hi Frances, we had the most amazing time, took the helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls, Awesome!! The best camp was Okuti Camp. The staff were amazing. The whole camp had the most wonderful atmosphere because they cared so most about everything. The guides were extremely knowledgeable & informative, especially our guide Solly who specialised in birds. We had the most splendid time, one we won't forget in a hurry.
Denise and Dennis from Wales travelled to Zambia and Botswana

June 2015

Hello Michele, we want to thank you for organising our extraordinary safari adventure in Southern Africa. Everything that we had planned worked seamlessly and efficiently in all three countries, including eleven airplanes (+helicopter), multiple lodges and hotels over nearly three weeks. We saw and experienced everything we could imagine for Africa and came home exhilarated (and healthy). A special delight were the staff at all the lodges in Botswana, who seemed so happy to meet with us, spend personal time with us, and treated us like honoured family guests. Our game viewing drives covered all manner of terrain and close up encounters with so many animals and birds in their natural surroundings, that we took over 900 photographs combined. The expert and knowledgeable guides soon became new friends. The food and accommodations were first class and individually special everywhere. We were busy the whole time, and the places you chose presented an exotic variety of experiences. Some additional comments that did not detract from our delightful safari: * Night game drives with searchlights were OK, but somehow seemed intrusive and not too productive. * Nights and predawn drives were indeed cold despite hot water bottles, lush bedcovers, and vehicle blankets so we were happy to be there in June not August. We came well prepared with warm clothes, scarves and gloves and needed them on highway game drives - we were surprised how cold those cottages with screens, Kanana and Okuti, were at night and early morning. The low temperature was 0 degrees Centigrade one morning and no higher than 10 degrees on other days. * Victoria falls was extraordinary but so full of mist that a later date would have been better (my error). The helicopter ride provided an expanded view, but seemed rather expensive. Again, we congratulate Safari Consultants, for a complex network of arrangements between camps and transport operations that works flawlessly without delays across countries, rivers, airports etc. We have recommended Safari consultants to all our friends here, and to our families in the UK.
Roger and Jean from California, USA travelled to South Africa, Botswana and Zambia

May/June 2015

Hi Rob, we are home from the trip of a life time. It was wonderful, beautiful, thrilling, adventurous and beyond our expectations! Many, many thank you's.
Roger and Gillian from Devon travelled to Namibia and Botswana

May 2015

Hello Rob, the standard of guiding was excellent; staff without fail were courteous, helpful and always smiling. We can highly recommend Safari Consultants in every respect. They are very professional and a credit to the travel industry. Nothing is too much trouble. Their aim is always to give their clients a perfect holiday/safari experience.
Roger and Gillian from Devon travelled to Botswana and Namibia

June 2015

Dear Rob, we had an amazing time, all of the places we stayed in were excellent and the order was just right. Selinda Camp was our favourite camp – the staff go out of their way to ensure you have everything you want. We also loved Footsteps Across the Delta; a peaceful and completely different experience to the rest. You were right that the animals weren't as plentiful as they were in Kenya but we still saw lots of them, even a leopard on one occasion. The bird life in Botswana is incredible too. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday.
Jill and Bernd from London travelled to Botswana and Zambia

May 2015

Dear Michele, we had a really great holiday and all went well.  Thanks for all the arrangements and accommodation recommendations. Thamakalane River Lodge is a great place for birding in their grounds. Letaka Safaris – Excellent. Olive Grove – Excellent, nice touches and great breakfast. Little Sossus Lodge – Excellent. Great accommodation with fantastic views from our front door.  Great food.  All very friendly.  Enjoyed the sundowner trip with lots of food and wine. The full day excursion to Sossusvlei was excellent and Pierre went out of his way to find the Desert Lark for us.  He was very good company and spent a lot of time showing us the area – a memorable day. Cornerstone Guesthouse - Excellent.  Very friendly and helpful. Accommodation huge and very clean, great breakfast.  One day not long enough. Brandberg White Lady Lodge - Friendly and excellent setting with beautiful desert gardens. Camp Kipwe - Excellent.  Our favourite place for its setting and design.  Food also excellent and Tafi was a great guide. We were lucky to see the desert elephants on our morning nature drive.  Erongo Wilderness Lodge - Excellent.  Good accommodation, great setting and views. Good birding and photo opportunities from the dining/terrace areas. Thanks again for everything.
Peter and Angela from Hertfordshire travelled to Botswana and Namibia

April 2015

Dear Rob, I just wanted to let you know that we had an excellent trip. Everyone really enjoyed the time spent with the guides spotting and watching a great variety of wildlife. Savannah was just what we needed to get our feet on the ground. The Savannah Suite was perfect and a really relaxing place. All of the staff working in the lodge were great and made us very welcome. What really made it though was the energy and enthusiasm of the guide (Kevin) and tracker (Julius). We saw leopard, lions plus cubs, elephants, rhino and buffalo and two different cheetah. Letaka was excellent - Lucas was a first class guide and made every effort to look after us whilst we stayed with him. Footsteps was good, the walks were great and we very much enjoyed being on foot again. This time we saw a lot of lions and a pair mating at very close quarters; zebra and impala everywhere. We also saw six male lions in one morning which was quite a surprise, a civet at night plus some lions very close to the bush dinner which kept our attention. OP and Noah guided us very well and the girls really enjoyed a slightly more advanced young explorers camp. Kanana was excellent - they made a real effort to look after us and we appreciated that as well as the warmth of the welcome. Thank you for arranging it all.
Nick and Nicola from Bristol travelled with their family to South Africa and Botswana

March 2015

Another splendidly successful holiday planned with the friendly professionalism and expertise we know we shall receive from Safari Consultants. They are a truly outstanding company. This has been our sixth holiday with them and we would never even contemplate changing our alliance!
John and Jennifer from Berkshire travelled to Botswana

March 2015

Hi 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

December 2014

Dear 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

November 2014

Hi Rob, thanks for organizing a great trip. Selinda Camp was amazing! Food was probably the best we have had from all the camps we stayed and the guides are good. Victoria Falls was spectacular. Thanks again!
Tommy and Annie from Singapore travelled to Botswana and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

November 2014

Hi Rob, we had an amazing holiday and were completely blown away with Botswana again. All camps were amazing and unique, we loved Footsteps and the simplicity of it and the guides were great in all camps (Paul was a character at Footsteps!)
Stephen and Caron from London travelled to Botswana

November 2014

- South Africa

Testimonials

Dear Frances, I would like to let you know that all of the 11 members of the Africa Safari Tour came back home safely yesterday and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The staff and guides at each of the camps and hotels are very professional and have provided us with high quality services. On behalf of the group, I would like to express our appreciation to you for your arrangements that significantly contributed to the success of this tour.
Yee-Horn and friends from California travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Kenya

July 2018

Hi Rob, just writing to say thank you for once again organising a fantastic African adventure for our family. At Kakuli Bush camp we were met by the very happy and friendly manager and staff. The camp was great. We loved the remoteness, the family tent/chalet, the peacefulness, the walking and the interaction with staff. The fun really began on our first night drive and didn’t stop for our entire stay – leopard vs baboon, the noise of the baboons was deafening and watching them chase the leopard was incredible. The leopard won eventually. We saw two different packs of wild dog (one lot happily munching away on their kill), leopards galore, lions, a huge buffalo herd, giraffe, zebra, hyena, elephant and the list goes on. We all absolutely loved this camp, the staff, the food and especially Julius and Kamisa who were not only great guides but wonderful company. Although sad to leave Kakuli we were looking forward to different adventures at Chongwe River Camp in the Lower Zambezi NP. You were right about the flight in – the sight of the massive Zambezi River was breathtaking. The Albida suite was roomy, private and had a great outlook onto the Zambezi River. The sunset cruise was lovely and started with a sighting of several young male lions lying in the sun on the high river bank. The canoe trip was another outstanding highlight – so peaceful despite the large crocs on the banks and hippos in the water. We enjoyed our stay here very much but found it a bit more “business like” than the more relaxed Kakuli. Thanks again for all your help and advice. I don’t think I’m done with Africa yet so look forward to organising another great trip in the future.
Gerard, Virginia, Lauren, Oliver & Natalie from Australia travelled to South Africa and Zambia

July 2018

Hi Michele, this is one of the best safaris ever! Unbelievable sightings in both camps. Thank you!
John and Sophia from London travelled to eastern Botswana and South Africa

June 2018

Hi Rob, we are back now and thoroughly enjoyed our trip and all you and your staff did to put this together. Your attention to detail and knowledge of the areas and matching with our interests all melded together to make a most memorable trip.
Andrew and Brandon from California, USA travelled to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana

June 2018

Hi Mary and Rob, we just wanted to thank you for all your help in organising our honeymoon. All of your recommendations were spot on! The logistics of all the transfers etc. were also seamless and we couldn't have been more relaxed. When we left Botswana we tried to think of anything at all that could be improved and we couldn't think of even the smallest thing. Constance Lemuria in the Seychelles was also much more than we expected and we absolutely loved it. Carana Beach Hotel is lovely, the private beach beautiful and we had excellent food there. Mason's travel were really good too and everything went very smoothly with them. In Botswana the safari was great - we felt like we saw a lot and even saw a large pack of wild dogs hunting in Shinde. We thought the staff at Ker and Downey were just phenomenal and would love to go again.
Amit and Sarah from London travelled on honeymoon to Botswana, South Africa & Seychelles

May 2018

Dear Rob and Bill, we had the most amazing time in SA. You made the whole thing simplicity itself from the early telephone conversations and advice to the “Vamoos app” and wallet you supply containing all relevant information. Your choices of hotels and lodges were spot on as were the transfers you arranged; the road transfer from Kwandwe to PE was faultless but I must admit that the air transfer on that private jet from Plettenberg fulfilled a childhood dream! Kwandwe was amazing and exactly what we were looking for, we have some amazing photographs and memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much for making the whole experience so amazing and the booking process so easy when it could have easily been rather daunting trying to decide where to go.
Mark, Vera, Eva and Michael from London travelled to South Africa

March/April 2018

Rob, as I suspected, the "game" portion of the trip was anti-climatic after seeing the great migration, but we still saw lots of game. Makanyi was great, the staff couldn't have been nicer, the amenities and service, great. Great choice for the area. Cape Grace was, likewise, a great choice. Certainly one of the nicer hotels we have stayed in. Again, the staff were gracious and helpful. Leeu House was also a good choice though I am not sold on spending two nights in the wine country. Great food but I'm getting to the point, I guess, that we have seen so many "vineyards", that the novelty has worn off. River Club was just okay--great location, lovely views, a bit tired. Overall, it really was a great trip, Africa really is a special place. Thanks for your help.
Mark and Marjorie from Massachusetts travelled to South Africa & Zambia

March 2018

Hi Rob, our Safari in the Madikwe and time in Cape Town were both outstanding. When people ask about our Safari, I tell people it was our best family vacation yet. I’ve been an expat for 15 years and my family is well travelled, so that's quite a comment. I highly rate the quality of The Bush House and thanks so much for the recommendation. Having a private vehicle also really added to the experience. The guide was superb and great with our kids. Four full days really seemed like the right amount of time. The small size of the lodge, staffs treatment of our kids, and the facilities really made us feel ‘at home.’ Cape Town and the surrounding area are beautiful as you know. Our driver to and from the Bush House was actually Ian Johnson, a guide and tour company owner himself. He shared insights and recommendations and was much more than just the driver. I see another Safari in our future. I will definitely contact you when its time. Thanks much
Corbin, Janet, Elsa and Arden from China travelled to South Africa

February 2018

Hi Frances, we are still desperately trying to hold onto that holiday feeling! The tan, however is fading! Kings Camp was stunning - we had such a warm welcome. Everything about it was perfect, the staff who work at the camp all have their own personality whilst delivering a first class service - the facilities are first rate, a fantastic spa and a gym! The Wi-Fi worked better than our Wi-Fi in Cape Town! The game viewing was incredible - we saw the big 5 in the first 3 drives and was lucky enough to see wild dogs and twice witnessed leopards with their kill. The surprises kept coming... One night we came back from our drive and they had arranged for private dining on our room veranda, complete with a hot bath they had already run with candles all around it. A full on braai one night in a different outdoor dining area with us all sat in a semi circle - great to mix up the setting whilst being able to mix more with other guests. A surprise bush breakfast one morning where they took us to a site with tables and chairs, full cook area and a proper luxury outdoor loo! We can’t thank you enough for such an incredible trip, we are hooked - we are thinking next trip may be Botswana! Which we would naturally come to you for. Thanks again.
Adam and Steven from London travelled to South Africa

January 2018

Frances, I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for all your help with our recent safari vacation. We had a spectacular time and thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip! Kenya was just amazing and my daughters fell in love with the country. The trip to Devil's Pool was out of this world. Everything was just perfect and we already want to go back. Thanks so much.
Kristin, Scott, Elodie and Delphine from Michigan travelled to South Africa, Zambia and Kenya

December 2017

Hi Michele, just a quick note to say that we have arrived back safely this morning and have had a wonderful couple of weeks. Thanks from us all for your help and guidance – it really was terrific and no hitches anywhere. Many thanks again!
Nick, Jane, Jacob, Louis and Ruby from Hertfordshire spent Christmas & New Year in South Africa

January 2018

Hi Rob, In short, amazing trip in every sense!
Mark, Helen, Cameron, Cicely & Lola from Brighton travelled to South Africa

December 2017

Rob!! We’ve had the most amazing holiday ever!!!! We can’t thank you enough for organising and recommending everything for us - it has been incredible. Every bit of it!!!Thank you so much.
Joe, Bridget, Holly, Maisy and Martha travelled to Mauritius & South Africa

December 2017

Rob, thanks for your Welcome Home note. Overall, it was an excellent trip. La Plume and Savanna were the stand-out stars without question. And if we chose one of those 2, then clearly Savanna would be the absolute best. Janice wrote in the book that we arrived as clients and left as friends. Quite brilliant. All the best and thanks for fixing what was, and always will be, a memorable trip.
Clive and Janice from Rutland travelled to South Africa

November 2017

Hello Mary, thank you so much for arranging Tanda Tula for us which was every bit as fantastic as when Julie and I were there sixteen years ago. It was lovely to see some of the same staff too! We had a wonderful time and the two in our party who had not done safari before were completely in awe. I will be in touch again when I have saved for the next adventure!
Sue, Derek & Sam from Staffordshire travelled to South Africa along with four friends

November 2017

Hi Frances, just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for our amazing holiday. We loved every moment of our holiday. Each base was so diversely different so there was no time to be bored with a place, but new discoveries were always there to be had. The safari was out of this world. We saw the ‘big five’ and so much more. Waterberry Lodge was also a highlight for me. It was so serene and relaxing after our early mornings on safari.
Mike and Liz from Suffolk travelled to South Africa and Zambia

October 2017

Dear Michele, in short, the trip was simply fabulous and exceeded most (if not all) our expectations. Much of the itinerary was just perfect and it is difficult to envisage how it might have been bettered. We want to thank you for all your hard work in customising our trip and making this such a wonderful holiday. Thank you too for responding so quickly and effectively to our delayed outward flight and onward travel rearrangements. This all proceeded without a further hitch and we were able to quickly forget about the rather stressful start to the holiday. Once again, many thanks.
Neil and Sue from Surrey travelled to South Africa and Botswana

September 2017

Dear Rob, The holiday was wonderful and the arrangements, as always, were perfect. Thank you! The itinerary was so varied and interesting - stunning flowers, arid desert, gentle blue lagoons, wild Atlantic, remote locations, spectacular landscapes, amazing game drives, walks, sunshine...! What more could we ask for? Thank you again for another memorable holiday
Richard and Pamela from Leicester travelled to South Africa

August/September 2017

Hi Michele, Thank you so much for arranging an excellent holiday. In terms of Safari Consultants and your service, particularly, I cannot fault anything!!! It has been 5-star all the way. We would certainly come back to you again on our next African trip.
Stephen, Fui Ling and Tristram from Surrey travelled to South Africa

August 2017

Dear Frances, we had a fabulous time - Lavender Manor in Hermanus was my favourite, I loved the fact that you could walk to the beach and there was a lovely walk along the coast to a very nice restaurant "Lizette's" that we particularly enjoyed. Also Betty's Bay was lovely and we saw several whales when we went whale watching. Blackheath Lodge at Cape Town has a very warm and friendly atmosphere and the staff were excellent, the room had a balcony looking out across the city to the sea. We climbed Table Mountain and went to Robben Island. Bakubung Lodge was also very nice with excellent staff, we were very lucky on the game drives, the driver we had was particularly good at finding the animals. We had the most amazing time, the views were spectacular, everyone was friendly and professional, the Braai evening we went to at Pilanesberg provided the unexpected surprise of African Singers and dancers - fabulous! Thank you for a very special holiday.
Mary, Andrew, Joshua and Elliot from Oxfordshire travelled to South Africa

August 2017

Thanks again Michele for organising such a wonderful and memorable trip for us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Ian and Paddy from Buckinghamshire travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

July 2017

Hi Frances, well that’s me back home again after the most amazing trip ever. Everything went to plan and I can’t praise the Kambaku teams enough. They were fantastic. Thank you so much for all your help and assistance in what has been the best holiday of my life. I will definitely be returning to Kambaku. Thank you so much again Frances for everything and I honestly can’t recommend both you and the Kambaku Lodges high enough.
Bernadette from South Lanarkshire travelled to South Africa

June 2017

Hi Frances. The main reason we decided on Safari Consultants was the attention to detail given in your responses to our quite thorough brief and the confidence given by the local knowledge of all of the options we were offered. The choice of Mashatu Tented Camp was perfect for us to experience the feeling of being in the bush without actually camping out. An amazing experience hearing the wildlife close by through the night. Watching the elephants at the waterhole whilst having dinner was magical. The setting and the people at Mashatu made for an authentic intimate Botswana experience. Kambaku again was perfect for what we were looking for. The thatched villas were luxurious and very well spread out over the grounds. A real sense of space. Of course Kambaku is a different experience to Mashatu, it is South Africa and not Botswana. The game drives were excellent. Some of the sundowner stops at Kambaku were stunning. The night skies at dusk were breath taking. In fact with the help of lions visiting over dinner, we saw the big five in the first afternoon and evening. What can we say about Victoria Falls. There is a very good reason it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To experience the power and beauty was very moving. Clive was brilliant and made this a memorable experience. The Zambezi sunset cruise was a marvellous end to what was a trip of a lifetime. The boat was excellent and staff brilliant and the sunset, unforgettable. With the benefit of hindsight would we have changed anything?.....No, and I think that says it all. So a very big thank you to you Frances and everybody at Safari Consultants and your African partners. It is quite remarkable that such a complex schedule went without a hitch. A compliment to all involved.
Brian and Diane from Hampshire travelled to Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

June 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

Dear Rob, it was a terrific experience and Tanda Tula was absolutely spot on for what we were looking for - extremely comfortable, very well run and with excellent food, delightful staff, a great atmosphere and very good guides, who were particularly sensitive to the welfare of the animals. Thank you so much for the recommendation. We saw the big 5 and plenty more. At Le Paradis, the modernised rooms are very comfortable and the hotel continues to offer great facilities. We had a really memorable holiday and we are very grateful to you for your great help in putting it together for us.
Oliver, Cara, Theo, Olivia & Ottilie from Hampshire travelled to South Africa and Mauritius

April 2017

Dear Rob, perfectly satisfied with the service of Safari Consultants. Value for money, very good for the standards we received and next time we look at Africa I'll give you a call!
David and Heather from Norfolk travelled to South Africa

February/March 2017

Dear Frances, just an email to say a belated thank you for helping us organise our honeymoon. We had an absolutely amazing time! The combination of three different venues worked brilliantly and we felt like it really was a holiday of a lifetime.
Liz and Anselm from London travelled to South Africa and Tanzania on honeymoon

January 2017

Rob, many thanks for organising a great trip for us. Pretty much everything worked like clockwork. Mashatu tented camp was very good. Excellently run with fantastic staff, very professional and friendly, food top notch too. Game viewing was still good despite the grass being high. We did see wild dogs on our first day. Leopards usually allude us too but our excellent guide Richard found 2 in three days for us. We loved the tents, large comfortable and well appointed with great bathrooms but our only criticism of the whole camp would be that there was no view / aspect. You were right about Tswalu, it was absolutely fabulous! Again guides can make or break the experience and we had an excellent guide Warren Pearson. Everything about Tswalu was top notch and you have now spoilt us for the future. Sadly no pangolin or aardvark but got very close to Hartmann's zebra, and the first brown hyena I have seen. Meerkats were fascinating and I could have sat with them all day. Many thanks again Rob, just loved it!
Caroline from Suffolk travelled to South Africa and Botswana

February/March 2017

Dear Michele, this was a fantastic trip that exceeded our expectations. We cannot thank you enough for your expert advice, guidance and suggestions based on your all round knowledge. This was our 3rd holiday with Safari Consultants that has never failed to deliver a first class service from beginning to end. It is a pleasure working through proposals and options with you that result in holidays to remember for a lifetime. Our thanks again and look forward to working with you again in the future. Good luck and best wishes. P.S. Josie - thank you for assisting in re-uniting us with our purse!
John and Gail from Buckinghamshire travelled to South Africa

January/February 2017

Dear Frances, just to let you know that the trip went off without a hitch; it was a truly wonderful experience and will always be fondly remembered. The Letaka mobile safari was something of a highlight because our guide “Nkosi” was a true star. He was so passionate about the bush and all it has to offer. He was very considerate, a safe driver and had the most encyclopaedic knowledge of all the mammals and birds. He could answer every question going. He was also able to interpret the animal behaviour to track animals and find them. Quite outstanding. Our 7 days with him resulted in some emotional “goodbyes” when he saw us off from Xakanaxa airstrip for the finale at Vumbura Plains. That was a superlative end to the holiday and we agreed it was the best accommodation and “service” experience we have ever encountered anywhere in the world. Another highlight were the “Safari Brothers” – Grant and Brent Reed – turning up at Maun to greet us off our flight back from Vumbura. Rather beyond the call of duty but it was great to speak to them about our time in the Kalahari and the Moremi with Nkosi and how good the support team were led by Mousa the bush chef. Many thanks for putting together what will be remembered as a trip of a life time.
David, Sarah, Nick and Rachel from Leicestershire travelled to South Africa and Botswana

January 2017

Dear Rob, the entire trip was a thorough success and every aspect of it was most enjoyable, largely thanks to yourself for organising it. Glen Avon Lodge was very comfortable with lovely gardens in an ideal setting. Oystercatcher Lodge was fantastic, brilliantly situated on the beach with wonderfully hospitable hosts. Fullham Lodge was ideally situated away from the bustle of Camps Bay, but in easy reach of it. Dwyka Tented Lodge was fantastic. The guiding was superb and the general staff very attentive. The game was diverse and interesting, if not as dense as in other parts of Southern Africa. We had two wonderful encounters with cheetah on foot. Again many thanks and we hope to travel again with you in the near future.
Michael and Janet from West Berkshire travelled to South Africa

January 2017

Dear Michele, many thanks to you and your team for another well arranged and successful safari and tour of the Cape.
Jonathan, Christine and family from Suffolk travelled to South Africa

November 2016

Hello Rob, All you really need to know is....that it was the best holiday we have ever had, all of us felt this way. Simply stunning locations with fabulous service and plenty of fun to be had. We're all aching to go back. True desert island paradise at Denis Island and then Etali Safari Lodge and Tuningi were the perfect places to introduce the children to Safari which they absolutely loved. Cheesy as it sounds we have made some truly incredible family memories that will last us a lifetime. Thank you - you gave us everything and more than we could have hoped for; it was a brilliant itinerary with top organisation. To have everything so well thought through and organised by someone we totally trust really put us all at ease. Thanks again for an absolute cracker!
Simon, Harriet, Phoebe, Harry and Lucy from Essex travelled to Seychelles & South Africa

October 2016

Dear Michele, you arranged a most amazing holiday for us, our two children, their spouses and five grandchildren to Cape Town, Gaborone and Madikwe. EVERYTHING was perfect, the transfers worked like clockwork, and you helped make our 50th Anniversary celebration a trip to remember forever. So a BIG THANK YOU - you did us proud.
Mike and Jean from Staffordshire together with their multi-generational family travelled to South Africa and Botswana

October 2016

Dear Michele, we had a fantastic time. The staff at Nottens Bush Camp and Waterberry were fab. Special mention to Gift at Nottens. Thank you for an excellent holiday.
Timothy, Elizabeth, Lucy and Maxwell from Surrey travelled to South Africa and Zambia

October/November 2016

I felt this whole trip was planned and executed perfectly. The accommodations were perfect, the transfers were without any issues. Rob, you did an excellent job and our trip was seamless, thanks so much
Arnold and Monica from New York travelled to South Africa

September 2016

Rob, returned from a great holiday last night. Things went really well. Super impressed with you and the business. Felt from the beginning that you spent enough time chatting around what we were looking for and had loads of suggestions and useful advice. From there the admin and the interaction was really professional and ultimately it all worked like clockwork.
Phil, Claire and family from Wiltshire travelled to South Africa & Seychelles

October 2016

Dear Jane, just finishing breakfast in the courtyard at Auberge Clermont on the last day of the best holiday of our lives. Superlatives don't come close...but perfect, stupendous, spectacular are getting there. Everything has been just perfect - down to the last and finest details: thanks so much for organising a quite wonderful trip. The safari was brilliant - we saw everything and Tanda Tula camp and team were fab. Glen Avon was so smart and friendly. Mosselberg was spectacular. That room! That view! And we did get to see (just two, but enough) some whales. Then Franschhoek to end it all...wine tram a perfect way to see the vineyards (hic!) We plan to amble back via Richard Branson's place then Stellenbosch en route to the Airport. As you inferred at the beginning, we will certainly be back as well as evangelists for Safari Consultants hereon in. Thanks again.
John and Delith from Hertfordshire travelled to South Africa

October 2016

Dear Frances, what an incredible trip! Thank you so much with helping us put together this trip of a lifetime. We will definitely be keeping another safari trip in mind for a future trip! Thank you again!
Cindy and Spencer from Connecticut travelled to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa

October 2016

As ever we had an excellent African experience. Special thanks to Michele for all her advice and patience. I am already putting something together for her to organise for 2017.
Chris and Rosemary from Wiltshire travelled to South Africa

July/August 2016

Hello Rob, we had a fantastic holiday and all of the arrangements made by Safari Consultants worked like clockwork! Thank you for your excellent recommendations for accommodation and for the faultless arrangements. We loved everywhere we stayed.
Philip, Mary, Emma and William from Oxfordshire travelled to South Africa

August 2016

Hi Frances, got back from Africa this morning and thought I’d drop you a quick email to say thanks for putting it together. Everything worked perfectly and we had an amazing time. nThambo was great with us seeing all the “big 5” plus many other things. Bayete was a great base from which to see Vic Falls and was very pleasant. The surprise for me was Imbabala. When you sent me the itinerary I thought Imbabala might be the weakest of the locations offering not that much and was worried the kids might be bored. I couldn’t have been more wrong. We were all blown away by the place and thought it was fantastic with some great activity options and so relaxing. The staff were amazing too. I would have no hesitation recommending your services to anyone and would also recommend highly all three locations you booked for us.
James, Sian, Richard and Tia from Wales travelled to Zimbabwe and South Africa

July 2016

May we thank you for a wonderful holiday which ended last week. All the arrangements were spot-on including travel pick-ups and transfers. Great planning by yourselves! Thank you also for your intervention when our planned homeward flight was cancelled at Windhoek, Air Namibia staff were hopeless but we made progress with your help and also from the brilliant Wilderness Safaris staff based at the airport. Without your combined efforts, we might still be there. Thanks again!
Martin and June from Staffordshire travelled to South Africa and Namibia

April/May 2016

Hello Frances, we had a truly memorable trip which worked seamlessly thanks to you! Thanks again for all your help in making our first trip to Africa unforgettable.
Mark and Sue from London travelled to South Africa and Zambia

May 2016

The Safari Consultants Team (specifically Frances and Josie whom I worked with) was simply outstanding. Their incredible level of knowledgeable, kindness, efficiency and accessibility was superior to none. Their degree of understanding of the various options and ability to describe the differences between lodge options and areas to consider was invaluable for a first time South Africa safari goer. To the Safari Consultants Team, THANK YOU for making our first Safari a memorable, amazing once in a life time experience, looking forward to planning the next one with you!
Isabelle from Boston travelled to South Africa

March 2016

Hi Michele, we had a wonderful time - thank you. All three locations were excellent in very different ways. Tswalu was amazing - the pinnacle was chasing a pack of wild dogs hunting over rough ground for many miles and them finally bringing down a red hearty beast right in front of us. Leeu House was lovely and can be totally recommended. Bushmans Kloof was very comfortable. Lovely room, good food and a really amazing location - just what we hoped. Overall a magnificent trip which we thoroughly enjoyed and your selections and organisation were perfect. Transfers all smooth and easy. Thanks again for a wonderful trip!
James and Sarah from Berkshire travelled to South Africa

February 2016

Frances, first of all again thank you (and your team) for putting together such a memorable trip, the memories will certainly stay with us. The accommodation was excellent, but we would single out Rothman Manor, The Plettenberg and Kwandwe as our favourites. To have a bottle of bubbly everywhere we stayed was a real treat, and to top it all, when the staff at Kwandwe came in singing happy birthday in both English and Afrikaans with such a gorgeous cake, that was really special. Thank you again Frances, you are a shining star and a credit to the company that is lucky enough to have you employed with them.
Colin and Angela from Sussex travelled to South Africa

December 2015

Hi Frances, just wanted to let you know what a fabulous holiday we had! Glen Avon was so lovely, it was everything you said it would be. They were helpful, friendly and the place was beautiful. All the pickups you arranged were on time and the drivers were very informative and we felt completely at ease which is good for a first visit anywhere. Going to Nottens Bush Camp was brilliant. We had the most fantastic time, and no-one can believe just how much we saw in that short space of time. Fantastic people, so many stories and all in a beautiful setting. We felt completely safe at all times, maybe because we were looked after so well. I cannot thank you enough for making this holiday such a pleasure from start to finish. The whole process of you and Rob talking me through everything and your recommendations were spot on. Ian thoroughly enjoyed it all too, said it was the best holiday he had had. Even talking about a return trip!
Carol and Ian from Suffolk travelled to South Africa

December 2015

Hi Frances, We had such a fantastic honeymoon! We loved Blackheath; the staff were really friendly and helpful with booking tickets and printing off maps etc. The room was lovely and the breakfasts delicious! We really enjoyed our time in Cape Town, can't wait to go back! At Auberge Burgundy we had a really lovely big room with a balcony that we could watch the whales and dolphins from! The small pool area was nice and the restaurant opposite where breakfast was served was really good. We really liked Hermanus, lots of nice restaurants. The drive to Franschhoek was stunning, we had lots of photos stops! When we arrived at Auberge Clermont we were really blown away, the backdrop was beautiful and we loved being able to walk around the vines. The reception staff were really knowledgeable and helpful with the restaurants and where to go. Our room had a really nice homely feel to it, would love to go back here. Raffles was amazing, we've never been anywhere like it. The beach was beautiful as was the pool area. Every part of the hotel really was just perfect. Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie was a nice hotel with a lovely pool area and spacious rooms. The bikes were great and we enjoyed cycling around, the island was beautiful. Overall we had a fantastic time, we saw some amazing places and would thoroughly recommend the trip to everyone. Thank you so much for organising an amazing honeymoon that we will never forget.
Roanna and Peter from Cornwall travelled on their honeymoon to South Africa and the Seychelles

November/December 2015

Hi Frances, I just wanted to say thank you for matching us up with the Nottens Bush Camp, we had a wonderful time. It was a truly memorable week and we managed to finally see a leopard (something which had eluded us on all previous safaris). In fact we saw leopards most days, so we were very spoilt. The whole experience was tremendous and I will certainly be in touch again whenever I want to go on another safari. Again thanks for your spot on recommendation plus outstanding professionalism and efficiency throughout.
Fiona and Chris from Surrey travelled to South Africa

November 2015

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Testimonials

Having specialised in travel to Africa since 1983, we are extremely proud to have built up a wonderful customer base of repeat travellers who recommend our services to their friends and colleagues. Whether our customers travel just once to Africa as a special celebration holiday, or go back multiple times a year, our aim is for every holiday to be perfect, every time. Listed below are just some of the comments we have received from our customers visiting Kenya in the past year.

Dear Frances, I would like to let you know that all of the 11 members of the Africa Safari Tour came back home safely yesterday and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The staff and guides at each of the camps and hotels are very professional and have provided us with high quality services. On behalf of the group, I would like to express our appreciation to you for your arrangements that significantly contributed to the success of this tour.
Yee-Horn and friends from California travelled to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Kenya

July 2018

Hi Mary, let me begin by repeating that we had a thoroughly enjoyable trip, nicely balanced between the two venues and made complete by the warm welcome of Kenya people. Certainly the safari exceeded our expectations both in quality of the facilities and the sheer number of animals we saw.
Richard and Sue from Leicestershire travelled to Kenya

July 2018

Dear Mary, the whole experience from beginning to end was superb. The Mara was simply spectacular and was enhanced by "Safari Consultants" attention to detail in sourcing the perfect lodge, with staff falling over themselves to ensure we had the best holiday. First encounter of your company was speaking at length with Mary, providing my daughter and myself with the most suitable package – perfectly achieved! The communication and information sent out by post was first class – putting us at ease. All transfers worked brilliantly and looked after most welcoming by ‘Jackson’ of Benroso Safaris. The lodge was in a perfect location with animals freely wandering through – most exciting! Richard, our game drive guide was superb – friendly, informative and tried his hardest to ensure we were able to see as many different animals as possible. The rooms were presented beautifully – home from home! The food as excellent and being pescatarian caused no problem at all – all meals were expertly created and looking at all guests, always clean plates returning. Hospitality = 110%!! Pairing us with Eloise and her husband Joe was great – sharing our experiences each day was lovely. My first visit to Africa – our experience was truly magnificent – I’ve started saving for my next!! Huge Thanks.
Adele and Bethany from Peterborough travelled to Kenya

July 2018

Hi Julia, we had a great time and all of your recommendations were perfect. I plan to contact you again in the future when we are ready for our next Africa vacation. The Kicheche camps were all great and unique in their own ways. It's nice that they allow their managers to really run them with a great deal of autonomy. The food at Laikipia was AMAZING and on the level with many fine dining restaurants and the game viewing at Bush camp was exceptional. Thank you for all the recommendations and planning.
Pablo and Shantel from Baltimore, USA travelled to Kenya

March/April 2018

Hi Frances, we are back! And I wanted to say a massive thank you. The trip you have organised for us was perfection and I could not be more grateful. The two places perfectly complemented each other, the transfers were perfectly timed and set up, the activities diverse and overall the attention to details was impeccable. We really enjoyed also the camps management team as well as the guests staying with us there. We were incredibly spoilt during that trip and it was a privilege to do a safari in such conditions. We were pretty much the only car in the conservancy most of the time. As a personal taste, I even prefer Laikipia for its scenery, landscape, activities and overall adventurous feel. I will call you today to thank you.
Gaetan and his son Isaac from London travelled to Kenya

March/April 2018

Morning Rob, an excellent trip in all respects; great camps in great locations, engaging guides, good food and service, the logistics all worked seamlessly and most importantly truly outstanding game viewing. We now wait impatiently for our trip to Zambia
Stephen and Jean from Norwich travelled to Kenya

February/March 2018

Our trip was fantastic. We will return to Africa and when we do we will call Rob. Rob saved us from what could have been a very disappointing vacation. What most impressed me about Rob was his willingness to challenge me. Doing so could have easily cost him a client but he stuck to his guns and basically told me that I was wrong. He did so after interrogating me at length about what my daughter and I were hoping for out of our trip. He clearly knew what he was talking about. Even though I hardly knew him, he was so knowledgeable and experienced that I found it difficult to argue with him. Within a few days I surrendered to his itinerary suggestions. I am so thankful that I did. Everything that Rob said turned out to be dead right. Staying in hotels would have been a huge mistake for us. The tent camp lodging was excellent and the camps were exactly what we were looking for. The tents represented a new travel experience for us and we did not want for anything. The meals were wonderful and the wildlife (and proximity to the wildlife) vastly exceeded our expectations. The travelling was never stressful. Our itinerary provided plenty of habitat and scenic variability. We moved between properties at just the right pace. David, Michael and Steve could not have done a better job of guiding us. Their knowledge was very impressive and their passion for the wildlife was infectious. They all had a great sense of humour. All three were informative and interesting while never talking too much. I think the quality of the guides was what impressed us most. We know how difficult it is to find one person with these qualities much less three. We honestly felt sad each time that we left one of our guides behind. Clearly our guides were not picked at random, people like this are not mass produced. Finally, my initial reaction to many of the Safari Consultants reviews was that they were too good to be true. Having just returned from our SC trip, I can report that they are all accurate.
Michael and Molly from Minnesota, USA travelled to Tanzania & Kenya

February 2018

Dear Rob, our safari was perfect! We would love to do it all over again. Your attention to detail paid off. Thank you
Scott and Connie from Virginia, USA travelled to Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania

February 2018

Rob, I want you to know that our trip was absolutely fantastic in every way - A+!!!!!! This was my 7th time to Africa, 5th on safari, and this was the absolute best safari experience by far. The sequencing of the stays really worked, i.e. Rwanda first and ending with Alex’s Mara Camp which was spectacular with interesting options (night drives, tree house lunch, walking up the escarpment) to break the potential monotony of early morning and late afternoon drives. The flexibility at Serengeti South in arranging for us to go to the government school allowed us to have an incredible experience with 390 school kids in a school with only 2 teachers where they sang to us and we to them. Our guides were in tears - it was beautiful. Some of our satisfaction with the trip may have been the luck of having the first 2 days post gorillas (which were amazing!!!!) totally beyond belief - sightings, kills (2 cheetah kills by the same mother and 4 cubs within 15 minutes on our 2nd day), leopard kill hanging from acacias etc…. Nonetheless everything after was also fascinating helped in no small part by fabulous/experienced guides. Baraka and Masha were stellar from the Kusini and Serengeti South Camps. Thank you for a truly outstanding experience. I am glad to write any endorsement if that would be helpful. Thank you also for being so responsive to questions before the trip! P.S. The VAMOOS app was terrific!
David and Martha from California travelled to Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania

February 2018

Rob Slater was fabulous. Great listener, professional, highly responsible. Our trip was just spectacular - could Not have been better. Well planned and Very well executed. Even the animals got on board! We loved every minute of our time in Africa, we thank Rob for his excellent work, and we will highly recommend Safari Consultants to our friends looking for a great African Safari adventure.
Mary and Reuben from Florida travelled to Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania

February 2018

We are still basking in the glow of an extraordinary trip. We loved every minute of our trip to Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya that you organized for all of us. It was frankly better than I could ever have expected. Exclusive, intimate, personal, exciting- really quite exceptional. It was a trip of a lifetime. I really appreciate the work you did in helping me to plan the trip for our group of eight. You did an exceptional job of offering alternatives and then explaining the benefits and differences of each. You listened carefully and patiently to our interests and helped me sort through our priorities, so we could maximize the use of our time and money. All transfers as we moved through our itinerary were efficient, and you created an experience that grew more interesting and exciting by the day and by the camp. What did we love? Everything but let’s start with the gorillas. What amazing animals. And I loved that we had a warm up day with the golden monkeys, and then two days with the gorillas. Right order. Right amount of time. The Serian camps (Kusini and Serengeti South) were the right blend of comfort and African authenticity. Food was delicious, our game drives were interesting from the moment we started, and our guides Masha and Baraka were the best! They were knowledgeable, flexible, and fun. We absolutely loved the accommodations you secured for us at the Entamanu Ngorongoro Lodge. It was just right from a timing perspective to have some running water and a chance to check in with the outside world. The food and service were both outstanding. Really excellent. And we found the crater to be both interesting and beautiful from a geologic perspective. However, it was the most touristy place we were in. Our day in the crater (just one scheduled) was more like visiting a large open-air zoo. We spotted a rhino in the distance but were not able to get close enough to even get a clear picture. Our final camp in Kenya was extraordinary and perfectly placed in the itinerary. Our hosts, Rosheen, Adrian and Charlotte, were great fun, and we felt like we had the camp to ourselves. Our Masai guides, Steve (Liaram), James, George and Peter, were knowledgeable, flexible and again, great fun. Our meals were delicious, our wine glasses were always full. Welcoming, friendly people always providing excellent service. It’s just hard to describe how fabulous the game viewing was wherever we were in Tanzania and Kenya. Massive amounts of wildebeest on the move. Early on we saw two cheetah kills in a morning, a leopard lounging in a tree, and a sight of a rather large dead zebra dragged up into another tree (probably by same leopard). We saw little lion cubs staying close to their lioness mother and listened to the cubs practice their little roars. We saw a new born wildebeest take his stumbling first steps following birth. And we saw a remarkable sight of a hyena chasing a group of wildebeests and zebra. Quite unexpectedly, we observed the zebra raise his hind legs mid sprint, kick the trailing young wildebeest high in the air which then landed virtually at the nose of the chasing hyena. Survival of the fittest. Amazing. We loved every minute of our time in Africa and have you to thank.
Reuben and Mary from Florida travelled to Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania

February 2018

Hi Joe, the connections and transfers went without a hitch and we were really looked after. Both the camps were superb but we had a preference for Kicheche Bush Camp where the hosts were very helpful and the food and animal sightings were excellent. Throughout we met interesting fellow travellers and the camp sites provided us with the opportunity to see all the animals on our wish list, particularly Leopards and Elephants. Our guides were outstanding. Their ability to spot game and give full colourful explanations increased our knowledge and enhanced our enjoyment of the trip. The quality of many of my photographs can be attributed to the guides putting us in the right position to get the best shot when the action kicked off. A baby elephant lost its footing and tumbled into a gully and a Leopard jumping a stream with its kill before climbing the tree. Finally, I would like to thank you and Safari Consultants for your help and support in organising a very memorable trip.
Richard and Jackie from Northamptonshire travelled to Kenya

February 2018

Hello Mary! we had a FANTASTIC adventure. We loved every minute, every place, everything!!! You absolutely nailed it, how you designed it starting at Porini Amboseli and ending in the Mara. We kept saying how wonderful each place was and yet how one was better than the one before; the development of the trip was spot on. Thank you so much. We saw every animal that we could have dreamt of. We had lovely accommodations. We saw a male lion carrying a wildebeest carcass in his mouth for over 300 meters. It was unbelievable. We saw a wildebeest be born and stand for first time. We saw a cheetah stalk and then chase a zebra fawn but the momma zebra saved her baby in the end. We came across 3 lions killing (the final suffocation) and then eat a zebra. We saw a pride of lions (14) including 4 babies!!!! Hippos in the water bobbing up and down. Rhinos with their young. Leopard hanging in a tree. So many memories. Oh my. Thank you again. So pleased.
Barbara and Jane from Massachusetts travelled to Kenya

February 2018

Dear Joe, our trip starting from the initial enquiry ran absolutely smoothly until we arrived back home! Thank you so much, we had a fantastic time.
Shelagh and David from London/Yorkshire travelled to Kenya

January/February 2018

Hi Julia, it was absolutely fantastic and thank you so much for arranging it for me. As a lady travelling on my own it was perfect. I always felt safe and well looked after. It was also great that my guide was a photographer so it meant that he knew what angles to look for. A trip of a lifetime. Thanks again
Helen from Solihull travelled to Kenya

February 2018

Dear Michele, what a marvellous time we've had, it was truly wonderful. Game viewing was excellent and we had great sightings of most things. So thanks again Michele - it was amazing
Ian and Jenni from Kent travelled to Kenya

January/February 2018

Hi Frances, we had a great time thanks. Loved the walking wilderness – got so close to the animals it was amazing – and also thought the lodge was fab. All the people were brilliant and went out of their way to give us a good time. Thanks for all your help, would definitely recommend and have done already!!.
Nick, Ben and Sam from Surrey travelled to Kenya

January 2018

Frances, I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for all your help with our recent safari vacation. We had a spectacular time and thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip! Kenya was just amazing and my daughters fell in love with the country. The trip to Devil's Pool was out of this world. Everything was just perfect and we already want to go back. Thanks so much.
Kristin, Scott, Elodie and Delphine from Michigan travelled to South Africa, Zambia and Kenya

December 2017

Thank you to Michele for organising our truly wonderful trip and for all the help when Eliza was taken ill and taken into Nairobi Hospital, where she received very professional care.
Nick, Katie, Tobias, Rebecca and Eliza from Hampshire travelled to Kenya

December 2017 / January 2018

Dear Frances, we are back from our holiday now, and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you very much for your help, work, suggestions and planning. The trip could not have been any better - the camps were perfect and everything ran smoothly. Ol Malo was the perfect place to start off, Colin and Rocky were fantastic and the camels and horses were a big hit. So, my family and I extend our heartfelt thanks to you and Safari Consultants.
Tim, Louisa and Scarlett from France travelled to Kenya

December 2017

Hi Michele, we had a wonderful holiday, and everything went smoothly. The camps were as excellent as usual. At Valley Camp we went on a night drive and saw a lot of smaller animals (genets, mongooses, spring hares etc.), plus an aardwolf, which I'd never seen before. We also saw a cheetah with the most adorable 4 young cubs gambolling about on the plains in daylight. That was a great sighting. The fly camp was just brilliant. We took it at a very relaxed pace and saw a lot more big game than I expected. A group of sleepy buffalo having a rest at about 60m, the usual grazers & browsers who moved away pretty quickly. Saw baboons, vultures, elephants & a pair of cheetahs at just over 100m away, a couple of lone buffalo as we approached Bush Camp. A lot of fun. Thank you so much for a really well-organised trip. Every time I am impressed with your attention to detail, the smooth running of the trips, and of course they way each trip fits our requirements so well, steering me away from things I would hate ;-).  You really do an excellent job! Thank you.
Katrine and Oscar from France travelled to Kenya

December 2017

Dear Frances, we would like to say a personal thank you for all your guidance.  As you know this was a trip of a lifetime, it took us out of our comfort zone, if not for your calm nature and helpful knowledge of all the countries we wanted to visit (Victoria Falls, safari in the Masai Mara in a tent and snorkelling in Zanzibar), your understanding and relaying our requests to all hotels and camps regarding Nicola's dietary needs took all the worry away, thank you. We would be happy to recommend Safari Consultants who organised our perfect holiday (3 Countries, 9 Flights, 8 transfers perfect) we couldn’t have been more happy. I feel going on safari should be introduced into the modern day 7 Wonders of the World. Everyone we came in contact with on our travels recommended by Safari Consultants were polite punctual and knowledgeable. Once again thank you for a perfect holiday, we have some lovely photos/videos and many treasured memories.
Tony and Nicole from Hampshire travelled to Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania

November 2017

Dear Frances, we want to start by saying that we had the most amazing trip – we don’t make wish lists (“if you want to guarantee what you see, go to the zoo”), but we saw everything we could have hoped for and so much more, both in the variety of wildlife and animal behaviour. To summarize for all three camps, they provided really good accommodation, very good food and friendly, efficient staff. This trip reinforced the importance to us of (i) staying on conservancies and (ii) having our own guide/vehicle. Above all, the standard of guiding and understanding of the requirements for wildlife photographers was impressive. We didn’t see the need to go into the national reserve, as there was so much going on within the conservancies. An amazing trip which we both enjoyed enormously, and we now have to wade through all the photos (Sandra – 2,618 Ken over 4,000). Many thanks for booking us exactly what we asked for and for the additions you made (like booking us a hotel within the confines of Nairobi airport for our return). If you want us to sum the trip up in one word, it’s got to be that word again – WOW!!.
Sandra and Ken from Essex travelled to Kenya

October 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

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

Hi Rob, we are back safely from a brilliant trip to Kenya - lots of great wildlife, interesting culture and complex conservation issues. The balance of the trip really suited us and visiting the different camps/lodges gave us a more complete appreciation of wildlife and conservation in the country. Thanks again for putting together a great trip for us.
Jonathan and Hilary from Buckinghamshire travelled to Kenya

September/October 2017

Dear Michele, I wanted to put in writing what an excellent job you and your team have achieved - once again. We had the most amazing time on our safari to Kenya. Every aspect of the trip went like clockwork and we have nothing but praise. This is now our third safari arranged through Safari Consultants and you are always professional, knowledgeable and offer the highest level of service. We know that we are not the easiest of people to please but you always excel. It is reassuring to know that you listen to our ‘wants, needs and preferences’ and match them accordingly. We are extremely grateful for your assistance and advice. We will definitely be going on another safari and will, of course, travel with Safari Consultants.
Steve and Johanna from Suffolk travelled to Kenya

October 2017

Hi Michele, We would just like to let you know that we have returned from a really fantastic holiday. It was a truly wonderful experience, the Safari was amazing made by the quality of the camps, the friendly staff, fantastic food and of course the animals were truly magical. The Breezes hotel was excellent and a lovely contrast to the Safari. Safari Consultants certainly know their job and we're spoken highly of by camp managers and other guests we met. Everything seemed to go like clockwork with the itinerary for us. The only down side, on our way home, the last flight from Amsterdam to Manchester was cancelled so rather than depart at 10.10 am we didn't get away until 2pm, but as they say " Hakuna Matata". So, thank you for organising a holiday of a lifetime for us and of course we now can't wait until we do another! So watch this space!
Chris and Carol from Caton travelled to Kenya

September 2017

Hi Michele, just to say we had an outstanding time once again. Bush camp was as amazing as last time and it was lovely to spend time with Nick and Liz. Amazing 4 days spent with an enchanting 4 month old leopard cub who played to her audience - sometimes just us, and the camp next door now has horses so we got to gallop amongst the wildebeest. Thanks again for great organisation.
Mark and Andrea from Ancaster travelled to Kenya

September 2017

Hi Rob, great trip! Really enjoyed everything. Rwanda and Bisate were amazing. Fantastic start to the holiday. We even saw the silverback mating which was awesome. We totally loved Lewa Wilderness & Ngare Serian and were really sad to say goodbye to Kenya! As far as game the last camp was the best and we really enjoyed Adrian and his team and loved falling asleep to the rushing water. Thanks again for organizing!
Kimberly, Alun, Madison and Phoebe from Bermuda travelled to Kenya and Rwanda

August/September 2017

Hi Bill, we just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all your team for a totally amazing holiday, all five of us loved every minute of it. Both Kicheche camps were brilliant, we saw hundreds, probably a few thousand animals and birds, have got over 1,500 brilliant photos and we loved the Ocean Spa, a very special and peaceful place. All the travel arrangements were perfect too. Thanks so much for everything.
The Money family from Surrey travelled to Kenya

August 2017

Hi there Michele, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us organise the trip. It was the most amazing holiday - it felt like I had been away for ages. Everyone we met was superb - I hadn’t quite understood the size of the team that would be supporting us up the mountain (we both made it!!) - what a fabulous set of guys. We were well fed - I couldn’t quite believe 3 course breakfasts, lunches and dinners on the side of a mountain - staggering! And Stevie and Goodluck certainly earned their money on summit night. The staff at Kicheche were great. The scariest bit of every day was the walk back to our tent after dinner - we had lions, buffalo, hippo, zebra and wildebeest in the camp - so that was interesting - we didn’t hang around!  The quality of the accommodation and food was excellent. We were lucky to see a cheetah kill - and had some very close up experiences with lions and elephants. It was definitely the right thing to go to a private conservancy - which was evident to us when we went into the national park for the day and saw the amount of cars following the animals around. And Kinondo - what can I say - totally chilled out bliss!! Issie has complained about having to wear shoes again now she’s home - she looked like a little hobo for the week! Food, service, accommodation, cleanliness, facilities - all fabulous. Thank you so much.
Sarah, Darren and Issie from Leicestershire travelled to Tanzania and Kenya

August 2017

Hi Michele, Sorry we are a bit slow in getting back to you since getting home from Africa! Thank you so much for your help in organising our trip we had an absolutely fantastic time! We loved everywhere that you organised for us and were treated so well by all the staff at all the different camps. Everything we saw we thought was amazing! A few of our highlights were seeing a herd of 100 elephant up close, watching two cheetahs hunt a poor little baby Thompson gazelle, spotting the elusive leopards, seeing two brand new baby lion cubs to the Mara pride on a night drive, the smallest river crossing of 4 wildebeest and staying at Elsa's which was by far our favourite lodge! Thank you again with all of your help organising the most amazing honeymoon that we could have hoped for!
Andrew and Nikki from Lancaster travelled to Zambia and Kenya

July 2017

Julia from Safari Consultants was fantastic throughout the booking process. She was approachable, professional, knowledgeable and very aware of our needs to keep within budget but have an unforgettable holiday at the same time. We loved our holiday from start to finish and would happily recommended the services of Safari Consultants.
Steven, Fataneh and Oliver from London travelled to Kenya

July 2017

Hi Julia, we just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising such an amazing trip. We saw so much and had a fantastic experience. The camps were fantastic choices and really complemented each other. The food was so good I put on 3kg during our stay. Once again, thanks, it was without doubt the best holiday either of us have ever been on.
Gary and Marianne from Staffordshire travelled to Kenya

June/July 2017

Rob, just a brief note to say thanks again for arranging our trip to Kenya. We had a great time, and definitely pleased we went with Sarara (a magical three nights). Got some super photos too - so many wildlife photo opportunities (particularly in the Mara) and lots of black and white rhino in Ol Pejeta. Steve Carey was an interesting character - we got on with him famously. Anyway, thanks again for making it all possible.
Peter and Anne from Peterborough travelled to Kenya

July 2017

Dear Rob, we have had a lovely trip to Kenya. Sarara was very nice indeed, particularly as a cultural and landscape experience. I would like to thank you and your colleagues for arranging a lovely holiday.
Emile and Louise from Germany travelled to Kenya

March 2017

Hello Rob, we had a successful adventure of a lifetime. Every day brought us a new sense of amazement. Thanks to your attention to detail, everything continued to go smoothly for the entire trip. We enjoyed the differences in landscape and wildlife at each new location. We were still seeing new things on our very last day. Before we left for the Nairobi airport we added the tree hyrax to our list of sighted species and we adopted an orphaned elephant named Mbegu. We were never disappointed. All the lodges, hosts, guides, staff, accommodations and meals exceeded our expectations. Your recommendations were perfect for us. The charter flights between locations gave us new perspectives on the landscapes. It is impossible to choose one favourite moment of the trip. Highlights included the entire Greystoke Mahale experience, the emotions we felt as we watched the Silverback with his family at Virunga, Lewa House with our hosts Sophie and Callum (and my new favourite animal, the baby white rhino), camping under the full moon and stars at the water hole in Laikipia with the leopard visiting at night, tenting with the hippos serenading us at Ngare each morning and a visit from a genet while we spent a night in the treehouse at Ngare. We can't thank you enough for having made an itinerary that has given us so many cherished memories.
Chris and Susan from Canada travelled to Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania

February/March 2017

Hi Michele, I have been meaning to write to you since we got home, to THANK YOU for an absolutely wonderful experience. It was quite a complicated itinerary, but the connections and contacts with guides and local representatives was seamless. The tented camps were fantastic, particularly the Kicheche camps due to their location. We were blown away by the level of service, attention to detail and the high quality of the meals provided by the lovely staff at all camps. Islands of Siankaba was also a fantastic change of pace and end to our trip. Our guides were wonderful -  Jackson in Tanzania, Bernard in Rwanda, Peter at Ol Pejeta and George at Mara North. Their easy going personalities and knowledge of their country’s geography, history and wildlife made the trip so much more rewarding than we expected. The access they provided to the wildlife was amazing. Thanks again to you, Josie, Bill, Rob and the team. We had a wonderful trip and would highly recommend Safari Consultants!
Stephen, Julie, Samuel & Lauren from Australia travelled to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia

January/February 2017

Dear Frances and Rob, your organisation has been wonderful to work with in planning and supporting us through our visit to Africa.
Chi Wah, Grace, Justin and Jordan from California travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

January/February 2017

Dear Michele - Amazing trip. Superbly organised. Every detail taken care of. Thanks.
Nick, Liz, Sam and Ruth from Lincolnshire travelled to Kenya

February 2017

Dear Frances, thank you SO much for your amazing recommendations and help in planning my trip to Kenya. I had an AMAZING experience! From the SafariLink flights to being picked up by David, my guide, to the Kicheche Mara camp itself (Andrea and Manuela, and really the whole staff, were wonderful). It was everything I could have ever hoped for and more than I imagined it could be. I just can't thank you enough.
Madeline from the USA travelled to Kenya

January 2017

Dear Rob, we had a truly wonderful holiday in Kenya! Thank you for arranging the perfect safari for us - as you did 3 years ago in Zambia. We have nothing but praise for all four camps which were complete contrasts and provided such different experiences. Elsa's Kopje was the perfect place to unwind at the start of our holiday. Though the game was harder to find than our Zambia experience, we saw more elephants here than anywhere else in Kenya. On to Sarara where Rob and Meg were running the camp extremely well and our delightful guide, Mark, was excellent and we learned much about the Samburu culture. We much enjoyed our room overlooking the waterhole, with the local Kudu drinking our morning coffee milk, the informal atmosphere and communal dining arrangements, particularly the moonlight dinner on the dry river bed!  Our visit to the Singing Wells was an extraordinary and memorable experience - a "must" for anyone visiting Sarara. Callum and Sophie were lovely hosts at Lewa House where we stayed in one of the old thatched cottages. Very good sightings of black and white rhino and cheetah and a rare glimpse of wild dogs. Serian was the ideal final stop. Not only was the camp very pleasant and comfortable, it was the quantity of game and our guide that made our stay so special and we were grateful to go there at the end of our visit. With many thanks for brilliant organisation and our kind regards.
Graham and Joanna from Surrey travelled to Kenya

January 2017

Dear Frances, the welcome and service in both camps were exemplary. The people in Nairobi were very efficient and the Boma was good fun for late night drinks on arrival and dinner before departure. Nairobi Airport was a revelation, loads of security and a bit chaotic but no more than was to be expected. Guides in both camps were wonderful. Tim at Naboisho and James at Serian were professional, interesting and could not have been more informative and well briefed. Thanks to Frances for putting together another great Safari Consultants holiday.
Andrew and Eve from London travelled to Kenya

January 2017

Dear Julia, we had an amazing time. Thanks for the smooth organising and for recommending such great places. We would go back to both of them! Both places were fabulous, but we thought the managers of Kicheche are really special people, and they really made our time there spectacular. Our guide there was amazing as well.
Michelle and family from London travelled to Kenya

October 2016

Hi Michele, Just a quick email to let you know that we all had a fantastic time in the Masai Mara recently. The photo opportunities far exceeded our expectations with images of cubs of all varieties (Lion 3 weeks and 3 months, Cheetah 3 months and 15 months and Leopard 6 weeks) captured. As planned we made the most of our time and were on the road by no later than 6am every day and all I need to do now is to wade through the 14,000 images that I alone have taken. One thing we did notice was this time was how much drier it was with our cameras and lenses covered in dust on a daily basis, something we did not have an issue with last time. As usual the hospitality shown in both camps was of the highest standard and we treated to some Masai dancing and signing in celebration of Cathy’s birthday. Once again we were all amazed at the ability of our guides Patrick and Jimmy to either spot or predict activity whilst at the same time respecting the animals. Thanks to all at Safari Consultants for all your help in making this another unforgettable holiday.
Brian and Cathy from Leicester travelled to the Masai Mara

September 2016

Frances, sorry it's taken me over a week since we returned from Kenya to let you know what a brilliant time we had. It really was the best holiday either of us have been on. We have been raving about it to everyone, and we've really caught the 'safari bug'. We'd love to go again, to somewhere else in Kenya or elsewhere. Thank you for all your help, right down to sending us all the documents in that nice travel purse. It was really useful.
Nicola and Aaron from London travelled to Kenya

October 2016

Hi Frances – wow what a holiday! Keith and I will live off the memories for many years to come. We both wanted to write to you to give you a personal thank you for all your due diligence and attention to detail. At all times you were professional, friendly and listened and guided us in the best way to achieve our holiday dreams. Every single detail we had ever mentioned seemed to have been catered for at all of our accommodations and even when you were out of the office we never felt out on a limb the service provided by not only yourself but Safari Consultants has been exemplary. Keith and I would like to personally thank you for making our holiday the dream that it was. It was a pleasure working with you to build our holiday of a lifetime. Thank you so much.
Keith and Joanne from Kent travelled to Rwanda, Kenya and the Seychelles

September 2016

Hello Bill, as first time safari goers the holiday ran like clockwork. Transfers were punctual and friendly, all travel arrangements were well communicated and the choice of camps and order of camps suited us very well. The information provided before we left was invaluable including camera types and clothing. We had nothing to compare this to but are fairly sure it would be hard to beat.
Trevor and Mary from Hertfordshire travelled to Kenya

September 2016

Hello Rob, I wanted to thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into making our safari special. It was truly the best experience of our lives! Overall the safari was absolutely amazing - we talk about it all the time and wish we could go back now! We actually got engaged and were considering going to elope at Angama Mara. Thank you!!
Courtney and Christopher from America travelled to Tanzania and Kenya

August/September 2016