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Testimonials

Having specialised in travel to Africa since 1983, we are extremely proud and fortunate to have built up a wonderful customer base of repeat travellers, who also recommend our services to their friends, family and colleagues, or even fellow travellers they meet on safari. Our aim is for every holiday we arrange to be perfect for the people who undertake them. Listed below are some of the comments we have received from our customers. Please also visit the AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) feedback site to see reviews on our services and our clients’ experiences.

Dear Mary, just wanted you to know that Darryl and I had the best holiday of our lives visiting Addo. It was truly memorable. The accommodation at Woodall was super, and the food there was really first class. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The trips and transfers all worked seamlessly, so thank you so much for such efficient organisation. The Elephant Back Ride was unbelievable, to be so close to elephants who were so trusting of their handlers, and tolerant of all of us tourists was a dream come true. My horse ride was amazing; cantering close to Kudu; Warthogs and Zebras out on open plains in glorious sunshine was a magical experience. I had to keep pinching myself that I was really finally there! All the staff involved seemed so dedicated and committed. Gorah Camp was fantastic. The guides were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about so much more than the big game. Every outing was exciting and informative. We saw the best sunset ever – just glorious. Thank you again for organising an itinerary which genuinely exceeded our expectations.

Darryl and Leonora from Somerset travelled to South Africa

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

Hi Mary, Just to let you know we had a truly fantastic time on our recent trip to SA. We absolutely loved the country and enjoyed every part of the itinerary. So I was keen to say thank you for putting such a great trip together for us and making all the arrangements which all went swimmingly! Hard to pick out a high point as it was all so good. Thanks once again

Claire and David from Kent travelled to South Africa

March 2015

Dear Michele, highlights of our latest Kenya trip. Two cheetah kills, both Grants gazelles, both very close. The second one all on our own, miles from her previous stomping ground. All 4 cubs helped her! One leopard kill 20 yards from us taking a young zebra at a crossing. Buffalo giving birth and rejecting the calf in favour of her previous calf, still at heel. Wildebeest giving birth. Four zebra crossings, one with crocodiles killing an adventurous adult zebra. Zebra stallions fighting for females. Three side-striped jackals. Serval being intimidated by zebras (we had well over an hour of this confrontation). Leopard out in the sun then going back to its kill in the tree and demolishing it! Ten different cheetahs, all 100% visible. Six leopards all 100% visible.
220 plus lions, the Cheli pride had at least 23 cubs under 3 months old.

Mike and Clair from North Yorkshire travelled to the Masai Mara, Kenya for three weeks

March 2015

Firstly a big thank you for all the hard work you did setting up our trip to Kenya. It was wonderful and very memorable. The venues were good, varied with scenery and wildlife as we had hoped, good choices – thank you. There were certainly advantages going at the end of the season. While at Sarara we had a big storm which created some lovely clouds and different lighting conditions which David thought great! The experience of going to the singing wells and going to the Samburu village are experiences that will live with us. We did a walk at each camp which were most enjoyable. We thoroughly enjoyed all the experiences and already talking of when we can go again!

David and Joan from Hampshire travelled to Kenya

March 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

Dear Mary, I just wanted to email you to say a huge thank you to you and Safari Consultants for our holiday of a lifetime at the Kicheche Bush Camp and Waterberry Lodge. It all exceeded our expectations and everything went so smoothly. All the organisation was fantastic and all the information given was spot on. We had the most incredible time at both locations and the only downer was coming home, we absolutely loved every aspect of it. Each place was a little piece of paradise and their locations were fabulous, very special. We shall never forget our first safari and trip to Africa and really hope we can go back before too long. We were made to feel very welcome at both locations and nothing was too much trouble. All the staff were fantastic and the food, well, was “just out of this world”. I’m astounded I didn’t put weight on! At Kicheche our guide Jimmy was wonderful and great fun too, we couldn’t have asked for better and he did everything he could to make our safaris as best as he could. The hosts at both places were excellent and everyone contributed to making our holiday so memorable and fabulous. I also really appreciated all your advice and help prior to us going. We spoke to many other clients of yours whilst out in Africa and everyone thoroughly recommended yourselves and many were frequent clients of yours who had nothing but praise for yourselves. Many thanks from two very appreciative clients.

Katie and Phil from Hampshire travelled to the Masai Mara, Kenya and Victoria Falls, Zambia

March 2015

Good Evening Michele. We’ve been back for more than a week now and Liz and I are still recounting tales to anyone prepared to listen! So much to tell and so many pictures to sort through!! What an amazing trip – it certainly exceeded our hopes and dreams and we cannot thank you enough for coming up with such brilliant suggestions for every aspect of the trip.There were so many very special moments that it is just impossible to single out any particular one but spending time with the mountain gorillas has got to be up there but also seeing the rhinos in Lewa, lion cubs in Masai, a Wildebeest being born, a one hour old Hartebeest, a big male giraffe blocking our way between our banda and the main lodge in Lewa, an Eland trying to get into our cottage in Saruni – the list is endless!! You’ve provided us with so many priceless memories – thank you once again.

Alan and Liz from Norfolk travelled to Rwanda and Kenya

February 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

As this was my first ever safari, I didn’t really know what to expect and at the ripe old age of 76! I do assure you I wasn’t in any way disappointed. Everything from start to finish was just so well organized and everything went to plan. Tanyth and Sean were the most perfect hosts and the people who worked there were just lovely and nothing was too much trouble for them. The amount of animals we saw was just amazing. Thank you so much for a most wonderful experience and some very happy memories.

Myra from Northamptonshire travelled with a group of friends to the Masai Mara, Kenya

March 2015