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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.

Hi Mary. Overall, it was the most amazing adventure. The start of our trip at Kanana was incredible. We did every activity available to us at every available opportunity. The inner Okavango Delta was so beautiful and we could easily have spent our entire trip there. Then we come to the camping part. Thank you so much for listening and understanding our needs as this was exactly what we were looking for… and so much more. At Third Bridge, you had to hardly leave camp to see all of the game. We saw two cheetahs, a pack of 9 wild dogs on multiple occasions and lions. The highlight of the game viewing was watching wild dogs chase off a young male lion as it had eyes on their kill, closely followed by watching wild dogs hunt for impala. Amazing. At Savuti camp, we got our first leopard spot. It was right next to the road relaxing under a tree. Such a beautiful animal. The landscape at Savuti was tailor made for viewing cats, especially down by the marsh. So different to anywhere else we have been. We managed to spot a pride of lions here, 5 in total with a Zebra kill. The long drive to Linyanti was totally worth it. Such a beautiful remote part of Chobe. At Waterberry, the setting was beautiful and we enjoyed a nice sundowner cruise along the Zambezi on our first night. Our full day in Zambia was obviously spent at the falls and we loved it. We took a Huey helicopter ride over the falls which words can’t describe how amazing it was. I even did a bungee jump of the bridge too! Thank you once again for all of your help planning this, we will certainly be in touch again at some point in the future.

David and Kirsten from Tyne and Wear travelled to Botswana and Victoria Falls on a self-driving camping trip m

June 2014

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

Everything was absolutely fantastic on our trip. All the camps were fantastic and we had such an incredible and special time. Thank you!

Ben and Philippa from Perth, Australia, travelled to South Africa, Zambia and Botswana on their honeymoon

June 2014

Hello, Rob. We had another hugely enjoyable holiday with just the right sequence of camps..Old Mondoro was the cherry on the cake, a wonderful finale. The accommodation in all four lodges was aesthetically pleasing and very comfortable; the staff were welcoming and the guides excellent. Food everywhere was ample and tasty/delicious. All our ornithological needs were more than catered for by our exceptional guide at Kaingo, Andrew, (probably the best we’ve ever had). We loved Old Mondoro and would return every year if we could. We had a very good guide, Wallace, who really knew his birds and we had some excellent game drives and boat trips with him. All the staff were extremely pleasant and obliging. We had elephants in the camp now and then and breakfast on our last morning was interrupted by a quick dash in a vehicle to view three lions passing through.

John and Jennifer from Berkshire travelled to Kafue, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks in Zambia

May/June 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 Rob, we had a fantastic trip. Livingstone has been spruced up slightly since our last visit. The Falls were magnificent, best we have ever seen them. I would recommend this time of year to anyone who wants to see the falls. Islands of Siankaba was the best we’ve ever seen the place. The food was fantastic, the staff are all great, I can’t say enough about how pleasant, friendly and obliging all of the staff were. Kwando Lagoon – WOW – was as good as most of the camps I have been to in Botswana. The tented thatched rooms were enormous, the biggest rooms of any lodge I have ever stayed in. We all had a great time on each part of our trip, I was so glad to visit Africa again, Cara got so much out of the trip and best of all wants to go back!

Martyn, Jayne and their daughter Cara from Leicester travelled to Zambia and Botswana

May 2014

Hi Rob, All flights, transfers, pick ups etc went very smoothly, the organisation from start to finish was spot on. For the three “safari novices” among us, the start at Chobe was ideal. The sheer numbers of species and individual numbers we had seen by the end of the first (half) day left us spellbound. Disho, our guide there, was excellent; energetic, articulate, amusing and with a very sharp eye, picking out a treed leopard from about 400 yards away. The boat trip was very good, a completely different taste of the place, again with impressive numbers of hippos, crocs, elephants and birds. “Footsteps”….What a difference! All of the staff were good, and Paul, the guide is a natural entertainer and showman so was an excellent front man at mealtimes and round the campfire. His guiding was also excellent, the walks taking us to some superb places and wonderful views of the wildlife. Selinda Explorers was the jewel. The degree of comfort, luxury and high standard of food, catering and camp staff was as good as we could have desired. The crowning glory of the place, though, was Kane (pronounced Karney) who, as a genuine bushman displayed an amazing depth of knowledge. It was a privilege to be in his company for our time there, he quickly assessed our degree of interest and talked about his personal history and life, stories of his people and, of course a constant supply of information about the wildlife, plants, animals and birds. The walks with him were wonderful. Little Vumbura was superbly run and the standard of everything there is exemplary. It was fascinating to see such a contrasting waterworld area as well as the usual varied animal sightings. Many thanks indeed for your organisation and planning, I don’t think we could have had a better introduction to a safari holiday; the difficulty would be in matching it!

Bill and Jen from North Yorkshire travelled to Botswana

May 2014

Hi Bill, we had an amazing time seeing all the big five as well as a cheetah kill. We even saw some unusual and somewhat timid animals as well, very exciting stuff. Sonja and Andy are lovely people, we were made to feel welcome in both camps. Well worth the money! Africa is in our heart, we plan to go again real soon. Thank you too for arranging this trip for us and your team, we will never forget it.

The Wallace family from Essex travelled to Kenya

December 2013

Dear Michele, everything went extremely well. The Masai guides at the Offbeat Camp were outstanding and extremely knowledgeable. They even found us a leopard which had been treed by a group of baboons. I have never been able to get photographs as good as those I took of the leopard. Diani Beach was also a great way to unwind after the safari. Asha Cottage was very comfortable and produced superb food. You chose well for us and the arrangements all worked well. So thank you so much for orchestrating it all for us.

Jamie and Angela from Gloucestershire travelled to the Masai Mara and the coast in Kenya

July 2014