Testimonials
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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.

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

A superb holiday, thank you!

William and Deborah from Essex spent 3 weeks exploring Uganda

March 2014

We had an amazing time and really enjoyed it. Ten days was not long enough and we would love to be able to travel with Letaka Safaris again. Pat was excellent. It was good to have a local guide who knew all about the area and wildlife. His in-depth knowledge of the fauna and flora was amazing. Michelle at Safari Consultants was very efficient and always responded to our e-mails straightaway. She sent us a lot of useful information.

Peter and Angela from Hertfordshire travelled on a small group safari through northern Botswana with Letaka Safaris

March 2014

Dear Mary, it was brilliant! Laikipia Wilderness was so good, the accommodation was very comfortable, food delicious and all the staff very attentive and helpful. We saw the wild dogs on two separate days, and had two/three more FIRSTS – two genets, a zorilla having a tug of war with a jackal and apparently an Aardwolf but I think I blinked but Steve did confirm the den the next day. Kicheche was, as ever, brilliant, very comfortable, delicious food and wine, excellent guides, brilliant game drives. We will never believe a Kenyan again who asks if we would like to see a leopard! On our last night we had just finished a drink round the fire when the ‘askaris’ said they had spotted a leopard and took us down to the lake, shining bright torches along the bank where funnily enough no leopard was to be seen but we did not suspect that on our return we would find that the dining table had been moved under the stars and was beautifully decorated with leaves in heart shapes. For once the menu was not announced and we found out why when everyone came out singing and dancing, bringing a wonderfully decorated chocolate cake for dessert – we felt very special and very spoilt. Hemingways was Hemingways and we were greeted like long lost friends even though we hadn’t stayed there for four years. The weather was glorious and on our actual Anniversary once again we were presented with our dessert accompanied by much singing and dancing – I can’t think who could have told them!!!! All the arrangements went exactly as you planned and we are very gratefully too you for making this such a memorable trip. Many, many thanks again. We will certainly be in touch when we are organising our next trip.

Jan and Richard from East Sussex celebrated their anniversary with a safari in Kenya

February 2014

Dear Rob, We had a WONDERFUL holiday! We were very happy with the accommodation, especially Camps Bay Retreat and Falcons View in Knysna. Both have amazing views and a colonial feel and all the staff were very helpful. The food in both places was excellent too. The safari at Tanda Tula was amazing! Dale and all the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent. We saw a huge amount of game, including 3 rhino, 3 leopard, lions, buffalo and a jackal which was unusual. Our guide Scotch was very knowledgeable, especially about the birds and made the drives fun and interesting. Everything went smoothly, thank you very much for organising it. We have some wonderful memories and I hope we will go back to Africa before too long!

Alison, Andrew, Alan and Bridget from Suffolk and Essex travelled around South Africa

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 Rob, we both thoroughly enjoyed the trip; we both liked Kenya, the hospitality and the hosting at the camps was great, the game viewing was great, the food generally excellent, the fellow guests were good company, the guides and drivers were of a high standard etc. Kicheche Valley with Brendon and Val was an outstanding camp – great setting, spacious very comfortable accommodation, excellent service, great food. One of the best camps we have stayed in – ever!

Stephen and Jean from Norfolk travelled to Kenya

February 2014

The holiday was absolutely wonderful. Highlights – Tanda Tula – wild dogs and leopard and cub in tree. Tswalu – pangolin curled around its baby to keep it warm after a huge storm, porcupine, black rhino, meerkats both habituated and non-habituated, black-maned lion mating with female, mountain zebra, pygmy falcon, scarlet breasted shrike.

Kelvyn and Sally Derrick from Dorset, travelled around South Africa

February 2014

Hi Rob, we had an amazing time in Kenya, just thought we’d drop you a line about each of the places that we stayed. Kicheche Laikipia – We absolutely loved this camp, it was such a nice size and the staff were brilliant. The tents were well furnished and very big, we liked sitting on the veranda and watching the elephants and buffalo down at the waterhole. The guides were very knowledgable and the area was beautiful. We saw a cheetah kill an impala which really made our trip! Kicheche Mara – our guide David was brilliant, he knew everything about all of the game and birds. We went to the local market and to a masai village from here. We saw a Serval cat and a Caracal, both of which we were told had only been spotted a couple of times since June. We also saw 2 different leopards! Waterlovers – what a beautiful place, this hotel was in such an amazing location and just felt so intimate and special. The staff were always on hand to help you find your spot in the morning and then bring drinks etc through out the day if you wanted anything. We went swimming in the sea every day, after asking the beach boys to leave us alone on the first day we weren’t too bothered by them. The food was delicious and we loved that we could go out in the evenings too, we ate at the hotel 3 evenings and went out 3 evenings. The staff were all very friendly, we saw the 2 managers each day and also the owners made an effort to come and speak to us every morning. Thank you for organising such an amazing trip for us, hopefully we wont have to wait another 6 years until we can go again!.

Roanna and Peter from Cornwall travelled to Kenya

February 2014

Hi Mary. Just got back last night and are still in a jet lag fog with the 11 hour difference. Thanks to you, the trip was unspeakably wonderful and will be hard to beat. We will fill you in when we are recovered and perhaps send you a couple of our highlights in photos.
With warm thanks.

Tony and Susan from Vancouver Island, Canada travelled to Kenya

February 2014