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.

Another very successful holiday, our 7th organised by Safari Consultants. As always, they delivered everything we required in terms of itinerary, accommodation and transfers, and once again we benefited from their detailed first-hand knowledge of every property we used. Their meticulous attention to extra details makes life easier for someone of 76 with mobility problems, from ordering a wheelchair at airports to requesting a room nearest the main living area was much appreciated. Safari Consultants’ service is not just excellent, it is outstanding and has been so without exception ever since we first travelled with them. We would never consider using any other company to organise a holiday for us in southern or eastern Africa.

John and Jennifer from Berkshire travelled to Kenya and Seychelles

July/August 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 4×4, 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

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

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 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, 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

Dear Mary, it has been my intention since returning from Kicheche earlier this month to drop a line to say a number of “thank you’s” but as ever my response is tardy! So belatedly, thank you for the……fabulously friendly & efficient service, useful wallets & lovely post cards, annual subscription to “Travel Africa”, which is already giving me withdrawal symptoms, and all the various handy hints. Such unexpected or anticipated added value leaves all other travel consultants trailing behind in your wake. Luckily everything went like clockwork, but if it hadn’t, the impression I am left with is I would have been fully supported. We were lucky enough to meet one of your lovely colleagues at Mara camp (Julia), again she gave such a positive impression of Safari Consultants. The safari was fabulous, Kicheche camps are so special and it was lovely to meet Manu & Andrea, the new managers at Mara camp – what a lovely, genuine, passionate couple they are. We had lovely sightings including a cheetah up a tree (that was a first for me). I will definitely be in touch next time I’m booking a holiday & would have no hesitation in recommending Safari Consultants.

Suzanne from Oxfordshire travelled to Kenya

June/July 2016

Second time with Safari Consultants to Kenya, and as on the previous trip we found them to be deeply knowledgeable, very responsive, and arrangements in Kenya to work very smoothly. The two destinations visited in Kenya this trip – Laikipia Wilderness and in particular a six day walk with camels organised by Karisia – were quite exceptional. Really expert guiding, thrilling yet still confidence-inspiring encounters on foot with elephant and buffalo, lion around all night, considerable comfort and dedicated and friendly staff. Go there: you will remember it forever, and will also be supporting exemplary conservation in Laikipia.

M&L from Oxfordshire travelled to Kenya

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