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.

Dear Michele, did the holiday live up to our expectations? And then some – it was more than fantastic. It really is the best holiday we have ever had. We enjoyed all the camps and Sonia & Andy made my birthday extra special with the teams traditional songs and a cake. We also watched a lion eat her zebra kill with sundowners on my actual birthday!! I think we have been very lucky first timers – walking safari in Laikipia and “came across” a rhino; we watched cheetah and Cubs eat their kill; saw Nabiki the cheetah and managed to see Fig the Leopard and cub on 3 occasions! Other highlights included lions mating, the marsh pride lions for hours with breakfast…. And then, on our final game drive, when I’d asked to see elephants, giraffe and anything else again – we saw a cheetah kill!!!! By the time we arrived at Diani, I was glad I’d asked for a beach bit, as was Steve! Kinondo Kwetu was amazing and we did manage to do the sacred forest, where it promptly poured down while we were in there. Auspicious according to our guide. And we were glad we went on to the village to see how people do manage to live and survived the coconut wine! Thank you so much Michele for putting together a holiday that is so memorable and enjoyable. And for all the extra touches for my birthday. We will be in touch for the next trip….

Cath and Steve from Shrewsbury travelled to Kenya

March 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

Our very first trip to Africa and we’re certain it will not be our last! Novice to safari experiences – we were pleased to find it ‘ticked every box’ surpassing all our expectations. The huge skyline, the quietness, being so close to wildlife – what a huge privilege it all was. The whole holiday moved smoothly and efficiently from camp to camp. Each camp had something different to offer with the varied landscapes and a superb variety of game. The rhino rich undulating plains of Ol Pejeta to the woodland, ravines and swamps of Lewa – where we saw our first Grevy’s zebra; to the huge open plains of the Masai Mara with oceans of waving savannah grass and enormous sky levels, so rich with game – it gave us our first sighting of leopard. Clive and I would like to thank you all at Safari Consultants for organising this amazing trip of a lifetime for us and ensuring that our experiences were diverse, rich and most wonderful in every aspect.

Clive and Anne from Suffolk travelled to Kenya and Seychelles

January 2016

Hi Michele, just a quick email to thank you for all the help with our trip, we had a truly amazing time and everything ran like clockwork. The Boma hotel was perfect for us; they let us check straight into the room on arrival and we even enjoyed breakfast on the terrace before hitting the sack, then a great afternoon by the pool before a lovely evening meal and a peaceful early night to prepare us for the excitement ahead. Offbeat Meru was a perfect re-introduction to Africa, and the Offbeat camp managers Craig and Ashley were amazing. The Rhino Sanctuary gave us our first ever viewing of rhinos, the whole area was lovely and quiet and as you know the camp is a tiny corner of heaven- perfect recommendation! The Offbeat corner of Mara was teaming with every size of wildlife and very few other vehicles ever ventured down into ” our” area of the conservancy. Basically the Offbeat way is exactly how we like to do Africa and I cannot think of anything negative to report. I will of course complete the questionnaire but just wanted to thank you personally for all your help. Speaking to the guides and managers they seem to agree Zimbabwe should be next on our list!

Philip and Natalie from Lancashire travelled to Kenya

February/March 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 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

Hi Frances, we had an amazing trip and a beautiful wedding day! Saruni Samburu was absolutely perfect. The views were stunning, the food was great and the staff were amazing. Everything at Mara Plains was spectacular. The only thing I wish we could have changed was the weather we had at Mara Plains (it rained all 4 days), but it only added to  the adventure, floods and all. It was the trip of a lifetime and we will never forget it.  Thanks again for everything!

Rachel and Peter from California got married in Kenya

December 2015

Hi Michele, we thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and thought the Kicheche Camps were excellent. Your itinerary suited our requirements very well.

Christopher and Susan from Wiltshire travelled to Kenya

February 2016

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

Dear Michele, I think this last holiday was probably our best ever so despite being boring, we will most likely do the same itinerary next year!

Bob and Joan from Nottingham travelled to Kenya

January 2016