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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 Michele, thank you for your letter. We did indeed have a wonderful holiday which more than lived up to our expectations, thank you. We saw everything we could have wished to, several times over. On our transfer drive into Amboseli we saw lions manoeuvring and feeding on a zebra; also there we saw a cheetah and her cubs eating a freshly killed gazelle. On a night drive in Laikipia we sat whilst 14 lions squabbled over a warthog carcass in the light of our headlights. In the Mara we saw a leopard holding fast to a young wildebeest’s throat as it died, and then watched her drag it into the undergrowth. As far as individual animal sightings go, we saw an aardwolf (Mara), a zorilla (Laikipia), a wild dog (Amboseli – our guide said it had been a year since he’d seen one); a bush baby (by the light of the camp fire in the Mara). Many thanks again from all of us for organising such an amazing holiday.

The Fawcett family from Solihull travelled to Kenya & Victoria Falls

August 2015

Dear Mary, we want to thank you so very much for an outstanding experience!!!!! You were so lovely to work with during all of the planning and some of our last minute church changes! What an incredible experience we had!!!!! All of our transports were right on time, clean, and courteous. We learned so much local flavor in talking with our drivers. Virunga Lodge was spectacular. Every detail was seen to. They provided us with spats for the gorilla hike and even cleaned our boots upon return. We sat with groups of other travelers so that was fun to get to know people from all over. FYI: They now have power strips in the rooms and loan out battery operated hair blowers, Both the golden monkey safari and the gorilla safari were fabulous. Very well coordinated and we felt totally safe. We really over-thought the experience before we went…it was a breeze. Ngare Serian was our absolute favorite among favorites. Adrian runs a great lodge. The aaccommodations were so spectacular right on the Mara River. The guide and driver were so well prepared and courteous. Being guided and at night being protected by the Masai warriors was a fun treat. We felt the experience was very authentic. We were totally blessed by a great migration of zebras. We watched 4000-5000 zebras cross over a 2 hour period at the main crossing. I know timing is everything…and we had the timing. We skipped the tree house. It is pretty rough and we so loved our room we did not want to miss a day staying there. Emakoka was a perfect end to the trip. Nairobi is such a busy city we were glad to be able to spend our last night in their peaceful surroundings. We took a late afternoon game drive. The food looked great and the service was so classy. I was a little under the weather that day and did not get a chance to enjoy all of the great food. But Marv said it was great. I recovered the following morning and breakfast was terrific! I would be happy to post any high recommendations I can on whatever sites would be helpful to you and your company. You are the finest! Thank you so much.

Marvin and Karen from California travelled to Rwanda & Kenya

August 2015

Hi Mary, Many apologies for not contacting you to say a big thank you for organising the trip but I suspect we have all been caught in a Botswana bubble!!!! It was a great itinerary! The camps were all very different and enabled us to have a real insight into Botswana. It was ideal to end at Pelo Camp with a laid back and really remote environment having experienced the rather chi chi Duma Tau and the authentic Savuti Camp. The guides were solicitous and knowledgeable and the staff friendly and welcoming. The highlights…. The welcome and choirs at the camps, The fireside bars, The hot water bottles aka bush buddies, The superb setting for cocktails, The amazing array of wildlife flora and fauna. So as you can tell a great success. Many thanks.

Suzanne from London travelled to Botswana

August 2015

Hi Mary, I loved every minute of it, even though we had to get up at 5.30am every morning! The itinerary was fantastic – everywhere we went we were greeted by friendly staff who couldn’t do enough for us. It was full on, as we were moving every other day, but we soon got into the rhythm of it. Have to admit to being exhausted since I got back though! A real dream come true for me. Thank you.

Julie from Jersey travelled to Botswana

August 2015

Hi Mary, I have been meaning to email you sooner and thank you for booking us on such a special holiday, but life has been very busy since our return. The trip was perfect. Every detail worked out just right which made the holiday virtually stress free. Laikipia Wilderness was our favourite. Annabelle and Steve run such a wonderful camp. Really makes you feel like you are friends visiting their home rather than a paying guest. Kicheche Mara Camp was also very good, but didn’t have the personalised touch that Laikipia offered. We did however see some amazing wildlife in the Mara. It was a great suggestion that we pair up the two locations. My husband got the most beautiful shot of a leopard and her cubs. They didn’t come out much so we were very lucky. I have had several people ask me about how they go about booking a trip like this for themselves and when they are ready to move forward, I will be sure to send them your way. Definitely a trip of a lifetime for us. Thanks so much.

Darren, Coreen, Owen & Allyson from British Colombia travelled to Kenya

July 2015

Hi Frances, I had a truly fantastic trip and have been very impressed with everything from first contact with you right through to the courtesy of asking for feedback now. Both camps were excellent as were all of the staff. A special mention to the guides William and Gladys who were superb, knowledgeable and tireless in their efforts to show me everything they could. Camps were clean, professionally ran and managed with excellent service and good company. I was very lucky with the river crossings, seeing several on the Sand river and the Mara. I managed to see all of the big five. Overall the trip more than lived up to my expectations. Kenya is clearly a very special place and I will no doubt be back there again. Thank you Frances for your recommendations and professional service.

Barry from Spain travelled to the Masai Mara, Kenya

July 2015

Hi Rob, I had a really lovely time in Tanzania. I loved Fundu Lagoon and all the camps in the Serengeti though Olakira and Nimiri Plains are perhaps my favourite. It was nice to see all the different typographies which offer different experiences and the game viewing was very good. I saw a leopard practically every day including one stalking and killing a black faced vervet monkey right in front of me, lots of lions mating and a couple of crossings which was awesome. I rather liked the diving in Fundu Lagoon. Visibility was very good and the coral garden was pristine. I even saw a few big fish (crocodile fish and humphead parrotfish). I also think taking you to a deserted island for snorkeling and diving is a nice touch. I would not mind going back there! The service at the camps was also really good and I was well fed. Thanks for organizing such a wonderful trip Rob. Much appreciated! I will definitely contact you again for my next trip to Africa and I will be recommending you once again to my friends.

Susan from Singapore travelled to Tanzania

July 2015

Hi Rob, a quick note to say a huge thank you for sorting out our trip to Zambia. We had an absolutely wonderful time and now need a holiday to get over it! Action packed non stop and wall to wall sun.

Nigel and Janet from Essex travelled to Zambia

July 2015

Hello Mary, the trip was just utterly incredible. The combination of Sosian, Serengeti and Zanzibar was perfect and the order just right. Really we couldn’t have wished for more. The Serengeti time was so special – lack of WIFI with teenage kids is such a bonus. We managed to keep it from them in Sosian too until they overheard someone mention you could get it at the entrance! All your organisation and flights etc. worked a treat and having been worried about the flying element, it became a highlight. When I think of the millions people spend going to spas and retreats etc. – all you need is a weekend of safari to feel like a completely renewed human being! Thank you so much and we will be planning our next one now!

Delia, Anthony, Fionn, Felim & Flora from London travelled to Kenya & Tanzania

July 2015

Hi Michele, thanks for your email and sorry it’s taken so long to respond. We had an absolute fantastic trip yet again with brilliant experiences including the rescue of a baby elephant in Olare Orok conservancy! I had a great birthday celebration and thank you so much for the champagne which went down well – we toasted you! Fred and the team at Kicheche pulled out all the stops again to give us a truly memorable stay! I will send you some photos later – again we had excellent game viewing. We saw all the big cats at Bush Camp and even had a cheetah climbing on top of our car! As you see, we had so many exciting adventures, we can’t wait to go back! We just want to say a big thank you again for organising a memorable trip – everything went according to plan plus all these extras thrown in!

KP and Jac from Berkshire returned to Kenya

June/July 2015