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.

Hi Rob, I thought I would let you know that we had a fantastic time, the scenery was far more stunning than I had expected. The people were all really friendly. Starfish Lodge is very well run and very clean. Breakfast was delicious and there are so many nice beaches around. At Lesiure Isle Lodge, the breakfast was delicious and service excellent. We can’t say sufficiently, about how well we were looked after, it was a fantastic stay. The lodge has kayaks and bikes for guests to use, as well as towels for the pool and others for the beach. Cara was even provided with a big bag of beach toys, buckets spades etc that saved us from having to buy any. Leisure Isle Lodge is a beautiful lodge. The lagoon is perfect for paddling or young children swimming. There is lovely sand and the view from the room over the lagoon is lovely. I can very highly recommend both Starfish and Leisure Isle Lodge and we would not hesitate in visiting either of them again and in fact we have already started talking about when we might go back…..!

Jayne, Martin and their daughter Cara travelled to Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, South Africa

February 2015

Dear Rob, overall the experience was amazing. The conditions for travelling around were brilliant. Roads v good. And country very safe, people were incredibly friendly and welcoming. The tourism infrastructure is good. Matobo Hills was fabulous and well worth a visit. And the caves with ancient paintings were wonderful. Hwange, Davison’s Camp – faultless. We were met by a wonderful guide and had the most fabulous picnic lunch on the way down to Davisons. The catering was outstanding – every single touch from sherry on arrival, to fabulous afternoon tea, wonderful brunch, brilliant early morning breakfast by the camp fire and excellent dinners and sundowners. We saw loads of animals including the cheetah. It was really wonderful and incredibly beautiful. I can thoroughly recommend Zim. A wonderful country and people with good infrastructure and has the advantage of not being overrun by tourists.

Nicole and Guy from Essex travelled to Zimbabwe

January 2015

We had an excellent time with a good balance of interest and location, certainly an enticing view of South Africa leaving many reasons to return!

Andrew and Jane from Essex travelled to South Africa

January 2015

Rob, we certainly could not have put together an itinerary like you did it was excellent and certainly hit the spot! We enjoyed all the accommodation. Glen Avon was superbly situated, the hosts and staff were very welcoming, it was a good location, food was superb. Auberge Clermont in Franschhoek was very pretty. Lavender Manor in Hermanus was a good location and the breakfast was very good, but they were everywhere. Dwyka was amazing, such an experience, loved it. Many thanks.

Andrew and Gill from Essex travelled to South Africa

January 2015

Hi Michele, thank you for everything. Our honeymoon was amazing, glad we took your advice on Baraza. Had a great time. Thank you again.

Joseph and Katie from Liverpool travelled to Kenya and Zanzibar on their honeymoon

January 2015

Hi Rob, we had a thoroughly wonderful holiday and have fond memories of our whole trip. Motse Lodge in Tswalu was amazing. It was far better than our expectations and our guide and tracker were incredible. So informative and just like walking encyclopaedias! We loved every moment even though we came away exhausted as we wanted to go out on game drives whenever possible. Our next stop Cape Town and The Cape Grace. The hotel is beautiful and the position perfect for us by the waterfront. In Franschhoek at La Residence, our world changed!! We thought we had arrived in heaven. What a beautiful place, full of taste and style and crammed full of vintage furniture and amazing china. We loved everything about it and stayed for supper both nights. The staff were amazing and made us feel very comfortable and welcomed us into their beautiful home. We can’t thank you enough for organising such an amazing sample of what South Africa has to offer. We will certainly be back. Many thanks for everything.

Malcom and Justine from Essex travelled to South Africa

January 2015

Dear Rob, overall, it was wonderful – and your organisation was brilliant. We were met at every stage on time and there were no hassles. Nuarro Lodge was very comfortable and our hosts did everything they could to make us welcome and our stay enjoyable. Nthambo camp was fantastic. Our guides Matt and Isaac deserve a special mention because they were outstanding. Matt really took time to share his passion and knowledge about the animals and the bush and it made every trip out of camp and enjoyable adventure. Isaac had 30 years’ experience and was super cool. We really enjoyed the guided walks as well as the game drives, as we were as interested in the small stuff as much as the Big 5. We absolutely loved Waterberry Lodge in Zambia. You really pulled something special out of the bag on this one! Nathan and Gordon, the guides, and every single other member of staff, were so attentive and delightful. The lodge itself was super comfortable and we really, really wanted to stay longer there. Every place we stayed, the food was remarkable, especially given the limitations of getting fresh supplies and the facilities available. I’ve never eaten so much on holiday! So, all in all, a very special trip and your organisation was superb.

Sue and Steve from Essex travelled to Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Botswana on their honeymoon

January 2015

Hi Michele, Fantastic wild dog sightings, glimpse of a sitatunga, kingfisher bashing a frog against the branch of a tree, 3 leopard sightings, lions every day. It was a great holiday and all your arrangements went very smoothly, a big thank you! Your arrangements are so great – even down to the selection of seats on the plane – they were perfect!

Katrine and her two sons Linus and Oscar travelled to the Okavango Delta, Botswana

December 2014

Dear Michele, we have just returned from the best family holiday ever. I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for all you did to make this special trip truly memorable. From my initial email enquiry last February to the immediate response and interest you showed, the whole way through the planning of the itinerary, you were first class. You appreciated the budget we had and the quality of the accommodation we wanted catering perfectly for my family. Your time patience and advice was greatly appreciated and your service exemplary. Even when we made some slight changes to our plans or asked questions this was never a problem and sorted. I am so appreciative of all you did to make this a truly special holiday (and have already praised and highly recommended you and Safari Consultants to family and friends!). Thank you so much.

Richard, Michelle and their family from London travelled to South Africa

December 2014

Hi Michele, just thought I would say thank you for organising such an amazing trip. We have had a fantastic time and your choice of camps, transfer operators and support services was excellent. All the arrangements went to plan and everyone was ready, on time and prepared for our arrivals and transfers. I think you made an excellent selection of different camps with very diverse habitats and wildlife at each, the contrasts between all were significant and greatly enhanced the experience we had. In particular I think that the Offbeat Mara Camp is currently being very well run. Their flexibility, attention to detail and willingness to help in all situations was very commendable. Overall this has been a truly outstanding adventure and I would like to say that you and your team created the perfect trip for our requirements. I think that you are without doubt the very best Travel Operator I have worked with and that you really have gone the extra mile in making our trip such a success, your attention to detail and information all helped add greatly to the experience.

Ian and Amanda from Norfolk travelled to Kenya

December 2014