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Safari Consultants by Zambots2, 29 Nov 2013
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Fabulous game and lodgings in Zambia and Botswana

Flew to Livingston for two nights at Waterberry Lodge.Viewed Victoria Falls, and a trip on the Zambezi River. Visited villages in the area. Land travel to Chobe National Park, staying two nights at Muchenje Lodge with game drives in the Park, as well as a river trip there. Flew by light aircraft from Kasane to Lebala Camp and lodge, full 3 night program of early morning and late afternoon game drives, seeing an marvelous range of big 5, other ...

Flew to Livingston for two nights at Waterberry Lodge.Viewed Victoria Falls, and a trip on the Zambezi River. Visited villages in the area. Land travel to Chobe National Park, staying two nights at Muchenje Lodge with game drives in the Park, as well as a river trip there. Flew by light aircraft from Kasane to Lebala Camp and lodge, full 3 night program of early morning and late afternoon game drives, seeing an marvelous range of big 5, other animals, birds beyond count, and myriads of insects! Light aircraft to Little Kwara Camp and Lodge, and another full 3 night stay, with game drives, mokuru and river boat trips. marvelous game sightings, and wonderful sun sets always greeted with 'sundowners'. Light aircraft to Kanana Camp and Lodge - two full nights, with game drives mokuru and river trips, including to an enormous heronry on the water. Intensive exhausting amazing and very very hot!!

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informative, interactive with our requirements, and lengthy discussion prior to the trip resulted in an excellent itinerary and program.

Safari Consultants by Zambots2, 29 Nov 2013
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Fabulous game and lodgings in Zambia and Botswana

Flew to Livingston for two nights at Waterberry Lodge.Viewed Victoria Falls, and a trip on the Zambezi River. Visited villages in the area. Land travel to Chobe National Park, staying two nights at Muchenje Lodge with game drives in the Park, as well as a river trip there. Flew by light aircraft from Kasane to Lebala Camp and lodge, full 3 night program of early morning and late afternoon game drives, seeing an marvelous range of big 5, other ...

Flew to Livingston for two nights at Waterberry Lodge.Viewed Victoria Falls, and a trip on the Zambezi River. Visited villages in the area. Land travel to Chobe National Park, staying two nights at Muchenje Lodge with game drives in the Park, as well as a river trip there. Flew by light aircraft from Kasane to Lebala Camp and lodge, full 3 night program of early morning and late afternoon game drives, seeing an marvelous range of big 5, other animals, birds beyond count, and myriads of insects! Light aircraft to Little Kwara Camp and Lodge, and another full 3 night stay, with game drives, mokuru and river boat trips. marvelous game sightings, and wonderful sun sets always greeted with 'sundowners'. Light aircraft to Kanana Camp and Lodge - two full nights, with game drives mokuru and river trips, including to an enormous heronry on the water. Intensive exhausting amazing and very very hot!!

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informative, interactive with our requirements, and lengthy discussion prior to the trip resulted in an excellent itinerary and program.

Safari Consultants by JoJo, 25 Nov 2013
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Wonderful

Our safari holiday was in two parts,firstly Kenya - Kicheche Bush Camp who looked after us beautifully. Assistant manager Rachael Davies arrived on the second day giving us plenty of her time and some interesting stories and anecdotes. All staff and guides most courteous and helpful. One night at Emakoko - excellent accommodation - we were not keen on the guide who took us out for a short drive early evening and to airport next morning ...

Our safari holiday was in two parts,firstly Kenya - Kicheche Bush Camp who looked after us beautifully. Assistant manager Rachael Davies arrived on the second day giving us plenty of her time and some interesting stories and anecdotes. All staff and guides most courteous and helpful. One night at Emakoko - excellent accommodation - we were not keen on the guide who took us out for a short drive early evening and to airport next morning driving very fast and badly in our opinion. Beho Beho for 7 nights, really amazing, our second visit and not disappointed, A big thank you to all staff, management and guides for a really superb time.

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We met Rob Slater in Tanzania on a previous trip. When consulting him in the summer in UK he remembered our meeting which was kind. He listened to our wishes, then gave us some thoughts on how to get the best out of our second trip. He was extremely helpful and all details carried out efficiently and expeditiously. All dealings with the office staff were handled well and with a friendly manner. We would definitely use the company again if appropriate.

Safari Consultants responded to this review on 29 Nov 2013:

Disappointing to hear of guiding issues at Emakoko, and we'll be addressing the issue.

Safari Consultants by germar, 20 Nov 2013
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Absolutely Lovely

This was our first visit to South Africa and we were most impressed. The country, people and wildlife were all really lovely. The organisation by Safari Consultants was as smooth as one could wish for. The accommodation was first-class and everything went very well indeed.

This was our first visit to South Africa and we were most impressed. The country, people and wildlife were all really lovely. The organisation by Safari Consultants was as smooth as one could wish for. The accommodation was first-class and everything went very well indeed.

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The information pack was comprehensive and accurate. Our itinerary was clear and easy to follow. The mix of locations provided a fabulous variety for us, culminating in a fabulous few days in Kwandwe game reserve.

Safari Consultants by Eric, 19 Nov 2013
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The holiday experience was outstanding, well organized and professional.

We flew from London to Jo'berg, South Africa, and on to Nelspruit. We stayed two nights at the Rissington Inn in Hazyview before going to Tanda Tula Safari Camp. We then drove through Kruger National Park for four days on a self-driven tour. Returning to Jo'berg, we flew to PE, picked up another vehicle and drove to Knysna for four nights. We then drove through the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert for two nights, then to Hermanus for three nights...

We flew from London to Jo'berg, South Africa, and on to Nelspruit. We stayed two nights at the Rissington Inn in Hazyview before going to Tanda Tula Safari Camp. We then drove through Kruger National Park for four days on a self-driven tour. Returning to Jo'berg, we flew to PE, picked up another vehicle and drove to Knysna for four nights. We then drove through the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert for two nights, then to Hermanus for three nights. From Hermanus we drove to Franschhoek for two nights and then on the Cape Town for our final five nights.

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Bill Adams listened carefully to our ideas and requests, responded quickly and professionally to all of our queries and provided us with an itinerary that fitted our travel plans perfectly. He continued to monitor our progress and was helpful through our time in South Africa. He provided travel information, maps, web sites and activity suggestions for each area. The hotel and guest house bookings he made for us were uniformly excellent. We could not have been more satisfied.

Safari Consultants by Silver Jones, 19 Nov 2013
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Tanzania fabulous.

Stayed in Dar es Salaam in Southern Sun, good hotel, 4 nights Lake Manze Camp, brilliant and lovely staff, very helpful and very welcoming and friendly. 4 nights Mdonya Old River camp (in Selous), food excellent, although ran out of lemon for my tea and no diet coke (but these are the only things I can think to complain about) then 3 nights at Shooting Star Lodge in Zanzibar, fabulous infinity pool, small and charming, beautiful grounds and ...

Stayed in Dar es Salaam in Southern Sun, good hotel, 4 nights Lake Manze Camp, brilliant and lovely staff, very helpful and very welcoming and friendly. 4 nights Mdonya Old River camp (in Selous), food excellent, although ran out of lemon for my tea and no diet coke (but these are the only things I can think to complain about) then 3 nights at Shooting Star Lodge in Zanzibar, fabulous infinity pool, small and charming, beautiful grounds and views from gorgeous room, staff very friendly. Only negative not the mosquitoes as anticipated but tsetse flies.

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The organisation, information and travel arrangements by Safari Consultants superb.

Safari Consultants by Pete, 9 Nov 2013
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Driving the Caprivi Strip from Windhoek in Namibia to Kasane in Botswana via Etosha National Park.

Owing to the condition of the tracks leading to some Lodges we were advised to hire a Toyota Hi-Lux 4x4 which was supplied by Caprivi Car Hire in Windhoek. This was very comfortable to drive and easily managed some of the very sandy tracks. We stayed overnight in a variety of camps with tented, chalet and room accommodation, all of which were comfortable. The meals varied from average to a 5 course. Personally we think a 2 or 3 course meal is ...

Owing to the condition of the tracks leading to some Lodges we were advised to hire a Toyota Hi-Lux 4x4 which was supplied by Caprivi Car Hire in Windhoek. This was very comfortable to drive and easily managed some of the very sandy tracks. We stayed overnight in a variety of camps with tented, chalet and room accommodation, all of which were comfortable. The meals varied from average to a 5 course. Personally we think a 2 or 3 course meal is sufficient, as you usually eat late in the evening. All the camps provided an excellent Africa experience with vehicle safari's or boat trips with plenty of information available if you wanted to travel on your own. All the staff we met were helpful and loved a joke which made travelling such a pleasure. Safari Consultants Namibia agents were Namibia Tracks and Trails which provided a large folder and a colourful itinerary full of information on our accommodation and other relevant details. We were fortunate in having some excellent views of animals and birds and had an excellent trip. It was very hot during the day 38 to 40c. and we even got wet in a storm whilst out on a boat. Travelling with only one or two overnight stops requires you to live out of your cases. A number of places advertising accommodation for two, only provided one stand to put your case on, in some we had to put our cases on the floor which is awkward.

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We have been with Safari Consultants for a number of years and find them very helpful in every way.

Safari Consultants responded to this review on 11 Nov 2013:

We're always delighted to arrange itineraries beyond the norm.

Safari Consultants by docrog, 5 Nov 2013
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wonderful

travelled to tanzania visiting dar es salaam for 1 night which was a worthwhile experience stayed at southern sun hotel excellent facilities and position then selous game reserve impala camp excellent accomodation food and viewing + river boat trips were excellent hippos crocodiles and colourful birdlife giraffes impala etc then ruaha np once again brilliant all round + 2 leopards 4 cheetahs one with 4 cubs lions with cubs elephants giraffs ...

travelled to tanzania visiting dar es salaam for 1 night which was a worthwhile experience stayed at southern sun hotel excellent facilities and position then selous game reserve impala camp excellent accomodation food and viewing + river boat trips were excellent hippos crocodiles and colourful birdlife giraffes impala etc then ruaha np once again brilliant all round + 2 leopards 4 cheetahs one with 4 cubs lions with cubs elephants giraffs ostrich jackals etc ended on zanzibar coast and stone town a different experience all in all great trip

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safari consultants were excellent all round trip went smoothly organised really well kept us informed + gave excellent advice would definitely use again

Safari Consultants by The_webbs, 1 Nov 2013
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Excellent accommodation and safari experiences

We spent 2 weeks in Botswana staying in 4 different properties, all of which were different but equally of excellent standard. This enabled us to view wildlife not only from the back of the traditional Land Rover, but also by boat, Mokoro and importantly on foot. Chobe National Park and Okovango Delta are stunning.

We spent 2 weeks in Botswana staying in 4 different properties, all of which were different but equally of excellent standard. This enabled us to view wildlife not only from the back of the traditional Land Rover, but also by boat, Mokoro and importantly on foot. Chobe National Park and Okovango Delta are stunning.

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We have used Safari Consultants on 4 different occasions now and have never been disappointed. I would recommend them to everyone.

Safari Consultants by Mrs T P 13, 31 Oct 2013
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An Amazing Experience in Africa

Four of us were travelling together. We first went to Zambia for 3 nights and stayed at Waterberry - the river farmhouse - we couldnt believe the accommodation it was so lovely. So well looked after and nothing was too much trouble. We stayed here as we wanted to visit Victoria Falls, and so glad we decided to do that as we would not have wanted to miss this part of our holiday. Zambia is an amazing place and Country and the people are ...

Four of us were travelling together. We first went to Zambia for 3 nights and stayed at Waterberry - the river farmhouse - we couldnt believe the accommodation it was so lovely. So well looked after and nothing was too much trouble. We stayed here as we wanted to visit Victoria Falls, and so glad we decided to do that as we would not have wanted to miss this part of our holiday. Zambia is an amazing place and Country and the people are lovely and there was so much wildlife which was so unexpected. We were staying right by the Zambezi river. We had hippos in the river which came up to our lawn in the night, and opposite was a Zimbabwe national park so we saw lots of animals down at the waters edge, giraffes, gibbons, lots of deer, etc. We had 3 elephants that had got into the lodge grounds where we were staying which was really exciting for us. A walking safari took us to see White Rhino. Victoria Falls was a bit disappointing as not as much water this time of year. We then went on to South Africa, stayed in Cape Town for 3 nights staying in Winchester Mansions. Table mountain views were amazing. We had a car, but took the city open top bus as one of the stops was Table Mountain right outside the ticket office. Then onto Lavender Manor at Hermanus for 2 nights. The whale watching was fantastic, we didnt realise that we would see them so close to the waters edge. A sight to see! Then onto La Plume for 2 nights which was a working Ostrich Farm. Again an amazing place and we were well looked after. Then onto Candlewood Lodge in Knysu for 3 nights. Again a very nice place to stay and what views from the bedroom of the lagoon and in the distance was the Indian Ocean. Lovely town to stay. Our final stop was Kichaka Game Lodge. We were not disappointed, it was a fantastic place to stay and wonderful game watching. The people there were so nice. Everything about this holiday was perfect. Considering we had 6 flights and stayed at 6 different places, we came home so relaxed and felt as if we had been away a lot longer than the 18 days of the holiday. We saw so much scenery in South Africa travelling between locations - it was lovely.

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Safari Consultants have been brilliant. From the time we met them at Earls Court earlier this year to arriving back from our holiday, they have been very thoughtful. Everything that Mary Grimwood booked for us went like a dream. Mary listened to were we wanted to visit in Africa, the type of places we liked to stay and all the places booked were amazing and exactly as described. The additional road tours, through the passes, provided on the way to each destination were well worth it. Mary and the company were very thoughtful in the itinerary they prepared just for us, it went like clockwork. I would say that we have travelled a lot before, and this company is the best one we have been with to date. I would certainly go with them again no hesitation and would highly recommend them. They made a special holiday, very special!