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We had an absolutely magnificent time.  Words don’t describe it.  We truly had the time of our lives.  We sang your praises multiple times because we thought the combination of Mala Mala and Impodimo was excellent.  Mala Mala offered game viewing that was simply out of this world and Impodimo was like staying at the private home of a gracious relative!  I have some incredible photos and once I have sorted them I will send you a few of the best.  I promise not to send you all 2500!

 

THANK YOU for your help and advice.  I will be keeping your business card and when we have saved enough pennies maybe we will be able to explore another part of the world using your expert guidance!

 

 

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Lynn Savory Collar
2017
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We had the most wonderful time in Kenya and felt thoroughly looked after from beginning to end by some lovely people. Borana lodge was a perfect start and we tried all on offer. Rhino tracking on foot, horseback safari , paragliding… with a world champion no less, walk to pride rock. Food was excellent and watching 25 elephant coming down to the water hole was very special.

Ol Seki was also very special and tented accommodation better than we thought it was going to be.  Again very well looked after , Mike a fun and informative guide who also took us to his village. And a very fortunate day to the crossing where we saw 3 crossings.  Fabulous.

 

Again very well looked after at Kinoto Kwetu, very laid back resort and beach setting lovely. Tried kite surfing and a boat/ snorkel trip.  The Boys and ourselves very much enjoyed the sociability of the resort .

Dinner at the chianti in Nairobi was a good pit stop pre flight … they have a very good wine list and pizza very tasty.

So thank you, we had an excellent celebration and the trip thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family and special memories made.

 

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Sue Catton
2017
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Thanks to Africa Exclusive for providing a truly memorable experience and visit to Kenya.  Over a year in planning with valuable information, prompt feedback and insightful recommendations from Ross Cambray and Holly Peace, together, we designed an itinerary tailor-made for our three generation family.

 

From the accommodations and Parks and conservancies chosen, to the chartered Yellow Wings flights, and ground transportation…from ‘greetings’ upon arrivals to ‘goodbyes’ on departures..every aspect made for a wonderful, never-to-be-forgotten visit to Kenya.

Special thanks go to “Cheli and Peacock” for looking after us in-country.  Their attention to detail made for a relaxed, comfortable and safe vacation.

 

Our thirteen day itinerary included Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Tortilis Camp in Amboseli, Laragai House in the Borana Conservancy and the Kicheche Valley Camp at  Naboisho Conservancy plus meeting up with our fostered friends at the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, going on early morning, afternoon and night drives, visiting with the Maasai villages and schools, observing the animal crossings at Mara, and enjoying bush breakfasts, lunch picnics and sundowners. The staff were exceptional at all the camps.  The driver/guides knowledgeable and attentive to our comfort and safety.  We observed  from far and near the big animals and their babies…. the elusive leopard …remained elusive.

We ate well

.  We slept well.  We were well looked after!  It was a first rate trip!

 

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Suellen Fung
2017
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This was our second time using Africa Exclusive to plan a trip.  We had a group of eight friends who had never traveled together.  It ended up being the trip of a lifetime for all of us!  We got along great, had lots of laughs and amazing wildlife adventures, no one got sick, and every detail was perfect thanks to Africa Exclusive.  At the end, we all said “Where are we going next?”

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Nancy Lamontagne
2017
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I just wanted to thank you so very much for planning and organising another fantastic holiday for us – how good is retirement!!

Everything worked like clockwork (as it always does when you too have organised it!) and the itinerary was perfect – a lovely blend of the old and the new.

 

The African Rock was ideal for the one night we had in Johannesburg. The three camps in Botswana were wonderful with Selinda being this year’s favourite.

 

We had special experiences every day. Although we always had wonderful views of the fantastic animal and bird life, we just love driving around the African countryside with its unique smells and views so every sighting is an added bonus. The Botswana people are so welcoming and always seem so happy and content – we have a lot to learn from their politics!!

 

On top of all that we travel in the certain knowledge that we don’t have to worry about anything and that the holiday you have put together for us will be perfect in every way – without doubt you two are the best and we are eternally grateful to you

 

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George & Diana Kenning
2017
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Thank to you and your team for arranging yet another fabulous trip for us – perfect arrangements throughout as usual. Thank you also for your kind offer regarding the 24th June and we’re sorry we can’t join you but for once Africa has to take a back seat!!

 

Here are a couple of photos for you of the Wild Dogs just as they “ran” into the bush to respond to the Alpha male and female chase and then the taking down of the female Eland –  we had an unbelievable day and an exciting conclusion to 6 hours of tracking them earlier that day. It was remarkable in such thick bush and long grass that we were able to follow and be within 2-3 metres when they killed – a great reminder of why being able to go off road enhances your viewings and a private vehicle meant we weren’t in the one that pulled out just before the kill as a couple of the guests didn’t want to see it.

 

We can’t wait for the migration to head back south and hopefully you can pull the arrangements together at the last minute so we can experience another of nature’s great wonders with the mass calving next year – as usual no pressure!!

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Mike Camm
2017
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We had an incredible trip. I must say that the attention we received all along the way was greatly appreciated and of the highest quality. I am very happy that we went from Okavango to Kwando to Maratabo. It was like going from better to the best in terms of comfort. Although I feel that the guide and tracker in the first camp were probably the very best. All of the guides were great but Tom and Matt were the best, in my opinion. I would certainly like to talk to you to debrief. We had no criticism of any part of the trip.

 

Generally, we are private people and don’t do a lot of narrative, but I will talk with John and come up with some details of our remarkable adventure. Oh, and the cake on my birthday was lovely and quite touching.

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Kathy Wakeford
2017
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We are just back from our spectacular safari in Southern Africa. Let me start by thanking you for arranging such a memorable and enjoyable 12 days. We had high expectations and, without exception, all eight of us feel that our experience was better than we anticipated.

 

Your recommendation that we get a guide for the whole trip, while not that common, was a terrific suggestion-especially for a first time Safari visitor. Our guide, Clinton, was an ideal guide-he was extremely gregarious, knowledgeable and high-energy. In addition, he was very practical in deferring to local guides so as not to make them uncomfortable. We recommend him without reservation. We also really appreciate your securing Super Sande for us at Jack’s Camp. He was excellent for us at the end of the trip, in that he was probably even more knowledgeable, very local and also integrated well with our group. We also recommend him without reservation, although it’s clear he’s already very well-known; finally, we simply couldn’t of had a better pilot with a better plane – Clyde was professional, friendly and a pleasure to have on the entire journey. I doubt any of your guests could do better.

 

All four camps worked for us. I would say that Vumbra was extraordinary, as it relates to the variety of wildlife (sitting on the edge of the Delta) and the spectacular accommodations. Jack’s camp, which I’m sure you know well, was also magical, in its own authentic way, being the most integrated into the surroundings yet with exquisite food and a genuine colonial feel. We enjoyed dining with Ralph and Caroline (owners of the camp). I could imagine us going back to both of these lodges in the future.

 

Savuti Elephant Lodge was a great introduction, although we might’ve had a unique experience since we shared the camp with the president of Belmond and his family. We had a great time and the food was very good here. I understand the camp is going to be redone in the next six months. Xigera Camp worked fine for us although I think it is in need of a bigger upgrade than is planned, as I understand. Food here was fine but bottom of the four.

 

Also we quite enjoyed the Royal Chundu River Lodge, as an intro to our trip. While it was further away than we realized from the falls, the staff was fantastic, they arranged great activities for us on short notice, took us on delightful sundowner cruises each night and escorted us through a local village – which was illuminating and fascinating.

 

Any case, those are some of the immediate post-Safari thoughts. We will catch up before too long about scheduling our next one!

 

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Frank Yeary
2017
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When we decided on an African safari as the perfect destination for our birthday celebration, our first move was to put in a call to Ross. Africa Exclusive had already designed several safari holidays for us as a family, and we knew that we would be in goods hands. Together we decided on the Masai Mara and Ross wasted no time in securing the perfect property for us, &Beyond’s wonderful Kichwa Tembo Camp.

 

We wanted everything to be perfect for our friends and family who had joined us for this adventure, and so we did not hold back on any special requests to make our stay the most memorable experience possible. Our ideas were wholeheartedly embraced and nothing was ever too much trouble. Ever single member of the team at Kichwa looked after us with unfailing care and warmth that lasted from the moment we touched down on the Kichwa airstrip until the final wave 4 days later.

 

Our itinerary was packed with adventure and celebration in equal measures, and there was always an abundance of delicious and varied food, meticulously prepared by the wonderful Kichwa chef and his “dream team”. Everyone worked tirelessly to ensure that we were happy, and we could not have been prouder of the “trip of a lifetime” that we were able to share with our guests. We have so many memories that we took away with us, but the smiles of the wonderful Kichwa staff and the beauty of the Masai Mara and it’s amazing people will be foremost in our minds until we return.

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Robert and family
2016
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Firstly, many thanks to John for his work in designing this holiday.  It was exactly what we wanted and it couldn’t have been better.  The balance between all locations was superb and we couldn’t have done this without you.

 

Angie, the organisation was superb.  Thank you for your support through the trauma of volcano ash and train derailment.  We did wonder what we had let ourselves in for.  Given that, the itinerary was hectic and organised down to the last detail.  Your notes were helpful and comprehensive and the transfers went like clockwork.  I don’t know how you do it, but you did.  The highlight of the transfers was the leg between Lebala and Sussi.  The flight and transfer to the Botswana border was smooth, although there was mayhem all around us at the border crossing. The speedboat across the Zambezi was quick, only to be met with mayhem on Zambian shores.  Among the mayhem was one person holding a sign “Zambia welcomes Ian and Clare Funnell”. Unbelievable!

 

Little Kwara did Clare proud.  As well as your card (much appreciated) the camp laid on a birthday celebration with cakes, champagne and singing.  Just perfect.

 

Thank you so much.  We could not have been more impressed with Africa Exclusive.

 

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Ian Funnell
2016
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