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What our clients are saying about us and our trips...

With web review sites being all the rage these days, it can be a little difficult to sift through the debris to actually find out what a place or hotel is like. From our point of view, having stayed in 99% of the hotels and safari lodges we sell (and quite a few we don't), we think that these reviews can be very misleading as it is impossible to know what the reviewer likes, was looking for, paid etc. etc. In our opinion our job is to find out what you like and match the correct product to you...see how we have done. (please note that ALL of the reviews we feature are 100% real and unedited. If you would like to speak to any of our past clients please let us know)

Hi Gemma,

We had an unforgettable experience which was made even better by all the people we met. Everyone was extremely helpful and kind. Mivumo River Lodge was outstanding, the location and service was incredible and the personal attention by all the staff was really special and made us not want to leave.

Thank you for all your help prior to us going, it was really comforting to not have to think too much about the details of the trip whilst planning for the wedding.

Best,

Luke

Luke and Kelly

Hi Gemma,

The trip was fantastic! We had an absolute blast at Siwandu. It was perfect, I would not change a thing.

Thanks so much!

Heath and Stephen

Hi Gemma,

Forgive my delay in response… We just returned on Monday and between jet-lag and getting caught up at work, I’ve been crazed.

The trip was fantastic! Both Siwandu and Jabali Ridge exceeded my expectations. I loved that the 2 camps were such different experiences in style. The staff and food at both properties were excellent.

We had fun and knowledgeable guides on both safaris and we had fantastic luck with the game viewing!!! Saw everything and more!

Thanks again for all your help in planning! Your service was great. I just left a review for you on Trustpilot.

I hope to work with you again and will definitely tell my friends about The Africa Specialists.

Douglas and Michael

Hi Nick and Gamma,

Just a quick email to let you know how amazing the trip was that you sorted for us! We achieved everything we hoped for and more! We met so many special people From Multi Choice and Onesea in Arusha and then the incredible team at Ubuntu camp......just amazing!

I will certainly recommend you to my friends and I have a feeling we will talk again in the future!

Thank you guys so much.

Rob

Rob and Kim

Hi Nick and Gamma,

Just a quick email to let you know how amazing the trip was that you sorted for us! We achieved everything we hoped for and more! We met so many special people From Multi Choice and Onesea in Arusha and then the incredible team at Ubuntu camp......just amazing!

I will certainly recommend you to my friends and I have a feeling we will talk again in the future!

Thank you guys so much!

Rob and Kim

Hi Gemma,

Thanks for reaching out and wishing us a safe return! We are back and settled in the States - we had a fantastic time in the Serengeti!

The whole experience - from the flight to Serengeti, to the transports within the region, to the Four Seasons to the Safaris - was incredible! Our only regret is not having more time to enjoy it all.

Many thanks for all your help again!
CJ

Cj and family

Hi Gemma

Zanzibar was wonderful! The people and sights make it a great experience.

Your arrangements were spot on. The accommodations and transfers were first rate. Great job!

Thanks again!

Ruth and Ronald

Dear Gemma,

First of all my thanks again for making all the arrangements for what was a truly wonderful safari experience! You could not have been more helpful in making all the arrangements for my safaris in southern Tanzania. Nothing was too much trouble. Importantly, your knowledge of the various camps in the game reserves is based on first hand experience as you have personally visited most if not all of them.

The guides at both camps - Siwandu and Mwagusi - have incredible knowledge not just of the animals and birds but also of the flora and fauna and they are very keen to share this knowledge with you. Of course you need a certain amount of luck to be in the right place at the right time, but their ability to identify tracks and follow them is incredible. Sundowners out in the bush is a great way to end the afternoon game drive. Food was fabulous and the service from every single member of staff was exceptional.

Now it’s time to thinking about my next African adventure!

Gurth

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Gurth

Hi Gemma,

Thank you for the welcome home. What a fantastic trip! We were so humbled by the wonderful new friends we made and have much respect for Tanzania and its people.

I’m sure I was like a deer in the headlights for most of the trip. That all started when I realized they were serious about having more than one wife at a time.

Your attention to every detail was impressive. We would not hesitate to recommend you or contact you about future trips.

It was a pleasure corresponding with you and we truly thank you.

Warm regards,
Kasey and Jim

Kasey and Jim

Hi Gemma

We are back in Chicago and cannot thank you enough for the amazing trip. It was everything we wanted and more. It will probably be a couple years until our next Africa trip - but we will certainly make sure to send our friends and family your way.

It can be a very intimidating experience googling "African Safari" for the first time. With this being our first safari, my wife and I were overwhelmed with the amount of options for an African Safari but you and Nick made planning this trip easy and fun. The trip definitely exceeded our expectations.

We have nothing but great things to say about you guys at The Africa Specialists. Whatever you are looking for on your trip to Africa - we will highly recommend using you.

Thanks again,

Zach and Ryanne

Zach and Ryanne

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