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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)

We had a brilliant holiday and everything went so well. Safaris exceeded our expectations and we were able to snorkel with whalesharks at Mafia. Wildlife fantastic, guides excellent and very knowledgeable, food good and accommodated the dietary requirements very well.

Couple of points worth noting. One minor that lake manze charge for washing whereas mwagusi and butiama don't, so worth hanging onto your washing. The second, Mwagusi now do night safaris. We did one and it was well worth the extra $85/person. Amongst other things, we saw bushbabies and a large python.

I would recommend having breakfast out in the bush rather than at camp as you get out earlier and also have the opportunity to get to know your driver and guide better. Also definitely worth having a driver and a guide as I am sure could miss out on a lot otherwise.

Will send some photos when get around to it.

Thanks again!

David

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David and group

Gemma!

If I could give you a million stars, I would!!! We planned my honeymoon together and it turned out to be better than I could have ever dreamed of. I would not have been able to do it without you. The process was so easy and FUN, and you were very patient and responsive.

I am already thinking about our next trip! :)

I attached some pictures for you. You won't believe the picture we got of a lion!!!

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Mariya and Zamir

Gemma and Nick,

We had a truly incredible honeymoon! You both did amazing job planning our honeymoon. We spent one week on Safari in Tanzania, and the second week relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar.

Our honeymoon exceeded all of our expectations, and having knowledgeable travel agents plan this for us took away any stress from the process. You chose incredible hotels and drivers for us, so all we had to do was show up and enjoy.

We would definitely recommend you to anyone looking to do a customized, luxury Safari!

Janelle and Brendan

Hi Gemma,

Thanks for your email.

We are back, very tanned, relaxed and extremely happy!!

The itinerary: The work you and Nick did has proved to be really exceptional. You have been extremely receptive to our requests and you interpreted our desires as if you really knew us. We have been particularly impressed with the style that all the experiences/properties shared: something connected to a sustainable kind of tourism, young, luxurious but authentic and respectful of the place we were. We also really appreciated that you were very attentive and available during the preparatory stages when we needed to book everything and decide the details. All the information were always given promptly and precisely.

The safari: A truly unique experience that we will never forget! The places are unbelievable and breathtaking, which helps, but the whole organisation was exceptional indeed. We are really grateful for the treatment received by the Multichoice Safaris, in the persons of Abdullah and John. These guys have been the best companions for our journey. They enriched it with their personality and knowledge of the nature and the culture of Tanzania. We have spent only a few days with Abdullah but they were enough to get close to him and appreciate so much the work he has done for us. We wanted to let him know that we wish him all the best for his family and his future and we hope that his wife gave birth safely and she and the babies are good now. Regarding John, we consider him as a dear friend: we laughed with him and chatted about life and animals, we enjoyed sunrise and sunset, we discovered the Masai traditions and the secrets of the Savannah. We couldn't have dreamt of a better guide. He was extremely professional and attentive to all our needs and requests. Thank you, Johnny! We wish you all the best and we hope to see you again one day!

One last note: the highest point of the whole journey was the permanence in the Kati Kati tented camp. It has been magnificent and it really exceeded our expectations. It made our safari like a real adventure. The staff was kind, sweet and really professional.

Thank you again!

Giula and Francesco

Hi Gemma

Our honeymoon was amazing and we loved every minute.

Good hotels, all transfers, plenty of advice and ensuring that our trip was as great as it could be.

The new app Vamoos was great it had all our itinerary etc in one place without us needing to print off lots of paper.

Thank you so much for your help, we didn’t want to come home!

Stephanie

Stephanie and Simon

Gemma,

The Asilia Selous Camp safari was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!!

Way above the previous 2 safaris I did in Kenya and Botswana with Cazenove & Lloyd.

It was a very good recommendation to go for the Selous park and not Serengeti; more natural, authentic, and a variety of landscape. The managers, staff and guide felt nicer, less spoiled.

The camp was just perfect, simple, beautiful, exclusive, even these kinds words do not describe it well !

The only downside is the price, if my math are correct we paid around 2000 usd per night is that correct?

The shooting star hotel in Zanzibar was also very good but we both preferred Paje vs Kinegawa and the Dhow In hotel in Paje was cleaner, younger and cheaper

The view from the swimming pool of shooting star will be hard to beat....

Thanks again for putting together this amazing trip!

Cedric and Muriel

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

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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

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