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Hi Nick,

Thank you. We had an amazing time and trip. We really loved all the different parts. It's hard to pick a favorite part because they were all so different and wonderful.

The Kili climb went well overall, yes we all barely made it to the summit! I ended up having the most trouble on summit day (was doing great before that). It was an amazing and insane experience climbing that high. We are very glad we did it but not sure if we would want to do that again!

Definite highlights - Neptune Lodge (wish we had spent a little more time there), Ngorongoro crater, Nomads (really amazing place), and Shooting Star (incredibly friendly and welcoming to us on our honeymoon). We felt that Onsea House was a little over priced for things (dinner was rather expensive as was getting anywhere outside of the hotel). Thank you again for all your help. We really did enjoy the whole trip (including the crazy Kili hike!). 


Aleja & Lynn

Aleja and Lynn

Hello Nick ,

Thank you for putting together a wonderful trip to tanzania , the camps were great , plenty of wild life and the food superb .




Thanks very much nick. Our guide was great and ngorongoro crater was outstanding. Neptune was also an amazing experience. FYI We didn't find lake manyara very exiting... Saw very few animals.... For cost and timing I wouldn't recommend it. Have you heard differently?

Thanks again for your help in organizing the trip.

Emily and husband

Dear Nick,

Having recently returned from our trip to Tanzania, I just wanted to thank you for organising such a wonderful trip.

All aspects went very smoothly and your hotel advice and answers to my many questions were invaluable.

The safari part was truly one of my greatest experiences, KibaPoint was outstanding.

Thank you again,

Kind Regards.


Nicola, Frank, Margaret and Stephen

Hi Nick,

Returned safe and sound, all return flights went to plan thankfully. Now back at work with a huge amount of catching up to do so a brief summary for now, hopefully I will get time to give a more in depth review later.

We had a great time, Lake Manze & Mdonya Old River camps were great and all the staff fantastic. Wildlife viewing was excellent and we saw everything except wild dogs which was a bit of a disappointment but we know nothing is guaranteed on safari.

Coastal Aviation flights went like clockwork, pity larger airlines are not so good.

Mbweni Ruins was a great choice for Zanzibar, I’d make the point for future guests not to be put off by the entrance road to the hotel, I must admit that as we went down this very very pot holed dirt track I wondered where we were being taken. But the hotel and gardens are great, just our sort of place, staff again were great and the manager was very helpful. Beach was kept clean and tidy, being off season there were a couple of days when I think we were the only guests so we had a very personal service. Free shuttle to Stone Town 15 mins away was great for us as the main reason for choosing the hotel was to be close to Stone Town.

Kay & I would like to thank you for all your help and assistance during the flight delays, we know we wouldn’t have got that level of service from a larger tour operator. We do need to think about compensation claim for the lost day and a bit, do you have any experience of this? Did you have to pay extra to Coastal for the rearranged flights?

I am out of the country again tomorrow on business, back on Friday so I will start to catch up properly next week at which point I will hopefully get you a better review. Basically once we got over the initial delay (which by the way only took about 10 mins after landing in Selous, being collected by Lake Manze guides and seeing a huge male Kudu) we had a fantastic time and everything lived up to or exceeded our expectations.


Martin and Kay

Hi Nick,

I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time on this superbly arranged holiday. The initial hiccups appear to have been just that.

The hotels in Cape Town and Franschoek were excellent, the safari was outstanding and our guide for the tours in the Cape, Claire Jones, was perfect.

We had a wonderful time and are certain we want to come back.

Cheers, Hamid & Seemi

Hamid and Seemi

Hi Nick,

We had such a wonderful experience during our trip to Tanzania, The Africa specialists went beyond our expectation and made our honeymoon the best time of our life !

Everything was well organized and The Africa specialist that helped us during our project managed all unexpected things perfectly!

Thank you very much Nick for helping us making the most of our holidays, it was exactly what we needed!

Except the driver that forgot us when we arrived everything went as planned and we have been able to fully relax and forget the past months stress!

The tented camp experience was absolutely stunning, we did not expect to enjoy it so much !

The hotel was great, location is wonderful and service is amazing too.

We will for sure recommend you to our friends that will soon marry!

Best regards

Polina & François

Polina and Francois

Thanks for everything!
Thumbs up. Serena. Siwandu and hotel matlai...Really liked hotel matlai
Few Africa glitches.  But to be expected

Thanks again.  Bill

Bill and Ben

Hi Nick,

The honeymoon was amazing thank you. We had such a wonderful time. I could go on safari every day :)

Lemala Kuria Hills was fantastic. The rooms are incredible (the best I've stayed in) and the staff were wonderful. My only criticism would be the food. It wasn't bad but it was a bit bland and boring. It was such an incredible few days though so it certainly wasn't an issue.

Our guide, Nsia, was brilliant. We saw everything including a baby leopard, which was my highlight :)

The Residence was equally great and again no complaints. Overall it was a once-in-a-lifetime trip so thank you for all your help in organising it!



Douglas and Josie

Hi Nick

Trip was a lot of fun. The safari was excellent, really pulled out all the stops. All the little extras they did made it truly 5 star. We saw some good animal action as well. I liked the variety of safaris on offer river, walking, game drive. Food was excellent as well. This was the highlight of the trip and I didn’t expect it to be.

Zanzibar was ok. Hotel food got a bit familiar after a while, room was nice enough though. It’s hard to impress us with tropical islands as we regularly nip over to Thailand, Philippines etc from Hong Kong. Diving had great visibility but again hard to impress.

Thanks for your help along the way.

Gordon and Zoe