2004

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G Baldini

Dear James
We are back, unfortunately, and would like to thank you for your suggestions for what has been a wonderful trip.
Ras Kutani is a beautiful place, despite lack of diving, the ocean is a bit rough. The beach, the accommodation, the food and the people working there are absolutely amazing. We loved it.
Jongomero is a great place, very remote, very good taste (without pretending to be on conde nast!) and Stewart and Karen are great hosts.
They are doing a very good job there. The food is great and the way the place is organised is excellent. Game view is great as well. we manage to see some rare animals (sable antelope, honey badgers, black mamba…)
Selous Safari is great game viewing (we saw lions killing an impala on our first day!) and it is great to do walks, boat trips and fly camps (we did for one night). The ambience and the food are not as good as Jongomero but overall it is a great safari camp.
In the end we enjoyed Stone Town and it was good to stay at Emerson & Green. It has to be said that after ten days in the bush, a town is a bit of a shock. But worth it.
Thank you again and if you pass by Ras Kutani or Jongomero gives our regards to the people there. We enjoyed their company very much.
Kind regards
G  Baldini 2004

W McClenahan

Dear Marc and James:

I wanted to thank you both for arranging my and Cheryl Bailey’s trip to Zambia. It was simply wonderful and everything went smoothly.  We were meet and greeted at every point and the transfers were seamless.  We were so glad that we chose (with your encouragement) Zambia.  It seemed that everywhere we went we ran into repeat Zambia visitors who had “discovered” it after several trips to Africa. In Livingstone we encountered people who had been to Botswana, but had not encountered the diversity or density of game (or interesting experiences) that we had.  Lower Zambezi and a unique environment with close encounters with elephants and Chiawa made us feel at home in Africa.  Nsefu was “rugged  Africa” with lots of game including leopards. Following stampeding buffalo that were being hunted by lions at night was an adventure.  Kafue –Lunga and especially Busanga was a special place.  The plains were just beginning to be populated with game and we were able to follow a pride of lions for our entire three days there.  It boggles the mind that the American agent we almost commissioned tried to talk us out of Kafue!  Victoria Falls was a wonderful end to a great trip.

We will recommend your firm to anyone planning a trip to east/southern Africa.  For your information we had interesting experiences with Air France  –maybe because we paid more for the routing (with a stop in Paris).  They upgraded us to business CDG-JNB and CDG to Washington on the return.

W McClenahan 2004

M Zubkus

Dear Tanzanian Odyssey!

I am writing to tell you that we had a WONDERFUL trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar.  All accomodations and services were excellent.

Thank you so much for all your help.

M Zubkus 2004

A St John

Dear Marc

I just thought I should let you know that we had a superb time in Tanzania and everything worked out fine with a couple of exceptions.

Flight to Dar went well and met by Coastal Travel and Freya
SeaCliff Hotelexcellent – once they had found us on their list (we have a silly surname)
5 nights in the Selous were brilliant and could have stayed for longer – The Fly Camp was the best and I might be tempted to do more of that.
4 nights in Ras Nungwi – food not as good as the Selous and probably stayed 1 night too long – I am not much for lying/sitting about.
2 nights on Chumbe – once again brilliant – should have been here longer.  You need to warn people that they will almost certainly get wet getting to and from the island and they need strong sandals when wading out to the boats to avoid the sea urchin spines – I still have mine in my foot!
2 nights in Serena – they had difficulty finding us and for some reason we were helped by Fisherman Travels who had a help desk in the hotel – I don’t remember them coming into the conversation when we were planning the trip.  The time in Stone Town was excellent and we managed a trip to a spice farm.  Missed a trip to the forest.  Could have done with another day or so.

All the links worked.  Everyone was very caring and efficient and on time!

If I could go back tomorrow I would.

Heather, Freya and I would like to thank you for your help and advice – well done

A St John 2004

S Iqbal

Just a quick note to say thank you very much for helping with the honeymoon – we had an amazing time and Sand Rivers is totally unforgettable.

Really appreciate your help and for tailor-making our holiday and being so thorough – I have already recommended you to several engaged friends of mine.

You could have told me that Amani was next door to Ras Kutani though!!!!!!!!

Cheers
S Iqbal 2004

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