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E Martin, Maldives and Ndutu

Julian and Marc,

Jackie Walter contacted me via email regarding Ndutu – I advised her that Ndutu is NOT TO BE MISSED. In my opinion, Ndutu was the highlight of our game drives so far in Africa- hope that I was helpful to her.  I also send her some of our photos from the trip so she could get a real feel for the experience.  As you know, my opinion is that everyone should experience Africa at least once during a lifetime – it is heaven on earth!

Regarding Maldives, we stayed at Island Hideaway in the north – FANTASTIC PLACE – true paradise.  Great scuba diving with mantas, amazing snorkeling right off the beach as they have a deep channel right off the island, great spa built over the water and gourmet food.   The whole enchilada as far as a romantic, relaxing and unforgettable vacation!

Have a wonderful day – and a very Merry Christmas!!

E Martin 2008

B Bristow

Hi Marc

Re your email below, I didn’t send an email.  However, while I am emailing you, please thank your team for organising such an amazing trip to Lake Manze in October. I have travelled for 20 years but had what can only be described as the perfect holiday.

Thank you

B Bristow 2008

S Ray

Dear Julian,

I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for organising a fantastic honeymoon for Ali and me. Without exception everywhere we stayed was amazing with the highlights being Magwusi and Sand Rivers. The staff at both these camps were really first-rate as was the food and the locations were mind-blowing

I managed to pick up some mystery illness which has laid me low for the last week but even that was worth it.

We never imagined that we would see so much wildlife – particularly in Ruaha where we were taken to literally a couple of feet from lions (and even closer to a wounded buffalo on one occasion!)

You managed to nail exactly what we were looking for at every stage. We’ll definitely be back.

Thanks again.

S Ray 2008

I Tillotson

Dear Jamie,

Just a quick note to say that we had the most superb holiday; the Camp at Lake Manze is sublime, the service, guides, food, connections all wonderful. Paulo and Daia seem to have it set up really well there.

Zanzibar was also very lovely and the diving at Ras Nungwi was so professional and well organised I’d thoroughly recommend it. The only negative point was that tours arranged via the hotel through Explore Zanzibar were very expensive compared to local tour agents in the vicinity, who we found offered a comparative if not bettter service at less than half the price. That, however was our only comment in what was a 2 week holiday of awe and wonder and total relaxation, and we appreciate that this was nothing to do with your company.

Thank you so very much for your assistance. We shall definately recommend your services to others.

I Tillotson 2008

A Ludwick

Imagine……….we are now home after a totally fabulous trip……………a few comments for our edification:

1.the stop in livingstone was terrific; the river club is marvelous; the falls even in low water makes for a delightful walk
2.the four botswana camps were outstanding……….13 nights is probably one camp too many, but I cant really tell you what I would eliminate because they are each unique…….nevertheless our order would be: mombo, little vumbra, duba plains and zib
3.ellerman house at cape town was simply out of this world….the experience there was nothing less than superb
4.we had arranged a guide through personal references and she was superb, name janice cocks and apparently she does a lot of work for wilderness
5.hermanus was a superb stop for the two nights, but the auberge was somewhat disappointing, to be super critical…….I think there is better, but I would not give up hermanus
6.hog-hollow was indeed exactly the right place near plett………a wonderful quality experience
7.even the night in port eliz. at windermere……..perfect

so julian thanks so much for steering us well

just one more thing, for my records and future planning purposes, please ask someone to send me a breakdown of the amounts I paid indicating, costs for flights, costs for botswana camps each separately, etc……..and thanks in advance for that

best personal regards from arnie and erna

A Ludwick 2008

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