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Macey, Canada, 2015

Hi Ed,

Thank you for reminding me ro write a review!!  I had every intention of dropping you guys a note when we got back.  With over 3500 pictures to sort through, I lost sight of it.  What a wonderful vacation.  I want to thank you all (especially Dave) for organizing such a fantastic, well organized, well executed trip.  I couldn’t believe how smoothly things went from beginning to end.  Everything happened exactly as it was outlined in our itinerary which eliminated any worry or stress around the logistics and left us with time and energy to take in the beauty and wonder of the places we saw.  The trip exceeded our expectations in every way.  The accommodations were perfect and the people were lovely.  We enjoyed every minute.
Thank you and we would certainly recommend you to others looking to book their next great adventure.
The Maceys

Rodden, UK, 2015

Ed – just a quick note to thank you for arranging a most fantastic holiday for us. Not only was each individual location wonderful, but the sequencing was perfect, with the safari experience starting off magnificent, rising to sensational, and terminating in unbelievable.

Did get the migration at Serian – not the full works, cos rainy season was late in, but still awesome.

Far too many highlights, but if I had to choose, was probably at Faru Faru (with the greatest guide in the world, Ray, who was clearly raised by a pride of Lions) – we tracked a pride for a couple of days – two males; three lionesses and 7 cubs, including 4 that were maybe 3 months old; getting as close to them as I am to this keyboard. Then again, the two leopards were pretty special.

And then, when we got to Mnemba and assumed that the wildlife was done with, we saw 60 baby turtles emerge from their nest, and get down into the sea.

Did I mention the three groups of cheetahs?

You get the picture

Tanzania and Tanzanians are superb.

Next on the list – Rwanda or Uganda for grillers; and Botswana

Thanks a million

Leuenberger, Switzerland, 2015

Dear Tom

My parents are back from Africa. They had a wonderful time: saw a lot (!) of animals (even wildebeest giving birth) and the people in the lodges were very friendly and professional. They particularly liked it in the mobile camp – it was like a big family my dad said. Their guide in the Serengeti (I think his name was David) was very good and very knowledgeable. On Zanzibar they caught the sunburn of their lifes while snorkling (beginner mistake if you ask me) but they were still happy to have seen dolphins and a lot of other fish! They also visited stone town. My dad loved the small planes (my mum not so much), he even managed to sit in the cockpit on the way back from Zanzibar.

So, thank you very much Tom, everything was well organized, thought through and very well executed. There was nothing to worry about. I’ll be in touch if I finally get to go to Africa myself one day.

Best wishes,


Kerwin/Brukoff, USA, 2015


We returned from Tanzania yesterday. Our two week holiday was amazing. Your recommendations were spot on. All transfers went without a hitch. We were guided by two superb guides:  Albert guided us through Lake Manyara and the Ngorogoro Crater. Masha guided us in the Southern Serengeti while staying at Alex Walker’s Serian. The accommodations recommended and booked by you were perfect and each quite different from one another. Thank you for convincing us to stay with Alex Walker’s Serian tented camp. Alex provides an experience that we will never forget. Machweo provided a welcome retreat after a hard day of travel. The Coffee Plantation Lodge is beautiful. Ras Katani’s setting on the Indian Ocean could not be more beautiful and the staff more helpful.  Our suite up the hill had an amazing view and was completely private. All four of the accommodations have staff that immediately made us feel at home and like a part of their family. We saw amazing animals and met other adventurous travelers who will become life-long friends. We will happily and enthusiastically recommend you and African Odyssey  to our friends and family and we look forward to working with you in planning our next African adventure. Thank you!

A Kerwin and B Brukoff

Phelps, UK, 2015

We had a great time.
The itinerary was well planned and suited our timeframe well. We were very happy with the whole experience and quality of accommodation/guides/food etc.
 The one area that could be improved (but not sure what you can do about it) was having to wait at Nairobi airport for 6 hours for our flight back with BA. We were travelling business class but no lounge available and the airport was awful –  seems there was no air-conditioning.
Apart from that – no problems.
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