This Tour Is Offered by Wayfairer Travel
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- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2012)
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- Custom luxury tours that can start every day
Wayfairer Travel designs luxury experiences in Africa, which aim to maximise the benefits to communities and conservation. Our dedicated Africa Specialists provide a tailor-made service to create personalized travel experiences for discerning travellers. All our trips are custom made and are designed around you. This means that you can travel on dates that are convenient for you, you can explore sights that interest you at your own pace and you can choose accommodation to suit your style and budget.
South Africa including Sabi Sands Safari
Tom Blakey was very helpful in planning the trip. He gave invaluable suggestions about hotels, safari lodges and places to visit. Carmen Castrovilari was a wonderful concierge. Both of them were extremely quick in responding to queries and suggested alternatives. All the arrangements worked flawlessly.
Amazing, worry-free unforgettable honeymoon!
We had an amazing two weeks honeymoon in South Africa and Mauritius. Few telephone calls with Wayfairer Travel and all trip was tailored specifically for us, providing the real expertise and tips on where better to stay / why / planning our activities and preparing very detailed plan. First we had an amazing safari experience at Timbavati park.
Then we had luxury relaxing holiday sat St. Regis Mauritius. Accommodation was superb and the food was fantastic!
Both experiences were outstanding and exceeded expectations. Everything about that trip was excactly as described in the travel package that was prepared for us. We would highly recommend this tour agency for anyone planning African safari adventures or luxury honeymoon experience.
The best travel in my life
Everything was amazing. No words to describe the experience. I'll repeat for sure with you. As I told to Carmen, we are travelbloggers and we want to sell your packs through my website. Right now there are many people interested in our trip in South Africa.
Created us the perfect honeymoon, fit our values of responsible travel
We wanted to go on Safari in Kenya followed by a beach holiday for our honeymoon. We especially wanted to use a company that specialised in responsible travel and Wayfairer was suggested.
Wayfairer totally understood what we wanted and their ethos totally matched our values. They created us the perfect honeymoon with companies and people that combined luxury with ethical and eco travel. We spent a lot of time going back and forth to create the holiday we wanted and could afford and Wayfairer were very patient! Throughout the process, their communication was great, answering any questions along the way. They also checked in halfway through the honeymoon to ensure all was going to plan and as we expected. A couple of weeks before flying, we had an issue with our flights (BA strikes cancelled our flight) and even though we hadnt booked our flights through them, Wayfairer were so helpful and supportive. On the holiday it all went swimmingly, we didn't have to worry about anything. Everyone knew where we were meant to be and all our transfers etc went without issue.
The whole holiday was perfect, I can not recommend Wayfairer enough.
Nothing left to chance
I have been an avid traveler for most of my adult life and have never used a company to help me book anything, assuming that it was more expensive and would not meet my expectations. I have never been more wrong. Thea and Carmen from Wayfairer were both responsive, helpful, and honest throughout the entire process. We had about seven flights during our vacation and each one of them was expertly scheduled to allow time for transfers and travel between terminals. There were so many places that things could have gone very wrong, but in each one of them, Carmen had already planned for the solution. As I named in my title, nothing was left to chance, and I cannot explain how much I appreciated this.
Selous Game Reserve - Serena Camp: The food was incredible. This chef impressed us over and over again. The luxury tents are well appointed and very comfortable. To note: you cannot walk alone at night, as there are resident hippos in this open camp. The water pressure in the shower is not great, but if you use the hand wand, the pressure is more than adequate. Oscillating fans are provided but there is no air-conditioning. The wine they offer is great as well. We drank the Lion's Hill Cabernet and were very happy. For the safaris themselves, you are in an open six person jeep. You should know that it is not a smooth ride. The guides (ours were Noah and Khalid) are knowledgeable and helpful. You can see impalas/warthogs/other small game pretty much immediately, but to see the larger game, you will need to drive an hour or more away. Make sure that you have bug repellant (its not mosquitos, its tsetse flies that bite through clothes). I didn't find it to be that helpful, but I'm sure it helped more than I realized. We were able to see lions (that has just made a kill), elephants, water buffalo, water buck, wildebeest, giraffes, a leopard (had never seen this on any of my other trips to Africa), hippos and crocks. I highly recommend the river safari on the Rufigi River from the Serena Lodge. This was a highlight for me. Other memorable moments: breakfast in the bush, sundowner event (sunset), coffee over looking a dry river bed with animals.
Zanzibar - La Gemma: This resort is beautiful. Again, the food is wonderful and the Pinotage that they serve as a house wine is great. The Sunset Bar is also a great hangout spot. The staff is very helpful, and if you aren't able to walk much, you can easily call for a golf cart to transport you. The grounds are so nice though, I recommend the walk. We did several excursions in Zanzibar that were all coordinated by Carmen and Wayfairer but executed by SunTours. To note: La Gemma is at the northern tip of the island, which is arguably the best and most beautiful, but it is 1.5 hours from the airport and Stone Town. Be prepared to ride. The vans and SUVs are very comfortable with dual AC controls. The guides and drivers are also wonderful. Specifically I worked with Juma. He made sure we did everything we wanted and were well taken care of. Our excursions included the Jozani Forest Tour, Prison Island Tour, Nungwi Village Tour, Zanzibari cooking class with a local, and a sunset cruise on a typical dhow (handmade) boat. If there was anything that I didn't understand about the resort is that you are not allowed to have bottles of wine sent to your room without a charge. Even though it is wine that is included all inclusively. You also cannot get the bottle at the bar and bring it back. I didn't care for this but it was a small inconvenience.
Given the opportunity, I would have no hesitation working with Wayfairer, visiting Selous Serena Camp, or La Gemma in Zanzibar. All were wonderful companies with incredible people. Cheers!
Other Safaris & Tours91 – Offered by Wayfairer Travel
5-Day Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & Serengeti Luxury Safari
$2,981 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tourLuxuryLodge
You Visit: Arusha (Start), Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha (End)
7-Day South Africa Safari: Hluhluwe & Elephant Coast
$2,400 to $2,450 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tour
You Visit: Johannesburg (Start), Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR, Elephant Coast (Highlight), Johannesburg (End)
9-Day Namibia Flying Safari
$12,499 to $13,121 pp (USD)
Namibia: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Windhoek (Start), Kulala, Walvis Bay (City), Skeleton Coast NP, Kaokoland (Kunene Region), Windhoek (End)
12-Day Best of Zambia's Wildlife Safari
$9,871 pp (USD)
Zambia: Private tour
Mid-rangeTented Camp & Bush Camp
You Visit: Lusaka (Start), South Luangwa NP, Kafue NP, Lusaka (End)
13-Day Tanzania Selous and Beach Holiday
$5,378 to $5,647 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tour
Mid-rangeLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Arusha (Start), Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar (End)
3-Day Madikwe Game Reserve Safari Tour
$1,455 to $1,570 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxuryLodge
You Visit: Johannesburg (Start), Madikwe GR, Johannesburg (End)