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- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2012)
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- ATTA, ATOL & Travel Vault
- Tour Types:
- 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.
Wayfairer exceeded our expectations
After a quick phone call with Maggie to discuss what we were hoping to do during our time Rwanda, she laid out the perfect itinerary for our trip. When we arrived in Rwanda, every hotel was better than we expected. Our tour guide/driver (Egidi) for the week was so helpful, friendly, and went out of his way more than once to give us a great experience. We will definitely use Wayfairer for our next adventure!
WOW, what an amazing trip!
My wife and I researched a number of travel agencies to plan our first trip to Africa and decided on using Wayfairer Travel. They had great reviews and we even contacted past customers and talked to them personally. The decision to use Wayfairer was easy.
We booked a 6 day, 5night stay at Saruni Mara for August 2021 and had an incredible time. The safari was way more than anything we imagined.
The staff at Saruni Mara was absolutely wonderful and saw to all of our needs. From Chris the manager to Daniel our driver/guide. Daniel was a fantastic guide, always found us game and put us in position for great photo shots. We saw 32 animals including the Big 5 and saw the Great Migration of Wildebeest. Plus, we saw 46 species of birds!
But the trip started with our arrival in Nairobi Kenya. Cat, Carmen and Siripun had everything planned out for us. As we deplaned at the Nairobi airport we were met as soon as we got off of the plane by a representative, Winnie, who walked us through customs and got us out of there promptly. She then took us to baggage claim where we picked up our bags and followed her outside where we met James. James drove us to our hotel and then picked us up the next morning where he took us to Wilson Airport to catch a small single prop airplane which took us into the bush, where we met Daniel. Winnie and James were fantastic.
At the end of our safari Daniel took us back to the grass landing strip where we caught our flight back to Wilson Airport in Nairobi, where James was waiting for us to take us to the airport.
We have nothing but praise for Wayfairer Travel and the Saruni Mara Lodge. Not one negative.
Trip of a lifetime that exceeded our expectations, executed seamlessly during tough travel times.
From our first conversation with Cat it was clear we wanted to go with Wayfairer (we spoke to 2 other safari agents). She understood what our desires were and put together a wonderful itinerary. This was our first safari and first time in Africa, and we were overwhelmed be the many providers and options and price ranges. We wanted locations that were responsible, both socially and ecologically. We wanted to see a variety of landscapes and animals. Cat got it right.
We had originally planned for 2020, but had to delay, and then changed our travel dates several times in 2021 due to changing circumstances. Siripun and Carmen worked tirelessly sorting out all the details, keeping us updated, and organizing everything (including required COVID tests out in the bush!:) ). We felt secure and taken care of, throughout the whole process, and everything during the trip went well! They communicated well with the providers and everything went smoothly, could not have asked for a better experience!
We joked that we wanted to go all-out for this once-in-a-lifetime trip.. but after our experience in Kenya and with Wayfairer, we might need to make this a several-times-in-a-lifetime thing:)
The Wayfairer Team put together an amazing travel package and provided excellent support.
I worked with the Wayfairer Team to put together a lifelong dream trip to Africa. They put together an amazing package for us and provided excellent support leading up to our trip. All of the hotels and camps they chose were excellent. All meals and transfers included in the package were also excellent. Our travel last 14 days and we did not have one single bad experience.
My wife and I had not been on a trip like this before so we had a lot of questions. Leone, Carmen, and Siripun always answered our questions quickly and thoroughly.
Another thing we appreciated was their ability to be flexible and help us work through COVID-19 issues. We had originally booked our trip for the summer of 2020 but it had to be postponed. The Wayfairer Team was very helpful in getting all reservations changed and helped us understand what needed to be done for us to meet all COVID-19 requirements before we departed for the trip and returned home.
The Wayfairer Team was amazing. We will definitely use them again for an international trip.
Carmen was amazing!
We travelled to Johannesburg from Tampa and were the first international travelers at both resorts we went to. jaci’s tree house was wonderful and the staff was so attentive. The bartender was the best, his name was Lucky and he would even anticipate the cocktails we would like. The game drives were full of big five viewing and our guide was outstanding. They second reserve we went to with Wayfarer’s suggestion was Leobo. Wow! The observatory was beyond our wildest expectations and the staff is now our friends- you have to look this place up!!! We cannot recommend it enough. We had helicopter rides, game drives, keep drive, ATV’s, paint balling, clay shooting- you name it we did it! Love wayfarer for putting this all together seamlessly!!
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