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- Offices In:
- 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.
Very few places have surpassed my expectations and Madagascar is one of them. From a customized photography excursion that focused on wildlife and landscape photos, Leonie and her team have been nothing short of stellar. They offered to give me a customized program that was Tailor made for me and focused on what I wanted to say! I have to say that I’m really impressed with the attention to detail that the team provided. What was extra special and amazing was that Leonie after speaking with me and getting an idea of what I want told my guides exactly what I wanted to see and where they could show me! I will say that the Experience of working with Wayfair travel has been nothing short of exceptional. They are beyond amazing!
Great family Safari.
Wayfairer provided a great experience for us and we had a great time in Tanzania on Safari. The communication was clear and timely and we loved all but one of our accommodations. The communication leading up to the trip and support was really helpful and put us at ease.
Wayfairer really put together a great package for us that was perfect for our family. The camps were all in lovely settings and had great staff that were so accommodating to us as a family with three kids aged 19, 15, and 12. Our guide was fantastic and made us feel like family and took such good care of us. I can highly recommend Wayfairer to plan and organize a trip like this.
Great at customising fabulous packages
We had an amazing 3-week holiday in Botswana and Zimbabwe. A fantastic safari experience from start to end.
A Trip To Remember!!
Communication, booking, .... with Wayfairer Travel were quick and easy.
The camps and lodges proposed were amazing! Fab staff; comfy accommodation; yummy food; ...
In addition to having a wonderful time at each camp/lodge, with highly enjoyable game drives and other activities, all transfers and country-border crossing worked out fantastically well, like clockwork. The coordination between camps, even from different companies, was admirable.
As our two sons graduated from university at the same time and were making plans to leave the parental nest, we planned to see them off with an unforgettable journey.
As our own honeymoon was a safari trip, our idea for making a lifelong memory was to take the boys and their girlfriends on safari.
First we contacted a local, Belgian, travel agent, Africa specialist, recommended to us by mutual friends. Because we also wanted to add a beach extension to our trip to do some scuba-diving, and Covid-regulations were still effective, they suggested Tanzania and Zanzibar to limit border-crossings.
The proposal they made unfortunately exceeded the budget I suggested by 10 percent, even before local expenses, and the accommodations seemed to be quite basic in my opinion.
So I started to browse the internet, and found Safaribookings.com were literally thousands of safaris are presented. On that site I found a British travel agency, Wayfairer Travel, with a safari trip very similar to the proposal we had, at a more reasonable price, so I clicked the big yellow arrow for a free quote.
The next day I got a phone call from Leonie Taylor, their Luxury Travel Specialist for Africa, to inquire about our specific needs and wishes, because every trip is tailor made! From then on most of the communication went via WhatsApp. The conversations with Leonie were informal, witty and yet very professional.
Every question we asked was answered promptly , every suggestion we made was taken into consideration.
One week later I received a quite impressive internet presentation of the suggested itinerary, very extensive, detailed, beautifully laid out, with lots of pictures and information about the locations and accommodations we were to visit.
This time it was well within the same defined budget, AND with every accommodation 1 or even 2 upgrades over the ones we got in the first proposal.
So the decision to continue with Wayfairer Travel was easily made, although the choice for a foreign travel agent was somewhat out of our comfort-zone!
The trip was even more fantastic in reality than the itinerary virtually suggested!
The build-up and variation of the accommodations was splendid. First we went to Selous Impala Camp, which had the typical tented camp feeling , but with extra luxury added , such as a pool, great elevated wooden seating and dining area, and great staff, especially Abdullah was super friendly and accommodating!!
To have a bush breakfast at the edge of a lake on a fully dressed table with zebra’s and gnoe’s drinking within 100m is unforgettable!
A boat safari with hundreds of crocodiles on the shores slipping in the water as you pass them by, and hypo’s chasing the boat, emerging only a couple of meters behind it, also adds a particular “excitement” to a day in the bush…
Next we went to Mdonya Old River Camp , there we experienced the authentic camp feeling, with tents with candle lighting, outdoor showers, drinks and stories around the campfire, and dining under the stars. You wake up with lions roaring nearby.
Our guide Sosten was very energetic and took us on a game drive non stop from before sunrise to after sunset, a record that will be hard to break !
The last safari accommodation was Ikuka. Pure luxury with a breath-taking location op top of a hill with breath-taking views from the breath-taking cabins!
You can’t call it tents, because they are very spacious open structures with a very large bath-room overlooking the bush , a separate lounge and a gigantic bed, which has a tent-like structure around it that gets zipped up for the night.
Our cabin even had a small private pool. The food and all-inclusive service are also of a much higher standard than you would expect in the middle of the bush. The manager, Tommy, was always present, waving you off very early in the morning for your game drive and welcoming you with drinks and wet towel as you return. At the bar and at dinner to and he’s very successful in transferring his enthusiasm about the place on to you.
But the most stunning was waking up with a fabulous unspoiled view over the sun rising from your bed.
The final days in Zanzibar were very relaxing. Beautiful beach, very nice boutique hotel, rated as one of the best in Zanzibar, nicely located with lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance.
Before you start your holiday, Wayfairer Travel appoints you a Travel Concierge. In our case Florence was like our personal travel assistant, always at our side thanks to modern communication via WhatsApp.
Every question or problem was solved within the shortest time (minutes!!) A breakfast charge that was already included in the room-rate, a flight confirmation, a last minute change in schedule, everything was instantly dealt with.
The experience with travelling with Wayfairer was amazing, and very different from previous experiences with travel agencies. The organisation of the trip, the presentation, and service before and during the trip were perfect and very personal.
Everybody was impressed and we will definitely consider Wayfairer Travel again for future trips!
Our African safari was absolutely magical! The trip Wayfairer planned for us was incredible. The details were well thought out and executed. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the animals, birds, trees, and he looked after our every need. I'll never know how he managed to find our super remote camp in the middle of endless plains! Our vehicle was comfortable, and reliable. Wayfairer was exceptional about communication throughout our entire trip. I was celebrating a milestone birthday and it seems Wayfairer shared that with our camps. I will never forget being serenaded by camp employees, including a tribe of Masai warriors! Thanks, Wayfairer for the trip of a lifetime!
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