This Tour Is Offered by Safari Specialists
- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2008)
- Member Of:
- Hopitality & Tourism Association of Botswana
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Safari Specialists is a small and personally run local Botswana based tour operator, and our team shares one main thing - a love of the bush and a desire to share our experience and local knowledge. We care about our guests’ experiences and want to help you make the most of your safari. As we discuss your trip directly with you, not through an agent overseas, you are assured of getting the most up to date information and personal care at all stages of safari.
Excellent experience working with Safari Specialists!
I worked with Joanne at Safari Specialists, and everything turned out great, exceeding my expectations. My husband and I went on a safari in Botswana. Joanne offered some suggested itineraries and worked with me to tailor it to what we were looking for. She was very nice to work with, responding to all emails, questions, etc. The safari itself was nothing short of amazing! We stayed in three different places, each one better than the one before it! The number and types of animals we saw were incredible -- lions, cheetahs, elephants, wild dogs, owls, giraffes, you name it. The people who worked at the places we stayed were incredible, including the guides who have so much knowledge. I am on a special diet, and they were all very accommodating. Overall, highly recommended!
From the moment I contacted safari specialists to when I returned home, the entire experience was a pleasure! I was in constant communication with them and organizing everything was easy. The trip was a once in a life time journey and it exceeded all my expectations. Everywhere we stayed was very comfortable, the people were friendly and the guides were brilliant. The food was also much better than expected. Loved every minute and will definitely do it again.
Exceptional service provided by very knowledgeable staff.
When booking a Safari for the first time you have to rely on a good tour operator. Safari specialist was referred to us by someone who had used them several years ago. Nadine clearly understood our priorities, budget and prepared an amazing itinerary for us. Nadine communicated with us through email and phone calls as required before, during the Safari and on our arrival home. We have no hesitation referring Safari Specialists to anyone to experience the beauty of Botswana.
After selecting Safari Specialists, we spent the next two years communicating with Nadine, one of their agents. Nadine was able to understand our requests and make excellent suggestions. We never felt pressured into doing something we didn't want to do. I don't think one travel company is going to get you much better of a deal than any other (prices are set by the individual camps) however Nadine did find us a great deal at one camp that she knew was opening up and meet our needs. The real difference between travel companies is their ability to understand what type of safari you are looking for and availability to answer questions. Safari Specialists were top notch in both. Nadine not only helped us to arrange a perfect first time safari, she also happily answered all types of questions from us. It was amazing that in the middle of Botswana and Zimbabwe, with limited communications, every aspect of our safari was coordinated seamlessly. We had one company drive us to an airstrip, another company fly us to our next camp, and a third company pick us and deliver us to that camp. And not once did Safari Specialists fail us. I felt like someone was holding our hand and guiding us around southern Africa the whole time.
Safari Specialists live up to their name.
Joanne was wonderful in her assistance and contact throughout the booking process and her willingness to answer all our questions before and during our trip. In short her communication with us was excellent! We had a good idea of where we wanted to stay and what we wanted to do but Joanne's experience enabled her to make suggestions which enhanced our plans. We were impressed with the documentation that was provided to us which not only outlined our itinerary but gave us comprehensive background information about Botswana, our accommodation and the safari experience. All our transfers went smoothly - we were even met at Maun airport by a representative from Safari Specialists when we were in transit to Johannesburg. Our experiences in the three Sanctuary lodges, the people who looked after us, and the range of wildlife that we saw was just wonderful. Thank you Joanne for your part in enabling us to experience amazing Botswana.