Everything went as expected. Professionally organized. Paul took into consideration our prferences and he choosed the right camps avoiding the crowds. The game viewing was excellent; the camps fantastic, the people very friendly and the guides very professional and commited to find the right spots and action for a good photography.
The flights and transfer went smoothly and the hotel in Dar was w ... Read moreell choosed.
Thank you Paul.
Thank you for your kind review Vitor, we really had to make sure you had a fantastic safari since you were coming such a long way!
Paul organised a once in a lifetime honeymoon for my wife and I this year and it is something that we will never forget!
We have dreamed of visiting Africa for a safari for a long time but deciding just where to go is not easy with so many options. We contacted Paul about organising a trip for us that would be a little bit more off the beaten tourist track of places like the Serengeti. We also ... Read moreliked the conservation projects that Paul Tickner Safaris supports and that helped us decide which tour operator to go with.
From the first day of contact with Paul and even after we returned he was attentive and provided a fabulous worry free trip.
We worked on a package together for a couple of weeks to find something that suited what we wanted within the budget we could afford.
We finally decided on Ruaha National Park in Tanzania and the Ikuka Safari camp. This would be followed by 5 days on the beach on Zanzibar.
After this decision was made the only thing we had to organise our self was our flights to and from the UK (although Paul did also advise us on this as well). We found KLM to be great for this flight.
Paul arranged everything flawlessly in country for us. Every pick up at every airport and anything else you can possibly imagine.
Ikuka Safari camp is a very special place and we could not recommend it highly enough. Paul’s wonderful relationship with the camp also immediately makes you feel very welcome on arrival.
The game viewing in Ruaha National Park is incredible. A short list includes: 6 leopards, 12 lions, Wild dogs, python, buffalo, elephants, giraffes and bird life that there is enough time to type out the variety. Truly a special place and a trip organised by someone that obviously cares a great deal for it!
6 leopards! Wild dogs! A python!? Gees Kevin save some animals for the rest of us. What an honour to work with you guys on your honeymoon.
Arusha, Onseahouse: good service, excellent food.
Chem chem:accommodation, food, guide extraordinary, five stars.
Serian's mobile lamai: certainly up to our expectations, excellent guide good food and an abundance of wild live.
Thank you for your concise review Will, an amazing safari to some amazing properties. Chem Chem straddles Tarangire and Manyara, and Serian Lamai is up in the Lamai wedge of Serengeti.
Paul is an outgoing, professional, and laid back tour organizer and guide. I've never been on a group tour (and this one was all family) with less stress, fewer issues, or better organization and follow-through on all tasks. Paul knows Africa and knows how to convey it to his charges during the time he has with you. 6 stars if I could give it. (Thanks for the great memories and once in ... Read morea lifetime vacation Paul!!!)
Thank you for teaching me about stars, planes, rockets and all the other topics we covered! I'm glad I could take the stress out of a family trip. I think you've got my water bottle and I've got yours somewhere...
Paul arranged our in Ruaha, Selous and Mafia trip. It was everything we'd hoped for and more. He understood our needs, budget and expectations and worked with locals to make sure that they were met at every step along the way. We had only one "surprise" during our 11 days and that was that there were no really no unfortunate "surprises" and in Africa, that is a surprise by itself!
No we don't like any logistical surprises. A pleasure to work with you Francis and I'm so glad you enjoyed your safari.
After many family discussions, my wife and I settled on an African Safari to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We also decided that the entire family of 12 ranging in age from 8 to 75 would be going on the once in a lifetime adventure. In order to sort through the overwhelming number of options, we used Safari Bookings and their reviews almost exclusively. After many emails and phone call ... Read mores with potential tour operators with very high reviews, we settled on Paul Tickner. What a perfect choice! Paul tailored a safari that matched precisely with our expectations. We stayed at Kiba Point in Selous Game Preserve and Ikuku in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. In both cases the facilities exactly matched our family of 12 and the staff , tours, guides, and facilities were all superb. Paul kept us incredibly well informed and answered our questions without hesitation during the planning process. We all have nothing but superlatives to describe Paul Tickner Safaris. It was an adventure of a lifetime we will not forget.
Oh, thank you Gary, what kind words. You know, I feel so lucky to have been in the right place at the right time to meet you and your wonderful family. Three generations of you together on safari, it was so special.
My parents, my family (of 6), and my sister's family (of 4), spent two incredible weeks with Paul in southern Tanzania (Selous and Ruaha) in June 2018. It was all of our first safari experience and it blew away every expectation I had - it was truly a trip of a lifetime. Paul's organization of the trip his knowledge of the country, the animals, the camps, the guides, the people and his passion for ... Read more all of the above made this an experience that we'll never forget. If you have the opportunity to travel to Tanzania, do it with Paul, you will not regret it.
Thank you Kurt, it's really a privilege to be able to work in such a place with such wonderful people.
Paul's assistance was invaluable in planning what turned out to be a perfect safari and beach vacation in Tanzania. He looked after all the details, and the result was a seamless, worry-free, fun and perfect holiday. Our Tanzanian safari and beach vacation vastly surpassed our expectations, and much of the credit for that, belongs to Paul. Minute by minute (literally) we saw animals and birds that ... Read more were gorgeous, stunning, surprising and beautiful. We never had to travel any distance to see the next animal or bird. We saw 40 different mammal species, more than 110 bird species (and still counting), lizards and butterflies (haven't had a moment to count these yet). We haven't stopped talking about our Tanzanian adventure since we returned home. We went to Ras Kutana, Ngare Sero, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Ndutu, Serengeti and Pemba Island. Paul arranged everything on EXTREMELY short notice, and never seemed to break a sweat doing it. He was a fun and charming companion, even if we insisted on utilizing every possible minute to view more and more animals and birds! Paul's knowledge about the many animals and birds we saw, was the perfect addition to our holiday. Thank you Paul for an unforgettable holiday! Words cannot do justice to describe the fun we had.
Paul is a great guide. He far exceeds the minimum requirements for knowing the Serengeti and the animals. His stories are first rate too. But most impressive is his ability to work with a wide range of people, and his willingness to work hard, doing whatever it takes to ensure a safari's success.
Paul planned the trip with us suggesting places and lodges to visit and stay. His personal suggestions proved to be the highlight of the trip and his suggestions for lodges where fantastic. The whole trip went like clockwork and we were helped without fuss from one location to the next.
If you go to Southern Tanzania the Ruaha is a must and Ikuka Camp is the place to stay. This was so much mor ... Read moree than I expected and I had high expectations. But its was just fantastic.
Pauls organisation planning and support was fantastic. All done by email but always there to help. Thank You