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Andrew   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 30, 2024

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Pretty flawless organisation of our trip. Fantastic knowledge and learning experience of wildlife

Wayfairer did a thorough job in meeting our objectives for the trip. Good planning and comms throughout with knowledgeable team members. No hiccups in the execution with all the transfers lined up properly. They use a good operator on the ground in Botswana. One improvement would be a strong recommendation to guests to bring enough cash for tips for the game lodge staff which is expected. This may have been embedded somewhere but it was not obvious enough.

Evelyne   –  
France FR
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 29, 2024

Email Evelyne  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The team organised a memorable experience for us and supported us with every step of the process.

The team has been fabulous at suggesting a great itinerary for our family, booking exceptional accomodation solutions and friendly and efficient internal transport. They were also very responsive when we experienced visa issues and offered solutions and support. The trip was an amazing experience!

Venky   –  
Canada CA
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 25, 2024

Email Venky  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Wayfairer just delivered the best experience of our lives!

My wife and I were planning our long overdue honeymoon (yes - we got married during COVID)! We were directed to Aggie (Wayfairer) by my sister and what an amazing trip she pulled through for us. We went through 8 amazing itineraries before we landed on the perfect one for us! We spent 6 days of our Kenya trip through Wayfairer and planned the rest ourselves. Aggie and Chanelle were kind enough to even suggest some other great spots while we planned the rest of the trip.

What an absolutely amazing time we had in Kenya. It was genuinely the best 2 weeks of our lives! All the travel, accomodations, weather - better than anything we could have ever imagined. While Masai Mara (Ilkeliani) was just exceptional, it was Ol Pejeta and Andy's cottages that stole our hearts! The wildlife was great all-around and awed us throughout, but the level of service and attention we received at the Safari Cottages in Ol Pejeta was just so heartwarming! Every single thing - from our arrival, to having hot water bags in our beds and safari vehicles, the quality of food, but most importantly the staff - Hezzy (our guide), John, Peter, Victoria and Jairus were so special - it felt like home! I've been raving to everyone I've met since the trip to definitely visit Ol Pejeta once in their life - specifically Andy's cottage! Our only big regret - we forgot to take a group picture with everyone at the cottage!

Everything at Masai Mara was great too - however, just a tad bit more commercial. The camp was really nice, the tents were extremely nice and the staff were great! Only minor complaint would be about the game drives in Masai Mara - and the reliance on radios to spot wildlife. We loved our experience with Hezzy at Ol Pejeta - no radios, just pure instinct and knowledge!

I'm so glad we decided to go with Wayfairer. At first glance - the cost of the trip threw us off, but you undertand truly why that is only once you're on the trip! Everything from our pickup (in a Landover), to check-in at the airport (where someone dropped our bags off and got our boarding passes while we were sipping on some coffee), personal butlers, personal chef, personal safari vehicle, top of the line accomodation - everything was just so nicely thought through! Chanelle and Aggie provided all the necessary information in advance and when my visa didn't come through in time - they even tried to use their contacts on the ground to help expedite it!

Our experience with Aggie and Chanelle tought us how a true luxury holiday should be planned. While Kenya was a once in a life time kinda trip - we're surely going to be doing more trips through Wayfairer!

Darilyn   –  
Canada CA
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 18, 2024

Email Darilyn  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Absolutely wonderful Kenyan Safari

Just returned from our first ever safari and I can’t say enough about how Wayfairer made our dreams a reality!
Planning was smooth, thanks to Maggie’s quick response to any inquiries that I had. She came up with a great itinerary and listened to what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go.
Communication was excellent even with there being a 6 hour time difference. Emails were answered promptly.
We received a very thorough outline of our holiday a month prior to our departure date. This was an excellent resource to prepare for our trip as well as to give us the day to day itinerary while on holiday.
Our two safari locations were excellent and diverse enough to keep us engaged for the length of our stay at each (3 nights)
We ended our holiday with a stay on the beach and were captivated by the beauty the Indian Ocean provides!
As we had never been to Africa before we didn’t know what to expect to pay, but we feel that it was good value for what we paid. We were well taken care of and had private transfers to and from the airport, as well as a private transfer to our first safari location. We had access to Wayfairer throughout our holiday and they were quick to respond and help out when we had a small issue.
All in all, an excellent holiday and we would gladly recommend Wayfairer to anyone looking to book a safari.

Ryota   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 15, 2024

Email Ryota  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent and very personal service!

It was an amazing experience traveling to Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Everything was very well organized by Wayfairer travel from when we started planning our trip in Aug. 2023 till the end of our adventure.
The service was very professional and personal.
Special thanks to Amelia and Ruth, who did an outstanding job in meeting our requests including destinations and type of experiences.
I will highly recommend Wayfairer travel to anybody who is planning a safari vacation in Botswana.

Pam   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 13, 2024

Email Pam  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Extremely knowledgeable and professional

The trip was exceptional from the beginning to the end. The tour operator was knowledgeable, friendly and detail oriented!

Alan   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 4, 2024

Email Alan  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Kenya Safari

We had an excellent 2 week safari to Kenya arranged by Wayfairer travel. Connections and transfers were seamless and easy. Accomodations and dining were superb. All our guides were first rate. A very pleasant and enjoyable and stress-free experience.

Peter and Judith   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Jan 3, 2024

Email Peter and Judith  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Tanzania and Zanzibar

We had a wonderful trip to Tanzania combining the national parks of Nyerere and Ruaha and the beach on Zanzibar. Communication with Jess and Thea at Wayfarer was great and everything worked smoothly for us with flights and transfers all on time- even in the remote area of Ruaha.
Having done safaris in more popular areas we wanted the less frequented areas of Tanzania and weren’t disappointed. Mdonye old river camp in Ruaha is a distance from anywhere but you really do feel you have the park to yourselves- maybe spotting another vehicle from the camp is the only other vehicle you are likely to see- and great wildlife spotting- particularly lion and leopard.
Lake Manze in Nyerere a different area of habitat but again few other vehicles. Both camps are rustic but quite comfortable and both catered superbly for my wife’s gluten and dairy intolerance .
Breezes on Zanzibar was very good with superb staff service. Just great to chill out there after the safari week.
Wayfairer catered well for the type of trip we were looking to do

Kerry McEwan   –  
Australia AU
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Dec 19, 2023

Email Kerry McEwan  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

We would not change a thing - perfectly perfect in every way!

My husband and I plus one of our adult daughters spent three weeks in southern Africa - Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. Wayfairer listened to us and planned an extraordinary adventure. Every hotel, meal, transfer, flight, activity, was on time and exceeded expectations: Devils pool in Zambia was an absolute highlight - breakfast trip and the best coffee we had in three weeks, Bike tour of Victoria Falls gave us the lay of the land and the rainforest walk clearly demonstrated why you should not do the Devils Pool (as you view it from the Zimbabwe side - but do it anyway - the double rainbow as you look over the 110 metre drop is totally worth it!) . The Zambezi river cruise is also a delight as we paused mid river to allow a herd of around 40 elephants to swim across. The young bulls at the back wrestling with each other the entire way showed unexpected athleticism from these huge animals. Botswana was simply sublime. The government has supported and fostered a community tourist industry which 'adopts' you on entry. Chobe Game Lodge was our first stay - here you get the most exquisite animal encounters. An early game drive starts each day where we saw big cats - three prides of lions, an elusive leopard (remember to look in the trees!), giraffes, water buffalo, many antelopes and an array of beautiful birds. The all female guides are knowledgeable and determined to find whatever you want to see. This Lodge has the added advantage of location on the Chobe River so, you cruise after lunch - Crocodiles, Eagles, Hippopotamus, Baboons and hundreds of elephants! Then, the late afternoon game drive brings out the 'thirsty multitudes' as they prepare for the cooler evening and their search for dinner or their preparation to hide from becoming dinner! Three nights at Chobe then off to Camp Okavango in the delta - the flight in is a hoot - thermals off the desert create turbulence so it is a little rocky at times but the planes are well maintained and the pilots friendly and competent. We spent three nights at Camp Okavango amongst much song from the delightful staff. Nature walks each morning and river boats in the afternoon provided an entirely different animal experience - as we felt part of the landscape now. We walked through the animals environment and this ground level trek became our favourite adventure: warthogs and their litters feeding, antelopes, jackals, hyenas, elephants and of course hippo's. The guides were locals so they had thorough knowledge of this incredible, biodiverse environment. The delta is so full of life and a must do for any trip to Africa. We completed our trip in Cape Town staying at Seapoint and renting a car to travel around. In contrast to Johannesburg, Cape Town felt safe and welcoming. Driving is easy and the roads are readily navigable: highlights here were the climb up Lions Head (took us around 50 minutes to climb up - view is Wow!), Table Mountain cable, Cape of Good Hope and of course the Wine. Thank you Wayfairer - we are already deciding our next destination with you.

Ers   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Dec 12, 2023

Email Ers  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Simply perfect organization and service!

We went to South Africa & Mauritius for 2 weeks.. It was a complicated tour which includes city tour, safari and beach holiday. Wayfairer organized everything greatly. We never faced with any delays or issues throughout the stay. They were always in touch to make sure we are doing well. Many thanks to everyone, special thanks to Eleanor & Ruth!

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