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Danielle Cohen   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Dec 12, 2023

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

Perfect to the last detail

We've never used a tour operator for a holiday before but felt a bit intimidated about booking our first safari as we felt there was a mountain of inside knowledge we didn't have. Wayfairer gave us some absolutely essential advice about our options and this is the main reason we chose them above all the other operators. Then, once we had committed, not only did they understand exactly what we wanted and how to make it happen, but also provided unbelievable value for money while doing it. We had the experience of a lifetime and every detail was perfectly calibrated to the holiday we had asked for. I don't think you can get a better experience, with staff who are so knowledgeable and look after you so well, anywhere else. I would recommend Wayfairer to anyone and would definitely use them again in a heartbeat.

Christopher   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 30, 2023

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


I really enjoyed the tour that Wayfairer planned for us. From the starting pick up to the end - every detail was taken care of. We could really just sit back and enjoy. I like that the transfers were organized smoothly, and also they provided a travel pack prior to travel to inform us what to bring and what to expect. They replied email fast as well and informed us in advance if we would expect a delay in response. They were also value for money - for our South Africa trip - by doing it individually i felt that it didnt cost me that much cheaper but would also take up alot of my time which i could use for other things. On top of this - the staff were friendly and reliable. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would not hesistate to get them to plan our next trip if we require.

Sarah   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Nov 20, 2023

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

A conscientious and personable tour operator from start to finish

This was our first safari and certainly will not be our last! Fell completely in love with Kenya and the safari experience. Kicheche Mara North was simply brilliant. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Whole trip was well organised. Leoni really listened to what we wanted and planned the trip to suit us. Just some advice, get your visas early. A wonderful trip that we will never forget.

Rachel Jeffery   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Nov 15, 2023

Email Rachel Jeffery  |  50-65 years of age


We had an INCREDIBLE adventure in Africa with Wayfairer. It all began at the awe inspiring and thrilling Victoria Falls, in Zambia, then onto Zimbabwe, Botswana and finally, four nights in South Africa.

I won't go into everything, but a few highlights are worth mentioning. Like, at Moremi Camp, close to the Okavango Delta and miles and miles away from anything and VERY early one cold morning I opened the door, to be greeted by three large buffalos, the door (as you can imagine) closed again, quickly ! That night we fell asleep to the comical sounds of Hippos grunting and squabbling, in the river just 10 metres from the decking around our extremely glamped up tent. At another camp, on the Zambezi river, I witnessed a herd of elephants, arriving for their well deserved drink of the day (150 litres,) and then a morning swim across the Zambezi to Namibia, they just submerged into the water and crossed, right in front of our boat, with their in built snorkels / trunks held high.

At 6.00am the next morning we followed a pride of lions, who were certainly onto something. They were following the scent of a herd of buffalo, who were at least 400 yards away and they stalked with an aim to kill, then we actually witness them kill a surprised warthog (difficult). Later, I could hardly breathe, in the presence of a stunning female leopard, feeding her 2 newborn cubs. Hundreds of photos later you can imagine, I had so much material and was really excited to begin my African Sunset commission.

Wayfairer is efficient, quick to respond and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. In fact we are doing so, next year.
We were always collected on time and we always felt safe and very well looked after. All of the accommodation was top notch. Even in strange airports, we were escorted through. I have an autistic son who has special dietary needs and this was put in place in each destination.

Indrajit & Sonia Advani   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 14, 2023

Email Indrajit & Sonia Advani  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Superb Safari - great lodge choices with every element seamless and hassle-free

I shun tour packages as I refuse to be beholden to other people's whims and timetables but at the same time I hate paying fat fees to tour operators. But when it comes to wildlife safaris in remote places, thousands of miles away, think carefully. Self-drive holidays are not for the faint-hearted and although they'll save you a lot of money, as will mobile safaris, the lack of creature comforts and the logistical challenges they pose could create the kind of memories that you don't want. At the very least they're a distraction from the real aim, which is to see wildlife in a serene manner and to experience the wonder of Africa. So after shelling out a not inconsiderable amount of money for this trip, we return with nothing but the most wonderful feelings and memories. I'm so pleased that I was able to talk to human beings in planning this trip - this seems an increasingly rare privilege - and ones who had real in-the-field experience. Important tips like 'don't go when the grass is so high that it'll be harder to see wildlife' were crucial. So although language was not really a problem (in Zimbabwe and Botswana), it was so important that every link in the very long chain worked seamlessly, every cog in the wheel was so well oiled. From plane to car, from car to lodge, from lodge to jeep, from jeep into national park etc etc went well. Everyone, everywhere we went knew our next step and had everything in hand, from the timing of our meals to our wake up calls etc, allowing us the maximum time to enjoy our game drives. In fact we were particularly happy and appreciative that we could even have a last game drive even on a day when our outgoing flight was as early as 10am, because the lodge allowed us to have a shortened drive rather than none at all. Having said all this, you definitely get, as with everything in life, what you pay for. Of the two lodges that we stayed at, the pricier one was definitely the more special and left us with the most touching and lasting memories. And at the end of the experience, Josh and Juan of Wayfairers, left me very comfortable that I should return to them/Wayfairers for my next trip.

PJ Schabacker   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 24, 2023

Email PJ Schabacker  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari


I engaged Wayfairer Travel based on their online reviews, and am so glad I did. My trip started a little rough; flight delayed and rebooked the next day. They stayed in touch to make sure I was picked up by their local guide, even though the flights were my own booking. I am a female solo traveler, and I never felt unsafe! Wayfairer contracted with Speke Uganda Holidays for the tour, and they were wonderful. Everything that was offered was accomplished; including some extras. The Gorilla and Chimpanzee habituations were amazing! The ecolodges were very clean, and the food was marvelous! Felt like I was eating my way across Uganda! Local village visits were very interesting and informative. All made me feel welcome. Overall, I strongly recommend their services!

Samrat   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 22, 2023

Email Samrat

Fantastic service!

We visited Tanzania and worked with Wayfairer. We were a group of 8 with 4 kids.

They were excellent! From Cat who helped setup the plans to Toon who helped during out travels, the support the service was very good. Great communication. Always prompt. Customized our travels per our needs. The lodges, the transportation and the guides they arranged were excellent. Highly recommend them.

Juan Carlos   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Mar 9, 2023

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

Moderately satisfied

Safari Adventure Experience. Incredible wildlife, comfortable accommodations. Highly recommended. Finances lacking clarity.

Liza   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 18, 2023

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

Fantastic experience

It was a great experience organising our safari and beach goliday through wayfair. They planned a great itenary for us and made sure to provide the best accommodation and service based on the budget we had. We stayed to Naibor camp, it was a dream . Excellent service from everyone in this camp.

Aoife   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jan 3, 2023

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

Personalised and special

We booked our honeymoon of dreams through wayfairer after lots of research into tour operators, we knew we wanted to go to Africa and had some ideas but needed some help to pin down what would really work for us. Most operators sent us standard itineraries, Maggie at Wayfairers Bristol office was in a different league, she listened, worked with our budgets and built out a number of itineraries until we landed on the perfect one for us. The trip itself was beyond magical and we wouldn’t have changed a thing, thank you Maggie. Whilst away, June and the on the ground team were with us every step of the way! Couldn’t recommend the full team more, thank you for making our dream trip a reality

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