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A&N   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 6, 2022

Email A&N  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Great at customising fabulous packages
5/5

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.

Koen   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Aug 28, 2022

Email Koen  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Unforgettable Safari
5/5

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!

Lisa   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 26, 2022

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

Outstanding!
5/5

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!

Corinne   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Aug 25, 2022

Email Corinne  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent advice, service, planning, quality and value.
5/5

Where do I start?!

Our African adventure was the BEST holiday of my life and my 18 year old daughters! Absolutely EVERYTHING was perfect, right from the beginning when Leonie gave me so much help and advice when planning the trip and right to the end when Toon, made herself available 24/7 to answer every tiny little query I had about absolutely anything. Both made the daunting prospect of planning and booking a holiday of a lifetime completely effortless and I cannot thank them enough.

The quality of the accommodation was first class from start to finish and the people / staff who we met along the way were the friendliest and kindest people ever! The facilities at the lodges were amazing and the food was great, nothing was too much trouble wherever we went. The airport transfers were seamless and the drivers & safari guides were so knowledgable and friendly, we really did bond with them and learnt so much about Africa from them.

What more can I say, first class in every aspect ladies, thank you thank you thank you!!

FF   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 25, 2022

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

High end customized travel
5/5

The customized itinerary that Wayfairer put together for our safari and beach trip to Tanzania was incredible! They were incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the entire process, including during the trip.

Katina Wilson   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 20, 2022

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

Incredibly dedicated and wonderful team!
5/5

Where do I begin! Wayfairer diligently stuck with us over 18 months to plan the best 2022 Tanzanian itinerary for a family safari and beach holiday. My daughter and I were given excellent and timely recommendations and advice, as if we were Wayfairer’s only clients. Nothing was too small or great and we experienced the trip of a lifetime. Tanzania was our twenty-second country as a family and we were not disappointed. Our flights, transfers, and lodge accommodations all fell into place seamlessly and were beyond what we expected. It was nothing short of breathtakingly exquisite. We gained family with the Wayfairer team and left our hearts in Africa. Thank you!

Andra   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Aug 18, 2022

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

Wayfairer’s concierge team did a fantastic job
5/5

We had the most incredible Safari trip with our family of four this summer. Wayfairer went above and beyond our expectations. We arrived at airports and somebody was always there to greet us. We even checked out from our last hotel to be told that Wayfairer had organised a late check out!! An absolute treat as we had a late flight home. I would highly recommend the Serengeti as we managed to see the ‘big five’ by day two and even the great migration of the wildebeest and zebra crossing the Mara river. Our guide was exceptional (ask for Emmanuel Kileo) , the accommodation was just stunning and the balloon flight over the Serengeti was so memorable. I would gladly hand over our itinerary without a single change.

Judith   –  
Germany DE
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Aug 11, 2022

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

Mind-blowing Family Safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe
5/5

Wayfairer designed the perfect safari for our family of six (kids ranging from 11 - 18). After several rounds of preparation with our consultant we were able to chose the best itinerary and locations for us to do walking and driving safaris in Botswana, adding the Vic Falls at the end. The teams on the ground and the guides were simply amazing and every member of our family got the best out of the trip. Highly recommend Wayfairer for someone seeking a personalized, sustainable, once in a life-time safari.

Alice Docherty   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jul 31, 2022

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

The perfect honeymoon!
5/5

The team at Wayfairer planned our perfect honeymoon and I would have no hesitation in recommending them. Going on safari had been a lifelong dream for us, and Maggie planned an itinerary which took into account our preferences and budget and exceeded all our expectations!! She delivered a truly personal service from start to finish, and planned every little detail to make sure we had the most incredible trip to South Africa and Mauritius. Toon was our concierge contact and her communication was excellent and always friendly and personable. We’ve already recommended Wayfairer to our families as we really could not have wished for a better trip and that’s all down to Maggie and the team, so thank you!!

Victoria   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2022 Reviewed: Jul 24, 2022

Email Victoria  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

The entire staff at Wayfairer was phenomenal!!! Would absolutely recommend them to anyone!
5/5

Our trip to Zimbabwe and Botswana was amazing. The staff at wayfairer made everything absolutely flawless ! Not a detail was missed. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to book a safari. Will absolutely be recommending them to everyone. Thanks so much all!

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