- Offices In:
United KingdomUnited StatesThailand
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 2012)
- Member Of:
- ATTA, ATOL & ABTOT
- Tour Types:
- Custom luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $380 to $2,407 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Mark | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Katie | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Fantastic Ugandan and Mafia Island trip that delivered all and more than we had hoped for!
From the moment that we started to talk to Wayfairer Travel we were impressed with their attention to detail and desire to deliver us a trip that absolutely met our needs and budget. When Leonie discovered my husband and I shared a birthday while we were going to be away, and that the main aim of our trip to Uganda was to go Gorilla trekking, she took the time to plan our itinerary to ensure that we had an amazing birthday.....and we certainly did....meeting Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Communication during the planning of the holiday and ahead of our trip through Carmen as our Concierge was helpful and informative at all times. Nothing was too much trouble, even when we decided to play a little with the itinerary. When we arrived in Uganda their travel partners Wild Frontier Safaris were highly professional and our guides were brilliant. The quality of the lodges that had beeen recommended and selected for us were excellent. The holiday certainly delivered all that we had hoped for and so much more....including lions, leopards, so many birds, elephants, chimpanzees to name but just a few of the wonderful wildlife that we got to see and of course the most majestic of them all Mountain Gorillas. We were event treated to a birthday cake and the entire staff of the lodge that were were staying at on the night of our birthday singing us Happy Birthday. All this was topped off with an opportunity to swim with Whale Sharks when we hopped over to Mafia Island in Tanzania for some rest at a beautiful beach location. We would absolutely recommend Wayfairer Travel and are already wondering where they can take us next......
Email Maria Gwilliam | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
They make dreams come true
The service was first class, the whole experience was more that we had expected. Personal guidance at the airports, luxury hotels, the best tour guides and a trip completely personalized all the way to our interests. One we had a problem initially at the airport, we were able to reach them 24/7 and they were all over it. We would recommend only travelling with them...so professional.
Email Adam Blair Golden | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Nothing left to chance
I have been an avid traveler for most of my adult life and have never used a company to help me book anything, assuming that it was more expensive and would not meet my expectations. I have never been more wrong. Thea and Carmen from Wayfairer were both responsive, helpful, and honest throughout the entire process. We had about seven flights during our vacation and each one of them was expertly scheduled to allow time for transfers and travel between terminals. There were so many places that things could have gone very wrong, but in each one of them, Carmen had already planned for the solution. As I named in my title, nothing was left to chance, and I cannot explain how much I appreciated this.
Selous Game Reserve - Serena Camp: The food was incredible. This chef impressed us over and over again. The luxury tents are well appointed and very comfortable. To note: you cannot walk alone at night, as there are resident hippos in this open camp. The water pressure in the shower is not great, but if you use the hand wand, the pressure is more than adequate. Oscillating fans are provided but there is no air-conditioning. The wine they offer is great as well. We drank the Lion's Hill Cabernet and were very happy. For the safaris themselves, you are in an open six person jeep. You should know that it is not a smooth ride. The guides (ours were Noah and Khalid) are knowledgeable and helpful. You can see impalas/warthogs/other small game pretty much immediately, but to see the larger game, you will need to drive an hour or more away. Make sure that you have bug repellant (its not mosquitos, its tsetse flies that bite through clothes). I didn't find it to be that helpful, but I'm sure it helped more than I realized. We were able to see lions (that has just made a kill), elephants, water buffalo, water buck, wildebeest, giraffes, a leopard (had never seen this on any of my other trips to Africa), hippos and crocks. I highly recommend the river safari on the Rufigi River from the Serena Lodge. This was a highlight for me. Other memorable moments: breakfast in the bush, sundowner event (sunset), coffee over looking a dry river bed with animals.
Zanzibar - La Gemma: This resort is beautiful. Again, the food is wonderful and the Pinotage that they serve as a house wine is great. The Sunset Bar is also a great hangout spot. The staff is very helpful, and if you aren't able to walk much, you can easily call for a golf cart to transport you. The grounds are so nice though, I recommend the walk. We did several excursions in Zanzibar that were all coordinated by Carmen and Wayfairer but executed by SunTours. To note: La Gemma is at the northern tip of the island, which is arguably the best and most beautiful, but it is 1.5 hours from the airport and Stone Town. Be prepared to ride. The vans and SUVs are very comfortable with dual AC controls. The guides and drivers are also wonderful. Specifically I worked with Juma. He made sure we did everything we wanted and were well taken care of. Our excursions included the Jozani Forest Tour, Prison Island Tour, Nungwi Village Tour, Zanzibari cooking class with a local, and a sunset cruise on a typical dhow (handmade) boat. If there was anything that I didn't understand about the resort is that you are not allowed to have bottles of wine sent to your room without a charge. Even though it is wine that is included all inclusively. You also cannot get the bottle at the bar and bring it back. I didn't care for this but it was a small inconvenience.
Given the opportunity, I would have no hesitation working with Wayfairer, visiting Selous Serena Camp, or La Gemma in Zanzibar. All were wonderful companies with incredible people. Cheers!
Email Anna Redding | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Created us the perfect honeymoon, fit our values of responsible travel
We wanted to go on Safari in Kenya followed by a beach holiday for our honeymoon. We especially wanted to use a company that specialised in responsible travel and Wayfairer was suggested.
Wayfairer totally understood what we wanted and their ethos totally matched our values. They created us the perfect honeymoon with companies and people that combined luxury with ethical and eco travel. We spent a lot of time going back and forth to create the holiday we wanted and could afford and Wayfairer were very patient! Throughout the process, their communication was great, answering any questions along the way. They also checked in halfway through the honeymoon to ensure all was going to plan and as we expected. A couple of weeks before flying, we had an issue with our flights (BA strikes cancelled our flight) and even though we hadnt booked our flights through them, Wayfairer were so helpful and supportive. On the holiday it all went swimmingly, we didn't have to worry about anything. Everyone knew where we were meant to be and all our transfers etc went without issue.
The whole holiday was perfect, I can not recommend Wayfairer enough.
The best travel in my life
Everything was amazing. No words to describe the experience. I'll repeat for sure with you. As I told to Carmen, we are travelbloggers and we want to sell your packs through my website. Right now there are many people interested in our trip in South Africa.
Email Andreas | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing, worry-free unforgettable honeymoon!
We had an amazing two weeks honeymoon in South Africa and Mauritius. Few telephone calls with Wayfairer Travel and all trip was tailored specifically for us, providing the real expertise and tips on where better to stay / why / planning our activities and preparing very detailed plan. First we had an amazing safari experience at Timbavati park.
Then we had luxury relaxing holiday sat St. Regis Mauritius. Accommodation was superb and the food was fantastic!
Both experiences were outstanding and exceeded expectations. Everything about that trip was excactly as described in the travel package that was prepared for us. We would highly recommend this tour agency for anyone planning African safari adventures or luxury honeymoon experience.
Email Gurminder Singh | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
South Africa including Sabi Sands Safari
Tom Blakey was very helpful in planning the trip. He gave invaluable suggestions about hotels, safari lodges and places to visit. Carmen Castrovilari was a wonderful concierge. Both of them were extremely quick in responding to queries and suggested alternatives. All the arrangements worked flawlessly.
Email Sherry Zike | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Brilliant Holiday from Start to Finish
Our dream trip to Africa was perfectly orchestrated by the knowledgeable and dedicated staff at Wayfairer. Every suggestion was spot on! The accommodations were fantastic and exceeded expectation. We did not encounter any problems throughout our entire stay. We wholeheartedly recommend Wayfairer travel and look forward to booking with them again.
Email Janice McGuire | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Exceptional experience in every detail beautifully blending warmth and quality.
This trip was a "bucket list" treat for a 70 year-old family member who has had limited opportunity to travel and it absolutely could not have been more successful. To start with the basics, every detail re: transport; schedule; etc was implemented perfectly and seamlessly. Staff at our lodges were extraordinarily warm, regularly going above and beyond to assure that her dream came true. And so it did. Accommodations and food were lovely and well-managed; settings were stunningly beautiful. And, especially because the guides were so knowledgeable, flexible and persistent, the core of the trip - the quality of the drives and the wildlife viewing - was exceptional, including a memorable morning spent following a pack of wild dogs! Wonderful memories linger!
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