Neil & Family
Well we are back!
All I can say is, all of my initial concerns have been proved ungrounded!! You did a fantastic job and over-all I am very impressed and pleased with what you put together for me. The over-all package suited my family just right with things to suit all. Ill start with Zanzibar and go on from there.
All of the flights, transfers were seamless and the ground staff on the whole were courteous/helpful and polite and did what they could to help. Kichanga Lodge was great and my son and mother loved it. Nigel and Sylvie (owners) were extremely professional and attentive and made a point of talking to us personally every day. (Its evident that Nigel is an astute businessman) But he did everything he could to ensure we were informed and comfortable. The staff (all of them) went out of their way).
Selous was in short brilliant!!, Minor niggles like a shower that didn’t drain properly were overshadowed by the bigger picture and being mindful that we were back of beyond, it did not bother us – just turned the water pressure down and made no issue of it, And – sharing the same room with my mother did start to get abit tedious (separate rooms in future I think). Again Clive and Raine (managers) went out of their way with personal butlers and drivers. They again spoke to us personally each day to agree what the following days agenda would be. Clive even went out of his way to accommodate additional request for me to do a night safari with lamps(he explained that this was not normal), and took me fishing on the Rufigi – an unexpected extra experience (and yes I caught 3 medium tiger fish) quite a feat considering my questionable fishing skills.
The Selous safari was at times breathtaking and brilliant, with Maharuf (our driver) friendly and very knowledgeable, driving for hours to find what we were looking for and on the whole he delivered.
I know we have paid for this in full, but all I can say is a personal thank-you from me and my family for
1) Arranging this brilliant package for me – at such a reasonable price
2) Personally from me – putting up with my distrust (in the early throws of arranging this) and not to mention my endless questions – you have been very patient.
An excellent and professional service, and I would have NO hesitation in recommending you and your company to all and sundry going forward. (Trip-advisor reviews to follow shortly).
Personally – thank-you John!! Hopefully speak soon.
Neil and family