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Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it! Hear it from the people who really count. Find out what our guests have said...


'What a trip. Thank you very much for arranging a truly splendid honeymoon…. In short good trip, well done, good work.'
BT, 2017

'I just wanted to thank you for the absolutely fabulous trip we had. Everything was organised to perfection, I really cannot find anything I would want you to change. We will definitely use your services again.'
AP, 2017
 
'You have provided us with a genuinely exceptional holiday. Both Ras Kutani and Siwandu were excellent in all respects; they delivered exactly what they promised in their websites which is rare. The locations in themselves are fantastic. The quality of customer care was remarkable, from managers down to the most junior member of staff and the standard of food and accommodation was exemplary.  We were very well looked after.  The blend of Indian Ocean and Safari in one short trip worked well and the highlight has to be the game drives with a most knowledgeable, friendly and flexible guide.  We were fortunate in that many of the other guests turned out to be like-minded making the evenings into very sociable affairs. Your administration of the travel was faultless, in particular the internal air connections worked beautifully; on two of the 3 flights we had our own private plane. In short, from first contact I have been impressed by your exceptional service and we have enjoyed the most memorable holiday with the Selous Safari Company. Thank you.'
JT, 2017

'Your team were AMAZING. I honestly would have been lost without them. They went above and beyond every day, and didn’t bat an eyelid at our insane hours and hectic schedule. Kerry helped me with so many things that had nothing to do with the service he’d been hired to provide. I only wish I had have known him better sooner, as I would have brought him on board for the prep as well! And the camping was great. They really did the best they could in very challenging conditions.So thanks very much for all of your help and for introducing me to Kerry and his team. They were great.'
EC, 2017

'We have had a lovely time and very much enjoyed ourselves. Our time travelling around was made by having a really good guide ( Shantha) who was hugely knowledgeable about the historical sites and the wild life as well as being a very good driver in a very comfortable Nissan SUV. I am very grateful that your ground representaives arranged for us to visit my Grandfather’s bungalow and, in spite of it being closed, a guided tour of the factory. Our guide, on the way, told us as we passed a little church that it was the only Anglican church in the area ( quite a long way from Watawala) and it would be worth stopping to see if Grand father was buried there. We stopped on the way back and sure enough as I walked through the gate his grave was the first one I saw. It was really rather an emotional moment. Yala was stuffed full of lovely birds which was great.....'
CEC, 2017

'Thank you so much for your reccommendations given our very specific brief! The island was fabulous, really amazing and perfect for families and adults only. The standard of food, drink, service was very high and the kids club was amazing and the nannies were of a very high standard. The staff were great and the general layout and facilities really worked for us.The snorkelling and diving did not disappoint either. I would def recommend to others.Thanks for your help.'
GS, 2016

'In short [the trip] was fantastic! Your representatives on the ground inclduing thier to get us drivers and guides was fantastic!  Personable, knowledgeable and they basically smoothed out any travel frictions that arose along the way so that we truly were able to relax and just enjoy the trip.  In particular shanta, who I think was the main coordinator of our team, was just fantastic. So knowledgeable and so experienced and he always worked hard to troubleshoot on our behalf and make suggestions to enhance our experience.  The vehicles were all exactly as pictured and the drivers were always prompt and their English speaking skills were also good.  I can't say enough how great it all was...... All in all I am so grateful for your help on the trip -- it made a tremendous difference in the quality of our experience and I would not hesitate to use your service and recommend it going forward.'  
KB, 2016

'[The oberoi] was absolutely perfect. It really was exactly what we needed/wanted from our honeymoon! The staff were amazing, the beaches and pools were beautiful and we felt like we virtually had the whole place to ourselves! We had great fun doing all the water sports and did rum tasting and the incredible private dining in the gunpowder room. The food was one of our favourite things about the whole hotel- it was so good!! Thank you so much for recommending it and booking everything - half board was exactly right for us and we're so glad we spent that little bit more for the 9 nights. Didn't want to leave- being back at work has definitely been a bit of a shock! Thank you so so so much again.'
SM & TB, 2015

'We just wanted to say thank you for helping us to organise our honeymoon. It was magical and the wonderful memories will live on in our hearts forever! We would not have been able to navigate the maze that is Maldives resorts without your help!!
JP & AS, 2015

'We would have absolutely no hesitation recommending Exceptional Travel.  We had an outline plan to visit Argentina and Susanna expertly filled in the gaps.  Even the presentation of our itinerary was impressive!
Our hotels were indeed exceptional, Posada Puerto Bemberg (Iguazu) and estancia La Bamba da Areco (outside BA) in particular.  Loi Suites in Recoleta was also a perfect location, an oasis yet convenient, with several excellent restaurants locally.  We also visited wineries in Mendoza where the backdrop of the Andes is just fabulous.
I would also add that our Argentine contacts were all very informative and helpful.  We did encounter a problem with an internal flight but someone soon came to help us.
We will definitely use Exceptional again.'
VW, 2014

'Just wanted to add my thanks for all your efforts in organising our holiday. All the places  we stayed in were great – we ate and drank far too much. Tim of course is now an expert on African wines. The Blue Train, Robben Island and Hermanus whales lent a nice break from all that wine tasting. And of course there was stunning scenery.'
JB, 2014

'What a great time we had at Zighy Bay!  Highly recommended, 4 days there felt like a week. We want to go back with children next time. Thank you for sending us there, it was just what we needed!'
JD, 2014

'IT WAS FANTASTIC! And all topped off with us actually stumbling across a kill swiftly followed by all the pride giving an almighty roar. But that's not to dilute our views of the Seychelles. For such a big hotel, the Four Seasons made us feel like the only guests having good 'rapport' with the buggy drivers. It was immensely slick! And then North Island was just amazing. Wish we could've stayed longer. We didn't quite get chance to settle into a routine as we crammed as much in as possible. However, a great thing was to move on every few days as we always had something to look forward to. Truly THANK YOU Toby. You really looked after us and it was a holiday [and honeymoon] of a lifetime!'
RW, 2014

'What can I say, we have had a fantastic trip [to Sri Lanka] and we are sad to be leaving in the morning. You have done a wonderful job, thank you. We will be in touch on our return and I will bore you the hundreds and hundreds of photos I have taken. We have LOVED it.'
LW, 2014

'Thank you for going out on a limb and organising our [horse riding] trip [to Patagonia]. It was an amazing holiday.  The scenery, wildlife, birds and flowers were just incredible.  I loved it all.'
JB, 2014

'Thank you so much for organising everything. It all went off without a hitch and there were truly wonderful life experiences I shall never forget.... All in all a huge success. I shall be coming back to you for more wonderful trips in the future.'
FP, 2014

'Everything went on really well: all perfect ! We had a great time, lovely weather and rich encounters! Thanks for everything!'
DF, 2013

'We had a fantastic trip.  Thank you for all your help. Everything went like clockwork and I think the highlight of the trip was Phinda which was awesome.'
JM, 2013

'It was a wonderful trip!... thank you for your attention to detail and for checking up on me.... Thanks for making this a great trip.'
TN, 2013

‘We are just back from Kenya, and I want to let you know how much we loved each and every stop of our trip. The balance of animal viewing and culture in Sarara was great. All the logistics of flight, pickups, and drop offs worked perfectly. Each "tent"camp was very different and each lovely in its own way. Thank you so much for helping us with this wonderful trip.’
HL, 2013

‘Just to say that we had an awesome time in the Mara. It really was fantastic. Thank you so much for arranging everything and helping with sorting Serian etc. Really appreciate it and the ideal place to go before Governor's.’
WC,2013
 
'Just wanted to thank you so much for organising the trip. It was incredible to say the least. Everything was so well organised and our guide Jackson was great.. The trip was amazing  and something we will never forget.’
RG, 2013
 
‘..thank you very much for arranging such a fabulous honeymoon… it was a really clever idea to combine the two [camps] so you get the complete safari experience - thank you. Thank you so much again for putting this together for us, we had a really amazing time..’
HV, 2012
 
‘We had a wonderful time and it was so great to be back to nature and everything  went according to plan… We loved the various ways of seeing the game there – walking, boating, jeep safaris and also the fly camping – well worth doing as you had suggested…. Thank you for letting everyone know about our special occasions – we were constantly surprised by generous and kind touches from cakes to champagne and a private beach dinner… So all in all everything more than met our expectations. Thank you for everything.
ST, 2011
 
‘Thank you for the most amazing time. We had such a great honeymoon but a real shock to be back!!’
TD, 2011
 
‘We had a wonderful time… Thank you very much for all you organising, it was all worth it.’
 LB, 2011
 
‘..we had a fabulous time under your aegis at Kizingoni; the week at Jahazi House surpassed all expectations and was a great success; we were extremely well looked after, dined on some delightful cuisine (and provided some ingredients from our fishing) as well as enjoying many other entertainments…….it was an enormous success, greatly enjoyed and, bottom line, worth every penny..’
RW, 2010
 
‘I just wanted to write as soon as possible to tell you HOW delighted we were with our trip to East Africa….We had such a wonderful time from the moment we landed in Nairobi and I would go back tomorrow if I had the chance!... I could just go on and on.. It was all truly so special and wonderful and my first trip to Kenya will be the highlight of any holiday I have been on... Again thank you so much for organising such a wonderful and exceptional visit to Kenya.’
LL, 2010

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