Select a Destination
click to enlarge
Destinations
Botswana
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa - Coastal
South Africa - Wildlife
Zambia
Kenya
Tanzania & Zanzibar
Guest Feedback

THE TRIP WAS FULL OF MAGIC FROM BEGINNING TO END!

The elephants came! Willem was the perfect guide and his choices were impeccable. More to the point, he carries the kind of history, information, understanding, skill that entirely complemented our quest. He was also very sensitive, respectful and responsive to our hopes and needs. As was his staff. As it happens we know people in common! Edo's camp was also exactly right. As you may know, Edo had a cancellation and we kept our tent and had a wonderful relationship with Stephen. Both Willem and Stephen were scrupulous about our diets, and the food was exquisite. We felt companioned rather than served, if you know what I mean, and the delight of the difference.

We marvelled continually at our fortune to have found you and to have this trip manifest the way it did. I think the phrase, Thank You Alexa, was spoken several times each day - including the choice of the Chobe Marina rather than what I had suggested - smaller, better food, kinder service. The car worked out - though the tires weren't quite up to the depth of the sand - but nevertheless, it was fine.

Any improvement? I can't imagine - if it comes to me, I will tell you. I hope that other opportunities occur for us to work together again. I can't imagine a greater joy than to return.

Blessings and gratitude,

Deena

(Deena Metzger, September, 2011) ..........................................................................

A LETTER TO THE "PLETTENBERG BAY EVENING STANDARD"..?

Sir,

We would like to correct the information outlined in your article "Recession forces cutbacks in local Travel Expert's Business" last week. Whilst it is true that Alexa Safaris is to close its Customer Complaints Department, they would wish to point out this is entirely due to a "top to bottom" review of its Operations.

The review revealed that although it is considered "Best Practice" to house such a department, this had in fact never been used. With a premium on Office Space for such a dynamic Company it was considered in-appropriate to continue providing for such an unlikely eventuality. Happily, Alexa Safaris can announce that their decision will not result in redundancies as all of the personnel involved will be transferred to the rapidly expanding "Customer Testimonials Department"!

Yours,
Public Relations Department.

(David & Felicity Ebsworth, March, 2011) ..........................................................................

CAPE TOWN & THE WINELANDS / LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA
(09 night / 10 day journey to Southern Africa)

We have now got back and have settled down to reality after our holiday. I wanted to write to you and thank you for a wonderful time in your wonderful country. The organisation and running went very smoothly. We were picked up when we were supposed to be picked up, laid back by competent people who knew the locality and could communicate and were a fountain of information.

We enjoyed the luxury hotels and even then the contrasts between each of them was surprising - the Graff winery, the Grace in Cape Town and Tongabezi in Zambia were very very different from each other and I would recommend them to anyone.
Regards, Agop

Thank you soooo much for organising an ab fab holiday - it was like a dream! We loved Stellenbosch and will definitely be going back, we thought Delaire Graff was gorgeous, and the restaurants were all great! We also particularly loved La Colombe in Cape Town, and Mark was a great tour guide. Can't wait for you to plan our safari trip very soon!
Thank you again, Nyree

(Agop & Hourig Tanilien, Nyree & Robert Osterbauer, January, 2011) ..........................................................................

GOLFING SAFARI
Mpumalanga, Durban, Western Cape

(A 25 night / 26 day journey)
We are back to Sofia, after one of the most wonderful vacations in our life. We are in love with your country. We enjoyed and love South Africa to the full and we want to thank you most warmly about everything that you have planned and done for us! It kept getting better and better, and better! We are ready for new adventures! In the next issue of our magazine - there will be pages devoted to South Africa - we'll send them to you when ready. Kindest regards and very warm thanks again!
(Irena and Victor Papazov - Sofia Bulgaria, January 2011)

..........................................................................

CELEBRATION SAFARI, TANZANIA MIGRATION
Thanks for your good wishes and for the perfect planning of a wonderful trip through the beautiful country of Tanzania. The lodges were all outstanding. Our guides were both were nice and competent. John and N'Tanika were always busy to help us in any way. They gave us such a lot of information, they were even able to find the Big 5 after 2 days!!!! They were fantastic and everybody liked them so much! Victor's and my birthday were the best we ever had - the staff and us were singing and dancing, it was great. This is my short report about this wonderful trip. I miss Africa so much! Next time I will come and visit the south of Tanzania. Last but not least: Ras Kutani was a dream! Thanks a lot for your work and caring. Best wishes for 2011.
(Sabine + family and friends, December 2010, January 2011)

..........................................................................

ORIENT EXPRESS AND TONGABEZI
We had a really great time - all your organisation worked beautifully. We were fortunate to see so many animals in Botswana - all except wild dogs. Our guide in Zambia managed to find the 5 white rhinos in the park near where we stayed which was fantastic Tongabezi was delightful. Very many thanks for arranging such a memorable time for us - we took hundreds of photos so will remember it for a long time!
(GARNHAM FAMILY, Emma and Simon Garnham, Matt Gracie Natasha and Xavier, August, 2010)

..........................................................................

ZAMBIA, BOTSWANA, THE CAPE AND ENVIRONS
We had a fabulous time! Tongabezi (Bird House) was the best bedroom we have ever had, closely followed by Sindabezi. The safari in the Okavango was the best we have ever had and our guide, Joe Ramsden, was outstanding, so much so that we would want to engage him if we ever go back (and I think we might!). You are right to describe the Letaka safari as a real one. That is exactly what we thought, and we loved it. More Quarters was another good place to be and we got up Table Mountain. De Hoop was another touch of wilderness and our cottage was charming, if cold. I think De Hoop is still in its infancy and will be superb in the near future, particularly in summertime. It would be a great family destination. We saw lots of whales, and they were breaching. The staff were delightful. Franschhoek was a lovely touch of luxury after the bush. We went chocolate tasting which was excellent and the horseback trip with Rayanne was also excellent. We enjoyed the whole trip enormously. A big thank you for your organisation which never failed and your suggestions. You came highly recommended and it was right. An added bonus was our upgrade to business on the flight home...totally out of the blue so we got home refreshed on Monday! I could go on and on and on... it was wonderful.
(Pat & Stuart & Caitlin MacKellar, August, 2010)

..........................................................................

Alexa, words cannot express our feelings. We are so thankful for everything. We had such a wonderful time we are already talking about going back.  Grant and his staff from Letaka were FANTASTIC! We felt so fortunate to have them with us. You did a great job. Hope to deal with you again soon.
(The Priest family, August 09)

..........................................................................

Our guests were so pleased with their stay at Tangala and particularly the dancing welcome they received upon arrival.  They actually requested our dancers to do a performance for them as they videoed them. This pleased them highly! They rated us excellent with food, general staff, housekeeping and activities. They were wonderful people and left us all with good feelings.
(Gary from Tongabezi Lodge, August 09)

..........................................................................

It was an unforgettable trip. Everything was perfect, the lodges, the safaris and the people. We really loved this journey and we'll keep a beautiful memory of our honeymoon.
(Emma and Eric on honeymoon, July 09)

..........................................................................

This is a much belated but huge thank you for organising such a wonderful safari for us. We were thoroughly spoilt and all connections and transfers went off like a dream, just imagine arriving at an airstrip, being met by a Land Rover, having a game drive to the Zambezi and being whisked off by boat to Sausage Tree and THEN being shown to the most luxurious Honeymoon Suite! Thanks so much for all your input Lexie, I know we changed out minds often in the beginning but it all turned out magnificently.
(Dave and Carol Mitchell, July 09)

..........................................................................

Overall an excellent holiday which was the result all your extensive planning.
(Clyne Lions Tour Group, June 09)

..........................................................................

Let me just add that we ended up by thinking that this was the best trip we've ever had. &Beyond was spectacular on every level. Combine them with the wonders of Tanzania ... my new favourite place on earth (with my new favourite people) and one does get a glimpse of heaven.
(The Rogers Family, May 09)

..........................................................................

Thank you, we had a wonderful time.
(Allan Akerstedt, Sweden, January 2007)

..........................................................................

Thank you for this fabulous trip! It was fantastic! We’re already dreaming of the next one.
(Nayala Ayoub, January 2007)

..........................................................................
 
Copyright Alexa Safaris 2006 | design: www.createdesign.co.za