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Tailor Made Itineraries Testimonials

Dear Yvonne (Time + Tide), Dear Emma, Just a few words to tell you that our trip to LZNP was an unconditional success from the beginning until the end. Really, it could not have been better. The staff at Chongwe River Camp is simply amazing, so well trained, so humble, so nice, so knowledgeable. We felt like a King, a Queen, and a Princess! The infrastructure is impeccable. The food... Vincent is the Chef I would like to have at the residence (Vincent followed all my requests in relation to the type of food Emma and I wanted to have, without compromising Arthur's gourmet palate for fatter, sweeter, and more diverse food). Michael, the butler, is a real gentleman, Ronald, our young guide (not even 30 years old) is simply unique and has a wonderful future in front of him. Given, the assistant of Michael was extremely helpful as was Bob, the guide assisting Ronald. Nezzy and Mwaca monitored everything in a very discrete way to ensure that everything would run perfectly. Indeed, they fully succeed! Thanks to both of you for your warm and continuous assistance. It is clear in our mind that we will go back to a Time and Tide lodge in the near future.

Sophie, Arthur and Emma Nogueira Travelled April 2021

Dear Emma, we had a great trip to Kayila and were very touched by the care package in our room courtesy of you 🙏🏻The kids coloured all their pages and we felt it necessary to finish all the wine 😊The lodge was great and just what we were looking for. All the staff were excellent and honestly couldn’t fault it. A very nice lodge and we were well looked after. Thanks to you and your team for putting it together for us. All the best Ross

Ross McLeod Travelled December 2020

Hi Tendai, We had a fabulous weekend at the Chongwe House. It was an incredible space that suited our family perfectly. We love being that close to the outdoors. Even when inside we felt like we were enjoying the Lower Zam. It was my first time ever into the park itself and they made it so easy to get there, even on the water. The guide was fantastic and the service superb. The flight was also incredibly convenient. After 10 years here, it was a lot of firsts for us. We are now thoroughly spoiled. In terms of animals, the highlights were 2 leopards, a male lion, a hyena, and buffalo. We added about 6 new birds to our list. Thank you so much for setting it up for us.

Liz McCarthy Travelled November 2020

Dear Emma, thanks for the follow up, our trip to Chongwe Suites was amazing, the location was perfect. The people at the lodge where amazing, even Michael who took care of us at the suites was really good, our tour guide was amazing, food was excellent, to be honest there wasn’t anything we had an issue with, it was a very rustic and natural set up. Defiantly worth recommending.

Lisa Mehta Travelled July 2020

Dear Sakhile, I had a wonderful time on safari. Everything went beautifully, beyond any expectations. BTW, I went on a game drive with Kiki on Friday morning. He asked who I had booked through, and spoke fondly of his time working with you. All the guides were phenomenal. And the food was wonderful. I was especially pampered at Nsefu. The chef there did wonderful gluten-free meals. Thank you again for arranging such a marvelous adventure, one of the greatest travel experiences of my life.

Alicia Van Borssum Travelled February 2020

Dear Christabel, Thank you for your email, and thank you too for looking after us so well in Zambia. It was particularly kind of you to leave gifts for us in our hotel room in Lusaka. Everything went to plan and we were very well looked after at every stage. It was great to be met on first arrival at Lusaka airport when we were anxious about making the flight connection on to Livingstone. Waterberry Lodge, Mfuwe Lodge, Chindeni Camp and Latitude 15 were all wonderful places to stay. We saw lots of wildlife in South Luangwa and very much enjoyed our bush walks there too. Iain was thoroughly spoiled on his birthday by the Waterberry team, which was lovely of them. We really enjoyed our holiday and can't fault anything.

Iain and Margaret Meiklejohn Travelled November 2019

Dear Sakhile, I just got back to Greece and i was about to send you a message and thank you for this perfect organized trip. Everything was wonderful and we felt secure and pampered every moment. Both camps were above our expectations and we were offered the maximum activities and best facilities. The highlight of the trip was our guide in Davison’s camp, Richard , who was really amazing, very well informed, very kind, patient and always in the best mood. What else can I say? My friends and I, had the time of our life. Thank you once more for your help and effort to make this trip happen in the best way.

Christina Kontova Travelled October 2019

Dear Emma, thank you so, so much for all your help with arrangements for our October trip! Thank you for your lovely card and the delicious bottle of Tokara sauv. blanc, as well! You are so thoughtful. Well I don't know what we'll do now that we've stayed at the Royal Zambezi because we just all want to go back!! It was the nicest place we've ever stayed with incredible food, top-notch guiding, a super accommodating staff, and a prime location! Heaps of ellies in camp & we had a pride of lions by our chalet one night. We even saw an aardvark! We could gush for days about our stay. Russ and I want to go back in the rainy season, even. Ben and Cora, who are so used to camping & eating biltong & salticracks w cheese, have asked me to get the recipe for everything the Royal served! The presidential suites were spectacular and the kids loved the plunge pools! Wallace is a phenomenal guide- I'd ask for him again in a second. They even did a special dinner for us in the bush one night- so unexpected and our guests were blown away (as were we!). What a way to start the trip and it was so perfect for our 2 families. Masuku (in Choma) was terrific and we got to go birding with Rory. Rory's new app for Birds of Zambia is nearly done and should be on iTunes wiithin the next 2 weeks. The running there was great, too, and the little pool is just perfect. For birders / bikers / runners it's a destination in and of itself. We were so glad to stay there. Food was simple farm fare (roast chicke & pork & veggies)- all fresh and delicious. Cute simple thatched chalets and loads of birds right by the main house & chalet as Rory has birdbaths & feeders everywhere. Garden Villa was well situated and perfect for our two families. The staff is so kind and we walked to the curio market one morning. Even though it's near the main road, it's very quiet where the house is. The pool at Garden Villa is great! The Devil's Pool trip organized by Tongabezi is worthwhile and a very special way to see the falls- I thought it was good value for money, actually. The kids loved the reptile park! Thank you so very very much for all your help and as always, for your great recommendations!

Terry Maguire Travelled October 2019

Dear Belinda, the trip was amazing overall and exceeded our expectations! We are missing Zambia and Zimbabwe already and have so many memories and pictures/videos that are going home with us. Chundukwa lodge was stunning and was the best accommodation during our trip. The location is great for the activities we did in Livingstone (we also snuck in a visit to see the rhinos). We loved the Hide and Hwange national park, it was our favorite location with the best experience overall. The team there was great and we saw almost every animal we wanted to see on our trip, minus cheetah and wild dogs. Stretch and the team are in a class of their own, if we ever make our way through Zimbabwe again we will visit them as they made us feel like family. The walking/tracking and interacting with animals is such a unique experience and Stretch knows those animals so well. The Mana Pools scenery is a gem with some of the best sunsets we have seen. Flat Dogs was a really nice camp and South Luwanga was amazing for afternoon/night drives and we had some interesting experiences with the animals. Thank you so much for checking in on us and thanks again for helping out together such a fantastic trip.

Daniel and Laura - clients of Sikeleli Travel & Expeditions, handled by Christabel Travelled October 2019

Hi Tendai! We had an absolute blast! Thank you so much for setting it all up, Flatdogs was incredible. Our chatel was beautiful and the staff was SO friendly and hospitable. Becca (one of the camp directors) even went out of her way to give us some of the delicious chili sauce they make there! We also met the owners, Jess and Adrian, who were so sweet and personable. And our safari guide Jeffery was brilliant! He was so smart, kind, and an absolute joy to be around. We saw leopards, giraffes, zebras, lions, and all sorts of antelope! I don't think Mairead and I had one bad thing to say about the entire trip! Thank you again so much for setting everything up, we look forward to retuning in the future! ~Cory

Cory Darling Travelled May 2019

Hi Tendai - To sum it up - fantastic! The flights were all smooth. Kafunta was beautiful. There wasn’t an abundance of wildlife this time of year but nevertheless we saw animals - and of course the beautiful scenery. With them the animal highlights were wild dogs (!), lion, leopard, lots of giraffe and storks. We were happy with Kafunta. But then! The bush camp - oh my. That was a treat. Amazing. We saw lots of Buffalo, some elephants but not a whole lot else (animal wise) - until the last day when we tracked a leopard hunting impala. She made the kill, carried the impala up the tree just ahead of the hyenas chasing. It was thrilling. Truly - the service and quality of the guides at the bush camp was stellar. Wow. Our friends were so happy with their trip - best vacation ever, they said (the first part included climbing table mountain, wine tasting, and Vic falls). Thank you so much for putting the Zambia portion together for us. And - thank you so much for the gifts. That was a nice touch. I now want to make a tour of the bush camps! We have a few more years to make that happen.... Cheers Nina

Nina Favor Travelled May 2019

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