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We traveled to Kenya with two ten-year-old grandchildren in June 2019. Heike planned the most amazing two week trip with the perfect combination of safaris, tented camps, lodges and a super variety of other activities. We biked in Hell’s gate past peacefully grazing animals and hiked in a beautiful gorge, did a boat safari, did a small hike near Mount Kenya with a trekking guide, took fun photos at the equator, all with a great guide, James, who was wonderful with the children. Perhaps one of the best experiences we had which was Heike’s suggestion, was our days at Maji Moto Eco Camp in the Lolita hills run by the Masai. It was an incredible adventure where we experienced the Masai culture in the beauty of their lands. The camp was excellent and very comfortable. A big thank you to Heike for encouraging us to give it a try. Our grandchildren loved it there and our visit to the local Masai school was a wonderful opportunity for them to meet other children and see what they were learning.
Another fun and educational experience was the junior ranger program in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, including a visit to see the special rhino and to the chimpanzee sanctuary.
Heike and I communicated for a year and no detail was overlooked. She gave great advice especially regarding driving distances and not trying to cover too much of the country. However, we saw and did so much, covering the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where the kids adopted an elephant each and the Giraffe Centre in Karen, Nairobi, the Samburu reserve, a Samburu village, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Naivasha, Maji Moto and the Masai Mara. We took a bush plane back to Nairobi from The Masai Mara, a fun extra adventure! (our truck is muddy in the picture because of the early morning rain and muddy track getting to the airstrip)
We met Heike at the beginning and end of the trip and felt like she was a friend. I can not imagine how this trip could have been any better. Our grandchildren have had an experience that they will never forget. You can book with Heike with every confidence that she will plan an excellent custom trip for you. If you are traveling with children, she has great ideas!
Kamal was absolutely professional throughout our booking process which was a bit challenging for all concerned. My travel friend had a back op which put her out of action and the whole trip needed to be moved out by a few weeks. Kamal assisted in the whole process and our trip was fabulousRead More Read More Less
I had a pleasure and also luck to choose Jonas’ agency to work out our 5 day Tanzania safari. He was very responsive through email and answered 1000 questions. The price of the tour wasn’t cheap but it was a reasonable price considering that safari has a high cost.
Both lodges we stayed were marvelous, the guide Anton was very good and informative. Jonas gave day by day phone back to assure that everything was all right. I couldn’t recommend more his agency, it was worth and value for money.
Thank you, Jonas and Anton.
Kamal was very helpful in organizing our itinerary. He happily made changes that we requested and was quick to answer any questions by email. Our driver was excellent and we felt very safe. The guides were very informative and spoke good English. It was great to have a female guide Risheda in Essaouira. Our accommodation in the medinas was very traditional. The Fes riad was stunning. Kamal is a charming guide and we would totally recommend him.Read More Read More Less
We spend a wonderful 8 days traveling around Morocco and every day was an adventure. We were so lucky to get Mr.Saad as our driver/guide. He really made our holiday very special. He is an absolute safe driver and his skills in navigating through heavy traffic and difficult situation made us stay calm and feel safe. He speaks very good English as well and we learned a lot from him about Moroccan culture and people. The accommodation was very nice especially Riad Myra in Fes which we loved the most.
Everything was as the program promised with a small glitch on the way which Mr.Kamal dealt with generously and thoughtfully. Thank you again Mr.Kamal and Mr.Saad for our beautiful memories.