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Sufficed to say you have actually blew my mind with the experiences over the past two weeks and I find too much to try and describe all of this. What I feel you should appreciate is just how all four of us felt when we were welcomed into Kampala Karula on day one, the senior staff were superb, the accommodation could not have been bettered… in fact all I could mutter at the time we were shown our suite was ‘Oh My God’ over and over and over… it was simply stunning!
This was beyond any expectations we could have had, more than this we found we got very attached to Monica our ranger, Nick our tracker and our Waiter Johan who we spent a great deal of time with. They had so much passion to ensure we enjoyed the experience and it was quite tough to leave them and we felt proud to have met them.
Monica and Nick are a great double act and guests being partnered up with them in the game drive vehicle will soon find out how very lucky they are to be in their company.
I could go on about the Blue Train which was also an exceptional experience and very different from the Safari, also Boshendall and finally Cape Town.. but I am hoping by now you can see the passion on this page and take this note as it is intended….. You could not have done a better job if you tried so thank you for everything.
Hope to hear from you and please be kind enough to pass my thoughts back to the guy’s at Kampala.
Phil & Stephanie from the UK ( Luxury Safari and Cape-Town Adventure Nov 2016 )
I hope you are well.
A big thank you for planning our trip to Tanzania. We really enjoyed it, each days were fantastic and we definitely left a piece of our heart out there. It was really amazing and we are very happy and grateful for all your work on it. Our safari driver Rachid was so nice and we are so glad to meet people like him and as well in Zanzibar people were incredible.
The accommodation were great as well and we really loved the Kati Kati Camp. It was great to have the company One Ocean next to the Zanzibar hotel we could go snorkeling few times and the team was very friendly too.
Again thank you very much for all your help and make our trip unforgettable. We will definitely recommend you to anyone that would want to come to Africa.
Malissa and Johanna ( Switzerland – Oct 2016 )
Thank you for all your efforts organising our fantastic holiday, it all went so smoothly and every part of the holiday was of an exceptional standard and exceeded our expectations. I will most certainly be recommending your services to anyone interested in holidaying in South Africa.
Boschendale and the cottage was beautiful, although the weather was not the best, overcast and raining at times, but it did not stop us from enjoying our time there. And we thoroughly enjoyed the apartment at the V&A Marina, which felt secure and luxurious and allowed us to make the most of the lovely restaurants within walking distance.
Finally, thank you for our lovely gifts, the caps proved very useful in the heat of Capetown when sightseeing and we enjoyed the Amarula whilst watching the yachts from the balcony (we had already discovered that we liked this whilst on our game drives in Karula)!
I am sure that we would all love to return for another Safari in the future, just need to save our pennies!
Karen & Martin ( UK Nov 2016 )
It was a wonderful trip, beyond our expectations. Leg is doing OK. We will be sure to comment on the survey. Thanks again. We hope to use you again in the future!!
Nancy and Norman ( USA October 2016)
Luxury Kruger , Vic Falls , Botswana and Cape-Town Vacation
So good to hear from you! We are nearly over our jet lag now…
We had the BEST time really!
All the pre-holiday excitement was all worth it. We did the extra activities you recommended – helicopter flight over the delta and the Chobe game drive. They were both awesome! We also did the Falls rafting and Stu did a bungee. The rafting OMG was that an experience! We’d both been before in NZ but this was by far the most exciting and certainly the most dangerous! We both got caught under the raft at one point in a grade 5 rapid which was quite scary! The rest however was a lot of fun! Sunways were excellent and we had great guides in Arthur and Adolf.
Thank you for helping us put together a fantastic holiday to remember!
We would love to come back and see Kenya/Tanzania sometime.
Bo and Stu from New Zealand Sept 2016
16 day Zimbabwe and Botswana Africa adventure
We spent 10 days in the Serengeti and 4 days in Zanzibar. It was an amazing trip and no hiccups. Package was well put together and the guide in the Serengeti was excellent.
Ajit and Elisabeth ( June 2016 Australia )
REF: Uganda Introduces Online Visa Applications
The Uganda department of immigration has introduced an online ONLY visa processing system in step with current trends around the region.
With effect from 01st July 2016, all persons intending to visit Uganda and require a Visa shall be required to apply for a Visa online at https://visas.immigration.go.ug/ and follow the easy and straight forward prompts then submit.
The Visas that can be applied and obtained online
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For more information, please see https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/help/visa
How it works?
Once successfully submitted, applicants await feedback which will be sent electronically through the email address provided by the applicant. If approved, a Visa Approval Letter will be attached. Visitors are required to print and present this Visa Approval Letter together with their valid passport / travel document at the port of entry.
RIDER: Through the month of July 2016, it will still be possible to get visas upon arrival. Traveler will however, be required to fill in the online application process (as above) before being granted a visa. This will only apply in the month of July 2016, after which all visa applications shall be online and in advance to allow time to receive the Visa Approval Letter.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have queries or require further clarifications.
We thank you and look forward to welcoming and hosting you in Uganda pearl of Africa
We had a wonderful time in Mozambique. Anantara was the perfect place for our holiday.
There were plenty of activities and we managed to do all of them, some twice!
The horses and stables were great. The sand boarding was good fun and even though people might do sand boarding elsewhere , on Bazaruto it really is spectacular with the huge dunes and inland lakes at sunset. The snorkelling was good and there were a variety of places to go to to snorkel. Our daughter did a discovery scuba PADI session and the dive guides inspired confidence and the equipment was well looked after. Our son gained a lot of confidence with snorkelling so we all went together and it made for a good family holiday. We saw dolphins, sharks, turtles and beautiful shells, fish and coral.
The trips to Santa Carolina and Pansy Shell Island were beautiful. Our villa was spacious. We liked that the children had their own space and that there was a central living area and air conditioning as it was very hot the first 5 days. The spa was fantastic! they were very accommodating and the treatments were of excellent quality.
We would really like to point out that we were very impressed with the level of professionalism of the staff, who were always helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had an excellent holiday. From start to finish we felt that we were very well cared for.
We would also like to mention that the staff at the lodge were very tactful in talking to all the guests about caring for the environment and being aware that it was a marine park. We like to go to marine parks and national parks and it is upsetting to see that visitors pick up shells or other items as souvenirs. Some people even pick up shells from the sea floor when they are snorkelling which is a real no no. The staff at the lodge were good at talking about it with the guests at the lodge but I did feel that they could have been mentioned at the start of snorkelling trips or boat trips when they do their introductory talk prior to a trip about taking care of the surrounding environment. Pansy Shell island is obviously a place where people like to go to see the Pansy Shells but removing them from the island defeats the object, really. Would you consider mentioning this to future clients of yours who go to Bazaruto island not to remove the shells from the island?
Thank you for suggesting Anantara to us. You chose the perfect place for our holiday. It would definitely be a place we would like to return to.
Natasha, Anthony, Emily and Tristan ( 2016 )
On behalf of our family group of 10, I’d like to thank you for all you have done to book an awesome holiday for us at Le Cannonier, Mauritius. I have complete trust to book through you again in future as all my expectations were met, best prices, special room requests, last minute queries after hours, nothing was too much for you to handle and I felt you went the extra mile to ensure that we had the time of our lives.
We’ll certainly book another island holiday as soon as we can and look forward to arranging it with you again!
Liezel Hutton ( Mauritius Vacation July 2016 )
What a great trip to Namibia, I had a blast. It was hot but then again you fore warned me! The resorts were terrific and our guide was very knowledgeable, saw all of the big five except hippos which evidently are extinct there. Would do it again in a minute. Thanks again for all of your planning and hard work on such short notice.
( USA – 4 day Namibia Adventure Nov 2015 )