Client Feedback : The Outpost
Sep04

Client Feedback : The Outpost

Natasha’s client, Robin, enjoyed their own tailor-made safari to South Africa. They booked a leg of their journey through Natasha, which was to the Outpost. The Outpost offers an exclusive and private safari experience in the heart of the northern Kruger National Park in the Makuleke Region. This luxury lodge is situated on a hill overlooking a river that enjoys a few regular visitors to its shores (elephants and buffalo). Here is Robin’s feedback :  Hi Natasha Nice to hear from you. We had a wonderful time in S Africa. The Outpost was certainly one of the highlights. The spaces were lovely and the outlook into the bush all we could have hoped for. The safari’s were excellent – the game was not as abundant as other areas but the sightings we had were greatly enhanced by the knowledge of our guide who really knew his stuff. If any special offers come across your way for the Christmas or summer months be sure and let us know. We are eager to return to southern Africa again soonest. Open to SA, Namibia, Botswana, Zim, Zam and Mozambique. Best...

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Client Feedback : The Best of Chobe and Okavango Delta
Sep04

Client Feedback : The Best of Chobe and Okavango Delta

Natasha put together the perfect Botswana itinerary, ensuring guests enjoyed the best of the game-rich Savuti region and intricate waterways of the Okavango Delta. Her guests stayed at the Xugana Island Lodge – one of the original lodges in the Okavango Delta, Savuti Safari Lodge in the world-renown Chobe National Park and Camp Xakanaxa in the Moremi Game Reserve. It seems Natasha’s guests experienced the best of both land and water safari while on holiday in Botswana.  Here is the feedback from Natasha’s clients :  Thanks for checking.  We did indeed have a wonderful time—the Okavango was the high point of a really good summer. We enjoyed all three camps, but especially Xugana and Savute.  They were both managed effectively and charmingly, and we had truly exceptional guides in each (Bevan in Xugana and Isak in Savute). We couldn’t have asked for better. We saw most of the species on our wish list (Sitatunga, Honey Badger, Kory Bustard among them) and had many other great encounters with birds and animals.  Flights and transfers all worked well. At Xakanaxa we were assigned a guide who wouldn’t go on the water, and since that is what we wished to do we ended up being added to other river cruises with an assortment of guides. I think the management team could have handled it better, but that was the only small disappointment in an otherwise outstanding trip. Hopefully we’ll be able to return before too many years have passed....

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Client Feedback : Bateleur Safari Camp
Aug07

Client Feedback : Bateleur Safari Camp

Michelle’s client enjoyed a Timbavati Kruger safari at Bateleur Safari Camp, a true African bush experience in the heart of big five territory. Bateleur is a relaxed camp that is quite flexible in terms of guests’ needs and offers clean, minimalist accommodation with a fresh look and feel. Guests can expect game drives, bush walks and other outdoor activities. Here is their feedback :  Dear Michelle, We just arrived home this weekend after a really wonderful holiday. Bateleur was definitely the highlight.  We loved the camp, the incredible staff and the game drives.  Our guide Sophia was so informative, gave us lots of interesting information, not the usual that you often hear from guides.  She had all my children riveted and, so much so, that my daughter cried when we left and said she is going to miss Sophia and Temba.  My boys loved walking in the bush and doing some tracking and were very impressed when the trackers made fire in about 1 minute. We loved the informality of the camp and the food was delicious but simple.  Not huge buffets and wastefulness. We had some awesome game viewing.  I got to see and Aardvark and Honey badgers which I have never seen before. Thank you for finding this gem for us. We would love to go again and can highly recommend it. Kindest regards...

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Client Feedback : Amazing Stories from a Repeat Client’s Botswana Safari
Aug07

Client Feedback : Amazing Stories from a Repeat Client’s Botswana Safari

Natasha’s repeat guest always knows exactly what she wants from her safari experience, and certainly has her list of favourite lodges. It’s a simple case of getting Natasha to book her required camps and lodges; and the occasional recommendation from Natasha. Linda chose to stay at the luxurious Kanana Camp in the Okavango Delta, the family friendly Camp Okuti in Moremi Game Reserve , and the contrasting Dinaka Camp in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Linda spent 3 nights at each camp and even enjoyed a private bush dinner for the two people, courtesy of Camp Okuti.  Here is their feedback :  Hi Natasha, Sorry for my late reply. We had a wonderful and always amazing trip in Botswana! Ker and Downey’s three camps are all good.  We love Dinaka and would say many goods things about it. Dinaka is less visited by tourists at the time when we were there, we even have the camp all to ourselves for just one day…..There are a family of four honey badgers that live under the main raised deck.  During that night when only two of us were around they came out to the dining hall to play, they chewed the carpet, hop on to the sofa…..interact with Joanne and myself.  When we turned our heads to the right to say hi one looked at us and turned his head to the same direction!  When we turned to the left he did the same, It was trully amazing! I am sure you will agree with me that it is not that easy to see a wild honeybadger in the wild, but that we saw all four and played with them! However, during the 2nd night a family with 2 kids moved in, due to the increased noises they did not come out anymore…. We must return to this camp, just for these honeybadger residents in the camp! We need to mention the sleep out experience, I would recommend this to anyone visiting this camp.  Kanana also offered the sleep out but then the sky is clearer in the desert, and the star gazing is impeccable!  It was a little cold and we asked for more bush babies (hot water bottles), I wore 2 pair of socks, 2 long sleeve t shirts, one fleece pullover, 2 pair of pants and 2 hats, and I put on a badana on my face to avoid having frozen nose.  It was 2 degrees but there were no wind, so…no problem sleeping.  I woke up at around 3am and watched the shooting stars, the galaxy, I saw Saturn, Mars, and the Southern Cross.  I would no...

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Client Feedback : Witnessing East Africa’s Wildebeest Migration
Jul18

Client Feedback : Witnessing East Africa’s Wildebeest Migration

From tree-climbing lions to savannah sunsets, white beaches of Zanzibar and witnessing the annual wildebeest migration in Kenya; there’s no denying that Natasha’s clients enjoyed an East Africa safari of a lifetime. Her clients stayed at Gibbs Farm on the outer slopes of Ngorongoro Crater, Breezes Beach Club in Zanzibar , Mount Meru hotel in Arusha and at the traditional tented Ubuntu seasonal camps in the Serengeti. East Africa is an exceptional destination for year-round game viewing and Natasha is very much a hands-on, caring consultant who goes to great lengths to knot together the perfect East Africa safari itinerary.  Here is their feedback :  Hi Natasha, sorry for the slow response but it’s been pretty crazy (work-wise) since we got back. We had a wonderful time thank-you.  Gibbs Farm (along with Ngorongoro) and Ubuntu camps where the highlights.  I think we saw all the animals we wanted, but seeing the lions playing and resting in trees was wonderful, along with the baby elephant in Manyara were wonderful. However, nothing could have prepared me for the awesomeness of the Great Migration!  We were so lucky with the timing… the Wildebeest arrived the day after us and were pretty much gone as we left.  Standing with great friends, watching the Sunset with 250,000 Wildebeest was a moment I’ll never forget. Undoubtedly the biggest surprise was the birds… I hadn’t expected to see so many different and beautiful birds!. Thanks for everything, and some pictures enclosed....

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Client Feedback : Luxury Kruger Safari at Nottens and Tanda Tula
Jul17

Client Feedback : Luxury Kruger Safari at Nottens and Tanda Tula

Liselle arranged a luxury Kruger safari for her clients to the premier Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and the world-renown Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. She carefully selected two lodges known for their excellent service, incredible atmosphere, personalised guiding and prolific game viewing opportunities. Liselle’s guests stayed at Nottens Bush Camp (Sabi Sand) and Tanda Tula (Timbavati)! Here is their feedback : Hi Liselle, We are back home and absolutely thrilled with the experience! Truly unforgettable. Our time in the bush exceeded all expectations and we definitely hope to be back in the future. Tanda Tula and Nottens were both excellent. The staff, the guides, the accommodations, the food – everything was just perfect. We were incredibly lucky on our safaris and saw everything we hoped to see and more! We honestly have zero complaints and are just so happy with everything. Thank you so much for all your help! Best,...

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Client Feedback : Family Holiday to Botswana, Vic Falls, Manyeleti & Cape Town
Jul17

Client Feedback : Family Holiday to Botswana, Vic Falls, Manyeleti & Cape Town

Mark Barnes and his family enjoyed the ultimate African safari to Kruger and Botswana, and even found time to visit the world’s largest falls : Victoria Falls. Natasha cultivated an itinerary to suit their needs and budget; and decided that a trip to southern Africa wouldn’t be complete without sampling the delights of coastal Cape Town! Mark and family explored the many activities on offer in Cape Town, and certainly made the most of their time in the Mother City. Natasha’s amazing choice of accommodation included : LawHill Luxury Apartments in Cape Town Honeyguide Khoka Moya in Manyeleti Game Reserve Batonka Guest Lodge at Vic Falls Chobe Bakwena Here is their feedback : Hi Natasha, We are safely back in Australia and spending a few days in Perth before heading home to Melbourne. We had an amazing time and loved all the places we stayed at. Lawhill was a great apartment and in a perfect location. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, they were fantastic. They organised one of their tour guides to take us to Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and Penguins – he was excellent. We went up to table mountain, fairly cloudy but it broke up a bit before we got down. Went to the big botanical gardens starting with a K and did walks around there. Unfortunately we booke Robben Island each day but the fairies were cancelled each day due to weather. We loved Cape Town, just slightly disappointed we missed Robben Island due to weather but we looked around the museum. Honeyguide was excellent. This would most likely be the highlight of the trip. Accommodation was great, food great staff great. We had a fantastic guide (KK). We had amazing game drives seeing the big five and more. We had already seen the big five, but on our second last day we saw the big five in one day. We loved how they can go off road for the cats and get us up close to see them. An experience our family will never forget. Victoria Falls was amazing and good to see since we have already seen Niagara Falls. We loved the walk along the falls. The accommodation was very nice and again the staff wonderful. The guide who took us to the Falls was very good and went out of his way to take us to markets and out to lunch. Donald was very good. Chobe’s accommodation and food was amazing. We enjoyed the game drives, particularly doing two boat game drives as a point of difference to what we have already done. The game drives...

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