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Like most good safari companies we have a long list of guests comments stretching back to the early 1990's when we first started to collect them. We've mounted only the comments from the past three years to the site but the list is still incredibly long to plough through.

Quite a number of our past guests are happy to be contacted by email or phone to chat about their experiences in Africa. If you're new to us and would like to chat to our past guests, drop us a line and we'll put you in contact with those who've given their permission.

We love your feedback especially the stories and photographs so please keep sending them through!

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Unforgettable days in Zimbabwe and Botswana February 2011 - by Tibor

Dear Jackie,

We all spent really unforgettable days in Zimbabwe and Botswana thanks to your organization and arrangement. This was my first trip to this area of Africa and I was positively astonished by both the abundances of programs and sights, as well as the level of accommodations and transfers. 

Many thanks to you, and I will return, for sure (and I will contact you in a due course)



Zimbabwe and Botswana February 2011 - by Robert Kovacs

Hi Jackie,

You are absolutely right, the boys are back in town…

In general the trip was fantastic for all of us, and especially for the most of the group because it was their first trip to Africa.

I have been to Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa several times in the previous years, therefore it was also interesting for me to compare Zimbabwe and Botswana to the countries mentioned earlier from several point of views.

Best regards,


Zambia October 2010 - by Barbara Rashbass

Dear Jackie

We arrived back yesterday after a splendid trip. Thank you so much for arranging it and for choosing such an excellent itinerary. Everything went smoothly and it was really most enjoyable.

We felt it was well worth while to see the Victoria Falls. The  water was low on the Zambia side but the view in Zimbabwe was spectacular. We enjoyed too a sunset trip down the Zambesi keeping well away from the rapids!

So thank you again for making it so effortless for us and for your expert input.

Kindest regards


Canoe Safari, Zimbabwe September 2010 - by Barbara Criddle

Hello Jackie

Thank you so much for all your hard work. We had a fabulous time in Zimbabwe. The road transfer from Lusaka to Chirundu worked well. The Wilderness representative sorted everything out for us at the border. It would have been pretty daunting otherwise - especially the return journey.

The boat transfer to Ruckomechi is also a good way to arrive in our opinion.

Ruckomechi has a great position on the river although not being actually in Mana Pools, it is quite a small area for game viewing.  

The variety on offer at Ruckomechi is good in that one can walk, game drive and go out on the pontoon boat which is great for viewing bird life.

The canoe trail was a brilliant experience especially since we were only a small party of 5 plus the two guides Henry and Matthew who were absolutely lovely. 

I've had someone on Trip Advisor ask me both about your company and the canoe trail and have given glowing accounts of both. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

Once again, thank you for all your work on this and I shall send you a couple of photos in due course.

I hope your preparation for Kili is going well. It's not long now.

Best wishes


Zambia, Zimbabwe & Botswana August 2010 - by Emily Kaplan

Hi Jackie

We had an AMAZING trip. It was a new experience for me and I couldn't have asked for a better trip. 

Kafunta was incredible - it was such a great location, a great first safari for me, and we really liked our guide. The staff was so welcoming and friendly, and the rooms were very nice. The Bush Camp definitely exceeded my expectations. I'm going to miss waking up to those great African sunrises!

There was a little confusion in Victoria Falls about pick up times and schedules, but it all worked out. I even snuck in some time for a bungi jump! We loved every activity we did, and thought that the companies did a great job. The Zambezi is an incredible river for rafting - I've never been on anything like it! The Falls were astounding; pictures definitely don't do it justice. On horses we were able to get much closer to the animals than we would have walking or in a car. My dad especially loved riding the elephants. 

We also really loved our camping trip in Chobe. We think we had an advantage over the day-trippers because we were able to start our safari very early and go deeper into the park. The boat trip also was fantastic because it showed a different side to our normal viewing. We were fortunate enough to have our own guide there, too.The Chobe trip was a great compliment to South Luangwa; we got to see different kinds of animals in different styles of safari and landscapes. 

Thank you so much for all of your help. I know that we put a lot of pressure on you for time, but you really put a great trip together for us even with the short notice, and we really appreciate it. 

Thank you!


Tanzania, July 2010 - by Dora Chuck

Dear Jackie,

We had a wonderful safari in Tanzania.  We saw a lot of wildlife, managed to see all the big game except for the elusive leopard.  We even saw two lions mating in Ngorongoro !

The guides had sharp eyes and the camp staff were fantastic.  They simply spoilt us with their service. 

There is probably room for improvement at Endoro.

But overall we had a great time.  Thank you for all your help, Jackie !



Fabulous time in Zambia, June 2010 - by Emma Atkins

Hey Jackie,

Just wanted to say a big thank-you, we had a fabulous time in Zambia. The Maramba River Lodge should be highly recommended, we had a great time; beautiful location and staff great!

Thanks again



Luangwa Safari, Zambia, March 2010 - by Vaughan Williams

(This is the 5th trip this client has done with us)

 Hi Jackie

Thanks so much for the champagne on our arrival at Nkwali and the card. Quite a surprise. It was great to get back home to Africa and RPS. Our 'newbies' who travelled with us are already planning a return trip. It really does get under your skin very quickly. Probably 2012 is when that will happen but as we know that isn't that far away.

They really enjoyed themselves, the viewing, we got one of the best sightings of leopard we have ever had, the food, which was at its usual exceptional quality and the staff who we call friends.

Feedback for Waterberry. We found it to be a wonderful place. The food again was great and the staff were very good. 

Thanks again Jackie for your support and organisational skills. Everything worked to African clock work as per usual. The connections flights etc were all perfect.


Vaughan and Chris

Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda, January 2010 - by Debbie Degiorgio

(This is their third trip with us and are booking fourth trip for 2012 to Central Africa.)

Hello Jackie!

Just thought I would drop you a line to say thank you for all your work in making our latest holiday so brilliant.  We loved Africa soooo much more this time than last - probably not having to worry about kids helped.

Please pass on our thanks also to those in Tanzania - once again their service, guides etc were perfect.  We hoped to be able to return again next year but I think it will probably be 2012 now, due to work commitments.  

Our guide, Godwin, at the Serengetti Camp was really great - as were the other guides we spoke to in the camp (we even met our last guide, Halifa, from 4 years ago there and he remembered us!).  They really do enjoy  their work and their knowledge was so good.

Please keep us informed if Uganda/Rwanda operator open any more camps - they were also really good (especially in Rwanda and we hope to return there again).  

We will be updating our website at the weekend with the new photos of the climb (and maybe my first real leopard sighting) to prove we really did get up there!

O - and Faru Faru, what can I say............

Thanks again 


Shapira Group in Zambia, April 2011 - by Ido Shapira


After more than 6 years working together with Jackie Pearson in "tailored programs" of different groups and around many destination such as Namibia, Zambia , Zimbabwe ,Botswana and Tanzania, it's my pleasure to say just a few words :

Professional; seriousness and reliability make you one of the best agent that I know .

Thank you for all that you give us.

See you,

Ido Shapira



Enjoyable time in Victoria Falls, June 2011 - by Nancy Ee

Hi Jackie,

I am well and have returned home safely. In fact, I was upgraded to 1st Class for my flight home to Kuala Lumpur from Johannesburg. It was a real treat.

I enjoyed my time in Victoria Falls and the 1-day trip to Livingstone. I am happy with the services provided by Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and the other suppliers. There was only a slight inconvenience. Other than that, my time in Victoria Falls and Livingstone was great. It leaves me with fond memories. I will definitely recommend Zambezi Safari & Travel to people who intend to visit Africa.

Outlook Lodge in Johannesburg was nice; comfortable, cosy and with good service. It is recommendable. 

Hurray! I reached Uhuru Peak, (Tanzania), with much difficulty though. My main challenge was the cold, especially during summit day. My hands and feet were freezing, between 3:00 to 6:00 am. We stopped twice, to try warming my hands. 

Just like you, I cried during my time at the summit. I did not shout "Hurray" or "Allelujah"; I just cried. My thoughts were many: the fulfilment of a long-cherished dream, it was difficult getting to the peak, I am standing on the roof of Africa, how privileged to be standing on Uhuru peak, the summit is just majestic, "How great Thou art", this is the reason I came to Africa, etc.


Thanks & regards,




Self-drive Tanzania, December 2010 - by Mona Smith

We had an absolutely fantastic time in Tanzania. The vehicle we hired more than lived up to expectations and I can safely say they thought of everything with regards to the equipment and supplies included. I would thoroughly recommend this to anybody travelling to Tanzania.

An Extremely memorable safari, July 2011 - by Mrs Sarah Smith

Dear Jackie


Thank you for your email.  We had a super time and really enjoyed ourselves.  The Islands of Siankaba was a lovely lodge and the food was excellent.  They took us out in a dug out boat for our evening drinks one night which was fun.  (gorgeous sunsets!).  We also visited the school and village adjacent to the camp which was very interesting.  It was great to meet the teacher and children.  


We thoroughly enjoyed South Luangwa National Park / Bushcamps.  The accommodation was extremely comfortable and again the food was superb.  The guides who took us out for the safari walks and drives were wonderful and so knowledgeable!  We even saw 4 leopards.  I would have been pleased to see one, so 4 was an added bonus.  


We had an extremely memorable trip and have lots of great photos.  We didn't want to come home!


Thank you for booking our trip and for your suggestions/planning our itinerary.  


Best wishes, Sarah 


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