Here are a sample of communications from clients who have enjoyed their adventures with us:


Christian J. - London. 

Dear Raf and Cisca.

Just back from that amazing one week safari in Tanzania. Some memories will stay with me for ever. I mean how did you find that beach camp in such a stunning remote spot just south of Dar Es Salaam. I didn’t know that such unspoiled stretches of tropical beach still existed - 14km of white sand and palms with barely a person in site except for resident fish eagles in the trees above. How you managed to find this place is beyond me as it was an adventure to reach it through remote bush.

The second part of the trip to the Selous national park was wonderful. I  would not have thought of visiting the selous but you persuaded me it was an ideal time of year to be there, and you were so right. I had a wonderful few days surrounded by a large amount of game including a pack of wild dogs and lions eating their kill.

The camp was straight out of the dream safari - rustic but luxurious. We even had elephants in camp to see us off on the last day! I’d like to thank you both for your honesty and advice in the planning stage - all of which was bang on. I would not hesitate to recommend your services as it really pays to go with people who have spent so long on the ground - especially in such a destination like Tanzania.

Thanks again,



Christopher S. Singapore

Dear Raf and Cisca,

I want to thank you for organising yet another dive holiday for me. My needs are quite specific and you hit all the boxes for me. Cebu was superb. The wall diving was really impressive, and it was so good to see such healthy reefs in the 21st century.  Sampaguita lodge was great although on balance I might be keen to take my family back to Magic Island in December.

Thanks again for organising everything, it really worked out perfectly. I will be back with you again.

Regards Chris


Robert T-C and Nikki T-I, Burton on Trent, (UK)

Travelled to Tanzania, 2015

We Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks so much for organising everything for our recent trip to Zanzibar and Ruaha. The latter was an absolute revelation! As I mentioned to you when we spoke, I’d previously been to a number of other more famous National Parks, both in Tanzania and Kenya and when you suggested Ruaha, I’ll be honest in saying, I’d never heard of it. Having investigated it myself, I found that it is as big as the largest of the northern parks and had something like 10,000 resident elephants!

The bush camp you booked at Mdonya Old River Camp was simply superb and beyond our wildest expectations. To be in the heart of such incredible scenery, wild animals all around us, including a large pride of lions, was an experience that neither of us will ever forget until the end of days. On our game drives we saw so many lion and at such close range too. To witness an adult lioness walking along the side of our ‘Landy’, so close we could have reached out and stroked her, gives me goosebumps just remembering. Although we just missed out on seeing the Wild Dog pack that were apparently so close, we more than made up for this with recent lion kills, super-close elephant encounters, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, hyena, hippopotamus, crocodiles…

Anyway everything you booked for us worked out so, so well and your local knowledge really showed at every stage, so thank you once again.

All the best,



Julia M.  Qatar

Travelled to Tanzania 2016


Dear Raf and Francisca

Just to add to the note, thank you so much for being such wonderful hosts during our safari - it was much appreciated.

Additionally Francisca, thank you for organising our trip with Frank and his team -  Alex, our driver and guide could not have been more professional, and additionally is such a nice man to be with. As you know well enough, the Crater is always going to be OMG! territory, and we had the most perfect day for our visit. As a final point on this, we were also hugely impressed with the Bougainvillea Hotel, and I would say that it is the best hotel of its type that I have stayed in.

With my best from sunny Qatar




Maria R. Mumbai- India

Travelled to Tanzania 2016

Dear Raf and Francesca,

Hope you are doing well.  We are well - back to the grind! ;)  The trip was such a charming escape, so relaxing!  Dropping a short note to thank you both, for making all the arrangements and being such wonderful organisers.
Best always,