Far & Wild Travel Customer Reviews

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Adam travelled to Kenya in January 2024 on a trip organised by Ruth .

We have trusted Far and Wild to arrange our holidays in Africa since their inception. Our recent trip to Kenya was planned efficiently and was excellent throughout from arrival in Nairobi to 3 days in Laikipia on a game reserve and a week in Lamu on the coast. 100% value for money , good communication before we left , warm welcome from the agents on the ground and a vital stewarding service at JKI airport for our return flight.

Far & Wild worked with us, listened to us, made excellent suggestions and came up with a trip that worked perfectly for us.

Andrew travelled to Kenya in January 2024 .

We haven't been to Africa for a number of years and wanted to get some guidance for a family trip. Far & Wild were excellent. Worked with us, listened to us, made excellent suggestions and came up with a trip that worked perfectly for us. Everything worked very well. We were delighted and will definitely use Far & Wild in future.

It was SO NICE to have someone else do it for me.

Cathy travelled to Tanzania and Zanzibar in December 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair .

We were seasoned safari goers having done lots previously when we lived in South Africa, but wanted something a little bit more (and not just safari) to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary which was delayed due to COVID. I chanced across Far and Wild when idly looking at safaris in Kenya and Tanzania, and immediately on contacting Alistair I knew that he understood what we wanted. He offered us choices with some tips on the advantages and disadvantages of each, and we went with a two centre trip staying 5 nights at Ikuka in Ruaha and 5 nights on the beach in Zanzibar. Alistair and his team put together an excellent itinerary that ticked all our boxes and organised and booked everything for us, including international flights. I'm a bit of a control freak normally with holiday planning but it was SO NICE to have someone else do it for me, especially when there were lots of internal flights involved. Both parts of our holiday were amazing and we loved it from beginning to end. Definitely the holiday of a lifetime (at least since our honeymoon!) We hope to return again some time...

I've already recommended Far and Wild to a couple of friends

Paula travelled to South Africa in December 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair .

Having made plans to meet with our son in South Africa at the end of his gap year, and in spite of living there (admittedly quite a few years ago), with only a few weeks to go I was struggling to put together the type of itinerary that I knew would work for us as a family. I chanced upon Far and Wild in an article in a travel magazine and decided to go against my normal independent traveller mindset and try a travel agency. Alistair was brilliant and worked together with me to put together a package when many of the hotels were already fully booked for the season. We met our son at Jo'burg airport and went on to have a great family holiday discovering new places and revisited some old. I've already recommended Far and Wild to a couple of friends and feel sure that I will use them again when we are next going off the beaten track.

A dream holiday we all concurred has been our best ever.

Karen travelled to Tanzania and Zanzibar in December 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair .

It’s hard to know where to start when praising Alistair and Far and Wild for the safari we just had. Firstly this was the trip we thought we would never go on as we booked in 2020 and it was cancelled twice due to covid. We had no idea where to start in planning a safari with our three sons 25,23,17. Never done anything like it before. A friend recommended Far and Wild. Thank goodness they did. We spent ages chatting through the itinerary and nothing was too much trouble. Right up to the detailed chats of what luggage to pack 😂. The result? A dream holiday we all concurred has been our best ever. We have done it all. Mountain biking, canoeing, walking safari, hot air balloon safari. We have seen it all - from prides of lions, herds of elephants sleeping standing up, to vultures picking apart a dead wildebreast, to a black rhino and of course the Great Migration. F&W have fantastic partners on the ground in Tanzania (Wayo/Wilderness) and we have never had care or service like it. Even with some medical support when we needed it for a pre existing condition. A big shout out for Stanley our guide/driver on safari whose knowledge and experience really made the trip. The accommodation was also all amazing. From green tented camps in the middle of nowhere to a magical one on Xmas eve on the edge of the Ngorogora crater with cozy heated beds and fires due to high altitude. Everywhere we went we were greeted like old friends. We are now happily beach side in Zanzibar (also booked with Far & Wild) and reflecting on a real experience of a lifetime. Agreed by all 5 of us. Thank you so much. Karen Jonny Ben Joe and Noah

A dream to visit Mum's birth place!

Christine travelled to St Helena Holidays and South Africa in December 2023 .

Thanks to Lucie and Louise myself and my daughter were able to fulfill a dream we have had for quite a few years. With all their help and guidance we were able to experience the holiday of a lifetime by visiting the island of St. Helena, including a week in Cape Town. The whole trip from start to finish was brilliant we got to see all of the Island thanks to Aaron's Tours- what a lovely young man whose knowledge of the island was incredible. The hotels we stayed in were excellent and all the different stayovers between places had been set up by Lucie made it all run smoothly. I will definitely be using Far & Wild Travel again in the future.

I didn't realise my high expectations could be so easily exceeded

Hannah and Elaine travelled to Kenya in November 2023 .

For a trip we have been dreaming about for years and putting off for one reason or another, the online choice was always overwhelming. After one quick phone call explaining our 'needs' and 'wants' to Lucie, she provided an itinerary that met with all of them. The trip was exceptional, every day was a 'pinch-me' moment! I couldn't recommend the service enough.

Adventure of a Lifetime in Kenya

Maria travelled to Masai Mara Safari in October 2023 on a trip organised by Ben .

After struggling for many months to know where to start booking our holiday to Kenya on my own, someone recommended Far & Wild. From then on it was a breeze. My husband and I told Ben what we were looking for and he understood the brief immediately and within a few days it was all booked. We had a 2 week adventure with our 12 and 10 year old visiting Nairobi, The Masai Mara, Laikipia, and Lamu. We all thought the holiday was amazing -a real trip of a lifetime. Far & Wild have a great app which details everything you need to know about your holiday which was really useful even when we were offline in Kenya. The team were also on hand while we were away to answer any questions we had. You really get the personal touching the trip was very child friendly. Definitely recommend.

Superb experience made possibly by F&W

Alice travelled to Zambia in October 2023 .

We have just returned from a week in South Luangwa, organised by Lucie from Far & Wild. It was our first safari and I cannot express how utterly brilliant it was. Even from the first night we arrived, I knew it was going to be the best experience. What made it superb was the individual tailoring Lucie and the team made to our booking. She took time to understand our likes and dislikes and what we wanted from the trip. Made totally possible because these guys know what they’re talking about - they’ve all been to the camps and can tell you their personal experience. It makes SUCH a difference. There was not one thing I would change about our holiday. We are already in discussions with Lucie for our next adventure. Highly recommended service. Fantastic people.

Far and Wild always read my mind and…

Anthony travelled to Kenya in October 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair .

Far and Wild always read my mind and provide a fantastic service with accommodation perfectly suited to my needs. Forever helpful, remarkably available often at all hours and endlessly patient in finding the perfect fit I cannot praise enough. Their knowledge of Africa is supreme and I highly recommend them for adventurous, bespoke experiences.

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