Guest feedback


May 2017

“Hi Bradley,
Michael and I enjoyed our trip very much. We actually saw several animals on this trip that we had not seen previously, the wild dogs and sable antelope.  We had also not seen so many elephant at one time, it was beautiful.  The 2 camps were wonderful, service and food were great as well.
Thank you for everything.”
Karen and Michael – South Carolina, USA

April 2017

Thank you Bradley – It was amazing. Over too soon.  We are boarding our flight back shortly.

Thank you for everything!

Veillette Family – USA

February 2017

“Hi Brad!

Apologies, for the delay. We spent most of the weekend trying to get back to life at home… The journey back to NYC was definitely something but we made it safe and sound.
Every part of the trip was absolutely incredible and the most unforgettable honeymoon we could have imagined. You could not have been more accurate in your description of safari, and anything you would have said to us beforehand could not do justice to the experience. As Jonah mentioned while we were still away, the game viewing at Ndutu was AMAZING and perfect timing for the migration. Our guide said the wildebeests had arrived only a few days before us and in the 3 days we were there we started to see hundreds of calves. We even saw one that was still wet, not more than a few hours old!! The game viewing at Grumeti wasn’t AS abundant but we were really happy to experience a different landscape and the permanent lodge was beautiful. Definitely great advice to do under canvas first 🙂 And then, what can we even begin to say about Mnemba… both Jonah and I were blown away every morning we woke up there. It was a dream. The &Beyond staff at all three locations were so accommodating and constantly went out of their way to make our stay special. Attached a few of our favorite pics!
Thanks again for all your help planning the trip and thanks for being so responsive while we were over there. Always helpful to have feet on the ground and it was so nice to get to spend some time with you in Cape Town. Please let us know when you and Ali will be back in New York!! “

Alissa and Jonah Lovens NYC, USA

January 2017

“Dear Brad,

Yesterday I returned to Amsterdam after an absolutely phenomenal week  in South Africa. I am sure my father will be in touch with you at a later stage as well, but with the memories still fresh in my mind I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank Safari Architects for arranging such a perfect experience.

I have been fortunate enough to go on quite a number of safari-holidays, but this one really stood out to me. The two main contributing factors for this extraordinary trip were (next to nature at it’s best & the brilliant company I had of course ?):

1. the family-like hospitality and overall top quality service at Londolozi – The accommodation is of course top notch, but the big differentiator to me is the personal approach in hospitality and all the efforts to give back to nature & community. We did a tour of the village behind the accommodation, saw the school etc. and were all really impressed with all the efforts to do more than ‘just’ run a safari lodge. The teams of kitchen staff, trackers, guides and everyone else were lovely, and fun and make you feel at home like I have not experienced anywhere else. They knew my preference in coffee within a day…. The extra efforts put into bush-dinner, or outside dinners with the ladies choir singing, all add to the special warm atmosphere.

2. Our expert guide & overall entertainer Mike – from the moment Mike picked us up in Jo’burg he has done everything and more, to make our holiday one we will never forget. His passion for nature/guiding/Londolozi was inspiring to be around. He has shared so much knowledge about everything that breathes (I am including plants in this category ?), and did this in a very fun & positive way (ask  him about the pink pouch…). It is clear that he absolutely loves what he does! What I found special is his sensitivity to the group dynamics and atmosphere, which made him really blend in with our family in no-time. We all felt we met a professional guide on day 1 but left a friend at the end of the week.

Again, thanks so much for helping to organize this holiday! I can’t help but start to think about when I can visit Africa next… ”

Inge, Amsterdam

March 2016

“HI BRAD,

IT IS ME WHO HAS TO SAY THANK YOU AS THIS THE TRIP WAS JUST AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE.
THANKS MIKE FOR A GREAT BLOG AND AN EVEN BETTER TRIP.
I STILL DO NOT HAVE THE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE, AND DESPITE THE RAIN, THIS WAS A TRIP WHICH RATES RIGHT UP THERE WITH SOME OF THE VERY BEST!
THE SIGHTINGS WE HAD WAS SOME OF THE VERY BEST.
THANK YOU BRAD AND MIKE FOR THIS INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE.
MIKE, YOU DESERVE TO DO VERY WELL IN YOUR NEW CAREER PATH, YOU ARE THE A TRUE FRIEND AND AN AMAZING GAME RANGER AND PHOTOGRAPHER!
TO ALL THOSE WHO READ THIS BLOG, IF YOU WANT THE BEST, THEN SELECT THE GUYS WHO ARE THE BEST AT WHAT THEY DO.
SAFARI ARCHITECTS, YOU ARE THE BEST!”

TED SWINDON, South Africa


February 2016

The trip was awesome!! We loved everything. Can’t wait to come back again soon (I hope) 🙂 Thanks again for setting it all up for us.

Lauren, Washington DC, USA


September 2015

“Hi Brad
We’re back, great trip – 7 Leopards, 20+ lions + Cubs, 30 wild dogs  – great guiding – quite remarkable.”

August 2015

“Hi Brad

We have just arrived home.  We had a wonderful two weeks. The little ‘extras’ including fast track meet and greet at Tambo, the private aircraft(s), and of course the mind blowing skills of our Ace guide Kane, made an unforgettable safari for us all.
With over 4000 photos between us to process I have my work cut out for the next few weeks!!  I was very sad to leave Botswana, it really is a fabulous country with beautiful people; I truly hope it stays that way.
Thank you very much for your efficient organisation.
With best wishes.”

July 2015 

“This was a fantastic trip, perfectly designed by you! We felt that the combination of the luxury of the lodge and the wild walks suited our needs. We are seasoned bush walkers but this safari raised the bar plenty! There were many highlights along the way, but I think the experience of wading knee deep up the Luvuvhu river rates close to the top! A Pels sighting would have been nice.

Many thanks again, we look forward to another one.”

Hugh and Sue, Durban, South Africa


June 2015 

“This Southern African safari was a magical experience, we can’t wait to be back in 2017.”
                                                                                                                                                                              Phillip and family, California, USA

December 2014

“I was due to write and thank you (delayed as I am in Mauritius on a long overdue holiday) for everything. Everyone was very professional, the jet was excellent and all went smoothly – a very special occasion.  Thank you for all your preparation and co-ordination.”


 

September 2014 

“The entire family, without exception, felt that this was our best travel experience ever. You did a fabulous job of planning the trip, nothing was overlooked. We would and will absolutely recommend Safari Architects to all of our friends and colleagues and would be happy to serve as enthusiastic references should your clients wish to speak to someone who has experienced the trip.

BRAVO for a job well done. Our best trip ever!!! I did not think we would ever return to Africa, but now I am certain we will.”

Steven H Schram, Washington DC, USA


July 2014

“I would be at fault if I did not start my comments on Zimbabwe by thanking Brad for his persistence in telling us that Pamushana was a wonderful and safe place for us to end our 2014 African journey. Without his unwavering stance, we would have missed some of the most fabulous days we have ever spent in Africa. Brad, again my very genuine thanks for your wisdom and your determination in getting me to recognize it. Chris, with the same certainty I know that the color of my eyes is brown; I know with equal certainty that without your presence in our jeep, I would never have had that most singular opportunity of resting my hands on the warm belly of a softly breathing rhinoceros calf, touching the unexpectedly spongy underside of her foot or guardedly caressing her emerging horn. Brad from Singita would never have risked doing that with four strangers during an initial game drive. Seeing beautiful things is unquestionably wonderful, however, touching a remarkable wild creature, in its native habitat, brands a memory for a lifetime. I believe most African travel companies could have exposed me to the beauty that is Africa, however, the complementary skills you jointly bring to Safari Architects coupled with your kindness and dimensional intelligence far exceed “creating memories and living the dream” for your clients. You can change a life.  I know because you did that to mine. With heartfelt thanks from your client and friend.”

Carla Castagnero, Pittsburg, USA


July 2014

“While I know that negative feedback is probably as valuable as positive feedback, we have only positive things to say about the planning and execution of this trip by you (Brad) and Chris… Of course you have fully spoiled us now for future travel. What a lucky position to be in for us… Again, many thanks. What a great two weeks. We are already looking forward to planning another visit”.

Lauren Cardullo, New York, USA


 

February 2014

“Thank you, was a blast. All went well, no glitches. Lovely accommodation, service, all. Even wildlife behaved well and came to greet us.Hopefully can repeat in future.Greetings from Knysna.Appreciate your work!”

Janos Rautonen, Finland


 

December 2013

“It was fabulous. We had an unbelievable time. Thanks for everything.”

Michael Anderson, Cape Town, South Africa


July 2013

“Remarkable is the perfect word to describe our trip.Your organisation and attention to detail was much appreciated.”
Sharon, Paris, France

June 2013

“Our trip was excellent from beginning to end. The whole week was action packed with fantastic viewings of animals and  great surprises “around  the corner”, some of which were organised and some provided by the animals themselves!! We even became interested in birds!!! A thousand thanks to Chris and Nic who made the trip a very  special and memorable one. Their extensive knowledge and enthusiasm added huge value to the game drives. There was much laughter and we all had such fun! The trip was organised to perfection and having everything inclusive is a great idea. We will be recommending you guys to everyone! Many thanks and hope to see you next year on another Safari!”

Kathleen Duncan, Monaco


June 2013

“We really had an amazing time, it really is a lifetime experience. Just landed back home but we miss the bush already! Thanks for everything and a big thank you to Chris and Nic.”

Lena and family, Madrid, Spain


 

July 2011

“First of all, you should be extremely proud of yourselves as all the planning and execution of our trip could not have been improved upon. Every choice you made for us – from Singita to Zarafa to the Victoria Falls Hotel to the Cape Grace Hotel – was superb and no detail was left unthought of or undone. Brad, we are hopeful that your  business will grow and prosper and certainly we will recommend Safari Architects to anyone we know that is thinking about heading to Africa.  Please let us know in what ways we can be helpful to you whether by “testimonial” or by talking to people that are thinking about your services but would like to talk to someone who has used your firm – whatever. Thank you again for making our 50th anniversary trip so very memorable. We are ready to come again, return to loved haunts and try some others.  We felt like we had only touched the surface and that there is so much more to see”.

 Marge and Harry Carlson, Cleveland, USA
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