October 2010

Hi Felix ,

 Just a note to say we arrived home in Overland Park, Kansas safe and sound.
 We wanted to thank you and everyone at Sardius Tours and Safaris for such a wonderful Kenya experience.  Our tour of Nairobi and our safari to Massai Mara were first class and we thoroughly enjoyed it all.
Isaac Njogu was a wonderful guide.  He was very knowledgeable of Nairobi, Massai Mara, and all the animals.  He spoke very good English and his conversation made the expereince enjoyable.  The Mara Sarova Lodge was exceptional and the dinner at Carnivore Restaurant was a great way to finish our Kenya experience.
Once again thank you and everyone at Sardius Tours for a wonderful Kenya experience.
Jim & Kathy Hover
Overland Park, kansas  USA

October 2010

Hello Sardius ,

This is an appreciation to the well done trip we had with your agency.Our time there was wonderful and we saw atleast the Big 5.Masai Mara was excellent with lots of animals migrating.How lucky were we to see wildebeest,Zebras, crossing the less filled Mara river,large reptiles[crocs ] tried to snatch the small gnus without success since the waters very low.My wife liked lake Nakuru more than the rest of the parks.I came to learn later it was because of the birds that painted the lake with pink colour.Once again thank n you and we would wish to come back again if the slow economy improves.

Jack & Mary

Sidney- Australia

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October 2009

HI,

Saridus tours and travels arrange the tour for us frm 11thsept to 21 sep 09. we visited sambru national park, aberdare, lake nakru Ambosili, masai mara andlast Ngorongoro crater , the tour was orgnised by Mr FELIX

he is very good tour opertors , accomodation was very good, driver cum guide r very good n knowledgeable and mr felix is helpful and cooperative.

the vechicle was good we didnt have any prblm any where , if any one interested to visit keneya , they shd definatly think of this tour operator, bcz tour was reasonably priced with good hotels or even camps

Smitakane,

Email:smitakane@gmail.com
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September2009

Hi Felix,
The trip is great! Jerfrey is a very good guide and driver, he took care of us so well and made us to enjoy the whole trip. We saw a lot animals, it is so interesting,just a little pity that we cannot see the migration along the river because of dry.Anyway, it is a wonderful trip to me.
I are sure to come again in future

tks: Stephen Leung : email: lswstephen@yahoo.com.hk>

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August 2009

Hello Felix,

Good to hear from you, we’re ok but been very busy with work after return from Kenya.You did a great job, everything was perfectly organized and we absolutely loved it .
The trip was tremendous and we will definitely come back to Africa, and hopefully with you.Our driver in Tanzania was very communicative and made our trip very comfortable – excellent performance, just as the Kenyan driver. Both were trying hard to make the trip a success, and were knowledgeable in animal spotting.We have friends that plan to go to Africa in near future and asked us about reliable companies – we would be happy to recommend Sardius & Trave– we really enjoyed the trip.
All the best, take care
Lukasz & Marta:
Email lsj@gmx.net
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August 2009,

Hi Sardius,

We are now back in Califonia and thanks for a great tour you organised for us.You have a very beautuful country and the people are nice. We had a warm welcome since we arrived and i have to say our trip was full of great and different tastes every day.Masai Mara was exceptional though the migration was at its lowest for the waters were really down.The serengeti plains were excellent and we manged to see a rhino with a calf just about three days old.It tried to protect the young one by charging on us.The experience was wonderful.Thanks once more for the help in organising our successful tour.We will recommend you to our friends wishing to come next year.

Cheers,

Deborah & Ronald

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Aug 2009

Hi Felix

I will always remember what a great time we had in Kenya. Say hello to your family and thanks for all you did to make our trip more enjoyable!

Elizabeth Thomas:Email:ethomas58@gmail.com

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-Jan 2009,

‘Hi Felix

What a lovely and great trip you organised for us”. We were so happy to have our own private vehicle for the two of us.We had enough space to view the animals and in Amboseli the view of the Mountain[Kili] was fantastic.You have a very beautiful country and the people are always welcome.The lodges are xcellent with clean private bathrooms.Special thanks to your team for meeting us at the airport and transfer to the hotel the first day in Africa.We were very afraid at first but calmed ourselves with the assurances you gave us.Felix, you are so organised and the staff are well experienced.We are looking forward to be back again in Africa with you in the near future.

Kane & Vicky[ Texas – USA]

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Dec 2015

Hi Sardius Staff,

We enjoyed our tour as we had expected with you.The animals were great and thanks to our Guide[Peter]for his driving skills and efforts. He made sure we saw the big five but we were just to miss the cheeter had he not defiated from the main route to another small and jungle lane.This beautiful animal had three cabs and seeing it was a lovely way to say kwaheri.

Sincerely,

Matt & Jannet [Missouri- ]

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October 2015

Dear Felix,

Thank you so much for the truly efficient and professional service you provided for the conference which we held in September[2015]. Your guides/drivers arrived on time,infact early,everyday and they were friendly and professional in carrying out their tasks.

I was very pleased with the service you provided and i will have no hesitation in recommending your company to my collegues.

Ruth Vincent ,

Salvation Army:Kenya East Territory.

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August 2015:

Dear Felix and Sardius Tours,

We had a great holidays in Kenya and Tanzania.
In Tanzania,we spend 4 night in campsites. The staffs were very good, they know the animals very well and their explanation was very comprehensible.We could meet various animals. The biggest event in Tanzania was the elephant’s visit to the campsite in Ngorongoro. The elephant come to the campsite every evening to drink water in the tank. He passed through only a few meters from us!

In Kenya, we stayed at lodges and tentedcamps. Sangare ranch has beautiful landscape,and wecould meet many kind of animals and birds in every reserve.Especially in Masai Mara, we could meet the ‘Great Six’ and also saw lion’s hunting.We must say special thanks to Henry, the guide.
Thank you and your staffs again for giving us the lovery journey.

Regards.
Tetsuo and Kuri – Japan

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Nov 2015: Kenya /Tanzania Camping Trip

Hi Felix,

Thank you so much for everything, we enjoy and learn a lot about this great trip.You are very luck to live in a beautiful country.We hope to see you next time coming to Africa,say thanks to Enock[guide] and Vincent[cook], they are a great team.Asante Sana,

Paola y luigy – in Mexico

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22 Days Kenya Tanzania Zanzibar[ Sept-Otober 2015]

Hi Felix. We sure did enjoy our trip that you planned for us. Really loved
Henry and Anwar (in Tansania). Both were great guides. All of the
accomodation was first rate. Saw so many animals !!! We fell in love with
the Kenyans —–those smiles were lovely !!!

Regards

Ellen Moorhouse

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24 Days Kenya Tanzania Zanzibar[ Sept-Otober 2015]

Dear Felix,

What a wonderful trip we had! Enjoyed every minute.We have so many
fond memories to share with our friends and family.

We were very grateful to Willie in Zanzibar. All 4 of us were due to
fly back to Nairobi together and when we went to the airport there
was only room for 2 people on the flight. Ellen and Syd had a very
early morning connecting flight so they went on. Willie took very
good care of us, finding a very comfortable hotel for us overnight.
We actually had a lovely time. Saw a bit more of Stonetown and had a
fabulous meal at a restaurant right on the beach with candles and
moonlight. A beautiful way to spend our last night on holiday. Willie
made sure his driver took us to the airport and check us in so we
could make it on our return journey.

I do not have his email but please convey to him our appreciation for
all his help.

We had hoped to have more time in Nairobi on our way home and had
asked our guide in Tanzania to ask you to have Henry or another guide
meet us at the airport. It was later than we had anticipated so we could not have done much, so it all worked out for the best.

We had a 12 hour lay over in London followed by a 10 hour flight back
to Canada so we were glad to be home!

Thank you so much for all the excellent planning you did for us. The
accommodation was perfect, very comfortable and each place had its
own charm. Henry was a super guide and we thoroughly enjoyed him.

Our time with Anwar in Tanzania was superb. He was a most interesting
guide, had amazing eyesight and a great deal of local knowledge. We
hated to say goodbye to both our wonderful guides. We became good
friends.

It was good to meet you and if I know of anyone wanting a good tour
company, I will certainly tell them about you!

All the best to you.

Sincerely,

Mary Fran and John Bateman
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Hi Felix

14 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari

Oct 25th-Nov.8th, 2015

Glad to hear that everything is ok for you over there. I would like to thank you again for this wonderful experience we had on our Safari. I had the time of my life and just want to show my video to the world so they can realize how an amazing experience it is. Everything was perfect and the private safari was just the best thing ever. We could move around the truck as much as we wanted and could see all around us. The guides were nice and experienced and I was really impressed with the  Sopa and  Sarova lodges. The  Wildlife lodge in Tanzania were not as nice though as renovation to the rooms are needed, but the food was great everywhere. The safari was very well organized, thanks to you for that. It was very nice to meet you at our arrival and again before we left to share our experience with you. I must admit I was a bit worry at the beginning booking my Safari through Internet with a company I didn t know but it turns out I made the right decision, Sardius made our Safari an unforgettable experience. Please don t hesitate to give my email address to anybody that would like additional information or reference.

Sincerely,Marlène
Email: salsita_2@hotmail.com

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September 17th-1st October 2015
Dear Sardius Tours Staff:
As promised here is some feedback from our holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Intercontinental Hotel – Nairobi
This hotel was lovely and a great way to begin the holiday. Highly recommended
Maasai Mara National Park
This park was probably the most exciting to visit due to the vast range and quantity of animals on show. It was fantastic to be able to drive around the plains and was a great experience.The Mara Sarova was excellent, with friendly staff and great facilities & food. I would happily stay there again.
Lake Nakura National Park
Although very different to the Maasai Mara, we both enjoyed this park. The contrast to the Maasai Mara was very good and again we were lucky with the animals we saw. Excellent opportunities to see Rhinos.The Sarova Lion Lodge again was very good. Not quite as nice as the Mara Sarova, but once again excellent food and a very good choice.
Porini Camp, Amboseli National Park / Selenkay Conservancy
Again, a very different experience to the previous parks and lodges. We loved the difference and being in the middle of nowhere was a great experience. Visiting the National Park at this time of year is also rewarding as the game congregates at the water holes and makes for excellent viewing. The tented camp was perfect for the environment and once again we would have no hesitation in visiting the camp. This was most certainly one of the highlights of the week.
Tsavo West National Park
After the previous three park, this was possibly a little disappointing due to the vast scale of the park and the difficulty in spotting animals especially at this time of the dry season. Althoguh the lodge was ok, it was not as nice as the other accommodation centres and appears quite dated. I think if all you experience is Tsavo East or West then that is fine, but after having been to the other parks it doesn’t live upto expectation.
Pinewood Village
Finishing off at Pinewood and being able to relax after a long week on safari was great, and we really enjoyed our stay here. It was most relaxing and the room was lovely. It was very good to have our own chef and we would most definitely recommend staying here. The only downside as we knew to expect were the ‘beach boys’ but they did not enter the hotel grounds so all was ok.
Transport
The mini bus was surprising comfortable considering the bumpy roads and George’s driving skills were excellent, so we were happy in this respect.
Sardius Service
I was very pleased with the service that you provided Felix and for this I would like to thank you. I decided to book with in the first place because you were efficient in responding to my queries and professional with your follow up service. I also wanted to work with a company from Kenya and your website was fairly easy to navigate and offered much information.In hindsight, in terms of the travelling I think we would recommed some internal flights (even at the additional expense) due to the long periods of time travelling between the different parks. Also I would only visit 2 maybe 3 National Parks. This way you could spend more time on game drives rather than travelling. I’m sure if you are staying at the beach, then Tsavo is a great experience, but after some of the other parks Tsavo is disappointing and I wouldn’t visit that Park again, although I would visit the others.
Once again I would like to thank you for all your help in organising our honeymoon, and on a work related issue, should Rayburn Tours develop trips to Africa for Safari I will most certainly contact you.
With best wishes to you and your family
Chris Stacey BA(Hons)
Project Manager
t: 00 44 1332 224963,f: 00 44 1332 340940
Email:”Christopher Stacey” <Chris.Stacey@rayburntours.co.uk>

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Hi Felix,
We had a great holiday in East Africa. We spent the first week in Mombasa under our own steam as my son was getting married there.After six days we were picked up at the agreed time by Mutuva (our guide-driver) at our hotel.We had planned the trip with the help of Sardius tours (as I had lived in Kenya some 30 years ago so knew where we wanted to go etc)
The vehicle was perhaps a little older than I expected but was reliable and we felt completely safe with Mutuva who was a pleasure to be with – we always felt safe in his hands and he was most knowledgeable about the game and areas we were visiting. The roads are very poor and rough now in Kenya and detract somewhat from the beauty of the country .Things don’t go as planned sometimes in Africa but I have to say that even when the train didn’t run for our return to Mombasa – Felix handled the situation without any fuss and fixed up a flight and hotel accommodation for us . The accommodation on safari was very good although we have to say that the accommodation in the Masai Mara (best game park) was the best by far and I would certainly recommend it. We hope you enjoy your holiday to Kenya. It was certainly an Adventure for us and very personal having our ‘own vehicle’ and our own driver/guide. We felt quite sorry for lots of the other visitors when we see them crowded into their buses for their morning or evening safaris.

Jill Brian Asscort


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16th july 2006
Hi Sardius Tours Staff,
I took a wonderful 14 days Kenya & Tanzania safari and the trip was incredible.I saw more animalsclose up and took more pictures than ever beforew.Thanks Sardius Tours for the great safari.

Regards,
Jonathan Bennett, Camp Zama,Japan.

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9th july 2006

Dear Sardius Tours,
Our tailor made holiday was all and more than we expected. We were so well looked after by Sardius Tours and our guide was knowledgeble, courteous and a pleasure to be with. Thanks, Jill Arscott, Essex, England.U.K

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Hi Felix
we are all well too. Our safari was great, it lived up to all our expectations, it would have been nice maybe to have either more time out on safari or to go out in the afternoon sometimes. The elephants at Amboseli were by far my favourite, i could have watched them for hours. Our wedding was just what we wanted, a small affair, and we were well looked after by the hotel staff, even up at the Ark. The places we stayed were great, food was lovely.The hotel in Tsavo was just perfect. Can’t wait to go on another safari, maybe to Tanzania and South Africa? Thank you for all your help with our safari and wedding, it was very memorable, and still think about it all of the time. Look after yourselves, and give our best wishes to George(the best guide we could have had), maybe when we want another safari????we will be in touch

Regards Debbie
Email,Robin Townsend” robinsnest58@yahoo.com

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Hello Sardius Tours,
We did enjoy all the trips to the various reserves. I personally regard it as a privilege to be there in person in the various games reserves.It was also very good to see the country and see how people live in Kenya/Tanzania.Your staff were very good.I have no complaints about any of them.I want to thank them for taking care of us and for looking after us.I am aware they were keeping an eye on us all the time to see that we are comfortable and safe.Can you please convey out thanks and appreciation to them (Daniel.Alex,James in Kenya, Onbendi and Richard in Tanzania).I also want to thank you for looking after us, Felix we have enjoyed ourselves and it was great to be able to see the various games reserves,see the country and meet some of the people.Thanks again Felix ,I wish you and your family well and also that your business will go from strength to strength.

Kind regards,
Chong Eng Ong.Email chong eng ong” cong4784@bigpond.net.au

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Hi Sardius Tours ,
We got back although we were exhausted. It was a very long two flights  and the layover in London was also long. Thank you so much for the bag you gave me. It is beautiful and will be a reminder of our time in Africa and the hospitality Kenya extended to us. The cane (that is what we suppose it is) was taken in Nairobi and checked on to Detroit. Unfortunately there was a problem in London and they lost it. We are still hoping it will be found but since it hasn’t by this time, we may assume it is lost. It was such a nice thought, however. We were so pleased with the arrangements that were made for us in
Kenya. We had wonderful accommodations in Mara Springs Camp outside of Masai Mara National Park. That was probably our favorite place to stay and to visit. The camp was clean and the people there were friendly. We quickly learned the routines there so we could eat, shower and get around with ease. Our guide throughout Kenya was a fantastic driver who, although very shy, was so knowledgeable about the wildlife that we enjoyed all of the time with him. Our cook prepared delicious meals and was so friendly and helpful.

We took an extra excursion to a Masai village. The young man who came to get us claimed to be the chief’s son and told us all about his impending marriage to a young woman from another village whom he had never met. We learned so much on the tour of the village and the surrounding area. We were only disturbed by the suggestion (from the Masai himself) that we needed to send a gift from the US to the young man in honor of his marriage. We ignored his request.
Our stay in Lake Nakuru was short but enjoyable. The room we stayed in was very basic and extremely comfortable. Tsavo West, We loved the accommodations there. The hotel was very nice, the food OK. The views out our window and from our balcony were priceless! Tsavo was the most beautiful park. It contained mountainous terrain which was enjoyable to just drive around in. Once again, our driver proved indispensable in finding animals. The ride from Tsavo to Amboseli was…exciting…you just had to be there to experience the guard getting into our car, the 90 mph drive through the mountainous road. We loved it!

Amboseli was a lovely camp. We stayed in a cabin in the lodge. The room was great, the food was excellent and the staff were friendly. We enjoyed seeing the animals on the game drives but, again, we had seen everything when we were in Masai Mara.

We really appreciated the time you took with us to plan our vacation, both in the U .S and when we were in Kenya. We had such a wonderful time and have returned with many fond memories of Kenya and our friends there. Thanks for for all you help and attention. We would be glad to be a reference for anyone wishing to book a trip with Sardius in the future.

Marti and Tim Wendler : Email:”Marti Wendler” wendlerm@aaps.k12.mi.us
4226 Jocelyn Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
USA 734-769-2599

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7th Sept- 14th September 2015

Dear Sardius Tours & Safari

I am doing well and have been tied up with work.
The whole trip was great and thanks for taking care of us in a very organized and professional way.  To be honest I was worried in sending you a wire transfer of 35% without knowing you and the rest even before we started our safari.  The resorts in Masai Mara (great food and living accommodation- pusedo tent), Lake Nakaru (watch out for mosquitoes but the bed had a cool net that we liked) and Amboseli (great rooms/service but not so good food).  I have recommended you to my coworkers and my brother so watch out for them.  If anyone one wants recommendations please give them my email address below and I will be glad to help.

Philip
Houston, Texas USA
Psu9999@hotmail.com

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Dear Mr Ndunda & Sardius Tours Crew
Our stay in Kenya was very nice, starting in Mombasa and visiting the national parks of Masai Mara, Nakuru, Samburu, Mt. Kenya, Amboseli and Tsavo west and finishing again in Mombasa. We consider it was very well organized by Sardius Tours; the drivers know very well their work and they were always looking for the best position to see the amazing animal world that you have in Kenya. The food was great although too much time in the car without movement makes that we didn’t have so much hunger, we enjoyed it very much. In general we are very satisfied and thank you very much for you support and making our lifetime dream become a reallity .

Best wishes
Zayre Email:ziga@ugc.uni-heidelberg.de

Instute of Environmental Geochemistry
University of Heidelberg
Neuenheimer Feld 236, Room 218
D-69120, Heidelberg, Germany.

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April 2015

I would like to say a big thank you again for making my holiday a very enjoyable one.

Thanks Felix for a very organised & enjoyable holiday! I travelled from North Wales on my own. Booking & payment was made very easy due to efficient staff & excellent response via email.
All transport was well organised & chaperoned. I was met in Nanyuki by guide & cook for a 4 day trek up Mt Kenya via the Sirimon route. I was well looked after by the guide who was very knowledgeable about all aspects of Kenya, including wildlife & flora.
On the other hand the cook gave me 3 courses for breakfast, lunch & dinner so I couldn’t possibly loose weight, as the food was fresh & tasty!
I never once felt uncomfortable, as both made sure I was ok especially on the last leg up to Pt Lenana, when we had especially heavy snow & conditions were bad.On return I was met again in Nanyuki by Vincent.
I won’t hesitate to book with you again.
Thanks again for a stress free holiday!

best wishes
Ann Almeida
Email:”Ann (BT)” annalmeida@btinternet.com

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Sept: 2015

Hi Sardius,

Thank you for organising our dream safari that lasted almost 19 days.we do wish to say we enjoyed ourselves most by seeing lots of wildlife.We have to say the Masai Mara river crossing was exceptional.Can you imagine the wildebeest throwing themselves into the river that is fast flowing?These animals are excellent swimmers though we witnessed several being drowned and the crocs maiming others.Your guide Japh was nice to us and he sounded highly trained on his job.Thanks and will come again with you in the near future.

All the best.

Maria Lexon

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Felix [Sardius Tours]

12daysSafari,Samburu,Treetops,Lake Nakuru,Mara,Amboseli

[26th Sept-07 Oct 2015

Thank you Felix for a fantastic safari in Kenya.  We really had a lifetime experience with our experienced driver/guide Bernart, who not only took us through the miles and miles of bumpy roads between parks (Samburu, Abadares, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and Amboselli) but seemed to know exactly how to find and get us to the best spots in each park.  We were so close to the game that we could almost touch them.  Your safari which had just the two of us in the seven passenger safari vehicle, let us move around, sit and stand whenever we wanted was a pleasure compared to the crowded vehicles we saw on the roads and in the parks.  It also gave us great flexibility for where, when and how long we went on our game drives.  The other guests that we met were amazed at how much we saw and how able Bernart was in getting us to the right places at the right time.  (Big 5, Mara River migration crossing – twice, rare birds, big cats on the prowl and so much information about each of the animals)  The lodge and tent accommodations went without a hitch, and thanks for the location of our rooms which were always close to the reception/dining areas.

We found you on the internet and compared your safaris with others offered by the high priced American travel agencies and other Kenyan operators.  We checked references, affiliations and had many inquiries before making our choice.  We are glad that we finally chose Sardius.  What made our safari even more special was they way you customized our schedule to meet our needs, and the personal attention you gave once we arrived.  We were glad that you personally met us at the airport, went over each detail, and gave us the little extras (including helping us set up our cell phone, the binoculars and much more).  We told our friends about Sardius and would be most happy to recommend you anyone interested in one great safari.”

Please keep in touch.

Harvey Fox

Email: harvey_fox@hotmail.com

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July 22, 2006

Hi Sardius Tours & Safaris,
Great thank you for the great tour, the experience was unique, the service outstanding, the accommodation was wonderfully selected and Julius-the guide was a great company! I have lots of pictures with the big animals!! I promise to pass by sooner than you think. My next trip will be a one-week hike on Mount Kilimanjaro!!!! It would be nice to do a Safari after! Thank you Sardius Tours[Felix] and thank you Julius[guide]. So far your company is the best!
Sincerely,
Marilena Zingale ,Peru,Romania