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MADIKWE & ZAMBEZI VOYAGER, CHOBE, JULY 2014

Dear Helen and Paul,
At long last I am getting to send this email. Just really wanted to say a big thank you for organising the most wonderful holiday for us. It truly was a very special trip and I’m sure we will all remember it for a long time to come. I’m glad we got to experience the variety of both the bush and river life. It was the perfect combination. The fact that we were so incredibly lucky to see what we did was just an added bonus.
The accommodation on both the Zambezi Voyager and the lodge was wonderful. Makanyane in particular! The rooms were a real treat. The food was amazing and I think we all felt totally over fed by the time we got home! Anyway we managed to not miss a meal, high tea or sun downer and made the most of every moment and every meal for the entire week.
Would love to catch up with you both soon to share some of our experiences. Many thanks from us all. Terry, Jeff and kids x
Terry Perlman & Family, South Africa

 

 

MADIKWE, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2014

Hi Helen
No words can adequately describe Makanyane (Safari Lodge). It was absolutely fabulous. We were treated to game that even surprised the rangers, and were lucky to see the Big 5 all in one day!!! xxx
Catherine Bullough & Family, South Africa

 

ZAMBIA, JUNE 2014

Dear Helen
At every moment of our wonderful trip we have realized how privileged we are, and how lucky to discover these magical places in Africa. This country did not stop surprising us with its beauty, its animals and its people so welcoming and smiling. Like every other time, you prepared a wonderful trip for us, and we were delighted to discover magical places!
Did you know that, before leaving, I never looked at the websites that you sent us? I wanted to discover everything on the spot and I was never disappointed! On the other hand, Pierre did look at the places but I forbid him to talk to me!
On this safari I left a piece of my heart at Lions Camp, a beautiful place that is well named, because you see lions every day! Entire families of 12 lions whose smallest were born in January! The cook at this camp, has nothing to envy from home, instead her kitchen is just perfect!
Everywhere we met motivated teams who were very competent; and enthusiastic guides who provided their knowledge and understanding of all animals, vegetation and way of life ....
I could tell you about our wonderful trip for hours ...... a thousand thank yous for everything. Your organization and your program was just perfect and the idea of ​​dinner on the last evening train at the legendary Victoria Falls was a wonderful way to end our trip!
Thank you, thank you thank you, we will tell all our friends about you!
Miriam and Pierre Vogel, Switzerland
 

SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 2014

Fish Eagle safaris made our whole experience a very memorable occasion. Every detail was organised and very well laid out. Which made the whole trip so easy . Helen really understood what we were looking to achieve and incorporated all the different activities and locations very well. We were very pleased with everything we saw and felt that we really got a taste of South Africa.We had not been to South Africa before and did not know what to expect.  After the amazing time we had we would definitely go again. Everyone was friendly, the food was great and some great memories we made. We saw some amazing sights - such beautiful scenery including  mountain views, vast landscapes  and the cherry on the cake was definitely the animals. We captured many animals in brilliant hard to believe pictures from close encounters. An amazing adventure that is going to be hard to top!
Lee & Elizabeth Usher, UK

 

 

NAMIBIA, BOTSWANA & VICTORIA FALLS – JULY 2012

Hi Paul,
We are just back yesterday from an amazing trip. As you had said, a trip of a lifetime! Very hard to be back, I cried on the flight leaving Botswana, couldn't even say goodbye to our guide/tracker. Quite the culture shock to be at Vic Falls right after, being in Wellesley even worse! and coming back to way too many emails….
Thank you again for helping to organize our trip. Could not have done it without all of the advice. Will send some pics asap. Lots of stories to tell.
Thanks also Paul for checking in whenever you could. It was very reassuring to know you were available.
Linda and John Chapman & family, Willesley USA

 

CAPE TOWN, GARDEN ROUTE, TANZANIA’S SELOUS AND SERENGETI SAFARI – JUNE 2012

Hello Paul,
Thank you for organizing our trip. All the details worked out great. We loved driving the Garden Route and the bed and breakfasts were delightful. Our 2 safari camps in Tanzania were great. We love the mobile one, the atmosphere and all the people there were wonderful.  Thanks again, Susan and family.
Susan and William Carpenter & family, Montana USA

 

TANZANIA NORTHERN CIRCUIT SAFARI AND ZANZIBAR HONEYMOON - FEBRUARY 2012

Thanks to Fish Eagle Safaris we had the most incredible honeymoon we could ever have imagined!!  The idea of trying to organise a safari in Tanzania was a bit daunting once we started looking at all the different safari companies, but that soon disappeared when we got in touch with Fish Eagle.  They organised everything perfectly - from our wonderful driver to our accommodation, transfers and flights, it all ran very smoothly!  I am very glad that we put our trust in Fish Eagle as we had an experience that we will never forget!!! 
Sally and David Brown, Surrey, UK

 

TANZANIA NORTHERN CIRCUIT SAFARI, JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2012

Hi Hélen,
Lucie and I would like to thank you for the organisation of our safari in Tanzania.  It was just perfect and professionnal.  The circuit was great and we have feel secure all along the trip.  Daudi Stevens, our guide, was terrific.  He is a pleasant men with a great sense of humor and very secure.  He was, all the time attentive to our needs and very effective to find more rares animals like lions, for example. We had a lot of pleasure with him. We have really appreciated our vacation.
Again, THANK YOU for your great work on organising our safari. We will surely recommand your agency to our friends if they plan to go to Africa.
Lucie et Jean-Guy Gagné, Quebec, Canada

 

VICTORIA FALLS, BOTSWANA SAFARI AND CAPE TOWN, JANUARY 2012

Hello Paul!
We have made it safely back home, and we are back to school and back to work today :-(((. We already miss Africa and going back will most definately be on our "to do soon" list. We loved every single moment of our experience and I thank you for organizing all of it for us. It wasn't so simple to travel with our five kids but I must admit that they travelled and adapted well, and were always fascinated....
We saw lions in Kwara, and you were right, it is a very special place. I loved waking up to the roars of the hippos....
For the kids though I think the rafting on the Zambezi and the gorge swing in Livingstone were the main highlights. We also swam in the "spa", a few feet away from the falls....
Thanks again for everything! It was great meeting you, Helen, Thomas and Gabriel, and I hope our paths will meet again.
Eve-Lyne Biron, Montreal

 

VICTORIA FALLS AND SABI SANDS BIG 5 SAFARI, JANUARY 2012

Hello Helen,
Thank you very much for your assistance. We enjoy our trip. South Africa is a very beautiful land and we will come back as soon as possible ( Cap Town for example).
So, we will contact you to organise this new trip. Best wishes,
Bernard and Françoise Rocherieux, La Reunion Island, France

 

THORNYBUSH PRIVATE RESERVE, GREATER KRUGER PARK, MAY 2011

Thanks to the advice of Mr. Hansen and his company Fish Eagle Safaris, we enjoyed a dream family holiday with our four children from 6 to 17 years. We stayed in two very different lodges, equally lovely; one a tented camp, in contact with nature and the other very refined. It’s important  to mention the exceptional quality of the guides and trackers, who provided us with great opportunities to observe the wildlife under exceptional conditions, giving plenty of information, whilst listening to our questions.
Fish Eagle Safaris advised us perfectly throughout the preparation and organization of this holiday, taking into account the requests of everyone in our family, from the smallest to the largest! We all share a unique memory of this sublime safari holiday.
Thank you again dear Paul, I hope everything is going well in South Africa for you! We had such an amazing time there and hope to come back again!
Jean-Christophe & Inès Jourde and family, France

 

CAPE TOWN, WINELANDS, GARDEN ROUTE AND SABI SAND SAFARI, FEBRUARY 2011 

Dear Helen & Paul
Firstly thank you very much indeed for all your help in booking an absolutely splendid trip. We had a great time. Thanks also for your efforts to keep in touch during the trip. Rest assured we shall be pleased to recommend you to anyone we know who may be coming out.
Kindest regards, Trevor and Wendy Martin, UK
 

TANZANIA NORTH CIRCUIT SAFARI AND ZANZIBAR, SEPTEMBER 2010

Helen, I wanted to thank you for organising our honeymoon in Tanzania/Zanzibar. We had a fantastic time and have many happy memories. The organisational arrangements that you made regarding the hotels, transfers and tours were faultless and took away all the hassle that normally goes into planning a holiday. Thank you very much indeed.
Nick and Jo Evans, Hampshire, UK

 

SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA SAFARI, VICTORIA FALLS, AUGUST 2010
 
We had a marvelous time…the travel was perfect and not a hitch… the combination of the choral festival and our trip to the Falls/Botswana were fantastic.  Tongabezi is a gem and was a great addition.  Everyone going needs to sign up for Livingston Island! Food was great everywhere.  Thanks again.
Butze Family, USA

 

CAPE TOWN, GARDEN ROUTE, KAROO, WEST COAST, WINELANDS, AUGUST 2010

Dear Helen,
We would like to thank you for the wonderful trip you organized for us! South Africa is unbelievable, we had such a great time:)  Plett is really a magic place as well as all the other places we went to. Thanks again!
Please stay in touch and we will surely ask you to advise on our next trip to Africa:)
Warm regards, Iliana and Plamen, Bulgaria

 

CAPE TOWN, GARDEN ROUTE, KWAZULU NATAL AND SABI SAND SAFARI, AUGUST 2010

Hi Paul,We had the most amazing time and thank you so much for all your help and recommendations, we wouldn't have had half the honeymoon without your expert advice. I have just started to download photos so will send some across to you. Thanks again Paul. Kind regards
Sarah and Steve Barnes, Middlesex, UK

 

ZAMBIA : SOUTH LUANGWA SAFARI AND VICTORIA FALLS, JULY 2010

We were thrilled with the job done by Fish Eagle Safaris on our recent trip in Africa. They began by assessing our needs and interests, then came back with a highly creative plan that worked within our budget parameters. Once we signed off, all arrangements were handled to perfection, in a way that made it very easy for us. They tracked us along the journey, with local agents checking in and helping along the way. Best of all, the places they found for us were amazing. It's a cliche to use the term "trip of a lifetime," but there are no other words to describe it.
John S Needham, Managing Director, Fortune-TIME CNN Global Forum, USA


 

CAPE TOWN AND KALAHARI SAFARI, JULY 2010

Hi Paul! Thank you so much for your help!  Scott and I had a blast!!  World Cup in Cape Town was incredible and we loved our time in the Kalahari.  I do have some great photos and I will send you a few once I go through them.  We saw a cheetah, leopard, male and female lions (all up close and personal) and many more incredible animals!
Thanks again!
Liz & Scott Raney, Los Angeles,USA

 

CAPE TOWN, BOTSWANA SAFARI & VICTORIA FALLS, JANUARY 2010

Dear Helen, Thank you so much for organising such a splendid schedule for us. We loved Cape Town and the two Safari trips were memorable aided by quite excellent guides. It was also very pleasant to wind down at the River Club for the last two days of the holiday. Best regards,
Brian and Ann O'Callaghan, UK 

 

CAPE TOWN AND THORNYBUSH SAFARI, DEC 2009/JAN 2010

Thank you Fisheagle for a prefectly conceived and executed African Adventure!  We loved the personal touches throughout, the variety you proposed and the can-do attitude at every point of connection.  Most importantly, we gave you only very short notice – and you turned around a thoughtful plan within 24 hours that in the event we followed to the letter!  From highveld to Cape to Kruger this could not have been more exciting or more hassle-free.  See you again very soon! Mike xx
Carson family, Winchester, UK

  

NAMIBIA ADVENTURE AND MASAI MARA SAFARI, DEC 2009

I would like to thank you for organizing such a memorable vacation for us!! It was so wonderful, the hotels, people and places were great. We enjoyed everything and it all went so smoothly. Your call to say hi and check in on us in Joburg meant a lot to me. It felt like a friend was calling us to see how all was going.Since our return, I have done nothing but give praises about your expertise and professionalism and there are many who want your number for a possible trip for them.  I wish you much success in the future. My best regards, Marci
Girin family, CAMEROON

 

SABI SANDS, SWAZILAND, KZN, GARDEN ROUTE, CAPE TOWN AND NAMIBIA, NOVEMBER 2009

We had a wonderful experience and we brought home many, many memories. All this could not have been possible without your expertise and professionalism. On behalf of Claire and myself, we want to thank you for taking good care of us.
Regards, Gord
Gord and Claire Hanna, CANADA

 

CAPE TOWN, CAPE WINELANDS, MPUMALANGA, GARONGA, MAY 2009

Hi Helen
Clare and I would just like to thank you for an amazing honeymoon! All of your selections and recommendations were spot on, and your organising was flawless. We were very touched to be met at the airport to save us using our brains on arrival, and then for you to pop over to see us with a very fine bottle of wine and the coasters too was way above our expectations!
Many thanks – we’ll be recommending you to all of our friends, and good luck with the expansion into other areas!
Regards Clare & Dan Richards, UK

 


CAPE TOWN, NAMIBIA AND BOTSWANA, MAY 2009

Dear Helen and Paul
We arrived home safe and sound yesterday after a rather long but smooth journey. I will say no more for now except that it was a wonderful adventure and we will be back.
When my head has stopped spinning and I have down loaded the photos I will email again with the full story.
sincere thanks
Adam and Mary Bridger, Wetherby, UK

 

THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE, SABI SAND, CAPE TOWN, CAPE WINELANDS, FEBRUARY 2009

Hi Helen
Our holidays were just perfect! Thank you 4 everything. We will come back…
Regards, Laurent Perret, FRANCE

 

CAPE TOWN AND SABI SAND, FEBRUARY 2009

Dear Paul,
Thank you so much for organising our amazing honeymoon and also for the present you gave us, we drank the chapagne on Valentine's Day, watching the sun set, which was fantastic! South Africa was out of this world, and we'll definitely come back!
Very best wishes, Kara
Kara and Daniel Smith, London, UK
 

 

CAPE TOWN, CAPE WINELANDS, SABI SAND, FEBRUARY 2009

Dear Helen and Paul,
Wonderful safari - just fantastic. Good pics. Hope to see you again soon!
Love Siggy
The Rutherfords, Hampshire, UK

 

OKAVANGO DELTA, GARDEN ROUTE AND CAPE TOWN, FEBRUARY 2009

Dear Paul,
Our holiday was fantastic.  Thanks very much for your guidance and work in putting it together for us. Your package suited us perfectly.  We saw as much of the countries as it was possible for us to take in.
We didn't feel rushed nor did we get bored!  It also meant that we have a more educated idea about where we want to go when we come back to the region. I would have no hesitation recommending Fish Eagle Safaris to friends. If you would like any testimonial text for your own promotional material, feel free to use these comments, or make up your own quotes in my name!
Sincerely, thanks
Andy Thorburn, UK

 

PAFURI, SABI SAND AND THE CAPE, FEBRUARY 2009

Dear Paul
Thanks for putting together a great trip. The safaris were great - we had no idea the two lodges would provide such different experiences - everything went smoothly and its wetted our appetite for more safari experiences now we realise that there are so many different set-ups - the whole thing was completely different again to my previous trip to the Serengeti. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip – thanks again and we’ll keep in touch. Kind regards, Michael
Michael and Ralph, London, UK

 

CAPE TOWN, GARDEN ROUTE, SABI SAND AND VICTORIA FALLS, JANUARY 2009

Hi Paul and Helen,
Thank you so much for arranging such an amazing holiday, something we could never have done so seamlessly on our own. The safari was definitely the highlight of the trip. We have never received such excellent and gracious service anywhere! The setting was spectacular and we saw all the animals possible a few times over. Overall the trip was fantastic and we really want to thank you for all the effort you went to to make sure we were well taken care of. Thanks again and please let us know if you ever come to Montreal!
Regards, Cynthia
Aucoin Family, Montreal, CANADA

 

 

OKAVANGO DELTA SAFARI, FEBRUARY 2009

Hi Helen,
The trip was wonderful - Little Vumbura is wonderful, what a treat! The service was excellent and we saw a lot of game. I would not hesitate to go there again. Thanks so much for making this highlight break possible for us.
Desiree and Tommy Scott, Cape Town, SA


 

CAPE TOWN, GARDEN ROUTE AND SABI SAND, JANUARY 2009

Dear Helen,
Stella and I would like to thank you and Paul for arranging a wonderful holiday in South Africa.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the trip to Sabi Sand Game Reserve was fantastic! Throughout our trip we met very nice people and have taken loads of pictures. I'll send you some of the highlights of our stay.
Stay in touch! Shanks
Sambasivan and Stella Shankar, UK

 

 

BOTSWANA SAFARI AND MOZAMBIQUE BEACH VACATION, AUGUST 2008

Hi Paul,
We had such a wonderful time. Thank you so much for everything. It was a really a pleasure meeting you and I hope that you call us when you’re in New York if you have time. It would be great to see you again.
Great trip … great memories. Thanks!!!! Janice
Heine Family, NY, USA

 

 

CAPE TOWN AND THE GARDEN ROUTE, AUGUST 2008

Fish Eagles Safaris was recommended to me by a work colleague and so, when considering travel to South Africa - I contacted them. From the outset, Fish Eagle Safaris were friendly, and yet professional. From ascertaining my travel needs through to preparation of my travel portfolio and 24 hour support, there was always a high level of service.  The detail of my travel specification was ideally matched in both travel itinery and accommodation. Consequently the lodges were superb in both location and quality.  The local advice given on travelling in South Africa was spot on! I have great memories from my time in South Africa and would certainly contact Fish Eagles Safaris again for travel in this  country.
MC, Southampton, UK

 

 

ZAMBIA SAFARI, VICTORIA FALLS, CAPE TOWN, AUGUST 2008

Hi Paul
Thank you so very much for organising our holiday. We all had the most wonderful time and your booking of hotels and lunches was fantastic.  Le Bon Vivant in Franschoek was wonderful and a real treat - we couldn’t believe how they served us.  The boat trip in Hermanus was also excellent.  They really were conservationists and left the whales alone if they thought they were stressing or not interested in us.
It was lovely to meet you and I'm sure that as we now have the African Bug we will be contacting you to arrange further adventures for us.
Many thanks
Renee, Gary, Alex James and Luke Dugan, UK

 

 

CAPE TOWN AND NAMIBIA SAFARI, 2007

With a very rushed timetable and not a lot of help from ourselves (sorry!), Helen and Paul worked out an itinerary that seemed to intuitively suit our needs and exceed our expectations. The standard of their organisation, down to the last detail, was extremely high; and the offerings (safari/flights/campsites/vehicle hire) were of a very high quality. We simply told them we wanted to do stuff with our family that included some high end safari and some low-end camping - and they did the rest. The detailed itinerary folder was the icing on the cake.
Kim, Kevin, Tanis and Max Inglis McGrath - HONG KONG

 

 

CAPE TOWN AND NAMIBIA SAFARI, 2007

Dear Paul,
Thank-you for making the most important holiday of our lives so special - we will certainly remember it and will not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family!!
Also to help ease our post holiday blues - which trip do you recommend next?
Simon and Sam Barcessat - UK

 

 

Dear Paul, Just want to thank you for putting together such a wonderful trip for Ashley and me, it was probably the best time I've ever had.  I will always remember it and think of you fondly for making the wonderful arrangements. Looking forward to getting an update on your plans to travel to the US. Stay in touch.
Debbie and Ashley - USA

Dear Paul,Thank you for organizing a great trip at short notice. Everything went well (including the weather!) and the accommodations were generally spectacular. The information package that you put together for us was great. It is the first time that we've seen this and it really reflects on the professionalism of your work.
Mathieu and Henriette - Montreal, Canada

Dear Helen, We can safely say that Fish Eagle Safaris did us proud.  They demonstrated to us that they not only have the professional acumen and experience to put together a truly "once in a lifetime" holiday, but that they really care about their clients and take personal interest to ensure that all aspects of the holiday meet (and exceed) the highest quality of expectations.   
Bob & Barbara Stone - UK

Hi Paul, Just wanted to let you know that everyone in our family had a truly wonderful experience in Africa. You did a great job putting it all together and everyone went very smoothly. We especially enjoyed our stay in Botswana--it was truly magical! If any of our friends in the States plan a trip to Africa in the near future, we will definitely refer them to you.
Wu family - USA

Dear Paul and Helen, Thank you for putting together the most marvellous holiday for us. Your organization was fantastic, your response to any problems we encountered was swift and very effective and the places you found for us to stay at were fabulous. We can't quite decide which ones we liked the most. We want to return, re-do a few bits and see the places we missed. You live in an amazing and very exciting country.
Tim and Faith Entwisle and family - Australia

Hello Helen and Paul, Our stay in South Africa has once more been a joy. Cape Town, Augrabies, the Kalahari Desert, everywhere we've seen great scenery. We still have a lot of things to see in your country. We have been very happy to meet you in Cape Town and hope to see you again, in Mayotte or in South Africa... some day. We'll send you all our friends who wish to visit South Africa. 
Sylvie, Frédéric and Coline Perez-Bacalu - Mayotte


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