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Our Happy Customers' Stories.

If Trump Becomes President

I apologize that this is a little overdue (I'm still playing "catch up") but I just wanted to send you a big thank you for all your help in planning and making our Safari happen (I did try and find you during the conference and asked a couple of times if you were around)!  It was an amazing experience!  I already loved your country but after the Safari experience we can't we to go back and SA is on our short list of countries to move to if Donald Trump becomes President....

James Fenton, New York, US 

Entranced and Waiting to Come Back

Hi Natalie, We had a marvelous time, and I cannot thank you enough for organizing an extraordinary adventure for us. Kirina was entranced and cannot wait to return. I'll send some photos along later today. Thanks again for all your efforts. Warmest regards, Andrew

Andrew Petkun, New York, US

Delicious, Beautiful, Memorable, Relaxing, Special, Perfect, Magnificent

Our Dearest Natalie, In one word- SPLENDID! OK, maybe in a few more words- DELICIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, MEMORABLE, RELAXING, SPECIAL, PERFECT, MAGNIFICENT…!!!!

You put together an outstanding package for us. Through all the changes as the vacation plans developed you always showed patience, fresh attention and courtesy.

Thank you for an outstanding job! You are very good at what you do! Thanks to your efforts, Karim and I have wonderful memories of Morocco that will last a life time!

Best wishes for your continued success in both your profession and personal life.


Daria with Karim

Daria Khan, Libreville, Gabon

Wahoo!!! The Royal Livingstone

Hi, that is fantastic! Thank you for working hard to make this happen as being together is of course ideal. We are having a lovely time. We loved Mala-Mala, the people, food and especially our guide Adi. The boys did not want to leave. The Royal Livingstone is an absolutely stunning property. Wow!! We could not be more pleased with all!  Wahoo!!! Best, Kristin

The Maas Family, San Francisco, US

Many Thanks for a Splendid Holiday!

Many thanks for a splendid holiday!

Annabel Townsend, Stellenbosch, South Africa

We'll be Back

Thanks Natalie -it was superb and we'll be back!

Craig Norgate, Auckland, New Zealand

Once in a Lifetime Trip

Thank you for the lovely note.  We had a once in a lifetime trip, thanks to you and your attention.  I am sorry I had to make a few frantic calls but all ended not only well but perfect!  The Nkomazi Reserve was excellent in every way.

Bonnie Arquilla, New York, US

Winefarms, Nature and Wildlife

It's always a bit crazy getting settle back in to work after a holiday. The wine farms were wonderful. We really enjoyed our day, thank you for help in organizing. Although we did not witness a kill, Nkomazi was amazing. Everything from the nature and wildlife, accommodations, and friendly staff made it one of the more memorable experiences of any of my life. One that I will highly recommend to others traveling to South Africa.

Yonatan Yohannes, New York, US

We Saw a Kill!!

It was wonderful! We actually saw a kill which was amazing!! Thank you so much for helping us set up everything!

Mamta Swaroop, Chicago, US

It Was Amazing

Hi Nat.  I just wanted to say thank you so much for setting up our trip. It was amazing. All of of the things you set up for us were great.

Mark Silverberg, New York, US

Africa Already Seems a Long Way Away

Couldn’t wait to show some of the pics off to you. Hope you like them as much as we do. Already Africa seems a long way away. Thanks so much!

Angie James, Lincolnshire, England

Ensuring Absolutely No "Gotchas"

Although it is a long way from Australia to South Africa, the Hartley’s personnel and their extensive experience ensure there are absolutely no “gotchas”, and no planning gaps.  They make planning, organising and even paying for trips totally effortless, and I would not dream of going to Africa without involving Hartley’s!

Rita Shaw, Sydney, Australia

Brilliantly Organised

Everything was wonderful – the organisation, the wildlife, the accommodation, and the transfers in-between went extremely smoothly.

Sue and Hayden, Essex

Enviable Itinerary

Our safari holiday in Tanzania was really great – the accommodation you chose for us was just right with nice rooms/tents, food, and drink!

Andy and Sarah, Southampton

Exceeded Expectations

Thank you so much for organising such an amazing holiday. After our African honeymoon safari, we knew that we wouldn’t be disappointed, but you still managed to exceed our expectations. All our camps were individual and offered different experiences. Our game viewing was spectacular – we had some amazing close encounters and have many photographs to prove it.

Emma and Richard, Kent

Experience We Will Never Forget

Our holiday was a fantastic – well organised and very much enjoyed by both of us. Thank you for all the attention to detail. We met some lovely, interesting people, and it was an experience which we will never forget.

Alex and David, Peterborough

Fabulous Holiday

Just to let you know we had a fabulous holiday. Thank you for the recommendations. We had no problems at all. All the transfers etc. went smoothly and all the accommodation was fantastic. We really enjoyed the food (what they manage to cook in the bush is amazing) and all the staff we met were absolutely charming and willing to do whatever.

A big thank you once more, and I really hope I will be able to contact you again!

Helena and Richard, Heathfield

Invaluable Knowledge

We had a fantastic trip that went well beyond expectations. The fact that you were able to advise from your own experiences made a difference. The knowledge of what was available for a Botswana wildlife safari was so important and that can only really be gained by using an African safari specialist such as Hartleys. The fact that you knew about the scheduled mobile trip that went where we wanted to go meant that we had a personal tailor made safari at standard prices – especially personal when there were only 5 of us on it – that was a fantastic bonus!!!

There are a lot of companies who offer to organise safaris, but I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Hartleys and will be using you again for help in arranging our next trip. Hopefully it won’t be too long off as the salt pans looked very interesting!!

Pat Simpson, Fuerteventura

These Guys Know Their Stuff

I was cruising websites looking for information on a Victoria Falls holiday when I came across the Hartley’s website and the more I read the more hooked I became! It is always a bit of a shot in the dark when choosing who to work with but I figured that a company who has been around for as long as these guys must know their stuff!! And they did – I was so impressed with not only the genuine passion for Africa but for the amount that these guys knew about the camps and lodges that I was interested in. For anybody considering a tailor made safari I have no hesitation in recommending Hartley’s.

M. Healy, Johannesburg

Wonderful Experience

Thank you very much for all the travel arrangements you organised. We had a fantastic time; it was such a varied trip and the time flew by.

It was not only the sights we saw, but also the people we met who contributed to the overall wonderful experience, coming from such varied backgrounds, even though we were little more than passing ships. Putting people all together on the same dinner table, for example, as happened in several locations was very entertaining, and led to many interesting exchanges, contributing immeasurably to a good atmosphere. Not for people who want to get away from it all, but it suited us well.

Once again, thank you for putting so much of it together – it all ran so smoothly – our lives were truly enriched by our encounters, and we could probably write a book about it!

I would definitely recommend Hartley’s to any one contemplating a trip to Southern Africa, and hope I shall one day be able to ask you to arrange another adventure.

Marion and Vanessa, Bedford

Oh my God - I LOVE EGYPT!!!!

I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to say a massive THANK YOU for all your help with last week’s trip. Oh my God - I LOVE EGYPT!!!! It was even better than I imagined and I can't wait to come back. I needed more time everywhere - there was just too much I wanted to see and do.

All the Emeco guides were fantastic, so friendly and helpful. The tours were terrific. It was unbelievable actually, I felt like I was on a movie set most of the time when I was looking at temples and tombs and the pyramids! Couldn't quite get my head around, that some of them were over 5000 years old. Walking around local markets in Cairo and Aswan was very cool.

Now I have the daunting task of organising my 1000+ photos on my camera and iPhone :)

Thank you so very much again - I just had the best trip!


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