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Safari Specialists Review Page...

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Safari Specialists Review Page...

Does anyone know if there is a review page for Safari Specialists here on TripAdvisor? If yes, can you provide a link to their page. I've searched and find it odd I can't find them considering the number of people that recommended this safari company. Thanks.

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london
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1. Re: Safari Specialists Review Page...

Technically, the rules of TripAdvisor do not allow reviews of multi-day tours, or at least not in the review section where there is no place for them. Some companies get round this by listing themselves under "day tours" or somewhere else, but they shouldn't really.

Nairobi, Kenya
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2. Re: Safari Specialists Review Page...

Safari Specialists is a travel agency based in Maun, Botswana which enjoys a reputation for outstanding service and back up support of their clients. I have dealt with them many times before and they have always given me the best rates possible. Please check out: www.Safaribookings.com to see just how good is their reputation.

Vancouver, Canada
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3. Re: Safari Specialists Review Page...

I couldn't find their address in Maun, nor the business registration.

Their profile lists: "Private Bag 0178, Maun, Botswana"

Do they work from home/office?

Any local operator would like to comment?

Maun, Botswana
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4. Re: Safari Specialists Review Page...

Hi Lawrencecp

Safari Specialists is indeed a good local operator here in maun Botswana.

I wouldn't be too concerned (if you are?) about our addresses here.... we are on the edge of the the Okavango Delta and listed addresses are often PO Box Numbers as we dont have any form of post office delivery service and have to pick up mail from post boxes.

The dont work from home no and like most of us, have an office in town.

Hope that help

Roger

Owner of Safari Lifestyles

Southwestern...
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47 reviews
5. Re: Safari Specialists Review Page...

When my husband and I were planning a safari 2 years ago for our 20th Anniversary we circuitously ended up deciding on Botswana for our safari and by chance ended up contacting Safari Specialists because of reviews on SafariBookings.com and comments on Trip Advisor. Our inquiry was quickly answered by Nadine over the Christmas holidays and we communicated via email and Skype and had a 2 week safari planned by mid-January. We don't have any experience with other safari travel agents, but we can overwhelmingly recommend Nadine and Safari Specialists. Communication was efficient. All questions were answered and her attention to detail was amazing. We will be returning to Botswana and Namibia this summer with friends and we would never have considered using any agency besides Safari Specialists. I am a Type A personality and am not easily satisfied but Nadine and Safari Specialists have exceeded every expectation.

Geneva, Switzerland
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6. Re: Safari Specialists Review Page...

Safari Specialists organized last year our trip to Botswana / Vic Falls / Kruger.

They are very competent, helpful, and patient during long detailed discussions, and Erica came up with very good, personalized proposals. The trip was superb and all went smoothly. I can only recommend them.

Toronto
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7. Re: Safari Specialists Review Page...

I posted my review of Gondwana Tours under Maun "Things to Do", where the company I wanted to review was listed under "Outdoor Activities"

Edited: 10 August 2017, 06:16
Maun, South-East...
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8. Re: Safari Specialists Review Page...

Hi Jay

Thanks for the comment and we just only registered under TripAdvisor. They do not have a section for tour operators and we were listed under Maun attractions, which is apperently how they do it. I guess this is for competition reasons!? However I hope travellers still find us and we can many more great reviews like yours. Really great to hear you had a nice trip.

Thanks - Steffi, Gondwana Tours & Safaris

New York
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9. Re: Safari Specialists Review Page...

My wife and I used Safari specialist for our trip in August 2017. They did an excellent job of planning and preparing us for all aspects of the trip. I would highly recommend Joanne Sachs who assisted us.

She was always prompt when responding to our emails and we even skyped for a chat. I cant say enough about the great service she provided in making the trip one of the best experiences ever.

Wayzata, Minnesota
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10. Re: Safari Specialists Review Page...

It is true that agents and tour operators cannot be transparently reviewed on Trip Advisor. The best place to check reviews on a company are Google and Facebook in my opinion. It is very tricky to create a fake gmail address which you need to write a review on google.

Craig Beal - owner - Travel Beyond

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