We have been overwhelmed and obviously very
flattered by unsolicited comments by our past guests. Here are some of them. All our
guests have offered themselves as a sounding board for any of you that may be unsure of
the conditions and want to hear about it from someone who has been on our trips - they
will tell you exactly how it is!!
our group of six Australians and two Kiwis, our 2011 African air safari
was to be the trip of a lifetime. Under no illusion that flying in Africa
was going to be a straightforward exercise, we set about finding ourselves
a safari company to co-ordinate the logistics. After much research, we
eventually decided on African Aero Safaris (AAS) which proved to be an
inspired choice. Familiarity with flying routes, exceptional organisation
and a true understanding of “the African way” was testament to AAS’
experience of 25 years operating in the air safari business over here. All
our group found the owner, Dave Vanderspuy, to be a particularly
approachable guy, passionate about sharing his love of flying and his
country to overseas visitors.
We gave Dave our Wish List and he put
together an outstanding safari. Quality lodges, wonderful exposure to
game, unforgettable scenery, and the making of solid friendships. Never
once did any of us ever feel we were in any danger, and we were certainly
never left to make any tricky flying decisions without their local advice.
I'd highly recommend anyone considering such a trip to contact AAS."
Ross, Sydney, Australia (Email)
diverse landscape to being up close and personal with the animals, the
thrill of flying without rules, the wonderful accommodations at the
lodges, the camaraderie with our travelling companions and the safe
feeling provided by the leadership of our experienced and knowledgeable
flying guide contributed to the trip of a lifetime Leo G.
'...Your attention to details and "cool under fire" helped allay any
fears I may have had regarding safety and quality of accommodations and
I consider this tour the highlight of my life. Gayle G (PS Leo said to
add "except when I met my husband")
...Leo And Gayle Grannucci
a superb holiday we have had! Thank you so much for your help,
encouragement and organisation. The whole trip was so exciting and
varied - the flying and learning how to use the GPS, the game drives,
wonderful accommodation, rail trip and our time here in Cape Town - the
list goes on! We both feel more confident in our flying now and the Game
Drives were superb - we'll never forget Shindi: the hippos and the
buffalos and lions.
Bob really enjoyed his trip in the English Electric Lightning and keeps
talking about it to everyone!
Thank you again for creating a month of so many exciting and happy
memories for us. Very best wishes, Bob and Christine."
...Bob and Christine Hough
"Dear Dave and Kitty
Comments about our trip that we can share with others:
Our Safari experience exceeded our expectations in every way. We enjoyed
a functional, well maintained aircraft, exceptional accommodations,
great food, professional support from African Aero Safaris and we met
some great travel companions. The remoteness, beauty, sites and sounds
of the African bush are memories of a lifetime. Landing and lunch on the
Pans was wonderful. Thank-you for the experience of a lifetime."
...Steve and Micki Ferguson
"I have one sentence that says it all for me: If I never take another trip and/or never fly to another place, I feel completely content... absolutely fulfilled with the memories I have of beautiful
.... Kathy Blythe (www.pacificbonanza.org)
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"....In all, we had a most memorable trip and did indeed see the "big five" along with many other animals in the bush...
for further recommendations, contact Warren and me. We would do the
whole trip all over again without reservation!"
.... Warren and Vici De Haan (Email)
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"Jim says it's the best trip
he's ever taken and it's right at the top of my list, too. This was a fabulous,
once-in-a-lifetime experience. The mix of safari lodges and other sightseeing areas kept
things interesting as well as informing and educating us on your fascinating country. It's
a trip that anyone would love!"
.... Twanda and Jim Gustavson
"We have organized several
trips for the aviation club in the past, so we really appreciate the attention to detail
that you gave us on this trip. The whole trip was so much better than we had even
anticipated and we had such a good time that we can't quit talking about it to everyone
that we see.
The variety of accommodations and
events and the way you had them scheduled kept us in constant anticipation and gave us the
feeling that we had actually been on three trips instead of just one.
We will always have fond memories
of you and the great people that we met and of South Africa.
We hope you will be able to visit
us in Oregon and we look forward to seeing you again soon"
and Michelle Millar (Email) (Click here to download referral)
"....just wanted you to know
that the trip exceeded our expectations by a wide margin. Beverley and I want to convey a
special thanks to you for you warm hospitality and good friendship"
and Mike Anderson (Email)
Stephen Southwell (Email)
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Shirley Crist (Email)
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Jim and Linda Armstrong (Email)