Our Guests Say....

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!! 


Shelley & Peter"For 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."

...Shelley Ross, Sydney, Australia (Email) (Link)


"...From the 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  (Email)


"...What 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  (Email)


"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 (Email)


"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 Africa.."

 .... 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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Twanda and Jim Gustavson

"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


Ted & Michelle"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"

... Ted and Michelle Millar (Email) (Click here to download referral)


Bev & Mike Anderson

"....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"

 .... Bev and Mike Anderson (Email)

Other Referrals:

Stephen Southwell (Email) (Click here to download referral)
Shirley Crist (Email) (Click here to download referral)
Jim and Linda Armstrong  (Email)
Dana Hones (Email)

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