Client Testimonials

Bob H.

Australia

"I have reflected a great deal on my walk with Willie. I must say that accepting responsibility for other people's spirituality is not easy, nor is the task of discharging that duty. It is, nevertheless, the most worthy of goals we can have on this earth and I will endeavour to do so during the remainder of my walkabout through this life.

...the time was well spent having visited such an amazing place as Australia...especially considering my time at your special place near Hope Vale.

Willie, you have my most sincere thanks for sharing your special place with me. If I may be so bold, your tour should be a requirement for, not only every Australian, but every person inhabiting this planet. The world would certainly be a better place in which to live."

Tracy S.

Botswana and South Africa

"I'm impressed with the follow-through and professionalism that I've seen from Epic."

Scott and Courtney P.

Tanzania

"You are the best! Lovely hotel here at oyster bay. [...] Miss the safari and all of the african bush ways. It was a wonderful trip and we are most grateful. Thanks for the memories the hard work and your kindness. You are an amazing professional.
Warmest friendship,
Scott, Courtney, and kids"

"Want to again thank you for all of your efforts in behalf of me and my family. We had a wonderful trip (despite the rain) and enjoyed your very charming brother! Needless to say the girls on the trip were very smitten. Logistically everything went perfectly and that is a credit to your oversight and management skills. I am most grateful and look forward to our next trip to a special African destination.
Warmest wishes
Scott"

Christopher A.

Selous, Tanzania

"thanks for all your wonderful help in Selous. It was a wonderful trip. the camp was wonderful, the guide was great, Selous was magnificent!!!! coastal air was great and Nomad very helpful. got to spend 4 hours with wild dogs and a lot of time with hippos.
Swiss air was the best: convenient, quick, and efficient.
cannot thank you enough.
until the next trip...

chris"

David M. & Rainee S.

Botswana and South Africa

"What a fantastic holiday!! I just wanted to say thank you for everything. It was amazing. Of all the wonders of Africa, it is the people who have left a lasting memory. They were wonderful. I've never felt so looked after in all my life Brad. What a wonderful organisation. The weather, the animals, the people, the food..........all amazing." (Rainee)

"Thank for all your help in organizing the adventure – it has been a very pleasant experience dealing with you and your organisation – I am very impressed!!" (David)

Eileen G.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

"WOW!!! Just got back from GBR...a day we will remember always...heli was fabulous and had the reef to ourselves! Thanks for making this happen!"

Hayley P.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

"Richard made the whole thing so much more fun - it wouldn't have been the same without him.  He made my trip so much better and I look up to him."

Hayley aged 15

Joan and Harry S.

Australia

"Another fantastic trip! [...] On to great Barrier reef in am thanks again for a fantastic relaxing active diverse true exposure to australia. Worth every hour day and penny!

You have much to be proud of as a country and as a travel group as well. Harry and I have traveled around the world together and we have never had such wonderful attention to every detail and a feeling of a true friend in a foreign country who was looking out for us. Truly, you and your group have the gift.
Joan"

Priscilla P.

Australia

"Kirstie, Thanks so much for your help yesterday. Gwen met me and took me to the Intercontinental. It was a welcome bed and I am now at Southern Ocean Lodge and I still cannot believe its splendor. I think this is the finest place I have ever stayed. Thanks for being on the other end of the phone when I was worried. You took great care I me and I so appreciated your extra effort. All is well now and I got to see my first kangaroo on a hike this afternoon. Gwen lent me a cord and the phone is charged again so I'm connected too.

In deep gratitude, Priscilla"

Sandy M.

Australia

"We are home safe, sound and on time! It was a smooth trip home and we truly hated to leave Sydney! Thanks so much for giving us such a wonderful family adventure.. just the best - a real dream come true. And having you, Marg and Kirsti with us all the way along really made a difference and gave us an especially fun time.

We would love to venture out again, back to Australia and Africa too so we will definitely be in touch!!

xoxo Sandy, Mike, Mikey and Nina"

Bob Y.

Photo School with Greg du Toit, Tanzania

"First I want to thank you for what was just an incredible experience. It is clearly one of the best trips I have ever taken and one of the highlights of my life so far. Everything from the camps, to the people were amazing. Greg is just remarkable. Not only is he an incredible photographer, but he is an amazing teacher and person. I sincerely loved the time with him, getting to know him as a person and learning from him. I learned more about photography than I had in the past 20 years. He is very humble and has an incredible teaching style that makes things at all levels easy to understand. Photographers at all levels would benefit from spending time with him. I could go on and on about Greg. Most importantly I look forward to staying in touch with him and hosting him here in the US some day (he has promised to come shoot some sports with me some day). I definitely plan to travel with him again.

Serengeti Mara was remarkable. The camp and the guides especially, were awesome. The whole experience of being there for the migration is breathtaking. I also loved Kigelia. Meeting Rob's parents and enjoying their hospitality was also great. It was a perfect combination of camps. Traveling with Pippa to Kigelia was also special. It was great to appreciate it through her eyes as part owner.

All I can say is thank you for helping to make it possible. Please keep me informed of other trips that will include Greg. I also plan to bring my family back soon and will look forward to working with you on a future trip. Please feel free to use me as a reference on any photo school. I will give rave reviews. I also owe you some images from Rwanda and the photo school that you may want to use for your website. Greg and I talked about having a student gallery to help promote future schools. Hope to see you in DC or Africa soon.

Most appreciative,
Bob"

Chip C.

Australia

"Just a quick note to tell you how remarkable the Australia portion of our trip was. You really outdid yourself.

The itinerary, of course, was great. We all loved The Byron at Byron. It's an interesting, unusual place that is swanky and fun, and I liked Lyn a great deal. Qualia is absolutely stunning. I admonished the general manager to show you the royal treatment when you visit in May. If he does not treat you like a rock star, he is a fool. You will not believe the Windward Pavilions when you see them. I am aware the place is jaw-droppingly expensive, but it is remarkable.

Even more noteworthy than the itinerary you put together, however, was the personal attention you showed us. We all noticed and appreciated the phone calls and are very well aware of the amount of time you spent making sure our trip was perfect. We are all competent and can research accommodations and make reservations, but the level of service you provided really justifies hiring someone in your field. Bravo!

We had a great time, Pedro, and we are fantasizing about going back. I am ready to save up for Kangaroo Island, the Outback, and the Great Barrier Reef again—with maybe a short stop at Byron Bay, just to say hello."

Vicki & RD S.

South Africa, Zambia, Botswana

"We had an amazing trip! It was flawlessly executed in every way. Thank you all so much!"

Thomas and Elizabeth N.

Botswana

"I wanted to thank you all for organizing a wonderful trip which was really well thought out and superbly planned. Count us a reference if you ever need one."

Cynthia B. & family

Australia

"Long overdue thanks from the Berkshire Family. We enjoyed every aspect of our trip to Australia and hope to be planning more travel with your firm soon. I want to put two names on your radar of families that we have given your name who are planning Australian holidays. They are our friends.  We told them of your wonderful itinerary and great service. I hope you hear from them both.

Again, thank-you for the wonderful experiences we enjoyed at your direction.

Best, Cynthia"

Debbie F. & family

Far North Queensland and Papua New Guinea

"Trip was everything we hoped for and more. You and the entire team were marvelous. Met Pedro and Marg for a drink night before we left. Scuba amazing. All plans in Australia seamless. Everyday wonderful.

So many highlights, I can't even count them."

Elaine and Marc P.

Australia

"Qualia and the reef: 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pedro's guides were awesome, each excursion was fabulous and fun. Pedro kept in touch with me. You were right, the helicopter was the highlight. Flying over the reef is etched in my mind forever and there are no words to express that beauty.

Next trip? I'm thinking... Thank you soooo much."

Hugh and Lyn M.

Botswana

"Just a quick email to say thank you so much for organising our Africa trip for us. Once again everything went very smoothly. The mix of camps was well balanced, we were able to get a completely different experience from each one. Sue and Marshal were not disappointed so our bragging about the previous trip well and truly lived up to their expectations."

Karen J.

Tasmania, Australia

"OMG ... so far beyond good!!"

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Botswana

"Our trip was beyond our wildest expectations. As you must hear from others, it is hard to put into words the depth of the experience on so many levels.

It is fair to say that the trip went without a hitch...the travel was seamless, the camps were idyllic, Cape Town was a wonderful mixture of culture and political history...all 4 of us soaked up everything that came our way and, as a family, we grew together in our understanding of the world and its creatures (human and otherwise!!).

If you would like to hear more from us in terms of any specifics, please let me know and I'll be happy to chat or email further. Suffice it to say that we truly appreciate your and Heather's efforts to make this happen on our behalf. We left the states thinking this would be a "once in a lifetime" experience and we left Jo-burg trying to figure out how to get back there soon!!"

Sue and Marshall R.

Botswana

"We have been back in Oz 1 and a bit days and already I am pining for Africa. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had. I have a new found respect for Mother Nature and I am in complete awe of her. I want to thank you for organising such a diverse and fascinating trip. We saw some amazing sights. We had some very interesting experiences and we met such warm, friendly people in the Botswanans. I will definitely go back again in the not too distant future. I believe you also organised our guides. They were unbelievably passionate and informative. I think we all learnt a lot from them. The accommodation in each camp just got better and more interesting with the wild life right at our door literally, especially in Savuti and Mombo. The photography certainly was a photographer's delight. I personally learned a lot, both from Etienne and Victor. The lens by the way was great. I only hope I got some good photos with it.

Many thanks to you and Heather for everything.

Warm Regards

Sue & Marshall"

Kim S.

Namibia

"Amaaaaazing!!!!!

What an AMAZING journey. Ongava was just absolutely superb Heather. The room was gorgeous, the service incredible and the people just lovely – couldn't do enough for us!!! The transfers with Camelthorn were also great.

We had some brilliant game drives within Ongava Reserve and Etosha and have incredible photographs. We were lucky enough to come upon some lions who were less than a metre from the Landrover, elephants within 3 metres, Zebra, Kudu, Oryx, Red Hartebeest, Impala, Giraffes etc. The rhino tracking on foot was one of the most memorable experiences where we came across an ENORMOUS mum and her baby. We were so close to them, they filled the lense of the camera!!!!! Had to actually move back to take photos.

Overall, it was the best holiday I've ever experienced and we have memories that will last a lifetime. In the end, it was a good thing that we rescheduled from April to September. I think the game viewing was better at that time as we got to see all the new Spring babies and because it was very dry, we saw lots of animals around the waterholes.

Thank you also for the wonderful gift pack which arrived before we left. The travel wallet was well used as were our Epic caps and of course the book is amazing and sitting beautifully on my coffee table.

Thank you for everything Heather – you were just so helpful and efficient. The itinerary was fabulous and we'll definitely be back.

Next time I think Botswana is on the cards!!!!!

Again, many, many thanks."

Julia, Brad P. & family

Australia

"Thank you so, so very much for planning our trip. It was absolutely unbelievable. As Brad put it, "great beyond my wildest expectations!" Epic was incredibly attentive to us and there was not one glitch along the way. We loved everywhere we stayed. Brad Horn was fearful of our weather on Hayman but it didn't stop us from doing everything even if it meant seakayaking in 25 knot winds. Just adds to the adventure. Brad and Will learned to scuba and we did take the helicopter to Whitehaven and to the reef where they dived and Sammi and I snorkeled. Longitude 131 was just great and we arranged our own private guide to take us on the Valley of the Winds hike in the Olgas. Kangaroo Island is just great and the Cliff House is the nicest accommodation imaginable. We saw koalas and kangaroos just minutes from our house. Saw wallabees bounding on the beach, which was almost our own private beach. Swam with pods of wild dolphins. The highlight at the end was the Bridge Climb which I really didn't know anything about so it was a great adventure.  Thanks again.

Michael and Diana B. & family

Botswana

"A very big thank-you and "well-done" for the organising of our trip. We had an amazing experience and everything went according to plan. The itinerary worked well for our family and we loved the different experiences that each camp provided. The stay in Jo'burg was a great idea and we thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour. It was a safe and easy way, in our jet-lagged and short time there, to get a feel for the historical/ cultural background of the place.
Other than locking our bags next time, we wouldn't do anything differently! So, thank you for preparing us so well (including the loan of the walkie-talkies and having Lindy and Derek on the ground in Jo'burg) and we look forward to maybe considering other destinations, for our next adventure, with you."

Carlo C. & family

Southwest USA

"Just returned to Italy after our great USA holiday.  The rafting experience was really great and it all went very well (the only thing I have to complain about is that our guide, who by the way was very good, forgot to bring some beers!!) Sorrel Ranch absolutely stunning, a place to remember and to go back to. It was a great holiday.

I take this opportunity to thank you all for your invaluable support in organizing our trip and I will certainly be in touch with you for future needs and shall not fail to recommend your name to our friends."

Daniel F.

Kilimanjaro Climb

"It was a phenomenal experience. We all had the time of our lives. Kevin and the team took such good care of us. We had the best experience of any group on the mountain - I am 100% convinced of that. I want to do another Epic trip already.

Everyone on our trip had an amazing experience. It really was a perfect trip."

Diana H. & family

Canyoneering in Arizona

"We had an incredible experience -- so much fun. 10 out of 10."
Daniel aged 12

"What summer vacation should be ... really cool."
William aged 10

Emilie S. & family

Botswana

"We are back in the states after an amazing trip to Africa. We couldn't have had a better trip. Thank you both so much for putting everything together. It all went so smoothly – we didn't even have to think twice about any of the logistics! The three camps were all so wonderful and so unique. None of us have a favorite – we loved them all! The guides were incredible and the wildlife was special. We all felt very lucky to have such a chance to witness the wilds of Botswana; to watch the animals in their habitat doing what they do best and to get a sense of how everything is interconnected. We have thousands of photos and lots of video.

We are already talking about another trip to other parts of Africa (okapi, wild dogs, and gorillas), but Australia (kangaroo's, koala's, and the Great Barrier reef) is in the running as well!

Thank you again for setting up such a special trip. It is one that our family will remember forever.
- Mimi"

Ian M. & family

Tanzania

"Just a quick note to thank you very much for organising our family holiday. We had been thinking of it as a trip of a lifetime, and it lived up to and exceeded our wildest expectations. The quality of the entire trip was unbelievable, from accommodation, meals, travel arrangements and especially the staff and guides. The timing of all the stays was perfect, and it is an experience we will never forget.

Thanks again for all your help and please pass on our thanks to any of the operators you used."

Paul F.

Kilimanjaro (Humpty Dumpty group) + Serengeti extension

"...thanks so much for a truly world class safari experience in the Serengeti. I enjoyed it immensely as you know. My wife and children were genuinely shocked by the photos and drew the comparison with South Africa, such bigger landscapes and so many more animals. Nicholas was in awe and in fact just spewing! So I guess I'll be talking to you soon.
Your deep knowledge and experience of the region flora fauna and the style in which you brought it all together was just great."

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Australia

"I have travelled extensively throughout the world but I have never had a better experience than this, thank you so much Pedro, I will be telling all my family and friends about it."

Virginia M., Tom N. & family

Zambia & Botswana

"Ian [Johnson] was incredible...and I am not sure there is one thing that would have made the trip any better... It was spectacular in every way!!!

Now we just need to plan the next one!!!"

Vicky D. & family

Australia

"We had a great time in Australia. The itinerary couldn't have been planned better and everything was to our liking. The top floor and terrace at the Intercontinental Sydney was the best spot of the hotel. We really enjoyed our time there. You were very helpful, truthful and flexible at all times. We will be sure we will refer your name and company to family and relatives who intend to travel to Australia."

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