Testimonials

"Jim, As you might have already guessed, we had a great safari adventure. Thanks to your expertise and organization and support. Reality way exceeded our expectations.

I would repeat this trip as it was tomorrow without hesitation. We will always recommend you and your company to anyone. Dr. R.F."

"It was wonderful. The attention to detail was impeccable. We never felt abandoned or unsafe." NI

"We wanted to thank you again for an amazing safari. Everything was fantastic and we loved every minute. The memories will last a lifetime. We cannot than you enough for all the time, effort and personal attention you gave to make this the trip of a lifetime." SG

"Thank you for the wonderful experience here in Africa. This truly is the most amazing trip I have ever experienced. I could have stayed another two weeks! We were treated so well by all and we know it was because of you. Sonia, it was so good to meet you. We all will get together when we are all home. BG.

"A truly exceptional trip. Starting in Nairobi the elephant and giraffe centers were amazing. We visited two villages, two schools and one high school in the Masai Mara. We played soccer in both places! A universal language. TW.

 

"A truly exceptional trip. Starting in Nairobi the elephant and giraffe centers were amazing. We visited two villages, two schools and one high school in the Masai Mara. We played soccer in both places! A universal language. TW.

 

"Our Safari was perfect. The guides were professional and friendly. The lodgings were amazing and set at great locations with great food. We saw so many active animals. It's a trip I will never forget. LW.

 

"Jim Holden gave us an excellent briefing to review our itinerary prior to departure. The flights, transfers and camps were excellent" PA.

 

"James, It is with heartfelt gratitude that I thank you for your incredible thoughtfulness on this 'first' safari. You have made this the most incredible journey. You have taught me so much about the Kenyan people. I will never forget this trip and you, James. Your American friend."  -SLE

 

"Our trip exceeded the very high expectations we had! We were impressed with the people who met us.  Food was excellent, especially at Ngoma.  The guides were all great  - Allan at Ngala was outstanding!  All of the accommodations were comfortable, clean, and very chic!  We have recommended you to everyone that we've told about our trip! "

-MC & DS

"The trip was outstanding, all the guides, the accommodation, and of course, all the food. Each [place] was unique and special as were all the people. Thank you for planning such a special trip."

-GH

"It couldn't have been a better trip!  Extremely well organized and orchestrated.  We never had to wonder where we're going as someone was there to greet us every step of the way.  Visiting a real village outside Livingstone was a highlight!"

-MH

"I want to say how pleased I am with the help I have received from Holden Safaris.  I have been in the travel industry for over 30 years and Africa is one of my favorite places.  I know how important it is to have an expert help you with planning your client’s unique trip.  There are so many factors that come into play when planning a safari and getting just the right components are so important.  Holden Safaris has the true in-depth knowledge of Africa needed to get it just right.  Because of that knowledge I am able to help my clients get great value for money and meet their expectations."

-BA

"James, It is with heartfelt gratitude that I thank you for your incredible thoughtfulness on this 'first' safari. You have made this the most incredible journey. You have taught me so much about the Kenyan people. I will never forget this trip and you, James. Your American friend." SLE

"Our trip exceeded the very high expectations we had! We were impressed with the people who met us.  Food was excellent, especially at Ngoma.  The guides were all great  - Allan at Ngala was outstanding!  All of the accommodations were comfortable, clean, and very chic!  We have recommended you to everyone that we've told about our trip! "

-MC & DS

"The trip was outstanding, all the guides, the accommodation, and of course, all the food. Each [place] was unique and special as were all the people. Thank you for planning such a special trip."

-GH

"It couldn't have been a better trip!  Extremely well organized and orchestrated.  We never had to wonder where we're going as someone was there to greet us every step of the way.  Visiting a real village outside Livingstone was a highlight!"

-MH

"I want to say how pleased I am with the help I have received from Holden Safaris.  I have been in the travel industry for over 30 years and Africa is one of my favorite places.  I know how important it is to have an expert help you with planning your client’s unique trip.  There are so many factors that come into play when planning a safari and getting just the right components are so important.  Holden Safaris has the true in-depth knowledge of Africa needed to get it just right.  Because of that knowledge I am able to help my clients get great value for money and meet their expectations."

-BA

"The trip was outstanding, all the guides, the accommodation, and of course, all the food. Each [place] was unique and special as were all the people. Thank you for planning such a special trip."

-GH

"It couldn't have been a better trip!  Extremely well organized and orchestrated.  We never had to wonder where we're going as someone was there to greet us every step of the way.  Visiting a real village outside Livingstone was a highlight!"

-MH

"I want to say how pleased I am with the help I have received from Holden Safaris.  I have been in the travel industry for over 30 years and Africa is one of my favorite places.  I know how important it is to have an expert help you with planning your client’s unique trip.  There are so many factors that come into play when planning a safari and getting just the right components are so important.  Holden Safaris has the true in-depth knowledge of Africa needed to get it just right.  Because of that knowledge I am able to help my clients get great value for money and meet their expectations."

-BA

"Dear Jim, Our experience in Southern Africa was nothing short of spectacular!  Thank you so much for your knowledgeable advice and guidance.  The arrangements provided by Holden Safaris were everything we could have hoped for, and more!  Our friends are so enthralled by our photos and reports that they will be calling you soon to book their trip.  Thank you so very much!"

-NM

We had a wonderful time!  Seeing gorillas in the wild is an experience of a lifetime. Service and accommodations were very good.  We really enjoyed our trip!

-AL & D L.

Our guides in Cape Town and Kichaka were outstanding.  They contributed more than they will ever know to ensuring we had the trip of a lifetime - which we did!

-MS & JS.

Tremendous vacation!  Two guides were fantastic.

-GM.