May 18th, 2020

Trustpilot Reviews

Written by:

James Handley




One of the main reasons we love what we do is because of the joy it brings to you, our clients. 

Receiving testimonials and reviews is hugely important to us. Not only is it lovely to hear all the positive feedback, but we also thrive on working out how we can make the next trips even better. 

We are very proud to have only ever received 5 star reviews on our Trustpilot page. You can read a selection of our most recent reviews below, or click the button to see all.

Trip of a lifetime!!

Phoebe Jagoe, 30 Apr 2020

If you're looking for the best safari experience, look no further than Bonamy Travel!! 

Toby and James nailed the brief for a family holiday of 10 people as catering to everyone's needs is no easy task. From receiving the beautiful family brochure to the regular contact from both Toby and James to check in, we knew it was going to be something extremely special. 

They put together an itinerary that showcased a variety of different areas in South Africa and gave us a really authentic experience. We were lucky enough to have Toby as a guide whilst at Phinda Mountain Lodge which was a real highlight - his knowledge and passion for the animals and the industry shone through and we not only had a magical time but learnt so much along the way. 

Being away with the whole family for that period of time was something that I will treasure forever and it was all made possible by Bonamy Travel. 

I can't wait to come back, explore and learn more from these guys! Thank you Toby and James

Three Tree Hill Lodge, South Africa

The Perfect Honeymoon

Tom Spencer, 25 Mar 2020

Toby and James' expertise and advice were invaluable as they created our bespoke 2 week honeymoon to Tanzania and Pemba. It can be a daunting process arranging a safari but our experience with Bonamy, from start to finish, was brilliant. Toby's passion for and knowledge of Africa, honed after a number of years of guiding himself, were clear to see. This fed into his suggested itineraries, all of which were on budget. The beauty of booking through a bespoke travel company like Bonamy is that Toby was able to tweak our itinerary until it was just right for us. 

The team really came to the fore when a lodge we were due to stay at flooded just prior to our departure from the UK. Toby contacted us immediately, not just to inform us, but to reassure us that he had made alternative accommodation arrangements. We were delighted that our new lodge, Ikuka Ruaha, was truly special. The managers, staff, accommodation, food and safari experience were all impeccable. 

While we were in Tanzania, transfers and travel were always effortless. Toby and James were easily contactable and very responsive if needed. They even managed to reunite me with a camera charger that I left in our first hotel on the other side of the country. (Thanks again)! The variation in landscape, plants and animals between Ruaha and our second lodge at Sand Rivers Selous was amazing. In Selous, we were lucky enough to be able to go on both a boat safari and walking safari which will live long in the memory. Our final stop at Fundu Lagoon on Pemba was the perfect way to relax and close out the perfect honeymoon. 

 In short, we simply could not recommend Bonamy enough and will be using Toby and James for our next trip.

Walking safari from Ikuka Safari Camp, Tanzania

Best holiday of our lives

Mrs C Allen, 25 Sep 2019

Bonamy put together a superb itinerary for us within the budget we gave them and including ideas we had ourselves but could not have organised without help.

The holiday was flawless, all travel was as easy as it could have been with timings and help on hand when we needed it and extra special touches put in place by Bonamy to make it the most memorable of holidays - Toby came out of his way to meet us while we were in Cape Town to have a chat, buy us a coffee and give me a bottle of champagne to celebrate a big birthday.

Two weeks after returning home we are both still talking about everything we experienced and dreaming about it at night! Could not be happier and would recommend without hesitation.

Fire pit at Sable Alley, Botswana

Thanks for reading,

The Bonamy Travel Team

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