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Island-Safari.com - Any one used this Tour Operator?

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Island-Safari.com - Any one used this Tour Operator?

Hi,

I'm looking into Island-Safari.com tour operator. Has anyone used them before? and if so are they good?

Any and all advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

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1. Re: Island-Safari.com - Any one used this Tour Operator?

Island-Safari.com is not a tour operator at all. They are an internet marketing company, and simply take bookings on behalf of operators.

Rather try find the "REAL" operator.

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2. Re: Island-Safari.com - Any one used this Tour Operator?

Contact Erica at Safari Specialists (safarispecialists.net). She is fantastic. Knowledge, prompt and very thorough.

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3. Re: Island-Safari.com - Any one used this Tour Operator?

Thanks for your reply. It looks like safari specialists are located in Botswana. Have you any experience with US agents?

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4. Re: Island-Safari.com - Any one used this Tour Operator?

I used Africa Adventure Consultants last year for my safari. They are located in Denver. My TA was Lyndsay... or you can talk to Kent Redding, the owner of the company. They were really helpful. I highly recommend them!

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On my past trips regardless of country, I have almost always found the local operators have the most up to date information and the best pricing. I was nervous at first but don't worry about it anymore as long as I check references. I believe Erica is an Australian who spends a good portion of her time in Maun, Botswana. It is always good when your operator has local connections.

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6. Re: Island-Safari.com - Any one used this Tour Operator?

Thanks for your advice.

I will continue to communicate with Island-Safari.com and also check with the other outfitters.

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8. Re: Island-Safari.com - Any one used this Tour Operator?

Thanks Kiwizulu. I am gathering lots of information from various operators. Island-Safari has been very helpful and when I searched for local US agents both teams as Africa Adventure Consultants (www.adventureinafrica.com) and Wild Safari Africa (www.wildsafariafrica.com) have been a wealth of information. Wild Safari Africa has personally prepared a set of documents I now need to read through. Now I just need to take my wife out to dinner and discuss what it is we're trying to do. I'm the researcher, she's the planner but I think we would like to do Namibia and Botswana.

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9. Re: Island-Safari.com - Any one used this Tour Operator?

I have used Island-Safari.com for two delightful trips to Botswana and will use them again in 2012. Mandy is delightful and very helpful and knowledgeable. Their prices are much better than those of Ker and Downey or Africa Travel in the States. All transfers and arrangements have been perfect.

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10. Re: Island-Safari.com - Any one used this Tour Operator?

Posts #7 and #9 above both appear to be self-promotion. Beware.