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Perfectly organised by Natural High

Date: 19-Oct-2017

Posted by: Peter and Brigitta

super organisation, brilliant guide. Zambia a fascinating and safe country to visit, its not all idyllic, its interesting.

Natural High

Date: 18-Oct-2017

Posted by: Frank & Ann

We were interested in a Botswana safari in which wildlife viewing took precedence over luxury, but did wish to be reasonably comfortable. Rod Tether made excellent suggestions re timing of safari, and lodges in Livingstone and the Okavango Delta. He organized the trip in all its’ details; it went flawlessly- truly a trip of a lifetime. Superb organization.

Wonderful trip!

Date: 08-Oct-2017

Posted by: Mary and Joe Highsmith AH

They balanced our itinerary perfectly and chose the perfect local guide and camp service.

I recommended Natural High Safaris to a group last night!

Natural High

Date: 08-Oct-2017

Posted by: Venanzio Vella RT

The person who organized the trip did an excellent job and we are very satisfied with the speed and reliability of the response and the high professionalism. We definitely would recommend Safary High for such trips.

Natural High

Date: 08-Oct-2017

Posted by: Anonymous

Andrea was extremely helpful as we began our research into where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see. She seemed to know the territory well and could offer suggestions on what were the best options for our time and budget.
Natural High has a great partnership with Wayo Africa, who guided us while in Tanzania.
Andrea answered all of our many follow-up questions on numerous subjects. If all of Natural High's agents are as knowledgeable and helpful as Andrea, I would highly recommend their services.

Perfect Africa Experience

Date: 07-Oct-2017

Posted by: John and Anne Geuzebroek VJ

Vanessa was amazing!! She worked with us until our itinerary was exactly what we wanted and then executed it so it ran like clockwork. She was always available for questions and always answered promptly. We could not have better service and will recommend Natural High to anyone plannibg to travel to Africa.

Thanks so much!

Wonderful local guides, but follow through on all expectations are not met.

Date: 24-Sep-2017

Posted by: Anonymous

The guides used by Natural High Safaris in Morocco are absolutely wonderful. We had a fantastic experience traveling with locals through the Atlas mountains, who allowed us to ask numerous questions we had about the country and Berber culture. However, I must warn you that the overseas UK office can lead you to certain promises that you expect for the price you are paying that are not met. They provide a detailed itinerary that you work with them on creating, but that exact itinerary did not exactly come to fruition once in Morocco, which is tricky as the local guides they hire are not at fault for these false promises. For example, we were told we'd hike six to seven hours on the first day, and only hike 3.5 hours (with a measly one hour after lunch, leading to an extremely early arrival at our campsite). The second day we were expecting lunch by the river, but instead ended up eating at a gas station with many flies *(not exactly the nature one would hope for ending the trip!). If you use High Safari, for the price they pay, be careful. They can find fantastic guides to work with, but some of the back work leaves me feeling gipped on the high price.

First class service and planning, hugely enjoyable trip.

Date: 19-Sep-2017

Posted by: Suzanne Marriott VJ

always answered emails promptly and were excellent in the itinerary and suggestions. Everything worked seamlessly on the holiday itself, and nice touches of being sent goodies pre and post trip. would recommend to anyone.

Natural High

Date: 07-Sep-2017

Posted by: Heidi Jensen VJ

We had an amazing family safari with Natural High. The guides were very good, listening to what we wanted to see and do, and making sure we saw lots of different animals every day. The tents were comfortable and well appointed. All of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our group ranged from 9 years old to 76, with 3 in their early twenties and one early teen, and everyone was excited and interested for the whole 8 day trip. The things that could use improvement were: the chemical toilets did not work well for some people (sticky trap doors and stinky smells; the food in our first camp was kind of heavy and repetitive ( I would recommend that your cooks learned some " Cast iron cooking" which I have had on other camping trips and is very delicious); and the tip situation was difficult to understand and made us somewhat uncomfortable.

Natural High

Date: 06-Sep-2017

Posted by: Philip & Julia

Excellent service from Natural High as usual and we will continue to use them. Safari in Zambia was superb and definitely best we have been on.

Excellent trip from the first phone call to arrival back home

Date: 09-Aug-2017

Posted by: Verna Easterby-Smith

Personal attention from the very first phone enquiry to Vanessa. All the accommodation was as good as we expected and some even better. The Riad Zolah in Marrakesh were so kind and helpful and their cook gave us a lesson on cooking a Tagine. The pool was a bonus we didn't expect. The treck was superbly lead by Mouha with a great team of mules, muleteers and cook. Mouha was a fountain of knowledge and nothing was too much trouble for the whole team. The camps were much more luxurious than we expected! Our final destination at Azalai Beach Cottage was fantastic the rooms were really comfortable, the staff were lovely, the food was delicious and the position just perfect for us.
Overall a great success for us all and the boys seemed to survive with minimal technology on the treck!

Natural High

Date: 09-Aug-2017

Posted by: Natalia Mouhape

They have experienced what they recommend to their clients, and that makes a huge difference.

Another Great Vacation

Date: 17-Jul-2017

Posted by: Andrew G

The team is always very responsive and works hard to ensure you have the best experience.

Vanessa Janion has always realized what type of experience we would enjoy.

Date: 15-Jul-2017

Posted by: Eloise-Marie and Rodney Loeffler VJ

Vanessa has always given us the experiences that we would enjoy. Also, her extensive personal experience in Africa in these locations makes her invaluable. We have booked 6 different trips with Natural High. I can't recommend them enough. Thank you, Vanessa and Natural High!

A GREAT trip - very responsive and helpful!!

Date: 05-Jul-2017

Posted by: Peter VJ

We planned our honeymoon through Natural High Safaris - 10 nights in Tanzania split between Safari and a resort in Zanzibar. We had a fantastic trip, all thanks to Natural High Safaris. We worked with Vanessa who was incredibly responsive and gave perfect recommendations for our trip. It was so relaxing and comforting to not have to worry about ANY logistics for the trip -- Vanessa did not miss a beat. Would definitely recommend to others.

A wonderful time in Botswana, thanks to Natural High Safaris.

Date: 05-Jun-2017

Posted by: Bonita Jach

We had a wonderful time on the trip that Catherine, from Natural High Safaris planned with us. If we had questions, Catherine answered immediately. She was helpful in all areas. We were well taken care of and everything went off without a hitch. I would recommend Natural High Safaris for anyone planning a trip to Botswana. We loved the Bush!

An amazing experience I will never forget

Date: 01-Jun-2017

Posted by: Judy S.

Everything went smoothly and as planned. The only surprise was the description of the luxury tent. It was basic - pit toilet, bucket shower. Good beds though and exceptional food and attention from the guide and staff. I guess that was the luxury part. After the initial surprise about the tent, we settled in and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. We even look fondly back on the tent. We also enjoyed having a small group (6) and being far out away from civilization.

The Perfect Tanzanian Safari

Date: 30-May-2017

Posted by: John M.

My friend and I purchased a nearly 2 week bespoke trip to Tanzania, which included a safari to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCAA) and Serengeti and ended with a few days in Zanzibar. We worked with Natural Highs' Africa Specialist Catherine Ronan to plan the trip and she was a delight to work with. The breadth of her knowledge about Tanzania and the details of planning a safari made the whole process easy and virtually seamless. Once she got an understanding of our timing and what type of trip we wanted, she prepared a few potential itineraries and worked with us patiently via telephone and email until we settled on all of the trip details. I am based in NYC, my friend in Bangkok,and Catherine in the U.K., so communication had the potential to be complicated.

I cannot imagine a better safari than what we experienced. Primary on the list was Catherine's selection of Nomad Tanzania for our private guide and camps. Our Guide, Cornelius, was the best Guide one could ever imagine. His knowledge of Tanzania's wildlife and fauna was truly amazing, and on top of that he was incredibly personable. I was also quite pleased with the two Nomad camps we stayed at (Entamanu on the rim of the NCAA and the mobile Serengeti camp). Both camps were well very appointed and equipped and far exceeded my expectations of what a camp would be like. The staff's at both camps were professional and attentive and could not have been nicer. In addition to the two camps we had short stays at Meru House on the day of arrival and Gibb's Farm for one day on our way to the NCAA. Both properties were beautiful. As we had 1.5 days at Gibb's farm, I got to experience more of it than Meru House. I highly recommend Gibb's Farm to anyone going to the Arusha area. The property and its staff were truly amazing.

In Zanzibar, we stayed at the Kisiwa in the Stone Town area of the island. This was another excellent selection. Like the other properties on our itinerary, the property was also quite beautiful with a rooftop restaurant with fantastic views of the area and ocean. Zanzibar was a nice transition from the safari and the perfect place to prep for the return trip home.

All in all, a remarkable trip!

Amazing, memorable family holiday. Thank you so much Catherine

Date: 17-May-2017

Posted by: Marcus and Jo Shepherd

This was our second holiday organised by Natural High Safaris and both holidays were excellent. Everything was faultlessly organised and there was nothing to disappoint. There was a high level of advice and guidance given on both occasions, which no doubt contributed to a particularly enjoyable experience for all the family. Natural High Safaris are so knowledgeable about Africa - they really take the stress out of the travel.

Thank you for organising an amazing holiday

Date: 10-May-2017

Posted by: Alec and Lucy Campbell

You arranged a well structured programme that perfectly suited our needs. The choice of hotels/ riads was good and the presence of guides available everywhere was a helpful touch - not that we needed them but it was reassuring to have an emergency number just in case.

The best trip we have ever taken!

Date: 09-May-2017

Posted by: Eliza Albronda

What an amazing service! From the first call I got after filling out a form on their website to our last car ride in Morocco a year later, Natural High Safaris was fantastic to work with. My husband and I went to Morocco for two weeks and we did everything, from desert to mountain to sea and every inch of our trip worked smoothly. The itinerary was perfect and we felt so well taken care of...even when we were trekking at 10,000 ft! For us it was truly a trip of a lifetime! Thanks Vanessa and thanks Natural High!!

Great Adventure and Spectacular Sights in Morocco

Date: 09-May-2017

Posted by: Karen Schwartzman

Natural High Safaris planned a fantastic, tailor made journey for my husband and I and another couple through the best of Morocco. We hiked in the High Atlas Mountains, trekked in the Sahara Desert, and enjoyed the markets of Fes and Marrakech. They're planning was perfect, beginning with our greeting at the airport and extending till we departed. They hired knowledgeable guides who speak fluently in English for our city tours, and the guide and muleteers they hired for the desert and mountains were hardworking, extremely personable, and accommodating. Even the food was good, with a well prepared soup and tagine each night for dinner and healthy lunches as well. Phenomenal trip!

Natural High

Date: 08-May-2017

Posted by: Stefan and Isabel Moesli

sorgfältige Planung, sehr gutes Programm

An exceptional wildlife holiday.

Date: 06-May-2017

Posted by: Neil Haggart

I was very impressed with the organisation. The time spent at each location, given the overall time constraints, was just right. I was particularly pleased that the Indian Agents organising the 'pick ups' and transport between locations were so efficient and everything went according to plan with no hiccups. I really had a fantastic time.

Off the beaten track, personalised specialists in their field.

Date: 03-May-2017

Posted by: Joanna Sullivan

My partner and I met with Alex and Catherine at their offices in Semley expressing an interest in exploring Madagascar. Alex had recently returned from there and from the moment we arrived we could feel their excitement and enthusiasm, this coupled with their huge depth of knowledge ensured we received an incredible experience tailored to our requirements. Catherine kindly helped guide us through an unfortunate event out of our control, nothing was too much trouble. I can only praise their attention to detail, support and thoughtfulness during our Natural High Safari. They will be our first port of call for any further adventures.

Dehli red fort, Taj & red fort in Agra and TIGERS, TIGERS.

Date: 03-May-2017

Posted by: James and Laura Rayner

I could find no problems what so ever with the services provided by and the arrangements made by Natural High Safaris for my holiday with my daughter to India. A totally top class services. The hotels, in country travel and the safaris were all exactly as described in the tailor made itinerary - In fact the descriptions were true - They advised of conservation work on the Taj Mahal - they stated that the rail travel is not always the romantic experience - Yes it was a true description. A straight travel company at last - will definitely return again. Perfect in all ways.

Natural High Safaris organised the trip of a lifetime for me

Date: 14-Apr-2017

Posted by: Ian Ramsbottom AH

Outstanding - professional, insightful and based on experience

Each place we arrived at exceeded our expectation

Date: 10-Apr-2017

Posted by: Loretta Harris VJ

The guides were excellent
The food was delicious and so well presented .
The camping was glamping in all aspects . Orange juice in a cut glass decanter at breakfast no less !
The whole group were more than pleased with the whole experience
One thing I would add ..
The list said trainers ( madness on screed ) or walking shoes would be good enough !! This was very wrong as walking boots were most definitely needed . The one person Not in boots was upset and said she needed better support and grip .

Natural High booked the perfect holiday based on our requirements.

Date: 05-Apr-2017

Posted by: Carol B CR

Natural High was recommended to me by a friend, their helpful advice and personal experience was invaluable for our final choice of holiday destination. The destination and accommodation recommended was just perfect. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Natural High

Date: 05-Apr-2017

Posted by: John and Kathleen Gibson AH

Perfect organisation and no hiccoughs

Excellent service by Natural High Safaris

Date: 24-Mar-2017

Posted by: Jim and Mandy Stewart

Well organised , efficient and knowledgable staff

Excellent customer service

Date: 20-Mar-2017

Posted by: Daniele Skopek and Jim Bertram

Well-planned itinerary that met the expectations of every one in our group, which included someone on their first safari and others with more experience. We can't thank Rod enough. He was incredibly responsive and knowledgable which made our safari so special. Rod went above and beyond to arrange our transportation from Arusha to Msambweni, Kenya. We would definitely recommend Natural High Safaris to friends.

Very well organised holiday. Thanks to Natural High.

Date: 08-Mar-2017

Posted by: Sarah Jane & Gavin Caldwell

We had a fantastic holiday and the package that was put together was great for our family of 4adults and 4,children. The only issue was the timing of transfers, one transfer we were told would take 2 hours but actually took 4. However we would definitely use natural high again.

We were looked after every inch of the way!

Date: 28-Feb-2017

Posted by: Alan and Lynda Manaton

Everything went extremely smoothly.

Excellent Service

Date: 27-Feb-2017

Posted by: Richard Gates & Samantha Hall

Unforgettable holiday thank you very much Natural High Safaris for the organising of the trip. Every last detail was thought of nothing missed out, which made the experience even better, not having to worry. This is the second time we have booked using this service and will defiantly be doing so again in the near future.

Hervorragender Service von Natural High Safaris

Date: 27-Feb-2017

Posted by: Hans Unbehaun

everything was planned and executed perfect

Very well organised - did particularly well to get us an extra day in Zakou...

Date: 16-Feb-2017

Posted by: Charles & Jo

Very well organised - did particularly well to get us an extra day in Zakouma

Excellent service by Natural High Safaris

Date: 20-Jan-2017

Posted by: Bonnie and Emery

Our accommodations, food and people who took care of us were exceptional.

Indescribably beautiful landscapes, fantastic service and no biting bugs

Date: 20-Jan-2017

Posted by: Robert & Clare

A family of 5 (with children aged 16+) We have just returned from the most fantastic holiday in Namibia. Ten days of adventure, self driving initially, through wonderful landscapes, huge variety of wildlife, rhino, lion, zebra, giraffe, antelope. Natural High selected some wonderful camps, small, comfortable and always welcoming. The desert landscape was extraordinary, constantly changing. We tracked desert elephants, climbed enormous dunes and had New Year's Eve
In the middle of the bush serenaded by the camp catering acapela choir - unforgettable. A dream holiday that ticked all the boxes. Thank you Catherine and Natural High, we will be back!

Excellent service from the planning to the trip. Everything was perfectly ...

Date: 19-Jan-2017

Posted by: Stacy and Jon

Excellent service from the planning to the trip. Everything was perfectly organized. We never had to worry about a thing! This was one of the best trips we have ever done. I would highly recommend Vanessa at Natural High as well as the staff and guide from Wayo and Nomad. Fantastic!!

Catherine was so knowledgeable and all her advice proved so useful.

Date: 19-Jan-2017

Posted by: Henry, Louisa, Thomas & Elena

The holiday exceeded our hopes and expectations - just fabulous.

A first class experience throughout.

Date: 19-Jan-2017

Posted by: Daphne

Everything ran like clockwork throughout the whole tour. Accommodation faultless and people friendly and helpful.

The itinerary put together by Vanessa was superb. The quality of the accomm...

Date: 17-Jan-2017

Posted by: Kevin

The itinerary put together by Vanessa was superb. The quality of the accommodation and game was incredible. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Despite more than 12 days of safari, there was no redundancy in the itinerary. Each camp site was unique and complemented the next. The hand picked trip was exceptional and demonstrated her intimate knowledge and expertise of the area and ensured that we would have a truly unique experience. Highly recommended and cannot wait until our next trip!!

A trip of a lifetime - better than we could have ever imagined!

Date: 17-Jan-2017

Posted by: Renate and Pat

Vanessa planned the best trip ever for our family. The pace, variety, and quality of all of our locations were perfect. Every detail was planned out beautifully and our transfers were smooth and stress-free. Our local guides were exceptional, making our safari adventures exciting and filled with sightings of all the wildlife we could have hoped to see. Managers and staff at every location were friendly, accommodating, and made us feel at home. The lodges were beautiful and comfortable while fitting into their natural surroundings. Tanzania is a fantastic country, and we will always remember the beauty of the Serengeti, the Mahale Mountains, the Ngorogoro Crater, and the blue seas of Zanzabar with great fondness. Our whole family had a most wonderful time! Thank you Vanessa!

Amazing trip, fantastic job, thank you...!

Date: 14-Jan-2017

Posted by: Hugo, Julia, Amber, Harry & Ella

We had an amazing trip - the itinerary was spot on, the variety of the locations was perfect, super guides & pilots, plus high quality camps & lovely teams. Some wonderful memories for life - a big thank you to Catherine & Alex.

I would strongly recommend Natural High to all my friends

Date: 13-Jan-2017

Posted by: David and Nirvair

overall the experience and quality of service were exceptional and memorable. There was only one significant blemish and I await the outcome of that issue

Exciting, challenging, memorable - excellent guides

Date: 09-Jan-2017

Posted by: John (Joe)

This trip to 3 areas of Namibia was ambitious and challenging. It worked well and we had fine opportunities to take unusual and exciting photographs. The two tour guides (Simon Stafford and Paul Johnson-Hicks) were excellent in their technical knowledge and wildlife awareness and also delightful company. I'll join again!!!

Ways Safari Company were great and very sensitive to our needs etc

Date: 10-Nov-2016

Posted by: John & Naomi

Best ever safari, animals in abundance, wildebeest crossing, 100's of elephants, zebra. Impala, Thompson and Grants gazelles. Lions, cheetahs and . Leopards. Hippos Giraffes, the list is endless.

We were very well looked after and the underlying safari operator Wayo, wer...

Date: 07-Nov-2016

Posted by: Anonymous

We were very well looked after and the underlying safari operator Wayo, were excellent.

The trip of a lifetime!

Date: 05-Nov-2016

Posted by: Beth Mainprize

This was our first time travelling to Africa and Vanessa did a great job of organizing our trip. Vanessa was incredibly patient with us as we worked through all our questions and concerns, and she was available to us when we encountered a problem while we were away. We asked for a variety of experiences and she delivered with different types of camps as well as other accommodation. We encountered great locations, great food, wonderful staff, and superb guides. The transportation arrangements worked perfectly and there was always someone to meet us and make sure we got to our next location. We can’t wait to go back!

superb experience in Kenya- best safari yet. our experience in TZ with Wayo...

Date: 26-Oct-2016

Posted by: Anonymous

superb experience in Kenya- best safari yet.
our experience in TZ with Wayo Safari group and a particular guide was sub-optimal as has been discussed with Vanessa and others associated with NHS.

They listened really carefully.

Date: 26-Oct-2016

Posted by: Christopher and Lucy

They listened carefully to the kinds of camps we wanted to stay in. One was "light tented", and right on the dge of what we prefer, but we didn't regret staying there. The guiding really was very good indeed.

Excellent safari, very good value

Date: 25-Oct-2016

Posted by: Graham and Sally

Full of good ideas, this is one of the best safaris that we have ever been on. The camps were in wonderful positions and our guide was first class.

Could not be better

Date: 19-Oct-2016

Posted by: Hans & Freyja

Best ever safari we had.

Fun accomodations, friendly staff, beautiful experience

Date: 04-Oct-2016

Posted by: Anonymous

A very special experience -- beautiful scenery and wildlife, and an incredibly conscientious staff out there to make things more enjoyable for you. Close to animals and nature.

Relaxing, Easy, Incredibly Beautiful Experience

Date: 01-Oct-2016

Posted by: Anonymous

Amazingly memorable and wonderful holiday. We couldn't have asked for more.

Great knowledge of Africa and gave us wonderful recommendations

Date: 29-Sep-2016

Posted by: Anonymous

The places we visited were absolutely perfect for what we were looking for. Could not have been any better. Thank you!

Fab trip

Date: 28-Sep-2016

Posted by: Anonymous

Great, responsive service. Trip tailored to my tastes and individual needs. Andrea was always around to answer questions, and provide and advice and recommendations.

Brilliant company to use, have no hesitation if you are heading to Africa

Date: 28-Sep-2016

Posted by: Nick and Katie Collins

Northern Tanzania/Serengeti safari and South Zanzibar. 4 Sept 2016

Can't speak highly enough of the service they provided. I was new to a holiday of this magnitude and they provided a great itinerary based on our budget and aspirations. I was told I wouldn't be disappointed and the holiday was everything I hoped it would be and more. Vanessa looked after us and the fact that she had travelled to all the places we went to, helped re assure us during the planning process. We went with our two grown up kids 18 and 21 and the memories will last forever.

We cannot say enough good things about this tour company.

Date: 03-Sep-2016

Posted by: Cathy

Highly recommend Natural High Safaris based on my recent trip to Tanzania. Rod's advice was very impressive and he created a wonderful trip for me and 2 adult kids for our first time in East Africa. He gave us a range of options, with explanations, that allowed us to make decisions to formulate a great trip with variety and balance. Natural High's connections with Tanzanian providers gave us terrific, knowledgeable guides and a good cross-section of camps from the mobile to the glam. There was special service for me, a vegetarian, and an incredible resort at the end in Zanzibar. Most impressive, when we had some questions part way through the trip, Rod was extremely responsive and again gave us excellent and sensitive advice.

Natural High/Wayo Tanzania Safari

Date: 03-Sep-2016

Posted by: Paul

From the first contact through to follow up after the safari, Natural High were thoroughly professional, friendly, adaptable and expert with their advice. The whole trip went off without a hitch. The camps were based in amazing locations; the staff attentive. The accommodations were fantastic and comfortable. The guide was expert and knowledgeable about animals, birds and locations to find them. The food and drinks were all great and plentiful! A wonderful experience

Excellent tour company to plan an African safari

Date: 02-Sep-2016

Posted by: Louise

My fifth African safari, and Natural High was a large part of it being the best safari ever. Excellent advice and communication over months of planning. My wishes were accommodated in every detail. Their ground transport arrangement went smoothly, although a flight from Bumi to Mana Main would have been preferred. I will recommend them, and will buy from Natural High again if the chance arises.

Holding our Hands

Date: 31-Aug-2016

Posted by: Edwin and Nancy

Since we have limited experience of Africa and it's countries and customs it was very important that we had someone basically hold our hand through this adventure. It was terrific that we did not have to figure out how to get the next airport at what time and look for what or whom. Having such friendly guides through every step of our trip was key to our being able to relax and experience Tanzania!

Vulcanus, mountain gorillas, island, many birds and animals in a small area-fantastic

Date: 08-Aug-2016

Posted by: Richard Follin

Rod Tether had organized this excursion to Virunga National Park in DRC and it was a 100% success-logistic, lodges, food etc. Rod gives also an extra dimension to the journey thanks to his great knowledge of birds, animals and African life.

Truly first class trip to Zambia combining safari camps and bush walking.

Date: 04-Aug-2016

Posted by: David and Jenny Latchem

We flew into Mfuwe airport and transferred by jeep for three nights in our first camp 'Nkwali' in South Luangwa National Park which covers 3,500 square miles of Zambia’s pristine wilderness. The Luangwa River, slowly meanders through the park from North to South, with many large pods of hippos whose guttural call 'Haha Haha'; sounding as if they were sharing a joke and passing it on down the valley!
We saw the grazers and browsers, Elephant, Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Bushbuck, Puku, Kudu, Impala, Zebra, Warthog, Baboons and the indigenous Thornicroft Giraffe. Scavengers like Hyenas and Vultures and all the main predators, Lion, Leopard, Wild Dog, Nile Crocodile, often at VERY CLOSE PROXIMITY! plus the smaller predators Genet, Civet, Mongoose and the poisonous Puff Adder snake.
Our days started very early at quarter past five with breakfast around the campfire before going out on our game drive, returning at midday for an early lunch, followed by a welcome afternoon siesta. From which we were rudely awoken one day by a huge bull elephant on the open terrace to our room looking in at us in bed, followed by a baboon and an antelope! Late afternoons we were off again driving into the bush until we found the most beautiful locations for our sundowners, before spotting nocturnal animal activity by torchlight as we headed back to camp. At eight o’clock we joined other guests for our delicious, freshly prepared 3 course meal served under the stars with fine wines, five star service and recounted our recent adventures.

Moving to a round straw thatched hut at Nsefu Camp for another enjoyable three days, where the Birdlife was colourful, and very vocal with vast numbers of water birds and Majestic Fish Eagles...Zambia's National Bird. We were then ready for our two day bush walking experience, camping in a tent at night listening to Lions, Leopards and Munching Hippos outside (literally!) , before reaching our third camp Tena Tena. Each day having fantastic sightings with our knowledgable and genuinely enthusiastic guides, Chris, Sebastian, Braston and Thomas not forgetting our rifleman Chris! Who all earned our respect and who we trusted completely.
We then flew south to Lower Zambezi National Park to Chongwe River Camp on the banks of the Zambezi River, where we took to the water with our wonderful guide Joseph for peaceful canoe trips paddling past Hippos and Crocodiles and then spending a day out fishing to catch a Tiger Fish. Returning to find another huge bull elephant wandering around the camp and trapping Jenny in the loo!
After four nights we flew up river to Livingstone to see the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls - the 'Smoke that Thunders' traversing the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. We rafted down the mighty Zambezi, capsized in the Rapids and swam in the crocodile infested waters, took a bare knuckle helicopter ride up the Batoka Gorge for a full on view of the Falls and walked over the knife edge bridge for a thorough soaking and close up view.
This trip was professionally organised by Rod Tether from Natural High Safaris with patience and care. He truly gave us a fantastic and memorable 3-week holiday, celebrating our 25th Anniversary in style. The standard of service in each camp was first class, the attention to detail would match or even exceed many 5 star hotels in London. We highly recommend Natural High .

Natural High

Date: 02-Aug-2016

Posted by: Paula

Very helpful and help guide us with our first safari holiday - important as we were travelling with a 10 yr old and wanted to make sure she also enjoyed the holiday.

Natural High

Date: 29-Jul-2016

Posted by: Andrew

Everyone was spectacular, from the planning to the execution. My family had the best vacation ever. I could not have imagined it going any better. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable, the accommodations were beautiful and the food was wonderful. We have already referred two friends to the company to curate their family safari vacations.

Catherine rises to the challenge and succeeds!

Date: 26-Jul-2016

Posted by: Liz

Catherine did a fantastic job putting together, at short notice and within a restricted budget, a wonderful walking safari in Zambia. Yet again Natural High services to be recommended.

Well planned in every detail with a total understanding(and more) of what we wanted from our trip.

Date: 26-Jul-2016

Posted by: Layo

We had a very clear out line of the style of trip we were looking for. I was taking my father for his 70th Birthday and wanted something far away from the crowd, with the luxury fully focused on the quality of the guides rather than the places we stayed.
All ideas went back and forth for a few months before we agreed on the final itinerary and it was a faultless experience. I usually plan all my travel independently but wouldn't hesitate now to talk with the team at Natural High about a future adventure.

Excellent holiday, the Croc Nest is a wonderful house

Date: 14-Jun-2016

Posted by: Florence

Rod Tether was helpful beyond the call of duty. The holiday would not have possible without his expertise and guidance.

Great service to organise your first African safari

Date: 10-Jun-2016

Posted by: Shazeea

Went for our honeymoon in Masai Mara and Zanzibar. Organising the honeymoon was easy, Catherine from Natural High even called us to discuss things. There were some issues with flight timings that were eventually sorted out. Our holiday in Masai Mara was top notch and more than what we could even dream of but the hotel in Zanzibar was average, food was hit and miss. Overall our trip was enjoyable and any short comings weren't due to Natural High.

Outstanding experience with the Mash Pride

Date: 06-Jun-2016

Posted by: David

Absolutely excellent service again, great recommendations and planning and everything worked like a dream. The whole experience was just amazing, all the camps were just fantastic, the wildlife was stunning and we now have so many memorable photographs to remember this by. Cheetahs, Leopards, and Lions galore including a Lion hunt and kill. What more can you say.

Excellent Trip

Date: 21-May-2016

Posted by: Jessica

Bill and I had five nights in Morocco and were unsure what to do. Vanessa at Natural High put together a great itinerary for us and was responsive throughout the trip when we had questions. Kasbah Bab Ourika, where we stayed for our last two nights, was quite possibly the most beautiful place we've ever been. Thank you Vanessa!

Maravilloso viaje a Bhutan y Nepal, preparado a mi medida y que cumplió ampliamente con todas mis expectativas.

Date: 29-Apr-2016

Posted by: Luz Ovalle

La atención de la agencia, desde que organiza y prepara el itinerario hasta que el mismo es pagado, es excelente. El itinerario diseñado siempre cumplió con todas mis expectativas del viaje siendo este impecable.
Luego, tanto s los alojamientos, que sin duda fueron excelente, siempre son fuera de lo común, en el sentido que, al menos en los viajes diseñados para mí por Natural High, no son en hoteles convencionales elegidos por la mayoría de las agencias. Los guías han sido excelentes, siempre atentos a presentar ya sea cambiando, completando o ampliando el itinerario y los lugares de visitas, teniendo en cuenta mis intereses o gustos como viajera.
Por supuesto que, luego de tres viajes realizados con esta empresa, seguiría comprando y recomendando a otros a la empresa NaturalHigh ya que confío plenamente en su profesionalidad, excelente atención y seriedad, tanto en los servicios como en la calidad/precio del producto ofrecido.
No puedo decir QUE podrían haber hecho mejor ya que todo (siempre) estuvo perfecto!

Shining a light into darkest africa

Date: 27-Apr-2016

Posted by: Bernard,

Natural high organised all the difficult logistical stuff, it may have been possible to do it without them but their plan worked the people involved were all helpful and lovely. Ive used them before and will use them again. Catherine was very patient as my holiday plan went through a number of iterations with numbers of people involved and dates changing. She found flights that worked for us and made sure we had the right insurance, inoculations and visas. The animals co-operated with photo opportunities so it was a first class job from start to finish

Natural High

Date: 13-Apr-2016

Posted by: Martin

An excellent choice of destinations and very well organised.

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Date: 06-Apr-2016

Posted by: Charles

As above

everything went as planned, our guides and drivers were very good, on time and well informed.

Date: 31-Mar-2016

Posted by: Alan

Having booked a trip to Nepal, we dealt with Andrea Hulme, the Nepal/India/Bhutan specialist. Any email I sent was dealt with very quickly and effectively and she was always very helpful throughout our time from initial enquiries and to when we returned home. I cannot fault anything from this service.

highly recommended

Date: 20-Mar-2016

Posted by: John

Excellent suggestions and communication. our second, an not the last, trip with natural high

Tanzania Feb 2016

Date: 17-Mar-2016

Posted by: Anonymous

Excellent service, the whole trip went to plan with no problems. Andrea was very knowledgable and helpful. The trip was personalised and we felt as if Natural High wanted the very best for us.

Magical and very different experience, with so much more to explore

Date: 08-Mar-2016

Posted by: Matthew and Claire Cripps

Catherine organised a memorable holiday in Namibia simply could not fault with anything . It was such a great success that we want to return to discover more .

Great trip planning for Southern India

Date: 26-Feb-2016

Posted by: Anonymous

Excellent trip planning- found us great places to stay and arrangements worked smoothly

Natural High

Date: 26-Feb-2016

Posted by: Walter

We very much enjoyed the safari.
Zefania was a great guide.
I definitely would recommend.

Natural High

Date: 22-Feb-2016

Posted by: Charles

Trip was admirably tailored to our requests and Rod was a splendid guide throughout. We would certainly recommend NHS to others and hope to ask them to devise other itineraries for us in the future.

Laikipia Meru Mara trip

Date: 26-Jan-2016

Posted by: Bill

I was looking for a trip that got off the beaten track, and for a chance to hike and sleep out in the bush. I was set up with a great combination of camps where I was able to achieve these objectives in safety and comfort. I would recommend this company, and will put them high on my list of companies to use for adventure travel.

The perfect Indian trip

Date: 12-Jan-2016

Posted by: Maya and Andrew

Having seen and kept an article in the FT How to Spend It, I got in touch with Natural High Safaris, who had arranged a previous safari for me, and was introduced to Andrea who put together the trip for us. It was brilliantly and imaginatively put together and the end result was a very special and magical trip. I would thoroughly recommend anyone looking for a holiday with a difference to use Natural High.

Exceeded our expectations - and more. So thankful!

Date: 11-Jan-2016

Posted by: Soren, Emma & Ellen

Catherine managed to understand our dreams and goals to the point. Hence we had enough time to experience three very different kinds of areas in Tanzania and were never in any rush - like others we met on our way. She understood that to us it was all about nature and the animals and to get an experience deep in the bush. Our guide James was extremely knowledgeable about wildlife and nature and also very good company. He understood that sometimes teenagers need space and was never intrusive - but always kind, patient and willing to share. We still haven't quite fathomed what we actually saw and experienced and are all very grateful that everything turned out so so well.

Natural High

Date: 11-Jan-2016

Posted by: Anonymous

Very helpful and responsive

India 2015

Date: 11-Jan-2016

Posted by: Anonymous

The itinerary NHS arranged was a perfect mix of untouristy India and the more popular Jodphur and Bombay. A perfect combination for a first time visit to the country. The arrangements were seamless with the ground travel company Banyan being totally reliable at all change over points. We would definitely recommend the company. We were well informed as to what to expect during our trip and as a result were well prepared for all eventualities. Had a drama occurred we were satisfied that there would always have been someone contactable at the end of the phone to sort it out.

Fantastic Family Safari Holiday

Date: 11-Jan-2016

Posted by: Marcus and Jo

Natural High Safaris arranged a fantastic 12 night trip for 5 of us to Tanzania and Zanzibar. The service from Natural High was faultless; exceedingly helpful, incredibly patient in talking me through my many queries and just so knowledgable and enthusiastic about the whole thing. The holiday itself exceeded expectation and everything flowed seamlessly from one part of the trip to the next allowing for a truly amazing time. Already thinking of the next destination that we can visit using Natural High. Thank you guys!

The Gees and India

Date: 23-Dec-2015

Posted by: Jeffrey and Janet

Highly recommended. We would use their service again. There was only one disappointment, which we are in discussion with them about and was a result of their Indian agent letting them down ( the boat on the Kerala Backwater cruise). Other than that, the itinerary, the hotels, the drivers etc were excellent. They devised an itinerary to incoroprate everything we asked for - and more. Thankyou

Masterful advice and flawless execution

Date: 22-Dec-2015

Posted by: Chris and Viviana

Vanessa was most helpful with making recommendations for us on this first trip to Africa Met our budget , offered and delivered on extraordinary camps and activities . They made us feel like family - high level of discussion to get the right plan and absolute commitment to our complete satisfaction

David keoghan

Date: 02-Dec-2015

Posted by: Anonymous

Great experience. One I'll never forget. Head of camp was so accommodating.

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Date: 30-Nov-2015

Posted by: Martin

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My Elephant Heaven Safari!

Date: 29-Nov-2015

Posted by: Anonymous

This was my third safari in Tanzania put together and organised by Vanessa at Natural High. She is a Star! Each time her itinery has been spot-on having listened to what I wanted and this time was amazing. Wall to ceiling elephants doing EVERYTHING I'd wanted to see, and more! I did see so many other wonderful, and unexpected sights which was down to my wonderful WAYO guide and all the staff at the WAYO camps. BIG THANKYOU to Vanessa and Natural High. I definitely recommend them and hope to go on another trip with them in the not too distant future. Asante!

Natural High

Date: 18-Nov-2015

Posted by: Anonymous

Best guide I ever had

Tanzania 2015

Date: 09-Nov-2015

Posted by: Jonathan & Julie

Natural High and Nomad Tanzania had combined to give us an outstanding holiday. Catherine at Natural High knows the country inside out and the food, service, attention to detail combined with the outstanding guides of the Nomad organisation, made it a holiday to remember. The highlight had to be Greystoke Mahale and especially swimming with Big - Bird but the whole 3 week trip was exceptionally memorable.

Leave your troubles behind and simply go with the flow on an African Safari

Date: 21-Oct-2015

Posted by: Anonymous

Excellent advice, understood what we wanted to do and put together great package. Clearly well organised as the logistics were superb, trouble-free from start to finish. Yes - have already recommended and would use Natural High again.

Natural High

Date: 12-Oct-2015

Posted by: Marjory and Andrew

We loved our tailor made trip to Ethiopia. The planning process was stress free, and being able to skype with questions in the early stages really helpful. Emails were alway answered quickly and I felt I knew Pam, our Ethiopian tour provider, even before we met at the airport. We loved all the variety, from Lalibela's churches to Axsum's basket market to Hudad Lodge's stunning panoramic vistas. We were impressed at the way everything flowed so smoothly. Our driver was always waiting for us at the right time and place, trips went to plan and the overall organisation was superb. Of course we had odd inevitable glitches, such as a puncture or mechanical problem with the car, but these were always dealt with quickly and efficiently. We enjoyed getting to know our driver and guide and the insights they provided into Ethiopia through their extensive knowledge and personal experiences. We loved the history and being able to spend as long as we liked at places like Gondar where we could ask all our questions. We never felt rushed. The Meskel Festival in Adigrat was an unforgettable highlight, the pageantry, colour and happiness of the people is something we'll never forget.
We couldn't have asked for more. It was an amazing experience.

The Adventure of a Lifetime!

Date: 17-Sep-2015

Posted by: Anonymous

The WAYO staff and guides were exceptional. The location perfect. All trip details handled seamlessly.

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