When booking our honeymoon safari, we were keen to book a company that could tailor an itinerary to meet our needs. We wanted a mix of luxury (doing one night at the Four Seasons) and comfort plus (staying in tents that are still luxurious - hot water, super comfy beds etc.)
Joe could not have been more accommodating. From his first email, he went off and designed an itinerary that was exactly what we were looking for.
We chose Asili based on his quick responses, reliability and flexibility.
Our tour was completely private to just us two and personalised to us - Joe was very flexible to how much time we wanted to spend in each place and made great recommendations - such as early morning safaris being best to see more animal activity.
He was our driver and guide for the duration of our 6 nights, and we felt safe, satisfied and extremely grateful to him during the whole experience.
We saw all of the Big 5 and lots lots more! He was knowledgeable and willing to answer any and all of our questions. We were able to get extremely close to both elephants and lions without disturbing them, which was wonderful - it felt like we were invisible, the animals just went about their business. He was very patient, always stopping for photo opportunities. You need lots of patience too when waiting or hoping to see hunting activity!
We had an incredible trip, and were sad to say goodbye to Joe at the end - he really made our once in a lifetime safari experience all the more amazing with his warm and passionate approach. I couldn’t recommend him and Asili more highly! :)