Coral Tree traveller testimonials

What our clients say about us, in their own words

“Why go anywhere else?”

“Mike has been planning our family holidays for six years and his understanding of what makes a trip special meant we trusted his advice when he recommended a safari holiday for us. Mike has always been sensitive to our changing family priorities, thoughtful in his suggestions and knowledgeable about destinations, but his extensive experience of travel in Africa meant he could really add his personal touch to our safari. He understood our family requirements, took care of details big and small and invested himself in exceeding our expectations with the help of carefully chosen local partners. It will be with a fair amount of excitement that we book again with Mike; he said we’d love safari …and we absolutely did!”

By The Kahl family, UK

Fantastic family safari!

“Tess, I cannot thank you enough for your endless help and support regarding our holiday. Your suggestions and advice were absolutely spot on from our very first conversation up to the day we departed. Everything you told us was 100% true and accurate and we really did have the most amazing time. I have highly recommended your services to lots of different people. 

Your ground staff in Nairobi and Zanzibar were always there exactly when we needed them, they were all lovely people and extremely helpful. Our journeys to and from Zanzibar worked entirely according to plan and were minimal hassle. We felt very well cared for by everyone we came in contact with both in the UK and abroad. 

We all thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our trip and really cannot thank you enough for organising it and supporting us so well.”

By Mrs S, UK

"Special celebrations"

We’ve known Mike since 2011, and Tess since they met in 2013. They both looked after us many times when they were general managers of Mnemba Island – our favourite place in the world! Since they started organising holidays, we’ve trusted them with some of our most special celebrations including an epic 45th celebration in Zanzibar, and a wonderful 50th birthday trip to the Maldives with our friends, which was sadly postponed (twice!) due to Covid-19. Mike was always attentive and pro-active in organising and adjusting all the arrangements – he made it all so easy for us. He even accompanied us on a trip in 2019 to visit the island we will be staying at when the trip finally comes around.

By Daisy and Hanne, Belgium

"Trip of a lifetime!"

“Huge thanks to Mike and Tess for organising our adventurous family holidays. We’ve been working with Mike and Tess for a long time and they’ve always made the effort to get to know us and what we’re looking for in our trips. Our last big trip (pre-Covid!) was a month-long family odyssey, that included amazing safari, relaxed beach time and some incredible cultural experiences for the kids. Before we had children, we were hosted by Mike and Tess in their capacity as lodge managers at the phenomenal Mnemba Island. They completely understand luxury tourism in Africa from top to bottom. We wouldn’t book with anyone else!”

By The Andrews family, UK

Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote

Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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Tess & Mike, Coral Tree founders
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We believe in expert advice and exceptional service

No half measures allowed.

Over the last twenty years, we have lived and worked in the luxury African tourism sector developing partnerships across the continent.

We know what makes a memorable family experience, and as parents, we understand what’s important to you.

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