Highly recommend booking a trip through Coral Tree Travel. Mike and his team have a highly tailored and personalised approach to planning incredible safari holidays. We went on a trip to Kenya & Zanzibar through Coral Tree this year and have already booked our next trip with them!
Mike is really responsive and patiently deals with all manner of questions and queries. With two children who have additional needs booking a safari via Mike has enabled us to feel confident that the children will cope with the holiday as will we as parents so we can now all focus on having a great time.
Charlie has been absolutely brilliant in helping us to plan for our honeymoon next year. He is very knowledgeable and we’re really looking forward to our time in Tanzania! Booking with Coral Tree has helped put our minds at ease and reduced our to-do list greatly! Thank you so much! Amelia and Louis
Our experience with Coral Tree Travel has been absolutely superb! My fiancé and I have dreamed of going on safari as part of our honeymoon, and the team at Coral Tree have made this a reality. When initially thinking about our trip we spoke to both an independent one-man-band high street travel agency and one of the luxury travel companies, and neither came close to the service delivered by Charlie at CTT.He made the whole experience so easy - listening carefully to what we were looking for, providing an exciting range of options within our budget, detailing all the pros and cons of each option (which we found incredibly helpful as newbie-safari-goers) and was prompt and clear in all of his responses. Every question and tweak to the itinerary felt like no problem at all, and in the end we had created a honeymoon that we both were absolutely buzzing with excitement about.Thank you so much to Charlie and the team at Coral Tree Travel - you're true experts in safari holidays both for families and honeymooners! A & S
We could not recommend Mike and the team at Coral Tree Travel highly enough. Experts at what they do and the service they provide is second to none! Personable, relaxed and understanding of every question we asked, no matter how small. Booking our honeymoon is probably the most important holiday of our lives and there's no one I'd trust more. We're so excited for our trip, thank you Mike!
We have settled on a South African adventure with Coral Tree Travel to celebrate my sons 30th Birthday next year. I’d come across them by chance whilst doing some research online and would recommend them highly.Charlie has put together the most amazing, bespoke trip to Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls, just for us. Nothing has been too much trouble and we have been communicating via WhatsApp and email as well as all patching in to a video call which was great to share, and air and to meet Charlie (which they don’t get to do in ‘Charlie’s Angels’) 😉.We will leave another review on our return.
We could not have been happier with the service we received from Charlie and Coral Tree Travel. He listened to our requirements and delivered a trip that was beyond our expectations. I will not hesitate to recommend them and hope to use them ourselves again soon.
I had been scouring the internet to find quality travel providers for a family safari holiday. Believe me I had contacted a good few! I stumbled across Coral Tree and I'm so glad I did. Mike has been incredibly helpful and nothing has been too much trouble. He was very knowledgeable without being pushy and managed all my little quirky requests with good humour. I feel that after weeks of "finalising" we have the holiday of a lifetime that we were looking for and I cannot wait to go. I'll review the trip once we return. :-)
We've just returned from Tanzania and Zanzibar arranged by us by Mike at Coral Tree Travel. This is a hands-on company, we would say the real deal. Mike clearly knows East Africa well and also how to make the most of a holiday there. We can confidently recommend Coral Tree Travel. They are honest, reliable and personally available to answer questions at all times!! As the holiday went on, we realised what a good job Mike had done. The places he recommended for us were just what we wanted. He listened and delivered. We're already looking at where to go to in Kenya next year ... with Coral Tree.Thanks Mike and well done!!
We have just booked our first family safari to Botswana through Rosanna at Coral Tree. Rosanna could not have been more helpful. Her vast knowledge of Africa in general but in particular her first hand experience of family safari meant that she was confidently able to answer all our questions and we had great confidence in her advice. Would highly recommend booking through Coral Tree if you are travelling with kids and would like a bespoke safari experience.
Mike was brilliant helping us organise our honeymoon. He worked around our budget and planned our ideal holiday. He took all the stress out of it. I can't recommend them highly enough to anyone looking to book a safari holiday!
As inexperienced Safari travellers we knew it would be better to use a reputable company to help organise our holiday. One of our party was not keen on going at all but after a long zoom call where all questions (no matter how trivial) were answered and worries swept away we are now going to Africa for the first time. Mike at Coral Tree was helpful, informative, understanding and patient. He knows his safaris and was so supportive in tailoring the right kind of trip for our family. If you are thinking of a safari and not sure where to start, get in touch with Coral Tree Travel. It will save you time and sleepless nights. I will leave another review when we get back from out trip.
Our holiday in Masai Mara, Kenya was organised by Coral Tree Travel, a UK based company. My wife found an article in the Sunday Times about Safaris to Africa and a review of the company. They were a company highly recommended by the Times.Our initial point of contact was Rosanna Pile from Coral Tree Travel. After many emails and several phone calls, we decided to go for a single destination safari in Masai Mara, Kenya. The options were many. We wanted some advice on the destination, the weather, the type of safari, wildlife seen, etc. There was absolutely no pressure on us to book, and we took our time to make sure we were entirely happy. Safaris are, of course, not inexpensive, and naturally, we wanted to make sure of many things, including value for money. We were also taking our 11 year old daughter with us as a treat after her 11+ exams in the UK, and that was also a consideration.Communications with Coral Tree were excellent, and on many occasions, I was messaging Mike Kelly, the owner of the company, via WhatsApp. The response time was often in minutes! It was obvious that they had in-depth knowledge of the individual areas and camps and loved doing what they did.I was based in Qatar, and my family were in London, but we all flew from Doha. Apart from the flights to Nairobi from Qatar, they arranged everything else for us. Once we had booked, we had an in-depth schedule and online access to the entire holiday using an app. We had advice about visas to Kenya and vaccinations as well as advice about clothing and luggage. There was a lot of information about travelling as well as our holiday.From the moment we arrived in Nairobi to the time we left a week later, everything was sorted out. We were met at the international airport when we arrived and because we had a few hrs spare before our internal fight from Wilson airport to the game reserve, we were taken to an elephant orphanage as well as a Giraffe sanctuary in Nairobi. These were excellent mini excursions. We had a driver and transport throughout. The elephant orphanage trip was booked by Coral Tree in advance since you cannot just turn up and enter the orphanage.We were eventually taken to Wilson Airport, and we caught a flight on a small plane to the airstrip near our camp.My review on the &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Camp has been written separately due to the word count limit.Would I like to do a safari again one day? That would be a resounding, yes! Would I seek specialist advice from a company like Coral Tree if I had no local knowledge of the countries, areas, and camps? Again, I would say yes. There are many camps around the region and when you are committing quite substantial funds to such an adventure, then having people who really do know what they are taking about and frequently travel to these areas and camps in my opinion is the preferred option.
Rosanna at Coral Tree has been an absolute delight to deal with. She provided a number of options for our consideration which met all of our family’s requirements and our budget. We can’t wait to travel to Mauritius in a few weeks and enjoy our first family holiday since the pandemic. Would heartily recommend speaking to Rosanna and the Coral Tree team about your next family holiday.
Mike and Tess at Coral Tree Travel couldn't have provided us with a more personal service. We met Mike for a coffee to discuss what we'd like from our trip, which ended up going far beyond our expectations. Mike was always willing to answer any questions we had and stayed in touch throughout, just to make sure we had the best time. If you're thinking of going on safari (do it!) don't hesitate to pick Coral Tree Travel as you'll have the trip of a lifetime!
We had an excellent week split between the safari and the beach. The hotels and the safari tours were brilliant, but also the organisation of the whole trip, which involved a lot of moving from place to place was spot on and meant the whole holiday went off without a hitch. We would definitely recommend Coral Tree.
Fabulous service from Mike at Coral Tree Travel. He took on board all our thoughts/preferences and gave us excellent advice and suggestions for accommodation and activities during our zoom chats. We ended up with a perfect itinerary incorporating 4 nights in a tented camp in Kenya followed by a week on the beach in Zanzibar. Our family of four, including children aged 12 and 17, cannot wait to go. I feel very confident that all the necessary arrangements will be made and our complex itinerary will all go smoothly when the time comes. Thank you Mike and Coral Tree Travel.
We would definitely recommend Coral Tree Travel. The personalised and responsive service we have received during the booking process has been fantastic. They really listened to our requirements and helped to think of different solutions to meet our travel needs. We can't wait to go!!
We have just booked a family safari trip to South Africa with Rosanna and Mike. They totally put my mind at ease with all the many questions and anxieties I have doing this kind of trip with children, and have been patient and helpful throughout. I had them looking at all sorts of different options, however in the end settled for almost the exact itinerary they originally gave! We cannot wait for our trip next year!
Mike has been great in helping us plan our safari holiday to Kenya. We probably planned this a little later than most but after an initial Zoom meeting he very quickly came up with a proposal for our trip. For a couple of items we asked for extra options but on each occasion, after reviewing these, we returned to Mike’s original suggestion. From our initial conversation we had our holiday booked within 2 weeks. The process couldn’t have been easier.
I have been liaising with Mike for a few weeks now, putting together an itinerary for a family trip to Tanzania next summer, and I have been impressed by how patient he has been with all of the changes we've made, and how flexible he has been with how we finally decided to put it all together. He's really taken his time to find out what we want (even when we weren't sure ourselves!) and this has meant we now have a truly bespoke holiday to look forward to. Highly recommend.
As a parent searching for a first safari for myself and my son, I have to admit that I didn't know where to start... I did some research, contacted a few travel operators but ended up feeling more confused than when I started. So I decided to search for a more family orientated trip and it was then that Coral Tree came up so I thought why not fill in the enquiry form..... And I am so happy I did! I had a conversation with Mike, the first of a few, and immediately felt at ease and more knowledgeable and informed on many aspects that I was previously worrying about. Mike gave me ideas of itineraries and options that I would never have thought about and I never felt rushed or like I was asking too many questions. I have now booked our dream holiday to Kenya and zanzibar with Coral Tree and we absolutely cannot wait! If you are a bit green when it comes to travelling, don't hesitate to contact Coral Tree, they are so so helpful. Roll on 2024!
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