Claire Loon
Claire Loon
1708469899
Rosanna has been so very patient, friendly and helpful in preparing an itinerary for a South Africa family holiday. We made a few iterations and I felt she really listened and understood my requirements and adapted the plan without question if I wanted to change something. I felt in good hands as she has experience of travelling to the area we booked to visit with her own family so she gave really useful tips and ideas.I feel really well looked after with Coral Tree pre-travel, and have a good feeling about their support when we get to our destination from the information they have provided.
Philip Davy
Philip Davy
1708443516
Most importantly Mike listens to one’s personal requirements and aspirations, and then works hard to deliver on budget using his extensive knowledge and experience of East Africa. He responds quickly to queries and Coral’s presentation of itineraries is second to none. Mike has done a fine job. Very highly recommended.
Richard Gardner
Richard Gardner
1707659052
Excellent travel company. Booked a family tailored Africa safari trip. Highly responsive, accomodating and oustanding service. Also really knowledgable with first-hand experience of the location. Highly recommended !
Tony Phillipson
Tony Phillipson
1707566123
Although we have not yet started our holiday, just wanted to say that Mike has been very helpful indeed. We approached three operators with a detailed brief (we have been to East Africa several times) and were very impressed by the care he took to learn our requirements and preferences and come up with a creative and interesting itinerary while respecting our budget. He also made sone very valuable negotiations with hotels about check in/out to accommodate our inconvenient international flight times. We are looking forward to the trip very much, and with confidence that it will be a memorable one...
Amber Foster
Amber Foster
1706032526
Rosanna was brilliant with us when choosing a safari - full of knowledge and great ideas and very patient with all my questions - thanks Rosanna!
We would not hesitate to use Coral Tree Travel again. Rosanna Pile has been truly amazing in organising our holiday to Kenya. Nothing has been to much for her and has always been at the end of the phone for any queries. Everything has been organised for us immaculately . Thank you Rosanna and Coral Tree Travel.
olivier tabard
olivier tabard
1702917070
Merci infiniment à l'équipe de Coral Tree Travel pour l'organisation de mon voyage en famille. Votre disponibilité, et réactivité me conforte dans mon choix de vous confier l'organisation de cet instant unique.Au vu des échanges et de la manière dont nous avons construit se voyage ensemble, je suis convaincu que ce moment organisé avec gout et professionnalisme.Un merci spécial à Tess et Rosanna !!!Vivement Juillet !!!
Elisabeth Steel
Elisabeth Steel
1701881035
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.
Alan Staunton
Alan Staunton
1701618112
Charlie and Mike went above and beyond to make our booking experience smooth and easy. We booked our very special holiday and were advised all the way from flights, hotels, safaris and even the correct clothing. I would recommend Coral Tree Travel to anyone I know. Thanks to everyone involved.
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!
Amy Dooley
Amy Dooley
1698926710
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.
Amelia Louth
Amelia Louth
1697984228
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
Alison Fordham
Alison Fordham
1694594128
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
Alex Harvey
Alex Harvey
1694172333
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!
Cathryn Boorman
Cathryn Boorman
1693631792
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.
KandD Riordan
KandD Riordan
1692222886
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.
Caroline Day
Caroline Day
1692113700
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. 🙂
Susan Jones
Susan Jones
1692093014
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!!
chloe Clark
chloe Clark
1691747455
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.
Just booked my trip with Coral tree, they were really helpful and understanding of my wishes. Charlie was really understanding and I feel like he tailored made my tripThanks
Katy Manley
Katy Manley
1686939301
Mike Kelly has been incredibly helpful and efficient - we are very grateful.
David Paredes
David Paredes
1686660563
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!
Holly Draper
Holly Draper
1684756945
Mike was full of knowledge and worked hard to find us the perfect option! We booked a luxury honeymoon safari with him and can’t wait to go to the Masai Mara straight after our wedding 😍
A Miles
A Miles
1681721408
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.
Roshan Fernando
Roshan Fernando
1680610477
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.
Lucy Laidlaw
Lucy Laidlaw
1679322735
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.
Sam Watts
Sam Watts
1677244954
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!
Chris Williams
Chris Williams
1669110354
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.
Hywel Madden
Hywel Madden
1668437240
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!!
Leila Wignall
Leila Wignall
1668370631
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!
Ben Adler
Ben Adler
1668193795
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.
Debbie Mcdonald
Debbie Mcdonald
1663356828
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!
Nissim Forte
Nissim Forte
1663164912
Truly great service, fast, efficient and very professional! Rossana Organized a great trip for us, as per all our specifications, in only a few days. Both Rossana and Mike were very pleasant, responsive and helpful. Highly recommended agency.
Marion McKinnon
Marion McKinnon
1660917810
I'm so glad I chose Coral Tree for a very special three generation family holiday in Kenya. All the travel arrangements worked seamlessly, the recommended accommodation exceeded expectations and everyone who looked after us was friendly and professional. We had an amazing time at two safari centres and at a beach resort. Thank you so much Tess and Mike for organising a dream trip.
Kate Sheehy
Kate Sheehy
1660553396
Mike went above and beyond to organise the holiday of a lifetime that was tailored to our needs!
frank reef
frank reef
1660287955
I was really impressed with Mike's creativity and knowledge in designing a dream trip for us. My first time doing business with a tour operator outside of my home country, but we had many WhatsApp calls and messages and it felt actually more personal than many other experiences with local companies.
Emma Mackenzie
Emma Mackenzie
1657482761
Myself and my fiancé were looking to book a safari and beach honeymoon and Mike was so so helpful, after a phone call discussing what we were hoping for and Mike offering some amazing advice he then sent us a personalized itinerary also chatting that through, he made sure it was perfect for us and within our budget. Such a great service and will definitely be recommending. Thank you so much and we cannot wait to go on our honeymoon!Emma and Taylor
Cécile Grubben
Cécile Grubben
1646764013
Mike is a great travel agent.Always ready to help you and he will walk the extra mile to deliver you an outstanding holiday!Enjoy his service because you are worth it and book your holiday with Coral Tree Travel you won’t regret it!
Liesbet Mercken
Liesbet Mercken
1646676953
bert lemmens
bert lemmens
1646650887
Mike's careful preparation, attendance and overall manner of work really contributed to our unique journey. Thank you so much to everyone who made it possible for us to be there!
Gert Van Erum
Gert Van Erum
1644918389
We just came back from Kenya, a family safari trip perfectly organized by Mike & Tess. The level of personal assistance & attention to detail is just fantastic. That, combined with their incredible knowledge, made for an experience beyond our expectations. We were even lucky enough to share a bush sundowner together, it doesn't get more personal than that...:-). I would recommend Coral Tree Travel to anyone!
Philippa spence
Philippa spence
1640847015
Coral Tree Travel provided exemplary service and support to me and my family when planning our travel to Kenya. I have worked in Kenya before, but had no idea where to start in planning a family holiday, particularly in the midst of a pandemic and all the uncertainties this brings. Tess took time and care to understand what the family wanted from the holiday and tailor-made a set of choices for us, through which we settled on our final, fantastic programme. she walked us through everything we needed to prepare from flights to insurance to COVID and vaccination requirements. It was like working with an old friend. She kept in touch while we were there and when we got back to make sure all was well. I cannot recommend Coral Tree highly enough. We had a truly wonderful holiday thanks to Tessa's guidance.
Peter Ledger
Peter Ledger
1639387919
Fantastic product knowledge, Mike and Tess really knew what they were talking about and helped guide us through each step of our holiday planning. Having never been on a safari and being incredibly green to the aspects of 'how to book', Mike coached us the whole way showing us five superb options that all hit the mark. We very much look forward to heading out in March!5* - Highly recommend.
Mike was lovely and helpful.We had discussions about what I wanted for our family trip. and he made sure everything Was to our needs while also suggesting things we didn’t think of based on his experience.
Matthew Ballard
Matthew Ballard
1633102832
Mike and Tess are incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and experienced. We had a vague idea of what our holiday might look like but had no real detail. Initially I chatted with Mike on the phone to talk through our initial ideas. Mike asked a host of searching questions: age of our kids, confidence? Travel experience? Expectations? Budget? Time frame? Worries? Non negotiable’s? To craft a detailed and bespoke proposal presenting 4 options. We then had a zoom call to talk through the features and benefits of each option.The digital proposal surpassed my expectations and has an incredible amount of detail within it.This review is only as far as getting our Safari booked. I will update it following what I know will be the trip of a lifetime!I am so pleased to have the privilege of booking our dream family safari with Coral Tree.
Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker
1626011610
one inquiry was all it has taken for a response from mike and Tess .I told them what i was planning with an 9 year old grandchild plus daughter and son in law .Mike came back with options and gave us all plenty of advice especially as we had the little one to think of . The professional way it was done the contact and phone calls , everything first class ,could not fault it .The knowledge and expertise they brought to the chats was amazing.The week on the beach that he sorted after a lot of looking was a superb choice .After all this was done no one could beat his price or the way he has done this for us .I and my daughter would recommend them to any one who is thinking of going to AfricaCan not rate him high enough , it was like we have made a great friend
Gina Taylor
Gina Taylor
1626001184
Coral Tree have compiled an itinerary for a family holiday beyond our wildest expectations to be taken next June. With three generations travelling together our requirements and concerns were listened to and addressed at every juncture. Mike really listed to what we wanted and found destinations we never could have done on our own. Tess has offered her support from the travelling as a family point of view, and both have been responsive, enthusiastic, and professional throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend Coral Tree to those wanting a special family holiday.
John Kelly
John Kelly
1614335090
Family friendly and responsive service, arranged previous safaris and trips to Kenya, Zanzibar, Mnemba and Mozambique... I will use again in future...
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