Hi Bryan, Just arrived back in Canada late last night. We had a fantastic time. Your planning of our itinerary was impeccable, Not one glitch. All the transfers were prompt and worked out great. Our time at Gondwana was very memorable and enjoyable. We started well, as we jumped out of the vehicle from George to Gondwana and immediately went on our first game drive as they were waiting for us. Four nights ( three days ) was an optimal time as we saw all the big five and also went on an additional cheetah conservation experience. We saw lions on four different drives the last one being spectacular.
With respect to Gondwana specifically, it was different from our past experiences from a positive perspective, namely
- the landscape was very hilly, not flat from our past safaris, which made the off-road
Driving an added experience
- the staff were fantastic and we had the same wildlife guide throughout who was
fantastic, She was very knowledgable, personable and was above our expectations
- the accommodation and public areas were great and clean
- the food was good but different to what we are used to
- the game drives were around three hours duration each time with a coffee or
beverage break in the morning and early afternoon. Most times there was 10 people
in the vehicle but no problem with seeing the animals and very comfortable
- Overall Gondwana was a great safari experience and we managed to get closer to the
animals than we had experienced in the past which resulted in some great photos
We would highly recommend Gondwana as a Safari resort destination. I doubt you have many safari photos but let me know if you would like some depicting our experience
Lastly our overnight in the Table Bay Hotel was lovely albeit we had only a few hours there
We sincerely thank you for organizing a very memorable trip safari experience and all the other arrangements that went without a glitch.
With gratitude and blessings
Bill & Pat Watson,
I became very ill while in Jerusalem and was hospitalised for 4 days. Bryan was excellent in helping me get to the hospital in the middle of the night, paying all the costs himself, and staying with me until I was admitted to hospital. Bryan went beyond the expected tour leader role.
I highly recommend him and his company to anyone wanting to travel to Israel.
Thank you, Bryan!!
As first time travelers to Israel, and indeed first time travelers on a group tour, my husband and I were slightly apprehensive as to what to expect. However we should never have been apprehensive.
Bryan organized the most amazing, experience of a lifetime for us and attended to so many small details during the trip that made such a big difference. Highlights for us were:
Time to see many historical, significant sites.
Time to reflect and spend time processing this wonderful adventure.
Extremely knowledgeable local guides who added so much to our experience.
Great quality accommodation with wonderful Israeli cuisine.
Management of tricky situations such as road-closures and religious holidays, so that we were able to experience all that we had planned.
We would definitely recommend Bryan to host your tour. We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to tour with him, and hope to do so again in the future.
Bruce and Georgie Bowden
Johannesburg, South Africa.
My husband and I have travelled extensively, and often in tour groups, but our 2018 Israel tour with Bryan Andrews was one of our best travel experiences. The itinerary included a vast number of highlights while still allowing time for rest and personal exploration. Bryan also ensured we had the very best local guides, which meant we got the full benefit of their knowledge and expertise. What I valued was Bryan’s deep love of Israel and his delight in sharing the country with us first-time visitors. This came across in all his planning, our conversations and in how he went out of his way to make this a wonderful experience for us. I wouldn’t hesitate to go on another tour arranged by Bryan and I can highly recommend his service to others.
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We enjoyed a most memorable, informative and extremely well-planned tour to Israel in May, planned by Bryan. It included the important historical and biblical highlights, as well as politically important reference points for us to gain a measure of understanding of the spiritual, social and political complexities of the land.
Steered by Bryan’s excellent organisation, and with the knowledgeable input of our well-informed guide, we could take in the beauty of the landscape on the way to each destination. We were welcomed and well cared-for at each destination and on our travels and adventures around this extra-ordinary country.
I have no hesitation in recommending Bryan’s tours for being extremely well organised. He is warm and caring and always seeks the good of the travel companions of the tours he is organising. We will certainly go on another of Bryan’s tours the next opportunity we get.
As a first time visitor to the State of Israel, our 10 days there organized by Bryan were superb. Before booking with Bryan, I checked out the itinerary and pricing on a number of Israel tours, both locally arranged and also USA led tours. I found that Bryan gives, excuse the expression, the most bang for your buck.
We were looked after every step of the way:
• our pastor led our devotionals each day
• Bryan looked after all administrative details and challenges
• our Israeli tour guide was a veritable walking google with personality plus
• and our very able bus driver kept us safe on all types of roads with our luxury bus providing WiFi, comfortable seating and air conditioning
Bryan seamlessly handled any challenge—we had 2 holy days in a row out of 5 days in Jerusalem (Sabbath and Pentecost) plus Ramadan. Not previously announced road closures during that time necessitated some quick re-working of our itinerary. No matter, Bryan worked his magic and ensured we visited all sites designated for our tour.
Our accommodation and meals were all in 4 star comfort and yes ladies, we did have time to shop.
To many travelers, hotel food is, well, hotel food. Not so where we stayed. The variety and abundance of great, middle eastern fare was an added cultural and gastronomical experience.
We have made memories and friendships to last a lifetime. Big thank you to Bryan for making this experience a lifetime highlight. So much so that many of us want to go back and explore some more!
Pat Biggam (Passenger)
Inspiration Office entrusted Andprom with arranging our team incentive trip to Victoria Falls.
The level of service we received was exceptional.
The planning that went into the trip, preparing the itinerary, the bookings of the lodge and transfers was brilliant.
We were kept informed all the way through the processes and everything was exactly as it had been promised when we went on our trip.
We are very grateful to Bryan for all his effort and would have no hesitation in using Andprom again!
We would have no hesitation in recommending Andprom to anyone looking to plan a similar trip.
I hereby wish to advise that Bryan Andrews has handled the Unitrade’s annual company incentive trips since 2005, first through Rennies Travel and subsequently through Impact Incentives & Events.
His service has always been of high standard and he has always taken the time to listen to the brief and mould the programmes to meet our specific requirements. He has demonstrated flexibility, willingness and efficiency in being able to change elements of the prograqmmes regardless of the date of departure.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Bryan over these past 9 years and his honesty and integrity has always been one of his strong points in handling our business.
I can recommend his service to other prospective clients with total confidence and more so, any prospective client is more than welcome to contact me for a personal reference.
Bryan Andrews has led a number of tours for Rosebank Union Church to Turkey and Israel over the past few years. I was the tour leader for three of these and recommend him highly.
Bryan's knowledge of the areas visited and administrative support for the tour leader was exceptional and made it possible for me to focus on the spiritual aspect of the tour without concern for the practical details.
His communication with the participants prior to the tours via email and in meetings was clear and informative and his pastoral care for the people on the tour was much appreciated. He handled a number of crises, including medical issues and lost passports, with equanimity and efficiency.
I have no hesitation in recommending him to you as a tour organiser for tours with Christian focus. I would not wish to lead another tour without him at my side.
Please contact me if you would like any further information.
Rev Leigh Robinson