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Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

I just want to thank you once again for organising this most memorable trip. It was truly magical: the company, the setting, the adventure! We were very sad to leave. We will definitively be joining you again.

We look forward to the next trip.

(Rebecca McKenzie, London Travelled on Whale Shark Research & Conservation - Mafia Island)

Thanks again for organizing this brilliant trip!

... snorkeling with whale sharks is what the whole trip was about. Especially the fact that Simon and Chris took the time to explain in detail the current knowledge about whale sharks and what studies they perform really raised so much more awareness of these beautiful creatures than just going on a random whale shark watching trip somewhere else around the world and just into the water.

The diving was fantastic as well and the whole group made this trip so memorable.

It was really an amazing experience and please keep me updated with any upcoming trips next year. Mexico sounds nice ;)

(Björn Koth, Switzerland  Travelled on Whale Shark Research & Conservation - Mafia Island)

Fantastic! We had an excellent driver…He had an excellent eye for spotting things and was very knowledgable.
We had close up views of many species, including lions and cheetahs … The balloon safari was fantastic. I have posted photos on facebook and will be adding more of Serengeti and the crater when I have sorted through what I have taken. I took over 3000 photos during the trip...
The Aqua-Firma clockwork machine worked perfectly as usual!

It was a great trip ….. And we got up the mountain!!!
Best wishes,

(Roly Pitts, UK)

We entrusted our honeymoon to Ralph and Aqua-Firma, a three and a half week trip to East Africa, taking in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. A logistical nightmare staying in 13 different hotels & Lodges and taking 12 international and internal flights, using four different local agents, the organization was superb with everything going to plan.
Our trip involved a safari in the Masai Mara, diving in Pemba and gorilla trekking in Uganda with a trip to the Ngorongoro crater, the Ngorongoro Farm House being a wonderful surprise, and time in Stonetown in between as well as a visit to the magical island of Chumbe, a must. Every aspect of the honeymoon was wonderfully put together using local and eco-friendly operators with a real understanding of their parks and local areas, going that extra mile to make our trip truly unique. We will never forget coming truly face to face with a Mountain Gorilla, seeing the Masa Mara from a balloon at 6am, hippos outside our tent at 3am, the wonderful reef and coconut crabs on Chumbe or the unique mix of cultures and the buzz of Stonetown, even the supposed stopovers turned into true experiences.
What made the difference was the in-depth knowledge of Ralph at Aqua-Firma.  He had a great rapport with local operators that meant that all the planning was put into practice and we got the honeymoon that we wanted, rather than what could be offered from the brochure.
Thank you for an amazing adventure.

(Ed & Fi Widnall, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda)

All hotels and lodges were spot on and perfect for our requirements.  The staff were so friendly and polite and the food excellent.

Chumbe Island was magic.  The coral was the best we have seen, and may be the best coral reef in the world ..

Mafia Island had a fantastic coral garden and the whole snorkeling experience from the show was an experience not to be missed.

This was our first safari and what a fantastic experience.  The lodges and food were wonderful. Our guide Bernard was a great mine of information. Every part of the safari 100%.  Thanks again Ralph for putting together this fantastic holiday.

(Clients from UK visiting Tanzania)

Everything went very well, all transfers were very good and very friendly.  The diving was fantastic, as was the whole holiday which wasn’t too busy but very personal.  There were some beautiful corals in Pemba – whole walls of it.

The accommodation was lovely – I couldn’t have asked for more.  It was all very well organised and I was very pleased at how smoothly it all went.

I had a wonderful holiday. Thank you very much for organising it for me.

(Craig Marson, Pemba and Zanzibar, Tanzania)

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