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Polar Cruise - Antarctica Classic
By: William Cross, North Shields, Tyne & Wear
Julio and his team (trip leaders) were exemplary - keen, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and driven to pass on their knowledge and love of Antarctica and its animal life to us. Antarctica is absolutely stunning - probably the most remarkable place on the planet! It felt like a privilege to see it. If you get the chance - GO!
Polar Cruise - The Realm of the Polar Bear
By: John Dawson, Derbyshire, UK
Walruses. Zodiac excursions on calm fjords under the snouts of glaciers. Being given free access to the bridge of the ship. The day in Longyearbyen was most interesting. The scenery was awesome. The knowledgeable members of the team on the ship. All sorts of subjects were covered. having the use of a small gym on the ship to try and run some of the food off.
While my wife's daughter fell about laughing at the thought of her getting into a Zodiac we experienced no trouble at all as reasonably fit 71 and 69 year olds.
Antarctic Basecamp Adventure
By: Rob Eagle, Somerset, UK
The company are highly experienced in providing polar cruises and the staff they selected for the organisation on the trip and for the multi-activities were of a very high standard.
The snowshoeing short hikes were excellent. Weather was variable but EVERY effort was made to get as much done at many different locations as possible - even a "landing" directly onto sea ice (which the company had never done before).
Most enjoyed - Antarctica! Snowshoeing with my wife in superb scenery. Whales.
Kilimanjaro Trek and Safari
By: Louise Tomlinson, Derbyshire, UK
The guides and support crew on our trek were fantastic. They were knowledgeable and friendly and we felt safe in their hands at high altitude.
Our trip leader, Peter, was fantastic. He clearly cared about the well being of his team, and about ensuring we had a safe and enjoyable trip. His enthusiasm and encouragement for our group was tireless. We felt safe in his hands during our summit attempt - he was clearly very knowledgeable and experienced about altitude sickness & took good care of those of us who became unwell during the trek. Following Peter's lead and advice and that of the other guides ensured that we all made it to the top!The food was great, it far exceeded my expectations of what would be possible to prepare on a trek.
The standard of accommodation once coming off the mountain was far higher than I expected from the trip information - it was a nice surprise. I wasn't expecting showers, toilets and beds which felt very luxurious after a week in small tents with limited means of washing!
The tent accommodation in the Tarangire national park was a lovely surprise after a week on the mountain - very luxurious! The safari was brilliant - the tented lodges were great, and the safari experience far surpassed my expectations - we felt we had seen as much as we possibly could in the last 3 days of our holiday.
I saw the shop during a trip to Keswick and remembered it when looking into booking the trip. I liked the option of doing the trek up Kilimanjaro over a longer time than other companies offered and the fact that this increased the chances of making it to the summit.
Victoria Falls to Cape Town Mountain Bike Epic
By: Nicole Richter, London, UK
The customer service prior the trip and the speed of reply was very good (via email and phone). The KE service team was fully informed about the trip. The trip information were also excellent and covered everything needed. All in all very good service, which I will use again.
Tallis Wessels excelled at his job, especially at such a risky wilderness and extensive trip. He is by far the best group leader I had on trips so far. He was at all times in full control & in charge of the trip, organisation, safety procedures, knowledge about local wildlife and countries, cycling, bicycles, health. Yet he was very respectful and understanding of us clients. We quickly respected and liked throughout the group. What stood out was his is calm and professional approach which for an extreme trip through wilderness is extremely important as it gives you confidence and reassurance. He was always approachable a nd very tactful. He also has a very good memory, being around 10 clients 24hrs he remembers very well each individual's needs and what needs to be done for each client. He is also very good at timing and organising departures in a way that the daily schedule is met. This incl especially the cycling part. He had a good instinct how well each client was on the bike and how he would manage the timing and group of cycling.
This is was excellent and very memorable holiday. I would welcome more trips of this length and challenge level.
Zulu Warriors - South Africa Family Safari Holiday
By: Tim & Cathy Hooper, Keswick, UK
I had not expected that our guide would be so knowledgeable and personable. This created an exciting atmosphere in which we all shared. He was a hit with our family and we have invited him to stay with us. He is a great ambassador for your trips.
Most enjoyed - The game drives in the Kruger, enjoyed the variety. The Drakensburg
Costa Rica - Walks and Wildlife Adventure Holiday
By: Nan Pratt, Swindon, UK
I am thrilled with this holiday. It gave an excellent and varied introduction to Costa Rica. Wonderful!
The aspects I most enjoyed were: variety of locations from tropical rainforest to 'alpine' conditions, quality of our leader, different types of accommodation, including log cabins - particularly close to the forests / Pacific / the wild, meeting Ticos, especially those who are endeavouring to improve their lot with ecotourism off the beaten track, swimming in plunge pools, hot springs, the Pacific ocean (and hotel pools), walking through a wide range of ecosystems and landscapes, observing birds, mammals, sea-life, Gallo pinto! small group, sunsets.
Walter (our leader) was enthusiastic to show us as much as possible. His knowledge of wildlife and love of his country are exemplary. He appreciated our different needs and interests and tried effectively to engage us all.
There was even more diverse habitats than I expected. The level of walking was never too difficult - I feared it may have been. This was a superb experience. I loved every moment, even when I was physically stretched.
Delhi to Kathmandu
By: Nathan broomhall, Shropshire, UK
An amazing holiday a true experience, a holiday of the life time, we did so much in such a small space of time, completely satisfied. I loved varanasi and the safari in chitwan national park, there was such a diverse range of experiences and the overnight train aswell and of course the Taj Mahal. I chose KE adventure because my mother has travelled with you before and recommended you above other competitors, also because i knew that i would be looked after and that all meals were included reduces costs while on the said holiday.
Tigers, Temples and Taj Mahal
By: Derek Weaver, Hampshire, UK
We've holidayed before with KE, and already booked again this year. We've been satisfied before, and brochure (and partciularly website) make things easy. The itinerary is well put together and we had tiger sightings beyond expectation, although large element of luck in this I suspect!
Best of Northern India
By: Sue West, Essex, UK
Very supportive and knowledgeable trip leader who took good care of our welfare throughout with a nice personal touch.
Most enjoyed - Taj Mahal, Ghats, seeing a tiger, local culture.