Dear Mr. Guindo,
It has been a few days that we are off the grid. Now we are back online!
We want to thank you very much for the well organized tour through 4 countries in West Africa! All four guides and drivers were very professional and attentive to our needs. They presented well for Continent Tours!
As you may know by now that we are still interested in a few more countries in Africa that your company are capable to organize tours for us. We surely will get in touch with you once the travel season begins in the near future.
Thank you very much once again to you and your team!
Volker and Wening Schuler
Absolutely! Our guide and driver were absolutely great. I couldn’t have imagined anyone as good as Leiti was. Thank you so much for your assistance. We have recommended you to Global Citizen Year, the group through which our daughter is working in Senegal.
Dear Ousmane, The trip was fantastic! We enjoyed each minute of it. Yet again, well organized and looked after by you. All your guides, drivers and accommodations were as we expected and better. Then what a pleasant surprise, full board in Mauritania! Thank you for warning us about the Iron Ore train. It was a life experience!. We did not mind the discomfort but had problems with the safety of the train. We were scared how much these old carriages were bouncing around. But the train did not fall apart, amazingly! We shall get back to you soon, actually well before we even get home from this trip, and we will start booking our third trip with you. There are still West African counties left we have not been to. Looking forward dealing with you soon again Rainer & Denise Kallenberger Melbourne, Australia
We are just now returned home – spent two days in Morocco after West Africa.
Your program we loved, very pleased that the second time you are organizing a wonderful program. Mauritania was a very good program and was very well organized. Program for Guinea and Sierra Leone organized very well .
My friend and I already taken the tickets for Moscow- Douala and back.
I would like that program to include Niger , Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad .
Little by little, but the best.
You can again make us a program and include visas.
Dmitry OZERSKIY and friend
We are now back safely in the UK, and we should like to give you some feedback on our Liberia trip.
All the arrangements you made for us went very well – no problems to report. Jimmy (guide) and Steve (driver) were excellent, and went out of their way to make our visit trouble -free. We will definitely use your services again when we visit West or Central Africa.
Of the 3 hotels we stayed at, the RLJ Kendeja was, of course, by far the best. It had everything you might expect of an international hotel of its calibre, and when the inevitable minor irritations came up, the people there were quick and willing to resolve them.
We cannot say the same about the lodge even though it is in a beautiful, tranquil setting.
The Hill Top Hotel, where we stayed instead of the guest house, was a handily placed, perfectly adequate low grade hotel. The only issue with it was the bed(s). When I commented on their small size, they gave us a room each at no extra cost to us. Even then, I found my bed too small – for two of us to share it would have been impossible. It is lucky the hotel was not fully occupied.
My final comment is the most important: the itinerary was far too ambitious. The road and traffic conditions were so bad that we were constantly running hours behind schedule, and having to concentrate the tour on just the key sights and events.
Please do not misconstrue what I am saying. We saw everything we wanted to on the trip, but, for future reference, a more realistic itinerary might be advised, taking into account the likely road conditions.
Thanks again and best wishes – Kevin.
Kevin George Pardoe & traveling companion
Dear Mr. Guindo,
We want to thank you for helping to make our time in Senegal very enjoyable. Our guide Baesji helped facilitate our travel and insure that everything on our itinerary was covered. We also cannot say enough good things about Ousmane, our driver. He was extremely skilled and very accommodating. Throughout our travels, we always felt very secure in Ousmane’s ability to get us to where we were going in a professional and safe manner. He was exactly the kind of driver we had hoped for. Plus, he provided us with a vehicle that was clean, comfortable (functioning air conditioning) and large enough to accommodate all of the luggage we had.
Additionally, we were very appreciative about how accommodating both the guide and the driver were about our rather unusual itinerary. We recognize that asking them to spend three nights and two days in the Gossas area was atypical for them but they did so without any complaint and always were very prompt and accommodating when we asked them to transport us from one small village to another. As Ousmane told us when we arrived in Gossas, they certainly were at “our beck and call.”
The stops Continental Tours suggested along our route were very interesting. The accommodations were quite adequate. Our only suggestion for a possible change would be the Encampment. While we definitely enjoyed the experience and are glad we spent a night there, we wonder whether there might have been another encampment option that was a little less rustic– providing wooden floors, better beds, higher ceilings in the tents, etc.? If not, we certainly are glad we had this experience (camel ride was fun, lounging in the afternoon was relaxing, dinner was lovely and star gazing was spectacular.) Still, if for more money we could have partaken of sleeping accommodations that were more comfortable, we would have been willing to spend more.
Again, thank you very much for the excellent service Continent Tours provided during our time in Senegal. We definitely were very satisfied with what your organization provided us and would be willing to provide a recommendation to other travelers who contemplate using your services.
All the best,
Maplewood, MinnesotaRose Larson