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Aardvark Safaris vs The Family Adventure Company - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Recent Reviews

We had a fabulous

5.0 September 2019
PaJ
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a fabulous honeymoon and can’t believe how cold it feels now we are back in the UK – landing at Heathrow felt like a real culture shock having been on the beach less than 24 hours before that. All the safari camps and hotels were superb and you were right to steer us towards them from our initial thoughts. We were treated like royalty and I don’t think it was just because we were on honeymoon. Without exception the friendliness of the staff, the skill of the safari guides, and the attention to detail throughout was something we’ve never experienced before. If we have one complaint it’s that two weeks has flown by and we didn’t want to leave any of the places we stayed! Africa has definitely done its magic on both of us and we can’t believe we’ve never been before. We will definitely be back to book another safari as soon as we can.
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Tour Aardvark Safaris Company Reviews

An amazing experience

5.0 September 2019
C
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Highly recommended. A real passion to make this an amazing experience for us as a family. Nothing was too much trouble and Annelies and Scott were a pleasure to be with and very knowledgeable. They had thought of everything. Definitely got up very close to lots of game!!! Some very exciting memories.
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Tour Aardvark Safaris Company Reviews

What a wonderful time we had!!

5.0 September 2019
AaJ
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What a wonderful time we had!! Honestly the most fantastic holiday we have both ever had. Kirkman’s Kamp, South Africa was absolutely heavenly. The staff were wonderful, the food was delicious, we were exceptionally comfortable and we felt thoroughly spoilt. But most of all the wildlife was AMAZING! we saw absolutely everything we could have hoped for. They looked after us incredibly well and we couldn’t have enjoyed it more. We only wish we had stayed there for longer. We certainly were not boring of the drives and although perhaps we were really lucky with where we were and the time of year, etc, but if you have a couple who want to go on safari and love nature then they should stay for longer!
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Tour Aardvark Safaris Company Reviews

The company provided an excellent pre tour service

5.0 December 2016
A
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The company provided an excellent pre tour service and the information sent was accurate and useful. I would definitely look at using them again and recommend them to any family.

Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday

5.0 April 2016
A
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday delivered which was exceptional. The booking and pre-holiday experience was fine although it would be better to have a specific contact to email rather than just to phone the general number with queries.
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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective

4.0 April 2016
A
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective, FAC were not as welcoming. Another company we have travelled with sent a welcome pack with a travelling companion (soft toy) and activities to do while travelling. When on the holiday this company also catered more for families needs e.g. more frequent stops when travelling for food and toilets, without parents having to ask. The stops were also at more sensible times e.g. making sure there was a stop at lunch time (12.30ish), rather than early afternoon (1.30 onwards). Children (and adults) get irritable if they've not eaten making the journey more stressful.
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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Tours 7 Trips 15 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 729 $ 160
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Budget Standard
Regions
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • Safari
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Adventure
Headquarters Hampshire, UK 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established 1999 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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      About Aardvark Safaris
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      About The Family Adventure Company

      Founded two decades ago and based in the UK, The Family Adventure Company specializes in small group family adventure vacations. The company is now part of the global adventure travel operator Intrepid Travel, and trips are offered through Intrepid as well, allowing them to greatly expand their range.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      With more than 20 years’ experience, The Family Adventure Company helped pioneer the concept of small-group adventure travel for families with young children. Activities are wide-ranging, from river rafting and kayaking to cycling, sailing, camping, and wildlife viewing, all geared to the ages and interests of the family travelers.

      Who Travels With Them?

      A wide variety of families, including solo-parent, single-child, multi-generational families -- parents, children, and grandparents traveling together -- and families with teenagers. The latter have dedicated trips of special interest to teens.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Much of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

      How Does it Work?

      No matter where you travel, The Family Adventure Company provides an English-speaking, family-friendly local leader. Lodging, transportation and activities are also included. Tours typically consist of three or four families with kids of similar ages or interests. (You can also put together your own trip with just your family or other families you’re friendly with.) Children 14 and under get a ten percent discount off adult prices; large families (over two kids) get another price break.

      Why Travel With Them?

      The award winning company offers a wide range of trips for a wide variety of families. Because they only cater to families, they know what kids like – and as any parent can tell you, nothing is more disastrous than a family tour not geared in any way to kids. The company also supports responsible and sustainable travel practices and gives back to local communities.

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