Nick Powling

Nick Powling

 

Nick has been with Pure Safari since it began. He first worked as travel consultant in the team as it grew from just two to many more over the years. In the last couple of years Nick has moved more into the systems and management side of the company, setting up and managing our back office computer system which is moving into new areas all the time, as well as developing our websites.

Nick currently oversees marketing for Pure Safari, manages our contracts and rates, he also checks thoroughly reservations made by our consultants, double checking that each itinerary is viable and that our clients are well looked after. He is also our in-house graphic designer.

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  • 15-08-13 Client Feedback - Selous Riverside and Baraza

    Nick

    The holiday was terrific. Fabulous memories and delighted with your help, service and recommendations.

    Specific feedback:

    Nairobi is best avoided.

    Movements between DES domestic and international airport very easy.

    For such a small extra sum, I would recommend having a private plane to and from safari. A real treat and small cost in the scheme of things.

    Riverside Lodge was excellent. Accommodation very good. Food was good except for lunch when out on safari. This was poor. Three nights here is really enough. The key reason is that safaris are all day; 8am - 5.30pm. Schedules are quite fixed which is an all day followed by a day’s rest then another all day. It is ok to rest if the night is essentially free but would be expensive downtime otherwise. People there really nice and Rama our safari guide was excellent. No complaints at. Worth noting that there were no leopards or rhino but plenty of other animals. Very few other vehicles seen which was really good. The daily drive into Selous was not an issue. Excellent all in all.

    Baraza was beautiful. Pure luxury. A top class hotel in every respect and one I could not recommend more highly.

    Our biggest disappointment was the diving which was meant to be a key part of the holiday. The winds were too strong (typical in the summer) and the diving was either cancelled or very poor. A real shame and I would not recommend coming here in the summer to dive. Still, it saved some money. Diving I learned is best Nov - March. The strong winds however meant that the sailing and kite surfing were good.

    Hope this is useful.

    Adrian

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