WHY RICKSHAW?

The Rickshaw Travel Group ("Rickshaw Travels") was founded in May 1988. From our humble beginnings as a small travel agency, we have grown and expanded into several countries and today have 28 years of experience in the travel business, both corporate and leisure... read more .

Herbert Henrich
Mombasa - Kenya

"Hi Sheena, Our stay at Hemingways was pleasant, accommodation adequate, breakfast first rate, friendly and helpful staff. Free Internet was appreciated.

Thanks for organizing our trip, including all the transfers and bookings.

Aman and Naz Kermally - Toronto, Canada
June/July 2011

June/July 2011 (South Africa, Tanzania/Zanzibar)

“Our long awaited trip, arranged by your friendly staff in Dar-es-salaam, started in South Africa, in Capetown.  The trip was "perfect" in every sence of the word. After spending 4 amazing days travelling around Capetown, we made our way to Zanzibar, which was just as fabulous.  This was followed by a break in Dar es salaam. A few days later we flew to Arusha for our long awaited four-day safari to the Ngorongo Crater and Serengeti.  We stayed at the Serena Lodges and even bumped into some friends from Toronto during one of the dinners! Our driver, Sisti, was just amazing.  He took care of all our needs.  The migration of the wildebeest was a sight to behold.  We narrowly missed viewing a lioness kill a baby gazelle.  When we spotted the liioness, she had the baby in her jaws. On the third day, it was giraffes at very close quarters, zebras by the hundreds and wildebeest by the thousands.  But a few hours later, it was a 45 min. stop with 8 elephants near a mud hole.  For me, this experience capped it all.  Aman wanted to leave after 10 minutes but Sisti knew I wanted to stay, so he told Aman "Mama is not ready, we will wait till she says go". That was cute.  After the safari, we spent two days in Mwanza to relax.  All in all, the staff at all offices went beyond their call of duty to make sure we were comfortable throughtout the trip. Having said this, I am happy to say that after such a great time, I joined The Rickshaw Travel Group and operate as Rickshaw Safaris Canada, in Toronto.  I now look forward to making other people's safari dreams come true.”

Aman and Naz Kermally - Toronto, Canada 

Puneeta Mathur
Nairobi

"We would like to thank you all for all the help in making our visit to Kenya a big success. We had a wonderful time. Veera - thank you so much for all the guidance and taking my numerous calls in the middle of your work days! Sheena and Sonal - for the great plan and making all the perfect bookings; the drivers - Alex and Lucas were awesome and patiently drove us around everywhere Vivek - for being really nice by giving us Veera's contact!! :-)

Once again, thank you all and hope to see you in India sometime soon! :-)

Sonal Shah
Masai Mara - Kenya

Hey sheena, Thanks for organising our trip to Mara, the camp was a home away from home. Beautifully located and very personal. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful always. We had awesome rooms with view of the mara triangle and girraFfes, zebras, gazelles all around the camp. The food was brilliant it is the first camp I've had jiko pizza like home. Pls thank the entire staff and camp from me.

B.K.Hegde - Country manager, Tiga Group of Companies- Khartoum, Sudan.
Masai Mara - Kenya

"Dear Sheena - We had a wonderful time in our vacation at Masai Mara and Mombasa. Sarova group of hotels are truly offered world class hospitality. Your drivers were good and on time all the while. The whole trip was a memorable one. Small hitches happen here and there which we shall fine tune in future.


All the credit for an excellent arrangement goes to one person certainly and it is you!

We shall be thankful for all the help you rendered and you have one more permanent globe trotting customer who would seek your assistance whenever he  make a trip in your territory.

My wife and son joins me in thanking you profoundly, please convey our thanks and regards to Mr.Prasanna Pillai.

Murat, Seden, Engin, Arzu, Oguz, Esra
Tanzania

26th May, 2011 (Tanzania)

“You should be proud of your team and operation !

We were 3 couples traveling Zanzibar, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara NP, Arusha and the slopes of Kilimanjaro. All your team members who made this picture come true were prizeworthy.

The Best Actress Oscar goes to your tour consultant for her talent, patience, creative and hard work. How many e-mails for weeks did come back and forth and how many times did the program details have changed ? It wouldn't happen, if she was not there. She made everything possible for us. It was a real pleasure to work with her. Supporting Actor Oscar goes to your Manager in Arusha. We could see his smiling face even from his voice on the phone whenever we called him for help. It was good to know he were there. No problem can resist him :)) It was also a pleasure to meet him in person in Arusha. Thanks a lot Mr. Manager

Best Director Award is for Prof. Edu (the nickname we gave him), our great guide and driver. The man with a big and warm heart. What a BIG chance it was to have him as our company. The man who knows everything except saying "No". Edward would bring us tigers from Asia, if we wanted him to show us some in Serengeti :)) All six us adore him and he is our lifelong friend now... THANK YOU EDWARD ! Hope to meet again ...

Our trip was like a Picture that every minute of it was well planned and very well played. It takes the Best Picture Oscar, a movie that we will never forget...”

Sabine Griesbach - ARD German Television, Studio Nairobi
Tanzania

(While making the documentary on Serengeti Highway)

“Your professional and personalized style was most welcome (keeping in mind also that we contacted you at very short notice).

All hotel bookings in Arusha and in Serengeti worked out very well.

Your guide Richard Maige contributed very much to the success of our trip. His broad knowledge of people, locations and languages combined with his very pleasant personality made him most valuable for our filming trip.

Many thanks to you and the team at Rickshaw / Arusha. I am glad we worked together and I will continue doing so in future.”

RUKUNDO Vincent de Paul
Kigali

“The company is really helpful and i am very interesting in your work, i am sure you'll grow up over here, but you should have the Tour consultant especially in charge of Tourism, you know this sector is fast developing in Rwanda and you're better experienced. Thanking you for your help, really welcome again and good job!”