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 .

Remya
Ngorongoro/Serengeti Safar

A big 'thank you' to you Deepak and anyone else involved in preparing our safari trip! It was excellent!! All of us had a good time. We were a bit anxious coz of Aryeh s health but thankfully things fell at its place and to our favour. Many thanks to Deepak for getting me the medicine and the pillows. Really appreciate his kind gesture. I have given the money for the medicine to Bonaphace to be handed over to Deepak. Bonaphace was our superstar!! He was so good, we managed to see so much - all thanks to him. We are on our way home from znz. I will try and send you a few of the snaps we took. We loved the Sopa at Ngorongoro and we hope to do that once more .. Thanks again.

Salima and Alim Ladha
Serengeti - 3 Park Safari

Thank you so much for organising our superb Safari! From the moment we arrived until our departure, everything was extremely well organised. We felt relaxed and well taken care of. From the special touch of locally produced snacks, to our knowledgable and experienced guide Edward, who took care to point out the incredible flora and fauna, everything exceeded our expectations. We would recommend you to our friends and family without hesitation!

George Mathew, Managing Director, PackSolutions
Kenya

"Dear Sheena, I just want to say that your choice of Base Camp was the best. It was a mind blowing experience for myself and Olf Hoffman, both seasoned travellers. I have traveled widely around the world, including America, Europe and Asia and closer home several countries in Africa. I have been to the Mara over ten times BUT this was by far the best experience!!

No wonder Barack Obama and family stayed here.

The experience was one of going back to nature-simple but extremely well maintained tents, food and an uneatable service coupled with very helpful Masai people, who were never short on smiles. I liked it that we did not have TV's or even power supply. A completely 'green' experience!! I will certainly visit again!! Thanks to you and team for chossing Base Camp! Cheers

Dr P. Govinda Rao - Doha-Qatar
Tanzania/Zanzibar

“Namaste. We are good and safely back to Doha with very nice memories of Tanzania. When we met Deepak on our journey to Zanzibar, we expressed our fullest satisfaction for the Northern Circuit Safari. We all enjoyed our Stay in Tanzania very well. The arrangements made by Rickshaw Travels were excellent. Accommodations provided at all the places were much beyond our expectations. The plantation lodge was very special and should be rated as outstanding. The resort at Zanzibar was also very nice and we thoroughly enjoyed the beaches and Dolphin Safari. Last but not the least, our special thanks and appreciation to the driver-cum-guide Mr Edward for his punctuality, patience and good manners.

Overall, the quality of the arrangements made by your agency is excellent. All the services provided are to our fullest satisfaction. There is nothing which we could suggest for improvement. The only thing we did not think of was going to the foot hills of Kilimanjaro Mountain. We did not specifically ask for it. It was our mistake. For future tourists you can perhaps suggest.

We have no hesitation in recommending your Travel company to any of our friends/relatives if asked for.

Thanks again for all your support and cooperation”

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...”