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5 incredible safari lodges and camps around the world

A safari holiday will get you closest to the action. Here’s where to stay.

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  • Author: Newmarket Holidays
  • Post Date: 19TH OCTOBER 2022

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In terms of a holiday that offers proximity to wildlife and scenic immersion, you can’t beat a safari. A  safari  in  Africa  will not only give you the rare opportunity to spot one (or all) of the Big Five in the wild, but also a chance to spend an extended period surrounded by nature, free from the distractions of everyday life. 

In order to do just that, you will need to find the perfect base. From glamping pods to lodges with relaxing swimming pools, we've rounded up some of the finest safari accommodations around the world:

Lokuthula Lodges, Zimbabwe

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Situated in the heart of Zimbabwe 's gloriously wild bushland, overlooking Zambezi National Park, lies Lokuthula Lodges. The lodge's charming thatched, air-conditioned chalets have incredible amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a paddling pool, bar, the Boma cafe, a communal lounge, a spa, and for the full safari experience, an on-site waterhole where you can watch the local wildlife.

Mabula Game Lodge, South Africa   

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Mabula Game Lodge  is set in the bush, in the Waterberg region of  South Africa ’s Limpopo Province. The stylish accommodation pairs perfectly with the wild surrounds, with neutral tones, thatch roofs, and oversized windows to bring more of the outdoor scenery indoors. During your stay, you are likely to spot animals wandering through the lodge’s gardens.

Because of the surrounding environment, many of Mabula’s activities are bush-based. Meaning you can delight in horseback safaris, afternoon bush barbecues, quad bike rides, guided bush walks, and birdwatching tours on which you can spot the Amur Falcon or Red-crested Korhaan.

Camp Bethel, South Africa 

If you are seeking a simpler, more rustic experience for your safari holiday, look no further than  Camp Bethel . The tented camp is in an ideal location, just 29 miles from Kruger National Park, one of the continent’s largest, most impressive game reserves. As Kruger is on your doorstep, the camp organises day trips, picnic lunches, nature walks, and night safaris throughout this biodiversity haven.

The tents are set on timber decks in the natural South African bush, with each tent featuring a private bathroom. Wildlife such as kudu, impala, and zebra, roam freely about the property. By night, take your dinner outdoors, beside the log fire, and enjoy the region's delicious local produce.

Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Kenya

Ashnil Aruba Lodge  lies in the heart of Tsavo East National Park, a sprawling region of arid bushland in southeastern  Kenya . Tsavo East, one of the nation’s oldest national parks, is home to red elephant, lion, buffalo, and leopard. As the park’s Aruba Dam attracts plenty of birdlife (more than 200 species), the lodge’s naturalist will be happy to take you on a guided tour to discover more.

The lodge is made up of 46 deluxe ensuite rooms and six luxury tents. And if your dream safari trip involves taking a relaxing dip after a long day spotting one of the Big Five in the wild, the lodge’s beautiful swimming pool, which overlooks the game park, is ideal for a splash. The lodge’s restaurant is also popular among guests, serving buffets featuring international and traditional African meals.

African Pride Irene Country Lodge, South Africa

African Pride Irene Country Lodge  is a place of peace. Travel down a lane lined by oak trees and beside a picturesque lake, you will find the lodge. Just 20 minutes from Pretoria, the capital of South Africa, this luxurious accommodation features a spa, outdoor pool, hot tub, spacious rooms, dining options, and 24-hour room service. The lodge also offers activities for the whole family, including outdoor film nights, picnics, and afternoon tea at the farm.

We currently offer  safari holidays  to all of these brilliant safari accommodations. Whether you are eager to explore. Book a once-in-a-lifetime safari trip with us today.

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On safari in south africa, save up to 15%. book up until midnight on 15 march 2024, t&cs apply. no discount code is required., savour south africa’s magnificent wildlife on this once-in-a-lifetime, full-board safari holiday, based in the locally-rated five-star sebatana lodge, with its own sweeping private game reserve. on this unique small-group tour, you’ll get the chance to really settle into your breathtaking surroundings as you spend a week at south africa’s distinguished sebatana rhino lodge. set amongst the malaria-free unesco-listed waterberg biosphere, the sebatana private reserve covers almost 100,000 acres and is home to over 75 mammals, 300 species of bird and hundreds of different flowers and trees – the perfect place to connect with south africa’s wildlife  , holiday highlights.

  • The opportunity to spot the fabled Big Five
  • Four game drives in the Sebatana Private Reserve
  • One game drive in the Welgevonden Reserve
  • Fascinating guided bush walk
  • Traditional African champagne brunch
  • Sundowner at Sunset Rock
  • Wildlife talk
  • Wine-tasting and welcome drink
  • Johannesburg and Soweto tour, including a visit to the Apartheid Museum
  • Optional game drives at Kaingo Game Reserve and Pilanesberg National Park
  • Optional night safari and tribal evening cultural experience
  • All-inclusive upgrade available

What's Included

  • Seven nights’ carefully chosen full-board accommodation at the five-star Sebatana Lodge, Lephalale, plus two nights on the aircraft
  • Return flights to Johannesburg
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager and wildlife specialist

Sebatana Rhino Lodge, Lephalale

Set in a sweeping private game reserve, and with just 12 bungalows, the five-star Sebatana Rhino Lodge offers a completely unique - and intimate - South African experience. Each detached bungalow features a balcony, air conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, a safe and a mini-bar. Facilities include Wi-Fi, a restaurant, bar (with daily happy hour), outdoor pools, Jacuzzi and a traditional African boma.

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Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 2.5 hours.

Passports and visas

A visa is not required for UK citizens travelling to South Africa, but your passport must be valid for six months beyond the date of entry to the country and have two adjacent blank pages. Special entry rules apply for children under 18 years.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. In many developing countries access is sometimes not as easy as at home. Should you have walking difficulties, getting around monuments and attractions may be harder and, in some cases, impossible. Should you have any concerns whatsoever please do contact us prior to travel.

Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Payments at the lodge

Please note that the lodge is cashless. The payment of the final bill in the resort will be in euros with a Visa/MasterCard credit or debit card. Only a small amount of local currency is required for purchases on the road and for tips to staff members (at your discretion) at the end of your stay.

Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are available on this tour and are only bookable in resort and cannot be prebooked. Prices quoted are 'from' prices and subject to change without notice.

Pilanesberg National Park – from 160 Euros

Night safari – from 75 Euros

Tribal evening – from 65 Euros

Welgevonden Reserve game drive – from 135 Euros

A package with all four tours is available in resort from 349 Euros. Children aged 0 – 11 are half price.

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Save up to 15% discount applies to specific holidays and tours only. All other holidays and tours will have a 10% discount applied. This 'Discover Newmarket Holidays' offer applies to new bookings only booked between 26 December and 15 March 2024 inclusive. This offer does not apply to holidays with late availability pricing and excludes Ocean Cruise, River Cruise, Andre Rieu events, Lapland and Wimbledon. This offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other discount, promotion or concession. When booking a holiday as described above, prices shown will automatically have the 15% or 10% applied. The discount applies to your final holiday price (excluding holiday insurance) at the time of booking. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Newmarket Holidays reserves the right to cancel, change or amend any tour. Holidays booked with Newmarket Holidays, are financially protected in accordance with ABTA, ATOL & ABTOT regulations. Newmarket Holidays Limited is a company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 02238316.

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Founded in 1983, we've spent more than 30 years taking happy customers on holiday. Our ABTA and ATOL bonds mean that, when you book a Newmarket holiday, you can be 100 per cent sure that your money is safe. From the moment our Holiday Specialists begin planning your tours until well after you've returned from holiday, we make you - the customer - our number one priority.

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Safari With Us is a South African tour operator and DMC that arranges and conducts ethical and memorable safaris. Not only do we arrange safaris but also wildlife-, adventure- and scenic tours. Because we want to ensure that you as the client receive only the best, we collaborate with top-rated lodges and operators.

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Day Three – Included Safari And Wildlife Talk

An early rise will be followed by a cup of tea or coffee, and some rusks before you journey into the game reserve for one of many safaris. All safari drives are in open-air 4x4 vehicles to ensure maximum visibility. Make sure to keep an eye out for the fabled ‘Big Five’, hyena, jackal, antelope, the elusive cheetah, and honey badger. A well-earned, leisurely breakfast can be enjoyed after you’ve returned to the lodge. In the afternoon, a resident ecologist and reserve manager will host a fascinating wildlife talk. During this he’ll introduce you to some of the 60 mammals and the 300-plus species of birds and reptiles that inhabit the reserve, arming you with some interesting knowledge for the week.  This evening, after your first full day, you can sit down for a dinner at the lodge.

Day Four – Included Visit To The Hornbill Project And Safari

In the morning, you’ll visit the Hornbill Project, located within the boundaries of the reserve. Founded in 1999, the award-winning Hornbill Project aims to change the fortunes of this iconic, endangered species through several different evidence-based conservation techniques. The southern ground hornbill is a focal point in South African culture, and you’ll learn all about them. An afternoon game drive is up next, and you’ll head out into the reserve on a safari, equipped with the knowledge from your visit earlier. Tonight, an alfresco dining experience will be a delightful treat.

Day Five – Included Safari And Stargazing

Rise and shine this morning as you head out into the reserve on safari, hopefully spotting something new to tick off your list. Savour a leisurely breakfast at the lodge when you’ve returned.   You’ll have the opportunity to spend a part of the evening stargazing alongside your guide. As the sun goes down, thousands of twinkling stars, including the Milky Way, reveal themselves to you, completely free of any light pollution. Your guide will point out the different constellations before you go on to have dinner at the lodge.

Day Six – New Year’S Eve – Morning Safari

It’s the last day of the year, and you’ll really make the most of it by getting up early for an included morning safari, giving you the chance to spot herds of antelopes, zebras, and giraffes.   You’ll then return to the lodge and have the afternoon at your leisure, possibly lounging by the pool, or playing a game of tennis. Dinner will be served at the lodge, and you can ring in the new year with some drinks under a starry South African night sky.

Day Seven – New Year's Day – Included Bushwalk, Safari And Sundowner 

Following on from breakfast, your guide will lead you on a gentle bushwalk into the reserve on New Year’s Day. Stretch your legs as you soak up the surroundings and see the reserve from a more intimate perspective. Being closer to the ground also allows you to track the paths of animals, like kudu and maybe even lions that have followed the same path just a few hours before you.  This afternoon, embark on another open-air safari into the reserve, keeping a lookout for the ‘Big Five’. Post-safari, you’ll stop at a picturesque spot to sip on a sundowner and tuck into some snacks as the sun dips beyond the horizon, turning the sky into a patchwork of pleasing shades.

Day Eight – Included Safari And Bush Lunch

On your final full day, you’ll experience one last safari within the reserve. You’ll then return to the lodge for a relaxed breakfast and a morning at leisure. In the afternoon, you’ll go back into the reserve, travelling to a scenic spot in the bush and feasting on a traditional lunch.

Day Nine – Departure

After breakfast, it’s time to say your goodbyes to the lodge and its staff. You’ll be transferred to Johannesburg airport for your overnight return flight, bringing your celebratory week on safari to an end.

Day 10 – Arrival

United Kingdom

You'll land in the UK in the early morning after your African adventure, feeling refreshed and ready for the new year.

What's Included

Five safaris into the Mabula Private Game Reserve, plus a wildlife talk, bushwalk, visit to the Hornbill Project, a bush lunch, stargazing and a sundowner in the bush

Seven nights’ full-board accommodation at the Mabula Game Lodge, plus two on the aircraft

Return flights to Johannesburg, with coach travel and transfers throughout

Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager and wildlife specialist

Open bar between 12pm and 10 pm (limited to local brands only and beer, wine and spirits, premium brand beverages and cocktails are excluded)

Itinerary changes

Please note, some activities are weather-dependent and the itinerary may have to be swapped around in some circumstances.

Please note, some activities are weather dependent and may need to be moved around.

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This is the third holiday I have taken with Newmarket Holidays. They made it easy to change from the Holiday I originally booked to one in the UK. The tour leader was excellent as was our driver, both of whom went the extra mile to ensure we had a lovely holiday. There were difficulties at the hotel due to COVID but we were made very welcome and the staff went out of their way to help us. So I have no complaint about Newmarket's choice of hotel. I am a single traveller and normally do not like to travel in groups but the laidback atmosphere of Newmarket Holidays is fine.

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Very happy time on an action packed trip to the Scottish highlands. Eddie as tour manager and Simon as driver. Eddie shared his passion for Scottish history and between them they treated us to many unscheduled cultural stops that enhanced our holiday. They went above and beyond all the time. Train trips were amazing and views unforgettable. Hotel was welcoming and food was good. Hot water aplenty for bath. We wanted to escape to another world for a few days and we truly did. THANK YOU. Chris and Caroline

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We have returned from our long overdue trip to Canada Niagara Falls to the Rockies stating in Toronto and finishing in Vancouver. Well we happened to be the first trip back after the Coiid outbreak and it was so good to go. The company had made sure we were all safe and masks were worn where ever they had to be but this did not dampen the trip at all, the Tour directors ( guides ) were brilliant and we saw and did so much it was a fantastic trip which I would recommend to everyone, defiantly one for the bucket list.

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A first class customer service experience

We have been hoping to travel to Puglia for a number of years. We saw a trip in the Newmarket brochure which offered a tour only option which suited us well in terms of the airports and flight times that worked best for our party. When booking we were initially advised by the online platform that not all our room choices were available. However, on contacting Newmarket, their representative, Shannon, said she would try to get us our first preference. Sure enough, the following day, she was able to give us a 24 hour window to confirm what she had provisionally allocated. We now have exactly what we wanted and at a competitive price point. We have used Newmarket before and intend to do so in future. Overall, a first class customer experience.

Date of experience : 02 February 2024

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The experience so far ( have only just booked ) Has been positive. The very helpful operator, Shannon, has made the booking process easy and straightforward. Wanted extra days added on to tour which she was able to do for me. Communication with Shannon has been straightforward.

Date of experience : 01 February 2024

Consultant great representative of the company

The consultant offered detailed information on all parts of the trip. Giving her personal view having been on it earlier. There was no rush in the call and much time was spent discussing the trip

Neo was helpful

Neo was helpful, friendly, engaging and efficient. He made our whole booking experience so stress free, the best start on our safari adventure - thank you Neo

Date of experience : 04 February 2024

Helpful Customer Service from Neo Taule

We had called Newmarket to request a price for an upgrade on our return flight home from South Africa in October. NEO TAULE answered my call and he explained that he would need to go to the aviation department to get that information and that he would call back later in the week with the price. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a call so I called Newmarket again and luckily, I got Neo again and he said he would mark my enquiry as urgent and get back to me. Within a day, Neo called me back and the upgrade was booked. He dealt with my enquiry in a professional and courteous manner and was very helpful and polite. We are very much looking forward to our South Africa adventure now.

Date of experience : 27 January 2024

Reply from Newmarket Holidays

Many thanks for your feedback regarding the service from Neo. He will be thrilled to receive a mention. Ian

I had spent 45minutes trying to pay the…

I had spent 45minutes trying to pay the final money for my future holiday, but each time I got to the bottom no password via mobile was received. I had no other way to do it was to phone Newmarket office. Luckily I got Lisa, who was very patient with me as I was really cross. She went through everything with me, I paid my money, very relieved. It would be better to have more Lisas than on line which doesnt work. Thank you agaiin Lisa

We are really pleased Palesa was able to assist you so diligently. Thank you for your patience. We look forward to welcoming you on your holiday. Ian

Newmarket are reliable

Neo Taule was so extremely helpful - he sorted out my payment with ease. He has a voice which exudes confidence, and he is a star for Newmarket Holidays. I have traveled with Newmarket a few times and always found them very good.

We agree that Neo is an absolute star. Thank you very much indeed for your positive feedback. Ian

Polite and friendly service

After receiving our holiday confirmation I realised that I had booked an excursion for the wrong date so called Newmarket to request a change. The telephone was answered promptly. Bree was very polite and helpful. The issue I had was dealt with immediately and resolved. I would not hesitate to recommend Newmarket Holidays to anyone.

Date of experience : 03 February 2024

Your review is so pleasing to hear. We are thrilled that Bree was able to assist you so diligently. Have a wonderful holiday. Ian

Bridget was extremely pleasant and…

Bridget was extremely pleasant and eager to help us today as we had the need to make an amendment to our holiday to Belfast. I believe the change to our holiday was a little out of the ordinary but Bridget listened and pursued the request with her line manager to resolve our problem. Thank you again for this excellent service.

Booked on line

Booked on line, very easy and smooth procedure. Never used Newmarket before so hopefully everything else will be just as good

Excellent. The kind lady - Lucy was very informative, efficient and pleasant. We did have a small issue regarding a break in transmission of data, but otherwise great job.

Booking done at travel show at London…

Booking done at travel show at London Olympia.Agent(Ian) was very helpful and provided us with information in a friendly but also professional manner.His approach and Newmarket offer enabled us to choose your company over another one under consideration.This will be first Newmarket touring holiday, but good experience in past of a Newmarket Cruise.

Great customer service

Rang because I had lost an important email I had previously received from Newmarket. Easy to understand the option numbers and answered by a friendly Musa very quickly, after several security questions I received my email whilst Musa remained on the phone to check all was received ok. The whole experience took less then 5 minutes! Well done Musa and Newmarket, great customer service.

Harriett was really helpful

Harriett was really helpful and answered all my questions giving me the confidence to book immediately. The early bird offer was good and the brochure really helpful in researching the trips both to Belfast and Norway.

Andre Rieu Concert

Neil and Zoe were very helpful, informative and professional in dealing with all our queries. Looking forward to our trip. Thank you.

A help desk that actually helps

The service Irene on Newmarket's helpdesk gave was exemplary. Not only was her advice spot on and dealt with the query but she showed great patience during my call, accommodating the problems I have using the telephone on account of my deafness. And she followed up with an email confirming the advice she gave by telephone.

Made a booking but rep was vague and…

Made a booking but rep was vague and disinterested. Then invoice/itinerary sent was incorrect. When my wife rang this morning to point this out rep refused to talk to her and cut her off. Extremely worrying.

We are sorry to read this. We will urgently investigate and revert back to you. Ian

I rang Newmarket with some queries…

I rang Newmarket with some queries prior to booking a holiday. I spoke to Neil who answered my questions confidently and then he took extra time to talk me through optional excursions in a knowledgeable way but with no sales pressure. He was warm friendly and helpful and gave me confidence that Newmarket are a reliable firm to book a holiday with.

Date of experience : 31 January 2024

Hello Anne, Thank you for your extremely kind and positive review regarding the recent service provided by Neil. We look forward to welcoming you on your holiday! Charlotte

Danielle was very welcoming and…

Danielle was very welcoming and helpful. When we booked our holiday to Austria last year it was her that did it . She remembered me just from my name and the fact I only said Mrs Renwick from Scotland. She is very efficient .

That's wonderful to hear. We are so appreciative of our loyal customers. We look forward to welcoming you again. Ian

REQUEST FOR 2024 BROCHURE

I spoke to Mr. Mukithi today regarding sending me a brochure. He was polite at all times taking care to ensure that he had my personal details down correctly. He listened carefully to my needs and I look forward to receiving the 2024 brochure in due course. Chris Borthwick

Date of experience : 30 January 2024

Hello Chris, Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased to hear about the service you received. We look forward to hearing from you again soon once you have received the brochure! Charlotte

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A first class customer service experience

We have been hoping to travel to Puglia for a number of years. We saw a trip in the Newmarket brochure which offered a tour only option which suited us well in terms of the airports and flight times that worked best for our party. When booking we were initially advised by the online platform that not all our room choices were available. However, on contacting Newmarket, their representative, Shannon, said she would try to get us our first preference. Sure enough, the following day, she was able to give us a 24 hour window to confirm what she had provisionally allocated. We now have exactly what we wanted and at a competitive price point. We have used Newmarket before and intend to do so in future. Overall, a first class customer experience.

Date of experience : February 02, 2024

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South africa tour.

The experience so far ( have only just booked ) Has been positive. The very helpful operator, Shannon, has made the booking process easy and straightforward. Wanted extra days added on to tour which she was able to do for me. Communication with Shannon has been straightforward.

Date of experience : February 01, 2024

Consultant great representative of the company

The consultant offered detailed information on all parts of the trip. Giving her personal view having been on it earlier. There was no rush in the call and much time was spent discussing the trip

Neo was helpful

Neo was helpful, friendly, engaging and efficient. He made our whole booking experience so stress free, the best start on our safari adventure - thank you Neo

Date of experience : February 04, 2024

Helpful Customer Service from Neo Taule

We had called Newmarket to request a price for an upgrade on our return flight home from South Africa in October. NEO TAULE answered my call and he explained that he would need to go to the aviation department to get that information and that he would call back later in the week with the price. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a call so I called Newmarket again and luckily, I got Neo again and he said he would mark my enquiry as urgent and get back to me. Within a day, Neo called me back and the upgrade was booked. He dealt with my enquiry in a professional and courteous manner and was very helpful and polite. We are very much looking forward to our South Africa adventure now.

Date of experience : January 27, 2024

Reply from Newmarket Holidays

Many thanks for your feedback regarding the service from Neo. He will be thrilled to receive a mention. Ian

I had spent 45minutes trying to pay the…

I had spent 45minutes trying to pay the final money for my future holiday, but each time I got to the bottom no password via mobile was received. I had no other way to do it was to phone Newmarket office. Luckily I got Lisa, who was very patient with me as I was really cross. She went through everything with me, I paid my money, very relieved. It would be better to have more Lisas than on line which doesnt work. Thank you agaiin Lisa

We are really pleased Palesa was able to assist you so diligently. Thank you for your patience. We look forward to welcoming you on your holiday. Ian

Newmarket are reliable

Neo Taule was so extremely helpful - he sorted out my payment with ease. He has a voice which exudes confidence, and he is a star for Newmarket Holidays. I have traveled with Newmarket a few times and always found them very good.

We agree that Neo is an absolute star. Thank you very much indeed for your positive feedback. Ian

Polite and friendly service

After receiving our holiday confirmation I realised that I had booked an excursion for the wrong date so called Newmarket to request a change. The telephone was answered promptly. Bree was very polite and helpful. The issue I had was dealt with immediately and resolved. I would not hesitate to recommend Newmarket Holidays to anyone.

Date of experience : February 03, 2024

Your review is so pleasing to hear. We are thrilled that Bree was able to assist you so diligently. Have a wonderful holiday. Ian

Bridget was extremely pleasant and…

Bridget was extremely pleasant and eager to help us today as we had the need to make an amendment to our holiday to Belfast. I believe the change to our holiday was a little out of the ordinary but Bridget listened and pursued the request with her line manager to resolve our problem. Thank you again for this excellent service.

Booked on line

Booked on line, very easy and smooth procedure. Never used Newmarket before so hopefully everything else will be just as good

Excellent. The kind lady - Lucy was very informative, efficient and pleasant. We did have a small issue regarding a break in transmission of data, but otherwise great job.

Booking done at travel show at London…

Booking done at travel show at London Olympia.Agent(Ian) was very helpful and provided us with information in a friendly but also professional manner.His approach and Newmarket offer enabled us to choose your company over another one under consideration.This will be first Newmarket touring holiday, but good experience in past of a Newmarket Cruise.

Great customer service

Rang because I had lost an important email I had previously received from Newmarket. Easy to understand the option numbers and answered by a friendly Musa very quickly, after several security questions I received my email whilst Musa remained on the phone to check all was received ok. The whole experience took less then 5 minutes! Well done Musa and Newmarket, great customer service.

Harriett was really helpful

Harriett was really helpful and answered all my questions giving me the confidence to book immediately. The early bird offer was good and the brochure really helpful in researching the trips both to Belfast and Norway.

Andre Rieu Concert

Neil and Zoe were very helpful, informative and professional in dealing with all our queries. Looking forward to our trip. Thank you.

A help desk that actually helps

The service Irene on Newmarket's helpdesk gave was exemplary. Not only was her advice spot on and dealt with the query but she showed great patience during my call, accommodating the problems I have using the telephone on account of my deafness. And she followed up with an email confirming the advice she gave by telephone.

Made a booking but rep was vague and…

Made a booking but rep was vague and disinterested. Then invoice/itinerary sent was incorrect. When my wife rang this morning to point this out rep refused to talk to her and cut her off. Extremely worrying.

We are sorry to read this. We will urgently investigate and revert back to you. Ian

I rang Newmarket with some queries…

I rang Newmarket with some queries prior to booking a holiday. I spoke to Neil who answered my questions confidently and then he took extra time to talk me through optional excursions in a knowledgeable way but with no sales pressure. He was warm friendly and helpful and gave me confidence that Newmarket are a reliable firm to book a holiday with.

Date of experience : January 31, 2024

Hello Anne, Thank you for your extremely kind and positive review regarding the recent service provided by Neil. We look forward to welcoming you on your holiday! Charlotte

Danielle was very welcoming and…

Danielle was very welcoming and helpful. When we booked our holiday to Austria last year it was her that did it . She remembered me just from my name and the fact I only said Mrs Renwick from Scotland. She is very efficient .

That's wonderful to hear. We are so appreciative of our loyal customers. We look forward to welcoming you again. Ian

REQUEST FOR 2024 BROCHURE

I spoke to Mr. Mukithi today regarding sending me a brochure. He was polite at all times taking care to ensure that he had my personal details down correctly. He listened carefully to my needs and I look forward to receiving the 2024 brochure in due course. Chris Borthwick

Date of experience : January 30, 2024

Hello Chris, Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased to hear about the service you received. We look forward to hearing from you again soon once you have received the brochure! Charlotte

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