Testimonials

To the staff at Gekko Safari on behave of my mother Ailcie Wilks from Edenhope Vic, sister Charlene  from Melbourne and myself Kerri-Ann McWaters from Lucindale SA, I would like to say a very big Thank-you for providing a holiday we greatly enjoyed with Gekko Safari at the beginning of September. A 5 day spectacular outback tour and viewing Lake Eyre and our 85 year old mother also had the thrill of meeting her idol Dick Smith at William Creek so it was a double wammy after the awesome flight, especially for her. Paul was a top driver and tour guide. You couldn`t wish for any better. I will not take up any more of your precious time as i could easily go on forever.
Kerri-Ann, Ailcie & Charlene
Dear Xavier The Tour was wonderful. I’m not going into it now, as I need time to sort my thoughts and photographs out, but rest assured it was brilliant. Both Norma and I are thirsty for more as I think she has already told you. So please keep us on your mailing list should you be having any new ones on your itinery. I did a wine tour on Sunday and was expounding to all the passengers, how FANTASTIC !!! Gecko Safari Tours were and recommending you like mad. Again so many thanks, and when I have wrapped my mind round the Tour I will be in touch again.
Veronica
Dear Xavier, You may recall that we requested a booking on a safari on which Sandra was to be the guide because she was so highly recommended to us ….. We thoroughly enjoyed the Gekko safari and are full of admiration for Sandra’s part in the Lake Eyre experience. For over fifteen years I acted as site coordinator/local guide for US Elderhostel tour groups in North Queensland. Thus I could appreciate what a sterling job Sandra was doing as guide/coordinator/driver/ BBQ cook/etc, etc. It was a great experience, we thoroughly enjoyed it, and hopefully so far may have encouraged a cousin and some acquaintances to think about doing the Gekko thing.
Mick Jackes
Hi Xavier,   Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our wonderful trip with Dick last week. My husband Dean, my sister Joy and her friend Rita had the most fantastic trip imaginable. The weather was perfect, and every turn was a panoramic view. The only thing that was annoying was a couple of whinging poms, but you get that!! Rita is a pom who has only been out here for 3 years, and they made her embarrassed to be a pom. They complained that we were late getting in for our meals at night, but it was because we were all having such a great time that we didn’t care what time we got in. Dick was very friendly and accommodating and pretty good with the jokes too! We all thought that your company puts on a pretty tremendous tour and we will certainly be recommending this trip to all our friends. Extremely good value for money. Thank you for all your help in the organizing out trip.   The transport was most comfortable, and it was great to move around different seats to chat to all the passengers.   A couple of suggestions for improvements:  Maybe some overhead nets to put warm jackets etc in so they’re not under your feet or on your lap. A really good voice over for the area your travelling through, with all the points of interest, so as not to distract the driver.   Dick did make plenty of stops for photographs of scenery, wildflowers and wildlife.
Joyce
Hi Xavier, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful trip Cathy, Jenny and I had last week. Paul and Sandra are THE BEST tour guides ever, so easy going and really professional, nothing was too much trouble for them. Every minute of the tour was just fantastic, we didn’t want it to end. I’ll be recommending your tours to everyone I know. Thanks again, and all the best for the future of your business.
Sue Barletta
Dear Xavier. My husband and I travelled on the Lake Eyre Spectacular tour departing Adelaide on October 5th 2011. We would like to say how much we enjoyed it. The whole trip was so well organised: our accommodation was clean and comfortable, the meals were most enjoyable and always ready when we were and nothing could be faulted. We have travelled a lot around the world and our driver Paul was the best we have encountered. Paul had the ability, while letting us feel as though we had all the time in the world, to still keep the schedule running on time. We were never rushed or hassled. We had a good group on board which always adds to the fun….often there is THAT ONE who causes bother! All in all we had a great fun time and enjoyed ourselves immensely. I might add that we are spreading the word! Regards to all at GekkoSafari.
Audrey and Don Jackson
Dear Xavier, I took the 25-29 July Lake Eyre tour and I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed it very much. The accommodation and the food were very good, the activities very interesting and of course the country we travelled through was wonderful. You have obviously put a lot of thought into the organization of the tour. Although my original goal was to see Lake Eyre, I was absolutely entranced by the Flinders Ranges and intend to return there for a more leisurely experience. Sandra is a most impressive and capable person. I think my fellow travellers all felt entirely confident with her. I won’t hesitate to recommend this tour to others.
Jeannette Ruxton
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour to Lake Eyre last week. Your driver/tour guide, Nick, provided exceptional service and we cannot praise him highly enough. His knowledge and experience added to the enjoyment of the tour and he is a credit to your organisation.
Brenda & Rudy Scarfi
Good afternoon everyone at Gekko, A quick note to again say thank you for the great tour Vicki, Scott and myself just completed. The Hospitality was fantastic and we all thoroughly enjoyed our Aussie outback trip with Paul. We are already recommending the trip to our friends, Thank you.
Arthur Fowle
Hi Xavier, We would like to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour to Lake Eyre and especially Coober Pedy. We were very impressed with our Guide, Derek. He was a particularly good driver and gave us a most enjoyable time giving us lots of information and he took us to lots of interesting places. Please pass on to him our thanks and regards. You can be very proud of him.
Jan and Ray