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
Hello, Xavier, Along with my sister Sue Barletta and my cousin Jenny Peardon, I recently went on your 5-day Lake Eyre trip which departed Adelaide on 5th October. Just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We found our drivers/tour guides, Paul and Sandra, to be very helpful, friendly and informative. They did an excellent job of looking after us for the whole trip, and nothing was too much trouble for them. We had a lot of fun and Paul and Sandra showed us some amazing parts of the country. It is obvious that they are both passionate about what they do. We’ve been raving about our trip to all our family and friends since we’ve been back home and have been recommending Gecko to everyone. Thank you so much for a wonderful and very memorable tour.
Cathy Hopton
Hi Xavier, We have just come down from cloud 9. What a great trip we had, every day there was a new experience and country we had never seen before. It was hard to decide which was the highlight of the whole adventure . Margaret being a former Art Teacher could not go past the texture, patterns and colours of Lake Eyre. For me it was the boat trip on Spencer Gulf. The Skipper a very passionate person was a real Tourist asset. Paul our driver and guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Always willing to go that extra step to make it a memorable holiday. Many thanks Paul and Xavier and all the best for the future.
Michael and Margaret Shannon
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, 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
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
Dear Xavier, I just wanted to say I had a fantastic trip to Lake Eyre and a big thank you on Cooper Pedy which was very interesting. The flight over Lake Eyre was fantastic but the all round trip was great. I also which to mention that Sandra was great and made our trip as well. Anyway thanks again and will mention to anybody that wants to visit that area about you guy’s.
Phil Hall
Hello Xavier, We travelled with your company on the 6th July and would like to acknowledge the great time we had. I would like to say how professional Paul and Sandra were. Very attentive and helpful, always happy to answer any questions. Finally I would say that we would happily travel with your company again and would happily recommend your company to others. Keep up the good work. Many thanks.
Maureen Beard