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Some of the reactions from our esteemed clients from the sport or wildlife arenas.

 

" Very many thanks for a splendid visit. An unparalleled experience. Please also pass on my thanks to Hemant. Both of you were such welcoming and knowledgeable hosts. We were all delighted with the anniversary book. Thank you again."

Geoff Wellsteed, Cheshire,
United Kingdom

 

"During the recent tour of India with my cricket team, Barkers Creek Cricket Club, we were privileged to have Sporting Excellence provide services for our touring party. In particular, bus travel for transfers to and from the airports in Mumbai and Delhi was arranged, as well as for a six day bus tour through Rajasthan. The arrangements were faultless, and in a country which can be challenging for novice tourists to India, the services were provided with reassuring competence and with back up support well beyond expectations. Without reservation, I can highly recommend Sporting Excellence to organise and co-ordinate travel requirements in India."

Doctor Geoff Courtis, MBBS, Dip. Obstetrics RACOG
Australia

 

"An Excellent Safari !Very well organised and our guide was very good and went out of his way to ensure we viewed as many wild animals as possible.We were very happy with all the lodges and hotels too .It was a five star Holiday! Thanks ."

Gurvinder Kaur & family,
Chandigarh

 

"Despite the fact that we are a family of 4 with 2 young kids, Incredible Africa Safaris managed to personalize our Kenya trip and catered brilliantly to all of our needs... We've had an absolutely fabulous holiday! Thank u!"

Alita, Sudhir, Kiara & Ayanna Lobo,
Mumbai

 

"We had many WOW moments! The whole experience (in East Africa) was amazing and it's truly a magical place!"

Radhi & Anil TS,
Singapore

 

"Our safari to East Africa was unforgettable! Despite our many discussions about the annual wildebeest migration before departure, what we saw was way beyond our expectations. Your passion and knowledge of the birds and animals coupled with the great instincts of David and Simon, enabled us to see many “stories” about how the various animals and birds live together and fight for survival in their natural habitat...We appreciate your traveling with us and we highly recommend Incredible Africa Safaris to all our family and friends!"

Brinda Somaya, Somaya & Kalappa Consultants Pvt Ltd,
Mumbai

 

"Vikram and his team were extremely knowledgeable, polite and punctual. The game viewing was way beyond our expectations. The lodges were excellent and the hot food was also good. The packed meals could have been better. Even on our 11 hour drives, we returned to the resorts excited and happy. All in all it was an excellent experience and we would strongly recommend Incredible Africa Safaris to anyone who would like a thoughtful, well organised, thrilling and friendly vacation in Africa".

Dr Anand Somaya,
Mumbai

 

"Thank you very, very much for an absolutely entrancing holiday to Kenya and Tanzania. This was essentially the first full-fledged safari that we have been on; and I thank the heavens, and yourself, that this was led and guided by you. Your knowledge, commitment, caring and superb organisation made all the difference."

Prithvi & Vijaya Sarathy,
Bangalore

 

"Thank you very much for a superb day (event) in Delhi. Absolutely top class."

Niraj Mittal
Managing Director Royal Bank of Scotland

 

"The Ambassadors of Cricket tour to Kenya was a great mix of sport and wildlife. It was very well organised and we were able to see the African countryside and stay in wonderful hotels as well."

Rahul Sagar
Director Nirlon Ltd

 

"Had a super time in Sri Lanka during the ICC Twenty 20 World 2012. Well organised. Would like to travel again."

Keki Kotwal
Mumbai

 

“SDFC 2012 was very well organized and I feel it achieved all its objectives of camaraderie, fun and competitive cricket & get together of old friends.”

Rohit Roy
Captain Sanawar Old Boys

 

"A great tournament played with true sportsman spirit by all the players and the teams. To add to this was a fantastic atmosphere with ex Mayoites, Sanawarians and Doscos which made it a truly memorable SDFC 2012 .”

Abhimanyu Singh
Captain Doon Old Boys

 

"Thanks for planning our family vacation to South Africa & Kenya this summer. The travel, accommodation, food, guides, vehicles and all the seemingly small but major issues were taken care of in a timely and comfortable way!"

Chandrashekher Pitre
Senior Director Marketing
South Asia, DHL Express

 

"We enjoyed our safari in Kenya thoroughly! Simon, our guide, did a fantastic job. He was always smiling, helpful, knowledgable, never said "No", and was always on time. The vehicle was clean and in good condition and we had some amazing sightings / photos! What more could we have asked for - Asante Sana!"

Chetan Mulani
Director
BNP Paribas Securities, India

 

"This holiday was made absolutely perfect by your complete effort, and the way you took charge of the group. Thank you so much for thinking of every little detail for each one of us in the varied and large group. It was all planned so perfectly right from both of you meeting us at Mumbai at that unearthly hour, to our flights, to the visas in Kenya Tanzania, to the wonderful driver-guides and vehicles, and also letting us get our day of shopping! All the lodges and camps we stayed at where chosen with great care, and each park for the right amount of days. I can't decide which was my favorite place as each one had something that made it special. If I have to rate the hotels, then each one would be excellent. The variety of food,despite my being a vegetarian, was so much that we all packed in the pounds! Africa is so unbelievably beautiful, but you made it even more fabulous with your enthusiasm and knowledge. You would stop the vehicles for even the smallest of creatures, plants and trees. This helped us to be able to appreciate much more than just the big five, and gain more insight into this most lovely, raw and pure part of Africa. It was wonderful the way you encouraged us when we'd spot an animal, and make us feel like experts! I can't thank you enough for making our dream holiday even more, much more, wonderful than what we expected. We can't wait for our next trip back to God's Eden."

Namrata & Veerbhadra Singh
Deogarh.

 

"An 18 day safari of Kenya and Tanzania is not easy to plan and execute - congrats and thanks for meeting and exceeding our expectations! We were very happy with the guides, vehicles, lodges and camps, and Kirawira was the highlight of our stay. The Migration at the Ndutu area, the many leopards and lionesses on trees in the Serengeti, the Tarangire bulls and the 'red' bull elephants of Tsavo, the nightly lion calls, the massive crocs in the swollen Grumeti, the cape buffalo just below our room at the Ngorongoro Crater, the sunset at Lake Victoria and the amazing drive to the Mara on the dirt track, the endless evening chats of the days' sightings...Although it was my 3rd safari with you guys, it was an unbelievable safari!"

Veer Vikram Singh Rathore
Jodhpur.

 

"SDFC 2012 was a fantastic event. Well conceived. Smoothly run. Great spirit. Perfect amalgamation of competition and camaraderie!"

Charu Sharma
International Sports Commentator and Captain
Mayo Old Boys side

 

"The (East Africa) safari was spectacular but above all, the amazing bit was the personal touch and eye for detail that went into its planning. This is only possible with an in-depth and on-the-ground knowledge that you guys provided. Thank you - fabulous work and very much appreciated!"

Sumit Dayal
Global Head - Leveraged Finance
Standard Chartered Bank

"Our clients and I have had the pleasure of experiencing Sporting Excellence's services in India and overseas for several cricket matches and during Fifa 2010 in South Africa. They got us fantastic seats and took care of all the little things like transport and stadium entry and the very essential item - food. They also have access to several sportsmen who have been speakers at our corporate events. I highly recommend Sporting Excellence and see myself watching many more sporting events with them."

Neeraj Bhargava
former CEO
WNS Global Services

"Apart from organizing fabulous events, Sporting Excellence adds a real special touch through their personal involvement. Something that one doesn't get to see with other event managers. Whether it is breakfast with a well known cricketer after a match or dinner in close proximity to an African lion or chartering an aircraft in the middle of the jungle."

Puneet Chaddha
Managing Director & Head Commercial Banking
HSBC India

"The ICC cricket world cup 2007 was a memorable experience...not because of how India played, but with the wonderful organisation skills and class shown by Sporting Excellence. They lived up to their name, were great sports, and demonstrated excellence in all they did! The special evening with Sir Garry Sobers was a wonderful surprise, and will remain with us all our lives. True Calypso magic for the Calypso Foods guests. Having seen a number of world cups from 1987, this was my best experience...not for the cricket, but for the organisation and delivery of Sporting excellence. May they grow from strength to strength."

Debashish Mitra
Founder & Managing Director
Calypso Foods Pvt Ltd

"The speed of response, the options provided and eventually the ability to have a ten day safari tailored to our specific needs was just the start. The on ground delivery was surprisingly smooth and made the trip memorable! Could have gone away thinking the Big Five turned out on queue too! Many thanks, we really had fun!"

Harish Krishnamachar
Vice President
World Sport Group

"Sporting Excellence has been a very supportive partner who is focused on our goals and deliverables and makes it very easy for us to work towards it. Their commitment to the activity is paramount and they ensure that the best that is possible comes to their clients. Sporting Excellence are great client and event managers. All the best to them in their endeavors".

Rahul Sinha
Chief Marketing Officer
Birla Sun Life Insurance

"Congratulations on a great team effort. It was a pleasure working with you!"

Amit Mahajan
Mumbai Indians

Vikram uses his passion, his experience as a player, love for the sport and his extensive list of ex and current cricketers to deliver a perfect client experience. From having legendary cricketers to come and have a personal chat with clients to whatever the requirement, he and his team are on hand throughout to ensure clients have a day that any sport fan would cherish and remember.
I would have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Sporting Excellence for any client event.

Arun Khurana
Vice President
RBS Global Banking & Markets

"In the course of my working with the Sporting Excellence team, I found a very high level of enthusiasm for innovation and a focus on client satisfaction. I also found them working on giving value to the client. I remember that while returning from Pakistan by road, there were some untoward incident in all of Lahore but the Sporting Excellence team managed to get police cover, and local support to safely take the entire contingent to the Wagah border in time and safely."

Sugato Banerjee
Vice President & Head Marketing
Standard Chartered Bank India

".from helping us build the right IPL package to suit our needs, delivering a hassle free experience to our clients and more importantly willing to help us when we had last minutes changes and requests over the course of the 5-6 week tournament... Truly an excellent experience."

Irfan Khan
Macquarie Securities (I)

"Our experience with Sporting Excellence has been extremely gratifying. Their commitment and abilities have been exemplary. The delight on the faces of our customers who went on the trip to South Africa is testimony of the same. We thank Sporting Excellence for a job well done."

Ajay Gupte
Media Manager
TVS Motor Company

".Thank you for getting the arrangements completed in double quick time and making my trip possible to CWC 2003.I had a great time at Centurion and Wanderers. the arrangements for stay, travel and sightseeing were good. the match tickets were in prime location."

Ashok VS
Standard Chartered Bank

"Tx again. I am sure you guys will build this into a formidable company."

Akshay Kumar
Vice President & Head Marketing
Standard Chartered Bank

".Thank you for the tireless effort you have put in to shape the London event. It took meticulous planning and coordination on your part to give your guests a wonderful time.Fabulous!"

Swapan Bhattacharya
Managing Director
TCG Life Sciences

".The trip was fabulous, and the planning trademark meticulous. Cannot thank you enough for the same..."

Lakshmi Goyal
Sr Vice President & Head Brand
HSBC India

" Well done!"

Arup Roy
Head Corporate Banking
Standard Chartered Bank India

".have known Vikram for some years now... very professional in his approach. creative and most of all value for the money invested in his recommended mediums."
Service Category: Advertising
Year first hired: 2006 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative

Rahul Akkara
Brand Head
Nitco Tiles

"Vikram's passion for the game reflects in the way he does business. A great guy to work with and most importantly he always delivers what he promises."
Service Category: Sports Media
Year first hired: 2003 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Ashish Bahl
Brand Head
SAB Miller India

".Thanks for the super arrangements."

Sonal Dave
MD & COO
HSBC Securities & Capital Markets India Pvt Ltd

".It was a pleasure to meet you during the London offsite. You guys did a great show and I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it!"

Tarun Lamba
Imperial Auto Industries Ltd

".The memories of visit to South Africa keep flashing as it was such a wonderful well organised event...thanks to Sporting Excellence."

Kamal Arora
Kamal Arora & Associates

".Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, for organizing such a great trip to Jo'burg. It was a pleasure to meet you both."

Vidyut Gulati
Amarchand Mangaldas

".Thank you very much for making our trip to South Africa so comfortable and enjoyable. Everything was perfectly planned and executed. You were real friends and just not professionals taking care of each one of us. "

Sudit Parekh
SK Parekh

"It was a pleasure for us to be a part of this mega event.We really cherished the trip."

Sanjay Agarwal
Manager
Ernst & Young

".Thanks for such wonderful arrangement.it was a nice trip and I can never forget the great experience. "

Rakesh Kataria
Financial Controller
Katmandu Apparel Group Mumbai

".The stay, travel and organization of the entire trip was simply superb....I couldn't have asked for more....kudos to Sporting Excellence for their immaculate organization of the entire trip."

Adithya Jerome Joseph
Associate
HSB Partners

".Once again thank you both for your efforts in making us very, very comfortable during our trip to South Africa and making it one of our most enjoyable and memorable outings yet..."

Aditya, Usha & Prakash Subramanian
Stromag India Pvt Ltd

".Didn't get a chance to thank you and your efforts to make our South Africa trip a once in a lifetime experience. It was great!"

Nilanjan Ghose
Khaitan & Co

"Thank you! I know this is your job but the feel was different, may be the credit goes to the whole team who was part but you people have been transparent, humble, energetic, open minded and carried Indian values in your hospitality business. I wish you people a lot of success."

Hridesh Sharma
UFI Filters

".At the outset I must congratulate you for an excellent trip. I rarely had so much fun in so little time. The timing and the co ordination was a direct result of the blood and sweat of both of you and your team and I bow to you. It was a most memorable trip."

Thanks & Regards
Pankaj Shah
VS FINANCE

"Thanks for the wonderful and unforgettable Kenya trip! Great job, close to perfection.Keep it up!"

SB Misra
Minex Metallurgical

"Vikram, Sutapa, we have won the Gold award across HSBC Asia Pacific for the customer offsite.thanks for your big contribution in it."

Ajit Martis
Vice President
HSBC India

"Great job done in Sri Lanka! Hope to do many more such trips."

Ashwinder Singh
National Head Sales
Private Banking Group
ICICI Bank

"One 'high' I wish to recount are you and Sutapa! I think you both are instrumental in making it a glitch-free event ."

Lakshmi Goyal
Sr Vice President & Head Brand
HSBC

 

"Needless to say, the Kenya trip was amazing and an outing which will never be forgotten!"

Hari Venkatachalam
Renishaw Metrology Systems Private Limited