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Recensies van onze reizigers

 

Hi Monique,

The trip went very well and was amazing. There was so great highlights, especially waking up to the sunrise in Indelou. Every body was very friendly and was very lucky to see the area and meet the people. All the service was very good, the food was good and was actually a much easier trek all round than I expected.
Mamadou and the driver were both very good. His guiding and information was all very good and obviously he has a good knowledge of the area and knows many local people. I would definitely recommend him.
Also your guy in Djenne, Ibrahim, was also very good.
Overall a fantastic trip throughout and a perfect trip in Pay Dogan.

Many thanks,
Jay - United Kingdom
30 March 2017

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Hallo Monique en Ibrahim,

Hartelijk dank voor de goed verzorgde reis en kennismaking met Mali.
Ibrahim is een fantastische gids en heeft alles tot in de puntjes geregeld. Van mij had de Dogon trip best een dag langer mogen duren, evt. de boottocht een dag korter. Ik begrijp dat je 3 dg nodig hebt om Koulikoro te bereiken.
Voor jullie verzorging alle lof, leuke afwisseling in vervoer en slaapgelegenheden.
Voldoende gelegenheid voor contact met plaatselijke bevolking en dat vond ik prettig.
Zeker ook bedankt voor de opgestuurde foto met lijst, erg leuk.

Hartelijke groet voor jullie.
En wie weet tot ziens.

Groetjes,
Stef - Amersfoort
8 maart 2017

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Dear Monique, dear Ibrahim,

a bit more than one year ago me and my son, who stayed in Bamako for a whole year, spent one day on the Niger by your pinasse.
I came to Mali to meet him and look into a different world. All in all I spent just one single week in your country, but I still remember this week as an outstanding experience in my life. Especially this afternoon on the niger with visits to a pottery and a fishermen village led us into a traditional and so peaceful life, an extreme contrast to our usual living and also to the "normal" news we here from Mali.
Your announcement of being in Berlin for the ITB soon, made me write this message. Feel free to use it or parts of it for promotion there or on your website. I am living in Germany, far away from Berlin and won`t be there. But I want to encourage you to keep on working for your future and the future of Mali`s tourism. A trip to Africa can give so much to people used to Europeen life.

Kind regards,
Peter Mowitz
Germany
22 February 2017

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It was a really awesome trip. Amazing people, amazing scenery and an amazing guide. Mamadou is a really nice guy, and made the trip really special with his knowledge of Dogon culture.
Many thanks for everything!

Ed - United Kingdom
27 January 2017

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Hi Monique and Ibrahim,

We are back home in Hanoi. We had an incredible experience in Mali and you were able to give it a personal touch few travelers get to experience.
We hope more tourists begin traveling to Mali to see what all it has to offer. The kids especially enjoyed the horse and donkey cart rides, the river excursions, and the zoo in Bamako.
We will do our best to promote Mali as a travel destination. If you need us to be a reference for any potential clients requiring such let us know and we can provide them the extra encouragement.

Best regards,
Thaddeus & Tra
2 January 2017

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In september 2016 mochten we Carmel en Hume uit Australië verwelkomen in Mali.
Op TripAdvisor lieten zij een referentie achter.

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We willen jullie bedanken voor de onvergetelijke reis die we beleefden. De organisatie was fantastisch. Ik vond het uitzonderlijk hoe snel je reageerde om mijn visum in orde te brengen. Jullie hebben een team van supergidsen die heel boeiend konden vertellen en waarvoor niets te veel was. Speciale dank ook aan Sanny, een ongelooflijk organisatietalent en een heel warme man! Hij was ook een hele hulp toen ik ziek was. We onthouden vooral de vriendelijke mensen en de prachtige natuur en cultuur! Als we de kans hebben, kiezen we er in de toekomst zeker nog voor om met jullie te reizen!

Groetjes Joke en Basse
3 augustus 2016

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Please allow us to thank you so much for the pleasant journey and Ibrahim's guide: you both are a good team, so professional and likeable.
We will see each other again somewhere somewhen.
Good luck for everything.

Marco and Chris
27 March 2016

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The trip was fabulous!
Thank you so much.
Ibrahim was a great guide and I learned a lot about the villages we visited.
I would definitely do another trip with your company and will certainly recommend you to others.

Laura Forgie - Bamako
27 March 2016

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On behalf of the Romero family and Abdoul Karim: we have had a very good experience in Ségou. It was a graat and unforgettable adventure. We are sure that this trip will be repeated.

All the best,
Oscar Romero - Venezuela
27 March 2016

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We are just back from Segou. I wanted to let you know we had a fabulous time. The crew was lovely and helpful. They were so friendly! Ibrahim is full of knowledge! He taught us many things. His tours were great. He was funny, entertaining and like I said, had great information. Everyone made us feel special. They were concerned about what we like, what we wanted to do etc. I felt all of you went above and beyond. It was like a family atmosphere. As you can tell, I'm super pleased and will be spreading the word.

Kind regards,
Shannon Dunn - Bamako
27 March 2016

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Fragment uit de recensie op Tripadvisor:
Finally, we felt that a lot of our enjoyment of Mali was due to the excellent service provided by Papillon, and would heartily recommend their agency.
Bezoek Tripadvisor om de volledige recensie te lezen.

Todd Mulder en Sean Cronin - USA
19 maart 2016

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Greetings from snowy New York.  This is just to confirm our safe return, and to inform you that we had a great trip--so thank you.  And please thank our marvelous guide, Sanny, for his invaluable help.  He was truly wonderful...

Joe & family - USA
21 January 2016

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Ik denk met veel dankbaarheid terug naar mijn beslissing om Mali te bezoeken. Het bezoek aan Mali heeft mij als persoon veel inzicht en erkenning gegeven van de culturele waarden en normen van het land.

Els Jonk – Nederland
15 december 2015

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We had such a great trip! Ibrahim was a fantastic guide, patient with the kids, and an overall cool gentleman. The rest of the crew were helpful and kind as well. I would highly recommend your company to others.

Kourtney Wessels - Mali
29 September 2015

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Honestly everything was as good as I expected or better, despite the large amounts of rain. Thanks again for all the help with getting the Niger visa!

All the best,
Markus - USA
16 September 2015

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We would love to do more trips with you in the future and will be happy to spread the word about Papillon Reizen. We absolutely loved the weekend, it was a great experience. The service was excellent, we got plenty of information&history in every village, the food was good and everybody on the boat was very nice. The camping spot was well chosen, the tents and the fire were ready in a moment. Honestly, I don’t know what could have been better. We recommended the trip to our friends and are talking about doing another trip.

Francesco - Mali
15 March 2015

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I have had a lucky chance to run into the Papillon Reizen office and never regret using its service. It was a tailor-made trip and I really enjoyed it. The personnel is very competent, professional and attentive. I think it's the best choice in this part of Africa (they also provide travelling to the neighboring countries). I am happy to be their client and hope to use their service in the future.

Nikolay Sosnovskiy - Tbilisi, Georgia
February 2015

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I have to tell you - you are the best of any "tourist" company I've ever dealt with. What sets you apart is real lack of desire to get as much money out of client as possible, on the contrary you tried to make it cheaper for me, so far you are the only one I encountered. You are very responsive and always available on line for questions; everything you arranged is on time and can be depended on even in Africa . You treated me not as a customer but as a friend. I'll do my best to promote you.

All the best,
Edward Samson - USA
17 October 2014

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First of the very all, a BIGGGGGG Thank You to Papillon Reizen for bringing us such an exotic trip in Dogon Country (no cliche!). We really had a great time (though I was a bit feeling unwell) - a truly amazing experience especially for us who are doing the first-time Africa!
And secondly, we would like to thank Ibrahim once again - not only that he is professional and knowlegeable, but he had been being a very responsible guide taking care of us.
Last but not least, Mali is such a great country that requires more good guides like Ibrahim to bring traveller experience to a higher level. And it deserves a better worldwide regconition as a starred travel destination too. As a way to help we will be spreading the good words about Mali (and of course Papillon Reizen) amongst the Hong Kong travel community.
Keep up the good work! Monique and Ibrahim! You guys rock!

Isaac & Mars - Hong Kong
June 2014

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Thanks a lot to Ibrahim, from now on we will call him the best tourist guide in the world. He has been both a friend and a great professional during this trip around Mali. We will always keep these wonderful days and him in our heart. We will strongly recommend our acquaitances in Mali to go with you for this worth while visit!

Miriam Garcia, Spain
June 2014

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We hebben genoten van onze reis door Burkina Faso en nu al weer zin om nog een keer te gaan, twee weken is niet te lang en ook niet te kort. 
Veel gezien, lekker tempo in de reis en aardige, professionele begeleiding. Ibrahim en Inno waren echt een toevoeging aan het reisgezelschap.

Eric en Jelle Kamsma, Nederland
maart 2014

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Mali and surrounding countries are stunning places to visit - safe, heart-warming and beautiful. And there are no better people to take you there than the team of Papillon Reizen. Got to do it!

Catherine Campbell, Australia
February 2014

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We toured Mali for two weeks in January this year (2014). We organised a tailor made private tour with Ibrahim Kassogue of Papillon Reizen tour company ( http://www.papillonreizen.com) a company run by Ibrahim and his Dutch partner Monique. They can tailor make a tour to suit your interests - Dogon trekking, pinasse and camping trips, visiting villages, etc etc. You get in touch with them and they sort out a tour which meets your needs and they give you a quote. Our tour included a mix of public transport, hotels, private cars, a pinasse trip down the Niger river and camping. Breakfasts were usually included. Ibrahim even got tickets for an inhouse concert by the renowned Malian singer, Oumou Sangere!! It was a great way to see Mali. We really enjoyed it. Ibrahim showed us a lot of Malian life we would have not accessed or experienced by ourselves. We loved going to villages and meeting people, especially the children. We felt very very safe the whole time we were in Mali, despite the recent problems and the over the top travel warnings. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Jan & Evan, Sydney - Australia
January 2014

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‘k Zou zo’n reis opnieuw doen. Eenvoudiger kan niet. Je stelt een vraag, Papillon doet een voorstel. De prijs wordt bepaald. Je betaalt en je hebt een compleet private reis op maat. Simpeler kan gewoon niet. Beste dank aan het hele team, die dit op topniveau heeft uitgewerkt.

Lukas Ervijn, België
29 december 2013

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Lieve Monique,

Wat een oase van rust is deze stek in heftig Afrika met z’n verscheidenheid aan mensen, geuren, kleuren en modder. Heerlijk om wakker te worden van de langsvarende vissers en zandpirogues. Dank je wel voor de, met veel aandacht en liefde voor Mali, georganiseerde trip door Mali.
Veel succes met Papillon. Blijf vooral de vlinder die je bent, dan gaat het ongetwijfeld een mooie onderneming worden.

Liefs,
Karin in ’t Hout
Gouda, Nederland
22 juli 2011

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Je wordt overal warm ontvangen. Vooral de meeste kinderen vinden het een hele belevenis om een blanke aan te raken en lopen soms hele einden aan je hand mee.
Vooral Ségou is voor mij een goede mix van Malinese cultuur, dagtrips en een comfortabel onderkomen bij Monique aan de rivier.

Robbert
22 juli 2011

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Lieve Monique,

Dankjewel voor jouw grote bijdrage aan mijn onvergetelijke trip door Mali! Ik heb met volle teugen genoten van de mooie gebouwen, de kleurrijke markten, de prachtige natuur, de indrukwekkende olifanten, het lekkere eten. En bovenal heb ik genoten van de hartelijke, spontane, lieve mensen die ik overal ontmoet heb. Zij en jij hebben ervoor gezorgd dat mali een bijzonder plekje in mijn hart in is gaan nemen.

Liefs, Nicolette
23 april 2011

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Dear Monique,
I found your place accidently on-line, a day after you posted your custom-made portion to the website. All the stars must have been aligned that day because everything worked out perfectly! It was such a pleasure to have a warm and friendly voice call and answer a last-minute tourist’s questions and assuring everything would work out. I really enjoyed the bus ride and getting to see a different side of Malian life in Ségou, that you cannot see in Bamako. You and your friends (Amadou, Ibrahim and both Baba’s) and everyone else I met at your lovely little hidden treasure made me appreciate Mali and the universal kindness and understanding that individuals from different countries and on different journeys can demonstrate to each other. If I come back to Mali I will surely return and will send anyone who comes here your way. Ségou was an amazing and much needed rescue from my working days in Bamako. Best of luck!

Emy Montiel, Washington DC
March 13, 2011

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Dear Monique,
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. Your place is indeed a small haven of peace & tranquility and I have loved spending time by the river and sleeping under the stars.
Thanks too to Amadou & Segou for looking after us so well & also to Ibrahim, the perfect guide.
A lovely end to our stay in Mali.

Christine (London/UK)
9 February 2011

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Monique’s place really is a little piece of heaven – the view of Djoliba from the terrace is to die for! Such a tranquil place (& the neighbourhood is extremely funky) – fresh papaya from the garden – the fishermen on the river, & Monique (& Amadou) are the perfect hosts – one could not ask for more. A highlight of our trip.

Hugh – London
9 February 2011


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Tack för ett fint rum, fredig atmosfär & toppen personal!!

Nina & William, Zweden & Columbia
7 February 2011

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What a pleasure it was to spend a week at Monique’s house. After the hustle and the bustle of the festival, it was wonderful to sleep under the stars and fell asleep listening to the gentle lap of the water and the soft calling of the creatures of the night. The shade of the tranquil courtyard is a haven of peace. Monique, Amadou and Secou were wonderful hosts who went out of their way to make our stay an absolute joy. Many thanks to you all & I will see you again. X

Marina – London
7 February 2011

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Thanks for a wonderful stay - relaxed, non pressured, comfortable, under the stars – what a dreamhouse! Will definitely be back!

Deanne
6 February 2011

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Lieve Monique,
Een prachtige reis door Mali met een onderdompeling in en bij de Dogon. Veel ervaringen rijker konden we hier in Ségou nog bijkomen in jouw eigen heerlijke paradijsje. Jij en Ibrahim hebben ons een fantastische tijd in Mali bezorgd.
Dank voor dit alles, hopelijk ontmoeten we elkaar nog eens.
Wij zullen de komende tijd nog wel nodig hebben om alle indrukken te verwerken.

Pietje & Geny, Nederland
31 januari 2011

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Monique,

Hoe fantastisch is het om dit boek te mogen openen op deze magisch mooie plek in Mali!! Dank voor je goede zorgen en fantastisch verblijf! Ik hoop hier nog eens terug te zullen keren.

 

Mirjam,

Den Haag (Scheveningen)

1 januari 2011

 

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Monique,

 

Hartelijk dank voor alle goede zorgen, heerlijk eten, warme ontvangst en de gezelligheid!!

 

Merci :)

Annet Andres,

Ede – The Netherlands

1 januari 2011

 

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In the middle of nowhere, there is a wonderful hostess and friend Monique, who made all the difference for the rest of our stay in Mali. We were her first guests at the guesthouse and we spent a fantastic evening in the lovely courtyard.

Thank you Monique for your generous hospitality.

 

Greta Isac

Vancouver, Canada

1 januari 2011