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Reviews from our guests

 

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 have enjoyed our journey through Burkina Faso and are looking forward to do it all over again. Two weeks isn't too long and it isn't too short either.
We have seen a lot, nice travel pace and professional companions. Ibrahim and Inno were truly an addition to the party.
 
Eric and Jelle Kamsma - The Netherlands
March 2014

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I would do a journey like that again. It can’t be any more easy. You ask a question. Papillon comes with a proposal. The price is set. You pay and you have a journey entirely tailored to your wishes. It just can’t be easier. Many thanks to the entire team, who worked it out on high-quality.

Lukas Ervijn – België
29 December 2013

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Dear Monique,

Such a peaceful oasis this is in stormy Africa with its variety of people, smells, colours and mud. Awesome to wake up with the sounds of passing fisher boats and sand pirogues. Thank you, for the with lots of attention and love for Mali organized trip.
Good luck with Papillon. Please stay the butterfly that you are, and it will without a doubt become a beautiful company.

With love,
Karin in ’t Hout
Gouda, The Netherlands
22 July 2011

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You're warmly welcomed, wherever you are. Especially most children love to touch a white skin and sometimes walk hand in hand with you for quite some time.
Especially Ségou, for me, is a good mix of Malian culture, day trips and a comfortable accommodation with Monique at the riverside.

Robbert, The Netherlands
22 July 2011

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Dear Monique,
Thank you for your large contribution to my unforgettable trip through Mali! I’ve enjoyed the beautiful buildings, the colorful markets, the stunning nature, the impressive elephants and the delicious food to the fullest. And most of all I have enjoyed the warm, spontaneous, lovely people I have met everywhere. It’s because of them and you that Mali has taken a special place in my heart.

Love, 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, Sweden & Colombia
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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Dear Monique,
A beautiful journey through Mali with an immersion in Dogon Country. Enriched by many experiences we could recover in your own delightful little paradise. You and Ibrahim gave us a fantastic time in Mali.
Thank you for all of this, hopefully we will meet again.
We will need the time to come to process all impressions.

Pietje & Geny, The Netherlands
31 January 2011

 

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Monique,

How great it is to be opening this book on this magical beautiful place in Mali! Thank you for your loving care and a wonderful stay! I hope to return here some day.

Mirjam, Den Haag (Scheveningen), The Netherlands
1 January 2011

 

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Monique,

Thank you for the loving care, the delicious food, the warm welcome and the cosiness!!
Merci :)

Annet Andres, Ede – The Netherlands

1 January 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 January 2011

Mali - festival father and son