“Everyday we have been confronted with a new adventure and everyday we have relied on each other. I have been exposed to qualities in my children that have surpassed my expectation. In a very real way, we were transported from our rarefied life in the UK to the raw world of Africa. We have been exposed to each other’s fragilities and vulnerabilities and we have laughed out loud. We have made friends and broken bread with an amazing array of characters.”
"My trip with Thandeka travel has irrecoverably transformed my perspective of not just Africa, but humanity as a whole. My eyes were opened to a world of warmth, friendliness and compassion the like of which I've never seen before. Such a privilege to be able to immerse oneself in another's culture, particularly one as rich as Rwanda's. I was touched every day, and I was put out of my comfort zone every day, but indeed that's where life begins. My Immeasurable thanks to Erin for making it all happen... What a wonderful world."
“The trip was simply extraordinary and my head is still spinning. There is a lot to digest and certainly need some time to reflect.”
“Nothing makes me happier than sharing our beautiful community with others. Many grow up in fear of the townships, but they don’t see what I see… Laughter, love and loyalty. With Thandeka I feel at home. There is no one else out there doing this.”
"Thandeka gave me a new perspective on what life is like for Ugandans and I can honestly say it has changed me forever - in the best possible way. There is something incredibly magical about being invited into someone’s home, learning about a new culture, experiencing and learning from people whose lives are so different to our own. The charity workers and NGOs were doing such amazing work, and where we found tremendous hardship, we also found resilience, hope, and smiles - so many smiles. It inspired me to do more, and to be thankful for what I have."
“In August 2018 we our family of 5 were lucky enough to book a holiday with Thandeka. From the very outset it was a wonderful and exciting experience... with tailormade ideas and suggestions... They listened to all our very many requests (including all those for a 3 year old!) and put together an incredible journey. Every single detail was thought through and taken care of. It was a stunningly beautiful, exceptionally moving and thought-provoking holiday - one which will stay with us for ever.”
“It’s always been ‘us’ and ‘them’. What makes people think we’re so different? Even if my skin is black, and yours is white, we both bleed red. There is a common thread of humanity that connects all of us. Let’s stop running away from it and start talking about it. Sharing meals with new friends at Thandeka opens a raw and honest dialogue. One that, while not forgetting the painful past, focuses on a brighter future.”
"Thandeka always seem to show up, like a life-jacket, when I'm about to be forever lost down the rabbit hole of my work and business...when I've forgotten about everything else that actually means something in the grand scheme of things."