Reviews & Testimonials
From the words of our clients, learn more about the unique experiences that we at Pete Oxford Expeditions deliver
We’re excited to share with you the experiences and stories of the travelers who have accompanied us in our adventures around the world. We invite you to read these comments and reviews. If you have traveled with us, feel free to tell us about your experience. We would love to hear from you.
By Claudia and Steve
We recently returned from our second time traveling with Pete and our heads are still swimming with images of astonishing wildlife. We feel so tremendously fortunate to have experienced all the richness of the Pantanal thanks to his capable guidance. Pete is knowledgeable, skilled, passionate, energetic and lots of fun to be with. Having 30 sightings of wild jaguars along the river engaged in all types of behaviors was absolutely mind-boggling and Pete deserves plenty of credit for being patient and persistent and getting us to the right place at the right time. Jaguars were the highlight but there were high-quality encounters with so much more as well --- tapirs, giant river otters, birds, snakes, etc. It could not have been any more wildly extraordinary and we're keenly looking forward to going on another adventure with Pete. Much appreciation and gratitude also goes to Renee who so adeptly handled all of our changing travel logistics. Pete and Renee are a brilliant team! It doesn't get any better than this. Many thanks to both of you!
October 2, 2022
By Michele & John
It’s hard to put into words the experience of stepping into a foreign habitat that we’ve only seen in books and documentaries. It was one of life’s greatest privileges to be so anonymous yet so close and personal to some the world’s greatest, fiercest creatures and feel no danger at all. Often it was surreal & we’re still pinching ourselves. Witnessing the magnificence of the Pantanal, was brought to life by the expertise and passion of Pete Oxford, wildlife adventurer extraordinaire!
September 24, 2022
Just back from our trip to the Pantanal with Pete (our first with him). Jaguars were the priority and we saw many individuals multiple times, hunting, eating, mating and sleeping. And 42 new bird species for us (we had previously visited the Pentanal during the rainy season several years ago). The SouthWild accommodations were excellent and well-situated, and we loved Pete's local guides. The Pantanal should be a bucket list destination for all wildlife lovers. And a special shout-out to Renee for her assistance throughout the planning process right up until we had to rebook a missed connection in getting to Cuiaba on our arrival day in Brazil.
September 22, 2022
Not a day goes by without me reflecting on the amazing Botswana safari I was so fortunate to experience earlier this year with Pete Oxford Expeditions. Three things made this trip so special: seeing great friends after two years of postponing the trip due to the pandemic, the unbelievable beauty of Botswana and its people and the excellence of Pete Oxford Expeditions. Pete and Renee are very experienced travelers and did an amazing job of planning, arranging and guiding this safari. Thank you both for a trip I will never forget.
September 21, 2022
By Marvin (and Theresa)
Our third trip with Pete did not disappoint. The usual hectic pace, the usual taking advantage of every opportunity, even running from breakfast, complete with coffee cups, to jump in the boats and shoot up the river when a tapir suddenly appeared. Extraordinary sightings from Jaguar in the act of killing caiman to in the act of making more jaguars. Numerous mammals and birds and beautiful locations in which to stay. A great time and we're looking forward to our next trip.
September 21, 2022