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 Dean F.
This is my third trip with Pete. Ecuadorian Amazon, Galapagos and now Madagascar. The difference between Pete and Reneé and the bigger expedition companies is the personal touch they impart. I always feel like the trip is all about me and they are making sure I am enjoying myself. Pete does an excellent job of showing you not just the wildlife; he gives you a real sense of the people, the cultures and the history of the places we visit. He puts context to what you are seeing which makes for a much deeper experience. This won’t be my last trip with Pete and Reneé!!
November 14, 2018
By Claire L
I put off writing this review because I knew that nothing I wrote would properly convey how wonderful this trip was. This was my first time traveling with Pete & Reneé and due to work schedules, my husband and I were only signed up for 14 of the 18 day trip. That was our biggest mistake; I almost gave my notice on the spot to stay the extra four days.
Not only are Pete and Reneé flexible, good-humored and competent but their long history traveling to Madagascar allows them to share a unique perspective and story of the island's conservation efforts and culture that are key to understanding its complex history. Their partnership with the right local guides gave us the ability to experience the country in an intimate way - whether we were feet from Indri lemurs calling or spending several hours photographing fossa, it always seemed to be an exclusive encounter.
I plan to spend the next month reliving our time there through photos and cataloging the variety of lemurs, chameleons, birds, and reptiles we saw. I can’t recommend Pete, Reneé, or Madagascar enough.
Pete & Reneé - I adored every minute of traveling with you both and can’t wait for the next trip.
November 14, 2018
By Jenny F
We just returned from 18 days in Madagascar yesterday and I am still floating on air. This was the first trip I had ever done of this magnitude and I will never forget it. Pete and Renee are gracious, enthusiastic and attentive to each guest. I thought this trip was going to be all about the wildlife but the people and the culture were just as memorable. We saw so many animals and plants that live no where else on the planet- lemurs, chameleons, lizards, frogs, fossa and 86 species of birds. We learned, laughed, squealed and sometimes cried over the beauty and life of Madagascar. I would highly recommend traveling with Pete and Renee.
November 12, 2018
By Pamela R
We recently returned from a fabulous trip to the Pantanal led by Pete Oxford. Pete is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the flora and fauna found there. We saw Jaguars daily, over 160 species of bird as well as a wide range of reptiles and mammals, many especially sought out by him. Pete is an amazing tour leader, incredibly enthusiastic, boundlessly energetic, and keen to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible. He even called us after we had retired one night as he remembered that my husband was disappointed to have missed a sighting of a giant anteater, and another one was around. This was my second trip with Pete and I can't recommend Pete Oxford Expeditions highly enough.
November 11, 2018
By Mary M
My first trip to the Pantanal, and what a breath taking array of mammals, birds and reptiles awaited us! Quite fabulous! Pete made sure we saw all the numerous species possible, and gave us time to observe their behaviour. This included a jaguar cajoling her cub to swim across the river (took 45 tantalising minutes), a jaguar kill (of the cutest capybara), a potoo pretending to be a branch, a giant anteater with coat and tail flying, chasing off pesky coatis, and a caiman with head well extended out of the water eyeing the unbelievably beautiful agami heron. As well as being a super enthusiastic leader, Pete gives generous help to the photographers in the group, with the result I have come home with some wonderful pictures (for me, anyway!) which recall a marvelous, unforgettable trip. Many thanks, Pete.
October 28, 2018