Shinzelle Safaris

4.9/5 – 62 Reviews

$1,249 pp (USD)
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A Leading Kruger Park Safari Specialist

A Leading Kruger Park Safari Specialist

Shinzelle Safaris

(62 Reviews)
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South Africa South Africa
1-5 employees (Founded in 2014)
Tour Types:
Customizable private tours and fixed group tours
South Africa ZA
A Leading Kruger Park Safari Specialist

A Leading Kruger Park Safari Specialist

Shinzelle Safaris is an award winning Kruger Park safari specialist. With over 30 years experience in Hospitality and 17 years experience conducting open vehicle safaris in the Greater Kruger Region, our team is committed to delivering unforgettable safari experiences. Our packages have been carefully designed to ensure you get the most value for money without compromise on service quality. We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of carefully crafted Kruger Park safari options.


Friendly, professional and reliable tour operator with an expert, knowledgeable driver/guide

Communication with Danielle from Shinzelle was friendly and professional. We completed the booking process in July for a 3-day December safari + 1-day Panorama excursion. Stayed at the Gecko Lodge about 15-20 minutes from Kruger's Phabeni gate. Jeffrey, our driver and guide was excellent, friendly and knew all the right places for sightings. His 16 years of experience showed as we enjoyed spectacular sightings on each day in Kruger. We were always first in line to enter the park and saw animals no matter the weather, even providing ponchos for the rain. Panorama tour was slightly affected by rainy, cloudy weather, but our guide Henroux made the most of it, doubling back to places we had already visited when the weather cleared. That was much appreciated. The lodge was comfortable and the hosts very friendly and accommodating. There are more expensive lodging options inside the park itself, but this tour fit our budget and our needs perfectly. Would highly recommend this tour operator, our safari driver/guide and the lodge.

An amazing experience!

Due to COVID we had been waiting 3 years to do this Safari and it didn't disappoint! Many thanks to Danielle, our guides and hosts who looked after us and ensured that we had an amazing experience. We had 2 safaris in the Pridelands conservancy and spent 2 full days in Kruger where we got incredibly close to the big 5 animals. We also had very rare and special encounters with wild dogs and cheetahs! Seeing wild dog pups and hyena cubs was like something from David Attenborough. We also did a 1 day tour of the Blyde River Canyon which showed us beautiful areas and taught us a lot about the local culture. African Rock Lodge where we stayed was extremely comfortable, with excellent food, staff and very friendly hosts. It also had lots of interesting wildlife wandering close by as it is inside the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. All in all, an unforgettable trip!

Jeffrey, our Safari driver, was great; the rest of the logistic was below par.

The best part of the tour: Jeffrey, our safari driver, did what he could to show us some good sights. However, there are better months to see the big five at Kruger than September and October.
Good: Dinner at Gecko Lodge was good; the lunchbox they give you for taking early in the morning before your safari, not so much.
Below par: the rest of the logistics, poor communication, pick-up was late, lodge had some issues.

Overall: I would not repeat it, but it was a decent experience.

Great organization and very good guides

We had a great experience with Shinzelle Safaris, awesome guides and small groups that allowed us to see all the animals in an exciting way

Good operator but can improve on comunication

A friend and I did the 5-Day Private Photographic Safari in the Kruger Park. After an initial hick-up with the transfer from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit (we did receive a refund at the end of the safari) and a change of camps from Satara to Letaba and Oliphants (which we were not advised of until meeting our guide) the trip was amazing. Our guide Nick was excellent. Not only was he good at spotting animals but was a great photography teacher as well. The end of the 5 days he had us both using the manual settings on our cameras. There was a lack of cat sightings with only 3 lazy lions seen in the 5 days but that was made up for with lots of hyenas and some great wild dog sightings close to Letaba Camp. Both camps were nice, with accommodations at both clean and tidy. Food at the camps was good but choice limited as it was the same restaurant chain at both camps.

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