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Monika   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: October 2013 Reviewed: Dec 2, 2013

Email Monika  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A wunderful experience: less luxury, more nature.

The tour guide is a very experienced man. Hes still accompained from his colleague since many years. The two men are very motivated to let the guest see and know everything which is possible: "reading" the nature and animals, explaining background, changements, developments. They have a lot of patiences, can specially for those who love wait, who have enough time, who like to search and to oserve the animals for more than just a few minutes. With Kangela Safaris there is no rushing around in the bush: there is Quality instead of quantity. Khangela Safaris is a Partner for People who like to come very close to nature and animals by all their senses, for people who like to walk. We loved the comfortable Camping in the bush right next to the waterwhole with the lovely selfmade meals on the fire, the beautiful evenings with storytelling... and linstening to the Sound of the animal.

Emily and Neilo   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2013 Reviewed: Dec 2, 2013

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris


Totally tailored to what we wanted, brilliant trip- we don't have a single negative comment except we wish it could have gone on for longer! An absolute trip of a lifetime, would recommend Khangela Safaris to everyone looking to have a unique African Safari.

Katerina Ring   –  
Zambia ZM
Visited: June 2014 Reviewed: Jul 7, 2014

Email Katerina Ring  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Zimbabwe! 2 weeks, 3 parks: lizards, lions, camping, walking, learning, laughing!

My 3rd time in Zim with Mike & Bernard of Khangela Safaris. These guys never disappoint! Nobody can find a lion like Bernard can! Between the driving, the walking, the cooking and the tracking of animals, every trip with Khangela brings me back to life when I have had too much of the modern world. I sleep better in those tents and on those mattresses than anywhere else. The food was fabulous (and I am a vegan), the company was great fun and we saw giraffes, ground horn bills, lions and more lions, cave paintings, elephants all over the place, and buffalo (on cue). My personal highlight?: I had a wonderful hike over the summit of a lichen-covered whale-back at sunset in the boulder-filled splendor of Matopos park which I will never forget! Bernard works magic, Mike is organized and tirelessly funny. A creative, functional low-impact camp set-up which is a joy to wake up in and return back to daily. I'll be back.

Herman and Robert   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: June 2014 Reviewed: Jul 28, 2014

35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Fantastic walking safari trip

In June we had a trip with a Mike. He is very friendly and wants to do everything for his guests. We stayed 6 nights camping in Hwange, 4 nights in Mana Pools and 2 nights in Matopos. Apart from the wildlife it was a very relaxed experience. We just did the walks and game drives and everything else was done by the guide, the tracker and the cook.
Our tracker was superb. He found lions on several occasions. We could watch them from a close distance during walking safaris.

Andrina and Peter   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: August 2014 Reviewed: Sep 15, 2014

Email Andrina and Peter  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Unforgettable and fantastic trip - better than everything we could ever have imagined!

We've participated in a 12-Day Hwange and Mana Pools Parks safari trip with Mike Scott and his partner Bernard. We’ve spent 12 absolutely amazing and outstanding days in Hwange and Mana Pools: Tent camping (with camp cots, mattresses, duvets and pillows) with all imaginable amenities (from Birchermüesli and Nutella to excellently constructed bush shower/toilet) at really remote camping sites - particularly Chitake Spring Camp 3 and Croton Camp in Mana Pools were in complete wilderness; the first Mandavu picnic site camp in Hwange to a lesser degree - with only very few people but lots of game…! The mix of walking safaris and drive safaris was adjusted to the guests wish. To get an idea for interested visitors – here is the link for a video a former guest has uploaded:

Mike Scott, a licensed tour operator, and Bernard who speaks various local languages including Ndebele, Shona and Chitonga were an excellent, super-friendly and very competent team. If inquiries are done in time, one can tailor one’s safari (duration, parks, remoteness etc.) completely.

We can absolutely recommend Khangela Safari to everybody wishing to visit beautiful Zimbabwe and to observe (and to walk into...) impalas, elephants, birds, hippos, leopards, giraffes, lions etc. The unique landscape combined with this fantastic team is an unforgettable experience in all respects.

We're already looking forward to coming back, not only but also for watching the spectacular sunsets while enjoying a cool lion beer under a majestic baobab :-)

Thank you, ngiyabonga, merci vylmol/vöumau!

Andrea and Chris   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2014 Reviewed: Dec 24, 2014

Email Andrea and Chris  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

12 days Hwange and Mana Pools August 2014

Dear Mike and Bernhard from Khangela Safaris

Thank you for putting Zimbabwe on top of the safari world map!
We were lucky to take part in a 12 days Hwange / Mana Pools National Parks combination on a Khangela Safaris trip with Mike Scott.
This felt like the sea to summit tour showing diverse natural wonders with great differences in landscape scenery, habitat and animal population. Game spotting is always a variable thing but the plentiful menu will have a lot to offer in terms of different antilope, circus elephants, cats and dogs and great scenery with colorful sunsets at the river or with baobabs to dream.
Thank you for doing your safaris in a minimal impact way being respectful to nature and animals. We really enjoyed staying at remote places experiencing the luxury of being away from the crowds in combination with your great campfire restaurant. The mobile tented safari offers great freedom in trip layout and could be customized to our wishes. Together with excellent camp assistant and spotter Bernhard we were guided by a brilliant team.
The Camps you picked at Mandavu Dam (Hwange), Chitake Springs and Croton on the Zambezi riverfront (both Mana Pools) were excellent. What a wonderful experience to check out the surroundings in a mixture of game walks and drives.
Thank you Mike and Bernhard as well for spotting, pampering us safely, caring, sharing knowledge, cooking and much more –giving us memories to put a permanent smile on our faces.
This is definitely something to come back for !
Andrea and Chris

Matt & Bianca   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: March 2018 Reviewed: Apr 21, 2018

Email Matt & Bianca  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

5 Day Safari Hwange National Park

We did our safari from the 12th - 16th of March 2018. The trip was amazing, even better than we had hoped for. As this trip followed what had been a reasonably wet wet season, the park was very green and lush. This being the case the bird viewing was fantastic. I must admit we were unsure if we would have the opportunity to see a lot of large game due to the density of the bush at this time, but Mike and Bernard were able to use their wealth of knowledge of the area to ensure we were not disappointed. We had a very up close an personal experiences with lions, many elephant, giraffe, hippos, crocodiles, zebra and many antelope species.
On our trip we opted for walking safaris as well as the drives. This was definitely a highlight, and it got the adrenaline pumping seeing lion and leopard spoor frequently.
To top it off, Mike and Bernard made us feel very welcome back at camp and throughout the trip.
We cannot recommend using Khangela safaris enough, and if we are lucky enough to come back we will be using Khangela without a doubt.

Heather Gulliver   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2017 Reviewed: Jul 18, 2018

Email Heather Gulliver  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Very good safari; Michael Scott is very conscientious and efficient.

It all went very well in spite of turbulent politics at the time.

Janine   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: September 2018 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2018

Email Janine  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Walk on the wildside

In the last 10 days we went on safari with Mike Scott to Mana Pools in zimbabwe.
We enjoyed every second of it! Together with tracker Bernard, who wil never ever give up while tracking, they form a great team. Also in the the kitchen. We saw leopard, lion on foot as also big herd of buffalo and many more. Very special sighting of wild dogs and 9 pups in the chitake spring on our last morning.
Humor and wonderfull stories are present to! We went to Africa 10 times..but this one is in our top 3 of the special ones.
We certainly will be back! And will recommend khangela safaris with pro guide mike scott to all other africa lovers who want to go for the real the bush...under canvas..just as it is ment to be!

Cindy Tyrrell   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Sep 10, 2018

Email Cindy Tyrrell  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Beyond outstanding!

We have just returned from an incredible trip to Mana Pools with Khangela Safaris, made all the more enjoyable due to the professionalism and expert knowledge of Mike Scott, our guide and his tracker Bernard. The camps were more than comfortable, hot showers provided every day, delicious meals (provision made for Vegans and Vegetarians). Evenings under the amazing night skies were enhanced by Mike's many stories, as well as visitations by hyena and ellies very close to camp. Both Mike and Bernard were excellent trackers which enabled us to see lions on foot on several occasions. However, just staying in the camp provided us all with many amazing sightings of wild dog, buffalo plus large numbers of baboons, who kept us all entertained by their antics . Mike's knowledge of birds and trees was beyond impressive, which augmented the enjoyment of each and every remarkable day we had in this very special place. Beyond amazing!

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