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eric   –  
Canada CA
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Aug 26, 2017

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The review below is the personal opinion of eric and not that of SafariBookings.
lack of training guides

the safari was good ,but the lack of training of are guide ( Wayne)to adress a''Bully ''in are group ,even after it was mention to him ,put a lot of strain and a bad atmosphere in the group ,and cause me lot of stress,I will not recommend to someone Sunway Safari ,I saw other group ,with other company having more fun and a better group dynamic that our,I lodge a complaint to Sunway Safari , will see ,

Stephen Kirby   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2022

Email Stephen Kirby  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Sunway Safaris make dreams a reality

Superbly organised safari.
Great interaction with our guides,fabulous knowledge of animals etc.The wild camping was a
terrific experience sitting around the fire at nights hearing the animals and
seeing the star filled skies.Food prepared was extremely good,catered
for all tastes.Everyone helped each other.To see wild animals in their natural habitat and absorbing the
grandeur of the landscape was a dream come true,thank you Sunway.
Value for money 10/10
BT14 tour,28th August-10 September

Sybille   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: November 2018 Reviewed: Dec 4, 2018

Email Sybille  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Authentic wildlife adventure - over expectations!

At the beginning of November, I joined the Botswana Wildside Camping Safari (14 days). It was a magnificent trip starting in Johannesburg, passing some of Botswana’s national parks and ending in Livingston to visit the Victoria Falls. It was a well-organized and divers program – game drives and camping in remote areas as well as cultural interaction in the cities. One of my favourite points was the journey in a traditional makoro (narrow dugout canoe) to an island in the Okavango Delta, an enormous wetland area with pristine wilderness. Traveling in small groups was a major benefit to simplify the processes – it was more like a family than a group.

8 of 14 days we did some wild camping in the national parks. This was an authentic wildlife feeling with extended game drives in the morning and evening (siesta in the afternoon due to the heath). We were very lucky that we saw a big variety of animals and got plenty of time to observe them in detail. Please note that there is quite a bit of time spent in the vehicle (game drives, travel time…) but the seats are comfortable and the landscape is varied. So time is running fast. The meals made on the campfire were delicious and contained many fresh ingredients (tasty alternatives for vegetarians). Even in the outback, we had simple facilities (bucket shower every second day and bush toilets). Camping equipment, cooking tools and vehicle were in good conditions.

Local and experienced guides make a huge contribution to the success of a trip. Our guides/drivers were outstanding and complemented each other. Farai and Moses, our lovely guides, have profound knowledge in the field of wildlife, country-specific features and African traditions. They took care of us and showed us their countries from the best side. Farai was responsible for the overall organisation and the cooking part whereas Moses drives us through the landscape. Moses is a professional Botswana guide with big experience and true hospitality. Besides reliable driving, he showed us the (hidden) spots where we could track games and give in-depth background information. ET was the driver of the backup track with the kitchen and our baggage. That’s a responsible task as well. With his friendly manner, he was part of the group and helped to set up the campsite or to break down before leaving.

Thanks to the people that make this trip amazing! I’m looking back to great trip and an unforgettable experience. It was an authentic wildlife experience - this sounds like an advertisement but it’s the truth. I would highly recommend this tour to my friends.

Silke   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: June 2018 Reviewed: Aug 13, 2018

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

Botswana Wild Side

We had an absolutely amazing camping safari in Botswana with Sunway Safaris. It was extremely well organised and run very smoothly. Our main guide, Petros, was outstanding. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wild life and enabled us to have some interactions with wild elephants that were amazing. I felt safe and looked after all the way along. The time in the okavanga delta with the locals there was really special. I was very glad that we had Jame with his superb driving skills on these difficult roads. Food prepared by Petros and Dineo was delicious and I was very surprised about what you can cook on a campfire! The wildlife was wonderful - it's easier to list what we didn't see (a cheetah) than what we sae - we even saw a pack of wild dogs! We returned with many many magic memories. Thanks!

Stephanie Berman   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Aug 6, 2018

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

Wonderfully organized to maximize the best of South Africa

I recently returned from the Sunway Safaris Rainbow Route, 17-day tour across South Africa. I have never been on an organized tour of this length and wasn't sure what to expect. As a solo traveler, I was incredibly impressed with the organization of the tour, the tour vehicle "Red Elephant," and and the expertise of the guides. Yes, there was quite a bit of time spent in the vehicle (it's great, but if you go during the winter, make sure you have layers because it can be cold in the mornings), but a lot of that time was spent during safari game drives and in order to be able to cover the ground that we did. There were a few days with really long drives, but because we left early in the morning and stopped for an activity along the way, the drives didn't feel that long. At Kruger and the other safari parks, we saw some unbelievable wildlife sights (e.g., pride of 12 lions, lions eating a recently killed buffalo, mother lion crossing water with baby, all Big 5 on two days in a row, elephant walking to water hole) due to the skill level of our guides, Phuma and Farai. Our guides were the perfect pair and complemented each other beautifully. After a few days, it felt more like a family than a tour group. We only had 4 in the group, but the limit is 12. We were also able to see fabulous marine wildlife including humpback whales, southern right whales, seals, etc. I was also incredibly impressed with the accommodations which exceeded my expectations. For the first two weeks, we were in somewhat remote locations (with the exception of Kruger), which were very peaceful. The last week when we hit the garden route, it became a bit more crowded with tourists, but was absolutely beautiful! Overall, I would highly recommend this tour and this company.

serena, geneva   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Oct 9, 2015

Email serena, geneva  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

highly recommended

this is the second time I have done a safari holiday in africa and the first time with sunway. I was certainly not disappointed and infact the holiday and accommodaion were far better than I had expected. I did a 2wk 'beach and bush' from johannesburg through swaziland and mozambique. the tour was very well organised, guides farai and william highly knowledgeable on all our questions, either flora or faune, and did their jobs very professionally. the tour included 3 nights in several places, a welcome break from the long days in the truck, which obviously was a big part of the trip. we did several safaris in a couple of parks, and saw loads. the food on the tour was top quality and rarely convenience foods, lunches often picnics on the road sides and dinners usually a fabulous meal around the camp fire. the 'permanent tents' were far from being tents, all with very good sanitary and hot water, and the places we stayed one night in were more 4* than basic. the programme, although it included thousands of kms and long travelling days was...excellent. I think the entire group would agree that there was nothing we would have changed in hindsight. well done to the guides and organisers

Ulli and Thomas from Austria   –  
Austria AT
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 2, 2019

Email Ulli and Thomas from Austria  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great safari, bush walks and hiking!

Our hiking tour through South Africa, Swasiland an Zululand was wonderful. Our guides Colly and Cloud from Sunway did a fantastic job spotting moving rocks as animals from far away, sharing all their huge knowledge about wild animals, history and living conditions with us and showing us very beatiful scenery on our hiking tours. They are very kind guys, well organised, excellent cooks and deal with all upcoming questions in a way everybody can feel well.
The accomodations were fine, it´s a good idea to stay two nights and than move on to the next. The small group of five made the bus to our mobile living room.
Thank you so much for the gorgeous experience!

Anne & Mario   –  
Germany DE
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Oct 29, 2017

Email Anne & Mario  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Ivory Route - fantastic

We have just returned from the 2-week Botswana & Zimbabwe Ivory Route, which exceeded our already high expectations (we have traveled several times with Sunways). The route was well chosen and the activities as well. The accommodations were all good, Hyena Pan was again fantastic with the many animals at the waterhole. The travel times were long but absolutely in order. Our highlights were:
- Matobos National Park, where we were only a few meters away from the rhinoceros (mummy, dad and baby)
- Moremi Game Reserve, where we have seen a young leopard have torn a little impala
- Shakawe - Okavango Delta, where we spent a night on a houseboat
- Maun - the flight with the open helicopter over the Okavango Delta (at his own expense)
- Chobe National Park, where we have seen a lot of elephants and of course a leopard with its two babies.

We will never forget this trip - our honeymoon.

Many thanks to Sunway Safaris and our two guides Chris Zvidzayi and Chris Zulu who have made this possible.

All in all, we can only recommend Sunways and already plan another safari with Sunways next year.

Christina   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2015 Reviewed: Jan 4, 2016

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what more could you ask for?!

What can I say?....if you're reading this in contemplation of going away with Sunway...all I can say is stop contemplating, and book!!

I did the Rainbow Route with 9 others plus our guides Wayne and Mosses
The organisation is fantastic- Wayne and Mosses are true masters in co-ordinating our tour, taking us to stunning places, providing outstanding food, knowing so so much about the wildlife/areas/people we saw (quite incredible)....and being such vibrant characters- they were duly held on a pedalstal by the end of the trip :)

The accommodation was brilliant- very characterful places, often boutique-style. The vast majority was great for cleanliness and facilities, but please remember the places are c. 3 star, some slightly more basic....if you want 5star, this isn't the tour for you.

If you want to embrace adventure, where there are no guarantees (to coin a phrase from the guides!)'ll love this trip!

Rachel Guinee   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: June 2015 Reviewed: Jul 8, 2015

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

From the mighty Vic Falls to the dunes of the Namib and the Okavango Delta -a superb tour

We have had the most amazing trip that lived up to all expectations and exceeded them. The service provided by Greg and Dee, our guides, was superb; from the food to driving and most of all their experience and sharing of their love and knowledge of Africa. All the communications before the trip were spot on, and during the trip we were looked after perfectly so that the distances covered and array of activities laid on seemed effortless and relaxed. The weather was great (June) with sunshine days and heat and we had been given all the advice on clothes for cooler evenings and mornings so were perfectly prepared- all the information you need is in the itinerary - we just did take more than we needed! Would highly recommend Sunway and this tour to anyone wanting to see a beautiful part of Africa on an accomodated tour.

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