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Donnie R   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2022 Reviewed: Jun 21, 2022

Email Donnie R

Simply incredible!

10/10 greatly exceeded all expectations! No regrets! Incredible!

S.   –  
Germany DE
Visited: May 2022 Reviewed: Jun 21, 2022

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


Everything was planned perfectly. we stayed at
umkumbe bush lodge, which was a really
awesome place to stay. food was good.
everybody was so nice and friendly and
helped us with everything. the safaris were
unbelievable. we almost saw every animal of
the big5 (except the buffalo). really good
rangers which found a lot of animals. it was a
perfect trip and also thanks to danielle who
planned and booked everything for us.

Raj   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2022 Reviewed: May 28, 2022

Email Raj  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent Itinerary and Arrangements

We had a wonderful time on Safari arranged by Shinzelle with wonderful memories. The team from Shinzelle including Danielle and our guide Derrick took care of all of the arrangements including airport pickup, lodging and the Safari tours at Kruger. The staff and guides at Ukumbe Safari Lodge arranged for great Safari experiences in Sabi Sands where we saw Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Elephant. Everything was perfect, making our visit such a memorable experience.

Jody   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: October 2020 Reviewed: Nov 19, 2020

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


Communication was good, always answered my calls or emails
Service levels were more than I expected.
Living expectation was standard basic, but the food at the Lodge was outstanding & delicious, never disappointed with any meal & hosts were always very accommodating & obliging. Would definitely recommend them again
Safari tour was an exciting, amazing & pleasing experience all round.
Danny at Shinzelle was a fantastic host & really made our trip a Memorable experience.
Celebrated my Birthday during my trip, they made it an Awesome & exciting day for me by spoiling me all around, am truly humbled by their
hospitality & kindness. Will definitely recommend Shinzelle Safaris anytime

Hugo   –  
Ireland IE
Visited: February 2020 Reviewed: Feb 19, 2020

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

Great experience, great organisation, amazing guide

Our experience with Shinzelle has been perfect at all levels.
Communication was easy and reactive, the indication very precise and the organisation very smooth.

For the rest, what to say ? We've been lucky to have an amazing guide with Keegan who knows Kruger perfectly and was a great companion for the our entire stay in Kruger. Kruger is an amazing experience that will stay in our memories for a long long time.

Honestly, we were expecting a lot and it was better than our expectations. The fact that it is a private Safari makes it a truly beautiful experience, very special and it worths the extra-money.

In term of accommodation & food, it was perfect.

Recommended 100%

Shane H.   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Nov 2, 2019

Email Shane H.  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Honeymoon In Kruger

One of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. My wife and I took the 4 Day tour in July 2019. Everything was unbelievable. Jay is the best safari guide anyone could ever ask for. We had him to ourselves for most of our trip and we had so much fun. Great personality, incredible knowledge of the park and the animals in it. He made it his mission to find everything that we wanted to see. The accommodations were beautiful. We stayed in the honeymoon suite at The Windmill Country Retreat. Everything was first class. The hospitality, service and food were all top notch. We had candle lit dinners waiting for us each night when we came back from our safari. We will DEFINITELY be coming back in the future. Anyone considering doing a safari in Kruger should do it with Shinzelle.

Thierry J.   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2019

Email Thierry J.  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great Safari with a competent and very friendly crew

I booked with Shinzelle after my daughter traveled with them a couple of years ago: I was not disappointed. Not only they are very professional, but they also make you feel like you're part of their family. Their guides are very knowledgeable about the animals and the ecosystem. They are also very safety conscious and respectful of the fragile environment they bring you in. They listen to your wishes and will try to accommodate them as much as possible. Their trucks are in very good condition and they keep the number of guests per truck low for everyone to have ample room and take the perfect shot.
Highly recommended!

Victor Garcia   –  
Peru PE
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 17, 2019

Email Victor Garcia  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great safari tours, most helpful and kind hosts ever, very pleasant cottages and tasty food.

Danielle has been the most servfull and kind host ever, she help us a lot to arrange our trip and give us the best advices. The tours to the Kruger park and de Panorama route were awesome and the resort where we stay, the Windmill ,is very comfy with great food.

Michael Vogeler   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2019

Email Michael Vogeler  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The best Kruger experience

I had the best trip to Kruger with Shinzelle Safaris. Everything was taken care of for me. Someone picked me up from the airport, took me to Hazyview for a transfer to another vehicle that took me to the Windmill Country Retreat. Then they took care of us the whole time we were there until it was time to repeat the trip back to the airport.

Our guides were top notch. They took us into the park and were pretty good at avoiding the crowds and getting us a more intimate experience with the animals. We saw the Big Five within the first two trips, and each subsequent trip was just us getting better pictures of the animals. It was a blast.

When we weren't in the park, we had a nice little cottage to unwind in. Each evening, they cooked a great dinner for us. They were even able to do laundry for us, allowing us to pack even lighter for our trip. Sadly, we didn't have any monkey visitors to see, but we did have a nice little Dik Dik eating outside our cottage one evening.

All in all, if you're thinking of visiting Kruger, use Shinzelle Safaris. Everyone was nice and more than willing to do whatever was necessary to give us the best trip we could get.

Alec Boyle   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Aug 5, 2019

Email Alec Boyle  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent, unique safari operator and lodge.

My wife and I booked with Shinzelle as part of our honeymoon visit to SA. The experience was absolutely perfect from start to finish. Communications with the owners were clear and timely, staff at the lodge were beyond friendly and helpful, and our guide Jason was great as both an animal tracker AND a companion. The very first morning we went out with him he found us a leopard that another truck had just blown heedlessly by, and got us so close to it you could tell it had blue eyes. His knowledge of the animals and environment was unmatched, and his skill at understanding the park got us fantastic sightings that many other guides would have missed. Absolutely would book with Shinzelle again on a return visit.

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