Email Ruiqi & Yohan | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Excellent and unique experience in a remote paradise with amazing views and guides
We decided to make a short safari in Kafue, we contacted David, our guide. His response was always quick and helpful. Once we arrive to Zambia he was always kind and careful in every detail of the trip. Always eager to teach us his culture. The lodge we stayed during the safari, was Hippo Lodge located by the river in Kafue park. Lovely place, with everything you need to disconnect from the busy big city life. Game drives during the morning and evening with John whose knowledge about nature is unlimited ;). Although we didn't have the chance and luck to see all the animals we wanted, we would totally go back and try our luck one more time. We totally recommend this adventure if you are looking somewhere far from all the tourist places.
PS: David is such a great person, I am sure we will cross paths in the future!! (L)(L)
Email Laszlo | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
He was friendly and told a lot about the country and the people.
The campsite was on an island, it was excellent: half-tent-half-house accomodation, campfire in the evening and some wine:) The "room" was also more than okay, better than expected (from an island without any electricity). Both David the operator and the staff were nice, I cannot say a wrong word to them. The reason why I rated to average comes from 2 reasons: according to the description "Travelling time from Lusaka to Camp takes approximately 4 hrs 30min to 5 hrs." while it was rather 6-7 hours (not counting the switch of the flat tire); so practically almost 1+1 days spent with just being on road. The other was that we almost did not see any wild animal (at the very end luckily we caught a leopard). Though I know it's rather an question of luck and for that the safari crew is not to blame, but still it was then bit of a disappointment.
Reply from Wilderness Horizon SafarisPosted on Sep 20, 2018
Thank you Laszlo for the review, it was wonderful to host such wonderful people like you and your girlfriend.
What affected the entire travel time was traffic when leaving Lusaka because of Lumumba road which is under construction, the stopover for Lunch midway and the off road section in Kafue national park which has been affected by trucks that had used that road.
Not seeing big game more especially Lions was disappointing although as you have stated its a matter of Luck.
Several Lions prides would roar but were elusive.
The two nights safari did not gift us with enough big game sightings, usually the more nights spent the more sightings you see
Despite the big game disappointing the small game were graceful as you saw impala's, puku's, waterbuck's, bushbuck's, warthog's, sable, hartebeest, birds, crocs, hippos, monitor lizard on the river, smaller nuctunal animals, Leopard on the game cruise and another on your way out.
We hope the wilderness will be more graceful next time with more big game sightings.
We enjoyed your company and are humbled to have met such wonderful people like you and your girlfriend.
Email Suzanne | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Fabulous 2 Day Canoe Trip on the Zambezi River
The whole trip was amazing - especially given my luggage did not turn up and we needed to postpone the start of the trip by one day. Everything got rebooked and whole trip went like clockwork. David from Wilderness Horizons was there 5:30 am promptly and it was smooth sailing .... The canoes, camping equipment, food etc. couldn't have been better. I was so happy that Wilderness Safaris could tailor make my trip for just me on the dates wanted. I went on the trip as the lone female and felt perfectly safe and looked after. Would definitely recommend them and most of all will be contacting Wilderness Safaris for my next trip to Zambia - which I hope is very soon!!!
Email Yvonne | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Awesome and memorable experience
our first time visiting the South Luangwa national park, I never thought it would be possible to travel within our budget as a family. we had a lovely experience to top it all wilderness horizon offered us a very friendly and exceptional service and i must say they also have very good staff who are knowledgeable on different bird species and animals indigenous to Zambia and Africa. Everything worked according to our expectations and plan.
Email Lucerna | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We had a fantastic time in kafue national park
We had a wonderful time in kafue national park with wilderness horizon safaris. The service was excellent and kafue national park was amazing. It was our first time to travel to a national park and everything went according to plan.
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