- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 1971)
- Member Of:
- Southern Africa Tourism Services Association
- Tour Types:
- Small & medium group tours (Mid-range)
- Price Range:
- $198 to $221 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Paul | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Wildlife Safaris provided us with an exceptional safari experience.
When I first contacted Wildlife Safaris, I was unsure what type of experience would be suitable for our liking. Jonathan was very helpful in responding to my endless questions and helped to narrow down the best options for my wife and I for a Kruger National Park safari. The end result was an exceptional safari experience. Nick Snyman was our personal guide and driver for our five day safari. He provided excellent information and commentary without overwhelming us with too much detail. He is a very knowledgeable guide and has a keen eye to spot wildlife. Nick is a very personable guide with whom we enjoyed spending our five days. He was very good at looking after us and making sure our needs were addressed. We spent a night at Sabie River Lodge which was quite nice and comfortable. Then spent a night inside the park at Skukuza lodge. Though a bit rustic and dated, the hut was clean and adequate. We ended our safari by spending two nights at Mohlabetsi private lodge which sits within Balule private game reserve. Mohlabetsi is an outstanding boutique accommodation with large well appointed huts and attached outdoor private shower. The staff our outstanding and the grounds are beautiful. Meals are served in different settings including an outdoor dinner around an open fire. The food was very good at Mohlabetsi though not outstanding. We were fortunate to see the Big Five as well as numerous other wildlife, often up close. The open-air safari vehicles provided a nice safari viewing experience.
I highly recommend Wildlife Safaris and would love to use their services again.
Email Lara | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Great advice and communication
Thoroughly enjoyed our safari experience. Started really well with on time pick up from our hotel by a very knowledgeable guide to warm welcome by Sabi River Bush Lodge. Loved staying at the Lodge, accommodation and meals were great.
Email Gavin | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Friendly, organised, took care of everything
We booked a four-day safari (with the last night at a private lodge). Wildlife Safaris were extremely helpful and responsive in answering questions about the different options (a big reason we went with them), After we had booked, they were organised and clear in processing payments and letting us know what we needed to bring - and there were no hidden costs or snags.
The safari itself was excellent. We were collected on time, driven in a comfortable vehicle to Kruger by a friendly and knowledgable guide (Hoppy), and had already seen elephants, giraffe, buffalo and eagles by the time we arrived at the lodge on our first night. The package was a good way to experience the full variety of what Kruger had to offer at a reasonable price over a long weekend: one night and drive with a small lodge on the periphery, one night and drive in a big lodge within Kruger, and the private lodge - which I’d highly recommend (I didn’t fully understand before booking, but private lodges with their own reserves keep more active track of their animals, and have more flexibility to deviate from the road - we had an outstanding on-foot sighting with some cheetah and managed to track down the elusive rhino on our last day).
Our guide was a helpful presence throughout - our drives alternated between him and lodge staff - keeping track of animals we’d not yet seen to try to make sure we saw as much as possible, answering questions about the animals authoritatively, and being a friendly conversationalist!
All in all, had a very good time - we were lucky enough to chalk up all big five as well as aforementioned cheetah, hyena, hippo and many other birds and beasts. Would recommend Wildlife Safaris and this package in particular.
Email Blair | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great company, knowledgeable attentive guide. Definitely recommend!
We would definitely recommend booking with Wildlife Safaris. Our guide Hoppy was great. Very knowledgeable and great to talk to. We liked supporting a small family run company too. Was good value for money. Mid range i.e. we didn't want to stay in 5 star resorts, but didn't want to take the fully budget cost cutting option either. We will definitely choose Safari Adventures when we come back again! We did 5 day tour with one of the nights in a private lodge, however if we would recommend spending the whole time staying in Kruger instead. Private lodge is nice with a pool etc. but not as authentic. If you stay in Kruger you don't have to enter the park each morning, and you see more of the park.
Email John Camp | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Layan | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the best tour guide
I'm currently in South Africa and at the Kruger National Park for the first time. That one was the most fun I've ever had! I believe our tour guide Simon Taylor played a significant role in that. The most important quality about him is his desire for supporting us even in small ways after tour hours. He is a decent, polite, and professional individual. He always made an effort to make sure we were comfortable so that we could all have a great time together.
Email Jude | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
could not have asked for more... it was absolutely fantastic experience
This was my second trip to South Africa, and for that matter, second safari at Kruger National Park. Surely there was a bit of hesitation at the start, especially due to reports on media and certain blogs, strikes and load shedding etc.... Surely, South Africa has her share of challenges just like many other places but this place is magical in my view.
About the tour group, Wildlife safaris, from the beginning they were very professional. Jonathan with whom I had my initial communications was very professional, extremely helpful and courteous. Always answered my questions to the point and made additional helpful suggestions when needed. Also I had a positive experience with Lorraine in the office.
Our tour guide was Simon Taylor. He was absolutely fantastic. Not only his knowledge, but his passion for nature and African Wildlife is commendable. He took every possible effort one can possibly take to show us more and more animals. I have no doubt that he has seen all that on many of his trips to Kruger yet he was so eager to spot the animals as if it was his first visit. He is an absolutely super guide who is well organized, efficient in time management, and above all so passionate about his work and extremely friendly. We also had a super good group, six of us altogether from different parts of the world, but we gel well as a group, and overall, had a fantastic 4 day safari... spotting the big 5 twice in 4 days. All that thanks to Simon's effort.
Email Graziano | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Email Manuela | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A great experience
The tour was perfectly planned and executed, our guide Nick and his lovely wife were amazing. We managed to see the big five and many more wild animals and birds. We also were very well matched with the other couple that planned the safari in the same days, so we had also super pleasurable lunches and dinners and it felt as if the 6 of us were old friends. Kruger Park is a unique place where the nature dominates and we felt humbled by it. I loved every moment and I hope I’ll be able to do another safari with them.
Email Corrado | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
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