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Nancy and Randy   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2013 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2013

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

A thoroughly enjoyable, 'bucket-list' Kruger Park safari & Panorama tour by Wildlife Safaris (Pty)

Our 5-day Kruger Park safari with Panorama tour arranged and managed by Wildlife Safaris (Pty) Ltd. was an overwhelmingly positive experience from the get-go. This was our first trip to Africa and we knew NOTHING about safaris. We found Wildlife Safaris via our Lonely Planet tourbook and reserved our safari online with Christine who was ever informative and patient. She helped arrange our airport pickup and pre and post safari overnight stay in the Johannesburg area, making that aspect simple for us. Our Wildlife Safari guide, Clive was very knowledgeable with 11 years of guide experience and >35 years of visiting the park. His knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of the park was ever reliable and his stories entertaining. The safari vehicle, a clean air-conditioned van (with binoculars provided by Wildlife!) was very comfortable and the ability to view the African wildlife was good from all sides through open or closed windows. During the safari we stayed at a Kruger park bungalow for 2 days and a 4-star private safari lodge for 1 which gave us a sense of the differences between the two types of operation. We saw the greatest diversity of animals at Kruger Park while driving with Clive - lions, leopard, elephants, zebras, various antelopes - amazing in their natural environment. At the private safari lodge though we saw a cheetah with cubs close up which was very special. The Kruger Park bungalow was air-conditioned and had a kitchen which was not needed because Clive cooked wonderful barbeques for the evening meal and we ate at Kruger park venues for breakfast. These meals were fun, comfortable and good though not 'haute cuisine' (which was fine for us). The private safari lodge had their own restaurant and we enjoyed those meals but preferred the more relaxed atmosphere of our Kruger Park meals. Our room at the private safari lodge was beautiful. After the safari, Clive drove us through the canyons and waterfalls that are part of the Panorama tour. It was hazy but the scenery and views were jaw-dropping and well worth the trip. We stopped for shopping (at a silk factory and South African craft places) before staying overnight at a quirky motel called Hippo Hollow where hippos and crocodiles could theoretically join you at breakfast (they can coe on the grounds). It was a niice stay. Then we went on back to Johannesburg for the end of our safir. Wildlife Safaris (Pty) Ltd and Clive provided us with a truly memorable experience that we would return for and highly recommend to others. They provided us with a safe but adventurous safari and touring experience, that was professionally arranged and had the element of a personal touch from our guide, Clive and the various venues that were well-selected by Wildlfe Safaris. They are a great company and the cost was very reasonable!

Adam T   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2013 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2013

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

Kruger 3 day safari

This was awesome. The guide was perfect, knew everything about everything. I am not an animal lover but I enjoyed the safari. Price was perfect and the lodging was better than I expected. Would do again in the future.

Flora Goldstein   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2013 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2013

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

Our trip with Wildlife Safaris was fantastic and the highlight of the 3 weeks spent in South Africa.

Communications from the inquiry stage to the time we were back at the airport at JoBerg were excellent. Hoppy, our guide, was knowledgeable, fun and took great care of us. The tour in Kruger was amazing. We didn't see a leopard but we saw just about every other mammal in the park. Hoppy was also knowledgeable about birds found in Kruger which also enriched our experience in the park. I would highly recommend a trip with Wildlife Safaris.

Jason & Annie   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: October 2013 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2013

Email Jason & Annie  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Not often do businesses deliver on what they advertise ....this company did and some.!

Our friends did the finding and booking then told us how easy their website was to use , and how helpful and patient Chris was with setting up the itinerary for our 4 day Safari to Kruger from JoBurg , the value for money is excellent with fantastic organisation from the get go followed by a fantastic host/guide in Clive with his years of experience , great stories about South Africa and Kruger and his obvious love for his job .......which I guess made me a little envious , this trip had the personal touch which is missing from a lot of ' tourist trips' and we highly recommend them, great company delivering on their promise, thank you Clive and the rest of your team.

Niels Holger Jensen   –  
Denmark DK
Visited: September 2013 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2013

Email Niels Holger Jensen  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A good guide makes a great trip.

For the trip itself we had excellent info from the tour operator regarding preparation to and for the duration, and we were lucky - being 4 seniors - to be matched with other people with same interest to the trip into Krüger Nat. Park. Service during the tour all depends on the guide - and we got a great guide with knowledge about the animals and birds we saw and humor on top, made a splendid experience.

Maria Peri-Weston   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: October 2013 Reviewed: Oct 13, 2013

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

The safari was great; the service was excellent.

Communicating with their office was prompt, friendly, and helpful. The safari itself was everything expected and certainly memorable. But the delivery of the services that were provided and with the in-depth knowledge and friendly personality from Clive, our guide, that made it excellent. It was the little things he put into it that made the experience a complete five star package.

Howard D.C.   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2013 Reviewed: Oct 21, 2013

Email Howard D.C.  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent operation and tour guide

The entire operation was easy and effortless. All were open to questions and concerns. Hoppy, our tour guide, was great. Sleeping accommodations were good and Hoppy arranged several good restaurants for dinner. He was extremely knowledgeable and quickly established a positive relationship with the seven of us in the group. We had great success getting our photos of the big 5 and many other animals and birds. Hoppy was always getting us in terrific positions for a clear line of sight. Our "walk" was fun and informative. Kudos to the rangers for providing a great time.

Irina Visited: October 2013 Reviewed: Oct 23, 2013


A few extra happy days in my life... With Nick -- our guide, highly professional and considerate -- and three charming Italian girls -- Monia, Constanza, and Silvia -- that safari tour turned out an incredible adventure, all of us feeling safe under the care of Nick. And it was a terrific company! Thank you goes to all of you, and Christine, without her wonderful job all that would be just impossible...

Monia, Silvia & Costanza   –  
Ireland IE
Visited: October 2013 Reviewed: Oct 27, 2013

Email Monia, Silvia & Costanza  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Unforgettable Safari

I, Costanza and Silvia want really thank Nik for the love he transfers to us about nature, animals and the Kruger Park. It was our first Safari and it was a fantastic experience, we learned a lot and we met all the amazing inhabitants of the Kruger Park. Special and unforgettable the barbecue that Nik made for us in one of the incredible starry nights at the park. Company was absolutely great and we would like to thank also Irina for that. Thanks a lot also to Christine who worked for us and made this amazing experience happen to us. Thanks again Nik, it was a very big pleasure meeting you.

Jenny and Sally   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2013 Reviewed: Nov 15, 2013

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

helpful, professional, knowledgeable and flexible

My sister and I have just returned from the most amazing trip to the Kruger Park. Apart from seeing such a lot we have also learnt an awful lot about the wildlife, their behaviours and their habitat, thanks to our guides extensive knowledge - his passion for the place is quite evident and infectious.
We were delighted that we booked with Wildlife Safaris and their advise and help in the early stages and patience during times of uncertainty means that we would not hesitate to book with them again and recommend them to others.

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