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Cliff   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2014 Reviewed: Jun 19, 2014

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

Wonderful 5 day safari to Kruger National Park and Game Preserve
5/5

We had a fantastic time and the excellent service was complete and portal to portal from our B&B's in Johannesburg. Anthony our humorous guide was an indefatigable driver, a sharp game spotter, and a knowledgeable naturalist with a great love of the African outdoors which he conveyed to us. Since he had served in the Johannesburg fire department as both a fireman and paramedic, we felt we were in great hands in this our first time in Africa. And we photographically bagged the Big Five. Highly recommended.

Susan & Blair   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2014 Reviewed: Jun 21, 2014

Email Susan & Blair  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

The perfect introduction to Kruger National Park!
5/5

After a great deal of research, we sent inquiries to Wildlife Safaris and another company. In just a few minutes, Lynn called us! We discussed what we were looking for in a safari to Kruger National Park and she explained that this week end was a 4 day holiday and all the camps at Kruger were fully booked. She could book us for the Monday, she offered. We agreed. We proceeded through the booking and payment process and waited for Monday! Hoppy, our driver and guide, arrived to pick us up in Jo'burg. The ride to Kruger showed us a fascinating region of South Africa. Once inside the park, the sightings of birds and animals began. Hoppy was a great guide, knows so much about all the wildlife, especially birds! We identified so many birds during our drives - amazing and fun, and we observed elephants, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and other critters Kruger is so well known for. He took very good care of us, too. This 3 day safari was the perfect introduction to Kruger National Park. We are SO happy Lynn called!

Jessica, Colin, et al   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2014 Reviewed: Jun 24, 2014

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

It was quite simply the perfect adventure!
5/5

We booked with Wildlife Safaris because they were willing to let us customize our trip itinerary to meet our travel needs. Not only were they willing to work with us, they bent over backwards to make sure everything went smoothly. I cannot express enough how wonderful our guide, Paul, was. He saved us once from a bad situation and kept us laughing and learning the whole time.

Christine was also beyond amazing. She called ahead to our guesthouse knowing we might not have working phones just to make sure everything was set for us.

The others on our safari all spoke the same language, which made it even easier to make friends. It was the trip of a lifetime and then some!

I urge you to booked with Wildlife Safaris!

Catherine Eckel   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2014 Reviewed: Jul 21, 2014

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

The trip of a lifetime!
5/5

Thank you for a perfect trip and a wonderful adventure. The plans worked perfectly, and accommodations were fine. We preferred the Park to the private game reserve, though folks there were also very accommodating and friendly. “Hippo Hollow” was also fun, and a great way to end the trip.
Most importantly, Anthony Hawell (Hoppie) was a fantastic guide, on every dimension. He is extremely knowledgeable, and knew the answers to all of our questions. It is clear that he loves the Park, and this made touring with him a very special experience. He led us to remarkable sightings, including a beautiful leopard and so many lovely birds. He would pull into some amazing sight, like a watering hole with a variety of animals to see, and quietly point out key features, giving us plenty of time to absorb what was there, and ask lots of questions. We never felt rushed or pressured. He took excellent care of us. In addition he was delightful company, so funny and kind, and quickly came to be a real friend, not merely a guide. I especially enjoyed the after-tour, stimulating conversations, over dinner or drinks, where I learned a great deal. It was a trip of a lifetime, and I will never forget it.

Rick Wilson   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2014 Reviewed: Jul 25, 2014

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

A most fabulous and wondrous time.
5/5

I am very pleased with our 5-day Kruger safari. It could not have been easier to arrange and I do not know how it could have been more fun. Lynn and Christine with Wildlife Safaris made it a snap to set up the tour via the internet. One or the other were in contact via email and ensured that everything was arranged beforehand. There were three of us traveling together for the safari and we did not know what to expect. Wildlife Safaris specializes in small group tours and for this one it was just the three of us. It was our own private tour! We were extremely fortunate to get “Hoppy” to be our guide. Hoppy quickly adjusted to our idiosyncrasies and was very patient with us. He is exceedingly knowledgeable and has a sharp eye for spotting something interesting while driving in Kruger. He was happy to stop whenever we wished and managed to find an angle for viewing by everyone in the vehicle. I appreciated the fact that he did not spend his time “chasing down” animals, but rather let things unfold. We were drawn to the birds and other animals and not just the “big five.” Hoppy gave us a magical experience in a fabulous country. Wildlife Safaris made it very easy for us.

John Button   –  
Canada CA
Visited: July 2014 Reviewed: Jul 26, 2014

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

There experience of a lifetime
5/5

The entire experience was first rate from communication to accommodation to guiding to Kruger Park. The only downside was the food which was so - so. However, we didn't go for the food. We would highly recommend the experience and Wildlife Safaris.

Didier B.   –  
France FR
Visited: July 2014 Reviewed: Aug 25, 2014

Email Didier B.  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

With Wildlife Safaris you are in good hands
4/5

My son and I did the 4 day classic Safari. From the first exchanges, through the Q&As, organisational aspects, paperwork and tour itself Wildlife Safaris were responsive, helpful and very professional. We were a group of 6. Hoppy was a great guide, very friendly and good humoured. He was worried that the food at the camp might not be good, but it was perfect. We saw all the big five, and much more: cheetah, hyenas....Standard accommodation (bungalows) was well equipped and tidy. Weather was cold in the morning and evening and pleasant during the day. Day 4 consisted mainly in a quick last safari on the way out, breakfast and travel back. Hoppy is a fast driver who should keep more distance with the vehicles in front. I am satisfied with Wildlifesafaris and happily recommend them.

Nicky   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2014 Reviewed: Aug 28, 2014

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

A perfect introduction to safari tailored to our family's needs!
5/5

We decided to book our safari through an organised tour as my husband had never been on safari and was unsure of what to expect. We found the booking process very easy, and the service was efficient and very professional.
The day before our departure, we were contacted to make our final arrangements and given advice on what to take, etc.
Clive, our guide, collected us at 7am, and from then until the moment he dropped us off, he treated us with unbelievable patience and really looked after us. Clive was very knowledgeable and was able to answer our questions and impart information in a gentle manner. While we were on safari, our son had his birthday, and the company was fantastic with sending messages and arranging a special surprise cake for him. Clive's patience came to the fore yet again as our son wanted to take photos of every single animal on his new camera!
Our whole experience surpassed expectations, and we would highly recommend this company to anyone wishing to go to the Kruger National Park. A very special thanks to everyone involved in making our safari the highlight of our holiday.

John A Darwin NTAustralia   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2014 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2014

Email John A Darwin NTAustralia  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Bucket List
4/5

Everything went to plan and the Bush House at Madikwe was great. I have no issue recommending Wildlife Safaris or the Bush House.

Craig   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2014 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2014

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

Adventure filled Safari
5/5

An absolutely fantastic safari trip! Nik was the best guide a tour group could have. A very organized and friendly company. Very responsive to requests and a staff that was easy to work with. A great safari, lots of animals to be seen, and would do it again tomorrow!

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