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vincenzo presti   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: May 5, 2023

Email vincenzo presti  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Very professionally Operator providing top guiding, delicious bush kitchen & excellent camping gear

Shipungo is a very professional tour operator and highly recommendable! Mark has been responding to my requests and questions always very fast. All the things he promised to me have been fulfilled 100%.
We (family with three children age 11/14/16) had a great 7 day Mobile Camping Safari through Central Kalahari, Makgadikgadi, Naxai Pan and Moremi.
Our guide Kem was very experienced, driving very safe and enabling great animal encounters with wild dogs (hunting impalas), leopards (eating a kill) and lions.
The support team (Simon, Bruce and Slow) provided a great camping experience with fresh and delicious food and professional camping equipment.
In my view it could not be better!

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Posted on May 6, 2023

Thank you for your review, and for choosing Shipungo Safari & Tours. We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant time whilst with us. Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated.

Warm Regards

Katharina von Maltzan   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Jan 12, 2023

Email Katharina von Maltzan  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Excellent communication upfront, timely pick up.

Shipungo Travels wa a very reliable partner as we had to plan our trip from Kenya. Their offer was fair and they kept it valid until short notice (we wanted to wait and see how the weather in Ocavago was at the planned days). The communication upfront was excellent. We were picked up very punctually, the vehicle was in excellent condition. All was well planned. Some minor improvements in the equipment - and staff (The main guide was extremeley knowledgeable and experienced but his English language skills basic so that we could not understand a lot of the information provided. Pity!

An   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Dec 22, 2022

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

Very good daySafari in Moremi Botswana

A fullday tour incluse breakfast en lunch to Moremi wildlife , is was a good price !
The guide looks also “off-road” for the animals and that’s why we saw 3 male Lions en 1 female Lion en a lot of other animals. It was our best not self driven daytrip in the 5 weeks that we cross by 4x4 cars in Namibië en Botswana.

Karen Hesselberg   –  
Angola AO
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 1, 2022

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

Super tour in Okavango delta, southern part

As living in Angola, which provides 94% of the water in the Okavango delta, it was a great experience to see the "results" and be even more aware of our responsibilities as a country to take good care of the water ways in Angola.
As for the tour itself, we enjoyed to be IN the nature, WITH the nature and taken very good care of by the team. We experienced so much, the elephants in their life and great impact on the nature, the hippos, the girafs, zebras and many different antelopes. We had our own competition mostly about how many different birds we could see and identify.
We experienced hot summer days, thunder and rains - we swam in clear water - and enjoyed rowing in the mokoros.

We enjoyed good education for city people like us - in looking, listening, be aware, train the eyes - from our good guide (and the rest of the team).

All the best from us
Agneta and Karen

Shlomit   –  
Israel IL
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2022

Email Shlomit  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

The review below is the personal opinion of Shlomit and not that of SafariBookings.
NIce people but really poor equipment

We took a 3 day Central Kalahari Game Reserve trip with Shipungo. The three people that came with us, Kem the guide, Kem the chef and slo, were very nice and helpful. The food was excellent, and the tent/camping was fine.
However, the vehicle was old and bad un condition. The roof rattled horribly the whole time. It was not suited to pull the trailer, so we got stuck in the sand, and then the trailer kept falling off. On the way back the main tank ran out of petrol and the driver could not switch to the second one, so we waited 2 hours for them to bring petrol.
Since the team was really nice, if you are considering them, ask about the vehicle. They may/should have replaced it.

Fernando Pegado   –  
Mozambique MZ
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2022

Email Fernando Pegado  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

The review below is the personal opinion of Fernando Pegado and not that of SafariBookings.
Traditional Grassroots Safari Experience

If you’re looking to rough it out on a Safari, Shipungo Safari and Tours is the company for you. Tough to beat from a cost benefit perspective, but there are still opportunities to improve the overall service. They provided a great support team for photo Safari, with experienced guide. The vehicle is fine, although demonstrating some age. The food prepared met expectations. The purpose of the trip was wildlife photography, the mission was accomplished. Strongly recommend that they install radio in the vehicle to communicate within the local guide network, this would go a long way to finding animals, but above for safety concerns, in the event of an emergency situation in an isolated or remote location

Jeff Humphries   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 4, 2022

Email Jeff Humphries  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

The Sunset Cruise and Moremi Day Safari arranged directly from the UK were superb.

Everything promised by Shipungo's agent Mark became a reality with our driver and guide, Cam, being extremely well versed in fulfilling our need to discover and photograph the varied wildlife often hiding in the Okavango Delta.

Tony & Marissa   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 30, 2022

Email Tony & Marissa  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Simply Amazing

My fiancée and I booked a two night, three day tour w/ Shipungo and were happy we did. Jack was an amazing tour guide. He had an intimate understanding of Moremi and its flora and fauna. He indulged my nascent interest in birding with patience, and had in-depth answers to all our questions. The support staff (Simon and KG) were talented, responsive, and kind. Simon was an excellent cook and went above and beyond with food presentation, flavoring, excellent portion sizes. We were never hungry nor thirsty. We saw 4 of the Big 5 and so many other animals. It was truly a visual buffet. Not sure we would've seen so much if it had not been for these gentlemen. If you go to Moremi, book with Shipungo and ask for Jack. And if you're a foodie, make sure to request Simon. We'd hire him to cater our wedding if we could.

Cassie Ngai   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 12, 2022

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

Would recommend

The company was Very responsive from the start and willing to be flexible to accommodate our preferred itinerary ( Kasane to maun one way, passing Chobe, savuti, delta and moremi) so went with them.

Arrive early on day one, easy communication on WhatsApp and email throughout. Cam our tour guide was amazing and we saw lots of animals thanks for his expertise in tracking, the big 4 (no rhino in Botswana) , and many more. He also have a fun personality to spend the next few days with. 5 of us learnt a lot.

Camp site set up was great, we were taken care of by the other 3 staffs Blue, Dicks and Rasp, our talented chef who cooked all the delicious meals.

Unforgettable trip overall!

It’s the natural so might require some luck to see animal and actions but Cam really knows what and where to look for, meanwhile we passed lots of self driving tourists who didn’t get to see anything, so definitely hire a guide.

jacques Roy   –  
Botswana BW
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jul 24, 2022

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

Friendly, kindly and well organised team

At first, the team manager Marc know very well his country and explain what to do for enjoy the Safari. We plan together according to our budget to make sure we succeed our safari well and Marc is very good and is very much listening. in addition to, his team, guide and cook were great. we have seen everything you can see and all this in great comfort at night at camp, that’s why I highly recommend Marc and his team Keem and Raps.

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