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Frits van Vliet   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 2, 2019

Email Frits van Vliet  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

The personal approach from the proffesional guides makes this the best safari we ever had in years.

Communication before leaving and after arrival from the management makes you feel human instead of a number. Safari feels like hunting with a camera of course, the guides did work great together. Rest camp did feel like home.

Natasja van Bragt   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 7, 2019

Email Natasja van Bragt  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

We had a great experience with OT and Lee. We were with a group of 11 and everything was super

We had a 2 days/1 night safari in Moremi. Our crew was top. We saw the most beautiful animals and a lot of Moremi. We like the flexibility of Theo and his crew. The campsite was like home, the food was great. The best experience ever. Thanks

Katie   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2019 Reviewed: Apr 23, 2019

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

We saw more wildlife in 10 days than we could possibly have imagined!

This is the trip of a lifetime. Sam is a mine of information on all things natural, but more than that, he’s fun and very responsive to his guests’ needs and particular interests. He'll find you every conceivable animal and bird and take you close up. We even had a night of star gazing.The support team at the camp are fabulous too – nothing is too much trouble and the quality of food that chef manages to produce on an open fire is impressive. This is comfortable camping within the boundaries of the national parks and the cacophony of animal and bird noises throughout the night make it a true bush experience! We were blown away by the scenery as well as the wildlife and can’t recommend Early Kingfisher highly enough.

Alison Smith   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2018 Reviewed: Apr 11, 2019

Email Alison Smith  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Highly experienced guide!

Sam was a highly experienced guide and created an amazing safari experienced for my husband and I that definitely exceeded our expectations. All of the staff was so kind and hospitable to top off the incredible tour. We felt like we were able to see and do so much. We definitely recommend this safari to everyone.

Damien Chimes   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2018 Reviewed: Apr 10, 2019

Email Damien Chimes  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Life changing trip with an incredible company

I cannot recommend Early Kingfisher Safari enough! Sam and the crew were incredible. We saw more animals than we had imagined we could. Sam is full of every piece of information you could ever want about even the animals you didn't realise were so interesting!

Emil Graziani   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2018 Reviewed: Apr 3, 2019

Email Emil Graziani  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

When you have a very knowledgeable guide and attentive staff you have an amazing experience!

Our tour of the Okavango Delta was 15 years in the making, having fallen hopelessly in love with Africa after a 2004 guided tour in Kenya and Tanzania. During that trip we spent our non-game viewing time in lodges. This time we wanted to be full-time “in the bush.” Early Kingfisher Safaris guide, Samuel Mopalo, and his attentive staff of 4 made our 2018 trip the most amazing trip ever. There are numerous reasons for this: Sam is a certified Botswana guide with 20 years experience. Botswana guide certification is the gold standard for African safaris guides and his father was a guide before him. He has mastered tracking, identification of over 60 mammals, numerous reptiles and nearly 600 bird species and he loves sharing his knowledge. In addition, Sam is a master wildlife photographer. He knows how to position the vehicle for light and distance resulting in perfect photo opportunities. In short, Sam has mastered the art of safari guide, but perhaps the best thing about Sam’s skills is his ability to take advantage of luck. By that I mean when an opportunity presents itself, he moves on it to present to his guests that unique safari experience. When a lioness walked (roared) near the camp one morning before daybreak he asked that we leave before breakfast to catch up with the cat as the sun was coming up; and we did, long before other guides/tourist, giving us a breathtaking experience, memories and great pictures. This is Africa! The entire 11 days couldn’t have been better and I didn’t even mention Sam’s good natured manner, the superior service from the staff, and the delicious food. In summary, go with the best, go with Early Kingfisher Safaris.

Melli   –  
Germany DE
Visited: March 2019 Reviewed: Mar 21, 2019

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


It was a great Trip in Botswana. We've seen so so many animals. Not only birds, also cats were Sam's speciality. We've seen more than ever. He's a very good tracker. Thanks a lot for another unforgettable journey in africa.

Catrin Dancewicz   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2018 Reviewed: Mar 20, 2019

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

Sam is an excellent guide with tons of experience!

Everything on our 6 night trip worked out smoothly, from pickup to drop off. The crew (guide and cook) were well organized and worked together seamlessly. Even hickups (blew a tire on the last day and pulled out two other cars that were stuck in the sand) were handled with ease, speaking to the level of experience and familiarity of the environment.
Best, however, was Sam's knowledge about were to be at what time to see the most amazing wildlife! We got lucky with the only two cheetahs in the park lounging after a morning meal and learned a lot about the animals' behaviors.
Don't miss out on asking Sam about "close encounters" around the camp fire and make sure you have a nice bottle of wine lined up for it!

Leong Kwok Peng   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: February 2019 Reviewed: Mar 20, 2019

Email Leong Kwok Peng  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Professionally Operated & Friendly Service

our guide Samuel Mopalo worked and drove tirelessly during our safari trip - he never gave up and he explained the wildlife with knowledge and experience.
the mobile safari camp was comfortable and well set up - food is good (compliment to the kitchen staff)
the camp staff was helpful and courteous

Judy   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2018 Reviewed: Mar 18, 2019

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

Trip of a lifetime.

Our guide Sam Mopalo was excellent not only with his vast knowledge of all the animals, birds and insects but knowing where and when to find the best viewing of animals. I really cannot think of anything that wasn’t completely up to par for 10 days in the bush. Food, accommodations, and activities were well planned. Sam is professional as well as lots of fun. I highly recommend him

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