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Julie   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Aug 5, 2022

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

A truly wonderful experience for our family!

A truly wonderful experience for our family! We have recently returned from a very special trip to Kruger where Shoes was our guide for 4 days! We wanted to see as much as possible of the park and he tailor made our trip to ensure this happened. Shoes has a true passion for the park given that he was born there and his knowledge and enthusiasm was outstanding and made it a very special experience for both us and our children! We really hope to be back one day and will definitely be getting in touch with Shoes! Shoes' colleague Emmanuel was also a very warm and engaging person and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the Panorama route with him!

Kate   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2022 Reviewed: Jun 21, 2022

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

Trip of a lifetime

If you're thinking of booking Khalanga Safaris, look no further. We had an absolutely wonderful time with Shoes as our guide. Johanna was extremely responsive and wonderful with handling logistics and we felt in very capable hands through the entire process.
We saw the big 5 (and more!) within 24 hours of arriving and the experience blew our expectations out of the park. Having Shoes as a guide is a completely unique experience in itself. Not only has he studied- he was born and raised in Kruger and his love and knowledge for conservation has been passed down from generation to generation. He has a rich knowledge base about all things Kruger - the wildlife, tribes, plant life, ecosystem, culture. If you are a birder, Shoes will impress you with his ability to find and ID hundreds of birds. As a vet student and conservationist myself, I can say that I (and the other scientists in my group) were extremely impressed with Shoes' knowledge, passion, and connection to the park. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Nathalie   –  
Germany DE
Visited: March 2022 Reviewed: Apr 21, 2022

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

It was perfect!

I was on a 4 days game drive with Khalanga Safaris in Kruger National Park. Khalanga Safaris took me to this place even if I was the only tourist. Coming from Germany after the boarders recently opened there were not that much tourists. I had the chance to do the trip alone. Shoes is a perfect guide knowing a lot about the wildlife and the countryside. He could find hidden animals and took care that I can take a lot of pictures. Especially at some very busy places (lions and leopards). It was my first trip with Khalanga Safaris but certainly not my last.

Amalia   –  
Romania RO
Visited: March 2022 Reviewed: Apr 8, 2022

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

Safari - Once in a lifetime worth doing it!

We were a group of 7 people from Romania and have searched a lot for choosing a safari company and we made the right choice. Khalanga Safaris has done a great job, Shoes was a great guide and company, cooking and sharing with us all we needed to know about the safari. It was very important for us that Shoes was local and he knew all the insights, we wanted to experience the original safari, sleeping in the camp and Johanna and Shoes explained it all beforehand. We booked everything before flying to South Africa so we were a bit nervous as we did not know what to expect, but Johanna took great care of us and she was writing WhatsApp messages even at 22 at night to make sure everything is well planned.
Great experience and value for money and we would certainly choose them again if we were to do it again. Thanks a lot Khalanga Safaris! We will not forget our first safari experience with you!

Nathan Winter   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2021 Reviewed: Mar 13, 2022

Email Nathan Winter  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Expert and fun

Starting in the central Kruger we travelled all the way to the north and experienced the baobabs and forested areas, then travelled all the way to the south and experienced the mountains of the South. Over the ten days in the park Shoes managed to find everything and more we could have hoped for. we stayed in a different camp every night with Berg en Dal being a great way to end the trip. Cant wait to go back

Serolo Safaris Trine and Kaj Hordum   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: November 2021 Reviewed: Feb 23, 2022

Email Serolo Safaris Trine and Kaj Hordum  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Khalanga is full of excellent knowledge of the bush.

We have used Khalanga for our overseas clients for many years, when they are going on Game drives in Kruger. They always come back to our lodge full of wonderful experiences after the drives.
Mr. Shoes is full of knowledge. He can tell you everything you want to know. That is knowledge about a tiny ant, plants, trees, birds and of course all the game.

Aron   –  
Germany DE
Visited: November 2021 Reviewed: Feb 20, 2022

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

Shoe is great person, dedicated to what he is doing.

It was a perfect day exploring the Kruger National Park with Shoes from Khalanga Safari,
who was born inside the Kruger and raised in the same Kindergarden where all animals have their kids.
He speeks their language, knows the best places and with all his knowledge about the enviornment,
he made this experience to an unforgatbale meet and greet with the "big boys and girls" :) his family and friends.
Thank you Shoes for all your time.
Very Respectfully, Aron

Omar   –  
Germany DE
Visited: November 2021 Reviewed: Nov 16, 2021

Email Omar

Extremely charismatic and passionate about his job

It was such a great experience, Best game drive tour so far, Mr.Shoes is extremely passionate about his job,

He explains very well everything you need to know about the animals and likes to respect their habitat, he is very patient with his customers and is willing to help you find the best places to take pictures of the wildlife.

Definetly worth the value for the money. I highly recommend.

George and Julia Fraser   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: November 2020 Reviewed: Nov 12, 2020

Email George and Julia Fraser  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Round transfer from Hoedspruit to Polokwane and back. Enjoyable, safe, good conversation and prompt

The communication was excellent and interesting and informative. John was born in the Timbavati and his knowledge of the Tsonga culture was interesting. Our conversation made the trip go all too quickly. The service was excellent; the vehicle was clean and he was sensitive to our personal needs along the way. The transfer surpassed our expectations and we will use Khalanga again. Also we look forward to taking a trip with him in the Kruger as soon as this is possible for us.

Aleks   –  
Austria AT
Visited: December 2019 Reviewed: Feb 29, 2020

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

Best Safari ever!

We had amazing two days with Shoes. He picked us up early in the morning and we spent two whole days with him. The first day was very hot (over 42 degrees) but he still managed to show us lots of animals.
It was incredible to see all the wild animals so close. It very interesting to listen to Shoes as he knows everything about the park and the animals. He was able to answer all the questions we had. He's really good in spotting all the animals. We were really happy to see all the different kinds of animals (also the small ones like birds, lizards, dassis,...).
We made breaks for breakfast and lunch and he always made sure to show us the best. Because of him we tried a local speciality called PAP and we loved it.
Also the booking was very easy and Johanna informed us about everything. Thanks to Shoes & Johanna for the great time we spent in Kruger National Park.

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