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Urs   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: February 2020 Reviewed: Feb 28, 2020

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

Relaxed tour through infinite Kruger

Our Guide Shoes met us on time at 06:00 in our lodge. After "imigration" formalities at Kruger Gate, Shoes let us participate of his enormous knowledge of all what has to do with Kruger: plants, animals, enviroment. We booked a "private tour" (three persons) and enjoyed every minute on this 200 km trip through pure nature. Khalanga Safaris with his owner Shoes is probably the best address for a breathtaking tour.

Martin Kesselman   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2019 Reviewed: Dec 19, 2019

Email Martin Kesselman  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Khangeli Safaris was so much better than expected

A thrilling three night adventure to a secluded location in Hwange National Park. Mike Scott and crew provided a wonderful personalized experience for the two of us overlooking a river filled with Hippos and close to the territories of two adult male lions. Khangela safaris is highly recommended. Our chemistry with Mike Scott, Heather, and Barnard was top notch and we enjoyed sitting around the fire after dinner laughing and sharing as much as we enjoyed travelling around just a small part of this huge park. We saw alot! There were some mixed emotions as there was one of the worst droughts of the century and sad to see several dead elephants but this too is part of nature and yet it was balanced with seeing several lions, huge herds of zebra and cape buffalos, the yawning of hippos in the river, and the beginning of rains filling in empty river beds. Almost immediately after the first rains, the leaves began to appear on the mopane trees. Lots of birds, and rare sitings of a tortoise and rock hyrexes. We were truly the visitors within a pristine campground and everything is environmentally sustainable leaving no footprint that we were ever there. The safari was the highlight of our trip to Victoria Falls environs and then to Ethiopia... We did also spent a day at Chobe National Park in Botswana that allowed us and tens of others to see many elephants both on land and from the water. But, we will always cherish our special days of just the two of us with Khangela Safaris that have left us with many memories and fantastic photographs. It was exhilirating, it was fun, it was so so much better than we could ever expect. Kudos to Khangela for making our visit top notch.

Brian   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Sep 22, 2019

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

Fantastic guide, stunning wildlife, trip of a lifetime!

My wife and I booked a 7-day safari in Kruger with Khalanga, after reviewing options with a number of tour operators. While others had fixed itineraries which they were not willing to modify at all, Khalanga tailored everything to suit our schedule, including pick-up and drop-off points at the start and end of our tour. Being our first trip to Africa, we asked lots of questions before we booked. No problem. Support from their office was friendly, fast, and very thorough. After describing our fuzzy concept of an ideal trip, they proposed a detailed daily itinerary that went beyond our expectations. Every detail was presented, from where we would stay each night, where we would have meals (including many prepared by our guide, Shoes), to how long we would be on the road each day, to an astoundingly accurate list of what we would likely see. Like everyone, we certainly wanted to see the "big animals." But we are also birdwatchers, and wanted to spend time slowly appreciating and photographing the bird life. Shoes was the perfect guide for both. He got us close to breathtaking wildlife, but we always felt safe in his care. He was always patient with us, and he is friendly, funny, and extremely knowledgeable about what we were seeing. We also appreciated that he is an excellent expert on the bird life, showing us well over 100 species. I've taken guided tours on every continent except Antarctica. Shoes was far and above THE BEST guide I have ever had anywhere. It sounds cliche, but we had the trip of a lifetime! And the price was extremely reasonable, particularly considering our desire for "something different" from the normal safari. I have recommended Khalanga to many friends since our return, and if we ever get back to South Africa they will be the first folks we contact. Thank you, Shoes and Khalanga!

Annet Krijgsman-Louter   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2019

Email Annet Krijgsman-Louter  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Great gamedrive safari with excellent ranger!

A great service, nice people, they give you a full day safari and do everything for you to make it unfotgetable.
And that is what it was!!
Thank you for everything.
If you want to make a good trip, choose Khalanga Safaris.

Alice   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 4, 2019

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

Fabulous experience.

Perfect communication and organization. Experience recommended to everyone.

Claudia   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 1, 2019

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

Amazing Kruger Tour

We booked two transfers and a two days/one night Kruger Tour with Khalanga safaris and everything – from the planning and booking with their team, which was very quick to answer all emails and helpful to customize our tour, to our transfer back to the airport everything was perfect. We were always picked up on time and the vehicles were all in tip top condition with cosy blankets on the game drive vehicle. Shoes, who was our fabulous guide in Kruger Park, is extremely passionate about wildlife and answered all our questions patiently and with a great knowledge about the animals, flora and the history of Kruger! He always gave us plenty of time to watch the animals without rushing around and he knew the roads where we could spot lots of animals and see spectacular landscapes. All the time he was such a great and exceptionally friendly company for us and even after a long day driving around in Kruger he prepared a fantastic vegan braai for us!

Thanks a lot - we had an amazing time and we can highly recommend Khalanga Safaris :- )!

Kev & Robyn   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jul 21, 2019

Email Kev & Robyn  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Absolutely Amazing!

From the beginning we had great communication fromKhalanga safaris helping us to organise our trip. The suggestions of which camps to stay in to best suit our dates and get the best value of animals was much appreciated. Shoes picked us up in Hazyview and we just had the best trip with him for 5 days through Kruger Park. He was a fabulous guide, who is a true local, so he just knew it backwards. We saw many animals every day, and in particular, the big 5 in one day which was just awesome! Lots of laugh and lots of fun and adventure made the trip just so much better. Shoes is also an awesome cook and we shared a great braai. We got up close and personal with so many animals every day that it was an experience we will never forget.

Rene   –  
Germany DE
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jul 18, 2019

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

Transfer and Safari

The company is characterized by reliability, punctuality, willingness to communicate and competent employees. We were reliably picked up from the airport and brought to our lodge - as exemplary as the transfer back! The Safariausfug in the Kruger Park was well organized and very worthwhile!
Khalanga is for us the best company on the ground - any time again!

Kim   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jul 10, 2019

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

Amazing !

We travelled as 1 x couple and 1x family of 4 thru Kruger for 4 nights with Shoes as our guide. From planning to the end of the trip we have received first class treatment . I know they can’t control the animals you see but we got Big 5 in one day and learnt so much . Shoes adapted each day to meet our families’ needs. He makes you feel v safe and is funny and engaging and I can’t wait to see him again . Could not fault . Thank goodness we found these guys. Oh and he’s a great cook ! Excellent braai dinner one night !

Jane   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: September 2018 Reviewed: Jun 12, 2019

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

Back again for second time !!

We were fortunate to be able to book "Shoes" for a second private vehicle Kruger day trip in a month with another lot of overseas guests.
It is with piece of mind knowing that the level of service and commitment is outstanding. Our friend was so impressed with Shoes communication and knowledge. Shoes has the ability to know how long to sit at each sighting to ensure all guests are kept happy, and to maximise the "Bush" experience. With this knowledge and patience and positioning of his vehicle resulted in us being able to see a lion hunt and kill impala. Shoes was very accommodating with our requests. From start to finish of the day we could not fault.

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