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Kim   –  
Australia AU
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 3, 2023

Email Kim  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Our second time and could happily do a third

We did a 5 night trip through Kruger with a group of 6 friends/family and we had Donald as our guide.
From pick up to drop off everything was perfect. Donald was so knowledgeable and friendly and not only did we have some amazing sightings (leopard at the car on day 1!!) but we had a really fun time with lots of laughs. We have done this trip twice now and would highly recommend to anyone wanting an affordable, professional trip to one of the best places on earth.

Reginald   –  
France FR
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Jul 14, 2023

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

Everything went smoothly, from the first contact to the start of the tour. Explanation were clear.

We were 6 friends, 3 couples. Everything went smoothly, from the first contact when we got the explanation of the tour. Shoes listened to our specific request for a wedding anniversary and responded perfectly. Great communication before and during the tour.
Unfortunately Shoes was not available for personal reason but a friend of him, Donald, took extra care of us and we had a wonderful time.
I highly recommend taking a tour with Khalanga and big thank to Donald who made sure to make our experience and trip a thing to be remembered.

Anastasia   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 11, 2023

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

Amazing private safari!

We had an amazing private safari with Shoes and our guide Donald. As of the first email, Shoes was very quick to reply and to address our questions and concerns. Shoes was our guide for the Panorama route and has shared with us so much about the country and culture!
Our 6 day safari was truly outstanding! Donald, our guide, has such a vast knowledge of the wildlife and the Kruger NP. He was able to maximise our experience by carefully planning out routes every day and it truly felt like he knew every road and every turn in Kruger. Donald really is a wildlife expert, he understands the behaviour of animals, and you can also feel that he really enjoys what he is doing. It was simply fascinating to us how he was able to spot animals, where we would have completely missed them. He also communicated with other guides, which is always helpful. Thanks to Donald, we were able to enjoy some absolutely unique unforgettable moments, like seeing a cheetah with her babies or a couple of rhinos up close or a leopard walking on the road and so much more.
Besides this, Donald is a great cook and we’ve enjoyed warm tasty local cuisine every day.
Thank you so much, Donald and Shoes for an outstanding experience!!

Grace   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 5, 2023

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

10/10 experience!!

The tour was amazing from start to finish! They communicated everything before we even had to ask, which was greatly appreciated. Donald, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the animals and was excellent at spotting them - we were lucky he spotted a Leopard in a tree on our last day, and we were also fortunate to see a cheetah! He was great at pointing out and explaining the different animals we saw and was all around very friendly and personable as well. Donald was also a great cook, which was an added bonus!! And they were great about my sister’s dairy allergy ( they checked with us about allergies before). We absolutely recommend this tour to anyone looking to have an amazing experience visiting Kruger!!

Mark   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: May 15, 2023

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

Kruger safari tour

Our Safari tour with Kalanga was overall an excellent experience. Like any 4-5 day tour some aspects didn’t go quite as planned but the staff at Kalanga were very quick to respond. They tailored the tour slightly to suit our needs and accommodated us when we made special requests. The tour guide spoke with excellent English and was very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend them.

Britta   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: Apr 22, 2023

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


Shoes was an incredible safari guide! His love for the land and the animals was apparent in his actions and his words. I would explain my experience on safari as a spiritual one.

Shoes also has such a wonderful teaching ability, teaching us about the animals, the land, and it’s history. He has a gentle soul that exudes positivity.

Additionally he’s an amazing cook. You will absolutely not be disappointed by booking with shoes. You will know your money will go towards conservation and preservation of the land, and you will have a once in a lifetime experience.

Grace   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: Apr 22, 2023

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

Shoes, the owner and operator of Khalanga safari is absolutely PHENOMENAL

My friend and I booked a 5 day safari with Khalanga and were absolutely BLOWN away!! Shoes was our guide, and from the very first contact we were so impressed with his professionalism. He helped coordinate our private safari via email, he was very quick to reply and so helpful coordinating and planning a safari exactly to our meet our requests/desires. When we arrived and started the tour with Shoes we quickly realized that there was no one better than Shoes!! He was so very passionate about the beautiful park and animals, he taught us so much about the flora and fauna and shared with us his knowledge, expertise and passion for conservation. We were so grateful to learn about his ancestral land and the Khalanga peoples. Shoes is such a lovely and joyous personality! He is also an incredible cook!! This trip was truly the best vacation of our lives - it was so much better than our wildest dreams. I recommend Khalanga safaris and Shoes 100%!!!! Book with this company, you will not be disappointed!

Sarah   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: Apr 15, 2023

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

Amazing Adventures with Khalanga

Wow! What an amazing adventure we had with Shoes from Khalanga Safaris in Kruger National Park. During our 5 days we saw all big 5 along with so many other interesting animals. Shoes was an excellent guide- he could spot animals that we never would have noticed- big animals at a distance, a snout poking out of the water, an owl hiding in the shadows, a chameleon crossing the road. He also knew EVERYONE and got tips that helped us find snoozing lions, rare birds nibbling in the grass, a leopard munching on an impala in a tree and more! He was interesting to talk with and shared his extensive knowledge with us about all that we were seeing. He cooked us delicious meals and his hospitality helped us enjoy all the moments of our experience. Thank you so much for your guidance and for sharing this time with us. HIGHLY recommended!

Chiara   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Apr 2, 2023

Email Chiara

Perfect 5 Days Private Tour

From the airport pick up to the safari in the Kruger including the return trip everything was well organized! Everything was as discussed by email; all of our questions were answered right away and we felt well looked after.

The Soweto Tour on the first day was very impressive and our guide helped us understand the history of South Africa. On the way to Kruger we discovered that Panorama Route Highlights were included in our itinerary – this is a great landscape worth a visit!

On the safari, Dereck our guide shared his vast knowledge of the animals and their natural environment in South Africa with us. The absolute highlight was a group Lions sleeping on the river bank. We saw almost all of the Big Five except for the leopard, but we spotted many animals up close (giraffes, zebra, elephant, etc.)

A safari with Khalanga Safaris by Dereck and Shoes is highly recommended! They compiled a perfect package for us and always made sure we had a wonderful journey.

(automatic translation from German)

Saad   –  
France FR
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 6, 2023

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

Shoes is fantastic

What an amazing expérience. Shoes was fantastic during our 2 days stay. He knows his stuff, he knows where to go, he is very considérate and understanding. Spécial mention to his cooking skills :)
It was overall à brillant expérience, bar the insects in the camp but thats outside of everyones power.
I plan to come back again soon.

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