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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.

Odilson   –  
Brazil BR
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 18, 2023

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


Simply spectacular. The guide was very, very attentive and friendly. In addition to having a deep understanding of the animals' habits, he knows how to cook very well, he made great breakfasts and a wonderful dinner, always adding typical African foods. Congratulations.

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Jarryd   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 13, 2023

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

Smooth booking process, well planned and well guided by a very experienced man named Shoes.

Khalanga Safaris is definitely a 10/10 in our books, so much so that I was already planning the next trip with my partner prior to the tour finishing. Our guide Shoes was very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and really took the time to teach us about all types of wildlife and their habitats. The trip was very affordable and planned incredibly well where we were able to venture for bushwalks, check out different camps and stay in different bungalows and even have bush braais/BBQ’s and meals at Krugers restaurants, all while getting up close and personal to the worlds most beautiful animals roaming free and happy.

It was nice to have some traditional home cooked meals made by Shoes and also a big thanks to his wife Johanna as well for going through the effort to bake us some delicious FRESH hot German bread and soft lemon cookies for our game drives which were an absolute treat! On a personal note I had accidentally left my headphones behind after the trip and Johanna was incredibly helpful in finding them and posting them to me. Thanks again and looking forward to our next 6 day tour

Soes Vilhelmsen   –  
Denmark DK
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Jan 3, 2023

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

Amazing safari

Can only recommend Khalanga Safaris. Our 5 trip with Shoes as field guide was fantastic. Shoes has a great knowledge of wildlife, birds, landscape and fauna. Driving with Khalanga Safaris is never boring. Shoes is friendly, really funny and has a great knowledge. We really like watching birds, Shoes know a lot about birds, and did a lot to show us new species and different experiences.
Our 6 trip with Khalanga Safaris must include overnight stays in the park.

Wladimir Lange   –  
Germany DE
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Dec 9, 2022

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

Incredible and interesting experience

The tour with Shoes was the best experience in our vacation. He is really knowledgeable and have a lot of experience. We learned a lot and could explore the Kruger-Nationalpark in our own pace. He did the extra miles and tried everything to give us a wonderful and stunning experience. The all in all price performance is perfect. He has an answer for every question and is communicative.

The two days where awesome and we can definitely recommend this company to everyone.

Natalia   –  
Poland PL
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 28, 2022

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

incredible adventure

I started my adventure in Johannesburg where I explored the city and its surroundings in a safe way. Then a visit to the Kruger Park, organization at a high level. Shoes has a great knowledge of animals and people. I am happy with every minute spent in his company, I know that we took every opportunity to see what South Africa has to offer. Delicious meals surrounded by nature.

Maria   –  
Spain ES
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2022

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

Amazing safari

The organisation from the beginning was perfect, they adapted to all we wanted to do. And the tour guide was also perfect.

Boguslaw   –  
Poland PL
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 4, 2022

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

Better service in the Kruger Park and along the Panorama Route is not possible!

During the preparations, we defined each point of the program in detail. Then the program was carried out exactly as we had agreed earlier. Shoes is a great organizer, a great guide and a very good driver. He has a great knowledge of Africa and animals. He is also a very good cook. All his meals were very tasty! He organized also an ethnographic tour for us to the place where he was born. Shoes is a well-mannered and polite person and it's hard to imagine a better guide on a Kruger Park safari... Thanks a lot for beautiful experience in South Africa and all the best to Khalanga!

Madhukar Baliga   –  
India IN
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 29, 2022

Email Madhukar Baliga  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Fascinating experience of the African bush with beautiful Panorama

We had organized a tailor-made 6-days 5 nights tour with Khalanga Safaris starting & ending from Johannesburg. The communication was handled over email and was professional. Their responses were prompt and the team was always in contact with us to ensure that the itinerary was exactly like we wanted. We also took suggestions from the Khalanga team for our trip planning which turned out to be very valuable. We also found the quotes from Khalanga Safaris to be the most reasonable among the few we selected.

Our trip included a 1-day Panorama route tour followed by full day safaris in Kruger along with a couple of SANParks tours (Bush-walk, Sunset drive, Night drive) and a shuttle back to Joburg.

Everything went perfectly as planned and we had a blast of a time in Kruger. Our guide in Kruger was Shoes and we chose a private open safari vehicle.

Shoes was highly knowledgeable about the various animals and birds and his guiding was top notch. His logistics skills were also were helpful in ensuring we got the best out of our safaris. He was very professional and his ethical methods of guiding impressed us a lot. He also had contacts throughout all the camps we visited and helped us in receiving any additional information and help that was required at the time.

We stayed in Lower Sabie, Crocodile Bridge and Letaba during our stay and were able to sight several animals including Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Leopards, Baboons, Hyena, Wild Dogs, Honey badgers, Jackals, Mongoose, Waterbucks etc Also, not to mention the wide variety of birds, all of which Shoes was able to identify for us. His expertise of the locations also meant that we were able to visit some of the unique hides and lookouts within Kruger. We also had many interesting conversations about the bush and wildlife conservation with Shoes that intrigued and educated us.

In one of the lookouts we were able to spot 2-male lions which looked like a spec of dust in the scene. We were also lucky to spot 2 male Giraffes sparring, baby elephant drinking its mother's milk, a pair of mating lions. A few special memories, some of which we take with us and will always treasure, thanks to Khalanga and Shoes.

I would highly recommend Khalanga Safaris and Shoes for any of the Kruger Safaris or Panorama Tours. I wish Khalanga Safaris and Shoes all the best for their future and do wish we see them again soon.

Horatiu   –  
Romania RO
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 26, 2022

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

Excellent private safari

We are a group of seven and we made a 5 days private safari with Khalanga.Our guide was Shoes and he was great.We have seen all the big five and much more.Everything was well organized and the price we paid was much better then other offers we had.We totally recommend Shoes and Khalanga safaris.

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