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Jocelyn M.   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 27, 2023

Email Jocelyn M.  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Above and beyond to find us the best sightings of all of the animals

We just did a 5 day private safari and Eric was the best guide. We saw the Big 5 on our first day! We also saw 3/5 rare five which we didn't even know about!

Eric was so knowledgeable (he's been a guide for 20 years and it shows).

We saw more than we ever would have thought and everything was so close to us. We had a lot of luck but a lot of luck was created because our guide knew when to go, where to go, and how to create luck. He went above and beyond to find us the best sightings of everything.

We did the private tour and it was the best decision!

Not only were we not packed into tour trucks like everyone else was, so we had good views from both sides of our truck, but we also had direct access to our guide to ask questions. He knew what we saw every day and what we were interested in, which made it easy for us to prioritize our time and where we were going, which wouldn't have been as flexible on a tour with other people.

We also were able to extend some of our drives because we were feeling up for it, which made all of the difference.

Private was so worth it and I truly believe we had a better experience than some of the luxury safari tours other people were on.

I wasn't expecting him to have so much knowledge on the animals, but he offered up such great information without being overwhelming or boring and was able to answer every question.

He cooked for us and ate with us for each meal which was a fun bonus to really feel like we had this family like vibe on Safari.

Cannot recommend enough. Thank you Eric!

Andrew Turner   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2023

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

Friendly guides who helped us see lots of animals within Kruger

Friendly guides who helped us see lots of animals within Kruger

Eyad Hindi   –  
Canada CA
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Oct 4, 2023

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

Competent, efficient, responsive

This is my second Kruger safari with Wild Planet Safari , the first was by myself in August 2018 and the second with my 13 year old son Leo in August 2023 both safaris covered different areas of KNP . Chris was my guide/driver on both occasions … as a biologist and a seasoned safari goer I had several requests and he managed to deliver on all of them . We truly had BBC Nat Geo level sightings. I strongly recommend their services.

Leanne awilson   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 3, 2023

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

Ultimate professional

We’d like to commend Chris for his excellent skills, knowledge & professionalism as he guided us on a full day visit to KNP.

He arrived on time, made sure we were comfortable & kept us informed & updated throughout the tour.

He was a wealth of knowledge about everything we encountered. Also with an eagle eye spotting animals in the distance we would never have seen.

I’d happily do any tour again with Chris.

A proper kind gentleman.

Thank you Chris & hopefully our paths will cross again one day.

Leanne & Tony.

Gideon Tan   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jul 6, 2023

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

Great tour, would recommend

We went on a 3D2N Kruger tour with Wild Planet Safari. Our tour guide was Ryan, and he was a great guide with a wealth of knowledge about the wildlife and birdlife in Kruger. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have no qualms recommending wild planet safari as your tour company for your Kruger trip.

Peter   –  
Australia AU
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Jun 3, 2023

Email Peter  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris


Second trip with Wild Planet and again exceeded expectations. Punda Maria south, staying in bush camps. Had many close ups with the Big5 plus Cheetah and Wild Dogs. Ryan can certainly find what we wanted and his meals were excellent. Planning a trip for 2024 and hope that they can excel on our previous
Peter&Chris, Australia

Kathleen Brandt   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: May 11, 2023

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

So knowledgeable and caring, clearly wanting us to have an amazing time!!!!

This was my second African safari and by the afternoon of the first day, it completely exceeded my expectations. I traveled with my brother and he was in awe!!! We saw several prides of lions very close up and I will never, ever forget looking into their eyes!!!!

Matt & Michelle   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: May 8, 2023

Email Matt & Michelle  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous!!!

We did the 4-day camping Kruger and Panorama Route and it was fabulous. We managed to see so many animals in our short time in the Kruger and the Panorama route was a trip down memory lane for me having grown up in the area. Such a spectacular part of South Africa. Chris and Hopeson were amazing and we miss them both already. Matt and I highly recommend you book your next safari with Wild Planet. Thank you Guys and also to Thale who does so much behind the scenes and was so helpful with our booking. You guys rock!! We hope to see you all again soon!! Matt and Michelle xx

Shannon   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: May 3, 2023

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

This safari was incredible!

Wild Planet Safari was absolutely incredible. We went on the four day safari, and our guides Chris and Hopeson were amazing. We were able to see all animals and the Big Five - ranging from rhinos, lions, cheetahs, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, and beyond. Chris and Hopeson were very knowledgable and provided us with a lot of information about Kruger, the animals, and the flora of the park. The food Chris and Hopeson cooked was also delicious - some of the best meals that I have ever eaten. I would recommend this safari to everyone!! It was life changing. We had the best time ever and can't thank Wild Planet Safari, Chris, and Hopeson enough for our amazing experience.

Quinn   –  
Canada CA
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: Apr 28, 2023

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


Had the best time with Chris and HOPESON on the safari in Kruger. Couldn’t recommend this enough! 100000/10

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