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Ralf und Kati   –  
Germany DE
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Jan 29, 2024

Email Ralf und Kati  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Lots of animals and good care all around

We had a 6-day safari and were able to see a lot of animals. We were able to see 4 of the Big Five on the drive to our first lodge. In the following days we were always lucky and saw lions, leopards, rhinos, wild dogs and much more. We were particularly impressed by a huge herd of elephants with animals of all sizes that ran right past our vehicle.
Thanks to Chris' good eyesight, we saw many animals that we would have driven past on our own.
Many thanks to Chris and Hopeson, who took good care of our physical well-being and for the good all-round care.

Lisa Krzan   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 24, 2024

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

Chris was the perfect guide. So knowledgable. So kind.

Our experience could not have been any more perfect thanks to both Chris and Hopeson. We saw all the animals thanks to Chris' sharp eyesight and his ability to spot the most hidden animals. Hopeson made us the best food. Every meal was delicious, healthy, and filling. They took good care of us and we were able to see all the animals that we wanted. We left this safari completely satisfied with our experience! Great company and great people :)

Stefano   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 2, 2024

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

No bad weather can spoil youir Safari if Chris, from Wild Planet Safari, guides you!

First Safari for the whole family, parents just around their 50s and kids of 12 and 15 years old.
we were not lucky with the weather as it rained almost every day; yet the experience was unforgettable!
Thales was super-helpful in organising the tour and, at the end, we can say her recommandations were spot-on!
During the trip every effort was made to give us the chance to view as much as possible; the guide expertise proved so helpful to spot different species, even the rares ones (the big 5, 4 of the ungly 5v - only missing the crocodiles and many more..) and even when they were so far. He tought us so many things... and with a bit of luck, when we asked for Rhino on the last safari... we saw 18 of them!!!
Camps are easy and clean; the chef always made something different and delicious.. even thought he couldn't cook under the stars as planned, due to the rain (hats off for how he managed).

to cut a long story short, we would not hesitate to pick Wild Pülanet Safari again!

Jane   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Dec 28, 2023

Email Jane  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Fantastic week in the Kruger National Park with the very knowledgeable Chris

We had a fantastic week in the central and northern parts of KNP with Chris determined that we would see as much as possible! We had been on many self drive trips to KNP before but having a very knowledgeable guide adds a further dimension to your holiday experience. Chris and his assistant Scumboso looked after us very well and nothing was too much trouble for them
Our booking had been handled very well over e mail by Thale and all communication was swift and Thale patiently dealt with all our requests and answered all our questions.
The whole week was very well organised from our transfer from Joburg airport to our drop off at Hoedspruit airport for our flight to Cape Town
An unforgettable experience and I have recommended Wild Planet Safari to my friends and colleagues

David Nelson   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Dec 3, 2023

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

Wild Planet Safari delivers the best of Kruger National Park

My partner and I booked the 5-day express tour of Kruger National Park which took us through the central and southern parts of Kruger. Our tour guide, Chris, and his assistant, Hopeson, were excellent and friendly guides. Chris is very knowledgable about both fauna and flora and has an eagle eye for spotting animals. Hopeson made sure we were always comfortable and well-fed. We stayed at a different park lodge each night, which allowed us to cover a lot of territory. The bungalows are not luxurious, but have all the basic amenities (towels, soap, kitchen equipment, A/C, etc.), are comfortable and perfectly suited for mid-level budget travel. Included in the package was one night tour, which was great (we saw three lions, hyena, lesser bush babies and more). We also paid extra to go on an early-morning walk in order to get out of the truck for a few hours. This was fascinating as you are literally amongst the animals (armed guides accompany you for protection). I highly recommend Wild Planet Safari and especially Chris and Hopeson as guides.

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.

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