​User Reviews – Shamwari GR

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Colin   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2015 Reviewed: May 29, 2016

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

A place for someone who is looking for an excellent safari experience
Overall rating

Our children had been worried when the brochure described the accommodation as "tented". They needn't have been worried, not many tents include a very comfortable double bed, a good side bathroom (though an outside shower was a surprise) and its own plunge pool. The "tent" was extremely private being set in its own wooded area, the only visitors being the nyala and wart hogs which unconcernedly wandered past.

The ranger we had for the game drives was top-notch. He and his fellow rangers obviously kept track of all the animals on the reserve and we saw a good selection on each drive. However he was also very knowledgeable about the environment as well, stopping to show us interesting plants, birds and smaller animals as well as the "big five".

The only downside was the restaurant in the evening, service wasn't all it could have been and the food presented wasn't what I would have expected from somewhere with Shamwari's reputation.

If you want an excellent safari experience then Shamwari is definitely the place to go, but go on the understanding that the restaurant service might not be of the best.

twosoakers   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2008 Reviewed: Apr 17, 2012

35-50 years of age

Overall rating

Smaller then the other game reserves. Mostly devoted to large cats.

Average User Rating

  • 4.9/5
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  • Bush Vibe
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