User Reviews – South Africa
50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Bush vibe is possible on in selected as exlusive destinations; the most popular parks are so easily accessible and well maintained that mass tourism and self drive are quite common. To live the bush experience you have to pay
50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
South Africa has all the animals and they are obviously pretty easy to see.
There are many ways to see them from 5+ Star resorts to more run of the mill camps.
My concern is that it seems in South Africa that the animals are somewhat contained especially on the numerous private reserves. That certainly makes them easy to see but you feel a little like they are corraled for human viewing - still fun but not totally 'natural'.
We are planning a safari to Tanzania and Kenya - places where the animals roam pretty freely and we are the ones who are fenced in.
Without having previous experience of Safari, South Africa lived up to our expectations
Email Matt D. | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
South Africa is an amazing country for safaris, and there are a range of lodges catering to everyone's particular taste. Whether looking for the true bush experience or a luxury holiday adventure, South Africa has it!
65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
There are many parks in South Africa. Some boast of the big five, some are quiet and have lovely scenery. So you have much opportunity to chose what you want.
In 2010 we spent 16 days insides parks and now, in 2012, even 19 days.
If we stay healthy this won't be the last time.
Sometimes you must be patient or lucky. As we travelled from north to south in Kruger last april (14 days) we saw our first lonely lion only after 7 days! The next day we saw some 12 lions in front of our car!
Email M_Fdez | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Excellent destination for all of them who want to discover and enjoy wild Nature.
Email kittykat23uk | 20-35 years of age
Kruger park doesn't have the same bush ibe as e.g. camping in Moremi or Chobe in Botswana because it is so easy to self drive. But it does have a lot of great wildlife (which can also be a challenge to see because of the thick scrub. I really loved combining the safari element with other wildlife activities such as diving (Mozambique), birding (e.g. penguins at Betty's bay and pelagic seabirds), whale watching (hermanus), sightseeing (Blyde river and Cape town) and shark diving around the cape.
35-50 years of age
50-65 years of age
Great variety of wildlife, but we are extremely worried about the high rate of poaching at the moment which really spoils the whole experience
The only reason for not making higher ratings is that this Reserve is on a smaller scale than the ones I have seen on TV.