Here we publish unedited comments from our guests that we have accumulated over the years. Further down you will also see independent reviews about us hosted by SafariBookings. For more independent reviews, we also invite you to look us up on TripAdvisor where we have won multiple Certificates of Excellence, Traveller's Choice and Hall of Fame awards. If you have travelled with us, we invite you to post your comments here (scroll down to the very bottom of the page) or you can review us on our Facebook page.
From Rachel, USA, travelled with us during July 2022
We had the BEST time. We loved South Africa in general and the safari was just out-of-this-world! Nicky was amazing and after spending 6 hours on the road with her on the way to Kruger, it was like going on safari with a good friend. The kids loved her as well and she really went out of her way to make everything perfect. After we left, both the kids kept saying they missed her! I'm not sure when she ever slept! I really enjoyed all the information she had about the animals and their behavior and how ethical she was in giving them enough space, as well as striving to be sure we didn't stay too long at a sighting so that others could also enjoy it.
I really can't complain about anything! The days in Kruger were long (but it was worth it to see as much as we did), so I felt like the 2 nights in Kruger and 3 nights at Bateleur balanced out really well, and I think we got the best experience by getting to do both. I don't think I would change anything about it. Doing Kruger first and then the private reserve was the best way to do it, which I think you mentioned when we were planning.
Throughout the planning stages, you were great and answered all my paranoid questions! The hardest part of the planning is just the time difference, but that is just a reality of planning a trip in Africa or even Europe and can't really be helped.
It was a great experience and we have only great things to say about Wild Wings Safaris. Thanks again for all of your help with this! I really hope that I am able to book clients on your safaris in the near future... it is just an experience that shouldn't be missed!
From Robin, USA, travelled with us during June 2022
We would definitely recommend you, folks! The safari exceeded all expectations. You provided exceptional service. We appreciate your help with rebooking after the initial cancellation. You were always courteous, helpful, and responsive. Nicky was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable, smart, courteous, kind, patient in answering our many questions, and a great driver and chef. We could not have asked for a better guide.
At home, we typically walk an hour a day so sometimes it was a bit hard to be in the vehicle most of the day. That said, we completely understand why (we are there to see the animals and obviously we can't walk freely in the park!) We really, really enjoyed the morning walk, both for what we saw and because we had the opportunity to get some exercise!
The accommodations in the park were fine. They were clean and had everything we needed. The Safari Club was nice and close to the airport. Their meals were good. The owners/staff were very nice and helpful. We booked a Johannesburg tour guide through them.
From Liam, USA, travelled with us during October 2021
The safari exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Kambaku River Sands was better than we imagined. Everyone there was so friendly and accommodating and the overall service was top notch. Our rooms were spectacular and there is not a single complaint I have about our stay there.
We saw the big 5 and then some. We were lucky enough to see the painted wolves, as well as a leopard every day. One day our guide, Julius, and tracker, Douglas, followed a leopard through the bush for 45 minutes. Julius and Douglas were the best guides and trackers and we were lucky to be paired with them. As I said, everything was perfect and we have zero complaints!
Your service to us was amazing as well. We really appreciated your patience as we moved dates several times, as well as your fast responses to our inquiries. We could not have done it without you, so we truly do thank you for all you did for us in setting this up! If we return (and we definitely want to), we would use your services, as well as Kambaku River Sands.
Thank you again for arranging this amazing trip!
From Lauren, South Africa, travelled with us during April 2021
Thank you SO much for the wishes. I had the best birthday of my life, it was one I will never forget! We had the most incredible experience from start to finish. Simon was brilliant, he created the most memorable time. We saw all of the big 5 with the most amazing sightings of the animals (one example being a herd of elephants crossing the road right in front of our car!! it was surreal). I absolutely loved Blyde River Canyon, too. We got amazing pictures but the fact that I could capture the view with my eyes on that day was just amazing. All the service providers were excellent. Oh, and the meals made by Simon shared around the dinner table with my favourite people in the world was just the best. Thank you for making this holiday possible. It was the best decision.
From Luciana, Brazil, travelled with us during December 2020
Hi Madi, the safari was an unforgettable experience, such personalized care! And my room - oh my! Nothing like anything I've ever stayed in before. They also have a lovely swimming pool to do laps in - and none of that is advertised! I took over 1000 photos and now I am going through them...
From Mary, USA, travelled with us during March 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We are very happy we spent time in both Kruger and Klaserie. "Same, same but different" is the best way to describe our experience between the two reserves. They were different but both magnificent. Following staying at the large camp in Kruger, we appreciated staying at the more intimate Gomo Gomo. We loved the 'sundowner' at Klaserie - one evening we were enjoying gin and tonics when we saw a giraffe in the sunset! It was like stepping into a National Geographic photo.
Our guides at both locations were amazing. They were both so passionate about their work. At Kruger, we had an amazing experience of seeing a leopard sleeping in a tree - it is beyond me how Simon saw the leopard! Simon was also very into the birds and always took time to point them out and give information about the birds. The birds are magnificent and underrated so we enjoyed his information.
Our driver Mandla was fabulous. We learnt so much about South Africa speaking with him. He did everything possible to ensure we saw what we could and had a wonderful day. He knew a place to stop down the road from the entrance to God's Window where we were able to enjoy a spectacular view through the side window. He pointed out so many things along the way and explained their role in South Africa, i.e. pine trees, macadamia nuts. Our day ended with a deeper understanding of South Africa. Hippo Hollow was a wonderful end to our trip. As we did not need to leave until 14h00 to go to the airport, we were able to have a late checkout and relax overlooking the waterhole. The staff was so warm and helpful. The restaurant was fantastic.
Our driver to Kruger Airport, Johan, went above and beyond to assist us. There was a lot of confusion about where to get the shuttle to Eswatini (even if we were at the correct airport, unbeknown to us, there is also a small airport in Kruger Park.) He stayed with us until we spoke with the agency in Mbabane and confirmed we were at the correct location. He also gave us directions on how to get a taxi back to Nelspruit if necessary.
When we were planning our trip, at first I was hesitant to plan a safari as I had gone on safari years ago in Kenya. I now cannot believe I even considered not going! We appreciated all the information that you provided us prior to departure. It was great to have a day-by-day overview of our itinerary. Hope this finds you and yours doing well. South Africa is amazing and we hope to return soon!
From Peter, USA, travelled with us during February 2020
My wife and I have both been thinking of something negative to say about our safari and experience with Wild Wings, but we come up blank. Everything from your very informative website, ease of booking and payment, organisation and detailed information of our personal safari and guide, was exceptional.
We really appreciated you responding very timely and fully to any questions we had. We must also mention that our guide, Sam, did a fantastic job in spotting things and educating us. The way he communicated with other guides to make sure we didn't miss anything was excellent and I'm sure he is held in high esteem with his peers.
We made a good choice booking with Wild Wings and thank you very much for making this once in a lifetime trip exactly what we'd hoped for We would definitely recommend Wild Wings Safaris to anybody for efficiency, planning and value for money.
From Mathilde, France, travelled with us during February 2020
We had great times at Gomo Gomo. From the first day to the last, we enjoyed our stay. Everything was very well organised. The game drives were wonderful: the tracker and the guide were great, very kind and professional. The lodge was very clean and the women who cleaned the rooms several times a day were very nice. The kitchen staff was very nice, too, and the meals were great with varied food. My little son enjoyed playing in the pool and loved the game drives especially seeing the Big 5 and the little stops we had twice a day with small, very good snacks to eat. I have already recommended Wild Wings Safaris! And last, but not least, I have really appreciated our email exchanges and your patience.
Many thanks to you!
From Sydnee, Canada, travelled with us during February 2020
We had an amazing time in Tanzania! We loved our guide George, we were one-on-one with him since we were the only two on the trip! So it was great! I think you did a wonderful job! All the itineraries and documents were very organized and I loved the app. So thank you again for the wonderful job, we will definitely be recommending you to our friends! And please send on how amazing George was, he really made our trip!
From Cameron, Australia, travelled with us during January 2020
South Africa blew us away. The safari was amazing!!
Nikki (our guide) was so knowledgeable and passionate, she was super. Her ability to read animal behaviour and find clues in the bush is incredible. She can take us on safari anytime! The animals were breathtaking!
Jacques did an amazing job with the food. Delicious, well prepared and presented, best bacon ever! I was expecting lots of South African meats which was different from the food we received but absolutely no disappointment at all. No one went hungry!
We had an amazing time - thank you!
From Sally, UK, travelled with us during January 2020
Hi Corlie, our safari was way beyond our expectations, absolutely first-rate, we couldn't have wished for better. Simon was brilliant. The things we saw at times. It was like being on the set of a National Geographic documentary! Thank you so much to you all.
From Katharina, Germany, travelled with us during December 2019
We have just returned from our long vacation in South Africa with our hearts and minds full of wonderful memories. Since our Wild Wings Safari was one of the main highlights, second only to our Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration in Cape Town, we want to say a great big Thank You to you and all the other people involved in making it such a success.
A very special Thank You goes to our tour guide, Nicky, whose enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge surpassed everything we could have imagined. Spotting a leopard in a tree, stopping for a chameleon on the road, identifying birds in flight, observing a lion and lioness in their mating ritual - and explaining everything with all sorts of fascinating details: It was truly awesome.
Best wishes to all of you and hoping for another Safari with Wild Wings in the coming years!