Here we publish unedited comments from our guests that we have accumulated over the years. If you scroll down to the bottom, 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 and a Hall of Fame award. 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 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!
From Lynette, Australia, travelled with us during December 2019
We had a fabulous time on our trip to Africa. Thanks for organising such a wonderful time. I would highly recommend Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to anyone travelling to see the Falls. The Zimbabwe people at the lodge were amazing and went out of their way to ensure we had all our needs met. Our guide was also incredible and a wealth of information including his talk at the ‘vulture culture’ show which together with the Boma dinner and drum show are a 'must-see'. The helicopter over the Falls was also a definite highlight!
The river cruise in Chobi, from Chobi Safari Lodge in Botswana is another 'must-do activity'. We saw an amazing number of animals up close and even wild dogs in our open vehicle safari.
Kruger is definitely the place to go to see animals in their natural environment and we saw plenty of the 'Big 5'. I would definitely recommend staying in a camp within the park and if I went back would want Happy, our safari guide, who had an amazing amount of love and knowledge he shared - you could tell he loved what he did, and there was not a single question he couldn't answer! 'Outdoor dining' was amazing and it was fantastic to have 'home-cooked' South African food at all our meals. The open vehicle safaris were definitely the way to go.
Overall a fantastic trip, and I would HIGHLY recommend Madi at Wild Wings Safaris to anyone travelling to this part of the world.
From Kevin, USA, travelled with us during November 2019
I had a very enjoyable, exciting, and memorable experience with Wild Wings again! Frank was a great guide as usual. He told me he opted to take this safari after it was mentioned to him that I was on it. This really reached down in my heart.
The meals prepared by Johnny were superb and delicious. I really liked the way he presented South African cuisine. So many fascinating dishes! I will continue to book with Wild Wings for future trips to the Kruger area.
Thank you, Clare, for your efforts in making this another great trip!
From Robert, USA, travelled with us during November 2019
Thank you for following up, Clare. The transfer to Greenfire was smooth and comfortable, and the driver was very knowledgeable about the local area and helped prepare me for my safari drive later in the day. Amy and John of Greenfire were wonderful hosts, and the staff including Andrew and the rest of the lodge staff made me feel very much at home.
My sleeping area was clean and comfortable and I had no trouble sleeping. My safari guide, Given, was very knowledgeable and considerate of our wishes, and we were able to see all sorts of animals and birds, and almost all of the Big 5 (except for lions, but we did see their tracks).
The transfer to OR Tambo via Ashton's was also very smooth and we arrived in plenty of time to check-in for my flight.
Thank you very much for recommending this lodge to me and arranging all the details, and answering my questions quickly. It made quite a difference to me to not have to worry about doing this all myself. I certainly would use your agency and your services again in the future when I return to South Africa.
From Grant, New Zealand, travelled with us during October 2019
The logistics were perfect. The guides and transfers were all on time, courteous and friendly which made for a completely stress-free experience. The Wild Wings Safaris portion of our trip exceeded all of our expectations, both in terms of game viewing but also the team that provided this for us.
Our guide was Happy. Happy was brilliant, he took the time to explain so much and went into detail about all the animals, not just the Big 5. He was keen to show us as much as possible and the entire family enjoyed our time with him. We managed to see all the major animals multiple times over, often being the only vehicle present. We can't recommend Wild Wings Safaris and Happy highly enough.
The other highlight was John and his cooking. We were a little unsure about what to expect with the "home-cooked" meals but it was like having our own personal chef! John's passion for his cooking really shone through. The food was really good and the dinners and breakfasts were a really pleasant experience spent enjoying fantastic food and chatting to Happy and John about the Kruger.
After such a stunning safari with Happy and John, Mohlesbesti had a lot to live up to. It was really interesting experiencing the difference with a private game lodge. It is a lot more structured in terms of your day and the lodge was very nice and comfortable. You do also get really close to the animals as the vehicles can go off-road.
Many thanks for preparing such a wonderful experience for us. If we have friends looking at coming over to Africa, we will most definitely recommend Wild Wings.