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 Derek, UK, travelled with us during June 2019
The whole experience far exceeded our expectations, we had a wonderful time in Kruger!! All elements were exceptional most notably the fact that we encountered much more wildlife at close quarters than expected. This was due in no small part to the skill and patience of Sam who guided us to some wonderful close-up experiences.
He is such a credit to the Park organisation and a thoroughly nice person to spend time with both on the drives and in the camp. 10/10!
The pickups were fine, as was the transport back to Joburg at the end of the trip. The Safari vehicle was excellent affording great views of the wildlife. The blankets were very welcome early morning! Not sure if it is standard practice but Sam was always aware of our camera angles and would lower the two windscreens when needed without us having to ask!
The Camp was clean comfortable and well laid out. The accommodation was fine, no complaints there as was the shop, takeaway and restaurant. Same goes for the two brunch stops, both very good - and very welcome!!
From Mehdy, UAE, travelled with us during May 2019
I cannot thank you enough for organizing the most perfect and life-changing trip. Your country is amazing, beautiful landscapes with warm people and delicious food. Your expertise in tailoring my agenda with such a short turn around time was exceptional, and your kindness throughout put me at pure ease all the way through. I cannot wait to book my next trip and will be recommending you to all my friends and family!
From Jennie, Ireland, travelled with us during May 2019
Bateleur was amazing and we could not have asked for a more friendly, professional, beautiful place. Brad, Sophia, Lucky, the rest of the staff welcomed us like family. We were really sad to leave. The rooms were beautiful, the food delicious and the game drives were a dream come true! We saw all the Big Five and more. Blyde River was quirky and different, and Moholoholo was very interesting. Oscar was a great guide and is clearly very passionate about his work. Thank you so much for all the recommendations.
From Johannes, Germany, travelled with us during March 2019
I really wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our stay in Kruger! After talking to the rest of the guys, we all agreed that there is nothing to complain! Probably the best days of our lives!! Our guide, Marc, was amazing! He was absolutely enthusiastic and thoughtful. He showed us amazing things and made every minute count. We had a great time with him. I’d recommend him 10/10! Best guide ever! The accommodations were perfectly fine for us, nothing to complain here. It was simple, but that’s, what we wanted. They were clean and well suited for our needs. Transport to Johannesburg was fine as well, we arrived in time! The whole package you offered us gave us an opportunity to fully enjoy our trip! We were really happy about booking with you. Thank you all for this amazing experience and I’m looking forward to our next adventure!
From Frances, UK, travelled with us during February 2019
We had a fabulous time on safari and were super impressed with the organisation and with our guide Nicky! She was so competent and knowledgeable and we were very lucky to have her to ourselves.
From Alex, USA, travelled with us during February 2019
Hi Clare, The safari was wonderful. We all had an amazing time.
I could not say more wonderful things about Frank, he made our trip. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable and I would recommend him as well as Wild Wings to anyone traveling to South Africa.
We got lucky enough to see the "super 7". The accommodations were great and everything went very smoothly. The food was also very good. We had a great time and hope to take another safari with Wild Wings and Frank in the future! I have attached some pictures that Frank wanted us to send to him. He told us to email them to you and you would get them to him?
From Australia, travelled with us during January 2019
It was all fantastic - 10/10 for all aspects.
From Mandy & Martin, UK, travelled with us during January 2019
A huge, huge thank you to you and your team for the great holiday you put together for us. Using a local South African company who has the knowledge and experience certainly paid off. We loved our accommodation at every destination, it was a nice surprise every time we went to a new place. All the team in every part of the holiday were superb n everything went to plan.
Dad has loved his first holiday to Africa n has fell in love with Cape Town that he wants to come back.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you again, it's been a blast :)
This safari was specifically tailored to the guests' requests. We will gladly do the same for you.
From Gerhard, Germany, travelled with us during January 2019
We were very satisfied with our 5-day / 4 night guided “Duncan’s Camp” mobile safari with Karibu, organised through Madi. We loved it!
“Mobile” refers to the fact that you move from place to place with a 4x4 game viewing vehicle, with a ranger/driver/guide that does the driving and animal, bird & plant spotting and explaining.
A small crew, responsible for sorting out your accommodation and food is also part of the deal. That means you have to do absolutely nothing except sitting in an open vehicle (usually no more than 6 people per vehicle), spotting animals and birds (ticking them off your wishlist if you want) and sitting down for sundowners and meals.
Another advantage is seeing a huge amount of animals (including the elusive wild cats, lions, leopards & cheetahs!!) & birds (we saw 63 different kinds) and learning about them from a real expert. Starting points could be Maun, Gaborone, Kasane, etc. Within the concept of a guided mobile safari there are 3 further options, according to your budget:
1. Fixed tented camps: (this was us) our accommodation was in tents that are set up permanently, e.g. Duncan’s Camp (on a beautiful lake), Third Bridge Camp (in the heart of Moremi). Each tent has comfortable beds & linen and a private, open bathroom with shower, normal toilet & basin.
2. Mobile tented camps: here the crew brings everything with them and leave nothing behind. The locations are often next to a river for ultimate game viewing. Showers and toilettes are also transported and set up by the crew.
3. Lodges: the luxury option, where you spend 2 nights, on average, in a lodge before being transported to the next one.
Our clear suggestion for inexperienced bush visitors is that of a guided mobile safari, such as offered by Karibu. The guide/ranger we had, Balebi Kaelotswe, was a fountain of information and a very kind, gentle man and we loved every minute of the 5 days/4 nights together.
This safari was specifically tailored to the guests' requests. We will gladly do the same for you.
From Hashem, Iran, travelled with us during January 2019
I make it simple:
1. Ask for Simon, He’s not a human. He’s a leopard, a lion, a snake, an antelope, a buffalo, a rhino, a tree ... he’s a part of Kruger
2. He’s extremely on time
3. He got good eyes and constantly in contact with all rangers and guides to spot animals
4. He stops whenever you ask him to stop and never been grumpy
5. He knows how to manage idiots on safari and make it pleasant for everyone even idiots
6. Too much food, nice food. Don’t change too much money for lunch as they say it’s not provided. You don’t need anything more than what they provide
7. He magically stops the car on the right spot to allow everyone to take a nice shot
8. He’s knowledgeable and experienced
9. Brand new cars and you don’t experience car breaks
10. Accommodation is way better than what you get in other countries national parks
11. Whoever you are, He’s more enthusiasted [sic] than you to find animals
12. He is a great photographer
13. He is generous and gave someone his lens!!!!! to be able to take better photos to enjoy the safari more
14. These comments were written by a professional wildlife tourist/photographer doing this thing for 16 years in 47 countries
From David, USA, travelled with us during December 2018
A solid shout out to Wild Wings Safaris for providing outstanding service! From conceptualizing our safari to customizing a day in the wineries in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, our needs were exceeded at every turn.
Tour consultant, Corlie Liebenberg, was always prompt and courteous to meet our needs for our Christmas holiday in South Africa. She handled all air, lodging and ground transfers without a hitch. Truly a remarkable feat bringing our family from across the globe to convene for a Christmas Safari.
Our guides were top notch, spoke fluent English and explained every facet of wild-life in marvellous detail. We hiked Table Top Mountain in Cape Town and took in many a fine restaurant on the recommendation of Wild Wings.
We'll be repeat customers for sure! The trip of a lifetime that's worth repeating!
From Lawrence, USA, travelled with us during December 2018
Hi Madi, Happy new year! I want to say thank you for such an amazing safari!!! Everything went extremely smoothly and definitely appreciated your candidness of us doing the private lodge first then the Skukuza lodge as it was good to preface.
Both lodges, accommodation, and game viewing were amazing! The trip went extremely smoothly which we were surprised of with all the transfers involved but what made it extremely phenomenal were the people...starting with you and how awesome you were with booking/planning our safari! Along the way, Monroe and Chris from the Elephant Lodge were the perfect guide/tracker combo and Heysly was not only an amazing guide but made you feel like you were on a tour given by an old friend (his personality, attention to detail, passion, knowledge, and the fact he cared everyone was happy made Skukuza phenomenal!).
Another absolute surprise highlight (which was totally not expected) was Louise from GAP transfers. He was professional, funny, knowledgeable, and honestly just a hands down great person! Odd but we definitely feel like we made a long time friend in Louise even though he was just our transfer from the airport to Elephant Lodge then Elephant Lodge to Skukuza.
Overall every aspect of the safari was just amazing and I can't thank you enough for all your assistance! Thank you again as words cannot express how satisfied we are with Wild Wings Safaris!