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 Rachel, USA, travelled with us during July 2022
The 3-day Kruger National Park safari is designed for those who want a quick and affordable way to see the Kruger National Park in the company of an expert guide, but are really short on time. We also call it the Kruger Quickie Safari and it departs on set dates from Johannesburg or Nelspruit. Custom departures can be arranged for groups of 4+ (additional cost). Book early to avoid disappointment!
Bateleur Safari Camp is situated in the game-rich Timbavati Private Reserve. All fences between its famous neighbour, Kruger National Park, have been removed so the game can freely roam across this vast wilderness area. It's home to the Big 5, a huge variety of antelope and plains animals, predators, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and over 500 bird species on a 10,000-hectare diverse and scenic traversing area. Unhurried, uncrowded and unscheduled, Bateleur offers a unique, personalised safari experience, with a mix of game drives and bush walks.