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.
From Pat, Canada, travelled with us during September 2019
We want to thank you for planning the most amazing trip to South Africa for us. We absolutely fell in love with your beautiful country. It was such a pleasure to work with you - you are such a professional and I knew that we were in good hands.
Your choice of Kambaku Safari Lodge was the perfect start to our trip. We had an amazing time - from the warmth of the staff to the superb safari drives. We particularly liked that it was a small lodge and that we got to know the staff and guests. Mealtimes were full of interesting conversation and wonderful food & wine.
All the accommodations you chose for us were excellent. We loved Cape Town, and it was interesting to stay in two different areas. The Adventure tour of the Garden Route was a lot of fun. We had a great time with our guide Wendy, who was knowledgable and an excellent driver. Wendy was really flexible in adjusting departure times, etc. to suit our interests. We really had 4 fabulous days with her.
Madi, thank you so very much for organizing this trip of a lifetime. We are only sorry that South Africa is so far away, as we would be back in a heartbeat!
From Tara, UK, travelled with us during August 2019
Mike, the safari was absolutely amazing!!! It really superseded our expectations. We saw the "Big 5" and we saw an active leopard seeking food. Our guide, Simon was the best. He went out of his way to make sure that we saw everything and that we had a memorable experience. The camp was fantastic, the meals were wonderful and the transfers ran like clockwork. We would like to thank you most wholeheartedly for the great effort you put in to communicate with us from the moment we booked to the moment we actually went. We felt very at ease with this. Once again Mike, myself and my family would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for this wonderful experience. It will stay with us forever. Africa will have a special place in our hearts.
From Linda, Cyprus, travelled with us during August 2019
Hi Madi, I would like to express a big thank u for the trip. Especially Simbavati, it was just amazing! It was the best part of the trip. Game drives, food, people, all were amazing. All was perfect! Thank you for a wonderful trip. South Africa and its people will always remain in my heart, and even now by writing this email to you I remember South Africa and have tears in my eyes, part of my soul will always be with this beautiful country.
From Dave, USA, travelled with us during July 2019
Madi --- I could not be happier with our experience!! Everything went off without a problem and the safari was far beyond expectations. We were picked up at the airport as planned and the stay at the guest house (AfricaSky) was very nice - wish we would have had more time there. Booking, etc. was so easy and all went very well. You answered all of our questions in a very quick manner. Our safari guide was exceptional. Nicky made the trip an A+. She was enthusiastic and entertaining, as well as organized and a very good cook. We saw the big five on several occasions and saw so many elephants, hippos, zebras, giraffes, hyenas, etc. very close to the vehicle. The accommodations in Kruger were clean and comfortable. Overall, a fantastic trip!! Thank you for helping to make this trip one of our best ever.
From Nee & Darrell, USA, travelled with us during July 2019
Good Morning Madi, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip that you arranged for the 6 of us. Everything went as planned and the experience was nicely varied. Animal sightings were awesome and abundant. We enjoyed facilities, personal attention and especially the off-roading with Ryno at Kambaku Safari Lodge. Having our meals prepared by John at Skukuza Lodge was special. Sam was also an excellent guide. Of course, the Falls were amazing and Chobe Marina Lodge Villas were spacious and the view of the river special. Cape Town, of course, was fantastic for views, shopping and eating. Thank you so much for your suggestions, selections and arrangements. Mahalo!
From Elaine, USA, travelled with us during July 2019
I'd never been on safari before, or visited South Africa, and had the opportunity given to me with about a weeks notice .. and Gavin at WildWings stepped up with what was an absolutely perfect itinerary, lodge, and price. Communication was easy and pleasant, and what I expected to be a stressful last-minute booking experience was not at all. The lodge (Kambuku) was wonderful - the managers Cathrine and Rino were an absolute pleasure, the food was lovely, and the atmosphere relaxed. Rooms were beautiful with large, hot showers and comfortable beds. The game drives themselves were out of this world. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and the guide and tracker were knowledgeable and fun. It turned out to be one of the most memorable experiences of my life, and I'm absolutely set on coming back to South Africa to experience it again and see more of the country. Thank you Wild Wings, and Gavin, for an amazing experience.
From Frans, Mexico, travelled with us during June 2019
Hi Gavin! I want to tell you that we had a fantastic trip, full of different experiences, places, animals, people, food, etc. This would not have been possible without your personal involvement and support, attention to detail, sense of urgency and objectivity. I have never worked with a group of people so dedicated and concerned with the traveller's needs. Literally, we did not have a single glitch during our time in SA, not only that, it was made even better with the whole involvement of the Wild Wings team when I got myself into trouble.
I want to make a special mention to Nicky Firer who worked us like clockwork and persevered to make sure we got in all the sightings and places in Kruger. She sure understood the importance of keeping to a schedule. After we reflected on everything we had seen with her it all clicked. We really appreciated her deep knowledge and love for the work she does.
So although a quick note does not capture everything you did for us, I again want to congratulate the whole team on your support and professionalism. Be sure you have a Wild Wings advocate in Mexico and will make every effort to promote SA over here. Again many thanks and hope to see you soon back in SA!
From Shrenik, UK, travelled with us during June 2019
Dear Corlie, the information provided before the trip (timings, transfers from airport, clothing etc) was clear and all the questions we had were answered promptly, thanks to yourself and your team. The quality of the safari and the games drives were fantastic, we managed to see the Big 5 and wild dogs in an action-packed schedule and it was clear that our guide was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and the location. The accommodation although modest (as you had indicated) was clean and in line with our expectations given the budget we had. Although the drives to/from JHB were long, it was comfortable and the schedule provided beforehand was accurate. A special thanks to Nicky who was excellent, she really made an effort to try to meet everyone's expectations and who made delicious food for us clearly catering for our particular dietary requirements. I was amazed at how efficient she was at everything and made sure we got the maximum out of the trip.
From Han, China, travelled with us during June 2019
Dear Corlie, we have a happy journey in South Africa, especially the days at Nottens Bush Camp. The service, safari, food, and accommodation exceeded my expectations. That is the most wonderful memory. Thank you again for your professional and patient assistance! I will recommend you and Wild Wings to my friends.
From Alfredo & Dianne, Venezuela, travelled with us during June 2019
Dear Michael, first I would like to congratulate you and Wild Wings Safaris for the efficiency and the choosing of the two very nice camps, Kambaku River Sands and Inyati Game Lodge. Everything on this trip went perfectly, from transfers to and from airports-hotels-airports, very punctual and nice and kind people. Arrivals at all hotels perfectly coordinated. The camps you chose we were very happy with for our first time on a safari. Michael, we will highly recommend Wild Wings Safaris and you. You captured just what we wanted on our first safari.
From Derek, UK, travelled with us during June 2019
Hi Corlie, 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!!