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!!
From Mehdy, UAE, travelled with us during May 2019
Hi Michael, I have returned from my travels in South Africa and 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 Lynne, USA, travelled with us during May 2019
Hi Madi and Thks! I had a wonderful experience and will recommend you to friends! Our guide, Sam, made the trip! Knowledgeable and kind, the animals seemed to come to him. I was impressed that he is a second-generation Kruger guide. I enjoyed his stories and the opportunity to just watch animals quietly. All details like pick-up, drop-off and accommodation flowed easily.
From Crystal, Germany, travelled with us during May 2019
I wanted to take the time to personally thank you for being an amazing travel consultant. You truly went above and beyond what I could ask for, especially with all of the last-minute changes due to the restraints. I appreciate your patience and for your genuine care in making this trip happen. I cannot express how much I loved our trip to South Africa (I'm sure my husband agrees it was a trip of a lifetime ... we just wish we had more time there). Everything was seamless and all of the recommendations you made were spectacular. Even our drivers for our transfers between places were great. I am sorry for how much the travel industry is suffering right now, but I pray everything will improve soon and your tourism will pick up again. I will definitely recommend you to anyone interested in a trip to Africa. Again, thank you for making our South Africa dreams come true for a reasonable price. We loved every moment. Take care and God bless.
From Jennie, Ireland, travelled with us during May 2019
Hi Madi, 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
Dear Clare, 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
Hi Madi, 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.