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123_MisterE wrote a review Nov. 2019
Prior to our trip, we spoke with Carl. He was knowledgeable of the area, and quickly got a feel for what we wanted from a trip. He planned an 8 day trip and his attention to detail was felt throughout our journey. we felt safe, cared for an pampered. All of our transfers were exactly on time, and they were all personable, attentive and helpful. Carl chose safe reliable places for us, and had our border crossings perfectly orchestrated so that we were at ease feeling the experience of our guides. Our trip was the most amazing trip of my life.…
Date of experience: October 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
joneo wrote a review Sep. 2019
Tenafly, New Jersey193 contributions104 helpful votes
16 day trip from Cape Town to Botswana and would take about that long to tell of all the wonderful tent camps, lodges, guides, safaris, adventures, museums etc!!! My wife and I travelled, celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Stays included Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Kruger (2 nights in a tented camp and 2 in a lodge), Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park in Botswana. Lots of turf covered but it forced us to travel light and kept it fresh. The attention to detail by Carl (our travel agent) was unsurpassed. Each day was better than the previous and we got off to a GREAT start. Almost every driver, guide, staff member greeted us with "Happy Anniversary" - as I said , attention to detail! Drivers were always 15 minutes early, knowledgeable and eager to discuss local customs, norms as well as social and political issues (if you are interested). Accommodations were luxurious (yes, even the Tented Camps!) and the hospitality unmatched. Food quality and choices were outstanding with lots of local fish, game, herbs and spices. Safari drives in three different locales allowed to experience diiferent landscapes and wildlife and see the "Big 5" many times over. Those interested in photography will really enjoy the Chobe River Photographic Safari Cruise! Truly the trip of a lifetime with endless memories Could not possibly recommend a better agency than Wild Journeys. Will definitely use them again! Thanks for everthing Carl!!!…
Date of experience: September 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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psygirl wrote a review Sep. 2019
Toronto, Canada66 contributions17 helpful votes
Hi there, Overdue review here. Hubby & I was in SA, Zambia & Botswana via Wild Journeys back in Aug 2018 (perfect time to do Safari during SA's winter....trees with bare branches...you can spot animal easier...) Both Carl and Pat are amazing to work with. Carl was original from South Africa and with great passion and knowledge of the SA & related country. Moreover, always "thrilled" to support local Canadian business! The planning process was a breeze. The trip was well organized. Hotel recommendation was very on point. The sight-seeing and the Safari are out of this world. We were both mesmerized by the scenery and its people. The tour guide are knowledgeable and we were able to learn so much from them. A few highlight: Safari at Kruger - it is a must. We've stayed in a boutique hotel Klaserie Sands, the game drive/bush walk was amazing. The property was great and the service was beyond expectation Victoria's Fall - Majestic! For us, it's worth the flight to just to see the fall itself Safari at Chobe (Botswana) - wetland safari and done on cruise. It certainly give you a different perspective of what game drive is all about Cango Cave - natural art at its finest! Ostrich Farm - it was really cute! Stellenbosch - our LCBO cannot represent the quality of wine this region has to offer. This is truly a trip of a lifetime. Now hubby is asking....when are we visiting Tanzania/Kenya via Wild Journey?…
Date of experience: August 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
aliciad887 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Belleville, Michigan14 contributions
My husband and I arranged a 12 day trip with Wild Journeys and it was the most AMAZING AND MEMORABLE journey of our lives. Along with 2 other couples we trekked through Johannesburg, Soweto, Cape Town, Kruger Park and Nelspruit. When I say this trip from start to finish was AMAZING! CARL WAS A GODSEND. Everywhere we went we were treated first class. The accommodations were awesome. The food OMG😊😊 Our tour guides were truly outstanding. I can't say enough about experience. I am so happy I found Wild Journeys and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM! THANK YOU. THE DENSEMO PARTY 💗…
Date of experience: July 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jake L wrote a review Feb. 2019
We went with a family of 6 with Carl on this amazing trip! We started in Johannesburg and left early in the morning to go to Swadini a forever resort which was my personal favourite. We spent a day and half there and headed to Kruger national park, which was simply mind blowing and life changing. We were lucky enough to see the "Big 5" all in the same day. In Krugar National park we were driving through and ended up in a massive group on wild Buffalo and started to hear lions roar in the distance, came around the corner and were right beside a whole pride of lions following the Buffalo. After a few great days spent in the park driving around and seeing all the spectacular wild life we drove through South Africa to Cape Vidal. The one day we were lucky enough to go horse back riding in the wild right next to Zebras.Made the most of the Ocean and giant waves and beaches that go on for miles and miles, also went into a bat cave. Another few days there we went to "Giants Castle" went hiking every day through the mountain streams and even into the high points of the mountains and seen the old cave paintings from the people that used to live in them and live off of the land. Sadly after 2 days there the trip came to an end and we drove back to Johannesburg and flew home. This trip was an experience of a life time the price was great and I'd recommend it to anyone!…
Date of experience: October 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.