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We felt the touch of Carl and Pat throughout our journey.

Prior to our trip, we spoke with Carl. He was knowledgeable of the area, and quickly got a feel... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2019
123_MisterE
2.5 weeks in South Africa, Zambia & Bostwana

Hi there, Overdue review here. Hubby & I was in SA, Zambia & Botswana via Wild Journeys back in... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2019
psygirl
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

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 2019
Thank psygirl
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Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

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 2019
Thank aliciad887
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Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

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 2018
Thank Leahey92
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Reviewed 28 January 2019

We went to South Africa on family (7 total including our guide, Carl) vacation with Carl, and it was nothing short of Fantastic! We really had no idea what to expect and were blown away. Our first stop was Kruger National park. It felt like a dream come true, Carl seemed to know the best spots to take us for maximum game viewing, and he literally knew the names, breeding, eating, and hunting habits of every. single. animal. We spent so much time saying "Carl what is..." or "Carl tell us..." or "Carl, why..." and he always had an answer. His passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for South Africa, and in particular its wildlife was unparalleled.

After Kruger, we went to Cape Vidal and then onto Drakensberg where Carl continued to be our master driver, guide, and chef. He really took the time to ensure we were having once-in-a-lifetime trip and that we felt both safe and happy. He is the ultimate professional!

If you are planning a safari vacation I would 100% recommend Wild Journeys. You are sure to love it!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clarkzen
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Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Our guide was super knowledgable with great gut instincts. Truly was the trip of a life time with each destination/stop feeling better than the last. From ensuring we saw all there was to see in the time we had, to providing just enough down time so that we had the energy for those early morning safari walks etc. Couldn't be more grateful!

Date of experience: October 2018
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