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Alan Tours

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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About Alan Tours
Alan Tours, based in the fun filled, coastal Holiday City of Port Elizabeth on the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape is proud to promote South Africa, home to the Big 5 and Big 7 Safaris! A land with a unique natural, cultural and historical diversity, unsurpassed in the modern world today. We are Safari specialists and have 40 years of experience guiding tours throughout South Africa, including the famous Kruger National Park and other magnificent places in a country. Addo Elephant national Park set in the Malaria free Eastern Cape is a special Big 5 Game reserve with 700 free roaming Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Rhino and the shy Leopard, a mere 35 minute drive from Port Elizabeth. We do Whale and Dolphin and even Penguin cruises in the protected waters of Algoa bay, joining this activity with a trip to the nearby Addo park to create the unique Big 7 Safari. Come along and join us on this amazing wildlife adventure.
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Di Leo wrote a review 18 Jan
120 contributions66 helpful votes
Every minute was a fantastic experience with Alan: his knowledge, passion, respect and insight to what we would like to see & photograph was perfect! We were advised to go on this tour and will recommend it to anybody who wants to enjoy their time being informed. Let Alan do the driving and bestow you with his endless knowledge: and you focus on the enjoyment of nature and capturing all the beauty!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours
Responded 2 days ago
Hi LDiLeo, Thank you for the kind words and excellent review it was an absolute pleasure being with such a fun and interesting couple. You were enthusiastic and excited with each sighting, something that the Addo Elephant national park so frequently provides us with, whether it was a close by herd of elephants, a flightless dung beetle rolling its nest ball of compacted elephant poo across the road or a group of lazy lions refusing to show themselves you enjoyed all of the occasions equally and kept those cameras clicking away nonstop. We appreciate your support and hope to see you and your companions back here is the Eastern Cape sooner rather than later. Take care, all the best, Alan .
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AGill_12 wrote a review 16 Jan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania10 contributions1 helpful vote
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For our honeymoon my wife and I booked a 5 day excursion to Kruger National Park with Alan Tours. We wanted to have a personalized safari experience so we felt that booking with a smaller tour company would allow us to be able to customize our itinerary as well as have greater flexibility during our trip. Overall we had a great time and were very happy with the experience Alan and his team provided. Throughout the planning process, Alan and Angelika were on top of communication and kept us up-to date with details of our trip and the latest news regarding the Omicron surge in South Africa. When we had originally booked our safari, our accommodations were outside of Kruger park due to availability, but Alan kept an eye out on for any openings inside of the park and was able to grab a last minute booking at the Skukuza camp inside the park! Throughout the tour Alan was very professional and worked very hard to make sure we did not miss a single thing. He was very flexible with our day-to -itinerary and made sure we were enjoying ourselves and planned adequate breaks for snacks and meals. He is a very knowledgeable guide with years and years of experience in the park. He taught us everything from animal behavior to the history of South Africa and also gave us a lot of helpful recommendations for places to visit in South Africa after our safari. A safari in Kruger is a truly unique experience and you definitely want to spend as many days as you can exploring the park. Every day offered a different experience and a chance to catch a glimpse (or an unexpected up-close encounter) with some of the rarer animals. The summer months bring on the rainy season in Kruger and it was really interesting to see changes in weather bring out different animal behaviors. We were extremely lucky and managed to see everything we set out to see and more! We left with a greater appreciation for nature and those who work so hard to protect it.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Hi AGill_12, What a wonderful way to spend your honeymoon and what a delightful couple to spend time with. Thank you for your much appreciated support. What really impressed me, was your timing. When you first made your enquiry, the Delta variant was in decline precipitating a much anticipated surge in tourism, a surge that had all but wiped out accommodation options over the festive season in the Kruger Park. We were able to secure something on the outside but first prize was always to sleep in the heart of the park. Then the Omicron variant arrived, identified in South Africa with much pressing of panic buttons and a blanket ban on air travel to and from our country and still you persisted as if you had a vision. Omicron released enough space in the Kruger for us to bag that first prize and get our accommodation at Skukuza. All of a sudden just before you were due to fly, there was a relaxation of the travel ban, with a huge sigh of relief we confirmed all bookings. From there it was all plain sailing with enough time, after leaving Johannesburg for a quick drive to the scenic spots on the Panorama Route before a cosy night's rest high in the northern Drakensberg mountains before descending down into the warm lowveld and the Kruger National Park. The area had been treated to abundant summer rainfall that didn't disappoint but gave us ample opportunity to explore the park. Spotting the animals is always a bit of a challenge with the tall grass and lush foliage in this exceptionally wet season but we were lucky and saw just about everything. We always like to leave one or two of the sought after species to entice you back for a second shot to the never ending source of entertainment that is the Kruger Park. So we missed the Cheetah but got the other rarity in the form of the Wild Dogs within the first 5 minutes of entering the park. Bang! It was really a pleasure to spend time with you, your enthusiasm and excitement at seeing the amazing wildlife in this incredible national park was stimulating and made my job just that much easier. We wish you all the best in your life's journey together, fill that pot with memories all of them, good and bad. Take care and all the best, Alan and Angelika
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Johannes M wrote a review Nov 2021
Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions
We did the 4x4 Tour around Kabouga, which is a very remote section of Addo Elephant National Park. This park is rarely explored and its likely that 99% of visitors of Addo have never heard of it. It is definitely worth a trip. The area is a lot more untouched wilderness than the main park which - despite being quite large - is clearly laid our and feels like a park. We also did a tour around the main park and a boat cruise with Andrew (boat: Stampede). Both days were really enjoyable. Andrew is a really nice guy who is respectfully to humans and animals alike. He has a huge amount of experience and can read animalrs very well and knows when to give a grumpy buffallo a bit more space. Andrew also has a lot of interesting stories to tell and knows a lot about the animals and the environment. He really does go the extra mile to make sure you have a good experience and enjoy your time in the Eastern Cape. We'd thoroughly recommend Alan Tours and Andrew in particular.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from wildguide, Guide at Alan Tours
Responded 22 Nov 2021
Hi Johannes! and C Thank you for a fantastic review! Kudo's to the two of you for spending your holiday time tackling something a bit more adventurous than some the normal day trips on offer! We really love driving off the beaten tracks and any opportunity to put these Toyota Landcruisers through their paces really doesn't need a second invitation! The combination of starting out slow and easy on the ocean with dolphins, penguins and finally being rewarded with the humpback whales (mother and calf)! then on to see their land based cousins the elephants of Addo! With its abundant wildlife Addo is full of surprises, such as the grumpy buffalo bull you mentioned (who probably got out on the wrong side of the bed that day!) and the emotional interactions of mother elephants and their offspring! A day later and up early for the big 4x4 adventure! Not too long after setting off we had our first sighting a, large flock of ostrich and soon after were rewarded with the fleeting glimpse of a golden brown Cape cobra, always a highlight! Fresh coffee at the farmhouse and then the 4x4 trail starts, up and over the historical wagon trail through the ramparts of past battles won and lost. Onwards and upwards! Finally cresting the mountain top with it's spectacular panorama unfolding on the waterfilled lake glistening in the valley below! Apon reaching the valley floor the denisens of the drier Karoo semi arid landscape became visible...chacma baboons, springbok and gemsbok, all battling for survival in the drier biome! Once back on the tarmac we were treated to a brief respite in the form of a downpour of much needed rain...a fitting end to a unique experience! All the more pleasurable for your company, Salute! Best regards Andrew
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MazzoniA58 wrote a review Jun 2021
Los Angeles, California76 contributions60 helpful votes
I booked for myself and my husband a safari in Kruger Park, with departure from Johannesburg, and 9 days tour in the Garden Route. We discovered during this long vacation not only beautiful landscapes and a great nature, but also two incredible guides. Alan and Andrew were always professional, ready to look for the best spot to make ourself happy in shooting great images and open to adapt the planned itinerary to our desires. It has been a pleasure to learn lot of new information on the spotted wildlife, on the history of the little villages visited, and have pleasant as well as interesting discussions during the long transfers from site to site. Last but not least, deep thanks to Angelika who has been able to organize in very few days two great tours in which everything worked perfectly.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours
Responded 01 Jul 2021
Hi MazzoniA58, Thank you for your great support in these difficult times and such a wonderful Trip Advisor review. We appreciate your input and review as this is such a well respected platform and every positive comment is worth so much to us, Thank you. I really enjoyed the time spent with you and your husband. As you say it really did work nicely, meeting you for the first time at the airport in Johannesburg where I had time to get the vehicle prepared and we could leave without a hitch. The weather was perfect in the Kruger and we saw a lot of wonderful wildlife in the park. But what really stays with me are the talks and discussions we had around the dinner table and while driving around, so interesting to get the different points of view. Great stuff. Andrew had a wonderful time with you on the Garden route and still talks about the tour with you and the places you visited. Thank you, to both of you for your wonderful support and important recommendations you made. Wishing you all the best, take care please and stay safe
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Christie wrote a review Jun 2021
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Awesome tours guides. On-time, knowledgeable, courteous and patient. We saw a lot of wildlife; elephants, kuddo, warthogs, zebra, mongoose, and even saw a lion! Strongly recommend this company!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from wildguide, Owner at Alan Tours
Responded 01 Jul 2021
Hi Christie, family and friends, It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your companions on the tour we did together to the wonderful Addo Elephant national park. We trust you had a great wedding celebration after waiting sooo long and traveling all this way out here. Everyone seemed to enjoy the day together in the park and it was great to get the male lion on its kill at the end of the day after making our down south searching for the pride of lions earlier. It was worth the ride when we found all the elephants and other wildlife. Thank you so much for the super Trip Advisor review, it really means a lot to us as it is a very powerful marketing tool. Wishing you, your family and friends all the very best and thank you for your support. Take it easy and stay safe.
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