Wild Planet Safari
Wild Planet Safari
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Multi-day ToursSafarisHistorical & Heritage ToursNature & Wildlife ToursDay Trips
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The far eastern part of South Africa is known to locals as the Lowveld, this is a haven for wildlife lovers and enthusiasts from around the world. Wild Planet Safari are proud to offer exciting day trips and excursions in the area surrounding the small town called Hoedspruit. Wild Planet Safari is an established company and have been operating inside Kruger and the surrounding areas for over 8 years, we are family run and operated safari company and provide a great service at the right price.
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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BlueMoon
London, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We spent a great day with Ryan exploring Kruger Park and the Blyde Canyon (on a cruise). Absolutely first class guide who educated us so much on the wildlife and life in the region. The highlight of course was being within a few yards of The Birmingham Pride, including the cubs and a white lion - an unforgettable experience.
Would highly recommend securing Ryans guiding services if you are in the area.
Written 16 February 2024
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Michèle H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We had the greatest time! Our guide Chris was a great guide and fun guy. We saw the both the big and the ugly five during our safari. From close up! The bungalows facilities were really good and the food was even greater! We had our personal chef who made the most delicious dishes. We were very surprised by this! Defiantly a recommend!!!
Written 26 January 2024
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Stefano L
Geneva, Switzerland59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
First Safari for the whole family, parents just around their 50s and kids of 12 and 15 years old.
we were not lucky with the weather as it rained almost every day; yet the experience was unforgettable!
Thales was super-helpful in organising the tour and, at the end, we can say her recommandations were spot-on!
During the trip every effort was made to give us the chance to view as much as possible; the guide expertise proved so helpful to spot different species, even the rares ones (the big 5, 4 of the ungly 5v - only missing the crocodiles and many more..) and even when they were so far. He tought us so many things... and with a bit of luck, when we asked for Rhino on the last safari... we saw 18 of them!!!
Camps are easy and clean; the chef always made something different and delicious.. even thought he couldn't cook under the stars as planned, due to the rain (hats off for how he managed).

to cut a long story short, we would not hesitate to pick Wild Pülanet Safari again!
Written 3 January 2024
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MillennialTraveler23
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We just did a 5 day private safari and Eric was the best guide. We saw the Big 5 on our first day! We also saw 3/5 rare five which we didn't even know about!

Eric was so knowledgeable (he's been a guide for 20 years and it shows).

We saw more than we ever would have thought and everything was so close to us. We had a lot of luck but a lot of luck was created because our guide knew when to go, where to go, and how to create luck. He went above and beyond to find us the best sightings of everything.

We did the private tour and it was the best decision!

Cannot recommend enough. Thank you Eric!
Written 19 October 2023
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eleanor n
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had an amazing time in south africa with our guides chris and hope, Chris made sure we saw the big 5 and many more. WE SAW 20 LIONS ON THIS TRIP, Me and my family had an amazing time, the food made by hope was delicious. his meals were amazing including steak, curry. i am a picky eater and they made sure i had something on my plate every meal. we saw so many animals like leopards, lions, elephants, giraffes, rhino, hippo, crocodiles, zebras and a lot more, we loved our trip and could not wish for any other guides to ask for
Written 25 July 2023
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CoCo Travels
San Jose, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Our family of 6 had an amazing 7-day safari in Kruger Park. My parents, two children (ages 10 & 13) and my husband and I had an unforgettable experience. Our guide Chris stayed with us for the duration of the 7 day safari. Not only did Chris locate the Big 5 he educated us on the wildlife throughout Kruger. We got up close encounters with lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, birds and so much more. Just truly incredible! We booked to have our meals prepared throughout the 7 days and we were lucky enough to have Master Chef, Hope join us. We were treated to picnic breakfasts, lunch and authentic dinners. Chris and Hope made our family vacation a trip of a lifetime.
Written 25 July 2023
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Chris L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
An unforgettable and unbeatable safari. Couldn't have asked for a better group of guides (Chris and Hopesun). Every safari was unbelievable, Chris went out of his went to ensure that we saw the big 5, taking us on extra morning and evening game drives at our request. He was also so knowledgable and offered a similar excitement and finding the animals. Meals prepared by Hopesun were delicious - local meat dishes, curry etc. Came within feet of lions, cheetahs, elephants etc. Cannot recommend this company enough!!! Tours were private and stays in the camp were clean, cool and comfortable. Wouldn't change a thing.
Written 17 May 2023
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Emma C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
My teenagers and I spent 5 days/4 nights at Kruger.
From our first inquiry Thale was quick and helpful and catered to our needs
On the tour we were guided by Eric who drove us in an open safari truck, organised everything, cooked us delicious meals and showed us the park.
We saw amazing animals- lions, hyenas, rhino, wild dogs, elephants, leopard, buffalo, hippos, fish eagles and more. And for each animal Eric told us about the ecology, behaviours or life cycles.
We feel very privledged to have had such an amazing experience
Written 24 April 2023
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Jim K
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We were looking for a short, private and affordable Kruger safari experience before our cruise, and Wild Planet Safari delivered an amazing experience! Thale was extremely helpful in putting a 3-day private safari. We decided to stay inside Kruger at Satara, even though it was a bit further from Johannesburg.

Everything was extremely well-organized, and we were amazed by all the wildlife we encountered at close quarters. Our guides Chris and Skhumbozo were very knowledgeable, personable and fun, and very good cooks. We joked that while most guides can tell at a glance the approximate age of an elephant, Chris knew their birthdays!

Each game drive provided new sightings and experiences. We learned a lot, took many photos and felt a strong a connection to the complex natural environment that Kruger encompasses.

Our major takeaways from our first safari: private is the way to go, the choice of tour operator is key, and staying inside Kruger is preferable. We were very impressed with Wild Planet Safari, and their pricing made a private safari accessible to us. Our safari was well planned, and we were looked after very well. Highly recommended!
Written 3 March 2023
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Ron G
Thornhill, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We did a seven day private camping safari with Chris and Goodwill. They were extremely well organized and always punctual. During setup, knockdown and cooking we were generally on game drives or at a restaurant having lunch - very efficient. Chris was excellent at spotting animals and explaining their behavior. They both went out of their way to make this an amazing experience for us. We saw virtually all available animals including wild dogs and cheetahs. The food was good and plentiful.

We went to four different camps that allowed us to experience different habitats and a wide variety of animals. The booking process with Thale, including hints on where to stay before the safari and how to get to Kruger, was very helpful. Everything was as promised with no additional unexpected costs.
Written 14 February 2023
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