SAFARII TRAVEL COMPANY
SAFARII TRAVEL COMPANY
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Motivated by over two decades of safari guiding, Safarii strives to provide quality budget safari packages in the Kruger National Park and surrounds. A budget price with the same service and quality as other operators. Open vehicle safari's, Sight seeing in the Drakensberg mountains, guided walks and local community interaction. Enjoy a top of the range tour, for less!
Hoedspruit, South Africa

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Barry, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Just come back from a 5 day tour with Lloyd, from pick up to drop off he made the trip special. Showed us every animal possible, and knew so many facts, that by the end of the trip we had learnt so much. Truly a once in a lifetime experience. With his homemade meals in the evening, to his morning breakfast stops. He worked so hard to make sure we had a great time.
Thank you Lloyd, your ethos of making sure the traveller is key, is amazing. With no stop too much trouble. The children and us had an amazing time.
Written 12 August 2022
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Thank you Sue, David, Bethan and Leuan for choosing Safarii travel for your Kruger Park experience. Your attention to detail and appreciating everything the bushveld has to offer was rewarding, and I could feel your sense of peace when we had quiet moments with the animals, just listening and absorbing the moment. You're a wonderful family, and enjoyed your company. I hope you enjoy Cape Town thoroughly. I wish you safe travels, and all the best in Wales. Kind regards
Written 13 August 2022
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Inge Bongaerts
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I wish we had booked 7, 8, 9... days, but even then it would have been too short! We just have to come back :-)

We booked the 5 days tour with Safarii Budget Travel Company and we loved every minute of it! From the wildlife in Krugerpark to the excursions to the Dragon Mountains, The Bourke potholes, Blyde River Canyon, Moholoholo wildlife rehabilitation centre, the waterfalls, the nature walk... All of it was amazing!
But the guy who made it an unforgettable experience was Lloyd, our guide. It wasn't just for his deep knowledge of nature, animals and plants which he shared without restraint, it was his kindness and the way he outdid himself to make us feel comfortable and have the most out of our stay. Lloyd really took the time to show us around and to explain everything. Then there were the glutenfree meals, the hot tub ready when we arrived from a long daytrip. He even found the special zulu hat requested by a friend of mine!
We 100% recommand Lloyd and the Safarii Budget Travel Company. Be sure to book the luxury tent as it comes with comfortable rooms, a nice bathroom, a large kitchen and an amazing hot tub! It is certainly worth your money!

Thanks so much Lloyd for the unforgettable memories!

Inge & Simon
Written 13 March 2022
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Jeanette
Mesa (Mesa County), CO3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
You would be silly to book anywhere else! Lloyd did an amazing job organizing an itinerary for our 3 night, 4 days safari in Kruger. As a guide, you honestly can't find anyone better than Lion Man Lloyd. We were a very inquisitive group and he never tired of answering our endless questions. We left with pages of animal facts. You can also tell he truly loves his job - he gets just as excited as we did about things large and small from the smallest of the critters to seeing two males lions up close and personal. The accommodations were honestly incredible. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to the luxury tent - the beds are insanely comfortable, the bathrooms amazing and you get the coolest natural hot tub outside. The food was epic - definitely try his mums homemade orange marmelade! I highly suggest opting in for a night drive as it was so amazing to be in the park after dark and feel like we had it all to ourselves. I will definitely be back for a longer stay soon!
Written 2 March 2020
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Every minute with you guys was a pleasure, and some good laughs, and amazing wildlife. Thank you Jeanette for your kind words. All the best to you.
Written 4 March 2020
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Tim
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lloyd is one of the best guides you will ever meet, his knowledge is exceptional and the passion he puts in what he does was such a great inspiration for me.
Joined him on a couple of tours before and it’s always a pleasure being guided by him.
Written 27 August 2019
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Thank you for your kind words, I hope you always stay inspired, and hope to see you here soon again. Kindest regards.
Written 30 August 2019
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Barb A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience with SAFARII TRAVEL COMPANY Oct 11-14th 2023. Every scheduled tour that was part of their package surpassed our expectations. I would rate the Sunset Safari at the private game reserve, the Moholoholo rehabilitation center tour, the Blyde Canyon Boat Tour, and the Full Day guided tour of Kruger National Park all as a 10/10! The transportation back and forth from the Johannesburg airport went smoothly and the tour company communicated clearly with us through What's App. We always knew who our driver would be and who was picking us up at our destination. Our main driver, David, and our Kruger guide, Britton were fantastic and we really enjoyed our time with them. The cost of breakfasts or dinners was always taken care and some meals were hosted at the home of the tour organizer, Lloyd, near our accommodations. We stayed in the mid level accommodation offered (Chalet) and it was rustic, just a step above camping (as we had expected) but it was nice to have our own bathroom and shower. If you're on a budget and don't want to spend loads of money on fancy accommodations, we highly recommend this tour.
Barb & Lindsay
Written 31 October 2023
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Thank you Barb and Lindsay for your thorough review. We are pleased that you had a pleasant time here, and enjoyed hosting you. Safe travels and may you have great experiences going forward. Greetings from us all.
Written 13 December 2023
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Kelechi O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This review is long overdue, but I want to give an amazing kudos to Lloyd and his team for an outstanding Safari experience. We booked a five-day group safari with the luxury tent accommodation, and my friends, and I had an absolutely, wonderful time on the excursion. I will say that this experience is much more than just a safari. Lloyd and his crew are truly passionate about what they do and that shines through as we went on both our day- and night- time safaris inside and outside Kruger, our visit ot the Moholoholo Wildlife animal sanctuary, our cruise through Blyde River Canyon (the 3rd largest canyon in the world), and our morning nature walk.

Prior to booking our safari with Lloyd, my friends and I did much research. We wanted to find a trusted safari trip that allowed for a real personal and intimate experience, and a variety of opportunities to experience Kruger, that did not break the bank and Lloyd’s safari does just that! What really clinched our decision to book with Lloyd were the amazing reviews.

If time and price permits, I highly recommend booking the 5-day excursion because there is just so much to see at Kruger. I also recommend booking the luxury tent accommodation as it includes air conditioning and hot tub. Wifi is available; but, it is limited. Also, to note, you may experience loadshedding as most of South Africa undergoes periods of electricity shut off. The food was great and Lloyd and his crew and able to accommodate any dietary restrictions.

TLDR; book this safari! You will not regret it!
Written 30 August 2023
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Kelechi, you're a legend! Thank you. It was indeed a great tour with you guys, we really enjoyed the energy of the group. Thank you so much for your thorough review... Kind regards to all of you....
Written 25 October 2023
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Donna S
Kailua, HI18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
These four days were above our expectations in every way. Lloyd, Britten, and David were the friendliest and provided an excellent Safari experience. We can’t imagine a a more memorable Time at Kruger. Accommodations were awesome, meals were over the top. Lloyd cooks gourmet meals on open fires. If you want an unforgettable experience, and want to make New friends, book with Lloyd. We could not have asked for more.
Written 3 June 2023
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Donna and Brad, it was an absolute pleasure to host you and have great times. We will be thrilled if you return in time. Kindest regards from the team here.
Written 5 June 2023
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Edgar D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I only took a leap of faith when I booked this tour basing on reviews and I was right with my decision. I had an amazing time. Lloyd is an excellent host. Highly recommended!
Written 18 May 2023
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Hi Edgar Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the tour. Kindest regards
Written 21 May 2023
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Katelyn F
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
My partner and I had an excellent time with Lloyd & David!

We stayed for 4 nights & did a sunset safari, 2 days in Kruger, a visit to Moholoholo, a Blyde River Canyon cruise, and a guided bush walk. Some animal highlights included:
- sightings of all of the “big 5”in the wild throughout our time
- at least 100 elephants
- a cheetah in the wild
- several babies, including baboons and zebra
- wild dogs, which we saw 2 days in a row! the 2nd sighting involved a riveting scene of the dogs playing with several zebra and 2 hyena nearby

Lloyd was extremely knowledgeable. He shared SO much information throughout our time in Kruger and beyond and managed to keep things conversational without “lecturing.” You could tell that he was truly passionate about what we did and saw.

The accommodations were great: clean and equipped with what we needed while maintaining the “outdoorsy” feel of camping.

It was uncharacteristically rainy, and they were great at making sure we were well-equipped and able to partake in our planned activities.

I would definitely return & would recommend Lloyd & crew for your Kruger region adventures!
Written 2 March 2023
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It was a great pleasure to host you guys. Really loved your enthusiasm, even with the rainy conditions. We certainly saw the beauty of nature at it's best, and so many amazing sightings. It was great! Thank you for your review, and will happily host you again. Kindest regards
Written 3 March 2023
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Dominique
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve just finished an incredible five day safari and I cannot recommend it enough. Communication was excellent before and throughout the entire trip. The food was amazing and the location of the camp is so peaceful. There were even zebras at the pool one morning.

Seen all of the big 5 on a game drive and Lloyd and Breton were great at spotting all of the animals. Lloyd is extremely knowledgeable and shared so many facts about everything we encountered in Kruger and on the bush walk. He went out of his way to find all of the animals and stopped for ages at each animal so I could get photos.

Had a great trip to Moloholo rehab centre and blyde canyon and David was an excellent guide, sharing lots of information along the way.

It was the highlight of my trip in South Africa, truly an unforgettable experience.
Written 29 October 2022
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Thank you Dominique for your wonderful words. I am thrilled that the tour was a highlight of your time in South Africa. We wish you well in any future endeavours and cherish your time with us on tour. Kindest regards.
Written 30 October 2022
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