Wild Wings Safaris
Wild Wings Safaris
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  • Hollaaa
    9 contributions
    Fantastic 5 Day Safari
    We had a really wonderful experience with Wild Wings from start to finish. Our agent Clare was with us every step of the way and organized the safari itself, but was also super helpful with getting us accommodation prior to the tour, booking local flights, and transfers for us. The safari itself met and exceeded expectations, all thanks to our guide Simon (aka the Barefoot Guide, who was genuinely barefoot for the full 5 days). He has been working in Kruger for 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge about the park and its animals. He knows where they like to hang out and has a good network with the other guides, which is always helpful for sightings. He is also really passionate about the animals and about photographing them, sometimes he seems like the most excited person in the park to see a particular animal, which is pretty amazing after 20 years! He is very knowledgeable about birds, this was not our focus but he can recognize something like 200 different birds from a brief glimpse or just hearing their call. On this trip he also served as our chef, and it is very impressive what he can whip up in 20 minutes. We saw other groups eating cold sandwiches and felt bad for them. For anyone debating whether to self-drive or do a tour with a guide - do the guide, if possible get Simon. We saw 100X more things, animals that you would never see without a trained eye and without knowing where to look. If you've gone as far as Kruger to be on safari, make sure you make the most of it. For a taste of what you'll see, check out the Barefoot Guide on youtube, instagram, or tiktok. Wild Wings has accounts too. Have fun!
    Visited January 2023
    Written 8 January 2023
  • Mobile309688
    1 contribution
    Most Amazing South African experience
    This was our fourth time using Wild Wings and we did a fantastic 5 day safari with them and they also helped with our trip to Cape Town. I cannot recommend them highly enough, their customer service team was brilliant in shaping our itinerary. The Wild Wings safari is such a fantastic experience with their incredible safari guide whose knowledge of the park is outstanding. As well as the safari, they provided an amazing catering, cooking local south african cuisine every evening to give you that true experience
    Visited January 2023
    Written 19 January 2023
  • Lauren J
    12 contributions
    AMAZING experience with knowledgeable & enthusiastic guide. Smooth and easy experience to book!
    We booked the 5 Day Best of Kruger trip and had an AMAZING time. From the booking process to the experience, everything was smooth, communicative, and very professional. Everything was organised on our behalf, so we just had to show up and have fun! Shout out to Nicky, our guide, who gave 110% and provided such and awesome and memorable experience for us. We saw so, so many animals (all the Big 5 and many more!) and had many incredible encounters. Nicky was so knowledgeable and passionate - even for the "small" things - her enthusiasm was infectious and our group had such a blast! If I ever have the opportunity to safari again in Kruger, I would 100% book again with Wild Wings. If I could give more stars, I would!
    Visited December 2022
    Written 12 March 2023
  • KW9091
    Cape Town, South Africa10 contributions
    Incredible experience with Wild Wings and Rufus
    We did a 4 day Kruger Park tour in March 2023 and it was incredible! Clare was our agent who was very prompt at replying and the organisation was seamless. Rufus was our guide / chef - he made tasty meals and made sure we were the first out the gate each morning. Rufus has a very good eye and knows the park well as we saw EVERYTHING we hoped to: lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, elephants, hyenas, wild dogs, hippos AND a honey badger! When I showed an interest in spotting birds he also made sure to look out for and point out as many as he could. You’d be very lucky to have him as your guide! Would 10/10 recommend using Wild Wings Safari.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 April 2023
  • Stefania S
    Piraeus, Greece9 contributions
    Professional and organised
    It's such a well organised and professional team. Communication was amazing and they provided so many details on their services. The itinerary was detailed too and we were given advice on what to prepare beforehand. Mike, especially, was very helpful when a distater occured and we didn't receive our luggage on the day we arrived at the airport. Next day we had to go on the tour so he helped to coordinate the airport office and courier delivery and managed to receive our luggage during our tour! Thanks again for this amazing experience
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2023
  • Sandrine R
    Zurich, Switzerland13 contributions
    Perfect Planning
    Our family of 4, 1 adult, 2 teens, 1 child did a 6 night/7 day safari in the Kalserie and Sabi Sands Reserves and it was one of the most amazing experiences we have ever had. From the beginning, Ilaria with Wild Wings Safari was very helpful and was always willing to answer my (many) questions. The trip was perfectly organized. Ilaria understood what we wanted and put together the most amazing itinerary. The lodges she recommended were both superb (Simbavati Waterside and Dulini Leadwood). Ilaria even gave me her private phone number so we could reach her on May 1st, which was a day off, in case we needed to. Great service. Strongly recommend.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 4 May 2023
  • geminitraveller
    Quezon City, Philippines1,312 contributions
    Excellent Wild Wings Safari
    We had an absolute blast for our South Africa trip starting from Cape Town for 5 nights, followed by Kruger Safari for 3 nights and then Johannesburg for 3 nights. Wild Wings took care of everything. There were some problems along the way but they took care of it in no time. Clare was always ready to answer questions and was there to take care of any problems we encountered. I will recommend Wild Wings Safari to anyone who wishes to visit South Africa to spend some fantastic time.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Neerav S
    6 contributions
    Best safari experience with Wild Wings safari
    We had the best time of our life and this is the first holiday we felt sad that it was finishing. We got used to safari every day, waking up in the morning to go for game drives and spot animals. We covered a lot in 5 days and Simon our guide made sure that we see all the big five and we surely did. There were so many memories but the best one would be to see 21 Lions. And see some lion cubs playing and some of the lions taking a dip in the reservoir. One of the other memorable moments is capturing Leopard walking toward our safari Jeep on the first day. We have been quite lucky, I think it’s fair to say I can write 5-10 pages about experience 🤣.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Kim B
    37 contributions
    Chobe National Park planned by Wild Wings was perfect.
    We had a really good experience with Wild Wings. Michael was our tour coordinator. We contacted Wild Wings via email and the communication was prompt and detailed as we corresponded about what we were looking for. Initial communication is so important in gaining our trust and Michael did just that. We had planned other portions of our time in Africa and just wanted to fill in a few days at Chobe. Our itinerary included: pickup at our Victoria Falls hotel, assistance crossing into Botswana, hotel for 2 nights, 2 sunset river safaris and 2 morning safari drives, meals to be included and then transport back across the border and drop off at the VF airport. Everything went just as planned. Very grateful to Wild Wings for the smooth execution of our plans. As it turns out, this was our favorite thing we did in our travels. The evening safaris on the river were fabulous! Thank you Wild Wings.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Rodney W
    Guam, Mariana Islands93 contributions
    Professional service, thoughtful itinerary!
    Our trip went smoothly following an excellent itinerary, staying at three different safari camps in Northern Zimbabwe, close to the Zambezi River. We stayed at first class hotels and safari camps all the way, and never missed a connection. We enjoyed safe but adventurous safari experiences, and were treated like royalty at every camp site. We brought back memories that our family will cherish forever.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
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Madeleine M
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Couples
We did the 5 Day Kruger Park and Private Lodge Safari with Wild Wings, and it was absolutely incredible.

I’ll start with our guide, Nicky. She was simply fantastic, her knowledge of the animals was second to none and her enthusiasm was infectious. She made the whole safari seamless and had so much energy and passion for her job. If we were keen to have a quick lunch and head straight back out on a drive, she was just as keen to do so. She cared so much about us seeing animals and experiencing them in different situations.

The accommodation in Kruger itself was basic, but completely fine. We had a lovely dinner together in the campsite so we were only ever in our accommodation to sleep. Our private lodge, Kambaku River Sands, was next level – we have never stayed anywhere like it. The accommodation was spectacular and the staff were amazing. Our room looked out to the back of the lodge where elephants would cross on their way to drink from the lodge swimming pool.

Having the combination of both Kruger and the private safari lodge was just perfect. It was great to have the experience of Kruger, to see large amounts of animals, but then the private lodge to really get up close to the cats. We could have stayed a whole extra week doing the same drives, it was so special.

Thank you to the entire team at Wild Wings Safaris, it was honestly one of the best weeks of our lives. We cannot wait to get in touch in the future to book another!
Written 5 December 2023
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Justeen W
4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Our Wild Wings guide Rufus was the greatest guide in the world. He was so entertaining and amazingly knowledgeable. He gave me a university level education on Kruger Park including birds, animals, plants and ecology. He seemed to know more than any guide I have ever encountered. I learned the names of over 40 different birds as well as the large animals that are so awe inspiring. And we always had a good time! We saw more big animals than I thought possible in our 5 day safari. Rufus was so perceptive of all our needs and arranged the safari in a way everyone could get the most out of it. A birder couldn’t do better and we saw all the big animals on every drive. If you are a gardener and interested in the plant life of Africa, Rufus can point out all the amazing plants and what they were used for by hunter gatherers. He was also very considerate, helpful and understanding of anyone who has a special concern. I was blown away by Wild Wings ability to arrange the trip of a lifetime!
Written 18 November 2023
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Minji
London, UK17 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
It was one of the best travel experiences my husband, our friends and I have ever had. No words can describe how we felt when we had a lion and lioness just taking a nap right in front of us, elephants walking across the road and little hyaena cubs coming to check out our vehicle. I took some photos and shared them with families and friends. Our guide Simon was superb in his knowledge and very attentive to give us the best experience ever. We can't be happier!
Written 18 October 2023
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Pat D
10 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Terrific safari with Rufus. We were fortunate to see all the animals we wanted to see except missed the cheetah but wow what amazing views and such close up encounters. How lucky were we to have such a dedicated guide, well organized, great cook, always a smile. Thanks for a really good experience.
Written 15 October 2023
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Tom Wilson
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you are looking to go on a safari in South Africa, you would regret NOT going with Wild Wings.

The booking process was seamless, tailored to individual needs and well organised.
The information provided at the time of booking was spot on.
Constant communication from the day of enquiring up until the day we were picked up in Johannesburg.

The safari is perfect for the those on a budget and also has options to upgrade if that’s what you wish.
We did not upgrade and the hospitality and experience was second to none.

Simon the guide - where do I start…
He has previously trained other safari guides and his knowledge is clear from the moment you meet him.

I am sure after the trip it must have felt like an interrogation from me. I asked non stop questions to which all were answered and explained in depth with a good sense of humour added.

We booked the 5 day Kruger trip and could have stayed on for another week.

Simon went above and beyond with tracking and finding animals such as the cheetah and rhino. Both of which are lightly spread throughout out the park.
Although he has been guiding for 20+ years, his excitement for every sighting was clear for all to see.

Our drives were usually 5am - 9am, then breakfast then back out at 11am-6pm.
Everyone decided if they wanted to go out for that long with some opting to go for a later drive in the day when the temperatures dropped.
Simon was happy to accommodate for all.

The trip was filled with humour, insightful knowledge on the natural world and good moral throughout.

I have recommended to friends and family whilst currently planning my return trip.
Two members of our party were on their 8th Safari in Kruger with Wild wings!!!

We saw Wild dogs, Leopards, Cheetah, Elephants, Hyenas and their pups, White Rhino, Hippo’s,Buffalo, Wildebeest, Zebra and Lions (including the White male Casper!!)
This was aswell as numerous birds and antelope.

Any safari in Southern Africa will now always be booked through Wild Wings.
Written 9 October 2023
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Moira B
Bedfordshire, UK16 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We booked the 5 day, 4 night combo safari trip which was a fantastic experience. From making an initial enquiry, Mike provided helpful information and answered all of my questions. The trip was well organised and the admin information was very clear and helpful. Our first two nights were spent in the Kruger National Park staying at Szukuza camp. Nicky our guide was superb. Her knowledge about the wildlife and flora in the KNP was fantastic and she went out of her way to try to locate different animals on each game drive. She even cooked for us - great breakfasts and evening meals. Our second two nights were at Arathusa private lodge in Sabi Sands which again was excellent.

Would definitely recommend Wild Wings and the combo trip is a great way for a first safari trip!
Written 5 October 2023
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Catherine M
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We just came back from a 5 days safari with Rufus, our INCREDIBLE guide. Our experience was just amazing. We saw the big five and even more (Chetas and wild dogs). Rufus is a sweat, caring, he has and answer to all are questions. He knows everything about the animals, the birds and the nature. He is a guide since 17 years and he loves his job as if it was the first day. And he is a very good cook. So if you booked with Wild Wings ask for Rufus, the best!!!
Written 4 October 2023
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SerenaAussie03
Brisbane, Australia23 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
My trip got postpond due to covid in 2020 and Mike from wild wings was fantastic 3 years of changing dates due to this unbelievable event. In May 2023 I FINALLY went on my trip of a lifetime. The camp was amazing, the transfers were also wonderful. If you would like a perfectly planned trip, great advice on camps and locations all at a reasonable cost you need to reach out to Mike from Wild Wings Safari! I'll be back and in touch. Thank you!
Written 2 October 2023
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MH L
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We did the 5D Best of Kruger Safari tour. The first half of the safari was centered around Skukuza (Southern Kruger) and the other half was around Satara (Central Kruger). Accommodation was basic but adequate and clean.
Traveling from Skukuza to Satara we got a sense of the size of the park and given the fact that the animals were wild, you never know what you will see, like participating in a game of chance.
Our guide Rufus worked hard to try to meet our expectations and after that to cook really delicious meals for us. His hard work, knowledge of the area and experience definitely tipped the scales in our favor. We had many sightings with a number of sightings that were really special. These included lions chasing away hyenas, feeding and guarding their kill, a hunt in progress and cheetahs. To see a cheetah here is rare. To see a cheetah and her cubs - that is precious!
So if the safari was like a game of chance, we felt like we won it big at Kruger! Thanks Rufus and Wild Wings Safaris.
Written 1 October 2023
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Steve W
3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We booked our entire safari trip through Wild Wings and were completely satisfied with the quality, professionalism and overall experience. Mike Malan of Wild Wings crafted a well balanced itinerary that included the Wild Wings 5 day Kruger visit along with other destinations we wanted to see (Sabi Sands, Victoria Falls and Chobe River). Mike took our input, made suggestions and we settled on a trip that had lots of diverse settings and locations. Communiction was always prompt and efficient and even though we had to delay our trip a couple times (Covid shutdowns), Mike was there to rebook, work with the lodges and keep us informed. During our Kruger stay, Rufus was our Wild Wings guide, chef, tracker, friend and all around great guy. He was phenomenal at spotting wildlife and identifying birds/animals. If you think you can spot animals in the bush like he can, you're kidding yourself, it was unreal. We enjoyed the company of other guests and it made for fun game viewing and dinners by our Kruger cottages. When the next phase of our safari started, Mike arranged all ground transfers and logistics to get us from one camp to the next. We arranged flights but there was always a transfer waiting for us when we arrived at the next destination.

Wild Wings and their entire team gave us peace of mind and allowed us to enjoy our safari wonders and the amazing people of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Written 27 September 2023
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