Safaris in Mbombela

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Safaris in Mbombela

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  • Admz
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing time on this tour. We got picked up right on time in a comfortable mini bus, had a smooth border crossing and arrived at the crocodile gate in good time.

    The wildlife of Kruger is truly spectacular, and we loved watching from the stereotypical high seats in the safari vehicle. Our guide Doctor was knowledgeable and friendly and gave us flexibility with the schedule.

    We stayed in Marloth park at the elephant lodge and had a lovely room overlooking a river in the park where an elephant stood for most of the evening. We had a terrific meal from the staff here and a good nights rest and enjoyed another fantastic day of safari.

    On the tour days we got delicious lunches from some of the park restaurants and were overall very happy with the quality of the tour.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Jennifer P
    South Jordan, UT15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was such a great day. We had Roy as our guide. He took time to tell us about the animals as we were taking pictures. He always asked if we were ready to leave before leaving a spot. While they can't guarantee seeing anything, he was able to guide us to see the big 5 plus giraffes, hippos, zebras, kudus, crocodiles, and lots of animals from the antelope family. It was such an amazing day! Well worth the money. I would book with them again. Thanks Roy!
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Michelle G
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience all-around. From the time of booking, the communication was clear and responses to questions was quick. The driver to and from Maputo was knowledgeable and professional. The tour guide was informative and responsive to our group. We saw a lot of animals and all around this was a well organized experience and worth the price. I would do this tour again and recommend it to others!
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • Iris E
    336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did the 2days/1 night camping, Blyde Canyon & Kruger safari with Mbombela Tours in June, & I must say, it is by far one of the best safari experiences I’ve had. Netto, the co-owner of Mbombela Tours, along with my guides Muzi & Trevor made my safari experience one to remember. On my first day, I did the Blyde Canyon & Panorama Route tour with Netto as my driver/guide. It was such a beautiful drive to some of the most scenic places in South Africa. After my Panorama Route tour, I was dropped off inside Kruger NP for my overnight stay at Mbombela’s tented camp. Because it is camping, you can’t expect anything luxurious, but honestly, it was beyond what I expected. The tent I stayed in was spacious, with a comfy bed, as well as an electric blanket for the cold winter nights in the national park. Muzi showed me around camp, took care of me, & made sure I had everything I needed for a comfy stay. He is so personable & friendly, and it was a joy chatting with him during my stay. The next day, I did a full day game drive in Kruger with Trevor as my driver/guide, with Muzi joining us. Trevor is also very personable & is super knowledgeable about the park & the wildlife that I learned so much from him in just one day. For me, an excellent safari experience isn’t just about seeing as much wildlife as possible, but also how the guides interact with their guests. And my safari experience with Mbombela Tours was exceptional. I only wish I stayed longer, but nonetheless, I do hope to come back again & bring more people with me to experience an enjoyable safari with professional, knowledgeable, fun, & overall superb guides.
    Written 15 August 2023
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  • Kerry M
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mbombela Tours are excellent, fast and great communication leading up to the trip. The camp site is well maintained, tents are beautiful and food was delicious and the guys were very friendly and welcoming. The game drives was excellent with very knowledgeable rangers. Highly recommend!
    Written 3 November 2023
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  • Stephen A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The safari was beyond amazing--I saw lions less than five feet from our vehicle, a leopard strolling down the road, and so many other animals that I couldn't keep track. The lodge itself was incredible as well.

    But the best part was easily my trip organizer, Jakes. He communicated everything in a timely manner and provided every detail possible. Most notably, when we had to cut my safari a day short due to events out of everyone's control, Jakes made sure I got refunded for my last day. I cannot recommend enough going through this booking if you want to make sure you have the best, most well attended to safari.
    Written 3 April 2023
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  • Paul R
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing Safari. Our guide Bhekifa, was "over the top" wonderful. He grew up living just outside of Kruger National Park. He was extremely knowledgeable, had a positive attitude, and was very engaging. Because of his expertise and God looking down on us, we were able to sight the "big 5" plus 30+ other animals and birds in this one-day experience.
    Written 15 August 2023
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  • Camila Z
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ofiço the driver and Thabi the guide were great! I spent an entire day at Kruger Park and definitely recommend it! If you have a day off in Maputo, this is totally worth it.
    Written 30 May 2023
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  • Roving26425529149
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Izizwe Rainbow Tours hosted us on the KNP tour today. Their guide Jabu was amazing!!! His knowledge of animal behaviour was enthralling!!! We started our tour at 0600H and saw 4 of the big 5 by 1000H!!! Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant all in a day's work!!! The guide was seriously concerned that we get the experience of a lifetime!!! The guide was so informative and caring. We recommend Izizwe Rainbow Tours!!!
    Written 31 March 2024
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  • Ryan C
    Boston, GA11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’m an avid traveler but have never done a review but I owe it to Andrew and to my fellow travelers to write the following. Andrew’s instincts, experience and knowledge are impressive. He was highly recommended by very experienced birding friends of my wife. Our entire family joined him on a day trip from Malelane Gate after hearing how well the birding went. He’s the guy to trust. He knows every nook and cranny of the park and he knew where to find the wildlife. His stories and instruction kept our teens and preteens’ attention as we waited for the wild dogs to appear (as he felt they would) and as we sat and listened to the grunts of the anxious hyenas who had treed a leopard with a fresh kill. What a day.
    Written 13 June 2024
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  • barbaraconwell
    San Francisco, CA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I highly recommend Mabeco tours-everything was top notch from our transfer across the border from Mozambique (pick up in Maputo) over the South Africa for our 2 day tour of Kruger. We booked at the last minute and Mabeco was able to accommodate us. Great hotel next to Kruger too!
    Barbara Conwell
    Written 6 January 2020
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  • Frank T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve come from Maasai Mara, Gorillas and Serengeti. This tour was without a doubt the highlight of the bunch.

    Incredible knowledge of the animals, country, culture, great English, very safe (+ safety tips in SA), quick to respond & a very reasonable rate for my 3 days on top of ALL the animals we saw on my solo tour - lifetime dream fulfilled!!

    You won't go wrong here!
    Written 7 October 2021
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  • Evans Kadzomba
    Somerset West, South Africa3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience of Africa from a different perspective. I am booked for Kenya yay. Special mention to Vanso!!! I can still sing the Zulu song haha
    Written 28 September 2021
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  • Kerry S
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was absolutely an amazing experience. The professionalism of the staff was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and friendly. They made the whole trip worth taking. I will definitely be going back and bringing family and friends.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • elric L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thank you Mbombela Experiences for everything !!!

    The safari tour (we have seen lion, rhino, etc.. not leopard), the guide Mylord (very kind and passionated by his job), the camp was very beautiful and clean. The panoramic tour was beautiful.

    And more than everything, we went at Kruger with my wife for my birthday and Nieto, manager, invites us at the restaurant to celebrate my birthday, with a night offered in a very good hôtel in Mbombela.

    So I will recommend them 1000% for the tour who were perfect, because they are nice and passionated, and you have really human connections with them.
    Written 21 December 2022
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