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Great 4 Day Budget Safari experience in Kruger as a solo female traveler

I did the Kruger 4 Day Budget Safari as a solo female traveler, and had a trully wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2024
CarmenVRi
The best company to do a safari with in Kruger Park!

We went with the family and we had a fantastic experience. Verity communicated with us from the... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2023
SimonSnelder1234
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

I did the Kruger 4 Day Budget Safari as a solo female traveler, and had a trully wonderful experience. The highlight was having Promise as a guide. She is fantastic, very generous and knowledgeable. She was really committed to sharing the wonders of Kruger with me, and understood perfectly the kind of experience I was looking for, which was to appreciate the ecosystem in general, and not only look for the Big Five with a checklist. She showed me a lot of interest things, from plants, to birds, to the big game, to the cultural and historical background of the park (plus, we had a lot of fun together). She had a lot of insight on the ecosystem in general. She really is the BEST.

The experience with Nhongo was very nice and easy, starting with the booking. I wrote to different companies when I was deciding on my trip, and Nhongo always responded very quickly. They accommodated to my needs in terms of dates, and also to the fact that I was traveling solo (most companies didn't). They arranged my transportation from Johannesburg to Mbombela, where I was picked up and taken to Kruger.

They arranged my accommodation at Pretoriuskop camp inside the park, which was another upside (other companies offered accommodation outside the park, especially because it was the busiest season). I was not looking for any luxury, so the hut in the camp was perfect for me.

All in all, I absolutely recommend booking with Nhongo and would do it again. Thank you!

Date of experience: December 2023
1  Thank CarmenVRi
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DeanCherry, Owner at Nhongo Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2024

Hi There CarmenVR,

We would like to thank you for your TripAdvisor review, and are so glad that you had a good time. Promise is certainly a first class guide, with a huge knowledge of the bio-diversity of the Kruger National Park.

We at Nhongo Safaris know just how hard it is for solo traveler’s to enjoy many of the offered experiences in South Africa, that we have made it quite acceptable to offer our safaris to solo traveler’s post COVID19.

We hope that you got some great photos while on safari, and look forward to welcoming you back on safari to the Kruger National Park in the future, showing you some other areas that you can enjoy.

Kind Regards
The Nhongo Safaris Team

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Reviewed 16 December 2023

We went with the family and we had a fantastic experience.

Verity communicated with us from the start till the end. Dean picked us up and drove us back.

Amanda who was our guide gave our family a 5 start experience.

This is the second time we used them for safari in Kruger Park and this will certainly not be the last one.

Stop looking around and book your safari with them, they are the best!

Date of experience: November 2023
1  Thank SimonSnelder1234
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DeanCherry, Owner at Nhongo Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2023

Hi SimonSnelder1234,

Thank you so much Simon for your TripAdvisor review.
It was great having you guys on a safari to the Kruger National Park.
It was great to see you again, and we are so glad you had a great time with us, and saw lots of great sightings.

I hope the girls had a good time, and that they will remember their safari in years to come.
We look forward to welcoming you guys back on safari in the future, and will be making sure, we take you to new places and show you new things in your future visit.

We wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas, and we hope you guys have a wonderful new year, and that 2024, will be all you want it to be.

Kind Regards
The Nhongo Safaris Team

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Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

Stunning 12 day safari with excellent wildlife guide Amanda. Big thank you to Verity for arranging great tour of Kruger

Date of experience: November 2023
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DeanCherry, Owner at Nhongo Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2023

Hi MinkieMoo,

We thank you so much for your review of Nhongo Safaris. We are glad that you had a great time while on your 12-Day Kruger Park Safari.
We are glad that you got to have some really great sightings and experiences while on safari.
It is also great.to hear, that you enjoyed Amanda as your guide.

We look forward to welcoming you back on safari in the future.

Thank you again for using Nhongo Safaris, we do appreciate it.

Kind Regards
TheNhongo Safaris Team

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Reviewed 5 October 2023

They (Dean and Verity) really put forth the effort to take care of us and make sure we got what we wanted. They took care of the little details ahead of time, so we didn’t have the headache. We had two people working full time with our group of 14, plus a park ranger spent a day on us, and Verity back at base. I am certain that the guides that we had were among the best out there. For instance, our guide, Amanda, spotted a leopard first. Obviously, this attracted a crowd of other drivers. Still, she was one step ahead of everyone and they started following our driver rather than the leopard.

The hotel (Kruger Gate Hotel) that they helped us select was amazing and perfect for what we wanted.

Nhongo were very quick in responding to any communication. They showed up early to any time we met them. It was really door-to-door service and at the times that we wanted. They put forth the effort to keep us happy!

Date of experience: October 2023
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DeanCherry, Owner at Nhongo Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2023

Hi toddk486,

Thank you so much for the review that you have given to Nhongo Safaris, We at Nhongo Safaris are glad that you had a fantastic time and enjoyed your safari. We are glad you got such great sightings, and that your accommodation and all arrangements went well. It is always great to hear that you had terrific sightings while on safari. As for the sightings you encountered, that is wonderful, and we hope you have got some great photos. It will be great to welcome you back on safari in the future.

Go Well.

Kind Regards
The Nhongo Safari Team

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Reviewed 4 July 2023

Verity was clear and prompt in helping us arrange our safari tour, while our guide Amanda was excellent - her passion for and knowledge of wildlife was inspiring. We enjoyed our tour very much and would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: June 2023
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DeanCherry, Owner at Nhongo Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2023

Hi cheneyw91,

Thank you so much for the review that you have given to Nhongo Safaris, Amanda Hewett, We are glad that you had a fantastic time and enjoyed your safari. We are glad you got such great sightings, and that your accommodation and all arrangements went well. It is always great to hear that you had terrific sightings while on safari. As for the sightings you encountered, that is wonderful, and we hope you have got some great photos. It will be great to welcome you back on safari in the future.

Go Well.

Kind Regards
The Nhongo Safari Team

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