This was our first safari holiday and had been arranged at much shorter notice than we would normally like to work to.
We set off still not 100 sure what to expect but soon realised that we had hit the jackpot. The tour was superb and way beyond our expectations. The itinerary that Elise had put together with overnight stops at a variety of safari lodges was perfect and the whole trip was adapted as we went along to suit our preferences.
We had to dodge the rains a little during part of our panoramic trip through the mountains so concentrated on visiting the waterfalls at their best at the expense of some of the views that were lost in the mist - the only unavoidable negative of the trip.
To say that the combined knowledge shared by Johan and Elise was extensive would be an understatement and their dedication to providing the perfect experience for their guests is exceptional.
Once in the Kruger Park, our hosts ability to spot the most elusive creatures hiding amongst the bush helped us to reap the full benefit of our visit. Anyone can spot an elephant crossing the road and the odd impala or two but, thanks to our experts help, we saw a huge variety of animals including Wild Dog, Klipspringer, Duikers, Honey Badgers and more bird species than we could possibly remember - there's a lot more than just the Big Five which we had multiple sightings of. Our guides' knowledge of habitats, plants and animal behaviour all stemmed from a huge wealth of experience. Knowing where and when to look for animals and what to listen out for can only be appreciated when you've seen such experts in action.
Overall the use of the word wonderful in this trips title is more than justified.
Very highly recommended - the first 5-star review we've ever awarded on this site.
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