Guest Reviews for 3 Day Classic Kruger Park Safari
Come and experience the wildlife and wilderness that makes Africa such a special place - the memories made on safari will stay with you forever!
Had a great time!!
Loved my trip. It was wonderful! Our Ranger, Cindy and FJ were amazing. They truly made the trip very exciting.
A big thank you to entire Kruger crew. Amazing staff. Very hardworking. Always ready to help. Thank you to FJ, Letters, Jo Jo, Michael, Tommy and other guides and staff. A truly amazing trip to Kruger. Above all thank you , Bjorn
The tour was terrific! The accommodation was good and the tour guides were very knowledgeable and personable. The food and wine was excellent and the game drives were fun!
.We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The guides were excellent. We saw most of the animals. Accommodation and dining arrangemts met our needs. Our party was just the right size. Our only concern was the length of the journey (5 hours) to reach Kruger.
My stay was perfect. Great guides, great accommodation, everything went smooth and relaxing. Great game views! It was a nice experience.
My trip to Kruger was stunning. I got to see the big 5 and many other animals in their own habitat. Really cool. Hope to do it again someday!
Good guide, good chef and nice company!
Interesting visit, good food, luck with safari. lions, lepard, rhino, hyena etc
Excellent guides. Excellent reception. Excellent food. I would easily go back.
Brilliant,worth every penny. The rangers are very knowledgeable and try to find all the animals for you to see,nothing is too much trouble. Every evening your meal is cooked for you ,the portions are not very big, but that's no bad thing and the wine just keeps on coming.
Accommodations: AverageStaff: Excellent, knowledgeableFood: AverageTours: Phenomenal, saw big 5 all on one very lucky, exceptional day, entertaining tour guideOverall: Highly Recommended, memories for a lifetime for my family, thank you
My father went & he enjoyed the most. The hospitality was outstanding. Must visit
My three day Safari was phenomenal! Our group was over 25 people but the staff did a great job accommodating us. Specifically, Dirk Boshoff stood out. He was so informative and helpful. He exceeded our expectations for a guide. Not only was he nice but he was always on time, patient, professional, and engaged. Dirk really worked hard to make our stay unforgettable. He was the perfect guide.
The 3 day tour was great with a lot of exciting game views, interesting background information and excellent catering. Overhead of transport to and from the park was higher than expected (partially caused by delays during pick-up and very bad weather during the return panorama route), so I would recommend booking at least 4 days or trying to fly in near Kruger Park.
We had a wonderful Kruger Park experience. It is our first visit and we were most impressed with the efficiency, knowledge and service we got from Outlook Safaris. Our guide was friendly, passionate and took such pride in the expedition - it was really a wonderful experience.We will have no hesitation in recommending this mode of seeing the Kruger Park to our friends and family.
Mr & Mrs P Shagam
I had a wonderful time on the Kruger Park Safari, the food was amazing, staff incredible.
The safari was awesome! The guides communicated with each other so we were very fortunate to see all the amazing big five plus many more within the short three days. We also traveled to view the country's beautiful Blyde River Canyons and God's Window. Thick fog prevented us from seeing out one of God's Windows. Accommodations were clean, quite and comfortable. The 3 day safari was Perfect for my schedule and budget. I wish I could have spent more time!!!
Brilliant,worth every penny. The rangers are very knowledgeable and try to find all the animals for you to see,nothing is too much trouble. Every evening your meal is cooked for you ,the portions are not very big,but that's no bad thing and the wine just keeps on coming.
From the time we were picked up at our hotel on the 1st day to our drop off at the airport on the 3rd day, we had an awesome experience. The staff was friendly and the guides made sure that we had a great experience on the game drives. There are no words that can describe seeing the animals in their natural element. Seeing Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels was worth the 1.5 hour drive. However, mother nature did not allow us to see the canyon views from God's Window. All in all, this trip was excellent and we would do it again in a heartbeat.
The booking process with this company was excellent - Jacques was very accommodating and came back with multiple options for us to consider. We left our booking till very close to departure so their flexibility was impressive. The payment process was secure and effective and the reliability of the transfer staff was brilliant. We stayed at a lodge and did the three day package. I would definitely recommend them.
Everything was perfectly organized. All the staff was doing their best to make us feel as comfortable as possible. In the sunset ,or early morning, excursions we were able to see a lot of impressive and beautiful animals and we learned a lot of interesting information given by the passionate guides. Kruger park Safari is an incredible experience to be done!
This was one of my best travel experiences ever. The service was outstanding. Every need was met by fun and caring people. I could devote all my time on the experience of the animals in the wild! I heartily recommend this trip to everyone. Fabulous!
We had a great time. It was the best wildlife experience, the game drives and the Panorama route were very nice. The accomodation was great and a wonderful staff, service and meals.
I am a graduate student and was looking to do my first Safari experience at an affordable cost. I feel I got everything I expected plus more. The guides were great (highly recommend Britton). My group saw the Big 5 and one of the rare 5. The food was not luxury, but very good considering it was being made in a kitchen in a tent. The huts had everything I needed with a shower, sink, fridge, and most importantly AC. Highly recommend this trip for anyone looking to experience a Safari on a budget.
One of my magical memories. Late pick-up but then great people, unique accommodation, delicious food, excellent guides and simply wonderful wildlife. If you have 3 days to spare you must do this. I'm planning a repeat safari before I head home !
One of ny most magical memories. Late pick-up but then great people, unique accommodation, delicious food, excellent guides and simply wonderful wildlife. If you have 3 days to spare you must do this. I'm planning a repeat safari before I head home.
Great, knowledgeable and friendly guides. Delicious food, cozy accommodations and we saw national geographic-like sightings.
The 3 days safari experience was great, we had 4 outings during the 3 days and managed to see all the big 5. All personnel was very friendly, from the driver who picked us up in Johannesburg to our hostess. Evening meals and breakfast were just fantastic.I would definitely recommend the experience with Outlook safaris!
Everything was perfectly organized.Thank you to the team!We'll keep an excellent souvenir....and a lot of wonderful pictures.
This safari puts up to 9 people in an open truck and drives the roads of Kruger (pretty much like every other Kruger Park safari operator) looking (quite successfully) for animals. Guides were very helpful and very good at spotting game in the bush and we saw hyenas, leopards, and lions in addition to all the non-carnivores.The Outlook Safaris group which actually operates the tour, is the ONLY operator with a base within Kruger Park (at Skukuza). This does, however, result in some unusual organization. Outlook operates off 3 camp sites at Skukuza. One of these is a cook tent where all the food is prepared and served. The other two are used for densely packed tents which are the accommodation. If you choose hut accommodation instead of the tents, Outlook books you into one of the the park's huts, and you walk over to the camp site for your meals and to meet your guides and the rest of your truckload of safari companions. A bit weird, but it works quite well.
The 3 day Kruger Park Safari has an excellent planning and organization, all the staff are helpful and friendly. Transport, accommodation, food and tours around the park were excellent. I really enjoy the tour and I have the opportunity to watch most of the animals.
A perfect place to enjoy safari in the largest park safari in Africa
We enjoyed our 3 day safari tremendously. Our hosts Kylie and Jonathan were very friendly and welcoming. Kylie is extremely knowledgeable and the drives were amazing, she pointed out so many animals that we would never have seen if we had been on our own, we saw all the big 5 and many more animals besides. Jonathan is an excellent cook, the food was very tasty.
My wife and I had a wonderful time on the 3 day safari/scenic drive! Not sure how many times I said "wow", but it was many!
After my conference in Cape Town my wife and I flew to Johannesburg. We were met at the airport and we were driven to the Safari Club and then the following day on to the Kruger National Park. Everything went according to plan and we were extremely well looked after at all stages of this safari trip. Our free time in Johannesburg was filled with 2 local trips that were most memorable. The drive to the Kruger was enjoyable and the visit itself was fantastic. We had good guides and saw most animals that we hoped to see. Unfortunately lions were not to be seen! The organisation of the trip and the accommodation were first class and our journey back to Johannesburg for the flight home was along the Panorama route which also added to the experience.So our grateful thanks for helping us to enjoy one of the experiences of a lifetime,
The staff, food , accommodation & of course the safari was all amazing. Will definitely visit again & this time for a little longer. Thank you guys for making my experience incredible
We enjoyed our short stay in Kruger Park very much. The guides and the accommodation was great. Thanks.
We had a wonderful 3 days in the Kruger park, Saw all the big 5. Especially, fortunate to see a pride of lions with 5 cubs. I did not know how the food etc was to be served or how, Delighted as this was in a mess tent with all the travelers, I say all there were 12, of various nationalities. The food was extremely good and well presented. My wife and I are in our 60's and all the rest in their 30's. but we all got well and the conversations did not dry up, or the wine after dinner. The Guides and helpers were most helpful, thanks for a great experience.
Although travelling alone for these 3 days, this was a really great way to see Kruger and learn more about the Park and South Africa. The mixed group from all over the world were really friendly, and Willem was a fantastic guide - sharing his tremendous knowledge and experience in just the right way at the right times. The accomodation was clean and comfortable, and there was plenty of very nice food and wine.No leopards this time, but amazing to get to see many other animals.Definitely recommended to anyone considering this tour.
This is an amazing safari! We saw the big 5 and had a wonderful guide (Debbie). It was well worth the money and it was unforgettable!
Argiro (Argie) Salampassis
I didn't know what to expect when I booked this safari. I couldn't have imagined it would be as great as it was. Our tour guide was so wonderful. He was fun and professional at the same time. He was also very knowledgable. The meals that were made for us by our cook were also fantastic. There isn't one thing I can think of that I would have wanted to be better. I only wish I could have stayed longer. I would definitely recommend this safari to anybody. I am already telling everybody I know that they have to go and do this trip. Thank you for the time of my life!
Apart from the travel from Joburg our stay in the park. our guides and the hospitality of the Safari staff was excellent. Will do it agin in the future.
It was a best trip that I had before, everything was fine even rainning. Lunch and dinner was wonderfull and room as well. The Safaris was very curious and interesting much more than watching TV. We got a great support from the staff for everything. I really want go back in the near future with my wife.
I stayed at the Skuzuka camp site in one of the bungalows. The outlook tour guides were fabulous. Kylie, francois, Moises and Adel are a great asset to the company. What was included upon the tour was unexpected. The dinners and. Real fast were great. We saw all the bug 5 animals which was great. I would definitely go back. They even to us to God's Window, Lisbon falls and Blyde canyon... Going to these sites was totally unexpected, but worth the trip. The sites were breathtaking. Thank you.
We had the time of our lives and the guide made it for us we saw everything we went to see thanks to guide Debbie henning Kruger park .com is very well organised from start to Finnish and would gladly promote this company to my friends and family once again thanks for the memories cheers Paul and Lisa McNally Australia
The trip was amazing, great service and friendly staff thank you so much
(Almost) everything was great. Accommodations are stellar, and cool, food great, all tour guides were fabulous (except one evening, the guide seemed a little bored and drove for long stretches without talking to us - a minor quibble - he was nice, just not as super as the others). 3 days was enough for us - I thought I wanted 5, my friend suggested 3 and it was enough since you're basically repeating the same thing every day. The only reason to stay longer is in case you have several unsuccessful outings. We never saw a leopard but we saw everything else, and so I was content.
We booked a 3 day tour for my 91 year old father and 82 year old mother. They were very well catered for and all of their needs taken care of. Willie and Debbie were particularly good with them and they loved every moment of their time at the Park. Thank you.
Exceptional, life-changing, awesome all barely describe how wonderful it is to see truly magnificent animals in their natural settings. The guides have extraordinary eyes to point out and explain these great creatures. The food, the drives - everything was marvelous except the accommodation, chalets that have not been renovated in 30 years. The windows would not lock, the safe, sink, toilet and screens did not function properly. We are told the woman in charge of these conditions is afraid to confront her boss about this. I would think twice before recommending this safari. No, I would think three times.
From the moment we were picked up until we were dropped off, everything was a breeze. The guides and drivers were very knowledgeable about the park and the animals, and we were served delicious food every morning and evening. I look forward to using Outlook when I return to South Africa.
Wow, had some amazing days! Seen a lot of animals, enjoyed the company, the cabin, the food and the staff!
we've been looking forward to our trip to the kruger park, but didn't know what to expect. the tours were very well organized, trips in the park, food and accommodation. we saw lot's of animals in a very relaxed and humoristic way(all big 5!). not only have we recommended it at home, but it's worthwhile to repeat it for us as well. it was an eye opener that an amazing park as the Kruger park is there to partake in the beauty of flora and fauna of the world
We visited Kruger Park in March and it was a wonderful experience from the very beginning to the end. Our tour guide, Villem, I'm not sure if I spell the name correctly, if not, sorry, was just amazing, right man in the right place; he had the passion, knowledge and the sense of humour that it takes to do great job. He made us all feel relaxed, taken care of and also aware of the miracles of nature that we were able to see. He knew where to take us and he had the right hunch. Also between the rides he was great to talk to and fun. The accommodation in the huts was lovely, it gave us a taste of Africa, the food was delicious and the chef such a nice guy. Also the man who picked us up from the Nelspruit airport, unfortunately I can't remember his name but it was March 17 around 10 am, was a great road companion and a great help because my luggage did not get to Nelspruit from Jo'burg and I did not really have to worry about anything because he took care of it and when we came back from our first afternoon ride my suitcase was waiting for me in the van, which was a huge relief. Luckily we were able to see the Big 5 and more so we were delighted, and driving through the Park was amazing, it's like nothing that we had seen before. We are already thinking of coming back to Kruger Wonderful experience and we strongly recommend it.
Although I wasn't able to see Lions, Leopards, and Warthogs, the overall experience and service are excellent. I will definitely recommend this to a friend who is interested to see the Kruger Park Safari.
My husband and I had a great time on the three day safari. The tour guides and drivers were all very professional, helpful and friendly. We saw all the animals we hoped for and more. The food and wine was surprisingly good and there was a very convivial atmosphere. The lodge style accommodation was fine, although I would have preferred contemporary African print soft furnishings, and we were well provided for at the Skukuza camp. We joined and left the safari at Nelspruit Airport. On the last day the weather was appalling, which spoilt some of the views on the panorama route drive, but we really appreciated the skill and efforts of our driver Mos who delivered us safely and in good time to the airport.
Joan Tilburn and Barry Walker
Had a great trip and everything was so well arranged by the tour of outlook safari . Lodge at Johannesburg was great and people were very cooperative . Bfast served Hot and fresh . Rooms were value for money , not luxurious but very comfortable . At Kruger rooms were run down but nothing to do ith outlook safari as they are managed by kruger park. Outlook safari people took good care and did everything in bad weather to keep us happy .
I can't say enough positive things about our Kruger Safari. My sisters and I have been dreaming of this trip for years. Carien du Plessis organized our trip and made the airport transfers and overnights seamless. She was prompt and professional. Brad, our safari tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable. He put us in touch with the sights and sounds of the park to enhance our experience. We saw animals we never expected to see in their natural environment and left with a new education and memories of a lifetime. Thank you Kruger for your hospitality.
Me and my friend booked this tour without much intel about what you do on a safari and just a general idea that we want to go to Kruger.The tour was very well organized. All the small things were thought about. Our guides were very professional - always on time (which is not something that can be taken for granted in Africa). Very knowledgeable and most important - really easy going and fun to be around.I would definitely suggest the tour to anyone that wants to have a truly enjoyable, hassle free safari experience.
Our safari was truly amazing right from the pick-up at the airport. Aderta, the driver, was very friendly, professional and informative. We arrived at the park early and our driver took us through the park for 90 minutes before we even checked in. We saw three of the big five during that drive. On our evening sunset drive we saw all big five within one hour! A feat usually unheard of. We even saw two leopards; one in a tree and one pacing by the road. The evening meals were delicious under the canopy of stars. Jonathan, our guide for the safari, was very professional and knowledgeable. He accomodated all our needs and stopped whenever we desired. Our group was small, only three of us, so it was like our own professional tour for the three days. I would not hesitate to recommend this company again.
Bradley and Willie were absolutely fabulous. Extremely knowledgeable and easy-going.
Kruger Park is definitely a must see, however if you are travelling from Joburg and wish to relax a bit, I would recommend to reserve 4 or even 5 days, instead of 3. Our experience started with late arrival of our pick-up, which was very disappointing, as we were getting up early to be picked up at 7am and instead the driver arrived at 9am. This spoiled the whole 1st day, as we were only rushing to meet the night-viewing truck departing at 4pm from Kruger park. The night drive was definitely not worth the rush: 25 people cramped in a noisy vehicle, very unprofessional guide and no surprise, we've seen only elephants and impalas. We then had a dinner cooked by our guides - nothing special and very small portion. Next day was much better, as we've spent it with our guides only, 9 people in a viewing 4x4. We've stayed in Skukuza and as the camp offers plenty of activities including museum, it was pity we had only 3.5 free hours to spend there. We've all agreed that it would be worth to spend there a full day, relaxing on our own. Next day was again an early start and basically full day drive with few short stops to Johannesburg. As the van we were in was rather uncomfortable, the experience from the 3rd day was not so positive. Next time, we will definitely hire own car and a private guide, to give us the opportunity to stop, where we want to. There are so many beautiful spots worth the visit on the way from and to Kruger park! Alternatively, we will be considering a private reserve, to see more game and have a more personalized approach. If you have time, reserve 4 or 5 days instead of three, as the driving distance to Kruger park is almost 6 hours from Joburg.
Eva Komender Nemcova
Our 3 day safari was perfect, all the stuff was very nice and friendly. Our accommodation in the chalet was very nice. Breakfast and dinner could be more generous.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day safari to Kruger National park. The team were so friendly and helpful and during our safari's we saw most animals. The knowledge of Willim was exceptional and went a long way to making the safari a success. I believe we are now one up on him as on our way out of the park we had an up close and personal experience with a cheetah, as close as we did with the lions. FANTASTIC. You should keep trying to get the sunset tours as the Park does not run them anywhere near as well as you do. Accommodation was good and Jonathan's meals were very enjoyable.Once again thank you for a great experience.RegardsNoel and Gayle
Had a great time. Seen lots of animals. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth cost.
Most enjoyable 3 day visit which was excellent value. The two day safari drives and one dawn and one evening drive were plenty to see the park and many animals, including many zebra and antelope, close views of giraffes, baboons, elephants, lions and water buffaloes, as well as a rare sighting of a cheetah feeding on a kill. Also saw hippo and a couple rhino. Accommodation in rhondavel was very comfortable, and distinctive, with air-con and mosquito guards on window. Also liked the park-like setting and facilities at the Skukuza Base Camp. Tour Guide was excellent - very attentive and knowledgeable. We were fortunate to be part of a very small group of two couples, so ideal for good photography from tiered seating in a jeep. The meals with guides and other couple in a tent were pleasant, but need to be prepared for the 5-6 hour drives to and from Johannesburg. Happy to recommend to others.
10 out of 10! I can honestly sum up my experience in just one word. Amazing! We were picked up from our place of residence in Pretoria by our guide, driven to the Kruger Park & then enjoyed a very pleasant and exciting 3 days at Kruger. Our guide was extremely effecient, helpful & knowlegable. We saw so much wildlife during our short stay & the experience will forever be imprinted in my memory. We also had our own personal chef! The food was delicious & the company was fun and friendly. I'll definitely go back and will again book with Outlook Safaris, as I feel it is real value for money. We had a fantastic scenic drive back to Pretoria, stopped for breakfast and lunch and feasted our eyes on the beautiful landscape. Thank you once again for such a memorable 3 days.
Great personal service. Guide was flexible with our daily routine taking personal preferences into consideration. Guide had excellent knowledge of the park and knew where to locate possible animal sightings. Accommodation was spacious, clean and comfotrable.
We had a fabulous time at the park. Our tour group, Outlook Safari's, were knowledgeable, helpful and made out trip special. We will return at some point and use Outlook again.
Best company we saw in the park! Our morning rides were equipped with hot water bottles and ponchos to keep us dry and warm, which were essential in the winter. Our tour guide, Bretton, seemed to know everything about the park, from its construction to the animals to the geologic history of the area. The food was all great, dinners were all 3 courses with wine. It was amazing what could be prepared in a tent, especially when you never knew what the baboons were going to leave you with! Accomodations were really good, somewhat rustic but you really weren't in your room other than to sleep anyways. And finally, Willy was the best! He picked us up on time from our hotel, drove us to and from the park. He personally took us in to Park Station in Jo'Burg to make sure we made it on to our train safely. Without his help here, we would have very likely missed our train. Willy saved our trip! Would definitely recommend using this company to anyone who asked!
These three days were fantastic, attention and knowledge of the guides were great. It's a very nice experience in safari.
Our trip to Kruger, albeit short, was a great experience that I hight recommend to anyone that hasn't visited at least once in their lifetime. I'm sure you could comeback multiple times and see something new every time. Only saw 4 of the Big 5, but many other interesting animals. Accommodations were excellent and staff courteous and eager to please. Kruger belongs on everyone's bucket list.
I really enjoyed my trip to the Kruger Park. I was only able to stay for 3 days but with the expert knowledge of the guides was able to see the big 5! Accommodations are very pleasant. There is lots to do and staff is very friendly and tries to make everyone very comfy. I can really recommend the trip.
Johanna Gerdina Klunder
The 3 Days Kruger experience is one of the most memorable experience I will forever treasure. The park itself is a heaven itself plus the trip was made more exciting and fun by our camp staffs Kylie, H and Jonathan... Definitely more people from the Philippines will visit Kruger when they'll see our photos. Many thanks and MABUHAY!
I would highly recommend this trip. The guides and drivers were professional, knowledgeable and personable, the accommodation lovely - old-fashioned, no-frills comfortable and appropriate. The food was fabulous, served under the stars with aplomb. Despite the fact that the Kruger was recovering from major flooding, we saw a wonderful variety of game in the fantastic landscape. I loved the fact this was a group with an environmental outlook and ethical, respectful approach to the animals and the land. Not for those needing indulgence and showmanship; great for those wanting an outdoor experience with integrity. Well done.
We had a fantastic time in the Kruger - our guides were great and it was incredible being that close to nature. Loved seeing some of the "Big 5"
It was a fantastic experience. Sue our guide was a wealth of knowledge and patience. We could have not have asked for a more professional approach and her knowledge was bountiful. Carien our cook provided fantastic food with more than enough for everyone. Would recommend the Outlook Team to everyone. We were collected from our hotel on time and driven in a safe manner to and from Kruger.Carien who did our booking was extremely prompt in replying to my numerous trivial questions and was always ready to answer everything.Our overall experience was thoroughly enjoyable and will recommend it to everyone.
From the moment we were picked up, we experienced a good treatment. The lodge was comfortable for sleeping. Airco was working well.
Debbie, our guide was very informative and oh so pleasant. She went out of our way to ensure that we saw the big five ...... and we did.
We enjoyed the meals served. I would surely recommend this team to anyone planning to do the big five.
I enjoyed the Kruger safari very much and saw more animals then I expected.
Also staying overnight was fine and comfortable.
The disadvantage of traveling with an organized trip is the fact you can not stop and stay to view a specific animal for more time because the group has to go on.
It was an amazing experience staying in krugerpark . The bungalow we stayed in was beautiful and clean. Also The hut was a big tent, good mattresses, and again a fridge and a braai (bbq) . The shops have everything you need, and restaurants have a beautiful view in every camp!
Every evening the cooking staff prepares a lovely meal with lots of wine. I was amazed how good it tasted, and the regular cook was on holiday, compliments to the staff !! In the morning breakfast was served, coffee and tea with muffins.
The jeep was comfortable, not full. And lucky us for seeing The big five in The first evening drive. We saw more then we could ask for, so thanks again for this experience! After the 2 days in The park with the tour, we learnt how to respect the animals, where the hotspots were at the time to drive ourselves through Krugerpark.!!Greetings Jesse& Jasba
One of the best experience in my life. Everything was great - transfer, accommodation , camp, tours, meals ... Thank you for that !The only thing to complain about - I haven't seen the leopard! I have to come again.
Greetings from Serbia
Below is a letter I wrote to Anthea, the representative at safari.com, who put together a vacation package for me and my wife recently:
I'm writing to thank you for all your help in arranging a great vacation for me and my wife Jan. We had a great time, we saw the Big Five and many other animals, the staff, meals and accommodations were great. I would recommend this to anyone.