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“memorable trip in more ways than one” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nhongo Safaris - Day Tours

Nhongo Safaris - Day Tours
Kruger National Park, South Africa
+27 72 787 2211
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Owner description: Join one of our South African Open Vehicle Safaris into the World renowned Kruger National Park on either an overnight safari experience or even a Kruger Park day safari, which will enable you if staying on the perimeter of the Kruger Park the opportunity of seeing the Big 5 and experiencing the natural wonders of this magnificent game reserve.All our overnight Open Vehicle Game Viewing Safaris, from a Two Day to a Nine Day are conducted in our own safari vehicles and include all transfers, accommodation, dinner and breakfast, entrance fees and daily game drives. These safaris are not open to children under the age of ten years old. Please be advised that our safaris depart daily with a minimum of two guests traveling together. Many Have Copied,..... But none have mastered.
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“memorable trip in more ways than one”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We spent 3days in Kruger with Ngongo Safaris. On the whole the trip was very informative and Dean our guide was very knowledgeable and keen to show us all that was available. The trip was somewhat marred by being forced to listen to his views about the current state of South Africa which he appeared to have some problems with, he even said it was better 20years ago i.e during Apartheid.
Over the 3 days we were more or less told his life story but he knew nothing about us as he never asked, or showed any interest. As we supported the boycott of South African goods in the 1980s his views were not a welcome addition to the trip.
The trip to and from the park via Johannesburg was also a bit worrying as he spent a lot of time on a handheld mobile phone whilst driving at speed. Apparently dealing with other matters regarding his business. It was never suggested we use seat belts.
It is a shame we had to make these observations as the animals we saw were wonderful.

Visited November 2012
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GameRanger37, Owner at Nhongo Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Hi There,
Nhongo Safaris accepts the comments made.
Kind regards
Nhongo Safaris Team.
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“Fantastic trip in Kruget”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We did a 5 days / 4 nights safari with Nhongo.
From an organization point of view Verity who dealt with the booking has been very efficient and accommodating with all the numerous dates changes.
Logistically everything went as expected, we got picked up from our hotel and shuttled to Kruger. We stayed in 3 different camps in various parts of the park. Our guide, Mark, has been fantastic and took us out for the entire day trying to spot as many animals as possible! We managed to see the big 5 many times over and learnt so much about their habitats and habits. I think Kruger and Nhongo provide an excellent way to do a safari and I feel at very reasonable price. We choose to stay in the camp rather than luxury tents / private lodges. The food and accommodation provided in the camp are simple but clean and in reality we spent so much time out looking at the animals that luxury accommodation would have just been a waste of money! I recommend Nhongo to anyone who is looking to do a few days in Kruger!

Visited November 2012
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GameRanger37, Owner at Nhongo Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
We at Nhongo Safaris would like to thank you for coming on safari with us to the Kruger National Park. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the review you have given us and are very happy that you had a good time and got some great photos of the sightings you experienced while on safari. Looking forard to seeing you again on safari in the future.
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Memorable & Rewarding Four Days Safari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We did a four days tour in Kruger Park with Nhongo Safaris. Our guide Mark was good fun and did all he could to show us as many animals as possible and he succeeded! We saw all of the Big 5 as well as many baby animals and even some being made. Nhongo is a small family owned business that excels at looking after its clients. We received an upgrade to our accommodation because the catering staff were on strike in Kruger during our safari this ensured that we were not inconveniced in anyway. We were out on the road for 12 hours per day for two days as well as many hours on the first and last days to ensure that we enjoyed many experiences. Dean, Verity & Mark were flexible & ,dligent to ensure that we experienced and saw many amazing sights of animals in their natural habitat. Our only suggestion is to take your own binoculars to enhance your experience.
Jill & Wendy

Visited October 2012
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GameRanger37, Owner at Nhongo Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
We at Nhongo Safaris would like to thank you for coming on safari with us to the Kruger National Park. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the review you have given us and are very happy that you had a good time and got some great photos of the sightings you experienced while on safari. Looking forard to seeing you again on safari in the future.
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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, The Netherlands
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“Amazing two day tour, we'll never forget!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We did a two day tour in Kruger Park with Nhongo Safaris. Our ranger Mark did all he could to show us as many animals as possible. And he succeeded! On the first day we saw 4 of the big 5. Nice score! But on the second day we saw the complete big 5 before 10 am! That is what I call game spotting! :-)
Beside that Mark was very flexible in many ways, all to give us our time of our lives.

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We at Nhongo Safaris would like to thank you for coming on safari with us to the Kruger National Park. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the review you have given us and are very happy that you had a good time and got some great photos of the sightings you experienced while on safari. Looking forard to seeing you again on safari in the future.
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“Trip of a lifetime!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Cannot say one bad word about Nhongo Safaris. We picked them from Trip Advisor because of all the great feedback they've received - and we totally agree! Our guide, Mark was awesome, made our safari so much fun, and was incredibly knowledgeable about everything within the park. Verity was great to deal with in organising our safari, great communication and completely hassle free! The accommodation, food and transport Nhonga Safaris use is fantastic. Would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to do a Kruger Park Safari, and would use them again for sure!

Visited October 2012
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We at Nhongo Safaris would like to thank you for coming on safari with us to the Kruger National Park. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the review you have given us and are very happy that you had a good time and got some great photos of the sightings you experienced while on safari. Looking forard to seeing you again on safari in the future.
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