Wild Wings Safaris Review

by Stig Nordskov Nielsen

Male Leopard in Tree

Male Leopard in Tree

Ten minutes into the first game drive the big male leopard was right in the tree above us and I got the perfect photos. We managed to get the big five in a 1½ hour game drive. That was amazing! I found Wild Wings Safari through the internet and I shipped an email in their direction to get more information.

Safari Company Performance

I went to Jo'burg in April for a convention and afterwards I wanted to go on a safari to search for leopards, which was the only animal I haven't seen of the big five.

I was a little bit on alert for making bookings through the internet with any African company, because I've heard so much about money disappearing, but there was no problem with Wild Wings Safaris at all.

They answered me very fast and I later found out that if you deal with a SATSA member you can feel safe by booking at them.

My contact at Wild Wings was Natalee and she was very fast giving me information as I requested it.

I was very surprised and very happy about that service, and when the day of the start of the safari arrived, everything was perfectly arranged.

The shuttle flight from Oliver Tambo International to the airstrip of Arathusa lodge went as planned, also the arrangement with the elephant on the runway welcoming me to Africa.

Arathusa Safari Lodge

The lodge she had found for me was perfect and I am for sure in love with Arathusa in Sabi Sands and I want to go back as soon as possible.

Remember I was only there for the leopards and the rest of the experiences were an extra fantastic bonus.

Leopards almost every day, and one night three "terrorist-lions" stealing an impala from a lioness and afterwards shredding it to pieces three meters in front of me, was one of the superb experiences I got.

The food at the lodge was also like being in heaven. We had it every night at the fireplace overlooking the waterhole. A delicious dinner always disturbed by herds of elephants or other wildlife at the waterhole.

Kambaku Safari Lodge

After three amazing days here I went to Kambaku Lodge in Timbavati and experienced two more nights of safari.

Here the biggest thing for me was the nightly extra safari the manager took me on for free. We were on the trail of a huge pride of lions we had found earlier that day.

Fed up with amazing sightings I spent the whole next and the last day with this pride as I didn't want to see more elephants, buffalos or antelopes.

It was an fantastic trip, and I would for sure go back to Arathusa. And I am sure that I will contact Natalee and Wild Wings Safaris.

Stig's Safari Details:

Safari company used: Wild Wings Safaris (make a direct enquiry)

Parks visited: Sabi Sands and Timbavati game reserves in South Africa

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    Very pleased with our trip
    by: Russ Moody, USA

    Bev and I got back from our 2-week Africa adventure on June 18. Wild Wings Safaris set up the whole thing: 3 nights at Skukuza in Kruger, 2 nights at Elephant Plains Lodge, Sabi Sands, 3 nights at the Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 2 nights at Chobe Marina Lodge in Botswana, and 3 nights in Cape Town.

    It was a pleasure working with Clare at Wild Wings. Simon, our Wild Wings guide in Kruger was wonderful. Despite this aggressive schedule, we had only one small glitch. We weren't picked up on schedule for our lion walk (Wild Horizons). With help from the Ilala Lodge reception desk, we got picked up about 45 minutes late. We still had a great time walking with lions.

    We couldn't be more pleased with our trip including all the folks we met along the way, from lodge/hotel staff, to guides, to transfer drivers, and others including the folks at Wild Horizons (transfers, Elephant Safari, Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump).

    Thanks very much for your Wild Wings recommendation.

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