Our safari in the Greater Kruger National Park by Luke and Margaret Best

Our safari in the Greater Kruger National Park by Luke and Margaret Best

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Name:

Luke and Margaret Best

Time of Travel:

August 2018

Type of Travel:

Lodges in the Greater Kruger National Park


3 words describing your trip

Sensational, enlightening, effortless

Your favourite destination and why?

Bateleur Main Camp. A real ‘hands on’ & educational experience

What was your best wildlife encounter?

Tracking Rhino on foot!

 

Would you recommend this safari and if so why?

YES! A life changing experience.

How were your guides?             

Brilliant. knowledgeable and made us feel welcome and safe

How was your experience working with safariFRANK?

A great experience with our expectations exceeded

Where is next on your Africa bucket list?

Zambia & Tanzania…Vic Falls!

More comments?

Thanks again for such an amazing experience. Our first time to South Africa was life changing!


See the amazing review of Margarete and Luke on Trustpilot here:


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Tour de Tuli by Antonie Wildenboer

Tour de Tuli by Antonie Wildenboer

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Name:

Antonio Wildenboer

Time of Travel:

August 2018

Type of Travel:

Fundrasing mountain bike event through Botswana (Tuli Block) and Zimbabwe


3 words describing your trip

Incredible, unique and totally breathtaking are one of many words that come to mind when describing the Tour de Tuli.

What was your best wildlife encounter?

The best wildlife encounter would definitely be the numerous times that we viewed elephants from a distance, and once not so from a distance where we had to pass a herd with babies.  We had to cautiously proceed with the help of three Land Rovers shielding us from the herd as we passed, just to find out later that we were the last group to pass, as the route was closed off by the tour coordinators that felt it not to be safe !

Would you recommend this safari and if so why?

The Tour De Tuli is a must even if you are not a “die hard” mountain biker, yes the days can be long and hot, but being reasonably fit and with a bit of training beforehand it is a most enjoyable tour with the emphasis that it is NOT a RACE!

What was the terrain like?             

The terrain varies considerably from long easy jeep track rides, single track, to technical rocky stages not forgetting the grueling sand riding that is mostly done on foot.

What was the organisation of the tour like?

The organisation of the Tour, that included all the facilities like hot showers, clean toilets, accommodation and the food and beverage, were absolutely mind-blowing fantastic, considering that all this is provided in the middle of the African bush with no permanent infrastructure!

Most challenging and rewarding experience?

The most challenging experience would probably be the heat during the day when temperatures can easily reach 34 degrees Celsius and water intake is priority number one. This said however just as rewarding would be the long slow rides through the majestic African bush, and definitely the comfortable camp that awaits you at the end of the day with gourmet food and drinks, topped off with a 20min massage by one of the 20 independent professional physiotherapists/misuses. 

More comments?

The Tour De Tuli is an absolute one of a kind that is not matched anywhere in the world!


Send us a message if you would like to have more info about the TOUR DE TULI at info@safarifrank.com!

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My Botswana Adventure by Lisa Pfitzer

My Botswana Adventure by Lisa Pfitzer

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Name:

Lisa Pfitzer

Time of Travel:

June/July 2018

Destinations and type of safari:

- Oddballs' Camp: a little paradise in the heart of the Okavango Delta (4 days)

- Nxai Pan National Park & Kubu Island (4 days, guided self-drive)

- Bush Ways Leopard Safari (17 days, Tented Safari)

(Kalahari, Okavango Delta, Moremi, Savuti, Chobe)

- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (4 days)

 


3 words describing your trip

I am often told that I cant keep things short (…. Proof follows in the questions below)

So I don't think that I could sum up my holiday with 3 words...

Your favourite place and why?

First Impressions count! The same applies to countries! And the first impression I had of Botswana... was gigantic. My destination: Oddballs' Camp, in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

As soon as I arrived, I jumped into a mokoro with my guide and off I went on an adventure. We had only been in the boat for five minutes, when I saw a hippo out the water to my left and an elephant in the water to my right. I didn't know where to look first...

After we landed on Chiefs Island, the safety rules were explained to me:

- Never run in the bush - only food runs!

And right after we left, I was already put to the test. Something was running in the high grass next to me, I couldn't see it. I stared into the grass absolutely petrified, my guide was just watching me. I stopped moving, probably stopped breathing too...

I had passed the test. My guide had already recognized that the sound was an impala moving alongside us. On this day we saw numerous Impala. And while the setting sun bathed the beautiful landscape around me in golden light, my guide brought me back to camp. Here I could enjoy the sunset over the Okavango.

I slept in a tent on a wooden deck. And as soon as it got dark, it got loud. Thousands of crickets and frogs started singing their night song...

But in the middle of the night another sound broke through the chirping of the crickets. Something big ran through the water, right in front of my tent! I knew immediately that it had to be an elephant and risked a look out of my tent. I couldn't see him, yet I knew he had to be close. Right next to my tent a huge bush protruded into the water and small waves surrounded the branches that reached into the water. The elephant had to be standing right behind the bush.

I sat on the small veranda in front of my tent and listened into the night until the cold forced me back into the tent.

On the second day my guide and I went on another bush walk. For a long time we trudged through grass and sand until we received a message by radio. We turned around and rushed through the bush, dodging trees and branches and scaring up numerous impalas...

And suddenly we see an elephant in the tall grass, less than 50 meters away... we walk further... past the elephant. I wonder where we are going and after rushing through the bush for another 10 minutes, I dare to ask the question: What did the people on the radio see?

The answer: A lion!

I asked, are we running after a lion right now???

In principle, it is not recommended to ask the question if you do not want to hear the answer!

Of course we followed a lion. A slightly sick feeling appeared in my stomach and as we continued to follow the lion many things went through my mind.

e.g. From Gesa's book I knew that the guides in South Africa are armed with a rifle on walking safaris.

We had... a pocket knife!?!

But anyway, we keep following the lion. We climb up a termite hill and observe the clearing on which the lion was sighted. The lion's gone, we missed him.

I don't know if I was sad or happy about it...

Strangely enough, I always felt safe with my guide, even when we were chasing the lion. He was not a man of great words, just explaining the things that had to be said. Nevertheless, he was a deeply friendly man who radiated an unbelievable calm.

Funny thing: he had a pronounced right-left weakness. If he pointed at an elephant to my right, I could assume that the elephant was standing somewhere at an angle of 360° from me.

And although he knew neither right nor left and had no watch, he led me every day in the mokoro and on foot through untamed wilderness without a map and we always arrived exactly 10 minutes before lunch back at camp...

Yes, Oddballs' is a little paradise in the middle of the Okavango Delta. Even though I was at many other places in Botswana that were as beautiful, it remains true: the first impression counts. And that was my first impression of Botswana!

What was your best wildlife encounter?

In Moremi Game Reserve, we discovered a lioness with a cub one morning. We watched them as more and more cars joined us. Suddenly the mother grew smaller and smaller, pressing herself into the grass ... she had discovered her prey ... a Red Lechwe antelope, less than 100 meters away. Everyone in the car was holding their breaths, no one was making a sound. We waited ... and waited. The lioness did not move. But suddenly the antelope disappeared from the sight. The lioness now used the cars to get closer to the antelope. And she made it to only 20 meters between her and the antelope. We could hardly believe our luck, from this distance the lioness was sure to succeed ... If it was not for her cub who was seen by the antelope. The antelope gave a warning call and ran for her life with the cub chasing from far behind.

Unfortunately, we do not see a successful hunt that day. That afternoon we also saw a leopard cub. It lay quiet in the high grass and watched us. No trace of the mother. After watching the baby for a LONG TIME, we saw she wasn’t alone. In the bush next door was the mother leopard who finally got up and climbed to the top of the tree. There was sat, illuminated by the sunset and looking far into the distance.

Would you recommend this safari and if so why?

Definitely!!! I never thought it would be so breathtaking to discover the animals of Africa in their wild environment. The 17-day safari with Bush Ways was a tented safari. Even though I slept rather modestly every night in the tent, as I get claustrophobic in the sleeping bag, I would not have traded my tent for a lodge anywhere in the world. It's a great feeling to build your own tent in a beautiful landscape. This allows a safari experience far away from mass tourism. And the sounds of the night are indescribable. I could hear lions, leopards, wild dogs, hyenas ... A priceless experience.

How were your guides?              

All friendly, competent and equipped with a sixth sense, they have brought me closer to their country in a way that I could not have imagined.

 What was your experience with safariFRANK and its partners?

 I felt at home with SafariFRANK. My holiday was perfectly planned down to the smallest detail.

What's on your Africa bucket list?

AFRICA!!!!

More comments?

Thank you for 4 unforgettable weeks in Botswana!

Corporate trip to climb Kilimanjaro!

Corporate trip to climb Kilimanjaro!

Frankly...

One of the highlights was the simple pleasure of being ‘off the grid’ for 7 days.  In a time of being contactable 24 hours a day, it was great to wake up in a world where the only real challenge of the day is to hydrate, eat and keep the legs moving!


Guest Name:
Blue Sky Alternative Investments team

Time of travel:
January 2018

Destinations:
Tanzania

Safari Type:
Corporate Trip: Safari & Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro


A group of seven Blue Sky employees took on a challenge of a lifetime- climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. For many it was their first time to Africa so of course they had to go on an epic safari as well. Below they share some of their experiences with us:


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“Spotting a parade of elephants on day 2 of safari in the Serengeti and having the whole herd cross the road and come right up to our vehicle. There would have been at least twenty, old and young. Then we looked to the other side of the road where we spotted a pride of 17 lions hiding in the grass from the elephants! We all went quiet and had a little ‘is this even real’ moment.  On day 3 we descended into the beautiful serenity of the  Ngorongoro Crater where we managed to just about complete the big five after spotting a rhino and it’s calf on the horizon. “

 

I had been on a ‘self-guided’ safari before in South Africa, so I thought I knew what to expect for our Safari Frank trip in Tanzania.  However, after just an hour or so of cruising through the Serengeti in our pop-top land cruiser, I quickly realised how awesome our tour was going to be.  The Tanzanian countryside was stunning, the animals were incredible (and so many of them!) and our guides were friendly, informative and genuinely great guys!  Our accommodation throughout the safari was absolutely 5-star, including ‘glamping’ on the first night with stories around the campfire (with a resident hyena watching on!) and a luxurious hotel on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater on the second night. I’ll never forget cruising alongside a cheetah for about an hour as we watched him stalk a small gazelle in the long grass.  It was absolutely fascinating and just one of the highlights of this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

 

 

On the Kili trip itself, the best bit for me was getting to know the Blue Sky team and the guides – there was a great sense of humour in the trip - as far as the hike itself, the summit night was really hard to beat – climbing up with all those stars and then watching the sun slowly rise and having a bit of a party at the top  was pretty hard to beat. Guides and food were really amazing.

After the relaxation of safari in the Serengeti, it was time to lace up and tackle the mountain! There are probably too many highlights to list here, but a few for me were:

  • the simple pleasure of being ‘off the grid’ for 7 days.  In a time of being contactable 24 hours a day, it was great to wake up in a world where the only real challenge of the day is to hydrate, eat and keep the legs moving!
  • the amazing night skies with more stars shining than I had ever seen before.
  • the super fizzy beer on the summit!
  • the competitive card games with the team (and the hilarious nicknames that were created as a result!)
  • 7/7 of us made it to the summit with the help and support of the guides and porters.  A truly once in a lifetime adventure.

Thanks also to SafariFrank for their great support and organisation both before and during the trip! 

Overall the team had an incredible experience and conquered a major challenge together, an experience that was great for personal growth as well as team bonding.

 

African explorer

African explorer

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Guest Name:
Britta Glasemann

Time of travel:
October 2017

Destinations:
South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe / Südafrika, Botswana, Simbabwe

Frankly...

A life changing experience!

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 3 words to describe your experience?

Life - changing - experience

Absolut lebensverändernde Reise


What was your favourite spot and why?

Khwai. Here you can find a great variety of animals, but also a magical landscape with many swamps and rivers, water lilies and exotic, colorful bird species. Some of you might remember "Never Never Land" from Peter Pan? Like „Never Never Land“, Khwai is a beautiful place that could easily have been invented by Walt Disney himself, but actually exists in real life.

Khwai. Hier sieht man nicht nur eine große Vielfalt an Tieren, sondern auch eine zauberhafte Landschaft mit vielen Sümpfen und Flussläufen, Seerosen und exotisch, bunten Vogelarten. Kennt ihr noch „Neverneverland“ aus Peter Pan?! Wie Neverneverland ist Khwai ein malerischer Ort als wäre er von Walt Disney selbst erfunden worden nur mit dem Unterschied, dass es ihn tatsächlich gibt.


What was your best wildlife encounter?

A little baby leopard with his mother. It was fascinating to see how these animals have their very own personality from such an early age. The little one was very curious and dared to keep moving away from his mom, until she finally started calling him back.

Ein kleiner Baby Leopard mit seiner Mutter. Es war einfach faszinierend zu sehen wie diese Tiere schon von klein auf ihre ganz eigene Persönlichkeit haben. Der Kleine war sehr neugierig und traute sich immer weiter weg von seiner Mama, bis diese ihn schließlich wieder zu sich rief.


Why would you recommend other people to go on safari?

I have the feeling that today we have no relation to nature anymore. We are afraid of insects and do not know what to do with the animal giants on earth, such as elephants, for example. On safari you learn where your place is. You learn to have respect for other creatures and the environment that surrounds you and that us – humans – do not own this planet. A lot of people also think that going on safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and once you've seen the Big Five, you do not have to go back. And before my trip I guess I thought the same, but safari is so diverse! Each day in the bush is different from the next.

Ich habe das Gefühl, dass wir heute gar keinen Bezug mehr zur Natur haben. Wir fürchten uns vor Insekten und wissen nichts anzufangen mit den tierischen Giganten dieser Erde, wie den Elefanten zum Beispiel. Auf Safari lernt man wieder wo sein Platz ist. Man lernt Respekt vor seiner Umwelt zu haben und dass uns – Menschen – die Welt nicht alleine gehört. Viele denken auch, dass Safari ein einmaliges Erlebnis ist und sobald man die Big Five gesehen hat, muss man auch nicht nochmal hin. Und ich selbst habe das vor meiner Reise auch gedacht, aber Safari ist so vielfältig! Man erlebt den Busch jeden Tag von einer anderen Seite.


How was it to travel with Frank and Gesa?

These two just live the safari lifestyle. Frank – a true "bird nerd", as he describes himself - loves nothing more than to see how his guests get excited about the scenery and the wildlife that reveal themselves on a safari. While Gesa proves photographic skills and takes the time to explain to her guests, which setting works best in which light. They complete each other and are the perfect safari duo!

Die beiden leben einfach Safari. Frank – der „Vogel Nerd“ schlechthin, wie er sich selbst bezeichnet – freut nichts mehr als zu sehen wie sich seine Gäste für die Pflanzen und Tierwelt, die sich einem auf Safari offenbaren, begeistern. Während Gesa sich als absoluter Fotoprofi beweist und immer gerne erklärt welche Einstellung bei welchem Licht nun am besten funktioniert. Das Duo ergänzt sich perfekt!


What's on your Africa bucket list?

First, I have to mention that I am absolutely grateful for what I have seen on my trip. However, there are so many more places to visit on the African continent. I would love to visit Zambia, Kenya or Rwanda for that matter.

Ich muss sagen ich bin schon absolut Dankbar für das, was ich auf meiner Reise gesehen habe. Gerne würde ich aber noch so viele andere Länder Afrikas besuchen. Spontan fallen mir da Sambia, Kenya oder Ruanda ein. Es gibt noch so viel zu sehen auf dem Afrikanischem Kontinent!


2 week safari training magic.

2 week safari training magic.

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Guest Name:
Sarah Pfenning

Time of travel:
September 2017

Destinations and Safari Type:
2 week safari guide course in South Africa


 

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3 words to describe your trip

Wonderful, adventurous, unique

Why did you decide to do the training?

I always wanted to go to Africa. I read Gesa's book and I loved it. I followed her on Facebook and when she said that she has a partner now, safariFRANK, I checked out the website and got in touch with Johan. I told him what kind of trip I had in mind, I wasn't looking for a luxury safari in an expensive lodge, I was looking for a tour where you learn something about the environment and the wild animals and where you are and live in the wild with a small group of people who want to travel the same way as you and experience true nature. That's when Johan suggested the EcoQuest course and I immediately loved the course description and thought this is exactly what I wanted to do so I was very happy to book the course.

What was your best wildlife encounter?

My best wildlife encounter was getting very close to three cheetahs feeding on a kill on foot! That was super exciting.

How did you find the educators and camp facilities?

The educators were absolutely fantastic! You could really feel that they loved their job and love nature. It was amazing how much they actually knew! They could answer almost all of the questions and if not they would look it up later and get back to you. When there was a bird that you could barely make out as a bird, they already knew which kind of bird it was. The same with tracks, where you could barely even see tracks, they could tell you from what kind of animal it was. They also always made us feel very safe. Even when we had animal encounters on foot I never felt like I was in danger because I completely trusted them. The camp facilities were also great! I also really enjoyed the fact that the camp in Karongwe was different from the one in Makuleke. Karongwe is a bit more simple, the tents for example but still great but getting to Makuleke afterwards and having your own toilet and shower was also great. Especially when you are a chicken and too afraid to go out of your tent at night to go to the bathroom, like I was. ;)

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Who would you recommend this course to?

I would recommend this course to everyone who wants to experience true wilderness and wants to also explore it on foot. To everyone who is not only interested in driving around and seeing the big five and take pictures but to also really learn a lot from the bush. You should also be okay not to have any luxury accomodation. Simple but great. This is really a course for all ages. In my group the youngest person was 17 and the oldest was 69. It was great because age didn't matter because we were all there for the same reason and got along great.

How was your experience working with safariFRANK?

My experience working with safariFRANK was excellent! I felt like I was in great hands all the time. When first e-mailing with Johan I felt like he really wanted to find the right course for me and I was provided with all necessary information and all my questions were answered to my full satisfaction. Everyone I was in touch with was very friendly as well. I would definitely book through safariFRANK again.

Where is next on your Africa bucketlist?

I think next on my Africa bucketlist is a trip to Botswana. The pictures I saw were just amazing. And I would like to visit my new friend from Cape Town who I met during my safari. :)

Gesa's book tour

Gesa's book tour

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Guest Name:

Nicole Radfeld & Frank Biesenbach

Time of travel:

June 2017

Destinations and Safari Type:

Guided Safari through South Africa and Botswana visiting locations from Gesa’s book.

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3 words to describe your trip

Amazing, adventurous, exciting!

Name your favourite destination and why?

We can not make a decision for one destination. We had great experiences at each lodge:

  • Klaserie Sands River Camp: We saw the Big 5 on the first day; great place to stay.
  • Bateleur Lodge: Black mamba and hyena spotted in the camp; funny competition during the bush-walk.
  • Pafuri Walking Trails: Camp back to basics; chameleon and rock python; an elephant and a buffalo walked in our camp during the day. 
  • Serolo Safari Camp: Hyenas with a kill; eagle chicks in a nest; great candle-light dinner in the bush on our last evening together.        

Extension of our trip:

  • Mashatu Tent Camp: Leopard with cub; porcupines, aardvark and bat-eared Foxes, photo hideout.
  • Tuli Safari Lodge: Candle-light dinner; cheetah with a kill; sleep-out-Hide; drive to the Confluence with picnic

What was your best wildlife encounter?

Sitting on the ground next to hyenas

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Would you recommend this safari to others? If so, why?

Yes, of course. It was a varied tour with lots of animals!

How were your guides, Frank and Gesa?               

Frank and Gesa are very passionate guides who brought us the African flora and fauna very close.

How was your experience working with safariFRANK?

Excellent. At first we had some doubts to book such a trip at an Australien travel agency from Germany but we didn't regret it. Everything was perfect. A great "Thank you" to Sarah.       

Where is next on your Africa bucketlist?

Okavango Delta together with Gesa and Frank;  (Gorillas in Uganda/Ruanda; Malawi).

Any other Comments?

Many thanks to safariFRANK for this great trip!

Incredible, luxury, spectacular!

Incredible, luxury, spectacular!

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Guest Name:
Scott and Julia Moses (+friends)

Time of travel:
April 2017

Destinations and Safari Type:
South Africa (Rhino Conservation) & Zambia (Fly in Safari)


 

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3 words to describe your trip

Incredible, luxury, spectacular.

Name your favourite destination and why?

Norman Carr Chinzombo Camp (South Luangwa National Park). Breathtaking scenery, ultimate indulgence in a beautiful resort with superb game viewing. The early morning crossing of not one but 2 heard of elephants in the perfect light was just mind blowing and the encounter with a mother leopard and her 2 inquisitive cubs in 2 separate trees one with a kill was really special.

What was your best wildlife encounter?

Too many to count we saw everything and then some, the big 5 several times over sometimes in the one drive. Practically the chance to walk in on foot to a crash of Rhino was very, very special and of course to get hands on with a big male and work with the amazing professional team from the SAWC as part of the notching process was probably the ultimate highlight.

Would you recommend a rhino conservation safari to others? If so, why?

Absolutely. Yes... it is impossible not to be captured by the beauty and majesty of the rhino, if you want to get people involved in the conservation of these magnificent animals you have to get hands on, down and dirty. The world is a little dimmer each day as we loose another of these remarkable creatures.

What made Zambia special compared to other places you have been in Africa?

The wild and remote locations ... the water .. visually Lower Zambezi and Chongwe was the most spectacular scenery by a long way with such amazing diversity. Plus leopards ... I’m a huge Big Cat fan and leopard are my favourite we had some tremendous encounters in both South Luangwa and the lower Zambezi ..  probably not Lusaka airport !!!

How was your experience working with safariFRANK?

It was really great, they tailored a tour specifically to our needs and travelling with Frank for the first week in South Africa made everything that much easier and meant we didn’t need to think too much about where we needed to be and how to get there. Frank was able to just organise things and was a great second set of trained eyes in the vehicle particularly looking for birds and bugs and lizards !!!

Any wildlife photography tips for us?

Get the light right .... get the best lens you can .. I use a Canon 100-400mm L series sharp and versatile and perfect for the birds and wildlife ... learn how to use the camera .. don’t rely on auto settings you will get so much more out of your pictures if you use the camera on manual and make the most of the light and the opportunity.. don’t be afraid to experiment, the joy of digital is you can never take too many pictures ... try and process each night on Lightroom otherwise it’s easy to come home to 7,000 pictures and be overwhelmed ..

Where is next on your Africa bucketlist?

Zanzibar, Kenya and Tanzania .. we are going the Ngorongoro crater and the migration in the Masai Mara next year.

Mission: Save the rhinos!

Mission: Save the rhinos!


Guest Name:
Susan Gilles

Time of travel:
June 2017

Destinations:
Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Safari type:
Rhino Conservation Tour


3 words to describe your trip?

Amazing, inspiring, life-changing.

Why did you decide to go on a rhino conservation safari?

I have been passionate about wildlife especially rhinos for a while now. I wanted to get involved somehow other than online. I wanted to be on the ground actually doing something and seeing what is actually being done to save them. I feel we all are here sharing this planet and we all need to do our part to save it.

Do you feel through the safari that we have made a difference?

I feel I did make a difference but it is hard to feel like you are ever doing enough. It is a war against poaching and it is never-ending.

Name your favourite activity and why?

The notching was such an up close and personal experience and hard to top. Putting my hands on a wild rhino was precious - a moment that I'll always remember and likely not get to do again. 

What was your best wildlife encounter?

The walking through the bush and seeing animals so close makes you feel so vulnerable. The Rangers we were with were incredible!

Why would you recommend a conservation safari to others?

It is a great way to give back and see for yourself what is being done. 

How was your experience working with safariFRANK?

Wonderful! They are very accommodating and provided such an intimate African experience. 

Where is next on your Africa bucketlist?

Botswana with safariFRANK! 

Best family holiday ever!

Best family holiday ever!


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Guest Name:
Jason & Warren Barnes

Time of travel:
May 2017

Safari Type & Destination:
Guided self drive safari through Botswana


Frankly...

You have a much deeper connection with the environment. The last thing you want is to stay in a luxury resort.

3 words to describe your trip?

Jason- Amazing, humbling, experience.

Warren- Best family holiday!

Name your favourite destination and why?

Jason- Khwai! Elephants walking through our camp and the lion roaring at night.  We felt exposed and excited!

Warren- Khwai.  Because of the night viewing, it was exceptional!

What was your best wildlife encounter?

Jason- Tough one! Probably the three cheetahs at Nxai Pans and the lion kill at Savuti.

Warren- The lion that we saw on a night drive at Khwai. It’s roar was SO loud!

Why would you recommend a self drive safari to others? What makes it different?

Jason- You have a deeper connection with the environment. The last thing you want is to stay in a luxury resort!

Warren- Just having Okwa (local Botswana guide) and Frank with us allowed us to see way more than we would have on our own.

Would you recommend taking a guide along on a self drive safari? If so, why?

Jason- Absolutely!! 100%.  Our best experiences were as a result of Frank and Okwa's skills and knowledge.

Warren- Same answer as Jason for sure!

You had an additional game viewing vehicle, was this beneficial and again would you recommend this to others considering a self drive safari?

Jason- It made all the difference but it would have been better in the Iveco! Next time!

Warren- The game viewer made all the difference because you are totally exposed to the bush and the wild.

How was your experience working with safariFRANK?

Jason- Very enjoyable, great guys, great knowledge.

Warren- safariFRANK made all the difference to the holiday. Frank's knowledge of animals and birds got me really interested in all aspects of game viewing.  Even spiders and insects were amazing!

Where is next on your Africa bucketlist?

Jason- Botswana again. Although we saw a lot of the country we did not see it all so another visit is definitely going to happen... soon!

Warren- Botswana again but a walking holiday with Okwa.

Wild and original Self drive safari!

Wild and original Self drive safari!


Guest Name:
Philipp Maier and Julia Olemotz

Time of travel:
May 2017

Destinations:
Botswana

Safari type:
Self Drive Safari


3 words to describe your trip-

Wild, original and touching

Name your favourite destination and why?

Camp Savuti was the best in terms of game viewing and because it was so deep in the bush. But we also loved Camp Magotho in the Khwai concession, because this camp was so lonesome, with no water or camp rangers - you are totally on your own! That's were we had breakfast with elephants ;)

What was your best wildlife encounter?

We saw lions hunting buffalos! That was the most impressive thing, especially the breathtaking silence right before they attacked.

Would you recommend a self drive safari to others? What makes it special?

Yes, because you have a much more intense contact with the nature and you are totally free in what you do. And it is an adventure that you never forget - but you have to prepare yourself well - where to go, what to pack, how to drive ;)

Overall how were the camp site facilities?

All of them had a good standard in terms of ablutions and size of the single camping sites. All camp sites have been very clean

How was your experience working with safariFRANK?

 We had a really good exchange and contact during the planning phase. Johan and Frank listened very well to our wishes,questions and organized a trip that fitted perfectly to what we looked for.

Where is next on your Africa bucketlist?

Namibia!

Guided Self Drive Safari!

Guided Self Drive Safari!


Guest Name:
Jenny Barnes and Family

Time of travel:
April 2017

Destinations:
South Africa and Botswana

Safari type:
Guided Self Drive Safari

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3 words to describe your trip

Best holiday EVER!

Name your favourite destination and why?

Ihaha. Our campsite was on the waters edge and the sunrises and sunsets were something I will never forget. Also saw a lion kill there.

What was your best wildlife encounter?

When four elephants walked right through our campsite in Khwai

Would you recommend taking a guide along on a self drive safari? If so, why?

Absolutely. The guides knowledge is amazing and he didn’t miss an opportunity to educate and entertain us!

You had an additional game viewing vehicle, was this beneficial and again would you recommend this to others considering a self drive safari?

A game viewing vehicle is essential.  You sit a lot higher than a normal SUV and the fact that there are no doors and windows means that the bush comes right to you – the smells, the sounds and the fresh air.

How was your experience working with safariFRANK?

So good that I would never go back again without their services. Safari Frank was the reason that we had such a great time.

Where is next on your Africa bucketlist?

Botswana again. We just love the country and their wildlife is the best in the world as far as I am concerned.  We didn’t see the Kalahari Gemsbok Park this time or the salt pans.  There is just so much to see in Botswana and it can’t all be done in a few weeks – you need to go over for a few months!

Training to be a field guide!

Training to be a field guide!


Guest Name:
Corina Sonnberger

Time of travel:
April 2017

Destinations:
Greater Kruger National Park

Frankly...

Intense, breathtaking (in the truest sense of word), perfect to ground yourself

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Corina Sonnberger and I was born and raised in Vienna/Austria. I grew up in a family who loves animals very much and always had dogs, cats and horses around me. After school I decided to study veterinary medicine with a specialization in conservation medicine and did further education in physiotherapy and osteopathy for dogs. I can definitely say that my life has always been built around animals. Next to my studies, I worked at a hospital for small animals, but I wanted to make a different and new experience. So I passed a three month internship at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa two years ago. There, I was not only working with the animals at the zoo, but also helped at conservation and breeding stations nearby the Kruger National Park. I also participated in safaris for the first time in my life and that´s when I lost my heart in Africa.

Mein Name ist Corina Sonnberger, ich bin in Wien/Österreich geboren und aufgewachsen. Meine Familie ist sehr tierliebend, daher war ich immer von Hunden, Katzen und Pferden umgeben. Nach meiner Schulzeit habe ich mich dazu entschlossen, Veterinärmedizin zu studieren, mit der Spezialisierung auf Conservation Medicine. Zusätzlich habe ich Weiterbildungen in Physiotherapie und Osteopathie für Hunde absolviert. Man kann daher mit Recht behaupten, dass sich mein Leben immer schon um Tiere gedreht hat. Neben dem Studium war ich in einer Kleintierpraxis tätig. Ich wollte allerdings auch neue Erfahrungen in einem anderen Gebiet der Veterinärmedizin machen, weshalb ich vor zwei Jahren die Entscheidung traf, ein dreimonatiges Praktikum in den National Zoological Gardens of South Africa zu machen. Ich war nicht nur in die Arbeit mit den Zootieren involviert, sondern half auch in conservation und breeding stations nahe am Kruger Nationalpark mit. In dieser Zeit nahm ich auch zum ersten Mal in meinem Leben an einer Safari teil und verliebte mich in Afrika.


 3 words to describe your experience?

Intense, breathtaking (in the truest sense of word), perfect to ground yourself

Intesiv, atemberaubend (im wahrsten Sinn des Wortes), erdend


Why did you decide to do the training?

After my first experience in South Africa I knew I wanted to come back. When I read Gesas book, every single word she wrote touched my heart and I felt connected in so many ways. I saw my professional future in the field of conservation medicine and so I thought it would be the right thing to learn more than the medical aspect of nature and wildlife. And I wanted to make this experience just for myself, to live in the wilderness next to wild elephants, leopards and buffalos.

Nach meinem ersten Besuch in Südafrika wusste ich, dass ich zurückkommen würde. Ich las Gesas Buch, jedes ihrer Worte berührte mich und ich fühlte in vielerlei Hinsicht genau wie sie. Ich sah meine berufliche Zukunft im Bereich der Conservation Medicine, daher wollte ich mehr über Natur und Wildtiere lernen als nur den medizinischen Aspekt. Diese Erfahrung wollte ich nur für mich selbst machen, inmitten der Wildnis zu leben, neben Elefanten, Leoparden und Büffeln.


What are your plans now that you are a qualified Field Guide?

I definitely want to do the Trails Guide course as well. Still, I`m very interested in working in the field of conservation and animal protection, but it would be also great to guide a few groups of people through the African wilderness from time to time. I am open for many things and curious for what future will bring.

Ich möchte auf jeden Fall auch den Trails Guide Kurs absolvieren. Ich bin immer noch sehr daran interessiert, im Bereich Conservation und Tierschutz zu arbeiten, kann mir aber auch durchaus vorstellen, ab und an eine Gruppe von Leuten durch die afrikanische Wildnis zu führen. Ich bin für viele Dinge offen und gespannt, was die Zukunft bringt.


Most interesting fact you learnt?

This question is really hard to answer! There are so many interesting facts I learnt in such a short time. My love for birds arose and I´m very proud to be able to recognize some of them by looks and sound. I also learned a ton of things about plants, ecology, astronomy, geology, amphibians, arthropods, reptiles and, of course, mammals. I think the most interesting fact is how all these parts interact with and need each other and what a big influence some human actions are having.

Diese Frage ist sehr schwierig zu beantworten! Es gibt so viele interessante Fakten, die ich in so kurzer Zeit gelernt habe. Ich habe meine Liebe zu den Vögeln entdeckt und bin stolz darauf, einige von ihnen anhand des Aussehens und ihres Gesanges erkennen zu können. Außerdem habe ich sehr viel über Pflanzen, Ökologie, Astronomie, Geologie, Amphibien, Insekten, Reptilien und natürlich auch Säugetiere gelernt. Ich denke, der interessanteste Fakt ist, wie all diese Teile miteinander interagieren, sich gegenseitig beeinflussen und brauchen und welchen Einfluss die Menschheit darauf hat.


What was your best wildlife encounter?

I have to admit, I love elephants and leopards which is why these encounters where amazing. In Selati we were standing in the middle of an elephant herd of around 80 members, ranging from very old ones to nearly newborn half pints. It was such a huge pleasure to watch them interacting with each other and through that, we learned so much about their social structure and behaviour by just watching. In Karongwe we encountered a young bull in musth, he was intimidating us sitting in the vehicle. Our instructor analyzed every movement and told us exactly how to behave in such a situation. It was a very special moment for me, absolutely breathtaking.

The encounters with leopards were also very unique as these animals are not seen very often. We were lucky to see even two of them: one in Selati – a very young one, who didn't really know what to do. He just sat next to the roud in the high gras looking at us, while we were watching him. This was an enjoyable moment as usually leopards are shy and immediately flee in the high grass to hide from people. The second one we met in Karongwe during the assessment drive of my colleague and friend Jerry. It was a huge and absolutely beautiful female leopard. One of the best sightings our group had.

Ich muss gestehen, ich liebe Elefanten und Leoparden besonders, daher waren die Begegnungen mit diesen Tieren unglaublich toll für mich. In Selati standen wir inmitten einer Elefantenherde von ungefähr 80 Mitgliedern, von sehr alten Tieren bis hin zu gerade neugeborenen Zwergen. Es war einfach unglaublich, sie zu beobachten, wie sie miteinander umgehen und so viel dabei über ihre soziale Struktur und ihr Verhalten zu lernen. In Karongwe begegneten wir einem jungen Elefantenbullen während seiner Musth, der uns einzuschüchtern versuchte, während wir im Rangerauto saßen. Unser Ausbilder interpretierte jede seiner Bewegungen und wies uns an, wie wir uns in einer solchen Situation verhalten sollten. Es war ein ganz besonderer Moment für mich, absolut atemberaubend.

Die Begegnungen mit Leoparden waren ebenso einzigartig, da man diese Tiere nicht sehr häufig zu Gesicht bekommt. Wir hatten das Glück, sogar zweien zu begegnen: einem in Selati – ein sehr junges Tier, das offensichtlich nicht wusste, wie es sich verhalten sollte. Es blieb ganz einfach neben der Straße im hohen Gras sitzen und schaute uns an, während wir es beobachteten. Es war eine amüsante Situation, da Leoparden normalerweise scheu sind und ins hohe Gras flüchten. Den zweiten sichteten wir in Karongwe während der Prüfungsfahrt meines Kollegen und Freundes Jerry. Es war ein großes und absolut wunderschönes Weibchen und eines der besten Begegnungen, die unsere Gruppe hatte.


How did you find the educators and camp facilities?

I was so lucky to have Mark Gunn as my main instructor. He is such a clever, cool and down-to-earth guy. What I loved the most about him was his deep and honest respect for nature, even for the tiniest things. I´ve learned so much from him. Not only the things you can look-up in book, but things, which come from experience and love for what you are doing. He definitely loves what he is doing. This guy belongs to the wilderness and we were lucky to go a little path with him.

The camps came up with my expectations. There are two ladies who are taking care and doing their best to keep everything clean. The meals were absolutely amazing, enough for everyone, varied and healthy. It felt like being in good hands. I have to say, that Karongwe was my favorite of the two camps.

Ich hatte das große Glück, Mark Gunn als meinen Haupt-Ausbilder zu haben. Er hat ein enormes Wissen, ist cool und sehr geerdet. Was ich aber am meisten an ihm schätze, ist sein tiefer und ehrlicher Respekt gegenüber der Natur, selbst vor den kleinsten Dingen. Ich habe so viel von ihm gelernt, nicht nur Fakten, die man in Büchern nachlesen kann, sondern vor allem Dinge, die man sich nur durch Erfahrung und Liebe zur Arbeit aneignet. Und er liebt definitiv das, was er tut. Mark gehört in die Natur und wir waren glücklich, einen kleinen Weg mit ihm gehen zu dürfen.

Die Camps entsprachen meinen Erwartungen. Zwei Ladies kümmern sich jederzeit darum, alles sauber zu halten und haben uns mit köstlichen, abwechslungsreichen und gesunden Menüs verwöhnt. Ich habe mich gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Ich muss sagen, dass mir Karongwe besser gefallen hat.


Who would you recommend this training to?

I would recommend it to everybody who is interested in nature and who wants to learn and understand the interplay of every part on this planet and beyond. It is a lifetime experience and I am sure, nobody will regret the decision for taking this adventure! It was one of the best times in my life!

Ich würde es jedem empfehlen, der an Natur interessiert ist und das Zusammenspiel jedes einzelnen Teils auf diesem Planten und darüber hinaus verstehen möchte. Es ist eine einmalige Erfahrung und ich bin sicher, dass niemand die Entscheidung bereuen würde, dieses Abenteuer zu wagen. Es war eine der besten Zeiten meines Lebens!


How was your experience working with safariFRANK?

I felt in very good hands at all times. My decision for making this course was very spontanous and I booked it only a few weeks before it started. But everything worked out really well and safariFRANK provided me with everything I needed. All my questions were answered immediately and very kindly, although we had a huge time difference. I want to thank you guys for all that and for paving the way to my chance to become a Field Guide.

Ich habe mich jederzeit gut betreut gefühlt. Ich habe mich sehr spontan dazu entschieden, bei diesem Kurs teilzunehmen und daher erst ein paar Wochen vor Beginn gebucht. Es hat aber alles reibungslos geklappt und safariFRANK hat mich in jeder Hinsicht unterstützt und gut vorbereitet. Meine Fragen wurden sofort und sehr freundlich beantwortet, obwohl wir einen großen Zeitunterschied hatten. Ich danke euch vielmals, ihr habt mir den Weg für meine Chance geebnet, ein Field Guide zu werden.


What else is on your Africa bucket list?

I see myself just at the beginning of my African-adventure. I have been only to South Africa so far, so my next stops will hopefully be Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique. I even asked my friends and family, if they are interested in a safari-tour with me as their guide and luckily they all said yes J

I know there is so much more to see and experience - once you`ve been in Africa, you always want to come back <3

Ich stehe erst am Anfang meines Afrika-Abenteuers. Bisher war ich nur in Südafrika, daher werden meine nächsten Ziele hoffentlich Namibia, Botswana und Mozambique sein. Ich habe auch schon meine Freunde und Familie gefragt, ob sie an einer Safari-Tour interessiert wären, mit mir als ihr Guide und erfreulicherweise haben alle Ja gesagt J

Ich weiß, da draußen gibt es noch so viel zu sehen und zu erleben – wenn du einmal in Afrika warst, willst du immer zurück!!


Incredible sightings!

Incredible sightings!

Frankly...

Awe-inspiring and Picturesque!


Guest Name:
Dianne Pelham-Webb

Time of travel:
March 2017

Destinations:
Northern Botswana


3 words to describe your trip

Awe-inspiring, Picturesque, Hilarious

Name your favourite destination and why.

Moremi/Savuti.  Both were fabulous with the cross-section of sightings we saw eg were observed a young female leopard for two days were an impala kill in a tree.  She was absolutely beautiful and "played Hollywood" whilst we all took some amazing photos.  Our driver Johnny was aware of all the animals and was able to get a in very close proximity to them without encroaching into their space.  The facilities were great in the camps and the staff were delightful.  Nothing was too much trouble.  At Savuti we saw two packs of Painted Dogs (Wild Dogs) which is very rare and again Johnny was able to get us up close without disturbing the dogs comfort.

What was your best wildlife encounter?

The Painted Dogs and female leopard (too hard to choose)

Which animal could you not take enough photos of?

The Painted Dogs and the female leopard

Which activity would you recommend to other travellers?

The mobile camping

How was your experience working with safariFRANK?

Frank's bird knowledge was unbelievable!  He was an absolute delight to travel with and the whole tour was hilarious.  We all got on extremely well except for JR thinking it was his own private tour.

Will you return to Africa?

Probably.

What I’ve learnt in Namibia and from the Himba culture

Frankly...

I had not done any reading about Namibia, so I knew nothing of its amazing landscapes and scenery. Every turn presented us with another breath taking view, and as we turned another bend I fell more hopelessly in love with this ancient country.


Guest Name:

Cyndi O’Meara, Founder of Changing Habits

Destinations:

Northern Namibia

 


I had not done any reading about Namibia, so I knew nothing of its amazing landscapes and scenery.  Every turn presented us with another breath taking view, and as we turned another bend I fell more hopelessly in love with this ancient country.

This is where man began; homo erectus and homo habilus walked through this region and survived the changing climates and environments.  It is said that every human on earth has it routes from south western Africa.  I felt very much at home.  The landscape revealed what seemed an endlessly evolving time, from what looked like the moon to absolute paradises.

First we travelled south from Windhoek (the capital) and then made our way north toward the Kaokoland region, a remote, seldom visited area where the Namibian Himba Tribe live.  Meeting these people in remote areas has been the absolute highlight of my trip.

The Himba’s in the remote areas of the Kaokoland live the life of a herder, semi nomadic, moving where water and food is available.  Goats, sheep and cattle are their daily food.  They not only drink the milk, which they sour, but also eat the meat – this they prepare meticulously by fermenting and drying, no doubt for preservation but also the increased nutrition available from these foods.

Maize is grown by some of the villagers to add to the diet while wild herbs and plant material are also sourced from the arid country side.  The remote Himba seemed happy, healthy and contented with their lives.  Their teeth were immaculate (except for the bottom front four they knock out at around 13 years of age) – to help with speech I’m told.

For the most part the Himba are a slim race, although in the cities I saw some men and women carrying excess weight.  The diet is limited in the city and nearer to civilisation the grocery stores are lined with maize fortified with vitamins and minerals as well as packet sauces, refined oils, white iodised salt and white and raw sugar.

It’s hard to see this beautiful skinned, slim, healthy, culture-driven society – with perfect white teeth – becoming lured by western food, and bad western food at that.  I worried about the maize as to whether it was genetically modified, as there was no organic certification.  If it was Bt corn then, like us, they will soon suffer as each passing generation becomes sicker as a result of the destruction of the microbiome.  The other foods will also add to this generational hereditary.

I understand food is food, but knowing that 65,000 Himbas were killed in a four week period by German forces in 1904, I’d hate to see the Himba suffer once again due to western influence through poor food, poor health and poor immunity. 

After driving through remote river beds, taking days to do just 100km, covered in dust, camping out under the stars and not seeing another white human being or car we made it to Opuwo where we stayed in the comfort of a lodge.

The kitchen boasted local cuisine – “traditional kitchen, where the tribal fires burn into your soul” – so I was very excited to try Mopane bugs, cultured goat milk and goat meat.  Instead, when the buffet opened all I saw was western food, covered with sugar and wheat!  I asked the owner where was the local cuisine?  His answer: “no westerner wants to eat it and besides you would get sick on the local cuisine”.  To this he explained the drying and fermentation of the meat and the souring of the milk.  I had to laugh (to myself); I think our western food filled with refined oils, wheat, white sugar and additives will kill us quicker.

Camping is a time to reconnect with nature, to live by the cycles of the sun and the moon, to eat basic foods simply prepared over the open fire, to spend more time outside than in and to be active.  My circadian rhythms are at their best wanting to be in bed at 8.30pm and not moving until the sun is about to rise at 6.00am.  Sometimes I’d find myself crawling into my tent at 7.30 and sleeping through the night.  Bliss!

There is no phone signal in the remote areas, no Wi-Fi. On occasion I would see a satellite over head, but seldom saw any planes.  A simple life that defies our crazy civilised rushed world, something that for me has been the best down time and a very grounding holiday.  To camp in a foreign country where people live a simple existence highlights the need to stop the mind and body and for once sit and just do nothing. 

I arrive home a couple of days before my Adelaide One Dayer.  I have so much to share about what I’ve learnt on so many levels through this experience.  Culture and Tradition is why we have survived from homo erectus to today and it will be the knowledge of these ancient tribes and civilisation that still exist today that will have the answer to how we will need to live in the future.  With the help of the old cultures scattered around the world I’ll explore what we can do in this modern world to find health and wellbeing. 

Happy changing habits,

Cyndi

www.changinghabits.com.au


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Not your average corporate trip!

Not your average corporate trip!

Frankly...

the ability to sleep under the stars / moon with animal noises in the background was so unique. It is a completely different experience to sleeping inside a lodge – you really felt at one with nature.


Guest Name:
Brooke Penfold along with the Blue Sky Alternative Investments team

Time of travel:
January 2017

Destinations:
Cape Town and Greater Kruger Park, South Africa. 


3 words to describe your trip? 

Adventure, Exhilarating, Memorable

Name your favourite destination and why? 

The Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. The terrain is quite bushy but also very picturesque. The riverbeds meant animal viewing was ideal and the sundowners were amazing as the sun set over the horizon.

What was your best wildlife encounter? 

Seeing a leopard less than 5 meters away and having it growl at the safari vehicle. You could really get a sense of its menace and everyone jumped a mile!

Which animal could you not take enough photos of? 

Giraffes. There is something about them. They are so tall, have a distinctive shape and just look so laid back!

Which activity would you recommend to other travellers? eg, walking, wine tour, game drive, sleeping at platform etc? 

Sleeping in the treehouse. I don’t know too many safari companies that offer this. The ability to sleep under the stars / moon with animal noises in the background was so unique. It is a completely different experience to sleeping inside a lodge – you really felt at one with nature.

How was your experience working with safariFRANK? 

Amazing!!

How was Frank and Gesa as hosts? 

Fantastic. Couldn’t fault them at all. You can really see how passionate they are about the animals and Africa in general. They went out of their way to make sure the group had a memorable experience. Their knowledge of the area really felt like you were being hosted by locals. They went the extra mile to look for animals we hadn’t seen

Will you return to Africa? 

YES. Really keen to see Botswana – just need to find the time and money!

A Mobile Safari to Remember…

Frankly...

Our favourite destination was the mobile safari, especially the Khwai community concession. The diversity of animals was amazing! The colour of the landscape, the sounds of lions, hippo, hyena's etc as we were falling asleep was incredible!


Guest Name:
Sue and Franz Loors

Time of travel:
November

Destinations:
Greater Kruger Park, South Africa. Okavango, Botswana. Chobe, Botswana


Name your favourite destination and why?

Our favourite destination was the mobile safari, especially the Khwai  community concession. The diversity of animals was amazing! The colour of the landscape, the sounds of lions, hippo, hyena's etc as we were falling asleep was incredible! Also, we could not have had a better guide! Meier was his name. We were so often the first and only group at a sighting, he had an amazing innate connection with the animals and the environment which added to our incredible experience! 
 

What was your best wildlife encounter?

Too difficult to pick one, there was so many. The impala birth, the leopards with their pray, the hyena den, it goes on and on! So many moments were unique and special in there own right
 

Which animal could you not take enough photos of?

We have over 5 thousand photos to go through so I can't begin to answer that one! 
 

Which activity would you recommend to other travellers?

Definitely the mobile safari! Being right amongst the action morning and evening gave us the best opportunity to view the animals.
 

How was your experience working with safariFRANK?

Communication and service was excellent. In all our previous travels it was the first time we have had an agent plan and book our holiday! We have always done it ourselves with very little pre-booked so we were so happy to have such a positive and enjoyable experience! Johan did a great job!

Will you return to Africa?

Most definitely!!! We would love the opportunity to spend a lot more time there!