Eric Y Australia
Had an awesome time, with a good bunch 9f fellow travellers and an excellent tour guide, Nerise. Nerise was extremely knowledgeable & also very proud of her Country. Her 8nformation along the way and organizational skills were of the highest order. The tour is a terrific mix of animals, culture & spectacular scenery. There was also the opportunity to exercise with Mountain biking in Swaziland, hiking at Drakensburg & The Cape. I can absolutely recommend this tour, saw 4 of the big 5 only missing out on the Leopard. Got so close to the animals it was just so memorable with too many highlights to go into detail separately. Do yourself a favour & do this tour for a very good overall of South Africa & parts of Africa.
Our safari was towards the end of a wet, wet season so the roads were bumpier than usual and this made some of the journeys longer than expected, and the wildlife in Etosha harder to find. That said, this was an excellent trip that I would recommend in the dry season! Our guide, Louis Lock, had an almost encyclopaedic knowledge and always had some new facts for us. His enthusiasm encouraged us to get up for all those early morning starts! Given problems on a previous trip, Louis made the decision that our safari truck would not be suitable to access Waterberg and arranged alternative vehicles for us. In our view, this was the right decision given the muddy roads en route, and resulted in Waterberg being one of our highlights.Our driver, Tham, gave us as smooth a ride as possible navigating his way around the bumps in the roads caused by the heavy rain. Some days were bumpier than others but I think we all enjoyed the interesting 'Namibian Massage'.
Bettina S Switzerland
First of all, many thanks to our great Guide, Louis Lock, who made every effort to make our trip a very special one. He has an extensive knowledge about everything: flora, fauna, geography, history… - very impressive. Moreover, he is very friendly, committed and motivating. Also thanks a lot to Brilliant, who is a very good driver and made us always feel comfortable and safe.
We were very lucky to have a wonderful guide and driver and a great atmosphere among the travel companions (many regards to Australia, Canada and Germany) – it was so much fun!
South Africa is a very beautiful, diverse country and we visited most of the highlights such as the Kruger NP, the Blyde River Canyon, Tsitsikamma NP, Drakensberge, Capetown,…
The accommodations varied between basic, mid-range and very good; some were quite simple but mostly clean – overall absolutely satisfactory. There had been few changes compared to the original itinerary.
Two minor points of criticism: the a/c in the vehicle was not working and the maximum group size has been exceeded.
However, I can absolutely recommend Jenman Safari and I would book another trip with them again.