Nhongo Safaris™ are the undisputed leaders in the safari industry , garnering many awards since 1999 - including consecutive awards from Trip Advisor for day tours.
Our philosophy always was and will remain, that you’ll arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend which is why we believe in rewarding wildlife enthusiasts by offering them opportunities to win at least 4 safaris a year.
WITOLD JAKUTOWICZ - Winner of our Winter Competition 30 August 2017.
"The trip to Kruger National Park was organized through Nhongo Safaris. I was met with the owners, Dean and Verity early on the 30th August and taken to Kruger National Park. I found them to be most gracious in every way. My stay was at Letaba camp. The accommodation and food was to my taste. My guide was Matthew McDonald, an interesting young guide who's enthusiasm for everything about the bush is infectious. Nothing was left to chance. On the 30th August, a full day drive was overcast and not much was expected, that turned out to be a marvelous day , as we experienced 4 of the big 5. Three separate sites of Lions, with a total count of 26. Elephants, were amazing. We had a breeding herd for ten minutes to our selves. Beautiful in the least. Very seldom does one see a massive herd of buffalo, here we had an excess of 500, with some great old bulls. To cap it off, a great Leopard sighting in a tree after a feed. What more can I ask for. The final day, we had a great sighting of a Hyena on the Sable loop drive. To end off, I wish to thank and recommend Nhongo Safari. They are professional in every way. "
SHAWN MIDDLETON - Winner of our Easter Competition 21 April 2017.
"I was lucky enough to win the 3 day Kruger Adventure Safari and returned last week. What a spectacular adventure filled with aw-inspiring views. During our morning and afternoon game drives, we saw many different species of wildlife from giraffe to kudu to hippo. Our night game drive showed us the nocturnal spring hare, genet and a family of rhinos, plus so much more. It proved that animals are always alert. During safari, we saw a carcass of a cape buffalo with two male lions hanging around digesting while vultures perched in near by trees waiting their turn. It was incredible. A major highlight was witnessing a mother cheetah chasing a lioness away a s she defended her two young cubs. We wished the best for the cheetah family . The food was fantastic and special thanks to Stephen for cooking it. The lodge was perfect for the bush setting, rustic and charming. Each night and morning a bush buck would present itself behind my room and feed on the scrubs. The weather was perfect; chilly brisk morning and warm 80 degree afternoons with plenty of sun. The other safari goers that joined me for my time were fantastic people, a family of 6 who "adopted" me. Our expert guide Gert was notorious at spotting wildlife that we would of missed ourselves. He was very knowledgeable about he birds and mammals we came to see. He identified each one. He was a great guide with a sense of humor. I want to thank Verity for answering my many email questions I sent to her before my journey to Africa. She helped prepare me as to what I needed and made me feel very welcomed! The trip was fantastic altogether and I looked forward to it so much that I extended it another day so I could soak in as much as I could. Even the air in Africa has a unique smell to it; one I will not forget. The safari was a once in a lifetime experience, however, I hope to experience it again during my lifetime!"
GERALDINE LEWIS - Winner of our Valentines Competition 14 February 2017.
"I had the opportunity of going on a safari with the very professional Nhongo . We were collected at our residence on time by Dez our friendly driver in a luxury bus and delivered to our guide Gert who made us feel very welcome and settled us into our lodge which was set in its own nature reserve and had all the rustic charm that is so in keeping with the bushveld. Gert our guide knew all hotspots in the Kruger Park and we had an unforgettable sighting of a cheetah expertly spotted, he knows his game. We were delighted with all aspects of the 3 days we spent with Nhongo this trip is a must. Thanks to Nhongo, Dez our driver and Gert our guide"