A journey to Africa is a once in a lifetime experience for many people. We take pride in making sure that we provide you with the best experience possible. We focus on personal attention, you will join Wild Planet Safari as guests but you will leave as part of the Wild Planet Family.
Wild Planet Safari team members will make sure you feel welcome and we will take time to get to know you as an individual, we form long term friendships with our guests, with us you are not treated as just a source of income. We run mid range and budget Private Kruger Safari and Zimababwe Safari, this is what we have done since we started in 2011. Wild Planet Safari is a family owned and operated company with offices in South Africa and Zimbabwe. We are a small team of highly passionate individuals who cannot wait to welcome you to the land we love.
Wild Planet Safari have been operating fantastic once in a lifetime Kruger safari`s for 7 years now and we have over 100 reviews that can confirm we are reliable and the best option for your well deserved African Holiday. We have a wide range of Kruger Safari and Zimbabwe Safari options to suite the amount of time you have and your budget. We use National Park accommodation inside the National Parks, this means we can spend all our time on making sure your trip is perfect and do not waste your time by trying to manage a lodge and your safari at the same time. It also means that you will start your day inside the National Parks and not having to wait in line to enter from outside.
Our guides are experts in Southern African wildlife and most importantly this is where they want to be guiding. Our guides have intimate knowledge of the areas that they guide and know all the hotspots for finding the best game viewing possible. All of our guides are fully trained overnight guides and will keep you entertained throughout the day and far into the night. Wild Planet Safari guides are all born to do this job, they are passionate, knowledgeable, fun , friendly and extremely proud of what they do and most importantly the Wild Planet Safari team are very proud of them.
A Private Kruger Safari or Zimbawe Safari is undoubtedly the best way to experience Africa, your guide will quickly pick up on your interests and you will have exclusive time throughout the safari to ask all the questions you may have. Our Private Kruger Safari`s are operated in closed safari vehicles or open safari vehicles, the choice is yours.
A Private Kruger Safari will cost more than a group safari but the personal attention you will receive and the access you will have to your knowledgeable guide far outweigh the difference. Our Private Kruger Safari prices are competitive with some expensive group tour companies and are the highly affordable among the other private tour operators.
We specialize in private and small group safaris and our guides are always there to ensure your safari is comfortable and that you have a great experience…they are also great chefs and you will never go hungry either. Wild Planet Safari was established in 2011 and we have been growing steadily each year with many successful tours. The directors of the company are directly involved with the safari from the first email all the way till the end of the adventure. We are a small company with big spirit, currently there are 5 permanent members in the Wild Planet family. We have been together now for over 3 years and make one great team that combine to provide the best safari experience.
The Wild Planet Safari team have a combined experience of over 20 years in the Safari industry. You can be assured that your safari will be much more than you expected and well worth your while. Our endless passion for nature and people is what drives us and we absolutely love sharing that with every guest that comes on tour with us.
Although we are still waiting to meet you, we would like to take the chance to introduce ourselves.
Our first Wild Boy was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, Ryan has quite the story to tell but the time for that is around the camp fire. Like all of us here at Wild Planet Safari he has a tremendous passion for guiding and has a wealth of knowledge to share with you. He is a bit of a bird nerd and can never be found without a pair of bins and a birdbook. His guiding career has taken him as far from home as Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. He has now settled in the country he enjoys the most, South Africa.
A man born with the Wildest Africa running through his veins, this is Lungisani! Coming from Zimbabwe Lungi has been key to the success of many of our tours, he prides himself in making your safari as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. He also has the best pair of eyes on two legs and can spot a leopard sleeping in a tree a mile away.
Benjamin is our newest apprentice and has proven to be a great addition to the Wild Planet Safari team. Growing up in rural Zimbabwe, together with our assistant Lungisani, he quickly became part of the family. He knows the bush well and his cooking skills on an open fire are sure to make you some tasty meals in our bush kitchen. Benjamin's favourite animal is the King of the Jungle the mighty Lion and he is always on the lookout for the local prides.
Chris loves the bush and has great knowledge and experience. He is born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, moved to South Africa in 2007. His guiding career has taken him though all of Southern Africa for the past 8 years, and he has many stories to keep you entertained. Chris is always ready to answer any question and share his passion. He is know as the gentle giant of Wild Planet Safari as he towers over the rest of us. His favourite animal is the leopard and he is an expert at spotting the spotted cats.
Just as a cowboy is helpless without his trusty steed, we need our beasts to explore the park. We operate with three vehicles, all are perfect for photography without letting go of any comfort.
Our first Beast is a 9 seat Opel Vivaro Van, she is spacious, comfortable and reliable. This species is very tall and you are able to see over most of the other vehicles in the park. We have removed the original windows and replaced them with sliding windows for photography and we set a bridge across the window at the perfect height to rest those cameras with heavy lenses. The air conditioning is in the rear and front of the vehicle and provides a great hideaway in the hot summer. The vehicle is closed as we use her to travel inside and outside of National Parks and between cities. This is also great for times of bad weather enabling us to stay warm in the cold winter mornings and dry in the heavy summer thunderstorms. This trusty beast of ours operates private tours with 2 to 6 guests.
Our second set of Wild Wheels is a 4 Seat Double cab Pick Up or Truck. She is rough and tough and made for the best Private safari experience for couples. The beast is tall and allows an excellent vantage point for photography. She has the most spacious back seat of all the Double Cab species and large electric windows provide the perfect space for the best wildlife viewing. As with our first beast she has air-conditioning and is a closed vehicle. She is an intimate type and only does tours for 2 people.
Our 3rd beast is a bit of a chameleon, not that it changes colour, it has 360 degree vision. The vehicle is an open safari vehicle and has adapted to being one with the bush, her advantages are her height and the ability to see in every direction. She does have some weaknesses in that she is open to whatever weather mother nature throws at her. There are 9 seats in the OSV but the Safari will still be private for you, so there will be plenty of space for you to move around. The OSV does come at an extra expense compared to the closed vehicles.
We provide the best habitats for guests to feel comfortable in when camping on a Wild Planet Safari. Our tents are big and as cool as they can get, an adult can stand upright in our tents and there is lots of space for 2 people and there luggage. We provide stretchers for comfort as well as a thin foam mattress. All camping guests are also provided with linen, pillow and a sleeping bag so you do not need to travel with these bulky items. We bring all other equipment with us on camping safari`s including tables, chairs, cutlery, lighting and fridge.
Wild Planet Safari`s accommodated guests stay in Mid Range private bungalows, similar in shape and style to the one pictured above. Inside there are twin beds, Washroom with toilet, basin and shower, ceiling fan, air conditioning and electricity. Outside there is a small patio with tables and chairs as well as a fridge and a small kitchenette.