George from Pennsylvania, USA
Karoo Wild Safaris, a true gem. Simply put one of the bests hunts of any kind I ever been lucky enough to experience. This was my eighteenth African Safari and somewhere around my 75th guided hunt worldwide. I had a tall order for small unusual and not very glamorous animals in a quest to complete the tiny ten.
Victor and his staff made my Safari extraordinary. Victor worked hard to make the hunts successful and to secure permits for the odd animals I was after. When the dust settled, we had taken a bit over fifteen animals but more importantly gathered millions of unforgettable great memories.
The concessions we hunted were beautiful, large and had abundant and free ranging animals. The main lodge at Haaspoort Bushcamp is very nice as were all the places we stayed. The people of the Karoo are the real gem here though. Warm and welcoming just doesn’t seem complementary enough. When I first made contact with Victor I had no idea this safari would be a trip of a lifetime.
I want to also thank the folks on Victors reference list for putting concerns at ease and answering all my questions. You all were invaluable.
Finally, on a drive back to main camp on my second to last day I couldn’t help to think,”I can’t wait to come back to Karoo Wild Safaris and hunt with Victor, Nibbs and my good luck charm Mitchel”. Only on one other occasion have I felt that way at the end of a hunt, so those thoughts have not been routine for me.
Victor and Lindsay along their two precious children offer one of the most enjoyable hunting and touring operations in all of Africa, if not the world. Two weeks after being home we’ve already formalized plans to return next year. Yes it’s that good!!