— review on Tripadvisor —
reviewed September 2015
“Unforgettable day at Addo with an expert & entertaining guide”
I had only one spare day in which I could go to a wildlife site while on a quick trip to southern South Africa recently, and I was very fortunate to have chosen Alan’s Tours for that purpose.
They were responsive to my emails, flexible in arranging to pick me up from the airport then drop me at my hotel, well-organized in terms of the itinerary. The vehicle provided was very comfortable and appropriate for viewing the wild life – much more so than several other vehicles I saw in the park, in which the participants must have been quite uncomfortable and very cold on a wintry, windy day.
Alan lead the tour, and is clearly very knowledgeable about the park & animals in particular but also more general issues of wild life conservation.
He also has a steadying calmness, combined with a dry wit, and worked hard (and successfully) to gain intelligence from other passing tour guides on where to go to see highlights. As a result, we ended up right next to two lions, saw three cubs sunning themselves on a hillside, and found ourselves (safely) right in the middle of a herd of over 200 elephants – not to mention a wide range of other fascinating wildlife sightings.
Great day, and good company – thanks to Alan and Angelika, with thanks also for the follow up email sharing some of Alan’s great photos from the day
— original e-mail —
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:09 AM
Subject: Re: Day tour to Addo Elephant Park, 11.09.2015
Dear Angelika and Alan,
Thanks so much for these excellent photos! They will help me to remember my day at Addo, which was an outstanding highlight of my visit to South Africa.
Thanks again to Alan for his excellent commentary and animal-finding skills 🙂