Travelled: April 2022
Destination: South Africa
Itinerary: 4 nights/5 days privately guided safari with specialist guide Alan McSmith staying at Africa on Foot, Klaserie Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Tara, Thank you so much for organising our truly magical privately guided safari with specialist guide Alan McSmith at Africa on Foot, Klaserie Game Reserve.
Africa On Foot describes itself as a ‘rustic lodge’, but it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The chalets are well maintained and kept very clean. The large bed was very comfortable with lovely linen. Our chalet had an en-suite toilet and outside shower which was exactly what we needed.
Mealtime were always full of stories being shared by guides and the other guests in camp. The quality of the food was excellent and varied, and dietary requirements were met to accommodate the fact that I am gluten intolerant. The guides and staff from the lodge were friendly and professional.
Having booked the privately guided safari with Alan McSmith our daily safaris were separate from the other guests which meant we were treated to walks and drives with him and Conrad, a local tracker from the lodge multiple times a day. Such a wonderful experience! We thoroughly recommend Alan. He has an amazing depth of knowledge, empathy and understanding of the whole ecosystem of the African bush. His enthusiasm is unbounded and contagious. He was so sensitive to the needs and feelings of the animals we encountered. We saw twenty-two different mammal species and numerous bird species - lionesses with cubs and lots of close-up elephant interactions, where they chose to come to us. when we were stopped in the game vehicle with the engine turned off all of this within the space of just 5 days was incredible.
We hope to have another adventure on safari with Alan McSmith very soon! You listened to our requests and matched us with this perfect itinerary which has left us with lifelong memories. Thank you.