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Our vacations to the Wild Wildebeest Lodge in South Africa have been amazing!  This is our second trip to the lodge and each has been a life long memory.  Mike, Karen, Ben, Jacob, are wonderful hosts!  They all go out of their way to make you feel welcome and like family.  The lodge is beautiful and the accommodations are fantastic.  The staff takes care of your every need and the meals are outstanding.  The hunting crew makes sure you have the most professional and the best hunting experiences possible.  We have had great hunting success.  You have time for relaxing, hunting, fireside evenings, experiencing the country with day trips, and you meet other hunters and their families from all over the world.  Everyone leaves the lodge with a larger “family “ than they came with.  Mike and Karen’s sons, Ben & Jacob, have been our special guides.  They have been with us on most of our hunts and we have been with them on some of their hunts.  That has made our time at Wild Wildebeest Lodge even more special.  Thanks guys! We have been able  to experience our vacations with family and friends.  Thanks for all the memories!  If you get a chance to go to Africa, we can’t say enough about Wild Wildebeest Lodge.   Looking forward to vacation # three!
Don and Glenda Dobbs
Richland Center, WI
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My stay at the Wild Wildebeest Lodge was a memory that I will never forget.  From the friendliness of everyone, the campfire stories, the animal watching, the hunting, and the accommodations (especially the food), it was all absolutely amazing!  Thanks to all of you for making my African hunting safari a great success!  A special thanks to my PH for the knowledge and appreciation shown for the harvested animals, and also for an ostrich encounter that will have me talking and laughing about for the rest of my life!

Ryan Dobbs

Wisconsin

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My wife Sheri and I have been to Africa twice, with Wild Wildebeest lodge being our second trip. Having a wonderful time and falling in love with Africa with our first trip, and thinking we wouldn't be able to top it. We booked with Wild Wildebeest lodge, and wow were we in for a surprise. The lodge and accommodations were wonderful.  The staff was friendly and courteous at all times. The food was superior, if you were hungry, they were always there and willing to whip something up for you. The game was plentiful and the professional hunters were fantastic.  Best of all were the relationships developed with all the people associated with Wild Wildebeest Lodge, but especially with Karen and Mike and their family.  We had such a wonderful trip that we booked for the following year and are bringing our five children with us!
Chris Mallow
Blissfield, Michigan
mallowdds@hotmail.com


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Thanks for the lifetime of memories and friendship!  We made it home safely and with no issues.  Now the jet lag starts and back to reality of being home.  All of you had such a lasting impression on my son Justin, and I want to thank you personally for that.  Tonie, you run a classy lodge and are well-tuned to the everyday needs of the hunters.  You provide a great atmosphere for us being away from home that it feels we belong there and are very welcome.  Your honesty and fairness will always be remembered, and you should hold your head very high for this.  Jorika was just awesome and a great cook as well.  A BIG thanks for making Justin’s 18th birthday a very memorable one and making him part of the family.  He will have great memories of that birthday and also the hunts.  You are a class act, very professional, and I hope for the best for you and your family.  Thanks for helping me get my top 2 trophies with the gemsbok and blesbok.  Yes, and also thanks for talking me into harvesting the eland as this was a beautiful trophy which was not on my list.
I will offer my experiences to anyone, and if you would like to use me as a reference, I would have no issues with that.  Everyone   should experience this at least once in their lifetime.  I will talk to many people about my experiences with Wild Wildebeest and     share very positive memories and comments.  Feel free to pass this along to anyone since Wild Wildebeest, as a company, should        be proud to have people like you folks and the other PHs we met working for them to promote their business. 
Good luck with the rest of your hunts, be safe, and I look forward to seeing you guys in the future                                                                  as we are planning a return hunt after my son graduates from college.  God Bless!
Shawn DeVoe
Black Creek, WI
920-574-0371 or 608-289-9750
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Wild Wildebeest Lodge claims that “you come as a client and leave as a friend” sums up our experience.  The lodge was authentic, beautiful, and clean.  My family are hunters, I am not...so I was very apprehensive.  It took one hunt and I was enthralled by the landscape, the animals, and the adventure.  Our professional hunters were a perfect match for our family.  We had a lot of fun and laughs riding on the back of the truck on our daily safaris.  Each day was a different type of hunt and a unique challenge.  We left Africa with many trophies, 700 pictures, and countless memories to cherish.  This was a family vacation of a lifetime!  Thank you to our Wild Wildebeest Friends.

Eileen Brown

Jacksonville, FL

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I had an AWESOME experience!  It was truly a trip of a lifetime!  The Wildebeest staff were wonderful hosts and the accommodations and food was great!  For someone who hadn’t hunted in 40 years and who had shot nothing larger than a rabbit, it was like another world.  The abundance of game and the opportunities available for taking good trophies were almost overwhelming.  With a lot of target practice before my trip, a little luck, and a good patient PH, I was able to take 6 nice trophy animals.  Thank you so much again!

Dick Rohowetz

Dodgeville, WI

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We recently returned from Wild Wildebeest Lodge and cannot say enough!  From the time our PH Wynand met us at the airport, we felt welcome!  We were warmly greeted and taken directly to the vehicle to start our journey. Once at the lodge, we were again greeted warmly, although it was very late at night.  The following morning, we woke up to see the beauty of South Africa and the Wild Wildebeest Lodge ~ the beautiful, large room, complete with African decor, and yes, LARGE shower!  Outside, we found a beautiful pool area, as well as a fire pit area with chairs all around set up for inviting conversations.  After a continental breakfast, our PH readied the truck with cold drinks and we were off on our adventure...and what an adventure it was!  Although we were hunting, just to be able to see all of the beautiful wildlife and birds was wonderful!  Many animals were “shot” with our camera!  Our PH, Wynand, was a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable about African wildlife.  He was able to easily track animals and tell us what kinds of animals had been leaving their prints.  On our hikes, we were able to see herds of animals in their natural state, having no idea we were there.  (The hiking was easy, as the land is mostly flat.)  All of the staff at Wild Wildebeest Lodge was willing to accommodate any type of hunter as well as non-hunter.  We would return late morning for a wonderful brunch, then “hang out” and talk about our adventures with the other visitors, then off hunting again the the afternoon until about 5:30 p.m. when we returned for what was always a wonderful dinner.  Afterwards, we all retired to the fire pit area and enjoyed a glass of wine or soda and reminisced about our day with our PHs.  This was my second time hunting, ever, with my husband, and I was very successful, thanks to the guidance and patience of our PH.  He made me feel comfortable and confident, and he never rushed either of us into a shot we were not comfortable with.  I simply cannot say enough about this trip  We both highly recommend Mike & Karen and Wild Wildebeest Lodge as well as the PH provided by Numzaan Safaris to anyone looking for an African adventure.  You can have your “wild adventure” and be pampered all at the same time!  When they say “Come as a client, Leave as a friend”, they TRULY mean it and practice it.
If anyone would like to ask questions about our adventure, please do not hesitate to call or email.  Thank you!
Doran & Tracey Kirschbaum
Marquette, IA
608-778-3098 (Doran), 608-412-3098 (Tracey)
traceylee0207@gmail.com