Meet the Team
Nhongo Safaris ® is an independent Safari Operator specialising in small group safaris for families and individuals as well as offering safaris for larger groups. Nhongo Safaris ®™ was founded by Dean and Verity Cherry, who have been in the tourism industry since 1999 and have a great love for the African bush as well as Africa's wildlife and natural heritage.
We are an owner run company, and pride ourselves on offering efficient, friendly and professional service to our guests with flexible itineraries and excellent rates. Allow us to share our enthusiasm and knowledge of the Kruger National Park with you.
We aim to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests, while keeping costs reasonable and maintaining the highest standard of service and attention to detail. We love what we do and aim to do it well. Our guides we employ, are all well qualified and handpicked by us and are all accredited with THETA (The Tourism, hospitality, sports education , and training authority) FGASA (Field guides association of South Africa) DEAT ( Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism). Our ranger guides are all knowledgeable and experienced in birding, wildlife photography and have a vast knowledge of the African bush which all help to make your South African safari a memorable experience.
Nhongo Safaris ®™ prides itself in being able to offer fully guided Open Vehicle Safaris departing from Johannesburg or Pretoria on a daily basis with a minimum of four passengers. We are able to offer overnight safaris from a two night to a seven night at excellent rates.
Nhongo Safaris ® also operate their own fleet of VW Microbusse's, Toyota Quantum Busses, Toyota Fortuner SUV's and Totota Hilux Pickups for transfers to and from the Kruger National Park as well as six Open Safari Vehicle ten seater trucks for your game viewing pleasure. All our vehicles carry the relevant Passenger and Public Liability insurances as well as Road Transport Permits as set out by the Tourism Industry Act, NPTR (National Passenger Transport Regulator) and SATSA (Southern African Travel Services Association).
Nhongo Safaris ®™ prides itself on its slogan: