We have just returned from a three-week trip to South Africa. It was a fabulous journey overall, however far and away the highlight was our three-day safari to Kruger with Per Larsen as our Guide. From the time Per met us for the airport transfer to our hotel in Johannesburg we knew we were in good hands. The itinerary of the trip was well constructed, providing a balance of different types of wildlife experience – national park, private reserve and rehabilitation centre, along with exploring the beautiful countryside.
The geology, flora and fauna of the South African countryside is amazing, and can speak for itself. However, Per’s experience and knowledge provided us with the insight to understand what we were observing and to appreciate how it fits into the overall environmental context.
Often, what makes a good trip truly exceptional is the guide, and this was the case for us in South Africa. Being with two guests for three days can be difficult. Per went out of his way to make the trip personal. It felt like a friend was showing us South Africa, a friend who really loves the country and the wildlife, and wants to share that feeling.
Per, thanx again for this unforgettable holiday in South Africa. I enjoyed it very very much!!! Knowing a little bit the business of guiding folks around, I’m still impressed about your cooperative, humourous and very competent way of getting us around. We saw so many animals and especially the birds I liked a lot. Have to get a book about them…
Per Larsen exceeded our expectations as our professional tour host. He was prompt, organized, and friendly. His knowledge of South Africa was truly
amazing. We were quite impressed with his knowledge of wildlife. Per
responded promptly to our hundreds of questions and the few times he didn’t readily know the answer, he was able to find the answer in the materials he had with him.
We have been fortunate enough to travel all around the world and must tell you, that Per Larsen ranks at the top of guides we have dealt with. We recommend him highly and without reservation.