What our clients had to say
“Everything was very professionally organized and everything went without a single problem. Rockfig Lodge is a beautiful place with a very welcoming and well-organized team. Our guide Mario was able to make us see and experience Cape Town with its beauty and contrasts. If we return or if friends would like to come, Ranger Buck will always be our reference point.”
“We travelled to Lukimbi in Kruger Park for 3 nights. We had to coordinate changing accommodation requirements for family arriving from different corners of the globe and departing at different times. Lindsay Doubtfire did an excellent job in coordinating our plans. The venue she recommended exceeded our expectations and represented excellent value for money. Thank you Lindsay.”
“I can not give Ranger Buck Safaris enough credit for their help in making our trip so amazing. 7 of us travelled to South Africa – they found the impossible – 10 seater van out of East London – spotless, brand new – no one else could find one for us….they did. We stayed at Mala Mala – Rattrays – Archie Rutherford and Lindsay Doubtfire were so patient with finding us the perfect place for our budget – they never got irritated – as did the previous agent – they were patient and we had a lot of requests. We will definitely be using them again and I’m already referring other family and friends – they are honest and trustworthy and made our trip seamless!”
Can't Praise Ranger Buck Safaris Enough
“Can’t praise Ranger Buck Safaris enough. Our trip to Africa was probably not the normal trip most groups book.. The back story: My youngest daughter was getting married to a young man whose family was originally from South Africa. Instead of a big wedding they wanted our two families to take a trip together to South Africa. Because of the grooms family’s familiarity with South Africa we did not need or want a packaged trip. We wanted to be in control of what we did and where we went. We just needed Ranger Buck Safaris to make some reservations, arrange some hotel bookings, arrange some intra African airfares, and book our Safari for us. There were other aspects of our two week trip we wanted to handle ourselves. Ranger Buck Safaris was able to arrange everything we asked—all we had to do was supply the dates. They were responsive to our requests and we never had to wait long for an answer even though we were communicating from the USA and dealing with a seven hour time difference. They even went above and beyond and were able to find us a brand new ten passenger van so we could all travel together. Working with them was great. I will definitely use them again for our next African adventure.”
Most Incredible Experience
“Our trip to Tanzania with a group of seven friends was hosted by Archie Rutherford from Ranger Buck Safaris and we had the most incredible experience. We flew into Arusha via Dar-es-salaam and transferred to the Lions Paw Lodge on the Ngorongoro crater rim. The accommodation was very good, but most importantly, quick and simple access to the crater floor and the most amazing game viewing experience and scenery. From there we drove up through the Serengeti National park and stayed overnight at Sametu Camp in the Centre of the Park. Endless wide open grass plains with plenty of game and very good food and friendly staff at the lodge. Our final stop was the north of the park at the Serengeti Mara River Camp, where we got to see huge numbers of wildebeest and three spectacular river crossings. Three day later we flew back to Arusha and back to Johannesburg through Dar es Salaam. Overall the experience was incredible and very good value for money. The only thing I would change is potentially flying one of the legs up through the park as opposed to driving, but the accommodation, service and the staff at the lodges was excellent. Ranger Buck Safaris was superb throughout and a brilliant host on the trip. Hope to do it all again someday.”
Wise Choice and Highly Recommended
“When you plan a Bucket List trip you need to pick your operator wisely! Ranger Buck Safari’s came highly recommended with good support from the online reviews. We were fortunate enough to have Ranger Buck himself join us on the trip. It is only when you spend time with the operator that you truly understand the effort that Ranger Buck Safari’s put into their trips, attention to comfort and detail taken to a next level!
Airport lounge access for all on departure, snacks for the flight, comfortable ground transport with ice cold “refreshments” on arrival, sim cards for wi-fi (not sure if this was good or bad), hand picked lodges, extras on the house that included several bush drives, bush meals, snack packs and as always the odd “refreshment”. The Ngorongoro crater with its abundance of wildlife followed by multiple crossings of wildebeest through the Mara river was truly unforgettable and does not need any motivation. Hot air ballooning in the Serengeti, an absolute must! In summary it is always pleasant if a trip you dreamed of exceeds your expectations!”
“Absolutely amazing gorilla trip, really had an awesome experience”
“I’ve got a big kuddos to Ranger Buck Safaris for creating an unforgettable experience for my family. Whether is was the last minute charity requests to Soweto. Or a shark dive and securing a chopper to make it happen. Or having Christo Brand (Mandela’s Warden) give us a private tour of Robben Island. Or organising a massive Rhino conservancy experience. Or organising private charter flights to make all the above happen without any friction. As Hemingway said “If I’ve ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” And that’s how I feel about Archie and the team. They just don’t believe in saying no… and the more I tested them, the more they relished the challenge. It was an incredible experience and truly legendary service.”
“We asked for first class and we got it. Private planes, helicopters and drivers everywhere we went. We stayed at the best hotels and we even had Nelson Mandela’s jailer give us a tour of Robben Island. Archie checked in with us almost daily. We were treated incredibly well.”
“Ranger Buck Safaris ensured I got a very good deal with the lodge I visited. The lodges they represent come very highly recommended! They always go the extra mile for their clients.
Payments and arrangements are seamless and easy. Staff is excellent!”
“Whatever Lindsay from Ranger Buck Safaris told us about Dulini Moya was more than spot on. Her advice and professionalism in advising on which lodge to choose could not have been better, and our stay was amazing in every respect … I highly recommend making use of Ranger Buck Safaris to advise, co-ordinate and facilitate a bush lodge experience to ensure
an experience not to be forgotten.”
“We had an incredible time at Dulini. We were lucky enough to see the martial eagle which is the biggest known eagle in South Africa as well as a leopard and a lion kill. Truly amazing.
Thank you very much for arranging the upgrade. Dulini is highly recommended.”
The Best Rangers
“We had a most interesting and informative time at Lion Sands River Lodge. It really is a lovely “modern” lodge – the architecture combines a little of the usual “bush” lodge but the real focus is on clean lines and letting in as much light and views as possible. The staff were excellent, and the rangers simply superb – amongst the best we have ever experienced.
Thank you very much for arranging this trip for us – we will be sure to recommend you to others!”
Wonderful Bush Experience!
“What a wonderful bush experience! Mountain biking in the Timbavati…there is no better way to experience the bush. All our rangers were fantastic with a vast knowledge of the flora and fauna….even survival tips, should we one day be stranded in the bush. Highly recommend Bateleur Safari Camp, very comfortable accommodation and the best game viewing. Thanks, Ranger Buck for helping us discover this gem in the Lowveld!”
Spot On and Efficient
“Ranger Buck Safaris represented by Lindsay Doubtfire (please don’t doubt her – she’s wonderful and efficient and full of fire) organised our trip to Savanna Game Lodge in Sabi Sand Game Reserve this month. All arrangements were spot on and efficient. I highly recommend their services.”
Professional and With a Personal Touch
“Our decision to travel to Dulini River Lodge turned out to be the correct decision and largely due to the excellent marketing by Archie and the Team. Lindsay was ever proficient in ensuring all arrangements were in order. The service by Ranger Buck Safaris was professional and with a personal touch. We highly recommend Ranger Buck Safaris as well as Dulini River Lodge.”
– Stuart & Bernice
“We had a great trip to Lion Sands. Thank you to the Ranger Buck team for arranging everything and making sure that it was perfect.”
Once In a Lifetime!
“I used Ranger Buck Safaris for a once in a lifetime safari getaway in the Northern parts of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. It was spectacular. Lindsay was really helpful, meticulous and very professional in all our dealings. She sent us documents way beforehand, directions etc. She also booked us flights through FedAir which was a delight!”
“We have been fortunate to experience a MTB ride in the Kruger, which was absolutely exceptional. From the accommodation, organisation, guiding, food, evening boma social, to the once in a life time experience to ride your MTB in the bush, and experience up close and personal encounters with the wildlife. Truly worth adding to your bucket list.”
A Wonderful Trip, Every Time
“We have used Ranger Buck Safaris 3 times now and can highly recommend their services. We have been very fortunate to experience 3 wonderful trips, the directions are always accurate and we know exactly what to expect. Ranger Buck Safaris gave us detailed and accurate information on the resorts we visited and it was clear that they had done their homework. We were referred to 5 star resorts which met our every expectation.”
– Craig & Rika
We Had the Best Time!
Best MTB experience. Guide and staff were absolutely outstanding, catering to all our needs including Halal food. We had the best time.”
Thank You to Everyone Involved
“An absolute amazing experience, we thoroughly enjoyed every second of our stay. Lukimbi did not disappoint with professional and knowledgeable staff. The facility and setting was everything we expected. We would like to thank everyone involved.”
Very Well Organised
“My first time doing a photographic safari with Ranger Buck Safaris – it was very well organised – communication always spot on and the three nights stay guided by a professional photographer was excellent and highly recommended.”
Can’t Stop Talking About It
“My parents have told me the trip was fantastic, they can’t stop talking about it. The staff at Savanna really went above and beyond to make the trip special for them. They also had some great sightings on their game drives. We look forward to the next trip. Many thanks for facilitating these wonderful Safari experiences.”
Once In a Lifetime!
“It was AMAZING!!!!!! truly out of this world. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity!”
“It was great. The lodge is modern, great staff very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this lodge to anyone.”
“Ebony Lodge was incredible and Singita in general was off the charts!! Unbelievable experience! Highly recommend!! Amazing staff, rangers and trackers. Thanks again for everything!”
The Best Way to View Game
“A truly memorable experience, definitely the best way to view game. You don’t even have to be an experienced MTB rider to have great time. Definitely can recommend the experience.”
A Great Trip!
“We had a great trip. Lots of great sightings, probably saw more leopards than impala….
Thanks for assistance with the booking”
“It was a great experience, we had an awesome time. Thanks for all the arrangements.
Would not hesitate to contact you again.”
We Really Enjoyed the Treehouse
“Had a wonderful break. Good choice and we really enjoyed the treehouse side. Much quieter. Saw lovely game just no leopard but they are elusive cats as it is.”
Very Good Service
“It was great – the service there was very good. And the food and drink was excellent.
All the game drives were really good – and the game fortunately played ball….”
“Thank you for a seamless booking experience. It was a wonderful trip.”
Thank You Ranger Buck and Team
“It was great! Really awesome people, and the game was plenty! Thank you for organizing.”
– Dr Brian
“We had a fantastic time at Kapama, thanks very much for organizing it for us.”