Shane Bauerle’s first African safari

Shane: “ I enjoyed the trip & great relationship Heinz and myself created over the past two weeks. Main goal was accomplish with our first trip to South Africa. My dad enjoyed his time here and that was also something important to me. Nicus and Heinz made sure of that. We also had great luck sitting on a cape buffalo in Zululand, day 1 which was awesome. Jannie, thanks for all the e-mails prior to the hunt. Looking forward to return. Thanks for a great trip!!”

War veterans, John and Alex Gibson

John:“JANNIE OTTO SAFARIS exceeded our expectations. Staff accommodated our every need and then some. They knew what we needed before we did. Mark and Heinz were able to put us on quality, world class trophy animals, despite out physical limitations. We will return”

Alex:“My experience was truly world class. Heinz put me on exceptional trophies with a bow and rifle. He was able to do this with my mobility impairments and limitations. JANNIE OTTO SAFARIS exceeded every expectation. We came to South Africa not really knowing what to expect and I feel that we are leaving as family. I cannot wait till next time. Thanks you for an unforgettable experience”

Aaron Glass, First African Safari

Aaron: “ The accommodations …….. The hunting………… The Land owners…………. The service………. The food………. The Ph’s…. I cant imagine of it being any better. Thank you !!!!for a great First Safari!!!!! We will be back!. * Super happy with my PH…… 12+. * Happy with all trophies taken”

Cullen Loeffel

Cullen: “ I am not really sure how I could improve my experience. Mark has been a pro!! I look forward coming back and hunt with him again. Literally there is nothing I can complain about.

Local Community Involvement

“JANNIE OTTO SAFARIS TEAM, AND CLIENTS, DIFFERENT SCI CHAPTERS, HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH COMMUNITY TRAINING, UPLIFTMENT, SUPPORTING AND CONCERVATION ON THEIR LAND FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS” Hunting these properties, teaching the local people the importance of conservation, training of wildlife scouts and staff, secure the future of hunting for us here in South Africa!”

Tony Flowers and Wife

“ The animals, the staff, PH all above excellent. The food by Carin, the Kitchen staff was truly exceptional. The rooms, grounds were kept in excellent condition the entire stay. Heinz, my PH was phenomenal. He worked tirelessly to put me on trophy class animals. Skip the lesser quality. (Thank you). He also arranged activities for my wife which was much appreciated. Overall, a great time we had”

Jason west

“I have had an excellent time hunting here. The staff has been warm, inviting and made significant efforts to meet any request I have made. The lodge is very comfortable and the food has been outstanding. Heinz and I seemed to connect immediately. He worked to understand the type of animals I wanted to take and in every case the animals was precisely what I wanted. When I tagged out early and did not have the budget for more tags, he made other opportunities for me to hunt culls, & jackal on a couple of occasions. This was the best hunt I have ever been on”

Howie And Lydia Low

” We have been to Africa 5 times. This was hands down the best trip. Werner was great and work very hard to get us an eland in Kimberley. The Limpopo was amazing. Everything about this place is great. Our hosts have been the best ever. Super has been fun to hunt and joke with. He helped us out a lot with everything. It was great!”

Jon Mook First African Experience

“Great Experience. Patience PH that taught me a lot and always made me feel comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed everything! Felt more confident every day. I will be back.”

Kevin Levoir

“Staff was beyond excellent-starting with Jannie introducing us and accompanying us in Kruger National Park. Camps were clean, excellent protocol with all personnel. Meals, cooking excellent, with the last night “BUSH” meal, a real special highlight experience. PH, Mark- incredible guide went above and beyond to meet and exceed my expectations, a privilege to hunt & be mentored by. All and all, we will be back”

Nathan Vidrine

With his dad and brother. First African safari!!

Sergio Azzolino

“First, but not last, African safari

Sermet Daneshfar, Turkey

Sermet:My first safari. Enjoyed everything”

Kim & Bonnie TalBot

“President SCI North New- Mexico Chapter.”

Fernando Rodriques and Juan Ruiz

Our friends from Argentina, having a great safari with Jannie Otto Safaris!

Dan, Leslie, Sidney and Avery Kemp. Austin Texas, USA

Dan: “I have enjoyed every second of our hunt here with JANNIE OTTO SAFARIS. Our PH, “Super” was the best we ever had. He was very patient with me and the children. We all enjoyed his company. He never made me give up!!”

Rebecca, Brain, Max Teeters with Jacob Morlando & Mike Powers

Rebecca: “Our experience was an unforgettable positive experience. For myself(Rebecca), Jake and Max, this was our first major hunting experience and we truly enjoyed it. Mike had not hunted for the last 45 years, but loved every moment of it. Brian, the experienced hunter, expressed several times that this was one of his most positive experiences. All together we took 13 animals- the most exciting being the caracal and buffalo. The staff was amazing, but most impressive were the professional hunters. (Werner and Heinz). We are very grateful for the wonderful experience.”


Mitch: “Our hunt was everything we hoped it would be and more. Mark was an excellent PH. Our accommodation was excellent and the food was delicious. Carin and staff did an amazing job. Thanks for helping celebrate Ryleigh’s birthday as well. We cannot wait to come back”

Owen Yenter- His first African safari

Owen Yenter: “ Happy we saw more than what we were hunting for. Very please the staff took time to take us to alternative locations, not only for hunting but viewing as well. Food was amazing, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Appreciated that lunches were hot or prepared when we were away from camp . Feel PH’s took us under their wings, being patient with us and giving knowledge we can take back home with us. Rooms were very nice, enjoyed the clean clothes every day. Love having a puppy and Carin around!”

Photos and Testimonials from 2018

Matthew Baume, Trevor Baume and Jacob Lenz month long working safari in Africa!

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