About Kruger South Safaris

We have come a long way from our humble beginnings when the company was first founded by Denise Carey in 2006. Isivuba is the Matabele (now Ndebele) word for the founders favorite bird, the Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) which is the Logo of Isivuba Tours & Safaris.

Denise has a long history in the tourism industry and has worked as a Freelance guide for a number of different operators over the years. Denise's guiding has taken her all over South and Southern Africa and she has guided tours ranging from Open Vehicle Game Drives in the Kruger National Park; Overlanding Camping Safari Tours around South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique to Luxury Private Tours in and around South Africa. Denise taught herself German and Zulu over the years, and speaks a little bit of Dutch and Italian.

Since 2015 sibling sister Felicity Carey has been working as the main booking agent for Isivuba Tours & Safaris taking care of all client enquiries. Felicity is also a Freelance Tourist Guide with a lot of experience guiding in Mpumalanga Province, the Kruger National Park Open Safari Vehicle Industry, Tours into the neighboring countries of Mozambique and Swaziland, and more recently Small Group Tours throughout South Africa. Felicity is very comfortable guiding Dutch groups and has taught herself a bit of German and Portuguese.

Together the Safari Sister duo use their years of combined experience in the tourism industry to ensure their guests an unforgettable experience, attention to detail and customer service being top priorities.

Whilst Isivuba Tours & Safaris caters for the local market, Kruger South Safaris is a platform for International visitors to make the most out of their visit to our region.  Join an existing Tour or let us tailor make a package for your and your family or friends!!!

Where third party service providers are used they have all the necessary permutations and insurances in place and all guides are fully qualified and registered with the relevant Tourism Authorities.

Felcity and Denise would like to welcome Tracey to our team.  Tracey joined the company in 2010 and will be responsible for office admin and reservations.

Kruger South Safaris is based in the Mpumalanga Lowveld town of Nelspruit (Mbombela), gateway to the southern Kruger National Park region.  Our main aim is and always has been to offer value for money wildlife experiences to visitors to our region.  We look forward to being of service to you, your family, your friends, and your group!!!

Kruger South Safaris Reservations Consultants

From L to R:  Felicity, Tracey and Denise


+27 (0) 82 556 1223
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The Chacma Baboons of the Kruger National Park


Chacma baboons are numerous in the Kruger National Park and live in huge troops numbering up to 200 animals (typically between 30-40).  Troops consist of a family group of males, females and their young.  Young baboons depend on their mothers for transportation, initially the little “pink foots” cling to the underside of the mother.  At around 3 months of age they start riding “jockey style” on mommy’s back (leaning against the tail for support) as seen in this footage...

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Posted by Denise Carey on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Views: 3020


The African Giraffe


There are approximately 10000 Giraffes in the Kruger National Park.  They are gregarious and live in nonterritorial loose groups of up to 20 at a time, a behaviour that apparently allows for increased vigilance against predators. They have excellent eyesight, and when one giraffe notices approaching danger it will keep staring until the others look in that direction too.  Giraffes live up to 26 years in the wild and slightly longer in captivity.

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Posted by Denise Carey on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Views: 1965

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