AFRICAN VET SAFARIS & TOURS GUESTBOOK
Vet Student – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 18 June 2017
It is impossible to say one highlight when I enjoyed everyday and every minute of my trip! I would definitely say laying on a giraffe was amazing! Seeing the animals up close was also incredible.
Vet Student – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 1 June 2017
I had a wonderful experience! I learnt a lot and I hope to visit South Africa again some day. If I cant say it all was a highlight, I would say the immobilization’s could really test what I was taught here and it was great.
Vet Student – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 1 June 2017
I had an amazing time and learnt a lot. Best experience ever! My highlight, many things! I loved seeing all the animals up close and personal! Working on a rhino was by far the coolest thing I’ve ever done and flying in a helicopter while ‘darting’ was a very close second.
Vet Student – AZVMA – 20 May 2017
Unlike anything I’ve ever experienced!
Vet Student – AZVMA – 20 May 2017
An amazing collaboration and integration of win win for many people on many levels. To coordinate guests, veterinary services, safety, private clients, education and fun is extra ordinary in the uniqueness and multifaceted attentiveness. Being able to have hands on access in a real and important way to wildlife, rhino in particular are very exciting and amazing animals.
Vet – USA Feline Group – 20 April 2017
Experience of a lifetime! Thank you for making this trip wonderful and unforgettable.
Vet – USA Feline Group – 20 April 2017
My husband and I had a fantastic trip with Peter Brothers. We felt like young vet students again. Peter makes sure that no time is ever wasted on his trips. We enjoyed his knowledge and wonderful sense of humour. Would recommend this experience to all other vets. Getting to know Peter – he is an extremely exceptional human being – but also getting to work so closely with the rhino and lioness.
Vet – USA Feline Group – 20 April 2017
This was a well thought out program! The progressive “intensity” each experience allowed us to be prepared for some fairly intense encounters and animal procedures. WELL DONE!!
Robyn Weber – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 2 June 2016
Thank you for the memories and amazing trip. Everything has been amazing and wonderful! You really do inspire us to be better so thank you!
Carol – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 2 June 2016
Thank you so much for teaching us valuable information and knowledge that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. You helped me to achieve my childhood dream of working with a cheetah and I cannot thank you enough. I hope to work with you again one day!
Bethany – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 2 June 2016
Dr Brothers, thank you for making my dreams come true & teaching us about wildlife medicine! You are awesome. Thanks for the best birthday ever!
Audrey – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 2 June 2016
Thank you Dr. Brothers for the most life-changing experience. This trip has meant the world to me and I appreciate all of your teaching and the opportunities you gave us. I’ve learned so much from you and I can’t wait to come back. Thank you!
Prof Alice Blue – McLendon – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 23 June 2016
Peter Thanks for all you do to make the vet student course so fabulous!
Daniel – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 23 June 2016
Thanks for the once in a lifetime opportunity, will never forget it! Stay deadly.
Jessica – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 23 June 2016
You have been such an inspiration and amazing mentor. I hope you realize how big of an impact you had on all of us!
Pamela – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 23 June 2016
Dr. Brothers, you have totally changed my life and view on wildlife and assured me this is what I want to do. Thank you for everything!
Brian & Sue Bassett – Wildlife Icons – April 2016
We were excited & thrilled with our 1st Brothers Safari in 2014 and we leave with the same feelings this time. It’s such a privilege to be involved with a master craftsman and observe the care and commitment he has towards conservation and the care for wildlife.
This is always more than a safari, it’s a lesson in empowering the lives of those who cannot fend for themselves, an exquisite encounter again – Thank you Dr Peter and your staff.
Dr Karen Holm – Wildlife Icons – April 2016
I had a wonderful week with Brothers Safaris. It was absolutely amazing and way above expectations! The accommodation at various lodges was beyond fantastic. I could not have asked for better organization and guides from Brothers Safaris and the reserves we visited. They were all very knowledgeable and eager to share their information. For me as a veterinarian I would say the highlight of the safari was the white rhino immobilization, of course. I was very excited to participate in a much needed procedure to help with conservation of such a wonderful species in need. What an incredible experience, I cannot wait to return to South Africa!
Leon Burger – Virbac Namibia – African Vet Safari – Oct 2015
I will remember it for life!
Rodney du Toit – Virbac Business Manager – African Vet Safari – Oct 2015
What an amazing experience, it puts into perspective the greatness of our wonderful country and its unique wildlife within the African bush. It was wonderful to be blessed with the opportunity to experience such a magical closeness with a Rhino. The opportunity to contribute to perhaps a little hope for the future was another highlight. Peter Brothers is such a passionate/knowledgeable wildlife vet who knows how to share these wonderful moments with guests.
Dayle Sinclair – Virbac Product Manager – African Vet Safari – Oct 2015
Definitely a trip that dreams are made from – what an awesome experience to be able to be part of an initiative to protect our Rhino’s and to have shared this experience with a team with such dedication and enthusiasm. I can carry on for the next 6 pages but it was just AWESOME!
Dr Dru Forrester – Leisure holiday – September 2015
Thanks for everything!I had a WONDERFUL trip! Still working through all my pictures – and trying to figure out how I can get back to visit and bring my family.
Kiersten Smith – KZN Rhino & Elephant Safari – August 2015
The trip was FANTASTIC. Honestly, this was one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. Peter did an excellent job and was a lot of fun to be with.
Dr Hubert Planton –Verdier Family – Leisure and private African Vet Safari – August 2015
Tears during the last 3 days, and again at Paris airport : the Verdier family were extremely satisfied. Thanks again for the work done by Brothers Safaris for preparing their dream holiday – and assisting them in realizing it.
Evita den Hartog – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 6 August 2015
When I saw the itineraries on the website of the university I immediately wanted to sign up and I’m really glad I did it because the past 2 weeks were amazing! They were even better than I expected it to be; even though I was nearly “killed” by a zebra (ha-ha) I loved the work and the excitement that comes with it. I learned so many things (what I never would have thought of) I enjoyed the sightings during the game drives and the darting! The staff is amazing, friendly and funny! Thank you for everything. And last but not least Peter Brothers, I think you are great at teaching and handling all these students and all the other things you have to think about, so also many many thanks for these great 2 weeks and keeping us safe.
Molly Jordan – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 10 July 2015
Dr Brothers, thank you so much for all the opportunities you have given us on this trip. It was truly once in a lifetime, and I will never forget all the experiences I’ve had here. You are doing great things for veterinary students and wildlife conservation.
Tyler Kosich – VSC – Veterinary Student Course – 10 July 2015
Thank ya’ll for such an amazing and enriching experience. I can honestly say this is the best trip/adventure so far in my life. Experiencing this aspect of veterinary medicine so upfront has been refreshing and encouraging. It was encouraging in the sense that I was reminded of all the avenues veterinarians have available for a career. Thank you for challenging me and thank you for the most memorable experience!
Emily Moore – AAEC – Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Centre High School – Tailor made African Vet Safari Education trip – 31 May 2015
This was truly a once in a lifetime experience! The most memorable would have to be my birthday: Rhino & Eland knockdowns, followed by paintballing from a helicopter! Amazing! I appreciate how well organised everything was for our group and the excellent service we received from the staff of the Lodge – they went out of their way to make it a home away from home. Thank you so much for this awesome adventure & your South African hospitality. Absolutely unforgettable!
Cait Glaze – AAEC-EM – Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Centre High School – 31 May 2015
Words cannot describe how much I have learned on this trip and how much I have loved it. Having this amazing opportunity to meet these people and do everything I have been able to do has been nothing short of life changing. Everyone has been so welcoming and willing to teach. Working so closely with these animals has not only further solidified my desire and dream to become a vet but it has opened my eyes to a whole new field. I can only say thank you for what you have given me through this once in a lifetime trip, so thank you, thank you, thank you.
Briana Blanos – 31 May 2015
Thank you so much for the most incredible experience of my life! Ever since I was small I really wanted to see the world and I never dreamed I would be in South Africa at such a young age. This can truly be defined as the experience of a lifetime. I’m so thankful to be gifted with such an amazing and rare privilege. Thanks again!
Richard & Tomi Farr – 25 May 2015
Amakhala is fabulous & the vet experiences with Peter are incredible. This is my second time and I will come again! Brothers Safaris are second to none and all the accommodations were wonderful. Best vacation ever and thank you Peter & Becks.
Graham Dick, Veterinarian, WSAVA, AVS Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course 9-14 September 2014
Exceptional in every way. Peter & Peter phenomenal tutors on the course. Extremely pleased with the amount of technical training and practical experience gained in particular enormous thank you! 🙂
Patricia Shuen, Veterinarian, WSAVA, AVS Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course 9-14 September 2014
Brilliant. Dr Peter was informative, professional, patient and entertaining. A highlight of my lif to date 🙂 Highly recommended.
Fiona Bastian, Veterinarian, WSAVA, AVS Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course – 9-14 September 2014
There are no words to describe fully how impressed and happy and amazed I am with this experience. Each person involved from staff to guides to Dr Brothers left a positive and memorable experience. I have never been so sad and disappointed to leave somewhere before! In addition to learning an incredible amount of information, I truly enjoyed every part of this experience. I can’t thank everyone enough for this and hope to come back again!
Kelly Flynn, vet student from Wisconsin University, Madison, AVS Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course – 18 July 2014
This trip has been an incredible life changing experience for me! Dr Brothers is an amazing role model and I have learned so much in the past two weeks! I loved the intensity of working on an immobilized animal with a team and making sure it goes smoothly. Thank you for this experience and I hope to come back when I am a vet someday!
Amy Shelden, vet student from Texas A & M Vet School, USA, AVS Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course – 20 June 2014
Peter, my second year here was marvelous, special, educational, adventurous, fun-filled and MOST of all it had a PROFOUND effect upon the 14 Texas A & M Vet School students. Words alone cannot express my appreciation for your hospitality. You ARE amazing!!! Your friend, Alice
Alice Blue-McLondon, vet student from Texas A & M Vet School, USA, AVS Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course – 20 June 2014
Wow, what an experience this trip was! I LOVE Amakhala and the Safari Lodge and I want to thank Dr Brothers and the staff for making this experience absolutely unforgettable. I feel like I’m changed forever by getting to visit this amazing country and getting to touch these amazing animals! Thank you South Africa, staff, Amakhala, Dr Brothers and everyone who changed my mind forever about this wonderful country.
Andrea East, vet student from Texas A & M Vet School, USA, AVS Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course – 19 June 2014
There are no words to describe this trip, I will never forget the memories I have made here. I have learned so much over the past few days that has made a very big impact on my life. I love learning and wish I had more time here to fully take in everything. From being in a helicopter to working on rhino to just seeing all the stars in the sky this trip has been amazing. I will always remember all of the lessons we were taught about nature and wildlife. Thank you for taking us out on this experience of a lifetime. Hopefully I will make my way down to South Africa again. I will miss everything here.
Meagan Carr Arizona, USA – Student AAEC High School, Arizona, AVS, 1 June 2014
I have had such an amazing time! I cannot begin to believe everything that has happened. Learning all this experience has given me so many ideas for my future in veterinary medicine. I wish I could stay longer to expand my knowledge. There was never a dull moment and I am a happier person after this. Thank you so much for the opportunity!
Chelsi Sheek Arizona, USA – Student AAEC High School, Arizona, AVS, 1 June 2014
This has been an amazing, once in a lifetime experience for me! I loved all the guides, many of which had some humour to share. One of my favourite moments was visiting the orphanage! I will never forget this experience or the people I have come to know here! Thank You
Michele Weidert Arizona, USA – Student AAEC High School, Arizona, AVS, 1 June 2014
Everyday was a new adventure!!! Unforgettable experience! To experience the beautiful wild game and surroundings were really incredible. Enjoyed having the opportunity to dart and do vet work with zebra’s and rhino’s were the highlight for me. The education on wild game conservation with the ecology was an eye opening experience. Hope I can be an ambassador for conservation the rest of my life and to teach others that message!!
Robin Davis Arizona, USA – AAEC High School, Arizona, Chaperone AVS, 1 June 2014
I first want to say how wonderful this week has been. You exceeded my expectations! This once in a lifetime experience has now been my career highlight. I learned so much more about rhino’s and what it takes to protect them. You are a special person for what you are doing to save these animals. Keep up the good work!
Joni Leigh – Veterinary Technician – Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, AVS Immobilisation Safaris, 24 May 2014
Where to begin… Not knowing what to expect and being the only layperson in Dr Dean Rice’s group. I am amazed by this trip and all that took place, the only thing I can say is that it was a lifetime experience and completely “over the top!” You gave us all the option of how to participate – not being in the industry – you still made me feel comfortable with helping where ever possible. I even got to chip the baby rhino and Gavin let me keep the syringe! Thanks for the memories! Til next time…!
Pam Cohen– Marketing – Arizona, AVS Immobilisation Safaris – 24 May 2014
Our holiday was a dream and truly the trip of a lifetime! Kwandwe was such a beautiful reserve and we saw everything we had our hearts set on. The hospitality in South Africa is unmatchable. Thank you to everyone who was involved in our darting adventures! Can’t wait to start planning our next trip!
Matt & Ashlynn Turner – Vet from Nebraska USA, AVS Immobilisation Safaris – 2 May 2013
This was the most impressive experience that I have ever had in my professional life! Thank you very much Dr Brothers, Leonie, Kyle and the Amakhala reserve for making me so happy all these days!
A big Brazillian hug!
Antonia Agoiar – Vet from Sao Paulo Brazil, AVS, Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course – 21 June 2013
This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Nothing beats a Birthday Cheetah immobilization! I’ve learned a lot while I have been here & I am so glad I got to come. This course has helped solidify my interest in zoo/wildlife medicine and I am looking forward to coming back to South Africa in the future. Thanks so much!
Cordell, Veterinary Student from the USA, AVS Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course, 21 June 2013
These have literally been the best 2 weeks of my life. The knowledge and most importantly, the confidence in that knowledge is amazing. Not only was this the best experience abroad, but also the most fun I’ve had in a summer course, while learning so much! Everything about the course will help me be a better veterinarian. Thankyou for the lessons on wildlife, the lessons on life, the Springbokies, and the memories! Thankyou for everything!!
Darby Sherrod, veterinary student from Texas USA, AVS Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course – 22 June 2013
This was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had! Brothers Safaris was well above and beyond anything g I could have even hoped for. I can’t imagine a better way to learn about Africa, wildlife and medicine. We learned so much and got to DO so much. Thank you for teaching us and trusting us on immobilizations. Everyone was an absolute pleasure!!
Meagan Wheeless, vet student from Texas USA, AVS Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course – 22 June 2013
Peter, we are so grateful for this veterinary experience. The South African animals & the people that love and admire them are so lucky to have you in their life. I leave a piece of my soul in Africa….and my life is enriched by this experience. Thank you!!!! I will return next year with more vet students!!
Alice Bue, a vet and lecture from Texas USA, Wildlife Immobilisation & Conservation Course, 21 June 2013
“The trip of a lifetime – thanks Brothers Safaris!”
Phil MacMillan, England, – Traditional Tours & Safaris, Botswana, October 2012?“Even after travelling to Africa over 12 years, you can have unforgettable experience. The Big Cat Safari is a must for all, being up close with lions is an amazing experience. Along with Dr Brothers knowledge, passion, care and sense of humour means I will be doing another safari with him in the near future. Thanks to all the Brothers Safari staff who made this a great trip.”
Gary Hamdorf, Australia, AVS Big Cat, 6 – 15 October 2012“I had a wonderful time. It was an amazing experience. I leave Africa knowing the beauty and all the great animals it has. It won’t be my last visit.”
Laurene Brown, USA, AVS Big Cat, 16 – 15 October 2012“For so many of us, doing this kind of work is something we’ve dreamed about since childhood, and this course has allowed a lucky few of us to realize that dream. Thank you for giving us such a priceless opportunity. Words are inadequate to express my appreciation and the exhilaration of spending time with such magnificent animals.”
Jordyn Boesch, Ithaca, USA – WCVA Immobilisation Course, 18 -23 September 2012“ A wonderful experience. The course exceeded my expectations. An exceptional amount of knowledge was demonstrated during lectures, with meaningful and interactive discussions. Well co-ordinated, with ample opportunity to learn and interact.Highly recommended for anyone wanting to get involved in wildlife immobilization and medicine.”
Tammy McNair – South Africa, WCVA Immobilisation Course, 18 – 23 September 2012
“It was an incredible experience! We learned so much. And the field action was amazing. To immobilize a rhino, 3 giraffes, zebra, eland and antelope species in 4 days – words can’t explain that experience. Thank you for the possibility to get the taste of being a wildlife vet”
Miriam Hillmer & Dragan Panic, Denmark / Sweden, WCVA Immobilisation Course, 18 – 23 September 2012
“This is just a quick note to thank you and Peter for what has turned out to be an absolutely amazing experience”.
Greg Barsh, Traditional Tours & Safaris.“We really miss South Africa and we have had a wonderful time. We are jealous that you’re living in such a wonderful country…..!! The programme fully met our expectations in terms of travelling, hotels, variety of activities, etc. The wild park was a great experience, especially for my ‘wife’. It was her first and definitively not her last wild life experience! Many thanks for organising such a wonderful honeymoon for us!! “
Matthijs Dekker, Traditional Tours & Safaris
“The trip was wonderful, I really don’t have any words that truly explain this wonderful experience, its was something I never imagined. Thank you so much for organising this trip for us …everything went so smoothly, your choices of camps/lodges/hotels, guides, flight connections etc (oh just everything) was perfect ……… we all commend you on a PERFECT job and thank you for making this trip a memorable one (for all of us).”
Patricia Cawthorne, Traditional Tours & Safaris