User Reviews – Namibia
Email dennis.zaebst | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
A beautiful country with spectacular vistas, wildlife, and especially birds! Weather was dry and pleasant in May/June 2017, and I suspect it is similar in many other years. Etosha NP is the largest NP in Africa, and is a prime location for viewing and photographing wildlife!
Email Barbara | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing time in Namibia with a wide variety of activities - sand dunes, safari, World Heritage sites
I was able to see 44 different species, not including the various birds. Elvis, my tour guide, was able to find animals everywhere! I was amazed by his skill. The dunes were amazing between the expanse and the colors. Food was good - just a few things I didn't enjoy. I was in awe of the many kilometers of dirt roads that were in good shape. The MOST beautiful sunrises and sunsets! However, the dryness of Namibia was intriguing - everything from how the animals and people survive to how thirsty I was. I would enjoy another trip back.
Email Sandra | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
The safari was Amazing!
The wildlife was great, our guide was great about spotting animals and pointing them out, the accommodations and food was good. We had a great time.
Email Canadian | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
First I want to say that our transfer driver, John, was great, as were our cook, David, and our driver, Marvin. This review should not reflect poorly on them in any way, as my complaints are out of their hands. Understanding and respecting that unforeseen circumstances do occur, the condition of our safari truck was ridiculous. The sides never stayed velcroed closed and we would have to stop and fix them continuously, and the bars they were wrapped around were rusty. One hour into our very first game drive the truck broke down. We were then sent separately and alone back to camp, with unknown tourists who stopped alongside us. Apparently the fuse box was broken. One of the other tourists in our group complained about the missed game drive and another company and driver, Oscar, came to our rescue and gave us our game drive. The next morning we needed to push start the truck and found out the starter was now broken. We again drove with another company and Oscar, thankfully! Aside from the inferior vehicle problems, I was so tired of eating porridge and beans that I will never consume them again! Out tour was only 3 days long and yet we ate the same thing over and over again. When I asked if we were having eggs I was informed no, because they hadn't been delivered. Oh great, more porridge! My idea of the "delicious brunch" that is advertised in my itinerary was not simply the bread, yogurt and Corn Flakes cereal, which was what was offered. I wondered if all of the African tours were like this, but after joining our Nomad tour and being given fresh fruit, juices, chicken, spaghetti, and a wide range of deliciously cooked foods I have concluded Wild Cherry Tours is an inferior company and we greatly overpaid for what we received. I am greatly disappointed but at least the wildlife we saw left us with some wonderful memories of Etosha camping.
Email Donna And Larry Kaplan | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
our 8 days in etosha were fantastic!
we are donna and larry kaplan, adventure travelers since the late 60s, who are reaping what we sowed by living very simply for many years. we now have the cash to book these pricey tours.
safaribookings.com was a great site to find. we wanted a week in etosha and nothing more. wild wind safaris was the only one doing a week in etosha so i reached out to them. david at wild wind handled our correspondence and booking and monitored our tour the entire week. you could not ask for a better person to do that for you. he was efficient, knowledgeable, professional and prompt with his responses. he tweaked wild wind's tour to provide us with our week in etosha. david delivered in everything he promised including providing a 40 gallon water tank to refill our reusable liters.
come on people. stop using single use plastic water bottles. it is immoral.
a tour organizer is crucial but the guide/driver is the main part of the tour. a great guide means a tour could be great. a so-so guide can really dim the luster. i hope namibians continue to pursue the guiding profession. i hope tour organizers compensate them well.
our guide was abel kuyonisa and we could not have asked for more. all the adjectives i used for david apply to abel. he was efficient, knowledgeable, and professional. abel was always early and always courteous to all we encountered. abel truly cares about his clients. he is personable and a good story teller. we highly recommend abel to guide you anywhere in namibia and beyond.
Email Anil Sunkara | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Rustic, adventurous,fun and knowledge
Namibia - unexplored widely, with its untouched beauty is certainly a offriders paradise. Photography and wild life are the prime attractions . Opting a self catered tour would be more beneficial but we cannot miss on the local delicacies.People are tourist friendly . Language no problem. A must visit place for every traveller. Opt for camping and have more fun.
Loved to see some of Namibia. From desert and canyon-areas, via small coastal cities to safari and wildlife. Really fascinating.
Email Bliss | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Magnificent wildlife and easy traveling
I can’t say enough good things about this country. Okonjima and Africats, Etosha, Palmwag, and the Namib desert were all beautiful. Our self drive tour felt safe and flexible. I will say that our trip might have been better done over three weeks than two due to the distances. Vegetarians well accommodated, vegans advised to bring protein snacks and shop for beans in the town supermarkets, as even the higher end camps and lodges were baffled (but they sure tried to help!).
Email Debbie Payne | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Dream come true!
We would happily recommend indigo safaris to organise your holiday found through Safari Bookings. We had a few ideas on what we would like to do, the accommodation type and travelling we were happy with, but were struggling to put it all together. Ines responded quickly to our request, and sent us ideas on how to collate our trip to Namibia, Victoria falls and Botswanna. We exchanged a few e mails, and, everything fell into place very easily. Payment was simple through a gb account.
Our trip to Namibia turned out to be be far better than we imagined. Everything went smoothly apart from an onward delayed flight with Namibian Airways. Our guide Rudy was a star throughout our tour of Namibia. He had a passion for his country and its peoples and wild life which he shared with us throughout our trip. We always felt safe in his care, and he went out of his way to help us enjoy our first visit to Africa. His knowledge of his country was extensive and we were sad to see our trip come to an end. Rudy kept our mini bus clean and we always had plenty of water on board. He drove safely, even when the days were long and the drive was hard. We had plenty of room in the bus as we chose to have a small group, so we shared with three other people. Expect very bumpy roads and long days, with early starts but it was worth every bump to experience such diversity. The landscape is stunning and so diverse.
Th accommodation was spot on. We decided we didn't want to use tented accommodation, and so the lodges we stayed in were very clean and comfortable. The food was delicious with lots of choice at the evening buffet. It was good to try Springbok, Kudu, Oryx, Impala and Zebra! Most of which were very tasty. Breakfast was also plentiful, with fresh cooked eggs etc if you wanted it.
We were so lucky to come across the Desert adapted elephant on our trip, and to see lions, zebra, impala, springbox, rhino, giraffe and water buffalo. Couldn't ask for anything more!
Thank you Ines, from Indigo Safaris who organised our extended trip to include Victoria Falls and Botswana. ITs been an amazing Trip. Your help and guidance made it happen?
Email Silvana Guzman | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari