User Reviews – Namibia
Email Rik | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
a trip through the desert country
i booked our trip with a company, through the safaribookings website, there is a wide range of tours available on the website, so it was easy to find a tour which suited us perfectly. Unfortunately a lot of the accomodation had already been taken because we booked fairly late, but the travelagent managed to get us adequate and similar accomodations. We found the overall standard to be very good, all accomodation was in excellent condition, well cared for.The dining was also very good in general, although we found a few places where the menu we were given was not really up to standard. The tour was very well organized, and the guide very knowledgeable. The roads are well mantained and easy to drive on. We managed to see a lot of wildlife- very often just alongside the road, and the scenery was impressive: wide open spaces, few people or traffic.The semi desert and desert views were awesome especially.
Email Lina Eva Fedirko | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
I loved everything about Namibia, everything from wildlife, scenery to accommodations, food! My operator was exceptionally knowledgeable and thoughtful. I enjoyed it so much that I will definitely be visiting again.
An amazing adventure
Our trip was excellent , the wildlife was wonderful, from the Elephants of Etosha to the very smelly Seals at Cape Cross , we saw various animals everywhere throughout our tour and 120 species of birds without having to look very hard. the scenery is spectacular and ever changing from mountain passes to the changing colours of the desert.
We booked a bespoke tour with Safpol Safari's and they sub contracted out locally based Fire Lily Tours, Wilfried our guide , and owner was excellent with wonderful local knowledge of Namibia , and always ready to stop for us to take pictures, our vehicle was a large 4 wheel drive with plenty of boot space. All the local people we met on route were very friendly helpful.
The weather for us was very good, as we live in the middle east, the generally warm days and cool sometimes cold evenings were perfect.
Accommodation was generally very good as was the food, but as we rarely got to stay more than one night because of our itinerary and lack of more time, we didn't get the chance to look around most of the venues - arriving late afternoon and departing at 08.00, because of the travelling distances involved.
The experience was wonderful, the people and whole country are a highlight, just beware when planning the distances involved, we averaged over 300 km a day on top of our site seeing.
The safari was easily customised, very well organised & the guide made it flow so smoothly.
Wildlife was excellent - the guide knew the best locations to be. Scenery - spectacular. Weather - perfect- cool in the mornings & evenings, pleasant during the day. Accomodation first rate without the cost - well chosen & central to our touring. Food very good, transport excellent. Our guide was outstanding, informative, very knowledgeable about Namibia. Outstanding safari. Go soon before it gets overrun with tourists.
Email Giulio Ranucci | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great experience full of nature and well organized
Very well organzied safari in an amazing country, full of nature and beauties. We got very good wather in particular in the desert that was a truly unique experience. Our guide was well prepared and kind expecially beacuse we were in our honeymoon and he took care of us every hour of the day.
Email Claire Ryan | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Our safari in to Namibia was superb
Right from the start our guide George made our trip to Etosha National Park informative and enjoyable. His knowledge of the country and of Etosha was great. The wildlife was wonderful to see and George had obviously spent quite some time in that area, as he knew just where to go for animal spotting. He was a very pleasant man who was attentive to our needs. The accommodation was as advertised, clean and comfortable. We could not fault the meals also. Dealing with Martha at Wild Wind Tours was excellent right from our first enquiry. We would thoroughly recommend this tour company.
Email Jenni Romaniuk | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
The Magical Desert
It was an amazing trip. The diversity and beauty of Namibia was even more than I had expected. Our guide Daniel was great, took care of us all fabulously. The tour was nicely planned with some time on the road but not too much. Also plenty of time to enjoy the sites such as the wildlife in Etosha and the dunes of the desert.
Email Nina | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We really enjoied our self drive trip in Namibia. We had a very diversified route. Wildlife with a lot of animals, mountains, ocean and desert. Food in Namibia is absolutely delicious and you don‘t have to worry about hygiene at all. We experienced Namibia as a very safe country where you can walk through towns after sunset as well. Even the restrooms at the fuel stations were very clean which was quite a surprise for me. The roads are in a very good condition - even better than in Southern Europe!! We wouldn’t book a gps for a furure trip, it’s not necessary at all. We stayed in beatiful lodges with incredible friendly and helpful staff.
Email Glenn | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great trip for the 1st Time in Africa Crowd
This was a great trip. My first time in Africa. The lodges provided were excellent and the directions were very easy to follow. The hosts at the lodge were very accommodating. Saw plenty of wildlife and the pictures I bought back I will forever treasure. The only choas was the airport in Namibia (the car rental kiosk was easy to miss but it was there and the monitors for departing flight are confusing to make your way to the airline desk no matter what the display says).
Email Szilvia | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Namibia is a wonderful country! I loved everything about it. The wildlife, people, accommodation, the weather, food and my guide was fantastic.
The highlight was when we saw many different animals around a waterhole, I felt I was dreaming.
I had an amazing time there, I loved every moment of it!
I am sure that I will return soon.