This Tour Is Offered by Gondwana Tours & Safaris
Gondwana Tours & Safaris
- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2008)
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Gondwana Tours & Safaris is a tour operator, based in Maun, Botswana, with an outlet in the UK, Germany and South Africa. We specializing in tailor-made tours and Safaris throughout Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Tanzania. Owner operated,with on the ground knowledge and 25 years industry experience, we offer a flexible, very personal service.
They interpreted our needs perfectly and the holiday exceeded our expectations.
Life time experience exceedi expectations for a very spoiled and seasoned traveler and nature lover.
I always wanted to go to subsaharian africa to experience safari. I had the chance to go in February this year, as I was on work related matters in Botswana. I had no idea about how it works, what are the options, tourist traps and so on. I also had a limited time to plan. My first encouter with gondwana was on Safaribookings where I was ghoing through offers and reviews. I wrote a generic and very simple and naive set of requests and sent it out to 5 tour operators. I had a fixed date for the Safari, between 31 January and 8th February. Did I mention that first contact made was on 21st January? Yes. it took only 10 days between my first contact with Mark Hathaway from Gondwana to the actual start of my safari. apparently people plan it months ahead. I had not the luxury to do so.
anyway, based on my very rudimentary perspective what I want and what I THINK I want, Mark was a perfect consultant. dont get me wrong, the other offers I received were also interesting, at least I had three final contenders. However Mark was the must responsive, quickest in responses and grasping what my wishes are and what I can have in such a short time frame. I also had the feeling like talking to a real person doing a personalized safari for me, not like being tossed a prepared safari schedule.
I gave my financial limit so we can plan more easily and Mark came up with several options, in my opinion stretching as much as possible the benefit for me. I know for sure he could have sent me to some mediocre places and have another customer in his pocket.
I to four different places, Splash camp by kwando, Lagoon by Kwando, Pangolin in Chobe, and one night at Vic Falls. everything was seamles, meticoulusly planned. The camps were faboulous. when Mark suggested one site I was not so much sure about given my preferences I have not raised before, he was responsiove and changed the offer and customized it - to my absolute satisfaction. I went during !low season! but I have not seen anything low in my experience, except of the number of people - there were times when it was just three people in the whole camp with all the activities. Or the animales, the game, I had encouters I would never dream off. Marks choices of the sites was perfect. the staff at kwando properties is super professional, friendly, and curteous. I really enjoyed every minute spent there. Pangolin in Chobe with their photographic equipment was an amazing end for the safari, before I went to the Vic Falls. Mark knew exactly what I wanted, or at least he had enough customers to help lost causes like myself who want to see as much as possible but dont know enough. I really assure you that it is worth going with gondwana, instead of the usual safaris I have seen in chobe, overcrowded cars with 9 people staring and trying to get a picture of one animal. tracking, walking safari, boat cruises, in lagoon and rivers, mokoro, all that was perfectly managed and complemented with the professional attitude of the Kwando staff either in camps or outside such as the guides or trackers. superb Job!
I would definitely recommend Mark and Gondwana Tours. And I am definitely coming back.
An Amazing experience in Botswana and Namibia - thanks to Gondwana Tours
My wife and I worked with Mark Hathaway to set up a three week tour that started in Botswana and ended in Namibia. It was one of the most wonderful experience of our lives. Gondwana Tours really worked with us to tailor the trip to our needs and the whole trip was a blast. We especially want to thank Mark Hathaway. He was incredibly patient and knowledgeable and worked with us to get the tour details right. He was also extremely patient with our countless questions and his suggestions were spot on. I would highly recommend Gondwana Tours and Safaris if you are going to Africa and I cannot say enough good things about Mark Hathaway.
Outstanding safari agent
I contacted multiple agents via Safari Bookings to request proposed itineraries for our family’s first ever trip to Africa and Mark of Gondwana Tours took the time to ask us questions and really understand our needs before putting together an amazing itinerary for us, really just head & shoulders above what other agents had given us.
Throughout the process he was beyond patient and super responsive with regards to my many (many) questions & requests. The trip itself was more than we had ever hoped for and outstanding in every respect - I would say it was the trip of a lifetime, but we are already planning to return in 2019 and will be using Gondwana Tours & Safari again.
Great safari in the Okavango Delta
I booked a 6 day/5 night safari at 2 different camps in the Okavango Delta through Mark at Gondwana Tours. Mark ensured everything went very smoothly from the booking to the actual trip, and thoroughly answered all questions I had. The camps and the staff and guides were fantastic, and I had some great animal sightings. I was very with the experience and would happily book with Gondwana again.
Other Safaris & Tours18 – Offered by Gondwana Tours & Safaris
5-Day Budget Bush Camp and Okavango Delta Safari
$1,975 to $2,169 pp (USD)
Botswana: Private tour
Mid-rangeTented Camp & Tented Bush Camp
You Visit: Maun (Start), Moremi GR (Okavango Delta), Okavango Delta, Maun Airport (End)
7-Day Okavango Delta Green Season Special
$3,325 to $3,671 pp (USD)
Botswana: Private tourLuxuryTented Camp & Tented Bush Camp
You Visit: Maun (Start), Okavango Delta, Maun (End)
4-Day Fly-in Green Season Special to Okavango Delta
$1,775 to $2,120 pp (USD)
Botswana: Private tour
You Visit: Maun (Start), Okavango Delta, Maun (End)
6-Day Green Season Special-Okavango Delta & the Kalahari
$3,212 to $3,788 pp (USD)
Botswana: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Maun (Start), Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari GR, Maun Airport (End)
7-Day Affordable Botswana & Victoria Falls
$2,706 to $3,540 pp (USD)
Botswana & Zimbabwe: Private tour
Mid-rangeLodge & Tented Bush Camp
You Visit: Victoria Falls (Start), Kasane (Town), Okavango Delta, Maun (End)
7-Day Okavango Delta & Linyanti Green Season Special
$3,580 to $4,272 pp (USD)
Botswana: Private tourLuxuryTented Camp
You Visit: Maun (Start), Okavango Delta, Linyanti, Maun (End)
- This tour is offered by Gondwana Tours & Safaris, not SafariBookings.
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- If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rate will likely change.
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- Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.
- The exact order, content and rate of this tour is subject to availability.
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