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Blue Crane Safaris Namibia

4.9/5  
(67 Reviews)
Office In:
Namibia Namibia
Size:
10-20 employees (Founded in 2010)
Member Of:
NTB & TOSCO
Tour Types:
Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Destinations:
Botswana BW
Namibia NA
Zambia ZM
Zimbabwe ZW
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Bluecrane Safaris Namibia is fully 100% Namibian owned company that runs tours since 2010 in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls. We do private safaris, fly-inn safaris, tailor-made safaris, small group tours, luxury safaris, scheduled tours from 3-19 days and self-drive safaris. We have designed our own tailor- made vehicles that makes your We have a team of professional tour consultants and our own guides that will take good care of you in Namibia. Our office is in Windhoek, Namibia.

Reviews67

Two Excellent Consecutive Trips (back to back) in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe!
5/5

I took two groups of friends and travellers on two consecutive (back to back) safaris in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe with Blue Crane Safaris in August-September 2021. The trips were planned for the same period in 2020, but due to covid pandemic we did them this year. The owner of the company Derek went away out of the ordinary work in order to facilitate these very complex, fully customeized and logistically difficult itineraries during very hard for travel times (different entry requirements for the different countries, change of flights by the airlines, organizing PCR tests etc.)

Derek managed to organize everything in a perfect manner, following us from the office in Windhoek every step of the way and facilitating changes that emerged for one reason or another (some of the groups participants required detours while during the trips). He was also working very patiently for year and a half prior to the beginning of the tours - accommodation bookings, changes, extra tours, payments etc. Lots and lots of hard work, which finally paid off - we had fabulous tours during very difficult to travel times - 12 people total for the first trip (Namibia - Botswana - Zimbabwe) and 8 people total for the second trip (Zimbabwe - Botswana).

These were mixed accommodated and basic camping trips executed in a highly professional manner. We used two great air-conditioned 4X4 safari vehicles with pop-up roofs, pulling two trailers with baggage and camping equipment - all in excellent condition.

I would like to mention with great pleasure the two guides that we had (Sedney and Gavin), as well as the helper for the camping nights (Francis). They worked really hard - driving long hours, setting up and breaking camps during camping nights, cooking, bying supplies, spotting wildlife during the game drives in the parks and reserves, arranging extra activities, PCR tests, keeping constant tourch with the head office in Windhoek. Thank you, guys for the wonderful job your hard work and your friendship!

Itineraries:

1-st tour. Windhoek - Sesriem - Walvis Bay (Sandwich Harbour) - Spitzkoppe - Etosha NP - Bwabwata NP - Nkasa Rupara NP in Namibia plus Chobe National Park in Botswana and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

2-nd tour. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Chobe National Park - Savuti - Khwai Concession - Moremi Game Reserve - Maun in Botswana (full day Okavango Delta motor boat tour and a scenic flight over the delta while in Maun).

I would strongly recommend Blue Crane Safaris for any type of tour in Namibia and the neighbouring countries without any hesitation and I hope that I will have the privilege to use their services again in the near future.

Excellent trip with Blue Crane Safaris from planning, to vehicle and guide, to Safaris itself.
5/5

August 2021 Safaris. Custom itinerary for two couples (1 couple in 60s, 1 couple in 30s) for Northern Namibia and Northern Botswana for 18 days.

Derek at Blue Crane made our custom trip run smoothly from planning to execution. Always a prompt reply from Derek to any of our questions during planning. The pandemic caused us to cancel our trip in 2020 and caused changes for 2021. There were changes in Covid testing requirements during our trip. Derek kept us informed and had a solution for any of the changes that came up.

We were more than pleased with the itinerary Derek developed based on our interests in big game, birds, photography, and culture. He paired our group with his guide Sammy. Sammy had an amazing depth and breadth of knowledge that he was able to share with us on animals, geology, and culture. He always parked so the lighting was best for photography and gave us all the time we wanted for wildlife viewing. He explained about the animals and the interaction with their environment and other species so that we could begin observe and notice these things on our own.

Blue Crane had custom vehicles that were ideal for the trip. Air conditioned, large viewing windows, comfortable seats, and a pop-up top for viewing and photography. Accommodations, food, and locations selected were all good.

We were impressed with the amount of animals we saw and the number of different species. The Safari took us through different habitats, which increased the number of species we saw.

Blue Crane was great company to work with. Responsive to our questions, able to resolve any problems that came up, and good service from picking us up at the airport to dropping us off at the end. It seemed like they had the resources of a large company yet provided the personal attention of a small organization.

We highly recommend Namibia for wildlife and Blue Crane for a trip of a lifetime.

Dr Charles and Nancy


30-Day safari...we couldn't have asked - wow, what a fabulous tour we had!
5/5

My husband and I are retired living in the U.S.A but we try to travel the world and decided to visit Namibia. I researched several tour sites and Blue Crane Safaris showed up more than several times. I contacted them and wow, what a schedule we worked out together. Our tour started with a standard 15 day trip and expanded to 30 days by the time we added all the sites my husband and I wanted to visit. Derek at Blue Crane Safaris was professional, prompt, informative, and was totally interactive to all our requests - and there were many. We planned a trip that covered the depth and breath of Namibia. During the process, Covid hit - travel was at a stand-still, reservations were hard to come by, but with Derek, we were able to continue the planning process and although we delayed our trip by 1 month, we experienced no issues....Derek was spot-on with all our trip arrangements. Our guide (Me-Gusto) was fabulous. He was prompt, professional, experienced, and so much fun to be with. When you are with a guide for 30 days, you better like each other. Me-Gusto loves geology, animals, history, plants, trees, and the environment. He was able to provide more information that we could have ever imagined. When we had to alter the schedule slightly because of the closure of locations, Me-Gusto ensured we were informed promptly and had back up plans ready. Without a doubt, Blue Crane Safaris, Derek Jacobs, and Me-Gusto made our trip to Namibia absolutely special. In fact, we were so pleased with their services, we decided to stay an extra month and utilize their self-drive rental vehicles and take a personal trip to a few areas we still wanted to see that were not on the schedule. Again and again, they proved their services were exceptional and we would recommend them should you wish to travel to Namibia with a company that is reliable, reasonably priced, professional, and the nicest people we have met!

Very professionnal and aimed at offering you the best experience of Namibia!
5/5

We have nothing but praises for Blue Crane safaris! From the first contacts we had with Derek, everything was planned carefuly and with a lot of attention for our demands. The program (from south to north) was perfect and there wasn't a single day that wasn't good. John our guide was very helpful and careful. The accomodations and meals were excellent and we say that as experienced travellers! Namibia is a gem and Blue Crane safaris is the perfect travel agency if you want the best experience of this beautiful country! We will definetely come back and we 100% recommend Blue Crane safaris!

To go on safari with Bluecrane is a wonderful experience!
5/5

I truly enjoyed every minute of this safari with Bluecrane. They answered every query I had before the tour and even made an appointment for us to have our Covid test. The vehicle was extra comfortable because our group was smaller than usual. The tour itinerary ensured many exciting visits and beautiful scenery along the 2 800 km that we travelled and I fell in love with the wide open spaces and the people of Namibia. The highlight to me was our encounters with wild life at Okojima, Etosha and in Damaraland. But all credit must go to the two staff members who welcomed us and made sure that our every need was met every day. They made us feel at home and it felt as if we were touring with old friends. Thank you Me-Gusto and Evefrans for the grand meals end comfy beds and all the things you taught us about the people and the animals and the geology of your beautiful country.
Tip: It can be quite hot in the desert during March.

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