This Tour Is Offered by Blue Crane Safaris Namibia
Blue Crane Safaris Namibia
- Office In:
- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2007)
- Member Of:
- NTB & TOSCO
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Bluecrane Safaris Namibia is fully 100% Namibian owned company that runs tours since 2007 in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls. We do private safaris,fly-inn safaris, tailor-made safaris,small group tours, luxury safaris, scheduled tours from 3-18 days and self-drive safaris.We have designed our own tailor- made vehicles that makes your We have a team of profesional tour consultants and our own guides that will take good care of you in Namibia. Our office is in Windhoek, Namibia and most of our tours starts and ends in Windhoek.
Amazing 9 days safari in Namibia
Last May I started organizing a private 9-day tour in Namibia for my family of four, contacting some tour operators and Blue Crane was the first to respond to my request. From that moment on, Stianlee assisted me in a very professional and efficient way. I requested some changes to their standard tour, in particular with regards to overnight stays and places to visit, always receiving quick and clear answers.
The tour took place in August, touching the most famous spots (Namib desert, Swakopmund, Damaraland, south and central Etosha and AfriCat foundation).
Sedney, our guide, was extremely friendly and skilled, managing the whole daily schedule very satisfactorily. During the game drives in the parks, he showed excellent experience in spotting wild animals, which in fact we have seen in great quantities, in particular, cheetahs and rhinos from a very short distance.
I think that the quality of the guide has a decisive importance for the success of a safari and, in this respect, we have been completely satisfied with ours.
My judgment on Blue Crane is therefore totally positive and I can surely recommend it.
a well-planned and wonderful trip
We worked with Derek on planning a 12-day tour of Namibia, visiting all the usual highlights. Derek did an excellent job of answering all my questions, booking wonderful lodges, and keeping us updated. And John, our guide, took good care of us, gave us lots of insight into Namibia, and was a very safe driver. He also responded with good humor to our two small children, who were sometimes challenging in their own ways. We saw a great deal of wildlife and the country was very beautiful! I certainly recommend Bluecrane and we were glad to have worked with them.
Blue Crane was able to engage both parents and teens in a fun, educational way.
Our family of four travelled on a 20 day private tour of Namibia with Blue Crane. I originally sent out a request to multiple tour companies with all of the activities we wanted to experience. Blue Crane was the most prompt and reliable in communication and were willing to work with all of my unique ideas. From the time we were picked up at the airport, until we were waiting online for the return flight, Blue Crane was there to take care of us. They made it seem effortless! Our guide provided us with so much insight into the geology, birds, animal behavior, history and culture of Namibia. Our guide and Blue Crane blew away our expectations!
We would definitely recommend travelling with Blue Crane Safaris Namibia!
We are just back from a family 12 nights tour in Namibia, which we liked a lot. From the start, the communication with Derek was smooth, quick and clear. The description of the itinerary on their interactive website is very user-friendly and pleasant to go through, and accurate: while there, we thought that indeed the descriptions reflected well reality.
We appreciated our guide Sammy a lot, very nice person, helpful, resourceful, flexible, smiling, knowledgeable about Namibia, the places, nature, animals. He is a very good and careful driver as well. We felt fully confident and relaxed every minute of the trip.
We found most accommodations fantastic and very charming - actually all of them but Okaukuejo which we were a bit disappointed with: very large place and no direct view on the waterhole from our small bedrooms-waterhole chalets, contrary to our expectations.
Small recommendations: in Etosha, we stayed for two nights in the East (beautiful Mushara Bush Camp) and two nights in the south (Okaukuejo), and went on to Twyfelfontein where we stayed for one night. We would rather recommend two nights in Mushara, one in Okaukuejo and two nights in Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. Two reasons: three nights altogether in Etosha seems enough for us and Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is absolutely stunning, in the middle of the desert - in particular those rooms with the wide view on the desert rather than those looking to the rocks behind the hotel. Also, we would recommend considering walking or cycling wherever it is possible, just great.
The driving was well balanced during the trip.
To summarise, we enjoyed every minute of the trip and would definitely recommend Blue Crane and Sammy.
Well looked after
Were not impressed with Etosha, the accommodation and food. We had upgraded quite expensively to have a waterhole lodges, but despite this expense, we were not advised that not all waterhole lodges were adjacent to the waterhole, even those that were adjacent there was no vantage point to see the animals if the throng of others in the camp were there with their cameras - very disappointing. The lodges/cabins were very small and if you are a vegetarian as we were (and they knew in advance of our dietary requirements), having a diet of soggy Butternut squash, shrivelled carrots and Greek salad for lunch and dinner were no fun for 3 days. Me-Gusto our super guide did everything he could to sort it for us. As it was a national reserve there was no off roading and we had to stick to the roads. I would not ever re-visit this reserve. The next resort we went to was Mt Etjo, the food was divine as was the setting, the game drive was great, but as we knew we would not encounter the lions it didn't reach our ultimate. Our heart felt disappointment that caused us to curtail our four night stay here to 2 nights was the fact that the lions were confined in a separate reserve adjacent and were not free to hunt for themselves and were fed by the reserve. As a result we moved to Erindi nearby. This was a larger camp and had fantastic rooms/cabins overlooking the bush and a super pool. The food was good and the game drives were great - enhanced by the sun uppers and sun downers.
Other Safaris & Tours9 – Offered by Blue Crane Safaris Namibia
7-Day Namib Desert, Coast & Etosha Accommodated Tour
$2,410 pp (USD)Scheduled Start Dates
Namibia: Shared tour (max 7 people per vehicle)
Mid-rangeLodge & Guest House
You Visit: Windhoek (Start), Sossusvlei (Namib-Naukluft NP), Swakopmund (City), Etosha NP, Windhoek (End)
3-Day Etosha National Park Accommodated Safari
$808 pp (USD)Scheduled Start Dates
Namibia: Shared tour (max 8 people per vehicle)
Mid-rangeLodge & Chalet
You Visit: Windhoek (Start), Etosha NP, Windhoek (End)
3-Day Etosha Camping Safari
$407 to $421 pp (USD)Scheduled Start Dates
Namibia: Shared tour (max 8 people per vehicle)BudgetCamping
You Visit: Windhoek (Start), Western Etosha, Eastern Etosha, Windhoek (End)
11-Day Namibia Luxury Fly-Inn Safari
$11,568 to $12,587 pp (USD)
Namibia: Shared tour (max 6 people per vehicle)Luxury+Lodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Windhoek (Start), NamibRand NR, Sossusvlei (Namib-Naukluft NP), Skeleton Coast NP, Ongava GR, Windhoek (End)
5-Day Namib Desert & Coast Accomodated Safari
$1,212 to $1,289 pp (USD)Scheduled Start Dates
Namibia: Shared tour (max 7 people per vehicle)
Mid-rangeLodge & Guest House
You Visit: Windhoek (Start), Namib Desert, Sossusvlei (Namib-Naukluft NP), Swakopmund (City), Windhoek (End)
3-Day Namib Desert Accommodated Tour
$696 to $760 pp (USD)Scheduled Start Dates
Namibia: Shared tour (max 8 people per vehicle)LuxuryLodge
You Visit: Windhoek (Start), Namib-Naukluft NP, Sossusvlei (Namib-Naukluft NP), Windhoek (End)
- This tour is offered by Blue Crane Safaris Namibia, not SafariBookings.
- This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
- If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
- This group tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run.
- The exact order, content and rate of this tour is subject to availability.
- This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Blue Crane Safaris Namibia.