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.
Another great experience with Gondwana
We just returned from 3 days in the Motswari Private Reserve in SA. Once again, Mark and team organized an incredible trip! I can't say enough about the safari staff and their unending effort to make our stay wonderful. We saw so many animals, that I literally have to try to remember on which day we first saw a leopard eating its "fresh kill" , a lion pride, the pack of wild pups being fed by their mother, or the mama elephant nursing her baby. Our guide and tracker, Landon and Brian could not have worked harder to make sure we saw everything possible. The food was fantastic, as was our accommodation. This is our 2nd trip with Gondwana and I would highly recommend their company!!
TAILOR MADE HOLIDAY TO BOTSWANA, NAMIBIA, ZIMBABWE, and MOZAMBIQUE
Pom Pom Camp (Botswana) was our favourite. Guides, accommodation and meals were exceptional. A vast array of animals to view considering that the Okavango Delta in suffering from drought conditions.
Chobe River Princess: Highly organised. Comfortable accommodation and amazing 5*restaurant meals and service. This was relaxing time for us
Bayete Guest Lodge (Victoria Falls): Great ambiance. Meals and service excellent. The Lodge was running on generator power due to Government load shedding of their power supply. No complaints as this was out of their control. We walked through the Victoria Falls National Park viewing points as well as the historical Victoria Falls Hotel. We also did a quick flight over the falls which gave us a great perspective of The Falls from above
Elephant Express Train: Most enjoyable way to travel to our Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge: Great accommodation, Guides, Staff and especially the manager Karen who went out of her way to make us all feel at home.
Meals here was exceptional as well. There wasn't so much a variety of animals at this camp as at Pom Pom. We did have up close encounter with the Elephants drinking at the watering holes from inside the viewing hide. We visited the Nagamo Primary school here which was a highlight for us
Bahia Mar: (Vilanculos): We had a nice relaxing time here. Amazing accommodation with a beautiful view of the waterfront. Meals and service were fantastic.
We did a day trip out to one of the islands on a Dhow boat. I joined some locals of a 'Beach Clean Up' walk which was rewarding
Thank you Jonathan for your expertise in organizing our Southern African adventure
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.
Other Safaris & Tours18 – Offered by Gondwana Tours & Safaris
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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