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Vijay   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2018 Reviewed: Oct 31, 2018

Email Vijay  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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.

Ming   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2018 Reviewed: Feb 15, 2018

Email Ming  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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.

Gaby Cara   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2017 Reviewed: Jan 4, 2017

Email Gaby Cara

Fantastic experience

We booked through Gondwana Tours & Safaris in May 2016 for a 2 week holiday to Botswana, Victoria Falls and Rwanda.
Mark was very knowledgable and answered any questions we had leading up to our Safari.
All our accommodation was superb and exactly what we hoped for. The safaris and organisiation of our entire trip went smoothly and all very well explained in our itenrary from Gondwana.
Overall we were externally happy with Gondwana and their service and expertise. Our next African adventure will be booked through them.

Yasmin   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2016 Reviewed: Nov 27, 2016

Email Yasmin  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

7 day Safari and Victoria Falls

We just got back from a fantastic trip organized by Mark Hathaway of Gondwana tours and Safari. Everything surpassed our expectations and the various transfers went like clockwork. Mark was excellent with communications before our trip and recommended the camps to us. We stayed at Stanley's and Khwai tented camp where the wildlife viewing was outstanding, our hotel in Victoria Fall was also lovely. All in all a fantastic trip!! We added three days in Cape Town on our own and that was just as gorgeous!

RobLaine   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2016 Reviewed: Jul 15, 2016

Email RobLaine  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Beyond Expectations of a Tour Operator

By the time Mark had discussed our options, made the bookings and sent us his background information and FAQs, we felt supremely confident that we had booked with the right organisation and that all would work well. Now we are back in the "real world" (??) we can say that it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. We had one hiccough at the last lodge but that was outside his control and he is following up.
Thanks Mark. It was great!

angie   –  
Indonesia ID
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Jul 29, 2015

Email angie  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

amazing experience

It was an amazing experience to participate in such a well organised Safari. Thanks to Mark who put our safari together we were all very happy with the 7 day safari and loved every minute of the time in the Okavango Delta It exceeded our expectations and definitely value for money.

Grant John Visited: March 2015 Reviewed: Apr 15, 2015

Great safari organizers!

We have been to Botswana two times in three years. Both trips have been organized by Mark Hathaway at Gondwana. Mark is very knowledgeable, thorough, reliable and a pleasure to work with. His recommendations have been stellar, and both trips were superb. He has a wonderful knowledge of camps and area, and a very good sense ov values. We will use Gondwana again.

V Newman   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2015 Reviewed: Jan 13, 2015

35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Highly efficient service and a well-planned trip

My husband and I recently enjoyed a trip to the Okavango Delta and Linyanti regions with Maun based Gondwana Tours & Safaris. In all it was a very well managed trip that followed a very well-thought-out itinerary, thanks to Mark Hathaway. Communication was always quick and responsive during the planning process, and information given was accurate and well-considered. This gave us huge confidence in the company and that everything would go as planned, which it most certainly did. No hiccups at all and we specifically appreciated the personal touch of being met at Maun airport both on the inward and outward journeys. We felt our individual trip objectives as seasoned bush-travellers were fully taken onboard and communicated onward to the camps we visited. As a result we had a fantastic and personalised few days in Botswana and would readily return, utilising the excellent support of Gondwana tours. Highly recommend!

Michael M., Ontario   –  
Canada CA
Visited: November 2014 Reviewed: Dec 1, 2014

Email Michael M., Ontario  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

First Class!

Outstanding service! From the time of our initial enquiry to our departure from Botswana we received excellent service and support from Gondwana. Communication was always timely and often almost immediate. The information provided for all aspects of our trip, both items such as health, visa requirements etc. and the options for safari locations, was accurate, relevant and very informative. For our six days we were located in two, first-class lodges/camps offering us exposure to two quite contrasted environments and habitats. The camps offered incredibly high-standard facilities and the transport between them efficient and reliable. It would be very difficult to find a tour operator as outstanding as Gondwana.

Thorsten Haag   –  
Germany DE
Visited: October 2014 Reviewed: Nov 17, 2014

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

What a great experience - Tanzania 2014

After travelling to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in 2013 we loved Africa so much that we decided back home to visit another part of Africa. As our first tour was also organized by Gondwana Tours & Safaris, namely Steffi Presske, and it couldn’t be better at all, we also organized the next family trip to Tanzania with this excellent and very personal travel agency. Our trip was as follows:
- Tarangire
- Ngorogoro
- Serengeti
- Crater Highland Trek & climbing the Lengai
- Lake Natron
- Zanzibar
This tour was absolute superb, we enjoyed the wildlife, in particular in Tarangire and Serengeti, the beautiful landscape and the relaxing days on Zanzibar. It must be mentioned that the Crater Highland Trek was our highlight of the tour as you get very close to the Massai and its culture and you travel absolutely off the beaten track. The landscape was fantastic and can’t be described with words!
Gondwana Tours & Safaris is so excellent due to different reasons: they are very responsive and create tailor-made tours to your expectations and have no standard trip. We wanted to see lots of animals, do some (sport) activities and relax at the last part of our trip so that our journey was a perfect match to our hopes. All selected lodges were very nice.
We can absolutely recommend the travel agency and we would love to do our next trip organized by Gondwana Tours & Safaris!!! Thank you, Steffi!

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