Wild Dog Safaris
- Located In:
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 1997)
- Member Of:
- ATTA, NTB & TASA
- Tour Types:
- Customizable private tours and fixed group tours
- Price Range:
- $106 to $1,056 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email PAULA M | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
worth every penny
we are very happy we chose wild dogs Safari for our tour. they are very well organized our reservations were made online communication was excellent and everything was easy as can be as far as booking goes.they picked us up for our tour exactly at the time they said they would be there. Our guide was excellent. Elias is very knowledgeable and he's very excited about his job. he just could not share enough of his knowledge with us. they allowed us enough time at each sighting to view the animals we never felt rushed. The meals were absolutely excellent very tasty and a great variety. I can't say enough about this company they are a class act. my only suggestion would be for them to offer bottled water during the trip. It stated drinks were supplied but that's only with your meal. we drove for hours and its very hot. the brochure should make it more clear that you're only provided water with your meals.
35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
One WOW after another
I traveled on the 15 day Delta and Dunes Safari with my seventy-three year old mother. There was another older couple from Australia, and our guide and a camp assistant. We chose this safari because it was designed to spend several days immersed in two of the areas we were most interested in - the Okavango and Etosha. I chose this company and to base our travels out of Namibia because of concerns that hours on an overland safari jouncing in a truck would wear my mother down. Namibia has decent roads, and Wild Dog had a good reputation for being a budget safari that providing more comfortable vehicles and for reliable quality. And from the start we had a terrific experience. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, and was very good in setting an atmosphere that was comfortable and easy - even at the end of a 15 day trip when everyone was exhausted. He even altered our schedule when we agreed we wanted to go check out the rock paintings at Brandenburg rather than stop where scheduled, accommodating our group and being flexible - in part due to the fact we all got along so well and all agreed on the change. Our camp assistant was equally wonderful - an excellent cook who spoiled us with delicacies like Kudu stew, and had the skills to prepare the food in a way that nobody got sick ... which is often a problem on big group trips when lots of germs get passed around with poor hygiene practices handling food. The campgrounds we stayed in were all comfortable - some were incredibly beautiful. And, while I was focused on Etosha and the Okavango, the other experiences along the way were for the most part interesting and worthwhile - and some were extraordinary and unexpected. The thing to realize about any overland safari is there is a lot of driving. A LOT. We spent hours in the vehicle, and even through the vehicle was good quality and we stopped for breaks, it was still tiring. Another is that we were in a small group that got along very well. Wild Dog will do a max of 14 on a trip ... and I suspect a big group might be a different (though not necessarily bad) experience. I was told that the longer trips tended to be smaller in group size. I could nit-pick: The tent needed some repair of the netting around the zipper, for example, though generally the equipment was all in functional shape. But overall Wild Dog and the Delta and Dunes safari exceeded my expectations. And this experience in Namibia was the hi-light of my six weeks in Southern Africa. I did some blog posts on the trip - here is one of the posts about an experience on this safari. http://leighpate.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-bushman-tale-lion-and-jackal.html
50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Private tour Namibia
We were a group of 4 and arranged a private safari with Wild Dog. It was fabulous. Raymond was our driver and took such good care of us. We were well looked after and learned so much about the country and culture. Liz and her staff took care of every detail and need, so all we had to do was take in the sites and enjoy the incredible journey. All accomodations were great and van very comfortable. Excellant tour
20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great Adventure, Great Food, Great Fun from Windhoek to Vic Falls
My wife and I went on the 9 days Windhoek to Vic Falls trip with guides Manni and Jason. We had a great time. Communications from Wild Dog leading up to the safari and during the trip were great - we felt prepared before setting out and had no issues finding information on the website or through emailing with Wild Dogs (Memory). The camping gear was great and kept us warm in near freezing weather and the food was excellent. The knowledge of the guides was much appreciated and their contacts at the camping sites ensured that we were comfortable and taken care of. I would highly recommend this trip.
Email Keith and Carol Wylie | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
brilliant, well beyond any expectations...
The safari was unbelievable, the guides were so professional, helpful and informative. Many thanks to Villem, Gabriel, Manfred and Kleofas. We were a group of 20 all with different needs and expectations, everyone had a great time, we saw the most incredible things, we got closer to many of Namibia's fantastic animals than we would have believed possible. We will do another tour with wild dog and would recommend them to anyone who asks!!!
20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Mary and Pete Coulson | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
3 week bespoke camping trip into Kaokoland, NW Namibia
Having been on Wild Dog Safari’s (WDS) 23 day African Odyssey in 2009 my wife and I wanted to do something more adventurous. After extended discussions involving Liz, the boss of WDS, and Tuhafeni, the same guide as we had for 2 weeks of our 2009 trip, we had a plan. A 3 week private camping tour with Tuhafeni as our guide/driver, travelling North West through Kaokoland up to Camp Synchro on the Kunene River. We would round off with a few days in Etosha.
Kaokoland is an awe inspiring area, vast nearly empty land, hauntingly beautiful desert and mountains dissected by huge ephemeral river beds where we saw desert elephants, rhino, giraffes and the enormous fresh paw prints of a lion which chose to keep a low profile! How the Himba manage to survive in this parched land is incredible.
Tuhafeni never ceased to amaze with his knowledge, enthusiasm, and incredible eyesight! Nothing was too much trouble going out of his way to make the holiday an amazing experience. Despite the lack of shops (only 2 opportunities to stock up provisions in the 1st 2 weeks!) food was plentiful and well prepared, usually cooked over our camp fire. Salads, meat and yoghurts were kept fresh in a small fridge on board our Land Rover. Tent was spacious, well ventilated and pitched in under 5 minutes.
From start to finish everyone in the company was so helpful. We were treated more like friends than clients. An amazing trip. We will be back!
Email Michele | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
I did a 10 day tour which as a first time visitor was a perfect introduction. Although we travelled long distances it never felt rushed and we saw a broad variety of landscapes. Our guide and camp assistant were excellent and definitely helped make it a memorable trip.
Email Emil | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Best experience ever !!!
What a trip !?!?!? One of best things I have ever done. Wild Dog Safaris made my Dad's dreams come true. They are such an amazing team and our communication with them was so easy. Every single detail was done with such a professionalism and with so much passion. If you are planning any trips in Namibia or outside Namibia consider that Wild Dog Safaris are the best.
We did the 10 day Namibian explorer with them and I have to say that it was an amazing trip. Our guides did the impossible to satisfy all our requests. We were pampered like little children.
I wanted to surprise my dad with boat fishing and they organized everything within couple of minutes. It was another lifetime experience.
Congratulations to all of members of Wild Dog Safaris !!!
You made me feel like I am at home.
Email Joel | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Stunning Sossusvlei experience!
It was an amazing experience. The 3 day Sossusvlei tour with Wild Dog Safaris was an unforgettable and amazing experience. It started with a great service, a very friendly, knowledgeable guide Marcus who is also very good at spotting game and other interesting animals and things on the road and a very safe and a very good driver. He is very flexible and accommodating.. the Sossus dune lodge they booked us with is inside the park and great service and food.
And to top it all, the itinerary was just perfect. We were on top of the Dunes at sunrise and able to sea the beauty of the deadvlei with and without the sun.. simply stunning!
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