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Michele   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Sep 25, 2015

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

Namibian Explorer

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.

Mary and Pete Coulson   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: June 2015 Reviewed: Sep 14, 2015

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!

David   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: Jul 8, 2015

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Best. Trip. Ever.

The two Wild Dog employees we had the opportunity to travel with were amazing. By the end of our three week journey, they felt just like one of the group and we were sad to leave them. Both very knowledgeable and helpful.

Keith and Carol Wylie   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: Jul 2, 2015

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!!!

Michael   –  
Mali ML
Visited: June 2015 Reviewed: Jun 17, 2015

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.

Leigh Pate   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: Jun 5, 2015

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.

PAULA M   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2015 Reviewed: Jun 2, 2015

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.

Kathy   –  
Spain ES
Visited: March 2015 Reviewed: May 29, 2015

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

Professional, personal and pleasurable experience

Our tour with Wild Dog Safaris lived up to our expectations; in fact it exceeded them. This was due, in part to our guides, Milton and Steven. They were always professional (even with difficult customers), organized, efficient, personable, fun and with their presence, changed the character of the group and the adventure from special to extra-special.

Mark and Saoirse Visited: April 2015 Reviewed: May 13, 2015

Wonderful Experience

This tour incorporated 3 days in Etosha National Park and 3 days in Sossusvlei (the desert region). From start to finish the entire tour was exquisitely organised.

We were collected from our hotel (which they helped us book) and introduced to our tour guides ( Milner and Ruben - two of the nicest guys you will ever meet)

Our tour group's demographic varied greatly but we all got on like a house on fire.
The Etosha part of our tour consisted of game drives and camping - we got to see loads of animals including a pride of 20 lion, fighting Rhinos and pronking Springbok.
The campsites were very well equipped and comfortable - the guides had us erecting the tents in under 5 minutes! The standard of the cooking blew us away especially since Ruben was working off a campfire.Milner's spirited commentary kept us amused and interested throughout even the long drives.

For the Sossusvlei leg we opted for the lodge accommodation (Dune Lodge) and it was one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed although if we are honest, Ruben's cooking was superior! The dunes have to be seen to be believed - some of the most exhilarating sights you will ever see. Running down Dune 45 at sunrise will make you feel like a kid and leave you smiling from ear to ear for the rest of the day.

A word of warning, the desert gets really cold at night and the early mornings so do pack a jumper.

If you are planning a trip in Namibia, I would highly recommend "running with the Wild Dogs!!" Brilliant tour operator and fantastic team.

Kim M   –  
Canada CA
Visited: December 2014 Reviewed: Jan 27, 2015

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

7 Day Northern Namibia Tour

The whole trip was very well planned out and organized - we stopped at all the hot spots and had a decent amount of time to enjoy each place. All the supplies and campsites were amazing and the guides were knowledgeable, personable and fun! They were also excellent cooks! I felt that all the guests had their own personal interests acknowledged and accommodated. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience of Namibia via Wilddog Safaris!

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