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Safari Reviews

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alejandro corellano   –  
Spain ES
Visited: August 2011 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2011

20-35 years of age

Review about Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve by alejandro corellano
Overall rating
4/5

We visited the park at wrong time, midday ! But we were lucky to see some rare species. Do not visit at this time, go there very early in the morning or at the end of the day to watch and hear a lot of Birds. Arabuko is very difficult to see, inform yourself before at the office reception of the park
We found a very nice guide at the park for 2 hours walking arround.

alejandro corellano   –  
Spain ES
Visited: August 2011 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2011

20-35 years of age

Very accesible, close to coast tourist city Malindi. Good for 1 or 2 days of safari. My First safari
Overall rating
4/5

It´s been my first safari in Africa. After 2 days (24 hours into the park) I was a bit upset, because we´ve seen lions and cheetah so far, and no leopards, but, and this is very good point, I learned that luck is very important in a safari. Some friends we´re there same days and they had seen these animals very close.
Lots of elephants and anthilops, jirafes, zebras, baboons, hipos, big eagles...
We were travelled from Malindi directly in a big Land Cruiser 4wd to 8 people, just my wife and me, with the guide and the driver, and we got a good price.
We stayed in a lodge a little bit elevated on a hill, with 2 water holes. At night I experienced the visit of lions, water buffalos, more elephants... from a bunker that lets you watch them very close. Very nice view of landscape at sunrise and sunset.
More questions you can contact me in you tube, http://bit.ly/mSSw6P

alejandro corellano   –  
Spain ES
Visited: August 2011 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2011

20-35 years of age

About: Kenya
Review about Kenya by alejandro corellano
Overall rating
4/5

Good variety of diferent eviroments, from safari close to the sea, to the center of the country. Everywhere you will find a good place to experience wildlife.

Daniel Mac Alister Visited: October 2010 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2011

About: Kaokoland
Review about Kaokoland by Daniel Mac Alister
Overall rating
5/5

This was amazing , we visited the Himba people here and saw the Epupa falls on the Angola border.

Daniel Mac Alister Visited: October 2010 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2011

Review about Skeleton Coast National Park by Daniel Mac Alister
Overall rating
4/5

Good scenery , a lot of tourists though which is a pity.

Daniel Mac Alister Visited: October 2010 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2011

About: Damaraland
Review about Damaraland by Daniel Mac Alister
Overall rating
4/5

Amazing scenery here, for us there was not so much wildlife after being to Etosha,
but we got to see some desert elephants as well as lizards and birds - also very few tourists so great bush vibe!

Daniel Mac Alister Visited: October 2010 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2011

Review about Namib-Naukluft National Park by Daniel Mac Alister
Overall rating
5/5

This was the best part - scenery wise, it's just INCREDIBLE - the dunes are just amazing.

Daniel Mac Alister Visited: October 2010 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2011

Etosha : An incredible once in a lifetime experience
Overall rating
5/5

I would like to do my best to write of my amazing experience in this wonderful place,
I have always wanted to go to Namibia - I think my first time falling in love with this amazing country was seeing a BBC documentary on the Skeleton coast when I was about 10.
20 years later and I finally went on a safari/trekking tour of the country - Etosha national park was our first stop.
We were in a group of about 10 and all got on very well, I was with a bunch of crazy Italians ! -great fun!
The 1st place we stayed in was called Okaukuejo , it was close to the Etosha pan , we were lucky to get our tents near a fantastic waterhole - that always had animals drinking and was floodlit at night - but this did not disturb the animals.
We went to the waterhole and had a fantastic view of a herd of Elephants drinking, then a group of Giraffe and Zebra came along - I must say it was a very emotional experience.

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This was high afternoon and the temperature must have been in the mid 30's, but there was sheltered seats so it wasn't too bad, later on in the evening with fading temperatures and softer light we went out for a drive around the park - perfect for taking pictures with the low sun.
There was plenty of Springbok to be seen ! (more than 20,000 in Etosha :) ), also plenty of Zebra and some giraffe and then later we were very lucky to see a pride of Lions.

That evening we had an excellent cooked meal eating outside in the cool African night .
We spoke with our guides over dinner and I must say I felt like a kid with him telling us great stories about the wildlife in Namibia.
We were about to go to the Waterhole when we heard the roar of Lions !! - they sounded so close ,
but we were in the safety of the enclosed camp - still it was quite a buzz to hear.
We went to the waterhole and were treated to a multitude of animals drinking - including the Pride of Lions that decided to chase off a few Giraffes, some Rhino came along too and then a few Elephants, it was a totally different experience to see these animals at night and was very happy to have witnessed it.
Coming back to my tent there were some Jackals about !, they were harmless enough as long as you didn't feed them or harass them - also we had to leave our shoes in the tent, as people would wake up in the morning to find them all chewed up !! - the Jackals it seemed aren't so different from our own domesticated dogs!!

That night I went to bed with the sound of Lions calling - pure heaven !!.


Early the next morning (6 am) we had a short breakfast and went on a safari drive , again the light was perfect for taking pictures , we were really lucky to see another pride of lions and then shortly after a pair of Lions crossed right in front of us - I got this fantastic shot :
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We took more drives that day and returned to the campsite in the evening ,where again we went to the waterhole for some night viewing - we saw some Rhino and their young drinking.
Later that night the Lions showed up again and scared some Giraffe away!.
A cocky young male Lion tried to stalk the Rhino - but he was having none of it and soon intimidated the Lion off.

Next day (3rd and last full day in Etosha) We went to the campsite at Namutoni - this was a nice campsite that also had a floodlit waterhole - although it was a lot quieter than the one at Okaukuejo.
Before we arrived we took an early morning drive and were treated to the site of two Cheetah and then a Leopard !! - They were quite far off and I wish I could have gotten better pictures but I didn't expect to see them at all so was very happy.
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Then we saw a Spotted Hyaena !! , this is a very rare sighting in Etosha so was thrilled to see him!!

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The final night we could hear the distant sounds of Hyaena's ! - I never did like this animal before this trip but have learned to appreciate them since.

So an amazing few days were had in Etosha, we left on the 4th morning and continued an incredible journey for almost another 2 weeks across this fascinating country.

arnorab   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2010 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2011

65+ years of age

The scale is right, the place is delightful, the staff are great, the animals are abundant.
Overall rating
5/5

Everything about the Hide in Hwange works well. The rooms are comfortable without being unnecessarily opulent and are right for the location. The travel arrangements ( you are picked up from the Park Entrance) work really well, there is abundant game and a wide choice of excursions and drives. The staff, with whom you eat the exceptionally good food, are extremely knowledgeable and hard working. Its a rare destination and not to be missed.

jdlevrec Visited: November 2009 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2011

Review about Zambezi National Park by jdlevrec
Overall rating
5/5

Lots of wildlife - birds, animals, plants, etc. A good amount of tourists, but not enough to be bothered by the amount of people!

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