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Discover Namibia (AZN) - Camping Trip August 2016


Discover Namibia - Camping

I travelled to Namibia in the dry season (October). The weather was very, very hot on a couple of days the temp reached 100+. The schedule was gruelling - up 05:00/06:00 every morning but I enjoyed every minute of it. Every day brought a new experience. There were a couple of long travel days but the truck was reasonably comfortable, stocked with cold drinks and guide books plus plenty of photo/toiler stops along the way.
The highlights of the trip for me were Etosha National Park, Carnivore Cheetah reserve and climbing Dune 45. The first camp in Etosha had a fabulous watering hole which attracted a variety of animals. It was very addictive watching the coming and goings of the animals!! At the Cheetah reserve we managed to get within a distance of 20ft from the Cheetahs what a fabulous experience.

Our group leader was Ronney, he was a very experienced guide and full of enthusiasm. The cook Jonah prepared a variety of great food for every meal and of course not to forget Ruben who erected/dismantled our tents every time we moved to another site. All great guys. Jonah even managed to cook a lovely meal one evening during a thunder storm on the Waterburg Plateau.

Take high factor sun cream and even higher factor for face and neck. I only took South African Rand as it is widely accepted in Namibia. If you are a vegetarian then there is not much choice on the menu when eating out. Bring some mixed nuts/seeds as I did. The electricity is unique to Sth Africa/Namibia but our truck had a variety of extension leads including once with an English plug. I'd no problems charging batteries/phone.

I was very impressed by Namibia. Campers are certainly very well catered for. Almost all of the camp sites had hot water, flush toilets, toilet rolls and even public toilets on the whole were very clean. Supermarkets were well stocked. The night game in Etosha was fab as the moon was shining and we saw a lot of drama at one watering hole. It is definitely the place to buy tanzanite jewellery. Hiking boots are not a necessity; a pair of trainers & a pair of sandals are all the foot ware you need. I took a 3/4 season sleeping bag and most nights ended up sleeping in the liner instead. A couple of evenings did need to wear a fleece. If planning on taking a Dolphin cruise out of Walvis Bay wrap up well as it is freezing!!
It was a fabulous trip and enjoyed every minute of it. Don't hesitate - go for it!!

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Operator Exodus Travels



Traveling with Caravan Tours turned out one of my best tour operated excursion! July 2016


Costa Rica Natural Paradise

It was a much older crowd what I was expecting, but turned out exactly what I wanted. I am a nature photographer and the tours were just excellent for me being to be able to take my time with photographing the wild life and not be rushed with a young group of people who are running through the rainforests. I was amazed how many beautiful animals I could photograph in their natural habitat in only 8 days, I actually could publish a book, what you can view here:

I also learnt that older people are much more fun and great to travel with! I had a blast with them!
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Operator Caravan Tours



A trip to remember July 2016


Family Safari

Let's face it, traveling with a family of 5 (children aged 14, 12, & 7) from Boston to Tanzania. It was a vacation of a lifetime, and not one where we could afford complications and hassle. With that in mind, I can tell you that the Alaitol Safaris people met my expectations and produced a trip that my family will never forget. This itinerary put my family in places where we were free to enjoy the animals and culture without worry. We had several items on our wildlife checklist that we could focus on, knowing that the trip's particulars were taken care of. The transfers were seamless and the preparations were clearly made to ensure that the tour company added value to the trip. By the time we came back to Boston, we made a lifetime of memories and learned quite a bit while in Tanzania. Asante sana (thank you), Alaitol Safaris. You helped make our trip special. Read more

Operator Alaitol Safaris



Fit for a Queen! November 2015


9 Day Botswana & Vic Falls Across Africa Safari

We booked our safari through Ker & Downey and we have been super impressed with the most perfect trip! We travelled to Botswana Linyanti region. It truly felt like an exclusive game viewing experience in absolute luxury. The staff were 5* and made us feel immediately at home. Biggest tip is spending a sunrise or sunset in their incredibly picturesque pool. Food matched the incredible surroundings and one of the most magical places we have ever stayed. Really wish we there still! Read more

Operator Ker & Downey Africa



Wonderful and very special June 2016


Antarctic Peninsula-Basecamp Plancius

What a great trip! Warm people, fantastic ship, beautiful animals, great weather, wonderful nature, very friendly crew/staff.... This was a very special experience. Plenty of time to do whatever you want, take marvellous pictures, well experienced staff and vegan menus on demand.

I loved the zodiac trips, landings, guides and there was a wedding as well! I enjoyed it very much from beginning to end and if the opportunity arises I will definitely join the MV Plancius again! Thanks to all!
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Operator Oceanwide Expeditions



Namibia -The best of Africa August 2016


Discover Namibia - Camping

A great trip showing the best of Namibia in just 2 weeks. The landscape is amazing and so different in each location.
The animals are abundant and everywhere - watching at the camp waterholes is just brilliant - not knowing what might arrive next. Everyday is different and everything spectacular.
Seeing 2 rhino bringing there young to the waterhole one was still suckling.
Watching & listening to a lion lap water whilst a rhino slurped at the other side of a waterhole - then getting a full blown lion roaring session.
The cessna flight back over the areas just visited is well worth the cost - it puts the vastness of everything in perspective and shows just how little is not sand!

Washing can be done for you at the lodge in Swakopmond - fixed price for a basket load.
All the toilets were good with paper - but it is single ply and rough...keep all your N$1 coins as you need these for the service station loos.
Take a water bottle as the water is drinkable everywhere - although a bit yucky at Brandberg.
Good binoculars make a huge difference to seeing all the extra creatures at the waterholes.
Camping mats provided are good thick ones - nothing extra needed.
It is VERY cold after dark in July so take lots of layers.
The Cessna flight from Swakopmond is brilliant but you will need to book it asap as they only take out 5 people at a go. Also the restaurants need booking - we were lucky and got tables but it was only for 2 people.

Even if you think you've 'done Africa' book it.

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Operator Exodus Travels

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