2 independent reviews for Namibia safari

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review 16 Dec 2009

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing a leopard "in the wild" for the first time. I have been trying for over 35 years! The group, including the tour guide and camp assistants, became like a family. The guys were magnificent, always having our interests and comfort in mind, sometimes in the most adverse conditions.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for the cold and the wind in the desert.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes I did.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

In the top three of the holidays I have been on.

review 10 Dec 2007

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The leader - Obi - knew his stuff. He could answer most questions so that we came away with a greatly enriched knowledge of wildlife & the country. He also had very sharp eyes. Wildlife is always a problem because there is no guarantee that the animals will turn up. However, Obi was constantly pointing out animals that I would have missed. The most memorable part of the holiday was spotting the leopard. We would have missed it & driven on, but the leaders saw it & we went back. We had to be patient because the leopard hid in a culvert, but eventually came out. Another tour group got inpatient & left without seeing it.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Not much because the trip notes covered most things. The only minor quibble is that during the last day we were supposed to stop at Okahandja for 2 hours to see the craft market. None of us were interested so Obi agreed to push on to Windhoek instead. Future travellers could be forewarned about this so they could choose to go to the craft markets, or somewhere en route instead.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

I think so, we were able to tip individual guides etc & we were able to give a tip to the crew.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent!!!

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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