1 independent reviews for Namibia Desert & Caprivi small group lodge safari
Reviews for Namibia Desert & Caprivi small group lodge safari
Richard Paradine review 22 Jul 2015
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?Flying over Victoria falls on a microlite. This is a paid extra but worth every penny.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?1)Mid-day cruise on the Zambezi at Livingstone waterfront passes along beside the game reserve. We got our best shots of hippos and elephants on this cruise. 2)You've spent a lot of money to get here. So you probably cant afford to do every extra. But if you get the chance to do something you really want to do, DO IT. We flew over Vic Falls on a Microlite. Not cheap but it was our one real indulgence on the trip, a once in a lifetime experience, and everyone else on the trip wished they had done it when they saw the photos.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?Flying to Africa and driving 1500 miles in a diesel van is probably not top of the environmental list. But driving around at home and flying to Disney World would have the same impact and at least here tourism gets some money into an economy that needs it. The lodges all used solar heating for water and some of their power. We were encouraged to limit water usage and the guides bought firewood for cooking from sellers by the roadside and encouraged us to buy from stalls by the road rather than big shops, so some of the poorer local people benefited directly.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?This is not a relaxing holiday, but you see everything from wetland Africa to driest desert, with superb animal sightings and cultural visits all in one short tour. Excellent. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone who wants to do safari and more and wants to feel they are actually IN Africa, rather than a detached 5 star European dream of it.
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