2 independent reviews for Namibia small group holiday, sand dunes & safari

Reviews for Namibia small group holiday, sand dunes & safari

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review 26 Jul 2017

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

Climbing the dunes at sussusvlei with our fantastic guide Gabriel. Just driving through such a diverse landscape.

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

Enjoy!!!!!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

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

Fantastic. A real adventure and brilliantly organised and guided by Gabriel from the local agent.

review 23 May 2016

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

As you already know, I spent 4 weeks volunteering at the Knysna elephant park. Spending time with the elephants and working next two the staff and guides during this time was such an awesome experience. I learned so much about elephants and was able to make some long lasting friends here. It is very hard to narrow done what was the most memorable part. I love the elephants and fully enjoyed swimming with the seals and walking the cheetahs which I was able to do on my days off. I was able to do numerous adventures while on my days off. After my time at the elephant park, I totally enjoyed the two day safari at Addo elephant park.

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

For Americans, I would give the tip to slow down and enjoy what you are doing. We in American have a tendency to do to much and not enjoy the little things in life. Life is slower in South Africa and I was able to enjoy my time better when I realized I did not need to do everything in one day. Make sure your credit cards and debit cards work in South Africa as you will need them. Bring some cash and exchange your currency for Rand, which is South Africa's money and currently the value of our dollar is awesome. Don't just see the sights and the animals, try to meet the citizens of South Africa and get to know them. They are awesome people, even the ones who work there and are not native to South Africa.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, I believe my volunteer time and my holiday after the elephant park did benefit local people. I was able to donate some of my belongings to others, who could use my property. I believe in tipping and I know with the way I tip, it helped the food and bar servers as well the employees at the hotels I stayed at. I am not sure if I had any impact on the environment, but I don't believe I hurt it in any way.

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

Five stars out of five stars. First off, this is the first holiday I have been on in which I left the United States. I do not include my trips to Mexico. It was a trip of a life time. I plan on coming back to Africa and seeing some of the other countries. I want to comment Julia from the holiday provider, she was totally awesome and was there for me at any time. She planned my holiday schedule and did an outstanding job and was there to assist me when I was involved in an accident. The company they work with in South Africa, was also outstanding to work with.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We are so pleased that you had a great time and that you are happy with the services we offer. We pride ourselves on our personal service, and on ensuring that our customers are well taken care of. We look forward to helping you with your future trips to Africa!

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