- We are seasoned 'Explorers' and have never been disappointed with our trips. This was a tour of two halves, both interesting and enjoyable in their own different ways.
What a fantastic country, such varied scenery, amazing geological features, wildlife and friendly people. There were so many highlights, from Etosha reserve, huge sand dunes, rock paintings, seals, amazing bird and animal life and the Himba tribe.
Accommodation was variable but always clean and comfortable. Having travelled in Africa previously we were prepared for the Safari truck and bumpy roads - it all added to the adventure. Food wherever we ate was great.
Our group of 10 were of varying ages and from various countries, but we shared a common passion for travel, photography and wildlife - we bonded immediately and had great fun, especially on the long travelling days !!
The BEST part of the trip had to be our guide LUCKY - what an amazing man. He led the trip single handedly, an amazing achievement. He drove over 2000 km on dirt tracks, always getting us safely to our destination. He shopped and provided lunches along the route, spotted an amazing array of birds and wildlife and was very knowledgeable about Namibia and its history. He always made sure that everyone's needs were catered for.
Explore and Jenman are extremely fortunate to have someone as knowledgeable and kind as Lucky working within their operation and should we ever return to Africa I hope Lucky will be our guide !!
This part of the trip was very different, we had a much smaller group and more comfortable transport. Our guide Todd was very efficient and we packed a lot in over 10 days. Cape Town is an amazing city and more time could be spent here, but not sure what could be left out !!
Todd went an extra mile to book us into some lovely restaurants and got us on the ferry to Robben Island on the last day - not to be missed !!
Scenery was dramatic and so different - coastal areas, townships, botanical gardens, wine lands etc. We saw seals, penguins,dolphins and various birds.
Accommodation was good, so was the food.
A great trip but be prepared for 2 very contrasting halves of the tour !!
Published on: 12 April 2017