This is an actual tour booked by Edward Taylor for a private client. It is a variation of the Classic Namibia Safari. If you like the sound of it you can book this exact trip using the enquiry form below or use the itinerary as a starting point and make any changes you want.
This honeymoon couple have booked 15 days self driving around Namibia staying with romantic accommodation throughout including the honeymoon suite at Sossus Dune Lodge, a luxury room at the Swakopmund Hotel, remote Etendeka and a special view room at Okonjima.
"Some information upfront was not correct"
What were your most memorable experiences on your African holiday?
Balloon flight in Sossusvlei Rhino walking track at Ongava Excellent service of Doro Nawas: we left our vouchers here without noticing until we reached Dolomite camp 3 days later, where it appeared Doro Nawas had sent the vouchers to the camp.
If you were to do this holiday again, what changes would you make?
I would spend less time in Damaraland/Etendeka/Ethosha (also because we have done a lot of safari before, in other countries).
Do you have any general comments about your holiday?
Accommodation was excellent. We were taken by surprise by the procedures at the vehicle renting company - taking a copy of both sides of your credit card and deducting 20,000 NA$ from your credit card account, rather than taking a credit card slip - I would inform customers upfront for this. Credit card procedures at lodges can be cumbersome, so maybe advise customers to carry cash We found the tours offered at Doro Nawas too expensive (if I remember correctly 90 USD pp to visit Twijfelfontein and Organ Pipes). We decided for a guided walking tour, but that was disappointing (too short, not interesting, guide not very knowledgable). But the location of the lodge is stunning.
How would you rate Edward’s service and our service overall?
Average. Some information upfront was not correct: e.g. that the car would be equipped with cool box The white lady restaurant in Uis did not serve lunch. In the information sheet the description of Etendeka Mountain Camp is outdated - Bonniface does not work here anymore for some time. When I contacted Edward about things ongoing on New Years Eve in Swakupmond, he did not know of any, while there were two large events. Luckily friends of ours made a reservation at the Swakopmund Hotel function for that evening.
Private Client, The Netherlands