Victoria Falls Hotel
This is an actual tour booked by Danie Steyn for a private client. It is a variation of the Namibia, Chobe and Victoria Falls 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 16-day trip is a really superb itinerary which includes such a wide spectrum of lodges, landscapes, wildlife, geographical areas. The safari starts in Victoria Falls, spending 5 nights in Botswana before heading into Namibia for a further 8 nights. This is a combination or fly-in and self-drive with mid-market lodging along the way.
"For Namibia we absolutely loved Mushara and Mowani, both top class accomodation, food and service."
I would like to thank you and your team for putting together what was a great itinerary for my wife and I - it was one of the best holidays we have ever had and apart from a brief scare at the Vic Falls hotel when they could not find our booking (they had it under Show, not Shaw!)
The Botswana agent you used was excellent, they had an agent at the airport when we got back from the delta to make sure we were happy with everything. The only minor quibble was the directions from Chobe into Maun - we followed the directions to the letter and missed the aiport turn-off completely as there was no T-Junction! Fortunately they were able to push our flight back an hour as there were roadworks on the Chobe-Francistown road as well.
For Namibia we absolutely loved Mushara and Mowani, both top class accomodation, food and service. Okaukuejo dinner was better than expected but breakfast was in line with your warnings, the chalet was great however and we loved our three days in Etosha despite getting a flat near one of the water holes! We saw leopard and lion in Etosha, Chobe and the delta, as well as wild dog in the delta which was great!
The Caprivi lodge staff were lovely although this time of year getting to the lodge was a challenge as the path in was flooded - apparently this happens every January to April!
Swakop guest house was fine room-wise although a little noisy given the proximity to the main road coming into and out of the town. We enjoyed a day on Walvis Bay sighting seals and dolphins and the afternoon going up and down the dunes towards sandwich harbour. We also ended up eating at the Tug twice which was lovely.
We'll be happy to recommend you on TripAdvisor when we get the chance, and once again well done on the organising. We normally book everything ourselves when we go on holiday but your value add in our holiday in terms of time spent at each place and the rates you could offer was excellent.
My only other hint I would suggest you pass onto your future guests is to make sure they check what date the Naminian border officials write into their passport. When we went in at Mohembo I asked for 8 days but the guy added up seven and I did not check it, so when we left Walvis Bay airport the overzealous customs official informed me I had overstayed my (free) visa, and had to pay a N$10,000 fine! Fortunately after pleading innocence and apologies for 30 minutes common sense prevailed and I was allowed to board without damaging my wallet!
Private Client, Kenya