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  1. Lynn Crawford

    5 months ago  

    19-day privately guided trip in June 2014

    Ian was my guide who did a wonderful job. From deserts to wildlife I was impressed with everything I was able to see and experience and I was impressed with Wild Dog Safari’s expertise and attentiveness.

    It is possible to go to Namibia solo and not self-drive. I had been looking to do that for a long time and Wild Dog helped make it possible.

    I stayed at a variety of lodgings and did not camp.

    Everything was great.

    I did a whole big report with photos.

    I had not seen this guest site earlier but found it now that I am looking to return to Namibia with Wild Dog Safaris.

  2. Mark Braithwaite

    7 months ago  

    This tour incorporated 3 days in Etosha National Park and 3 days in Sossusvlei (the desert region). From start to finish the entire tour was exquisitely organised.

    We were collected from our hotel (which they helped us book) and introduced to our tour guides ( Milner and Ruben – two of the nicest guys you will ever meet)

    Our tour group’s demographic varied greatly but we all got on like a house on fire.
    The Etosha part of our tour consisted of game drives and camping – we got to see loads of animals including a pride of 20 lion, fighting Rhinos and pronking Springbok.
    The campsites were very well equipped and comfortable – the guides had us erecting the tents in under 5 minutes! The standard of the cooking blew us away especially since Ruben was working off a campfire.Milner’s spirited commentary kept us amused and interested throughout even the long drives.

    For the Sossusvlei leg we opted for the lodge accommodation (Dune Lodge) and it was one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed although if we are honest, Ruben’s cooking was superior! The dunes have to be seen to be believed – some of the most exhilarating sights you will ever see. Running down Dune 45 at sunrise will make you feel like a kid and leave you smiling from ear to ear for the rest of the day.

    A word of warning, the desert gets really cold at night and the early mornings so do pack a jumper.

    If you are planning a trip in Namibia, I would highly recommend “running with the Wild Dogs!!” Brilliant tour operator and fantastic team.

  3. Peter

    7 months ago  

    Just completed my second self-drive accommodated tour of Namibia with Wild Dog and it was fabulous! The arrangements were flawless, the hotels perfect, and Namibia really showed off! In four days in Etosha we saw lion, cheetah, leopard, two spp rhino, two spp hyena, loads of elephants, giraffes, and thousands of other game. There is nothing like Namibia and Wild Dog makes it affordable and easy.

  4. Daniela

    7 months ago  

    My personal experience with wild dog safaris (3 days in Etosha, 3 days in the desert) was great ! Really nice guide, good locations good equipment and tasty food. Nice vibe within the small group too. Etosha and the Desert are incredibly beautiful. Special thanks to Markus our guide !

  5. Stuart Young

    9 months ago  

    September 2014 was a great time with the Wild Dog crew!
    The southern sand dunes were spectacular and the team drove well and looked after us like we were royalty.
    Then “tomorrow is another day..” and the Vic. Falls trip went off even better. All needs were well cared for and again, the driving and cooking were extremely good – shame about the “restaurant” in Livingstone, Milner!
    Milner and Erastus both went out of their way to ensure everyone got the most out of the whole trip. Thanks and well done, guys.
    With Wild Dog, a fabulous time is assured and to quote Milner, “anything is possible.. ”
    Stuart Young

  6. Rob Hagarty

    9 months ago  

    My wife and I took the 10 day Namabian Explorer. Prior to arriving we ran into challenges and arrived a day late. The staff at Wild Dog took this in stride and we were able to accommodate us none the less.
    The experience of visiting Etosha, Sossulevei and Swakopmund were truly awesome, it was beyond our expectations. The tour guides and staff also were a huge part of this wonderful experience.
    Since arriving home we have recommended Wild Dog to our family and friends. We are definitely going to return.
    Thank you!
    Rob and Guylaine

  7. Marc Duenser

    12 months ago  

    I just finished a 6 day tailored tour around Namibia with Wilddog Safaris and I am extremely content with the way everything went down.

    We went to Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, and Etosha and despite the long drives it was nothing short of amazing. The organization was overall very good and the trip relatively affordable considering I was alone with a guide and a car.

    Regarding the guide, I can only add to what others have said before: Ian Brown is most probably the best guide around in Namibia. His knowledge of plants, animals, birds, geology, culture, history and all sorts of other things is absolutely astonishing. Not to mention his eyes. It seems to me he can distinguish eye colors of zebras 4 kilometers away, and spots even the smallest bird or lizard or lion while I was just wondering if that pile of elephant dung might look like a cheetah or not…

    He knows the parks inside out and his attitude is always polite, curious, and just overall pleasant. It’s easy to see that he really cares for the nature and the preservation thereof and he is able to give great insight into why things are how they are. I can HIGHLY recommend him, and I will come back to see the rest of this most wonderful country.=

  8. Babette

    1 year ago  

    My 7 Day Northern and 9 Day Delta and Vic Falls trips were the best introductions to Namibia (and Botswana) I could have asked for!

    Marcus and Abi (7 Day North) and Ian and Job (9 Day Delta) were wonderful guides who took great care of us, were very well-informed about the country and made the tours very enjoyable. The tours made Namibia very accessible: as a 25 year old female travelling on my own to Africa for the first time, it was a great way to see a lot of territory without feeling rushed, or having to join a big tour bus group. I felt very safe during the trips, and would recommend their tours to friends and family.

    The variety of people of a range of ages I met on the tours were great too and certainly added to the enjoyment of the trips.

    I also found it a very affordable way to go on safari (especially Botswana), and the Wild Dog trucks are well designed for this purpose with large windows that open and powerpoints in the bus.

    A really great experience on both tours, I’d highly recommend them and book with them again in the future. Thank you to the Wild Dogs team again for making me fall in love with Namibia!

  9. Patrick Shilling

    1 year ago  

    I have just returned from the 9 Day Delta and Vic Falls safari with Wild Dog. It was definitely a dream come true trip with regards to sights, sounds and being looked after by our guides, Ian and Matthew. I am still in dreamland after visiting Chobe National Park, Okovango and Vic Falls. At times it felt like a lot of driving…but no more than stated in the schedule…Africa is big after all, but we were rewarded far and above than I could have ever expected. We were even lucky enough to come across a pride of lions eating an elephant they just pulled down, only 20 metres or so from our vehicle. I took this safari as I wanted to see as much as possible on this visit. Our guide Ian was totally amazing and had so much knowledge of the flora and fauna…and I mean SO MUCH!! He was an exceptional guide and could not have been any more helpful if he tried. Matthew was amazing too and made wonderful dinners by the fire that were really tasty and made us all feel pretty full and content. As a first introduction to this region, I highly recommend this trip and also Wild Dog. I had not heard of them before, but I will almost certainly be using them again next year. I could not have been happier!

  10. Lyn Brandon-Podd

    1 year ago  

    I have been left with so many wonderful and enchanting memories. There were so many magnificent sights, scenes and moments. Capturing photographs was important, but feeding the soul with the beauty, ruggedness, vastness and beautiful light of the desert, canyons, sunsets, sunrises was the most amazing emotion to experience. Thank you to our wonderful and hospitable guides Lesley, Ruben, Phillip, Ndihaya. They made the journey very pleasant all the way. I shall certainly be booking my next adventure with you, which will be Botswana and Zambia – you have a very happy client in me!
    Lyn Brandon-Podd Cape Town South Africa

  11. Susan

    1 year ago  

    Louise organised a fantastic trip for (6 day taste of Namibia) us. We had to rearrange our trip due to a death in the family. She managed to get everything we wanted, in high season, at about 2 weeks notice. The documentation was great with things to do along the way. Thank you so much. We will be visiting Namibia again as we fell in love with it.

  12. Barbara

    1 year ago  

    Marion Bause organized a custom-tour for a party of three that began at the north gate of Etosha National Park and ended a week later at Deadvlei at the Sossusvlei Dunes. Our guide and driver was Ian Brown whose knowledge of Namibian wildlife is exceeded only by his competence, courtesy, and curiosity. Marion’s bookings were excellent, the itinerary was jam-packed and thoroughly captivating, and the creature comforts at the lodges were always a happy retreat. Thank you to Wild Dog Safaris for a fantastic introduction to Namibia, a true treasure for visitors to Southern Africa.

  13. Neal

    1 year ago  

    I did a lot of camping when I was a kid and endurance cycling when I was older, but I’m now 61. I signed up for a 14-day July safari back in April. Although in excellent health, I was briefly hospitalized with a serious illness (MERS) in May, just six weeks before I was to leave for Namibia. So, for me, this trip wasn’t just a scenic vacation, but also became a test of will and endurance, just like cycling!

    To say that Namibia is stunningly beautiful would be The Understatement of the Year, so, if you’re even thinking of doing this, my advice is to follow Nike’s motto and “Just Do It.” You’ll really be glad you did :-)

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