Sammy was fantastic!!!! Knowledgeable, always happy, answered all questions, made sure we saw as much as we could.
Sunbird Lodge was pleasant, however, there were a few issues - lots of stairs to go up and down to cabin and main area. No elevators. Three people at the lodge were ill, including one of us. Cob webs in washroom. Asked to clean up and they dusted, however, all the dust was just left all over our luggage.
Fig Tree --- Clean the pool walls and floor.
Other than those few things, everything was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Would recommend to anyone who wants to go and would love to do again.”
Fantastic! The trip ran very smoothly. We were given plenty of notice of what was coming up, when we needed to buy extra water, how much to expect to pay for goods etc. The driving days were not super long, the truck was comfortable and the tents were great- so nice to be able to stand up!
The only things I thought the trip lacked was perhaps more small optional activities at a simple price. So, instead of the only optional being adrenaline activities at $150 or so per person, we would have loved a $15 village walk, $20 orphanage visit (or make a donation when you get there), time with the meerkats at Spitzkoppe, $15 to try dancing with the local tribe etc. A little bit more of the cultural side of each country would've been nice.
We felt Swakopmund was a bit overrated and would have preferred to spend that extra night in Chobe free camping as it felt a bit rushed. We had much better facilities in camp grounds than the backpackers in Swakop.
We had two families each with two children on the tour which made the trip fun! The difference in demographics made for a nice, happy medium.
Monga (cook) and Johnny (driver) were great. Johnny could not have been more personable and friendly. Monga's food was delicious.