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Try a host of different activities in glorious Turkish surroundings.
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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A brilliant trip. So much diversity, so many animals, this is right up there as one of the trips I am recommending!
As with all good trips, there are so many. Dawn on Dune 45, visiting Dead Vlei - a personal ambition - the optional Cheetah safari at sunset (much better than the included Cheetah Conservation centre), the animals, seeing rhino at night, hearing lions roaring during the night, seeing "millions of zebras" and how they manage their time at the waterhole and not forgetting the mating lions..
Ronney is right up there as one of the best guides I have ever travelled with. He works incredibly hard, takes great care of the clients, anticipates needs, is a great spotter, has a sense of humour and is a delight. Also, he makes sure that the locals are benefitting from the trip, by ensuring that absolutely nothing is wasted. He is a credit both to Exodus and Namibia.
1. There are two laundry opportunities - in Swakop and in Etosha, plus some of the campsites offer handwashing facilities
2. The trip notes don´t mention that nearly every campsite has access to a swimming pool!
3. The local team don´t have DEET. Share yours with them and leave the leftovers behind. They are very grateful!
4. If, like me, you want to be sure of contact with home through the trip, you can buy a local mobile phone, SIM card and voucher at the airport - I paid 239 Namibian dollars for mine and donated it at the end of the trip
5. We had the opportunity to donate anything we didn´t want to take back at the end of the trip - do it.
6. You will get dirty. Dont take anything smart or find a way to pack it separately as everything will be covered in sand.
7. Consider the single supplement for the tent as it is a small space to share with someone you don´t know!!
The trip itself is amazing. I can´t recommend it enough. The London office´s errors however - giving Ronney the wrong flight information so he had no idea which flights the clients were arriving on; giving out incorrect contact numbers to the group so the clients had no way of contacting him either and the seeming lack of communication between the London out of hours office and the main office are actually unforgiveable. This is not why we pay to go with Exodus. I hope this experience has been a wake up call to the London office and that their systems are improved immediately as it has shaken my faith in the London office´s competency.
Our trip to Namibia was a truly diverse experience. It is a country that is not yet over-exposed to tourism. The safari element of the trip pretty much guarantees a huge diversity of wildlife (we went during a season where there is not a huge amount of wildlife around and still saw plenty!), both animals and birds.
Outside of the safari both the desert elements and the stay in Swakopmund amazed us - both very different.
Finally, whilst it took a few days to get used to camping we're glad we did the trip this way, as it really brought the group and the support staff closer together than we've experienced on other trips.
Sunrise from the top of Dune 45 and the rapid descent afterwards (straight down the side of the dune is the most fun way!).
The wealth of animals on the trip - seeing our first desert elephant, our first gemsbok, our first zebra, giraffe, lion, rhino etc. We were also lucky enough to see meerkats and rock hyrax, as well as getting up close and personal with a horned viper!!
This was balanced with the relaxed atmosphere of Swakopmund, which was a great contrast to the other elements of the trip.
Ronney was truly outstanding and was the factor that turned a good trip into a very good one. His wealth of knowledge of his country, landscape and wildlife was truly impressive and his enthusiasm was always unwavering, even when he has been driving the safari truck for many hours!
Ronney was ably supported on this trip by Hapi and Reuben, who both worked incredibly hard to ensure the camps were set up each night and that we were well-fed and watered at all times. We've never seen tents go up or come down so fast!!
When climbing Dune 45 - pace yourself - it is MUCH harder than it looks!!
Travel with South African Rand as it is not always easy to get to bank on this trip to change money (and Rand and Namibian Dollars are interchangeable throughout the country). If possible try to take smaller denominations of Rand as some of the larger notes can be hard to change due to cheap prices in the country!
Many of the campsites are in remote locations and although very well appointed, be prepared to share your shower with large insects (crickets, moths, locusts etc.) and lizards!
We had some trepidations about doing a trip involving camping, but found it an excellent way to both see and hear the country!
Please visit the Exodus Travel Guide to Namibia where you can find out what plugs they use, as well as more detailed Country information in the menu on the left of the page.
If you hold a UK passport, you don't need a visa for Namibia. The same applies to other Commonwealth passport holders and quite a few European countries. If you are unsure, please check with the nearest embassy or contact Exodus.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
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