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Bushmanland, the remote northern Kalahari

game viewing in the thickly wooded Khaudum

... visit small, traditional villages…

… witness their tracking skills

interact with the local people...


Reviews of safaris to Bushmanland

41 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Bushmanland.

Showing 21-30 of 41
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Family A
New Zealand

"Absolutely fantastic trip"

I visited Namibia and 2 other countries between 10 Dec 2012 and 2 Jan 2013
"We had an absolutely superb trip and our family will treasure our memories forever.

We thought it was a very well balance trip, with organised activities balanced with independent travel. Renting a car was a fabulous way to travel around Namibia with a young family and the trip was very well planned with the travel distances very manageable and clear The detailed organisation by Maruska and Saskia made for a seamless and very enjoyable holiday.

Our time with the Bushmen was one of our highlights so thanks for the suggestion and organisation of this part of our adventure.

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At times it would have been nice to know if we were going to be travelling on gravel or sealed roads and the map provided didn't seem to differentiate between the two." Read full review: 23 nights in Africa; 13 on a Namibia trip
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Mr M & Ms H

"Namibian Adventure"

I visited Namibia between 16 Sep 2012 and 16 Oct 2012
"As a whole despite some issues it was a really fantastic adventure, visiting a completely different area of Namibia. And a special thank you to Sabina for organising it.

However, special thanks also to Bruno Nebe, Axel & Silke Bauer at Aigamas, Vincent and Simson and for everything they did in making it such a great trip. And to Arno and the Bushmen at Nhoma for sharing their knowledge and time with us. It was an unforgettable few weeks." Read full review: 30 nights in Africa; 13 on a Namibia trip
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Mr D
New York

"My Aug 2012 trip"

I visited Namibia between 6 Aug 2012 and 17 Aug 2012
"it was very well organized in terms of logistics. Given our particular interest, Swakopmund could have been skipped and the stop over in Windhoek reduced. The visit to Bushman land and activities a must . A visit to the Himbas was missed.

Very good choice with the hotels and the lodge in spite of the food. As noted, a 2 W drive car is not recommended.

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Everything went as expected. I appreciate you help." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 11 on a Namibia trip
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O Family

"My Jul 2012 trip"

I visited Zambia and 2 other countries between 2 Jul 2012 and 26 Jul 2012
"One of the most fantastic family adventures we've ever had.

Will definitely recommend Expert Africa to others, and would use them again for more travel to Africa. Thank you." Read full review: 24 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zambia safari
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Family Tsuchiyose

"My Jun 2012 trip"

I visited Namibia between 9 Jun 2012 and 21 Jun 2012
"Our trip was amazing in the sense of what we saw and how we did it, and its varieties.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

It is very difficult to get the information and feel for the country you have never been to, and how things are done in each location. In that sense, the details were not communicated well to our needs.

It is easy to say, "please ask any questions if you have", rather than " please check this," or " did you know this?" to make sure that we understand the same thing. Many things are assumed to be understood. The communication was always initiated by me.

The child age should be considered individually by the height, not by age. Our daughter had never been a problem to any lodge. Given her age is 11.5 and she is tall." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Namibia trip
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New discoveries

"A very well organised trip."

I visited Namibia between 17 Sep 2011 and 5 Oct 2011
"The accommodation was varied and all of a very good standard. Information received was excellent.

Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would definitely recommend Expert Africa to interested friends.

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None whatsoever, was superb." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 7 on a Namibia trip
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D party

"A beautiful and varied 2 weeks in Namibia"

I visited Namibia and 1 other country between 9 Jul 2011 and 23 Jul 2011
"The trip was varied and gave us a good impression of Namibia and Botswana. Absolute highlights were times spent with Bruno Nebe, the Bushmen , and the excellentt Khowarib lodge." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 12 on a Namibia trip
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R Family


I visited Namibia between 13 Oct 2010 and 25 Oct 2010
"Overall, we had a wonderful time and plan on returning to Namibia.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I would have liked to have received some of the travel information that you sent earlier. The materials on checking luggage, rental cars, etc would be useful, I would probably add some comments about paying people to watch your cars, street vendors, etc. But, I also recognize that our trip was put together at the last minute and that may be why we didn't get those materials until right before we left.

Maruska was very helpful and gave great advice. Thanks for a wonderful trip." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Namibia trip
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Mr & Mrs B

"an excellent self drive exploring adventure"

I visited Namibia between 3 Oct 2010 and 23 Oct 2010
"Apart from the route between Doro Nawas and Hobatere, and our last full day, the information and advice was thorough and very useful.

I think the instructions need to more consistent i.e. if comments are made about some bad roads, then ALL bad roads in the itinerary should be mentioned. Time or distance from the main road to the actual camps would be very useful.

We are not used to package holidays and it is easy to be complacent and think everything has been arranged in advance, all the maps perfect etc when using someone else.! I would have phoned ahead to all the places first to let them know when to expect us and check on directions. I am not sure what would have happened if we had a problem on route and not arrived which left me somewhat anxious especially as the phone did not always connect.

I bought a Namibian phone card which was good value - nb all internal text messages are free - you just pay for the calls.

The Bradt guide book was excellent - we almost left it behind and would have been stuck without it. We met other people using it.

The guide book had a few corrections to be made :

1) no walking tours included at Doro Nawas
2) Otavi - Rugger club was clearly not serving any meals
3) the Meteor Hotel in Otavi is called the Travel Inn on the main road so easy to miss it. A good recommendation and we had tasty pizzas.
4) In Etosha you talk about parking uder a tree in midday but we saw no trees where this can be done - suggest you delete this in next editions.
5) No garden centre restaurant in Okandja
6) Rhinos in Okandja was a simple restaurant run by a friendly family from Madeira and a good stop for a quick lunch.
7) In Okandja one lot of stalls has been burt down recently - only one lot of stalls now at the far end of the town.
8) Uis - beware of people selling crystals quite aggressively at the petrol station
9) If you want to go to the Tug Restaurant at Swakopmund you need to book it well in advance. In the end we got a late cancellation. Considered a touristy place by the locals but quite fun!
10) No ATMs in the Etosha Park - would have been useful to know this.
11) Petrol pump at Windhoek airport is not for the public. Only certain car hire companies can use it - Budget is one of them. Might be a good idea to fill up in Windhoek first to play safe.

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We felt that driving times as described were not always realistic for a small car. As mentioned before, it would be useful to know in advance how long it takes to drive up the private roads or how long they are. 5 or 7 kms is a long way when you think you have arrived!

We are not convinced that Doro Nawas was the best stop for 2 nights and that we could have spent the time doing something else more interesting such as visiting the cheetah or lion conservancies.

Rating the accommodation is difficult as a tent cannot be called excellent and there fore I have given a consistent good throughout the form. ~They were all spacious and airy with comfortable beds." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 16 on a Namibia trip
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E & D
New Mexico

"Everything we hoped for and more"

I visited Namibia between 27 Apr 2010 and 21 May 2010
"Fabulous and unforgetable

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

It would be hard to design a better trip. The only suggestion I could make to do differently would be to select automatic transmission. We spent a fair bit of time driving getting places and after I ground the gears a few times David decided he'd better do all the driving. On the other hand, maybe this might be a strategy for some." Read full review: 24 nights in Africa; 22 on a Namibia trip
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Nhoma Camp

Nhoma Camp

Nhoma Camp offers a unique, sensitive and authentic introduction to a Bushman village and a true hunter-gatherer culture which is so different from our own.

95% (41 reviews)

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