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I wanted to say hello to anyone else who is going on the Namibia Tribes and Natural Wonders trip in May 2020.  The trip seemed so far away when I booked it early last year and is now only four months away.  I have read some very interesting reviews from people who travelled to Namibia in 2018 but as most of the hotels seem to have been changed would appreciate any other information from travellers in 2019.  Thank you.
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Post: #2
Hello Maureen
I went on the May 2019 holiday to Namibia. It was absolutely fascinating, so different to any others. Our tour manager was Lynn Maskett and our local tour guide and driver was Leonard. Both excellent.
Our hotels were Safari Court, Desert Homestead Lodge, Bay View Hotel, Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Etosha Safar Lodge, Mokuti Lodge. A torch is helpful for the walk back to your room after dinner.
Do book the Dolphin and Seal Catamaran Cruise and the Living Desert 4x4 Dune Adventure at Walvis Bay area, not to be missed.
You will have a wonderful holiday.
Linda
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Post: #3
I’ve been looking at booking this holiday as the pictures look amazing but I’ve always been a bit scared of going to Africa Which is holding me back from booking .
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Post: #4
Hello Linda
Thank you for replying to my post and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the trip. We appear to have just a couple of different hotels to the ones that you had, ie Soussusvlei Lodge instead of Desert Homeland and Toshari Lodge instead of Etosha Safari Lodge, so that is reassuring. I have learned from previous trips to take a torch. I have already booked the Dolphin and Seal Catamaran Cruise and intend to book the Living Desert 4x4 Dune Adventure when that becomes available. I hope you enjoy any trips that you have planned for next year. Maureen
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Why are you worried about going to Africa? Maureen
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Post: #5
I went in August last year, fantastic wildlife and if you want there are chances to try various animals, mainly antelope varieties at the lodges.

It was cold in the evenings, especially at Sossusvlei, so I'd suggest checking whether it will be as cold in May and take a winter coat as you eat outside in the evening at this lodge, I was cold in 4 layers. During the day it is warm and at this lodge theres a rooftop terrace above the bar to sit and relax in the sun if like us you have a free afternoon.

Tim
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Post: #6
Thank you Tim for your advice regarding the temperatures at Soussusvlei, I have just checked them out and May appears to be pretty similar to August so I will make sure I have appropriate clothing. I realised it might be cold in the mornings but didn’t realise that we would eat outside in the evening. We also have a free afternoon so will look forward to sitting on the rooftop terrace.
I am very much looking forward to seeing all the wildlife.
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(08/01/2020, 06:23 PM)Maureen WH Wrote: I wanted to say hello to anyone else who is going on the Namibia Tribes and Natural Wonders trip in May 2020.  The trip seemed so far away when I booked it early last year and is now only four months away.  I have read some very interesting reviews from people who travelled to Namibia in 2018 but as most of the hotels seem to have been changed would appreciate any other information from travellers in 2019.  Thank you.

Hello Maureen WH! I am also booked to go on this trip and really looking forward to it. Should I start packing now?!!!
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Post: #8
Hello Morty I look forward to meeting you in May. I am sure like me you have just paid for the trip so certainly time to start thinking about what we are going to pack. I have also contacted the nurse at my doctor’s surgery to discuss vaccinations. Do you live near Heathrow? Although it is only about an hour and a half’s journey for me, I have booked in at the Premier Inn the previous night so I don’t have to worry about traffic on the M25
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Maureen
I don't live near Heathrow - hours away, in fact! I have to come from Lowestoft so will also be travelling down the day before. I shall try to book in to the Premier Inn too so that we could perhaps meet up that evening?
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That would be good Morty
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