I don’t even know where to begin…. If I could give 10 out of 5 stars I would. I went on the 9 days Canyons, Dunes & Wildlife tour with Chameleon, and it was the BEST DECISION I could have made for myself. I spent a long time researching different travel companies, but eventually decided on this tour as I felt it covered the most important landmarks in a time efficient and cost effective manner. And wow, I was not disappointed.
I have to start by saying, that I was extremely lucky to meet the absolute best group of people on this trip, that have now become lifelong friends. Michael, Mary, Wilson, Fran, Maria, Ciro & Costi - I will never forget you!
A huge special thank you goes to Tinashe, our guide for the first 3 days. From Windhoek to Etosha to Swakopmund, and the special experience of meeting some members of the Himba tribe, he led the tour with experience, boundless confidence and endless knowledge! He was always happy to answer questions, stopped for plenty of leg stretching/toilet breaks (funnily enough this was much appreciated by the group), and nothing was ever too much trouble. Bonus points for delicious cooked meals at night. Probably the best guide I have ever had. Chameleon is lucky to have him!!
The next half of my trip was with Kennedy & Chilo… this was the camping part of the trip. It provided a completely different experience/perspective of Namibia, as this involved setting up tents (my first time) in the most beautiful areas of the country including the desert. The guys were very patient with me as I was learning to set up and disassemble my tent, and never failed to provide assistance if I needed it. These guys know what they’re doing, from navigating the terrains to keeping us on schedule without too much pressure, and cooking delicious meals.
Overall, if you are even wondering whether you should book this trip or not - stop thinking and just book!!!