Bluecrane Safaris Namibia
Bluecrane Safaris Namibia
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Multi-day Tours4WD, ATV & Off-Road ToursPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife ToursDay Trips
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Bluecrane Safaris Namibia is a local tour operator based in Windhoek, Namibia. We operate since 2007 and are running tours in Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls. We do small group tours from scheduled accommodated, camping , tailor-made safaris, private luxury safaris, fly-inn safaris and luxury mobile camping tours. We have our own fleet of custom 4x4 safari vehicles and fully trained guides.
Windhoek, Namibia
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2023

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EsterKS
Bethesda, MD5 contributions
Jan 2023
We cannot say enough good things about Blue Crane Safari and the amazing two week + trip they put together for my husband and me throughout Namibia. Derek Jacobs was incredibly knowledgeable and responsive to me and the many questions and changes I had about our trip. The itinerary was excellent, reasonably priced and, most importantly, we had an incredible guide/driver who took care of every detail on our visit. Me-gusto was an excellent driver, a great guide and tracker, an incredible font of information about history, geology, flora and fauna, animals and just about anything we asked him about. He knew what we were interested in and planned accordingly, even if it was not part of the formal program, and helped make this one of the best trips we have ever taken (and we travel extensively). We did not have to worry about anything - he made sure we had good tables reserved at whatever restaurants we went to, that breakfast packs were ready when we had early starts, he would check out every room before we settled in, our 4x4 was clean every morning and the cooler filled with water and ice. I would highly recommend Blue Crane safaris if you are considering a trip to Namibia, and would highly recommend visiting Namibia. A gorgeous country with so much to see. The only down side is there is considerable travel involved if you want to see it all, but the roads are pretty good and Me-gusto does all the driving!
Written February 13, 2023
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Dear Ester & John We just would like to say thank you for choosing Namibia as a destination and we are very happy to hear you have enjoyed your time with us. I have passed on the message also to our guide Me-gusto. Thank you also for the wonderful feedback. Yes Namibia is a big country, much to see and explore. Once again thank you and take care and enjoy the rest of 2023. Regards Derek
Written February 15, 2023
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MattiMattuschek
44 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
we did a 1 week safari with blue cran in the north of namibia. our tour took us over the erongo mountains, the etosha national park and the waterberg to düsternbrook. We stayed in 4 different lodges. it was a wonderful safari. we saw the big 5 up close and so four other wild animals, incredibly beautiful. our guide Sammy is a very personable person and he simply had a feel for where the animals were. besides the names of the animals, sammy also told us in detail about their habits. Our jeep was technically in perfect condition and so we really enjoyed the more than 1000 km driven distance. Blue crane's boss, Derek, is also very personable. Finally, he drove us to the airport. So, I can only highly recommend blue crane. top guide, top equipment. everything was fine. always happy with blue crane.
Written January 10, 2021
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Dear Matthias Greetings from Namibia. Thank you very much for sharing your experience in Namibia. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed every part of Namibia with Bluecrane Safaris in this difficult times. Once again thank you and take care of yourself and your family. Regards Derek
Written January 12, 2021
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Elizabeth Sklar
2 contributions
Nov 2022
My friend and I spent 5 days on a tour of the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, and Swakopmund with Frank as our guide. He was kind and knowledgeable ensuring that we had an incredible experience. Our lodging was exceptional and all the food was great. We not only had great meals at the lodges but the cost of the tour also included a few restaurants that were all top quality. Great cost for such a high quality tour. We decided to go quad-biking in Swakopmund and Bluecrane helped us schedule the activity. I would recommend arranging one or two optional activities through your guide while in Swakopmund! We thought the 5 day tour was enough time to see Sossusvlei and the coast. However, we heard incredible things about Etosha from Frank and other locals. My recommendation to others would be to add on Etosha to the tour if possible. Overall great experience and hope to visit Namibia again with Bluecrane.
Written November 29, 2022
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Dear Elizabeth Good morning and thank you so much for visiting Namibia. We are very happy to hear you had a good time with us and I will also share this with Frank. Yes we will be waiting for your for your next tour in Namibia. All the best. Regards Derek
Written December 2, 2022
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carlr932
Houston, TX1 contribution
Sep 2022
We experienced everything we hoped to in Namibia and more. The itinerary was designed to cover a lot of miles while we were fresh and allowed for a more relaxed pace toward the end. We saw Namibia from end to end covering almost 5000 Km. Our guide/driver Me-gusto filled each day with lessons in history, geography, and geology as well as ensuring we didn't miss a single point of interest concerning the wide ranging flora and fauna. Not only was he able to spot the animals of most interest but he also knew the names and calls of the many birds we saw, some of which were a mere blur. He was able to point out features of the landscape with the knowledge of an experienced botanist. Everything seemed to go like clockwork which was in part due to his ability to think on the fly and make adjustments to fit the circumstances. Our accommodations and meals throughout were first class and the transportation even though much was over gravel roads was comfortable.
Written October 13, 2022
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Dear Carl Thank you for your message and we are so happy to hear that you had a lovely time in Namibia. I will also pass on the message to our guide Me-gusto and share your review with him. Once again thank you for booking with Bluecrane Safaris Namibia. Regards Derek
Written October 14, 2022
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smnroth1
Signal Mountain, TN1 contribution
Jun 2023
Wonderful trip through Namibia. Derek worked with us to create an itinerary that let us visit the areas and sites that were our priority, and made thoughtful selections for lodges and activities. Our guide, Markus, could not have been better - just an all around great person. His knowledge of the country, its people, culture, history, the landscape and wildlife made our trip such an interesting and enjoyable experience. He was a safe and considerate driver and did his best to make us comfortable even on the long and sometimes bumpy drives. The lodges were all excellent, with beautiful locations and accommodations and attentive, welcoming service. While we loved all of them, Ongava Tented Camp and Okonjima Bush Camp were just amazing. Service and the activities - game drives and tracking - were phenomenal, as were their conservation programs. Excellent food and beautiful facilities. We agreed that if we were doing it again we would spend more time in each location. Highly recommend Blue Crane and hope to work with them again in the future to visit some of the areas we weren't able to fit in this trip (and will definitely request Markus as our guide)
Written June 14, 2023
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Thank you Susan This is so nice to get your feedback and seeing that you enjoyed your tour with us in Namibia. I will also pass the message to Markus. Once again thank you for choosing Bluecrane Safaris Namibia as your partner in Namibia for your tour and safari. Regards Derek
Written June 15, 2023
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Libia C
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Me-gusto, John and Fran were our tour guides, drivers, cooker and the best Namibian hosted. From day 1, they provided an outstanding service, explained every detail of our day ahead, they prepared the best dinners with amazing flavors and their Safari knowledge was invaluable as we were at the right time and location to discover Namibia’s animal kingdom characteristics, and even, we were able to see a cheetah hunting their meal. It was, without doubt, a trip of a lifetime. I highly recommend these team of amazing humans for your Namibia trip.
Written September 22, 2021
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Thank you so much for your review. We are always happy to hear our clients have enjoyed Namibia. We will pass on the message also to the team that was with you on the road. Thank you Regards
Written October 3, 2021
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m1chdan
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
Feb 2020
Our 15 day Namibian Highlights tour was fabulous. Blue Crane Safaris provided us with a comfortable, well maintained vehicle, driven by Sedney our excellent driver/guide. Sedney has great knowledge of his country, it's history & culture, & the wildlife. We were very well looked after, & felt safe the whole time. This tour takes in many parts of the country, & is a great way to see the diverse features & landscapes that Namibia has to offer. We would definitely travel to Namibia again, & Derek & the team at Blue Crane would be the people to talk with to arrange it.
Written March 22, 2020
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Thank you very much for your feedback. I will pass on to Sidney and tell him. Once again thank you for booking with Bluecrane Safaris Namibia. Take care and please do come back to us if you need anything else. Regards Derek
Written March 23, 2020
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Don
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Feb 2022
We have just come back from an amazing 9-day camping safari with Blue crane safaris in Namibia. From beginning to end the service was thorough and consistent. Are guides Sidney and Franz were lovely and friendly and knew all the tricks of the trade. They knew when and where you you’d find the best siting’s and the perfect times to spot the lions. They would do anything to help you and make your trip as enjoyable as possible. The cooking was excellent and especially as we are vegetarians and fussy eaters. Derek had been very helpful with organizing the trip and especially as regards to navigating entry requirements and PCR tests. I was worried that camping would be uncomfortable but the tents were very tall and spacious and the camp beds and matrasses gave me the most wonderful sleep throughout the trip. I would definitely go on another safari with Blue cane safaris and our guides Sidney and Franz and would totally recommend them to anyone else looking for an amazing safari as they will deliver!
Written March 1, 2022
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Dear Donna So good to hear you had a lovely time with us in Namibia. I will share this with the guides, as they will also appreciate the feedback from you. Once again we just want to thank you for booking your holiday to Namibia and also with us as a team from Bluecrane Safaris Namibia. Take care and hope to have you back soon. Regards Derek
Written March 3, 2022
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Jet803117
2 contributions
Nov 2022
Tour Namibia

For the first time I booked a journey with a local company: “Bluecrane Safaris”/Windhoek
I found the data on the internet.
I mailed several times with the owner, Derek Jacobs, he was always to the point, friendly and he immediately replied my mails.
He prepared for me and my friends an unforgatable tour through Namibia.
Well organised, a beautiful jeep and beautiful lodges.
Our guide/driver, Me-Gusto was top.
Intelligent, discreet, friendly and helpful.
He is proud of his country and that reflected in his approach.
We will definitely go back to visit the rest of this beautiful country, and book again with this agency.
We will recommend the company to all our friends in Belgium and France.
It was just sublime.

Lieve and Manfred
Belgium
Written December 26, 2022
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Dear Lieve and Manfred Good afternoon and thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are very happy to hear that all went well. We are also very thankful that you have booked with us. We will also pass on the message to Me-gusto and we wish you a happy 2023. Thank you. Regards Derek
Written December 27, 2022
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Andrea P
12 contributions
Jun 2022
We did a 19 days private guided tour in Namibia and Botswana.
We started planning the trip when Covid restrictions were still in place in Canada so there were a lot of uncertainties and worries. But Derek was able to organize everything.
Trip went very smooth, All the hotels/lodges were great and all the activities were well planned.
John our tour guide worked really hard those 19 days to make sure we enjoyed our trip.
Thanks to Derek and John we had an amazing time in beautiful Namibia. I highly recommend this company.
Written July 16, 2022
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Dear Andrea We are so happy to hear that you had a good time with us in Namibia and Botswana. Yes I have also informed John also that you had a good time traveling with us. We just want to say thank you for trusting us and believing in us for making your holiday a memorable holiday. Once again thank you for booking with us and giving us feedback about your tour. We wish you only the best for you and your family. Regards Derek
Written July 18, 2022
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