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Bluecrane Safaris Namibia

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Windhoek, Namibia
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About Bluecrane Safaris Namibia
Bluecrane Safaris Namibia is a local tour operator based in Windhoek. 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.
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This safari has a fully accommodated itinerary with a selection of lodges and guest houses. It is designed to give you some of the very highlights of Namibia´s scenery, wildlife and culture.
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Grace S wrote a review Jun 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia33 contributions
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We are so lucky we found Blue Cranes Safari! My husband and I normally plan our own travel, but since the trip was for our honeymoon, we decided to enlist the help of an operator. We chose Blue Cranes Safari because they were local, they customized an itinerary that magically fit our (very) long list of ideas and interests into 13 days, and Derek was friendly and easy to communicate with. They also were able to work with our budget, and hiring them was worth every penny. Our guide Me-Gusto was one of the reasons the trip was so special. He was friendly and professional, passionate about Namibia, and truly a wealth of knowledge. Any question we had – whether it was about Namibia’s history, the birds & animals, the geology, and even the termites – he was able to answer! We loved hearing all of his stories, not just about Namibia, but about his life as a guide. He was a great photographer, and we are lucky that he was able to capture so many of our amazing memories of the trip. Our itinerary was very ambitious, with jam-packed days. We were able to see Windhoek, Kalahari Desert, Sossuvlei, Walvis Bay/Swapkomund, Spitzkoppe, Damaraland, and Etosha. And while we wished we could have stayed at some of the lodges longer (2 nights was the longest we ever stayed), we appreciated the need to keep moving in order to see everything. Me-Gusto kept our spirits high and we were able to adjust when needed on-the-ground. All of the visits and activities were inspiring and informative, and in retrospect we’re glad we were able to see so much of Namibia! We would recommend Blue Cranes Safari to all our friends and family. And while we would say it was a trip of a lifetime - we are already talking about the next time we’ll be back!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Derek J, Manager at Bluecrane Safaris Namibia
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Grace & Justin We just want to say thank you , and another thank you for booking your honeymoon and tour with us in Namibia. We are so happy to always hear that all our clients enjoyed Namibia and have seen so much of our country. Me-Gusto is a very good guide and i will also share this with him. Yes Namibia is a big country and lots to see and do. Once again thank you and take care both of you. Regards Derek
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Elaineandree wrote a review Jun 2022
Ottawa, Canada47 contributions11 helpful votes
I did a 19-day private tour in May 2022 with Blue Crane. Derek Jacobs, owner of Blue Crane, did a superb job in organizing my trip through Namibia which included booking everything in advance from entry into parks and sites, activities at lodges, to accommodation and meals. Derek also arranged my five-day stay in Cape Town that included booking my hotel (The Commodore, minutes from the V&A Waterfront), three local tours around Cape Town and transfers between the airport and hotel. Tours in both Namibia and Cape Town went seamlessly. I didn’t have to worry about anything. Marcus, my guide and driver for the 19-day tour in Namibia, was amazing and so good humoured! His vast knowledge extended to Namibian history, geography, birds and animals. The tour took in most of Namibia’s highlights including Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, the Namib desert, Twyfelfontein, Brandberg, Ongava Private Game Reserve, Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Khaudum National Park and Okonjima Nature Reserve. Throughout the tour, Marcus was conscientious of ensuring that I didn’t miss anything that I wanted to see. Even though some of the roads were “gravel” they were smooth and easy to navigate. In fact, I was impressed with the infrastructure of Namibian roads and highways, which were well maintained and easy to navigate. I was totally surprised at the comfort and luxury of some of the most remote lodges, lodges, which, without exception offered a warm welcome, superb accommodation and delicious meals. I highly recommend Blue Crane highly for their professionalism, organization, and detailed planning. Thank-you Derek and Marcus for making my long-awaited tour of Namibia a fantastic adventure. I have many wonderful photos to keep that memory alive!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Derek J, Manager at Bluecrane Safaris Namibia
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Elaine This review means a lot to us and we are forever grateful. I will pass on the message to Markus also. Thank you for booking your Namibia holiday with us. Take care. Regards Derek
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Jessica wrote a review Jun 2022
Chester, United Kingdom2 contributions
Bluecrane Safaris organised our self-drive, and everything went perfectly. The accommodation was lovely, the vehicle was great, and everyone we met, spoke to or emailed at Bluecrane was helpful, knowledgeable, and very pleasant. We had an amazing time in Namibia. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Derek J, Manager at Bluecrane Safaris Namibia
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jessica Thank you so much for your feedback and your nice review. We just want to thank you that you believed in us and finally arrived in Namibia in 2022. You were supposed to come in 2020, then covid hit the world. We are so happy to see you have enjoyed your time in Namibia and we know that you will share your holiday photos with your friends and family. Take care and once again thank you for choosing Bluecrane Safaris Namibia. Regards Derek
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Ilian S wrote a review May 2022
Ottawa, Canada273 contributions26 helpful votes
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I, along with 8 friends of mine used the services of Bluecrane Safairs, Namibia for a custom-built itinerary on the territory of both Namibia and South Africa. As usual, we did a combination of accommodated and camping overnights, so we could have varied experience and the best possible locations. Derek, the owner of the company did a great job with planning and all the arrangements for the trip. We used again their very comfortable 4X4 customized safari vehicles. The guides Sedny and Seven were perfect with every aspect and every little detail of their work - driving, wildlife guiding, setting up camp, cooking, communicating with us. We all felt like a family, rather than just beeing offered a service. We spent 11 days with the guides in the Namib and Kalahari deserts in Namibia and South Africa and after that flew to Cape Town for a couple of nights, where Derek had arranged great tours and accommodation with a local partner company. We are all very, very happy with the tour and I am looking impatiently forward to our next trip to Namibia and Zimbabwe (different itinerary) with Bluecrane Safaris in August this year. Once again, thank you very much Derek, Sedny and Seven for your hard work and professional attitude!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Derek J, Owner at Bluecrane Safaris Namibia
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Ilian Thank you so much for your mail and your feedback. I am happy to hear you have enjoyed your tour with us again. I will pass the message also to the guides. Thank you and take care. Regards Derek
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nageshgidwani wrote a review May 2022
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Traveling at a time of uncertainty can be a challenge for both, the traveler and the company. With the complications of Covid 19 and the Ukrainian war, we were not sure if our trip will be trouble free. Derek was wonderful. Upon arrival in Windhoek, a smiling Guide, Sammy greeted us. We had a lovely 7 seater land cruiser and all our arrangements were graciously taken care of. Sammy was always courteous and attentive to our needs. He took us safely between 3 countries and through dunes and game drives! He was with us at most times to see that everything ran smoothly! Overall, we would highly recommend Blue Crane safaris . They cater to your comfort and enjoyment. C and N Gidwani
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Derek J, Manager at Bluecrane Safaris Namibia
Responded May 18, 2022
Thank you so much for our feedback Mr and Mrs Gidwani We are always happy to hear that our clients have enjoyed their time in Namibia or Africa with us. We will also pass on the message to Sammy. Regards Derek
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