We had the privilege of traveling the Wildlife and Namibia tours back to back last year....without doubt fabulous (and heartening to see a lot of the babies we saw, must have survived for the tours this year). If you are considering these tours and are concerned about accommodations, please don’t be, Jude and the team have done an awesome job scouting out amazing places to bed weary heads after amazing days. Tip: if you are overly fixated with Wi-Fi, you will likely be disappointed, it’s there ‘most’ places, but can be slow. There’s definitely enough you can contact people at home, but that is not why you are there, be mesmerized by what is in front of you. Just do it.
A wonderful wildlife experience
The safari tour was wonderful meeting all our expectations John our guide was brilliant . He had an amazing knowledge of the wildlife which
he was very happy to share with us . He was also very friendly and pleasant. He was most accommodating with everyone and did his utmost
to satisfy everyone The accommodation that had been organised was on the whole excellent and couldn't be faulted.
A wonderful wildlife experience
From day one I was impressed with Mashihambe. All the reviews I read were actually true from Jude's regular, informative emails to Ant's legendary culinary skills! The main attraction, Africa, in all its shades did not disappoint. The landscape, the wildlife, the trees, the people were wonderful and 26 days passed all too quickly.
The tour was designed to experience different aspects of Southern Africa and every day brought new animals, new landscapes and new experiences. The accommodation was varied and always comfortable. From guest houses like home to unique resorts and cabins, everywhere we went we were met by smiling faces, soft beds and hot showers, no mean feat in the middle of the Kalahari, miles from anywhere!
The focus being wildlife, we spent hardly any time in towns and had opportunities every day do go on long game drives looking for animals. I never tired of it! Ant has had long years of experience and could answer every curly question I threw at him. He has an unquenched enthusiasm for everything African and his love of it all was highly infectious! And when I left my passport in a safe and didn't notice for 3 days, he seemed to know everyone in Botswana to get it back to me safe and sound.
The Pearl of Africa lived up to its name with an amazing tour.
I travelled to Namibia with this company in August and was so impressed with all aspects of Masihambe Afrika I went back a few weeks later as they had a cancellation on their Uganda tour. There were just six of us and our awesome, knowledgeable guide, Ant. Part of this tour was camping (and putting up our own tents) in remote places with few if any other people around. Ant is a great cook and story teller and we loved sitting around the campfire sharing stories at night.
Uganda exceeded my expectations. The gorilla trek just amazing as was the chimp trek. There are just 36 white rhino in Uganda and 34 in the reserve where we stayed and walked with them. The Nile river was clean and teaming with wildlife as was the delta. The people, especially the children, are friendly and happy.
I would highly recommend Masihambe Afrika. Would not go to Africa with anyone else and have now booked my third trip with them to Botswana next year.
We would totally recommend booking with Masihambe Afrika.
Masihambe Afrika was well organised from The start.. This was our first trip to Africa travelling through South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Ant Washford, our guide did a fantastic job of organising us all, sharing lots of knowledge about all the animals we encountered and using his culinary skills to keep us well fed.
The varied accommodation was great. We would totally recommend booking with Masihambe Afrika.
This Safari tour is highly recommend and tops for value for money.
From the time I first got in touch with Jude at Masihambe there was
communication whenever I needed information and or even to tell
her I had started my countdown at -6months. Then all the communication and help with the visas was great as we were going
two weeks prior to the Safari.
Once we were picked up by Anthony we were living the dream. All
lodgings, camps, tours and excursions was taken care of. Every
type of accommodation was a wow factor and all the time the
question was asked “how did you find this place?" Excellent food whether in fabulous lodges or over wood fires (3 course meals!!!) and our needs attended to by friendly helpful staff, cooks, and guides?
Our main guide through the trip was Anthony - amazing
knowledgeable person in all things Africa from wildlife to flora and
fauna, border diplomacy and crossing to head chef, looking after
our group of eight between 60-75 year olds. Such a great sense of
humour and stories to tell while round the camp fire. He and all the guides amazed us at their ability to spot game in long grass that none of us could see, to leopards and snakes up trees, so well camouflaged. Without the guides I am sure we would have missed half of the big five and the smaller creatures and birds that no-one knew of before the trip.