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.

NAMIBIA - 2019

We are almost home. Have enjoyed Namibia’s isolation & stark but spectacular scenery. However the roads & dust are another story. Once we reached The Etosha Park it was fantastic for animal life. In a day & a half we saw 20 lions ( 2 of the prides were feasting on their kills ) 2 cheetahs ( also enjoying their kill ) a leopard relaxing in a tree, & numerous rhinos ( both black & white ) giraffes & zebras many of whom had their young with them & of course elephants. We also visited the Cheetah Conservation Fund Area. Thanks to our guide, Chris.& our travelling friends for their companionship through the heat & dust.

AFRICA - 2019

Our first trip with Masihambe but definitely not our last

Communication was great. As far as expectations, didn't know what to expect but was absolutely blown away. Loved every aspect of the safari, from our tour guide Ant, to the local guides in Zimbabwe & Botswana.


The four week tour started in Johannesburg then went north through Kruger to the Matapos Hills in Zimbabwe, north to Victoria Falls then across to Botswana. We went south through Chobe NP to Moan then up to the Okavango Delta then flew in a small plane over the Delta back to Moan. We went East to the Tulie Game Reserve then made the long drive back to South Africa & to Johannesburg. It was a spectacular itinerary and we saw everything we hoped to see. Our Safari Guide, Anthony Waterford, was exceptional. He combined encyclopaedic knowledge with deep experience, a strong sense of care, and effective leadership. He was a very pleasant companion who has endless stories to tell. I haven’t experienced a better tour leader. Communication with Masihambe was good, the vehicles were adequate, and the accommodation was interesting and comfortable. This tour is for people who can pitch in and help with cooking, and who are adaptable when plans change suddenly, or things go wrong.


Give Masihambe Afrika a try... you’ll love it.

It’s hard to stop raving about how amazing Uganda is.  We’ve just come out of three days camping in 2 wonderful campsites.  Hippos across the river on a Congo beach then wandering through our camp at night.  Awesome game drives and awesome boat ride out on the channel between the Edward and George lakes with wine and snacks and hundreds of animals and birds... hippo, water buffalo, crocodiles, elephant etc... The water was mirror glass and we had our own private boat... very special. Passed village of people who live in the park swimming and doing there washing and then the fishermen heading out for their evening fish.  Camp fires and sitting under the evening stars. I Like that Masihambe Africa provides a no frills authentic trip with a great, very experienced bushman guide in Anthony. Travelling through Uganda offered lots of variety in accommodation from tents to simple lodges and great experiences of the culture, food, geography and wildlife.


This was truly a trip to remember!

We lucky four had the experience of a lifetime. On 18th June we met the other 4 members of our group - we were 6 Kiwis and 2 Americans. Then it was off "Ant"our guide was a motorist, a chef, a raconteur, and a passionate and knowledgeable lover of African game and bush. I cannot believe any guide could be better, and he really made the trip exceptional. Our 26 day trip took us through Kruger National Park, then across to Mapungubwe. After that we entered Zim and enjoyed Matopos, Hwange and Vic Falls. Then we entered Botswana, Africa’s secret, We re-entered South Africa with 3 days to go, spending our time in Tuli game reserve. We saw all types of wild animals and wilderness, and all in fine weather. The Safari company was brilliant providing the 8 of us tourists with all manner of comforts and fine food even in the middle of nowhere!


This trip was our second. Everything about this company is above expectations.

The tour guide is one in a million, the tour owner is exceptional, both their knowledge about the trips and the safari tours is out of this world. We saw everything that we thought we would see, the accommodation was above standard the travel was tops. Highly recommend to others. We are now planning another trip.


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The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa for he has so much to look forward to.

Richard Mullin.

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