Namibia - by Private Air

      12 reviews
      Sep 9 - 16, 2022
      Group size: 1 - 14
      Namibia - by Private Air
      Namibia

      12 reviews

      Sep 9 - 16, 2022
      Group size: 1 - 14

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      Available Packages

      Double or Twin room - Roommate known

      Please select this package if you're traveling with a spouse, partner, family member, or friend.


      $9,899
      Deposit: $2,000
      Single traveler - Willing to share

      Please select this package if you're traveling solo, but willing to share a TWIN room with another traveler. 


      $9,899
      Deposit: $2,000
      Single Traveler
      $11,949
      Deposit: $2,000


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      Terra Incognita Ecotours
      12 reviews
      Winner in both the 2019 and the 2020 Travel and Leisure Magazine "World's Best Award" as World's Best Tour Operator. We are committed to making a difference to you and to the places we visit. We draw on our legacy of adventure, experience and knowledge, our commitment is to provide travelers with opportunities to participate in ecotours, which explore the world with a sense of discovery and wonder, and to preserve our environment for future generations.

      Reviews

      I had watched several videos of Svalbard trips posted by travelers on YouTube and elsewhere, so I had some idea of what to expect. But what I didn't fully understand was the seasonality of the various animal populations. We didn't see any whales -- wrong time of year (early June). That was a disappointment because the Arctic is home (during the right season!) to so many species. We saw five Arctic foxes, all looking a bit bedraggled as they transitioned from winter to summer coats. They were excellent sightings--just not super photogenic individuals. The pack ice was VERY far north. I wish we had motored north immediately (the staff had an ice map) rather than make stops along the way so that we had more time to spend searching the pack ice. However, on our return, we were rewarded with a truly amazing morning spent with two bears who gamboled in the snow and water, wandered to a walrus carcass to feed, and took cute naps. They were on a small island in a protected bay, the sun even shone for a while, and it was magical. (Note: one bear was collared and the other had an ear tag. This bothered some photographers.) If you are not experienced in taking pics/shooting video from a Zodiac: it's not so easy! We don't realize how much processing our brains do for us when our bodies are in motion. But when you see your videos, you'll realize how much the raft was bouncing around! We sailed on the Polar Quest MS Sjoveien. Very comfortable ship. Lots of great space for taking pictures. Comfortable temps in all staterooms and public spaces. Open bridge!! Plenty of storage under the beds and in wardrobe. There is a hot tub, but this is only fired up on the day of the polar plunge. The food waste aboard was appalling. Options for vegetarians were subpar, especially for a European-based ship. Terra Incognita Ecotours groups are always a great mix of like-minded travelers. Everyone got along well, and it was a good mix of men/women and ages.
      By Dawn M for Svalbard: Land of the Ice Bear on Jun 12, 2024
      This trip was on the top of my bucket list and a marvelous experience which I will never forget. The accommodations were great both in Kenya and Rwanda. The staffs at both locations were friendly and so willing to help. In Kenya, every effort was made for us to see as many animals as possible. Our driver/guides were very knowledgeable about the country and the wildlife. In Rwanda, the gorilla treks were absolutely magical. We were able to get close enough for some to walk right past us. Watching the interactions between the animals put me in the midst of a National Geographic special! There were special extras also. Wine (and other bevs) and snacks on the savanna. Hot air balloon ride with open air breakfast. The opportunity to meet and spend time with a wonderful group of people of all ages and varied backgrounds, including GED who is the head honcho of EcoTours. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
      By Karen G for Kenya and Rwanda: Masai Mara and Mountain Gorillas on May 21, 2024
      JM
      Trip exceeded any and all expectations. I could not have loved it more! I chose this company due to the owners care and effort to employ locals, give back to the community, and their consciousness in preserving wildlife. I walked any from this trip desperate to go back. I will 100% continue to use and recommend Ecotours!
      By Jennifer M for Kenya and Rwanda: Masai Mara and Mountain Gorillas on May 15, 2024
      Just back from a fantastic trip to Ladakh to see and photograph Snow Leopards, Eurasian Lynx, Wolves , Golden Eagles, Vultures, Ibex, Blue Sheep Uriel's, and much more. The trip organisation, accommodation, food and staffing were first class all around. The guiding, wildlife and cultural aspects of the trip were all of the highest standard.
      By philip k for Himalayas: Snow Leopard adventure on Mar 29, 2024
      BS
      Being a group of scientists with a specific agenda, GED was able to orchestrate a trip of a lifetime taking into consideration a desire to see East Africa up close and adding in our special requests. Definitely a first class trip from a first class company! Would highly recommend.
      By BARBARA S for Tanzania; Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti - O'Brien on Feb 11, 2024
      Thanks Barbara, you were a joy to work with, so glad everything came together so beautifully
      By Terra Incognita Ecotours on Feb 11, 2024
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