Southern Africa family adventure -Wheeler family

Southern Africa Family Safari

On behalf of our whole family we would like to thank Jono and the team for organising such a fantastic holiday for us. Everything went off almost seamlessly and it was so nice to be able to sit back and relax knowing we were going to be looked after. We would especially like to mention our fantastic private guide Stewart. His sense of humour, intelligence and love for Africa made our time with him very special.

Our itinerary was perfect and there were even a few small extras included which we were not expecting. Despite the bumpy road the scenery of Namibia was magnificent with the highlight being the day Peter and the kids climbed the Big Daddy dune in Sossusvlei while I spent an hour with Deadvlei all to myself photographing the sun rising over those amazing trees. Botswana gave us the best animal experiences and we absolutely loved our time on the Chobe Princess houseboat. Everything exceeded our expectations.

From start to finish we have had the absolute best service from Encompass Africa. Our first meeting with Jono sold us, his enthusiasm and knowledge confirmed that we were going to be well looked after and we were. Our safari consisted of our family group of five traveling to Namibia and Victoria Falls and then myself and my husband going on to Botswana.


The Namibia trip was amazing, Jono listened to my ideas about where we wanted to go, made suggestions and together we came up with a great itinerary which included a mix of budget and luxury lodges to suit our budget. Similarly in Botswana he worked hard to come up with an itinerary that would get us the best value for money in a very expensive country. This consisted of time on the Chobe Princess Houseboats and nights in Kwando Lagoon and Kwando Kwara camps. All of the camps lived up to and exceeded expectations plus the small things such as transfers also went off without a hitch.

On return Encompass Africa have been in contact with us to make sure everything went well and to seek feedback to ensure they continue to offer good service. At first I was a little wary about using a small company but I have had no regrets. Encompass Africa’s quotes were significantly lower than the larger brochured companies we looked into plus they were able to lock in prices ahead which was fantastic. I would highly recommend them and have already done so to friends and family.

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Etosha Pan,Namibia
Yawning Hippo seen on Safari
Aerial view Sossousvlei,Namibia.
Lions seen on Big 5 Safari
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Sossusvlei Aerial shot, Namibia
Elephants at watering hole seen on Big 5 safari.
Sossusvlei Deadvlei, Namibia
Sunset, Chobe River Botswana
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Photo credits: The Wheeler family