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Supplier: M08340

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Base of operations: Namibia -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 236
We are an inbound Safari Operator for Namibia, with optional excursions to Botswana and South Africa - Zimbabwe sadly excluded until further notice. Established under the present name in 1999 after more than 30 years of experience in various aspects of Namibian Tourism.

All our safaris and tours are open to full customization. Accommodation during visits are determined by our guests, and itineraries are compiled in conjunction with our guests' individual preferences and special interests in mind. There is no season with us, we operate twelve months of the year, and offer you the full range of special interests available in Namibia. From young backpackers through honeymoon couples with exotic ideas, to adventures, hiking and local cultures.
Questions and Answers
Our company has always been based on mutual trust and personal service and flexibility to all our guests.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

We have been actively operating in the safari business since 1999, but have been involved in tourism in some form or another since 1981. The company started out as a family business in 1999, whereby backgrounds in the veterinary field and wildlife research, plus Marketing, combined to satisfy a need for personal service in tourism.

2. What is your company's mission?

To promote Namibia to the many thousands of people who have never, or hardly ever, heard of us, or have any idea where we are, or what we are. We endeavor, through our safaris, to introduce to the world what Namibia has to offer.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Although family vacations feature quite prominently in our list of previous guests, we specialize mainly in special interests. Due to our vast distances and wide open spaces, this enables more specific target areas within the country.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Leon Openshaw is founder and owner of the company after a varied range of past activities. Starting in the technical field of a medical laboratory technologist, then to research as a veterinary laboratory tecnician. Moved to Namibia in 1970 to a veterinary diagnostic center. The latter included field work in the many wildlife sanctuaries of Namibia, plus constant travel throughout the country. Nature Conservation acquired their own ecological center, and a total change was made into the Marketing field. Back in Namibia, Leon served a term as chairman of the Institute of Marketing Management, and during 1981, a term as representative member of the South West African Tourism Board. Involvement in tourism Marketing led to a period of being a freelance tour guide for larger companies, until 1999 when this company was established.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

No single package is very popular, as each safari is custom-made, eventually, regardless of the published safari. However, we have noticed - very specifically - that there are two package groups that are much more popular than most others. These are the "wilderness areas" and the "cultural/rock art" safaris. From all the guests partaking of these, we have learnt that few people can imagine the vast open and untouched spaces still possible in Namibia. Probably due to the clutter and over-population of the world in general. The reason for the other interest - cultural/rock art - stems from an increased awareness and interest in many people to experience the past, and to physically meet the few traditional tribes of the "Old Africa" still around.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Leon - stunning person!! We found that you are a man of character, connoisseur of your country, upright and honest, excellent judge of people and stalwart through thick and thin. We cannot praise you enough, and we are so thankful that our paths could cross. Know that we will recommend you with the greatest confidence for afordable tours that is worth it. Should we have planned this tour on our own, we would surely have ended up with egg-in-the-face, it would have been absolute chaos.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M08340
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Namibia's Cultural Diversity & Rock Art Namibia's Cultural Diversity & Rock Art 10% off.

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Travel through part of the Kaokoveld wilderness; visit the ochre-colored Ova-Himba nomads! Experience the survival skills of the Bushman; re-live an era where rocks were the artist's canvas.

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Cultural Journey
Crafts Tours
USD 4425 Namibia

Epupa Wilderness Trail Epupa Wilderness Trail 10% off.

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A wilderness experience, where settlements and farms are rare to non-existent, and no fences hinder the movement of wildlife, but nature is still very active, as will be seen at the Epupa Falls.

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Cultural Journey
USD 3150 Namibia

Photographic Wildlife Experience Photographic Wildlife Experience 10% off.

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The Etosha National Park and several private nature reserves. A special treat at a Cheetah Conservation Farm.

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Photography and Videography
Wildlife Viewing
USD 3350 Namibia

The Desert Elephants of Damaraland The Desert Elephants of Damaraland 10% off.

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In the last true wilderness area of Africa, this safari offers an exciting & adventurous excursion, searching for our famous Desert Elephants with 2 nights' serviced camping out in the wilderness.

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Wildlife Viewing
Photography and Videography
USD 3550 Namibia

Kaokoveld Wilderness Adventure Kaokoveld Wilderness Adventure 10% off.

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Wilderness adventure in style! Camping, off-road travelling and visiting the Ruacana- and Epupa Falls in the Kunene River, plus the ochre-coloured Ova-Himba nomads.

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Tour Package
Wildlife Viewing
Sightseeing
USD 5250 Namibia

For the Young at Heart For the Young at Heart 10% off.

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Comfortable accommodation throughout, plus a luxury train journey; an ocean Dolphin cruise; a hot-air balloon flight, and two charter flights.

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Railway Trips
Wildlife Viewing
USD 10710 Namibia

A Tail of Two Deserts A Tail of Two Deserts 10% off.

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Visit and explore both the Namib- and the Kalahari Deserts, with scenic wonders as well as desert wildlife viewing.

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Desert Expeditions
Wildlife Viewing
USD 2850 Namibia

Spiritual Healing in Solitude, as Prescribed by Nature. Spiritual Healing in Solitude, as Prescribed by Nature. 10% off.

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An inspirational journey to relieve emotional stress, or to recover from a recent trauma, in the presence of nature.

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Pilgrimage/Spirituality
Desert Expeditions
USD 4750 Namibia

Gondwanaland Revisited Gondwanaland Revisited 10% off.

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This four-desert safari concentrates on the various Biomes found within the deserts or desert eco systems visited, offering the typical animal- and bird life that inhabit such landscapes.

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Tour Package
Desert Expeditions
Ecotourism
USD 3200 Namibia

An Angel's View Hiking Adventure An Angel's View Hiking Adventure

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An eight-day, 120km (75 miles) hiking trail which has earned itself the reputation of being one of Southern Africa's most demanding routes.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Wildlife Viewing
USD 1620 Namibia

Hugging Nature in Namibia Hugging Nature in Namibia 10% off.

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A nature safari, as close to nature as possible - without actually camping - to fully appreciate the African experience! Being as close to Nature as possible - yet comfortable and secure.

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Tour Package
Wildlife Viewing
National Parks
USD 5130 Namibia

Hugging Nature in Northern Namibia Hugging Nature in Northern Namibia 10% off.

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A nature safari, as close to nature as possible - without actually camping - to fully appreciate the African experience! Being as close to Nature as possible - yet comfortable and secure.

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Tour Package
Wildlife Viewing
National Parks
USD 3150 Namibia

Hugging Nature in Southern Namibia Hugging Nature in Southern Namibia 10% off.

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A nature safari, as close to nature as possible - without actually camping - to fully appreciate the African experience! Being as close to Nature as possible - yet comfortable and secure.

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Tour Package
Wildlife Viewing
National Parks
USD 3150 Namibia
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