This is an unusual review in that KimKim mere...
Oct 3 - Oct 12, 2023
This is an unusual review in that KimKim merely acted as the introducer to a third party safari company, Ultimate Safaris Namibia that provided the Namibian safari experience for us in October 2023.
Originally, we booked a bespoke tour through KimKim in 2019 with a view to travelling to Namibia in the summer of 2020. Due to covid, that trip was cancelled but by then we had already paid KimKim a substantial deposit. Thankfully, KimKim are an extremely honest company and they kept our deposit against a future booking. We tried again in 2021 but again that trip was cancelled.
We skipped 2022 and instead tried to book a Namibia trip for 2023. By then our requirements had changed and instead of preparing a bespoke trip for us, KimKim recommended a group tour through Ultimate Safaris Namibia which enjoyed great reviews but did not deal directly with the public.
The following is the review of our Ultimate Safaris Namibia experience as prepared by my wife.
Ultimate. What does it mean? Being the best or most optimal example of its kind.
Well that’s the best definition of the Ultimate Safaris Namibia experience that we have just enjoyed with our lead guide, Uzco.
Firstly the organisation, from being met by Uzco at our hotel all the way through to our return to our hotel Windhoek at the end of the trip was seamless and the attention to every detail was sublime.
At the outset we were joined by the two other couples on the Ultimate Safaris trip who were interested in all things safari, but, as well as wanting to enjoy seeing the animals, they loved birds as well. We had previously bought a pair of binoculars for the trip but really didn’t know which way round they needed to be used!! But, believe me, not long into our safari experience with the one and only Uzco, we very soon completely understood how to use the binoculars and were spotting birds with the others in our group.
Uzco made the trip memorable for us. It was such a wonderful wonderful experience. He was completely dedicated to the six of us, embracing our enjoyment, our well-being, and wanting to allow us the freedom to enjoy the trip at its best. He was the ultimate guide with a wealth of knowledge, both in the animal world, the bird and insect world as well as his knowledge of geography and geology. All of this knowledge that he gave to us added to the wonderful tapestry of what we were seeing unfolding before our eyes.
Can we also praise the various lodges selected by Ultimate Safaris Namibia for this group trip? All four lodges were outstanding in every way. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, the food was of an exceptionally high standard and staff extremely attentive and helpful.
Uzco is a dedicated professional guide who deserves all the praise and gratitude. We thank you so much for the experience, and of course the memories.