Vincent & Lesley Artingstall - Etosha
wrote a review Jul 2019
David Senekal - Self Drive tour Etosha
Review of: Desert, Bush and Beach (Namibia)
Lesley & Vincent Artingstall
In June 2019 we booked a Self Drive Tour to Etosha National Park in
Namibia. David Senekal of Namibia Botswana & South Africa Self Drive
tours booked our trip. This was our first visit to Namibia, we live
in South Africa. Itís was almost like going back 30 years in time,
alcohol could not be bought on a Sunday. The Namibian people where
The Self Drive trip booked via David Senekal included the following
> Flights into and out of Windhoek International Airport
> Britís 4x4 Car Hire
> Arrival and Departure Stop Over at Arebbusch Travel Lodge
> 6 Night Stay at Taleni Etosha Village including meals
The complete trip went off like clockwork with no issues.
Air Namibia and SAA flights into and out of Windhoek were on time a
first for my wife and I in all our years of traveling. The Windhoek
International Airport was small and provided a pleasant experience.
The hired car was a Toyota RAV
vehicle hired via Britz 4x4 at the Windhoek International Airport.
The car handover by Britz was handled professionally and
efficiently. The Toyota RAVI coped very well with the tough road
conditions in Etosha National Park. Arebbusch Travel Lodge provided
a pleasant accommodation stop over night for our arrival and
departure nights. The Lodge provides good access to the road heading
up north to Etosha. The roads up to Etosha Anderson Gate were in
good condition without a single pot hole. Well done Namibia.
David Senekal had booked us into Taleni Etosha Village. The Etosha
Village provided easy access to Anderson Gate about 5 minutes by
car. The Accommodation at Taleni Etosha Village was excellent. The
evenings were quite with star studied heaven above us every night.
The Taleni Etosha Village staff were professional and provided great
service, nothing was to much trouble. The meals were wonderful.
Etosha was more than we expected so different to our own Kruger
National Park that we love so dearly. In Etosha itís a case of
finding a waterhole and letting the animals come to you!
We managed to add
25 new birds to our Roberts birding list wish now stands at 461.
Seeing the Etosha Pan was a real highlight. Even though the Pan was
dry it was an awesome sight. This was a simmering track of white
disappearing over the horizon.
It felt like you were looking at the surface of the moon. A visit
when the Pan Contains water and is filled with Flamingo must be
What a wonderful trip that will remain in our memories forever.
We are indebted to David Senekal, who pulled out all the stops to
make this a wonderful experience for us. Nothing was to much trouble
for David he was at our beck and call 24/7. We have never
experienced service from a Travel Agent as good as this.
We would highly recommend traveling on a Self Drive arranged by
David thanks for all the work you put in we feel like family. Look
forward to traveling with you in the future.