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Namibia & Botswana Wanderer by Ali, 3 Jan 2019
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Absolutely EPIC!!

I have just returned from the Cape Town to Vic Falls trip which took place from 3rd December to 26th December. I have been on a number of adventure tours before but nothing quite like this. Every day of the trip was fantastic! It was 3.5 weeks but it felt like so much longer as we saw and experienced so much. I really feel like we got off the beaten track and got to experience so much of the incredible countries visited. There are too many highli...

I have just returned from the Cape Town to Vic Falls trip which took place from 3rd December to 26th December. I have been on a number of adventure tours before but nothing quite like this. Every day of the trip was fantastic! It was 3.5 weeks but it felt like so much longer as we saw and experienced so much. I really feel like we got off the beaten track and got to experience so much of the incredible countries visited. There are too many highlights to name them all, but tracking white rhino on foot, and bush camping in the Okavango Delta, and meeting the SAN Bushmen are a few that really stood out for me. The trip has everything - breath-taking scenery - from the stunning granite mountains of Spitzkoppe, climbing dune 45 at dealvlei to watch the sunrise, to the sprawling grassy plains of the Okavango delta. An abundance of wildlife (we saw the big five, and so much more!) and flora (understanding the many uses of the local plants from washing, medicine and those that can kill you in 30 minutes! and the chance to learn about different cultures along the way. The african sunrises and sunsets are also breathtaking! There is a great balance of optional activities as well so you can decide whether to take a day chilling with a Gin and Tonic by the pool at one of the many really well equipped campsites we stayed in, or pick up one of the activities (I would definitely recommend white water rafting at Vic falls!) We had a really nice group of people on the trip and sent many nights sat under a sky layered with stars getting to know each other around a fire which is how life should be lived! I want to say a huge shout out to our driver David and cook Denford who are truly awesome guys. They looked after us so well. The food was incredible every night, and David took on days of long drives across tricky terrain. Speaking of which, if it is possible to fall in love with a truck, I certainly did. Imani did us proud, taking us the whole way across four countries, never failing us so she deserves a bit thank you too! I loved the trip so much. I am already looking at booking my next Dragoman trip for March this year (officially addicted now)

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I firmly believe that a tour leader can make or break a trip. I am therefore so happy and thankful for Ben. This guy is nothing short of awesome! Finding the perfect balance of ensuring everything is organised and prepared and running smoothly, whilst being completely laid back and chilled; and getting involved and having a laugh with the group is an art he has thoroughly mastered. His enthusiasm and PMA was infectious, ensuring the vibe on the truck was always a happy one. Nothing was ever too much trouble. He was always professional and ensured the safety and welfare of the group was first and foremost and that all shared tasks were completed fairly by the group. This again was executed in such a way that everyone was aware, but relaxed and able to enjoy their time. We had it nailed pretty quickly and everyone chipped in. He is extremely knowledgeable on travel, wildlife and bush craft, his passion in these areas really came through and added to our great experience. He even showed us some survival techniques, which included making our own fire! Literally the best tour leader I have ever toured with, he made an already great trip that much more awesome.

Dragoman Overland responded to this review on 08 Jan 2019:

Thank you for your amazing feedback on your recent Dragoman trip. We are delighted to hear that you are already planning another trip and look forward to welcoming you again in a few weeks time!

Dragoman Overland responded to this review on 08 Jan 2019:

Its wonderful to hear that your tour leader made your trip so epic and that we've got you addicted to Dragoman!

Namibia & Botswana Wanderer by Marilyn, 22 Aug 2018
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Great Overlanding in Africa

Month long overland trip starting in Cape Town, travelling up the west coast to Namibia, Botswana, & Zimbabwe.

Month long overland trip starting in Cape Town, travelling up the west coast to Namibia, Botswana, & Zimbabwe.

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To get the most out of a Drago trip you must be prepared to pitch in... pitching your own tent, washing up, helping to prep meals & truck jobs. Drago staff are friendly, very helpful, and knowledgeable about the areas they travel to and through

Dragoman Overland responded to this review on 24 Aug 2018:

Thanks for your comments. We really hope you enjoyed your month long Dragoman adventure in Africa with us!

Dragoman Overland responded to this review on 24 Aug 2018:

Thanks again for your comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your overlanding experience with our Dragoman team.

Namibia & Botswana Wanderer by Panda, 22 Aug 2018
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Fabulous journey

I love travelling to places that are not filled with tourists and i love the overlanding style. Both my trips with them were great, full of adventures and lifetime memories.

I love travelling to places that are not filled with tourists and i love the overlanding style. Both my trips with them were great, full of adventures and lifetime memories.

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I have been with Drago two times, and both times were great. Organization is flawless, but the way this overlanding trips run is that they don’t take the unexpected away from you, since those things make travelling so special.

Dragoman Overland responded to this review on 24 Aug 2018:

Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We too are thrilled that you have had several amazing overlanding adventures with Dragoman.

Dragoman Overland responded to this review on 24 Aug 2018:

Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding your experience with our Dragoman Tours. You are quite correct, overlanding is all about the unexpected but it is also a great way to get around and see things off the beaten track. We hope to see you again soon!

Namibia & Botswana Wanderer by retiredadventurer, 26 Jul 2018
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Awesome experience and fantastic adventure

Travelled from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. First Dragoman trip and although we knew about Dragoman as I had a relative who worked for the company and we had been in a truck prior to the trip, the actual doing it was an unknown and a bit of an adventure. It was a fantastic trip, the leaders were great, the group was small and interesting, very multi-national and gelled. The places were just out of this world, I loved being right off the beaten ...

Travelled from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. First Dragoman trip and although we knew about Dragoman as I had a relative who worked for the company and we had been in a truck prior to the trip, the actual doing it was an unknown and a bit of an adventure. It was a fantastic trip, the leaders were great, the group was small and interesting, very multi-national and gelled. The places were just out of this world, I loved being right off the beaten track, especially the Namib desert and Okovango delta. The scenery was just awesome and the wildlife great, so a great success. We have already booked the next trip with Dragoman.

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Very good. I booked directly with Dragoman and rang the office so felt I was able to build a more personal relationship. They were extremely helpful and communicated well. During the trip everything went well, the leaders were experienced and I felt safe travelling with them. Good all round.

Dragoman Overland responded to this review on 26 Jul 2018:

Glad to hear that you had a fantastic adventure with us and delighted to hear that we can look forward to welcoming you back onto another Dragoman trip in the future!

Dragoman Overland responded to this review on 26 Jul 2018:

Thank you so much for your positive comments about your booking experience and your tour leaders on trip. We are so pleased to hear that you found us accommodating and helpful.