Monday, 8 September 2008

Livingstone Trails, An African Adventure

Another great adventure character we met along the way is Wynand Breytenbach of Livingstone Trails who like Jason the Snakeman, is from the Hartbeespoort Dam area and is also a great lover of animals. Wynand lives on a small holding along with his many collie dogs, a couple of monkeys, as well as some other interesting pets that resemble large lizards of some sort.

He owns and operates a business called “Livingstone Trails” who are legendry for their overland adventure trips into Africa and have as many as 15 tours running at any given time. Their trips depart from Johannesburg and are carried out in 4X4 vehicles, to the following destinations.

Kruger National Park: More or less the same size as Israel or Wales and is home to 147 mammal, 502 bird and 147 reptile species. Often, all of “The Big 5’ are viewed on the same day.

Chobe National Park in Botswana is very well known for large herds of animals.

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe / Zambia is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and boasts the largest sheet of falling water. This magnificent waterfall is 1700 meters wide while the Zambezi River, (4th largest in Africa) offers a variety of activities such as canoeing, boat cruises and of course the best one day white water rafting in the world.

Okavango Delta: (Botswana) One of the most beautiful and amazing untouched wildlife areas in southern Africa. Guests get to travel the water channels in a mokoro, and game walks are also a big favorite.

Livingstone trails heave been around since 1994 and have provided awe-inspiring moments and experiences to many happy adventure travelers. Wynand attributes their success to having people onboard who are committed to excellence and fully subscribe to the The Livingstone Trails philosophy” which goes like this:

Our clients are the most important aspect of our tours. Therefore we will always do our best to keep the prices as low as possible, but not sacrifice the quality or standard of our tours. We offer the best we can in guides, equipment and service.

As first choice provider of adventurous, affordable and professional overland tours to Africa’s most exciting destinations, Livingstone Tours, get a big Thumbs Up.

1 comment:

Sean said...

Livingstone's drivers are unprofessional. The concept of budget operator is skewed when the jeeps (4x4's) are old and not working properly, when the food is disgusting and when your guides are not even experienced enough to spot any game. Spend a little bit more and find another tour operator. However, if you insist on Livingstone because the price points are attractive, please insist on Sam as your guide inside Kruger. He is the only saving grace for this company. I have done Kruger 4 times before and the first time with Livingstone. They are by far the worst tour operator. An accident waiting to happen. See trip advisor for detailed comments.