"Dear Rudi and Natascha,
Thank you for the unforgettable Namibia/Botswana road trip, the four of us recently experienced in one of your cars. Your detailed and friendly instructions and advices before the start of our journey have certainly contributed to our experience. Also the condition of the car (LandCruiser) and the camping equipment was very good (in particular the special tires are to be recommended).
Thank you once again and we certenly will come back to you, when we plan another trip in these great countries! " - Sjoerd & Lisette, and Mark & Renske
"Last July, we have spent three wonderful weeks in Namibia thanks to Okavango Car hire. The car was well equipped, in excellent state and the company gave us a great service in case of car trouble (which we didn’t have due to good maintenance). We also spent two nights in the guesthouse, which was clean, well maintained and with good breakfast. The stay was especially wonderful due to the good mattresses after all those nights in our tent. We would to thank Rudy, Natasha, Liesl and the full staff for the warm welcome and great service." - Willem and Tinneke
"Onze reis van bijna vier weken (oktober 2014) met de Toyota Hilux Single Cab van Okavango Car Hire is perfect verlopen. Dankzij hun nieuwe wagenpark met goede banden: geen echte problemen en geen enkele lekke band gehad na ruim 5000 km. over Namibische wegen. Toen onze treeplank was losgetrild was één telefoontje naar Rudi genoeg om dit binnen een dag op te lossen. De ondersteuning vanuit Windhoek was zeer goed. We hebben nog twee goed verzorgde dagen door kunnen brengen in het guesthouse van Okavango. Alle medewerkers hartelijk dank." Dirk van Barneveld - Culemborg, Netherlands
"Dear Natasha and dear Rudi,
we rented one of your Toyota 4x4 with a roof tent and complete camping equipment for 21 days.
Both Matthias and me, we were so glad that we rented at your company. Our car was a brand new one.
We had no problems with your car at all. This was a surprise, we did not expect to drive without any problems after having read so many forums and homepage, where we are warned. You said you use special tyres. You must, we did not bother with any broken tyre.
All went so smooth. Unbelievalbe. Also organising the car, the transaction, the rental process itself and returning the car to your hands.
It was such a pleasure to have chosen Okavango Car Hire. We will definitely recommend you. I know of two more friends and my father coming to Namibia in 2014. So they will for sure go with you as well.
Thank you for giving us such a nice car and your hospitality, Cars and service at its best. We wish you the best and hope to see you again soon. Baie Dankie" Brita and Matthias - Ulm, Germany
"Dear Rudy and Natascha,
Traveling with a 4WD with a tent on the roof is for us by far the best option to travel through Namibia: you have everything with you, you can drive in a comfortable way on gravel roads and you can drive/stop where and whenever you want. So we slept, had breakfast, made eggs or coffee with the nicest views possible and often without anyone for miles around.
So we chose for 4WD with a tent on the roof and looked for a good company to rent such a vehicle. The company you choose is an important choice because if you travel by a rental car, your car is the most crucial part of your vacation. Certainly if you plan to do a trip on the hard roads of Namibia for almost 5000km like us (to Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Naukluft, Walvisbay, Brandberg, Palmwag, Sesfontein, Etosha and Waterberg).
We compared 5 reasonable car companies (value car hire, namibia car rental, desert car hire, okavango and advanced car hire) by checking their website and by extra information by mail. We made our choise by the cost for renting the car, by information about the conditions of the car and the services of the company and by feedback of other costumers. This is how we chose Okavango Car Hire. It looked like a good car, with good equipement and a good service for a reasonable price... and it was!
During our trip we were very happy with the comfortable and solid car and with the good service of Okavango. Only the luggage compartment is probably of a less good quality. We missed a screw on a locker and at a sudden moment a part of a locker was broken. During our trip we broke one tire. The problems with the luggage compartment and the renewal of the spare wheel were fixed quickly by the good organised help/communication by Okavango and this way this problems didn't bother us much.
If we would redo it, it would be the same way and it would be with Okavango Car Hire! Thanks for everything!" Inge and Steven
"Dear Natasha and Rudi, last june we rented a Toyota Hillux during 22 days and we drove 4.400 Kms from South to North of your nice country. All of you have been very helpful and friendly and the car was excellent: new and with very good tyres (much more than other rented cars that we have seen), so we did not have any problem with the car and we enjoyed a lot driving this 4x4. We will recommend the Okavango Car Hire to our friends, as some friends of us did. We hope to come back soon and, of course, you will be our option." Lola and Jordi - Barcelona, Spain
"Hi Rudi and Natascha,
We just wanted to thank you again for all you did for us while we were in Namibia.
Namibia is an African country in which independent travel is easily accessible. It is a very friendly and welcoming country. My partner and I pre-booked a 4x4 Toyota Hilux and travelled to all the tourist sites; the amazing Dunes in Sossusvlei, the coastal towns of Swakupmund and Walvis Bay and the great stretch of beach up through the Skeleton Coast. From the coast to Etosha National Park through the mountains of Damaraland and back down to Windhoek via the all important Cheetah Sanctuary. Etosha is not a car park type Safari visit like the Masai Mara, you can drive your own vehicle through the length and breadth of the park during daylight hours and view elephants, black rhino, lions, leopards, giraffes and hyenas in the open park. It is also worth taking at least one guided tour. In the off-peak season you can just turn up at the lodges and campsites in Etosha. The only thing we booked in advance was our vehicle with Okavango Car Hire in Windhoek (Phone: +264 61 306 553). This is a top rated company, the owners Natascha and Rudi were extremely helpful and friendly and include a night in their Guesthouse free when you rent for so many nights, as well as providing pick up and drop off at the airport. Their service is above and beyond anything you would get in car hire in the UK, including their personal kindness and support when we had to return to the UK early following a bereavement. All their vehicles have tracking devices which I believe car hire companies have to do by law in Namibia. It certainly helped us out when people in the UK could not get hold of us, Rudi worked out where we were and sent a message to the Cheetah Sanctuary for us to contact home. The other thing we discovered which we will do again is roof top camping, it is the best way to camp by far.
Thanks again for all your help. We will be back one day." Richard Gorf - United Kingdom
"Hi Natascha, hi Rudi!
After our return to good cold Germany we would like to thank you for the great service we found at your Car Hire Station and at your guest house.
Our Landrover Defender was reliable in all situations crossing Namibia, Botsuana and even crossing Chobe N.P. via Savuti. Especially I like to mention the great Engel-fridge (which did heavy duty work) and the tyres in best condition to travel extremely sandy tracks.
Even for the moment, our AC was not working properly, we got immediate help/repair from Rudi and Johannes.
I would like to thank all your staff for the great service we got." Peter and Anette with Anika, Pascale, Julius and Franziska - Deutschland
"Hi Natasha und Rudi,
Gundi und ich möchten uns bedanken für die professionelle Vermietung des Toyota Hilux als Basis für unseren schönen Namibia Aufenthalt. Durch die tolle Qualität der Autos haben wir keinerlei Probleme und keine Reifenpannen wie andere gehabt. Eure lange und intensive Sicherheitseinführung hat wirklich geholfen, dass wir nicht die Erfahrungen selbst erst machen mussten (im Sand stecken bleiben, auf Gravel Roads zu schnell in die Kurven - wir haben Unfälle anderer gesehen!, etc.)
Auch der Transferservice zum Flughafen und die weitergehende Beratung waren Spitze. Somit haben wir noch andere Tipps von Euch erhalten.
Zudem hat die Möglichkeit, Euer Guesthouse zu buchen, uns den spontan seitens Air Namibia verlegten Rückflug komfortabel und erträglich gemacht. Es war super praktisch und wir konnten somit ohne Gepäck einfach noch nach Windhoek in die Stadt (gerade mal 5 Min. bzw. 50 N$ = 5 €) mit Eurem Taxifahrer.
Also, wir kommen wieder wie Rudi prophezeite - diesmal vermutlich mit Camping auf dem Dach des Hilux und dann sind wir sicher wieder Eure Gäste. Wenn jemande Bedarf hat für Rückfragen, darf er gerne auf uns zukommen." Grüße Gundi und Thorsten aus Bonn, Deutschland
"Dear Rudi, Thank you to you and your team at Okavango for all your help with the Toyota and camping equipment hire.
We really appreciated your attention to detail and personalised service including road advice. The Toyota was ideally suited to us and fully set up for our purposes and details like extra large fuel tanks and aux docking points for the kids I-pods made it even better. We are very pleased we chose your firm and would definitely use you again if we're lucky enough to come back to Namibia." Donald and Jessie McGowan - United Kingdom
"Dear Natascha, This is just a message to thank you for your excellent services. Our trip went fine and the accommodation at your guest house was great. Also, I wanted to thank you for guarding/handing over the documents which I originally left behind at your place. Without them it would have been very difficult for us to recover our car at Munich airport….
Everyone we know is eager to hear our experience from the trip and we too are already thinking about coming back. So most probably you will hear from us again soon." Jiri - Germany
"This is to say thank you and well done to all at Okavango Car hire. We were extremely pleased with the services provided, from the airport transfer into Windhoek, the rental car and the car rental rental procedure and instructional demonstration, the camping equipment and extras added into the vehicle for our trip, as well as the tips and friendly advice for our trip from Windhoek through Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The tyres proved on the vehicle were the BEST, and better than every other rental car company we saw. We drove over 6000kms and had only one tyre flat, over some extremely bad terrain.
The Toyota we hired was very new with low kms, we had no engine problems, the vehicle was a pleasure to drive, and was extremely economical. Our stay at the Okavango Guest house when we arrived back was also very nice, with very good facilities available.
We will definitely recommend Okavango Car hire to everyone visiting Namibia, thanks again!" Francois - South Africa
"Dear Kobus/Rudi, I recently completed a 3300 km trip around Namibia in one of your vehicles. The Landrover Defender supplied was in very good condition and other than a loose battery lead completed the trip with no breakdowns or punctures. The service and backup were top notch and I felt completely comfortable with the vehicle regardless of road conditions or the distances involved. I would have no trouble in recommending your company to those who appreciate good vehicles and good service." Tony, London
"Just this small notice to tell you I was happy with the car,during 3 weeks I have been to many differents places in Namibia, some with smalls and really no goods roads and this Toyota 4x4 was always going very well, I never get any problems, even no flat tyre. I recommend this company, car was very new and excellent condition." Regis from France
Name: Richard Knapp
"Hi Rudi, Sorry this has been so long in coming, but just wanted to thank you for the terrific vehicle and excellent service you provided for our trip to Namibia. The Hilux was the perfect choice for us, and your helpful assistance made a great trip even better. Hope to return soon for a Botswana trip! " Rich Knapp, Senior Manager www.tripadvisor.com and Meg Burke
"Hello Okavango Car Hire-Team! Thank you very much for all your help and support! Traveling with one of your cars was perfect!!! Thank you also for the 24 h service! We did not have a better car than yours before! We hope we will meet again soon! All the best wishes from Dresden, Germany!" Mandy Hofmann, Ulf Linnemann, Anja Sagawe, Katja Eckelmann and Klaus Klass - Germany
"Hello Rudi, Natascha and Nicole! Thanks a lot. Your service was just perfect: very kind and helpful staff, a superb car (we didn't see a better one during our 3,5 week trip through southern and middle Namibia) and a comfortable Bed and Breakfast at the end of our trip. If we do another trip to Namibia, we surely will come back to you. Have a successful year 2009 and drive carefully!" Hermann Nordsieck - Deutschland
"My wife and I recently rented a Toyota Hilux 4x4 diesel from you for a 22 day period. I would like to commend Okavango Car Hire for the quality of service and the vehicle provided. You were gracious enough to meet us at the airport upon arrival and return us there when we departed. Your service was well above average. The vehicle provided was in outstanding condition. The number of kilometres was low and the tires were of premium quality - in fact, during our entire trip we did not see another rental vehicle with Bridgestone's Mud Terrain tires. The sense of security provided by a well maintained truck with high-end tires made our holiday that much more enjoyable. Our sincere thanks - and best of luck with your future initiatives." Mike Salter, Canada.
"I had a wonderful holiday in Namibia and I would like to thank Rudi and Natascha for the timing assistance (particularly when I had a flat tyre in the northern Namibia), the great service and the wonderful 4WD vehicle, perfect for traveling along every Namibian road." Gabriele Gurioli - Italy
"Hi Natascha, Thanks a lot for the lovely stay at Okavango Lodge. You have created a wonderful guest house with a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. The car and equipment we hired were perfect. And after the trip we felt like coming home at Okavango Lodge again. Thanks for the good care. We will definetely recommend your services to our friends and others!! best wishes to all the staff" Erik, Marina, Hester, Victor and Ollie - Netherlands
"Good day to you all, Firstly I wish to thank you for a most pleasant stay. I wish I could have stayed longer. I must compliment Nicole on a task well done, its not easy trying to please every one all the time. I trust that everything was in order with regards to the flat I stayed in. If not please inform me so I may remedy the problem. However I do believe that everything should be in order. Once again I must thank you" Sidney Cupido - South Africa
"Dear Rudi and Natascha, Back in Schaffhausen we look back at a great holiday adventure in Namibia and Botswana. We would like to thank you and compliment you and the Okavango team on the way you take vehicle renting seriously. We recognized the importance of having a reliable and well equipped vehicle, as in countries as Namibia and Botswana you are greatly dependent on your vehicle under the harsh conditions you can encounter. It is always a kind of guess when you make bookings via the internet and do not know who is on the other side. At the same time you hear from many people having bad experiences now then. We rented before for holidays in the region but always in South Africa. Although we wanted to rent a Land Rover again at first, we were not able to do so, because there were none available anymore in Windhoek. You advised us to take the (more comfortable) Toyota HILUX double cab instead and promised us that we would be pleasantly surprised. Indeed we were, the Toyota drives just as good or even better than a Land Rover. Moreover, because the superb Goodrich tyres you have on your vehicles ? we never saw anyone else with tyres with profile that came even close ? we never had a flat tyre and even barely had to use the low gear, let alone the diff-lock. Your years of experience in the renting business really pays out and is reflected in the professional way you have equipped your vehicles and your service minded attitude. Thanks again and feel free to use our experience as a reference for others (to contact). We will certainly be back soon." Vincent Menting and Pernille Kal Schaffhausen, Switzerland
"Hallo Rudi, So schnell geht die sch?Zeit in Namibia zu Ende und ich sitze wieder hier in Deutschland. Noch einmal vielen Dank f? perfekte Betreuung und Hilfe, besonders bei der Auswahl und Ausstattung des Land Cruisers. Es hat alles ohne Pannen wunderbar geklappt. Viele Gr?ch an Natascha in der Hoffnung auf ein Wiedersehen in Eurem gem?en Haus mit dem besten Pool-Blick in ganz Namibia." Ina Gahmann - Duisberg, Germany
Hello Natascha, I am back in Germany after having a very good holiday in Namibia and Botsuana. I appreciate to thank you for all your assistance, the perfect service, the free of charge upgrade for the fantastic Toyo ta Landcruiser and the uncomplicate" Thomas Berndt - Duisburg,Germany