Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Bulawayo-Zimbabwe by Tour Guide Willard N. (Guide #1320)


Christopher Moga

United States
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Tour: #287585, Khami Ruins Monument, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

Superb guide and great tour. Willard is considerate, knowledgable, attentive, and prompt. We walked around the ruins for quite some time and he pointed out a number of nuances that would have been lost on me even with prior knowledge. This was my third formal tour with him and I spent a total of eight days with him in Zimbabwe... a fantastic overall experience.

Christopher Moga

United States
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Tour: #5267, Great Zimbabwe Monument tour, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

Absolutely superb tour and guide. This was my second of three tours with Willard and by far the best, largely due to the majesty of the ruins. Willard is very attentive, knowledgeable, and makes great conversation about a wide variety of topics. Highly, highly recommended both as a site and individual guide.

Christopher Moga

United States
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Tour: #5171, Heroes acre, Snake Park and Lion & Cheetah, Mereki, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

Superb guide, fantastic experience. This was the first full day I had with Willard and he was very knowledgable, professional, and efficient. We visited all the sites mentioned and he tailored a bit of the tour to my interests as well. A highly recommended guide and tour.

Phil Morgan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #5267, Great Zimbabwe Monument tour, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

Excellent tour guide, really knew the place inside out. Even when we had a burst tyre, fixed it in minutes. I highly recommend this personable, highly educated man, a great tour guide!

Jan Nichols

United States
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Tour: #5267, Great Zimbabwe Monument tour, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

The Great Zimbabwe Monument is a wonderful place and with Willard as our guide for Tours by Locals it was even better than we expected. His knowledge and experience with getting there and the park was of the highest level. The day would not have been near as rich and rewarding had we done this alone. Willard brought the monument to life. We have used Tours by Locals many times and have never been let down. Priceless is the word.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am grateful you enjoyed the tour.

Jan Nichols

United States
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Tour: #5306, Harare Airport Transfer/ HalfDay trip, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Oct 22/17

Our guide, Willard N. was excellent. The tour was all we were expecting and more with Willard's personal touch. We have used Tours by Locals many times before and our experience with Willard only added to our positive experience with the guides for Tours by Locals. Thank you Willard for a wonderful day.

Andrew Volk

United States
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Tour: #5306, Harare few hours trip, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

Wonderful tour! Willard has deep knowledge of Zimbabwean history, and was an excellent guide through Harare. Would strongly recommend him to other travelers.

Krzysztof Labedzki

Poland
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Tour: #5267, Great Zimbabwe Monument tour, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: May 5/17

Willard is perfect. Everything was much better than I expected: car, driver, guiding. He wasn't on time - he was before!!! If anybody want guide in Harare, Great Zimbabwe or generally in Zimbabwe - only Willard.

Eric Benjamins

United States
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Tour: #5267, Great Zimbabwe Monument tour, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Feb 18/17

Prompt arrival, informative, good conversations, friendly, knowledgable...everything I could want in a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Benjamin, I also had a wonderful time with you as our guest. Please come again.

Ivye Allen

United States
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Tour: #5267, Great Zimbabwe Monument tour, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Dec 5/16

This was a great day!Willard was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, respectful, and very accommodating. We would definitely use him again and highly recommend his services. You will not go wrong.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ivye. I enjoyed being with the two of you on tour. You are welcome back home.

Dagmar M.

Munich, Germany
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Tour: #151742, Around Zimbabwe, Rusape, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Oct 26/16

An almost 4-week tour with Willard in this incredible and beautiful country with even more wonderful people. Willard has a lot of info and knowledge as well as being a music talent, great cook and fun to be around. A very unique experience which I can highly recommend. Zimbabwe is a country on your must list and Willard is the person to take you around it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This is indeed top among the list of the most memorable tours I have taken in my career. The longest so far. We made a best travelling team of two. Thanks for coming home Dagmar, please come back again, you are welcome.

Leslie Bryce

santa Monica, CA, United States
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Tour: #151737, Zimbabwe Travel, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Aug 11/16

It's hard to run a tour in Zimbabwe - the lack of money, political unrest, police stops everywhere and run- down facilities all make it difficult. Willard and his drivers overcame all the problems with a smile and the right attitude. We will certainly use them again.

Dennis O'Connell

United States
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Tour: #5267, Great Zimbabwe Monument tour, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Jun 20/16

Willard was a wonderful guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Even though my booking was last minute, he accommodated me well. Great Zimbabwe was worth the visit!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dennis, always my pleasure introducing visitors to Zimbabwe.

John Cogswell

United States
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Tour: Zimbabwe stone structures cultural tour, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Date: Mar 6/16

Willard did a great job and I doubt there is anyone in your organization in this area that could have done a better job. His English was good. He was knowledgeable and timely in organizing this special trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than you John.It is my pleasure showing people so that they get to know my home.

Hironori M.

United States
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Tour: #5267, Great Zimbabwe Monument tour, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Oct 15/15

He was flexible enough to start the tour early despite my short notice. Because this is a long 12-hour tour, I wanted to come back to my Harare hotel before dark. His flexibility was very helpful. The Ruin itself was great, too, making this day memorable for me.

Sebastian S.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #5267, Great Zimbabwe Monument tour, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Sep 17/15

Really spectacular ruins, and no crowds or touts! Willard was an excellent guide; knowledgeable, accommodating my requests and pointing out some interesting buildings as we left Harare. We met another guide at Great Zimbabwe who gave a very thorough account of the monument's history. Thank you, Willard!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is my pleasure to introduce people of the world to Zimbabwe. Every time I take a new visitor to the World Heritage site, I do feel like its also my first time because of the visitors response upon seeing the monument for the first time. Great to have you in Zim Sebastian.

Anne S.

Claremont, CA, United States
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Tour: 4 day Rock Art Tour Northern and Eastern Zimbabwe, Rusape, Zimbabwe
Date: Jul 10/14

Willard is cheerful, attentive, knowledgeable, conscientious and resourceful. This last quality was especially useful when road and transport problems arose and we had to make a few changes on the fly (that's Africa!). Willard is an excellent "people person" and with his friendly manner, he was able to open doors for us to some unusual and very interesting experiences (for example, meeting the spirit medium in the forest). He guided us to numerous amazing sites, while leaving us wanting more -- next time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great experience to take Anne and George on tour. I enjoyed being your guide, thank you ,please call again.

Leonardo Di Leo

Belgium
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Tour: #5267, Great Zimbabwe Monument tour, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Apr 29/13

As my other tour with Willard, this has also been a great one: I finally had the chance to visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, a site that I had been willing to see for a very long time. Willard was also ready to answer to any questions that I may have and this was extremely helpful and very much appreciated. Thanks again Willard!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am humbled. this has been a great experience for me also, for I was taking Leonardo on his dream tour which started years ago when he was at school, Great experience indeed. Thanks Leo and you are always welcome back home to Zimbabwe

Leonardo Di Leo

Belgium
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Tour: #5042, Full day Harare City Tour, Unity Square, Museum, Botanical Gardens, Domboshava, arts and crafts, Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe    view tour
Date: Apr 28/13

The full day in Harare with Willard has been a fantastic experience. He provided plenty of information on the history of Zimbabwe and its culture, showed me around the city and surrounding areas and we explored together the Domboshawa Caves, with their ancient paintings and stunning landscape, which looks even better at sunset! Thanks a lot Willard!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wonderful tour indeed, I am happy when someone new to Zimbabwe, enjoys, it makes me be proud to be a Zimbabwean tour guide.