Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 224 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 224 of our travellers who have visited Erongo Wilderness Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr R & Dr M - North Yorkshire
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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spectacular location

this has to be visited for its spectacular location.

Tented accomodation in the mountains is great. a pity this was our last night...it was the only night we could get....worth booking for 2 nights a year ahead!

wildlife is more low key than before but still special and different.

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

What an end to a wonderful trip - the setting is breathtaking, the accommodation fascinating, the food delicious. When one of the party was unable to continue on the guided walk (included in the price because they want you to explore the place and learn about the flora and fauna) the guide took him on a special walk along the flat so that he too could share in the experience. Such hospitality!

The timing of the guided walks means a late breakfast (10.30am) so that the delicious sweet and savoury snacks at 3.00 just bridge the gap before dinner which is served after sundown. The restaurant was perched above the waterhole and visited by various animals including porcupine.

The swimming pool was a very welcome place to relax in the afternnon as was the verandah which had a wonderful view of the sunset.

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Mrs J. & family - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Fantastic location, individual tented chalets nicely isolated, we liked the smallness of hte lodge.
welcome Pimms!
Wonderful relaxation areas
Very good linen and beautifully presented rooms.
Sun-rise and -downer bird watching guided walks.
Very friendly staff, with some nice individual touches.

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Mr. & Mrs. H - Notts
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We stayed three nights and had a tent/chalet higher up the hillside - guests staying 1 night often get the tents lower down we were told. The location is stunning and we had a great view from our tent. There are some wonderful walks, either guided or self-guided. Good walking shoes are required for the climbs up the rocks/boulders.

In two full days we did two guided walks, a nature drive and two self-guided walks. All of these were very interesting. Activities seem to be on a first come, first served basis and on our second day the nature drive was over-subscribed. The guides were very good.

The food is delicious and plentiful. Breakfast was particularly good, but frequently interrupted by love birds and other colourful birds. Dinner was frequently interrupted by porcupines!

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Mr & Mrs S from Norfolk
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Wonderful location and a great place to chill. Walks excellent.
Sundowner drive a little disappointing based upon the cost.

Food was varied and of high quality.
Staff was extremely helpful and personable.

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Mr A & Mrs L - Notts
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The place I didn't want to leave - highlight of the trip for me.

After over 7 hours in a car, I think we would have appreciated almost anywhere but Erongo was just a piece of paradise, hidden away up an awesome track and with animals right up to the door. Dassies everywhere - pure entertainment for hours just in front of our patio.

The way the camp is laid out gave a real sense of everyone being hidden away in their own private space, and the restaurant at the top of the hill gave a wonderful view out over the valley and appeared to be a magnet for such a huge variety of birds that my camera had to come to every meal. The waterhole lit up at night made sitting out with a drink or coffee an important part of the evening, even if it meant warm jackets and gloves.

Charlie, the guide for our 'flat, short walk before breakfast', was an absolute delight. He just loves his job and his enthusiasm and interest made it a wonderful experience, even though it certainly wasn't flat and we were back so late they had almost decided to move from breakfast to lunch. We would have loved an extra day here just to go exploring with him again.

The evening trip to the caves to see the rock art gave the feeling that we were the only people in this huge wilderness and again our guide was excellent, finding us troupes of baboons, klipspringers and amazing eagles and hawks - so difficult to spot in this landscape that it feels so rewarding when you do.

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Prof. S & Mrs M - Cumbria
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Lots of character again, and very striking location

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Mr & Mrs M from Chelmsford
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We were uncertain what to expect at Erongo, but like everywhere we visited in Namibia it surpassed our expectations. The setting is stunning, surrounded by wonderful mountain scenery which can be explored with an expert and friendly (no surprise here, every single Namibian we met was friendly!) guide. The "tents" are large and well equipped, all individually and privately sited. The birdlife is superb and we met small antelopes and a large troop of baboons on our walks. We also heard a leopard a few hundred metres from the site but didn't see one. We also found black rhino tracks but again no other signs. It's worth visiting for the sunsets alone.

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Miss. F & Mr. E - Surbiton
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

I think that Erongo does not compare well with the other private lodges and on hindsight it would have been better for us not to stay there. This is mainly because of the tented accomodation and because it is about 3 hours from Windhoek airport.... We had a midday flight the next day, and had to leave early in the morning but they seemed unprepared for us to check out before 7am and this made us a little embarrassed..., it would have been impossible for us to make the flight if it had been earlier and I would suggest politely that EA take heed of this..... The last night would have been better in Windhoek then we could have enjoyed Erongo a little more.

The scenery was outstanding... Apart from that the other problem was that ,being winter,it was quite cold in the tents and because the bathroom was open to the elements, it was quite an achivement to have a shower first thing in the morning.

We opted for an afternoon nature drive on arrival and although the sundowner was in a wonderful spot, we did not see much apart from the occasional dik dik antelope and far off wildlife.

Overall, this place was a little too basic for us..

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Mr. A & Ms. B - St. Albans
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Erongo Wilderness Lodge was a great place to finish out trip. The staff were really friendly and interesting to talk to about namibia. The food was good with a varied selection both nights.

We opted to not go on a guided walk instead choosing to go on one of the excellently way marked walks offered from the lodge and visiting Omaruru an interesting town about 20minutes drive away.

The tented rooms were a bit cold overnight.

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