Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 219 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 219 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.
Keen walkers from Therfield
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

A perfect place. Wish we had stayed longer. Fabulous walking country

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Mr U & Mr G Germany
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We stayed here for a couple of nights before heading back to the UK from Windhoek. Erongo offers some pleasant walks and is popular with birders for some rare species like Harlaub's francolin. The viewing deck next to the dining room also offers a chance to see some bird species in the nearby trees. On the nature drive, do not miss out on the nearby rock paintings! Back at the lodge, the food and wine selection are very good. Internet is available against a fee at reception. If the weather is not too hot, visit the Omaruru chocolate factory for a tasting - the ones filled with liquor are particularly recommended.

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Dune-larks from Northallerton
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Hard to follow Okonjima but we really appreciated a gentle wind-down at the end of our trip with lots of walks we could do ourselves. Another stunning setting amongst bouldery hills speckled with baboons.

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The Caracal party from London
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful camp among the hills of Erongo

Wilderness lodge Erongo is absolutely lovely with great food.

It gives a real opportunity to walk rather than sit in a vehicle and we had a terrific guide (Classi) who talk four of us out walking and bird spotting.

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Goshawks from Merseyside
Arrived on: 24-May-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

A delightful place for our first night and we wished we had a second night.

The immediate environment was fascinating and we enjoyed the individualist craftsmanship and care that had gone into the making of the Lodge and its environment.

Our hosts looked after us well with personal attention. Timings of meals were flexible which suited us.

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Mr. D - Sword
Arrived on: 20-May-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Up close with the rock dassies!

This place is superb. No two words about it, we were thrilled with this place. The scenery is wonderful and very different and yet again, this is a lodge that is remarkably well integrated into the landscape. The staff are very friendly and chatty, and nature is everywhere you look. We saw so many birds and animals, especially of the smaller variety - lizards, dassie rats, and of course the rock dassies, which were everywhere. We also saw baboons in the area, as well as a dik-dik, which is a truly tiny species of deer. The birds are plentiful and colourful, and bathe within a few metres of the dining room window (which isn't really a window because it's open).

We would like to mention Bonnie in particular, a guide with a ready smile and good sense of humour. He was very obliging and guided us on two walks, the sundowner and the longer eagle walk. He also kindly showed us some of the sights in Omaruru. The food here was very good, especially the breakfast.

Our room/tent was super, well furnished and very comfortable. We were very impressed with the outdoor bathroom and huge stone shower. We did one self-guided walk here. Tip: don't be caught out by nightfall! We were here and darkness (and disorientation) come pretty quickly. All in all, we couldn't fault this place and it was certainly one of the top places we stayed during our honeymoon.

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Mr and Mrs L - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 10-May-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We all loved Erongo. We arrived in Namibia at 7.30 in the morning and by 2.45 were in Erongo - wow - what a welcome to the country. we were told, 'Have a drink, sundowners are at..... dinner is at...... walking tomorrow if you fancy it is at....... or you can just sit and do nothing, please jst enjoy Erongo, and we did.

We stayed two nights, we could have stayed more. An excellent place to start or finish a holiday and we also met resident Namibians who went ot Erongo to recharge their batteries.

Don't miss it but also don't be tempted to overnight here, you need two days at least, stay and linger.....

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The rhinos from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 2-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Superb location and ideal for nature lovers and those enjoying walking.

The managers and staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The food was well presented and excellent quality. The sound of Baboons and Dassies nearby was amazing but they were not troublesome.

The canvas Chalets were perhaps a bit small and would not suit those people sharing accommodation who value their privacy. Only a sheet of canvas separates the bedroom area from the toilet and shower.

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The Cheetahs from Shropshire
Arrived on: 20-Mar-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A return visit to a great location.

We spent a night here in 2007 and knew that we wanted to come back for more.

A convenient and spectacular location with no faults to report.

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The Doormice - Norfolk
Arrived on: 29-Feb-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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twitchers paradise

lovely location with good escorted walks and marked trails (although did get lost once by ourselves on the dassie walk!)

it is a bird watchers heaven apparantly and it does make you feel the size of your telescope is inadequate compared to the other guests!

the food was fantastic

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