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.
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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The Baobabs from Kirk
Arrived on: 26-Feb-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The perfect end to our Namibia trip

Another superb setting for a camp though not suitable for anyone with diffulties in walking as there are lots of steps and often long wooden walkways connecting the individual tents with the restaurant and main areas. The truly amazing granite rock formations, formed by volcanic action, invite one to explore on foot. For those enjoying hiking and birdwatching, as we do, it's a great place. We also experienced 2 spectacular thunderstorms!

The food was good the staff helpful and friendly. The 2 guided walks we did were enjoyable and informative, with plenty to see and learn about, but we cannot comment on outings further afield. In the nearby town of Omaruru is a cooperative where wonderful animals are carved out of tree roots.

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Mr & Ms Rockjumper from London
Arrived on: 24-Feb-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo a magical experience

When we arrived at Erongo we had just spent rather too many days driving and we were delighted to be in a place where we could walk.

The location is amazing and the facilities are equally amazing. We were very comfortable and happy here, which was particularly nice since this is where we spent our last two days in Namibia

The managers were very welcoming and friendly - great hosts! The food was excellent.

We went on several walks on our own and also did a very good morning excursion with a guide.

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Mr & Mrs Lion - Maine USA
Arrived on: 17-Feb-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Walk on your own at Erongo Wilderness Lodge

We especially enjoyed being able to go for walks whenever and wherever we wished. Nonetheless, we chose to go for 2 guided walks with Gelosius and these were excellent.

We began at dawn and climbed the rocky outcroppings to see remarkable views, numerous birds we'd never seen, klipspringers, hyraxes, baboons, etc. The guides and waitstaff here were particularly friendly, genuinely friendly rather than being friendly because that's part of the job.

The food was some of the best we had during our month in Africa, although the portions were too large. I liked the shoulder-high stone walls that comprised the bathroom -- showering outdoors was a pleasure. This lodge was one of our favorites.

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Mr & Mrs L from Lewes
Arrived on: 10-Feb-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Erongo Wilderness Lodge has such a great situation, it was a good place to unwind at the end of our trip.

Being able to stroll around the walks on our own fitted in with this, and we enjoyed our drive out to the rock paintings, which were just there in a cave in the hillside to be walked up to, rather than an organised place as at Twyfelfontain.

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The Longclaws from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 11-Jan-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Beautiful location. One night is probably long enough.

Very insecty with lots of moths at night and mossies late afternoon. Food very ordinary.

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