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.
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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Mrs S & Ms C - Hampshire
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

fantastic location, lovely knowledge people

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Ms H and Family - Surrey
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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amazing sundowner at erongo wilderness lodge

What a surprise when you drive over the huge rock to see the rooms set smong the rocks. I was so impressed by the architecture here, attention to detail and having a mini bar in our room was extremely welcome! Unfortunately we only had one nights stay here and i would really recommend anyone to stay for two so that you can enjoy the walks.

The wooden walkways to the main lodge are really fun, the design is amazing, hosts very friendly and we were taken up for an amazing sundowner on a rock where you can see for miles, that has a chair atop it for great viewing of the surrounding area. Ostrich stir fry very enjoyable and watching love birds while we ate breakfast was a joy - i hope to get an opportunity to come back!

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Mr & Mrs H - Isle of Wight
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Completely different lodge

Exciting approach by leaving vehicle and being transported in safari 4x4 up a rock face to get in. Tented accommodation alittle less luxurious than other lodges but an experience worth having. Tents are within a covered area with en-suite attached. Can be a bit draughty but still good.

Amazing area within rock outcrops with fantastic views. Main building comfortable witha great outlook on bird and animal feeding area.

The walking, both guided and self guide is recommended and is the main activity although there is a nature drive. Game is not intended to be the highlight. Warm welcome from staff, guides excellent in knowledge and interest. Food very good

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Mr & Mrs C
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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It is a wilderness

Ideal location, we did 3 walks and went out for a 4x4 drive, not much more to do if we had stayed longer.

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Mr & Mrs A - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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When can we go back to Erongo?

This lodge was probably our favourite. We were driving in a four wheel drive so were able to take our car up to the lodge over the rocks which was fun in itself. Those in regular sedans were picked up at the gate and driven up.

What an entrance! High rocks either side and tents hidden amongst the boulders each totally private with their own vista on this wonderful environment. The swimming pool in the rocks overlooked by the sitting area before one climbs further up to the dining room and bar were all beautifully done. We had a lovely meal in the evening, interrupted by porcupines and genets paying visits for scraps.

In the morning we were up very early to take a guided walk which we really enjoyed and ended with us seeing the rare dik dik drinking from a waterhole. Breakfast was again excellent, this time interrupted by rosy-cheeked love birds sitting in pairs on the tree just outside that were just asking to have their photos taken!! Why did we have to leave? We must stay longer next time. Excelllent hospitality from Brian and Adele.

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