Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 230 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 230 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 & Mrs. C - France
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Even Better Than When We Stayed Here Before

The tents here have been renewed and although we were very happy here on our last visit, the new ones are really beautiful. Ours had lovely views. Food was just as good as before and so was the sun downer drive. The guide, Coulisse, was a mine of information.

The young couple managing Erongo had only been there a few weeks but were very helpful and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable.

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Mrs S & Ms C - Hampshire
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

This was the favourite place for both of us,they really get it just right,the new tents are lovely,whilst keeping the original locations.the Managers were very helpful,no problem keeping the room till 3pm on the day we left.

the guides have all been there for ages and know the terrain,flora and fauna inside out. the new open air dining area is a great addition.the food an wine well chosen and nicely served.

A really great place which managed to be get the right mixture of chic and relaxed.
every visit we wishwe had booked to stay longer.

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Mr & Mrs O - Lechdale
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location & friendly staff

Enthusiastic & friendly interaction with all the staff, enjoyed the walks & the setting.

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The Leemings - Kent
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good to be back

We enjoyed our stay here in the spectacular surrounds & it was good to be able to do some walking. Clearly the animal density is quite low particularly after an outbreak of poaching, but given that we had a guide who was well informed about the local flora this was not a problem. It was good to revisit the cave paintings we had seen several years ago.

The tents have been been replaced with larger, more luxurious ones but their furnishing needs revising to provide more storage capacity & surfaces. We understand that this is planned
Overall a very enjoyable last stop before returning.

The lodge needs some method of communication between the lower car park & the lodge so that guests without a 4x4 don't have to lug their luggage up to the camp. We were lucky enough to arrive at the same time as one of the staff who helped us with ours!

I would also point out that the shortest rout between Erongo & Windhoek uses the C36 which has a very good gravel surface & cuts about 35k from the journey.

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Ms F & Mr A - London
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo - very welcoming

We drove to Erongo on the afternoon we arrived in Windhoek. It was a sensible approach given we had limited time in Namibia - but it took 2 hours to clear Windhoek airport and get the car from Budget - and that coupled with starting out pretty cautiously on the Namibian roads meant it was dark by the time we arrived.

When we did get there, the staff at Erongo were lovely. They were waiting for us at the car park to transfer to a 4WD for the last bit of the drive, and got us into our room and to dinner speedily after our arrival.

Our room was charming and comfortable, and the food was excellent. We had our first kudu sighting of the trip at the waterhole at dinner in the moonlight.

We got up early for the nature walk. The guide was gentle and knowledgeable, and we felt we learned a little about local culture as well as wildlife.

We were only in Erongo 1 night, but could have stayed another quite happily.

When we were there (end September 2012) they had had a power outage due to a bush fire - so were running on generators. But they were handling it very sensibly and equipped everyone with torches for the few hours in the night when they didn't have full electricity.

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Mr and Mrs SA from Norfolk
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A real little find

While this was just a stop over for on the way home the manager and staff were again the friendliest and nicest people one could hope to meet.

We just loved the challets and had a nice moring walk.

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Mr & Mrs R - Hereford
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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End of a great holiday.

The granite outcrops in this area create a most unusual landscape with the tents scattered amongst the boulders. The tents have recently been replaced and are not as attractive as the previous ones.but adequately appointed.

Because of the position amongst the rocks it was quite a climb to and from tent and restaurant.

The amount of game to be seen was very limited apart from Damara dik dik and Klipspringer, however the geology and flora were of interest.

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Dr D & Dr B - Suffolk
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo is a very good, well run camp

The Erongo Wilderness Camp is in a splendidly isolated situation. The accomodation is very good, we had chalet no. 10 with a great view back over the plain. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a pleasant, guided early morning walk and spent the afternoon following the well marked trails around the area of the camp. We can recommend the "Eagle" path as this gives good views of the surrounding area. The bird watching was good, only a few animals but we will definitely visit this camp again

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Mrs A & Friends - Whitton
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Brilliant stay at Erongo

A great experience. Tented lodges were excellent with large outside sitting area. Excellent bathroom in spite of the warning about Zebra snakes being able to climb in but has not occured yet but have to warn guests.

Good evening drive to Paula's cave to see rock paintings and have sundowners. Sundowner walk available. Excellent dinner on return. Morning walk included, excellent guide and good breakfast on return.

No great rush for one to leave rooms and the whole experience was one to be repeated if we get the chance and staying longer.

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Prof & Mrs H from Bristol
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Beautiful location and a lovely camp. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Food excellent.

We did not take advantage of the free guided walks here but went on a nature/scenic drive (game is fairly sparse here but they don't pretend otherwise and the scenery makes up for it).

This and Mushara were both close seconds to Hoodia and we'd certainly stay here again.

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