Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 233 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 233 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.
Kiwis in London
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Once again a lovely place to stay with excellent staff on hand to make our stay special. Once again, extremely cold overnight, especially with the open floor boards!

The lighting on the paths to the tents could have been a bit better as some of the steps are quite uneven

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Dr I - London
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The Erongo Wilderness Lodge is just brilliant with extremely helpful staff and great activities.

Overall, the most professional place I stayed in in Namibia. A really special place with fantastic food and helpful, kind and knowledgeable staff.

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The H family from Chester
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Probably the most enjoyable place we stayed, and not to be missed. Easily reached from the tarred road, and unique environment.
Very friendly, and beautiful setting. Very nice food.

The eagle walk (one and a half hours) was outstanding.

Couldn't ask for more.

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Mrs W - London
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Erongo was a wonderful place to spend our last two nights in Namibia. The tents are large with shaded and open terraces and the outdoor bathrooms added a wild touch to the accommodation. The central area is stunning - amazing views over the mountains and waterhole and the company of tens of rock dassies, lizards and lovebirds.

The managers (who were the relief managers) were enthusiastic, taking the time to speak to everyone over dinner, sharing their knowledge of the area and even giving us an ad hoc stargazing lesson.

Gelassius (sp?) took us on our sunrise and sunset guided walks and was a wonderful guide - we really appreciated his knowledge and humour. We also did one of the self guided walks at sunrise - well marked and with beautiful views.

Erongo served the best food we had in Namibia - fresh, plentiful and delicious.

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Mr M & Mrs S and Mr N & Miss P - Cambridge
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

In some respects. this was the highlight of the trip. The setting is unbelievable; and the views from our room were quite simply spectacular. (We argue about whether Erongo or Doro Nawas gave the best 'view from the bed'.)

We were very warmly welcomed with fruit juice and the couple who manage it couldn't have been more friendly and accomodating. They were happy for us to hang around for several hours after we had checked out

Although this was not the only tented accommodation, it gave the best feel of communing with nature - especially with the baboons barking not too far away.

We had a brilliant guide (Johnny) for our sundowner and early morning walks - very informative and very sensitive to our capabilities.

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Mr G & Mrs C - London
Arrived on: 30-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The location is fantastic and the lodge very laid back.

A great place to relax for a couple of days, with great food, walks and staff

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Mr & Mrs F - Kent
Arrived on: 7-Dec-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lots of birds at Erongo

Our stay was a little difficult because the camp was in the process of being upgraded. The tent/rooms were being rebuilt and work started early each morning and continued throughout the day. The sound of the power tools echoed around the hills.

Some of the staff in the restaurant were excellent whilst others left a lot to be desired, we felt that we were inconveniencing them by asking for the menus etc. The walk to the cave paintings is very difficult if you have any problems with mobility.

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Expert Africa comments

We sent this client’s feedback to Roger Fussell, co-owner of Erongo Wilderness Lodge, who responded with the following:

Thanks for your feedback which is always very important to us to ensure our normal high levels of service. We do apologise for the inconvenience caused by the renovations that were underway during your stay. It was not our intention to do these renovations while we had guests in house but due to the delay of the arrival of the new tents we had no option but to continue with the renovations. We understand that it will never make up for the inconvenience caused by the noise but we do hope that the complimentary nature drive offered at the lodge helped a little bit to counter the inconvenience.

Your comments about some of the staff in the restaurant are very concerning to us as we believe we have a very strong team in place in this department of the lodge. We do understand that everyone can have off-days but when you are front line your off-days should not affect your work performance and should not be visible to guests. We have conducted staff meetings and undergone further training with these staff members in order to ensure that this kind of attitude is not apparent in the future.

I would once again like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the building work and hope that on your next visit to Namibia we will be able to show off our new tents to you and that you can enjoy our usual high level of service.

Dr A & Miss A- Namibia honeymoon
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Sadly we only stayed on night at Erongo.

Great setting amongst the hills and kopjies of the Erongo Conservancy. Particularly liked the wooden walkways connecting the tents and the rest of the camp. Although we were only there briefly, we did take advantage of a couple of walks. The morning walk was excellent. A really knowledgable and enthusiastic guide, perfect pace and just right to set us up for a nice breakfast! It would be a shame not to take advantege of the walks around the lodge.

We had a nice evening meal, and the staff and managers were very friendly and helpful.

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Mr R & Mrs D - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A tent at last

Had been expecting tents at other locations and at last we were in one - but a luxury tent will all mod cons.

Kept awake when the wind was howling and the sides blowing so glad it was only for 2 nights.

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Dave
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

An interesting camp in a totally different, mountain type setting, but still with great luxury tents and excellent guides.

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