Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Prof & Mrs H from Bristol


My Sep 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 3-Sep-2012 and 21-Sep-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

Overall this was a great trip. It was tiring because of the amount of driving on roads which were not as good as we expected.

If we did this trip again, we would spend 3 nights rather than two in some locations to allow for a bit of relaxation time. We stayed in 10 locations and the longest stays were 2 nights. Allowing for travelling (usually between 5 and 7 hours between camps) this meant we only had one full day in any location. Inevitably, we did as much as we could on these full days. The overall effect was we saw a lot but were quite tired by the end of the holiday.

The scenery driving round some parts of the country was awesome. Game viewing in Etosha was not as good as Botswana last year and large areas of the park had been destroyed by fire.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Bo good to be able to fly more directly to Windhoek (e.g. via Frankfurt). Build more relaxation time into your suggested self-drive holidays.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
4-Sep-2012 review: Elegant Guesthouse review
GoodGood
Bullsport Guest Farm, Namibia
5-Sep-2012 review: Bullsport Guest Farm review
GoodGood
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
7-Sep-2012 review: Hoodia - a fantastic place to stay
ExcellentExcellent
Swakopmund Guesthouse, Namibia
9-Sep-2012 review: Swakopmund Guesthouse review
GoodGood
Doro Nawas, Namibia
11-Sep-2012 review: Doro Nawas review
GoodGood
Dolomite Camp, Namibia
13-Sep-2012 review: Dolomite Camp review
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
15-Sep-2012 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
GoodGood
Halali Camp, Namibia
16-Sep-2012 review: Halali Camp review
AverageAverage
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
17-Sep-2012 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
19-Sep-2012 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent

Botswana trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 7-Jun-2011 and 23-Jun-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Trip was great. I'm still trying to reduce my 2,500 images to something more manageable!

Game viewing was great and the cold mornings and evenings meant that mossies were less of a problem than we expected. The two Wilderness camps (Duma Tau and Litlle Vumburu) were far better than Chobe Safari Lodge for atmosphere and the 'safari experience' as well as the food and the atention to detail.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Chobe Safari Lodge, Botswana
10-Jun-2011 review: Chobe Safari Lodge
GoodGood
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
13-Jun-2011 review: Dum,a Tau is great
ExcellentExcellent
Little Vumbura, Botswana
16-Jun-2011 review: Little Vumbura
ExcellentExcellent
Gaborone
19-Jun-2011 review: Gabarone
GoodGood