Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr F & Ms F - London


Namibia + Botswana

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 13-Sep-2011 and 30-Sep-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

5*.
A few special mentions for individual excursions:

Turnstone tours - did a trip down to Sandwich Bay with Wayne. This was excellent.

Francois - we had booked the kayaking trip to see the seals. Rather than the lady who normally does it (she was on holiday) we were taken out by Francois, who runs a competing tour (though they seem to share bookings). He was excellent and gave us an incredible day's kayaking. Highly recommended.

Georg Erb (Swakop Tour Company) - recommended by our guest house, this was the best tour we did all trip. Georg is superb and knows everything. He has an excellent afternoon tour itinerary and is absolutely essential if you're in Swakopmund. Please promote him - such an interesting afternoon.

Ballooning - Can't remember the name of the company but we did a balloon trip from Kulala Desert Lodge with John. He was outstanding. Definitely worth the money...loved every minute of it and an excellent breakfast too.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Push people to book things to do in Swakopmund up front. It's a dull place just to hang around...but there are excellent excursions around the town. We met some people who hated the place...but they didn't do anything. Don't let people stay there for 3 nights without booking some things to do...

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
14-Sep-2011 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
ExcellentExcellent
Wolwedans Dune Camp, Namibia
15-Sep-2011 review: Wolwedans Dune Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
17-Sep-2011 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Central Guest House, Namibia
19-Sep-2011 review: Central Guest House review
ExcellentExcellent
Olive Grove, Namibia
22-Sep-2011 review: The Olive - (Exclusive)
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
23-Sep-2011 review: Lagoon Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kwara Camp, Botswana
26-Sep-2011 review: Kwara Camp review
GoodGood