Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs & Mr M - Northumberland


My May 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 16-May-2012 and 6-Jun-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Very happy with the itinerary as it allowed us a brief look at many different parts of the country in a relatively short period of time. We travelled 4200 kms in 3 weeks. We are used to driving on gravel and corrugated roads but other less experienced drivers may have found the length of trip tiring. It also meant that some very good camps became overnight stops instead of the destination they deserved to be. (eg. Mushara)

We purchased goods for which we could reclaim the VAT. Our claim was processed without problem other than a 70 minute queue after check-in and 15 minutes before check-in to complete the form and have Customs and Excise check that we had the goods in our possession. Some people in the queue did not get their claims processed before having to board their flight. At the time I was queuing most of the people were on a flight to Angola and had a very large number of receipts with their claims. These were being audited carefully and many rejected which added to the time being taken.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Vertigo Boutique Hotel, Namibia
17-May-2012 review: Very comfortable hotel
GoodGood
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
18-May-2012 review: Good stay at Bagatelle
GoodGood
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
19-May-2012 review: Good base for Fish River Canyon viewing trips
GoodGood
Nest Hotel, Namibia
21-May-2012 review: Wonderful views from Nest Hotel
GoodGood
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
22-May-2012 review: Great braai under the stars at Eagles Nest
GoodGood
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
23-May-2012 review: Wonderful memories of Hoodia
ExcellentExcellent
Central Guest House, Namibia
25-May-2012 review: Excellent location
GoodGood
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
28-May-2012 review: Two very good guided drives
ExcellentExcellent
Dolomite Camp, Namibia
30-May-2012 review: Wonderful views
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
31-May-2012 review: Good central base for Etosha
AverageAverage
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
2-Jun-2012 review: Wonderfully relaxing
ExcellentExcellent
Weaver's Rock Guest Farm
3-Jun-2012 review: Convenient overnight stop, great views
GoodGood
Vertigo Boutique Hotel, Namibia
4-Jun-2012 review: Last night stop
AverageAverage