Travel reviews by The Pririt Batis from Kent
The trip as a whole
On this trip, I visited Namibia between 27-Aug-2008 and 12-Sep-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.
The trip as a whole was excellent. We had a fantastic time. The driving was easier than we had expected. The standard of accommodation and hospitality was better than we had expected. And management (except at Waterberg) and staff (even at Waterberg) were friendly and helpful throughout. Food was generally good, and better than we had feared. And the landscape and animals were just as splendid as we had hoped they would be.
There were of course small snags, but no major problems. Among the snags:
- Waterberg seemed simply to ignore our presence; combined with the very Germanic tone of the place (and most of not all the other guests were German speaking), this made it the least friendly of the places we visited, and the only one we would not be willing to visit again.
- a pity we could not have the car we had booked (Nissan X-Trail) but th eventual substitute (Hyundai Tucson) was a goo, albeit slightly smaller, car.
- a pity that Europcar had n cool box for us - but we bought one without any difficulty
- we felt we could have been given more, and clearer, detail about exactly what was on offer at, particularly, Doro Nawas and Okonjima; the cost of staying at each of these is considerable, and that makes it more, not less, important to know what exactly are your options, and what you are (or are not) getting.
I stayed at and have reviewed:
|Olive Grove, Namibia
28-Aug-2008 review: Olive Grove review
|Waterberg Plateau Lodge, Namibia
29-Aug-2008 review: Waterberg Plateau Lodge review
|Mushara Lodge, Namibia
31-Aug-2008 review: Mushara Lodge review
|Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
2-Sep-2008 review: Okaukuejo Restcamp review
|Hobatere Lodge, Namibia
4-Sep-2008 review: Hobatere Lodge review
|Doro Nawas, Namibia
6-Sep-2008 review: Doro Nawas review
|Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
9-Sep-2008 review: Okonjima Bush Camp review