Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr K & Mrs A - Sumer family trip in Namibia


My Aug 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 15-Aug-2013 and 1-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

An excellent itinerary (with the exception of 3 nights at Mazambala being too long).

We loved Namibia and would highly recommend a self drive of this type in this country for a family with similar aged children ( 10 and 14)

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Everything went completely smoothly throughout. There are only a couple of minor constructive suggestions:

Charges at border into Botswana are higher than we were advised ( 140bwp rather than 70, comprised of 40 for road permit, 50 for MV Insurance, 50 Road Fund)

Make people aware of limitations of barbecue facilities at Okaukuejo and that meat cannot be taken into park

Some hesitation with Nkwazi lodge as detailed on our feedback- also note your website is incorrect - no air con, mini bar fridges and no electricity for us after 9.20pm.

Other friends who have done similar trips have had a little itinierary brochure with details of how long it takes to drive to the next lodge and some general infomation about the lodge. This is by no means an essential but would be an extra nicety perhaps.

Overall a really excellent trip. We would thoroughly recommend EA to others

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
16-Aug-2013 review: Okonjima main camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
18-Aug-2013 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
20-Aug-2013 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Nkwazi Lodge, Namibia
21-Aug-2013 review: Nkwazi Lodge review
AverageAverage
Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Namibia
22-Aug-2013 review: Ndhovu Safari Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Mazambala Island Lodge, Namibia
24-Aug-2013 review: Mazambala Island Lodge review
GoodGood
Garden Lodge, Botswana
27-Aug-2013 review: The Garden Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
29-Aug-2013 review: Ilala Lodge review
GoodGood