Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr G & Mrs F - North Vancouver


My Sep 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & South Africa between 16-Sep-2013 and 8-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We talked to a number of travel agencies when we decided to go to Namibia and Botswana. Expert Africa was clearly the most knowledgeable and helpful so it was easy for us to choose to use your services. We spoke to Maruska a number of times and she was able to answer all of our questions and help us make informed decisions. The materials she sent and your website resources were extremely informative and helpful.

This was a great trip and exceeded our expectations, especially the wildlife viewing opportunities. All of the lodges were very good and more luxurious than we are used to. We only gave a few "Excellent" ratings on our survey responses so we could single out the truly outstanding lodges and activities.

When we started planning this trip, we realized that it was going to be an expensive holiday: certainly more expensive than any of our other vacations. After returning home from a wonderful 3 weeks in Namibia and Botswana, we feel that it was money well spent.

Thank you for helping us to have the trip of a lifetime.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

There's nothing that you can do about this, but you might want to warn other travellers about the long wait time when arriving at Windhoek airport. It took well over an hour to clear Customs and Immigration. It would have been even longer but they moved a few of the older passengers (including us) to the front of the line. The staff were generally unwelcoming and unhelpful - not sure if this was an isolated incident or general practice. This was such a contrast to everyone else we met during our stay in Namibia.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Galton House, Namibia
16-Sep-2013 review: Galton House review
GoodGood
Zebra River Lodge, Namibia
17-Sep-2013 review: Zebra River Lodge review
GoodGood
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
18-Sep-2013 review: Hoodia Desert Lodge review
GoodGood
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
20-Sep-2013 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
GoodGood
Doro Nawas, Namibia
22-Sep-2013 review: Doro Nawas review
GoodGood
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
24-Sep-2013 review: Desert Rhino Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
26-Sep-2013 review: Ongava Tented Camp review
GoodGood
Onguma Tented Camp, Namibia
28-Sep-2013 review: Onguma Tented Camp review
GoodGood
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
30-Sep-2013 review: Okonjima Plains Camp review
AverageAverage
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
1-Oct-2013 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
AverageAverage
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
2-Oct-2013 review: Lagoon Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Little Kwara, Botswana
5-Oct-2013 review: Little Kwara review
GoodGood