Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr F & Ms G - Surrey


Southern Namibia in March 2015

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 28-Feb-2015 and 14-Mar-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Expert Africa could not have been more helpful - this is our second trip with them and we would definitely use them again.

Namibia is an amazing country. The people are friendly, the roads are ideal for self-drive with a little bit of adventure thrown in, and the lodges are consistently of good quality.

There is something for everyone here - deserts, wildlife, tranquility and excitement. Highly recommended.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
28-Feb-2015 review: Quiet street and friendly staff
GoodGood
Beach Lodge, Namibia
1-Mar-2015 review: Can't get closer to the sea than this
ExcellentExcellent
Pelican Point Lodge, Namibia
3-Mar-2015 review: Fabulous location, rooms and food
ExcellentExcellent
Solitaire Country Lodge, Namibia
5-Mar-2015 review: An oasis in Solitaire
AverageAverage
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, Namibia
6-Mar-2015 review: Luxury in the middle of the desert
ExcellentExcellent
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
8-Mar-2015 review: Your own suite - built into a boulder
ExcellentExcellent
Fish River Lodge, Namibia
9-Mar-2015 review: Eco rooms on the edge of the windy canyon
GoodGood
Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp, Namibia
11-Mar-2015 review: Fossil desert tranquility
ExcellentExcellent
Gocheganas Lodge & Spa, Namibia
13-Mar-2015 review: Unexpected peace 30km south of Windhoek
ExcellentExcellent

Two week self-drive in March

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 7-Mar-2014 and 23-Mar-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This is the best time of year to visit! Many lodges are nearly empty and you benefit from personal attention.

We decided to take a risk on the rain in early March and while there were one or two thunderstorms we had absolutely no problems on the roads. I would encourage anyone who is considering it to rent a 4x4 and take the plunge. The gravel roads are very easy to drive on, very well maintained and gloriously empty most of the time.

Game drives are fun, but we went for the smaller wildlife and the wide open spaces and we weren't disappointed.

Very friendly people everywhere.

Take some time to walk around Windhoek if you can; it's worth a day at least.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Pension Palmquell, Namibia
8-Mar-2014 review: Pension Palmquell overnight Saturday
GoodGood
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
9-Mar-2014 review: Luxurious Ongava Lodge
GoodGood
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
12-Mar-2014 review: Erongo - baboons and wonderful birds
ExcellentExcellent
Barchan Dune Retreat, Namibia
14-Mar-2014 review: Magical isolation
ExcellentExcellent
Sossusvlei Lodge, Namibia
16-Mar-2014 review: Anonymous lodge - good value for money
GoodGood
Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp, Namibia
18-Mar-2014 review: Excellent nature, stunning views, tranquility
ExcellentExcellent
Olive Exclusive, Namibia
21-Mar-2014 review: Sinful luxury
ExcellentExcellent