Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms J - Arizona


This trip met all my goals!

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 29-Jul-2007 and 19-Aug-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

My goals were to show my grandaughter:

1. conservation efforts in southern Africa,
2.a glimpse of how average people live/work in rural and urban areas,
3. some of the geology and animals of Namibia and Botswana.

All goals met and we had a wonderful time!!!

The only thing that didn't work out was that I did not realize that virtually none of the shops/restaurants in either countrywould accept American Express credit cards. Even at the airports! I had allowed enough cash for gasoline, camp tips and misc but was relying on my AMEX card for the bulk of shopping and meals. This made for a very tight trip, especially at the end in Windhoek where we totally ran out of cash.

Please let people know which credit cards are accepted in these two countries!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
30-Jul-2007 review: A great starting point for Namibia!
ExcellentExcellent
Doro Nawas, Namibia
1-Aug-2007 review: Finally found it!
GoodGood
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
2-Aug-2007 review: The vastness of the location is fabulous!
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
4-Aug-2007 review: This camp is not designed for travelers!
PoorPoor
Khorab Lodge, Namibia
6-Aug-2007 review: Worn but welcoming!
AverageAverage
Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Namibia
7-Aug-2007 review: Try some other lodge first!
PoorPoor
Rileys Hotel, Botswana
9-Aug-2007 review: Same old Rileys!!
GoodGood
Shinde Camp, Botswana
10-Aug-2007 review:
ExcellentExcellent
Selinda Camp, Botswana
12-Aug-2007 review: Off to a good start!
GoodGood
Edo's Camp, Botswana
13-Aug-2007 review: What a great time!!
ExcellentExcellent
Kalahari Bush Breaks, Namibia
15-Aug-2007 review: Taxidermy Manor is a better name!
PoorPoor
Rivendell Guesthouse, Namibia
16-Aug-2007 review:
AverageAverage