Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr DS - Surrey


Dick and Dianne Sallis

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zambia between 11-Sep-2013 and 2-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall very positive, most enjoyable and memorable trip. Some exceptional animal and bird sightings - eg leopard with young one.

The only negative points were the transfer from Kasane airport to Chobe Game Lodge, our stay at Lianshulu, and the stopover at Ghanzi, which we felt was unnecessary and not particularly enjoyable (though we did get to see another side of Botswana!)

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Immanuel Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
12-Sep-2013 review: Immanuel Wilderness Lodge review
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
13-Sep-2013 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
GoodGood
Halali Camp, Namibia
15-Sep-2013 review: Halali Camp review
GoodGood
Kaisosi River Lodge, Namibia
17-Sep-2013 review: Kaisosi River Lodge review
GoodGood
Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Namibia
18-Sep-2013 review: Ndhovu Safari Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Lianshulu Lodge, Namibia
20-Sep-2013 review: Lianshulu Lodge review
AverageAverage
Zambezi Sun, Zambia
22-Sep-2013 review: Zambezi Sun review
GoodGood
Chobe Game Lodge, Botswana
24-Sep-2013 review: Chobe Game Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Mazambala Island Lodge, Namibia
26-Sep-2013 review: Mazambala Island Lodge review
GoodGood
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
27-Sep-2013 review: Nxamaseri Lodge review
GoodGood
Kalahari Arms Hotel, Botswana
29-Sep-2013 review: Kalahari Arms Hotel review
AverageAverage
Kalahari Bush Breaks, Namibia
30-Sep-2013 review: Kalahari Bush Breaks review
GoodGood

Maybe even better than the Galapagos?

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 19-Aug-2007 and 9-Sep-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We loved it, and will be back!

Maybe to see some of Namibia that we didn't get to see this time - the Caprivi strip perhaps - and possibly combine it with a visit to Botswana. Car hire arrangements were very good - pick-up and drop-off very efficient.

Just one small point: wish I'd known that we could have saved our 'tax invoices' to reclaim VAT at the airport! It wouldn't have been a significant amount, but it would have given me something to do instead of hanging around, and would have given me a few extra dollars for last-minute frittering!

The Bradt guide was very good - a tiny bit out of date as regards prices.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kalahari Anib Lodge, Namibia
20-Aug-2007 review: Good 1st night stop.
GoodGood
Canyon Village, Namibia
21-Aug-2007 review: Lovely location
GoodGood
Desert Horse Inn, Namibia
23-Aug-2007 review: Two days would have been enough!
AverageAverage
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
26-Aug-2007 review: Good for the desert.
GoodGood
Sea Breeze Guesthouse, Namibia
28-Aug-2007 review: Not recommended.
AverageAverage
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
31-Aug-2007 review: Great camp
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
2-Sep-2007 review: Brilliant waterhole - best we found
ExcellentExcellent
Namutoni Camp, Namibia
4-Sep-2007 review: Rooms wonderful!
GoodGood
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
6-Sep-2007 review: Loved it!
ExcellentExcellent