Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr. & Mrs. Bourne farm


My Sep 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 4-Sep-2012 and 14-Sep-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

A year in the planning, returning to 3 places previously visited, so expectations high and we had an amazing time.

We drove nearly 3000kms in 9 days and saw some unforgettable wild life. We are already planning a return for your 30th anniversary to the Caprivi Strip!.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, unless you can instigate direct flights from the UK!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
5-Sep-2012 review: Great cheetahs and meercats
ExcellentExcellent
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
6-Sep-2012 review: More commercial than some lodges
ExcellentExcellent
Island Cottage, Namibia
8-Sep-2012 review: Self catering stop off
GoodGood
Desert Homestead, Namibia
10-Sep-2012 review: Return to Desert Homestead
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
11-Sep-2012 review: Return to Erongo
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
12-Sep-2012 review: Return to Africat
ExcellentExcellent

One of the best holiday experiences we've had

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 2-Sep-2007 and 14-Sep-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Very impressed with the knowledge of Expert Africa staff. Tracy Lederer guided us through the myriad options of where to go, what to see and where to stay. We had a good natured tussle planning the itinerary over the amount of nights in any one place but she was proved right in saying you need to rest for more than 1 night after driving along the Namibian gravel roads!

Although she advised against driving up the skeleton coast due to the risks involved, this was something we particularly wanted to do, and we were able to achieve this because local conditions were fine on the day.

It was a defiunite advantage that Expert Africa staff knew the country so well and had visited the various lodges they recommended. I am sure our upgrade at Okonjima was due to the special relationship they have with the Africa Project.

All in all, the 10 day trip was one of our best holidays ever (and we have visited 63 countries). Although we had done our own research for several months before booking the holiday, we definitely benefited from the guidance and advice we received from Expert AFrica. I will definitely use the company again.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Desert Homestead, Namibia
3-Sep-2007 review: Relaxed base to visit Sossuvlei
ExcellentExcellent
The Stiltz, Namibia
5-Sep-2007 review: Swaks's stylish tree house
ExcellentExcellent
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Namibia
6-Sep-2007 review: Crocodile for dinner
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
8-Sep-2007 review: Wildlife on your doorstep in National Parlk
ExcellentExcellent
Mushara Lodge, Namibia
9-Sep-2007 review: Relaxing witth the hornbills
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
11-Sep-2007 review: Anniversary treat not to be missed
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
12-Sep-2007 review: A night under canvas
ExcellentExcellent