Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs Aardvark - Taunton, UK


Second visit but not the last

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 10-Oct-2007 and 28-Oct-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall, the trip was excellent. Camps are all different in style but up to a point that is fun and interesting. Inevitably, some aspects don't meet one's personal ideal but only at Waterberg did I hear another guest volunteer any criticism (of the dim religious lighting!). Guides and availability of game also varied but every site produced enough new species and sights to keep our interest up. Total 30 mammals and 152 bird species.

As our first trip had been with a small group from the UK travelling with CCAfrica, we had not realised that Brits are only 7% of the tourists, the great majority being German, tho we also met Italians and French. Everyone was excellent company and this was itself a significant part of the pleasure and success of the trip.

Driving entalied some long hot days but was not tiring compared with the M25, say. We helped one Damara family whose old car had died by taking them to the Uis township to find a man with a functioning battery and gave a lift to another lady going to visit her man in Reheboth hospital and, when I had to change a wheel, sure enough the next person along stopped to help. Again, nice parts of the experience.

One policeman at a roadblock tried to extort a small fine but waved us on when I produced pen and paper!

We would happily go back soon but the world is a big place, life is short and money is never enough. However, perhaps in a year or two.....

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
11-Oct-2007 review: Waterberg good in parts.
PoorPoor
Eagle Tented Camp, Namibia
13-Oct-2007 review: Epacha Eagle - watering hole for Etosh visits
AverageAverage
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
16-Oct-2007 review: Etendeka for that wilderness experience
GoodGood
Damaraland Camp, Namibia
18-Oct-2007 review: Damaraland. Upmarket tenting
GoodGood
The Stiltz, Namibia
19-Oct-2007 review: The Stiltz review
ExcellentExcellent
Zebra River Lodge, Namibia
22-Oct-2007 review: Zebra River Lodge review
GoodGood
Eningu Clayhouse, Namibia
25-Oct-2007 review: Eningu Clayhouse review
GoodGood