Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The Dassies from Cumbria


Excellent September Safari

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 4-Sep-2013 and 18-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall our trip was amazing. We'd chosen five different camps to give us variety and I think we achieved this.

We hadn't realised that it would be quite so hot in September despite studying temperature charts and if we were to return we would probably choose a cooler month.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I think the only change I would have made to the holiday was to use South African Airways rather than Botswana Air.

Our flight from Dum Tau to Little Kwara was rather long despite the small distance involved. We made two stops on the way to take on and let off passengers and the journey took over an hour and a half. Due to the heat it was very uncomfortable. I imagine this though is outside your control.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Savute Safari Lodge, Botswana
4-Sep-2013 review: Great lodge for elephant watching
GoodGood
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
6-Sep-2013 review: Duma Tau is a very special camp
ExcellentExcellent
Little Kwara, Botswana
9-Sep-2013 review: Little Kwara is great for visiting the heronr
AverageAverage
Chitabe Lediba, Botswana
12-Sep-2013 review: Chitabe Lediba is a fantastic camp.
ExcellentExcellent
Kanana, Botswana
15-Sep-2013 review: Great water based activities at Kanana
GoodGood

The best holiday we've ever had!

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 18-Jun-2008 and 16-Jul-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The trip just got better and better. It exceeded all our expectations and we had a great time.

It was probably the best holiday we have ever had, despite it being quite hectic. We found the notes provided by Expert Africa prior to our trip very helpful. T

The only thing that really caught us out was how cold it was at night and on the early morning and evening drives. Most of the lodges provided hot water bottles and blankets at night, and also provided blankets on the drives. We had taken fleeces but we still felt that we could have done with more warm clothing.

Perhaps greater emphasis of the need for this could be made in your notes.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hilltop House, Namibia
19-Jun-2008 review: Hilltop House review
GoodGood
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
20-Jun-2008 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
ExcellentExcellent
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
21-Jun-2008 review: Canyon Lodge review
GoodGood
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
23-Jun-2008 review: Eagle's Nest review
ExcellentExcellent
Desert Horse Inn, Namibia
25-Jun-2008 review: Desert Horse Inn review
GoodGood
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, Namibia
26-Jun-2008 review: Wolwedans Dune Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
28-Jun-2008 review: Sossus Dune Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
The Stiltz, Namibia
1-Jul-2008 review: The Stiltz review
GoodGood
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
3-Jul-2008 review: Mowani Mountain Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Hobatere Lodge, Namibia
5-Jul-2008 review: Hobatere Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
7-Jul-2008 review: Okaukuejo Restcamp review
AverageAverage
Onguma Tented Camp, Namibia
9-Jul-2008 review: Onguma Tented Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
11-Jul-2008 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
13-Jul-2008 review: Okonjima Bush Camp review
ExcellentExcellent