Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H - Dorking


My Sep 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 22-Sep-2013 and 10-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

Hard work. Not as rewarding as our first trip to Namibia but still fun.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Advice on where to buy pulas was not good. Windhoek airport does not stock pulas in any of the three exchanges. Bank in Namibia (4 tried) also don't sell pulas. Finally bought them in Botswana at Barclays. Other point is that Windhoek airport exhanges do not take travellers cheques.

Feedback response

We're sorry this trip seemed 'hard work' - this driving itinerary through Namibia and Botswana, and back to Windhoek, was certainly a long long route. We'd always advise anyone thinks of this route that it's a long way, driving across the Kalahari can be quite a slog - and there isn't a wide choice of accommodation on it. This probably wasn't helped by the fact that these travellers were feeling under the weather for duration of their trip.

We did seek advice on the Pula, and indeed talked to a contact at Windhoek Airport in order to advise these travellers about the availability of Pula. We're really sorry that the advice that we received, and passed on, wasn't accurate.


I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Villa Violet, Namibia
23-Sep-2013 review: Villa Violet review
GoodGood
Waterberg Camp, Namibia
24-Sep-2013 review: Waterberg Camp review
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
25-Sep-2013 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
AverageAverage
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
27-Sep-2013 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
GoodGood
Nkwazi Lodge, Namibia
29-Sep-2013 review: Nkwazi Lodge review
PoorPoor
Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Namibia
30-Sep-2013 review: Ndhovu Safari Lodge review
GoodGood
Lianshulu Lodge, Namibia
2-Oct-2013 review: Lianshulu Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
4-Oct-2013 review: Nxamaseri Lodge review
PoorPoor
Edo's Camp, Botswana
6-Oct-2013 review: Edo's Camp review
AverageAverage
Kalahari Bush Breaks, Namibia
8-Oct-2013 review: Kalahari Bush Breaks review
GoodGood