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Travel reviews by Drs from Brisbane, Queensland


Perfect Trip to Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 1-Jul-2011 and 16-Jul-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was our fourth trip to Africa arranged by Expert Africa, and our third to Namibia.

We feel that Expert Africa operate to very high standards, which is why we wanted them to arrange this trip even though we have now moved from the UK to Australia. Thankfully there is now an office in New Zealand, and Maruska (and Saskia) did an excellent job of arranging our trip. Maruska was very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, efficient and responsive. All our arrangements were perfect, and the documentation was faultless.

As for Namibia, our trips just seem to get better and better. The trip was perfect. We even received a free upgrade to our hire car, and in several places we were allocated what seemed to be the best rooms with amazing views (Erongo, Ongava, Waterberg). We visited some new areas which we particularly liked (Erongo and Waterberg), but we also visited places where we had enjoyed staying on previous occasions (Ongava and Kulala) and found that they were even better than we remembered! The management and staff at Kulala Desert Lodge provided my husband with a 50th birthday to remember.

All of our accommodation was attractive, well run, clean, comfortable and well maintained at the very least. We felt welcome everywhere, and everyone was polite and helpful. We experienced no problems or difficulties anywhere.

The driving was straightforward, and we found that staff at filling stations, shops, cafes, national park entrances etc were generally polite, friendly and helpful.

The scenery was beautiful, and the wildlife (our main reason for the trip) was wonderful. We had some excellent sightings, and wonderful experiences. We managed to do more walking on this trip than on previous occasions. This had the double benefit of being very welcome after a long car journey, and it helped us to work off all the delicious meals!

We hope to be able to return to Namibia.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Nothing that I can think of. Keep up the good work.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Eningu Clayhouse, Namibia
1-Jul-2011 review: Relaxation at Eningu
ExcellentExcellent
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
2-Jul-2011 review: Fiftieth Birthday to Remember at Kulala
ExcellentExcellent
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
4-Jul-2011 review: Excellent food and wine Sam's Giardino
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
5-Jul-2011 review: Paradise!
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
8-Jul-2011 review: Great wildlife spotting and luxury at Ongava!
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
9-Jul-2011 review: Pleasantly surprised by Okaukuejo!
ExcellentExcellent
Namutoni Camp, Namibia
11-Jul-2011 review: Pretty location, Great staff
ExcellentExcellent
Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
12-Jul-2011 review: Bush Babies at Waterberg
ExcellentExcellent
River Crossing, Namibia
15-Jul-2011 review: Excellent Service at River Crossing
ExcellentExcellent

Best trip ever!

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 24-May-2008 and 8-Jun-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Best holiday ever - it was all perfect. We feel very lucky to have been able to experience this trip.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Islands of Siankaba, Zambia
25-May-2008 review: Beautiful Location
ExcellentExcellent
Xigera, Botswana
28-May-2008 review: Extremely picturesque - Lovely atmosphere
ExcellentExcellent
Little Vumbura, Botswana
30-May-2008 review: Best camp in the Delta
ExcellentExcellent
Chitabe Lediba, Botswana
2-Jun-2008 review: Great game viewing, lovely guide
ExcellentExcellent
San Camp, Botswana
4-Jun-2008 review: Most amazing place to stay
ExcellentExcellent