Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs S - Tunbridge Wells


Wonderful experience; will it last?

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 14-May-2009 and 2-Jun-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

An excellent experience, well planned.

The distances were OK but with not much to see from the road took up an undue proportion of the holiday time - maybe travelling between locations by light aircraft would be better. The lodges etc. were all very different, which was good, but on a lot of the game drives we tended to see the same animals. We were pleased not to have stayed at any of the camps inside Etosha as they lacked atmosphere but they did look very clean and Okaukuejo's water hole, not to be missed and with good viewing facilities, had an amazing number of wildlife visitors.

There had been a lot of rain this year so the grass was tall and hid e.g. cheetahs which might have been there. The reserves did not have the 'wildness' of e.g. the Masai Mara. We had no problems at all with our bookings and ExpertAfrica are to be congratluated on this and all other aspects.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Terra Africa, Namibia
15-May-2009 review: Safari tour first night stopover
PoorPoor
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
16-May-2009 review: Relaxed tourist ranch with fair safari drive.
GoodGood
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
17-May-2009 review: Dramatic desert plain scenery
ExcellentExcellent
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
20-May-2009 review: Unusual stay in drab coastal town
GoodGood
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
22-May-2009 review: 'Out of Africa' views
ExcellentExcellent
Hobatere Lodge, Namibia
24-May-2009 review: Out-of-the-way lodge in interesting reserve.
GoodGood
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
26-May-2009 review: Best in our trip for wild life.
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
27-May-2009 review: High class lodge in good game area
ExcellentExcellent
Mushara Lodge, Namibia
28-May-2009 review: Lovely quiet relaxing place.
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
30-May-2009 review: Conservation view of big game
ExcellentExcellent