Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The M family - Hampshire


Fantastic trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 12-Jul-2013 and 27-Jul-2013 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This trip exceeded all our expectations. The country was stunning, we saw far more animals than we expected, everyone was very friendly and very happy to answer many questions etc. We had fewer incidental expenses than we expected, fuel, food and drink being relatively cheap. This obviously helped to make the holiday good value.

Travel was easier, health issues were straightforward: everywhere was very clean, we could drink the borehole water, we didn't need antimalarials and sustained no insect bites.

The advice to take warm clothing was appreciated. A fleece and woolly hat are very useful. Breakfast/evening meals are often quite cool as they are in open rooms.

We did not appreciate how very dry it would be: lots of moisturisers and vaseline essential. Chris' guide is invaluable: a mine of useful and interesting information (especially about shops etc).

It might be useful to warn people about the veterinary fence, and the fact that they cannot bring meat products south through the fence (although we were not stopped as we left Etosha at Anderson Gate driving south, but we should have been). We were stopped both ways at Palmwag.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge, Namibia
12-Jul-2013 review: Lovely welcome at Kalahari Red Dunes
ExcellentExcellent
Tok Tokkie Trails, Namibia
13-Jul-2013 review: Fantastic experience
ExcellentExcellent
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
15-Jul-2013 review: Hoodia Desert Lodge review
GoodGood
Corona Guest Farm, Namibia
16-Jul-2013 review: Corona: a wonderful eccentric home
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
17-Jul-2013 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Damaraland Camp, Namibia
19-Jul-2013 review: Damaraland Camp review
GoodGood
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
20-Jul-2013 review: Etendeka a real camp
ExcellentExcellent
Dolomite Camp, Namibia
22-Jul-2013 review: Dolomite - lovely setting, lots to see
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
23-Jul-2013 review: Ongava great lions and rhino
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
25-Jul-2013 review: Okonjima great for cats
ExcellentExcellent

Fantastic holiday

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 18-Jul-2009 and 2-Aug-2009 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Fantastic holiday, and very well organised. Everywhere we went we were met by people who were expecting us and knew where we should be! This obviously meant we could relax and enjoy the experience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful

I think we were well advised and the combination of lodges worked very well. The animals we saw at both exceeded my expectations, and we weren't surrounded by lots of humans! Often we could have been the only people for miles (and probably were).

Suggestions for improvements:

can't think of anything.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
19-Jul-2009 review: Fantastic experieince at Impala
ExcellentExcellent
Selous Impala fly-camp, Tanzania
23-Jul-2009 review: Camping, but not as we know it!
ExcellentExcellent
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
24-Jul-2009 review: Mdonya felt like a real camp
ExcellentExcellent
Shooting Star Lodge, Zanzibar
27-Jul-2009 review: relaxing time at Shooting Star
GoodGood
Zanzibar Coffee House, Zanzibar
31-Jul-2009 review: Wonderfully exotic
ExcellentExcellent