Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs J. & family - Warwickshire


Fantastic experience and trouble free

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 24-Jul-2009 and 17-Aug-2009 and I travelled with 5 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Officials generally were not very helpful or pleasant eg at border, NWR park receptions (Hobas, Sossusvlei, Anderson gate - exception Ai-Ais).

Betesda - one night here before Sossusvlei would have been enough, then straight on to Rostock Ritz for 2 nights from Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei - 4 wheel drive ticket is now NA$110pp
Solitaire - a must to stop off for petrol and atmsophere at Moose's for apple crumble and coffee - general buzz of overlanders

Etosha
Is it right that the park fees are not included in the Park Lodge accommodation costs?
Saw 11 lions watched game herds approaching Springbokfontein waterhole.
Etosha Pan look out is a must
Lunch stop at Namutoni, really liked the atmosphere and cleanliness of this site, nicely laid out.

Cape Interliner bus service to Livingstone was 1.5 hours late leaving Tsumeb and 3 hours late at Livingstone.

Exceptional help and planning from Sabina in organising our trip, thank you!

Suggestions for improvements:

Definitely we would recommend Expert Africa.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
OA in CPT
25-Jul-2009 review: Great start to Africa
ExcellentExcellent
Mountain View Guest House, South Africa
29-Jul-2009 review: Mountain View Guest House
ExcellentExcellent
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
30-Jul-2009 review: Canyon Lodge base before FRC - standard room
ExcellentExcellent
OA Fish River Hike
31-Jul-2009 review: Fish RIver Hike
ExcellentExcellent
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
4-Aug-2009 review: Return to Canyon Lodge after walk.
ExcellentExcellent
Kalahari Anib Lodge, Namibia
5-Aug-2009 review: Kalahari Anib Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Betesda Lodge, Namibia
6-Aug-2009 review: Betesda Lodge review
AverageAverage
Rostock Ritz, Namibia
8-Aug-2009 review: Rostock Ritz
ExcellentExcellent
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
9-Aug-2009 review: Sam's Giardino Swakopmund
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
10-Aug-2009 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
11-Aug-2009 review: Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha.
GoodGood
Halali Camp, Namibia
13-Aug-2009 review: Halali Camp
AverageAverage
Minen Hotel
14-Aug-2009 review: Minen Hotel, Tsumeb
AverageAverage
Hilltop House, Namibia
15-Aug-2009 review: Hilltop House
GoodGood