Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs R - Hereford


Namibian adventure 2012

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 3-Sep-2012 and 26-Sep-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The longest and best trip, apart from only seeing 2 lions. We always pass on our experiences to interested friends and recommend Expert Africa. For those who are interested in the wild life we emphasise the need to stay at least 2 days at each destination, only using 1night stops to break long journeys. We also recommend full board and activities packages. This avoids carrying a lot of cash and use of credit cards.

Many thanks to Sabina for her organisation. Diana nearly always benefitted from accommodation close to the main area.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

An annual update of the prices in Chris McIntyre's manual ( the bible ) would be helpful.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Farmstead, Namibia
4-Sep-2012 review: A good first night stop over
GoodGood
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
5-Sep-2012 review: Our forth visit , even better than expected.
ExcellentExcellent
C'est Si Bon Hotel
8-Sep-2012 review: Very pleasant if you have a garden room
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
11-Sep-2012 review: Best place to do your own Safari
GoodGood
Dolomite Camp, Namibia
14-Sep-2012 review: Interesting new camp
GoodGood
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
16-Sep-2012 review: A Real Bush Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Doro Nawas, Namibia
19-Sep-2012 review: A Gothic experience.
AverageAverage
Huab Lodge, Namibia
21-Sep-2012 review: Nice to be back with friends.
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
23-Sep-2012 review: End of a great holiday.
GoodGood

Interesting to see Namibia "Green"

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 7-Apr-2011 and 23-Apr-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

AverageAverage

Your organisation was excellent. The academic part exceeded expectation, allowing us to make some very useful contacts .

The lack of variety of wildlife in Etosha was disappointing but expected ,The exposure to the cats at other camps was compensation

The stay at Huab was a welcome rest.

in these weather conditions a low wheel based 2 wheeled drive car was not adequate and we were very lucky not to have caused major uninsured damage to the car.

We cant thank your people in Windhoek enough for helping us to find accommodation when we had to leave Erindi early before our flight home.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

It would be useful to have advance info: about the weather and suitability of the car booked for the camps to be visited

Advise clients to have local sim cards for their phones if necessary, available at the Airport.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Amani Lodge, Namibia
8-Apr-2011 review: good first night stop
GoodGood
Under own arrangements
9-Apr-2011 review: Very satisfactory and stimulating visit.
GoodGood
Huab Lodge, Namibia
13-Apr-2011 review: Very relaxing and peaceful.
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
15-Apr-2011 review: The wet season is a different experience.
AverageAverage
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
17-Apr-2011 review: Lovely to be back.
GoodGood
Erindi Game Lodge
20-Apr-2011 review: Holiday Inn meets Longleat !
TerribleTerrible

Can't wait till next time

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 8-Sep-2009 and 25-Sep-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

A very satisfactory trip including both holiday and some preliminary evaluation of a comparative anatomy project. Apart from the problems with the air travel,which could hardly have been foreseen, the planning of this trip was very straight foreward and the negotiations with CCF went extremely well. We were always kept informed and the final cost of the trip was very close to our original budget.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

This is the most difficult question you have asked and we cannot think of anything so far. Very sad to hear that Maruska has left, who will organise our next trip?

Expert Africa responds

Maruska has sadly left the UK office to set up an Expert Africa satelite office in her home country - New Zealand. She is still reachable by email and will remain very much part of Expert Africa. However, for ease of contact, she recommends that all our UK travellers contact one of her very able colleagues at Expert Africa by phone or email - whilst she will be concentrating more on our travellers who live in Australasia and North America.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Terra Africa, Namibia
9-Sep-2009 review: Relaxing day in Windhoek
GoodGood
Amani Lodge, Namibia
10-Sep-2009 review: A very pleasant start to our trip.
GoodGood
Otjibamba Country Lodge, Namibia
11-Sep-2009 review: Accomadation for trip to CCF
AverageAverage
Onguma Bush Camp, Namibia
13-Sep-2009 review: Good choice for East Etosha
GoodGood
Halali Camp, Namibia
15-Sep-2009 review: Great Etosha waterhole tour
AverageAverage
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
18-Sep-2009 review: Luxury waterhole viewing.
GoodGood
Hobatere Lodge, Namibia
19-Sep-2009 review: Hobatere the ultimate game lodge.
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
22-Sep-2009 review: Okonjima Main Camp review
GoodGood