Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr D & Ms S - Buckinghamshire


Another wonderful Namiibian experience

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 8-Aug-2014 and 15-Aug-2014 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We love Namibia. Etosha always gives amazing wildlife experiences. There is a lot of driving but the scenery is stunning. We particularly enjoyed the road from Etosha to Palwag over the Grootberg pass. Everyone should do the skeleton coastal route at least once. It is a long but unforgettable day.

We did think the last days drive from Swakopmund to the airport for a lunchtime flight rather a long way and on a very busy road it was a bit of a rush.

Thank you expert Africa for organising our trip once again. Your recommendations were excellent as always.
Gwyneth was our main contact and then Sabina. Both very helpful and knowledgable.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We used Chris's Bradt guide once again like a bible. Wherever you are or whatever you want to know, the answer will be in that book!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Frans Indongo Lodge, Namibia
8-Aug-2014 review: Quick overnight stay
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
9-Aug-2014 review: My favourite camp in Etosha
ExcellentExcellent
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
12-Aug-2014 review: Very remote but worth the long drive
ExcellentExcellent
Central Guest House, Namibia
14-Aug-2014 review: Convenient and v comfortable
ExcellentExcellent

My Oct 2010 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 1-Oct-2010 and 16-Oct-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall, we had a wonderful holiday, so thank you all very much. We will return and will recommend Namibia and you guys to others without hesitation.

One more note for your book, Chris: the R200 note is now in common use in Namibia!

One final thought: We do think things are getting rather expensive in Southern Africa. I spent about £2000 while in Namibia in addition to the base cost of the trip (more than I had anticipated) - and I could have spent much more. Apparently there are people willing to pay £600 for a bottle of wine (see the Mushara wine list.) If people are not careful, they will price themselves out of the market!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Just do what you can to impress on the operators out there that they have a wonderful product, and it would be a real mistake to get greedy. Geese and golden eggs come to mind!!!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
1-Oct-2010 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
The Stiltz, Namibia
3-Oct-2010 review: The Stiltz review
ExcellentExcellent
Doro Nawas, Namibia
5-Oct-2010 review: Doro Nawas review
ExcellentExcellent
Hobatere Lodge, Namibia
7-Oct-2010 review: Hobatere Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
9-Oct-2010 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mushara Outpost, Namibia
12-Oct-2010 review: Mushara Outpost review
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
14-Oct-2010 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent