Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms S & Mr D - South


A fantastic second trip to Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 16-Oct-2011 and 6-Nov-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was our second trip to Namibia with Expert Africa. After booking a standard itinerary last year, we developed a tailor made itinerary this year by researching lodges/locations on this website and with Gwynneth's support. We initially had difficulty getting the accommodation that we wanted on some nights. Gwynneth was extremely persistent in following up on resorts where we were waitlisted, so that in the end we managed to stay at our preferred choice for all but one location.

We thoroughly enjoyed this holiday and pretty much all aspects met or exceeded our expectations. We would have no hesitation recommending Expert Africa to anyone else considering travelling to Namibia.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Sever all ties with Doro Nawas

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Monte Bello Guesthouse, Namibia
17-Oct-2011 review: Monte Bello Guesthouse review
ExcellentExcellent
Central Lodge, Namibia
18-Oct-2011 review: Central Lodge review
AverageAverage
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
19-Oct-2011 review: Canyon Lodge review
GoodGood
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
21-Oct-2011 review: Actually we stayed at Desert Horse Inn!
GoodGood
Dabis Guest Farm, Namibia
23-Oct-2011 review: Dabis Guest Farm review
ExcellentExcellent
Barchan Dune Retreat, Namibia
24-Oct-2011 review: Barchan Dune Retreat review
ExcellentExcellent
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
25-Oct-2011 review: Sam's Giardino review
GoodGood
Doro Nawas, Namibia
28-Oct-2011 review: Doro Nawas review
TerribleTerrible
Dolomite Camp, Namibia
30-Oct-2011 review: Dolomite Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
1-Nov-2011 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
GoodGood
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
2-Nov-2011 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
GoodGood
Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
4-Nov-2011 review: Waterberg Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent

My Oct 2010 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 18-Oct-2010 and 28-Oct-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and both feel that it is one of the best holidays that we have taken in years.

The trip was very well organised and Sabina and Gwynneth were both helpful in providing information and responding to my questions.

The written information that we received prior to departure seemed a little over the top. However, we read through it diligently and followed Expert Africa's advice on most things. We felt well prepared and our trip was trouble free.

We'd been planning to go to Namibia for many years, after a previous trip was cancelled at the last minute. We thought that this trip would cross Namibia off our "list". The trip was so fantastic that Namibia remains firmly on the "list" and we are keen to return to explore other parts of the country.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I feel that it would be useful if Expert Africa could give some more guidance as to the petrol costs (or number of litres) associated with each trip. We knew that we would have to pay for petrol in cash and may not have access to ATMs for much of the trip. I made my own estimate that our petrol costs should be somewhere betwen NAD 1,100-1,400. We came in at just under NAD 1,000, so I wasn't too far off.

I realise that this may difficult as it will depend upon the type of car hired and to what extend people extend their mileage by deviating from the primary route.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
19-Oct-2010 review: Elegant Guesthouse
ExcellentExcellent
Bullsport Guest Farm, Namibia
20-Oct-2010 review: Bullsport Guest Farm
GoodGood
Desert Homestead, Namibia
22-Oct-2010 review: Desert Homestead review
ExcellentExcellent
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
24-Oct-2010 review: Sam's Giardino review
ExcellentExcellent
Eningu Clayhouse, Namibia
26-Oct-2010 review: Eningu Clayhouse review
PoorPoor