Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Dr L - Maryland


My May 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 22-May-2014 and 7-Jun-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The trip was fabulous.

We were too tired in Cape Town to fully appreciate and enjoy it. Then having to get to a 6am flight to Windhoek, really kept us from getting fully adjusted. I did not appreciate the distances we had to cover in Namibia and the slow going (with no place for rest stops) on the gravel roads. We loved everything we saw in Namibia, and I have no regrets. I just wish we had more opportunity for catching our breath or down time!

Botswana is special - everything is easy. Wilderness Safaris do an amazing job, down to helping us check our luggage as we were departing from Maun. All their staff are charming and helpful. I am ready to go again - next time, other Wilderness lodges!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Abbey Manor
22-May-2014 review: Abbey Manor review
ExcellentExcellent
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
25-May-2014 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
ExcellentExcellent
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
26-May-2014 review: Hoodia Desert Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
28-May-2014 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
30-May-2014 review: Okonjima Bush Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Olive Grove, Namibia
1-Jun-2014 review: Olive Grove review
GoodGood
Savuti Camp, Botswana
2-Jun-2014 review: Savuti Camp review
GoodGood
Chitabe Lediba, Botswana
4-Jun-2014 review: Chitabe Lediba review
ExcellentExcellent

breath taking trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 8-Jun-2011 and 18-Jun-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was a trip of a lifetime, and it was even better than I imagined it would be. The arrangements worked perfectly and we can't wait to go back!!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
The advice was very helpful and the trip was fabulous. It would have helped to be reminded that it gets cold throughout the evening and night, so we could have used more warm clothing not just in the AM but for the evening and sleeping!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
City Lodge OR Tambo
8-Jun-2011 review: fair hotel
AverageAverage
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
9-Jun-2011 review: Lovely camp at Duma Tau
ExcellentExcellent
Kwetsani Camp, Botswana
11-Jun-2011 review: MOST FABULOUS PLACE WE STAYED
ExcellentExcellent
Little Vumbura, Botswana
14-Jun-2011 review: Also a lovely camp
ExcellentExcellent
The River Club, Zambia
16-Jun-2011 review: Location and view spectacular
ExcellentExcellent