Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 256 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 256 of our travellers who have visited Erongo Wilderness Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr A & Miss A- Namibia honeymoon
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Sadly we only stayed on night at Erongo.

Great setting amongst the hills and kopjies of the Erongo Conservancy. Particularly liked the wooden walkways connecting the tents and the rest of the camp. Although we were only there briefly, we did take advantage of a couple of walks. The morning walk was excellent. A really knowledgable and enthusiastic guide, perfect pace and just right to set us up for a nice breakfast! It would be a shame not to take advantege of the walks around the lodge.

We had a nice evening meal, and the staff and managers were very friendly and helpful.

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Mr R & Mrs D - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A tent at last

Had been expecting tents at other locations and at last we were in one - but a luxury tent will all mod cons.

Kept awake when the wind was howling and the sides blowing so glad it was only for 2 nights.

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Dave
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

An interesting camp in a totally different, mountain type setting, but still with great luxury tents and excellent guides.

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Dr G & Mrs Y - Walton on Thames
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Peaceful and a beautiful location.

Of all the place we stayed at in Namibia, this has the best views, especially if you take some of the beautiful walks.

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Family B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Simply excellent

What a breath of fresh air after Ongava. I now see why they do not allow two wheel drive cars up the entry road, which was easy with 4wd. Everyone was really friendly without looking as though they were waiting for a tip. The rest of the family went on a self guided walk up one of the hills following the map provided. We went on a sundowner walk, and a morning walk which the guide tailored to ensure that we got back in time to have breakfast and get away for the airport. On the morning walk, we saw Klipspringer and damara Dik Dik, and a black mongoose at breakfast. The guides were excellent. The food was excellent and the waiter did a great job. The rooms are well thought out and the location was simply stunning. We all thought it was wonderful and could not find anything to criticise. Our only regret was that we only stayed for one night and I think that Expert Africa should strongly suggest staying for two, but not more. It was a wonderful place to spend our last night and we would certainly want to go there again if we return to Namibia.

It was suggested by Expert Africa that we drove on tarred road back to Windhoek via Karibib, but at the manager's suggestion, we used the C36 to Wilhemstal which saves 34 km. This road is a wide gravel road in very good condition, with much of it recently graded. The journey back to the airport took three and a half hours because of slow vehicles into and out of Windhoek. I suspect it might be nearly as fast, and more fun, to take the back roads avoiding Windhoek.

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Mr Y & Dr C - Essex
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Wonderful setting with comfortable tented rooms scattered amongst the rocks. Lovely veranda with excellent views including a beautiful sunrise.

Very welcoming and relaxed with very good food. In our brief stay we followed a marked trail, again with fantastic views, and went on a guided sundowner stroll with gin and tonic. Everyone at the lodge was very friendly and everything worked very well.

Easy access but felt very remote. We'd go for two nights next time

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Ms J & Mr S - California, USA
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The weather was very hot when we were at Erongo Wilderness Lodge. After the morning walk (starting at 6:30 or 7:00 AM) and breakfast there was nothing to do until the temperature started cooling off around 5:00 p.m. We either read books in our hot tent or sat in the dining room during the day. Also there were lots of mosquitoes. The tents did not keep out the mosquitoes due to velcro closures that didn't close properly.

We did enjoy the lovebirds that gathered in the trees near the dining room every morning around 7:00 a.m.

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Ms H, Mr B & Ms B from Norway
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Good place to stop between Swakop and Ethosha. We enjoyed a private pool behind our tent in the afternoon as we wtached the sunset.

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Mr & Mrs H - Middlesex
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Wonderful location, interesting 'chalets' which were clean and comfortable as luxury tented accommodation.

When we stayed, it was a bit windy. We had hot water bottles but inevitably there were a lot of draughts and flapping canvas! Excellent food, great guide for evening and morning walk (Heidi), plus waiter in restaurant was effecient, very cheerul and a wonderful source of information and stories.

Management were helpful and attentive although they seemed quite new and in process of developing their own systems and hotel culture.

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Dr O & Dr J - Hungary
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Erongo is beautiful, the people, the lodge, the nature arround. Next day we climbed two of the sorrunding mountains accompanied by a very kind guide.

Even the travel was long on the gravel road, night was very cold in the tent and open bathroom, I felt sorry to leave.

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