Reviews of safaris to Namib-Naukluft National Park
927 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Namib-Naukluft.
"January 2020 Fly-in safari in Namibia"
The combination of Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Ongava gave us three memorable experiences, made possible by well planned connecting flights. With only a week, I can't think of a better way of arranging things.
We were there in January, which is low season. Although it's supposed to be rainy season, we only saw rain one afternoon in Windhoek. Instead, we had bright sunshine, no crowds, and still plenty of animals to watch.
Wouldn't change a thing!" Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 8 on a Namibia trip
"Amazing trip - loved it!"
It was special getting to see all the landscapes and the animals. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly.
We stayed at a variety of accommodations, all of which were great. It ticked all the boxes.
Thank you, Expert Africa.
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We have been trying to think of things but we were really happy with the service and information provided - we have booked with you twice and both times were amazing. We will ponder and let you know.
Thanks again, we had a wonderful time and we have been recommending you!
See you again in a few years :)" Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 15 on a Namibia trip
"My Dec 2019 trip"
The only lodging that was not great was the one that I suggested (next time, i will take your advise, Maruska made suggestions when lodges were above our price-line and redirected.us. I believe our trip was as great as it was thanks to help from Maruska and Expert Africa!
Thanks so much!" Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 14 on a Namibia trip
We particularly liked the small details such as the travel pack that was sent ahead of the trip.
Thank you Sabina!" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 13 on a Namibia trip
"Our autumn half-term break"
Absolutely nothing to complain about - Namibia is a great place to visit.
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Not really - this is our second outing with Expert Africa (Sunvil) and we have really appreciated the service and guidance.
The advice has all been sound and the trips have gone very well." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 9 on a Namibia trip
"Great Agenda - Terrific Experience !"
Johann, our private guide, was absolutely super. We could not have asked for a better person to manage our way and maximize our stay in Namibia. Highlights were numerous, and we would not have missed any. Outstanding for all of us was our stay at Huab under Canvas, Driving the Dunes at Sandwich Harbour, Sossusvlei & Deadvlei and Kolmannskuppe.
Elephant and Rhino tracking were once in a lifetime experiences, and we appreciate all the efforts involved to allow us those opportunities. We would highly recommend the trip, and both the care & service provided by Tracy before we got there, and by Johann once we were in country." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 15 on a Namibia trip
"Good introduction to Namibia"
Our second disappointment was the amount of electric light we experienced. Nearly every lodge had path lights which stayed on all night, ruining the view of the sky, and in some cases our sleep. We were used to little light and Tilley lamps on previous visits to Africa and this came as a shock. Tok Tokkie and Mundulea were a relief from this. In some places the lights were behind the tent/room but at Erongo we had to resort to removing lightbulbs from the path outside to allow us to sleep. At Ongava, the waterhole light shone directly into our room. We are very saddened that lodges feel this amount of light is necessary.
EA often states that when on half board “drinks are extra”. Most of the lodges we stayed on half board included 2 large glasses of house wine per person each night. Sundowners were extra.
We stayed at 3 Wilderness Safaris lodges and got to know their dining style. Everywhere else game was often the meat provided, at Wilderness it was regularly basic beef, pork or chicken which was quite uninteresting. They also had an obsession with hot plates, which at 30C seemed unnecessary.
It was very nice to receive a recent copy of the Namibia guidebook in August. This was hardly opened before our trip and still fell apart before we got to Etosha. A large number of pages fell out somewhere which meant that we didn't have the information about Etosha that we wanted. We also had with us a 30 year old bird book with all its pages intact. It's a shame Bradt can't make their books a little more robust.
We were told that using toilets at petrol stations could not be recommended. We carefully took a trowel and a roll of paper with us. This was completely unnecessary as every toilet we visited was spotless." Read full review: 25 nights in Africa; 20 on a Namibia trip
"Fabulous! Exceeded our expectations!"
If we know of anyone going to Africa we would not hesitate to point out the excellent service that Expert Africa provided us.
Thank You Expert Africa and especially Maruska! You made our vacation hassle free and memorable." Read full review: 30 nights in Africa; 21 on a Namibia trip
"My Oct 2019 trip"
Namibia is an incredible and varied country and the itinerary enabled us to experience as much of this beautiful country as possible in two weeks. You can tell that a huge amount of work has gone into planning these trips and itineraries - it was perfectly paced for us, with the right amount of time in each place and wonderful places to stay. The Etosha part of the trip was especially well planned, with a base in the East and then in the South it meant that we could cover a good proportion of the Park, and one of our 'travel days' was also a full day within the Park which was fantastic.
There was plenty of driving but it never felt too much, especially as we shared the driving, which was a big positive.
All of the places we stayed were incredibly welcoming, with excellent food and some really luxurious touches.
As we are usually quite independent travellers, we really welcomed the fact that we were booked mainly on a half board basis, as we were very happy to drive ourselves around Etosha and the attractions in Damaraland and Swakop/Walvis Bay, so this worked perfectly for us. But we were very pleased that the excursion at Hoodia was included as it was fantastic and we wouldn't have fancied driving ourselves on the sand.
All of the communication we have received throughout the process has been first class. The travel guide was an invaluable companion which is now looking very well used!
Thank you for making our honeymoon so memorable." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a Namibia trip
"Our October trip"
We also felt that the itinerary around Etosha was not well advised given that we travelled around the park twice and across it once. it would have been much better to advise us to stay outside of the park at the western and central gates and done two or three day trips. We would have seen just as much without the hours and discomfort of additional travel.
We found the itinerary information provided very useful to follow eg estimated hours of the journey, though some details and advice need updating..
Overall it was a fantastic holiday in a great country" Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 18 on a Namibia trip
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