Namibia: reviews from our travellers
Click below for unedited place-by-place reviews written by our travellers who are most recently back from Namibia:
"Fulfilled all our expectaions"
Really enjoyed the whole trip. The suggestions by Expert Africa were all good, as was the time spent at each location.
We would not do it differently if we planned it now!" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 9 on a Namibia trip
"Please can we go again"
Things we'd do differently - put in a three night stay somewhere. We were really please only to be staying one night in Swakopmund, it was definitely out of season.
Something to consider is to take Air Nambia flight home to Europe (Frankfurt) and do hop to UK from there rather than Windhoek/Jo'burg/Home. Gives a longer last day and the Air Namibia flight was nicer.
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We found the service very personal - it took sometime to sort but was well worth it in the end - this is one of your strengths as a company because you do care where your customers go, don't lose sight of this." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 14 on a Namibia trip
We are left with a desire to go back and spend longer at a few choice places - anywhere other than Swakopmund! - and try a few others e.g. Caprivi Strip. The lodges exceeded our expectations and even Okaukeujo turned out better than we hoped.
The biggest impression was made by all the staff at the lodges. As the public face of Namibia they have a lot to be proud of and could teach hotel staff around the world a thing or two about hospitality. Even car refuelling was a delight with happy singing windscreen washers.
The trip went without a hitch, so Expert Africa's organisation was excellent." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 9 on a Namibia trip
"Holiday of a lifetime"
We found it very safe and stayed in amazing places there. We will definitely go back when we get the chance.
We particularly appreciated the info pack given and Chris' guide book which we ended up using most of the time." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 16 on a Namibia trip
"amazing Africa !"
We had a lot of requirement when we first contacted Expert Africa and it was dealt with very quickly and effectively.
Great job Maruska and to all your contats outhere in Namibia , Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique
we ll definitly use you again for our next time in Africa and will recommand you ( which we have already done )
thanks again for everything and well done :-)" Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 3 on a Botswana safari
"The Great Trek"
The intinerary we had was not ideal, but we left it late and Expert Africa had done agreat job of getting us what we wanted as best they could. Tracy you were a star well done." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 12 on a Namibia trip
"We had a wonderful holiday."
The overall level of service was excellent as was the organisation." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 12 on a Namibia trip
"Fantastic and memorable Namibia !"
The Mainliner bus from Livingstone to Windhoek was a convenient link from the Falls, and is recommended for adventurous travellers, but not for those who demand to travel 5-star ! The staff were helpful and very pleasant.....but it was a LONG way - 22 hours altogether.
The advice and guidance from Expert Africa staff, especially Gwynneth and Chris, went a long way in ensuring a successful trip. So many wonderful highlights, it would be invidious to name one above others.
We just wish all travel opeators could be as efficeint, obliging, knowledgable and 'common sense' as Expert Africa ! This is our second trip with you, and we have already recommended you to other potential travellers." Read full review: 24 nights in Africa; 13 on a Namibia trip
"How many superlatives can you fit on one line"
The people in general were very good (minor hassle from the gem sellers in Uis), and the service better than expected. The lodges were all quite good, and again exceeded expectation.
I would defintely recommend Namibia to anyone who wants to go, and can also vouch for most of the overnight stays we did. Just remember to book a 4 wheel drive car!" Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 14 on a Namibia trip
"fab time lots of work done will go back"
Namibia private guided safari section of trip - great guide [paulo] wonderful cook [rodney] they could not have been better.
they made my stay as comfortable as possible under the difficult rainy circumstances but the rains storms very unforgettable and for me a great visual experience. lots of painting under a special little tent that served as an outside studio.
paulo and Rodney were the best and of great help
paulo is very recommendable and he is now training for a national guide position.he deserves lots of attention. very knowledgeable and soft spoken, full of patience and attention to detail. he made my first 6 days extremely productive and creative
the dune world deserve more than a few days and all drives were spectacular at different times of day dawn and dusk" Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 11 on a Namibia trip