Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs P from West Yorkshire


Another excellent trip to Africa

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 13-Nov-2015 and 30-Nov-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We found Namibia to be really fascinating and we believe, how the trip was balanced, fully enhanced our experience of the country.

The format of guided tour, flights to the remotest parts of our trip and then the self drive enabled us to visit and appreciate a wide range of areas.

The guided part helped us to relax on some of the longest drives of the trip and also to gain understanding of all aspects of Namibia. Vernon our guide was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. In addition to explaining some of the historical and cultural aspects of the areas we were visiting also provided tips and information which helped our self drive element. this was appreciated especially given that the handover for the vehicle was very basic.

The flights, both from the balloon and the light aircraft provided a different perspective of the landscape that we could not appreciate from the ground. The plane flights also avoided the long drive up to Damaraland, which would of been tiring and maybe where the landscape is less changeable.

The self drive gave us an experience that we have always wanted to do within Africa but never really felt able to do so. Driving around Namibia eliminated some of the dangers found in other parts of Africa but still provided the adventure that we were looking for.

The trip was varied both in terms of the activities, landscapes and camps and more than exceeded our expectations..

Overall a very enjoyable experience.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
14-Nov-2015 review: Olive Grove review
GoodGood
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
15-Nov-2015 review: Mixed Feelings
GoodGood
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
17-Nov-2015 review: Sam's Giardino review
GoodGood
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
20-Nov-2015 review: Desert Rhino Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Doro Nawas, Namibia
22-Nov-2015 review: Doro Nawas review
AverageAverage
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
23-Nov-2015 review: Amazing Waterhole
AverageAverage
Mushara Lodge, Namibia
25-Nov-2015 review: Mushara Lodge review
GoodGood
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
27-Nov-2015 review: Okonjima Plains Camp review
GoodGood
Eningu Clayhouse, Namibia
28-Nov-2015 review: Eningu Clayhouse review
GoodGood

Our most enjoyable trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 11-May-2011 and 24-May-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Our trip to Botswana, after all of the research and planning, completely lived upto and exceeded our expectations. We met some wonderful people and saw amazing wildlife and scenery.

We cannot think of anything we would have done differently and the travel tips from Expert Africa and the Bradt guide were well informed and extremely useful, for example, take spare batteries, pack light and use the laundry facilities which we have not done on previous trips.

So a big thank you to Expert Africa, the camp staff of Little Kwara, Lagoon Camp, Chitabe Lediba and Duma Tau and of course to the Botswanan wildlife.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Little Kwara, Botswana
12-May-2011 review: Our Favourite Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Chitabe Lediba, Botswana
15-May-2011 review: Chitabe Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
18-May-2011 review: Lagoon Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
21-May-2011 review: DumaTau review
GoodGood