Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Family B - Hampshire

A superb holiday

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 21-Sep-2011 and 8-Oct-2011 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


The four of us had a really good time. With the benefit of hindsight, we would perhaps have preferred to spend only one night at Doro Nawas as we went on to North Damaraland and an extra night at Erongo and it would have been good to spend an extra night in Swakopmund and do another activity with Turnstone, but this is comment and not complaint. We would also think twice before using a Wilderness Safaris property again after Ongava.

I do think that 4wd, or at least high clearance, is essential in North Damaraland, and generally adds a good deal of flexibility to the trip.

We would love to go back and see some of the more remote areas in the North West. The holiday offered something for all interests and lots of time out of vehicles, walking and so on. as a result, it felt a lot longer than the 15 nights we had. Namibia is very beautiful and we all had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
22-Sep-2011 review: Meercats
Mountain Homestead, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
23-Sep-2011 review: Excellent lodge
Central Guest House, Namibia
25-Sep-2011 review: Central Guest House review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
28-Sep-2011 review: Not if you are serious about wildlife
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
30-Sep-2011 review: Surpassed expectations
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
3-Oct-2011 review: The ugly, the bad and the good
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
6-Oct-2011 review: Simply excellent