Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr H from Chester

Memories of Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 19-Sep-2008 and 8-Oct-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We loved Namibia, we felt totally secure and in control throughout and met some really lovely people.

Wildlife was a key reason for going and we were not disappointed. There are some things I think we should have done differently in hindsight; firstly we should have gone for a bigger car - the guides state that the roads are excellent and the tarred roads are exactly that. The gravel roads where we mostly drove though are rutted and in part quite dangerous and our mid-sized car had problems. Some days we drove 6+ hours with big 4x4s fyling past, we should have gone for a bigger car.

Secondly - we should have taken advice and stayed at somewhere other than Waterberg which was no where near as good as we expected.

Finally - we underestimated the time it would take to travel between locations, down to the roads again.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Zebra River Lodge, Namibia
20-Sep-2008 review: Lovely Zebra River Lodge
Kulala Wilderness Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
22-Sep-2008 review: Excellence at Kulala
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
24-Sep-2008 review: Nice break at Sam's
Doro Nawas, Namibia
27-Sep-2008 review: Doro a delight
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
29-Sep-2008 review: Okaukuejo waterhole great place for wildlife
Halali Camp, Namibia
30-Sep-2008 review: Adventure at Halali
Namutoni Camp, Namibia
3-Oct-2008 review: Great stay at the "Fort"
Waterberg Camp, Namibia
5-Oct-2008 review: Great views from plateau