Travel reviews by Dr's Spear from DC
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
My Oct 2012 trip
Namibia between 2 Oct 2012 and 12 Oct 2012
This meant it took an hour (which mattered to us after a long flight from Munich). Wilderness also didn't notify us of our departure time the next morning; we had to take the initiative to find out. When a van and driver picked us up the next morning we realized that we didn't have the service and transportation upon arrival we had paid for. But, thereafter, all went smoothly.
A tip for those going on to S. Africa. The Parker Guest House in Cape Town is a gem: in a handsome home built by a distinguished architect, it's brilliantly managed with excellent rooms and top rate breakfasts. Likewise, I cannot recommend more highly the Cascade Manor in Paarl (wine land): set in a landscape as beautiful as the best of Tuscany, it is luxuriously comfortable with very good food and modestly priced for its category.
In all, our trip was everything we had hope for. The only regret were our two-night stays; if one has the time and money, I'd strongly recommend at least three nights everywhere. Expert Africa's handling of our trip was really first rate (thanks to Maruska) and we strongly recommend using the company to anyone visiting Namibia.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
For someone who's usually critical of lapses in service, I am happy to say I can't suggest how you could have done better!"
Arranged By Maruska Adye-Rowe
"Olive Grove review"
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
"Sossusvlei Desert Lodge review"
"Cornerstone Guesthouse review"
Scenic flights in Namibia
"Namibia from the air"
6 Oct 2012 • Morning excursion
Coast and Sandwich Harbour
"Sandwich Harbour is not to be missed"
7 Oct 2012 • All-day excursion
"Camp Kipwe review"
Ongava Tented Camp