Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs. H - Cambs.


My Jul 2016 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 18-Jul-2016 and 5-Aug-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a wonderful three weeks in Namibia.

The accommodation was generally of a very high standard and everything ran smoothly.

I had expected that driving such long distances would be tiring but in a 4WD and with little other traffic this did not prove to be the case.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
19-Jul-2016 review: Good accomodation but a bit artificial
ExcellentExcellent
Central Lodge, Namibia
20-Jul-2016 review: Good for Namibian town life
GoodGood
Fish River Lodge, Namibia
21-Jul-2016 review: Magnificent views
ExcellentExcellent
Nest Hotel, Namibia
23-Jul-2016 review: Terrific view of the sea from room
ExcellentExcellent
Hotel Helmeringhausen, Namibia
25-Jul-2016 review: Hotel Helmeringhausen review
GoodGood
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
26-Jul-2016 review: The best accomodation in Namibia!
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Lodge, Namibia
28-Jul-2016 review: Lagoon Lodge review
GoodGood
Terrace Bay, Namibia
31-Jul-2016 review: Basic accomodation in remote location
AverageAverage
Damaraland Camp, Namibia
1-Aug-2016 review: Damaraland Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Grootberg Lodge, Namibia
2-Aug-2016 review: Disappointing
AverageAverage
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
4-Aug-2016 review: Should have stayed longer
ExcellentExcellent

My Mar 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa & Zambia between 16-Mar-2012 and 2-Apr-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Given all the flights and different accommodation there was plenty of opportunity for this holiday to go wrong. In the event there was only one potential problem which we narrowly averted - our transfer from the Livingstone to Botswana. At 7pm the evening before our departure we'd not had any transfer instructions. We asked at the desk of The Royal Livingstone who said that all the offices were shut so they couldn't find out any details for us but that most transfers were around 9am. So we went to bed that evening having set our alarms for 7:45. Fortunately my husband got up at 7am to discover a letter under the door telling us we'd be collected at 7:45!

The accommodation was better than we'd expected but, in each instance, had the atmosphere that we'd hoped for so well done to Nick Hobbs and the female (can't rememember her name) who recommended Bazaruto Lodge.

Very impressed by Expert Africa and Wilderness Safaris and would recommend them to anyone thinking of going to Africa.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Livingstone Hotel, Zambia
17-Mar-2012 review: Royal Livingstone Hotel review
ExcellentExcellent
Little Vumbura, Botswana
20-Mar-2012 review: Little Vumbura review
ExcellentExcellent
Xigera, Botswana
23-Mar-2012 review: Xigera review
ExcellentExcellent
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
26-Mar-2012 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
ExcellentExcellent
Bazaruto Lodge, Mozambique
27-Mar-2012 review: Bazaruto Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent