Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms O from Vancouver


My Mar / Apr 2016 Trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 26-Mar-2016 and 13-Apr-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a great time. Everything "worked" like it was supposed to, and we were generally very happy with our activities and accommodations. We'd been to Botswana previously and so had some safari experience. The things we really liked about Namibia are:
- the ability to travel unescorted
- the diversity of activities (desert, seashore, animals, etc)
- the ability to get some exercise.

The only negative we have to say is that the Corolla wasn't really up to the southern desert roads. We were down to 40 kph frequently, which made for some long drives. I dont think we needed 4 wheel drive or a big truck, but we did need better clearance. We were constantly scraping the undercarriage on the "middle hump" of the road and fighting the steering wheel. Sesriem to Solitaire (C19) and Solitaire to the Kuiseb Pass (C14) were simply bad, especially the latter.

We met some outbound travellers on our first night in Windhoek who'd been advised that the C14 was often in bad shape and been recommended a detour using the D1998 etc to C26. We took their advice, and, while we can't say what condition the C14 was like after that, the detour was certainly better than what we'd experienced to that point.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
27-Mar-2016 review: Olive Grove review
GoodGood
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
28-Mar-2016 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
GoodGood
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
31-Mar-2016 review: Terrific Hospitality
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
3-Apr-2016 review: Loved it!
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
5-Apr-2016 review: Great Safari at Ongava
ExcellentExcellent
Mushara Outpost, Namibia
7-Apr-2016 review: Luxurious Mushara
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
9-Apr-2016 review: We were upgraded!
ExcellentExcellent
River Crossing, Namibia
11-Apr-2016 review: Pleasant Last Night
GoodGood

Fantastic trip to Botswana

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zimbabwe between 12-Mar-2012 and 27-Mar-2012 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Our trip was wonderful. We'd never been to Africa and so had no idea what to expect.

Megan was a pleasure to deal with, took time to understand our goals and provided clear and well thought out options for us to chose from. Just how well she'd designed our trip became clearer as it unfolded. Our trip included a diversity of settings (desert, delta, open plains) that meant we saw a lot of different animals but also has different activities available to us. Im also quite happy she recommended the Victoria Falls Hotel.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not really.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Tree Lodge, Botswana
13-Mar-2012 review: Royal Tree Lodge review
GoodGood
Tau Pan Camp, Botswana
14-Mar-2012 review: Tau Pan Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kanana, Botswana
17-Mar-2012 review: Kanana review
GoodGood
Shinde Camp, Botswana
19-Mar-2012 review: Shinde Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Lebala Camp, Botswana
22-Mar-2012 review: Lebala Camp review
GoodGood
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
25-Mar-2012 review: Victoria Falls Hotel review
ExcellentExcellent